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posted October 12th, 2013, 11:00 am


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October 11th, 2013, 9:03 pm

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I can't jump right into the next scene JUST yet... Somehow, I just knew I needed some kind of royalty pun.

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October 12th, 2013, 4:16 pm

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Hey, this fanfic might interest you. It's a Sonic and MLP crossover that's basically a reimagining of Sonic Generations.

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/13892/sonic-generations-friendship-is-timeless

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October 12th, 2013, 11:05 pm

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@Jarkes:

Generations is like Mega Collection, am I right?

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October 13th, 2013, 9:11 am

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Mega Collection is better... Especially Plus.

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October 13th, 2013, 10:49 am

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So, I've read some info about Sonic: Lost World (I haven't actually watched any of the trailers)... And I have to say, I'm not fond of how the Homing Attack has apparently lost all of its forward momentum and now moves in a short, downward arc. I liked it better when you could use it to go through chains of enemies.

Also, apparently Sonic's movement style in the game is heavily influenced by parkour.

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October 13th, 2013, 10:58 am

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Parkour sounds like fun. You'd know how to move around so that your bones don't shatter upon impact. Like one of those old fashioned video game or cartoon characters with the rubber skeletons.

However, as we all know, Sonic he hedgehog was an ordinary hedgehog until he broke the sound barrier, like wally west, in one of Dr. Kintobor's failed experiments. I guess his phenomenal powers are leaving him because of his curse of the werehog.

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/1/18/STHPromoSTHPromo03.jpg

The good 'ol days when sonic was chubby from eating too many chili dogs and Robotnik was an angry scientist leading a revolution.

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October 13th, 2013, 11:19 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: I'm pretty sure that's not canon to the games...

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October 13th, 2013, 12:17 pm

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@Jarkes:

It's not a Jazz Jackrabbit comic, but I would assume as the first origin story comic printed as a promotional release in 1991 would be cannon. The next order down the hierarchy would be the SatAM retcon origin and then any explored within the games themselves.

AOSTH has a decent tails origin story... but I think tails was supposed to be a girl in that one. The SatAM Tails was more like a Banjo-kazooie team up.

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October 13th, 2013, 12:19 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Come to think of it, I don't think the games have really given an origin story to ANY of the characters, except for what was given in the manuals for the Genesis games... And even THOSE never really gave origins for Sonic or Eggman...

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October 14th, 2013, 1:58 am

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The cinematics for Ninjastorm 3 are available on youtube. I'm debating over watching it because i already watched the episodes it's based on in japanese on hulu. Other than the dead air and lack of fight scenes, after watching the first 45minutes I'm not so sure I have the patience to sit through the other six or seven hours of politics that don't involve current affairs.

Although I did have the patience to watch a Nightmare Ned walkthrough and play Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time. I literally played looney tunes game all the way through, to point where I was chased by Mugsy around the roof of the bank, in the 1930's, before I started looking for cheat codes... Ineffective cheat codes the game doesn't recognize PS2 memory cards either so, progress not saved.

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October 14th, 2013, 9:47 am

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So, I've just about finished Sonic Adventure 1. I just need to do the actual final boss battle with Perfect Chaos. I TRIED to do this last night, but for some reason, after I got my first hit, my controller suddenly stopped registering input. So I couldn't do it.

Anyway, there was one bit of dialogue in the final story that always seemed kind of odd. When Sonic finds Knuckles injured, Knuckles says, "He stole the Chaos Emeralds! And Chaos is still alive!" It kind of seems like a mistranslation. Those two sentences were probably supposed to be reversed, i.e., "Chaos is still alive! He stole the Chaos Emeralds!" Did this ever seem odd to you, Lugbzurg?

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October 15th, 2013, 12:08 am

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@Jarkes:
The sonic promotion comic released in 1991 would imply sonic is evil if you really think about it. Dr. Ovi Kintobor decided to gather all the evil of the world into six chaos emeralds and the resulting explosion transformed him and Sonic into their current incarnations... meaning that it is entirely possible that Sonic and Robotnik are essentially Princess Elise and Mepholes... Thus making any romance between Sonic and Elise narcissistic anima love ;)

Also, as I recall, there was an early variant of Amy that was called Princess Sally. Meaning the Amy of the Sega CD universe is either an identity thief or the adopted daughter of whatever royal family sonic pays homage too.

