Troublezone
I think this was either the first Sonic comic that I owned or one of the first. It was so long ago. XD

I think this was either the first Sonic comic that I owned or one of the first. It was so long ago. XD

hibikihojou:

the most aggravating fans are the ones that become huge fans of a villainous character but just can’t handle the fact that the villainous character does villainous things and instead said fans invent a million assbackwards headcanons about how the villain is TOTALLY not a villain at all and is some tragic blob where nothing is their fault even up to and including murder and genocide

i am just so baffled by this

wildknightblazer:

Okay, so Lucina over Roy isn’t the controversy. Whoops.

The controversy is that Sakurai said he didn’t include Chrom because he couldn’t think of a way to make him unique and stand out from the current roster, then goes on to describe how Lucina is basically a clone of Marth.

Here’s the thing with that:

A) Lucina is a clone of Marth in her original game. That is her function. It would frankly be REALLY WEIRD of she WEREN’T a Marth clone in Smash.

B) Dunno if you noticed, but Lucina’s a girl. She’s in fact an awesome strong female character (not “strong female character,” I mean she is legitimately a good female character in a video game. At least, comparatively.). I also don’t know if you noticed, but the Smash development team seem very insistent on adding as many female characters to the roster as they can.
a) Which, as shit like the Ubisoft “female characters are hard to animate” bullshit proves, is something that desperately needs to be done with video games in the first place.
b) Characters like Lucina absolutely need more representation, even if in terms of gameplay they’re functionally clones of male characters.
So c) That’s the unique factor that she brings to the table. Chrom would have just been another straight-laced kinda dull blue-haired swordsman who would probably fight like Ike. Lucina is a blue-haired swordsWOMAN. Who is also a really good character. That absolutely earns her her spot.

So basically shut up about Chrom. I like him, he would have been cool, but Lucina getting the nod over him is absolutely the best scenario.

I don’t really care all that much, but I feel the need to point out that Lucina isn’t actually supposed to be a Marth clone in game (other than appearance wise). It’s a minor plot point in Awakening that “Masked Marth” fight’s identically to Chrom, who has a heavier fighting style than the real Marth. This is why some people who didn’t think Chrom would make it in were saying he might end up as an Ike clone rather than a Marth clone. So that kind of calls into question how much of the game Sakurai actually played, especially since using Chrom or Lucina’s Great Lord promotion, which gives them spears in addition to swords, would have solved the move clone problem with either of them.

Of course it could be that Sakurai just meant that Chrom would just be another blue haired male swordsman and not that he’d be a moveset clone. As I already said, I don’t really mind one way or another.

The Special Snowflake Syndrome

grumpyfox:

troublesomeknight:

grumpyfox:

So um, am I the only one who feels displeased with the player character having their mind forcibly opened to The Greater Truth(tm)? I don’t know about you, and I am not saying you are not allowed to like Taimi, but  didn’t want to save her. Why did none of the others go into the Machine(tm)? Braham, for example? He and Taimi get along just fine?

You know, aside from the fact that ‘she was not a person, like me’. Her ‘superior asuran mind’ could have handled the Truth(tm) just fine without my character having to step in.

I like 2001: A Space Odyssey, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want my character to be made into the proverbial space embryo. If they wanted an excuse for a cutscene, Kasmeer could have gone and then shared her experience through her special snowflake 20s timewarp cooldown, blinking-to-elevated-or-otherwise-inaccessible-areas mesmery powers (looking away from the fact that all mesmers have telepath/hypnotic/suggestive abilities).

And why the hell does my sylvari character suddenly require petitioning for an audience with his own mother? Headcanon for LS: Duane just legged it back to the Grove and deposited his aching head into the menders’ and the Tree’s healing hands while Kasmeer ran around trying to apply human noble customs to sylvari.

TL;DR I am getting tired of bad writing and cheap plot devices (as well as they handled Marjory mourning her sister, that doesn’t make the plot device any less overused or cheap and I am sorry to all those who found this scene touching but I could not bring myself to be affected in the least) and this is quickly turning into a Miss Malcontent blog I will just stop myself here.

You’re interesting. Most other people would be bitching about why Kasmeer got all the glory and calling her a mary sue if she were to do what you’re talking about. Like how everyone hates Trahearne and Ellen Kiel and Kormir from GW1 for “stealing the spotlight.” As others have said, it’s a video game and while it is also an MMO, you’re are still basically the main character. So, while I wouldn’t mind if someone other than my character got to do the thing, or gets credit for this or that, it’s not exactly bad writing if my character does.

The only legit complaint is the petition thing with your Slyvari character, but that’s always been a problem where Anet doesn’t seem to want to bother to make alternate dialogue for shared content that takes the characters’ race into account. » Now that’s lazy.

Kasmeer is as far from a Mary Sue as you can possibly get if you’re a human blonde pretty girl. I would not have hated her and I do not hate Trahearne based on his character or his role (I hate him because he’s a bloody useless NPC). I have no feelings about Kiel, I mean she’s a goody-two-shoes but that’s that. She’s honest and acts according to a set of ideals that have remained consistent ever since she was introduced. And while I absolutely detest Kormir, it’s not because she becomes a god after you’ve done all the work, it’s because basically everything that has gone wrong is about 60% her fault. She claims ignorance when it comes to Apocrypha’s awakening, she willfully keeps quiet about her mind being under Abaddon’s influence and for the greater part of the campaign she is essentially his most valued spy.

