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  1. 3 points
    Phos

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    It looks to me as thought the difference between the PS360 version and the Wii versions are relatively limited. The Wii version appears to be using polygonal shadows, slightly lower poly cars, and reduced detail on the foliage. The HD versions have real time shadowing (which allows for self shadowing), more detailed cars, and more detailed foliage, perhaps using speed tree. Oh wait, I forgot the reflections. The ones on the HD version appear to be real time, the Wii version is using specular maps. Edit: OK, who voted me down for stating facts? I'm not terribly concerned with ratings, but seriously?
  2. 2 points
    bmn

    AIM in profile?

    Should be fixed.
  3. 1 point
    Dr. Mechano

    COMIC: Dr. Nonami

    Understanding of the rules: Simply posting a link to my webcomic would be a spammy "advertisement" post. But posting a link, while also providing individual image updates in this very topic, should fall under the parameters of the SSMB rules. I think. That said, the comic is Dr. Nonami, the story of a young scientist as she stumbles into heroism, using her brainpower and gadgets to protect the world from all sorts of nefarious villains! Part action adventure, part slice of life comedy, all character study, this comic hopes to be an endearingly engaging series with a lovable cast of characters! I sincerely hope you enjoy it as I continue posting updates here. Written by me, and drawn by my friend Clara, the comic is a collaborative effort that I'm having a total blast working on. With that said, I will post the pages that are done so far: The cover of issue one, featuring our protagonist! Shenanigans. The fight wages on! But who's she fighting, and why? Robot defeated! Hey, it's Laura, Nonami's friend. Oh snap! It's Dr. Mechano! Future pages will be posted here, naturally. Once the next page is ready, I'll post it here! I'm very excited for this comic, and hope that my story appeals to others as well. Enjoy!
  4. 1 point
    Perhaps, but I'd rather think of them as aquantances who exchange witty banter or something. I mean I guesse in an alternate reality where Eggman wasn't as evil they could be friends, but the whole being on different sides thing kinda stops me from seeing Eggman and Tails sitting down for tea and talking about eachothers day...although that would be funny as hell. -So what did you do today Tails? -I had to save Sonic from a buch of robot frogs with laser vision. -Oh yea I thought i had him that time, more suger Tails?
  5. 1 point
    Pelly <3's U

    Mai Shiranui

    We all know that Bridget from Guilty Gear is the face of female fighters.
  6. 1 point
    Flyboy Fox

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    I have to admit I did kind of recoil a bit when I actually saw Cobar ^^; He certainly does look rather like a... senior citizen, one could say. Maybe it's a unity of convenience? Rotor can build contraptions to help Cobar in his old age, and in return get whatever state benefits Cobar's entitled to? XP In all seriousness, though, I can quite easily see Rotor as being either gay or completely asexual. I can't actually picture him with any interest in girls at all, now that I think about it. As for whether it was approached in the right way, that's debatable... but personally, I like that it was seemingly a minor thing and not a central plot point. It's just something new to learn about the character, and I'm definitely pro-diversity when it's done in a subtle way like that. Is it something we needed to know about Rotor? No. But it's not bad that we know, either. It shouldn't have to be a huge secret as long as it's not all blaring sirens and neon lights either.
  7. 1 point
    Yong

    Too many Hedgehogs?

    Agreed. I don't think anyone would be complaining about the number so much if the characters themselve were more appealing. Although all I ever hear from the complainers is that so and so is so annoying, which leads me to believe that it's a no win on Sega's part simply because the complainers have little tolerance to anything that might be considered "annoying behavior." I'm just indifferent about the hedgehogs. I don't really care. And I don't expect Sega to dive into an animal encyclopedia and find the most exotic animal they can that most people have never heard of. Although I have to admit I was little peeved that they did not give Chip a species at all.
  8. 1 point
    Superstrider

    The Avatar and Signature Topic

    Well, If you are not going to use Fnar in your avatar, Diz, then I will!
  9. 1 point
    Diogenes

    Too many Hedgehogs?

