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  1. I also consider most of these excuses to be pretty flimsy when everything we've seen so far doesn't really coincide with what they're saying. Extra attention to make the models aesthetically pleasing, despite the fact that they're all just upscaled versions of 3DS models, with animations that are hardly different. At the same time, I do agree that anything GameFreak does will be met with controversy, but that can be said about pretty much everything GameFreak does.
  2. Okay, I am going to ask two things here- 1) That this personal argument stop. Attack points, not people, etc. 2) Also, I was fine with it in the statuses because I thought you were just making fun of some rando on Twitter, which isn't a great thing to do either but I'd be a hypocrite to call you out on it. But I absolutely do think we shouldn't be bringing up off-site drama between other members into the thread. Please settle that shit in private, not here.
  3. Diving head first into the hype train on this one. Luiigi's Mansion is one of my favorite GameCube games, and this looks like a proper continuation of it. Can't wait for more!
  4. This does look genuinely impressive; like an actual update to the existing formula rather than an attempt to shoehorn the characters into outlandishly unfitting roles for merchandising reasons. I look forward to seeing how these develop.
  5. It looks like it could be an interesting change of pace. But it doesn't look particularly GREAT as 2D platformers go.
  6. With the exception of Wooloo, I'm not really feeling any of the new Pokémon designs, honestly. They all just look far too busy in my opinion, and my eyes just can't focus on any one aspect, and the colors are just all over the place. Kind of like Corviknight but not really as a Pokémon.
  7. Oh, I recently watched Batman/TMNT. It suffered from a lot of plot contrivances and was kind of silly, but I like it better than the comic it (loosely) attempting to adapt. It was a lot more lighthearted and Troy Baker's Batman and Joker are extremely fun. It's kind of weird, though, because despite being PG-13 and having a sizable amount of blood and a bit of foul language, it has the tonality, pacing, and overall plot structure of a show meant for small children. That's not a bad thing per se, but it does make it seem like the makers of the movie weren't sure who they were marketing the film for. Also worth a note that this is probably the only thing I've seen where Damian Wayne isn't so terrible that I become nauseated whenever his face appears on screen. That's a pretty incredible feat on its own. However, it should be noted that it's mostly because Damian in this movie is more akin to Tim Drake's Robin from The New Batman Adventures than he is Damian. He even uses Tim's signature staff instead of a sword as Damian is known for using. So basically, if you want a fun movie to waste time, I recommend this. If you want something a little more serious and slightly less ridiculous, just wait for Hush.
  8. That's not entirely the problem. If you're going to post highly speculative topics like this, we do expect a certain amount of effort to be into the OP in order to facilitate and direct discussion. Otherwise, they tend to not go very well. See this topic and this topic for examples of OP's that generally work. However, I'm at a loss here, because I don't think you're intentionally doing anything wrong, just having a hard time getting the ropes around here, so I can give you a couple of options- 1) Rework the OP to be more in line with general expectations. 2) I can close the thread and you can take some time to settle in more before making threads. If you choose the first, I'll give you the next 24 hours to do so, and if it isn't done by then, I'll probably have to lock it.
  9. I think the OP is being hypothetical. (I think being the keyword) A quick Google search only yields a skeevy article from 2016 that talks about the possibility, but nothing in the way of actual confirmation.
  10. Linkin Park - Numb lyrics

    When I ripped... my pants.

    I thought that I had everyone on my side.

    But then I blew it... all sky high.

    And now she won't even spare a passing glance.

    All because I... ripped my pants.

    When Big Larry came around just to put him down

    SpongeBob turned into a clown

    And no girl ever wants to dance

    with a fool who went and... ripped his pants.

    I know I shouldn't mope around, I shouldn't curse.

    But the pain feels so much worse.

    'Cause winding up with no one is a lot less fun

    Than a burn from the sun

    Or sand in your buns.

    (guitar solo)

    Now I learned a lesson I won't soon forget.

    So listen and you won't regret.

    Be true to yourself, don't miss your chance

    And you won't end up like the fool who ripped his pants.

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I'VE BECOME SO NUMB, I CAN'T FEEL YOU THERE

    2. Celestia

      Celestia

      Eat your heart out Weird Al

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Hi, this update means the world to me

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I prefer In the End.

      the winner takes all

      its the thrill of one more kill, the last one to fall

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Some part of me wants to see these Lyrics used in a Linkin Park styled song. The sheer dissonance would be hilarious.

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Oh no, Seneddtor, it's the only thing I can think of now. If I knew how to compose a Linkin Park song, I would totally do this right now.

    7. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      I can't believe y'all didn't mention Faint

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      F is for friends who do stuff together

  11. James Bond except during the sex scenes (and ONLY during those scenes), replace the girl(s) with various types of hamburgers.

    I worked very hard on this joke please laugh

    1. Speederino
    2. Tara

      Tara

      YOU ARE NOT GOING TO INFECT THIS STATUS WITH THIS TRASH THIS IS A FAMILY STATUS YOU GOD DAMN PECKNECK

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Quote

      I worked very hard on this joke please laugh

      no

    4. Tara
    5. Zaysho
    6. Tara
    7. KHCast

      KHCast

      You’re weak zay

    8. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Three years of Tara is too much for anyone

    9. Tara

      Tara

      Honestly, that's fair.

