5 NASA Software Codes You Can Download – For Free!
One of the biggest steps of any mission starts right here on
Earth at a computer desk – NASA runs on software, period. Rovers can’t move,
spacecraft can’t fly, even rockets can’t blast off without the software codes
that run them all.
We’ve compiled hundreds of these powerful codes into
one location at software.nasa.gov. And guess what? You can start downloading
them right now for free! Here are just a few you can use:
TetrUSS has been used extensively for space launch vehicle
analysis and design, like on the Space Launch System, which is planned to take
humans to Mars.
You really could say it’s helping us to “blast off.” Outside
of NASA, this software has been used to analyze Mars planetary entry vehicles,
ballistics and even high-altitude sky diver aerodynamics. Basically if
anything has moved through any planetary atmosphere, this software has played a
2. KNIFE (part of the FUN3D software and released as a package)
The name may be a bit intimidating, but with good reason –
KNIFE packs a powerful punch.
It was created to help us learn more about the
sonic booms that resonate when planes break the sound barrier, but it has also
helped develop green energy sources such as wind turbines and techniques to
minimize drag for long-haul trucking. Maybe we should re-name this versatile
and handy code, “Swiss Army KNIFE?”
3. Cart3D (Automated Triangle Geometry Processing for Surface Modeling and Cartesian Grid Generation)
If software codes went to high school, Cart3D would be Prom
Queen. This software is so popular, it is being used in almost every mission area here at NASA.
Engineers and scientists are currently using it to model
everything from advanced drones to quieter supersonic aircraft.
4. FACET (Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool)
Frequent flyers: this may be your favorite code without even
knowing it. FACET was developed to evaluate futuristic concepts in air traffic
management, and it has served as a testbed for assessing today’s regular
To sum it up, this software code helps airports keep planes
organized in the air and on the ground.
GIPSY-OASIS is part of the GPS system to end all GPS systems. It’s so accurate, John Deere used it to help create self-driving tractors.
How? John Deere already had a navigation system in the works, but it
could only be used in certain parts of the world.
Our ground stations are all
across the globe, and our software ensures accuracy down to a few inches. And
so, a new breed of tractor was born! Did
we mention this software is free?
These are just a few examples of the software NASA has
available for free public and consumer use. To browse the catalog online, check
This is something I’ve been wanting to put together for a while now.
While things like Sonic’s love of chili dogs and the concept of a “roboticizer” are obviously influenced from western Sonic media, I acknowledge that all of the other examples could easily be simple coincidences.
Also, I wanted to focus on games developed by Sonic Team specifically, which is why I left out games like Sonic Spinball and Sonic Chronicles.
There could be more examples that I missed, but these were the ones on the forefront of my mind.
EDIT!:@sorcererlance pointed out that I forgot to include the bit about the name Robotnik becoming universally canon. I’m such a ninny! D:
Sketches of the Month: July & August! Summer Edition!
Well hey there everyone! I’m really sorry for not being active lately! I’ve actually been working on an interesting project lately, and I’m not really planning to show anything about until it all comes together. But here’s one thing about it: it’s related to my love and knowledge of Sonic!
But anyway, I wasn’t the most productive in terms of artwork on July, so I figured I’d let it go on an extra month to have a good variety of artwork! I’m also starting school tomorrow, so I’m making this right before bed XD I’ll work on descriptions for the pics tomorrow, but I’ll at least give you names for the pics!
1. Attempt to Redesign some Sonic Characters
2. A simple drawing of Amy Rose
3. Sky Fleece (Mocchi Species belongs to ‘Syring’ on DeviantArt)
4. Sonic SatAM art style attempt
5. Cream the Rabbit expressions
6. Me dressed as ‘Steven’ from Steven Universe
7. Cream the Rabbit ('Perfect’ Redesign by Mardiculous)
8. Miles 'Tails’ Prower ('Perfect’ Redesign by Mardiculous)
All right might get into a bit of spoiler territory but I’ll keep things as vague as possible.
Overall, I liked the game and had a lot of fun. I don’t think it’s as bad as most people do. But I am a very patient person in general and I’m not one to focus on controls or frame rates and stuff like that.
If I had to rate the game I’d give it a 6.5/10. That might change since I only played it one day and need time to think about the whole game experience. I see generations as an 8/10 to give some idea how I rate games. The avatar creator is so fun to mess with but I know that is not everyone’s cup of tea so that is just up to people’s personal taste. Unlike Shadow the Hedgehog where guns just don’t work at all, the wispons do. It does depend on which one you choose because some slow the gameplay.
The level design isn’t as straight lines the game I thought it would be. But the level design is not as strong as Generations. It’s more like Colors, especially the extra stages you unlock. But I think it gets better as the game progresses. The visuals are great! The environments you go through look cool. I do wish they had more areas to visit. But it isn’t really any less than what colors or lost world gave.
I didn’t really have any issues myself with the character controls. The only problem I had was judging jumps. Classic Sonic kinda felt like a rock, like he had a lot of gravity pushing on him.
Okay and now for story. I might get a bit more critical here because of my entertainment and illustration classes I took in college and having to write and copyright my own story. If you didn’t read the comics that Sega published before the game release you might have a lot of questions. Like why is Silver here? It’s not explained in the game. It feels like this story was supposed to be bigger than it was. I LOVE the idea of the story. I don’t even mind Infinite, Yes, he’s ridiculous. But it weirdly fits for the Sonic universe.
I’m one of the only people who didn’t mind classic Sonic being in the game but they could have had the game without him in it or at least put more of an effort to make him do more. Tails and him were adorable together though and he did do something pretty big near the end.
The story kinda jumps around a bit and breaks a major rule in story telling. SHOW DON’T TELL. The beginning suffers the most from that. I wanted to see more of the resistance being built and the struggles they went through the whole time Sonic was gone and how they handled it. It could have worked maybe if your avatar character gradually went up in the ranks before they were fully included into the main cast. Or Tails helping out and eventually leaving to do his own thing. Or even show some of Sonic’s struggle. I really wanted to see more of what happened to the world when Eggman finally won. I wanted him to gloat like crazy it would have been funny.
