AtomicReader 饶日 got a reaction from Sonario in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!
Yes, totallly agree, but it just happened that there's a new Pokémon game called "-Sword and Shield" and the toxic comments that have appeared just annoy me.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Mr Loopone in The decline of various franchises
One of the big ones that I can name that is declining is The Simpsons, sure it is still profitable for Fox and people still watch the new seasons but if you ask people about the show they just say Seasons 1-8 are the best then afterwards it is either mixed, rubbish or not bothered watching anymore. For me because of how long the show has been running, there have been 2 declining points and they are Seasons 9-11 and the current season (29?).
Seasons 9-11 are pretty known because of a different more wacky tone of the show, characters where they become unlikeable with Jerkass Homer being one of the most known and having plots that revolve around celebrities or quite unrealistic. They are seen as jump the shark in general. Season 29 for me has become rubbish and so far only one good episode because they wanted to be more hipster like of the show constantly using different styles of animation, recycling plots because they are running out of ideas (even though the recent one was good, it is sort of recycled the plot where Bart fell down the well and earlier in the season there was one that recycled Angry Dad just swap Homer and Bart with Marge and Lisa) and even less about the values of the show. The first episode of the season is enough to explain my point because they want to do a fantasy episode and wasn't advertised as a special like the Treehouse of Horror or the 3 short episodes that they are more fantasy like with the family bridging the gaps, it was treated as a normal episode.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to EzSonic01 in The decline of various franchises
I would say Spongebob. Most people say the first three seasons are the best, then after the first movie (released in 2004) most agree that it has become mediocre, with some seasons, such as the seventh, being considered downright bad/terrible. Flanderization of the characters' personalities is also strong and considered one of the declining factors, others being the quality, animation, the episodes' plots, etcetera. Though it has become slightly better since Stephen Hillenburg has returned to the show.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to pppp in Mega Man: Fully Charged
Finished watching all the eps. Well this show is still crap and deserves its fate of fading into obscurity. Aside from the once again terrible humor that relies almost entirely on lazy puns and lame single episode storylines here's a few complaints:
- Namagem is quite possibly the shittiest rival antagonist ever, he always gets defeated incredibly easily, rendering any sort of tension during his attacks moot. Hell even Obsidian keeps calling him useless.
- Aki is an insufferable protagonist cause of one giant problem: He never actually grows as an individual. Yes he always has a "I learned something today" moment at the end of each episode but it never reflects in the following episodes. I genuinely lost count of how many lessons in humility he goes through only to start acting like an arrogant dickhead again the very next episode. This makes most episodes a waste of time.
-Dr. Light is a complete moron who could have prevented alot of problems over the course of the entire series if he handled things differently. Most of what goes wrong over the course of the show is his fault, either directly or indirectly.
I could list more, but it would require getting into spoilers. The main problem however is the lack of meaningful character development. The whole "Family" theme that the final episodes go for fall flat cause neither Suna or Light(I already went through Aki's issue) ever really go through any kind of character arc that fleshes them out to make us invested in them. Seriously aside from being a generic science nerd smart alec archetype what character traits does she have? I'm not saying I want a character study of these people but if you want me to care for their lives in the 2 part finale you need to have them rise above annoying cocky brat, typical know-it-all girl and generic dad that spends most time off screen(His idiocy that I already mentioned doesn't help either).
This cartoon is not a Sonic Boom situation where a decent to good show was screwed over by CN, yes CN's usual bullcrap didn't help, but Sonic Boom still garnered a small but dedicated fanbase, but pratically everyone doesn't care for Fully Charged. To give you an idea, usual Scene Groups(For those unfamiliar, people that record and put shows and movies on the internet that get either downloaded via torrent or viewed on websites for that purpose) always kept putting up Sonic Boom eps right after airing, but after episode 26 they just stopped doing it for Fully Charged altogether despite even Youtube perfectly allowing full episodes on it with no limits. That should tell you something.
Fully Charged is a failure. I'm not saying there was no effort put into it in any capacity, the voice actors in particular tried hard to sell the awful writing, but the production crew was plain incompetent in how they constructed the show.
Want to watch a much better Super-Hero show? Watch the Big Hero 6 Series.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to KoDaiko in Mega Man: Fully Charged
I'm not gonna watch, but I hear positive reaction from people. That's nice.
