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  1. Today marks my 15 year anniversary at my job. Usually on Saturday nights I work both Customer Service and bookkeeping. I go in the bookkeepers’ office and find this on the counter: I was so surprised and happy to see this gift-especially the socks as I’ve been looking for Sonic socks for a while. The orange cupcake is of significance because orange is my favorite color. I knew right away this was my friend that left this for me as she was the opening bookkeeper this morning and she has bought me Sonic-related gifts several times. So yeah-15 years! It’s been quite a journey with me being a shy 19 year old that had second thoughts about taking this job to a 34 year old that talks too much and enjoys her job. And my coworkers are a huge reason why as they are like family to me.
    8 points
  2. SenEDDtor Missile

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    @horridus @QuantumEdge @Ernest-Panda I'm not entirely surprised that Ken has it out for Ian to the point he mistook something Bollers did for Ian's work. I wouldn't be surprised if in his mind, Bollers was only a minor nuisance in the long term since Bollers ultimately left and pursued his own interest, and thus to Ken he is irrelevant outside of moments where he has reason to be angry with him (IE during his time having to work alongside him). IAN on the other hand is more or less what Ken probably wishes HE personally was and wants to be: acclaimed and famed for his work on what he probably perceives as his domain, actually getting to write for television (the one Sonic Boom episode granted, but hey that's still more than Ken ever did) and pen various other comics for pretty big IPs like Megaman, and the fact that he deep down knows that he's a washed up infamous has-been while the "upstart" Ian has more or less "stolen" his thunder after he was hired on when Penders rage-quitted... Yeah he's REEEEEEEAAAAAAALLLLY JELLY.
    6 points
  3. And in case anyone still needed more proof that Ken did not care about Karl's work: As a reminder, Lupe (who was roboticized in SSS11, not killed) had her free will restored under Karl's pen in #100, five whole years before Ken left the book. But, of course, it can't end there. Because, as he apparently forgot, Ken himself used Lupe again in #152. Truly a man with deep respect for the series' continuity.
    5 points
  4. Big Panda

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    What’s your point?
    5 points
  5. Failinhearts

    There is such a thing as perfection in this world.

    There is such a thing as perfection in this world.
    4 points
  6. Jack-al

    I'm not fat! I'm not fat!

    I'm not fat! I'm not fat!
    4 points
  7. Tracker_TD

    Sega Ages Collection (Switch)

    Reminder that originally, M2 intended to make *7* 3D Classics titles, spanning Arcade and Mega Drive By the end of the 3D Classics Project, they’d done about *29* titles, spanning Arcade, Mega Drive, Master System, and SG-1000 - all because the titles did so dang well. Plus as time went on, they dipped into the libraries of Treasure, and then straight up bought all of Technosoft’s IP and brought Thunder Force III to 3DS With the Switch being more powerful, I genuinely believe they ain’t bluffing here. I now hope even moreso that these do well.
    4 points
  8. Teoskaven

    Imagine this in HD.

    Imagine this in HD.
    4 points
  9. Tracker_TD

    Sega Ages Collection (Switch)

    http://www.segadriven.com/2018/04/alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-and-gain-ground-join-sega-ages-for-switch-line-up/ Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS) and Gain Ground (Arcade) confirmed. Also announced - Sonic 1 will include the rare Mega Play arcade version! Phantasy Star is based on the PS2 collection release, meaning it adds walk/run speed options, an FM/PSG toggle, a difficulty setting, and more.
    4 points
  10. horridus

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    Penders has always operated under the mistaken impression that the Knuckles comics and everything he wrote for it was always some kind of private domain for him rather than a single part of the greater whole. Its telling that the only time he wrote outside events having an impact on things was during the Sonic Adventure adaptation, which he pretty much HAD to write, and even that didn't stop him from trying to bulldoze through with his own plans regardless of how little they had to do with the game, IE the excursion into Pais Mysterioso. In short? Penders refused to accept that he was never playing in his own sandbox or that his plans were never the top priority for the comic, no matter how much he personally prioritized them over everything else. He simultaneously demands a tremendous degree of respect for his 'vision', but won't grant that same respect for other writers- after Bollers left he tried to gloss over and undo the events of Return to Angel Island and continue where he left off. His characters are sacrosanct, but he's free to do whatever he wants with other people's, when he bothers to pay them any mind at all. Its an incredibly weird, entitled attitude for a writer on a licensed book to take, but here we are. There's a difference between a character having a name and being a *name* character. The latter is a major character, and the former? Is decidedly not. All those names you just gave? Cruft. Each and every one of them. That's blatantly untrue. Penders took issue with the storyline and Bollers' claims that 25YL were not the 'true' future- he even went so far as to claim that Bollers was trying to 'undermine' him.
    4 points
  11. Everything about this man is a Goddamn trainwreck.
    3 points
  12. MightyRay

    Thank you to everyone who cheered me up last night. I've saw it all and it made my mo

    Thank you to everyone who cheered me up last night. I've saw it all and it made my morning so much brighter! Thank you again for being so lovely SSMB!
    3 points
  13. Solister

    This is a purrito...

