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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miraculous Milo in Super Sonic DLC for Forces out Dec 22 - €1.99, Free Until Jan 23   
    And this is garbage.
    And paying a yearly fee for a service that offers multiple benefits isn't really comparable to paying for a basic (and half-assed, by the sound of it, just like the whole game) gameplay feature that's been an unlockable bonus since fucking 1992.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    I'd just prefer Sonic to look similar to this

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    Heckboy got a reaction from Miragnarok in Sonic Headcanons   
    Tails recently discovered Gnostic literature and won't shut up about how we've been trapped in a corrupt material world by the demiurge, Yaldabaoth. Sonic finds this irritating and wishes he'd shut up.
  4. Way Past Cool
    Heckboy got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I just think it was a missed opportunity to see Tails get trolled.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's a shame Tails never got to fight Naugus.
  6. Chuckle
    Heckboy got a reaction from Jango in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Official Thread (Spoilers in tag)   
    I don't care about Star Wars anymore, but this is honest to God one of the funniest things i've seen
     
     
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    Heckboy got a reaction from The KKM in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from The KKM in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    CSS was saying that "people" wanted the comic to be it's own thing, as if that in and of itself justifies all of the issues I and others have with the comic.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from The KKM in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I did. This just sucks. I explained why. Being "original" doesn't automatically mean it's good.
    Sonic fans really just have no standards for anything, huh.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Whatever the WhoCares in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Fire-N-Space in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Red in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Natie in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Fire-N-Space in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I did. This just sucks. I explained why. Being "original" doesn't automatically mean it's good.
    Sonic fans really just have no standards for anything, huh.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Razule in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from SBR2 in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from QuantumEdge in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from FFWF in Do the mandates for the comics even exist?   
    They exist but are exaggerated by the fandom. "Sonic can't bawl" (I.e. write sonic how he's supposed to be written) has somehow morphed into "Sega characters can't have emotion," which is bullshit because he emotes plenty (hey, there's emotions other than Sad, remember how pissed he got in Babylon Rising?) and has literally even teared up. Can't use dead characters because they're fucking dead. Can't have multiple Metal Sonics because Metal Sonic is a character, just like you can't have multiple Omegas running around. Etc. Etc.
    None of the mandates are really a big deal. They aren't uniquely restrictive. Literally any time a franchise is licensed you have to deal with guidelines like this. They've just become a convenient boogeyman to blame the flaws of the comics on. If anything they're still extremely generous since they're letting Ian continue to write dour SatAM-esque stories with dark Eggman and organized resistance teams.
    Imagine there was a licensed Mario comic and people got mad because the comic didn't make Mario a nihilistic guerrilla leader fighting an army of red Bowsers to save his OC parents.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Red in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I just think it was a missed opportunity to see Tails get trolled.
  22. Way Past Cool
    Heckboy got a reaction from DabigRG in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I just think it was a missed opportunity to see Tails get trolled.
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    Heckboy reacted to Kuzu in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I guess I can sum up my own thoughts on this series; it's good for what it is, but it's nothing spectacular but it doesn't really need to be either. I don't think it'll satisfy the people who want something more substantial, or even the average joe but if you're a fan and can be satisfied with just watching the characters, then it's pretty enjoyable. 
    I do agree with everyone that the series needs to scale down these conflicts to something more character driven; trying to juggle all of these characters who haven't had much build up in the way of characterization and motivation really makes it hard to invest in the conflict outside of the spectacle and shock value of it all. The primary reason the latest issue hits as hard as it does is because we just came off a four month issue building these characters up.
    And I can't help but feel this is going to run into the same problem Flynn always has with his stories; constant escalation and raising the stakes, and then things just decalate with a rather flat and anticlimactic conclusion. We already had that with the Master Overlord thing (Lasted a total of 13 pages) 
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    Heckboy got a reaction from QuantumEdge in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    My opinion hasn't changed. Zombie thing is dragging on way too long and isn't interesting. It's overly melodramatic to compensate for how boring and repetitive it is. What few decent emotional moments this arc does have are undermined by the fact that it keeps getting repeated in like, every issue. None of it has any real impact. 
    The writing in general feels subpar for Ian, filled with awkward syntax and really, really hamfisted references. Yeah, a cute nod to the fans here and there is nice. This shit ain't.

    Like, I know I keep harping on this point in particular, but really, it's the perfect encapsulation of why this comic doesn't work for me. Just cheap references and shock value to disguise how shallow and boring it is. Makes for good "I KNOW WHAT THAT IS" reddit posts and tweets though.
    Going forward they need to just not do "Seasons" anymore. I know that's probably out of Ian's hands, but they really need to consider doing episodic, character-driven stories for a while, like what Archie was finally going to do before it got cancelled. If you need to write for the trades, do smaller, more focused stories that interconnect. 
    I keep getting annoyed with this because IDW was a chance to start fresh, free from the shackles of the old nonsense. No Genesis Waves or backstory dumps. But all it seems to have done is throw out the good bits of Archie while still retaining the weaker aspects. Boring melodrama, fanservice as a crutch, and story arcs that just go on and on and on.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Chili Dawg in Ghostbusters (3): (Sequel to 1984 universe) *Teaser Trailer!   
    Nobody sane liked Ghostbusters 2016 and no amount of whining about le cheeto drumpf is going to get them to make a sequel to that shit.
    That said, I'm fucking tired of reboots and rehashes. Fucking stop already. The original movie was great because of a great cast who are now old or dead. Leave it alone now.
     
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