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@  Shadow : (24 March 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I'm still waiting to see if my attempts to sign up for EI have gone through or not. Phone lines are impossible to get through.

@  furrykef : (23 March 2020 - 05:58 PM)

There's talk that they may have found a cure for the virus. Here's hoping.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 07:27 PM)

Yeah, our D&D sessions and just going out for drinks at local breweries is basically gone right now. We're thinking of doing remote sessions but it's still not the same.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 03:28 PM)

It just sucks cause my friends and I can't do our usual weekend stuff cause most of the restaurants we go to are closed or takeout only

@  furrykef : (22 March 2020 - 11:20 AM)

I know exactly how you feel.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Yeah, there's a part of me that, as an introvert, should be totally OK with the concept of staying home. But there's also a huge part of me that is incredibly unnerved by the concept of having the choice taken away. Before, it felt like something I wanted to do, but now it just feels lonely and sad.

@  A Fox in a D... : (22 March 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Ah, no worries. Thanks for clarifying. <3

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:31 AM)

I absolutely recognize that this is going to have a change in how we do things, for better or for worse. There's going to be some positive changes out of this and some negative changes as well. I get this is something we haven't seen in 100 years.


If I came off as insensitive, I should apologize and explained what I meant a bit more.

@  Wulfsbane : (22 March 2020 - 05:23 AM)

You misunderstand. My daily life consists of me going to work and going home. When I order food out I usually get take out anyways. See I work 2nd shift so my options of what I can/can't do is limited by time anyways and hasn't effected me as much, the only real thing being I can't sit down at the diner when I get out at 11pm-12am on a Friday night. So when I say I'm not changing much of my daily life it's because my routine is at a point where my interactions with people, in person, are limited to begin with

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Regardless of how you feel Covid affects you personally, there's an absolute change this puts on everyone globally, especially small businesses and at-risk people. It will influence how we look at the media landscape, how we deliver entertainment and services, and workplace practices going forward, some long term, some short, some good and some bad. These sort of pandemics don't come around with zero wake, and we've already seen that and are seeing it right now. If you don't think anything is different, then you aren't looking hard enough.

@  A Fox in a D... : (20 March 2020 - 10:09 AM)

No, Covid is it's already costing businesses and lives, and it's made life difficult for just about everyone I know, particularly in my industry where we've having to scramble to ship games from home. What you're doing is unwise and irresponsible, and you're not the only person in existence, so you can keep your "not really".

@  Wulfsbane : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Not really. I'm still going about it as if nothing's different

@  GetCrazyWith... : (18 March 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Covid is going to screw up all our lives

@  RedAuthar : (17 March 2020 - 09:43 PM)

I know your pain Ben, I know your pain...

@  Shadow : (16 March 2020 - 08:13 PM)

Lucky you.

@  Wulfsbane : (16 March 2020 - 05:16 AM)

I still gotta work

@  A Fox in a D... : (16 March 2020 - 12:03 AM)

It's only boring if you make it so. I'm stuffing my quarantine with as much art as I can muster.

@  furrykef : (13 March 2020 - 07:16 AM)

Stupid COVID-19 got chess club canceled. I guess I should prepare myself for a particularly boring next few months.

@  furrykef : (24 February 2020 - 08:05 PM)

Don't post videos in the Shoutbox.

@  bwrosas : (23 February 2020 - 10:06 PM)


Would Implying Sonic's Speed Isn't Natural Be Heresy?

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#21 MauEvig


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Posted 3 weeks ago

I have never actually seen any official material come out to say Tsils was meant to be a girl. Only rumors. Since his designer always wanted to use the name Miles Prower I find the rumor unfounded. That said Tails was only one design of Sonic's potential sidekick. So there could have been female designs that wasn't used.


Considering one of Sonic's original designs was going to be a bunny, that does make sense. I like seeing prototype designs though, and what could have been.

Apparently "bunny Sonic" would have had game play mechanics similar to Ristar. Though it's interesting because typically rabbits are associated with speed and quickness, but maybe they were trying to get away from cliches and stereotypes. A fast moving cool hedgehog with an attitude caught on and gained popularity back in the 90's. 


But an origin story for Sonic's speed would be cool. We see origin stories for Shadow, and to a degree we see Knuckles' lineage. Sonic remains a mystery, as does his two tailed side kick. 




I do think Tails being a kitsune makes sense, it explains why he's so intelligent and why he has a second tail.

Is there a source that implies Tails was originally going to be female?

Even if he's not a full kitsune, I think he's at least half. His father could have been a normal fox, while his mom was a kitsune. 

The only thing is I don't see Tails as a trickster, he's a good natured individual. Of course, he could have been luring Sonic into a trap this whole time, who knows?


I can't recall where I read it originally, but as I understand it he was originally going to be female.  Apparently SEGA of America thought it was inappropriate that a young girl follow Sonic around, and then SoJ was basically already doing the same thing.  As for the trickster bit, you can be tricky and still be a good guy.  Think EVERY rogue in any RPG.  But I could go with the Kitsune thing, even if he isn't aware of it.  But mutation is probably easier to believe since Tails was a creation of SoA.



Good point, and when you consider any time Tails gets "killed" in the game, he always comes flying back. Perhaps he's very good at faking his death only to come back unscathed just to trick Eggman. I will likely head canon he's at least half kitsune, but isn't aware of that heritage. I guess I'm not crazy about the mutation idea, but then again I find Japanese lore fascinating and feel like it fits. 

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If you like the idea of "Bunny Sonic" then might I suggest Jazz Jackrabbit?  It's an older DOS game, but I'm sure you can find it somewhere online.  There's videos on YouTube I know.  I remember the game from my childhood, back then DOS games were the shit.  The character design is neat if nothing else, sort of Sonic meets Bucky "O" Hare.

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