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This is honestly pathetic, I've heard from :iconvictauron:  Apparently Sonic and sally are no longer lovers there just friends now, SEGA is pathetic  Archie is pathetic. These two deserve the worst company award. Yes  Ken did the lawsuit thing, but fuck that, the main blame goes directly to SEGA. I say this because they don't care how a series works, Sonic is not Call of duty  where the story is about as important as the sky boxes they create.

The Sonic series has characters, worlds,  characters we adored for SPECIFIC REASONS! everyone was not a hollow shell like they believed them to be, for the past 20 years lets ALL be honest here, the comics were the only stable form of story for the series. The games have always changed as did the story and world itself, SEGA has NEVER  stayed with a basic story platform everything always changed from game to game to game. No 2 games take place in the same type of world, excluding sonic colors and generations and I do.  If you want to say  SA1, SA2 and shadow fine.  But every other game in the series has kept to nothing, each game stands in its own bubble thats why the fandom is so fucking divided.


Then the comics  SEGA wanting to keep sonic nothing more then a mere image of IP and NOTHING more has shot them in the foot MANY times and they keep going.  Lets see since Sonic never had a basic platform of a world, Archie had free range to create whatever they wanted for sonic, they had no idea what to do, and considering the comic was suppose to follow Satam then it changed over in to more SegaSonic which was okay but as they changed over the more was taken out or changed, and now we've reach the point where the comics match the games completely, having hollow characters, paper thin stories just like SEGA's games and they want it this way, well SEGA you can't have it this way.                

Other games are thriving because they build on what they create, they take value in to the fantasy's they create and build on it for others to enjoy , You however seem to see this as negative and create a setup then toss it after your sales meet about 1/4 of your expected mark then wash rinse repeat. Other companies  introduce well fleshed out characters, you reuse the same ones over and over only changing there back stories,  Others use world building to expand the characters universe, You take the same world and remake it into something for that specific game only.

So roughly for the last 20 years, Archie has been doing YOUR JOB!  You CANNOT Tell someone to make a series based off your content and you give them NOTHING to go on, because roughly your giving them  free range to make up whatever and once people enjoy what they have created you can't cry foul and take something out you don't like, because this was not Archie's job this was yours. So we want the story the way Archie made it and your want it your way, your Actively going against your costumers.

You don't want sonic married, too bad, you should have made sonic's story more detailed and established, you don't want everyone to have families? you need to show everyone had families no one just exists, All of these concepts YOU SEGA should have already filled, YOU should have had the stories, characters, and platform already thought of and gave it to Archie to follow.  But you didn't and your trying to take control of something you never gave a shit about from the very start.  Mario is a more in depth character then sonic and that's saying alot.  Face it your methods are solutions looking for problems that don't exist, while denying the real problem is you.          
 

And Archie, Probably worst comic studio out there, your proofreaders are shit your editing department is nonexistent, Why did you have writers try to changed the foundation formula for the characters,why would you have writers that play favoritism, why would you let someone try to write out the co-star of the comic and made her derail partly resulting in hatred for a fictional character that still goes on TO THIS FUCKING DAY, why would you cheapen the artstyle more and more until everyone looks like different color base models ,why would you let horrific scenes pass without a second thought, Why do you have characters derail and act either over powered or stupid and weak ,WHY would you just sweep it all under the rug and say it all never happened. You people have dug your own grave and the comics are nothing but hollow shells now with characters that are in a surreal world and act surreal themselves for MOST of us that know the previous comics/stories, and characters.  


And to be honest the genesis wave  still needed to happen and to out alot of bull like say that iron queen arc for one, but instead of using the same world you people just decided to make shit up as you go along now.

One thing I like about one piece is that it basically follows its story and you even see characters return from ep146 when you on ep633  This mean the writers of one piece follow its story and they take it seriously, THIS is what makes a story good when you follow it and stay true, If you want to say they use "Loose continuity" well them I'm sorry such a thing exist. Meaning you can do whatever you like whither it makes sense or not.

SO my main point you can all blame archie, you can all blame Ken/Ian or who the hell ever they all take the blame fully, but the one that will be put on a rope is SEGA themselves because they NEVER had a story established and STUCK TO IT. This is why Sonic is failing, this is why SEGA has failed and ruined there own franchise that honestly could have topped even mario, all Sega needed to do was GIVE A SHIT.    
" oh well its SEGA series they can do what they want"

yeah  they can go do whatever they like and when they shut down because no one  gives a shit about sonic anymore,  they can at least say " well we did want we wanted"
and then they will pay for it.

right next to Archie


and FIY this is this reason I don't Claim Sonic boom will save sonic like everyone is praying to God like it will so Stop it! Sonic boom is another solution looking for a problem.
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Found a WIP from July, which I have forgotten about. I think I will finish it.
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A totally hot girl with really, really long blonde hair walked seductively down the street. As she passed everyone stared, taken aback by her hotness. She almost glided as she walked past all the really handsome guys that she just wasn't interested in. She wore a really tight pair of blue jeans, that kinda looked like this one pair I saw in this totally hot magazine where the model had long legs and stuff, oh, and a really cute t-shirt. It may have been the 1960s, but damn she was so totally sexy and modern for some reason. At that moment, a really ugly but seriously strong guy grabbed her arm.