    This is a purrito...
    3 points
  14. Failinhearts

    I AM NOT READY FOR SNOW IN FUCKING APRIL.

    I AM NOT READY FOR SNOW IN FUCKING APRIL.
    3 points
  15. JezMM

    Chamomile

    Chamomile #52
    3 points
  16. horridus

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    Gala-Na was killed when Finitevus sabotaged Albion's defenses and led the Eggman Empire to their doorstep. Yanar was never outright confirmed within the book, but given that Albion itself was wiped out, chances are he was gone as well. As I've been saying though, given that Albion vanished off the face of Mobius in the aftermath of the Chaos Knuckles arc and simply added to the bloat of the cast, Penders complaining about that one rings rather hollow given that he himself forgot to do anything of note with them, beyond giving himself ANOTHER hidden high tech city to drool over. Penders' has exactly two writing credits over at DC- a Who's Who book for Star Trek, and a single story in the Star Trek: The NExt Generation Special. This is still pretty spectacular news though, especially since Penders himself has never managed to write for a Big Name superhero, let alone Superman. Here's hoping it leads to bigger and better opportunities for Flynn.
    3 points
  17. KingScoopaKoopa

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    Why are we feeding this troll again? Nothing is going to change from him -- nothing for the positive, anyway, as he'll just basically "nuh-uh" his way through it, saying it's incorrect or we don't know the whole story or he had bad info or some other excuse. It's just giving him more and more chances to try to control the narrative and, more importantly, remain relevant in an industry and fandom that's all but completely passed him by. Just let him spew his toothless rhetoric and keep a wide berth. I'm pretty sure there is no scenario that involves engaging with him on social media that ends with you* accomplishing anything or feeling satisfied by the outcome. He's an attention vampire, and as long as we keep offering up necks, he continues to feed. Do what you* want, I certainly can't stop you, but this feels like a waste of energy to me by this point. * General "you," not anyone specific.
    3 points
  18. Ferno

    Taxman & Stealth go to White Castle

    Taxman & Stealth go to White Castle
    3 points
  19. ....the heck are you talking about? This shot alone clearly lists the minor-ass Echidna and ants that were lost to the Egg Grape Chambers, and Bollers wrote Echidnapolis getting demolished to begin with. As has been pointed out several times now, Flynn intervened to *save* Remington there, the only character in that lot who could be regarded as 'major'. Albion and its inhabitants getting torched was Flynn's work, but to be perfectly blunt, given that neither Penders or anyone else did squat with Gala-Na and her council of morons after the Chaos Knuckles arc? You reaaallly can't argue that they were major or important characters. Penders' problem lies with the fact that his private playground was no longer untouchable, and that no matter how much he wanted to pretend otherwise, the status-quo he concocted wasn't what the readers wanted. That's the core of it all with him- his wounded pride and inability to accept that the book had moved on from him and his go-nowhere plot points. .
    3 points
  20. SenEDDtor Missile

    [twitter] Huh, that Egypt styled concept actually doesn't look too bad for Infinite.

    [twitter] Huh, that Egypt styled concept actually doesn't look too bad for Infinite.
    3 points
  21. Bumpin for nighttime crowd https://thechaosblue.deviantart.com/art/The-Classic-Era-740369545
    3 points
  22. KingScoopaKoopa

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    Isn't that basically what The Lara-Su Chronicles is?
    3 points
  23. QuantumEdge

