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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from Lord-Dreamerz in Sonic Channel   
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from Âmesang in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Man all the time he spent ranting on twitter could've been spent on working on the Lara-Su Chronicles.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to JezMM in Chamomile   
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Man all the time he spent ranting on twitter could've been spent on working on the Lara-Su Chronicles.
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from SBR2 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Man all the time he spent ranting on twitter could've been spent on working on the Lara-Su Chronicles.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Wrapped in Black in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    There's no pattern to how they're doing these things. Anything is possible, but I think it's best that we put Smash out of our minds until then.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I mean, he's right about one thing. People are giving him far too much credit if they seriously believe he's the sole reason the comics were cancelled. 
    As bad as Penders is, Archie themselves were also a bunch of incompetent fuckwits too. The way they handled the Sonic license after a certain point was, in hindsight, a large billboard advertising just how much they didn't give a shit anymore. If Penders was truly the sole reason for the comics cancellation, the comics would have ended after Worlds Collide. They wouldn't have bothered with a new continuity and it certainly wouldn't have gone on for as long as it did either.
    Now, his nonsense definitely contributed to why the first continuity got wiped from existence. I know the man would tell you otherwise by trying to seriously pretend that all Archie had to do was ask him for permission to use his characters the way he wanted them to but there was no fucking way they were going to do that.
    Whether out of pride or assurance that working anywhere near close to this insane weird person was not going to lead to anything good, there's no reasonable way someone could have expected Archie to accept that deal. Plus, at the end of the day, Pender's characters don't sell the book. It's the ones from the Sonic games who do and so long as they had that, they didn't need to put up with Penders and his bullshit anymore so they got rid of them. 
    To be clear, Archie is incompetent as hell. The fact that I have to keep reminding myself that THEY sued HIM, then fired their legal team because they didn't know how to properly handle their own lawsuit, and then lost their case to this man, of all people, is pathetic. However, it's even worse that they made him right about something when it comes to the topic of being owed royalties. Now they're just selling main series Archie and a shit ton of Archie spin-offs... and Cosmo. Their continued existence is still incredibly baffling. However, at the very least they knew enough to not say okay to whatever it was Penders wanted. SEGA sure as hell wasn't going to allow it either if they had any say in the matter, even before Penders eventually sued them over Sonic Chronicles. Thankfully he lost that one.
    He's not the main reason the comic was cancelled, sure, but he's definitely not 100% innocent either. His was just one of the many jenga pieces that were taken from the teetering tower. The way he's conducted himself after the fact is one of the heavy contributors to why he's such a villain in the eyes of many though. There's too much of it for any reasonable person to be on his side.
    Passive aggressive personal attacks directed at Ian and his contemporaries, weird talk about anthros eating their own young, revisionist history about making it so that an underage girl had sex with an adult male, ugly ass character sheets and images of Lara-Su and other female characters wearing bikinis and being pin-up models, pretentious nonsense about alleged knowledge of film and law, saying weird sentences like "I was doing character development when I had a thought-", mismatched priorities that sees him designing mugs, shirts, and an app (for a SINGLE comic) before he's even made said comic, NOT making his comic after almost 10 years of promoting it, and carrying on like fucking EVERYONE is stealing ALL their ideas from HIM, a nobody that wouldn't be on anyone's radar if he weren't doing all the above awful shit. And etc. 
    This is a situation where both parties were awful. I just have more outward disdain for Penders because I really have no reason to pay attention to Archie anymore. What's Archie gonna do that has anything to do with me anymore? Sneak a rancid, ugly, distracting Riverdale banner over the top of an IDW issue?

