Kinda cute how the general populace started copying Sonic, too bad X! Sonic is lazy son of a gun.
It’s a toss-up between SatSR’s ending, SatBK’s ending and the Natsu No Hi scene in Sonic X episode 52. I don’t think I can settle on just one X3
Sonic’s consoling of Merlina in it’s ending.
Even though this young woman betrayed him and used him as a pawn to do her dirty work and then went on to beat him within an inch of his life without mercy when he exhibited opposition to her aims, the very first thing he did after bringing her back to her senses via the beatdown he inflicted on her was to approach her and speak to her gently and kindly, dispensing to her a bit of wisdom so extraordinarily in-line with not only his own personal viewpoints but also his forgiving nature as well.
"Merlina…every world has it’s end. I know that’s kinda sad but…that’s why we gotta live life to the fullest in the time we have. At least, that’s what I figure"
That is a line that I could not envision coming out of the mouth of any character other than Sonic.
The way he gives her a fresh new healthy flower as consolation to contrast with the flower she picked earlier on in the story that withered was such a meaningful and symbolic touch. It was a crowning moment of heartwarming to top off that extraordinary and perfect portrayal of Sonic throughout the rest of the story, a speech to motivate Merlina to live out the rest of her life to the fullest in the time her world has.
SatSR’s ending was teeming with heartwarming. Here you have Sonic making it his first priority to resurrect Shahra before restoring the Arabian Nights and/or dealing with Erazor. And then he goes on to reassure her by basically saying that no matter how much time it takes, no matter how much it hurts, she can grieve as much as she wants to without shame. And to subtly yet powerfully get his point across, he harks back to his very first wish by wishing for a load of handkerchiefs.
He bore no ill will, no bad feeling towards her for her betrayal. Without saying anything specifically about it he acknowledges through that one wish that he knew that she was head over heels for Erazor and distraught at what she was led to do to Sonic, truly ashamed and repentant for what she did to him.
When you say that wish was stupid or that Sonic should’ve whored-out her power for his own benefit and wished for say, a mountain of Chili Dogs or something you prove that you have completely and utterly missed the point of that wish, the reason for why Sonic acted the way he did and you’re practically stating that Sonic should be an out of character selfish jerkass.
Natsu No Hi scene.
ALL OF IT. This scene…it’s magical.
Firstly, there’s the lyrics. Which are clearly sung from Sonic’s POV and reveal quite a bit of how he regards his feelings towards Amy.
Secondly, it’s notable that one of his first priorities upon returning home was meeting her as if to reassure her that he’s safe, that he’s returned.
Third was Amy’s revelation about her level of commitment, stating that she would wait for him even if it was for a very long time. I think that speaks for just how deep her love for him is. The fact that she’s distraught over the fact that she bellyached about it for an entire week and that his sudden reappearance made all of that meaningless in one instant is both sympathetic and sad. The fact that she also goes on to condemn herself for being ‘childish’ for thinking about doing it shows how very conflicted she was.
Fourth was Sonic’s light purple rose, him giving it to her. In the language of flowers, these roses symbolize enchantment, love at first sight. Given that X Sonic loves flowers, it’s very possible that he knows this. His response to her in the original non-mutilated version was purposefully silent. Going by this, his lip flaps and Amy’s reaction, it’s very likely that he stated outright that he loved her.
*Melts into a puddle*
Or how about just Sonic in general :p
i need to print this and put it up in every wall
i was in ecuador a couple years ago and a guide at the lodge asked when we were getting back and one of my friends said “oh we’re going back to america in 3 days” and the guide gestures at the amazon rainforest around us and says “youre already in america”
Except that “American” is the official demonym for the USA so stop whining. You are both correct and not - and the reasons why it is complex are explained on the Wiki, but since Tumblr is lazy and can’t even be bothered to fact check a missing persons post, I hardly expect most people here to even bother clicking a link. So here you go:
The demonym for citizens of the United States of Americasuffers a similar problem albeit non-politically, because “American” may ambiguously refer to both the nation, the USA, and theconjoined continent pair,NorthandSouth America.The word “American”in English may to most English speakers refer exclusively to a person, place or object from the USA, but the word “americano” in Spanish would usually refer to anyone from the entire Americas, including Latin Americans, and Latin Americans speaking English might also use the word “American” in the same way. Until the United States rose to world prominence in the 20th century, many Europeans would also use the word “American” in their own languages to refer to anyone from the entire Americas (more often to those of native American descent), and not just to people from the United States.
To give a more specific English-language demonym for US citizens other than “American” however would be somewhat challenging:United Statesian is awkward in English, but it exists in Spanish (estadounidense), French (étatsunien(ne), although américain(e) is preferred), Portuguese (estado-unidense or estadunidense), Italian (statunitense), and also inInterlingua (statounitese).US American (for the noun) andUS-American (when used as a compound modifier preceding a noun) is another option, and is a common demonym in German (US-Amerikaner). Latin Americans (who are the most affected by this use of American) also have yanqui (Yankee) and the euphemism norteamericano/norte-americano"North American", which technically includes the USA, Mexico and Canada, but is frequently used in Spanish and Portuguese to refer to the United States only.Frank Lloyd Wright proposed Usonian,from the abbreviation for United States of North America, and which is used in Esperanto (country Usono,demonym Usonano,adjective usona).In the spirit of Sydneysider,Statesider is also sometimes seen.See main article: Names for Americans.
