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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Someguy in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from KingScoopaKoopa in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Supah Berry in Cancel Culture Needs to Stop   
    ...we're forum dedicated to blue hedgehog. Most of things we talk about aren't important,
    Heck, when Big the Cat was going to retire we talked about it.
    I'm aware that stakes are low, but even if you don't care about Pepe or Lola, doctor Seuss books being banned for being racists. The "Cancel Culture" dilemma touches many topics, some of them might actually be more important. So removal of Pepe is worth looking at just as case study of bigger picture.
    I do find this moral conundrum to be fascinating and I'm not sure on which side I stand. I liked Pepe le Pew, I found his cartoons to be harmless, I can't imagine any child deciding Pepe is meant to be a role model. It's as possible as them throwing anvil at each other.
    With that said, if people making this movie just don't like Pepe and feel uncomfortable using him, they shouldn't be forced to use him. Or maybe they think most audience doesn't like him. So I guess I mostly worry about the intent. (Of course movie is something made by many people, writers, director, producer, etc. That complicates things.)
    Or take Lola. Accusers basically say "cartoons should not be sexy. Anyone who say otherwise just wants to see boobies". It's kinda mean argument, but also a bit hard to disprove.
    With that said, banning all sexy female means banning "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Or something closer to home, Rouge. I love Rouge as a character and her femme fatale behavior is crucial to making her who she is. "Sexiness" can be toned down, but not removed.
     
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from DanJ86 in Cancel Culture Needs to Stop   
    ...we're forum dedicated to blue hedgehog. Most of things we talk about aren't important,
    Heck, when Big the Cat was going to retire we talked about it.
    I'm aware that stakes are low, but even if you don't care about Pepe or Lola, doctor Seuss books being banned for being racists. The "Cancel Culture" dilemma touches many topics, some of them might actually be more important. So removal of Pepe is worth looking at just as case study of bigger picture.
    I do find this moral conundrum to be fascinating and I'm not sure on which side I stand. I liked Pepe le Pew, I found his cartoons to be harmless, I can't imagine any child deciding Pepe is meant to be a role model. It's as possible as them throwing anvil at each other.
    With that said, if people making this movie just don't like Pepe and feel uncomfortable using him, they shouldn't be forced to use him. Or maybe they think most audience doesn't like him. So I guess I mostly worry about the intent. (Of course movie is something made by many people, writers, director, producer, etc. That complicates things.)
    Or take Lola. Accusers basically say "cartoons should not be sexy. Anyone who say otherwise just wants to see boobies". It's kinda mean argument, but also a bit hard to disprove.
    With that said, banning all sexy female means banning "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Or something closer to home, Rouge. I love Rouge as a character and her femme fatale behavior is crucial to making her who she is. "Sexiness" can be toned down, but not removed.
     
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from TheShakuShaku in [Rough Game Story Idea] Sonic vs. Shadow   
    To be brutally honest? Not great.
    For starters it's been done before tons of times in comics book history. And Shadow himself had similar stories like when he hunted Cosmo in Sonic X, IDW issue 6. Your idea is same thing, only edgier. And "edgy" is overused word, slowly loosing it's meaning, but I mean bad kinda of edgy. As a Shadow fan I don't want to see a story about him planning to kill a little girl, even if he changes his mind.
    Everything else isn't worth commenting.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Piko in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from HoloLynx in What do you think of Dillian Thomas rant against Ian Flynn   
    1. If you want to discuss someone's opinion , it would be nice if you gave a link to that opinion.
    2. I don't like format this guy picked, it's similar to "Cinema Sins", picking out every little thing, no matter how trivial or forced.  It's not meaningful discussion, it's nitpicking.
    3. But overall: yes, Flynn isn't perfect. Some decisions he made are controversial, especially during his early days. Sometimes he was just following orders from editors, we'll never know for sure which ones.
    Most broad criticism is that Flynn torched old Archie in order to mold it into his image. I do agree it wasn't the most tasteful way, but ultimately it was quickest way to get comics into better direction. I mean quality jump between 159 and 160 is so high, it's worth all the nitpick this guy has.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    No, that was a joke based on the movie Sonic's design. Things aren't that that bad.
    Comics just gets constantly delayed for completely unrelated, yet unknown to us reasons.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Someone commented Sonic looks wrong, so they have to redraw ever panel of him.
    Dude, why you're so surprised? IDW delays more regularly than Sonic curls into a ball.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from KnuxDLX in How would you improve Knuckles gameplay in 3D games?   
