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@  ZealousFoX : (21 March 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Hello, been a long while.

@  Ishapar : (21 March 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I guess people are complaining about the site being dead. Can't help too much since I no longer have a computer, but I will check up with y'all here and there.

@  Wulfsbane : (20 March 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Both really, though she added more to the latter one over the past weekend

@  Shadow : (20 March 2019 - 08:22 AM)

You mean with the Hermione was black all along, or the Dumbledore was secretly gay?

@  Wulfsbane : (19 March 2019 - 08:14 PM)

I am absoultely convinced JK Rowling is trying hard to stay relevant.

@  furrykef : (17 March 2019 - 02:30 PM)

I mostly just check in to validate new users and to zap spambots. Obviously, we get far, far more spambots.

@  randomizer : (17 March 2019 - 12:08 AM)

I pop in every couple of days but I don't really have much to say so I mostly just lurk.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 11:33 PM)

Not looking for anything particular here, but since we got people checking daily, I thought I'd point out that I posted a new topic in SatAM Chat. Show a guy some love and check it out.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 10:56 PM)

bout the same for me too. I honestly don't remember at this point.

@  Shadow : (14 March 2019 - 01:50 PM)

I been here since I was 14 years old.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:39 AM)

I lurk, too. Sometimes. Maybe us seniors should just meet up at a retirement village.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Hiho Wildfire!

@  wildfire : (13 March 2019 - 10:39 PM)

It doesn't help that everything i post on dies. But seriously, I do try and poke my head in from time to time. FUS was family to me for several years. I doubt I'll ever truly leave.

@  Shadow : (11 March 2019 - 04:43 PM)

I did mention before on the idea of a monthly podcast channel.

@  ShenFNWoo : (11 March 2019 - 06:06 AM)

Yeah, it's that kind of thinking that keeps this place dead, mang :\

@  wildfire : (10 March 2019 - 07:42 PM)

I still pop in from time to time. I'm like a professional lurker. As a senior member I think its fair to say I've earned that right. ;) Miss you guys.

@  ShenFNWoo : (10 March 2019 - 07:18 AM)

Rereading that, a lot of that came out completely wrong. But then again, it is a shoutbox, I don't know what the max word count is on the thing.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:25 AM)

As I've said many times before... IF the problem is that they themselves can't do it, then the guys running this place could possibly outsource in some form or fashion to people with more time to help work on this comic here. There's clearly people willing to pay for it, and even crowdfunding might be an option.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:23 AM)

There's really nothing stopping us. All we have to do is want to do this stuff.

 

Dr. Phil once said bored people are boring. Why a clinical psychologist who admits that most of the problem is of a functional nature within a patient's brain would believe this, I don't know, but there IS truth to that. Those who can't find something to try to work with to have or make a good time are usually just devoid of character themselves.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:21 AM)

I have a friend that's working on our game concept ideas who has major depression and horrible anxiety, 3 kids and a horrible job that takes up most of his day. He constantly gets on some of our team member's cases (even mine) about how there's 24 hours a day, and how Schwartzenegger's motivational speech can do wonders for us.


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#142218 Sally's Derobotized "new Look" (Shown At Nycc 2012

Posted by fishtheimpaler on 15 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

DON'T WORRY FANS SHE'LL BE BACK TO NORMAL

WE WOULDN'T WANT TO INFLICT THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF SUSPENSE OR SURPRISE UPON YOU


*shrugs* she's been in robot form for so long maybe nobody has thought that realistically she could return to normal. In which case, this was a taster of sorts, a teaser to get people excited.


You know, it took me a while to realize what exactly was so depressing about this statement, but I think I've got it.

For all these characters, roboticization is the quintessential Fate Worse Than Death. They've been fighting against this madman whose goal is to enslave the entire population, and when he gets you he turns you against your friends, while you get to watch. It's a vampire/zombie/pod person mechanic.

