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  1. AoStH Robotnik: dead man. Japanese Sonic Adventure Big: dead man. Gamma and SA2 president: dead man. Sonic 06 Omega: dead woman.

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    2. a mystery

      a mystery

      There's something called a /joke/, you know... :/

    3. Klinsy

      Klinsy

      Spindash, not cool.

    4. Space☆Tomoki

      Space☆Tomoki

      SA1-Heroes Dub Eggman: Dead man.

    5. a mystery

      a mystery

      Oh come on, so he's not allowed to make a joke now?

    6. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Doesn't make it any less distasteful

    7. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      He's not allowed to make an offensive shock jock joke, no.

    8. a mystery

      a mystery

      Yeah, it's about time I pointed out there's been tons of offensive jokes on this very message board you all've been happy to guffaw about?

    9. a mystery
    10. spinny

      spinny

      *looks at homem*

      .-.

    11. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Well it kinda helps that Homem is actually funny

      and if he offends anyone he sends apology pms

    12. Komodin

      Komodin

      Actually, I think Homem's jokes have a tendency to be too tasteless for my liking.

    13. a mystery

      a mystery

      so if i killed a person well and painlessly and sent their family apology letters, i'd be a hit

      cool story bro

    14. a mystery

      a mystery

      Oh hey, I'm not alone.

      Thanks, Komo

    15. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      What the hell? Telling an offensive joke isn't comparable to murdering someone you numpty.

    16. goku262002

      goku262002

      Theres a difference between mocking the dead and telling jokes.

    17. spinny

      spinny

      *looks at abortion and necrophilia jokes plastered all around the board*

      ._.

    18. a mystery

      a mystery

      well well well

      finding yet another excuse to defend homem our lord and savior eh

    19. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      I'm just speaking up for my friend. Besides, leave your jealousy of Homem's popularity out of this. Spindash, you crossed the line a bit, but eh, mistakes are made. Can guy... turn 10.

    20. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      I'm just speaking up for my friend. Besides, leave your jealousy of Homem's popularity out of this. Spindash, you crossed the line a bit, but eh, mistakes are made. Can guy... turn 10.

    21. a mystery

      a mystery

      Jealous?! Oh, I'm not jealous in the slightest. The only gripe I have about Homem's popularity is that it's /undeserved/. I honestly find no astronomical difference in his repertoire of jokes and that joke just now... So because that popular guy's allegedly funny, everyone jumps in on a bandwagon to adore and worship him, while Spin gets flac for a similar act? Really, if you're going to go "what the hell" to a Joe who makes offensive jokes... Please, do the sa...

    22. a mystery

      a mystery

      ...me to the Elvises.

    23. Jack / Joker
    24. spinny

      spinny

      can we please just stop

      i get it, i fucked up bad, i'm sorry

      can we leave it at that please

    25. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      It's okay, Spindash. Don't feel bad or anything. Moving swiftly on now...

    26. a mystery

      a mystery

      ...i give up.

  2. What do you think the most horrible way to die is?

    I'd have to say drowning.

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    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Being eaten alive, being shoved into a grinder feet first, being pecked to death by birds...

    3. Fr0zenanus

      Fr0zenanus

      falling from an plane.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      swim to the surface

      lol which one

      WHICH. ONE.

    5. Speederino

      Speederino

      Pooping yourself to death.

    6. Joy

      Joy

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      This is pretty grim way to go.

    7. Briraka

      Briraka

      Getting a disease that slowly rots your insides.

      Bonus points if it begins with dick rot.

    8. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      From what I've read, being sucked into a black hole.

    9. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      ass fulla bullet ants

    10. Celestia

      Celestia

      Right after winning the lottery.

    11. KHCast

      KHCast

      Oh, that death from the mummy with the scarab. Yeah that looks pretty damn painful 

    12. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      The second or third death shown in this public information film that was aimed at kids. 

       

    13. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      @Speederino Not being able to poop!

      @Ferno I saw Passengers a few days ago. It's really good.

    14. Ferno

      Ferno

      @Forte-Metallix if one got sucked into the black hole torso first they'd probably spend their last living seconds very happy

    15. Boomer

      Boomer

      Death by snu snu

    16. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I heard crucifixion sucks

    17. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Being tickled.

      I mean, if it's enough that you die as a result, that would be some shit.

    18. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Choking to death.

    19. AngelSlayerN64

      AngelSlayerN64

      Playing Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric...for 24 hours.

    20. CottonCandy

      CottonCandy

      Falling to your death, a sudden fatal heart attack or being crushed to death. 

    21. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Having your ass ripped out and get beaten by it to death.

      (lel Pinky can go fuck himself, stupid charging demon fuck)

    22. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      I think the worst ones I heard of was called the Iron cow method. Basically, you get shoved in an iron cow, and get slow cooked. It burns your skin off completely first, and then graudually cooks you to death. I was taught this in school...

      I think getting your head shoved up your mothers vagina is worse tho. 

    23. AngelSlayerN64
    24. Milo
    25. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      ah the brazen bull is pretty brutal, yeah

    26. AngelSlayerN64
  3. I believe I have ruptured a blood vessel in the back of my throat...

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    2. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Wait seriously...?

    3. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      Yeah, I'm with Edd on this. I think you might wanna get a doc on the phone since if it's a big vessel it could cause a lot of damage.

    4. Osmium

      Osmium

      @SenEDDtor Missile Didn't anyone tell you the last bloody thing you should do in an emergency is panic 

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I passing this along to mum and she doesn't think it's anything to worry about.

    6. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      I would go to the doctor just to be sure. Alway better to be safe than sorry.

    7. Cobalt_Bolt

      Cobalt_Bolt

      Go to the doctor ASAP to get a proper medical assessment.

    8. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Yeah, go to the doctor. Make sure this isn't serious.

      I sure hope it isn't...

    9. TheBlueGuardian

      TheBlueGuardian

      My advice, seek medical attention right away.

    10. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Agree, get your local doctor and hope it’s nothing too bad.

      Get better.

    11. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      I can only echo what everyone else has said, better safe than sorry.

    12. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      I do agree with everyone else.

      Even if you think it's not serious, it's still blood flowing out of place and worth checking before it evolves into something serious.

    13. Osmium

      Osmium

      I should say to clarify that it's your own choice to get examination of you believe it is serious enough, I would do so myself.

    14. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Not much I can say that isn't aping everyone else.

    15. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Got a paramedic out. I'm absolutely fine.

       

    16. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      That's a relief! Glad you're okay!

    17. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      That’s a relief.

    18. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      Glad to hear it, thanks for taking our advice, even if it turned out to be nothing in the end.

    19. Kiah

      Kiah

      I would definitely get it checked out as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. Our health is just one of those things you shouldn’t take chances on as it is better to be safe than sorry amid uncertainty. Just too many things can go wrong by one simple thing abnormally happening within our bodies.

      Hope it’s nothing serious and you’ll be okay. 

    20. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Whoa man, glad to hear you're ok. I wouldn't take something like that lightly in the future.

    21. Cobalt_Bolt

      Cobalt_Bolt

      Glad you're okay. Things like blood vessels rupturing need to be taken seriously as you might not know the true extent of the damage without a professional examining it.

    22. Kiah

      Kiah

      Okay I really need to refresh pages before making replies to important statuses like this...In my defense I wanted to express my concern for you right away as the situation seemed urgent enough.

      I totally missed the message that you were okay and I was going to send you a PM to see how you were doing. Was checking my email notifications this morning and context-wise learned that you were okay. Glad and relieved to hear that.

      You just never know with these things with our health so it’s better to be overly cautious as opposed to nonchalant any day to possibly avoid and prevent serious problems.

    23. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I appreciate the concern, thanks guys. I honestly wasn't expecting this sort of response when I made the status to begin with.

      What happened was I'd been coughing really badly over the last few days, and last night I coughed so hard that I made myself throw up, within which there was an eggcup's worth of a bright red substance that I could only assume was blood (I hadn't eaten anything red that day), after which the back of my head felt sore.

