|Aliases:||BlueGriffin26, The Blue Griffin, Blue Griffin 23|
|Real name:||Jared Hall|
BlueGriffin23 is a member of the MFGG forum. He is most active in the [[Gaming Discussion] and General Chat boards. He is most noted for his Mario & Luigi-styled sprites, but has also recently expanded his spriting style to include Super Princess Peach, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and Mario and Luigi RPG 3. However, he still does his best work in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga style.
In a post dated September 5th, 2006, he claimed to have received 3 personalized messages on behalf of Mario from Charles Martinet. He has stated that this could not be proven to the other members, however, because if he were to post them online, Mr. Martinet could get into trouble. This is perhaps BlueGriffin's greatest claim to Mario-fandom to date. He has claimed to have since received many more, including ones with Luigi and Wario, and Waluigi.
He has become very vocal about his dislike of the motion sensing controls of the Nintendo Wii, stating "I'm a gamer, if I wanted to get up and jump around while playing a tennis game, I'll just actually go out and play tennis." He has stated that video games should be an escape and therefore when he wants to relax and escape, he'd rather sit down and pick up a controller. But has also stated that he will give them a try when it comes to Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii. BlueGriffin26 is married to YOSHIFAN24. In fact, when his nuptials were pending, he started the "VC Gift" topic, a thread where MFGGers can gift Virtual Console games to one another for special occasions, such as birthdays and weddings. This topic has since expanded to include just exchanging gifts for no reason.
He's also started a Kirby and Mario related webcomic in the Arts Board. He's stated that he wanted less of a humor comic and more serious and action oriented, like a paper comic. He started the comic in a mix of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga style with Super Mario All-Stars backgrounds, which led to some stating that the two styles cannot mix. He has since upgraded to M&L RPG 3 styled Mario sprites, retroactively changing the first pages completed. For the Kirby portion, he originally used the typical "Kirby Advance" style, which includes, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, and Kirby Squeak Squad. He's since upgraded to the Kirby Superstar Ultra style and retroactively changed the first comics.