So one character--a politically and socially central one who has been on and off the love interest of the chief protagonist--subjects herself to this Fate Worse Than Death to save the rest of the planet, and now her friends have to combat her, knowing that every blow they strike is a blow against their imprisoned friend.

And this whole situation has become SO BORING that it's potentially an interesting, buzz-building move to just up and tell the readership "yeah, she's going to escape and everything will be okay again," because the readers will be more excited about a possible change in a character's outfit than worried about whether one of them will be a slave forever, die a slave, kill her friends, etc.

I don't care who you are, that's just some bad, bad writing.


#67749 Stop Online Piracy Act

Posted by RedAuthar on 16 November 2011 - 03:42 PM

They make them that long so you DON'T read it all and miss details.


#208175 It's Been 20000 Years...

Posted by Ann Chovi on 25 July 2017 - 09:35 PM

... but I was feeling nostalgic after hearing about Sega's break with Archie and drew a thing. Thought you guys might like it? :'D

 

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Anyway, how've ya'll been doing? Behaving I hope? xD




#206773 Chapter 7

Posted by chief on 20 November 2016 - 12:07 PM

We are aiming more for the new year at this point. Tim had a project he had to finish up before getting anything started with this current chapter. As well as giving Stephen some extra time as it's been a while since he has done colours.

We have gone through chapter 7 in a big meeting and figured out proper page layouts etc.

So it's in the works. But after such a long hiatus and other projects.. I'm going to say we should start releasing early in the new year. Gives us enough time to forum a larger backlog then we have previously had.


#83575 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Posted by Shadow on 17 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

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#81802 10'000 Pages Or Bust

Posted by Gojira007 on 10 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

And now, for no other reason than because I watched it on YouTube and still found it hilarious....

"HALF-LIFE: FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES"!



#79807 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Posted by Shadow on 03 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

This stuff will make you into a goddamn sexual tyranasaurus!
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#79662 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Posted by Shadow on 03 February 2012 - 06:33 PM




#209966 Sonic Mania Adventures Thread...

Posted by SolidSonicTH on 30 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

I'll post updates in here as long as I can remember to.

 

Here's episode 1 (my avatar is taken from it):

 




#208285 Mecha-sally

Posted by RedAuthar on 13 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

Uh...non-spoiler warning...be warned that it's a long arc with a bit less than satisfactory ending.  




#207270 10'000 Pages Or Bust

Posted by RedAuthar on 28 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

Allow me to be a bit sappy and a bit reminiscent…

 

First off, I’m not going anywhere so you can put away the confetti and poppers.

 

Secondly I want to thank you.  All of you.  

 

Nearly seven years ago, I was just out and about reading stupid webcomics about a silly Blue Hedgehog who could run faster than the speed of sound.  At this time I knew of Sonic SatAM but I had actually seen maybe three episodes at best.  I was only vaguely aware of the difference between SatAM and Archie.  For most of my life, the Games, the comics, they were all one continuity, and the game just hadn’t focused as much on the other characters like Sally and Rotor (after all, they were in Sonic Spinball so obviously they were main series canon xD ).  I had only recently became aware that some Sonic fans didn’t even know who the Freedom Fighters were.  I had barely realized there were multiple canons to the Sonic Multiverse.  

 

During my binge through mostly terrible and unredeemable Sonic Sprite Comics, I came across a rare drawn comic called SatAM DX by Soniched. It was a fan continuation of the series with their view on how the third season should have been done.  Being barely aware of SatAM at the time, I just assumed it was another Archie Sonic inspired fan comic.  To be frank, I was lost.  I had no idea what they were referencing, what events were what, and why the characters were a bit different than I remembered them.  Though I was a big time Archie Sonic fan, I had never actually read all the way through the series at the time.  Only the few comics my local comic shop had sold to me at reasonable (not really in hindsight) prices and the ones stored on Sonic Mega Collection.  

