The Wario Show

warioshow

A 3-part series of text-based stories centered on Wario, and Wario-Ware-Man & his siblings. Well, mostly around the latter, but Wario himself also has a major part in it. It has since been put aside indefinitely so I can work on other ideas, but I decided to host all these stories on this page in pdf format. Have a read below.

Series 1

Episode #1
Episode #2 part1
Episode #2 part2
Episode #3
Episode #4
Episode #5
Episode #6
Episode #7
Episode #8
Episode #9
Episode #10
Episode #11

Series 2

Episode #1
Episode #2
Episode #3
Episode #4
Episode #5
Episode #6
Episode #7
Episode #8
Episode #9
Episode #10
Episode #11
Episode #12
Special Episode

Series 3

Episode #1
Episode #2
Episode #3
Episode #4
Episode #5
Episode #6
Episode #7
Episode #8
Special Episode

Scrapped Stories

Episode #4(Series1)
Episode #1(Series3)

Looking back on it, and other trivia

Having worked on it from july 2009 to february 2016, I'm very proud of what I achieved out of it, even if there weren't any cartoon or such made of it. The longer I wrote on it, the more my writing skills improved.

The series that I like the most of all three, it would have to be the first(and the first three stories of the 2nd series). Mostly because of its newness at the time, but also due to the fact that I loved the kind of writing, and humor.

The 2nd series was actually fairly ok, and it became slightly more sophisticated in style and writing. However, after finishing the 4th story of series 2, it started to become more and more of a matter of trying to finish it. The reason for this is that the aforementioned story was too ambitious in its plot; I actually spent over a year writing on it between working on my conker website and online responsibilities, trying to work out the scenes and how to put the whole story together.

During my time writing on the 2nd series I originally had the idea of making a batch of stories that focused on adventures inside of Wario-Ware-Man's TV, teleporting into the worlds of various cartoons and video games, inadvertedly causing havoc or disasters during their travels. As for how the idea went... well, let's just say that after the 4th story, I just wanted to ditch the concept and return to the format that were used earlier, with varying degrees of questionable success.

It took me a very long time to get the 2nd series finished, four years basically. It was also during this time when I started becoming more conscious of the fact that Sakurai's depiction of Wario in Super Smash Bros. Brawl(I.e, his farting move, the Wario Waft) made most old-school Wario(Land) fans turn away in disappointment or disgust. Since my Wario show concept utilized some sort of toilet humor from time to time(not always though, and nothing too visible or graphic of course), I realized (and also felt concerned) that this alone would make these Wario fans feel turned off, especially since it involved Wario himself.

When I started writing on the third series, I somewhat altered the format, throwing away any sort of toilet humor when it came to Wario. The third series also introduced Maya the Bee from the TV series of the same name who becomes the best friend of Wario-Ware-Man and his siblings. Wario also got one particular story where he actually plots a very cunning scheme on VARIO in attempt to humiliate him, mostly to make himself a fortune out of it ("VARIO; the little fatso" is the title of the story).

Realizing that I couldn't possibly carry out the concept any further, and it was actually starting to see its end, I decided that the third series would be the last of The Wario Show. I originally planned to write more than 10 stories for it, but after some thinking, and just wanting the whole thing to come to an end for me, I cut it down to just 8 instead.

Looking back on it now; hadn't I hit on the idea of the TV-adventuring stuff, I think I would've still be writing on The Wario Show today, and there would've been even more stories written. But sometimes things go wrong. There are quite a lot of ideas and concepts I've had for this text-based series that I weren't able to utilize in the end. Some of these ideas will more than likely be brought to life in my newest set of upcoming-at-some-point series.