Okay, since there weren't many answers I guess I'll post the correct solution.
First clue: Block with missing letters
Each line of the block is the name of a Power Moon from the Wooded Kingdom, from Super Mario Odyssey. They correspond to the fibonacci numbers, so I have added numbers before each line.
Road to Sky Garden
Road to Sky Garden
Flower Thieves of Sky Garden
Path to the Secret Flower Field
Behind the Rock Wall
Caught Hopping in the Forest!
The Nut 'Round the Corner
Love in the Forest Ruins
Filling in the question marks, that gives you:
telling you to go to:
Second clue: The Pastebin
The url takes you to a pastebin with the text:
64 just hints that the character is from Super Mario 64. The 0s and 1s are not binary, but they are morse, where
0 corresponds to a
1 corresponds to a
.s translate to spaces to denote new characters, and the
,s denote a new word.
That gives you:
.- / ... .-.. .- ... .... / .--. -..- ...- -. .-- / .-- .... . .-. . / .--. / .- -. -.. / .-- / .- .-. . / -.-. .- .--. .. - .- .-..
If you translate that, you get:
A SLASH PXVNW WHERE P AND W ARE CAPITAL
You can now use that in an
giving you the image:
which is a
Bub from SM64! These are known as Cheep-Cheeps from other games.
This was referring to the Bub/Cheep Cheep. They are usually red, and a fish, so this was an interesting hint.
This is another one of the incomplete text things. If you fill in the missing letters, you get:
We can zoom all the way to the MOON from this great wide wacky world
You might recognize this from:
The lyrics of "Jump Up, Super Star!" the "main theme" of Super Mario Odyssey. The question marks here represented "moon," hinting at having to find power moon names.
This hint tells you to
edit the question.
If you do, you'll find:
that I hid HTML Comment Tags in the source (which is accessed through editing).
The smallest universal resource locator, hinting at tinyurl
Imgur, telling you to use Imgur
Misty Groves, hinting at Steam Gardens, another name for the Wooded Kingdom
This one is straightforward. You just have to do what it asks you to do.
These are some
telling you that you will use them.