    The problem with having a lot of characters isn't purely the number, but the quality. These days a lot of characters (new and old) have been poorly written, unnecessary, and/or unlikable. And I don't think it helps that the fanbase's first reaction is to shun anything new, rejecting characters before they even have a chance to prove themselves. As for hedgehogs in particular, my main problem is that treating hedgehog characters as "safe" (which is apparently what they did with Silver) means we're less likely to see more interesting creatures as characters. If they couldn't even bring themselves to make Silver a mink, I don't see how we're going to get characters with species and designs as unique as, say, the Chaotix.
  10. 1 point
    -Mark-

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    Well, the way I see it, like it or not, being gay is still very much a minority, and again in most cases is treated as such. That's why it gets the 'different' attention it does. In that sense, it is 'abnormal' in that it's not the majority. I see where you're coming from, but rather than slander Penders for singling out Rotor for homosexuality's sake, I see it as more being 'good on him' for having the guts to try and introduce the matter of accepting gays in a kids' comic.
  11. 1 point
    redmenace

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    It's because he is purple. :facepalm: When Dumbledore was said to be gay in the Harry Potter franchise, a million of idiots said that they knew it along because he wore purple clothes. Despite that... I was pissed, and reminding me of it again, even makes me more pissed. Being gay is something natural and usual in life. It should be not pointed out like if it's something special or exotic or abnormal about a character. It's never news, nor is it ever pointed out that character x was planned as heterossexual. No one should give a damn about a character's sexual options. Giving importance to a character being gay or not is a prejudice in itself. This typical behaviour of immature people makes me sick.
  12. 1 point
    Roarey Raccoon

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    They always make the uglier ones the poofters. They should just admit Tails is a faggot =O.
  13. 1 point
    Tornado

    Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?

    Seriously? I'll play that card you love the throw out so readily: if you really want to know, look it up yourself. It has probably been said a half-dozen times in this thread, which is quite ironic for someone who whines about people ignoring their explanations. Way to put words in my mouth. There are problems no matter where the game is placed, but there is nothing official to explain them completely (except for the absence of Tails in Sonic CD if before Sonic 2); nor is there anything official regarding where exactly the game takes place in the timeline. The funny thing is that you've been arguing against something that no one has actually said. You are playing Devil's Advocate for no real reason. There is an inherent absurdity in this paragraph. People have been giving reasoning, and you have been arguing with them to no end about it. So they are in fact doing what you ask, and then you call them out for it. And yet the only proof of that claim was a bunch of flimsy counter-arguments that were full of holes themselves. It has been explicitly mentioned by both me and Diogenes multiple times, and there is an easy suggestion that explains Amy's absence in Sonic 2/3 that is based on canonical events and characterization. And I already discussed the fallacy of those counter-arguments. You ignored me. Not my problem. I directly explained why that didn't mean anything in relation to this thread. You don't understand it because it has been explained to you many times, and you have ignored the explanations each and every time. It is your preference to stick it wherever you want, but whenever anyone explains why it might (emphasis on might) make more sense to place the game in a certain spot you stick your fingers in your ears and start shouting. For that reason, it is becoming increasingly obvious that you are posting in this thread just for the sake of arguing, so I'm not going to bother any more. That being said, by all means have fun offering up whatever "counter arguments" you like in response to this post.
  14. 1 point
    Barry the Nomad

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    Rotor and Grounder would make quite the couple.
  15. 1 point
    Okay, I know this has been said time and time again, but I just hate this game. I picked it up again last night and played Sonic's story from the warehouse battle to White Acropolis. Comparing everything Sonic had done up to '06 and everything he has done since '06 to '06 itself made me realize how broken and just plain awful this game is. This moment infuriated me: "would you like to collect rings for the hotel?" -> loading -> "Collect rings!" -> loading -> awkward mini-game of randomly appearing numbered crates and speed pads, including a locked spring that I easily cheated by bypassing via standing on a stop sign and jumping to the next spring -> loading -> "you did it!") Then White Acropolis hit. Oh. My. God. I was on the snowboard, yet had running controls. So awkward! There was no gravity or inertia pulling me down the hill, I could easily go up the hill just as I could go down. And the pits didn't help either. The ONE redeeming factor was the music. Sad thing is, I want to play more of '06 just to torture myself.
  16. 1 point
    -Mark-