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October 15th, 2013, 12:09 am

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@Jarkes:
The sonic promotion comic released in 1991 would imply sonic is evil if you really think about it. Dr. Ovi Kintobor decided to gather all the evil of the world into six chaos emeralds and the resulting explosion transformed him and Sonic into their current incarnations... meaning that it is entirely possible that Sonic and Robotnik are essentially Princess Elise and Mepholes... Thus making any romance between Sonic and Elise narcissistic anima love ;)

Also, as I recall, there was an early variant of Amy that was called Princess Sally. Meaning the Amy of the Sega CD universe is either an identity thief or the adopted daughter of whatever royal family sonic pays homage too.

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October 15th, 2013, 12:13 am

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@Jarkes:

The sonic promotion comic released in 1991 would imply Sonic is, in part, evil.

If you really think about it, you'll know what I'm talking about. Dr. Ovi Kintobor decided to gather all the evil of the world into six chaos emeralds, any use of chaos emeralds would therefore corrupt the user absolutely. And, the resulting explosion from the aforementioned egg shaped chaos emeralds' "egg-slosion" transformed Dr. Kintobor and Sonic into their current incarnations... Meaning, that it is entirely possible that Sonic and Robotnik are essentially Princess Elise and Mepholes... Thus making any romance between Sonic and Elise narcissistic anima love ;)

Also, as I recall, there was an early variant of Amy that was called Princess Sally. Meaning, the Amy of the Sega CD universe is either an identity thief or the adopted daughter of whatever royal family sonic pays homage too.

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October 15th, 2013, 9:01 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: Is there a reason you replied to me three times with essentially the same comment?

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October 15th, 2013, 9:36 am

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By the way, Pokemon Y is awesome. Though I still haven't obtained my second Gym badge yet.

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October 15th, 2013, 11:59 am

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I've started playing World of Goo. Got it for less than a buck on Steam. It's all thanks to this guy that I even heard about it.
http://www.smackjeeves.com/profile.php?id=50544
I miss him.

I also say this while using Google Chrome for the first time. This browser looks really cool. Kind of... sci-fi...ish. Totally fits with my personification of it for that... harem. Now to check out what Opera and Safari are like...

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October 15th, 2013, 1:24 pm

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@Jarkes:
Submission error, I hit "edit" every time I changed anything I swear. I just assumed it worked out. I didn't realize you'd be hit with it three times.

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October 15th, 2013, 5:50 pm

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So, I simply have the "Shadow vs. Sonic" boss battle left in the Dark story of Sonic Adventure 2... This may be the first time I've ever beaten the Dark story BEFORE the Hero one, though I only have Sonic's last stage and the equivalent boss battle left in that one.

...God, I am NOT looking forward to fighting the Biolizard for the first time in nearly 3 years... The first time I ever fought him, I lost 20 lives before I managed to beat him. 20. I am not exaggerating AT ALL.

...Speaking of which, do the Big Arms, Biolizard, and Egg Emperor boss fights in the 3DS version of Generations have remixes of their original boss battle music? I don't see why they WOULDN'T, but I have no intention of getting the 3DS version of that, even if its version of the Time Eater fight is significantly less painful (incidentally, I still haven't gotten past the Egg Dragoon fight in the PS3 version; the last time I played the game was in May, in fact).

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October 15th, 2013, 8:08 pm

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Once again I'm pondering how I intend to present John the revelator as a bunny rabbit for the pony apocalypse. One must do this respectfully, or no one will take it seriously. And, I like my biblical humor dry and on the rocks. I wanted to present the Apostle Peter as someone who was frustrated and forgot who he was. As the story progresses I wanted to show how Peter evolved from being a mentor to John until he becomes more of a grandiose sociopath and mad man until ultimately John breaks away. It seemed oddly appropriate given the relationship between the characters... I'm sure you're also trying to piece together how the ponies fit in. If I revealed that you might be tempted to ignore the story entirely.

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October 15th, 2013, 8:32 pm

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@Jarkes: Yes. The Big Arm's theme sounds the most different, of course. In fact, it was actually inspired by the famous fancover of the same original tune composed by SnappleMan, BrainCells, Ahsane, and Norg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smg2VJIq2hg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyBb_ylA7rU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKlwTVk6AJU

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October 16th, 2013, 6:59 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

I started reading "there's something about tails" again while listening to this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1wvFpPI44

I really do miss that sprite comic. It was awesome. Then again, I can read the whole thing and come up with my own ending.

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October 16th, 2013, 7:10 pm

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I remember reading that...

Has anyone heard of a guy called "Maddox"? I wonder why I never found out about this guy's existence until just recently?

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October 16th, 2013, 8:49 pm

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...Is it just me, or are Lugbzurg himself, GabrielsThoughts, and I the only ones who ever comment on this anymore? And we rarely talk about the actual comic, but then again, we rarely did when there were a bunch of other regular commenters...

