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  1. Does the Salvation Army being an overtly anti-gay organization only apply to the US branch? Because I’ve seen nobody here in the UK condeming them. Heck, we even had a Salvation Army documentary a couple of years back that was hosted by the very openly gay Paul O’Grady.

    1. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      “Salvation Army anti-gay”

      ...wat? Really?

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Nobody condemns then here either. 😕

      Plus I thought people in the UK didn’t get “offended” as easily, so that might play a part in it 

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Really? Because the vast majority of internet warnings over them I’ve seen have been from yanks.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Online sure, but in person nobody seems to give a shit. I live in Portland, a supposedly progressive city, and where I work, Salvation Army people are at the store entrances asking for donations, and nobody seems to complain or anything regarding their presence. Hell, most people I’ve seen will donate 

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Well, either way, all the hurt they’ve done to the LGBT community over the years should be enough to convince any self-respecting LGBT person not donate to them.

      An yet the UK branch has the support of an openly gay celebrity, so...

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      Just for a reminder, Caitlin Jenner was transphobic and homophobic, and we’ve had gay conservatives that will support anti gay policies.(like Milo) lgbt people can be just as shit and harmful to the community 

    7. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      O’Grady’s pretty big on the gay rights stuff though

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      Well idk what to say then. Perhaps the Salvation Army are taking the shallow damage control route by using a gay famous person to go “see we like gays”, and O’grady was willing to do it for the paycheck, or like you’ve said the UK branch might be different on these issues compared to the US.

    9. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Nope, the UK branch is shit too, they're just better at keeping it on the low. 

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      Ah so the former then.

  2. If you had to incorporate one aspect of Boom Sonic’s design into regular Sonic, what would you choose?

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Maybe Sonic's shoes?

    2. Diogenes
    3. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Either the cowlick quills or a scarf/bandanna.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The extra spines, or a scarf.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      A scarf, but a real one, one that's long as hell and flows in the wind and not like the one he has in Boom.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The ability to have his mouth in the center of his face in addition to the sides or actual eyebrow animation.

    7. JezMM

      JezMM

      Is actually the mentally-percieved perfect-self of a psychotic human who paints himself blue and dresses up as Sonic even when doing mundane tasks like putting the garbage out

    8. Ferno

      Ferno

      Maybe blue arms. Maaaybe.

    9. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      The scarf but red, and the little fringe hairs.

    10. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      The sports tape and long legs.

  3. Finish this sentence:

    Captain Jack

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Harkness.

    2. Darinian

      Darinian

      Sparrow wants a bottle of rum right now

    3. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      will never die

    4. Osmium

      Osmium

      ate my cereal, the thieving bastard. 

    5. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      ...is the face of boe

    6. Yoko/葉子

      Yoko/葉子

      has a sacred jar of dirt.

    7. Shikushi
    8. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      bring me back to the railroad track!

    9. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      jacked off to Apple Jacks while playing Blackjack with Jack Black. 

    10. The Master

      The Master

      Stop it!

  4. How the fuck did my news drop about next years Pokemon movie get immediatly drowned out by talk about Misty’s new LGP/E outfit?

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      People couldn't pay attention cause they got misty eyed

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      It's Misty, she attracts quite a lot of people.

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Even more than what looks like a possible first movie remake/reimagining/throwback/whatever??

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      One type of fanservice over another fanservice type, I suppose.

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Pffff, amateurs.

      Pok%C3%A9monsprite_479d_SW.gif

      This is REAL fan-service.

       

    6. Pawn

      Pawn

      Probably because it was easy to miss with that spoiler =P. That said, it's an awful name and it'll likely piss off my generation for not living up to the "quality" of the original (ie for being different).

    7. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Maybe their minds were wiped?

      Spoiler

      ...Y-you know, 'cause it's Mewtwo again?

    8. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      I find Mewtwo more interesting, personally. (And the fact that Misty's still a minor ruins any hotness she may have for me)

    9. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      I'm surprised it took priority over the anime Team Rocket trio being in games canon again.

