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October 21st, 2009

Scariest Boo Costume

RayYou could even say this costume has the power to leave one paralyzed with fear… There was some discussion as to whether or not the masked Boo should say “Woo-hoo!” as a play on the traditional “Boo!” – but something about it never quite sat right.

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86 Comments

  1. Keja says:

    I never realised… It’s obvious really when you think about it.

    Any way, 10 days until halloween. You guys should get a licensed Lace costume out there before then.

  2. Kvb says:

    Simple yet clever. Good job, guys.

    I really love the job you did on the scared Boo, Ray. The combinations of gradients and transparency. On the line art, especially!

    But… Is that a ctrl+v’d screenshot of SMW in the background?

  3. Supersonic24 says:

    Took me a second to figure it out, but after that I lol’d, you’re comics just get better and better!

  4. Kire says:

    HOW DO YOU PEOPLE SEE THESE SMALL LITTLE DETAILS. But seriously. Nice comic. Nice Halloween theme and the fact that you went through the effort in your art to put that in is amazing. I bet you didn’t think anybody would find it but hey I guess Kvb showed you wrong.

  5. randomperson says:

    in the logo you can see tim and ray coming out of the eyes

    other wise that GREAT job guys

  6. The Gastronomic Gamer says:

    I got excited by the Yoshi’s Island boo on the front page and I love the logo, but the comic was a let-down. It was either too simple for me or I’m missing something.

  7. GX Echidna says:

    That’s both hilarious and adorable! Well, maybe not completely hilarious in that exact terminology, but clever, witty, and…did I mention adorable? I don’t think I did.

    I loved finding all the small, hidden details in the picture this week. The ones like how the boo on the left is wearing a Mario mask. It’s kind of hard to see, but if you change the brightness of the image a bit, the thing on the right is also a Boo!

  8. Loooca says:

    Oh gosh, that face Boo is making. Ray, I bet you just love to have cute puppies and Boo-you’d-want-to-hug in the comics (regardless of what Tim is suggesting), just so you can draw them. Loved it! Small, direct and it just fits.

  9. pcargill says:

    NCG, no comments otherwise

  10. Mikallein says:

    Yet another NCG. short and sweet.

    Also i wuld like to make clear my My musical misfits suggestion if you copy paste “La-Mulana OSV – Mr. Explorer” it to youtube search it you will find it no problem.

    As always keep it up.

  11. JD Fedule says:

    I love how you turned that around.

  12. Dominator_101 says:

    Pretty good comic this week. But I do have one question…

    What happens if the boo wearing the mask look in a mirror? Does he just stay frozen in front of the mirror for the rest of his life?

  13. roadjcat says:

    Eh. Sorry. Wasn’t that funny to me. Maybe because I’ve seen it done before (if you want to know where, it’s here).

  14. BadnikHunter says:

    Short, simple, and clever. NCG

  15. 285 says:

    Very nice art
    The joke however does not seem like 2P Start styled joke
    It seems like Tim’s been playing on Super Mario 64 all week, it came to Monday and he didn’t what to do so he just improvised
    Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a good comic, just it’s a bit shallow

  16. Snifit says:

    Short, funny, well drawn, good logo
    Another great comic.

    Now I want a Mario mask for Halloween.

    • D3vin says:

      I went as Mario for Halloween once. I was just crossing the street to take my little brother to the next house, and a crowd of little kids gasped in awe and shouted “LOOK! IT’S MARIO!!!” True story. It was like I was Jesus or *insert religious figure here*…

      In b4 “There goes Comment of the week”, even though podcast 100 won’t come until later.

      • Snifit says:

        I went as Mario for Halloween once as well. At some point I took off my hat and some random guy saw me in the overalls and red shirt and assumed I was a train conductor.

  17. mocliamtoh says:

    Am I the only one that thinks that logo is really freaky?

    About the comic, it’s a little early for Halloween IMO, unless you have another idea that is also Halloween related for next week. I thought it was clever, but not great.

    Do boos go trick or treating? If they do, then there should be a second boo costume…one with a Luigi mask. I know that it isn’t the same, but that’s why the second boo would have a Poltergust 3000 for candy, or whatever boos give out for that.

    BTW, what’s Lilly going to be doing for halloween?

  18. TomX says:

    Simple yet cute. Not much else to say really. NCG

  19. Apkinesis says:

    Augh, so much scrolling! Geez!!

    But seriously, like this week’s Podcast, the comic is short but sweet; clever idea :)

  20. Highwater Trousers says:

    Ah jeez, didn’t see that one coming! The super-secret preview made me think Mario might be the one calling Ray. Or Sonic asking if he was going to pick up his new game. Anyways, I love how after the forty-something panel and last week’s panel-satire comic, you do a comic that only has two panels. Press the spacebar and you pretty much pass over the whole thing.

    Great comic, gets the joke across and the second boo’s expression is priceless. Maybe the second boo can have a scarier mask – the Reggie mask! Oh wait, then there would be the whole:

    Gentlemen and ladies, hold on to your goodie-bags. Because this costume is not your boo’s father’s Halloween costume. It’s literally a hauntingly good mask, that’ll make you want to say boo.

