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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Legosi (Tani Coyote) in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Your overselling Sonic a bit too much here methinks. Sonic is still human (in the spiritual sense), any living being would need the willpower of a saint to overcome Dark Gaia.
    Making Sonic this perfect character with an unbreakable will would just be boring.
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    Panda Claus reacted to -Robin- in Pokemon Anime General Discussion   
    That crying Ash scan up there turned out to be a Mirror Universe episode.

    Would have preferred a Mirror Ash to be a malicious no-holds-barred trainer with no compassion, sorta like Goku -> Turles, but w/e.

    Hopefully there will be a Mirror Serena. That way she can replace the old one.
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    By the sounds of that solicit, the Werehog is gonna be handled a lot better here. I personally hated how in Unleashed he was basically just Sonic but fuzzy and growly. But here, it sounds like he's gonna be handled like an actual werewolf for once.
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Eitarou in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    By the sounds of that solicit, the Werehog is gonna be handled a lot better here. I personally hated how in Unleashed he was basically just Sonic but fuzzy and growly. But here, it sounds like he's gonna be handled like an actual werewolf for once.
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    Panda Claus reacted to Adamis in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Knuckles and the Chaotix met with Chip before Sonic. So ? They'll be together for what, 2 issues maybe (the second half of Knux's arc) and who's to say Chip won't end with Sonic and the FF later ?
     
    Also about the sollicit saying the Werehog would go "feral"... you guys do know that the sollicits are not 100% right every time ? Or that they just describe the beginning of the story ? For all we know, the Werehog could be confused for a few pages and then the story would go on once he recovered.
     
    Don't freak out.
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    Panda Claus reacted to Soniman in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    But what's wrong with Sonic having an inner struggle that he over comes eventually (which PROVES his strong will) as opposed to not having any struggle whatsoever and has it under control from the start (and having us being TOLD that he has a strong will without any knowledge his will was being tested in the first place)?
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Pearl98 in Archie's Mega Man - Discussion Thread   
    #41 covers and solicit. It's been a long time coming, but the comic finally jumps into Mega Man 3!

    http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/dp.asp?PRID=MEGA+MAN+%2341+REG+CVR+%28NOT_1363017
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    Panda Claus reacted to Soniman in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Right? I didnt really appreciate how he was completley 100% cool in Werehog form. I want it having SOME effect on him, it's something I feel would be an improvement from the source material
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Legosi (Tani Coyote) in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    By the sounds of that solicit, the Werehog is gonna be handled a lot better here. I personally hated how in Unleashed he was basically just Sonic but fuzzy and growly. But here, it sounds like he's gonna be handled like an actual werewolf for once.
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    Panda Claus reacted to Your Vest Friend in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    We were thinking about Werehogs? Goody, so was I!










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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Potada in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Blue Swallow in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Felix in DreamWorks Animation SKG   
    Still waiting patiently for Dragon 2's UK release...

    In the meantime, Kung Fu Panda 3 got a logo while we whern't looking.

    ...or "Kung Fu Panda III", whichever works for you >_>
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Wil348 in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Funnily that's actually one of the few fan letters I remember reading from those early issues.

    And I hate to say it but I kinda agreed with the guy, at least considering how Manaks art looked at that particular point. His work, when he began, was pretty great (everything from OMS#3 and on), but then there came a point around the 10-20 mark where his interiors just became really...sketchy-looking. I believe he put more effort into the covers than the actual comic.

    That letter also reminded me how the comic almost completely avoids posting letters containing criticism these days. I can't remember the last time I read a letter that wasn't anything but "HI YOUR COMICS ARE AWESOME I LOVED *insert issue(s)/story arc here* I WANT A SONIC UNIVERSE ARC ABOUT BLAZE AND BEAN NEXT CAN I BE SILVERS No. 1 FAN PLZ KTHNXBYE*
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Delta Starfire in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Funnily that's actually one of the few fan letters I remember reading from those early issues.

    And I hate to say it but I kinda agreed with the guy, at least considering how Manaks art looked at that particular point. His work, when he began, was pretty great (everything from OMS#3 and on), but then there came a point around the 10-20 mark where his interiors just became really...sketchy-looking. I believe he put more effort into the covers than the actual comic.

    That letter also reminded me how the comic almost completely avoids posting letters containing criticism these days. I can't remember the last time I read a letter that wasn't anything but "HI YOUR COMICS ARE AWESOME I LOVED *insert issue(s)/story arc here* I WANT A SONIC UNIVERSE ARC ABOUT BLAZE AND BEAN NEXT CAN I BE SILVERS No. 1 FAN PLZ KTHNXBYE*
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    Panda Claus reacted to AdventChild in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
    http://youtu.be/9lb2bLa-aWA
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from Zaysho in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Funnily that's actually one of the few fan letters I remember reading from those early issues.

    And I hate to say it but I kinda agreed with the guy, at least considering how Manaks art looked at that particular point. His work, when he began, was pretty great (everything from OMS#3 and on), but then there came a point around the 10-20 mark where his interiors just became really...sketchy-looking. I believe he put more effort into the covers than the actual comic.