      The paramedic confirmed that I had simply burst a minor blood vessel in my throat and there was no cause for alarm.

      I've had this cough for quite a while however, so I'm going for a chest x-ray later this week.

    24. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Glad you're fine at the very least. I've been to too many hospital and clinic visits recently for my liking, so I'm glad things won't come to this for you.

    25. Kiah

      Kiah

      What can I say? Issues and rifts aside we’re like family here as we care and make it a point to show concern when the time calls for it often. The majority of the responses here I think really reinforces this.

      Glad it was nothing serious. I guess have an automatic paranoia when it comes to blood vessels bursting as I had one and a tumor developed on my right hand as a result last year. Thankfully it was benign but to say I was terrified is a severe understatement.  

      But you’re okay (with the blood vessel at least. Hope you can get that cough cleared up soon) and that is what is most important here ?

    26. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Just seeing this now, happy it ended up being nothing in the long run, but still it was good to check and be sure that it was nothing huge. 

      I do hope that cough leaves soon. Having a violent cough is the worst and if it was enough to cause this in the first place, that can't be very pleasant. Just take good care of yourself and try to relax.

  4. I'm genuinly perplexed over how people are already jumping on the "SINNOH WILL NEVER GET REMAKES AT THIS RATE" bandwagon.

    Like...we literally only had ORAS not too long ago. Cool your mammaries.

    1. Boomer

      Boomer

      ORAS was nearly three years ago tbf

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Pokemon fans? Am I right?

    3. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Boomer still feels incredibly recent to me

      To compare: the gap between FRLG and HGSS was 5 years, and the gap between HGSS and ORAS was 4 years.

    4. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      People who are expecting remakes of Gen 4 don't understand the logistics behind the previous remakes. They've only done remakes to cover up backwards compatibility issues

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Didn't Sun/Moon have Gen 4 references that were as blatant as the Gen 3 references in X&Y?

    6. TCB

      TCB

      I see it as what they did with gen 4

      Base pair

      Third version

      THEN remakes

      In this case the "third" version comes in a pair

       

    7. Celestia

      Celestia

      The remakes have been 2004 -> 2009 / '10 -> 2014.

      So yeah, maybe in 2019.

    8. TCB

      TCB

      @Rusty Spy

      That is a good point, but at this point I wouldn't even be surprised they remake DP anyway for the money

      @Dejimon11 Type: Null/Silvally says hi

    9. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      So @TCB you know I said "Blatant" right? Besides the type null stuff I'm sure there was more that I'm forgetting

    10. TCB

      TCB

      @Celestia 2019 you say?

      Between September 24th or November 26th of that year calling it two years from now :o

      I don't think you can't get any more blatant than Type:Null/Silvally as far as Gen 4 references in SuMo goes.

    11. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Dejimon11 yes, just like how Diamond and Pearl had a lot of Johto references, but they didn't rush HGSS out.

      @Rusty Spy that's a really good point I didn't consider before. For all we know, Nintendo might think, because this generation will most likely continue to be on 3DS, then there's no point in Sinnoh remakes because the original Sinnoh games can still be played on the system.

      In which case, we'll be waiting until a generation that's on a new handheld that lacks original DS support.

    12. TCB

      TCB

      @Ernest-Panda "generation that's on a new handheld that lacks original DS support."

      Like...

      bundle_color_console.jpg

      ;D

    13. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      don't like you would love t see this scene in HD

      c8b8c30dd06ba0df539ee886854d305e2123bad7

       

    14. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @TCB yes. But we probably wouldn't get a core series title on the Switch until Gen 8.

    15. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      The same amount of time will have passed between ORAS and this November as the gap between HGSS and ORAS. This could have easily been the year to do it. Also, wasn't that whole Pokemon Bank system made to carry over Pokemon across different versions?

      I mean, I'm still not really complaining because now the gen 4 remake has a chance of being anything higher than 240p(ish) but a lot of signs were pointing to it being for this year. This was supposed to be the one Nintendo franchise that we could actually predict releases from guys... DX

    16. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Man we haven't been able to predict what the hell is going on with Pokemon ever since Black 2 & White 2.

    17. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Yeah we could! Black and White 2 were the "third version" of that generation. Then we got a rema- ...well we got a new gen after that but that's one abnormality! Then we had the third version of X&Y being Pokemon z... fuck ive been living a lie of false security.

      We're still due for a remake though.

    18. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      @Dejimon11That's because people didn't learn after B2W2 to not expect the same type of third version like Platinum. XY was kind of a fluke since it didn't get ANY re-release, but by the time Sun and Moon rolled around, anyone seriously thinking they'd do something like a Stars version were being willfully naive.

    19. Celestia

      Celestia

      Are we really due for a remake when ORAS wasn't that long ago and the remakes are always on new systems

      (I know there's the Switch but I'm still extremely skeptical they'll move onto that for the main Pokemon games)

    20. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      @CelestiaTimewise yes. And I still do not understand this hesitancy for a Pokemon game on the Switch. A handheld hybrid console should have meant that Game Freak could have had all the utilities of an actual system without breaking their sacred handheld only philosophy... but nah

    21. Celestia

      Celestia

      (Almost?) all their experience has been on handhelds so I can understand sticking to 'em.

      I won't completely write off the possibility but mostly it's because I don't think the Switch and anything that follows it will actually be replacing handhelds. lol

    22. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      FRLG came out 2004, HGSS came out in 2009/10 ORAS came out in 2014. I'd say we should be due for the Gen 4 remakes in...2019 if they're going for the 5 year route. 

  5. I love Big Bang Theory and find it genuinly entertaining. Do I have a crappy sense of humour or something?

    1. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      BBT is a weird one for me. Or it makes laugh till I knock myself unconsious or makes me cringe to death.

    2. Boomer

      Boomer

      Humour is subjective.

      Personally I find it an absolute dreck of a show that has done so much harm to people with autism.

       

    3. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      @Boomer those are the type of jokes that make me feel empty inside.

    4. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      I enjoy watching it too when its on. I don't get the hate it receives.

    5. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      @Boomer I was just about to say!

      If I had a nickel for every time my mom's said "Come on you should watch it, one of the characters has Aspergers!".

    6. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Nah, just a different one from many people on the internet.

    7. Boomer

      Boomer

      @Depression Kong

      Yep. I have Aspergers too. Being compared to someone as much of a dick as Sheldon is far from complimentary.

    8. Jango
    9. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Watched only the first few minutes of one episodes and I already disliked the show.

    10. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      How is it offensive to people with autism? (I have aspergers and have no problem with it)

    11. Boomer

      Boomer

      Makes a bunch of the traits and symptoms out to be laughable and the butt of jokes. Plus the aforementioned comparison to Sheldon, who is a narcissistic ass.

    12. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      Seconded, I fail to have any issue with the show being an autist myself.

      Then again, I also have no issue using autism as an insult myself, so whatever.

    13. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I think they do too much explaining on jokes that its pretty unfunny.

    14. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Plus, the show tries too hard to invoke the "references are funny" idea.

    15. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      @PaddyFancy Boomer and Depression Kong summed up the brunt of it, but there's also a lot of people like myself who don't like the overuse of the laugh track and find the show's style of humor to be super shallow (both of which would be issues even if we could somehow surgically remove the unfortunate implications of stuff like Sheldon's characterization from the show).

      And I mean, I am a neuroatypical mentally ill person, but I don't mind characters with a mental illness or a spectrum disorder getting involved in the comedy. The perfect angel savant depiction is also damaging in its own way by implicitly degrading anybody who isn't like that (which is... basically everybody. Even somebody who is a genius isn't perfect.) and there's way too many ways for the inspirationally disadvantaged depiction to turn from encouraging to condescending, so in some ways I actually prefer shows to get everybody involved in the comedy. That and unfortunately, there are douchebags in real life and some of them happen to have a spectrum disorder or mental illness. The thing that bothers me is that too many shows use these things as a character trait when its more of an attribute-- using autism as a personality trait is like defining a character's personality as "girl" or "black" in that it doesn't make sense at best and is super insulting at worst.