    10. TCB

      TCB

      Another mewtwo movie

      @Spin Attaxxstarts breaking into a cold sweat

  5. Reaction: the guy/girl you secretly have a giant crush on asks you who your crush is

    1. Crow the BOOLET
    2. Wolfy

      Wolfy

      big boner

    3. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      on a scale of one to fucked how fucked would I be to say "you".

    4. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      i can't believe soma would ask me something like this <333

    5. Burnt Ash

      Burnt Ash

      Oh shit.

      Well. Unless they already know

    6. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      I'd probably say a celebrity.

    7. FromASloth

      FromASloth

      EVERY TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED IT DOES NOT END WELL FOR ME

    8. Wraith

      Wraith

      literally every time this has happened, it ended in failiur

    9. #AR

      #AR

      But what if I have giant crushes on multiple girls?

    10. Dizcrybe

      Dizcrybe

      This actually happened near the end of my college semester, though I dunno if I'd call it a crush.

  6. >Starts playing Pokemon Crystal in the evening

    >Decided beforehand that I was going to catch a Teddiursa in Dark Cave before moving on to Violet City (Ursaring yo)

    >Finds out Teddiursa only appears in the daytime

    >Sulks because I have to wait until tomorrow to continue playing when I’ve only just started

    1. Mega

      Mega

      Don't forget that it has a 50% chance of fleeing every turn. :P

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      OH WAIT IT ONLY SHOWS UP IN THE MORNING (4am-10am)

      WELL FUCK

    3. Ferno
    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I don't which exemplifies me more, the Wooper or the Natu. 

    5. TCB

      TCB

      Wooper not smiling what witchcraft is this

    6. Blue Blood
    7. TCB

      TCB

      I just changed my 3DS internal clock/date to change the in-game time of my Crystal version to exploit the haircut brothers to raise my Eevee

    8. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      😑

      @TCB

      I changed the clock on my 3DS. It jumped the clock in my game to a completely unrelated time. I changed the time back again on my 3DS to put everything back to normal, only for the in-game clock to jump to another unrelated time.

      It’s 11:15pm and my game thinks it’s 1:00 tomorrow afternoon...

      @Blue Blood

      I...can’t get my head around any of that.

      ...so now I have a game with a fucked up clock. Guess I need to make a new save file.

    9. TCB

      TCB

      Oh I'm not entirely concerned with my borked time and day in my game, but I understand if others prefer it 1:1

    10. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      It’s all good now. I found a site that works out the password for the in-game clock reset for you. Changed the time to morning, got Teddiursa (took FOREVER), then reset it back to the correct time. Onwaaaard...

  7. Random question: when humans seek out their significant other, are most just instinctively attracted to those of their own race?

    I ask because I saw someone on Twitter, a black man, express his desire to have a black wife. The first thing that crossed my mind was "why does she have to be black? Why does it matter?"

    1. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Maybe he recognizes that black women are seen as the most undesirable people to date due to stereotypes concerning our looks and personalities and- being black himself- is instead able to better appreciate black women; thus he wishes to help rectify these issues personally and date a black woman.

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      But then I stop to think, and I realise "whenever I imagine that hot man I want, I automatically think white". I'm not doing it conciously, I mean, I find plenty of black men attractive, but it's like whenever I imagine the potential significant other, white is the default colour. Is it like that for people of other skin colours and ethnicities?

      Of course if that's the case, I'm in no way suggesting it's the same for everybody. You may be a white person who has a thing for black people or vice versa.

      I hope I worded that whole post properly without it coming off as dodgy ~~;

    3. DBZHedgy

      DBZHedgy

      I usually find people of opposite ethnicity more attractive for some reason :V

    4. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      On average yes, but that's due to a multitude of factors, most notably that people tend to live closest those who look like them

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Is it normal to feel insecure when you realise "white is the default" for your significant other? Like, worrying that not imagining that person as anything other than white makes you a racist? :/

    6. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Y'know people are like ice cream. Everybody got deir flavor. 

