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Everything posted by Heckboy

  1. It's in response to a post that I've basically seen here OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER, one that deliberately ignores my points any time I criticize this fucking comic. I'm not even mad at that dude specifically, but this type of post gets old real quick.
  2. Negative Nancy Heckboy who by the way has ZERO writing experience says IDW Sonic is no good! VERY SAD! Well guess what Heckboy, I'm a big Sonic fan, the best, and I think IDW Sonic is the BEST COMIC IN HISTORY and I want to congratulate @IanFlynnBKC for making Sonic Great Again!

    1. QuantumEdge


      And now Ian's in the awkward place of being complimented by a guy he probably doesn't like.  

    2. Heckboy


      I'm sorry Ian. I know I criticize your writing sometimes but nobody deserves this.

    3. QuantumEdge


      Could be worse.  You could be Todd Howard.




    1. Heckboy


      love to be called out behind my back because I criticized someone's favorite baby book



    2. Tornado


      now you're just like donald trump

    3. Heckboy


      negative nancy drumpf

    4. gato


      I wish I wasn't an hermit and people talked shit about me on Twitter.

    5. Heckboy


      This is the most exciting day of my life. I finally made it big. I got called out on Twitter dot com.

    6. Teoskaven


      >using Twitter

    7. Heckboy


      I don't use Twitter, @SBR2 is posting about me because I made a post on here he didn't like. He probably assumed I wouldn't see it, but he's done this before whenever he disagrees with someone, so I decided to check and sure enough!

    8. QuantumEdge


      Hey, that's not true!  He completely forgot about the posting super dank memes part, how could he forget about that part?


    9. Heckboy


      I'm sad I'm not more well known here for my epic ironic sense of humor but I guess angry posts tend to stick out more.

    10. QuantumEdge


      I don't know, your sense of humour's always stuck to me more than anything.  I mean, let's face it, angry posts are a dime a dozen.  A dank, ironic meme... that stays with someone forever.

    11. SBR2


      Ok in fairness I know I need to stop doing that. But you going "Ian Flynn suck and I don't like his writing" is honestly not as insightful as you think it is.

    12. Heckboy


      I didn't say that though. You're being reductionist. I outlined why I think his writing is bad, and even specifically said I don't have anything against him personally. I even praised him for certain things and have done so multiple times in the past. What I am supposed to do? Blindly kiss his ass? Not voice my opinion? If people can gush about how great he is, why can't I say why I feel he's overrated?

      And going "That's just your opinion" isn't insightful at all.

    13. SBR2


      You could maybe do so in a less combative way? Like I don't know man in all the sites I've ever seen you on you seem overly angry that the comics or Ian's writing in general doesn't work for you. 

    14. Heckboy


      I will admit there are times, especially in the past, where I've probably gotten unnecessarily mad. But in this specific instance I felt I was very to the point. It's less anger and more exhaustion at this point. And it's extra frustrating when people don't even bother to provide counterarguments and instead just dismiss my posts as blind hatred.

    15. Tara


      Please see my post in IDW-


  4. Where in that post did I state my opinion as fact? Those are all basically paraphrasing people's responses to criticisms of IDW and the Archie reboot over the years. And I can't wait for the day you reply with something other than "UH WELL THAT'S JUST YOUR OPINION" and actually address my points with counterarguments. I mean Shadowlax and DabigRG actually acknowledged what I said and provided interesting opinions of their own, and even though I disagree with some of it I at least appreciate that. But for some reason you seem incapable of that and instead just run back to your Twitter hugbox to point and go "UGH, SOME PEOPLE AMIRITE?" It's amazing because you've been called out on this before, I believe both on here and on Archie Sonic Online, and yet you continue to do this. Do you just not have anything insightful to say, ever? Do you only know how to snark at people behind their backs?
  5. Well I guess we're getting Toy Story 5 in 2030 when half the cast is dead.

  6. It's a tongue-in-cheek meme response because I'm tired of repeating myself. Plus responding with "I don't get why you think the writing is bad" is hardly a counter when I literally just explained why I think the writing is bad. If you want me to be more concise, here: IDW, like some of Ian's previous work, is running in place and has been for over a year. Ian loves long-term buildup but often fails to make the individual stories in the present engaging enough on their own. There are exceptions to this (the Champions arc in Archie, for instance), but this is the big problem with his writing. IDW has been extremely formulaic to the point where I can't even remember what event happened in which issue. There are no vibrant setpieces, no exciting or well-choreographed fight scenes, no conflicts or mysteries that are solved in interesting or clever ways. Just point A to point B plots with stilted, expository dialogue peppered with I CLAPPED BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT THAT REFERENCE IS moments that fans eat up. Again, the mandates thing is a meme response because none of this is restricted by the mandates. Just tell a basic funny book story with a few neat twists and turns. This is a visually vibrant series, so maybe have settings that aren't just "nameless generic village" or "grassy field" or "cave". Have action sequences that don't just consist of characters commenting on their situation, solving their problem in one page, then commenting how easy/hard it was. That's all.
  7. "No!" 2014: "The reboot will get better soon!" 2015: "The reboot is still just getting started, soon it'll get better!" 2016: "We're only three years into the reboot, be patient!" 2017: "The reboot is... oh wait it's cancelled." 2018: "Okay, so we're only ten issues into IDW. Give it time" 2019: "IDW is just starting, give it time. 2020: ???
  8. Joining the Marvel Cinematic universe soon in my own b*adass marvel superhero film starring... me!

