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  1. ppl really be out here saying "antifa made the protests violent!!1!!1" like protesting authoritarianism and the police state isn't inherently anti fascist

    1. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      A lot of people haven't put together what "antifa" stands for it's pretty funny

  2. At this point the only question left is whether our police happened to become corrupt or any institution like this would inherently become corrupt

  3. I gotta say I wasn't surprised to see "Knuckles" trend on twitter with the sequel announcement but I didn't expect the first thing I saw clicking on it to be furry porn

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Like it wasn't even Knuckles. Just some furries doing a sex

       

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Knuckles are the sexiest part of a body, Shad.

    3. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      please don't call me that

  4. I think sometime I should start a thread for redrawing crappy-looking Sonic comic art (assuming one doesn't exist already) that seems like it could be a fun community activity

  5. Honestly we as a species peaked with Scout Breaks His Fingers

  6. I'm going to make it...and so are you.

  7. Adulthood is realizing Obama was bad but not for any of the reasons your boomer dad said

  8. Who the FUCK gave the Harry Potter games permission to go this fucking hard

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Hiring the guy who would go on to do the Skyrim soundtrack is a start.

  9. Actively enjoying Shadow the hedgehog much less than Sonic 06 just because I can't skip cutscenes

     

  10. I could buy another entire console for how much some of this VR shit costs. Anyone know a budget option I can get working with Half-Life?

  11. Every april fools day joke is the same

  12. I'm sad I apparently missed the "Lost World is good" talk, because it's 100% correct.

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Like honestly though.

      I think the game not having a good tutorial is what handicaps it for anyone who was skeptical already going in, but if you get over that hurdle it actually genuinely feels really cool to play. The almost-schizophrenic variety in acts was weird, and the snowball level still sucks, but it's really refreshing in retrospect, with Forces levels feeling so samey and all. The visuals and soundtrack are also really great. I think the artstyle discourse in this fandom is kind of dumb, because I can't really name a single main Sonic game that's really looked "ugly" to me since 06.

  13. Just finished my first full playthrough of 06 in likely over a decade. I think I sometimes forget how good other Sonic games have it, because my god did I get nothing from that.

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    Wow, the toilet paper shortage has really got that bad, huh?

     

  15. WHEN I HIT THE GROUND, I HIT IT RUNNING, GO GO GO GO

  16. What's an antonym for "purist"? I understand liking the original version of a thing, but I'm always going to go for whatever reworked or edited version feels best, and I don't have a good label for that like purists do.

    1. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      To be honest, in the context you described I don't really think there is a proper antonym. The clearest antonym for the word purist is, of all things, liberal. Now that works if the context of the word purist in the situation is having a metaphorical stick up your ass, but ultimately the issue here is that using the word purist in this particular context is something that is relatively recent. 

         No such antonym really exists because the current antonyms of purist don't fit the definition of how it's being used in this context. Isn't the English language so much fun?

      TL:DR You have an old word with old antonyms being given a modern definition rendering said antonyms effectively worthless.

         You might as well find or make up a new word to be used as an antonym. If I had to throw my pea brain at it I'd say come up with something along the lines of Remakeist or Remasterist, but not those two because they both sound dumb, I'm just trying to show what I mean.

  17. How old were you when you learned Chocolate Rain was a song about systemic racism

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      A few months ago years old.

      Admittedly I am also one of those people who literally knew nothing about the song even when it was the big thing at the time outside of the strange name, so I actually didn't even hear the song until relatively recently.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      What was Cherry Chocolate Rain?

    3. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      It was 2007 or 2008 when WalrusGuy made the YTP, "Dr. Rabbit Is A Racist".

      Classic stuff

    4. gato

      gato

      I guess I just learned it.

      (never actually heard the song)

  18. image.thumb.png.1640f60d767f5be7a5566c1f960d9c34.png

    peak Marcy design tbh

     

  19. I like how Joel keeps having to repeat that he likes Sonic Forces because chat refuses to take him seriously

  20. First the game grumps and now Joel from Vinesauce play Forces and say "nah, this is okay actually"

    1. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Of course, he is not dying and putting effort into anything so of course it is fine when a game plays itself

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      I mean... it is an okay game. It's a bit too easy and uncreative but everything works and it looks nice etc.

      Of course the issue comes in whether they're saying "it's okay" as in "not bad" or whether they mean "it's okay" as in "it's an acceptable level of quality for the franchise".  Unfortunately disasters like 2006 and RoL do tend to make "just okay" games seem like good games in contrast.

    3. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I wonder why i have more love towards a game as disasterous as 06 than such a mediocre gamr in every possible way like Forces

       

      Sometimes you just hate mediocrity more than something actually bad.

      Forces is not bad. It is painfully mediocre and it is my most hated sonic game EVER.

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      I hate Forces and just think it's bad 

    5. Penny

      Penny

      i think by "it's okay" they mean "wow, it's not a glitchy, broken pile of shit" like 06 and Rise of Lyric. i'd argue, even without being glitchy, it's still a pile of shit, but if you're main experience with the series is the more broken games, then i can see why these guys think it's passable

    6. Radiant Hero Ike
    7. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      Not everyone has high standards/expectations for a franchise that can't consistently put out games deserved of such high standards. 

