And that wraps it up for this years big ol’ Christmas tale. I hope you enjoyed this extended look at the Mushroom Kingdom’s future. Try reading it all in a row!

In a day or two, I’ll probably make a big post in the forums with behind-the-scenes details and developmental junk if you’re interested in that sort of DVD-esque stuff. For now, I’ll just say that I had a lot of fun designing the older versions of all the characters, and wondering how they’d act and react to certain extreme circumstances in the Mushroom Kingdom.

And now a confession–this plotline took a massive amount of work. Excluding the family get-together from the past few days, I literally spent at least six or seven hours per day (on average) throughout the latter part of November all through December on BitF alone. And I know I’ve been a little grabby with the breaks lately, but between this and Ode to Minions and all the holiday stuff going on outside of BitF, I need to take some time off to get back to the basics! Plus, my apartment’s a mess and I smell weird.

Two weeks from Tuesday should do it. Then expect something in blue-and-white (for once)!

In the meantime, I hope you all have a Happy New Year.