...Well except for the "we already knew the big reveal" reaction. I've heard that Namagem's identity was supposed to be kept secret, which makes sense.
But then, I'm sure anyone will figure out with that name.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Kuzu in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!
I feel its because a difference in the focus; Eggman is the primary threat on the OVA, even when Metal Sonic takes the scene, so he has to be competent to give the heroes a good fight.
The primary threat of the Metal Virus arc is the virus itself. And unlike in the OVA, Eggman is sharing the villain spotlight with newcomer Starlene, and one of the main components of that arc is showing how he is quickly growing disillusioned with Eggman as his flaws become more apparent; Eggman kinda has to be a bit more incompetent to justify that dynamic otherwise it just falls apart.
I don't think Idw IDW Eggman is bad; it just highlights a part of him that doesn't usually get showcased, while he's a rather straightforward villain in the OVA.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Sonic Fan J in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!
You know, I never noticed that fist bump between them all those years ago.
On the topic though, I'm one of those people who honestly prefers Shadow as a G.U.N agent as it creates a different viewpoint of Sonic's world and gives the character something to do. Conversely, it also helps support him as he never really functions well off of his own agency when he isn't being introspective. Mind, I think Shadow is at his best when he is being introspective and aloof, taking the time to look at himself and the situation, but I could live with G.U.N agent Zero as well. The similarities between Zero and Shadow are honestly almost enough to get me to invest in the Megaman X and Megaman Zero branches of the Megaman franchise just to see how deep the similarities go.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to KHCast in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!
Hopefully this topic goes well! Opinions are a very touchy thing but lets try and control ourselves guys. So this topic is basically asking you what Sonic opinions do you find overrated that you disagree with. Or on the flip-side, what underrated opinions do you actually agree with?
-Personally I find Aquatic bases music to be better than most of the 06 soundtrack, only behind Kingdom valley. The stage apparently seems to be often forgotten next to Crisis city and 06. I can see why, but the music deserves to get mentioned more.
-"Silver doesn't need to die. He just needs to be written better." This isn't really a Opinion that many share in the whole fanbase. Many just write him off as a character that was bad from the start with no hope. It's not his fault at all. Blame the writers. They came up with his characterization. I can stand his design and current voice, but I will agree that he's characterized pretty badly like the rest of the cast has as of late, but that doesn't mean he'll always be crap. :/
-"The Werehog is a crap Idea" many say it, but I can't say I agree. His gameplay wasn't the worst of the alternate styles, but it was still sub-par imo. But the story throughout the game with the Werehog is what got me. I LOVE how Sonic team had Characterized the Werehog as a darker more moody "not so always happy" side of Sonic that questioned whether he was still himself. It was something new that I believe worked. We need more of that kind of characterization.
Edit:Thanks Homem. I knew there was a different word I should have used!
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Leebo4 in Fanfic: Meeting Mina
Author’s note: also posted on my fanfiction account and ao3, it takes palce in the IDW universe.
Sonic the Hedgehog had once again been on his own wondering around the world of Mobius; it had been a few days since he had taken down Metal Sonic and his attempts to reclaim Mobius for Eggman. He had him rebuilt and put back online with the help of a reluctant Tails; he offered Metal Sonic a clean slate and a chance to start over without Eggman but he had been rebuked and went away.
Oh well, someone don’t want to be redeemed.
He had been going back to what he had been doing after Eggman and the Phantom Ruby had been beaten by him, the different version of him and the Resistance’s rookie: wondering Mobius and helping out when he could.
However there was something or rather someone in particular he had wanted to check out. In a hidden village of Mobius called Knothole; one of the villages in the 1% of the planet the Eggman Empire hadn’t conquered before he was freed. There was a band that was playing hidden concerts for citizens to try and keep the morale of citizens and Resistance members in attendance.
The band was called the Forget-Me-Knots and the lead singer was Mina Mongoose; apparently she had been a member of the Resistance and had super speed like him. She had not been a most active member of the Resistance but it intrigued him. Someone with super speed like his?
The only ones who could compare would of course be Shadow and Metal Sonic.
