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  2. Beat A Hat in Time 100% and got the platinum trophy!

  3. Let's fucking go Samsora!!!!

  4. Yeah, and I'm saying you're being ridiculous to suggest that this is the case for Shadow and at all related to why he killed off Team Dark in that crossover. He gave a reasoning, in far more detail then you're giving credit for by the way, and you're choosing to ignore it and dismiss it in favor of something that makes more sense to you. It's baseless and it's silly. World's Unite had a lot of things done for the sake of compensation. Your assertion that he absolutely got to focus on just who he wanted to write doesn't even have basis in truth because I know for a fact that he's had to make a ton of compromises based on just what would flow better or stand alone as an advertisement for the book. The Freedom Fighters weren't in the first crossover because of that. He put the Freedom Fighters in World's Unite because there were people wondering and asking why they weren't in the first crossover and he tried his best to appease that crowd with World's Unite. But, of course, hindsight is 20-20. Too many characters were in that story and he straight up said that if he could do it again he'd remove the Freedom Fighters and the Maverick hunters to try and balance things out. I never said he decided it at random. Clearly some thought was put into what was done. I know that because I've actually done due diligence and listened to the man actually talk about this more than once. His thought process there was definitely a little more than what you're putting in quotations but even if it wasn't, you're choosing not to believe it based on nothing. He may not be obligated to talk about his thought process but that hasn't stopped him. He does it routinely and it's really not hard to find. You're making shit up and you have no idea what you're talking about. I'm getting kind of heated right now because, again, I just recently listened to him talking about Eclipse and Shadow Fall and the whole deal with Shadow in one of the older podcasts. The amount of enthusiasm and the heavy emphasis he put into how much hard work went into taking the concepts from Shadow's game and creating Eclipse is something that falls into direct contrast with your hand-waving of it here. This is dumb and I kind of find it intensely insulting and gross. Dislike the stories and the direction he took all you want but what you're doing here is basically claiming to know what the guy's intention was without properly looking into the available avenues that actually give you an actual, better understanding of what that may be. I'm not going to accept or have any respect for your dreaming up evidence to support this nonsensical argument you're trying to make. This IS conspiracy theory nonsense.
  5. Oh. Honestly--and this is partly me talking if I was in his shoes--, I think that was him being [overly?]pragmatic while using Shadow. As you know, Shadow's tenure in Archie is one of the bigger examples of the comic not really knowing how to properly use a character either to due to lack of concrete material from SEGA and/or due to too many variables to readjust to accommodate them. (See Sub bullet points for recap) After Mr. Flynn basically hit a fastforward button to admittedly half-BS his way through getting Shadow where he needs to be within 40 issues, there was a new level of nebulousness that had the benefit of what had happened in-between those loose game adaptations to use and give Shadow his own stories on par with Sonic & Knuckles. First he was only alluded to(?) around 98 because the Adventure 1 adaptation already fucked with the writer's resources & apparently their memories and they most likely didn't wanna go through that again. Also, they literally couldn't reasonably adapt the game considering the already messed up stories of the time were being wrapped up, Knuckles was green, and Tails was an Ixis clone. 124 or 125 had him thrown in by the Bem in time for the Xorda seemingly killing off Sonic for a yearlong timeskip. This was clearly because Heroes brought him back from the dead and Mr. Bollers, despite his efforts to bring in more from the games, clearly had little clue on what he was supposed to do with him beyond--and stop me if this sounds familiar--just being an antihero. The 140-159 era, under Mr. Penders, still had him doing confusing antihero stuff from I what I recall. This included fighting Metal Sonic, having their unconscious bodies kidnapped by Mecha, and riding an underground trolley to fight Sonic him under ground for some reason. There was also him becoming protective of Hope, trying to murder Locke for some reason, help Sonic fight an army of Neo Metal Sonics, and have Knuckles recognize his connection to the Chaos Force, which was [mostly] better. Did I forget anything? The 160-200 era, with Mr. Flynn's long awaited debut, saw him involved in the cleanup. This includes showing up to Sonic's birthday to thank and help him fend off the attackers, turn on Eggman to get answers about his past, get closure with NICOLE's help, and join up with GUN. I think you or SkulkBane brought up how he tended to occasionally show up in the main book to help show how powerful the villain of the week is one time? ...Well, I think it's this is damned if you do, damned if you don't situation tbh. To crib your speaking patterns for a second, it's possible this was a matter of people potentially going "Hey, why didn't they call Shadow to wipe this guy out in one hit?" and him going "Shadow tried, but ADAM-Tommy/Knuxerjak/SuperScourge is too much of craftyboi/diety/Superform for that to work." It's unfortunate, but I can't say it really affected that much from memory. Shadow and to an extent Blaze are the two most broken and [near] infallible of the recurring cast; it can be difficult to write stories that involve characters like Bean the Dynamite and/or need to last a fair amount of time with them. This, alongside their popularity and (the last bullet), gave motivation to reasonably limit their involvement in bigger events and "crossover" stories. And finally, given this is Shadow we're talking about, he had a whole supporting cast and other backstory elements that were being built up in the games that provides material for stories about him. So it honestly made sense to have those stories take place in their own little corners unless a crucial part of a bigger event. Which brings us to World's Unite. It had it's moments(ex.Gemerl), but it primarily turned out to be a mistake on multiple accounts. A lot of editorial pushing(it happening when it did, Xander Payne needing to be toned down), licensing mandates(what characters he used), fan appeal(Freedom Fighters & Light Robot Masters, Wily seeing Zero), and maybe even outsourcing(those other artists and writers) made that sequel crossover a clear mess of epic proportions. As impressive as it was, it really says something that the second and third parts of it had a entire customary page dedicated to showing off every single character involved--which was something like 50 of em. So when the editor also said "Hey, the stakes aren't high enough--you need to kill off a major character or two," he just rolled his eyes and probably went, "okay, who would a decent person that I can use for that blatant shock value while not getting too in the way? Hm...I guess Mayor Dorado(?), Team Dark, the President, Commander Tower, and his daughter/niece are in a city, so maybe they can be there when Sigma's devices merge the worlds. Will that work? Okay, now to plot out this epic final fight with Super Sonic, Super Adaptor Megaman, and Super X Armor..."
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  7. Eat shit, Disney.

