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  1.  <Whistling softly>

    I really should be in bed, but I got more than a little obsessed so here is a big pic with a bunch of leotard concepts for my Rosy


    I've got the whole rundown as well as the pic on my art thread


    Anyway, enjoy everyone, and let me know which you like best and why if you could 😊

    1. Zaysho


      I think groups C and D are probably my favorites. I prefer how the "gloves" (?) are in D, but I like the red on her shoes and the cuffs of her sleeves in C. I think the color adds a nice bit of pop to a pretty light looking design.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Thanks for your feedback @Zaysho. Group C definitely seems to be the popular one right now, and I take no credit for Group D as that is just my interpretation of the design that originally inspired me to do a white leotard. It's mostly just here for comparisons sake at this point.

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    So, I've been having some more conversations about my Rosy redesign and a couple of ideas came up to address the difficult that some have realizing that she is wearing a leotard. As I was already in the midst of a pic I figured I'd experiment with it there and go fishing for feedback. So, please feel free to tell me which one you like most and I'll add it to a tally I'm keeping from everywhere I've posted it. In the meantime, please enjoy 😊

    And don't forget you can find it on my art thread as well


  3. I don't know what you've been up to since you stepped back to focus on your life, but I hope life is good and that you had a great and happy birthday!

  4. Just watched today's episode of MHA and wow. There were some parts I expected and some things I did not but


    as I watch on Crunchyroll I was not prepared for all the Fs in the chat. That is a first for me so... wow. What an episode and what a reaction.


  5. Alright SSMB, I've got to bail. I've been depriving myself of sleep too much recently anyway and tonight's shift is going to be rough.

    Catch you later SSMB!

  6. Good morning (almost afternoon actually with me really needing to go to bed) SSMB!

    Odd posting times from me usually means a piece of art and for this one I went well outside of my usual Sonic art style.


    And surprise, surprise, it's Ray the Flying Squirrel.

    So, if any of you remember @MightyRay (honestly, why wouldn't you) then you know her birthday is in January. I've also seen her on twitter talking about possible leaving the Sonic fandom and I wanted to leave her with a good fandom memory and gave this pic as much as I could to celebrate her and her birthday.

    For this pic in particular I decided to go with a clear blue sky as well to hope for the future of Australia where the fires are still raging out of control. @MightyRay has some links up on her twitter to some charities for those who can donate.


    I hope she has/had a great birthday and that the future of Australia isn't as bleak as it looks.
    Happy Birthday @MightyRay!

  7. Totally unrelated to anything else, but I had a weird though.

    Sonic gameplay and aesthetic on a Soulsborne.

    Starposts serving as the equivalent of bonfires and spending fifty rings opens a stargate that lets you travel to other checkpoints.

    I don't know what caused this thought at all, but here it is 😅

    1. DryLagoon


      I like the idea of using checkpoints for fast travel. I think if hubworlds ever did come back to Sonic, it would benefit from a fast travel option or menu option for quick access to stages.

  8. I don't expect much traffic from here, but as I took the time to write out an overly long AU introduction to give my Rosy a world to run around in I figured I'd share links to it



    If anyone decides to check it out feel free to let me know what you think.

  9. Morning SSMB!

    No video to go with this morning greeting as I have my first pic of the year done.


    Naturally it's my Rosy to get the year started.

    While I'm happy enough with how it turned out it is riddled with problems, and since this is here I'll allow myself to be more critical than elsewhere. Critical as I am though, I am happy I was able to add color to her eyes, though without me saying anything I don't think anyone would realize it's the same shade of blue that I use when I color Sonic. I also finally got around to naming the AU I've been thinking up for her so that's pretty cool too.

    Anyway, enjoy everyone and it'll be up on my art thread

    for easier long term tracking as well.

    1. DryLagoon


      It's cute, I always liked Amy's Classic design.

  10. I wonder why Mephiles and not Infinite.

    Will probably have to wait for an interview to find out I guess.