But the rest of the story I felt was handled okay, I would have liked to see the other characters do more. They kind of handled that by having the characters talk during the levels which I liked. Some of Sonic’s demeanor is a little odd, especially after what apparently happens. Like it’s out of character but still in character at the same time. But the characters do have personality and they do stuff at the end. No one really felt out of place. I just felt there could have been more character interactions. Let the characters tell the story.
BUT I know it’s a video game and one for kids at that. So the story isn’t going to be super in depth or anything. The game play has to come first. I liked it, it’s fun to just go and explore and try to beat your past score. I liked the game way more than this review may have made it sound. It’s not ground breaking but it’s fun and I felt it was not a waste of time.
Well that was a very good season 2 finale for Sonic Boom!
I loved it! Specially because it had constant action and the animation looked pretty good!
If the show will have more seasons i think they should really produce more episodes like those last 2 ones.. ^_^
Also.. it looks more evident now that “Pride” is basically Boom!Shadow’s main character thrait and is a bit extreme XD because, don’t you dare to talk bad about him.. he’ll destroy you 😂 and also he could not care less if while destroing the world he dies in the process just to show how powerful he is or whatever heh its kinda weird..
But endeeed this one was a very good episode and a very nice season finale…
I hope if there is another season, the grafics look better and i reaally wish to see more episodes where there is more action and where is more friendship cute moments XD
It's been to long, hun. <3 I was wondering if you would write a modern sonamy fic based on the song "If I Could Tell Her" from Dear Evan Hansen because this song literally makes me cry when I hear it. It's not perfectly canon but gosh it's a beautiful song
For those who don’t know, Nikki was in the Sonic comics wwwayyy back in the old days! He would be pretty pathetic… but then, when wishing to be strong, he turned into-! DA-DA-AAH! Sonic The Hedgehog! The hero and everything! Amy was dating Nikki, but she secretly also had a crush on Sonic.
So, Nikki IS Sonic! :D It’s a ‘split personality’ that Nikki is unaware of.
But because you want Modern, I thought of a great twist! What if Modern Sonic puts on glasses and wears one of Tails’s old sweatshirts? Amy runs into him and thinks she’s made a mistake! I think this’ll go nicely together :)
I hope this ‘twist’ will be better than what you wanted! :D When I heard the song, it was the first thing I could think of! If not, I’ll happily rewrite it more to your preferences :)
Sonic, after feeling Amy bump into him, at first wanted to act his usual way. He was wearing this type of ‘disguise’ mostly to go unnoticed without getting stopped by spectators wanting an autograph or other crazy fan girls chasing after him on what should have been his leisurely stroll around the place.
Lots of buildings had been taken down and remastered into beautiful new locations for tourist attractions and the like! Sonic had to get in on it! But with all the people… especially people only used to seeing him on the news, he wanted to avoid publicity.
Taking Tails’s old sweatshirt and getting fake glasses, he tried to blend in as a tourist or civilian.
Amy was gonna blow his whole cover!
He shied away and tried to wave his hand down, about to tell her to quiet down before she pulled back, and looked embarrassed.
“Oh! I’m so sorry! You just reminded me of someone else!” she patted his back which launched him a bit forward. Stumbling, he was suddenly reminded as he flailed his arms about that this was similar to his encounter with her when he was a big, hairy beast.
But there was no excuse for this other than the Superman disguise effect…
Sonic looked up, balancing himself from the impact of her hand’s force upon his back and center of gravity.
It was all in the glasses this time.
That, or Amy really needed a pair of her own.
Feeling a bit offended at first that even now she couldn’t tell it was him, he folded his arms and tapped his foot, hearing her spout out her apologies as if rehearsed for moments like this; and especially play the cute card.
“I’m really sorry about that!” She closed her eyes and scratched the back of her head slightly, sticking her tongue out before giving him a closer look, putting a finger to her mouth…
“But you really did look an awful lot like…”
He leaned forward, smiling. He figured she may just need a second look.
She blinked a few times, before grinning nervously and turning away, putting a hand up in a fist by her face. “Nah, it was just my honest mistake.”
Pulling back, he put his hands on his hips.
“Still! You could pull of Sonic The Hedgehog if you lose those glasses and tacky clothes.” she tugged on his sweater, looking over it as he flinched back.
Sweat dropping, he silently thought of how Amy could kinda tell it was him, but couldn’t put two and two together… so it seemed.
He sighed, and smiled, thinking he could have fun with this, he gestured a hand out and continued the conversation; acting completely innocent to the reality around him.
“It’s okay, miss. And you’re name is..?”
“Amy!” she happily piped up, and he realized she totally fell for it. Even after hearing his ‘softer’ voice, she couldn’t tell it was him. “Amy Rose!”
He decided to act like a shyer boy, hoping to throw her off even more as he leaned forward and put his hands behind his back.
“Not THE Amy Rose?” He innocently leaned back, as if surprised.
“O-oh… you… you haven’t heard of me, have you?” She blushed, and covered her face, swaying back and forth. “I didn’t realize I was so popular!”
“Oh, of course! I know all about you!” Sonic continued to act it up, pleased by her reactions. “They say you’re the cutest girl in Sonic’s team.” he winked.
“Ahhh~ The press can be so darling~!” she chimed, getting more animated before fluttering her eyes to him and placing a hand out in front of him. “And you are?”
“M-me..? Uhh..” his glasses slopped a minute, symbolically showing his disguise slightly loosen a little, before he pushed them back up and smiled back down to her. “I’m … Nikki! Nikki The Hedgehog.”
“Ah! I knew you were a hedgehog!” Amy pointed, and grinned as the two shared a rather precious moment, before Amy continued on, thumping her chest. “Well! I mustn’t falter in finding my precious Sonic! Hope you enjoy the sights, Nikki!” she waved to rush off, but Sonic wasn’t done with her just yet…
“H-hang on!” he called out, holding his arms out as she turned around, curious as to why he had stopped her from leaving.
“Is something wrong?” She looked over her shoulder. “You lost or need directions or something?”
“More like something.” he continued to play the sweet boy and looked shyly modest and humble as he ducked his head down a minute.
“The truth is… I once met Sonic.”
The evening was spent with Sonic (Nikki) walking around and exploring the sights with Amy, keeping up his disguise. He liked how she didn’t fawn so much over him when he was Nikki, and rather enjoyed her ‘normal’ company, which he didn’t see so often.
