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  1. It kinda seems like the overly nostalgia heavy nature of the Meta Era of Sonic combined with the erratic quality, both in terms of gameplay as well as the execution of said nostalgic elements, and excessively safe and overly constrained feeling of the recent games seems to have resulted in people just plain becoming confused and utterly BORED with the franchise.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      They literally couldn't make a Generations 2 even if they wanted because we barely got anything all-new on the mainline side since Generations, other than Lost World.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      They can use past stages we never saw reimagined.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Dejimon11 Hence the execution of nostalgic elements bit. If they didn't run certain nostalgic elements to the ground *coughgreenhillzonecough* and didn't use it so brazenly, the nostalgia element might have had longer duration.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Sort of blows my mind that, since Gens, we've only really gotten two mainline games... and imo, both didn't really leave any level themes to really write home about

       I mean, they could still probably squeeze out some Generations "2" (imagining Windy Hills, Sunset Heights, and Studiopolis representing this decade) but damn well the discussion regarding possible levels be less involved than it was back in 2011.

      This is all of course leaving out the fact that I really don't want to see Classic Sonic show up in the next game. I'd also kill for some more original level themes in general.

  2. I find it funny how Black Knight and Forces both essentially ended their respective decades of Sonic (Yes I know TSR exists, but Black Knight doesn't feel like a spinoff despite that being the case), yet if anything Forces is probably ultimately the more forgettable of the two despite both suffering from flawed gameplay styles. Also both try to feel meaningful in the end, yet arguably only one actually succeeds in intent.

    1. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      Forces, in addition, even contrasts the decade it ended rather than complimenting it like Black Knight.

  3. That moment when you find out you can just go to the Inventory -> Spirit List and refight any Spirits you already fought for more Spirit Points compared to faffing around on the Spirit Board.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      At first I thought this would be a way to farm spirits you already got, but yeah that figures it’s a points system instead when you Re fight them there 

    2. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      Now if only the boss Spirits could be re-fought…

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Wonder if they might be saving those rematches for a potential boss rush...hmm

  4. Welp, Trump's new campaign logo is basically the Nazi logo with an American Flag taking place of the Swatstika:

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/1/1957644/-This-New-Logo-for-the-Trump-2020-Campaign-is-out-Please-see-what-inspired-it

    Feel free to mentally put "White" in front of the "America First" bit below mentally, because that's basically what he's tooting through this dog bullhorn.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Four legs good, two legs b̶a̶d̶  better.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      1. I do not like Trump, I think he has not been a good president.

      2. You people have become fucking insane over analyzing this stuff to the point it's getting ridiculous. This is almost certainly based on the "eagle, globe and anchor" symbol of the USMC, A symbol older than the Nazi eagle and the basis for the new logo's Eagle on a circle theme. 

      450px-Globeanchor.svg.png

      Which then was further modified to look like this, just replace the globe with the flag, still circular.
      https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/emblems-with-eagles-and-usa-flags-design-element-vector-27835066

      Which I'm pretty sure the Trump team just saw, thought it looked neat, and made a lame attempt to re-do it. It has nothing to do with Nazis. Worst case scenario here is that they were unoriginal and didn't pay royalties where they were due. 

      "But the eagle is looking in a different direction and the wings look slightly different" do you know how ridiculous that sounds? You are looking at the most minute details meant to differentiate it from the original picture to make it fit a narrative. You can also find variants of the Nazi eagle with differently shaped wings and looking either left or right. 

      There are so many legit things to critique Trump on, this is not one of them at all. 

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Regardless of what the intent was, I don't blame anyone for assuming it was based on the Nazi symbol, simply because Trump's past behavior and love for Nazis would make it hard to assume otherwise.

    4. McGroose

      McGroose

      You've just got to be careful not to go into the opposite end of the looney-bin. Both right and left wing people are susceptible to it. They say different things while trying to find equally ridiculous patterns.  You can crap on Trump all you want for other stuff, but analyze every individual thing carefully so that you don't think that every single thing happening in this country right now is because Trump is Hitler reincarnate. It's just a cool lookin logo lol 

      Apologies for any harshness, it's just that my understanding of the US history and symbolism felt kinda bamboozled by this

  5. Wearing glasses makes you realize just how greasy your eyebrows can be. They rub the upper corner of your glasses near your nose, so it always inevitably gets smudgey...or maybe it just means my eyebrows need a trim.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Get laser surgery. Best money I've ever spent. Super expensive and will require saving up for a while to be able to pay off, but man I can't overstate what a game changer it is to be free of glasses.

  6. Random thought: Elvis once ate 22 of this sandwich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_Gold_Loaf along with 4 other people. The sandwich is 8k calories, which means 176k calories between each of them, and assuming Elvis didn't eat the lion's share, that's still nearly 30,000 calories per person. IN ONE SITTING. Epic Meal Time before Epic Meal Time.

    For the record, the sandwich in question is a giant hollowed out loaf of bread filled with 1 jar of creamy peanut butter, 1 jar of grape jelly, and a fuckton of bacon.

