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  1. 7 points
    A little post-Summer of Sonic cooldown pic. Decided to draw Amy in the cute-as-heck outfit my wife was wearing on the day (don’t read too much into that). ...I accidentally created an optical illusion here dunno about you guys but when I scroll up and down the text seems to move in and out lol.
  2. 5 points
    This would've worked better if it had a funny Sonic pic- oh wait-
  3. 5 points
    I think you guys are forgetting a very important cat.
  4. 5 points
    I think our boy Gene might give us a look at a image that didn't make the cut to see who the third cat character is? Spoilers: It is Honey and also major kuddos on the DK rap reference
  5. 5 points
    ...based on what? Are we even reading the same thread here? Sega's PR has repeatedly taken the piss out of '06 and the circumstances surrounding it. Sega themselves have already specified that the game releases in 2017, and prior to that already straight up said they're focusing on quality first and foremost. The trailer in the opening post is literally titled Project Sonic 2017 Debut Trailer. And even if for some stupid reason they suddenly took back everything they've already said and push forward the release date for Christmas money, I need to reiterate that Sonic Team has kept this project under wraps since 2013, which already gives this game a head start of over two years worth over what 06 was given. If you're basing this off anything other than childish superstition then I'd like to hear more, otherwise kindly don't make assumptions like this. To be blunt, it's obnoxious.
  6. 4 points
    Another Pokemon called Namakobushi was also in CoroCoro this month. It is a Sea Cucumber Pokemon that can regurgitate its organs and form them into a fist for attacking. Funnily enough, the Chinese leak did mention a Sea Cucumber Pokemon.
  7. 4 points
    Makes sense. On another note, if you aren't following Peridot on twitter, here's her in-depth analysis of recent events:
  8. 4 points
    It's not like they're presenting her as ACTUALLY EVIL ALL ALONG (ala fan theories *cough*), just that she wasn't perfect. Which you can say about nearly everyone in the cast, really.
  9. 4 points
    A general rule on the internet is that if something exists, no matter what that something is, at least two people will be a fan. Though I'd be willing to venture that they're more interested in his official Sonic works than him. I admit that I have little experience with comic books of any kind, but I can tell that stuff like the idea of somebody with the mentality of Sonic being evil or giving the characters families makes for plots that are, if nothing else, interesting. If this doesn't prove that the lawsuit and creation of the Lara Su Chronicles had little to nothing to do with sticking it to Sega and Archie for stealing copyrights, I don't know what will. Penders can talk all he likes about how triumphant the Lara Su Chronicles is for artists rights, how it shows once and for all how Sonic is meant to be, but at the end of the day, its transparent how much of an ego project and attempted cash cow it is. How disappointing-- the concept of continuing the old universe is actually being attempted by some fans with little issue from Sega and much acclaim from the fandom, showing clear interest and support for the old universe on the part of dedicated fans and openness to the old universe on Sega's part. If Penders put actual effort into the Lara Su Chronicles and managed to produce something good, there'd be plenty of people willing to put aside their bitterness over the lawsuit to buy his comic and support more endeavors from him, because the appeal of the old universe is really that strong for a lot of fans. Plus he could've gotten a mention by Sonic social media or something-- Sega's known to be very supportive towards unofficial creative endeavors provided that they're really good, and that mention would basically be free advertising. But instead we get character designs and art which can be nicely described as uninspired, molasses-slow progress on writing, art, etc., and disappointment from the writing that we have seen. What a shame.
  10. 3 points
    So a couple of years ago, SSMB user -Mark- found a couple of Sonic comics that most of us hadn't seen before. These comics turned out to have originated from the News of the World "Sunday" magazine in the early nineties, but unfortunately it was near impossible to track any others down as they were printed in the supplement and not the actual newspaper. A couple of us did eventually manage to get a few strips together, but the magazines were so hard to find and very expensive when they did pop up, so it was starting to look like we'd never get a complete series of them together, if it was indeed still out there. Around the same time I was in touch with Sonic the Comic artist Richard Elson who confirmed that he was also the artist on these strips as most of us had suspected. He also provided some additional information and it turned out that a few people who worked on the UK Sonic the Hedgehog yearbooks were also involved with these; all of the strips were written and edited by yearbook editor Barrie Tomlinson, and the last chunk were drawn by artist Sandy James. Many of the later Elson strips were coloured by John M Burns wh also worked on STC. Even more interestingly, he told me that he did in fact have an almost complete collection of these in his personal archives and that he would be happy to loan these to me under the condition that I scanned them in and shared them with the community as we thought it would be cool if people were able to see more of them considering how obscure they are. Richard was missing a couple of strips from the collection he gave me, but through the issues that myself and Hogfather had managed to collect, along with Mark's original scans and a few that were uploaded later by Tumblr user hypermikey, we've been able to get an almost complete collection together... so behold... The Sonic Sunday Strips Archive We believe that we're now only two issues away from a complete collection and the episodes that seems to be missing are from the 29th May 1994 and 13th November 1994 magazines. On the off chance that anyone here may have them or know someone who does, we would love to add them just to finish off the archive so everyone can have a look through them. The comics are quite interesting as it ran alongside STC and there are a few little things that seem to link both universes together, despite most people-- even those who were involved with the comic-- not knowing of its existence. For example, we have a strip from 10th April 1994 where Robotnik's new AoStH-inspired design debuts. This was the week after his AoStH design was introduced by Nigel Kitching in the April 1st issue of the comic printed that same year, which also happened to be drawn by Richard Elson. Another episode has Sonic being shrunk by one of Robotnik's inventions and during one part of the strip, he's trapped in a spider's web while miniaturised. I couldn't help but wonder if there was a little nod to this somewhere later in STC when Sonic encounters a giant spider and is trapped in its web during the Shanazar arc (all the way forward in issue #152 in 1999) and mentions that it's his worst nightmare, even though it's something that had never been brought up in the comic at all before. This was also in a strip drawn by Richard Elson. On the whole the comics are generally silly little things without much too detail put into them (as a lot of newspaper comics are), but as a Fleetway fan it's cool to see some small references that may have been nods to my favourite Sonic universe, and it's always nice when something obscure surfaces and is able to be enjoyed by everyone. Again, a MASSIVE thank you goes out to Richard for making this possible, and also to Mark and hypermikey for providing a lot of the pages we were missing. You guys all rock!
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    First off, no new episode. its currently at 83% according to the site. sorry guys. But I do have something neat to share: Super Abridged when?
  13. 3 points

