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    Green Eyes got a reaction from MightyRay in Season 1 | Sonic Boom: TV Series Discussion   
    I've kind of gone off of Boom. Veiwing the cartoon as a whole, I can't help but feel there's an "attitude" from the writers that makes the whole thing less funny, the jokes alone seem innocuous, but they form a pattern that I dislike. I feel like they're patting themselves on the back for being subversive and I just can't unsee it when I watch it anymore.
    At first I thought Sonic Boom was supposed to more closely resemble a domestic-setting comedy (Ie, centered around characters being at home or going to work or a "slice-of-life" setting) than a hero-villian show, but the show seems to continuously bring this up in jokes along the lines of "It's like our job or something." or other gags that highlight the fact that this is just day-in and day-out for the characters. Is this an established staple of the show or is supposed to be "subversive" when the writers pull something like this? As far as I can tell, this only works if you're aware of the original canon.
    There's also moral messages that feel like they try to be subversive, but miss the point, misunderstand the complicated nature of the issue or seem suspiciously one-sided. For example. Role Models seems suspiciously meta, and I get feeling it's a straw-manning reaction to some criticisms the writers experienced(possibly involving their writing) or at the very least delivering a "complainer is always wrong" message. Holding people to a perfect standard is wrong (and perfect characters can't tell a story), but so is a knee-jerk,fallacious reaction to criticism. If this isn't what they're trying to do then I don't think they delivered their message well.
    There's also Sonic's characterisation, I used to like it but now I don't really know, because I'm seeing an annoying trend.
    He's lazy, he hates "cool" lingo, he lacks enthusiam, he's grumpy, he's a "subversive" Sonic, all in the name of being cool, he's literally a hipster. That's not so bad in-universe, but it's meta. He's subversive to "other Sonic's" and Blue with Envy made it clear that he's better than other Sonic's. Even IF it's only a jab at  Aosth Sonic and nothing else, it still struck me as bad taste, it's hypocrisy. Having him be a lazy, edgy hipster for the sake of being cool (and "better") is no better then him being a hyperactive, extreme dude for the sake of being cool.
    Sonic Boom really needs to stand on it's own merits and stop trying to "subvert" main Sonic or Aosth/SatAM. Taking a good  look at their "social commentary" would help too.
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Roger_van_der_weide in "Sonic Dissected" Dissected: (LEGO) Sonic Dimensions As You Truly Imagined It   
    So It kind of came up in the "Women don't hate Elise?" topic that a mod ushered over here.
    As a woman I rather dislike Elise as I consider her to be a rather poor damsel in distress character and not something relatable or admirable.
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Big Red Button finally break their silence   
    A part of me wonders if they're trying to keep face somewhat, as it can be deleterious to display a lack of faith in your work, and there could be NDA issues preventing people from being honest about it. Buuut this does seem rather silly, there comes a point where everyone can see there's a problem but they're still acting surprised.
    Though to be fair I'd also assume there's been some rather personal attacks on them, which no-one should have to expect.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Cheese the Ducking Chao in Sonic Headcanons   
    Here's a few, ED's post actually reminded me of a few things.
    Sonic characters have really good balance and coordination to start with, so they can hop on a hoverboard reasonably, Knuckles and Tails just kind of hopped on and got on with it, too. That said, Sonic himself is kind of an unusual case, he's been wing-walking ever since Sonic 2.
    More on Sonic, he's a very unusual case,assuming he understands his environment as well as he traverses it, he's pretty intelligent, though it's limited in area. Sonic deals with balance, motor-skill, decision-making and other perception/processing related issues while flinging himself at objects at super-speed, which is pretty mean feat. The intuitive knowledge might not translate well into conscious knowledge, which is why he doesn't really mention it.
    The way I see it Knuckles is gullible because he believes anyone can be good if they just try (that part I believe to have been canonically stated), but he also believes the inverse is true, anyone can decide to be an asshole, he sees the world as grey and finds it difficult to compartmentalize people into "friend" and "foe", he trusts everyone and the same time trusts no-one, he also has difficulty reading people's intentions so he's basically screwed.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from MainJP in Sonic Headcanons   
    Here's a few, ED's post actually reminded me of a few things.
    Sonic characters have really good balance and coordination to start with, so they can hop on a hoverboard reasonably, Knuckles and Tails just kind of hopped on and got on with it, too. That said, Sonic himself is kind of an unusual case, he's been wing-walking ever since Sonic 2.
    More on Sonic, he's a very unusual case,assuming he understands his environment as well as he traverses it, he's pretty intelligent, though it's limited in area. Sonic deals with balance, motor-skill, decision-making and other perception/processing related issues while flinging himself at objects at super-speed, which is pretty mean feat. The intuitive knowledge might not translate well into conscious knowledge, which is why he doesn't really mention it.
