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@  Wulfsbane : (24 May 2019 - 07:18 AM)

Sonic film delayed by 3 months

@  Shadow : (23 May 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Is their enough artists to keep the comic going?

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 08:02 PM)

As for that cell...wow 2 thousand

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:27 PM)

As for discord...Yeah I'm looking into doing one. I mean I already use one for the comic staff and others. So looking into creating a FUS one

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:26 PM)

So my goal there is to be fully transparent

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:25 PM)

Its a big task...Yeah. And honestly...Well I sure as hell hope we pull it off. Just 1 episode would be great.

 

Our plan is to make all the money raised totally transparent. As the patreons will see how much we have and wen we have to spend it on something like painted backgrounds etc we will tell them who it is going to and how much etc. I hate raising money..the rest of the team just sorta said we kinda have to for some of the artists we need.

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Also chatted with people in sega...on the corporate front which gets you no where cause of Sega of America and legal with Sega of Japan...but on a more personal talk with employees etc

@  chief : (23 May 2019 - 07:22 PM)

The comic is actually starting to move along good. The issue with the comic was staffing. Only 2 artists.

 

The animated bit....Okay I was totally unsure years back when I was first approached to try it...And I was right to be that. This time I was half approached half just chatting with people again and started to figure out what went wrong..Why we lost our sega contacts (they restructured...) and so on.

 

also this time we...well refused to go public till now. Its been a work in progress since October/November. Weve got proper scripts, storyboard artist working on all that. we contacted people to help out....a lot...and some said they would (and are). Even chatted with DHX (the studio that owns s1 and s2 plus all writes)

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 05:41 PM)

count me in

@  Ishapar : (23 May 2019 - 05:38 PM)

Crazy...I didn't think you guys would do it. It was hard enough to keep the Sea3on comic alive: you guys sure you're up for this?

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 05:19 PM)

wow an animated series at last? this is awesome. i hope we get similar animation to the original series. Getting the voices right will be hard.

@  Shadow : (23 May 2019 - 01:41 PM)

Right here, bud https://www.patreon.com/sea3on/posts

@  Ishapar : (23 May 2019 - 12:27 PM)

I know I haven't been around for awhile, but what did I miss? You guys started a patreon for Season 3?

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:42 AM)

Don't worry, I gotcha fam 8-)

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:42 AM)

Or is what happened the reason why it's usually dead around here? Zoom view past the incoming thunderstorm to make out microscopic details on the surface of the moon, when there's plenty of opportunity to notice both?

@  ShenFNWoo : (23 May 2019 - 06:39 AM)

@Kef, I'm reading context clues. That's how I know you're not interested. I can feel the low key disrespect from orbit

 

https://youtu.be/5EVCTpWTwEU?t=225

@  nzoomed : (23 May 2019 - 02:17 AM)

@ furrykef Good pointing that out on the cel, i see what you mean after looking at the intro. Its very possible this was an early concept cel and was scrapped. Possible also that they had decided to give her more prominent robotic legs early in the characters design perhaps?

@  randomizer : (23 May 2019 - 02:17 AM)

Satam is full of animation errors. This is one of my favourites: https://i.imgur.com/aYo73nh.jpg

@  Shadow : (23 May 2019 - 02:04 AM)

Their was a lot of color problems if you ever pause the frames of episodes.

@  furrykef : (22 May 2019 - 10:02 PM)

Okay, I just had a real close look at the intro. Bunnie holds that pose for two frames. In the first, Sonic's in front of one thigh and the other thigh is colored correctly (gray). In the second frame, Sonic covers both thighs. But I looked real close and I noticed in the first frame you do get a glimpse of Bunnie's hidden thigh... and it's brown. So I think the gray thigh was a separate cel that was overlaid to correct the colors, or it was corrected in postproduction.


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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"!



#79662 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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




#79200 10'000 Pages Or Bust

Posted by chief on 01 February 2012 - 04:37 PM



There you go, My Little Pony but bad ass! Keytar man!


#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):

 




#208329 You Least Favorite Moment On Sonicx

Posted by Clocktopus on 18 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

Whenever Chris is on screen.  




#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.  




#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


#199523 Would You Believe It...?

Posted by John Roberts on 03 February 2015 - 02:22 AM

I got bloody married!

 

It has been what seems like a very long time since I've posted anything of relevance here at FUS. I figured what a perfect opportunity it is to share this news with you all - even though there are that many new people here I barely recognise the place... And then there's Kef.

 

Fuck you, Kef.

 

Anyway! I would like to introduce to you all... my wife. :) We were married on the 29th day of November, 2014.

 

(Hell, it HAS been a long time. I could barely remember how to attach a photo to this bastard.)

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Can see the whole thing right here on a blog my photographer set up http://theartofzowie...a-resort-moama/

 

Let it be said... weddings are fucking expensive. REALLY expensive. And I would do it all over again if it meant being married to this amazing and brilliant woman for the rest of my life.




#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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#181060 The All-New Sonic Comic Universe!

Posted by jtreese on 12 September 2013 - 05:47 PM

I just hope we don't get another GENESIS Wave plot.




#180877 No One Is Truly Satisfied

Posted by GamemasterAnthony on 11 September 2013 - 07:24 AM

The only real mistake Sega made, from where I see it, was by saying "there's nothing the fans can do about it" in regards to the comic.  Two problems with that.

 

One...they are wrong.  The fans could decide to say "Take that spike blue rodent of yours and shove it up your ass!" and then decide to walk away from the series completely.  Essentially, screwing both the game and the comic because Sega decided to be a complete douche to the fans.  Technically, they ARE right that the fans could do nothing about which creative direction the comic goes, but they could have been more tactful with it.  Come to think of it...didn't Adam Orth get fired from Microsoft for telling gamers to "deal with it" in a very similar manner?