He didn’t pull any moves or anything, but there were moments where he would look over her shoulder, and smile, thinking her calmer self more desirable than the Amy he always encountered as himself.
They ended up getting ice cream, “My treat!” Sonic winked, thumbs up’ing in his signature way which almost blew his cover as his glasses slipped again when she stared at him suspiciously.
She shrugged it off though, to his relief.
“You sure do act like him, how long did you say he stayed with you on your farm with your grandpa before taking off after saving you from the fire started by Eggman?”
He had dug a pretty deep hole of a backstory… so he realized.
Sweat dropping again at having forgotten his fake story of how he met himself, he sat down by a bench near her as she accompanied him; giggling and grinning the whole way as she happily ate her ice cream.
Her little but frequent licks made him raise an eyebrow but think it rather humorous. She would never eat that way in front of him. To her, it was too messy and unlady-like around her one true love!
He kinda mocked at that. Liking her more when she ate naturally, and without restraint.
“Oh, that’s right. I think he stayed till his feet were cooled down from all the running.” He looked away, faking remembering, before he got a wicked idea pop into his head.
“Hey… I think I just remembered.” He looked forward then.
“W-what?” Amy looked concerned, as he looked away, trying to avoid her curiosity but secretly feeding it.
“I-It’s nothing… he might not want me to tell you about it..” he closed his eyes and folded his arms, “Hmm..”
“T-tell me! Tell me, tell me, tell me! Was it about me?!” Amy tugged back and forth on him, making him laugh internally while pretending to be startled on the outside.
He weakly smiled up at her after she stopped shaking him. “I-It was about you… yes.”
“W-what did he say… Sonic talking about me?! Eeep!” she let him go, totally in shock, before looking forward and then covering her face, blushing and squee’ing as she rocked side to side.
Sonic looked over his shoulder, smirking wickedly, before looking back to her as kind as any manipulator in a golden opportunity to prank his friend could be.
“He said you’re rather pushy.”
Her whole face flinched into white.
A single leaf rolled by in the wind, before she shook him again. “That’s not funny! Tell me the truth!”
“Wha-ah-ah! Okay, okay! But you have to promise not to tell!” he squinted his eyes, before thinking that was enough and he should probably say something kinder to her.
“He… He said…” before he could think of another comeback, he suddenly noticed her eyes slopping down and the genuine concern in them.
He realized his error was more than a few simple nice words could fix, and sweat dropped a moment as he thought more sincerely about what to retort back with.
He saw her eyes sparkle with hope, her mouth slightly open, the anticipation of something kind from her hero’s lips made him realize this had to be something that would last with her…
Or screw her up.
“Ehem.” Actually growing truly shy, Sonic looked away, a faint pink on his cheek as he put his hand over his mouth, lifting a leg stylishly up on his knee, something he would naturally do, but his character, Nikki, wouldn’t.
“He thought you were… Awesome.”
“..He thought I was awesome? Sonic?” Amy rose an eyebrow, before scoffing.
“Definitely!” Sonic turned back to her, growing in confidence a bit with the help of the disguise…
“How!” Amy leaned forward, pouting demandedly as she was fully paying attention to his next little ‘story’.
“Well…” Sonic rolled his eyes to the side, now getting kinda awkward and nervous.
“…He said… There’s nothing like your smile. Like sunshine you could feel.”
“Really?” she pulled back, amazed.
This reaction gave Sonic even more confidence, though he was still leaning back away from her.
He looked away, thinking again.
“He said… you never knew how wonderful that smile could make someone feel.”
“..Like sunshine?” She cutely tilted her head.
All of a sudden, Sonic’s eyes dropped slightly and he leaned up, becoming more straight-backed and speaking even softer.
“And he noticed… when you get bored,… you puff up a corner of your cheek. It’s so discreet. But really sweet.”
“He said that? Honestly?”
“He said you still read those silly stories. Trying to get ideas on how to make your own, a real, reality.”
He suddenly smiled, moving more towards her.
“But he kept it all inside his head. What he saw, he left unsaid. And though he wanted too. He couldn’t talk to you. He couldn’t find a way… but he would always say…”
He leaned more forward.
“If I could tell her.. exactly what she meant to me. If I could tell her… that the way she laughs, it always gets to me. But you’re ideas of love were worlds apart. But he always wanted to tell you… just how… um. I don’t remember.” He suddenly grew nervous about being so ‘honest’ in his lying and nervously put his hand to his chin, looking away and kicking his leg back up, trying to dodge the conversation any further.
“Did he say he anything else?” Amy was completely infatuated with his words… as she placed a gentle, but pleading hand for him to continue on his knee.
The sensation shot him off in a quick comment, not even thinking about it, just impulse.
“Anything else? Well, of course he did! He said so many things I’m just trying to remember the best ones…” he shrugged, again, his smile turning more sheepish but realer by the second…
“He thought… you looked really pretty-ER.. Cool! When you mastered how to swing that hammer of yours!” He kept swishing his arms around, pretending to hold her hammer and swing it around.
She giggled, “He really did?”
“Oh, of course! And he… wondered how you learned to be so graceful on the battlefield!”
“Sonic..” she looked down, holding a closed-hand to her heart, looking deeply touched. “But he thinks our idea of love is two world’s apart?”
He seemed to be lost in how adorable and touched she looked… If only he could…
“But what can you do… when there seems like such a great divide… Between what you want and what would be… or seem… too… much.”
“He just seems so far away…” Amy looked away, slightly arching her back and bringing her knees closer to her sides, her legs wrapped a little over the other in a lady-like manner, as if she was withdrawing herself in insecurities for a moment. “I never knew he felt that way…”
How did he even begin to tell her?
“And what could he do when the distance seemed so wide?” he moved closer.
“How could he say he….” he stopped himself a moment, his eyes widening.
(AU moment. If this was true canon, he would turn away here and I’d end it… but since we’re going off a song that isn’t ‘perfectly’ canon anyway~ >wn>)
“I love you.”
“Huh?” she turned back to him.
“…I love you…” he suddenly seemed to be realizing it himself. A huge open smile coming on his face.
“I love you!”
