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    Tyranno got a reaction from BlueSky in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I imagine Mighty and Ray (and probably the Hooligans thanks to Mania) being locked to classic stuff is that they're now on Sega's radar, as Classic characters, and thus any other involvement for them falls under Sega's scrutiny, and it's now up to them to determine how they're used in a broader context. Basically, Sega wants IDW to avoid any contradictions in how Mighty and Ray are portrayed should they ever decide to have them make the jump from Mania to involvement in bigger things.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I imagine Mighty and Ray (and probably the Hooligans thanks to Mania) being locked to classic stuff is that they're now on Sega's radar, as Classic characters, and thus any other involvement for them falls under Sega's scrutiny, and it's now up to them to determine how they're used in a broader context. Basically, Sega wants IDW to avoid any contradictions in how Mighty and Ray are portrayed should they ever decide to have them make the jump from Mania to involvement in bigger things.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from FFWF in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I imagine Mighty and Ray (and probably the Hooligans thanks to Mania) being locked to classic stuff is that they're now on Sega's radar, as Classic characters, and thus any other involvement for them falls under Sega's scrutiny, and it's now up to them to determine how they're used in a broader context. Basically, Sega wants IDW to avoid any contradictions in how Mighty and Ray are portrayed should they ever decide to have them make the jump from Mania to involvement in bigger things.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from SpongicX in Why don't you take Sonic seriously?   
    The Boos from Mario are round with simple features; at worst, the scariest thing they're given is red sclera.
    The Boos from Sonic Adventure have sunken eyes, manic grins full of sharp teeth, and some of them are shown with mouths that are stiched closed.
    Neither are hard horror, but the latter variety looks more like something out of Beetlejuice. They're definitely creepy in a way that the other Boos aren't.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from GuyWithThePie in Why don't you take Sonic seriously?   
    Maybe, but I was responding to comments that described Sonic as a shallow concept full of whimsy and cartoonishness, when that's only true to a degree. It's born out of the same 90's sense of "coolness" that made characters like the X-Men popular; a franchise that's, coincidentally, full of consequences and mystery as much as it is ridiculousness. The backstory for Sonic created the basis for a world full of danger and mysticism, not something that was purely a colorful storybook world. Sonic has always had an attempt at depth in it.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from GuyWithThePie in Why don't you take Sonic seriously?   
    I feel like the kind of "seriousness" that people really complain about is really only present in two games in the series. Nothing the SA series does is anymore overwrought than a Saturday morning cartoon show. And yes, I'm including Sonic Adventure 2 in that.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    Reading this thread, and looking back on my own post history going back, well, years. It's made me realize something.
    It's really easy to have a chip on your shoulder in this fandom. It can make you want to work extra hard to prove yourself, to justify why you like something, why you think things aren't as bad as everything says they are. And... well, in my case, it's definitely led to my showing my ass more than once, up to recently and going way back. Led to me mouthing off and challenging people who frankly know far better than I do, people who talk to those who do things officially, people who have a better window into this franchise than someone who is effectively some guy... and that's really fucking asinine, in the end.
    I don't really know what to say at this point. It's not enough to just have unpopular opinions, to like things that the rest of the internet has written off (and looking back, things you don't even necessarily agree with anymore). You have to make sure it doesn't turn you into a contrarian. You have to make sure you aren't arguing just for the sake of arguing, to justify yourself, or invalidate what others feel, or know because they've put a lot more work and energy into things than you have. People who have careers, people who WORK on the Sonic brand. And other fans that are just as passionate as you are.
    So yeah.
    Cautionary tales, I guess.
  8. Nice Smile
    Tyranno got a reaction from Ninjice in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    Reading this thread, and looking back on my own post history going back, well, years. It's made me realize something.
    It's really easy to have a chip on your shoulder in this fandom. It can make you want to work extra hard to prove yourself, to justify why you like something, why you think things aren't as bad as everything says they are. And... well, in my case, it's definitely led to my showing my ass more than once, up to recently and going way back. Led to me mouthing off and challenging people who frankly know far better than I do, people who talk to those who do things officially, people who have a better window into this franchise than someone who is effectively some guy... and that's really fucking asinine, in the end.
    I don't really know what to say at this point. It's not enough to just have unpopular opinions, to like things that the rest of the internet has written off (and looking back, things you don't even necessarily agree with anymore). You have to make sure it doesn't turn you into a contrarian. You have to make sure you aren't arguing just for the sake of arguing, to justify yourself, or invalidate what others feel, or know because they've put a lot more work and energy into things than you have. People who have careers, people who WORK on the Sonic brand. And other fans that are just as passionate as you are.
    So yeah.
    Cautionary tales, I guess.
  9. Promotion
    Tyranno got a reaction from Jar Jar Analysis 1138 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    Reading this thread, and looking back on my own post history going back, well, years. It's made me realize something.
    It's really easy to have a chip on your shoulder in this fandom. It can make you want to work extra hard to prove yourself, to justify why you like something, why you think things aren't as bad as everything says they are. And... well, in my case, it's definitely led to my showing my ass more than once, up to recently and going way back. Led to me mouthing off and challenging people who frankly know far better than I do, people who talk to those who do things officially, people who have a better window into this franchise than someone who is effectively some guy... and that's really fucking asinine, in the end.
    I don't really know what to say at this point. It's not enough to just have unpopular opinions, to like things that the rest of the internet has written off (and looking back, things you don't even necessarily agree with anymore). You have to make sure it doesn't turn you into a contrarian. You have to make sure you aren't arguing just for the sake of arguing, to justify yourself, or invalidate what others feel, or know because they've put a lot more work and energy into things than you have. People who have careers, people who WORK on the Sonic brand. And other fans that are just as passionate as you are.
    So yeah.
    Cautionary tales, I guess.
  10. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from RedFox99 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    Reading this thread, and looking back on my own post history going back, well, years. It's made me realize something.
    It's really easy to have a chip on your shoulder in this fandom. It can make you want to work extra hard to prove yourself, to justify why you like something, why you think things aren't as bad as everything says they are. And... well, in my case, it's definitely led to my showing my ass more than once, up to recently and going way back. Led to me mouthing off and challenging people who frankly know far better than I do, people who talk to those who do things officially, people who have a better window into this franchise than someone who is effectively some guy... and that's really fucking asinine, in the end.
    I don't really know what to say at this point. It's not enough to just have unpopular opinions, to like things that the rest of the internet has written off (and looking back, things you don't even necessarily agree with anymore). You have to make sure it doesn't turn you into a contrarian. You have to make sure you aren't arguing just for the sake of arguing, to justify yourself, or invalidate what others feel, or know because they've put a lot more work and energy into things than you have. People who have careers, people who WORK on the Sonic brand. And other fans that are just as passionate as you are.
    So yeah.
    Cautionary tales, I guess.
  11. Fist Bump
    Tyranno got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    Rotor the... Bear
    EDIT - Also, I made a "lizard"

