Fragment Of Fan Fiction I'll Never Write
Mario sighed in relief as he heard the case. There was a princess. These days you crossed the line of the law so often you didn't know what side you were on, but with princesses you knew where you stood. The Giant Turtle Lizard Kidnaps The Princess. You Rescue The Princess. The good way. The true way.
Mario is the modern knight that fights the dragon for the princess. This opposes it to other luminaires such as Sonic, who presents a Kafkian-like hero against the mindless, crushing machine, and Megaman, about a humanized machine fighting his peers in cramped featureless rooms.
It's getting so easy to write this stuff I'm scared.