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

 

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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 FooNess

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:11 PM

So they interviewed Ian Flynn about the upcoming IDW Sonic comics. A fairly long and interesting read, and what stood out to me the most was this,

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:40 PM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

IDW when it restarted GI Joe and TMNT went with a Meet and Greet Approach.  That said they didn't hesitate to change the status quo or expected approach on a whim.  



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:

 

I'm pretty sure there will be some world-building in the series, but it won't be the main focus. The main focus is on introducing the characters (both old and new) and their adventures instead of just dumping a whole bunch of exposition at the reader.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:21 AM

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

 

I kind of feel the same way, given the current character reveals we know of (Tangle the Lemur, Rough and Tumble).

 

 

Fresh start is a very ambiguous statement. Fresh start could either mean wiping the entire slate clean and starting over with game characters only like in the Genesis storyline from Archie, or introducing the characters again in simple meet and greet adventure stories. I feel its more of the former.

IDW when it restarted GI Joe and TMNT went with a Meet and Greet Approach.  That said they didn't hesitate to change the status quo or expected approach on a whim.  

 

 

Maybe they'll spice things up a little and do both new, fresh characters and situations as well as old familiar faces and scenes. I wouldn't mind that personally as long as the plots are good.

 

 

 

From the outset, I'm only considering the game material to draw from because you never know what the licenser wants represented or not. So, down the line, we might incorporate other older elements and fringes of the franchise, but for right now, it's that core game feel. Straightforward stories, lots of cinematic action early on. No long monologues or deep world building. No heavy focus on lore or backgrounds. It's focused on the adventure we have on hand and building on that.

 

Not sure what to make of that. Personally, I like it when stories get somewhat intricate yet not convoluted, or when a character's background is explored; it helps to explain why they are the way they are, what motivates them.

 

He also says that there'll be no "deep world building", which to me is kind of a bummer, because, for example, in the Lord of the Rings series, the reader/viewer is carefully shown the kind of world/universe the setting takes place in. Different creatures and races are presented, customs and traditions are shown, the way all the inhabitants interact are made manifest, etc. This is good storytelling, it sets the scene and makes everything more organic and natural.

 

Thoughts? Opinions?  :biggrin:

 

I'm pretty sure there will be some world-building in the series, but it won't be the main focus. The main focus is on introducing the characters (both old and new) and their adventures instead of just dumping a whole bunch of exposition at the reader.

 

 

Yeah, there's way to do deeper world building such that it blends in organically with the plot/story/characters without being cumbersome, though. That right there is an element of good storytelling I feel.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:02 AM

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer


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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 19 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

 

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

 

Or you could read the comic when it's released. Why spoil it early?

 

But Ian has stated that we may be seeing characters from other iterations making a return in this series, so the Freedom Fighters might still make an appearance. I mean, IDW did say there's something in it for Archie fans.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

Because giving away answers that IDW hasn't approved would get him fired and essentially banned from the industry.  Spoilers are a big time no-no in the Comic Book industry.  



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:17 PM

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

Because giving away answers that IDW hasn't approved would get him fired and essentially banned from the industry.  Spoilers are a big time no-no in the Comic Book industry.  

 

 

That was a more in general thing, not just IDW. Even if you ask him about Archie or even Other M, he gives half answers.

 

 

 

 

Another part of me thinks that Ian is thinking he can invent new characters of his own to fill the void left by the Freedom Fighters to be the new gang Sonic hangs out with. He certainly wont give any damn answers over his twitter about it.

 

He never does, if you want to get answers from him you need to donate to his podcast and maybe he'll give a half decent answer

 

Or you could read the comic when it's released. Why spoil it early?

 

As I said before, I'm not against spoilers.  I would just like a more of an allusion than a "wait and see."

 

With them alluding to it, you're more likely to get people to subscribe to see when they come in. A "wait and See" will deter readers until they come in and then they would subscribe


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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 20 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

On October 9, 2017, Flynn stated on Bumbleking that there could be a chance that the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity from the Archie comics could be concluded in the IDW comics along with the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity, as he also said that IDW is famous for bringing back and completing older runs of fan-favorite franchise comics when they can.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

That could be just him reaching for what ifs before IDW told him any concrete plans. Also considering how he is emphasizing now everything will be NEW NEW NEW I don't see him backpedaling from an obvious company statement to separate themselves from Archie.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

But IDW did continue both Transformers and GiJoe lines Marvel Comics started. It's still possible.

Probably not for at least another year though.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

That's kinda lame.


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.”

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

That might be a possibility, as the Games call Mobius Earth (or Urf according to Sonic).  As such the "mobians" don't have an overarching species.  That said, losing the term "Mobian" doesn't mean mobians won't be a thing.  



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:49 AM

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.

 

That does kind of suck.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

 

Word from the grape vine tells IDW is banned from using the word "Mobian" to further separate themselves from Archie.

 

That might be a possibility, as the Games call Mobius Earth (or Urf according to Sonic).  As such the "mobians" don't have an overarching species.  That said, losing the term "Mobian" doesn't mean mobians won't be a thing.  

 

Turns out, even the name "Earth" is banned. It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World".

 

Yeah, a pretty lazy name. Ian agrees as well, which is why he opted never to mention its name in the reboot.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:28 AM

"It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World"."

 

I am beyond disgust towards Sega. What kind of idiot would choose such a name, let alone force it? Damn Iizuka and Japanese corporate promotion practices, I'd rather have even Penders than you and I mean it.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

"It's now officially recognized as "Sonic's World"."

 

I am beyond disgust towards Sega. What kind of idiot would choose such a name, let alone force it? Damn Iizuka and Japanese corporate promotion practices, I'd rather have even Penders than you and I mean it.

 

I'm guessing it's because they want it to be simple, much like how Nintendo handles their Mario franchise.







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