    I seriously wonder if Breath of the Wild  isn't (almost) perfect Knuckles game
    - climbing and gliding
    - combat as one of core mechanics
    - focus on survival in the wild
    - treasure hunting
    - starts at landmass that is a bit above rest of the map, kinds like IDK, a island that float
    Even dress up sounds fine with Knuckles, Sonic is all abut speed and rolling into ball, putting any clothing feels odd on him.
    But Knuckles? I would love to put that OVA hat on him. Or Shovel Claw from SA1
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Remynaka in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Tjjjjja, I'm pretty sure that doesn't work that way. Every issue has to be approved by Sega, crossovers won't be different.
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    MetalSkulkBane reacted to Diogenes in Pitch your Sonic fanfic   
    Eh, since a status reminded me of it and I'm not gonna do anything with it, I might as well.
    Title: "Sonic Made A Worse Future In Zone 2". Or something like that. Riffing on CD's level clear message.
    Media: Comic, probably. Something visual at least as the character designs would be part of the appeal.
    Outline: Eggman's got some new super-powerful reality-warping gem/monster/machine/whatever and in trying to stop him and shut it down Sonic causes it to go out of control. He and Eggman are seemingly wiped from existence and the rest of the characters are left to pick up the pieces. Jump ahead a couple of years and Sonic pops out of a wormhole into a world he doesn't recognize: everything is shit and everyone's an asshole.
    More specifically, all his friends have given in to anger, fear, depression, etc, and in one way or another have ended up mirroring the villain most closely related to them. Tails mirrors Eggman, isolating himself with his machines and growing into an increasingly controlling and unethical mad scientist. Amy mirrors Metal Sonic; with Sonic gone her obsession pivots to Metal, and she convinces Tails to turn her into a cyborg in an attempt to get closer to him. Knuckles mirrors, or rather fuses with, Chaos, after being mortally wounded; he's become even more protective and isolationist regarding the Master Emerald and his island, vowing to kill anyone who sets foot on it. Silver and Blaze mirror Mephiles and Iblis, essentially Dr Manhattaning into demigods (the Silver Moon and the Blazing Sun) who have distanced themselves from mortal affairs. Shadow would mirror the Biolizard or Black Doom I guess but I don't have anything specific about him in mind...maybe his artificially manipulated biology and inherent chaos powers end up turning him into a giant mutated monster...that eats Chaos Emeralds, and he's the one who almost killed Knuckles trying to get the ME, I dunno. Other characters would probably show up in some form but I think I've just about used up the worthwhile villains and that was the impetus of the whole idea so I again don't have specific ideas.
    Anyway Sonic's gotta run around convincing everyone that he's the real him and trying to drag everyone out of their various issues long enough to put their heads together and work on fixing this. Probably make it so the magic whatever from the start actually altered the universe to result in all this rather than it just being Sonic and Eggman going missing, because "this one character's presence is actually the linchpin of every aspect of every other character's life" is kind of lame. Maybe Eggman fused with it and has been lurking around in the background and he shows up again to be the "final boss".
    Does it Exist?: No and that's probably for the best.
    TLDR: Sonic ends up in an indulgently grimdark future where all his friends have come to mirror his villains and has to bring them to their senses to fix things.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Snowragnarok in How do you imagine Blaze dimension?   
    Let's pretend for a second that Sega still gives a single damn about lore and next game was to take place in Sol Dimension. How would you expand what little Rush games showed us about this world?
    Personally? I refuse to believe Koalas are 90% of Blaze subjects. I talked about this before, but I would try to both contrast "Mobius" and fit with who Blaze was first time we meet her. World would be "snooby", uptight, filled with rules, separated by ocean and by racial mistrust. Blaze lonely nature was reflection of this world, but after meeting Sonic, she's working hard to change her world into better place. And Koalas are either her first victory in changing he world or they one of few nicer races, so she likes visiting them more often.
    And for visual flare, I would go with "Sinbad the Sailor" sorta universe, uncharted territories, mysterious island filled with magic, swashbuckling adventure etc.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Tjjjjja, I'm pretty sure that doesn't work that way. Every issue has to be approved by Sega, crossovers won't be different.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Tjjjjja, I'm pretty sure that doesn't work that way. Every issue has to be approved by Sega, crossovers won't be different.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Salamander in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Tjjjjja, I'm pretty sure that doesn't work that way. Every issue has to be approved by Sega, crossovers won't be different.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Tjjjjja, I'm pretty sure that doesn't work that way. Every issue has to be approved by Sega, crossovers won't be different.