    7. DBZHedgy

      DBZHedgy

      If you're having insecurities about thinking that it may be racist, then it's probably not racist

      Preference is Preference

    8. T-Min

      T-Min

      Yeah there's honestly no need to overthink it imo.

    9. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      There's nothing wrong with having an affinity for a physical trait but becomes prejudiced if you start assigning characteristics to every member of a racial group, aka stereotyping. So saying "I like white men" is harmless. Saying "White men are more handsome than others" isn't.

    10. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Speaking for myself, I went to school with mostly white kids, growing up (I'm Indian, for reference). To me, the girls I was attracted to happened to be white rather than the fact that I was into them because they were white--they just happened to be who I was around the most because of school and I talked to them in class. I never put much thought into it, though, I just liked who I liked, and I still don't really think too hard about it (granted, I don't go out much these days, but this is another issue).

      And I guess this is just a longwinded way of saying you shouldn't worry or think too much about it. You don't know who's going to come along that you end up developing feelings for, right?

  8. Favourite Pringles flavour?

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Sour cream and onion are delicious.

    2. Shikushi

      Shikushi

      Original and Sour Cream & Onion

    3. Komodin

      Komodin

      Cheddar cheese and Pizza are my favorites.

    4. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      The BBQ flavour.

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      Paprika or Salt & Pepper

      Both hard to find unless you go to a massive supermarket

    6. Milo

      Milo

      original

    7. Milo

      Milo

      original

    8. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      original and the pizza one.

    9. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Sour cream and onion.

    10. C4k3

      C4k3

      BBQ all day erry day

  9. We had empires ruled by emperors.

    We had kingdoms ruled by kings.

    Now we have countries ruled by

  10. Now I understand where the "black people love fried chicken and watermelon" stereotype comes from. But what about the Koolaide one?

    1. Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Where did the chicken and watermelon thing come from, though?

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      It comes from us drinking it AL the time honestly

    3. CottonCandy

      CottonCandy

      I really don't know.

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      where did that come from?

    5. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      The watermelon thing is a leftover from slavery that we had a propensity to be happy with whatever we were given, one of which included melons. The chicken thing comes from like the early 20th century from pop culture references like Birth of a Nation.

      I assume the Kool-Aide one is a natural evolution of the fried chicken thing. "Black kids were in a Kool-Aide commercial so ergo they all like Kool-Aide, herpaderp."

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @ TFP: Seeing as we don't really have Koolaid here, it's not really surprising that we don't get it.

    7. Solkia

      Solkia

      It's because Kool-Aid is cheap, and it comes from the already existing stereotype that Black people are poor.

    8. Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Ah, I learnt something new today. You know, not considering all those things I studied for my next exam.

      Also, I learnt that Nepenthe and Wraith are black.

    9. TCB

      TCB

      wraith is black?

      Well I just learned something today

    10. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      We be everywhere, yo.

  11. The Sonic Adventure soundtrack as a whole just has a style that no subsiquent Sonic game has been able to replicate.

     A style I adore and weep with nostalgia at every time I hear it.

    1. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Sonic Adventure soundtrack is god-tier. Also, Crush 40 earned their ticket to Valhalla with Open Your Heart; there was no need for them to do anything else afterwards.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I think it's due to Jun and the rest of the music team using a wider variety of instruments back then.

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      Open Your Heart shakes the genitals of even the deepest, most hardcore classic fans

    4. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      The saxaphones(?), the jazz pianos...

      (I'm not good at identifying instruments)

    5. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      If anything it's the variety of styles. The only thing Emerald Coast, Red Hot Skull and Twinkle Park for instance have in common is being FUCKIN SHIT HOT

    6. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Psst: Don't forget Tornado Scramble.

    7. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      "Weeeee did it!"

      "Way to go, Tails!"