      @Ernest-Panda, to answer your question, some people see Sheldon as a character who has autism as a personality trait, which is insulting because he very frequently acts like a pompous jerk with the implication that he can't help it because he's autistic. IRL, as you probably know, autistics can accidentally come off as rude or dismissive because of their bluntness, but that's usually unintentional and agreed not to be an excuse for poor behavior, as all autistics can learn how to recognize when they've accidentally hurt others' feelings and learn how not to in the future. A better way to go about it IMO would be to have Sheldon be a character who is a pompous jerk who also happens to have autism, while making it clear that autism doesn't justify or cause his jerk moments.

    16. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      To be fair it isn’t like Sheldon is the only representetive of aspergers/autism in the show. One could argue that Leonard, Raj, or even Stuart have certain aspergic traits, and they’re nothing like Sheldon.

    17. Boomer

      Boomer

      >hey come watch our show we make references to things you like!

      Then some dialogue like this would happen

      "Penny I'd like to go for lunch but Sheldon and I are playing D&D at 1"

      *laughtrack intensifies*

    18. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Boomer yeeeaaah... no offence, but that’s the kind of scenario that I’ve heard sooooo many BBT haters use as an example of their humour, and I, to this day, do not see where they’re coming from. There is referential humour, yes, but it’s nowhere near as overused as people make it out to be.

    19. Boomer

      Boomer

      @Ernest-Panda You'll have heard it so many times as it's what many people take from the show. I used to watch it myself, my dad still does, but it gradually pissed me off over time. Now I can't stand the show.

    20. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      *shrugs* fair enough

  6. Ruin a beloved childhood movie/TV show/story with cold hard facts.

    1. Supah Berry
    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Ed Edd n Eddy is the story of three adolescent drug addicts scamming the locals for cash to get their next fix of jawbreakers, Kevin is the local drug dealer taking expired inventory from his Dad’s job, Ed’s parents essentially broke him like a dog so he would never snap back and kill them for their negligence and abuse and the Kankers are G-rate Sex Offenders who are the end result of a broken home with their mother’s failed three marriages and likely lack of understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like.

    3. Panda Claus
    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I am confuzzled.

    5. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Recess is the story of 6 delinquents who constantly makes the principals and playground supervisors lives a living hell, toppling statues, organising unlawful and dangerous protests on an old, soon-to-be-demolished piece of playground equipment that topples the thing down, playing so-called "harmless" pranks on teachers and fellow pupils, feigning illness, sneaking in off-limits areas, etc.

    6. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      Tommy did nothing to avoid Rita's spell, and could easily have got out of the way before she fired it. Thus, Tommy chose to become evil.

    7. Jingilator

      Jingilator

      Spongebob is a braindead manchild who works with a depressed co-worker in a dead end job with no future.

    8. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      The original voice of Disney’s Peter Pan died aged 31 from heart failure caused by alcoholism. He disappeared one day, and his rotting corpse was discovered in an abandoned building by two kids.

    9. Ferno

      Ferno

      Dora's gonna find her way, avoid swiper, and be alright in the end regardless if you actually talk to the tv or not

    10. Jingilator

      Jingilator

      @Ferno You're doing it wrong

    11. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Winnie the Pooh is Pro-Trump

      Those molester Woody memes take a new turn with what John Lassender did.

      Ren & Stimpy... well it was beloved by a lot of people. But even long before John K was busted, you can still tell the guy's an asshole.

    12. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      What do Miss Honey from Matilda and Mr Bergstrom from “Lisa’s Substitute” have in common?

      They both should have been sacked from teaching for forming an inappropriate relationship with a student.

    13. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Sonic SatAM is about child soldiers who have normalized their struggle against tyranny.

      Even if they win, they still lose because they never got a proper education as kids, don’t know how to function in a society that isn’t dysfunctional and brutal anymore, possibly have a long list of psychological issues that have been inadequately addressed for a long time, and don’t have a whole lot of family and friends who can help them by providing a roof over their heads and stuff like that. Plus the friends and family they lost are never coming back and they know it.

      Their future post-Robotnik is likely to be vagrancy, crime, or some combination of the two.

    14. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Dexter’s Lab shouldn’t fit in the house.

      The Powerpuff Girls will never be able to do a variety of different things because their hands are stubs

      Grandma didn’t get hit by Santa Claus nor did she get hit with a reindeer

    15. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Garfield has no reason to hate mondays. He’s a cat with no job.

    16. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Mad Convoy And then worthless nationalistic assholes will treat them like dirt despite all their sacrifices while mewling about their own supposed patriotism.

    17. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Patrick would've gotten Spongebob killed through sheer stupidity years ago

    18. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Clouds are not solid matter. All the Care Bears would fall from a great height higher than any skyscraper and die.

    19. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      See that blue-clothed guy in the Wiggles?

      He struggled with worsening severe depression that left him sobbing off-stage, feeling utterly worthless, and wanting to kill himself. For a long time performing on stage was the only thing that made him remotely happy, and even then his happiness dissolved the moment his performance was over.

      Anybody you know could be facing the same struggles he did. Even the people that seem relentlessly positive and happy. Especially the people that seem relentlessly positive and happy.

      Blue Wiggle fortunately got help and spoke out about what happened, but many people with depression don’t and it took him a very long time to get the help he needed. They just suffer in silence for years and/or kill themselves.

      So remember kids, your friends and family could be suffering at any moment from something you can’t see or defeat while convincing everybody that they’re very happy, at least up until they can’t take it anymore and suddenly shift their choices. The happiness of people you care about and perceive as successful might be just a saccharine lie. Sweet dreams!

    20. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      The Lion King 2019 exists. That does enough damage to the original.

  7. So in Smash Ultimate we have:

    -The main protagonist of a game that is filled to the brim with sexism, homophobia and transphobia.

    -A character from a series with music by a sexist, homophobic, war-denying, suicide-denying composer whose works will likely be showing up in the game.

    Smash Ultimate is cursed, isn’t it?

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      Its more like video games are cursed

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      "I TOLD you they've wasted those two slot"

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's more like the world isn't homogeneous in its views on homsexuality and Japan is very different to UK and the West in general. Persona speaks of wilful ignorance, and the DQ composer is a hack. You just have to separate the art from the artist. People are always going to disagree and, sad though it is, people are allowed to be homophobic etc.

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      Seperating the art from the artist is impossible. It comes down to whether you actually care if you're supporting these people with your dollar or not. 

      With video games being big collaborative efforts it's essentially impossible to make sure none of your money is going toward a racist, sexist, homophobe etc. Still I won't lie and say learning about key figures behind the art or seeing these ideas in the art in Persona's case doesn't give me pause. I don't really feel comfortable supporting the Persona IP anymore until Atlus has it's act together just because it got kind of overt and gross about it in a way I think is disrespectful. 

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh I agree. You have to wonder really if ATLUS is saying "Yeah we stand for homophobia", and if they're not saying, that then why they're putting their name on products that say it.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      Yknow the sad but kinda funny thing? The gay character in Persona 4 dancing, as basic and cliche as you could get for a gay stereotype he was, had some actual charm and personality that made him just feel like a guy that happened to be gay and owned that fabulousness with no shame. Still a stereotype, but at least he was fun. The persona 4 subset is weird cause they get so close to having decent lgbt representation, but then shoot themselves in the foot in one way or another 

    7. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      It's a different culture. You can't expect everyone to agree with your views anyway.

      If the views of the person affect you that much, don't buy their product.

      I also live in a culture similar to Japan when it comes to the views of homosexuality so I suppose I might not understand how you feel in this situation so I apologise if my words were too harsh. 

    8. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      Japan has a culture, sure. Persona is a product that is now produced and released within a global market. 

    9. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      And then you have Kanji Tatsumi, who really muddles up the Persona 4 situation. From my point of view, he’s very much a bisexual. But it’s all in the eye of the beholder, as questions regarding his sexuality is never answered, and left to interpretation.