    Pokemon Anime General Discussion

    That theme is the best thing to come out if this anime in almost a decade, it's such a sin the dub axes it
  14. 3 points
    Ms Marvel cover art by Adrian Alphona. I fucking love this artwork.
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    My moneys on Bewear hunting Marowak. Bewear can crush bones with a single embrace, and Marowak's head is a bony plate. Bewear is Normal/Fighting, which Ghosts are immune to. Bewear has the Fluffy ability, which Marowak's newfound Fire type can deal super effective damage on.
  17. 3 points
    ...hasn't that been said for years now, or is my memory playing tricks on me? It would probably help considerably if every game didn't feel the need to radically alter the mechanics.
  18. 2 points
    I only translate to French, no other languages. He told me he works with other translators for other languages.
  19. 2 points
    Team Skull Admin: The models in this game are really good.
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  21. 2 points

    Cartoon Network Battle Crashers

    It's a shame Johnny Test won't be playable. Seriously this game could have been the best stress reliever if I could use him as a punching bag in training mode or something.
  22. 2 points
    Play the game/trailer you get! Sonic Labyrinth has a morse code, but probably nothing substantial.
  23. 2 points

    Pokemon Anime General Discussion

    That's pretty much common knowledge when it comes to anime. The problem is the folks who are doing the dub are the pokemon company international and they're just being cheap. The reason why they got rid of the 4kids voice cast and got new actors was because didn't want to pay more it's just so frustrating that they would go the cheap route considering Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises ever.
  24. 2 points
    The Lost Ones bombed, and for all that he tries to claim it was a 'cult hit' or whatever, the simple reality is that his 'own' work just doesn't have the kind of draw his Sonic related work does (I put the quotation marks up there due to the fact that Lost Ones is a *very* thinly veiled copy of X-men). Hell, he even tried to use Sonic to advertise the damned trainwreck- I've read The Lost Ones, and so I've seen the full breadth of Penders work when not having to deal with editors or the like. The result? Inept, dull, and boring. The only hope for The Lost Ones to ever be anything more than it was would be for Penders to take a page out of Liefeld's book and let someone with far more skill and talent re-invent it.
  25. 2 points
    One thing I'd want in Sonic Mania is a better balance between the Flame, Thunder and Aqua sields, since in Sonic 3&K Thunder was almost always the best choice. However, I know that's very hard to pull off, since rings are everywhere but fire and water cannot be put everywhere.
  26. 2 points
    I still for the life of me don't know why Mr Penders hasn't properly gone back to The Lost Ones and just stick with that. Hell, with someone keeping him check and ditching that terribly insensitive reason why Particle’s powers exist and giving her and others a more cyberpunk origin it could work. If Mr Penders put half as much effort in to this like he does goofing off on twitter he'd actually would have something decent on his hands. Makes me kind of sad since I'd like to see this get off the ground... Then again I unironically like Youngblood and Chicken Little so maybe I'm not the best at judging things.
  27. 2 points
    Its a collaborative effort, but balanced out by the fact that fans generally tend to have less access to money and investors than creators, not to mention that fanworks are typically free with little merch unlike official works (with the old universe continuation being no exception to this). Though this works in the fancomic's favor in some respects-- the only people who would find working on a project like this worthwhile are those who are truly passionate about Archie Sonic. Passion doesn't guarantee good quality work, of course, but its a good start. Meanwhile Penders's comic can be considered worthwhile without passion since it offers a potential monetary gain and potentially more fame. And it shows Though this does bring up a good point- Penders has been trying to be a one man band plus Adamis. I honestly don't think its working. He could use a crew to help him edit his writing, perhaps do the art for him, etc. Though I hear he's pretty tricky to work with so that might not end well. Its a sad truth that Penders would find some dumb reason to dismiss what's essentially his competition in regards to building off of what Archie built.
  28. 2 points
    The game is already announced for 2017. It's literally currently only known as "Project 2017".
  29. 2 points
    06 was made in less than a year. The last Sonic Team game was released three years ago, so it's pretty safe to say that this is a completely different case entirely. The only grounds for comparison between the two games so far is the tone, and frankly we still know far too little about that to draw a solid connection anyway. What we have so far isn't much better than judging a book by its cover, to be frank.
  30. 2 points