    OH NO! IT'S BACK!
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAH~!
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's honestly funny when you think about it, because Penders' almost definitely would've had a legacy had he just not been such a dick about everything. Regardless of actual quality of his works, I think they would've still been appreciated. For better or for worse, Penders did pave the way towards a more story and lore driven universe for Archie Sonic, even if his lore and story weren't particularly good. 
    I think what kind of sucks is that Penders did have some genuinely good ideas. He's not a great writer, but some ideas were good, and were utilised with Ian. Regardless of quality, a lot of people grew up with the world he helped raised up (I absolutely have to empathise this though - this was a team effort, thanks to the likes of Gallagher, Bollers and such on top of Penders). 
    I do think had this whole thing had just been about royalties, and that was that. No domineering control freak nonsense, no approval stuff, no "letting me use SEGA characters in personal projects for profit", etc. Literally just Archie paying Penders (and by extension - the other creators) what he was deserved, we would all be singing a different tune today. We'd probably be on his side on the matter, and more importantly - he would've actually had a fanbase that might not like his work, but appreciate it all the same.
    @horridus has said it himself - he used to be a fan of Penders because he grew up with the work, but then when Penders kicked off this shit, it tainted everything else about it. Finding out that these stories you grew up with was created by a selfish, sad little man with petty vendettas against whoever he can get his hands on. The lawsuit did not kill Penders' legacy with this comic, Penders killed his own legacy with this comic.
    I am 100% on the stance of if Penders had been more reasonable, if he'd just moved on with his life and created new characters, a new story, and a new world, and just let Archie have his old works - albeit - with full credit and royalties, he would be fairly liked. Maybe not liked as a person, but if he kept his head down, his legacy would've remained untainted. His stories might not have been good, but they would've had nostalgic value, and appreciation from quite a lot of people who grew up with it.
    But since Penders had to raise such a massive stink, since he had to be an egotistical little shit, and insult people, and get his random Sonic OCs back, he forever tainted that legacy. He revealed himself to be a petty shit to the people who grew up with him. He caused all reprints of his work to be lost to the sands of time, and he practically forced everyone to return back to his stories with a critical examination to reveal that they were always terrible, and honestly have little to no value. As concepts for a better writer - maybe, but as written by Penders? Hell no.
    He lost royalities for everything he wrote, he lost a fairly decent chunk of fans, and he lost a legacy, and for what? For some misshapen mutated ugly versions of the characters someone from ten years ago vaguely remembers? He's a man who ruined the only small insignificant legacy he had for something that is doomed to fail. That's what it all amounted to. A failure. A big, fat failure. 
    You know what other writers did? Moved On. Bollers went on to write for Marvel, including a widely praised run on a Emma Frost X-Men comic. Bollers is still getting work to this day. People still like his contributions and characters because he moved on and didn't ruin them with petty drama and bullshit (Hell, I'm in that camp - Mina is still one of my favourite characters in all of Sonic). The dude was a editor for Marvel, and is a senior editor for Valiant Entertainment now, and was nominated for an Eisner Award. You don't see him chasing down old glories and ruining his legacy, he's moved on and continued to grow it more and more.
    The more you read into Penders, the more sad, pathetic, and absolutely depressing it is. Behind the grandeur, and the bold claims, there's just an bad writer who never quite got over his one and only source of legacy, and instead of moving on with his life and trying to improve and make an even greater legacy, he's still pathetically chasing after old glories and the one thing that people had a slight liking of when someone else wrote his concepts and ideas. While everyone else moved onto better things, he's still trying to stir shit and convince SEGA, people, and possibly himself that he actually mattered in the grand scheme of things, and to SEGA.
    As mentioned above, what else is there to say than...
     