He had travelled to Knothole and was in time for the latest public outdoor concert of the Forget-Me-Knots. He waited in the crowd ignoring the mutterings of crowd members who recognised him as the band members were introduced.
There was Mac the Rabbit on drums, Sharps the Chicken on bass guitar and Max the Monkey on guitar. Last and certainly not least was Mina Mongoose leading the songs on her microphone. Sonic was blown away but how energetic and passionate her singing and dancing was.
He replicated the crowd among them as they began cheering for the band and their songs; Mina was waving to them in between songs with her free hand and was more than happy to run the edge of the stage while performing to slap hands with them.
After the concert was over Sonic went to the backstage door and asked the security guard if he could have a moment to see Mina. The stoic looking guard went to face him and was blown away when he realised who it was he was speaking to; Sonic grinned while waving at the guard too used to this reaction from people.
The guard then quickly gave Sonic a backstage pass and opened the door for him. Sonic quickly went and found the dressing room door for Mina; he then started knocking it and waited a bit impatiently by the door. He never liked or was good at waiting.
“Come in!” shouted Mina’s voice and Sonic wasted no time going through the door. He saw Mina was seated at her table window and he saw Mina pause when she saw the reflection of who came through the door through her window.
Mina then turned around and was frozen in shock at the sight of Sonic. “Glad to see you face to face Mina; I’m Sonic and I saw the most rocking concert you just threw.” He told her casually as she then found her voice.
“Sonic the Hedgehog....... It is such an honour to meet you Sonic; I was disheartened when we believed you were dead but then you came back............” Mina told her excitedly before pausing. “Wait, you just saw my concert........ I was just singing with Sonic the Hedgehog watching in the crowds without me knowing........ If I knew Sonic the Hedgehog would be watching I would have worn my best outfit.” Mina screamed with her hands on her head but Sonic just chucked.
“Really wanted to try and meet you; found out you could be fast as I am. You think you could please show me?” Sonic asked and Mina looked hesitant before giving a slight embarrassed nod. She then circled the room several times in great speed and Sonic had to admit he was impressed.
“Wow, not bad at all Mina.” Sonic stated but then noticed she was looking down and then looked concerned. “Something wrong Mina?” Sonic asked and Mina sighed before facing him.
“I don’t have the talent for using my speed like you do Sonic. When the Eggman Empire began invading and I joined the Resistance with my friends; I thought I could help turn the tide of the war like you would later do. I............ was not so good as an active member of the Resistance.......... I was not good at fighting and the most I could do was get civilians out; I struggled against robots you could have taken out with no problem. I was stupid that I could be any sort of successor to you Sonic.” Mina explained with a low tone of voice and Sonic was not sure to take it.
“What I did best was singing so I gave up fighting in the Resistance; I thought I would try helping people another way by trying to keep morale up with my songs.” Mina stated before shaking her head and gave a weak chuckle. “Wished I could have helped much more.....” Mina stated but Sonic gave her as mile and put his hand on her shoulder.
“There is no shame as I am sure you tried your best in the Resistance and you found a way to help people with your talents. There is nothing wrong with helping people in a different way and keeping morale up is important so I think you did a great job Mina.” Sonic told her and Mina gave an appreciative smile and thanked him for that.
“Nice to meet ya Mina.” Sonic told her and went to leave through the open door but Mina hesitantly asked him if he would let her give him a present on the cheeks. Sonic’s cheeks reddened as he instantly realised what she meant.
He gave a nod as Mina kissed him on the cheek but at the same time; several people came to the door and witnessed this. It was an interviewer for the local news network and Mina’s mother Isabella Mongoose who served in the village council.
Sonic didn’t notice them but gave Mina her thanks before leaving. Mina looked and saw the interviewer scribbling down notes while Isabella was giving a smirk to her daughter which made her groan.
Now she had to deal with teasing from her mother and word getting out that Mina Mongoose was caught kissing the hero of Mobius (even if it was only on the cheek). She honestly didn’t know what would be worse.
She cursed her idol for putting her in this position.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to HammerheadHippo in Sonic YouTube Videos in Danger -- Important Update!
(Please see below for important update!)
In a lawsuit from the U.S.’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC), YouTube was found to have violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). In response, YouTube is rolling out a new set of policies, effective January 2020. While I am concerned about kids' privacy online, the new rules are potentially very problematic.