    That letter also reminded me how the comic almost completely avoids posting letters containing criticism these days. I can't remember the last time I read a letter that wasn't anything but "HI YOUR COMICS ARE AWESOME I LOVED *insert issue(s)/story arc here* I WANT A SONIC UNIVERSE ARC ABOUT BLAZE AND BEAN NEXT CAN I BE SILVERS No. 1 FAN PLZ KTHNXBYE*
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    Panda Claus reacted to Felix in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
    THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME I'VE BEEN LAUGHING AT IT FOR SO LONG
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    Panda Claus got a reaction from TheOcelot in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
    I was watching this at about 2 in the morning, and my brother had to get out of bed and tell me to stfu because I was laughing so hard.


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    Panda Claus got a reaction from SuperLink in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire [3DS Hoenn Remake, November 2014]   
    Except HG/SS went and retconned it.

    When you talk to Jasmine before her gym battle, in the original Gold, Silver and Crystal she talks about how the steel types had recently been discovered, but it was changed to something completely different in the remakes.
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    Panda Claus reacted to Chaos Incarnate in The Greatest Youtube Videos You've Ever Seen   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN3IMWdJ3no&list=FLGthnV2HF9iHzSKSmByKmeA&index=8
     
    I fucking love Big the Cat now.
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    Panda Claus reacted to Toby in Toby Artwork   
    Hiyo!
    I had a topic many, many years ago, but sort of quit drawing for the longest time, and I'm not even sure it'd be worth trying to dig up my old topic? Anyway--
     
    I've taken to drawin' again, and it'd be easier to share here than just posting them in my profile!
    Here are some of the drawings I've done recently!
     

    "Now you know why I am the best~"
     

    A pen doodle I did when I was farting around one day. I really liked the way it turned out.
     

    My favorite Pokemon, I love Weaviles because they're cute little Egyptian cat weasle things!
     

    One of my OCs from when I was a kid I never use, Flatts the Horned Toad.
     

    My other OC, Heads the Turtle. He/She is very unfortunate.
     
    I'll try my best to post stuff regularly, though life has become very busy for me recently, but drawing has always been a great escape for me, so I'm sure I'll be doing it more often
     
    Let me know what ya think!
     
     
     
     
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    Panda Claus reacted to Adamis in ARTWORK: Adamis' stuff   
    Thanks
     
    Her's a new one
     

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    Panda Claus reacted to Delta Starfire in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Okay, folks, speaking as somebody who is LGBT (transgender and lesbian, in case you were wondering), I'm going to go out on a limb and say how much it royally sucks that almost no children's media includes LGBT characters. While it isn't always true (in my case it wasn't), a lot of us realise that we're LGBT pretty early on in life and being confronted by nothing but heteronormative, straight, cisgender characters in popular media can really make you feel like an isolated freak, and that can be a harmful thought to grow up with. So I personally think there ought to be more LGBT characters in children's media (and the wider media in general too, because we're still grossly underepresented) if only to A. let kids who are LGBT know that they're not alone and B. let all the other kids know that there's nothing wrong with being LGBT and that they should support and care for their friends and family if any of them are. And if Archie's Sonic wanted to have one or two LGBT characters, that'd be fine by me. Provided they were well written. 
     
    And that's the problem. Penders would not have written them well. For a man who has, to his credit, made a lot of female characters, he can't even do something as simple as pass the Bechdel test. So I somehow doubt he'd be able to demonstrate the understanding and sensitivity to write a gay character well (to say nothing of a trans character -- in fact, I shudder at the thought). So, while making Rotor gay is an interesting idea and one I have no problem at all with, I don't think Penders would have been the right person to write Rotor as a gay character. I mean, this man thinks he's a trailblazing progressive in comics writing, but his first foray into writing a feminist message (StH #15) involved Sally and Bunnie walking into a trap disguised as a mini mall -- because, y'know, women can't resist shopping, even in a world run by a global dictator where money no longer has any value and a mini mall ought to look deeply suspicious, particularly to someone as intelligent as Sally. Although, I wonder if Penders would blame co-author, Kanterovich or Archie itself for making him write it that way.
     
    One final point.
       
    The problem is that most people will interpret fictional characters, unless otherwise stated, as being straight and cisgender. Case in point, recall the uproar from people when J.K. Rowling announced that Albus Dumbledore was gay. Everybody had just assumed that he was straight, because his orientation had never been relevant to the story. That's the problem; heterosexual, cisgender, (male, white, western, and Christian, if we really want to get into specifics) is taken as the default by most of society. Stories about that kind of person are taken to be stories for everyone that everyone can relate to, whereas stories about anyone who is gay, bi, trans, (female, non-white, non-western, and non-Christian) are taken to be stories that are A. about that specific minority and B. only of interest to people of that specific minority. It's the reason they made Patch Adams straight in the movie of the same name, when the real world Patch Adams was actually gay. The producers assumed that if they'd been true to the historical person, audiences would think it was a gay movie, about a gay man, being gay, not a medical student with unconventional approaches to being a doctor. They feared that the important message of the movie would be lost. That's understandable, but the result is LGBT erasure, which disenfranchises us and I have a real problem with that. Society needs to get over its stupid hangups and recognise that some people are LGBT and sometimes we have important contributions to make to society. That's the point I'm making; exclusion of LGBT is essentially the same as erasure of LGBT. I know that is not usually the intent, but it is the result. And that's not fucking cool when you're the one being erased. 
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