      "*indistinguishable gibberish* GET READY WWWWWWHHHH-PPPWWWWOOOOWWWW!"

      "Ah! We're hit!"

      "Yeah, whoooooaaa!"

    8. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I love everything about SA1's soundtrack. That's not even an exaggeration. I can't think of a single bad or even "meh" track on the OST. It's THAT good.

      Bad Taste Aquarium is one of my top favorite songs that most people tend not to mention.

       

    9. Ferno

      Ferno

      we don't get legit haunting and chill-inducing stuff like this anymore

       

    10. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      This made 7-year-old me genuinly afraid to fight Egg Viper (since it was a boss I was stuck on)

  12. Reaction: SSMB is rebooted. Several members have been axed from the new board due to legal reasons, and only a select few can remember how the board used to be.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Can I still remember?

    2. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      I'M TELLING YOU, THERE WAS A GUY NAMED SUPER SPINDASH HERE! I WAS FRIENDS WITH HIM! I'M NOT CRAZY!

      I-I'm not...

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @KHCast: what makes you so sure you haven't been axed? ;P

    4. ImPantsAtThis

      ImPantsAtThis

      I'm assuming I'm one of the more poorly-written cast members. Does that mean Penders owns me?

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Spin Attaxx: you're not allowed to mention him directly for legal reasons.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      Because I'm the KHCast. You gotta have a KH guy.

    7. Mando-Whirl-Wind

      Mando-Whirl-Wind

      hunh what are you talking about ;)

    8. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @KHCast: what if a new character with a similar purpose has taken your place?

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      No one can replace me. No one I say! Plus as a Kingdom Hearts character, I'll come back to life eventually.

    10. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      ...and no copyright law in the universe can stop you. Hehe, right?

  13. If you could retroactively make it so another studio got the Sonic movie rights, which would you choose?

    I think Dreamwork Animation would’ve been very appropriate.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      ...and not just because Sonic already comes equipped with his own Dreamworks smile.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Take it back to Sony, but give it to the talent that made Into the Spiderverse.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't really know many animation studios. Who'd be the most likely to go out of business whilst the movie was still in production? Cause they'd be perfect.

    4. Solister

      Solister

      Lucasfilm

      I mean, I don't think if you give it to the right persons from Disney, it will be a complete disaster, look at the Marvel movies or even the Pixar's kids animations.

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      *thinks back to how Sonic looks in the WiR movies*

      ...yeah, sure, let's go with those

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Sonic and Star Wars share many pages on nostalgia rehashing, he'd fit right at home.

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I'd just let Marza do their thing and find a good (not Disney) distributor.

    8. Sean

      Sean

      Laika

    9. Your Vest Friend
    10. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      Either Disney-Pixar or Dreamworks.

      Maaaaybeee Nickelodeon as a third, but that’s razor thin.

      EDIT: Actually scratch that. Nick would be a razor thin fourth choice. My third would be those behind the Ratchet and Clank movie.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I take it cake decorators don't study typography.

    2. Legosi (Tani Coyote)
    3. gala

      gala

      Nice, know what cake to get my friends for their birthdays B)

    4. Shikushi

      Shikushi

      B) Happy birthday, kiddo
    5. Hero of Legend

      Hero of Legend

      HOLY SHIT! LOL

    6. -Ace-

      -Ace-

      A simple Happy Birthday would've been fine lmfao

    7. Oscillo

      Oscillo

      I have an Uncle called Clint :S

    8. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      "DADDY, WHAT'S A CU-"

      "Hush, Geoffrey."

    9. C.J
  14. Overrated animated movies, go!

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Lion King- I like it. Don't get me wrong. But when people act as if its the be all end all of the Disney Renaissance...I just don't get it.

    2. Rey Skywalker-Ren
    3. Cyrus
    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Excluding Disney films...Shrek

    5. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Frozen. I know I'm beating a dead horse, but I just don't see what's so great about it.

    6. Cyrus

      Cyrus

      The more I look back at Frozen the more stale it gets to me. I honestly might've just been "blown away" by the visuals.