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    I'd like to point out the echidnas put on the chopping block were, if I'm right, made up of no characters of any particular importance. I can't even think of someone with a name who got killed in the Egg Grapes. Really he's getting bitter over cast members that were just there to have something in the background. My only guess is because it disrupted his utopia world he'd made, where no threat could ever make any real trouble and therefore no interesting stories occurred. Thank god Ian didn't have Ken as a co-writer like Karl did. Otherwise he'd probably have stories made to pretty much spite him.
    3 points
  24. Adding to that, he seems to be selectively forgetting that a rather large swathe of his characters were properly killed off in the Egg Grape Chambers during Return to Angel Island, by Karl Bollers. None of his characters were dropped- hell, Lien-Da received way more attention and focus under Flynn than she ever did under Penders himself. The only thing that resulted in any of his characters being exiled forever was the fallout from his own lawsuit. Being out of focus and being dropped completely are two entirely different things, and the fact that he views the former as the same as the latter incredibly telling. As for his comment on Flynn's handling of Knuckles and Locke's relationship, I say this again- the only reason those two had as cozy a relationship as they did during Ken's run was because Ken cheerfully ignored the various ways in which Locke's actions would have badly, badly damaged his trust. Telling him that he's the last of his kind and raising him in isolation, letting him believe his mother was dead, genetically modifying him as an infant, neglecting to mention the Dark Legion being out for his blood... I mean for crying out loud, the only reason Knuckles found him was because Locke couldn't get away fast enough. Penders can scream otherwise until his dying days, but these are not the actions of a good parent, and no amount of authorial fiat can make it so. Flynn didn't 'misunderstand' the relationship, he simply allowed reality to finally take hold.
    3 points
  25. Big Panda

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    “Ian didn’t have a handle on Locke and Knuckles’ relationship” Maybe because he actually wanted to do a better-written relationship instead of the piss-poor, borderline abusive one you had a “handle” on.
    3 points
  26. As I'm the one he's talking about I'm not Asexual. But yeah it is totally douchey for him to say that. This is because I said the concept is stupid BTW.
    2 points
  27. The Tenth Doctor

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    You know who else thinks sexuality is a choice? Trump. His hated enemy (Chumpster he calls him). Ironic isn't it? Anyway, his forgetfullness of his own stories, while saying he has done his research is astounding. In my book series, as I am writing it, I am keeping a character profile with notes of everything that happens to the character. This allows me to call back to something later in the series. You'd think a "professional" like Kenneth would do.
    2 points
  28. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

    I'm convinced Zamasu was based on Sensui, too. I get the impression that Super stole

    I'm convinced Zamasu was based on Sensui, too. I get the impression that Super stole a fair amount from Yu Yu Hakusho, lol.
    2 points
  29. KingScoopaKoopa

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    But at least everything still counts and fits in, right?
    2 points
  30. Failinhearts

    Never gets old.

    Never gets old.
    2 points
  31. Lanolin

    I say son, I say, this feller is awfully familiar

    I say son, I say, this feller is awfully familiar
    2 points
  32. KingScoopaKoopa

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    See, but it doesn't count, because it's not the REAL Superman by Siegel and Shuster. Of course, if it was Penders in that spot, he'd do what no one else could and bring value to the character.
    2 points
  33. Crow the BOOLET

    I found the greatest Sonic game ever

    I found the greatest Sonic game ever
    2 points
  34. Your Vest Friend

    Channel Awesome Was Not So Awesome

    This about sums up the lighter side of things.
    2 points
  35. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

    We have a guy named Bowser working at Nintendo and we have a politician named Eggman.

    We have a guy named Bowser working at Nintendo and we have a politician named Eggman. For reals. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Eggman
    2 points
  36. https://clips.twitch.tv/ScrumptiousFlaccidSamosaTF2John it's the little moments
    2 points
  37. The first Motobug Reviewer Showcase begins in four hours and 10 minutes with a set of SomeCallMeJohnny's best videos! Be sure to join for some fun!
    2 points
  38. Balding Spider

    You really can't look at this latter half the same way after the Channel Awesome deba

    You really can't look at this latter half the same way after the Channel Awesome debacle again
    2 points
  39. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

    I dreamed this idea up for a fighting game sorta like comic zone. The plot is about a

    I dreamed this idea up for a fighting game sorta like comic zone. The plot is about a student at a school that drew up this original character and he has to face challenges and fights the other students' original characters (think like net-navis from megaman) on arenas that look like they were sketched out on paper like from comic zone. You have to beat the other fighters until you get to the teacher's original character, then the principal's, then the final boss, the superintendent's. The graphics are also by arcsystem works. What do you think?
    2 points
  40. Tracker_TD

    Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star night

    Yakuza, Virtua Fighter and, yes, Sonic costumes announced: http://www.segadriven.com/2018/04/yakuza-virtua-fighter-and-sonic-costumes-announced-for-persona-3-dancing-moon-night-and-persona-5-dancing-star-night/
    2 points
  41. Sonic Paradox have yet another project coming... Looking forward to it as always.
    2 points
  42. 84% B on my Psychology exam 2. Kinda bummed out because I got a 90% on exam 1. I mean, the grade is still good and exam 2 covered four modules compared to three modules like exam 1 did, but I wish I just did better on it. Meh... I think my grade is still an A in Psychology.
    2 points
  43. horridus

