You know, I think it’s kinda funny when people say that Archie Comics’ portrayal of Dr. Eggman is “too dark”, considering the sorts of things he’s done in the games all these years.
Such as when he burned down an entire jungle for no apparent reason:
Or when he burned an entire city to the ground with a giant demonic Metal Sonic:
(a hypothetical scenario, but my point still stands)
Then there was that time he planned to utterly demolish a definitely populated city with a god-like monster just so he could build a monument to himself in its place. (blowing up the city with a big missile was Plan B.)
Don’t forget that he blew up half of the f***ing moon simply as a demonstration of power!:
He also shot a big ol’ f***-off laser into the Earth with the intent of fracturing the planet to unleash a horrific eldritch-being!:
Sometime afterwards, he conquered an entire alien race to be used as a fuel source:
While we’re on the subject, let’s talk about “organic batteries”, something that has been in use by our good doctor since his very first appearance:
Sure, from the right distance it seems silly and fairly inoffensive for a cartoon villain, but Eggman is literally using living animals as batteries! That’s pretty damn creepy!
And need I remind you that this is the same guy who litters all of his bases with things like giant buzz saws and flamethrowers with the clear intent of horrifically maiming and killing anyone who trespasses!:
And that’s when he’s not being particularly imaginative!
And then there’s whatever the hell this is all about:
So you can understand my amusement when I hear someone say that something like this:
is “too dark” and “out of character”.
You see, it is entirely possible to have a character that is both affable on the surface while also having a warm gooey center of horrific insanity! He doesn’t need to be just one or the other at all times.
Well, that’s all I have to say about that. I’m not even sure this is a topic of discussion anymore (I’m not terribly active within the fanbase). But yeah. :p
In this interpretation, inspired by Dr. Edward P. Vining’s book The Mystery of Hamlet, Hamlet is born female and disguised as a male to preserve the lineage. Though a radical interpretation, the New York Times said this film, “holds a secure place in class with the best.”
I might be getting into some legal issues with one of the venues Ready Player 3 was held at, and since they might want some people confirm my claims of things that happened with the venue/venue staff, I’m now looking for three people who were also there but with whom I stupidly enough did not exchange contact info. If the following description sounds like you or someone you know, hmu!
I’m looking for a group of three German friends whom I met outside the RAI Theatre in Amsterdam, a while before the doors opened. Two girls, one guy. One of the girls had purple dyed hair, and the guy I remember, mentioned he was studying something along the lines of photography. We started talking, but eventually the four of us were redirected to the other far side of the venue-terrain and into another hall of the venue, because of the size of our bags and not being able to take them inside. (We went past the guy in the glitter outfit who was playing shitty music for a different event in another part of the venue, the people in question will know what I’m talking about :P)
TL;DR - I’m looking for three German people who attended the Ready Player 3 show in Amsterdam, and who were redirected to the other far end of the venue together with a Dutch girl (me) they met while waiting for the doors to the Theatre to open.
PHEW! Going to have to do a few of these to even attempt to cover such an amazing experience! My apologies for taking so long with this… Con drop is real people! And even though I’m usually on Tumblr more, Twitter was easier to use during the Con. If you’re interested in even more pics and stuff, you can always go find me there (@MyDesignHanibl). I’ll do some general con stuff in this post, and follow up with two about the tours (one for each day).
FIRST OFF, WHAT AN AMAZING CON!!!!!
If you were thinking about going but were on the fence, PLEASE consider it next time! It was absolutely amazing. The guests, tours, panels, props, meals and overall vibes were just wonderful. @fannibalfest-toronto did an incredible job!
Our wonderful guests, Janice Poon, Vladimir Jon Cubrt, Martha De Laurentiis, Demore Barnes, Scott Thompson, and Aaron Abrams! And one of many appearances of special guest, Peking Hannibal… Janice brought him and he got a really good run for his money with us ;)