    Mario Party: the arcade game

    Not that I've ever actually played one, but aren't the Mario Party games a bit slow-paced and overly time-consuming to be ideal arcade material? If Mario Party's anything like Sonic Shuffle, can a single game take an hour or more? Unless they speed up/ tweak the gameplay, it's a bit unfitting for an arcade, surely?
  17. 1 point
    Octarine

    Shadow's love life

    I think the ambiguity, the loose characterization and the series' obvious lack of focus on most things romantic is actually a draw to a lot of people when it comes to shipping. You wouldn't believe the amount of romance fiction there was for Dragonball Z back in the day, for example, a series where the actual author was terrified of including romance. The best place to fill in the gaps, I guess, is where the most gaps exist in the first place. Officially, I doubt there's much to worry about. Teasing's just too much fun for the developers to ever stop doing. I'd be in full support of official Shadow/Espio if it happened, though.
  18. 1 point
    Badnik Zero

    Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Aww, see this is why I love Nintendo stuff. They always capture something so basically fun, like riding around on a train, and then make an entire game around it. I also had a thing for trains as a kid, due to all the anthropomorphic trains around (Little Engine that Could, Thomas the Train). I wonder if Nintendo is deliberately tapping that?
  19. 1 point
    psikeout

    What was the problem with Heroes?

    I'll just say up front that I think it was a game that looked better than it played. Some of those environments were just awesome fun to look at as I whizzed through (the haunted mansion, and the fleet stage high in the sky, I forget their names), but compared to SA2, I found the controls too much on the fudgy side, and a lot of places where I could die from things that just plain weren't my fault (bad camera angles, rails or jumps that dumped me in bad places depending on whether or not I was holding the control stick at the time, etc.) So, in the end, Sonic Heroes was one of those games I wanted to like, but I just didn't really have much fun playing after it was all said and done.
  20. 1 point
    Yong

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    The point was to get that disgusted, nasty emotion that you're feeling right now, to get an understanding of how sick the guys you're fighting against are. They wanted to get that emotion out of you.
  21. 1 point
    Mick

    COMIC: Dr. Nonami

    This is a really neat webcomic. Like I said, I'm gonna follow it. Dr. Mechano may give Dr. Robotnik a run for his money.
  22. 1 point
    Tornado

    Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?

    No it doesn't, because Tails not being in Sonic CD if it took place before Sonic CD has a canon explanation. Building on that, it makes much more (subjective) sense canonically for Amy to not be in Sonic 2/3 than it does for Tails to not be in CD. What I am not saying, and what you seem to think I am saying, is that either of these things constitute hard proof that the game takes place before Sonic 2. At most, they are merely allusions. That's exactly what Sonic CD suffers from, which is why what would otherwise be minor inconsistencies actually matter. When there is nothing else to go on, it makes sense to choose the explanation that causes the least problems. Based on the characterization of the characters and the story of Sonic 2, Sonic CD taking place before Sonic 2 causes the least problems. That does not mean that it definitely took place before Sonic 2. Hell, if I still considered Knuckles Chaotix canon, I personally would call it a 50/50 split.
  23. 1 point
    Agent York

    Shadow's love life

    Well Omega is voiced by a women... Now I support ShadowXOmega. Thank you.
  24. 1 point
    batson

    Shadow's love life

    Oh come on, we all know that out of the non-Maria characters in the series, Omega is the one Shadow loves the most by far, as became ever so evident in Chronicles.
  25. 1 point
    Sega DogTagz