“W-woah! N-Nikki…” she got up, holding her hands out, “I.. I should go.” She lowered her eyes and scanned the ground, before taking off.
“W-wait-!” he held out his hand before twitching and stopping himself.
He pulled it back, shaking his head and gripping it.
“..Don’t be stupid… Just stop yourself now, Sonic.” he sat back down fully upon the bench, staring at the ground as he slowly…
“But we’re a million worlds apart.. I don’t even know where to start… If I could…
………………………………………… Tell her.”
He took off the glasses and placed his hand on his eyes.
(Hope you enjoyed it! :D The song is gorgeous, haha!)
So now that the game is out, what do you think of the story in Sonic Forces?
I’m mixed on it.
On one hand, I appreciate the effort to raise the tension compared to previous games, and I also appreciate the effort to let other characters do more than just stand around helplessly. I think the overall tone manages to be decently balanced for the most part in spite of it’s premise and grim scenes, and Infinite is actually not that bad as a character. He has a backstory and a personality that are both consistent, so he’s a step up from the likes of Mephiles, even if his primary motivation could be seen as a little… weak. (YEEEEAAAAHHHH.)
On the other hand, I feel a lot more could have been done with the premise of Robotnik taking over the world, and I’m also a little let down that the story continues the trend that Unleashed started of Tails barely getting to dive in on the action (even Charmy got more action). And some things could have been given a bit more explanation, like how exactly the Phantom Ruby works and where it came from. Some of Infinite’s “illusions” were also woefully underused, Chaos in particular.
So overall, it has it’s flaws, and I would consider this one an actual case of missed potential. But at the same time, I think we might be on to something promising. It’s handled decently enough in spite of said flaws, and if they manage to take lessons from this one and make the right improvements come the next game, I think we may be in for greater things.
Hey there! I saw you needed promps for gadget/infinite and came running as fast as I can. We need more stuff with these two ;-; Hm... How Infinite being haunted by what he done under the influence of the ruby and Gadget is there to comfort him?
god im so sorry this took so long. im trying to work on the
prompts in the order i receive them but that’s, uh. not what happened. at all.
still gonna post em in order tho lel im a sucker for pain
anyways i kinda had a “infinite laments over his past deeds”
with the previous one so if you dont mind i incorporated some introspection on
the other end this time :)
(note: just as some context, ive been playing with the idea
of infinite doing investigative work pre-ruby bc the idea of him purposely
checkin out a strange disturbance in town and then disappearing is more
interesting to me than “he stumbled upon magic rock and then Became Evil”)
anyways u kno the drill yall click Keep reading to read the
Hi, I’m the anon who asked about you giving critique… This is my oc Cole (the snowshoe cat)… This is the only full body reference I have atm- I made it just the flats, so that it might be easier to critique.
anyways here’s some info on him to help your critique; he lives in Holoska (which is basically Canada), has hydro-kenisis and I didn’t give him much to wear because most male sonic character don’t wear much. Just gloves and shoes.
Ps. If you’re going to tag me- tag me as “cript-art-blog”. Its the blog I usually use- its just happens to not be my main. (I wanted my ask blog to be)
Okay sorry for the long, long delay on this. You sent this to me back when I did that bottlenose redesign thing, so I’m guessing you wanted me to give similar input for your character (”How to make it look more SEGASonicish”).
These are just my personal thoughts, and this is your character so take from it what you will!
I didn’t draw the full body because it wasn’t important towards the points I was going to make, sorry if that looks odd.
I emphasized the star like shape the fur was making around the head. I always think with Sonic characters that it’s a good idea to find a strong shape and work with it. You could also turn the ends of the ‘points’ of the stars upwards a bit to be more like your original design, but I just wanted to emphasize the star-like quality.
I like the mask you did around the eyes a lot. Very snowshoe and adds visual interest to the face. The only thing I really changed was to make it more flush with the shape of the eyes. Think of how Marine’s eyemask follows her eyes.
I made the ruff around the neck more ‘poofy’ and going around the entire neck. I’m trying to invoke sort of the concept of a wooly jacket hood, since the character is a Holoska native.
I also added the fluff to the gloves and boots, but I’m thinking the colour may have been better white rather than lavender, or even a pale tan? But anyway I was trying to make the gloves and boots look somewhat heavy duty- gotta keep those extremities warm. Since Sonic characters don’t generally wear a lot of clothing, you need to work with the articles you do get.
I tufted the tail, a bit like Blaze’s. There’s really nothing wrong with the blunted tail, but SEGASonic characters don’t really do that and this is slightly more visually interesting/ties with the head shape better.
Small, small detail, but on the legs (and would have on the arms if it weren’t covered) I made the markings begin just a little down the leg and not immediately at where the leg joins the body. It helps emphasize the limbs as being ‘part’ of the body and not placed ‘onto’ the body, if that makes sense.
… I changed the colour pallete, obviously. A big thing I see fanartists do is use more natural colours for their characters. I’ve done it before myself, so I’m not saying ‘never do it’. But as a rule of thumb Sonic characters aren’t coloured anything like their natural counterparts. I picked a desaturated blue and purples for your character because they gave an ‘icy’ or even slightly ‘aurora borelias’ feel, to tie into the Holoska thing. It also played well with the teals of your character’s clothing.
I hope that helps you out. Like I said, it’s your character so you’re free to do as you wish. You can use any of these ideas or ignore all of them, that’s up to you :)
I wanted to draw a saisonic picture but was hard-pressed for an idea that would suit them. Then I decided to do a little spin on one of the most well-known OTP prompts:“Imagine your OTP slow-dancing to a love song, with Person A quietly singing the words in Person B’s ear.” And I went with “Hysteria” by Def Leppard because it was the best slow-dancing song I could come up with.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to be a bit more in-character with these two in regards to shipping, so here’s what I’ve come up with: Sonic’s edginess and Saitama’s apathy give them both an appreciation for dark humor. Whenever Saitama says a rude or particularly blunt comment to someone, it sometimes gets a chuckle out of Sonic (who probably has as much trouble concealing it as he does with his smile.) Seeing that he makes Sonic happy, in turn, makes Saitama happy. Also Saitama starts to get enjoyment out of teasing the “badass ninja” whenever he acts all tsundere.