      * the more bland it gets to me

    7. Milo

      Milo

      Brave (WiR totally should had won the Best Animation Feature Oscar).

    8. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      ^ Correction: ParaNorman should've won the Oscar.

    9. Kaotic Kanine

      Kaotic Kanine

      To be completely honest? Princess Mononoke. It's considered one of Miyazaki's greats and while I love it's animation and message (there's no good or evil), I can't help but kinda not like it. I don't know, I guess the movie was just a bit too "cruel" for my taste due to most of the characters being assholes. I also can't help but feel the message is skewed since the humans were clearly the in the wrong. I mean, they're the ones who "attacked" first (making most of the spirits' actions be out of defense for themselves and the wild), they were the ones destroying the forests and much of the land to sustain themselves, and at the end they tried to take the head of the GOD OF LIFE AND DEATH! How can you possibly do something like that and NOT be considered evil!?

    1. Forte-Metallix
    2. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]
    3. Ferno

      Ferno

       

    4. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      OOOOOH YEAH BABY!

    5. Your Vest Friend
    6. Crow the BOOLET
    7. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      You think it has something to do with the Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions thing?

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      nice, nice. a bowser spinoff is long overdue; here's hoping they've got something cool in mind

    9. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      keep in mind, lots of stuff gets trademarked, doesn't always get made

      but i want to believe

  15. "Wildstyle the Emoji doesn't have enough sex appeal"

    "Give her a torso!"

    "Okay but should we give the other guys torsos too?"

    "PFFT NO"

    1. Marcello

      Marcello

      What emoji is the girl supposed to be?

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      ?☺️?️?

      I guess? Weird that they gave her a torso. 

    3. Speeps

      Speeps

      I have never heard of this but whatever it is this bastard better be the main villain

      laugh-cry.jpg?itok=8Uc5C5Y8

    4. Scott

      Scott

      This is all kinds of wrong!

    5. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      For those who can't see the emojis

      8AnyaZ4.jpg

    6. Marcello

      Marcello

      Maybe..

      The main guy is supposed to be different than everyone else as he can show different emotions, so I'm thinking he's not based on any.

    7. Tara

      Tara

      I still can't believe this is a thing.

    8. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I personally think people are being more offended about the girl emoji having a torso when they should be offended that this movie even exists

    9. Marcello

      Marcello

      I still can't believe this isn't the dumbest idea I've heard for a ,movie in the past year.

  16. Reaction: you write an Archie Sonic short story which ends with the heroes going through a Genesis Portal to "parts unknown". Then suddenly a portal appears next to you and they pop out.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Time to break out the flamethrower. 

    2. ImPantsAtThis

      ImPantsAtThis

      Like an inversion of the beginning of Goldenhawk. Interessant.

    3. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      Welp... I lived a good life.

    4. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      how do i...what do i do??? if they're right next to me and i'm writing everything WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO THEY DO OH GOD

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @RosaRosaRosalina technically nothing since it picks up from where the actual story ends.

    6. DarkLight
    7. Kaotic Kanine

      Kaotic Kanine

      "Holy shit! Is this for real? ... Sweet! Let's party!"

    8. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Realistically, I'd freak out.

      Ideally, I'd be excited.

      In both cases, I'd demand an explanation.  

    9. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Dan-Dude to put it simply: every piece if fiction exists in an alternate reality, and said fictional characters appearing in our world would basically be your classic "character finds themself in an alternate reality where they're a TV/comic/game character" story.

  17. What is Waluigi's purpose? Like, has even appeared in anything other than the sports games?

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      To be Wario's partner. (And, according to Charles Martinet, to elicit sympathy from the audience)

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      A few times.

      He kicked off the plot of DDR Mario Mix, which is still a goofy spinoff game but it had more of a narrative to it.

      Other than that, he's just there to be a funny bad guy character.

    3. Marcello

      Marcello

      Well, someone needs to deliver the sex appeal.

