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About MugiMikey

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  • Birthday 12/05/1990

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  1. Why they don't announce it sooner is beyond me. They still make it a priority to post memes on Twitter, so I wonder why they can't put something together announcing what they have planned before all the Sonic movie buzz fades away? I figure riding off the movie's success would be the smart thing to do.
  2. I've been thinking a lot about the concept of an Adventure remake and the more and more I think about it, I don't like it. If they do remake Sonic Adventure I do expect a lot of big changes to come alongside it. I think the story would mostly be the same, but the gameplay would be very very different. For example, I think they would certainly cut playable characters such as Big, but because of his new, memey marketable status he'd be a major NPC. Hell, they would probably try to find a way to make Classic Sonic part of the story and shoehorn in his own playable campaign too. Modern Sonic would have boost versions of his levels (think Speed Highway from Generations) and wisps would probably be there too, because why not? The only playable characters I see happening are Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, and maybe Shadow or the avatar. I don't want it to be this way but it's the only realistic routes I see them taking. If we ever did get Tails, maybe they could take the way Sonic controlled in Lost World and retool it for him, because damn, he really needs to go through that story arc again. I mean, it'd be a good opportunity for it but they probably wouldn't do it. The story would probably be more or less the same, but I also think it would be a retread of the original story but still placed in the timeline after Forces, like the Phantom Ruby making it all possible to revisit everything. Character personalities would match that of their current iterations—Sonic would still be making jokes about Eggman's mustache, and he would probably constantly make a bunch of water jokes at Chaos too. If Tails isn't playable he'd probably follow one of the Sonics around and give advice, almost like Omochao. I'd expect the rest of the characters to take a backseat cheerleading kind of role just like before. The humans would probably be replaced with other anthropomorphic animals and the modern boost levels would probably be like a minute and a half long. Even if they did try to do a 1:1 remake from the ground up without making major changes to the gameplay I don't think it would be as good as the original, like at all. I honestly don't have a lot of faith in the prospect either way unfortunately. I'd rather they do something new. I really hate that I don't have faith in this, and I would love to be proven wrong. EDIT: After sitting on this for a couple hours, I just wanted to say that this is more like a collection of worst-case scenarios in the realm of possibility I see happening. I don't expect it to be 1:1 with everything here. Basically I expect at least just one questionable decision.
  3. Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work on those Sonic videos. I like that Boom Sonic hipster. Have a nice birthday and yes it's 11:41p which is still your birthday!

  4. I mostly just lurk in this thread, but a few weeks ago I had a discussion with one of my black friends that supports Trump who was comfortable talking about it so I'll chime in. He said he's voting for Trump because he claims liberals are all for black people if they fit their description of what a black person should be, but will judge them if they think for themselves, especially if they have any right-leaning views. You may or may not agree with it but I thought it was an interesting response.
  5. Kai has some visual censorships (even in Japanese), but I'm referring to dub dialogue here. The Funimation dub of Z, even in the season boxsets, have tons of errors (that are similar to the "great scientist" line) that stray far from the original source material. They re-wrote almost the entire script, which what 4Kids did for their dubs as well. For example, they got Gohan's age wrong, watered Muten Roshi's lechery down tremendously, flubbed on when Bulma met Goku, gave Goku a different personality, and changed the whole tone of the show. Watch DBZ in Japanese and you'll see the dialogue matches up with Kai accurately, but what's said in the Z dub is completely different. Kai is a very flawed product, but Funimation's dub of it is faithful to the original Japanese version.
  6. This rumor gets thrown around a lot but it's actually not true. The "Ocean/Saban" dub you're slamming has always been the Funimation dub, they just didn't record in-house (they outsourced voice recording to Ocean) and Saban helped them distribute the show since they needed assistance at the time. Funimation has always been responsible for altering the script, and there's still plenty of alterations in the newer Z dub. Even after Funimation cut ties with Ocean and Saban and started doing in-house work in 1999 for DBZ, so many problems still remained and to this day the Z dub is not fixed. At least Dragon Ball Kai is there for the option of a higher quality, more faithful dub. While it would be nice to see Sonic X redubbed, it certainly wouldn't be necessary and most consumers wouldn't know or care for the differences. Besides, Sonic Boom is the new face of Sonic on TV, so its age would only hurt it.
  7. I'm a day late posting here, but I made a remix of It Doesn't Matter and an accompanying animation for Sonic's 25th anniversary!