      Also, I wouldn’t say Persona 5 is filled to the brim with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all that... After all, you even meet a drag queen/trans woman (never explained, it just is) owning a bar, who is someone that genuinely cares about your safety for hanging around a red light district, as well as playing emotional support to one of your confidants, and her work pays you better than all other jobs (but that’s rather superficial here).

      Finishing off that I believe that statement is a lie, that’s as far as I’ll go talking about that. The two gay sexual predators are unfortunate, but their screentime is thankfully under a minute to the total 100 hours of gameplay. But all this to say Hashino still isn’t a good person, I just don’t think the game ended up too affected by his views.

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      @DiamondX Still find it ridiculous that it has to be considered a “view” or “political” topic, the idea of treating people different from you in who they wanna love with respect vs something to be mocked and joked at, but I digress 

      @Polkadi~♪ Uhhh, it’s more than once the gay sex predators show up. Not to mention, they still are there. Doesn’t matter that it’s brief. It makes it clear what they find acceptable and “funny”.And then there’s the whole controversy of there not still being male x male romance options in a game series that has romance as a selling point. Also Ryuji’s a creep like all the past protag best friend characters from 3+

    11. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      Even if all cultures were to accept it, you would still have people with different opinions on it.

      You can't force someone to think the way you want to about something.

      Just my opinion...

    12. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      You can't force them, but you sure can call them out for being bigoted 

    13. Wraith

      Wraith

      A game that does the same lame gay predators joke would be bad enough on it's own, but the game also features relationships between adult women and the high school aged protagonist, framed as romantic and desirable and not "creepy." I can't help but wonder why that is.  

      That along with the fanservice and queer baiting makes a game about outcasts overturing the status quo of society for the sake of the downtrodden come off as...kinda tone-deaf at the best of times. 

      I was really disappointed with Persona 5's writing on the whole though so my perspective is a bit different. Even looking past these issues I didn't have a lot of fun with the story/characters so it's hard to "turn my brain off" so to speak. 

    14. KHCast

      KHCast

      @DiamondX No you clearly can’t, but it’s still imo a sentiment we as a society can do without. We’re all humans with differences. Do we really need, for example, some people killing gay people in concentration camps because they don’t understand how falling in love works when it’s the same sex? If you don’t like it fine, but just keep it to yourself? I don’t openly hate on someone for liking a food, or movie, etc. I don’t. It’s elementary school level teachings here. I don’t get how society makes this such a “complicated” issue.

    15. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      "Being shitty people is just in their culture so let's just let them be shitty people" yeah okay sure

    16. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Wraith Doesn’t help that 3 & 4 also had these problems(the P3 guys making fun of a trans women, Yosuke’s homophobia and teasing Kanji, etc.) , so just further highlights Atlus’s complacencies and what they think people will be fine with.

    17. Wraith

      Wraith

      4 doesn't bother me as much as 5. Even if you dont consider the 9 year gap between games Yosuke's behavior isn't treated as acceptable and Chie/other characters reinforce Kanji being fine the way he is. 

      Yosuke honestly felt like a realistic portrayal of a boy who's insecure about that kind of thing. Doesn't mean you had to like him, but yeah. 

    18. KHCast

      KHCast

      The problem with 4 for me is they almost immediately ignore the actual discussion at hand after Kanji’s story segment/level, and even go as far to lay on thick the heteronormative side, with him doubling down at times on him not “being like that” and his continued interest on Naoto. Heck, even the later games that include the 4 gang never bring up that part of his character in any meaningful way. 

      Regarding Yosuke’s constant bad jokes about the whole deal, eh, that’s a fair consideration, but given the history with how the “humor” in the series on these topics is presented, I don’t feel as if the intention was to make Yosuke come off insecure about anything. The previous game had the boys ridicule a trans person, so I doubt, especially given the era 4 was released in, they grew a sudden  conscience and wanted to make a statement with the way Yosuke heckled Kanji. I think they just thought it was funny and gave it the thumbs up.

    19. Wraith

      Wraith

      Dataminers discovered Yosuke had a romance route that was removed from the final game. That pretty much changed my entire reading of the character, but since it's not actually IN the game then it's valid to just think the jokes are uncomfortable.

    20. KHCast

      KHCast

      I think if anything, the fact the data was there and then removed, leaving the jokes intact, makes it all the more discomforting and blatant what kind of message they wanted presented end of the day vs if they never had that intended or created 

  8. Briefly describe a Sonic game story, but twist it to make Sonic sound like the villain.

    -A kindly doctor creates life support vehicles for all the termanilly ill animals, but then a blue prick single-handedly murders them all.

    -The kindly doctor creates a state-of-the-art satellite hospital for his poor animal friends. The blue prick from before blows it out of the sky.

    1. Ayliffe

      Ayliffe

      Sonic kicks a fucking conch and causes six character stereotypes to attack everything and cause the end of the world

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      A kindly doctor is trying to raise a water type pokemon but the blue prick bullies it and pushes it to destroy a city.

      Sonic beats up a doctor for buying him a new pair of shoes.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      When Sonic is called into the troubled world of Camelot from legend, he immediately sets out on a quest to slay King Arthur.

       

       

      This one isn't even twisted.

    4. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Eggman decides to turn a new leaf and give everyone an awesome amusement park - in fucking space - and aliens are welcome too! But angry Sonic and brat fox Tails destroy it out of jealousy, set to slander Eggman and his good efforts.

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Sonic continually kidnaps Eggman's date.

    6. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      The Good Doctor invites Sonic to a party he's setting up in three days.

      Sonic gathers up a gang of twelve people to go there and murder Eggman.

    7. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Sonic steals the doctor's kid robot and turns it against him. Sadly, Sonic blows him up in the end too.

      Eggman and king heavy were playing ruby ball until sonic came along and beats the crap out of both of them. 

    8. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      A mild mannered doctor creates a young robot as his new son but sadly couldn't obey so he set him out to be adopted by a better family.

      Unfortunetly, a bunch of sick anthros physically abuse the robot and train him to fight and kill opponents eventually turning on its creator. 

    9. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      Noticing Sonic's rejection of Amy, the doctor feels bad for her and builds a robot that looks just like Sonic, BUT, will give her the time of day, his first action even being hugging her.

      Sonic destroys the robot, kidnaps Amy and kicks Eggman's ass for all his troubles.

    10. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Hard Mode: Don't use positive or negative pronouns to describe characters.

       

      When Eggman becomes stranded in a new land, he works together with a local native to defend against foreign invaders.

    11. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Eggman was trying to protect himself from six evil demons until sonic comes along and punts the device he was using to control them away. 

      Oh wait..

       

    12. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      A Good Doctor wants to awake a poor mystical beast from it's slumber, but an bratty rodent wants to stop him and keep the poor beast asleep.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The fun is lost when you actually call Eggman good and Sonic bad... 

    14. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Sorry, I lost the Hard Mode reply.

       

      Ahem.

      A scientist creates a pet lizard for his granddaughter, but then Sonic kills him

       

      Also to prove that he is better than the lizard, Shadow helps to kill it

    15. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      A super fast hedgehog on two feet invites his old colleagues to a kart racing tournament but cheats when he doesn't use his kart.

    16. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Tails finds some islands and decides to harass an old lady and some animals.

      Sonic beats up all of his friends, just to get some chaos emeralds.

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Local fox slaughters a colony of birds.

    18. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Some Aliens come to Earth, looking for something to eat. Shadow denies them entry and kills their entire race.

    19. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Sonic finds a helpless robot and uses it as a punching bag.

    20. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Sonic and tails leave a dying planet encased in a metal shell and go in about their daily lives.

      *on

  9. Make somebody cry with just two words.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Jurassic Bark

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Sonic Chronicles

    3. Panda Claus
    4. Kiah

      Kiah

      Sonic Mania 

      Tears of joy count, right? ;) 

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      Up's Opening

    6. kirby1up

      kirby1up

      crying puppies

    7. Jango

      Jango

      Mania's delayed.