"Hey! Go to prom with me, Bunny!" said the guy.
"No!" said Bunny.
"Please?" said the guy.
"No, John! I will not go to prom with you!" she replied flicking her really, really long hair back in a totally unintentionally sexy way. He clenched his fists and gritted his teeth like he was getting really angry and stuff.
"Hold on now!" a sweet and silky voice chimed. She looked over to see a totally hot guy who was like old and stuff but still hot. He looked like one of those army guys but without the camo and all that. Kinda like the really old war pictures but like, so much more hot and stuff. Bunny blushed and said something, but really quiet 'cause the guy was like, so seriously hot.
"Ha and what are you gonna do, you big jerk guy!" said the guy.
"I am a mercenary that is just wandering around the streets for some reason. I'm going to engage you in physical combat for the audacity of mistreating such an amazingly sexy, beautiful and intelligent lady that I have absolutely no reason to stand up for, and will most likely result in some form of long-term relationship as a direct result of me intervening." the hot guy said putting his hands on his hips and pouting.
"Ya right!" said the guy and pulled Bunny's arm dragging her away in like, a totally violent manner. The hot guy grabbed the guy by his collar and threw him across the street so he landed in a shop window and smashed it's glass. He put his hands on his hips and stood totally heroically in front of Bunny.
"Oh my God, like thanks, and stuff..." she said blushing a whole lot because he was like, so seriously hot and muscular and everything. He smiled sadly, and then smiled a little.
"What's wrong mister?" Bunny asked.
"Oh, I am just sad for no reason; it's most probable the reason will be explained later, at an integral part of the narrative where you decide you wish to engage in some form of relationship with me because all the boys your age are immature and you have no interest in them whatsoever..." he said sadly and turned and ran away. Bunny held up her hand in a totally cliché way as she watched him go.
"I... I didn't even get your name...!" she whispered pulling her hands into her chest.

The next day Bunny was at the grocery store buying soup because she loves it so much. Seriously, she like, eats it every day and stuff because it's just so delicious. She reached up for a tin of her favourite soup on the top shelf and slipped.
"Oh no!" she said as she fell. She was surprised when someone caught her. She looked up to see the totally hot army guy from yesterday.
"Oh my god, it's like... you!" she said. He lifted her up and examined the can of soup. She took it off him and blushed a lot,
"Oh, that's just my favourite soup that I just took off you." she flicked her hair back,
"Oh, and like, thanks for yesterday and stuff..." she said.
"You're welcome." he said.
"I never got your name." she said.
"Oh, didn't you...?" he said.
"No." she said.
"Oh..." he said awkwardly.
"Well?" she said.
"Oh... It's..." he blushed a little and twisted the ball of his foot into the ground because he was kinda embarrassed.
"Jane..." he said with a pout.
"Oh really?" she asked in surprise because that was a girl's name and it was unusual for a boy to be called that, it was like calling a girl something like Bob, which would be totally weird. He grabbed her by the wrist gently, she bit her lip his hands were like totally soft and girly, but not in a gross lesbian way.
"Let me invite you to my house for dinner for no other reason that we have currently exhausted the options of this conversation." he said. Bunny blushed.
"OK."

Bunny wore a totally sexy black dress. The top was made of strings and the bottom was just a long skirt and stuff. She didn't look slutty or anything just like, really, really sexy. She knocked at the door and heard locks and stuff being unlocked. Jane popped his head around the door. He had on this totally expensive looking tuxedo and wasn't wearing his helmet.
"Oh hi." he said leaning to one side and raising his leg slightly.
"Hi." she said. She went and sat down and he poured her some like, really expensive wine and stuff.