    1. DryLagoon


      Why Mephiles in what? Sorry if I missed something.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      One of the news articles on the sight (this one) is talking about Mephiles getting a skateboard deck. It's kind of weird to see him getting merchandise considering how 06 was pretty much delisted. Infinite on the other hand was in the most recent main game which supposedly sold acceptably if we believe SEGA so it just seemed odd to me.

  11. So I finally watched Episode IX and though it was a messy, sloppy, badly written mess of a movie, I still find it vastly superior to TLJ. It actually managed to entertain me in parts of the movie though I couldn't help feeling like there was a whole movie missing that allowed Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, and C-3P0 to have the bonds they just suddenly did through out the film. That's far from my own problem with The Rise of Skywalker, but it is one that just annoyed me to no end.

    Laying off the complaints though, for the most part it was an enjoyable enough trip to the movies which surprises me. I didn't expect to like anything about, yet was proven wrong. It's still a bad movie though, don't get me wrong on that, but it was so much more enjoyable for me than TLJ that using that as my constant comparison allowed me to enjoy it quite a bit.


    It almost sounds like recent Sonic discussion I've been seeing. Go figure.

  12. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, and as the Movie Sonic Redesign article shared one I figured I'd share mine as well. Though it should be obvious by this point what my favorite Sonic design is.


    1. Soniman


      How could anyone like this design when he has tiny nubs where his arms should be and his actual arms are sticking out from his head??

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      The joy of rubber hose limbs and the freedom to deform the character to whatever you need for a pose. Realism is overrated and stifles the imagination to no end.

  13. I'm not really one for resolutions, but one of the things I want to do this year is start the process of learning Japanese. I've been paying for Rosetta Stone for years and have yet to really put it to use. I've used it a little in the past and found that the method seems to work for me so I'm going to be going at as best as I can this year and I've already put in an hour of lessons to start the year.

    It's just a matter of discipline to keep at it and finding ways to keep the "what's the point?" thoughts from permeating my every thought. Not giving up is so hard for me, especially when I can't see an end goal even being possible (spending a few years in Japan being my ultimate goal). Trying to set minor goals is hard to as my desire to feel like I'm getting somewhere usually has to be met with results that feel like it hasn't been a waste. Considering how long it will be before any such levels of tangibility will be achieved I'm going to need far more discipline and patience than I've ever had. Here's hoping 2020 is teh year for it.

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      It takes patience with all things. Just keep at it and you'll get it.

    2. DryLagoon


      If you ever want to chat as a study buddy I also have been studying Japanese for awhile. I haven't taken the JLPT so I can't give an exact range of skill, but I'd say probably low intermediate, enough to read some books with furigana and everyday level TV and videogames.

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Sounds like you're around where my younger brother is, kind of. He has no conversational skills but imports light novels, manga, and videogames and typically rarely needs to research readings or meanings. Of course he also taught himself over 1900 of the Jouyou Kanji so that helps him a lot. As he isn't a particular good study partner though, maybe as I climb out if the bare essentials with Rosetta Stone I'll take you up on that offer.

  14. A few minutes late, but it's finally 2020 here. Happy New Year everyone!






    And remember everyone, there is no year 0 A.D 😂

  15. Sometimes I wonder how many people remember that there is no year 0A.D and what that means. I only ponder cause I feel like it's the end of 1999 all over again, though at least today the sentiment makes a lot more sense than back then.

    1. DryLagoon


      I think people know but just want to celebrate anyways

    2. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      What point are you trying to make here?

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Speaking in multiples of 10, and there being no year 0 A.D , a new decade, century, millennium begins when the calendar year ends in 1. Thus the first decade A.D began in year 1, or 01 for illustrative purposes, and ended at the end of year 10. That is a full ten years. Thus the current decade is not over until the end of 2020 as that will be a full ten years.