    A silly theory about Amy

    Its as much about the viewer as it is about Shadow. It would not convincing to watch a clown remind Shadow of his obligation to save the world, no matter how effective said clown could be. If Amy's looks were to lose credibility, than anyone viewing that scene would be left with a bad taste in their mouths. It would not be right. It would not FEEL right. And if Amy wants to keep playing roles like that, she needs to maintain what little credibility she still has. It is in her character to be taken hostage (no matter how much we complain) so that does not take away from her image. If she was sporting the green tu-tu than the viewer would be less inclined to take her words seriously when the time came for her to be serious. S3&K saw Eggman trick Knuckles into removing his own presence from the object he so zealously protected while somehow getting the Echidna to overlook colateral damage such as SETTING THE ISLAND ON FIRE. yeah, I'd call that a joke. Amy's role has expanded beyond psyco D.I.D.. She has evolved into a emotional support character. While getting kidnapped is well within the scope of her character, it requires no more believability beyond the fact that she exists. To be an emotional support character, she needs to exude some kind of stability and respect in order to make the role effective. If we were to turn her into a bigger joke, than she could no longer play that advanced role. There is no difference, as the same would be true of Knuckles or Tails, but they have no controversial/goofy looking classic design to argue over. And at the same time, a girl that wants to avoid being addressed as a hooker needs to avoid dressing like one. Assumptions will always be made about the way characters are dressed. We cant judge books by their cover but it is a very good insight into what that book is going to be about. Amy took on a new role with her new look and I seriously doubt a return to her classic duds would be capable of filling the current Amy's boots.
  26. 1 point
    SuperLink

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Now wouldn't that be awesome D: Nintendo owe me for ripping her out of Mario 64 DS last minute. I have to admit the box colour and especially the manual are particularly awesome. It looks a much nicer red than Double Dash was, know what I mean? Also the disc is in full colour. Better late than never eh? Yeah I can't believe some people actually like those guys! They're not even a sale point to me. EDIT: Holy shit why don't I have Super Princess Peach yet!? >.<
  27. 1 point
    speedfreak

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    I'm actually more disappointed that you can only do single player as Mario then I am about no secret characters. It's not really too big a problem for me though because I'd usually choose Mario anyway. Would be nice to do a Luigi game though (don't care about Toads). :/ I can find things that disappoint me in any game really though. The important thing is that I know I'm going to enjoy this game far too much to worry about little inconsequential missed opportunities.
  28. 1 point
    SuperLink

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Call me whatever you like. I just find it hilariously ironic that the only reason they didn't put in red Toad was for "colour differentiation" (since Mario/Player 1 is already "red"), yet when the two Toads have Superstars they're totally identical. Now if it was Red Toad and unlockable Peach this wouldn't happen. I was doomed to cheapen the experience from the start because I hadn't been "hoping" for extra characters, I'd been literally "expecting" them. This is the same Nintendo that make Mario Party games with loads of hidden characters and stuff right? My expectations were hardly too much. To me this would be like if Brawl didn't include online gameplay in the end despite everyone expecting it (even if it ended up being kinda lame )
  29. 1 point
    Conando Claus

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    I don't know. I tend to not let things ruin the experience for me if the overall game is good. Cheapens the experience. Either that or I'm not a whinebag. One or the other.
  30. 1 point
    Yong

    Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?

    So going with "cause I said so" then? Cause like I said, call me ignorant, but I didn't see any reasoning at all in that last post. I'm not going to argue this though cause I'd rather not go through the "complex" reasoning since your offering to withhold it anyway. I still stand be my own opinion though.
  31. 1 point
    The game is going to be about the birdie. Also, Gamma, of all characters? He kinda, um. Died. And now his corpse is a separate character. Creeeeeepy.
  32. 1 point
    bmn

    Activision trademarks Drum Hero

    It's not all that different from what Konami's done with its music games, just Konami were somewhat more original with their names. Although they did have three series that ended with "mania"... You never know, could be that they're changing the way they name the series so instead of "Guitar Hero x" each game is now "x Hero". http://www.gamebaz.com/?a=i&i=978
  33. 1 point
    Shan Zhu

    Was American Secession Justified?