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    The forum page containing it has been lost- it happened some time after he had left Archie, and had characterized the conflict between himself and Bollers as a 'Donnybrook', and claimed that Bollers' writing was a 'hissyfit' and an attempt to undermine his writing on Mobius 25YL. Prior to that though, there was an incident in 2004 where Ken deleted multiple threads on his forum that brought up the fact that Bollers had declared that 25YL was simply one future of many, which was chronicles on SonicHQ. For some reason the SonicHQ forums of old are now exclused from the wayback machine. However, in a rare moment of clarity, I managed to save it, and have a few screencaps for the SonicHQ thread- There was only one page of the thread saved, but it was very telling- filled with instances of Ken deleting threads on his forums, essentially for the crime of bringing up that Karl Bollers had a different take on things than him. Any claim Penders makes about his feud with Bollers being anything but bitter is a lie, and there's no real way he could misremember who did what given the intensity of the incident. As such, Penders claiming Flynn responsible for actions Bollers took can only be construed as being spite on the part of Penders and him turning Flynn into his personal scapegoat... not that we needed to dredge all THIS up to understand that's the case.
    2 points
  44. Tornado

    Mega Drive Mini announced. "ATGames are no more!"

    If it was something that actually encompassed the Genesis' life, meaning it included a best of selection from the entire system's available library, I would be all over it. It would legitimately be refreshing if Sega acknowledged that even the 32X was not such a miserable failure that there was nothing on it worth ever seeing again, nevermind the Sega CD; or that they were not the only ones who made titles for the platform. Since that is what Nintendo did with the Mini series. Of course, instead I'm sure we can expect the usual suspects and little else. The worst versions of Ecco and Ecco II. The Sonic games sans CD or Chaotix. The Streets of Rage games. Gunstar. Golden Axe games. Columns. Altered Beast. Toe-Jam and Earl and maybe II. Perfectly adequate emulation.
    2 points
  45. PaulyBFromDa303

    Sup peeps! I'm just typing up more paragraphs for my music descriptions. Got about 10

    Sup peeps! I'm just typing up more paragraphs for my music descriptions. Got about 10 to go. Then I plan to spread out to SoundCloud, YouTube, OCRemix . . . and there's a few others a couple of you mentioned. I'm gonna have to dig through a bunch of my old statuses to find it lol. Unless you all have suggestions. And I apologize if you have to repeat something you already told me XD. I'm hoping that in the end, when everything is up, that I'll be able to expand to different audiences and get a tad closer to achieving the dream. I do remember the representative I spoke to from SEGA did say that I needed more of an online presence. This is step one. And it's taking a while. 90 total paragraphs, one for each song and a quick bio. I started this about four months ago but walked away from it for a while halfway through. I'll probably be posting the links to the songs once they are up. I'll probably do one a day, to not oversaturate the feed here, and it probably gives people time to get a glimpse of my stuff. To think I've already posted 10 songs since my arrival to SSMB less than two years ago. It's cray cray
    2 points
  46. You would think he would remember the Egg Grapes etc being Bollers since he has previously shown disdain at the Return to Angel Island story arc, didn't it cause friction between himself and Bollers even? He's basically retorted the people that have brought up his characters usage before the reboot in response to that tweet with the "that's not <insert character here>, and not how I would have written it, and I know them as they are my creations" thing. As we all guessed he would. So it looks like he did mean "it wasn't my way" rather than "they didn't use them" that he meant.
    2 points
  47. Tara

    Channel Awesome Was Not So Awesome

    Read a comment thread on Twitter recently that said that the former contributors are just doing it to get attention and are all conspiring against CA. I mean, look, not every complaint in that document is valid (and full disclosure: it says in the opening statement that not all of them are supposed to be), but it must be one hell of a conspiracy if every. single. person. working for you decides to leave.
    2 points
  48. Tylinos

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    Yeah. It was a Bollers story (Return to Angel Island) that showed that a ton of the Echidnas were stuffed in the Egg Grapes and had most of their life force drained. All Ian did was re-confirm what Bollers already showed us.
    2 points
  49. horridus

    The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

    For real. He even had Remington, arguably an ACTUAL major character, spared from all that by way of Finitevus and ended things with him being the new leader and protector of the Echidna remannt in Albion. His complaint is deeply nonsensical, given that the only 'casualties' were filler characters that Penders never bothered to properly develop or utilize after their introduction.
    2 points
  50. As'stra-al'ien.
    2 points


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