 

So like any fan, when I had questions, I consulted the wiki.    Obviously the Mobius Encyclopedia did not have the answers I was looking for, but it did lead me to the Sonic News Network which did.  SatAM DX was based of SatAM (Go figure).  So obviously, I needed to watch through SatAM to understand what was going on.  So I did.  On Youtube.  Twice.  Instantly I was a big fan.  While I still consider myself an Archie Sonic fan first (heck, I was introduced to Sonic via the comics.  I barely was aware of the games until much later in life), I had found a love for this 90s show.  

 

At this time I was attending College.  Since I was absolutely TERRIBLE at scheduling, I had a TWO HOUR GAP in the middle of my day.  That hours quickly was filled with SatAM.  I tried to do research, find third season rumors and fanmakes.  One was a sprite animation, one was a summary of rumored ideas….

 

One was a humble Webcomic called Sea3on on a website Called Fans United for Sonic SatAM.   

 

Now being a (terrible) artist myself, and the fact that they were looking for artists for the Shorts, I submitted some Mugshots in an attempt to impress.  I probably failed.  I honestly forgotten mostly about those monstrosities.  Quite frankly I don’t care to look for them because old art always makes me hurl.  

However that didn’t stop me from becoming a member of the forum.  Before I knew it, I was on everyday.  I posted from my laptop.  I posted from my PSP.  I became a Mod, then an Admin.  I got my siblings to join.  I started a terrible fan game project that is technically still going though not really making any progress.  I made the FUS awards, the comic download section, there was a FUS News thing we were going to do that I made an intro for that I can’t find on FUS.  I wasted countless hours on the RPG threads before they got too crazy and killed themselves.  I killed way too many spambots to count.  

 

But mostly, I met a lot of people whom I shared a common interest with.  A passion for a probably overrated Video Game Character who just happened to have a Popular 90s Cartoon that we all love.  

 

I want to say thank you.  Thank you for being my digital home.  A place I’ll spend countless hours on in the years to come.  A place where we can argue over Sonic’s eye color, hair style, role in the freedom fighters, and why we can never decide if we like or hate what he’s doing next.  A place where we Posted so much random crap we’ve gone from 1000 to 10000 pages (or bust).  A place where we filled posts with quote pyramids that started to slow down other people's computers.  A place where you all constantly break my shoutbox by putting videos in it.  A place where we’ve fought over politics, religion, science, and what qualifies as NSWF or “Forum Appropriate”.  A place where despite everything wrong with it, we keep posting when we should be sleeping, or working, or doing something important.  

 

Doesn’t matter if you’ve been here before my time, during my reign of terror, or are just barely starting, Thank You for being United with me as Fellow Fans for Sonic SatAM and Fellow over nostalgic nerds who just happen to like a 90s cartoon…

 

...about a Cybernetic, overweight dictator, a chipmunk princess with a souped up calculator/laptop dues ex machina machine….

 

….and a speedy, chili dog loving, attitude spewing, mohawk sporting, blue hedgehog.  

 

You’re all way past Cool.  

  • D. G. “TheRedAuthar” Bigelow

 

You may now return to your regularly scheduled 10000 pages or Bust.




#206581 Chapter 7

Posted by chief on 08 October 2016 - 03:23 PM

Chapter 7 has yet to come out yet. However we have finally gotten it under way. I had a good meeting with both Stephen and Tim today. Part of that meeting was going over the chapter 7 script, figuring out some drawing and shading styles and a few other things.

I'm not sure on a release date at this moment. Next little bit will be going over designs and so on. Plus working on a page backlog to prevent falling behind.


Also unlike other chapters which we updated on a almost weekly schedule chapter 7 will be changed a bit. We will be doing bi weekly updates. Mostly because of the artists other commitments. So bi weekly gives us tons of time to work on each page while still keeping a schedule.


Anyways I'll keep you all up to date on release dates.


#200371 Native American Sonic Art

Posted by Tim J on 03 April 2015 - 11:22 PM

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I went to Emerald City Comic Con last weekend and there were so many talented wonderful artists there.