    8. Boomer

      Boomer

      Trump's President

    9. Ruby Havoc
    10. SweeCrue

      SweeCrue

      Sonic Stadium

    11. Pelvic WOO! engine
    12. RosaRosaRosalina
    13. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Color Splash

    14. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      Mania Cancelled.

    15. Terriful
    16. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      onion layers

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine
    18. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Odyssey cancelled

  10. Take a movie title and make up a plot by taking the title literally.

    1. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry has to take orders from a Phoenix

    2. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Crank: One and a half hours of people starting engines.

    3. LovieHats

      LovieHats

      The Lion King: A lion becomes a king.

    4. Klinsy

      Klinsy

      Batman Forever: Batman becomes immortal.

    5. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Rush Hour : Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan spend two hours stuck in traffic.

    6. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      The Phantom Menace: A ghost decides to menace a neighborhood after reading too many Beano issues.

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Moulin Rouge: A French film about one man working at a red mill.

    8. Celestia

      Celestia

      Mad Max Fury Road: Someone named Max is angry. The road is also angry.

    9. Lisbon

      Lisbon

      Jaws: Nothing but the insides of people's mouths during their trips to the dentist.

    10. Tara

      Tara

      You Only Live Twice: James Bond can't count for shit.

    11. Klinsy

      Klinsy

      The Muppets Take Manhattan: All the Muppets pick up Manhattan and take it away.

    12. Celestia

      Celestia

      Back to the Future: The main character decides to turn their back to the future and focus on the here and now.

    13. GamerGirl54321

      GamerGirl54321

      The Wind Rises: A movie about tornadoes.

    14. Tara

      Tara

      The Rescuers Down Under: A documentary about tampons.

    15. Celestia

      Celestia

      ......

      Can we all agree that Tara won?

    16. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      Star Wars: A War about Stars

    17. Place

      Place

      127 Hours: A real-time filming of an empty movie set accompanied by a countdown timer lasting 127 hours of screentime.

    18. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Monsters Inc: Monsters making ink

    1. Osmium

      Osmium

      We don't know exactly what this entails though while experienced. It could be a very peaceful feeling for all we know. 

    2. TailsTellsTales

      TailsTellsTales

      So I already have a very bad fear of death and you are not helping. >:(

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Thanks. I will not go to sleep tonight.

    4. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Thanks for that information.

      I never wanted to know that.

      :(

    5. TailsTellsTales

      TailsTellsTales

      I hope nobody clicks that link. I know that I will not. Also sorry if I come across harsh.

    6. Osmium

      Osmium

      I think you guys are jumping the gun just a little. 

    7. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      I did. I was slightly curious. Now I hope I don't remember it.

    8. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I just clicked it.

      I am now in a state of panic, and my existential crisis came back in full force.

      thisisfine.jpg

    9. Osmium

      Osmium

      It says that it may be similar to the consciousness experienced while asleep. This is why I believe it may a more peaceful/pleasant sensation then one may think. It may feel like falling asleep in the way that you don't remember doing it, except now forever. 

    10. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      It's just a freaky thought. Combine that with a natural fear, it's generally expected that we don't like that.

    11. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      So like, can you compare it to that medicine that they give you before you have surgery?

    12. Osmium

      Osmium

      @Booblur99 Honestly that was what was coming to my mind. I don't know if it would be like that tbh. 

    13. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      @ShroomZed Your avatar didn't take this news too well I see. Lol.

    14. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      I don't really know how to help out with this kind of stuff, but if it was painful you guys I'm sure the survivors would have told about the experience from their first-hand experience. From what it sounds like it's just... a state of being.

      If it's about the implications, though, I dunno how to help out there...

    15. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      what does that even mean? if you're conscious, that sounds like you're still dying, not dead. what's "dead" even mean if you can be conscious during it?

    16. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Diogenes: Clinical Death is when the heart stops beating and your body stops breathing. The actual death of the brain happens 20 to 30 seconds afterwards.

      The article is about consciousness remaining and remembering events around it up to 3 minutes after death, according to the tests and studies, with no signs of traceable brain activity for the entire duration. So technically, they are as "dead" as we can define it so far. Just because consciousness remains doesn't mean that definition is bucked, really...

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Spoiler

      Just imagine someone afraid of dying alone.

       

    18. Tatters

      Tatters

      Now unto the quest for being immortal now.

  11. Is 6am seriously considered a standard waking up time by most people in the US?

    What the hell is wrong with you people?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Well I normally wake up at around 10am, and sometimes up to 12pm if I oversleep. Then again, I'm no working man.

    2. Tatters

      Tatters

      Because my cats love to wake me up at 6 am now.

      I kind of enjoy waking up early now. You can do so much things in the morning without being bothered.

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I work in the evenings and typically get up at 5am to exercise but yeah, where I live most businesses open between 6am and 8am so having to be up at 6am is kind of a necessity.

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Those people are weird that I don't associate with them

      7PM is the right time to wake up

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      To me the earliest one can wake up without being elderly, having an early job shift, or being insane is 7am.

    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      my shift is at 9am every weekday, but every now and then i do have to come in at 6am if the opener in my department is on vacation

      gotta obtain that green eagle money yo

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      6am is a perfectly reasonable time to get up. Assuming your work/school day starts at 8 or 9am, getting up at 6am gives you ample time to do things before you go out. 

    8. Kiah

      Kiah

      If I’m up before 9 AM I am both dysfunctional and in a bad mood as I’m very nocturnal. I woke up at 4:00 this morning as I had a 5 AM shift for training and haven’t had a nap so you do the math lol. 

    9. Eternal EX

      Eternal EX

      I wake up at 8am. No earlier unless my daughter is sick and crying. I have no reason to wake up before then.

    10. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      I often wake up at around 5am.

    11. Cobalt_Bolt

      Cobalt_Bolt

      I wake up between 9am and 10am these days since I no longer work the graveyard shift. Plus I am a bit of a night-owl anyway.

    12. Shade Vortex

      Shade Vortex

      Even before I had a job, I was a morning person and merely liked waking up early. I used to wake up at 6 AM all the time, until my job got me used to waking up around 8-9 am lol

    13. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      5:30am here, not even American. 

    14. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      You people are all crazy!

    15. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Are you any saner than us? 

    16. Ferno

      Ferno

      hey if i didnt have bills to pay id be up at noon or later every single day and be 100% nocturnal

    17. Kiah

      Kiah

      Sleeping in doesn’t get the bills paid except on the nights that I close.

      As I prefer to work all nights I got to do to be able to do this grown up thing called “living on my own”. It’s rough and overrated and expensive lol. 

    18. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      What kind of job are you working that makes 5-6am seem so weird?

      Heck, my old job was 4:30am, this is a lie-in in comparison. 

  12. You American's may be jealous of the UK Cartoon Network and its more diverse schedules, but you still have the superior Boomerang...

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      However not a lot of people have boomerang....so you still win....crap

    2. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Yeah, all 187 000 people who actually bother to watch that channel

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I forgot it existed until members here started talking about it cause sonic

    4. Tara

      Tara

      Even that is debatable when US Boomerang is now essentially becoming the Con's metaphorical trash can.

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Your Boomerang airs stuff from CN's back catalogue doesn't it?

    6. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      There's gonna be an online streaming service for that, making the channel even more pointless.

    7. Panda Claus
    8. Tara

      Tara

      It airs older shows really late at night and sprinkles the same damn Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry shorts throughout the day, but for the most part the station is where shows that weren't immediately popular go to die.  As well as copious amounts of Gumball, Teen Titans Go, and PPG2016.

    9. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      If you looked at our Boomerang without any prior context as to what the channel is or was in other parts of the world, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was just another kids channel with no connection whatsoever to CN.

      Also our Boomerang doesn't even have Boom anymore. It made its UK debut on the channel, aired on it for a few months and then disappeared completely, all before your Boom airings moved to the channel at all.

      As of now, Boom doesn't air on UK TV at all.