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    MetalSkulkBane reacted to Blacklightning in Can Silver gameplay work?   
    I've been over this before, but the tl;dr version is that a good Sonic moveset prioritizes mobility above all else. Preferably you want to be able to both move and attack with the same move, but under no circumstances do you ever sacrifice mobility for it because it makes gameplay feel incredibly janky from a Sonic standpoint. Even if it ever manages to be good of its own merits, it will always beg the question of why the fuck you would ever choose a Sonic game to do it in, because Sega has plenty of other beat-em-up franchises that could stand to benefit from the inspiration. Silver in 06 is a failing in every one of these fields, and yet it's difficult to abandon it completely because it's a big part of his identity and frankly, still what most people remember him for.
    The best compromise that comes to mind is just to make him a Klonoa expy - have him telekinetically grab and pull enemies to him with one button press, and then either jump to use them as a platform or surf them to gain lateral distance depending on the needs of the level design. Maybe let him keep his 06 hover if there's nothing nearby to grab, although I wouldn't make it bring you to a sudden stop every time you use it. That shit's annoying.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I have few guesses:
    1) They lost Archie, Fleetway is in the air, I have no idea what's with Sonic X, but there is something off about it. So Sega said
    "Screw it, do-over. Clean slate, We leave old stuff behind and for chaos sake, let's keep all the paperwork straight this time."
    2) Absolutely pathetic attempts at having "pure Sonic". Fandom is so divided that's it's time to remove all the branches. Failure of Boom was final nail that convinced them to do that. Now it's "pure Sonic only."
    "But Sega, you just released movie, announced new cartoon and split Modern/Classic Sonic into 2 separate being. How it that..."
    "Stop trying to confuse me with your human-logic!"
    3) This might be economical decision. There is money in promoting movie or IDW, but not in promoting long dead cartoon.
    Sally Acorn fandom is waaaay smaller that Sonic's. But real problem that they overlap, like very uneven Venn diagram.
    In other words. How many Sally Acorn fans aren't ALREADY buying Sonic stuff? 5%? 1%?
    Not that Sega will tell us this, since
    A.) Never burn bridges, you might always change mind later
    B.) Hey, those Rally4Sally guys are doing free advertisement. If we put Sally in, they would stop banging on about our game.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Rabbitearsblog in How would you reboot/reimagine Sonic?   
    That is wrong approach.
    - Every franchise will keep making new mistakes, thus "requiring" new reboots.
    - Pretending Shadow-game never happened will not erase it from human brains.
    - It always ends with making things more confusing, not simple.
    - It's easy to remove good things as well (like Eclipse the Darkling)
    My take? Keep going forward and simply don't mention bad past stories. Focus on future, not past.
    This is why I'm against reboots in general, unless
    A. reboot is more of a spin-off,
    B. franchise already ended and is just being revived for new generation, like mos TMNT or She-ra.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Snowragnarok in How would you reboot/reimagine Sonic?   
    That is wrong approach.
    - Every franchise will keep making new mistakes, thus "requiring" new reboots.
    - Pretending Shadow-game never happened will not erase it from human brains.
    - It always ends with making things more confusing, not simple.
    - It's easy to remove good things as well (like Eclipse the Darkling)
    My take? Keep going forward and simply don't mention bad past stories. Focus on future, not past.
    This is why I'm against reboots in general, unless
    A. reboot is more of a spin-off,
    B. franchise already ended and is just being revived for new generation, like mos TMNT or She-ra.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Domino in How would you reboot/reimagine Sonic?   
    That is wrong approach.
    - Every franchise will keep making new mistakes, thus "requiring" new reboots.
    - Pretending Shadow-game never happened will not erase it from human brains.
    - It always ends with making things more confusing, not simple.
    - It's easy to remove good things as well (like Eclipse the Darkling)
    My take? Keep going forward and simply don't mention bad past stories. Focus on future, not past.
    This is why I'm against reboots in general, unless
    A. reboot is more of a spin-off,
    B. franchise already ended and is just being revived for new generation, like mos TMNT or She-ra.
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    MetalSkulkBane got a reaction from Sonictrainer in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    That is good point, but easily fixed.
    1) FF formed during Sonic Forces
    2) Eggman conquers 1 single city/kingdom where Sally lived, so she formed FF just to safe her homeland.
    3) FF are just a military sub-section to Restoration.
    Either way, fighting Eggman isn't their sole reason of existence anymore. He just happens to make trouble most often.
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