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      My stomach hurts just looking at this thing.

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Who knew adding bacon to a PB&J could be so deadly.

  7. Comparing Egg Dragoon from Unleashed HD to the current iteration in Forces...damn how far you've fallen from such a cool boss.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Classic Sonic gets one boss in Forces, and it's both a remake of the GHZ boss and the third time the the Egg Dragoon has shown up. Really quite a sorry story...

      And the fight itself is so bad too. It's one those fights where you don't really use any of your characters' abilities and don't actually confront the boss directly. It could thematically be anything at all. Just makes for a dull looking fight.

  8. At this point even cartoon villains are less extreme, cruel, and ridiculous compared to this orange menace.

  9. Joey Wheeler

    Katsuya Jounouchi.

    Joey Jounouchi.

    Jo Jo.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Well I mean to be fair Kazuki Takahashi was a big fan of Jojo and was greatly inspired by it which is why there's a bit of Egyptian lore and tarot themes involved due to Part 3 taking place there.

  10. Baby crocodiles sound like Star Wars lasers.

  11. Was waffling around on BTVA and checked up Maddie Blaustein (transwoman and voice actress of Meowth), and I noticed that she only had two female roles, one as Margaret in Shadow Hearts. Took a listen, and I have to say, she sounds great. Kinda wish she did more female roles before her death. She really could have shown off more of her acting chops outside of predominantly male roles imo.

  12. Well that's one thing I didn't think I'd be learning today:

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-predator-that-makes-great-white-sharks-flee-in-fear

    Apparently Orcas can kill Great White Sharks by biting their fins, and then squeezing their liver out of their wounds like toothpaste.

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Orca's are terrifying. They hunt sharks for their liver and just leave the rest. They attack Blue whales because they can. I would be terrified if I ever saw one in the water with me.

    2. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      I was thinking about this earlier, get out of my mind. XD

      Seriously though, I really was just thinking about this for no reason. I saw a documentary about orcas killing great whites while cleaning a room at work, and it was pretty interesting to see. It talked about methods Orcas possibly do this, one of which was them grabbing the shark, turning them upside down which confuses them to the point where they fall unconscious, then they proceed to eat their liver. 

      They're some brutal creatures.

  13. The Breath of the Wild Camera..it has a lens...that can identify who you target it with...

    It's the Camera Lens of Truth :D!

  14. Reaction: Disney creates a Smash Bros Fighter styled game with all of it's properties as the fighters.

    1. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      If I can't get Sora in Ultimate, having him in this style is the next best thing.

    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      no thanks

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Somehow Sora still “wouldn’t be allowed” in it according to gamers 

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Don't expect that to go as far as Nintendo had gone from the sheer wow factor of putting Mario and Sonic in the same game. The appeal of having gaming guest characters from rival companies in Smash is a much tougher feat to pull off in other mediums I bet, which makes Smash even more of a stand out. Disney may be versatile enough as is, and there had been attempts like Lego Dimensions to do major non gaming crossover games. But there's no way any of them have the guts to make Mickey fighting Bugs Bunny or Spider Man fighting Batman happen. And that's without outright making it a dumping ground for all "not from a game" characters that're off limits from Smash, like Spongebob and Goku.

      Disney can absorb as many IPs they want for their cause, but the fact is that since they're primary seen as a non video gaming media, there's less of a target audience for something like this vs the audience for a crossover game about games. The most entertainment it could provide is catharsis for fans of things before Disney bought them out by letting them beat up Mickey "Scapegoat" Mouse, but that would still fade out eventually.

    5. Remy

      Remy

      Like, marvel vs starwars vs disney?

      This might make me sound edgy, but I'm honestly fine never experiencing anything under their colossal IP envelope ever again. They ran everything into the dirt.

  15. My Lazy Mode Spirit Board Battle technique for Smash Bros:

    Ganondorf + Level 99 Spirit with 3 slots + Super Slow Armor + whatever other thing.

    Then just smash attack with minimal tactics whatsoever for most fights.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Just have a legendary primary with 3 slots and one slot legendary support spirits that buff your attack. You’ll do ridiculous amounts of damage. 

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      It's not always dealing damage that's the issue, but being able to do anything against opponents who constantly flinch and interrupt you every other second. No flinching means plenty of uninterrupted damage and time to charge up the right attacks.

      Plus I am using Legendary Spirits.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I think there’s a legendary primary with unflinching/slow Armor that has 2 or 3 slots. I’d say use that and have the shine sprite  and wind fish support in your setup for maximum effect. Especially if you’re using a heavy character like Ganondorf 

  16. Stare into the void...kitty's eyes.

  17. https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759

    Confession from a former cop on how much of a bastard they all really are, and the systemic problems that allow them to fester and exist.

