reboot-problems

I got a bunch of these last night, and was in the midst of working on them before sleep dragged me away- but yeah, as I had mentioned, Our Little Fanboy was hardly done. For the record folks, I got these three in a row, so if you wanna read them in ‘order’ you’ll need to start from the bottom up. 

ANYWAY!

Boy, how to answer all of this- the short version is “none of what you just said makes any sense”, given that the games characters have received a pretty enormous amount of attention since Flynn came on board, Pre AND post-reboot, with Sonic Universe in particular serving as a major means of focusing on the game characters. I find it pretty incredible that you seem to be under the impression that somehow under Flynn the game characters are *under* utilized, while at the same time desperately screaming about how ‘interesting’ the game characters are by comparison despite that fact. 

Firstly, let’s talk Penders- Penders did not *care*, do you understand that? He didn’t bother to really research any of the games he was meant to promote and the same went for the characters that debuted in SatAM which, surprise surprise, the comic was meant to tie-into and promote as well. He’s given REPEATED reasons for why Sally had to die, all of them contradictory, and thought of offing Antoine and Rotor while he was at it because he couldn’t be bothered to think of anything for them to do. He was far, far more invested in using Knuckles as a vehicle for a science fiction story that could never have seen print otherwise, and operated without much oversight from either Archie OR SEGA because, surprise surprise, neither of them *cared* all that much so long as the books sold and promoted the hedgehog and the echidna. When Bollers came on board there still wasn’t encorcement on the issue, and so he dedicated his efforts where saw fit because Archie and SEGA, once more, did not give a shit.

By the time Flynn came on board the book had a very large extended cast, thanks both to the games getting a bigger cast and because of the myriad additions made by those creators who came before him. And hey, surprise surprise- even THOSE characters had fans, along with the fans of the show characters who had been on board with the book since the beginning, in *addition* to the game cast. And guess what? He still did a lot more with the game cast anyway, to the extent that a lot of fans of the other characters were worried that everyone else was being neglected in favor of the game cast. Turns out this was a bunch of bullcrap too, but as your posts have proven so very thoroughly, nothing stops entitled whiners from shouting that what they like isn’t getting enough attention. 

And to be perfectly blunt, I’ve seen enough from SEGA and know enough about some of the mandates to know just how crippling it could make things for Flynn. Did you know Vanilla and Cream couldn’t appear in the books for years because they were claimed as ‘Sonic X’ characterd, despite debuting in Sonic Advance 2? Did you know that Eggman Nega can never directly shown or referenced because of SEGA’s say so? Sonic can never have a true, lasting defeat, and none of the game characters can have backstories or grow beyond a certain point, and are strictly, *strictly* defined by their in-game roles. That Flynn is able to make them appealing as he does is a great thing, but in the end they can never, ever have anything more. There can never be a conflict as personal as Rotor’s issues with his father, a friendship as examined and compelling as Sally and Nicole’s, or a conflict as tragic as Cassia and Clove’s and it’s entirely a matter of SEGA refusing to actually let anyone play with their toys. The only game character who is permitted to come close to any of that is Shadow the Hedgehog, because he’s the only character in the games WITH a backstory and who developed a life and character beyond his initial role. 

That you take issues with the storytelling of the post-Reboot, isn’t my problem, and the fact that you either can’t or won’t comprehend why the book won’t ditch characters who had been with it since the book first started isn’t my problem either, beyond being rankled by the raw self-centered entitlement you display. Should fans of those aspects of the book be completely ignored when they’ve been supporting it for years and years, just because YOU can’t find value you in anything that didn’t originate in those damn games? You scream about the ‘OCs’ (yeah, because that’s what anything that comes from officially endorsed Sonic media that isn’t the games is) not being developed- puh-leeze, did you actually *read* any of the books? Cause frankly if that’s the impression you’re under, I really don’t now how to help you, because frankly you didn’t read the same thing I did if that’s the case. 