I ran into one in particular that had been re-imagining super heroes into Native American style art. This touched me because I have a Native American heritage.

A Sonic one would be perfect. It's the perfect representation of me as a person. He didn't have a Sonic one, and unfortunately his price for a custom piece was way out of what I can afford right now.


So I figured, why not? I have Native American blood in me. I'll make one myself.

This picture is far more personal to me than many others I've made in the past. It's nice to have something that I can show with pride and really represent me and my family heritage. I'll likely be replacing my avatars with this.


Same picture on my DA page: http://sonicj.devian...Sonic-523874112


#196676 10'000 Pages Or Bust

Posted by Shadow on 09 September 2014 - 09:12 PM

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#193828 Axis Artismist

Posted by Prince ByTor on 27 May 2014 - 02:09 PM

I love your artwork, and I really like this one in particular:

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#182430 By-Tor's Fan Fict: One Bad Day

Posted by Prince ByTor on 07 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

I deleted my story for personal reason, sorry.




#182108 Satam Reconstructed.

Posted by TheRedStranger on 02 October 2013 - 08:04 PM

 

 

 

One of the things that led to the shows cancelation was due to a lower budget, competition from WB, FOX, Disney and Marvel, and a new President that didnt support the show. IF SatAM had a higher budget and the backing it deserved/needed, how much better would SatAM have faired.

 

I really don't think a higher budget would've made that much of a difference; the new ABC programme director had it in for the show, heck if you listen to Ben Hurst they were getting ready for a third season when they pulled the rug out from under them.

To be honest I think a better time slot that it didn't share with other "hot" shows and if it wasn't preempted so often by sports programming would've helped out more. But like I said, it sounded like the new management had it in for it anyway.

 

Considering ABC has had a history of Canceling Shows when they don't meet the head director's "popularity standards" it isn't surprising.  

 

If the show requires effort to make, it isn't worth funding unless it's the most popular show out there.  That's just the way they rolled.  

 

Many shows such as the 1960's Batman, Sonic SatAM, and even Gargoyles, were all canned because they weren't popular yet have huge followings.  Why?  Because ABC doesn't like to spend money to keep their shows running.  Effort is just too expensive. 

 

 

Boy, is that the truth!

 

Bad bureaucracy is the biggest reason we can't have nice things... *Stares angrily at the white house*. Also if you study the history of ABC it will make you cringe...it's infamous for being both schlocky and subversive. I have been reading about the history of television in Ben Shapiro's Prime Time Propaganda, and ABC and it's higher ups have always been shady.

 

  Yeah Power Rangers was the biggest culprit for stealing watchers...that show was as "hot" as ice in all regards but its mere contemporary popularity. I remember being around five while watching this show and experiencing for the first time what its like to have my intelligence insulted. It was stupid and it made me feel like the whole world around me was stupid (and that was when I was five). Seriously that show was the cream of the crap-crop: flat story, trite to nil in subtext, and mind-damagingly two dimensional. For example, Bulk and Skull's characters are bullying’s answer to Birth of a Nation. They are given no clear and cogent reason why they act the way they do, they just are just walking cliché’s, not people. By the way who was the genius that thought they should mix Saved by The Bell, corny kung-fu movies, and Godzilla together? Satam had so much more humanity, yet sadly that is something the new management of DiC wanted to deprive us kids thereof for a "clean slate" of....of...you know, I can barely even remember any good cartoons that came in the wake of Satam from DiC (Underground xD )You know, a Saturday morning cartoon/show (if written well) can influence, give moral and intellectual insight to, and inspire kids. Children are a prime audience to bestow such gifts of encouragment to; after all, they are our future. But it seems mindless fecal-paste like the Power Rangers (narrative junk-food, the MSG of childhood schlock) ironically because it's more "profitable." Don’t get me started on the movies…(Power Rangers Turbo in particular).