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      His purpose is to be even more overshadowed than Luigi.

    5. Heckboy
    6. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      He's a cunning and devious man as well as a cheater so it makes sense for him to be in the more competitive games. Apart from the sports games, he appears in the Mario Party series and some later entries of Mario Kart. Also if Mario Kart is any indication, he is often busy playing pinball.

      Yeah, Waluigi deserves a bigger role in a Mario game. Even his partner Wario had spinoffs of his own and in Super Mario 64 DS for some reason (as well as being a boss instead of Bowser in one Mario game).

    7. JezMM

      JezMM

      You can't just throw out an existential question as heavy as "What is Waluigi's purpose?" like it's nothing y'know

    8. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      Waluigi is literally perfect. Just the act of existing in this corrupt, flawed universe is his purpose.

       

    9. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      sports crimes

  18. I've been thinking lately, I'm actually greatful that Jazwares don't have the Sonic license anymore. Sure their sculpts were the best that any company had done in a long time, but the articulation had a serious tendancy to be...atrocious.

    Honestly, Tomy's figures are just all around better. The sculpts are pretty decent, and there's no longer any fear of breaking them if I made the perfectly reasonable move of trying to get the foot to face in the right direction.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Yeah, Tomy's been doing a good job with the Sonic brand. But I'm still waiting for the new wave of Boom merch and 25th birthday plushies!

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I actually got a Black Knight figure of Sonic a few years back (For some reason, one of the shops only got one of this figure) and it was like £7 so I decided to get it. Thought it was awesome. Paint, modelling, everything. Until the shoe popped off Sonic.

    3. Metal the Mario

      Metal the Mario

      I was a pretty avid collector of their 3" Sonic line back in the day (and a lot of their other Sonic figures), and in hindsight, I'd have to agree. Their figures started out passable, but it seemed like their QC gradually got worse over time with loose joints, gummy plastic, and limbs that would outright break off, which I could imagine being pretty disheartening for kids buying them. This also extended to bizarre packaging errors like "Lblis Biter" and listing Shadow's debut year as 2000. Not to mention the best tagline ever: "As Seen On Games!"

      One thing I did love about Jazwares, though, was their ability to make a huge abundance of different characters, many of which had never seen a figure before (That "Super Pack" with the Chaos Emeralds was also the most hype I'd ever been for a toy). Be it Tomy or whoever, I just wish a company would do that again with the SEGA!Sonic license.

    4. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Ryannumber1gamer it felt tragically fitting that the last Jazwares figure I ever bought was one of the Black Knight figures (can't remember which, might have been Lancelot) and it wouldn't even stand up on its own.

    5. skull902

      skull902

      Don't Tomy's figures only have shoulder and hip articulation? That sounds pretty awful to me. I don't have any more than 3 Jazwares figures (all acquired in 2009) and they seem fine; if the later ones really are that bad I wouldn't know.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      @skull902

      Depends on the figure. I got three of them last year on Holiday (The Sonic/Burnbot double pack, and the 3 inch Knuckles figure). Arms, legs, heads all move (Exceptions being Knux's head not moving fully, and Burnbot's legs and head not moving due to the explosion feature)

    7. skull902

      skull902

      I was very surprised to see a figure in this day and age without at least elbow and knee joins, or ball joints in the shoulders and hips.

      They kinda looked like something you'd get in a Happy Meal. :P

    8. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @skull902 the very first wave of figures included a Werehog which would very often be manufactured with two left legs, making it impossible to stand properly. Mine happens to be one of them.

      Other "gems" in my personal collection include a multipack Super Sonic with a foot I snapped off as a result of trying to twist it in the right direction, and a multipack Vector with a perminantly dislocated left foot which I dare not try to twist due to the aformentioned mishap.

    9. skull902

      skull902

      Ouch. Didn't know about the Werehog thing. My Werehog figure was a second-wave; came in the generic packaging. Thankfully it has no problems. The other two are Sonic and Shadow super-posers which are also thankfully fine.