    1. Indigo Rush
    2. Kiah


      That was adorable. Sonic's reactions to his previous adventures was priceless :)  

  8. Bump! I made a remix of It Doesn't Matter and a short animation to go along with it to celebrate Sonic's 25th anniversary! I'm a day late posting here, but still figured it was worth it.
  9. Oh, how I miss that fruity hambone bastard. Still waiting on those Ghosties he promised for December.
  10. You hit the nail on the head right there. Back when Bernie announced he was running, I didn't look too much into the details of it all but I liked what I heard. Shortly afterwards, I started to think about the possible consequences of what he wants to do, and it made me jump ship. I think Bernie is a nice guy with good intentions, but I don't exactly agree with everything he says. The way I see it, liberal & (especially) social media is portraying him as the perfect candidate for this election. They treat you like something is wrong with you if you don't support Bernie. I've seen people who genuinely do their research and I understand why Bernie is perfect for them, but most of the time it's just sheeple that base their opinions on what they see on social media. For example, where I'm from it's best to keep your mouth shut if you don't support Bernie because you will lose friends. I almost lost a friend (who was not into politics prior to last fall) because of a debate he insisted on having and he knew nothing about Bernie... other than he wants to make college free and make the rich pay even more in taxes. All of his "sources" were Facebook memes and what he heard at his art college. It was awful.
  11. The dubs for DBZ and DBGT do this too, but it's much more severe; the original Dragon Ball's dialogue changes are minor in comparison. I'm glad you decided to check out the original Japanese version. Stick with it all the way through! The Z dub is littered with inaccuracies and BS, but a lot of people give it a pass due to nostalgia. Not trying to sound harsh, but it's the truth. Don't get the DBZ dub confused with Kai, though... While it's not perfect, it is still dubbed pretty well.
  12. To be fair, Yamcha did get to Kaio's place considerably faster than Goku... That's sort of an accomplishment, right?
  13. I don't hate dubs at all, and I even prefer some dubs over the original Japanese... but Dragon Ball is something I'll never say is better in English. Most people who start with the English dub are quick to dismiss the Japanese voices and music as bad because they only watch a few clips here and there. They hear Goku with a higher voice, and they hear a totally different style of music without even really trying to understand why because it's different from what they're used to. I can understand why that happens since I did the same exact thing. However, if you started to watch Dragon Ball up until Z in Japanese first, you'd most likely not even question why Nozawa was kept as Goku. To a lot of people, she is Goku— she grew as the character since he was a child and even 30 years later continues to voice him as an adult and in all forms of media. Throughout the show her voice evolved along with him, and that's an aspect we don't get to see in the English dub. Does this give, for example, Sean Schemmel any less credit? No... he's been voicing Goku for a long time too, but a different Goku. Goku in the original Japanese version is written differently than he is in the dub, even when it comes to his dialgoue. For example, he speaks with a hick accent. This, amongst other things, has never been carried over into the dub. Funimation also used to write him as an anime Superman, which was a contradiction of his character and never really fixed it until Kai came along... unless you count the video games and stuff. Schemmel is good at Goku now, but he’s still not the Goku that was originally written. He’s come a long way, though—it’s not his fault, but rather Funimation's. If I’m allowed to be blunt, the way Funimation treated the series as a whole is pretty disrespectful, especially considering how they handle all their other properties. Sure, they’re much better now, but they’re not perfect. While their dub of Kai is great (and has the amazing Chris Ayres as Freeza <3), it’s still full of issues: plenty of dubisms are kept, terminology is inconsistent, and some voices still weren’t fixed. Another beef I have with the way Funimation treats the series is in the home release department—there have been so many versions out on the market, and each one is almost literally marketed as the “definitive” version by Funimation. A lot of it is misleading, and they lie to the general consumers that don’t really know any better. Cropping 20% of the screen doesn’t make it a legitimate “widescreen transfer.” At one point, there were literally four different versions of the show out on shelves: the orange bricks, the Blu-rays, the Dragon Boxes, and Kai, which flooded the market and I'm sure was confusing to consumers. Nowadays, while there are less versions on the market, Funimation still continues to mess with the aspect ratio and Kai has taken a massive backseat to the original flawed dub, making all versions out right now unnecessarily flawed in one way or another. The original dub is a product of its time, guilty for many of the things 4Kids got slammed for... yet, to this day, it still gets defended by ignorant people who don't want to understand or refuse to accept it as anything less than perfect. I see these same people saying DBZ is the only anime they prefer the English version for, but then bash Kai because it doesn’t have Faulconer’s music, changes dialogue, and has cuts/edits. They’re heavily misinformed, and just overall ignorant. If they’re aware of all the differences and have seen a decent amount of both, I can't hold it against them if they prefer the English dub. They’re just looking for a different product than I am, and it doesn’t make me or them any better. It just becomes headache-inducing when you say you like the Japanese version and immediately get labeled as a weeaboo (even by people who prefer every anime except DBZ in Japanese). On the other hand, though, people that prefer the dub are also quickly assumed to be blinded by nostalgia. It’s not always the case, and some people in this fandom just kinda suck. So, yeah… Funimation is pretty much all over the place, which each release varying largely in quality and even their best work is (unfortunately) not as good as it could be. The original version has more charm, consistency, and overall feels more complete. Is it because it’s in Japanese? No. I grew up with the Funimation dub, and after having seen it in both English and Japanese, the Japanese version overall feels like the superior product by a long shot. I’m so glad I decided to give it a chance.
  14. Happy birthday, boss!

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