 

 

 Think of shows like Gargoyles, Batman The Animated Series, Satam, and all those shows that were sensitive yet honest to kids about both the lighter and the darker parts of the human condition. They did more, were bolder, they took more dramatic risks as well as made us laugh, and because of such they were more entertaining and memorable! Where stuff like Power Rangers probably set back kids, shows like Satam gave them cool concepts and morals to think about.

 

 I recently discussed with my father, a pastor, about how media influences our morality (the way we belive we should live and perceive aspects of life). He actually spoke real fondly of movies, comic books, and shows like the latter. He said when he was little and raised in a non-Christian and rather unhinged home that many shows and comics taught him about how he and others should be to one another, and what happens when we make bad decisions. His parents (his negligent mother way more than his hard working father) didn't properly fulfill that basic need. When he was young these narratives gave him hope and gave him moral insight. There was just enough truth in some of those stories to make him look passed an emotionally abusive mother and his current situation. Later on, as he began to grow he continued on with what those stories taught him and began to study the issues in a more mature manner (and that's probably a decent portion of the reason why he is what he is today). Because he watched Tom Baker's 4th Doctor debate whether it was right to kill all the Daleks (Genesis of The Daleks), seeing Luke Skywalker seek redemption for his father and not giving into hate in Star Wars, and the interplay of logic (logos), leadership (ethos), and passion (pathos) between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in Star Trek, he saw all the possibilities of life outside his own miserable home life and had the encouragement to rise above his origins, much like Luke the farmboy became Luke Skywalker the Jedi. For years my father has helped several people as a pastor and a solider. He’s a friend to many and tends to soldiers that have been mentally wounded by war, and he is also logistics manager for the U.S Army (he makes sure our boy’s overseas have the supplies they need to survive and thrive).  He also gave me an excellent home life that he didn’t have.  

 

 I guess what I'm trying to say is that even things people deem as "kids stuff" can have a big impact on individuals. Just in the way you are accountable to what you say with your mouth, you’re accountable to what you say with your pen. There's much truth to find in well written fiction. And these big-wigs and small time writers alike need to realize the impact they can have on children – so we all better do this thing right, ‘cause we can’t afford to steer them wrong.

 

 Shows like Satam dealt bravely with loss (losing Uncle Chuck to the Roboticizor), standing up against injustice, the meaning of freedom and the need to fight for it, using your reason to solve problems (Sonic having to save Sal without his powers) , and the interesting moral dynamics of industry and humanity (as I have mentioned in a previous post). Though it was a “kid-show” it had a lot to say and more to say than most kid shows at the time. And when you got older, I am sure the light bulb went off and you stared mulling over its morals more deeply (probably around the same time the subtle adult jokes started making sense  xD ). It was a fun, fast, and exciting show but it was also edifying.

 

 That’s why I am glad it’s being continued via Sea3on, and now without a bunch of mindless meddlers in three piece suits it can take even more risks (and has, Sea3on really grows the series up alongside its original audience) . In a world with goofy kid shows like (well there’s so many, I challenge you dear reader to give me one in your following posts; feel free to rant about how bad it is compared to Satam - go ahead and fill in the blank madlib-style) ______ , you think there would be an outcry for more honest and edifying kid's shows like Satam. 




#167259 Good News For Archie... Kind Of.

Posted by RedAuthar on 17 April 2013 - 03:01 AM

I was under the impression he didn't like the way Archie Comics wanted to go. They couldn't find a middle ground, and he left.

I think it's the fact he hasn't really done anything since working for Archie that led to the lawsuit. Rather then swallow his pride and go back to Archie, he just wanted his characters.

Though I thought of a solution that could potentially benefit everyone. Why not let Penders do a Alternate Universe Comic? We'd keep the main story with no changes, and Penders can write his own storyline with his characters, branching off at the point where he stopped writing or whenever. You could even have the story introduced via Sonic Universe without making any promises. Everybody wins!


#167215 Good News For Archie... Kind Of.