Amy kicked her feet off the side of the couch, holding some tea as she looked out the window, humming slightly to herself as she saw the sun going down…
Tails and Professor Pickle were talking on boring subjects again, and she was getting restless to see Sonic again…
They hadn’t known his whereabouts, until at least another piece of the world was put back together.
All she needed was that lead…
She slowly turned to look at Tails and Professor Pickle, seeing that they were in no way paying attention to her anyway, she slowly walked backwards and against the wall, crawling slightly to then stealthily opening the door, and closing it lightly~
“We’re almost there, Sonic!” Chip called out, flying through another city they were rushing to pass, as Sonic ran on all fours, keeping up wtih Chip.
“Finally.” he didn’t mean to sound like he was grumbling, but with his new found deep, raspy voice, that’s just how it was now.
Suddenly, a horde of monsters spawned in the rear of where they were running, and Sonic skidded to a stop on his spiky shoes, and turned around.
“Hold on…” he swung himself around.
“Huh? What’s the hold up, Sonic?” Chip stopped to look behind him, before flying back near his face.
“Hmm… something doesn’t feel right.”
His eyes widened, “Amy!” he took off without another second of hesitation.
“Woah! It’s that girl again!” Chip kicked up his feet, getting ready to burst off, before springing out into the night to follow Sonic.
The hordes were being creepy as they walked slowly up to her, their arms up as if to grab her, but she swung them by the base of their waist and they were flung left and right with each powerful hit.
“Leave. Me. Alone!!” Amy cried out, not in the least afraid, but still wanting to get through to Sonic. “Soooniiic!!!”
Suddenly, from behind her, a large figure jumped over her, landing in front of her as she looked around before covering her head.
He roared out in front of the hordes, and they all immediately stopped advancing.
Once getting their attention, he smirked, and threw his arms out, taking them down one by one in a frenzy of moves.
His stretchy arms even punched out one that tried to leap for Amy, as she cried out in surprise, before rushing over to sonic’s back, and moving with him as he swung around.
“What are you doing here?” he tried to turn his head back to look at her, before refocusing on the battle.
“I… I was lonely! No one was paying attention to me.” she explained, as Sonic shook his head, letting out a groan as his eyes drooped down.
“You couldn’t have waited till after this was all over?” he commented, before flinging away the last monster and stomping a hand to the ground, as they all were flung in the air.
He turned around to see Amy had also been bounced into the air, and quickly reached up to pull her to him, before swinging a long arm out and slamming all the other monsters into dust against the side of a building’s wall.
He panted a moment, breathing heavily, before seeing his work there was done, and sighing.
He turned to look down at Amy.
“If you wanted to see me, couldn’t you have waited till the morning?” he cocked his head to the side, loosening his hold on her and raising his arm from her to the side.
He consciously made that decision, as he looked to his arm, and then to her.
“Ohh~ Like I said! I couldn’t wait any longer! I missed you~” Amy swished her body left and right, before throwing her hands down and up back to her face, being somewhat cute.
“…Ughh…” he looked away and scratched a clawed finger up to his head.
“…But… I don’t look like… myself.” he put the hand down and slowly up to his eyes, showing some sorrow in that fact as he looked over his hand.
Amy stared a moment, seeing his expression change at the appearance of his scary looking, new hand.
“Wouldn’t you rather be comforted by me..? and Not some… monster.”
She bent her eyelids back, seeing he was having some problems with that.
“You think I care so little as to only look upon appearances and images?”she placed her hands confidently to her sides, and leaned over to look up at his face, as he quickly looked down to her, amazed by her answer.
She giggled, jumping in front of him when he turned his head away, putting her hands behind her back as she swayed in her usual manner.
Flirty or whatever you want to call it, it certainly brought Sonic’s attention back to her.
Chip hovered close behind, but dared not interrupt the slight quarrel between the two.
He was highly fascinated at how she could break through Sonic’s walls and surprise him anyway! So interesting…
Could Sonic be influenced by Amy more than he let on?
Chip tilted his head, pondering the moment a bit, and putting his hands near his mouth, thinking about it…
“Whether Sonic comes in black, white, or blue! I’ll love you no matter what you look like, sound like, or even smell like! haha!” she slightly teased, but nodded her head to show that she meant it to some degree.
Sonic stared down at her a moment.
Realizing she meant it, his hand slowly came down, before he seemed to grow nervous and folded his arms, leaning back and avoiding her gaze by looking away.
It was a typical Sonic position, and she smiled when she recognized it.
For a moment, this large… fluffy frame suddenly faded into her hero, and in her mind’s eyes, as he looked back down, tensing his mouth a bit, she imagined a blush with hearts in the background.
She giddily twirled in her imaginings and jumped into Sonic’s arms.
He fell back a bit, but caught himself, and lightly patted her back.
“Alright, alright. I’ll take you home.”
“You mean it?!” she looked up, growing excited. “Will you carry me?”
“Uh…Ummm..” he looked at his dangerous hands…
He looked down at his hazardous way of running too…
He looked back up and thought, before sighing and drooping his arms down.
“Okay.. just this once…” he groaned, and turned around, before gesturing a thumb to his back.
“Ah! Y-… You want me to ride you..?” holding her fists up over her mouth and nose, she lifted a leg up to shy away from it.
“A-are you sure..?”
He looked away, sweat dropping.
“It’s only awkward when you make it awkward, Amy.”
“He’s right!” Chip suddenly flew in, as Amy was taken aback at his presence, almost having forgotten him. “You should just hop on! No questions asked.” Chip held up a pointer finger, and shook it around as to lightly scold her for second-guessing it.
She nodded, “R-right.” she carefully came up behind him, looking around for a safe way to mount, before seeing Sonic reach a hand back.
She stepped on the hand and smiled to him, gaining some balance, she jumped on his back and positioned herself to ride him.
He felt his now, longer and more ragged quills shift under her, and the sensation made him roll his shoulders back, not liking it for a moment.
“Are you comfortable?” Amy blinked down at him, as he suddenly flinched, his eyes growing wide and turning back to her.
“Ah… um. I’m fine.” he didn’t want to tell her what he was feeling, so he ended up just nodding and looking away. “I’m going to charge off now… get ready.”
