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Osmium last won the day on April 4 2016

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About Osmium

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    Sonic, Mario, platformers, Science, History, thinking, Drawing and writing, Disney theme parks, animals, biology, Geology, elements, rocks & minerals, Earth, atoms, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, other celestial objects, Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Reactors, cartoons, drawings, weather, climate, locomotives, cars, planes, boats, model trains, other junk

    Mainly being extensively anal-retentive about everything I like
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    Spread in the Inner Planet's crusts, in stellar atmospheres, being synthesized in P-process, S-process, and R-process (depending on isotope) in neutron star collisions as we speak.

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  1. People who think that colonizing Mars is analogous to the first people crossing continents are incredibly ignorant. 

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      It's a totally different beast to be sure, especially since crossing continents when it would have been first done was just a side effect of the nomadic nature of humans pre-civilization as we know it. Between the Russia-Alaska land bridge and all of the way's that Asia, Europe, and Africa are connected over land it really isn't big deal. Now crossing a few million miles in a tin can with limited supplies and no way to replenish them and then using said limited supplies as the a basis for changing an entire alien world so that we can live there in any capacity is a pretty big deal and is in no way analogous with the tribe traveling in search of a new hunting ground as such nomadic inclinations would have resulted in. At least that's my opinion and I'll stick with it until I see something that convinces me otherwise.

  2. Honestly I think this victory theme is way better than the S3K one and I wish they stuck with it. This is obviously a subjective matter but I don't think it's depressing at all.
  3. I want a Sonic game where Sonic kills Buddha 

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      So, a third Storybook game? lol

  4. I've been familiar with this story for many years now so it's quite hilarious to see a video finally focus on it so much. Brilliant.
  5. This may spark a debate, but I don't really get why some people get so invested in this series for the characters or overarching narrative. Sonic characters are about as shallow and lacking as they come and the stories are absolutely lackluster. There's so many other things out there with way more engaging universes than anything Sonic has to offer. 

    1. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      nostalgia and, in some cases, lack of exposure to culture

    2. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      I find them fun and entertaining, therefore I am invested in them. Other series just means more characters to invest in, not replacement. 

    3. Kiah

      Kiah

      I like the characters. The bright and colorful crew have appeal, are fun and definitely have some potential but like many other things involving Sonic it is often squandered. 

      And not all of the stories in Sonic have been bad. Recently yes as I would never deny that but all of them no. Also the characters aren’t that shallow where I can’t find some positive traits with pretty much every single one of them. 

      Oh and I’m not really interested in any other franchises. Especially not in comparison to Sonic as it is numero uno in my book. 

    4. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I'm sorry but no. There isn't. Sonic characters may not be the most fleshed out and interesting in their games... But that also opens doors for us, fans of these characters to think about them and have fun with them. Sonic characters are actually as unique as it can get, and as any character can be expanded as much as we want. Is a really cute and colorful cast of characters which has have the most potential ever by their basic personality alone. They can be really entertaining, is why fan stuff to me is more than half of the fun.

    5. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Hmm, how best to put it... I got pulled in as a child due to the imagery and gameplay above all else, but what narrative and character was there appealed to me. As an adult what lore was there and what characterization was there still entertained me and I appreciated that and allowed it to pull me in since it entertained me and made me feel good. That really was the extent of it as I know that Sonic isn't nearly as good as any number of works I can name off the top of my head, but the thing is, and this has always been true for any of any franchise who has been told to go elsewhere for better quality and more care in the things they look for in Sonic; none of those other things ARE Sonic. Doesn't matter that there are better platformers; they aren't Sonic. Doesn't matter that they are better characters and character arcs; they aren't Sonic. Doesn't matter that there are far better stories and narratives; they are not Sonic. That is pretty much it for me no matter how you break it down and argue or point out and discredit, Sonic and only Sonic is Sonic, and that is where my emotions are invested for better or worse. It's not that I don't enjoy other things, but only Sonic gives me Sonic even at his worst and that is enough to make me care and keep coming back. So for me at least there is no debate as only Sonic can be Sonic and that has never not been the case nor do I expect that to ever not be the case. Apologies though if I came off a little aggressive there.