    Say hello to Flash the "Basilisk"
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    Tyranno got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    I tried to do Sticks and I was happy with neither version of her. Her stripes are impossible to replicate.
     
  13. Chuckle
    Tyranno got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    I made Nabbit from Mario too
  14. Fist Bump
    Tyranno got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    I made Team Hooligan.
    Bark has been sick.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Forces SPOILER Thread   
    compelling case for why Forces is the best:
     
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    Tyranno got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Forces SPOILER Thread   
    It's standard cartoon logic. "Destroy the thing making the thing happen and its effects will reverse itself".
    It's the same reason why draining the life force out of the planet gets reversed in Lost World after you destroy the machine doing it, even though there's no reason why it should be transferred back to the things it was taken from. The specific trope is No Ontological Inertia.
    It's just a storytelling convenience.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from BlueSky in Remember when Eggman tried to nuke a city?   
    The nuclear missile is one use.
    Chaos he can theoretically continue to use as a weapon against anyone he wants to conquer afterward, or whomever has a problem with him building Eggmanland on the ruins of Station Square.
    That's probably why he bothered with Chaos and saved the missile as a trump card.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from Shasonsil in Sonic Forces Reviews Thread   
    Nor does it really confirm that it'll magically fix anything.
    But let's see what one of the people who actually developed Sonic Mania have to say on the matter of Iizuka and Sonic Team's greater involvement:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1430120
    The part I bolded is especially true. A lot of what happened with Mania is because of the relationship and successful series of cooperation that came beforehand. When you upend the teatable, and replace all the people involved, ESPECIALLY in regards to a process that is already outside the norm for a Japanese company, you run the risk of dissolving those connections and professional relationships as well. You want a shake up, it's going to affect all facets of this brand, and it's not guaranteed to have the results you want. Even putting Whitehead in Iizuka's place isn't guaranteed to get the results people want, because now his role has completely changed and he has to deal with a new set of challenges, including, but not limited to, the fact he's now an executive in a company that deals with tradition and friction between its various branches.
    That's all I'm trying to say. This is a so much more loaded and complex issue than people are making it, and the problem is these are the voices people want Sega to be listening to. You say it's "not too hard to imagine a scenario where another producer does better" but that's just it - people imagine things without putting much thought into it.
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    Tyranno got a reaction from FFWF in Remember when Eggman tried to nuke a city?   
    The nuclear missile is one use.
    Chaos he can theoretically continue to use as a weapon against anyone he wants to conquer afterward, or whomever has a problem with him building Eggmanland on the ruins of Station Square.
    That's probably why he bothered with Chaos and saved the missile as a trump card.
  20. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    I tried to do Sticks and I was happy with neither version of her. Her stripes are impossible to replicate.
     