“Right!” she held onto his ears, making his upper lip twitch at her tug, but got on all fours and wiggled his shoe into position.
“Chip.” he called out, head close to the ground as Chip flew off, spinning around to throw up a ‘thumbs up’ and then took off to show the way.
“Hold on, Amy!”
Sonic bolted off as Amy slightly felt herself fling off him for a moment, but gripped her legs to his waist and held on.
It was like riding a huge gorilla!
It made her laugh at how uncomfortable it was, his spines poking into her every now and again.
However, she was used to her own spines, and it didn’t bother her very much, nor hurt.
However… he wasn’t used to another piggy-back riding him, and so with each foot or hand fall, he felt her weight shift a bit, and it bothered him.
“Wee! Haha! Giddy up!”
“I’m not a horse…”
-A while after the adventure-
“You were SOOO fluffy! Hehe~ Hey! I have a question?” Amy spread her arms out, holding her already eaten ice cream cone and then put her legs down from leaning back and up to look sincerely to him.
He had also finished, and ate the cone, looking slightly bored before raising an eyebrow to her. “Hmm?”
“Can I get another piggy-back ride? It shouldn’t be so off now that you’re the right size again. After all!”
“Ha-ACK!” He choked a moment on his cone and beat his chest, swallowing it before turning to Amy, looking a bit worried…
“Please?!” she moved up to him, her hands down in front of her. “I really enjoyed that! Haha! And I think it’s fun.” she cutely looked away, remembering the moment.
“…Uhh…” he looked away, remembering it as anything ‘but’ fun…
“Please?” she looked to him again, tilting her head.
He suddenly remembered her words again… looking back to her.
No matter what I look like… she’ll always see me as Sonic.
He thought about how that really pulled him through those tough times…
“…I can’t dispute.” he shook his head down, sighing, before shrugging and getting up. “But again.” he held a pointer finger up, then turned his head slightly to an angle.
“This is the last time.”
He wiggled his finger around, a signature move by her beloved hero~
“Right! Hehe~” she grinned, as he turned and she hopped on as fast as she could, making him wobble back cause he wasn’t expecting her to just leap like that.
His spines bristled up a little and she giggled at their pokes, before he lowered them for her comfortably.
“S…Sorry.” he seemed a little embarrassed by that.
“Not a problem! After all, I’ve lived with my quills forever too, you know!” she wiggled her head up through his quills to get to peek over his shoulder to him, as it took every bit of self control not to spike his quills up again.
He reached back and bent down, grabbing her legs and looking forward, thinking where to go…
It could just be a joy ride, after all, he could take her home at anytime now…
He looked down.
The sensation… wasn’t as bad as the first time.
He took off, “Hold on!”
For some reason, those words resonated in Sonic…
As he ran, he suddenly found that the closeness didn’t bother him so much as before.
After all, he wasn’t scary. He didn’t have claws. And he sure as heck didn’t have so many sensitive, long quills like antennas to deal with!
As Amy’s hands held closely to his neck, she pushed up a little to look just a little over his head, and smiled at the view.
He was rushing by some lovely scenery to keep her occupied, and of course, he enjoyed the terrain too.
He took a second to look down at her hands… then up to her face.
Her wide open smile filled him with some sense of accomplishment, or some fulfilling desire to make sure she was happy and pleased.
He smiled too, but hid it as she looked down to him, seeing his head had moved slightly.
She smiled, hoping he was admiring her beauty, and then continued to laugh as he took off.
Even with her against his quills, he was slowly becoming used to the intimacy, and who knows?
Maybe the experience could be helpful in the end? (~<3)
I know this has probably already been discussed a lot - but does anyone else think that Sonic Unleashed’s non-CGI cutscenes looked just a little bit better than what we’ve seen of Sonic Forces’ cutscenes so far? I understand they both have different styles (Forces being more towards Lost World’s bright colours and toony-ness) and one could even argue that there’s really not much graphical improvement one can do on Sonic as a character - at the end of the day, he’s not ‘realistic’ he’s pretty much a blue blob.
But I still can’t seem to shake my preference for Unleashed?
What is Sonic's favorite thing about being a ghost? And does he have any powers he doesn't show off?
His favorite power is flight; he’s always loved exploring, and being able to fly gave him a a whole new way to look at the world. On gray mornings (which are a constant in San Fran), he likes to fly above the clouds to watch the sun rise.
He has a few abilities that haven’t really come up in-comic; the most important is an extension of his possession abilities. He can possess inanimate objects just like he does to living creatures, and if it’s an object that is powered by any energy source, he can manipulate and supercharge that energy source. Electronics and Chaos Drive-powered stuff is the easiest. He usually possesses Shadow’s motorcycle (which is actually the only reason it still works) to imbue it with extra speed and maneuverability, and can drive it too if Shadow needs his hands free. He could also possess a regular animal, which would be very interesting to see…
Another one is that he can leave secret messages with his ectoplasm-blood stuff; write a message, and it only re-appears when something charged with Chaos Energy is held up to the writing.
He could intentionally alter his appearance the way Scourge does with the skull-face thing, or craft spirit items out of pure Chaos Energy. He actually has done this, but it wasn’t covered in-comic: in Tikal’s next appearance, we’ll see that she has a little necklace made of bits of turquoise, Sonic made it for her.
He does have a minor healing ability: Sonic can tear off part of his arm bandages, and if he wraps them around an injured friend’s wound it will heal them or greatly speed up the healing process.
Also, technically, he can be in more than one place at the same time; he is literally part of the Chaos Emeralds, and there’s seven of them, so he’s kind of in at least seven places at any given time? If he put some thought into this he could really take advantage of it, but Sonic is kinda dumb and doesn’t like to think of himself in non-physical terms whenever possible.
Another Boom!Sonamy fanfiction I worked on when not writing part 2 of “Advice” . This story focuses on Sonic taking care of Amy after she gets badly hurt during a fight, so obviously get ready for ensuing fluffy/cute moments. Hope you enjoy this little sonamy one-shot! :D (also sorry for all the long posts/sonamy people! hope it’s not too much.)
Amy awoke with a groan and slowly opened her eyes to find herself comfortably resting on her couch back at her hut. As she lay there, eyes still heavy, she heard a figure move close by and then the sound of a familiar voice.
