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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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#1 Ishapar

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 05:33 PM

Looks like Archie just got into trouble again with another lawsuit.  Take a look:

 

http://www.tssznews....-entertainment/


Free Scribes of Mobius are discussing the issue.  Might be wise to check them out for more details.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:26 PM

Here is FSOM link about the lawsuit if any of you are interested:  http://freescribesof...e/?_fromLogin=1


Before honor comes humility.

 

The Most High God created this world we live in, and He created man in His image for Himself.  Whether we like it or not doesn't change the truth nor does it change the consequences.

 

 

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#3 HeavensChampion

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:54 AM

.... It's a curse.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:32 PM

I find the whole thing rather suspicious. Why is this guy now after all these years deciding to have a dispute with Archie. Going to court over a bunch of literal who's? that nobody misses or even cared much for to begin with. What a legacy worth fighting for...I feel he is only doing this because he saw Ken Penders pull the same crap and walked away with riches. Archie needs to hire some fucking better lawyers because it seems every two bit writer seems capable of just rolling over them.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 03:42 PM

I find the whole thing rather suspicious. Why is this guy now after all these years deciding to have a dispute with Archie. Going to court over a bunch of literal who's? that nobody misses or even cared much for to begin with. What a legacy worth fighting for...I feel he is only doing this because he saw Ken Penders pull the same crap and walked away with riches. Archie needs to hire some fucking better lawyers because it seems every two bit writer seems capable of just rolling over them.


From what I gather, this guy is taking issue with the re-releases.


So basically he wants to completely screw over everyone and make a few dollars.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:21 PM

I've talking with Donnie from TSSZ and he's gonna keep me updated.


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:38 PM

I find the whole thing rather suspicious. Why is this guy now after all these years deciding to have a dispute with Archie. Going to court over a bunch of literal who's? that nobody misses or even cared much for to begin with. What a legacy worth fighting for...I feel he is only doing this because he saw Ken Penders pull the same crap and walked away with riches. Archie needs to hire some fucking better lawyers because it seems every two bit writer seems capable of just rolling over them.

Indeed they do.


A petition to keep up to a third of the characters in the sonic comics from being lost forever.

https://www.change.o...-hedgehog-comic

To those who want to give this "new direction" a chance, don't say I didn't warn you.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 01:53 PM

Rather disappointing to be honest.  I can't see future Sonic Archives ever being released at this point if any other past writers decide to sue Archie over their characters being shown in reprints of old stories.  I don't read the post reboot stuff, so I was hoping we would get some more archive releases someday.



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 03:43 PM

Rather disappointing to be honest.  I can't see future Sonic Archives ever being released at this point if any other past writers decide to sue Archie over their characters being shown in reprints of old stories.  I don't read the post reboot stuff, so I was hoping we would get some more archive releases someday.

 

Circumstances being as they are, I guess it can't be helped.

 

Not that I think it would've made much of a difference. The later issues prior to Ian's run aren't that fondly remembered by readers anyway.



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

I find the whole thing rather suspicious. Why is this guy now after all these years deciding to have a dispute with Archie. Going to court over a bunch of literal who's? that nobody misses or even cared much for to begin with. What a legacy worth fighting for...I feel he is only doing this because he saw Ken Penders pull the same crap and walked away with riches. Archie needs to hire some fucking better lawyers because it seems every two bit writer seems capable of just rolling over them.

Did it really ended like that?



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:30 PM

I wouldn't say Ken walked away with "riches", exactly, but he did get the things he wanted most, which was the right to use his characters and royalties if Archie uses them. The latter is why Archie simply removed them from the comic.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

I wouldn't say Ken walked away with "riches", exactly, but he did get the things he wanted most, which was the right to use his characters and royalties if Archie uses them. The latter is why Archie simply removed them from the comic.

And how is Ken doing with his new story, Lara-Sue Chronicles or something like that?


Looks like Archie just got into trouble again with another lawsuit.  Take a look:

 

http://www.tssznews....-entertainment/


Free Scribes of Mobius are discussing the issue.  Might be wise to check them out for more details.

I guess getting rid of any original character from Archie Sonic didn't deflect any future lawsuit.



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:53 AM

 

I wouldn't say Ken walked away with "riches", exactly, but he did get the things he wanted most, which was the right to use his characters and royalties if Archie uses them. The latter is why Archie simply removed them from the comic.

And how is Ken doing with his new story, Lara-Sue Chronicles or something like that?

 

 

No release time yet. I doubt he is ever going to release it


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:03 AM

I knew Fulop would follow in Penders footsteps...


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#15 HeavensChampion

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:49 PM

Everyone's out to get Archie Comics, it seems.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:39 PM

Everyone's out to get Archie Comics, it seems.

 

I dont think its necessarily that, I think it's more or less Archie had questionable bookkeeping and filing and it came back to haunt them.

 

I dont understand why these guys all want their characters. The royalty aspect is understandable (like in WWE, everyone gets a cut of dvd sales and such, even if they've been retired for 15 years. Kamala showed his recently cause someone asked) and they I do think they deserve a cut of any sales, though I think they ask for too much, but what are they going to actually do with their characters. Penders can use his character cause he made and entire culture and history for the, regardless of how bad it was, and in theory he could make something out of it... though from storyboards and artwork Penders has posted it looks to be a complete flop and there's Sega who can always step in and say something. Fulop on the other hand I dont think he really can do much with his characters as a lot of them, outside of a very small handful, were secondary and background characters. If he wanted to do a standalone with someone lke Mogul, I guess he can but would he gain any success from it?


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:47 AM

I'm not really sure how they can sue Archie to begin with.  Even if writers create new characters, I imagine that Archie uses a similar policy to DC and Marvel where writers have work for hire contracts where all that they create is owned by the parent company.  So Archie, and therefore, Sega as well would own all of the characters.  I can't understand how the courts could let the lawsuit progress.  And I know I seem to keep harping on this, but I would really like to have more archives reprinting the old material.  I've read all of it before, but it's been a long time, and I don't have all of the old issues.



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:03 PM

I've always thought that myself. Writers are writers for hire..there for charcaters they create shouldmt belong to them..BUT it all depends on how the contracts and copy write is worded. Obviously Penders found a way.


This almost tells me that Archies lawyers or whomever back in the day had loopholes in contracts. Obviously not planner..But someone found them.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:08 PM

Well, the issue with Penders was either Penders never signed such a contract or Archie lost whatever contract they had him sign. Presumably the situation with Fulop is similar.

Still, Penders must have known that Archie expected to retain the rights to his creations, and that's why I'm not on his side.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:11 PM

Well, the issue with Penders was either Penders never signed such a contract or Archie lost whatever contract they had him sign. Presumably the situation with Fulop is similar.

Still, Penders must have known that Archie expected to retain the rights to his creations, and that's why I'm not on his side.

 

If I remember correctly, they had a contract but they lost it due to a fire. No one ever bothered to copy it. Which is why I said Questionable bookkeeping


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13






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