    Well, let me rephrase. Of course I don't have a right to it, but it would be courteous of you to create a new topic if you wanted to continue with an off-topic discussion. But I mean no disrespect; I'm only making a polite request you can choose to ignore if you want. Bit uncalled for <<;; I can't exactly flame you back, can I?
  34. 1 point
    Remy

    Activision trademarks Drum Hero

    Wasn't this trademark issued ages ago, along while a whole bunch of arbitrary "x" Hero names? I wouldn't put too much stock into it.
  35. 1 point
    Roarey Raccoon

    That Sonic Fan Movie Shit

    Okay, practically every few weeks some pissant joins the forum to advertise the same crap flash balls, along with drama about a narcissistic prat hassling a company to help produce some hackneyed, pointless filth. Most people who really have a passion go out and make things happen, they don't whore themselves on every conceivable Sonic site. Anyway, I digress. The point I'm making is if I'm gonna see these topics on the forum then I'm entitled to a bit of fun too, so I'm going to ban whoever makes one :3. Make a topic about this lump of shit and you get instantly banned (you wont, really), hows that for a bag of crisps (the popular saying eludes me at this point, whoopsie daisy)? Bugger off Richard Kuta, and stop shitting yourself. P.S This is the "film" I referr to. EDIT: It has come to my attention that this topic has actually made "news" on another Sonic fansite. As such I now feel it appropriate to note that the editor of TSSZ can lick my cold blue balls. Is this mature enough yet, kids? Okay, I'll throw in a 'Tristan Oliver is a penguin's cunt' for supersaver Tesco value. Hi, Tristan =D.
  36. 1 point
    AdventChild

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Of course. When we think of Cosmo, we automatically think of this guy:
  37. 0 points
    Indigo Rush

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    Had to.
  38. 0 points
    Indigo Rush

    Red hot walrus lovin'

    Darn it now there's soda all over my computer screen, I hope you're happy. I can never watch SatAM again. It would explain why his original name was "BOOMER." AHHA.
  39. 0 points
    Blue Blood

    Too many Hedgehogs?

    I didn't think someone would pull that card so quickly. Nestor and the space pirate are NPCs no more important than Sandra and Wentos. Pachacamac was featured in just a few cutscenes and his name never mentioned in-game. Shade, Ix and Tikal have been featured in only one game each so far, only one of which as a playable character. My opinion is that we have enough hedgehogs. Why make another when more creative designs of other animals can be made?
  40. -1 points
    Viuely

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Umm so why didn't Mina slap Sally for trying to give her tips on how to get Sonic, but then tiptoes and takes Sonic from her anyway despite knowing Mina liked him? Second of all it's still inconsistent because Amy didn't hesitate to confront Sally about things she felt were important like why she wasn't allowed to be a freedom fighter, but won't confront Sally about something that'd probably be equally if not more important, like about how Sally slapped Sonic? Amy wasn't raised by Sally, she's only been with them for a year at BEST before her physical change, and if anything Sally was a thorn in her side for joining the freedom fighters, and blamed it on trying to keep her away from Sonic, while they reward Tails to be a freedom fighter despite his reckless decision to go solo. Tails may've faced more perils, but they chose to make him a freedom fighter right after doing something that could've gotten him killed. Soooo can you still explain why Mina didn't slap her? Or why an older Amy didn't slap her? Umm no that wasn't what she was saying at all. Ken's writing is liberal to the degree that it feels like his writing is just there to make a point and not actually be entertaining. He's so consumed by his political messages, that it supercedes his ability to tell a story. He cares more about preaching about what women should be (i.e by altering Sally's original character) than just telling a story. He wants to be "feminist" but he comes from such social privledge that he doesn't know how to be pro woman and depict many different types of women who can maintain dignity and respect. I'm not. Mainly because of the fact that it feels like the writers would come across as cold and indifferent to the struggles that gay people have to go through because of their sexuality in the real world, a world where gay acceptance may be increasing, but is not nationwide. Not to mention it's practically not sensitive enough towards the people who aren't pro gay, and wouldn't want their children reading a book with gay characters in it. A comic book such as this one that is damn sure not Marvel's calibur is not going to pave the golden way for gay acceptance. So this book shouldn't have the conceited aim that it will, and at the very most focus rather on the fact that this is a real issue. This is a kids comic, and at the very least if you're going to expose kids to this (possibly without the consent of the parents who may not know until it's too late that you're putting this in it), you should at least present it as it is without the context of the story taking sides: A divided issue that has its advantages and disadvantages. the problem with a storyline like this is that it can make Sonic seem too insensitive a particular side should he take one. Actually he DID like Sally when she was disguised as a sorceress....and wanted to marry her
  41. -1 points
    Viuely