    1. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      Dare I ask what they did this time?

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Time to hit the Twitter machine.

      Ha, they're using Spider-Man for their Avengers park expansion despite not being in the MCU now.

    3. Polkadi~☆


      I didn’t even know Disney did anything.

      They’re just so bad now, that I can tell them to “eat shit”, and it’ll actually be relevant to something.

  8. I don’t know why, but I’m only allowed to upload 0.01MB of images on this site. Anyone else have this?

    1. Lord-Dreamerz


      Yeah same here.

    2. Zaysho


      Are your attachments full? You may need to clear them out. Alternatively, you may want to consider an external hosting service like imgur or Tumblr.

    3. Perkilator


      There, cleared.


  9. ...Get what?(Oh shit, he got sniped, didn't he? ) What was particularly weird preboot 160-247? I swear I read that as essentially "me with devil horns iterally stabbing Shadow [while] talking to ian flynn." Damn, my eyes play me sometime.
  10. I'm aware and we can have a whole ass conversation about penders and bollers. But that doesn't explain worlds unite, it also doesn't explain weird narrative descions made with shadow pre and post reboot. But there's one thing I want to say in particular that I don't think some of ya'll get So lets talk about this, I think you are imagining me. talking about ian flynn with devil horns literally stabbing shadow to death. Its not that elaborate and its the charitable read. I have read comics for a while, sometimes the person writing doesn't care for the character you like no matter how popular he is and doesn't care to write them and gets ways to write them out of the story if they have to make choices on what to focus on narratively. Simply put, due to the dumpster fire that was archie at that moment and the things his editor was saying to him, he had to make a choice and he choice to get rid of some characters people were asking about so he could focus on the characters he wanted to right. Despite my disdain of the decision, it is not inherently good or bad it is just a thing. What you suggest is he just decided at random, and I don't believe that. Not in the since that ian flynn is a secret vendetta against shadow as you say it, more so I think Ian flynn is intelligent and a good writer. " Well I chose the character people would believe least to die" doesn't make sense, and Ian flynn is not obligated and probably not in his benefit to tell us all of the thought process that went through that. This to be very blunt is if you over saw a DC Marvel Crossoever event and decided to kill if batman so he couldn't meet wolverine, but the wonder twins were there. No he saw the narrative potential in these two dudes who represent generation changes in their respective brand interacting in some way, heck its on the poster. He was just put in a bad decision and made a choice that allowed him to tell what he thought was the parts of the story important to him . And this isn't the first time he's done this with shadow. Shadow's a popular guy, but he's almost never in Ian flynn's large narrative plans. So flynn would devise ways to just get shadow out of the way, so he could focus on the stuff he wanted to focus on which never really involved shadow. To the degree in which in the reboot they gave shadow his own very specific bad guy so they could just shadow and team dark away from the main narrative for a reason more intricate than they are " protecting the president " So again while everyone in this thread has no issue believing Sonic Team made a big oopsie, I can also believe a scenario where flynn had a zombie story. Couldn't figure out how to get a zombie shadow with out doing this, and just did it so he could get his zombie shadow and didn't care so he could write his story. Because there is histor you can point to of flynn writing shadow specifically trying to get him out of the way. I don't think that acknowledging that is some conspiracy theory, its just a thing that happens with media. Sometimes the person making the thing doesn't like the character you like too much and are less charitable to them. Its just a thing.
  11. You know what, I honestly forgot he was focusing/lumping on World's Unite specifically. 😅