    10. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Boom's an odd one, because it was extremely successful over here, even managing to beat out Wabbit and Be Cool Scooby Doo in their premiere months IIRC

    11. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Yeah, seems like Boom might have a good chance of surviving for another season if the ratings it's getting on Boomerang stay in that range.

    12. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I don't think we even had the entirety of season 1 air on TV here. Instead we just got what was left on DVD.

    13. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Also I don't think Boom S2 hasn't aired in the UK, has it?

      I know it just started airing in France a few weeks ago so yeah.

      I want those DVDs so bad

    14. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      We did have the entire series air I think. I remember recording them on Sky as they came out. 

      @Soni

      Hasn't aired here yet, but it did take til June for Season 1 to air.

    15. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I don't recall ever seeing the Shadow one on TV.

      Still, they decided to air every episode out of order for some reason, so it may have aired earlier and I didn't notice.

    16. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Actually, I think how the episodes aired in the UK is going by the production numbers.

    17. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      Wasn't it confirmed that the UK is getting boom season 2? The date isn't mentioned though.

    18. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      A loooooooong time ago, UK Boomerang was a good companion to Cartoon Network as in that it played the older cartoons (usually from the HB library) while CN played the newer Cartoon Cartoons. It even had Danger Mouse. Now its the same stuff on a loop [some Mr Bean cartoon even though they did put the live action version, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, some secondary cartoons] and no way of knowing what episode you are watched on the rare time they put something new, not as extreme as Teen Titans Go on a loop though. Similar thing to Cartoon Network actually and why I haven't watched them for years (excluding the brief time regarding Wabbit). Oh and their on demand service is very half hearted (when Sky had their free box sets offer, they only had the 1st 20 episodes of Batman: Brave and the Bold and a very few shows).

      It also has some poor marketing for shows that aren't Adventure Time or Regular Show. Like I watched the first 20 episodes of Wabbit and enjoyed but then it repeated the series on a loop and logically stopped watching, didn't know a Season 2 came out since I thought they only aired the first 20 instead of 52 of the first season and whatsever for Season 2. I didn't know Boom and Justice League Action aired on those channels, especially the latter as I would have watched it.

  13. What subjects would Sonic characters teach if they were school teachers?

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Knuckles has to be the Gym teacher. Tails could be engineering or wood work, maybe just regular science. Dr. Eggman has to teach world domination.

    2. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Infinite wanted to be a gym coach but he was deemed too weak.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      half the cast would be gym teachers

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Vector would be swim coach, Espio would be philosophical studies, Charmy would not be a teacher. 

    5. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Vanilla would probably be the Home Economics teacher.

    6. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Vanilla wouldn't even be asked to be a teacher based on her treatment for the past 13 years. :/

    7. Boomer

      Boomer

      Rouge would be Sex Ed...

    8. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Or alternatively a geology teacher.

    9. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      Shadow would teach History. Cause history is dark

    10. Kiah

      Kiah

      I seriously doubt any of these characters would be asked to be teachers. It’s all hypothetical based on skills and personality. I think that’s the only relevance I think that matters here.

      That said and unrealism aside, I’m going to have some fun with this. Almost all that I thought about has been brought up. If I was to add something I could see Cream and Amy being art teachers or even guidance counselors.

      I could see Sonic being a gym teacher too and definitely being both the gymnastics and track coach ?

    11. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      Blaze strikes me as the tough as nails English teacher who is not having your shit today.

      Silver is the dorky teacher the school gets to fill in and tries too hard to be cool. lol

    12. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      @Mightyray Silver can take mathematics. That hasn't been said yet right?

    13. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I was making light of how she keeps getting snubbed for gatherings you'd think they'd invite her to, even though she's still mentioned. 

    14. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      I'd imagine she would be busy around the house.

    15. MightyRay

      MightyRay

      Don't think anyone has mentioned Silver with maths yet @PaulyBFromDa303 so you're good.

    16. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Sonic wouldn't be a teacher and if he was, he'll be that cool geography teacher who goes on field trips. Since Sonic is an environmentalist, at least in his early days and travels the world. Tails would be a science and a IT teacher with Eggman being the other science teacher and is the strict one. Amy is easily fashion. Oddly I see Knuckles being more of a gardener rather than a gym/PE teacher (unless it is Boom Knuckles). Sure he's strong but he also does digging and a lot of looking after things. Vector is a music teacher but more of a college/university type rather than the traditional one. Shadow and Infinite are drama teachers.

      Silver would be a physics teacher considering his ability but for some reason he doesn't fit in despite his knowledge.

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Cream would teach kindergarten and cheese....

      What would cheese teach?

      Metal sonic= robotics

      Shadow=history

      Omega would be a Drill sergeant.

    18. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      @Dangerous ball tower engin cheese is the teachers pet. Literally XD

  14. Badly describe a Disney movie and make it sound horrifying.

    A green lady gets revenge for not being invited to a party by cursing a baby.

    1. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      rats cook your food that you pay a load of money for.

    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Lion's kill each other in a power struggle that makes a kingdom dry up and die.

    3. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      A woman is abducted by a monster and develops irreversible stockholm syndrome.

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Little girl takes one hell of a mushroom trip.

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Two sisters harbour an escaped fugitive.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      They've been made to be played with, but when your not looking, they invade your world to deal with personal matters. They can see eeeeeeeeveryyyyyyyyyyythiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing...........

    7. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Video game characters are programmed with minds of their own into becoming digital viruses hacking into other arcade machines and fully corrupt them out of business having the potential to destroy technology.

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      Supernatural entity brings to life old mans puppet which he believes to be his son. Also there’s a demonic cricket 

    9. DoubleXXCross

      DoubleXXCross

      1.

      A criminal breaks into a woman's secluded house while she is away and inducts her sheltered teenage daughter into a gang of violent thugs.

      2.

      A butler plots to eliminate the named heirs of his elderly mistress's will in order to take the money for himself

      3.

      A child prodigy steals the friends and the technology of his dead brother and attempts to murder the man who left him to die as only the latest in a string of tragic and unnecessary revenge plots.

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      The fuck was that last film?

    11. DoubleXXCross

      DoubleXXCross

      It's literally the plot of Big Hero 6.

      Like, I didn't need to exaggerate. That's the actual meat of the plot.

    12. KHCast

      KHCast

      Ha ha holy shit why did I never think of the plot like that lol

    13. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      It took me a minute to realise your first one was Tangled

      Also: A true story of kidnap and rape is covered up with a love story

    14. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      A town kidnaps a famous racer, forces him to work against his will and eventually brainwash him into loving their town to place it back on the map while smashing his own hopes and dreams to be in line with theirs.

    15. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      A man is transformed, beaten and stripped of his royalty by his trusted advisor who leaves him to die in the wilderness. He tries to go back through a horrible jungle but is forced to give up his dream due to a nasty village tricking him.

    16. Panda Claus
    17. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Emperor's New Groove.

  15. The Pokemon anime VAs pronounce Dewpider as “Dew-pidder”.

    ...are you...how can you...WHAT

    1. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      ...
      Dew as in water. pider as in spider. Only the S missing with them together. Thing looks like a spider anyway.

      HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT MISTAKE?

    2. Pawn

      Pawn

      To be fair, there isn't really a way to make it sound good. Although I suppose in America, it will sound sillier - like "Doopidder" -  than the way we would pronounce it ("Joopidder").

      @DarkRula  I don't think that's beyond them. It's just more uncomfortable to say.

    3. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      I guess whatever makes things easier to say. There's also some who would call a spider a spidder, so it still works.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      hehheh more like stu-pidder amirite

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @DarkRula ...are you serious?

    6. DarkRula
    7. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      ...Wait, it's not Dew-pidder?

      Dew-pider (as in spider) sounds too dumb and unnatural to me. Like, I understand that "-pider" comes from the word "spider", but it's much easier to pronounce it as "dew-pidder". That's almost like saying Jupiter as "Ju-pider"

    8. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @DarkRula that there are actually people who say “spidder”?