All videos on YouTube will be classified based on whether or not they’re “children’s content.” (This affects YouTube proper, not just “YouTube Kids”.)
“Kids” videos will have numerous features disabled, including likes, comments, notifications, and targeted ads. (Targeted ads make more money.)
It doesn’t matter if the viewer is logged in as an adult; YouTube "will treat data from anyone watching children’s content on YouTube as coming from a child, regardless of the age of the user." (Apparently parents can’t be trusted to stop kids from using their accounts, which seems pretty dumb, considering a kid using their parent’s account could use it to access adult content…)
Creators will be required to report whether or not their videos are for kids (meaning ages 0-13). Creators could get in trouble if they give the incorrect answer.
And here’s the really scary part: YouTube will “use machine learning to find videos that clearly target young audiences, for example those that have an emphasis on kids characters, themes, toys, or games.”
There are many adult Sonic fans, but Sonic could easily be categorized as a children's series. Does this mean that all videos featuring Sonic characters and games will be classified as “children’s content”?
Not necessarily. According to YouTube in 2017, “there are many cartoons in mainstream entertainment that are targeted towards adults, and feature characters doing things we wouldn’t necessarily want children to see. Those may be OK for YouTube.com, or if we require the viewer to be over 18, but not for someone younger. Similarly, an adult dressed as a popular family character could be questionable content for some audiences, but could also be meant for adults recorded at a comic book convention.”
But what about videos where it’s more ambiguous? What about channels that are intended for adults but don't necessarily have explicitly "adult" content? If such creators label their videos as not-for-kids, will they get in trouble with YouTube?
Should all Sonic YouTube creators start sprinkling the F-word into every video, in order to ensure that they’re able to label them as not-for-kids? Or would YouTube classify such videos as inappropriate children's content that should be removed? These kinds of questions need to be clarified.
Search “youtube kids ftc rules” on YouTube and you’ll see that numerous creators are very concerned about these new policies. But as of yet, I haven’t seen a single Sonic-related YouTube video about these rule changes, which tells me that not enough Sonic video creators are aware of them.
IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Oct. 11)
Turns out the FTC is planning to modify COPPA very soon, so they're taking public comments on it until October 23. Among the items they're seeking input on, there's (at least) one really important one: The part that forces websites like YouTube to treat all viewers of "children's content" as children, no matter what the viewer's actually age is. (See here.)
According to a group of senators, changing this rule would weaken children's privacy. I'm sure these senators mean well, but I don't think they realize there are actually many adults who enjoy content that the FTC might consider "child-directed." There is a very blurry line between content for kids and adults! And as one comment points out, "It seems that the only way to know if you are violating COPPA or not is to wait until [the FTC prosecutes] you."
As some of you have pointed out, YouTube brought this situation on itself, to a large extent. Even so, this is the law, so it may also affect other websites soon.
If you live in the US, please consider submitting a comment!! (Link)
Please make sure your comment applies directly to the law, or it will be ignored. Consider starting your message with something like the following:
"The COPPA rule should be amended so that, if users identify their age when creating an account, general audience platforms can treat users as the age they identified, even when users are viewing child-directed content."
Consider reading Tips for Submitting Effective Comments. Of note: "The comment process is not a vote –one well supported comment is often more influential than a thousand form letters"
Also: All SonicTubers, please consider making a video about this urgent issue!
(As a final note, please don't forget that kids' privacy is very important; but I honestly don't believe the upcoming YT changes will help kid at all.)
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Alternate Evolutions in What music are you currently listening to?
The whole of BTS' new album is a magical masterpiece, so of course i'm still listening to it basically on repeat the last (almost) week. Favourites beyond the title track, Boy With Luv. are the two tracks below. I still can't believe me and my sister managed to get VIP tickets to see them again, and at Wembley Stadium of all places.
AtomicReader 饶日 reacted to Big Panda in Sonic Headcanons
Several pieces of evidence to the contrary exist on that one. Why didn’t Knuckles simply teleport to the emerald after Eggman made off with it in S3&K? Why did Knuckles need to actively hunt for the emerald pieces in the Adventure games instead of theoretically teleporting to each of their exact locations?