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Riding the Backlog - Super Mario RPG (Part 12)

By Chris Pranger

Session 12: Barrel Volcano to Sixth Star
Staying consistent with working out is HARD. Over the past week I’ve basically dropped all additional forms of exercise save for my usual walk to and from the MAX train during my commute, which isn’t a whole ton of exercise. A lot of the lack of drive just comes from a bout of depression caused by multiple big triggers all in one week. Had a discussion about finances, saw multiple friends at events that I couldn’t go to, just generally stressed myself out with work. Add to that an increase of medication so my doctor could see if it really worked, and it was a perfect storm of Not Doing Anything.

And that’s a shame, because this next section of Super Mario RPG, while not overly long, gets me PUMPED. It is a culmination of pretty much everything the game has been building to, hammered home in one of the most unexpected boss fights the game could have possibly delivered. And yet, despite loving Booster, despite thinking the Johnny …

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