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    Kuzu reacted to Dr. Christmas Mike in New Holiday animation coming tomorrow!   
    An image of the Chao ripping off Sonic's nose and that geyser of soda being a geyser of blood just entered my head. I also got an image of Eggman turning to chunky salsa when he hit the ground.
    I think about that and I go... yeah. That's what Christmas is all about. ^^
    (I saw the image at the end btw. I'm making one of them jokes.)
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    Kuzu reacted to Tracker_TD in New Holiday animation coming tomorrow!   
    All the Adventure hype lead up to something far better than an SA Remake
    it gave us the anime space opera 20 years in the making
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    Kuzu reacted to Dr. Christmas Mike in New Holiday animation coming tomorrow!   
    There's also something great about Eggman going the extra douchey mile to dress up as Santa before he steals presents from babies. He can't just do it, he has to make them think Santa did it. What a dick.
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    Kuzu reacted to Diogenes in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    ...yeah gotta say this was a pretty underwhelming climax. The badnik army gets taken out without incident, Mimic's always been a scumbag so trying to appeal to his better nature seems like a waste of time, the fight itself is pretty dull, and the "if you kill him you're just as bad" moment is such a cliche. The whole thing gets wrapped up with basically no emotional impact which is really disappointing when the previous issues were so much better about that.
    The one thing I did kind of like is Whisper taking out that one platform, destroying part of her home, forcing herself to move on and let go and all that. It's not exactly a 10/10 moment but it's something.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from AtomicReader 饶日 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    I feel its because a difference in the focus; Eggman is the primary threat on the OVA, even when Metal Sonic takes the scene, so he has to be competent to give the heroes a good fight. 
     
    The primary threat of the Metal Virus arc is the virus itself. And unlike in the OVA, Eggman is sharing the villain spotlight with newcomer Starlene, and one of the main components of that arc is showing how he is quickly growing disillusioned with Eggman as his flaws become more apparent; Eggman kinda has to be a bit more incompetent to justify that dynamic otherwise it just falls apart.
     
    I don't think Idw IDW Eggman is bad; it just highlights a part of him that doesn't usually get showcased, while he's a rather straightforward villain in the OVA.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Miragnarok in Sonic-related pet peeves?   
    I don't know if I mentioned this before, but a peeve of mine is how fans tend to focus too much attention towards the hedgehogs, and by hedgehogs I mean just Sonic, Shadow, and Silver. Not Amy, just those three. I mean if you prefer them over everybody else, that's cool, but most of the fics I read just tend to focus on those three(and sometimes Blaze, but it's almost always because she's in love with Silver/Sonic), and just say "fuck everyone else, they're not hedgehogs, so they don't matter".
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    Kuzu got a reaction from lbyrd2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sometimes his lyrical dialogue fits...and other times it does not. I admit, I did chuckle when I realized what it was referencing. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from lbyrd2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If a lyrical reference makes this irrational, then perhaps you should not be reading this comic?
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    Kuzu reacted to Blue Blood in New remixes by Tee Lopes   
    Definitely not what I expected. But then again, I didn't expect Welcome to Station Square or Can You Feel the Sunshine. I guess pretty much anything is on the cards. I really like it though. As someone who never liked the original Splash Hill 1 and wasn't a fan of the medley Jun did some year ago, this remix really hits the nail on the head. Lots of energy here. It's not amazing, because the original compositions are so limited in what they do that no amount of remixing these short and simple tracks is ever going to make them into something that they're not. But this is jam; can't fault it really.
    And look, this is like the hundredth time Senoue and Lopes have gotten into bed together to create something great. I hope they're both major players in the soundtrack for the next mainline Sonic game (or anything else, really). Ohtani is a good musician, but his recent efforts as music director have been lacking. Senoue started to flag after a while with Sonic games too, and after some time away from the series he came back on top form (if we ignore the oddity that was S4E1/2). I think Senoue and Lopes would work wonders on a Sonic soundtrack where they're in full collaboration. TSR was a great taster.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from GamerGirl54321 in Sonic's Original Personality   
    I kinda prefer Sonic when he's equal parts sassy, and empathetic. Usually he leans too far on one side to the point of being kinda one note.
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    Kuzu reacted to StaticMania in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    That's most likely why he didn't have Sonic go through with it.
    Not this reason specifically, but a similar one to be sure.
    Also, you're saying Shadow would do this without being pushed over the edge.
    That's not very interesting alone, it's interesting because Sonic's desperate enough to consider it.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Sonario in Sonic's Original Personality   
    I feel like there's no "correct" way to portray Sonic. Every continuity te da to emphasize different parts of him that people appreciate.
     