    … This is the reason why I never write scripts. Good comic, guys, good comic.

    • Dry Bones says:

      Hahaha….Reggie mask! That one would scare me! That was LITERALLY a great comment.

      • Highwater Trousers says:

        Heh heh. Maybe the Reggie mask can come with a cardboard Cammie cut-out?

        Cammie: Oh, isn’t this just frightening? I’d be much more scared if my arm wasn’t in so much pain. Would you let go of my arm Reggie?

        Say, you don’t think Reggie reads these?

  21. Dry Bones says:

    I’m just gonna echo what others have already pointed out:

    - Great attention to detail (as usual).
    - I loved the expression on that Boo’s face!
    - NCG

  22. Tacos says:

    A topical comic! Horray! And it was pretty good too.

    And new shirts.

    • D3vin says:

      I found out why we haven’t gotten new shirts yet…
      2P START! isn’t very marketable. They need some kind of Mascot they can just slap on several objects and call it good. I mean, Mario has Yoshi, Dragon Warrior has the slime, Final Fantasy has the Chocobo… Heck, the Pokemon franchise is all about collecting highly marketable critters…

      • Tacos says:

        They have Lace. Not quite a mascot, but darn close. And if there was a shirt that had some witty dialog between Tim and Ray on it (knubby elbows and all), I could see myself buying that.

      • D3vin says:

        I was thinking of a cute hanger-on character they could add, who could possibly teach them to “press a to jump” and stuff . ;)

  23. FrostByte says:

    Wow, NCG. I loved the scared boo’s expression- great artwork!
    I loved the joke!
    Also, imagine a “Black Doom” mask to scare TimMii and DoRayMii.
    Hehehe.

  24. ultimateDK says:

    Ha, that was a pretty good comic…NCG! I like how it came across as such a simple idea and only required a single panel to get it across. To that end, I’m curious to see whether you think getting rid of the first panel would have made the joke more involved, as opposed to telling the audience that it’s a costume…just out of curiosity. honestly though, nice execution!

  25. Genebit says:

    I guess I should Rise… From my grave

    I’ve been following the comic for a while now, I cant remember the first comic I read from 2pstart though. I’ve also watched a majority of the pod-casts 1-20 and 70 – 99. I should probably watch the rest of those.

    Anyway, This comic is great. Simple, short, and funny. I need to remember to bring a Mario mask to ward off boo’s on Halloween. I’ve always appreciated the art that’s put into these. This art is probably the number 1 on my list for quality. The jokes are nice and clean too and that’s kind of a rarity. Thanks Ray and Tim for making completely awesome comics.

    I’ll keep reading 2pstart till one of you dies… or quits… whichever comes first.

  26. tustin2121 says:

    A+
    Hilarious, yet simple. :D

  27. Really like the comic this week. I mean, I think it might’ve been funner if the other Boo turned around with a Bowser mask on, but then again you can’t always get what ya want (:
    Anyhoo. I guess I might mention that I just rose from my grave. I was lost but now I’m found.

    That is all.

  28. kow8675309 says:

    Nice comic guys, short but sweet. Must be taking a break from all those finger sprainingly long comics to bring us a nice little gift of comedy… that or you guys were too lazy to make a more lengthly sized one haha.

    Anyway funny comic and keep up the good work

    -Kow

  29. Talduras says:

    Simple, but it works.

    Though, dare I ask why the mask looks like it has a sort of “old movie fuzz” look to it? Seems the Mushroom Kingdom doesn’t have the best of markets for Halloween costumes. Though I suppose it beat the “wearing a plastic, malformed, overly high-gloss, colored, with eye and mouth holes in it plate to your face” look we know all to well.

  30. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Nice comic guys! Really short this week, but the joke was pretty clever. However, I’m not a huge fan of those 1/4 panels that show up from time to time.

  31. blaster says:

    Wallpaper, maybe? I don’t need to say which panel, do I?
    I can’t see those details……

    BTW, am I the only one that dislikes this comic?
    It’s too short, and didn’t give my finger enough exercise.

  32. yeah568 says:

    I want the rest of the continuing story, goddammit! (Lol, Firefox thinks goddammit is a word. XD)

    Anyways, still deserves a NCG.

    Oh, and I agree with blaster. Needs more panels. I mean, you’ve worked out our fingers for 2 weeks, and suddenly you give us a week off. We need to keep our finger strength up!

    . Or maybe it’s ? I dunno.

  33. Gamer Blue says:

    Rise from the Grave!

    Just in time for podcast #100! I’ve actually been looking at your comics for probably about a month now, and I think they are very good. Actually, pretty great!

  34. Chocolate_bob says:

    To be honest, I didn’t really like it. The joke just wasn’t funy for me. The blushing Boo is adorably cute though!

  35. Lurkero says:

    Why is all the Halloween stuff coming out now when Halloween isn’t until next week? You guys coulda posted this comic next Wednesday! First the Simpsons and now 2pStart.