    The way I see it Knuckles is gullible because he believes anyone can be good if they just try (that part I believe to have been canonically stated), but he also believes the inverse is true, anyone can decide to be an asshole, he sees the world as grey and finds it difficult to compartmentalize people into "friend" and "foe", he trusts everyone and the same time trusts no-one, he also has difficulty reading people's intentions so he's basically screwed.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Writer's Blah in What defines a good Fan-story?   
    It's a tongue-in cheek observation that fiction aimed at adults has an annoying tendency to be "edgy", ie, characterised by violence, sex or has a certain "grittiness" to it that I find unrelatable.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Funny Sonic Stuff   
    Can I also just add that SpiritOfTheBlue does some pretty awesome impressions. And the manners in which he uses them...lordy..
    https://vine.co/u/1092994953208111104
    I had the good fortune of "meeting" this guy in a voice chat, he was slipping in and out of character and it was the best thing.
     
     
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    Green Eyes reacted to Legosi (Tani Coyote) in The Ratchet & Clank Topic - Rifts Apart comfirmed for PS5!   
    In all honesty, I like the original Ratchet in the grander scheme of things. He was just a kid who was selfish and only interested in himself. His trials molded him into an actual hero.

     
    AHAHAHA the movie is trending, all is well!
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Big Red Button finally break their silence   
    A part of me wonders if they're trying to keep face somewhat, as it can be deleterious to display a lack of faith in your work, and there could be NDA issues preventing people from being honest about it. Buuut this does seem rather silly, there comes a point where everyone can see there's a problem but they're still acting surprised.
    Though to be fair I'd also assume there's been some rather personal attacks on them, which no-one should have to expect.
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    Green Eyes reacted to shdowhunt60 in What do you think of Sonic's friends..?   
    Frankly, the side-characters are kind of a sticking point with me as well. I grew up with both Adventures on the Dreamcast, and I grew up caring with a lot of these characters, so them getting screwed over kind of really makes me feel... Blah.
    I don't have anything against having a game with just Sonic and Tails. I like Sonic and Tails. I like them a lot. They're my two favorite characters. But I want more than JUST Sonic with Tails sitting out on the sidelines. I want to see all the other various characters I care about too.
    It's frankly why I read the comics and fanfiction, because otherwise I don't get to see a lot of these characters often outside of heavily flanderized cameos.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Motwera in Funny Sonic Stuff   
    Can I also just add that SpiritOfTheBlue does some pretty awesome impressions. And the manners in which he uses them...lordy..
    https://vine.co/u/1092994953208111104
    I had the good fortune of "meeting" this guy in a voice chat, he was slipping in and out of character and it was the best thing.
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Any little things you'd like to see change in the Sonic series?   
    Sonic should hug Tails.
    OK to be a bit more general, it strikes me as a bit odd how he's portrayed in terms of emotion sometimes.
    I get that the general idea is that Sonic is aloof and egotistical, but beyond that he is caring and he cares about his friends. He loves Tails right? I think that's what's implied.
    I just think it would be more believable if he showed some form of affection toward his friends (and vice versa), because it seems awkward when something like Lost World happens and the writers try hit home that he does care and when his friends are in danger it's a catastrophe but when they reunite they kinda carry on like nothing happened.
    I get he isn't lovey-dovey, but lets take Sonic from Sonic Boom for example, he's even more outwardly aloof than Sonic from the games, but...

    It's nothing mushy, but it gets the point across.
    Also I'm weak for my bros4life.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Silly name the animal in Any little things you'd like to see change in the Sonic series?   
    Sonic should hug Tails.
    OK to be a bit more general, it strikes me as a bit odd how he's portrayed in terms of emotion sometimes.
    I get that the general idea is that Sonic is aloof and egotistical, but beyond that he is caring and he cares about his friends. He loves Tails right? I think that's what's implied.
    I just think it would be more believable if he showed some form of affection toward his friends (and vice versa), because it seems awkward when something like Lost World happens and the writers try hit home that he does care and when his friends are in danger it's a catastrophe but when they reunite they kinda carry on like nothing happened.
    I get he isn't lovey-dovey, but lets take Sonic from Sonic Boom for example, he's even more outwardly aloof than Sonic from the games, but...

    It's nothing mushy, but it gets the point across.
    Also I'm weak for my bros4life.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Sky The Destroyer in 22 years of Knuckles, Knuckles &Knuckles!   
    About time main Knuckles got some recognition, I think that's a statement most of us can get behind.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in 22 years of Knuckles, Knuckles &Knuckles!   
    About time main Knuckles got some recognition, I think that's a statement most of us can get behind.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from TwinkleCharm in 22 years of Knuckles, Knuckles &Knuckles!   
    About time main Knuckles got some recognition, I think that's a statement most of us can get behind.