      The fallacy of counting the last year of a decade, century, or millennium as the year ending with a nine has to do with grouping by the lead number and forgetting/being unaware, that there is no year 0A.D to start counting ten years on. So speaking accurately 2020 is not the start of the next decade, but the end of the current one.

      I get why the fallacy persists, but for being accurate the next decade does not begin until January 1st 2021.

  16. Just finished watching Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky for the first time in years. I still love that movie no doubt and it is easily my favorite Hayao Miyazaki film. It definitely has it's flaws, such as the overly quick pacing in the early acts of the movie, but the sense of adventure and whimsy with that distinct Miyazaki aesthetic captures my imagination like no other. I really do love that movie.

  17. Thanks for the follow and welcome to SSMB. I hope you enjoy your time here and hit it off with lots of new friends.

    1. DryLagoon


      Thank you! There are a lot of interesting threads around here.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      There sure are. I hope you find plenty of topics that intrigue and inspire you to share your own thoughts.

  18. Boy, i think this the most active I've been in a while on here. Thanks for the all engaging conversations everyone. Time for me to bail though as I got work tonight and need to get some sleep. Catch you later SSMB!

  19. Merry Christmas SSMB!

  20. Ugh.

    Don't know what to do. I'm probably both overthinking and overreacting as I'm wont to do, but I feel like if I take any action it'll set up a retaliation chain with irreversible consequences. It's one of those messes which leaves me wondering if just existing is bound to cause me problems. It may seem like I'm blowing something way out of proportion, and maybe I am as I'm wrestling with an on again off again depressive episode, but it is still how I feel. Or maybe it's just me being too thin skinned, yet I can't help but feel intimidated under the circumstances. Oh well, I should probably just bottle up these feelings and forget about them. Apathy after all has served me well most of my life so why give up on it now?

  21. You know, I always laughed at the jokes made at Microsoft's expense involving the Xbox and it's successors but never expected Microsoft to shrug and agree. What type of name is Series X exactly, and does mean anything beyond being a series of numbers not necessarily in ascending order?

    1. Strickerx5


      The current idea is that it’s meant to be the name for the entire line of upcoming consoles, or at least the two. It’s all but confirmed that there will be at least 2 skus with varying features.

  22. Morning SSMB.


    Should be in bed right now but was trying to finish up a few things before I did while trying to figure out why I'm so thin skinned as well. Being addressed as idiotic any day of the week sucks to be sure, but also feeling like you're being demeaned and mocked as well just kind of leaves me in a soup of general misery (throw in my workplace threatening everyone with being fired to make us work harder only making things worse on top of that as well). Oh well, it's probably my fault anyway. It may be arrogant to think so, but under the circumstances I know I shouldn't be surprised and should have been better prepared mentally. Oh well. Best thing to do really is just follow Kylo Ren's advice and let the past die and move on.

    So, moving on, though somehow it doesn't feel like the right time to do all things considered, I just finished up my latest art piece.


    As I've said elsewhere about my Rosy redesign that she's supposed to pretty much have the classic Sonic abilities and speed I've been needing to draw her running for a while. It was a bit of bad mood that ended up resulting in Sonic being there but I guess that's alright even if it makes it a bit of a shippy pic. Hope everyone enjoys and I'll have it up on my art thread as well so that way it isn't lost in a quickly buried status.

    Catch you later SSMB.

    1. Failinhearts


      Look at 'em gooooo

  23. Morning SSMB.

    Haven't done one of these in a while but just picked up this year's Humble Bundle and that leaves me feeling pretty happy. Now it's just a matter of finding time to play, and it'll be interesting experiencing Lost World for the first time.

    1. Bloxxerboy



    2. Failinhearts



  24. Was just watching the new Dragon Ball FighterZ Brolly trailer again so I could laugh at the cinematography with my younger brother (don't ask why he's up so late when he should be in bed) and found myself wondering how much longer until someone hires Arc System Works to do a full CG anime for them.

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