This rant has a point, and the point is, besides me having a lot of burning hatred for Kormir, it’s not about where you get to at the end of the story, it’s how you get there. You obviously cannot very well make an MMO where a player’s character hasn’t got a major role. But if they build the MMO on the story, the least they could do is to make it a good one (or at least check their existing lore instead of winging it). They have given me precisely zero reasons why I should have saved Taimi, while they gave her all the reasons to want to go inside and literally anybody else present in that cave had more reasons to go in after Taimi than my character did, yet I was given no other option.

I guess you’ve got a point there. XD; Admittedly, I play so infrequently that I haven’t gotten to the part where Trahearne unites the Orders yet, I never played Guild Wars 1 and I didn’t do all that much of the Living Story content, so I’m mostly just going by what I’ve seen other people say about them (though come to think of it, I do now remember reading someone else’s explanation for the whole Kormir thing, but that was a long time ago). The people who would call Kasmeer a Mary Sue aren’t worth listening to anyway.

I guess you can always go with “it was the right thing to do” as for why your character would go in after Taimi, but I guess if they haven’t really given you sufficient reason to care about her, then maybe you’re right that it’s an issue. Again, I haven’t really been doing much of the Living Story, I completely missed the entire bit with Scarlet. So I guess I wouldn’t really know. >_>; She seems fairly popular on tumblr, though I guess that doesn’t have too much to do with IC reasons to care. 

The Special Snowflake Syndrome

grumpyfox:

So um, am I the only one who feels displeased with the player character having their mind forcibly opened to The Greater Truth(tm)? I don’t know about you, and I am not saying you are not allowed to like Taimi, but  didn’t want to save her. Why did none of the others go into the Machine(tm)? Braham, for example? He and Taimi get along just fine?

You know, aside from the fact that ‘she was not a person, like me’. Her ‘superior asuran mind’ could have handled the Truth(tm) just fine without my character having to step in.

I like 2001: A Space Odyssey, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want my character to be made into the proverbial space embryo. If they wanted an excuse for a cutscene, Kasmeer could have gone and then shared her experience through her special snowflake 20s timewarp cooldown, blinking-to-elevated-or-otherwise-inaccessible-areas mesmery powers (looking away from the fact that all mesmers have telepath/hypnotic/suggestive abilities).

And why the hell does my sylvari character suddenly require petitioning for an audience with his own mother? Headcanon for LS: Duane just legged it back to the Grove and deposited his aching head into the menders’ and the Tree’s healing hands while Kasmeer ran around trying to apply human noble customs to sylvari.

TL;DR I am getting tired of bad writing and cheap plot devices (as well as they handled Marjory mourning her sister, that doesn’t make the plot device any less overused or cheap and I am sorry to all those who found this scene touching but I could not bring myself to be affected in the least) and this is quickly turning into a Miss Malcontent blog I will just stop myself here.

You’re interesting. Most other people would be bitching about why Kasmeer got all the glory and calling her a mary sue if she were to do what you’re talking about. Like how everyone hates Trahearne and Ellen Kiel and Kormir from GW1 for “stealing the spotlight.” As others have said, it’s a video game and while it is also an MMO, you’re are still basically the main character. So, while I wouldn’t mind if someone other than my character got to do the thing, or gets credit for this or that, it’s not exactly bad writing if my character does.

The only legit complaint is the petition thing with your Slyvari character, but that’s always been a problem where Anet doesn’t seem to want to bother to make alternate dialogue for shared content that takes the characters’ race into account. » Now that’s lazy.

angelo-storto:

Suddenly, badass posing. Because.

Maverick Hunters: Pose as a team because Shit just got Real!

angelo-storto:

Suddenly, badass posing.
Because.

Maverick Hunters: Pose as a team because Shit just got Real!

ryoplica:

You’ll catch a cold if you take a nap here, milord

fightinginfutility:

>IMPLYING THE CHARACTER SHOWN IN ZELDA U WASN’T LINK

>IMPLYING EIJI AONUMA DIDN’T TROLL THE EVERLIVING FUCK OUT OF YOU ALL BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL FUCKING STUPID

R E K T

>Implying that we can take that article at face value when it’s some obscure  Australian gaming site I don’t think anyone’s ever heard of before that supposed interview was published and gave neighsayer’s something to latch onto.

You shouldn’t believe everything you read. What other sources do we have for Aonuma saying he was joking other than that website?

Not that I’m saying that the chances aren’t still high that it is, in fact, Link in that trailer, but seriously.

the-sonic-cafe:

So can anyone tell me what is wrong with this image?

This was back in the Classic Era. The only Western Sonic who couldn’t swim/was afraid of water back then was the one from Sonic Underground.

the-sonic-cafe:

So can anyone tell me what is wrong with this image?

This was back in the Classic Era. The only Western Sonic who couldn’t swim/was afraid of water back then was the one from Sonic Underground.