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Status Updates posted by DanJ86

  1. I knew about the level select and debug codes for Sonic 1, 2 and 3 but what I didn't know was that Sonic 3 and Knuckles has a debug and level select too.

    I just learned about it while watching Son of a Glitch.

  2. I've been playing ScareScraper on Luigi's Mansion 3, Online. The game runs pretty smoothly most of the time.

    ….Unless all the Luigi's are fighting together.

  3. I'm confused with how society has changed so drastically.

    Are stereotypes considered racist now?

    I always thought they were just lazy tropes that still had the potential to be an interesting character.

    1. JezMM


      Kinda confused by the question.  Stereotypes aren't inherently racist, but there are such things as racist stereotypes.

    2. Tarnish


      Didn't you get the memo? "Everything is racing, everything is sexist and you have to point it all out."

    3. JezMM


      ^ Just so you know, jokes like this empower those who want to belittle the people who are calling out the real, harmful bigotry in the world. A racist reads something like that and will consider themselves validated and you to be their ally.

    4. Harkofthewaa


      Honestly, I think part of the problem is that people allow themselves to get offended by the stupidest of things just so they have an excuse to be perpetually pissed all the time. If it's not a stereotype than it's something someone said or what they're wearing or hey Trump tweeted oh it's too quiet today let's stir up something from ten years ago or... well you get the idea. People just have too much hate in their hearts these days.

    5. DanJ86


      Tarnish wasn't making a joke. I've seen people react to all kinds of random things while claiming racism. They seem to mostly hang around twitter or write blogs insulting everyone. I do agree that doing so makes it harder to determine the real ones.

      In terms of what I was talking about. A student had watched some of the classic Disney movies and was complaining about them being "racist." (She was a white, UK, Instagram girl btw.)

      One example she mentioned was King Louie from Jungle Book.

    6. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      And...quite a number of old Disney films were racist, even if just from ignorance and perpetuating racial stereotypes at the time.

      I mean Aristocats came out right after the Jungle Book and has one of the most egregious examples in the entire animated library. 

    7. Harkofthewaa


      *Cough* Song of the South *cough*

    8. Ryannumber1gamer


      I mean, some of them are racist. There's no denying that. The reason they're racist is they were made in a completely different era where values was entirely different, and what might've been fine back then is not fine now, and for good reason.

      Infamous examples include Disney's Song of the South, which is based around black slavery, while another example is Looney Tunes' Censored Eleven which are very highly racist to all different kinds of people, including black people, Japanese people, and so on so forth. Tom & Jerry also has an infamous example in Mammy Two Shoes, due to being seen as a sterotypical black housekeeper.

      And don't get me wrong - there's a reason people don't like these being censored, people don't like them being forgotten, censored, or lost because they want to keep them for the sake of history and preservation because for better or worse, they were representative of the time period, but in no uncertain terms - quite a few of these older cartoons are totally racist, and it's why they'll have openings from a popular actor explaining the history, the time period, and explaining that the values expressed in these cartoons are unacceptable by today's standards, but should still be preserved in it's entirety for the sake of history instead of censored. 

      Granted, I don't really see how King Louie is considered racist, Louis Prima is his voice actor and he's from New Orleans, and that's about it. King Louie doesn't even have any negative sterotypes, he's just a fun loving jazz swinger who wants to be more like a man. 

    9. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      @Harkofthewaa I mean there is that, but I was talking more around the late 60's to show that the issue didn't go away as soon as Disney realised Jim Crow was not okay*. Heck, I'd argue the worst case of racism wasn't even that, Peter Pan's terrible with it. 

      *I say this, but there's still merchandise to this day featuring the actual Jim Crow and his cronies from Dumbo. 

    10. DanJ86


      I was certainly aware of some of the questionable stuff that was made back then. The King Louie thing threw me off.

      while I don't think it's right to bash white people which is what some websites have been doing a lot as of late. I also don't think it's a white persons place to tell anyone what's racist.

      On a related note, I recall an article mention that Whoopi Goldberg would like Songs of the South to be brought back in some way.

      Here it is. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/whoopi-goldberg-wants-disney-bring-back-song-south-start-conversation-controversial-1946-film-154030256.html

    11. JezMM


      If white people aren't allowed to point out racism then it makes it very hard for them to be allies to those who suffer from said racism.  Now there's definitely people out there who go too hard and make issues out of non-issues, but there are also those who are informed by the people who suffer from racism and are simply trying to spread the word.  It isn't always obvious which is the case, which is why sometimes you have to do a little critical thinking of your own.

