Duty Calls

posted December 14th, 2013, 11:00 am


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December 14th, 2013, 1:34 am

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A few references to various episodes of the TV series that this comic is based on. I'm aware there are at least some readers that aren't entirely familiar with the show. So, no. That didn't just come out of nowhere!

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December 14th, 2013, 11:47 am

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I once saw Twilight kill a two headed dragon using her alicorn. I wouldn't exactly be surprised if I witnessed Fluttershy kill a bear. Then again, I am a fan of friendship is betrayal.

The way Celestia is acting, it would appear to be the greatest con job in the entire FIM universe. Think about it, based on everything I've seen Twilight is basically an NPC protected by an MMO group. Roles include Rainbow Dash as a tank, Fluttershy as the healer, Rarity as the (psychological) damage dealer, and each winged pony has an enhancer or support buffer. Twilight has Spike, Rainbow Dash has Apple Jack, and that leaves Rarity with Pinky Pie, assuming there is ever a team up where they pair off.

In fact, despite not actually watching the show, I have actually witnessed pair offs like that in the web comics. No wonder Fluttershy's so timid all the time, standing out there alone in the wind, her only protection is skunk fu's Rabbit Uchiha watching her back. And, he's not yet awakened his sharingan because he hasn't betrayed or killed her yet.

OMG, "0.o" they're using the dragons, and earth ponies, and bunnies as buffers to take damage! I am so shocked. Oh well, I guess that is what the lower classes are for in pony land. Cannon fodder.

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December 17th, 2013, 8:27 pm

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So, Lugbzurg... Mind telling me why the Stardust Speedway Metal Sonic race from Sonic CD is so beloved and well-known despite how it is, in fact, a poorly designed piece of crap where Metal Sonic has an unfair advantage against you and the slightest slip-up on a ramp causes you to get hit by Eggman's instant-death laser?

This is the first time I've ever experienced as intended (when I played it on Gems Collection, I must confess that I sort of used the Debug cheat through the entire game, but the 2011 PSN release doesn't let you do that as far as I can tell), and... I don't like it. It's not fun, it's not cool, it's a poorly designed piece of crap. How am I supposed to race him when I have to keep jumping over spikes, thus slowing down, whereas he's got that super-fast electro-tackle move to quickly catch up to me, and can break through the spikes even when NOT using that move?

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December 18th, 2013, 1:15 am

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Heh, duty.

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December 18th, 2013, 1:17 am

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@Jarkes: Hey, I beat him without cheats. I've never even activated a debug menu before.

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December 18th, 2013, 2:06 am

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I played a third party game against mecha tails that was pretty good. Sadly, I forgot the name of the game and I've burned through two or three computers since that time.

Sorry, it's loss is as tragic as the the loss of the OtherM CD I cobbled together with, what I assume was, arguably the best fan comic in spite of arts. I tried tracking down the artists but that doesn't replace the loss of said epic. I think someone made a fanfiction based on the comic that might still be on fanfiction.net and It definitively puts sonicchu to shame. in fact, it should be in a top five list of sonic fan comics.

In "Other M" Tails was a Nazi. Knuckles was a nazi. Antione was brave, and Sonic was a flakey partially robotized outcast that was trying to piece everything together...

Sonic was kind of like Wolverine crossed with Tenchi Muyo, only he wasn't a loose cannon with PTSD, and he didn't have stalkers, he was just unreliable.

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December 18th, 2013, 2:34 am

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Hooray! I found it...
http://www.sonicverseteam.net/comics/archives_svt/bumbleking/issue01/index.html?0

Thank You internet.

I thought it was fun, but it requires patience to read.

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December 18th, 2013, 9:25 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: Interestingly enough, that fan comic was written by Ian Flynn, who is currently the head writer for the Archie Sonic comics.

@Lugbzurg: I did manage to get extremely close to beating him on one attempt, but he just barely managed to beat me. So it's definitely possible.

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December 18th, 2013, 9:45 am

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@Jarkes:
The comic is on my Top Five list for Sonic fan comics, if not fan comics in general, which includes two comics from the mystical forest zone. Exterminatus Now doesn't count for obvious reasons.

I am interested in purchasing Apocalypse Meow and Cat S4!7 One, but the series is expensive. I'd sooner buy a digital camera. I ain't that desperate for good storytelling. Also, since I haven't read it, there's too much of a risk involved in piracy, and I can get access to something worth reading for free you can understand my reluctance in dropping $50-$75 USD for one volume.

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December 19th, 2013, 12:52 am

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Final Doom is simply riviting. Something about prototypes that I don't get to see and then blowing them up. Yes, such magnificence.

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December 19th, 2013, 1:44 am

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@Lugbzurg:

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying yourself.
How does one find out more about Final Doom?

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December 19th, 2013, 11:54 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: I was being sarcastic. Doom isn't known for its narrative. In fact, the Doom games have a very B-Movie level of narrative.

It's all in the gameplay. Gameplay that only gets better twenty years later in one of the greatest mods I have ever seen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89iszJNcKQw

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