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    No offense flyboy, but this is comming from the same guy who said he wouldn't have sex with a dog JUST because he had a girlfriend. The problem with that is that interracial marriage is a more socially accepted issue than homosexuality, as racism has been treated with political incorrectness, so you are outwardly expected to accept it. However homosexuality is CERTAINLY not at that point yet and is still openly met with hostility. So? Why isn't she mad? And why didn't Amy take that approach? And its not a matter of disagreeing with them, its for her betraying their trust or mistreating Sonic. Very valid reasons to hate her for. Amy if in character wouldn't have declined putting Sally in her place to do whats right regardless. And Sally has flaws that actually get consequence? the whole essence of this discussion is because not even Sonic's love interests hate her for when she does something REALLY wrong to them.
  42. -1 points
    Viuely

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    No what's "Fail" is that you can't see homosexuality as a liberal issue considering you are pro beastiality...AND a lesbian. I'm quite shocked really. That doesn't actually help you. By conservative standards homosexuality was considered a disease. The more progressive standard is that it is natural and biological.You need to understand that politics consist of "people" and therefore "traits" people have can be considered progressive or conservative, and can thus be embraced by a political party. People who politically consider themselves conservative affiliate with more traditional human traits/behaviors/etc. whereas people who consider themselves more liberal associate with less traditional trais and behaviors in society Seriously, most of the kids and people reading this book are comming into the book with or without their own biases that come from their parents, the media, social institutions (where kids play the "are you gay" game) and so on. They're not getting ruffled JUST because this book is telling them to. Secondly I think you are missing the point. If say, Mighty and Ray are holding hands in Echidnanopolis and an echidna makes a face or says something nasty it doesn't mean we're dissuading or persuading people to be "ruffled" and hateful towards the gay experience, but, just like women's issues, be aware these problems exist. It wouldn't be any more than we expect them to be "ruffled" when Nate had juice poured down his back for being an overlander. It is simply the portrayl of the experience for better or for worse. Not pretending it doesn't exist. And I don't mean just for Rotor, I mean for future characters that might be portrayed gay in the future. I'm not saying they're not equal as people, but I'm saying they're going to through different obstacles traditional couples face.Thats like saying female social issues in the book should not be touched on because females are equal, when the issue is more or less to portray the femal e expereince in ways females can relate to, not demean them as individuals . We are, just like gays are, defined by the many struggles in life we have. Even if for no other reason it gives us more strgnth than more privledged people have. Even if the Mobian society was accepting towards the gay issue, the same problem with Sally being too distant from women's issues would become a problem for people with gay issues but on a much more broader scale because it's the whole society. I'm not speaking on behalf of preference, rather than practicality. Number one, this book is in the CRITICAL low numbers for them to risk the readers, and I personally could hold out on something like this issue until the numbers stabilize. It's not like Marvel or DC where they could risk lesbian and gay couples without worrying over the readerbase. Number two, If anyone's the hypocrite...weren't you the one bawwing about Sally being possibly transgender and thereby being gay with Sonic?
  43. -1 points
    Miko