    6. Tornado

      Tornado

      but i love dbz with even less drama

    7. Celestia

      Celestia

      Well, it helps they have cool designs.

      Seriously though, on top of what others are saying, most of the cast has had at least one decent portrayal (i.e. Shadow in SA2, Silver in the comics, etc.) It's like a lot of long-running franchises with multiple continuities, really.

    8. SonicWind

      SonicWind

      Maybe so, but I've been interested in this franchise since I was a kid. I'm not gonna give it up when it's given me so many fond memories.

    9. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      No, they aren't particularly well developed, but they're likable enough, and I don't think it's too much to ask for an engaging story. Sonic Adventure 2 was far from perfect, but it was engaging. That's all I really ask for. Stories like the ones seen in Colors and Lost World, for example, pull me out of the experience.

    10. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      They're invested because people either like their designs or the stories and personalities that are associated with them. I don't get why this is such a difficult concept for you to understand. 

    11. ebongrey23

      ebongrey23

         For some time I've been way more interested in this franchise then others I know. The music and characters are pretty cool to me. 

    12. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I mean, you're not wrong about the characters' personalities usually being depicted shallowly or inconsistently and the stories usually not being that good, but Sonic just has that special something that keeps people engaged - a combination of the aesthetics and the pieces of personality and lore that we get in the best portrayals. It gives people a serious hankering for them to be done justice, which has happened in the past sometimes even if it's not all that often.

      I feel like objectively you have a point, but in practice there's just something about Sonic that pulls people in even if it's lacking in consistent quality.

    13. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      A lot of the most popular characters across fiction aren't really that deep or complex, the same holds true here. This isn't really something that you can explain with logic, people like what they like. 

    14. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Because things like the adventure games were literally the coolest shit to me when I first played them. Shaping my perception of what this series could be for years to come, even after that initial light dimmed and the flaws started to show themselves to me (basically when I starting actually visiting message boards to find people ripping them to shreds...).

      Add in the cool character designs. Characters that, on paper, should be pretty damn interesting. The glimpses of greatness and down right amazing moments that we get every so often across the games (hell I still think most of 06's CGI cutscenes are great because of this). The comics and shows which add a lot to what the world could be in these games. And the general presentation that these elements use to get and I just can't help but to care about the characters, world, and narrative. Because they've been showing bits of life all over the place and those sparks are downright beautiful when they show up. There's potential in all this and I'll be damned to see it die because of the tired old "lol, story doesn't matter and sonic stories suck anyway so why bother" mentality (which, again, completely contradicts what even the classics were trying to do back with their limited hardware).

      Though, I will say that I still think some of the plots (Unleashed, Black Knight, ect.) are actually ok so hey.

  6. I just realized it's 2019 which means this year we can say there hasn't been a good Sonic game for 25 years (besides Mania). 

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    Don't take this too seriously 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      Note to self: at the next Staff meeting see if we can’t implement a spoiler tag limit within spoilers lol

    2. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      Eleven years, eighteen tops.

    3. Osmium

      Osmium

      @Bowbowis There's a special message in the spoiler 

    4. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      the last good sonic game was rad mobile

    5. Osmium

      Osmium

      @Heckboy Sonic's personality was definitely on point in Rad Mobile and we have yet to return to that peak. 

    6. Yeow

      Yeow

      counterpoint: bubsy: the woolies strike back

      case closed

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    This kills me every time I see it 

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Is that the issue where Tommy Turtle finally dies?

      I think Shadow represents the fandom's reaction perfectly.

      Tails' reaction represents Mike Pellerito.

    2. Osmium

      Osmium

      Honestly I have no idea, I just found it browsing around. I'm not an Archie expertise. 