 

Two...they're doing it wrong in regards to the comic.  By that I mean they're treating the comic as an advertising medium first rather than as entertainment first.  The comic can work wonders as a means to advertise, but only if it is entertaining and engaging...AND if the the fans can become vested in it.  Sega should probably ask another company that nearly screwed themselves over when THEY tried to use an alternate medium as advertisement first and nearly killed a popular franchise when they did.  That company...was HASBRO!

 

See...Hasbro during G1 Transformers tried to use the movie as a means to bring in the new line of characters and toys and say goodbye to some of the older ones.  Unfortunately, when one of the characters they killed off in the movie was OPTIMUS PRIME, a lot of fans did the Peter Griffin "DONE!" and walked away.  Hasbro didn't realize that the fans were vested in a lot of the characters, including the fact that many saw Optimus as pretty much the face of the franchise.  Just imagine what would happen if Game Freak decided to get rid of Ash's Pikachu in the anime and you get the idea.  So...Hasbro had to figure out a way to revive Optimus and get those fans back.

 

Sega's making the same mistake here.  A lot of the fans, especially the "old school" fans they were trying to draw back, are pretty much vested in the idea of Sonic and Sally being a couple since a lot of those fans are still fans of the old SatAM series.  (This message board is proof of that!)  In fact, by trying to reset Sonic ALL the way back, they basically screwed Sonic over because they tried to retcon a lot of the more significant and (in my opinion) important character developments in Sonic.  Sonic as a hero is great...but Sonic as someone who can be like a brother to Tails and can still find time to have a relationship is a more well rounded character instead of a two-dimensional trope.

 

Actually...Sega should just step back and let Ian do his own thing with the comic.  People liked "Sonic Other-M" because he could tell a relatively good story while still remaining faithful to the source material.  Hell...I thought playing off when Knuckles was a villian in Sonic 3 to make him a villian in Other-M was pretty clever.  The only reason people hate Ian right now is because even I could tell there was a story Ian WANTED to write...but Sega isn't letting him.  Worse yet...this seems to be coloring people's view of the old Other-M comic since I've seen those who once liked the comic now badmouthing it.

 

I think the fans will come around once the story becomes more cohesive.  Yes, like bwrosas said there will still be those who aren't satisfied, but overall I think if Ian can be allowed to write the story he was trying to write without Sega sticking their nose in that the comic will be better off as a result and the fans will like it more.




#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!


#161054 The Fus Awards - The Best Of The Worst (Feb 2013)

Posted by RedAuthar on 20 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

NOMINATIONS ARE OVER!
THE VOTING IS OVER! CHECK OUT THE WINNERS HERE!

Alright let's start off with some simple opinion based Categories to test the waters.

THE BEST OF THE WORST!

Categories:
  • The Best Worst Sonic Game:
    • The Sonic Game That the FUS Community hates the most (or at least likes the least)!
    • Rules:
      • No Spin-off Games! It has to be one of Sonic's quests. No Olympics, Shuffle, Party Games, McDonald's Handhelds, etc.
      • It can be a remake. Maybe you like the original and hate the remake. That's cool.
    • Right now your voting for Nominations. After I get enough the top 5 will be resubmitted to find out which you guys hate the most.
  • The Best Worst Sonic Game Power-Up/Upgrade:
    • Ever get the Drop Shot in Metal Slug? It's the worst Power-Up ever. Similar Concept, which Sonic Power-Up/Upgrades.
    • Rules:
      • Give the Game it's from and who can use it in your vote. Is it the Fire Shield from Sonic 3? Maybe it's the Knuckles's Sunglasses from Sonic Adventure 2? State what game it's from and what characters so I know what it is.
      • It has to be a Power-Up item or and Upgrade Item. Shadow's Guns don't Count. Vehicles don't count (though upgrades for the SA2 Walkers do). Natural Abilities don't count (Unless they have to be unlocked).
      • No Super Forms.
    • Again you're voting for Nominations. Later I'll let you guys vote on the Top 5 again.
  • The Best Worst Sonic SatAM Character:
    • Ever thought a Sonic SatAM Character was annoying? Ever wish Dulcy ceased existing? Maybe you wished Ari never showed up? Vote for who you think is the most annoying/useless/lamest character.
    • Rules:
      • They Have to have Speaking Lines. That way They have some form of Personality.
      • No Generics. Along with the No Speaking Lines, they have to actually do something. Sure the Extra Freedom Fighters who just chill in Knothole and only show up for the Meetings are annoying....but they don't qualify. And you can't just pick a single SWATbot who had a one-liner in one episode.
    • Same as Before. Nominations. Top 5.
I think a Week is good for this Contest, so let's say The Morning of the 24th March 3rd nominations will be closed. That way by Next Wednesday the top 5s should be up.


#143164 Message From Ian Flynn

Posted by saber16 on 20 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Hey, in the end the writers and aritsts have their final say.
Frankly, I just don't like the outfit. I'm fine with everything else, but it's just the design, but then again maybe I'm just not used to sally wearing pants. Maybe some tweaking will be done to it, maybe they'll just go back to the original, or maybe fans will chill. I still stand by what I said, the whole idea of change feels needless for me because I never saw the characters as outdated, but that's just me. I still like the writing, and maybe I'll eat my own words and love the new designs when they settle in.
I don't have a clue.

.... Heh, a group of grown ups whining about the new design for a cartoon chipmunk... man, that's hilarious.