Would sonic date a human and will it work out?
Well, the society of that world doesn’t seem to frown on that sort of thing. If Sonic, a Mobian (anthropomorphic with human thought patterns, traits, etc.) developed mutual feelings for a human, I doubt people in that world would have too many issues (if any). It’d be the same if any humans and Mobians started dating.
But, it’s a moot point, because the gaming public will never let it happen. Not after Sonic Next. It’s “acceptable” if Bugs Bunny catcalls a human female of if the Warner Brothers (and Sister) swoon over their heartthrobs, because they’re timeless, respected and still enjoyed by all, and those situations aren’t taken seriously.
Sonic hasn’t been respected since the Saturn died and he never will be, so anything that looks even remotely absurd is going to be taken seriously at the base level, without a lot of thought going into the “why” or the “how”, and if there is, it is, again, a thought process that focuses on the bottom line.
So, in short, if Sonic wanted to date a human, it would or wouldn’t work out, just like any relationship between anyone, but it’s never gonna happen because, apparently, no one should date or do anything in this series that doesn’t involve chasing down Eggman and wrecking his robots.
SONIC FANDOM HELP.
As you can see, I got bored and made a(n unfinished) political map of the Sonic world of the games, purely done via guessing and wiki magic. However, being too poor to afford new video games as a broke college student, I haven’t actually played any Sonic games released in the past five years all that much and don’t know a lot of the details.
The most infuriating locations to place were Angel Island (which is definitely close to the United Federation) and South and West Islands (which should be close to Angel Island, but are also hinted to be parallels for the Australia/New Zealand area???). In the end I just sort of gave up.
Someone who knows what they’re talking about should really tell me if I actually got any of this right! Because I can’t find a decisive resource one way or another :/
One thing that’s certain is that Angel Island’s always on the move.
We’ve been trying to get a proper world map done ourselves, but suffice to say, it’s a tall order, and there aren’t a lot of people who want it done badly enough to do it.
Good start, though.
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…Ok, two members of our deviantART branch left, quite possibly due to inactivity.
This should be a wake-up call, but then again, what can I do? With no main site to piggy back off of, the DA branch has little direction and not much to do. We can’t do contests, and most of the gallery submissions we get either have nothing to do with the folder they’re being submitted to, just aren’t up to snuff, or are involving fan characters.
And, of course, we have the main problem: our site is still down. Unfortunately, there’s absolutely NOTHING I can do about that right now. The OS we thought we had in place - Joomla - decided to bite us in the butt with its latest update, which refuses to allow us to log in properly or change info, among other things. So, until we can fix it or find an alternate OS, we’re stuck without a main site to operate from. And, as always, there’s only so much I can do on my own. Let me just say this outright: I’m not a super-admin who can do everything by himself. I’m no IT grad, I’m not a ridiculously talented artist who is magic with a tablet (something else I can’t afford to begin with), and I’m still a novice when it comes to video editing. My strengths are writing and concept creation. That’s it. If that’s not good enough to get/keep a Sonic the Hedgehog site going…then maybe I should stop trying.
…Maybe Concept: “Mobius” should have stayed dead.
What are your thoughts on the video series "Pistol the Porcupine?"
*looks it up and watches a few seconds*
It’s a “Let’s Play” ridiculing Shadow’s game. As if there aren’t plenty of those already.
If you’ve seen one playthrough that shreds a Sonic game, you’ve seen ‘em all.
To be honest I kind of like Archie's takes on the werehog. I never really expected it to be a loyal adaption of the game. After all if they wished to promote the game they would have done this around the time the game was released. It's kind of pointless now since its already been years. I'm just a fan of the Game and glad to see the Werehog returning. But I respect those who don't like it.
If it isn’t loyal to the game then it shouldn’t be touted as an adaptation.
When you do an adaptation, it’s assumed on general principle due to the nature of adaptational writing that the main aspects, main appeals of the work being adapted, which in Unleashed’s case would be world travel, Sonic and Chip’s relationship (Already had it’s important establishing moment hijacked by Knuckles) and Sonic’s resilience to his new form going by general consensus, are to be preserved during the process otherwise it begs the question of why an adaptation is being written when it’s not playing by the basic rules that constitute what an adaptation actually is, what it should be.
The game’s fans are fully entitled to not be down with an adaptation that so far is flying in the face of even the most basic things that the original material was going for.