You don’t wanna accept that SEGA is allergic to proper worldbuilding and character development for the game cast, then fine, be my guest. That doesn’t change the fact that game characters pre-emptively become characters who can’t be used to their fullest potential thanks to being hobbled from the get go, leaving the bulk of deeper character development and storytelling to go to everybody else. It should not be this way, but it is, and it is a system entirely of SEGA’s own making. 

We deserve a lot better given what we love from the games, but at the end of the day it’s because of what SEGA will and will not allow, and nothing is going to change that fact. 

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I guess they put a backup feature in volume 10 because it was a little short on content, and it summarizes the Stand concept pretty thoroughly.  The problem with rebooting on Part 7 is that you basically have to reintroduce Stands from scratch.  Part 3 had the advantage of characters like Mohammed Advol and Enya who were extremely familiar with Stands before the story began, so it was just a matter of infodumping at the start of the story.  Parts 4 and 5 struggled a little more, since they had to rely on a single legacy character from a previous arc to explain everything, and that’s a bit of a stretch.  Part 6 had Jotaro, but he wasn’t around for most of the story.  Mostly, it was up to the main cast to rediscover all the old rules, with Jotaro popping in just long enough to tell Jolyne what they were called. 

In Part 7, it kind of fell in Mountain Tim’s lap, and he didn’t know much about it himself.  It’s a little dumb that he calls them “Stands” just like everyone else in the old universe.  Even if he would call them that, there’s no reason that name should have caught on.  The Indians in Part 7 call it a “Cursed Ability”.  I could see Johnny just deciding to call them “Super Ghosts” or something because he likes that better.  But I can see why it’s important to establish that this isn’t a brand new thing.  That’s why this backup is so important, because there’s no way to adequately explain everything about Stands within the story itself. 

More importantly, these final two pages help connect the power of Gyro Zeppeli’s Steel Balls with the rest of the JoJo franchise.  His technique is a super power, but it’s not connected to the Hamon Ripple, which produced similar effects in Parts 1 and 2.  However, the “Spin” and the “Ripple” could be interpreted as independent attempts to harness the sort of power that Stands use.  These pages also imply that the Stone Masks are part of that same idea, and whether Kars understood it or not, perhaps his ultimate objective was to create a Stand or something like it. 

It also helps explain how Dio was able to come up with the sort of plan that Pucci executed in Part 6.  Dio only had his Stand for a few years, but he managed to do this whole research project on how to create an even better Stand that would get him into “Heaven”.   I’m sure Enya was instrumental to the project, but it helps a lot if one can assume that Stand powers are connected to other phenomena like Hamon, vampirism, and Spin.  That way, there’s room for plenty of other mystic secrets in the world Dio lived in, so he could draw upon those arcane secrets to experiment with Stand abilities.  At least that way it makes more sense that Dio would know that you have to kill thirty-nine sinners and situate yourself in a certain spot in the moon’s gravitational field. 

And that brings us to the Saint Corpse, which seems to have powers related to Stands but not quite. 

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WHAT WENT WRONG? ONCE UPON A TIME - MelinaPendulum

For about a season and a half, ABC’s Once Upon A Time was everything to me. I read fan theories, read fanfiction, wrote meta and overall gave a huge part of my fangirl soul to the show. Hell, I have the first season on DVD. However, towards the end of season two and the beginning of season three, it became clear that the show was invested in always taking the easy way out when it came to writing and using these fairy tales as a way to say something worthwhile.

@melinapendulum @YouTube covers what went wrong with the ABC series Once Upon a Time in terms of show’s failure to properly represent minority characters and LGBT+ relationships, and persistence to perpetrate racism, abusive relationships, sexual assault, and a myriad of other problems, including rebooting the series into season seven.

anonymous asked:

I know you get a ton of messages, but i had to share. My friend's boyfriend is really honest sexter? And when my friend showed me some of the texts, I INSTANTLY THOUGHT OF STEVE AND BUCKY. And??? Why?? Because of you. Some texts were like "I miss your cute nipples" and "Tell your asshole I miss it, so it won't forget about me" and stuff like "Please show me your tongue right now". And my friend was just so smitten. This is how Bucky texts Steve, I AM SURE OF IT. Shamelessly honest.