Sniper leaned back from her computer screen and rubbed her neck. She had been writing this parody pretty much without rest for the last half an hour or so. She shut her eyes slightly and let out a short chuckle at her own commitment to the whole joke. Her mind went over the fact that bad fan-fiction is almost beyond parody, but the idea of people changing characters to their whim just irritated her. She let out a thoughtful sigh as she reasoned that it was worth writing the parody because it was her own personal way of venting her frustration about the issue. A small smile crept on her lips as she heard the door open behind her,
"Couldn't sleep, darl?" she said leaning back in her chair, eagerly awaiting a kiss from her boyfriend. As the seconds ticked by, she wondered if she had imagined it all. She turned her head towards the door, "Woah, shit..." her words came out a a hushed whisper. She could hardly believe her eyes; there, in her dining room stood the imposing figure of Jane Doe. Her blood froze, "This... This isn't real... This--!" He shot forward and grabbed her by the back of the neck.
"What on God's green earth is this?!" his harsh voice shot through her as he motioned towards the computer screen.
"I-I..." he shook her firmly,
"Speak up, pumpkin. I can't hear you!" he spat angrily.
"I-I was-- It's just a-a joke! I-I--" He released his grip on her and pushed his face aggressively into hers. She couldn't see his eyes but his anger radiated off him like a heater.
"In which way is this piece of dirt satirical?!" he spat through gritted teeth. "This is the literary equivalent of the Holocaust! Give me one good reason why I shouldn't grind you into dust!" her mind raced,
"I-I wrote this because I was pissed off by all the bad fan-fiction out there that changes characters! I-it was my way of expressing-- I just needed to vent! This is just a joke! There are way more horrific stories out there than this! I swear to God!" The Soldier stopped for a second. She watched him carefully as he slowly stood upright and folded his arms. He gestured towards the computer curiously. Without a moments hesitation, she opened up the internet browser and searched hurriedly for Team Fortress fan-fiction.

Hours had passed in Sniper's dining room. The Soldier had pulled up a chair next to her, curiously examining the screen as she explained all the different pieces of terminology associated with fan-fictions. She pointed at the screen,
"In this one, they pair you with their fourteen year old OC. You buy her a puppy and call it 'Darling' then live happily ever after." He knitted his brow underneath his helmet. "Oh and uh... The majority are pairings with you and other team-members..." The Soldier recoiled slightly.
"Oh my God." he muttered covering his face with his hand; disappointment and disgust tinged his weary voice.
"Oh and in this one--" he held up his hand to cut her off.
"I think I've had enough." She eyed him cautiously,
"So... uh..." she paused for a second, "We're cool, right? You're not going to... I don't know, crack my skull or anything, are you?" He stood up and shook his head,
"I may have, uh..." he cleared his throat, "Jumped to conclusions..." he glanced at her, "Now that these matters have been brought to my attention..." his voice trailed off; he still seemed to be in a slight daze from the onslaught of bad fan-fictions he had been bombarded with.
"You're going to go buy some flowers for Engie?" she joked cautiously. He thrust his finger in her face,
"Watch it." he warned. He cleared his throat and saluted her, "Have a nice day... miss." she watched him curiously as he left; trying to get her head around what had just happened-- if it had happened at all. She stared back at her computer screen.
"... Fuck it." she said, throwing her hands up, "I seriously need some sleep."
Writing the kind of fan-fiction parodied above is sort of a rite of passage. If you've tried to write fan-fiction, then your first ones will invariably turn out something like this; and I should know-- I've written some. What you need to do is take those early experiments and use them to realize that is not how you write. You can't just turn a character's personality on it's head just for the sake of the story you want to tell, because it stops being the character you started with. The kind of romantic fan-fiction is usually written by young people who have not yet learned the difference between male and female thought processes; in turn leading to the male character being warped into a feminine mindset (and vice-versa)-- their behaviour more reflecting the gender and age of the author rather than the character's true nature.

You need to know a character before you can write for them; have a grasp of what they would do in certain situations. (This is why I chose the Soldier, because I feel I know his character the best). When you're writing for a character that is your own-- this is not so apparent. However, if you are writing for a character who has already been established, such as the TF2 classes, then any deviation of character is blindingly obvious.

The other thing that must be understood is the time period in which you are working. Team Fortress 2 is set in the 1960s, which means you don't just have to take into account the simple things like fashion or technology but attitudes and social climate. For example: women on the battlefield would simply not be allowed and the relationship between men and women was very different back then. Women were considered by many to be nothing more than house wives and they were not treated as being equal to a man, let alone being allowed to fight alongside men. This was a man's time. (Oh, and the only reason Valve have been ambiguous over the Pyro's gender is to troll us all).

My writing is far from perfect, but at the end of the day, if you want to write these kind of fan-fictions: Go ahead, I'm not gonna stop you. Although, if you want to write something that is truly a good piece of fiction-- you've got to take these things into consideration.
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First off, before anyone says anything, I know this isn't "art". This is a clip from Breathe Carolina's music video for their song I.D.G.A.F. Clipped it from gifsoup. Enjoy or not, IDGAF. LOL.

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