  36. Rob McKeena says:

    NCG. I took a second though, but very funny once I did.

  37. freeplay says:

    I don’t get it, but it’s now my new desktop wall paper.

    • CKcheeseboy says:

      1. You apparently have low standards for what becomes your wallpaper.
      2. Have you never played a Mario game with boo in it?

      • freeplay says:

        You are now my enemy. Any “person” who say i have low standards for making something 2pstart related is obviously EVIL!!!!!

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        OK, let me clarify: I meant that you would choose to make your desktop something you don’t understand.

        But I would argue that any “person” who hasn’t played Super Mario World (or any other Mario with Boo in it…seriously that’s like all of them since SMW) must be evil. At least I’m Pro :P

      • roadjcat says:

        That’s okay. I don’t like CK either. He said that Stefan was a lame good guy version of the Joker. (I’m kidding btw). :P

        Did the Boos do that in Super Mario Galaxy? I can’t remember. I know they did it in 64, but that’s the only one I’ve played where they’ve done that.

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        I don’t remember, but I’d assume.

        Really? You haven’t played Super Mario World? That’s the best Mario game! And Ray agrees with me (he apparently ranks it above Brawl on his [probably outdated] top 10 games of all time, and you know how much he loves Brawl), so my side wins again :P

        PS, to clarify, I was referring to looks specifically. I mean, compare:
        http://serenesforest.net/media/fe9illust/s/Stefan.jpg
        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Manwholaughs.jpg
        Green hair…purple clothes…except the Joker looks legitimately like he’s going to kill you, while Stefan…I don’t even know…he doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of his enemies, that’s for sure. And to return to the original debate, compare that to Volke, who looks like he’s trying to count how many ways he can kill you before you can stop him.

      • roadjcat says:

        Maybe that’s why I like Stefan. Because he doesn’t look like he’s out to kill absolutely everyone. XD

        As for Super Mario World, I have played it, but not much. I’m not a fan of old 2D platformers. Or really anything with a lives system.

      • freeplay says:

        lol, ya i haven’t play a Mario game since i played it on the SNES. But i like 2pstart as much as ray likes sonic. And CK, i didn’t mean it when i put people in quotations. It was a joke about the “internet police” episode of 2pstart live. So sorry CK.

  38. ultimateDK says:

    Don’t forget SMB3! That was the original appearance of Boos in the Mario universe. And frankly, I don’t get why people love SMW so much more than SMB3. It was a good game, but not leaps and bounds better than 3, and honestly, I’d rather play SMB3 any day of the week!

    Personal opinion though….carry on :)

    • D3vin says:

      I’m a Smb3 fan for life, I’d take Mario 3′s EIGHT powerups (counting p-wing and Kuribo shoe) versus World’s 4 (counting Yoshi).

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        Kuribo’s Shoe doesn’t count; you only get that on one level. It is awesome, though.

        And if you want to count P-wing as separate from raccoon tail, why not count all FOUR types of Yoshi’s? Granted, Blue Yoshi blows the others away, but still. And the cape is the most awesome power up anyway.

      • D3vin says:

        I also didn’t put “music box” and “anchor” and “starman” since those (except for starman) are Map-only items, so we are now at:
        Smb3- 11 (still counting the shoe)
        Smw- 8 (counting all Yoshi colors seperate)

        I still win.
        (And by reading this, you have just lost the game.0
        ;)

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        Numbers do not win a battle. Although if you count Starman, you should count the Yoshi Wings, so World is up to 9. And Cape + Blue Yoshi + any Koopa = so much awesome that it beats everything from SMB3.

        But aside from powerups, SMW has the Koopa Kids, Special Zone, and Chocolate Island. I mean, how can you beat an island made of friggin chocolate?! Sure, Big Island is pretty awesome, but it’s simply not made of chocolate.

        Also, http://xkcd.com/391/

      • D3vin says:

        Mario 3 had the Koopalings too.

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        Right, but didn’t they all use the same strategy? In SMW, they all have a different way to beat them (well, they come in pairs, but the second one is usually harder in some way).

      • D3vin says:

        Their projectiles acted differently, and after one of the worlds, they shook the ground like the Sledge Bros. if you were on the ground. Mostly the same, but you can’t beat all of them using the exact same strategy.

    • Tacos says:

      I’m with you on that. SMB3 is the best.

  39. randomperson says:

    I just came back to the site to see twitter updates and Tim has not said anything since 10/9/09
    so TIM HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A ALIEN AND THATS WHY NO TWITTER UPDATES HAVE COME HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT THE PASSWORD IS (dun dun dun)
    OR Tim has fled to a desert island and is hiding from lawsuits because peoples hands are paining from scrolling that is why the podcasts keep geting shorter

  40. freeplay says:

    Hey, who likes my home made 2pstart avatar.

  41. JJNova says:

    Needs to be in 1680*1050 pls :)

  42. randomperson says:

    Tim’s finally made a twitter update maybe he has gone to mainland again

  43. Would LOVE to see a HD version of this. It’d be my new wallpaper in a snap!

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