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Its usually fairly amusing reading his insane delusional rantings on Twitter but that whole thing was actually physically painful to read.
    There is a bit of a breaking point as far as how much of a brick wall you can be in terms of resisting the admission of how obviously wrong you are.
    He's too desperate to find another angle to sue someone over these fucking echidnas. He's imprinted on them like that creepy Jacob weirdo from that Twilight series.
    He doesn't actually care about them either. He just needs ownership over something officially linked to the Sonic series because it'll, apparently, make him feel more like a legitimate "founder" of something as far as the series' lore is concerned. Just one huge, desperate ego trip.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Zonic 2099 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's better to not communicate with the guy unfortunately. He operates too much under his own constantly changing and sometimes contradictory logic for anyone to reason with him.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to SkullPirateMike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I went out of my way to avoid accusing him of copying and to constantly reassure him that I wasn't even saying he did a bad job, just that he didn't do it first. I got blocked for suggesting it. You can tell where he starts getting mad (around when I showed him the picture of Doctor Zachary), because he began opening every tweet by stating my name. I resisted the urge to start mine with his.
    It's pretty maddening to try talking to him.
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic Channel   
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from RadicalLaRuby in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Meanwhile I'm salty we never got the conclusion to the Megadrive Triology. (Megadrive Overdrive)
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to The Master in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Okay I'll give it a go.
    Under Ken's pen, Geoffery St John was a sexual predator who was an asshole for the sake of it. Under Ian's pen he had reasons added for being a dick, even regretted it and felt ashamed on how his marriage went. Under Ken's pen, Evil Sonic was an annoyance who came in to sleep with anyone he could. Under Ian's pen, he changed his identity, had an identity crisis, became a threat and became a one woman guy (from the looks of it). Under Ken's pen, Locke was a monster who microwaved his son, abandoned him, showed no love in his heart, yet we kept being told he was a good father. Under Ian's pen, Locke realised his mistakes (not without almost doing one more, but he realised it) and pleaded with the Master Emerald to give his son a life, in exchange for his.
    If I recall, Ken has stated he intended to write these 3 characters the exact same way he always did if he continued. He was offended Locke died heroically and wanted him to die a disgruntled old man, filled with cancer (I think it was cancer, right?). He has made it clear Ian never got Geoffery, which is why Geoffery's libido is never mentioned any more. He says Scourge was better as a petty mimic, rather than a fleshed out character. I will never understand this abstract of a human being, he is too far gone in the dark pit of ego to even remember what humility is.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Tylinos in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's almost kind of impressive how he sounds more and more bitter every time he brings up Ian.
    Also, Ken, this really isn't hard to piece together.  You pretty much just said it yourself; A large number of people think Ian wrote your characters better than you did, feel you wrote them poorly, and are upset that the person who wrote them poorly snatched them away and began ranting about how awful he thinks the writer many people prefer is.
    Though I can't say I'm surprised you think it's "sheer lunacy" that people would prefer another writer over you, especially when you keep going on about how you think only the original creator should ever matter regardless of quality.  Well, except when it comes to a later writer who you think did a better job, like how you always say movie adaptations of comics make the originals irrelevant.  Or how you act like you wrote Sonic characters better than their original creators.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Zaysho in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    He, uh
     
     
    He's aware Sonic wasn't a comic first, right
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Zonic 2099 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I saw he also tweeted this yesterday 
     
    Sorry Ken but having a bad day doesn’t excuse you attacking Ian and Jon.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    You know, it gets all the worse when you remember that Flynn was a fan of Penders. He once looked up to the guy. He was a regular on his forums. And for the crime of succeeding him and replacing him, even after that stupid lawsuit, THIS is what he gets. Along with a bevy of other things. 
    I really should be furious and ranting and all that but truthfully? This whole thing is just so astoundingly pathetic that all I can feel is pity. This guy is so twisted up by the fact he isn't seen as the 'good guy' in all of this that now he is honestly deciding to make his successor out to be the bad guy specifically. 
     
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to SBR2 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    When one of Penders fanboys is pointing out that this seems legally questionable you know it's bad.
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    Stay at Home Ultima reacted to Adamis in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    So Ken wants to re-releases a collection of 300+ comics while he hasn't released the first issue of his own comic yet ?
    I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Meanwhile I'm salty we never got the conclusion to the Megadrive Triology. (Megadrive Overdrive)
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    Stay at Home Ultima got a reaction from Zulon Eredas in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Meanwhile I'm salty we never got the conclusion to the Megadrive Triology. (Megadrive Overdrive)
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