Posted by Wulfsbane on 16 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

No i like the old cast


#166934 Sea3On (Animated) Thread

Posted by FormerlyAKnotholeResident on 12 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

Prime, Im quite aware of my past and know of the misdeeds that I committed. There's no point in dwelling on irrelevant subject matters for the sake of opening wounds. Chief and I had a private discussion about this and if he and the other admins can move on, I dont see why you cant. The only thing that one can do in a damaged situation like that is learn from the experience. Granted, Ive made numerous proclamations of leaving the fanbase F0R3VERZ, but it was only for a couple days or a couple weeks. Ive been away from fanbases in general for nearly 3 years. A lot can happen within that time frame and fortunately, it did...for the better. I became more focused on my original projects, my career path, and broaden my social life. Retrospectively, my 20s was the worst era of my life. Economic hardship, living with a family that doesn't support your endeavors or choices of lifestyle, watching every aspect of entertainment just crumble; emphasis on Sonic. The fact that Ive been around the online Sonic fanbase since 1994, the early 00s was a decade of question business practices, inept decisions, and embarrassing releases. Add to that to my depression and you get a rage riddled Sonic fan that projected bitterness and negativity everywhere cause he yearned for a time when money wasnt an issue and his childhood franchises werent being bastardized. Its why I became so militant about SatAM. I honestly thought it was the only variation of Sonic that everyone should watch and used to coercion upon Sonic fans that disagreed with me. The movie project was my way to assert my purpose in the fandom and yes, it was an act of attention cause I claimed to be the savior of the SatAM franchise. To be succinct about the whole thing, I was a dick and I sincerely apologize for all the commotion and drama that I inflicted.

And to preface, this is not one of those phony apologies for the intent of weaseling myself back onto a forum I was banned from as I was notorious for. This is a legitimate remorseful act of redemption cause it honestly took me this long to realize that I was a problem. You see, when you're nearly 3 years away from a hostile community, it gave me the opportunity to reflect and analyze why everyone was on my case. I started to view Sonic from an outsiders perspective and came to the realization that I was increasingly overbearing in my posts and videos. It all stemmed to my crippling depression and my actions clouded my judgement cause Sonic evolved into a dangerous obsession where it consumed my life to where it was the only thing I concentrated on. Want to know why I was frequently posting on various Sonic boards on a daily basis? That's the reason.

Call it a revelation, but the time I quit the Sonic Fan Film and left the fanbase was the same time I turned 30. It may have been a cosmic coincidence, but to me it represented growth and transition. And from early 2011-now, my life has dramatically improved. I moved out of my mom's, landed a full time job thats conducive to my talent, paying off my student debt without family assistance, and overall, being independent.

So the question is this. Am I still a fan of Sonic and other franchises still? Of course, but Im not vocal about it nor place it on a high priority list. Some people know that Im a fan of that My Little Pony show, but ironically, I have NEVER posted on any of their forums or anywhere in general. Same applies to music forums. Its not that I dont wanna interact with other people who share my interest, I just fear of repeating history and its a great way to show restraint. The only venues I do post on, are my own private blogs.

As of recent though, Ive noticed that the Sea3on comic has made a jump in quality in terms of its aesthetics, narrative, and creativity. I started reading them again when I discovered an issue that dealt with NICOLE and Ive been very engaged with its story. When I heard that the comic was being adapted into a animated series, it was like that first moment when I joined FUS back in 2000. Ambitious SatAM fans uniting to bring back SatAM in some form or at least getting Season 3 produced. It might be nostalgia talking, but I find it very endearing that FUS is finally accomplishing their original goal. And let me just answer you right now, no, Im not asking if I can contribute. I'm just a quite observer from the sidelines lending my support. Besides, from the videos Ive watched it seems that you guys have a professional team assembled and I look forward to see its progress.

Anyway, this went on longer than I intended. Whether you forgive me or not from my past transgressions is up to you, but being antagonistic on old trivial e-drama isn't going to accomplish anything positive. With that said, I wish everyone involved with Seas3on animated good luck!