knuckles hat

Reasons why the Sonic 1996 OVA is a masterpiece:

- Cute, with hilarious visual gags
- Wonderful and clean animation and character design
- Detailed and colorful backgrounds
- Metal Sonic
- Sonic and Tails live inside of a crashed jet airplane
- Old Man Owl wearing Sonic’s favorite clothes
- The fact Knuckles yells about people not letting him get his work done
- The fact Knuckles knows how to do mechanical work at all
- Metal Sonic and Sonic being synchronized so they can feel what the other feels and hear each other’s thoughts
- Eggman’s English dub voice
- Knuckles calling Sonic his best friend
- That one ridiculous kick Metal doles out to Sonic. You know the one.
- Metal mimicking Sonic’s nose rubbing
- The beeping noises Metal makes when he “talks” to Sonic 
- Overall ridiculousness. It’s 50 odd minutes of innocent lightness and fun.
- The subtle characterization of Knuckles flinching away from sunlight and being a treasure hunter
- “Turtle bomb ex machina”
- Knuckles’ hat on fire
- Knuckles’ hat in general
- Fitting soundtrack
- The fact that the Land of the Sky is resting on a SERIES OF GLACIERS ARE YOU KIDDING ME
- Eggman’s muscly helper ‘bots
- Metal and Sonic’s fighting
- Everyone falling asleep during Eggman’s Exposition Speech
- “There is only one Sonic”

you’re trying to find out if you can drown yourself in music
the volume is so high it hurts
just not in the right places

you’re zoning in and out,
into the music and out of this planet,
picking apart the chords and the sounds
the singer’s soft gasps remind you to breathe
when your heartbeat becomes the bass beat of your head
your teeth chattering is the snare always there
rattling breath is the melody
a screaming stomach the harmony
cracking knuckles the hi-hat

all rising to a crescendo
high tide
there’s no more to give
the volume dial has no further to go
there’s strobing lights across your vision and your swaying isn’t to the music anymore
your thoughts are too much and yet there’s no thoughts happening

you wish for silence
and crank the volume a little higher


My progress on Captain Cipher from @ancestors-lullaby and @aureateparalian ‘s fic Devil With A Silver Compass

I’m probably going to make my own shirt instead of using this one; and my trim i ordered forever ago for my coat hasn’t come yet so I haven’t started that fully, but it’s all getting coming together nicely!~