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10 hours ago, Sidronas said:

Have any of you heard about his recent tweet regarding that he claims people are quizzing him on getting back to the book and wanting to do the story with any influence of the execs even though they know Sonic 

Even getting past the fact that that's outside the purview of the discussions here, its REALLY not worth bringing up at this point. I'm serious this isn't just old hat for Penders, its practically a cliche by this point.

Ever since the cancellation of the Archie book and the beginning of the IDW book, Penders tends to have a tweet like that AT LEAST once a month, wherein despite INSISTING he's over Sonic he somehow cares enough to speculate about how AWESOME it could TOTALLY be if he were let back on and if those IDIOTS at SEGA just let him do his thing and how it'd be super popular and all that other crap. It's either a crowning testament to just how goddamn out of touch Penders is with the reality of where SEGA is at regarding spinoff media at this point or just the same tired song and dance meant to appeal to his irrelevant fanbase that refused to move on from a specific period in their lives and cling to the deluded hope that despite EVERYTHING, somehow it can all MAGICALLY come back and matter again. 

Its just not worth discussing at this point, because literally everything that can be said has been said. 

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21 hours ago, MetalSkulkBane said:

Maybe by "back to the book" they mean Archie Sonic. If that ship had to sink they wish he drowned with it.

No, IDW of all things.

 

I think he's just literally sitting on his butt all day either watching movies or making rants on twitter about movies or politics.

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Wait.  Hold up.  Is Ken implying that he's still so far off on finishing Volume 1 that he's this unsure about the pagecount?  I know completing an entire graphic novel takes a long time, but I'd thought he'd at least have rough page outlines done by now.  This implies he's still pretty early on with them.

That, or he's aiming to 100% complete each page before moving on to the next, which is a very bad idea.  Not only would it slow him down even more overall, but if he started drawing a page and discovered something needed to be changed earlier in the story, doing that's much harder to do with a finished page than a rough.

Hey, Adamis, is there any indication from what you've been shown if he's doing roughs ahead of the final pages, or possibly if he's farther along than he's implying here?  Not asking for exact numbers or anything, just whether I'm reading into this wrong or not.  I honestly kind of hope I am at this point.

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SOoo something tells me that this means the intended December release is pretty much a pipe dream at this point. 

For serious though, I would not be even remotely surprised to learn that he really, truly IS that far behind at this point and that he really might be completing each page individually before moving forward, and not at a very fast pace at that. I've long suspected that he really only completes and belts out pages whenever he wants to 'prove' he's making progress, given that the 'quality' of the pages wildly vary after one another. 

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Given that Penders has, in complete seriousness, compared his own pathetic slap fight of a copyright trial to far more serious legal entanglements (such as the story of Gloria Altmann, whose struggle against the Austrian government would go on to be made into the film 'Woman in Gold'), there is really no doubt in my mind that he earnestly thinks this or wants others to think it. Nevermind that the 'fame' was really more like 'infamy' even before he left, given that 3/4s of it were lifted from The Fugitive and it was littered with plotholes, with the only thing anyone remembering at large being his attempt to kill off Sally permanently. 

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39 minutes ago, Tylinos said:

I can't believe I'm making two unrelated posts in this topic within an hour of each other, but...

Ken, what the utter heck are you talking about?  This was not a reference to you.  You did not invent the word endgame.

I can almost guarantee that he'll say he was joking if called out on this, since that's what he always does, but that tweet definitely did not read like a joke.

You know what'sfunny? I joked about him suing over the name earlier but wasn't expecting him to actually think they're referencing him.

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40 minutes ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

You predicted the future.
 

 

Is this where we pull out the old "joke's on you I was only pretending" comic?  Because that is Ken right now.

Ken, on the very unlikely chance that you happen to be reading this right now, here's a small tip: There's a world of difference between pretending to be a self-centered idiot as a "joke", and saying something clearly tongue-in-cheek like "hey guys endgame is a pretty cool title ;)"  One of those plays no one but yourself, and you can take a guess at which one that is.