  12. I'd like to add on to this by saying that the part about Ian choosing Team Dark to kill off in the crossover event is in no way indicative of any potential bias or hatred for the characters. Saying "he could have picked someone else" isn't a rebuttal to anything. If you're going by the logic that he might have potential hatred for Shadow because he chose Team Dark to kill off then, if he killed someone else off, the argument would just shift to "Well he must hate the OTHER characters he killed off instead" and leave it at a no-win situation. It's far more fair to just go by the explanation he actually fucking gave rather than allow the idea of some sort of stealth vendetta against Shadow to permeate. I may be jumping to defend this man but that's because I've literally heard him talk about the things being brought up here, with an extreme amount of enthusiasm and humbleness within his own tone of voice. I listen to the guy's podcast and I know enough about the way he carries himself and the way he approaches the book to know that any suggestion that he was playing evil mastermind with Team Dark's fate is ridiculous. I'll still criticize the book when it does something I feel doesn't line up right but Ian's just writing what he thinks will work to the best of his ability. He definitely wants to do what he can to please everyone despite also knowing that you won't realistically be able to. I feel he deserves at least that amount of respect.
  13. You're welcome. I admittedly took your request a bit literally and just typed out what was on the paper; I was basically jumping between three or four separate story lines after all. It can be reinterpreted later. EDIT: Let's try this again STH 303-304 Sonic and Tais go to Red Outback Zone(presumably) and fight Maw, ending with Sonic getting infected and seemingly dying as a result. STH 303-307 Backup: Rotor, Nicole, and later Tails confront Breezie and later Phage, presumably due to discovering their connections to Eggman and try to find out what he's planning with the Metal Virus. Upon doing so, Rotor sends out a broadcast about what they learned. STH 305 With Sonic presumed dead, Tails tries to remaind "ConEIDNT"(Confident?) as he helps the Shijin Warriors fight and contain Zombots in Yurashia, after which Sonic calls to let him know he's okay. SU 107-110 Blaze and Bunnie continue to go after Null Mind after he returns, eventually finding his Core and forcing him to escape to CM(Captain Metal?). Meanwhile, Sonic somehow ends up in the clutches of a rebuilt Captain Metal(for some reason) and ends up having to fight him alongside Blaze(?), which involves him and/or his infection somehow "protecting" or something. Also, Bunnie gets trapped/whisked in something before eventually being freed by Blaze and this causes her to see the Past, presumably her/Null's backstory. STH 306-7 Sonic and Tails help the Desert Raiders fight Zombots, which ends with Sonic & Tails retreating while Nephtys presumably contains the Zombots. STH 308 Sonic and Eggman either team up or encounter each other fighting Zombots. Meanwhile, the Egg Bosses start leaving(?) and Zavok shows up, presumably near the end. STH 308 Backup: Sally and Antoine end up crosses paths with Cassia and Clove, presumably after either going to do something with Wolf Pack or perhaps in an attempt to gain their assistance with the Zombots. SU 111-112 Antoine goes on a search for some special swords: Part 1 features a "blowout" with Cassia & Clove, while Part 2 has Cortez get involved by taking the lead, which presumably motivates Antoine to leave N(?) and head to Avalon. SU 111-112 Backup: Sonic and Eggman do something presumably related to the Metal Virus.
  14. This week's episode is Summer Sun Setback. I somewhat enjoyed it, although it did raise a few tangential issues. Within context, I liked how it was a mishmash of three different episode/plot types: Twilight trying to accomplish a Royal Task(with Discord around), the other Mane Six dealing with mundane/specialized stuff, and the villains preparing their big move in the background. These three things worked in tandem with each other without necessarily breaking up. Somewhat liked having Braeburn and those other two ponies representing both each task in addition to each race, which seems to hint at Cozy's approach for the finale. Characters like Discord, Chrysalis, and at one point Tirek helped add some funny moments on the side; special shoutout to Cozy breaking the lock on the Bewitching Bell Tome with a book that has a key on the cover. And the episode ended on a sweet gesture on Celestia and Luna's behalf, which I'm a tad surprised has never been considered before. Oh and the Shining Armor episode actually came in handy, as it was an influence in the villains' subplot. In terms of the grander scheme, though, I thought it was a little ...weird; like, what number episode is this? We still have yet to see Grogar really do much within an episode beyond the premiere and even though we've gotten quite a bit of backstory & methods through those three episodes(the third being Frenemies), it's starting to concern me. On a lesser note, the exposition at the beginning of the episode seemed a bit much for some reason. And although I think Braeburn and those other two were a smart framework, I have to wonder if there wasn't any other pre-established characters they could've used. Also, I would question where Starlight was during this, since she's the only major-main character not to be in this, but then that might've caused Chrysalis to breach cover. ...Is now a bad time to admit I actually don't have the channel this comes on anymore?
  15. big man on community college campus

    1. Perkilator


      Hey, that’s me!