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    As for the beastiality thing, in the SonElise topic, I DID ask if you'd have sex with a dog or whatever and you were like no but because you had a girlfriend. So that'd lead one to assume that if you didn't have your girlfriend you'd be ok with having sex with a dog. I think that's where it comes from. People who are pro beastiality are not on the conservative side, and would be more liberal/progressive. She's saying how do you not understand given how much conservatives bash both concepts (a girl liking a girl and a girl liking a dog) and not get the idea it's a progressive/liberal idea? It really wasn't about throwing darts outta nowhere, if that what you thought.I don't think she worded what she said in a way that made it clear how this was incredibly relevant however, and did tell her when I read it, that maybe she might want to change how that sounded. Yes but femininity is what helps defines "female" in a gender sense, a person picking which set of gender traits expresses them more. As you've just admitted, Sally is not very feminine. Eh, she's got some things here and there depending on the writer, but even guys will have at least few feminine qualities as well. Sally doesn't readily identify with much in the way of femininity and is very disconnected from women's issues because she's been brought up to see herself the way a guy is more than likely able to see himself, and will therefore be able to readily identify with him more in that regard. So I see little reason to see her as a girl in terms of gender. Because femininity helps to define the female gender. It's not purely a matter of what Sally's got working down south for the winter. I think girls that are tomboys like I said, still have a good number of characteristics that are feminine that they greatly associate with to the extent they see themselves as more girly than masculine. For those who don't, transgenderism is a relatively new concept in terms of mainstream coverage and many cases still LACKS coverage. Many people have been still pigeonholed into being masculine or feminine based on their sex, and still do. So even if people say they're not the opposite gender despite having no deep connection with gender typically associated with their sex doesn't mean that's their REAL gender. It's like saying a person unwilling to accept they like the same sex doesn't suddenly make them "straight." Therefore I find it quite odd the notion that it's somehow offensive of me to call tomboys who specifically lack a deep connection with a feminine side that'd make them associate with a feminine gender guys in terms of gender. If that's what they are, then why be offended? You keep saying "attitudes this and that" on our end prevents social progress but that's exactly what your doing. By persistently implying tomboys like Sally, who have a much stronger connection with their masculine side than feminine side must be girls despite what's inside you are preventing people from having a casual relationship between their sex and their gender. You yourself even said: Knowing full well there are people on this board who have a stronger association with a specific gender unassociated with their sex and therefore, that sex =/= gender. Yeah well, defining gender often works by figuring out how strongly you associate with generalities. Which is the same way it works when deciding which culture you associate with more if you come from a multi-ethnic family or a minoritity group. It's not saying you don't have characteristics of other cultures in you, it's saying you have one that you associate with more. I don't think many people would deliberately write a transgendered individual because most people don't have much understanding of what a transgendered inidvidual is, and can't get their heads out of the sex=gender mindset. So they just write whatever. It's like calling a girl straight despite the fact she's constantly gravitating on some ocassions to other girls and really likes it. It may not have been your intention to illustrate her as bisexual, but it doesn't mean she's straight. It doesn't really change the fact that if Sally's a guy inside, then Sonic would technically be gay. Because for many transgendered individuals, they still consider themselves gay if their gender is female, their body is male, and they like girls. Because sex is more complex than wanting a specific body part (and when it comes to Mobians, they don't even have any privates). For many people it's a form of bonding, it's intimacy and an emotional connection. So the personal characteristics of the individual, that including their masculinity and femininity are going to be necessary to evaluate when considering your sexuality. Ok Flyboy, I don't mean to be offensive getting really sick of the topic diverting into an adhom soap box and possibly worse yet, some kind of persecution complex. 1. You're not the queen of being progressive. As a matter of fact your views on gender and sex and the relationship between the two is very ANTI progressive. 2. Not everything that is progressive/liberal is good. You yourself were just spouting offense over the idea of being associated with beastiality when beastiality=bad has been a very conservatively held belief. All this "Youre way of thinking is responsible for injustice blah blah blah" and all the things everyone's doing that's like that is really unnecessary and doesn't further discussion. While I will clarify my points to further discussion, I'm not catoring to a soap box.Bashing the morality of others doesn't make a point more or less valid and I say that to everyone, really. Guys really, what does so-and-so being progressive or conservative have ANYTHING to do with the topic. And as an individual, while I will on many ocassions see eye to eye on things, other times I don't. For example I'm really interested in the character Bunnie Rabot, while Viu sees her as an unecessary and possibly boring addition. Only address all as having a belief when all have vouched agreement. People who'd be persecuted based on how they look? Even within the context of Knothole, there were signs of people doing this if Bunnie was any indication. So you can't say Archie was making this hypothetical world where these problems don't exist
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    Miko