  21. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    Rotor the... Bear
    EDIT - Also, I made a "lizard"

    Say hello to Flash the "Basilisk"
  22. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic Forces Avatar Sharing/Discussion Thread   
    Here's my remaining avatars that I've committed to keeping (leaving one avatar slot remaining for custom creations):

    Mecha Sonic Prototype no. 56, aka "56er", a test unit for Eggman's Mecha Sonic units (you know, a proof of concept type thing he discarded before the final unit), recovered and reprogrammed to fight for the Resistance.

    Schnee the Penguin and Stelle the Dalmatian, partners and members of the Resistance's emergency response team. Went for a sort of "fire and ice" theme with these two.

    Quest the Thylacine, a treasure hunter who's competed with Knuckles and Rouge in the past.

    Graffiti the Calico and Rush the Hare, two teenagers whose town was destroyed by the Eggman Empire. Graffiti is an artistic type, while Rush is always looking for a good fight.
  23. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from Sky The Destroyer in Sonic Forces Reviews Thread   
    Nor does it really confirm that it'll magically fix anything.
    But let's see what one of the people who actually developed Sonic Mania have to say on the matter of Iizuka and Sonic Team's greater involvement:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1430120
    The part I bolded is especially true. A lot of what happened with Mania is because of the relationship and successful series of cooperation that came beforehand. When you upend the teatable, and replace all the people involved, ESPECIALLY in regards to a process that is already outside the norm for a Japanese company, you run the risk of dissolving those connections and professional relationships as well. You want a shake up, it's going to affect all facets of this brand, and it's not guaranteed to have the results you want. Even putting Whitehead in Iizuka's place isn't guaranteed to get the results people want, because now his role has completely changed and he has to deal with a new set of challenges, including, but not limited to, the fact he's now an executive in a company that deals with tradition and friction between its various branches.
    That's all I'm trying to say. This is a so much more loaded and complex issue than people are making it, and the problem is these are the voices people want Sega to be listening to. You say it's "not too hard to imagine a scenario where another producer does better" but that's just it - people imagine things without putting much thought into it.
  24. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from GuyWithThePie in Sonic Forces Reviews Thread   
    Nor does it really confirm that it'll magically fix anything.
    But let's see what one of the people who actually developed Sonic Mania have to say on the matter of Iizuka and Sonic Team's greater involvement:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1430120
    The part I bolded is especially true. A lot of what happened with Mania is because of the relationship and successful series of cooperation that came beforehand. When you upend the teatable, and replace all the people involved, ESPECIALLY in regards to a process that is already outside the norm for a Japanese company, you run the risk of dissolving those connections and professional relationships as well. You want a shake up, it's going to affect all facets of this brand, and it's not guaranteed to have the results you want. Even putting Whitehead in Iizuka's place isn't guaranteed to get the results people want, because now his role has completely changed and he has to deal with a new set of challenges, including, but not limited to, the fact he's now an executive in a company that deals with tradition and friction between its various branches.
    That's all I'm trying to say. This is a so much more loaded and complex issue than people are making it, and the problem is these are the voices people want Sega to be listening to. You say it's "not too hard to imagine a scenario where another producer does better" but that's just it - people imagine things without putting much thought into it.
  25. Thumbs Up
    Tyranno got a reaction from neezTHEhuman in Sonic Forces Reviews Thread   
    Nor does it really confirm that it'll magically fix anything.
    But let's see what one of the people who actually developed Sonic Mania have to say on the matter of Iizuka and Sonic Team's greater involvement:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1430120
    The part I bolded is especially true. A lot of what happened with Mania is because of the relationship and successful series of cooperation that came beforehand. When you upend the teatable, and replace all the people involved, ESPECIALLY in regards to a process that is already outside the norm for a Japanese company, you run the risk of dissolving those connections and professional relationships as well. You want a shake up, it's going to affect all facets of this brand, and it's not guaranteed to have the results you want. Even putting Whitehead in Iizuka's place isn't guaranteed to get the results people want, because now his role has completely changed and he has to deal with a new set of challenges, including, but not limited to, the fact he's now an executive in a company that deals with tradition and friction between its various branches.
    That's all I'm trying to say. This is a so much more loaded and complex issue than people are making it, and the problem is these are the voices people want Sega to be listening to. You say it's "not too hard to imagine a scenario where another producer does better" but that's just it - people imagine things without putting much thought into it.
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