[Our Blazing Destiny is a weekly comic by Jonathan "Persona" Kim about our society, cultural postdialectic theory, and video games. And about the dramas that happen behind the two-dimensional playfield.]

Here's Persona's info on this week's slightly delayed comic, which is [*WARNING*], vaguely disturbing and ever so slightly NSFW, but hey, Nintendo, don't hurt us: "Sorry this comic took so long! I've been hit by my yearly cold and it's messing me up pretty badly. I hope the colors at least look okay on this comic.

"Anyway, I've been playing the New Super Mario Bros. for the DS lately (thanks to Aderack, Aerisdead, and Thatbox!) and the new mushrooms that either make Mario gigantic or miniscule started me on a track of thinking about all of Mario's past power-ups. Whenever he ingests something, he always has some sort of change in constitution, whether it be a P-balloon, a mushroom, or a metal cap. Not only that, his power ups usually come with a wardrobe change - from raccoon ears and tail, capes, and Hammer Bros. shells to frog suits, statues, and even Kuribo shoes!

"So is Mario some sort of cosplay fetishist?"

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[Jonathan "Persona" Kim is sometimes a character animation student at the California Institute of the Arts, other times a ninja illustrator, but in his heart, a true comic artist looking for his destiny in the sea of stars. His path on the torrid road of comics include a quarterly manga on The Gamer's Quarter and his website on the internet drawing hub Mechafetus.com. He's also working on a report about his Anime Expo experiences soon to be posted here, probably within the week!]