    I think it's a testament to the strength of the character that he has so many different interpretations that can appeal to people 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Winter Spirit Ultima in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Hmm, I find that angle both interesting and quietingly dark; Sonic succumbing to his emotions and willingly infecting Eggman feels like crossing a certain line. But I do admit it feels like this is where such a thing makes most sense to do . 
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's not really a matter of being optimistic anymore, Sonic is literally at the end of his rope, Eggman has thrown away every chance to make a cure, and Sonic is at his most desperate to get one. 
    He's already doubting himself heavily now because it was his exact line of optimism that led to a zombot infestation, he's running on fumes, the chances of a cure is getting less and less likely moment by moment, and Eggman just shoved Sonic's kindness back in his face by claiming Mr. Tinkerer mattered absolutely nothing to him, and this is his grand calling.
    The cool thing about a story idea like this is putting Sonic into a situation that we can never see him in, and this is the chance for it. He's mentally and physically exhausted, he's lost tons of friends, and pretty much the entire world because of his own mess up, and Sonic's quite literally run out of options at this point. He's desperate to try get Eggman to make a cure, first by trying to appeal to the good in him via Mr. Tinkerer, and then trying to battle and reveal flaw after flaw in his plan to convince Eggman to just back down, and nothing works. Eggman has the upper hand, while Sonic is just utterly destroyed in nearly every way. 
    That's meant to be the interesting point here, it's not so much Sonic intentionally trying to do harm, or at least end Eggman's life, but with him in the state that he's in, where he clearly can't think straight anymore, and can't keep his head together, Sonic is so utterly desperate for a solution, and drove to a breaking point that he infects Eggman because it's the only way Sonic sees Eggman ever considering make a cure - because then it's in his own self-interest to do so.
    Sonic might immediately regret it when he comes back to his senses, but in a narrative sense, that is a good emotional payoff for everything so far. He does something without thinking due to pure desperation and exhaustion, mixed with anger, he's trying to save everyone instead of directly harming Eggman, and it forces Sonic to look at himself now at his lowest, which would tie into him nearly giving into the virus before getting a last burst of speed to shred it off again.
    That's already the reason the issue is so strong, because it forces Sonic into a position he's uncomfortable in, and drives him to a place he hasn't been before. Just that extra push into making him cross the line, even for a brief second would lead to an interesting character development moment for the rest of the arc.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Mr Silvia in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I know its for the sake of Starline's disillusionment with him, but good god does Eggman come off as exceedingly short sighted here. I share Starline's frustration. 
    That being said, it's pretty understandable and I could completely believe that Eggman would be so far up his own ass that he fails to make any type of contingency plan should his shit go wrong. 
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I actually agree with that. I think it would've been interesting to tie up the whole plot point about Sonic nearly giving up entirely and letting the virus take him if maybe due to exhaustion, and sheer anger because of Eggman's refusal to make a cure, he ends up letting his self-control go and grabbing Eggman out of pure spite.
    The whole point with Sonic this whole issue is trying to get answers, and trying to mock Eggman for a failed plan, and telling him to get busy on a cure. You can tell this issue is the point where Sonic is at his most desperate, and his breaking point. Usually, Sonic would not do something like infecting Eggman with this, but I think given the context of him being utterly exhausted, him feeling like a total screw-up, Eggman's longing gaze towards Mr. Tinker before completely shooting it down, and having the nerve to claim that not only is he/Sonic more similar than Sonic would care to believe, but completely shoots down any idea of becoming good, and undoing the horrific mess that he created.
    I think that should've been the breaking point of Sonic. With all three attempts for Tails to make a cure now gone, with Resistance HQ gone along with a metric ton of the planet along with it, and Eggman refusing to lift a finger despite knowing how much danger he's in himself, plus his mocking that Sonic will soon be his slave, I think it would've fit the theme where Sonic just goes completely for broke, infects Eggman on purpose to force either him or Starline to develop a cure, only to immediately regret it once he realises he basically doomed another life that won't have as much of a chance to survive because Eggman can't shed the infection off.
    It gives payoff to Starline pointing out that Eggman was so short-sighted not to make them immune to the cure, as well as Eggman's own boast of "don't let them touch you, duh". Considering that Eggman still felt the need to fight for another fight with Sonic, when the two could've just travelled to another infected village and left Sonic to his own borrowed time, it would've been a perfect payoff for Eggman's callousness throughout.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If a lyrical reference makes this irrational, then perhaps you should not be reading this comic?
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    Kuzu reacted to Wraith in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I thought the lyrical reference was dumb but it was a minor part in what was otherwise one of the strongest issues of the year IMO. Seeing Sonic hit a low point and Starline finally become disillusioned was satisfying. Things are finally starting to pay off. 

    I only wish a more major development happened with Eggman. I really wanted Sonic to infect him and all 3 of them to leave the situation shaken up. I'm sure it'll happen at some point though.
    I felt like this arc has been fairly predictable so far but I actually have no idea how this thing with the Deadly Six will shake out. Surely Zavok would have developed a counter for the conch by now. Arc has taken a while to get to the point but I'm pretty excited with how it's shaping up.
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I guess for me, I didn't notice it because Sonic's just beyond utterly exhausted at this point, and cutting the chase with a lot of his dialogue, so I naturally assumed he cut straight to calling Eggman's bullshit.
    Which in hindsight, I can see how it's off now, but *shrug*
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    Kuzu reacted to Diogenes in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If he genuinely believes what he's doing will make for a better world, there's a twisted sort of logic in the villagers being the first ones to be "gifted" the virus. In fact looking back he kinda describes it that way, saying it'll make things perfect, no hunger or illness (also no free will, but he is, after all, a madman).
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's not really a contradiction, in theory, it could just be Eggman trying to cement that he can't return to that life. He looks like he's ready to long for that life again until he has to literally justify to himself that he has a higher calling, and that the Zombot virus will make him a greater hero than being a humble crafter.
    It comes off more like Dr. Eggman trying to desperately pretend he didn't like his role as Mr. Tinkerer, when he secretly misses that life, and has to justify why he can't go back.
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    There's no reason to assume that wasn't the case because the explanation the comic provided us was the virus mutating out of control. The latest issue only confirms that's the case because - 
     
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Razule in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I know its for the sake of Starline's disillusionment with him, but good god does Eggman come off as exceedingly short sighted here. I share Starline's frustration. 
    That being said, it's pretty understandable and I could completely believe that Eggman would be so far up his own ass that he fails to make any type of contingency plan should his shit go wrong. 
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
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    Kuzu got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I know its for the sake of Starline's disillusionment with him, but good god does Eggman come off as exceedingly short sighted here. I share Starline's frustration. 
    That being said, it's pretty understandable and I could completely believe that Eggman would be so far up his own ass that he fails to make any type of contingency plan should his shit go wrong. 
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