It’s NOT an adaptation, Laura. Archie doesn’t do adaptations in that sense anymore (Boom being the obligatory exception). It’s the events of Unleashed being used for the comic, just like they did with Tails Adventure, Zero Gravity, and what they’re going to be doing with Fighters.
If they don’t do it that way, they just do short blurbs to tie-in events, like what was done with Rush, Riders, Rush Adventure and (if I recall) Colors. Frankly, I’ve never liked those.
This isn’t an adaption of Unleashed. It’s a re-telling, so liberties will be taken. It’s a drag, but I don’t really pay that much attention to the comics anymore. Every time I look into things I see a smattering of stuff I’d write differently, which reminds me of the fact that I can’t(i.e. not in the position to change anything), and I don’t need to add that to the pile of crap I’m stressing over.
What I’m getting at is, don’t look at it as a traditional adaptation. Archie quit doing those with Adventure 2 (or 1, if you want to get technical), and they ain’t about to start again now.
Why is Archie and some Sonic Unleashed fans so fixated on making the Werehog feral? I swear to God sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who thinks it's kind of stupid. Isn't it better that Sonic remains sane during that state? I mean, shouldn't that be praised for getting away from the cliched werewolf formula?
Because it’s “edgy” I guess?
I assure you that you’re not the only one who thinks it is stupid ;)
And yes, it is better for Sonic to be sane because it’s in-character, it breaks the mold, flips the bird at cliches and it makes the form far more interesting and original than it’d ever be if it was feral.
There was nothing about the Werehog’s nature that was ever played for drama. There was an instance where it was played for sympathy when Sonic was depressed about Amy failing to recognize him and an instance where it was played for suspense when he first transformed but the vast majority of the time had the Werehog completely stamped all over the concept playing a werewolf completely straight and went for the complete opposite - Light hearted-ness and comedy.
His very design, his very fighting style was intended to get across this impression.
I for one never got the sense that I was in control of a monster and bearing witness to one when I was controlling the Werehog in both versions of Unleashed and watching him in the cutscenes. I didn’t see Sonic sink his teeth into his enemies like a rabid animal. I didn’t see him pick up enemies in his mouth and shake them like he was a vicious dog. I didn’t see him bowl-over his enemies, pin them to the ground and get right in their faces, growling with bared teeth.
Instead, I got the impression that I was in control and observing a whimsical character who intelligently made use of his body’s properties to move and fight in a creative and hilarious way. I saw a guy who was vanquishing Dark Gaia’s spawn in order to protect people. I saw a person who had a worsened temper but was still good at heart and determined to do good.
I didn’t see a feral monster who wasn’t in control of his faculties.
I saw Sonic and an original creative take on werewolf-like beings. He looked different. He fought differently. And he had wolfish tendencies like running on all fours and howling. But he was still Sonic.
And that’s a prominent reason why I value Sonic the Werehog and believe any iteration should be faithful to what Unleashed was going for with him.
Sadly, that’s not dramatic enough for Ian, hence, Sonic’s lack of control in the comics.
Sonic Channel just posted its latest entry of the monthly character quiz.
Who will be featured in this month’s wallpaper from Sonic Channel as the grayscale frames above hint?
You can find these wallpapers of your favorite characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series from my Blogger in the “Wallpapers" section or more directly in Sonic Channel.
Image courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.
Called it again. ^_^
I’d also like to point out that this pic confirms that Sonic characters indeed have necks, of some sort. They’re simply narrow and not a very significant part of the Mobian design.
That needs to change, if you ask me.
I was wondering what happened to that Conept Mobius site, I was planning on using it as a source to make sure I was writing Sonic and the other characters correctly just in cause I want to write Sonic fanfiction (Yeah, I'm one of those people who still reads fanfiction.) But oh well, I'll just follow this blog, it's pretty interesting.
Our host decided to move on. As per agreement, that means without us. We’re trying to migrate to a new host, but we’re having trouble with Joomla. So, we need a different interface to use
Until we find an interface that’s easy to use and versatile enough that we can do all sorts of crazy things with it, we’ll be hanging out here, on deviantART and on Facebook.
Thank you for your patience.
Who from the Sonic the Hedgehog series could this be?
Look out for the answer as this month’s wallpaper from Sonic Channel.
You can alternatively find these wallpapers of your favorite characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series from my Blogger in the “Wallpapers" section.
Image courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.
Looks like Blaze is trying to cook something.
The key word as of now being “trying”.
Better luck next time, hon.