The only reason I was even able to figure he might pull this is because he has a really bad habit of making serious statements and passing them off as a joke like this.

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So this month is 7 years since the announcement of tlsc and he's not even close to getting anything out. Assuming the page total mentioned is for one volume and not the total for the 7 books thats close to another thousand pages for the rest of the series. It'll never be finished.

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4 hours ago, Tylinos said:

I can't believe I'm making two unrelated posts in this topic within an hour of each other, but...

Ken, what the utter heck are you talking about?  This was not a reference to you.  You did not invent the word endgame.

I can almost guarantee that he'll say he was joking if called out on this, since that's what he always does, but that tweet definitely did not read like a joke.

Oh-hoho, no....

Like, he has to know endgame is a general term.

3 hours ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

You predicted the future.
 

 

That is doubly hilarious.

One for the pretty on point comparison and two for him admitting he's just trolling ya'll at this point.

Well played, sir. :lol: 

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2 minutes ago, DabigRG said:

Oh-hoho, no....

Like, he has to know endgame is a general term.

One would think so. But then this is the same man who tried to claim that the CONCEPT of Evil Twins and Alternate Timelines in Sonic were introduced exclusively by him and therefore belonged to him with regards to the franchise, so who knows.

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Ken saved the comic? As I recall...during the time of Endgame, there were multiple writers on the book including Mike Gallagher who did the more interesting storylines on the comic including Mecha Madness as I recall(forgive me, it's been awhile).  Ken was nowhere near a savior...he played a vital part in hindering the book's growth over a decade.

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16 hours ago, SatAMhog said:

Ken saved the comic? 

Of course he did, that's how he's able to keep selling it at conventions, whether he had anything to do with an issue or not.

I'll bet he has a whole storage locker of all the Sonic comics he's saved. The stacks might even be almost as big as the pile of unsold Lost Ones comics he saved, too.

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On 12/7/2018 at 6:48 PM, Tylinos said:

I can't believe I'm making two unrelated posts in this topic within an hour of each other, but...

Ken, what the utter heck are you talking about?  This was not a reference to you.  You did not invent the word endgame.

I can almost guarantee that he'll say he was joking if called out on this, since that's what he always does, but that tweet definitely did not read like a joke.

I think I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's joking. 

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On 12/8/2018 at 5:18 AM, Tylinos said:

I can't believe I'm making two unrelated posts in this topic within an hour of each other, but...

Ken, what the utter heck are you talking about?  This was not a reference to you.  You did not invent the word endgame.

I can almost guarantee that he'll say he was joking if called out on this, since that's what he always does, but that tweet definitely did not read like a joke.

...Pretty sure they called it Endgame because of what's about to happen after the events of Infinity War.

Bonus:

 

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On 12/8/2018 at 12:02 AM, Tylinos said:

Wait.  Hold up.  Is Ken implying that he's still so far off on finishing Volume 1 that he's this unsure about the pagecount?  I know completing an entire graphic novel takes a long time, but I'd thought he'd at least have rough page outlines done by now.  This implies he's still pretty early on with them.

That, or he's aiming to 100% complete each page before moving on to the next, which is a very bad idea.  Not only would it slow him down even more overall, but if he started drawing a page and discovered something needed to be changed earlier in the story, doing that's much harder to do with a finished page than a rough.

Hey, Adamis, is there any indication from what you've been shown if he's doing roughs ahead of the final pages, or possibly if he's farther along than he's implying here?  Not asking for exact numbers or anything, just whether I'm reading into this wrong or not.  I honestly kind of hope I am at this point.

That's the first time I heard he's written up to 160 pages of text. The last, actual comic pages I translated were very rough, like a few lines to indicate where X character is in the panel, some were pencilled but that's it. I think it was last year that he sent me those pages, there were 10-15 of them, very basic. He seems to place the word balloons first. The only completed pages he sent me are those from "The storm", which he completed before he asked me to translate.

From memory, the last files he sent me to translate were those pages, text and menus for the app and the pages of "The die is cast" with a different last panel, and that was moooonths ago.

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