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Big Panda

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    Big Panda reacted to JosepHenry in DISNEY+’s NEWEST PIXAR SPARKSHORT IS ABOUT A GAY COUPLE!   
    Come on the short is freaking harmless.
    Is a small thing.
    Can't we just enjoy things please?
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Teoskaven in Trunks is just a ripoff of Silver the Hedgehog tbh   
    Yeah, but Silver is a ripoff of Lara-Su.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Plumbers_Helper in Let’s settle this: Sonic 1, Sonic 2 MD, Sonic 2 GG, SEGASonic, Sonic CD, Sonic Chaos,   
    @Tracker_TD perhaps change it to Sonic 1 GG > SEGASonic > Sonic 1 MD.
    Robotnik realises just how much of a nuisance Sonic is from the GG game, so tries to get him out the way in SEGASonic in preparation for his takeover in Sonic 1 MD.
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    Big Panda reacted to Tracker_TD in Let’s settle this: Sonic 1, Sonic 2 MD, Sonic 2 GG, SEGASonic, Sonic CD, Sonic Chaos,   
    Yeah. Gameplay takes precedent over logic in those scenarios, it's the same deal with Fighters. Bean's emerald is a novelty toy, sorted. 
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    Big Panda reacted to Tracker_TD in Let’s settle this: Sonic 1, Sonic 2 MD, Sonic 2 GG, SEGASonic, Sonic CD, Sonic Chaos,   
    SEGASonic, Sonic 1, Sonic CD, Sonic 2, Sonic 3&K, and then I tack all the game gear stuff on the end as miscellaneous adventures Sonic had at some point 
    Excerpt from my Totally Definitive Sonic Timeline:tm:

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    Big Panda reacted to Dr. Mechano in Is there an actual, TVTropes-type name for that reoccurring gag in fiction where a ch   
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GilliganCut
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    Big Panda got a reaction from CleverSonicUsername in Shadow the hedgehog goes to 2A protests and refuses to wear a face mask.   
    Shadow should theoretically be immune to Covid anyway.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from AWild No.1 washed up gamer in If you want to talk about actual instances of characters in breakfast food commercial   
    Every person who eats cereal is a selfish dick who won’t share with homeless anthros.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Failinhearts in Morning! I'm 21 now! ...why do i feel old tho   
    Early 20s is the best half-decade of your adult life. Trust me.
    Happy Birthday!
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    Big Panda reacted to JezMM in Someone asked the question; "Why isn't Angel Island floating Sonic Mania?" Taxman has   
    Biggest takeaway here for me is confirmation of canon that Generations caused a split-timeline with Mania being the new future that happened for Classic instead of Sonic 4, which makes me happy coz that's been my headcanon all along lol.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Supah Berry in Someone asked the question; "Why isn't Angel Island floating Sonic Mania?" Taxman has   
    So Generations happened after S3&K in the classic timeline?
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    Big Panda reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Reaction: some gangsta is dissin’ your fly girl.   
    You just give em one of these

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    Big Panda got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in So, no word yet on when the Sonic comics are coming back, huh?   
    The closest we have is Amazon listing issue 28 for a July 24 release, with the annual due the following week.
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    Big Panda reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in What franchises/characters do you think would be better off being taken away from the   
    There's creators out there that have a good conceptual idea, but does not know how to bring out the potential, either through lack of ability, or skill.
    This is exactly why I mentioned Ken Penders as my key example. On a conceptual level, quite a few of his characters are alright. However, Penders does not have even remotely the writing chops to make them work, and will often lead into godawful writing tropes that make characters look atrociously bad.
    Under Penders' writing, not only was his cast either unlikable, Mary-Sues, or somewhere in between, but he affected the SEGA cast heavily to push them, even to this day, where he keeps pulling sly references to them to prop his cast up (The most infamous of which being when he claimed that Geoffrey St. John took Sally Acorn's virginity - I.E - an adult sleeping with an underage character).
    Fans aren't entitled to a creation, but they are entitled to an opinion in regards to that creation, and it can be often times infuriating to see your favourite creations ruined and destroyed by a writer who doesn't understand the appeal to them - which yes - this can happen to the creator of said characters. Fans are entitled to judge, criticise, and discuss writing and characters, and being the creator of said writing/character doesn't automatically mean it can be shut down with "I made them!!".
    Ian Flynn took these characters and made them likeable, gave them flaws, and wasn't afraid to call out their questionable actions. Locke went from a scumbag who never got called out for his shitty actions to a deeply flawed man who gave up his own life to save his son and make up for his past sins, for just one key example. 
    Hell, in Penders' own "masterpiece" - M25YL - even he destroyed his own characters that he originally created. Julie-Su - as much as a mary-sue as she was - was originally written as a tomboy action girl who didn't take shit from people, a very proactive character.
    In M25YL, she underwent serious chickification (as TVTropes would put it) -  she began wearing more girly outfits, underwent a redesign to make her more feminine in general, had little to no agency as a character (Letting Knuckles/Lara go at it in arguments while just making a few comments, forgiving a sister who mentally abused her for years - and who didn't show any signs of redemption), and lost all character traits that essentially made her Julie-Su. Of course fans have a right to call this type of shit out, that's essentially killing a character by making them into something totally different.
    So yeah, I have no issues whatsoever saying Penders shouldn't have his cast of characters. He can't write them well at all, usually ends up making them look awful as characters, and makes them frustrating to watch. 
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Supah Berry in Update: Still under the weather, generally fatigued with other respiratory symptoms.   
    Holy crap I didn’t even know you were under the weather to begin with.
    Hope it turn turns out to be nothing.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Update: Still under the weather, generally fatigued with other respiratory symptoms.   
    Holy crap I didn’t even know you were under the weather to begin with.
    Hope it turn turns out to be nothing.
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    Big Panda reacted to Kuzu in I don't care what people say about his gameplay, this is one of the adorably happy en   
    Big is honestly a fine character who unfortunately suffers from shoddy execution, and that just taints people's opinion and perception of him. He honestly feels way better as just a lovable side character than being a main hero in his own right. 
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    Big Panda reacted to Blue Blood in I don't care what people say about his gameplay, this is one of the adorably happy en   
    I honestly would have more appreciation for Big and his story in SA1 if it was clear what was going on. The whole thing about Froggy somehow getting Chaos' tail is so unclear and poorly conveyed. That's the whole motivation for Froggy to be constantly running away from Big, but it's very hard to follow. Then Big's gameplay just sucks so hard too. I just can't get on board with It all when I can't stand the execution. 
    As a character though, Big's great. He's simple and leads a simple life. He's not interested in what's going on around him, just as long as he's happy and he's got his pollywog pal by his side. Just a character that lives in the same world as Sonic and Eggman and all the rest of the crazy shit that goes on, but it doesn't influence him.
     
    Also love that he's the only character to trust Dodonpa in TSR. Dodonpa sure seems a shady, but everyone likening him to Eggman was unfair and unfounded. Big just doesn't think that everyone else is being very nice, and he's totally right!
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    Big Panda reacted to AlphaRuby in There is a weird sonic discourse lately that the franchise is in a rough spot now and   
    "But those things go against my argument so I ignore them."
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Could Big's Heroes moveset work in a Sonic Adventure Remake?   
    Maybe if you add the belly flop and the umbrella glide thing.
    And make him just a little bit faster.
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    Big Panda got a reaction from Supah Berry in Is the Toy Story 3 game any good   
    The PS3 version apparently has an exclusive playable character (Zurg), so it’s ideal.
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