      Sorry to hear about what happened with yours. I had a feeling when the 3-inchers came out that they'd be overly fragile and it sounds like that was the case, from what I'm hearing here. Were you able to get replacements, or at least a refund?

  19. In your opinion, at what point did the Kingdom Hearts storyline truly fall to shit?

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      3D, I mean BBS was eh, but I liked the characters. Riku, as great as he was in 3D, couldn't save that mess 

    2. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      I think in 2.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Probably 3D for me too, even if there is things I feel are good (Xehanort's plan to corrupt Sora, Riku having to save Sora from falling to the darkness, even going to the Dive to the Heart to pull it off, Axel returning, indicating that the other OXIII members are alright and Sora probably did them a favour in KH2 by returning them to normal etc). But then we have the bullshit about dream worlds, them being connected but not and a ton of confusing shit.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Riku was also a cocky asshole which was awesome 

    5. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I also liked what KHCast said. Riku being this cocky asshole is a really damn cool way to show the differences between Sora and Riku while still working off Riku's development in a realistic way from KH2 to 3D.

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      2 is the start of the dumb shit

      BBS submerges itself in dumb shit and gives us the 3 worst characters

      3D introduces time travel but asi9de from that it's more BBS nonsense with some better character writing. 

      I'd say BBS since I think a lot of things about 2 and 3D are salvagable.

    7. KHCast

      KHCast

      Josh didn't you like Aqua?

    8. Wraith

      Wraith

      She's better than the other two but mostly kinda eh

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      I think she's more bearable in 0.2 tbh even tho she's a downer.

  20. Reaction: your sexual orientation randomly switches for no reason.

    1. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      i would love to be straight

    2. Yoko/葉子

      Yoko/葉子

      Damn, I wanted to remain a virgin.

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Oh shit, I have a preference for people and not nothing!

    4. Victoes

      Victoes

      meh not bad

    5. Boomer
    6. Cola
    7. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Your avatar is making me question my love for Pandas.

    8. The Master

      The Master

      I like men now :-p

    9. Vemus

      Vemus

      Suddenly I get turned on by tits and wonder why I'm dating a guy.

  21. Gamefreak really don't want people to buy USUM do they?

    1. pppp

      pppp

      Wait why? What happened?

    2. ThePrinceOfSaiyans
    3. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      What's going on now?

    4. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      It's more about what's not happening, lol.

    5. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      They didn't show anything new tot he game besides Dawn Lycanroc.

      To the*

    6. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      So basically, pretty much the same as it's been since it was announced I see.

      I actually stopped following it because of the said lack of updates.

    7. pppp

      pppp

      Well maybe that's what the Direct is for?

    8. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I bet the Direct will just be a reiteration of the recent Corocoro leak.

    9. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      I remember when people were complaining that they show too much of the stuff before Sun/Moon release, so now they're doing exact opposite lol.

  22. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/simpsons-axe-apu-following-racial-093818624.html

    ...or they could’ve just written him better. But I guess that would’ve been too much effort?

    1. The Master

      The Master

      He was fine. I watched an amazing video the other day dissecting Apu's character and I think its daft that he's been cut. We Scot's aren't offended by Willie, Italians don't care about Luigi. Awful news, rest in peace Apu.

    2. Red

      Red

      Apu didn't need fixing at all. He was fine just the way he is. I swear political correctness is going too far to please people these days.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Random scenario: black character that’s a token 2 dimensional stereotype that loves watermelon, fried chicken, yells a bunch, etc exists with barely any modernizing for years. Keep him as is cause that’s how they’ve always been and you personal find that kind of humor funny, or remove him or change him as you realize we’re not in a industry and world that wants to hold said stereotypes as funny and depicting of the group said character is based on? This “pc is killing ____” feels a bit deflective. Sure PC can be taken to the extreme, but stereotypes are stereotypes and pushing them in popular media only promotes false ideas of certain people, or paints the idea that that’s their defining feature, which isn’t cool. So in those instances, I can’t really sympathize with characters like Apu getting the axe.