      I’ve been internally saying “Dew-pider” ever since I saw it, it sounds perfectly normal/logical to me

    9. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      Not exactly sure where it comes from, but it certainly seems a popular form of slang if Twitter is anything to go by. https://twitter.com/hashtag/spidder

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Dewpider is a dumb name and there's no way to pronounce it naturally. "Dew-pidder" is just the best way to do it.

    11. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      considering i only recently realized that the -tula in zelda's skulltulas comes from tarantula but there's no way in hell i will ever be able to pronounce it like that i'll give pokemon a pass on this

    12. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Diogenes “Skull-chew-la”?

    13. Blue Blood
    14. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Oh. The other way doesn’t sound unnatural to me though

    15. Pawn

      Pawn

      Skulltula's a pretty awful name no matter how it's pronounced

    16. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      to clarify, i've always pronounced the "tul" to rhyme with "skull"; skull-tull-ah

      but in tarantula it's more of a "tyu-la" and i just cannot get that to sound right in skulltula

    17. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Never had a problem with Skulltula. It's like mulch or gulch.

  16. Name one thing that you want out of the Sonic series that we’ll probably never get.

    1. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I want a Sonic Adventure rerelease that’s just a straight port of the Dreamcast version. Or better yet a Taxman/Stealth-esque remaster that keeps the Dreamcast aesthetic.

    2. Diogenes
    3. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      @Ernest-Panda A remaster that not only added the remaining bells and whistles that didn't make it in but also added some other necessary tweaks here and there would likely make an awesome game (eg. fix the physics, reanimate the cutscenes with the less narmy Japanese script, add the unused levels and use them to balance out the campaign modes).

      Of course SEGA doesn't seem to be other groups correcting, er, tampering with their old games too much.

    4. Joy

      Joy

      Unleashed PC/X1 Enhanced release or a boost trilogy release for current systems with resolution and framerate upgrades.

    5. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      A 2D game by Whitehead and co. focused around Metal Sonic, preferably with some kind of long-term gimmick that makes it more than just "another 2D Sonic game".

    6. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonic 3 Remastered.

    7. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      For them to buy the rights to the older soundtracks so they don't have to keep paying royalties for a franchise that they fucking own.

    8. Red

      Red

      Silver being playable again. I'll even take a spin off at this point.

    9. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      A focused 3D Sonic Adventure game with Classic sensibilities and mechanics 

    10. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Massive open world game. Perfect direction and agency for the player to the point players can't feel a difference between it and a linear Sonic game. Engaging and flowing level design. Emergent gameplay ala classic Sonic physics and mechanics. Dozens of zones squeezed together side-by-side to form the world. Beautiful art style. Insane speeds to reach. Hidden secrets on the side to discover.

       

      Oh, "probably". My bad. Mark that down as a definitely.

    11. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      A 5 to 10-year long hiatus

    12. Sean

      Sean

      Tails playable in a 3D Sonic game similar to his appearances in Sonic 3 and SA1.

    13. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      A "Boost Collection" for current gen consoles with Unleashed, Colours and Generstions with remastered graphics.

      Or a Colours 2.

    14. Bowbowis
    15. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      A 2D modern Sonic game made by the people who made mania.

      I'm aware the advanced series exists.

    16. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Pleasant fans. XP

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

       

      Oh wait a minute, that you want. 

      A fun boost game that takes the boost futher in what you can do with the formula that all fans will like.

  17. You know what, this is a genuine curiosity I now have: why didn't Archie put the amount of effort they're currently putting into Riverdale into other TV shows they've had over the years?

    Ever since the Sonic comics began we've had the "Return to Riverdale" and Sabrina TV movies, the Sabrina sitcom, Archie's Weird Mysteries, Sabrina the Animated Series, Sabrina's Secret Life and Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.

    Why did none of them get this much attention?

    1. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      I guess back then they thought Archie was a niche and now they try to appeal to the general audience?

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      *Sabrina the sitcom didn't get that much attention*

      you're kidding me right

    3. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Not to the scale that Riverdale got. Sure, it got a tie-in comic series, but they didn't shun all their other titles in favour of it.

    4. Scott

      Scott

      Trust me, more people are aware of Sabrina's sitcom and cartoon series than Riverdale

    5. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      It was still bloody massive back in its day. It might be because Archie seem to be in financial peril now so they can't afford to focus on that and keep up with their titles. 

    6. Kintor

      Kintor

      Yeah, I've just made similar comments in the Archie thread. Sabrina was a huge hit in the 90s, probably despite Archie. While I think that Archie's efforts with Riverdale are purely desperate, a foolhardy effort to try and modernise the IP and the cost of everything.

    7. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Sabrina was massive, but I'm pretty sure it did it by itself and not because of Archie's involvement.

      Hell, Sabrina even managed to be just as big a hit here in the UK and the Archie brand is all but completely unknown here.

    8. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Well, we knew Sugar, Sugar and the 70's Josie cartoon, but that's about it aside from the Sabrina sticom and some of the Sabrina cartoons thereafter. 

    9. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      True, but most wouldn't even have known the three were connected, or that Archie and had a wider existance outside of "that cartoon band that sang that one song".

    10. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      True that. Even I didn't know the Archies were from a long-established comic series when I knew about the song. 

    11. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      Funny story: my mum was familiar with the Sugar Sugar video from when she was growing up, and yet when I started watching Archie's Weird Mysteries she didn't recognise the characters. A little while later she was watching a show about old music where they played a part of the video, and that was when it finally occurred to her who the characters were.

    12. KHCast

      KHCast

      Probably because CW is comic show central and they tend to promote all their franchises. Also the other Archie shows were likely less accessible to different audiences, while this may seem more mainstream and inclusive to multiple groups 

      @Kintor Making progressive and inclusive stories is foolish?

    13. Kintor

      Kintor

      @KHCast What!? Where did you get that from?

      I'm saying that Archie is foolish for risking everything on the gamble that they can update Archie for modern audiences. As an IP Archie has always existed in this weird limbo 40s/50s universe, like that movie Pleasantville except without the pointed social commentary. Changing that formula alienates diehard Archie fans and may catch-on with new audiences.

    14. KHCast

      KHCast

      I wouldn't say it's foolish since it seems to be working though. Clearly 40/50's was more alienating to outside audiences than it was worth. I can't have seen them give us a Archie's Weird Mysteries 2.0 on CW, and see it nearly as popular as it seems to be atm. 

    15. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      @KHCast What are you assuming the worst for? Archie's "modernization" has to do with a lot more than simply their efforts to be inclusive.

    16. KHCast

      KHCast

      It's like FFXV going action RPG, yeah it upsets die hands, but it still retained some fans and gained a sizable new group of people since it was more accessible 

      Modernization usually is done to grab outside core fanbases, and appeal to social changes within media. Being inclusive while not the only factor, is a factor in many instances.

      Clearly they felt something in the past efforts wasn't hitting a chord with outside audiences, so they're trying something new, which personally I don't see problematic(tho I don't read the comics)

    17. Scott

      Scott

      Riverdale might pay off though. I've gotten a few people at my work interested in it. Everyone I've told about who have watched it, have really enjoyed each episode. 

       

      But man, as like 1 of the 15 (exaggerated [maybe]) UK hardcore Archie fans, I look like a right loony trying to explain the connections between Archie, Josie and the Pussycats and Sabrina :blink:

  18. Caption this:

    KnSzLm.jpg

    1. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      $9.99 a minute? It's been like 5 minutes!

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Chris doing his best impression of ET.

    3. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      When your parents call you in the middle of a house party to tell you they're coming home early.

    4. Kiah

      Kiah

      “What do you mean that you hate my guts, Sonic?!”

    5. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Honestly the best picture of Chris

    6. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      "...I'm never going to be in a Sonic product again?" 

    7. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      "What do you mean Sonic's dead?"

    8. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      "What do you mean I have to get ready for the next game?"

      "...What the heck is a 'Kingdom Hearts'!?"