“Hey there Ames,” Sonic spoke softly, a small smile on his face as he watched her quickly turn towards him, her eyes fully open now. She sat up quickly, overjoyed to see him, but a searing pain in her head and right shoulder caused her to groan in agony and her face soon contorted into a grimace.
“S-Sonic..? Wh-what happened..?” she said softly, every fiber or her being trying it’s best to ignore the pain she was feeling, but it was near impossible. After a moment, Amy felt Sonic’s hands curl around hers gently, his face not losing it’s comforting smile.
“Well, you took a pretty bad hit out there against Eggman today. We were all fighting, then suddenly there were explosives flying at us. I saw you lunge out of the corner of my eye towards one heading in your direction, and as you deflected it, it…exploded…” Sonic looked away for a moment, his face losing it’s smile as he squeezed her hands tighter. When he connected with her eyes again, his expression was more intense. “There was some debris and I managed to save you from the bulk of it, but after I had caught you I saw that some had hit you in the shoulder and on the side of the head. You blacked-out soon after, and I had Tails rush you out of there while I finished the battle with Knuckles and Sticks.”
“So, how long have I been…?” Amy said slowly, her question trailing off. “A few hours.” Sonic replied quickly. “After Tails bandaged you up, I brought you here and I’ve been looking after you ever since.” He gave her a small smile and she smiled back, happy to know he had stayed and looked after her this whole time.
“T-thank you Sonic. I’m sure you have other things you want to do though, so don’t feel like you need to–” Amy was interrupted abruptly by Sonic putting a finger to her lips. “Amy I’m not leaving you until you’ve gotten better, okay? I’m staying with you as long as it takes.” He began to remove his finger from her lips, but placed it back there again as Amy began to protest. “B-but Sonic–”
“No buts Ames,” he interjected again, his form suddenly rising and walking away towards the kitchen, leaving Amy confused a moment. He soon came back and sat down on the cushioned seat across from her again, holding two small ice packs in one hand, and a glass of water and some crackers in the other. He set down the ice packs and gently handed her the glass of water, which she took gratefully and began taking small sips from in between chewing the crackers. When she had had enough, Sonic set the items aside and gently reached up to her shoulder and began carefully loosening the now bloodied bandages wrapped there.
I haven’t seen anyone speak any positives about forces so I’m gonna lay one out there
the cinematography and background involvement w/ some of these stages is goddamn incredible. they’re stunning to look at bc there’s so much to see. if the cinematic scenes had action buttons, these stages would already be improved immensely.
having infinite switch your perspective in metropolis capital city and watching him appear in the foreground as he does so is badass. first time playing through the stage and I just sat here in awe that I forgot I needed to react bc what an ENTRANCE and mechanic to that stage !
sonic team has so many fascinating ideas, it’s unfortunate fans/critics would rather tear sonic apart than reach out to them about their originality and what works.
encouragement can go a long way. criticism is necessary but it’s hardly worth listening to if you have only negative shit to say. and most fans/critics feel they need to enforce all the things bad w/ sonic instead of just… discussing what’s good… THEN what could be worked on.
the community can get as toxic as it does bc no one wants to say anything nice nor believes there’s anything nice to say. so… say something nice about your favorite sonic games. think about the positives. your spirits will lift a bit when you consider how much sonic team does for a game style exclusive to sonic. and if the community were better, we could be aiming toward better games.
| Sonic Chaos | Chapter Four: The Crazy Jungle Girl
(GUESS WHO’S BACK!!!! Gosh, it’s been SO LONG since the last chapter! But it’s finally here, and I promise I will speed up the process…it’s a long story why I got so hung up, but it’s back now, so it’s alright. Thank you @mangaanonymous for the illustration ilyy <3)
~ Chapter Four~
Amy’s eyes painfully fluttered open. She covered them with her hand to protect them from a bright orange light. She found herself leaning against a tree with a baby blue blanket draped over her. Amy took a few deep breaths, looking to her side to see nothing but green plants and trees. She turned to her left and her right, her neck ached as she did so. The sun was setting on the horizon.
She opened her mouth to say something, but words couldn’t reach her. Her head was pounding and her muscles were all sore. Her blood felt like molasses and for some reason, she felt extremely heavy. Every ounce of her being was telling her to just go back to sleep and never wake up.
oK so i had a dream last night and basically it took place in Sonic Forces, and they were about to go off to battle and Amy was staying behind to take care of the communicating thing or whatever she's in charge in, and she was holding a record book or something?? so as they're about to leave, Sonic was like "oh look! there's one of eggman's robots!" and as everyone turned around, he grabbed Amy by the waist, dipped her, put her book in front of their faces and kissed her
“Nice work, partner!” Sonic high-fived the young Recruit, who was shy and modest with dipping his head and scratching behind in at his praise.
“Ah, humble aren’t you?” Sonic seemed amused by that, and threw him a thumbs up, “That should get you far.” he teased.
Bttz, Beee~ BTTZZZ, BEEE~
“Oh? Looks like we got a phone call.” Sonic continued the jokes before turning on the communicator.
Amy’s cheery face came on, as she waved to Sonic on the screen. “Hello!”
“Hey!” Sonic’s grin widened, “Miss me?”
“I’m here to speak to the recr- OF COURSE! Pfft, always.” she tried to flirt but it was a little too late for that.
“What? The recruit?” Sonic turned to him, before making a disappointed face to Amy, pouting slightly, “So you call me instead?”
“His communicator was trashed, I assume?”
They both looked down and noticed his was sparking from their last mission’s adventure.
Sonic nodded, “Alright… Here.” he held out his hand and looked away as if somehow rejected.
The Recruit dipped his head again in apology, trying to smile through the awkwardness but knew Sonic was just goofing around.
“If you want to talk to me, you know my number.” Amy snapped a quick quip while rolling her eyes off the camera as if trying to indirectly to speak to Sonic. She then turned and addressed the Recruit.
“You’re doing amazing out there! We’re all very impressed and proud of you, recruit!”
Sonic looked annoyed at her praising someone else, and tapped his foot in impatience.
She apparently heard that and giggled, she gestured her pointed finger to him off screen and looked to the recruit, mouthing the words- Is his hand on his hip?