  9. E3 stands for Epic Epic Epic

    1. Polkadi~♪

















      this is epic

    2. Celestia


      Sponsored by Epic Games

    3. Ryannumber1gamer



      E3 is now an epic games store exclusive

  10. Archie sold way more through newsstands and subscriptions according to Ian himself. And, y'know, I wasn't really questioning if other people enjoy it or if it sells. I'm explaining why I think it's shit and elaborating on how I think Ian's writing has gotten worse to the point where the same flaws he shows in the licensed, mandated Sonic comic is showing in his other, less-strictly-mandated work.
  11. If the comic becomes actual tentacle hentai I will take back all of my criticisms.
  12. It was also not good or memorable in any way. It's forgettable as a sci-fi book, forgettable as a comedy book, and forgettable as a kiddie adventure book. Ian isn't good with comedy (by his own admission, to be fair), so putting him on a comedy sci-fi book was a bad idea. It seems like something they threw out there to fill the action-adventure void left by Sonic and Mega Man getting the axe, and hoped that Flynn and Yardley's names would have some pull with the former Sonic/MM crowd. Ian's a cool guy, I don't want to seem like I just shit on him constantly for no reason, but he frankly has limited range. If he can't fall back on lore dumping and fanservice/memes he stumbles, and Cosmo was the perfect example of it. @Shadowlax Quoting separately because I can't directly quote in an edit (or if I can I'm too much of a dumbass to figure out how haHA) He certainly respects the Sonic franchise, sure. But if he's genuinely enthusiastic about this comic it's sure as hell doesn't show in the writing. Over time he's gotten noticeably worse with pacing and even dialogue. His main thing is focusing on long-term plans but failing to tell stories in the moment that are memorable or engaging in their own right. It started with Iron Dominion, gradually got worse with Mecha Sally, reached its nadir with Shattered World, and now it's carried on to IDW to some extent. And sure, the *idea* of the zombots is kind of neat (even if, again, it's just relying on DUDE OBSCURE REFERENCE LMAO). But the execution? It's uh... Again, he is certainly capable of putting good work out. He is significantly better than Penders (though, hot take, I'd argue Flynn has a few bad writing habits in common with ol' Ken). But his writing has a lot of problems that seem to have only gotten worse over the years, when you'd think he'd have improved after over a decade of working in the funny book industry.
  13. United Federation/Chun-nan trade war

  14. steve is next, i can feel it

    1. Wraith


      I'll keep saying he's next until smash 8 if I have to

    2. Diogenes


      steve is dead, we are free

    3. Heckboy


      steve is eternal

    4. Polkadi~♪


      but i thought doom is eternal

    5. Adamabba


      actually it's wishes that are eternal

    6. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Actually, a Phoenix be eternal.

  15. >more anime sword boys


    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I hope they add more Anime swordsmen.

    2. Heckboy


      i will accept that but only if they add Minecraft Steve™

      Image result for grotesque steve

  16. uh..... meowww?

    Image result for cat mario

    1. SupahBerry
    2. Polkadi~♪



  17. honestly the devolver conference being a giant irl shitpost was only funny the first time around

    1. SupahBerry


      As long as people out there do stupid things, there will always be someone else that will make fun of it

  18. It's not Sega, at least not entirely. Read Ian's other books, like that Cosmo thing that lasted for five whole issues. He's written some good stuff, but his writing can be pretty mediocre. I really just think he's burnt out after 13 years of writing the same fucking series. They need a new writer or co-writer. The mandates excuse really is bullshit when you realize other writers have done more with the characters in spite of these guidelines, the most recent example being the stories in the annual. You can have so many varied and fun stories with these characters that are totally in compliance with the mandates, but for some reason - either because of Ian or his editors or whatever - we get stuck with boring, decompressed-as-fuck arcs that just spin their wheels for a year until the rushed climax.
  19. peter griffin from family guy

    1. QuantumEdge


      Listen to it enough times and it sounds like a cult chant.

  20. You.png.553e7c319d5f4b1b9abb21f301982538.png


    1. SupahBerry


      (pause after 0:07, but it's not necessary)

  21. ready for E3?Image result for grotesque steve

    1. SupahBerry


      He should be holding a Smash Invitation

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