      I was simply criticising Tarnish's "oh EVERYTHING is offensive" rhetoric - of course everything isn't offensive, but saying stuff like that makes people stop caring about the stuff that truly is.  And yeah, people who make a big deal over nothing - white people who decide something is offensive on a minority's behalf when widespread opinion of that minority is that the thing isn't offensive - those people are also doing harm, as such behaviour reinforces the "everything is offensive" angle.  But yeah, nothing is more perpetually reinforcing than literally saying that angle lol.

    12. Tarnish


      If it wasn't clear, I was quoting Anita Sarkeesian who infamously sees basically everything problematic in the world and loves to preach about how everything has to change.

      I personally don't mind offensive stuff one bit. Trying not to offend anybody is an impossible goal, because it's guaranteed you'll find at least 1 person offended. Getting offended by something is part of life, you better learn to deal with it.

    13. JezMM


      I definitely find Anita to be an example of going overboard but I'd also be very surprised if that's an exact quote of hers lol.

      Miss me with the "it's impossible so there's no point" bullshit though. It implies that you do care, but it's just too hard.  Fact is, people who care know that it's an impossible task, but they try their best anyway in spite of that.  It's not about being perfect, it's just about making an effort to show consideration and empathy where and when you can.

    14. Tarnish


      And no, I'm implying that trying to appease a minority at the expense of the majority is stupid. There are people out there who think you shouldn't be able to joke about certain things, say certain things, have certain kind of characters in video games, wear certain kinds of Halloween costumes, etc. Would you really try to appease these kind of people at the expense of the majority? Because that's just insanity. Have fun walking on eggshells for the rest of your life then.

    15. JezMM


      It's not about minority vs majority though, it's about "hey is my ability to joke about this thing more important than the fact that it upsets people? Do I still want to joke about it knowing it upsets people?  Is this a joke against a group of people that would validate the kind of people who would actively go out and bully/harass/fucking murder those people?"

      Frankly I must be good at walking on eggshells because I find it startlingly easy to not prioritise my own enjoyment over avoiding the suffering of others.

    16. Tarnish


      You do you. But just don't expect others to do the same.

    17. JezMM


      I guess my final thought to you would be likewise, don't expect others to "just learn to deal with it" re: being offended over certain thing(s), since after all, it's not like you did if you were never offended by said thing(s) in the first place.

  4. What about.....a Smash Brothers Movie?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      We're setting up the Cinenatic Universe first



  5. I had no idea that Sonic 1 was ported to the GBA about the time the systems was reaching it's end. I couldn't find any mention of a European release either.

    Most reports say the game was ported very badly.

    It's hard to compare the sounds as they play at the same time. But you can definitely notice the lack of visibility on the GBA version.

    The kicker is that this was released back in 2006.

    Um....the year infamous for Sonic.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The GBA was such a strange choice of platform, because the DS had been out for a while and was selling brilliantly. Sonic Rush was already on the DS by this point.

    2. Noodle Panda

      Noodle Panda

      We don’t talk about Sonic 1 on the GBA...

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Best thing that came out for Sonic in 2006 was Riders.

    4. Noodle Panda

      Noodle Panda

      >Sonic Rivals has left the chat

  6. Listening to the original beta version of the first Luigi's Mansion theme, it definitely sounds like it's missing something but I also think it's creepier.


    1. tailsBOOM!


      Well Luigi's Mansion was going to be a T-rated survival horror game (Thankfully Nintendo changed that lol)

  7. Wow. I had no emotional reaction to the first trailer but this second one had me laughing several times.

    Sonic does look much better and his characterisation is shown off in full force. I kinda liked it.

    1. Little T

      Little T

      I'm kind of the other way around. I went from having an extremely negative reaction to the first trailer to almost no emotional reaction to the second (I will admit that I smiled a little at the improved 'screaming shot'). It feels like it's gone from an abomination of a movie to the average generic Hollywood movie it was trying to be XD

      I think I'll pass

  8. Damn. I didn't draw this awesome piece but I feel it's worth sharing as a...kind of late B-Day gift.

    It's just all kinds of f**king awesome. 😛

    1. DanJ86


      Forgot to mention the actual Birthday member in question! >.<

      @Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

  9. It's really looking like my dream to make an animation channel on YouTube is perhaps futile?


    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I decided to check this video where a Lawyer laid out what the new terms of service are:

      From my understanding, it's basically YouTube more or less clarifying the powers that it always had in an easier to understand manner. Be wary of sensationalist videos and articles.