      I still am kinda amazed tbh, that family guy gets away with this shit, especially regarding gay people a lot of the time. 

    4. The Master

      The Master

      This is the video I was talking about by the way, really dissects Apu's character.

       

    5. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      It wasn't political correctness, it was one guy going "Hey I like the Simpsons I just think a bit more thought should have gone into the character design of this character (and I mean like overall, since it was about the voice more than anything)" and the creative team reacting to that in a disproportionate way. 

    6. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I can't believe Max G's take is actually the most level-headed one. 

    7. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      I think the thing is the person seemed to be under the naive belief that if Apu wasn't like that, then his bullies wouldn't have any ammo and wouldn't be horrible people to him. Horrible people LOOK for reasons to be horrible people. I think South Park got it right, even if you took away every religion and ethnic, people would still find some petty way to divide everyone into groups and try to make their group the only acceptable one.

      And as mentioned The Simpsons consists of loads of stereotypes anyway, just the majority of them are still acceptable stereotypes that their ethnic doesn't really make a big deal out of. Us Brits are used to being conveyed as all being tea drinking snobs or cockney thugs, despite them arguably being far more negative and one dimensional stereotypes than Apu, who at least was a sympathetic character.

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      “Horrible people will find ways to be horrible to other people” that’s an argument used anytime “political correctness” or racism, sexism, etc in media is brought up period so it’s not really a good point. It’s the equivalent of “no point in gun legislation since people will find ways to be violent “ yeah, no shit, lets just make it harder for that to happen

      and really, racism and racist stereotypes I wouldn’t say are ultimately exactly on the same level as humor directed at brits, especially given it’s not a common potshot in a attempt to belittle as far as I’m aware nowadays people for being British, and also the fact that Britain is still seen as a whole as a equal respected power despite said humor existing. I mean if it does it’s still bad sure, but I don’t know if it’s as socially reflective on British when British have had a plethora of diverse roles historically in media. It’s like going “white people get joked about and no one bats an eye so what’s the problems with occasionally joking and stereotyping minority’s?”

      Simpsons focusing on all sorts of stereotypes doesn’t exactly help the case either, just means they’re shit to all sorts of groups. Also being a “accepted stereotype” doesn’t make it actually okay. Tons of media still portrays gay people as feminine sassy queens, or less stoic and more emotionally overreactiive compared to straights,even some gays don’t make a deal about it, that doesn’t actually not make it a issue. 

    9. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      Okay maybe that was a bit narrow minded, but at the same time I think some stereotypes are hard to avoid because so many character archetypes are based on them. Funny accents and dialects are often something people enjoy peppering a funny personality, even in kids cartoons.

      It's sometimes difficult to please in that regard too. The networks decided Speedy Gonzales was offensive, but then some Mexicans complained because they enjoyed Speedy regardless.

      I guess Apu in particular is a questionable one to me because Simpsons is riddled with far more one note and intense stereotypes while Apu at least has a more fleshed out personality and positive qualities. His more defined flaws (eg. his cheapness and immoral handling of store stock) are more indiscriminate traits you see with many business characters in comedies, compared to say Cletus, who is blatantly just meant to be an  moronic deadbeat red neck.

  23. I just bought myself a neat obscure Sonic item that I really shouldn't have.

    1. Jeffhog

      Jeffhog

      I'm guessing... a SatAM VHS tape!

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Knuckles Chaotix.

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      One of those weird Sonic adventure novel books. 

    4. Stasis

      Stasis

      What is it? I'm intrigued...

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Hint: it hangs from a tree branch.

    6. Jeffhog

      Jeffhog

      ...a Sonic-brand bird feeder? :U

    7. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      A tree that's usually indoors

    8. Your Vest Friend
    9. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I have that on my watch list actually.

      But no.

      It's related to a certain holiday.

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