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    Green Eyes reacted to Diogenes in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    That's exactly the kind of thing I don't want. Sonic doesn't need some tragic backstory where he comes to hate Eggman. And the games have never even played their relationship as being based in anything like that; game Sonic has always been pretty flippant about Eggman, there's not meant to be any kind of deep hatred from him.
    That's exactly the kind of thing I don't want. Sonic doesn't need some tragic backstory where he comes to hate Eggman. And the games have never even played their relationship as being based in anything like that; game Sonic has always been pretty flippant about Eggman, there's not meant to be any kind of deep hatred from him.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Writer's Blah in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    I wouldn't quite agree there though. Sonic is supposed to have a defined character and Mario is not.
    However, I feel it's Sonic's behavior that defines him, and showing how he reacts to a new situation will keep him from becoming stagnant. A change in direction might too, given it's believable.
    I guess a backstory or whatever could just become another part of that story, but you could just as easily give him an entertaining character in the next chapter of his life.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    I wouldn't quite agree there though. Sonic is supposed to have a defined character and Mario is not.
    However, I feel it's Sonic's behavior that defines him, and showing how he reacts to a new situation will keep him from becoming stagnant. A change in direction might too, given it's believable.
    I guess a backstory or whatever could just become another part of that story, but you could just as easily give him an entertaining character in the next chapter of his life.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from FFWF in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    I'm not quite sure what context you're expecting when you state they need context, the formation of personality not a process anyone really understands anyway, so it's reasonable to suggest that Sonic's backstory is kind of irrelevant on the basis that it doesn't necessarily translate to his personality in a way we understand. You could try to explain his personality, and obviously you'd have to somewhat for a backstory or it would be uninteresting,but I'm starting to get the feeling you'd be disappointed if it wasn't a super detailed and super-obvious cause-and-effect.
    I'll check out the writer anyway. I assume their Sonic has a backstory of sorts?
    EDIT: He seems too angsty to be honest, not happy and cocky enough.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from WakanoBaka in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    Why are we being forced to repeat everything?
    Honestly though, one thing Sonic's character would benefit from greatly is other characters, focus on other characters seriously needs to be a thing again, even if only to make sure Sonic's character doesn't dwindle; he needs something to respond to, someone to bounce off of.
    Sonic and the Lost World kinda tried to go for this but it doesn't strike me as ideal, the Deadly Six are as flat as a board and generate a similarly predictable response as result, Sonic gets props for mediating Tails and Eggman but the entire thing feels kinda off.
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from FFWF in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    I wouldn't quite agree there though. Sonic is supposed to have a defined character and Mario is not.
    However, I feel it's Sonic's behavior that defines him, and showing how he reacts to a new situation will keep him from becoming stagnant. A change in direction might too, given it's believable.
    I guess a backstory or whatever could just become another part of that story, but you could just as easily give him an entertaining character in the next chapter of his life.
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    Green Eyes reacted to Wittymations in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    Myself, I feel like explaining is not needed. However, I would like to suggest things here and there. "Huh, my dad used to...", "I used to love that as a kid", "Really? I was never much of a school kid." Other things like that. Doesn't say much, it just kinda flies by. May be even something you hear if you go out of your way.
    Myself, I feel like explaining is not needed. However, I would like to suggest things here and there. "Huh, my dad used to...", "I used to love that as a kid", "Really? I was never much of a school kid." Other things like that. Doesn't say much, it just kinda flies by. May be even something you hear if you go out of your way.
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    Green Eyes reacted to Speeps in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    For character backstories, there's also the problem of how the backstory would be developed if they did decide to eleborate on it. I could easily see them come out with a backstory that contradicts everything we've seen so far (Which has been pretty consistent to be honest, even the stuff dating all the way back to Sonic 1) or generally gets seen as unpopular by the fanbase. Imagine if someone with as much Sonic knowledge as Ken Penders got to be the one to decide the backstory of the main character?
    That's not to say I wouldn't love seeing backstories of the characters outside the old 90s manuals. It'd be a nice opportunity to see some Classic Sonic again, but it has to be done right and I don't think what Sonic has at the moment would make too good a result.
    Now in terms of Sonic games, of course they need backstory. One of the main reasons behind Lost World's negativity was because the Deadly Six literally came out of nowhere with no explanation other than "Eggman conquered them offscreen". Other villains that showed up in the series such as Chaos and Dark Gaia at least had their backstories explained over the course of the game, but the Deadly Six had nothing to show even by the end of the game and people didn't like that at all. So yeah, games definitely need backstories in them.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from FriendBot in Would Sonic benefit from more of a backstory?   
    I wouldn't quite agree there though. Sonic is supposed to have a defined character and Mario is not.
    However, I feel it's Sonic's behavior that defines him, and showing how he reacts to a new situation will keep him from becoming stagnant. A change in direction might too, given it's believable.
    I guess a backstory or whatever could just become another part of that story, but you could just as easily give him an entertaining character in the next chapter of his life.
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