She covered her mouth and blushed, holding in a giggle.
“We need you now to try out a solo mission, we know you can do it.” she winked, encouragingly.
Sonic looked back and nodded, putting an arm around the recruit. “I know you can do it! Hey, if you can keep up with my missions, then I’m sure you’ve learned enough here.”
“There’s never enough to learn! Silver and Knuckles are waiting for you, Sonic.” she could see the screen move as Sonic retracted his arm so that only he was at the center of the screen.
“And?” he waited, wanting clearly to hear something sweet from her too.
“…Who’s my favorite hedgehog~” she squished her face against the camera. “Who’s going fast? Who’s going fast? You are! That’s a good boy~” she made the recruit stifle a laugh.
Sonic’s face was priceless, completely defeated and annoyed, he went to turn off the communicator. “See ya around, Amy… these chats are always ‘inspiring’.”
She giggled a bit more, “Be safe~”
He turned her off and shook his head, dipping it down with both hands on his hips now, “You know, I can’t always tell if she’s playing me… or thinks that’s actual flirting.”
The recruit turned his head with a little red on his cheeks, thinking that the two of them were sweet.
Sonic rolled his own eyes and patted the Recruit’s back, “We’re just a funny.. duo, really.”
“Good luck.” He gave the recruit one last wink and thumbs up, before taking off.
Tails turned on his communicator, “Sonic?”
“Is Amy working?”
Sonic disconnected from a clearly confused Tails, and reconnected with Amy’s multiple screens, having learned how to tap into each of them into the same server.
Grinning mischievously, he cupped his hands over his face, seeing her sleeping at her computer.
He took a deep breath in.
“AHH!!” she flailed and fell back, sliding off her chair as it rolled to the right of her. Using it as a crutch, she slowly lifted herself up and looked around. The speakers fizzed and mellowed out before she saw his smirking look of triumph.
“Good morning~” he winked.
She frowned,… but couldn’t help and blush.
“I’ve imagined that moment for a long time… never thought it’d actually happen.”
“Hope I didn’t disappoint your wildest dreams. I need something.”
“You usually aren’t far off the mark.” she teased, but only muttered to herself as she got up and sighed, leaning her head back, fiddling with her bangs and swooping them back. “When do you ever NOT need something from me?”
“Just tell me what-”
“I want you to express your feelings-”
“NOT THAT! The records books! Amy! Focus!” he suddenly got a bit nervous, and so his body tensed up along with his frightful tone.
“Haha! Got you~” she dipped down, trying to get it as all Sonic could see was her legs in the air, bent and doing cute little stretches as she tried to reach for something.
“Hmph..” he looked a bit exhausted after that, but lowered his eyelids and watched her feet do their silly thing. “I need to know what happened on the ruined island…”
“Islands?” She corrected and came back up with the book in her hand. “Isn’t that where the recruit went?”
“He found a core of some kind.”
“Woah.” Amy’s eyes widened.
“Heh, good to see you finally taking things seriously for a change.”
“I always take things seriously. Especially between us.” she winked.
For a moment, she could have sworn the side of Sonic’s smile twitched into a cocky grin she knew and loved, but it was over and gone as quickly as it had come.
“Records. Please.” he tilted his head and gave her a flirty look.
She wished it was a flirty look… it was all she wanted.
Swooning a moment at his charms, she opened the book and began to give him the information he needed.
The islands were forming some sort of super land with metallic purposes. Infinite was gaining his power source from whatever this meant, and the team needed to investigate and destroy it. The islands weren’t natural, but man-made. If Eggman ever had a weak spot, it was there! They just knew it!
The ground shook as Amy clung to her records book, the only thing that was able to give them some clues as to what it all meant.
She stumbled in her attempt to keep the book firmly clasped between her arms and chest, but Sonic pushed his shoulder up by her back so she wouldn’t fall.
She looked back and smiled at him through her fear.
“Like old times.” she weakly tried to ignore the fright everyone was showing.
He smiled confidently back to her as if the memory had returned to him as well.
Just before everyone headed out- “Look!” Sonic moved himself from behind her and slung an arm around her shoulder.
He did this because he knew she would be retreating with others back to the HQ.
He wasn’t lying…
people turned as he scanned right and left, making sure they were at the back of the crowd and grabbed the book from her arms.
“H-huh?” he dipped her and covered their faces with the records book.
Bringing her back up, she looked a bit spooked but was leaping for joy inside.
“Put that on your records.” he winked, and waved her off, racing to the join the other resistance.
“Wait for me, Amy!”
“..D-d..” she shook herself out from the sensation happening inside her. “Don’t get caught! Or hurt! Or-!”
He waved her away, and she knew it’d be some time before he came back…
I’ve been writing fanfic and as a result thinking more about the Tails/Eggman foil/dynamic. It really is interesting when you think about it.
Despite being a child, Tails often bears the burden of maturity, whether it be something as serious as saving the city from a missile attack or as small as being the voice of reason in his group of friends. When he does act like the child he is, it can come back to haunt him. (i.e. guilelessly asking Eggman how he knew about the fake Emerald, leading to the capsule scene) He sometimes indulges in wishful thinking but is generally one of the more grounded characters.
I can’t think of many instances where Eggman is outright punished for his manchild tendencies, Heroes era notwithstanding. His fantasies tend to border on delusion were it not for his sheer determination to make them real.
Eggman generally does what he wants when he wants, how he wants it, without regard for the consequences, and yet can plan ahead to an insane degree. Tails is good at thinking on his feet when plans fail.
Tails is deeply concerned by injustice and unfairness in the world, having encountered it firsthand. Eggman commits atrocities with shocking disregard.
Eggman’s own interests and goals come first, whereas Tails, like Sonic, encourages solidarity and others’ input.
Tails is modest to the point of being self-effacing and a bit of a doormat, while Eggman’s ego could swallow planets. Regardless, both are incredibly gifted prodigies with vastly different things to offer the world. In that vein Tails may be a more positive “mirror” to Eggman’s own childhood.
I think given that all other things are equal, Eggman would be loath to consider Tails a true rival because of his relative inexperience. That’s not to say he’d underestimate him—just that for someone of his caliber, why battle a child? What would that say about him? Tails is secure in knowing it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.