      Now as for the other stuff, I dunno.

    2. DanJ86


      I see. Thanks for some clarification. Tim (The guy in the first video.) has said on several occasions that he's not a lawyer so I should've remembered that he might not fully understand things.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      To be fair, you should check the video I linked in it’s entirety anyways; there’s a lot to unpack.

  10. Odd. I thought the profile activity had returned to normal but looking again, it's still empty.

    Perhaps what I saw was a one off or I accidentally looked at status updates instead of the main profile page...? 😕

    1. Zaysho


      Yeah, the activity stuff was there but it looks like it broke again. Probably going to take a bit longer to iron out.

      On the bright side the status reply glitch seems to be fixed, so

  11. Replaying Stunt Race FX with Switch Online, I noticed something that young me never did.

    As I owned Stunt Race FX back in the day, it was technically the first time I saw Kirby and Fox McCloud as the pair make a cameo alone with Mario on Billboards.

    It's interesting to me as I wouldn't actively seek out each series of the pair until seeing them fully in action on Smash Bro 64.

  12. Oh, member activity is back.

    It was strange seeing them all empty.

  13. Anybody else having a problem with replying in updates?

    You click reply and submit but it wont appear as a comment until you refresh the page.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yeah, me too. It's happening both on statuses and in regular posts. And you can easily end up double posting   upon refreshing. Sometimes those double posts can be a long time apart of you closed the browser after first clicking submit.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yeah, me too. It's happening both on statuses and in regular posts. And you can easily end up double posting   upon refreshing. Sometimes those double posts can be a long time apart of you closed the browser after first clicking submit.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Case in point lol 

  14. 6OF1uHu.png

    Puyo games are now being localised a little more often but it's a shame we never got the Chronicles title.

  15. Ha! Nice try, Luigi's Mansion 3!

    I saw those jump scares coming. :P

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      "I've trained in the arts of jumpscares from the Five Nights of Freddy's dojo!"

  16. New avatar means business.

  17. I never got around to playing the Hat in Time DLCs before, until recently.

    ….Those Death Wish challenges are brutal!?

  18. https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21960632

    Anyone else seeing this? I think I might be delirious....


  19. I'm sick. :(

    1. tailsBOOM!
    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Hope you feel better soon and that you didn't have any plans for the day. Still sucks to be sick on the weekend though.

    3. Failinhearts


      Get better soon, bud.

  20. Anybody else here find themselves typing something in the moment but later regretting it so much that you can't bring yourself to look at the replies?

    I find myself doing that too often... -_-

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I've done it, but then when I actually have mustered up the courage to look there are all of no responses. I never really know how to feel then.

  21. I'll admit it. I smiled at that throw away line in IDW #22 that had to belong to Big.

  22. I feel like I've been more irritable these past few weeks. I'm truly sorry about that.

    Their is something bothering me but I feel like I just can't share it. If I did, I'd probably be looked down upon (Even more.) or just laughed at. (Again.)

    Even worse, called names and run out of the forum entirely. I can easily believe it could happen, simply due to the extreme reactions that spark from just mentioning anything similar or related. 😔

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Why would we, a forum who is willing to respect and treat all its members as equal, laugh and call you names? If we ever do something that may personally offend you (intentional or not), it doesn't hurt at all to tell us you are offensed, or just PM a mod or someone that it did. Even if you think sharing won't help in dealing with your problem at all, I can assure we wouldn't try to make it even worse either.

      It's still better than keeping to yourself, cause every little step counts.

    2. DanJ86


      I've certainly been looked down upon indirectly and laughed at directly.

      What hurts the most is that the person who laughed at me WAS a mod. It still eats at me and the status update in which it occurred was deleted so I can't prove it ever happened.

    3. dbzfan7


      I dunno. Unfortunately this is the internet and nowhere is truly safe. Not even this forum here. Users, mods, administrators, it's easy to either have someone talk behind your back or add you to a shit list. That's just unfortunately how it is.

  23. Darn. I was going to type something but I forgot what it was...


  24. I just watched a video I barely understood but still found entertaining.

    My brother is more about music while I'm the pictures and story guy.

    FYI: Tails dance animation is adorable. XD

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