I LOVE THIS. i had to. this is probably the silliest thing i’ve ever written.

“Who are you talking to?” 

“What?” Steve asks, guilty. “No one. Uh, Twitter.” 

Stark’s eyebrows raise, amused. “You’re talking to Twitter,” he says. “Is this like how you say you read the internet? Are you tweeting people you shouldn’t be tweeting? Are you tweeting someone from Fox News? Can I see? You should show me. I have seriously improved at public relations.” 

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So you reduce a beloved character to a romantic encounter

Remove said beloved character from the crew with a transfer

Imply the transfer was because of the romantic encounter, and said encounter caused discomfort for her to be “much happier” now that she has gotten away

Have the main character forget her entirely

And use her as an in-joke of his character at her expense

And you REALLY think that’s a great reference?

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The problem with reboots of old beloved cartoons, such as Teen Titans Go and Powerpuff Girls 2016 isn’t that they’re reboots. It’s that they aren’t trying to draw back the old fans who’ve grown up. They’re trying to pander to preteens and kids, but they’re also treating them like they can’t understand morals and lessons. They’re also getting really lazy with their animation and they’re leaving out or butchering references from the old show, like Miss Bellum or Terra. I don’t know about Powerpuff Girls 2016 but I know that Teen Titans Go is so laced with misogyny, especially with Robin’s character, who went from a flawed hero to practically stalking Starfire! And sure at face value, Teen Titans Go making fun of itself is funny, but at it’s core it’s just disheartening because they’re aware of how much they’ve messed it up, but they don’t seem to care enough to attempt to fix any of it. It’s making me really hesitant to give the Samurai Jack reboot a chance when it comes out.

the slow development of Spock and Jim’s relationship is extremely important. They start slowly, just learning how to work together, then slowly into a friendship, and then a brotherhood within the tv series. But it is only once they separate and realize what they mean to each other that they truly become ‘space husbands’ and t’hy’la. it is friend, brother, lover, and we can witness it happening

Let It Go: No More Golden Weapons Anymore parody of let it go from Frozen by Disney (Think of LEGO singing this) 

Rip offs showing in rebooted tonight
All the problems, can be seen
A kingdom of frustration
And it looks like we’re the kings

The fandom’s howling
Like this swirling storm inside
Looks like syfy’s in
Thought we’d give it a try

Just real them in, make'em have a spending spree
Sell them toys, they want to see
Steal, have feels, give them the show
Well, now they have a ‘show’…!

Let it go, let it go
No more golden weapons anymore
Let it go, let it go
At least the snakes opened the door
We don’t care what you want to say
Let the fandom rage on
The fangirls never bothered us anyway.

It’s funny how some merchandise makes fangirls scream and all
And the common sense that once controlled us, can’t get to us at all!
It’s time to see what we can do to test their limits till their through.
No right no wrong, no rules for we, we’re free!

Let it go, let it go,
No more golden weapons anymore. 
Let it go, let it go,
We’re going to make you cry!
Here we stand, and here we’ll stay;
Let the fandom rage on

Our power flurries through the websites all around
Your souls are spiraling into frozen fractals on the ground. 
And one thought crystalizes ya’ll like an Icy blast: 
Jaya’s never coming back;
The past is in the past!

Let them go, let them go
And Zane will finish with the Nindroid’s dawn
Let him go, let him go; that perfect nindroid’s gone.
Here we stand as a company
Let the fandom rage on!
Ninjagians never bothered us anyway….

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I made a new reel for 2k17! I will absolutely accept your offer to host a House of Style reboot, no problem.

anonymous asked:

if sailor moon crystal was given to a better animation studio (i.e. the ones that did the free! anime) will it still been somewhat a decent reboot? or nah?

The problem with Crystal is that not only the animation is a mess but also the pacing, the character development, etc, basically the adaptation.

You can’t take a manga that was published 20 years ago (that was never intended to be anime) and turn it into an anime panel by panel.

That’s one hell of a task and they weren’t ready for that so that’s why story wise Crystal is awful as well.

So regarding your question, having a master piece animation won’t solve the problem because Crystal also needs improvement in the adaptation department.