To anyone on YouTube who is a Sonic lover watching or making sonic videos like these, I am posting this comment on said videos to bring you this warning. Sega’s Japanese branch has made a terrible mistake. They have decided on selling NFTs. It’s a form of cryptocurrency that is used to certify digital items like photos, music and games. The only problem is that they emit millions of carbon energy that can be very harmful to the environment. Which is completely hypocritical considering that their corporate mascot Sonic the hedgehog represents protecting the environment from pollution and other hazards. If you want Sega Japan to stop this hypocrisy, sign this petition http://chng.it/S9N5wM5Wd9 or make your petitions to increase recognition. Heck maybe convince other Sega companies from different parts of the world to join together into changing Sega Japan’s mind on what their doing. We can’t let such an iconic company turn their backs on what they used to represent just for a quick cash grab. We need to remind what has made them great when they first started and stop them from becoming no different then their mascot’s arch nemesis Eggman. Like if you agree and start signing and spreading the word people. Everyone needs to know where they be Sega fan or not.
Hey Evan first off I just want to say I'm a big fan of your work and there are two things that I wanted to ask you (I'm sure I should be asking you this on your Tumblr page but I wanted to ask on the site where I have a somewhat less ridicules screen name). I want to start with question or two abut Gold namely if you own her or does Archie? Also if you do own her is there a chance that we can see her or at least a version/pastiche of her if Sega allowed it?
Hey Evan, I saw your Tikal-Moana comparison fanart and gotta say you're pretty much on mark on that! It did make you think if Tikal was Moana's secret inspiration<3 The Knuckles-Maui comparison is hilarious XD With that said, if I were you, I honestly wouldn't be too quick to compare their fathers as "Controlling" without looking at the context first.
Chief Tui and Pachacamac do have some obvious similarities: They're both chiefs of their respective tribes and are both stubborn. But that's where the similarities kinda end at. There is one fundamental difference between them: Their motives. Chief Tui was motivated by his love for Moana, Pachacamac wasn't (If it was, he sure didn't do a great job at showing it)
Pachacamac was greedy for political power. That motive was bad because he abused his authority that could've been used to care for his tribe but instead used it for the opposite. He mercilessly took away people's lives and didn't stop until it was too late. He didn't care about Tikal's safety, he simply cared about his own benefit.
Tui is different because, well, let's put yourself in his place: The world is in danger, islands are being consumed by Te Kā, and there was no Google at the time to look up how to fix the problem. To make matters worse, your friend died the night he begged you to go into the reef. With your daughter who is younger and has 0 sailing experience, why would she turn out different? So time seems short and your tribe could suffer the same fate any time, so make the best use of your time and care for them. No doubt Moana had honorable intentions and her heart is in the right place and as frustrating his outbursts are, you have to at least understand where he's coming from.
Ok, I just wanted to say this to you since I saw that post. Also, awesome Sonikal content you made!