    9. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      "Sonic X is canceled..."

    10. TCB

      TCB

      When he learned that, indeed, Everybody Hates Chris 

    11. TCB

      TCB

      I achieved the five necessary and pure statuses reactions

      I can now become a Super Status God

      ...NO WHO TOOK AWAY THE FINAL NECESSARY PIECE OF THE PUZZLE

    12. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      @TCB I've got your back, fam.

    13. Kiah

      Kiah

      @TCB I deduced that the missing reaction before @Waveshocker Sigma stepped in was Fist Bump.

      I’m sorry but under no circumstances will I ever use that reaction as long as I have others to choose from. Glad you got your full house as far as reactions go ?

    14. TCB

      TCB

      @Waveshocker Sigma my man

      But @Kiah

       

      ONE 

      MORE

      LAST

      FIST

      BUUUUUUUMP

    15. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      ?*Heh heh heh*...it was I that removed the last reaction!!!

      (Laughs maniacally)

    16. Kiah

      Kiah

      @TCB I’m going to let it slide this time because I’m really hoping this a sign of you feeling better otherwise I will not tolerate these shenanigans from you, young man! ?

  19. I really do resent how hellbent Sega are on burying every past iteration of Sonic.

    What the hell would be so bad about ever using characters and concepts from SatAM, Sonic X, or Sonic Boom again?

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Gotta throw everything out with the kitchen sink don'tcha know

      Sega's troubleshooting is surface level at best. People don't like the horribly coded amigo sections of 06? Just don't use those characters at all again. People don't like RoL? Purge the entire thing. Even the show and characters that were good like Sticks.

      The only instance of them actually moving forward somewhat correctly was with Colors from Unleashed and even then, to say they still took wider swings then they should've would be a huge understatement.

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      this series is confused enough about its identity as it is. it doesn't need to draw in elements from every other wildly divergent continuity into one big slurry.

    3. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Sega is shortsighted and kinda dumb. What else is new?

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      They also don’t need to reset the board every time either. That’s part of the reason why they’ve never been able to gain a solid footing.

    5. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      @Diogenes if other franchises can keep track of different canons and iterations without any problem (Marvel and DC say hi), why the hell can’t Sonic?

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      If it doesn't make sense for the concept theyre interested in now, why bring stuff back? 

      Bringing back every character and concept would be pointless lipservice at beat and lead to confused, bloated products at worst.

    7. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      I know it’s not impossible because I’ve seen other franchises do it just fine.

    8. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      No where am I saying that each and every character needs to be in each and every game. Just that this constant shifting from Sega in acting like certain characters have been discontinued or some shit I could do without.

      If gd Cosmo fits a game, bring her in. If Amy doesn't need to be in a game, leave her out. This is common shit for most other series.

    9. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Getting rid of everything is just as bad because you lead to a bland and stale state where there's nothing of interest to keep anyone's attention, which I feel describes Modern after Unleashed and Colors perfectly.

    10. Celestia

      Celestia

      It's not even unusual for franchises (including ones that I'm into so I guess I'm used to this kind of thing), but it definitely sucks that stuff like the comics and Boom aren't allowed to use chars they want to nowadays. There's nothing wrong with the games not being interested in using say, the (not-so-)scrapped classic era characters, but I don't think adaptations should be obligated to follow suit.

    11. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      It’s not so much bringing in concepts from older canons into the newer stuff, it’s the fact that they outright refuse to revisit said canons, even if it’s through reissues of older material.

      I mean, we can’t even have reprints of the Sonic X comics for this very reason. I mean, rereleasing the show in DVD boxsets are fine, but forbid they rerelease the comic too.

    12. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      @Forgetful Panda wish i knew what all is fucked up about sonic team that makes them continually shit up the series but it is a mystery for the ages. but maybe focusing on the things that are most important and most necessary would help keep things on track compared to trying to be everything this mixed up series has ever been.

    13. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      @DiogenesThey've been trying to do that for the last decade but with little to no success. Personally, I'm tired of acting like cutting things out, to the point of starting things from square one, is going to be the answer. I'd rather focus on using what they have instead of trying to figure out what they simply can't do.

      Haven't been able to get invested into anything from this series for a decade now.

    14. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      yes, they should focus on using what they have. instead of trying to have everything, and inevitably failing.

    15. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'm fine with holding off on new characters for a bit (because lord knows Sega will do that and we won't see anyone new for the next decade on top of that not fixing anything) but hell, if they have a good idea for Big (doesn't have to be gameplay specific I'll add), put him in.

    16. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      It isn't Sega to blame but rather the people who handle the entire Sonic department. Whoever is in charge of that wants a very narrow view, it's been mismanaged for years perhaps decades. Not just Sonic but Atlus seems to also have problems regarding the first two Persona games to the point that it has become a meme.

      Taking another Sega owned but part of a different department (TMS) example regarding Lupin, a very positive example:

      Spoiler

       

      Green jacket? Part 1 has been made available on more places including Amazon. It might have even got and would have got an English dub except sound materials either don't exist anymore or in poor quality. Castle of Cagliostro got a 4K release and a 4D experience, wouldn't be surprised next year Discotek releases it in the US in 4K.

      Red jacket? It got a TV special this year with another rumored on the way. The TV specials were axed a few years back but TMS brought them back. One of the more recent TV Specials was dubbed into English and got a good reception. In the US, all of Part 2 has been released on DVD with the final volume on the way. Also in the US, TMS has been uploading a couple of episodes of Part 2 officially on Youtube.

      Pink jacket? Got an episode in Part 5 that is a surprise since it hasn't been referenced since Green vs Red (and before that, its original airdate if it got aired...), got a dub of the Legend of the Gold of Babylon a movie that is known to have a mixed reception and the fanbase for Part 3 that was very low increased over the years to the praise that it never got back in 1984/85. It went from something that TMS shoved aside ala Sonic 06 to even been referenced on official channels. Not a LOL JOKE either but empathising the positives inside. There might even be a possibility of an English dub of Part 3 in the future. Had it been from Sonic Team, then the Pink Jacket would have never been seen again.

      Blue jacket? The English dub for Part 5 is still airing and that will have a Blu-ray release when its done for both the US and the UK (if Anime Ltd actually do it). Speaking of which, Part 5 referenced the other three jackets and even the manga. It had characters from Parts 1, 2, 3 4 and the TV Specials all pop up in the last few episodes.

      Fujiko Mine universe? Got a new movie this year and it was simudubbed with Japan, not even Italy got the latest movie and they get nearly everything Lupin. Even the 3D movie is confirmed to have an Italian dub but not Fujiko Mine's Lie.

       

      The new movie looks like it will add another subsection but all sections (green, red, pink, blue jacket, Fujiko Mine) all co-exist just fine. The only thing that is off limits is a re-release of The Fuma Conspiracy but apart from that, nearly everything is up for grabs. Now the issue of places outside of Japan, US and Italy getting things is a completely different matter...

      Had this been Sonic Team (or whoever runs the Sonic series now), we would have stuck with Blue Jacket only. Maybe "classic red" popping up now and again.

  20. Describe an anime/manga and make it sound awful.

    A grieving father creates a half-naked robot duplicate of his dead son.

    1. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      A dimwitted monkey man turns his hair into multiple colors by screaming and communicates with others by wanting to beat them up.

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      A young boy called Ash is promised one of three pet magical monsters with amazing powers on his 10th birthday, but is late to his appointment and gets none of them.

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Kid breaks his arm every time he throws a punch.

    4. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      Lawyer bullshits his way through court.

    5. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      A double amputee and a suit of armor look for a rock.

    6. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      A Foghorn Leghorn expy wastes his kingdom's resources purchasing monsters just to eliminate a single foreigner.

    7. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Girl in a stripper outfit looks for a way to cut people easier

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      A man does poses every second of everyday leading to an early death.

    9. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Guy loses his ability to swim then sets out on the sea for an around the world journey

    10. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      horny angels fight crazy shit

      don’t forget they’re horny

    11. Shaddy Zaphod