It’s far more complex than Americans simply being egocentric (for once!).
That article explains nothing except how the word “American” is used in common speech, which is to refer to both a continent and a single country, which is incorrect despite it’s use use in common speech.
I wouldn’t say it’s all USA’s fault but is a product of white colonialism at large, not just USAmerican white people, it stems for belief that the USA is the one true America because it’s the white America, and that attitude does still exist, it’s one I have perpetuated in the past (as a Brit!), and one I have seen often elsewhere.
Please don’t make reduce America to the USA, it erases the countries and cultures of those around you at best.
Sonic’s beauty sleep is high on his priorities list.
I think that even though he put the past behind him, what happened still had a permanent effect on his personality and it still scarred him to the point of generally disliking humans. I think that in some ways, Shadow is too ‘damaged’ to easily embrace more lighthearted and less solemn mannerisms.
Yes, he has stepped into the role of being humanity’s savior when he sees fit to honor the promise he made to Maria and fulfill Gerald’s original intentions for him to bring hope to humanity but some scars run too deep and I struggle to think of much that could compel Shadow to lighten up and drop his solemn mannerisms.
It seems like Shadow was always a tad more serious, even before Maria was gone he saw it fit to wonder what his true purpose was and seemed slightly saddened by it, rather that just freaking getting on with life like Sonic would.
Guys! Sonic Boom is doing the faceplant gag!
But where is this from?? I don’t see it on SEGA’s flickr nor twitter, nor Stephen Frost’s so??? I must know.
Thank you for posting the full images, but I still don’t know where they originate from. I’d like to know, preferably via link to the source, if you don’t mind.
They seem to come from this website:
The blog-post containing the storyboard-images:
They are uploaded by Gauston Jaunet who, after a bit of research, seems to have been a storyboard-artist for Sonic Boom (television-series) from July 2013 to January 2014. If he quit his job for several months ago, I wonder why he uploaded the storyboard sketches now?
Ah! That sheds light on it then :) Thanks!
A common complaint I read anywhere is that
"Tails is an asshole for the entirety of the game and has a free pass for it"
No, it’s not like that.
-Tails is a selfish asshole who’s jealous of Eggman
-To prove to Sonic that he’s better than Eggman, Tails tries to fix Cubot
-Cubot becomes a…
I don’t particularly disagree with you here, I did seem to miss that Tails learned better when he messed up with Cubot, but I never insinuated Tails tried to make Sonic apologise or tried to let Sonic off with a warning.
I just honestly still think Tails side of the story is given too much stock by the story at large, he whined that Sonic didn’t defer solely to him every single time only to pretty much get proven right.
Sonic not only acted in good faith but with recklessness aside he acted in good logic and treated Tails fairly.
Me playing Sonic and the Secret Rings on Dolphin; and a Gamecube controller, which needless to say was a novel experience, works surprisingly well.
And boy does it look so much nice, a couple of graphical glitches aside, the game is much much sharper and much more colourful on PC, it seems to have some sort of tradeoff with edges of 3D models looking pixellated, but the colours.
I used to really like the writing of Sonic Lost world, I guess that’s what I get for fangirling over Sonic so much, but it’s really starting to bug me how it wrote Tails, at first I only saw his behaviour; that he was kind of a jerk but things turned out OK in the end, but now I see that there’s a glaring problem with how the plot treats Tails.
Sonic is the more mature one this time around, he takes responsibility and yet he still gets his ass completely chewed for his mistakes. Does Tails’s jerkishness ever get addressed? Nope.
Regarding this whole “Sonic is cooler when he’s being awkward in his coolness” …no, I can’t personally get behind that, can’t agree with it. Because games such as the Classic quartet on Mega Drive, the Adventure games, Unleashed and the Storybook games did a hell of a better job of cementing…
Rayman Legends Blind
GOTTA GO FAST
*makes a gifset of Sonic being a dork instead of showing off his badassery*
I love this ♡ It shows that X Sonic isn’t the lifeless boring character his detractors make him out to be.
In regards to characterisation, there’ is very little I find theoretically wrong with Sonic in X, his laziness and introversion may be slightly excessive for a Sonic portrayal, but he is 99% in-character.
The issue is more with how other characters or narrative treats him. He’s effected by Chris’s Black Hole powers and is kept out of the way too much; often only swooping in at the last moments of a battle.
Sometimes however I do feel X! Sonic’s ‘nature’ is used as an excuse; he doesn’t talk much,doesn’t hang with friends much,travels a lot,sleeps a lot and tends strongly towards preferring a “best friend” *cough* over the rest of the group. This isn’t bad characterisation per se, but it’s easy to see how this ties in with keeping Sonic out the way and maintaining Chris’s black-hole effect on him.