Monday, November 14, 2011

P.E.T.A = Epic Fail

So we all know P.E.T.A. Yeah, that group that thought we were supposed to take seeing Bella Swan (I can't begin to care what actresses real name is) naked seriously. Aside from that however I do support their cause. I do believe animal cruelty is wrong, and will give a bad eye to anyone I see in a fur coat, but really. They can be ridiculous sometimes. More ridiculous than a naked zombie and wolf lover? (Shouldn't they be ragging on Twilight for beastiality actually? The great the depbate in the new movie is all who's child is Bella happening, meaning she's slept with Jacob; a supposed ware-wolf.) Yes.

So finally Nintendo has released their biggest 3DS title to date, (Sales are looking pretty nice too, finally) Super Mario 3D Land. As we all know, the biggest perch of that game is the return of Mario's Tanooki suit. I personally don't really know much about the appeal of the suit, seeing as the NES days were over when I was a Kid, (Genisis all day!) but from what I've heard and seen, it's the best suit in Super Mario Bros 3. How does this relate to P.E.T.A? Doesn't at all, but of course they've gotta nit-pick, and have found it to be animal cruelty.

Basically the Tanooki suit suit is based off of the "tanuki," which is basically the Japanese name for Racoon. Mario gets the fur of the animal, is able to fly once he reaches a certain speed, and can turn into a statue, which the Japanese used to place outside of temples. It comes as a power up Mario randomly finds laying around in the game as players progress through the levels. P.E.T.A. on the other hand sees it completely differently. They believe Mario is taking Racoon's and ripping off their fur and wearing. I kid you not.

        " When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy — even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers. Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur."

How P.E.T.A.? How does it send such a message? First off, most people don't even know what a "Tanooki" is. Second, the one's who do, really aren't gonna think they can actually do what Mario does just by wearing some fur. Unbelievably, they've actually started a campaign to boycott sales. Even going so far as to create a game about it. 

It is kinda fun actually, but seriously. Who even took the time to code this? The level design's really terrible as well. The gaps and obstacles are way too close to each other. I don't even know what to say otherwise really. The sheer stupidity kills me. 

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