    2. Heckboy


      it's gonna be me tomorrow 😬

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      hey its ben shapiro

  16. I went to see FFH with my friends and gf twice because we were told by the media that Marvel would only be allowed to keep Spidey in the MCU and make another movie if FFH reaches 1 billion. I know our extra couple of tickets didn't added much, but the movie did got there and I was happy... That was the plan! But now they pull this crap and we won't get the movie neverthless 😧 So this is what is like to loose... Felt so desperately that I was right, yet I failed all the same.
  17. I am a tall and lanky person, and yet I always seem to picture myself in my imagination as a smol boi.

    I wonder why I’m so conscious about my height 🤔

    1. Failinhearts


      I'm a smol boi who sees myself as a smol boi

      i like being a smol boi

    2. Polkadi~☆



    3. Failinhearts
  18. Still barely understand a word, but great job.
  19. Immediate issue: Whatever you uploaded isn’t showing up, at least on my end. No links, embeds, nothing. I don’t know if it’s a forum glitch or you just forgot to include it, but I’m guessing that you’d like to fix it sooner rather than later. That aside, yeah I could see the potential of something like your game. There’s certainly a lot of trivia buffs in this fandom, or at least people who refuse to let go of, say, that one time Sonic ran a schoolhouse. Maybe you could even implement specific categories as options to let people configure the game’s questions to different audiences— “Classic,” “Modern,” “Weird,” etc. for example.
  20. That new Star Wars XIX poster looks really fan-made wth. On the other hand, The Mandalorian looks cool.

    1. Perkilator


      >Episode 19


  21. I think I'm going to try and start using Twitter more. If you ignore the bs, it really is the fastest way to get entertainment news and, of course, the latest memes.

  22. Oh okay. That makes sense. I just assumed. ...Oh man, I actually hope not.
  23. @DabigRG as in if Zavok was still meant to be involved in the IDW version of the arc down the road then Ian just spoiled that fact.
  24. Here's my translation as a proper part of this post: STH 288-291 Genesis of a Hero/Classic Quadrilogy Adaptation SU 95-98 Freedom Fighters STH 292-295 Branching Paths, Sonic-Man Heroes, SegaSonic Arcade Adaptation, and ??? SU 99-102 (Probably something special) STH 296-299 ??? SU 103-106 (Probably Team Rose fixing Nicole) STH 300-302 (Lead in to Metal Virus) STH 303-304 Sonic Vs Maw plus Brain Trust Backup Arc 303 Sonic & Tails > Maw P1; (Rotor > Breezie P1) 304 Sonic vs Maw > Infected & "Dead" P2 ; (Rotor & Nicole P2) SU 107-110 Blaze & Bunnie vs Null Mind 107 Bunnie & Blaze P1 Blaze Null; (Sonic & Captain Metal) 108 Blaze Lure P2, Null Retreat; (Sonic Escape Captain Metal) 109 Vs Captain Metal I Quac)(?), Find Null Core P3 110 Bunnie Goes Deep, Sees Past, Blaze Frees, Sonic Infection Protects, Null Escape to C.M. P4 STH 305-308 Patient Zero On the Move 305 Sonic "Dead", Tails trying to remain ConEIDNT(Confident?), + Shijin Warrior vs Zombots, Contained, Sonic Calls-He's OK! (Nicole & Phage P3) 306 Sonic & Tails B Desert Raiders P1, Vs Zombots > Vs Sonic (Rotor & Tails > Rotor & Breezie P4) 307 Sonic & Tails Retreat/Nephthys Contains P2 (Rotor Broadcast P5) 308 Sonic & Eggman Vs Zombots, Egg Bosses Leaving > Zavok (Sally & Antoine > Cassia/Clove P1) SU 111-114 Antoine Search for Swords 111 Antoine P1, Cassia/Clove_Blowout, Get Sword, (Sonic & Eggman) 112 Antoin P2, Cortez in lead, Leave N(?), Get Sword > Avalon, (Sonic & Egman)
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