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October 16th, 2013, 9:18 pm

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Well, PDA is admittedly "ded." S/he still pops up anytime a new independent IDW comic shows up on her website.

Still, GreenPowerStar is a semi-regular weekend commentator.

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October 17th, 2013, 12:49 am

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It would appear that Reality Check, better known as Ralph Hayes Junior, has updated his web site... and it is temporarily broken. Nice. I know that I'm disappointed. However, on the up side, Claymade has updated Dark Lords Ascendent and Lord Dragon claw has updated The Laughing Fox.

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October 17th, 2013, 4:37 am

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October 17th, 2013, 12:40 pm

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October 17th, 2013, 1:19 pm

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I think the game looks beautiful. And, I actually like the character designs and color scheme. Can't wait to play it.

As for taking three years to make something that should take three months of work, if you have all your ducks in a row and the right resources nothing is impossible. However, if you have to fill in a bunch of holes, cover the cost of doing business , and you require more training to make up for a lack of resources, I can see how it would take that much longer. Consider me inspired. I might actually go over my text books and program something special.

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October 17th, 2013, 7:13 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: It's an indie game. That's why it took so long.

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October 17th, 2013, 9:07 pm

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@Lugbzurg:
That's what I said. Now that you got me talking like Brer Rabbit selling WWII merchandise, I should mention that the old adage that "time wounds all heals" would apply to any self starter project.

I still need a thousand dollars to have all the tools I need to start my own business. I've collected tons of equipment over the years but I can't guarantee quality because I just have the one commercial piece of equipment. Everything else is consumer grade. Not to mention, most of my consumer equipment was out dated the moment I purchased it, which is only advantageous because it reduces the likelihood of it being stolen. Then, I have the issue of being a studious bastard, so I always learn about some piece of equipment I'm in short supply of.

I actually have everything In need to work for myself, to write, to create videogames, make comics, movies, animation, web pages, and the like, but I still lack experience using the tools I have. Plus, I change homes frequently, so I haven't had the time to make a portfolio of my work and have nothing worth showing for all the years I attended college except an unverifiable and a rather accurate, if not unimpressive, resume. Still, if the employers I've encountered actually valued the philosophy and training I received in college I wouldn't have to prove myself just to get a foot in the door.

I may have been blessed with the gift of prosperity, but I haven't figured out how to generate an income. Although, I don't mind having the time I need to study all the books I ever wanted to read, I don't appreciate being treated like a sophisticated moron when I go into an interview to apply for a job I could easily perform if they offered training. There's also the possibility that I've been cursed double, but as a god of scarcity I've made the axe swing both ways.

With exception to answering questions that should have been, and probably were considered out of bounds during an interview, I'm fairly certain that I could get along well with coworkers. However, since it is my understanding that nobody expects the spanish inquisition, I can't really blame myself for not being able to parrot information verbatim like a computer. The first two Carnigie rules are easy enough to remember even if you aren't a sycophant.

I've actually met people that don't even bother to find out peoples names, hobbies, or interests, and they seem to contribute to the workforce just fine. I often wonder what makes me special. Everyone has talents, mine seems to be attracting or being able to ferret out gatekeepers. I suspect this is because my father was a hebephrenic sociopath and somehow either my signals get crossed or my body language is counter to what I'm saying so there's a false reading.

For example one interviewer asked me If I was hired what I planned on doing on the first day, I told her I'd find out where everything belongs and get to know the people I work with, and she reacted like I was casing the joint and planning a robbery. If I wanted to steal something I wouldn't be looking for a job. Plus, there are enough government funded projects, paid for by the annuity that Jesus built, (in this country alone,) to keep me from having sticky fingers. Not to mention, I'm not so hostile that I would take my anger out on an innocent party in order to "exact my revenge."

Admittedly, I don't have any problem with duplicity. As far as I'm concerned that's just human nature. Personally, I have a really high tolerance for pain and inappropriate behavior. However, I am grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me. I'm just afraid that if I don't take full advantage of them I won't get a second chance to be greedy. Even if I am the second bear to arrive at the honey tree, or the third boy in line, I want some more. It ain't my problem the other ones got there first and only decided to share after they had their fill. First come first served.

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October 19th, 2013, 11:13 am

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@Lugbzurg: You know, the voice director for Dust, Deven Mack, recently did a role for Kirbopher's series, TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise. He played the character "Rockoon."

Here's the first episode if you want to watch:
http://chrisniosi.com/tome/episodes/e01-youve-gotta-virus/

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