    More original stuff: I’m way too obsessed with seaside scenes so I should at least start to try and make them a bit more fun. I'm now on Instagram! I’ll mostly be using it for photography but will crosspost a selection of my art too. Follow me here: jez.mm Last thing today is safe for work but has some pervy double entendre humour, click to view:
  31. 1 point
    Ta for all the comments. Had to watch and read a lot of Thomas & Friends first, as well as study carefully how they "animate" on that show to make it as close as possible presentation wise. Twas an idea I had for a pretty long time now (probably since around 2011) where I wanted to do Sonic 1 but also wanted Sonic to not talk at all. This would have also meant having a narrator on hand, and being the fan of Thomas & Friends and of inputting references/homages that I am, this felt like a good way to do things. The only problem it presented was not being able to do too many fully animated sequences (Well, full enough in the way I do things) without throwing out the intended homage overall. Lots of still images for the odd shots here and there, but to be honest, there were lots of those in the show. Could've worked, but thought I'd try it this way first. Always other animations to do for that! Also intended to stretch this concept to Sonic 2, CD & 3, focusing on other characters in different parts of the games in the way Thomas stories were written (where an engine is usually full of themselves and get themselves into trouble through their own hubris [Amy's story about getting captured on Little Planet] or at the point where they feel bad about the trouble they caused and wishing to make amends somehow [Tails would save Sonic from the Death Egg destruction, while Knuckles proves himself a capable guardian by saving the Master Emerald by himself this time]) But there was no time to get those done (even though it's all fully written and voice acted, might still put them out somewhere at some point) and the whole presentation/"joke" might have worn off if it was 8ish minutes long in total. Ah well! Just means I can always do those games in different styles some other time. Wonder if Sonic 2 can work as a musical...?
  32. 1 point
    Also more screens:
  33. 1 point
    ^Glad to hear that! I sometimes think I am the only person in the world who likes all of Sonic's gameplay styles throughout the series: Classic, Adventure, Boost, hybrids (such as Lost World)... All of them fit within "speedy platforming", which is what Sonic is about. Not without things I'd want to change, but I enjoy all of them. Now, on the subject of rushing out games: there are certainly a lot of games rushed for release but, besides Sonic 06 -RoL had other problems-, I don't think they've suffered too much. Sonic 2 was extremely rushed, even the general public knew about the scrapped HPZ, and very few will call it bad. Sonic Colors is a low-budget game made with little effort, yet it's considered one of the best 3D games -too overrated, IMO-, whereas Unleashed is the polar opposite case -I can't stand when they say it's bad-. While it's obvious more development time can make a more polished game with more content, but I've never felt annoyed with what we've got.
  34. 1 point
    Oh no I`m not one of these people haha, by quality I mean polished and glitch free and all that. I`m not picky with Sonic games.
  35. 1 point
    Back to Archie Sonic characters, I see...very nice. I especially love Matilda. Alex Kidd looks great in your style.
  36. 1 point
    The new tracking system is useless if you're not near a Pokestop, by the way, making play outside of towns and cities almost impossible. The exact opposite of how Pokemon is portrayed in literally every other piece of media.
  37. 1 point
    ...Who the hell eats Marowak? Why would anyone try to eat Marowak? It has pretty good defenses and I don't know what could eat it, besides the obvious things like Groudon or something. I could kind of understand Mandibuzz but it would be more for its skull and bone than anything. Unless Team Rocket is actually trying to cook up Marowak burgers. Considering they tried to sell Slowpoke's tail as a delicacy I wouldn't be surprised.
  38. 1 point
    OK I dunno if it was translated at Serebii, but some translations (the picture's blurry so some part is guess): Sunabaa: a sandpile gained a soul and became a pokemon. They're actually very frightening?! (the pic with the pikachu: They drain life from other Pokemons, and the victims become another Sunabaa...) Shirodesuna: It pretends to be a sand castle. Rumors say their defense is impenetrable?! Nuikoguma: Very popular among children and ladies! You truly should meet one when you're at the island! (the small pic of Nuiko: they dislike being touched. They will thrash around in defense/intimidation) Kiteruguma: They were already strong as Nuikoguma, but now evolved they are even more stronger! Yowashi: Small and frail?! But when it calls their friends.... (school form:when they form a school, they change into the monster/devil of the sea! Odoridori: There are different forms of them on each of the four islands Region forms: Meowth: They became this form as the Royalties/Nobles of Alola raised them. Exeggutor: They grew and grew bathing in the sunlight! It has the top-class impression (I can't make out the words here) Marowak: They seem to change their form to combat their predators
  39. 1 point

