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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

KoopaTV's Muted Eight-Year Anniversary Non-Celebration

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - I'm not keen on celebrating anniversaries for our site, given recent events.

Today, KoopaTV turns eight years old. We were founded May 12, 2013. Usually, KoopaTV's staff comes up with an awesome-to-us theme for an anniversary article and we put a lot of effort into the (ultimately self-serving) production. This year, however, I don't think it'd be appropriate to do that.

Sometime between May 2020 and today, how one celebrates anniversaries has changed. The new definition of anniversary celebration is to make your products no longer available. We just got caught up in that misguided new definition and I don't want to return to it. I'd like to keep KoopaTV around.

Eight years is a long time to keep maintaining a niche site that keeps facing existential threats every year. (Hopefully because this is a non-celebration to KoopaTV, we won't face an existential threat between now and next year?) But KoopaTV is worth the effort. The site has irreplaceable and unique content and continually lives up to its truth and levity values.

Also, thank YOU if you've stuck with us throughout those eight years, or joined sometime along the way and kept it up. You've also helped make KoopaTV's continued existence possible and worthwhile. I hope you appreciate KoopaTV's efforts to have the audience feel included. Whether you do or don't, we have a method of documenting your thoughts with the KoopaTV Feedback Form series.

It'd be weird for KoopaTV to live for another eight years, but the goal is to at least surpass the length of CainTV's existence. It'll be another year until that happens! This totally isn't a celebratory article. Please don't curse the site with the new definition of anniversaries.

KoopaTV's seven-year anniversary was about how we earned the seven Star Stamps from Mario Party 3.
KoopaTV's nine-year anniversary acknowledges the site has survived longer than the site it's parodying, and celebrates free speech.


  1. Oh boy, I hope next years anniversary will be just like Mario Party 9!

    1. Probably will be a 9-9-9 reference.

    2. Oh wow, now that is obscure. I've yet to play it, but one of these days I'll get it. Well, maybe not it's pretty expensive I think. Unfortunately the ds is Nintendo's big FU to emulation, and the mobile version isn't as good.

    3. The Steam version has a lot of quality of life upgrades to it, but it changes/ruins the climactic high point of the game, so I don't think that's worth it!


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