    10. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      You see Zay, you give in too easily.

      If you hadn't laughed, this might've been your chance to get Tara to ban you, but you messed it up. You truly are unbannable

    11. Speederino
    12. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      If you wanted a ban, you'd have to be like Speederino here and have poor taste. But you missed your chance.

    13. Tara

      Tara

      Speederino is now on my list of enemies.  It's a long list filled with only the most ruthless of thugs, assassins, and internet shitposters.  How does that make you feel?

    14. KHCast

      KHCast

      Okay Arya

    15. Speederino
  12. All caught up on the TF2 comics.  Now I can join the elite legion of fans eagerly awaiting for Valve to never finish them, because Valve can't count to thr... er, eight.

  13. Oh hey everyone!  What's all this about ProJar-

    God damn it.

  14. Color me impressed.  I thought Paramount was just spouting off more corporate BS when they said they were going to change the design but wow they really were listening.  Now we can finally see the real Sonic on the big screen as we truly imagined it.

     

  15. Thinking there will be a montage of Sonic showing off his powers by traveling the world really fast. It sounds like the kind of predictable thing they'd do for humor.
  16. I'd be more impressed if they could at least name something some of the more specific complaints that fans have about the designs. "[We recognize that] you don't like the design" is a pretty broad statement.
  17. One final warning for all users to argue in good faith. Comments like these are ad homenim and will result in strikes from here on out. Since this is something I've continuously seen on both sides, here's some examples of things that are not okay- "Your taste are shit." "You're part of the problem." "You just want Sonic to fail." "You're part of the lowest common denominator/you have low/no standards." "You only hate the design because it's different!" "Sonic fans complaining, lol! "You're all just being babies for not liking a piece of entertainment!" If you like the design and/or the film, great. You can explain without insulting people's tastes or intelligence. If you hate the design and/or the film, great. You can explain without insulting people's tastes or intelligence. Thanks!
  18. Yeah, but by corporate restriction or something like the post (I think) seemed to be implying?
  19. I guess I'd compare it to Kingdom Hearts. I actually quite like KH for its gameplay, but narratively speaking, there is no way in hell you're going to convince me to take Mickey Mouse wearing a pitch black cloak and spouting dark soliloquies (let alone the multitude of other silly things that plague the game's plot, but I digress) with even the tiniest iota of seriousness. Not even because I think Mickey is incapable of telling "serious" story lines*, but the direction in which the Kingdom Hearts series attempts to do it is so laughably off-kilter for the character that it just doesn't work. Similarly, I watch this trailer and see how transparently cookie cutter it is at its best and the only thing that really comes to mind this... ...except played 100% straight. EDIT: *By serious, I don't mean grim, dark, brooding, but that you can empathize with the protagonist without constantly reminding yourself that it's a giant, talking cartoon rodent made for children.
  20. It doesn't really seem to have the same general vibe as a Sonic 2 track. Although Sonic 2 did have some songs with noticeably different tonalities. What an incredibly depressing world we'd live in if all our hard work and creativity would inherently be doomed to be lost to time just because it wasn't used in one video game released over 20 years ago.
  21. In this case, I consider Sonic X's inclusion of Chris and the movie's inclusion of Tom to be two separate animals. The narrative justification is the same on paper, but when it comes things like the live action movie, I tend to think that is just the justification they throw out because it sounds like they're more invested in the artistic integrity of the story telling, rather than transparently throwing out marketing mumbo jumbo. I think the obligatory human protagonist has no real intention other than to have the actor carry a lot of the weight of the film's marketing. This tends to manifest itself a lot in the actual films. Peter Rabbit isn't a movie about the eponymous character and his friends. They are there and interact with the plot to a certain extent, but the critical focus of the movie is on Domhnall Gleeson's character winning the affections of Rose Byrne's character. The Smurfs isn't about the actual Smurfs. Again, they do interact with the plot and exist for the duration of the movie, but the core of the movie is about Niel Patrick Harris. Going really far back, Kangaroo Jack isn't about the titular Kangaroo, it's about the tense gay subtext bromance between Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson as well as the former's awkwardly unfolding romantic relationship with Estella Warren's character. This is a rather extreme one, because despite being the titular character and the majority of the marketing focus, Kangaroo Jack is barely in the movie, and despite what the commercials showed, he can't even really talk. The one and only time he does is during a... rather weird dream sequence mid-way through the movie. All this to say that I will at least give the movie credit in that I'm expecting Sonic will actually have a larger role than the examples I've listed. But I'm still expecting in some way the emotional core of the movie's narrative will be focused on Tom in some way. Because the movie won't be about Sonic, but about James Marsden. Even if Sonic is instrumental in that emotional core, the crux of the character development will still be on Tom. As a disclaimer, I'm not saying with certainty that will be the case, but some basic pattern recognition makes it highly likely to me.
  22. I wasn't on board with Detective Pikachu and still am not too fond of live action Pokémon designs. But if this movie has done anything, it's helped me appreciate Detective Pikachu innumerable times more. It may not be my cup of tea, but the kind of kind of care and attention to detail that went into it is clearly visible.
  23. With the conversation moving at the speed it's going, there's bound to be some overlap in content posted. If people start posting it like, every other post, then it will be a problem.
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