    Sonic Headcanons

    This topic is about Sonic headcanons, as in stuff that makes canonical sense to the series. Whether that's Sega, Archie/SatAM, Boom, X etc canon is your pick, but yeah. How did we go from that to dramatic series/character rewrites? That's not headcanon material, guys, that's fan fiction. And while I do like playing with that thought every now and then myself (but not quite to the extent being posted in here...) this isn't the place for that. If you have ideas like that you want to share, then making a topic in the Sonic Showcase would be a good idea.
  40. 1 point
    It's does my inner fan good to see how much attention the anime is getting currently. Normally, people don't bother talking about it, maybe mention it, but I've never seen the show get this much widespread love in a darn long time and that's a really nice feeling.
  41. 1 point

    Dangan Ronpa General

    Despair Side episode 4 made some interesting, possibly significant remarks about: Also, it's becoming a lot clearer how Despair Side feeds into Future Side. Whoever the traitor ends up being, Despair Side might well be where their motives are explained. Edit: Future Side 5: A Japanese person did some lip-reading and thinks the giveaway is:
  42. 1 point

    Sonic X discussion

    So pre-orders for the Sonic X box set is finally available, and we finally got a bit more information regarding pricing. The msrp (or suggest retail price) for the box set is $69.95. You can pre-order from Amazon ($69.95) or You can pre-order from RightStuf ($45.47)
  43. 1 point
    Hmm.... Green Hill Chemical Plant Aquatic Ruins Carnival Night Sandopolis Lava Reef Emerald Coast Labyrinth Zone Ice Cap The Hidden Palace/Emerald Alter Death Egg And possibly more That's actually a VERY good level line up.
  44. 1 point
    http://m.gamestop.com/product/accessories/lego-dimensions-level-pack-sonic-the-hedgehog/132963 So you can get the Sonic Level Pack for pre-order right now from GameStop, get on it people!
  45. 1 point
    More new style stuff: Princess Daisy My longtime OCs Alice and Hammer Ghost. Annnd new girl from before again, whom I've named Chamomile and plan to keep around I think.
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  47. 1 point
    Green Eyes

    Funny Sonic Stuff

    Sonic no. I think they were going for "pisses all over the competition." but they kinda faffed it and got this instead. I can't tell what Sonic's sitting on?
  48. 1 point
    Another double shot for your enjoyment!
  49. 1 point

    Funny Sonic Stuff

  50. 1 point
    Indigo Rush

    Funny Sonic Stuff

    Funny thread? And don't forget the time Sega provided Chili Dog martinis to the event that revealed Sonic Boom Seriously.
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