    3. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      Image result for ron lim sonic

      this is objectively the greatest comic book panel of all time

    4. Osmium

      Osmium

      @Heckboy It's absolutely amazing that this is from an official comic book and not a meme strip 

    5. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      image.png.4446f783ad5259d3127d560c85167f39.png

      *AVGN voice* WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

  8. Osmium

    Weird Official Sonic Art

    Maybe that's not the most appropriate design to put in a comic meant for pretty young kids then. Even so, she wasn't this sexualized in SatAM or early Archie.
  9. This year is special though, in that instead of a game to freak out about, we have a movie to freak out about. Branching new territory. I can't wait to see what sort of shitshow will be invoked when we start getting actual trailers for the thing. 

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      I can wait. Actually I’m tempted to say I’m ready to skip to a year from now to get all this over with and a few months passing after the movie releases in hopes that the sting will soften by then.

      It’s going to be a long 10 months...

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I'm kind of hoping to get all of my doom and gloom out of my system with the first official trailer to be honest. The sooner my emotions can be trampled over, spat on, and disregarded, the sooner I can feel dead inside about this movie and move on. The only problem I'm really worried about by this point is that SEGA won't give me anything else to look forward to for the year and I'll stay dead inside for some time. I'm really kind of dreading 2019 the more I look at the year ahead and that kind of sucks.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Man, remember when @Kiah was the positive one about the series.

      It's tough watching the innocence get drain out of a person who used to be so happy about the series...

    4. Kiah

      Kiah

      @Kuzu the Boloedge it’s hard to be positive about something when the negative outweighs it.

      It’s like SEGA wants me to be a Negative Nancy when it comes to Sonic with the dumb decisions made and the poor products they put out. Both on a consistent basis. 

  10. Nuclear power is still the way to go. 

  11. Osmium

    Weird Official Sonic Art

    Bit surprised this really hasn't shown up yet. The way Sally was drawn during this period of the comic makes me legitimately uncomfortable. This is fur affinity tier artwork in a comic meant for 10 and under year olds. They basically drew a realistic naked adult woman body and stuck a cartoon head on top. The first one even has very explicit breasts.
  12. Osmium

    Change a character’s personality

    I've said it 900,000 times but Sonic could stand to be a lot more rude here and then. He's supposed to be this cocky wiseguy but he's about as safe a character as you can get with this type. Let him cause more trouble, be more stubborn, put him in the wrong more, be a little more insensitive, all that. He's a guy who lives by nothing but his own motives and can go pretty much anywhere he wants by just acrobatics and a bi-plane, he shouldn't be 100% sympathetic to a normal person's troubles.
  13. I always find these spinoff convos very dubious, considering no one has the slightest idea how to make a game that just stars Sonic anymore. 

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Oh they do.

      They just don't agree on it.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I'm all for spinoff games honestly but right now I would want any spinoffs to be so far from a traditional platformer it isn't funny. TSR though is not my cup of tea so to say so that really isn't doing anything for me. Though at this point I'm surprised SEGA hasn't ordered a Tetris rip-off to exploit the critical hatred of Sonic's friends so that way you can relish in deleting them... Hmm... I feel like I wrote that very bitterly...

  14. Osmium

    Should Sonic take a break?

    It should, but it won't, since it's a moneymaker. Life goes on.
  15. Oney Plays reminds me of when Game Grumps was good 

    1. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      I've never watched Game Grumps, but I've listened to Oney since his days on Sleepycast, and he's still just as funny now as he was then.

    2. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR ACTING DEMICKY VIRGINIA

    3. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      I genuinely can't stand Let's Plays anymore but I watched their Mario 3 series the other day and I really liked it. They're pretty fun, I have to say. Never thought I'd like any LP channels again.

      @Blacklightning A TRUE SAIYAN ALWAYS SPRINKLES WHEN HE TINKLES

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