InterestsSonic fan of twenty years who is unhappy with the current direction of the series. Also into anime, manga and gaming in general. Particular favourites are Pokémon, Sonic (although less so as of late), Mario, Zelda, Shenmue, Okami, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS and the Ace Attorney games.
Favourite anime and manga are currently SKET Dance, Gintama, Naruto, One Piece, and I'll always have a soft spot for good ol' Digimon, especially Savers. :)
I might have said this before, but if the soundtrack wasn't already the weakest aspect of the Pokémon dub by far, it suffers the most whenever the Japanese original used an insert song. Not only does the dub make no attempt to use an insert song itself, but it just has the same damn shitty BGM they use for the rest of the dub. Parts that were originally meant to be cool, 'special' moments that warranted an insert song just feel like they've been turned all the way down to 1.
Welp Mark is drawing gay dragons again
Seriously though these two are so goddamned OTP X3 (Dragonite loves it really, not that he'd ever admit it)
Drawn on my 3DS in Colors! 3D. As such, the outlines do look a little rough around the edges (annoyingly they looked fine on the 3DS, but I guess imperfections show a bit more once you export it at a higher resolution (they're almost invisible on the 3DS screen).
So yeah, I've had the idea for this in my head for a while now. Admittedly having a fixed canvas size and shape did make the perspective quite tricky, and I did have to make a few compromises in terms of proportions/ anatomy just to fit everything in the picture the way I wanted. I'd heard some comments on the WIP version that it looked like Charizard was sitting down, but at the same time I couldn't really afford to make him any taller or he'd go off the top of the picture. So I tried drawing a bit of shadow under his foot to make it look more like he's walking away from the viewer (and dragging Dragonite with him P: )
Also, god damn drawing Dragonite's wings at that angle was hard. D: I still don't think I got them spot on.
I just wish they'd do what they did with Dawn and have one of the travelling companions pull second protagonist again.
Rather than just relegate them to the sidelines, actually have someone who gets just as much focus as Ash does. They're fleshing out Serena a little beyond the cardboard cutout that she was for the first year or so, but she's still very much second fiddle.
Not even wanting to sound like I'm being overly snarky here, but at the moment the most optimistic I can basically be is "Well, it probably can't get any worse than it is at the moment, so hopefully things will get better from here".
Admittedly, as others have said, there is the fact that the main Sonic Team group hasn't done a game since Generations, which was good. So hopefully the next time they put out a game it'll be good, too.
When it was obvious that Rise of Lyric was a steaming heap of ass and that everyone hated it, they probably realised that they needed to cast the net as wide as possible to try and sell more than five copies.
Given then current opening animation, I actually think it'd be pretty interesting (and shake up the formula a bit) if they actually interrupted everything to go back to Hoenn for a bit, then come back and finish things off in Kalos affterwards. Not sure if they'd do that, though.
...Looking at the episode counts, I'm getting kinda concerned/ intrigued about the XY anime now.
AG and DP were close to 200 episodes each, so four years. BW was shorter (around 150), but Gen 5 was a shorter gen. Unless we get Gen 7 in 2016, the XY anime will probably have to last close to 200 episodes as well, yet we're not even 80 episodes in and Ash has six badges.
If I had to guess, I'd expect something along the lines of the Battle Frontier arc we got in AG. Either that or we're in for a hell of a lot of filler...
I'm tempted to upgrade. I ran the checker and it seems it will run on my laptop, buuuut;
Seems like there could be some bluetooth incompatibilities initially. Oddly I don't have half the bluetooth things it's saying would have problems, but even so. Given I use a bluetooth mouse, I'm erring on the edge of caution. Think I'll wait until a little after release and then upgrade depending on what I hear.