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    Heckboy reacted to Kellodrawsalot in Kellodrawsalot art thread   
    Thank you so much!!
    Here is some of my other fanart stuff random
     



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    Heckboy reacted to Kellodrawsalot in Kellodrawsalot art thread   
    Like my name implies I like to draw a lot, I have a tumblr and Twitter where I post my stuff often
    http://kellodrawsalot.tumblr.com/
    and https://mobile.twitter.com/Kellodrawsalot
    Here is some something recent I made, something short for valentine
     


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    Heckboy reacted to FFWF in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch, 2019)   
    Link's Awakening is one of the first games I owned, and without wishing to be sentimental, I think it holds a special place in my heart.  I've always felt that the game's themes and story are inextricably linked to the abstract, washed-out visuals of the GameBoy Colour, and whenever the suggestion of remaking it has come up, I've never quite been able to suppress the qualm that maybe this is a game that shouldn't be remade, a game which is already more or less as perfect as it's ever going to be in the format of its original design.  So it's with a bittersweet pang in my heart that I look upon the trailer for New Zelda: Link's Crafted World and finally understand that I was right all along.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Hahaha not even close

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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Never seen a fandom more obsessed with licensor mandates than this one. Weird.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Hahaha not even close

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    Heckboy got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Hahaha not even close

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    Heckboy got a reaction from Terriful in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sonic dies.
    The comic's been cancelled at the last minute and this is the final issue.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from PublicEnemy1 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I still maintain that Ian goes too far with Eggman's "darkness". Game!Eggman has his moments but 99% of the time he's cruel in a hands-off sort of way. Like he won't shoot Sonic point-blank but instead jettison him into space in an exploding escape pod. Whereas Ian's always written him more as an edgy Joker-type. "Yeah he's goofy but at the drop of a hat he'll fucking kill/torture you with his bare hands." Not to say that this is an invalid take on him, since it would work in some settings (i.e. SatAM or pre-SGW Archie where Eggman is Hitler-tier), but in a games-based world it kind of fucks up their more lighthearted dynamic since it begs the question, "If Eggman is so cruel why doesn't Sonic just try to take him out permanently instead of laughing him off constantly?" This issue wasn't that severe but it's pushing it imo. The way Ian writes Eggman is more how I'd prefer to see Eggman Nega written if he ever shows up.
    Though I guess Forces happened in this universe so whatever.
     
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Terriful in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sonic dies.
    The comic's been cancelled at the last minute and this is the final issue.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Terriful in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sonic dies.
    The comic's been cancelled at the last minute and this is the final issue.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Terriful in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sonic dies.
    The comic's been cancelled at the last minute and this is the final issue.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Terriful in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sonic dies.
    The comic's been cancelled at the last minute and this is the final issue.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from ThePrinceOfSaiyans in Should there be a new "Sonic Bible" and reboot based on it?   
    Don't see a need. They've done plenty of soft reboots that are, for all intents and purposes, full reboots since Sonic barely has continuity anyway. It's all superfluous, goofy bullshit that gets disregarded almost immediately. It's not some grand coherent mythology and it doesn't need to be.
    I agree they could use some loose guidelines to prevent too many contradictions, and some stronger characterization, but that's about all that's needed. I think after nearly 30 years of this franchise's existence, the messiness and stupidity is part of its shlocky charm. Sonic is never, at this point, going to be "redeemed" in the way people want it to be, so they might as well embrace the stupidity. Not in an excessively self-deprecating way like the social media, but in the way, say, Archie Sonic did under Ian Flynn (I know it might seem weird for me to say that since I'm not a huge fan of the comics, but I do think that's one thing it got right. It had shit like the Black Arms and Wisps co-existing and had fun with it).
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    Heckboy got a reaction from ThePrinceOfSaiyans in Should there be a new "Sonic Bible" and reboot based on it?   
    Don't see a need. They've done plenty of soft reboots that are, for all intents and purposes, full reboots since Sonic barely has continuity anyway. It's all superfluous, goofy bullshit that gets disregarded almost immediately. It's not some grand coherent mythology and it doesn't need to be.
    I agree they could use some loose guidelines to prevent too many contradictions, and some stronger characterization, but that's about all that's needed. I think after nearly 30 years of this franchise's existence, the messiness and stupidity is part of its shlocky charm. Sonic is never, at this point, going to be "redeemed" in the way people want it to be, so they might as well embrace the stupidity. Not in an excessively self-deprecating way like the social media, but in the way, say, Archie Sonic did under Ian Flynn (I know it might seem weird for me to say that since I'm not a huge fan of the comics, but I do think that's one thing it got right. It had shit like the Black Arms and Wisps co-existing and had fun with it).
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    Heckboy reacted to Wraith in If Sonic was created in America instead of Japan...   
    If someone from america picked up the concept odds are it would be a third rate mascot platformer that's forgotten about after a few games. It's hard for me to answer your question in any real detail though besides what's likely.A lot of things about Sonic were influenced by the culture that created him for sure, but even more than that he was influenced by people. It's hard for me to say what Sonic would be without Oshima or Naka because they essentially are Sonic. Their creative impulses and influences shaped the series. 



     
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    Heckboy reacted to Wraith in Should there be a new "Sonic Bible" and reboot based on it?   
    Reboots usually happen to retool a longer form story for a new(usually younger) audience. Sonic is already in the business of telling new stories with characters that can be explained in a sentence. There's nothing to catch people up on aside from the ever so slightly dense backstories of people like Shadow. 

    People here who want a reboot aren't even concerned with things from that angle. It's usually about going back over old ideas again. Usually either to "fix" things with no explanation as to how or just a bad/worse idea than the one Sonic Team went with. I have a hard time getting excited about this line of thinking. There are parts of the atmosphere or game feel of older titles that I'm interested in recapturing, but there are a lot of more creatively interesting ways to do that. 
    That's not even getting into the people that just want a reboot that just symbolically invalidates the shit they don't like. Nobody cares that Shadow or Silver remind you of a bad game you bought or that you used to make OCs or whatever.

    Just make new stories that are good and watch everything fix itself. The status quo is reset every Sonic game so there's nothing stopping you from doing this. You can even pick up the ball and start making a multi-game arc like they tried to do with Shadow back in the day. All of this is possible without a reboot being necessary. 
     
    Yeah I had a part about Mania before but I cut it out. It's basically a play pen for older purists and they still aren't satisfied lmao. That just makes the call for a reboot sillier. They already gave you one.
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    Heckboy reacted to Wraith in Should there be a new "Sonic Bible" and reboot based on it?   
    Sonic is an episodic action serial with staff that rotates frequently. That's why all of these so called soft reboots exist. They're literally keeping themselves free to make changes for the next generation of staff to suit the next generation of kids. This sounds like they're trying too hard to be trendy or something on paper but you won't catch Mario or Zelda making much in the way of long term commitments outside of lip-service for similar reasons.

     Actually rebooting everything is an entirely meaningless gesture in the wake of what this series is. It's a series of products that have their own different stylistic nuances, not an attempt to do one long running story. I honestly prefer it that way. I like being surprised. I like Sonic changing things up. The more a series gets caught up in it's own lore the more it tends to bore me.

    The loose continuity was never a thing that stopped people from buying, playing or enjoying Sonic games. It's a non-issue that you'd lose more people 'fixing' than you'd gain. It's fun to fantasize about long form Sonic storytelling but I never thought the games needed to be the place for that. Read the comic and help us push for it in other formats.



     
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