    Quote

    So what do we do about it? Even though I’m an expert on bastardism, I am not a public policy expert nor an expert in organizing a post-police society. So, before I give some suggestions, let me tell you what probably won’t solve the problem of bastard cops:

    • Increased “bias” training. A quarterly or even monthly training session is not capable of covering over years of trauma-based camaraderie in police forces. I can tell you from experience, we don’t take it seriously, the proctors let us cheat on whatever “tests” there are, and we all made fun of it later over coffee.
    • Tougher laws. I hope you understand by now, cops do not follow the law and will not hold each other accountable to the law. Tougher laws are all the more reason to circle the wagons and protect your brothers and sisters.
    • More community policing programs. Yes, there is a marginal effect when a few cops get to know members of the community, but look at the protests of 2020: many of the cops pepper-spraying journalists were probably the nice school cop a month ago.

    Police officers do not protect and serve people, they protect and serve the status quo, “polite society”, and private property. Using the incremental mechanisms of the status quo will never reform the police because the status quo relies on police violence to exist. Capitalism requires a permanent underclass to exploit for cheap labor and it requires the cops to bring that underclass to heel.

    Instead of wasting time with minor tweaks, I recommend exploring the following ideas:

    • No more qualified immunity. Police officers should be personally liable for all decisions they make in the line of duty.
    • No more civil asset forfeiture. Did you know that every year, citizens like you lose more cash and property to unaccountable civil asset forfeiture than to all burglaries combined? The police can steal your stuff without charging you with a crime and it makes some police departments very rich.
    • Break the power of police unions. Police unions make it nearly impossible to fire bad cops and incentivize protecting them to protect the power of the union. A police union is not a labor union; police officers are powerful state agents, not exploited workers.
    • Require malpractice insurance. Doctors must pay for insurance in case they botch a surgery, police officers should do the same for botching a police raid or other use of force. If human decency won’t motivate police to respect human life, perhaps hitting their wallet might.
    • Defund, demilitarize, and disarm cops. Thousands of police departments own assault rifles, armored personnel carriers, and stuff you’d see in a warzone. Police officers have grants and huge budgets to spend on guns, ammo, body armor, and combat training. 99% of calls for service require no armed response, yet when all you have is a gun, every problem feels like target practice. Cities are not safer when unaccountable bullies have a monopoly on state violence and the equipment to execute that monopoly.

    One final idea: consider abolishing the police.

     

  18. Social Distancing: STAY SIX FEET APART PEOPLE!

    Me: STAYS OVER 16 to 60 feet instead and acts like everyone is the plague.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      i usually wear a mask at work and mask-less customers will still stand right in front of me 1 to 2 feet in to ask questions, got me smelling their breath n shit through the mask, too close dammit

  19. I wish my toes were smack-proof.

    Because I swear no matter what I do, they always inevitably hit something on the corner.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Wear your shoes more

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Dip your toes into the river Styx

      It would make your toes invincible but the rest of you is *ahem* an Achilles heel.

  20. *Discovers cottage cheese for the first time...well okay not really, but i never ate it prior to today*

    Not as bad as i thought it would be. It's light tasting.

  21. While these protests are entirely justified and are clearly bringing about necessary and long overdue change, I can't help but be extremely worried about how much COVID-19 is likely spreading as a result of people being so heavily clustered together, even with masks (and that's not even including the police using tear gas, which increases the likelihood of fluids being spread around, or the right wing's use of biological terrorism via spitting and the aforementioned gas to use the COVID-19 against minorities). I feel extremely torn seeing any photos with large crowds in them, as a lot of these people have a good chance of getting sick, and that's a bunch of people who could end up dead.

    At the same time, like I said, this was something that was a long time coming, because if they didn't die from COVID-19, the fascist police and their fascist enablers Trump and Friends would just steadily murder them and intimidate them anyways, on top of the blatant corruption, cruelty and apathy that already existed.

    Feels like something of a rock and a hard place situation here...

  22. I prefer to believe that Bean the Dynamite's power is not merely explosives, but in reality he's actually got the power of a being a Looney Tunes-esque character in a world of anime inspired furry animals. As such, he can pull of Looney Tunes like gags that just happen to INCLUDE explosives, and is immune to injuries that would typically hurt others. That said, it also works against him, as he can get caught in Looney Tunes styled traps if you're clever enough.

    1. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Hmm... But that would ruin his parallel to the Battle Lord KuKu. I kinda liked the dynamic, and it also lent to outlining KuKu as one of the stronger characters around.

    2. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      Bean can just outright teleport in Fighters and Megamix, so I suppose it's not too out there. 

      His parallel to the Kuku, unless that's just a comic thing... isn't something I'm aware of. So I'm not too arsed about keeping it. Everyone used bombs in that game, even Tails. His bomb use is a nod to the Dynamite Dux; Bin's his dad. 

  23. You ever feel like you just get a ton of things at one point, never use them, and then years later they turn out to be relevant to what you need? This is pretty much my old Manga Studio/CLIP Studio box, my old drawing tablet that I left lying around, a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and a bunch of other stuff I had gathering dust for so long.

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