    8. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I like how when someone likes a game we have to put an asterisk on it now and assume they mean something else

      really fun and engaging

  21. Sonic Team unionize

  22. If your complaint with something is that it's "too political" for having a diverse cast you should fuck off

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      When your diverse cast comes at the expense of existing characters, like "Let's turn the Little Mermaid black" or something along those lines, then yeah, it is just "too political".

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      There's very VERY few examples where that logic applies and The Little Mermaid, the mythical fantasy creature who lives at the bottom of the sea, sure as hell ain't one of them.

       

      Also all media is political, the only time people think it isn't is when it aligns with your politics (which is, unfortunately in a lot of cases, "white people only please" because people are often fucking racist shitbags - especially when it comes to fantasy where race of the actors does not matter one goddamn bit).

    3. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Didn't they JUST do it in Birds of Prey with Black Canary?

      And just because it's fantasy is no excuse to start race/gender swapping characters. You want diverse cast (as if that ever improved anything to begin with, as you're supposed to identify with the personality, strenghts, weaknesses, struggles, etc., not the skin color), do it by creating new things, not changing already established things that have sometimes decades of history.

      And if the "race of the actors does not matter one goddamn bit" (even tho it might depending on the lore of the fantasy), why even make it a priority to begin with?

      And regarding politics in media: most things have a political message, yes (tho I still wonder what is the political message of the Snake game or Tetris), there's a difference between creating something unique that is entertaining just by itself, but has a message if you start digging into it, and just using an already existing IP/characters to tell your thinly veiled agenda, where it's pretty obvious your message came first, not entertainment.

      And there's also a difference between the author/creator's purposeful message, and someone's presumed/perceived message they see in things. Someone who is hell-bent on seeing racism in everything WILL see racism in everything, even if it's not there.

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      Your argument goes both ways anyway.  You're supposed to identify with the personality, strengths, weaknesses, struggles etc, not the skin colour... so why does it matter that The Little Mermaid and Black Canary aren't white?  (I actually learned that Canary has been white in previous portrayals by this very conversation lol, didn't think anything of it at all in the movie).

      By complaining about this sort of thing you're basically saying that the act of not being white and existing is a political standpoint.  Considering the "thinly veiled agenda" here is "people of different skin colours should be treated without prejudice" I cannot comprehend how anyone who isn't racist could disagree with that.

    5. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      I agree with the late great Stan Lee

      “It has nothing to do with being anti-gay, or anti-black, or anti-Latino, or anything like that,” Lee said. “Latino characters should stay Latino. The Black Panther should certainly not be Swiss. I just see no reason to change that which has already been established when it’s so easy to add new characters. I say create new characters the way you want to. Hell, I’ll do it myself.”

    6. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Black panther cannot be separated from his racial and historical context but characters like Ariel and Spiderman are made to appeal to everyone with characteristics designed to appeal to a broad amount of experiences. Their race truly does not matter. 

      And if you raise an eyebrow every time you see us playing one of those roles when those characters have resonated with us for decades, same as you, then yeah you probably got a hang up or two you need to work .

      I would prefer new characters tailored to the black experience myself, but I hardly hear a push for new characters outside of the context of whether or not we are stealing old ones so I never read that point as genuine. 

    7. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Because casting diversity and passing hand me downs is far easier and less time consuming than trying to launch the next big character. They can do whatever they want, I don't really care. I still find it offensive that apparently there is less effort to make new great diverse characters and instead creators go the cheap safe route instead. Why bother when the successful route is to just change the ethnicity of an older character, or give them a the mantle of another popular hero, and go for them brownie points of both nostalgia and ethnicity.

      In my social group meetings that was something brought up by an african american colleague who was just damn tired of always getting his representation as just cheap immitations. He still liked Miles Morales and Falcon Captain America for instance, and he doesn't get up in arms on diverse casting or anything. Just merely tired of the unoriginality.

       

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      I think there's room for both, there's something to be said for the dismissive attitude of "oh, if you want diversity in movies, go make your own new ones over there", and then the people who say this will prompty proceed to ignore that corner, or worse, still get mad about it anyway.

      Thing is, I'm sure a lot of people will see movies for properties they already care about in spite of diverse casting, while ignoring new properties or standalone films that provide diversity.  I agree that we should be further ahead and be able to make new properties in full confidence of their success but... we aren't (though I am of the thought of "they should anyway, screw the profits", but... let's be realistic here lol).

    9. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I'm really disappointed to see people chalking up not liking changing the races of characters to racism. My personal opinion is that I usually don't mind it and sometimes even support it, but the idea that not liking it must mean that individual has a racial hang-up is quite frankly shameful. You honestly should be ashamed of yourselves for implying such a thing.

    10. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Racism isn't a black and white, red light green light thing. We all have biases that we can afford to stop and check ourselves on. There are layers to these things. I dont mind my friends telling me to check myself on some things.

       You should carry yourself and hold your friends to the same level of introspection instead of screeching when someone tells you in the most respectful way possible that they find something bothersome or even offensive. 

    11. JezMM

      JezMM

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      Considering the "thinly veiled agenda" here is "people of different skin colours should be treated without prejudice" I cannot comprehend how anyone who isn't racist could disagree with that.

      This was the only point I made where I suggested racism of anyone, but I stand by it.

      On the flipside though I will also re-assure that I was not assuming automatic racism on anyone who disagreed with my other comments.

  23. I bet Bernie would get a lot of votes if he said "as president I will make sure Mother 3 gets localized"

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