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Well, even if Mobians aren't human, they can have the characteristics humans do, and it's necessary to make them human to be relateable characters. We also know that they have a sizeable amount of human DNA and comparable intellect. But Sally's never been one to care about her appearance even during the more drastic changes to her fur. She even called caring about it shallow. Such writing would be inconsistent.
  45. -1 points
    Miko

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    I dont think that was bruought up for that, that was supposed to be related to some discussion of politics that was I'm going to guess supposed to somehow be related to this thread. I don't get the whole conservative liberal thing either of them were talking about which I guess led to a discussion on politics and the whole sexuality thing. And after a good day of puking and crapping everything out my body, I've no interest in figuring out what they're talking about which is why I'm annoyed Flyboy was quick to associate me with it. I mean maybe what they were talking about was a legitimate discussion that ultimately lead to something stupid, but the most I'll do is clarify what I can. I see this issue is probably way beyond me for the time being and possibly even this topic.
  46. -1 points
    Miko

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Can anybody summarize what's been going on today in a way that's relevant to the characters? No political mumbo jumbo please, I'm too sick to sort through that kinda thing today.Though ill probably read it over later anyhow. I'll also add for the final time I'm NOT saying all tomboys are guys when it comes to gender. I'm saying tomboys without a strong feminine identity that'd make them associate more with being female, are male in terms of gender. And I don't see that as derogatory. I think understanding that is actually very liberating. So I don't think I'm being deragatory to Sally or any tomboys like her when I say this. Why should your or anyone else's gender be defined by your privates? To me that's what sexism is. To say you must be a certain way because your privates are designed to confine you to being certain way and associating you with a specific identity. Someone with a penis can't be female and someone with a vagina can't be male. But really I don't really blame society for being that ignorant. I don't tolerate it, but I understand why all of it is happening. It's ingrained even in our language to condition us into polarizing ourselves based on our privates. Our language doen't make it obvious the difference between reffering one's gender and one's sex. If you say you're female people assume your gender is female AND that you have a vagina. And actually if we used words that reffered to our gender and not our sex, I think we'd be making a world where people focus more on the intimacy between individuals more than they do now. So yes, I don't feel bad about my views on Sally. I think it makes the character more interesting too.
  47. -1 points
    Indigo Rush

    Tails' next playable appearence

    i think Sonic Adventure is a pretty cool guy eh runs fsat and doesn't afraid of anything.
  48. -1 points
    Remynaka

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4

    That is a horrible example... if you mean the characters should look like THAT...... that would look horrible. I think hand drawn with better than decent animation fits beat now for HD. Not attacking you...I'm just throwing my 2 cents out there. Can I throw a buck instead next time? Because who really carries JUST 2 cents? =(
  49. -2 points
    Yong

    Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?

    I could say the same to you. The fact is I've made it clear I'm open to anyone in how they want to place Sonic CD. You on the other hand were steadfast in believing Sonic CD comes before Sonic 2 without feeling the need to explain why other than the bias to your said unexplained reasoning(unexplained at least until just this moment). I don't see how my preference(note, my preference, NOT my "undisputable" belief) to insert Sonic 3 between Sonic 2 and Sonic CD is any more "complicated" or obvious than your arrangment. It doesn't matter how much interest you have on the subject. If you're going to claim something, then you beter be ready to defend your point, or otherwise be open to the fact that you may be wrong about how you originally approached things.
  50. -2 points
    novelty

    Points System for Marketplace?

    Although I don't use the Marketplace forum, It pisses me off that you guys don't have a points system for organization and safety. It would be easier to set point price and use them to buy merchandise in a secure location through this forum. Also, the points could help out the forum and add a little flair (Glowing USERNAMES, awesome things, Collectible EMBLEMS). If you don't understand or don't like the idea; let at least 2 admins to please tell me why this plan cannot work.
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