a lot of ppl romanticize oldies as having more heart and deeper lyrics, if you look into it, there’s a lot of songs at the time that are narratively repetitive (and yes, usually focusing on romance).
They’re written differently of course, but each generation has it’s own brand of shallow.
My favorite form of romantization comes from people using the “older songs were clean and pure poetry, not this obscene nonsense kids listen to today!” argument, completely ignoring just how nasty some “classic songs” always have been…
#rocket 69 is a top-tier banger but you just can't ignore how fucking explicit that song is #or what about sixty minute man? title says it all #and yea they might've been strictly taboo back in the 50s but what was the alternative? boring love songs of the era? #hell almost all rock and roll classics are a fucking mess when you stop and listen carefully lol #doesn't matter if you talk about the 50s 60s or the 90s you'll find classics that are actually a mess #once you realize that it's hard to blame modern music for following similar patterns in some places #but at the same time it opens the possibility to branch out into more experimental genres #music
Damn, Saint Germain’s lines clearly were recorded with worse equipment this season. I mean, I know the entire season faced many challenges and limitations caused by the pandemic, and I’m super happy just to see the man again, but it sticks out a lot.
#castlevania#castlevania spoilers #honestly he sounds so muffled #especially in contrast to alucard's lines #or his own lines from season 3 #but yeah enough nitpicking it's not a deal breaker #i'm holding on looking the castlevania tag until i finish the season #youtube is constantly bombarding me with spoiler analysis #and i'm all like 'hold the fuck up i'm halfway through the season'
Dennis said this is my reaction to every single time he had to dance to Comin’at ya, My girl during his Yakuza streams, but he didn’t use the absolute best part of the song, the one that ACTUALLY gets me like this clip. So, I fixed it :P
#yakuza #tumblr sonic heroes #that chorus is my new catchphrase and it's just a matter of time before i put it everywhere lol #don't wanna be alone don't wanna be in love~
Now, does any of this mean Zippo’s rumor is right? Nah, he’s probably bullshitting like always. Just like when he called “late march” as the target for Sonic game news, or when he failed to call Sonic Colors Ultimate and instead just updated his “predictions” saying “oh yeah i heard about it too”. I said the same when he announced S1 and S2 Taxman ports would be coming to current systems: “every year we say the same thing, this year isn’t that different from what we expected going into the 25th anniversary party”
Of course, I’d love to see all the Taxman ports + Sonic 3 available on every system under the sun, but I’m not crediting Zippo if it ends up happening.
#sonic the hedgehog #his sonic collection rumor is just simply too fanwish-y to be taken seriously #like how he said sega *could* be mixing regular ports AND remasters in the same collection #or when he said games like sonic r; pocket adventure and sonic advance would be part of that same collection #it's not 'too good to be true' it's way too fucking random #like if someone was trying to cover all the bases for a made-up rumor #anyway /rant
We ALL reacted like that, I was live-chatting from our Tumblr Sonic Heroes bunker and…
“This stream went downhill real fast” the air hockey minigame just minutes before this interview was the omen haha
#yakuza #tumblr sonic heroes #context: haruka is 16 and the game is constantly showing you how creepy the idol business can be #the interview in the clip is for the 'sensual gentleman' magazine #a magazine FOCUSED on middle-age men interested in younger girls #now you get the point of what the game is trying to show you
The way SEGA has been recently trying to push Sonic and Amy in front view (and for the entirety of 2020, based on the articles I mentioned in the beginning) tells us the harsh truth we all have to accept sooner or later: Sonamy sells, and it sells a lot. From a strictly business point of view, the ship is so iconic and popular, with fans and detractors alike, that it would be absurd for SEGA to ignore the chance to print these two characters and get a load of money. […] Outside of the business perspective, I believe we’re facing the moment that we’ve been waiting for: it’s time they’ll establish once and for all the dynamic of these two characters, following more closely the original Japanese vision of Sonic. I said many times that, in trying to change canon, the West, especially SEGA of America, did nothing but confuse fans and generate more discussions than needed, by introducing different data and portrayals that contradict the canon established by Sonic Team.
[…] nowadays I think that SEGA has spoken loud and clear. I think canon is ready to negotiate the idea that Sonic and Amy, apart from being excellent friends who would risk their lives for each other in a heartbeat, have something else on their hands (probably the other’s hand). This won’t automatically translate into a kiss, or a complete love declaration (although Sonic X came close…), or a commitment to a formal relationship like we know them in real life. SEGA canon affirms that Amy is “Sonic’s girlfriend” and nothing more. Outside of that detail, they still pretty much function as friends interacting with a little flirting here, and a little Sonic running away there. It’s the basis of their dynamic, now enhanced by the fact that SEGA is giving us a clearer message.
SEGA and its most recent Sonamy side – more canon than ever
An interesting detail that wasn’t included in the ask and that makes me think is the possibility that all of this will feature in the games as well. This is a completely different matter for another day, but I like to think that there is the possibility that we’ll see SEGA being more interested in inserting more Sonamy in the games, even if in an indirect way like in Sonic Unleashed and its emotional support, especially if the rumors that we’re about to get a soft-reboot are true. Romance is not something Sonic games are famous for doing well… at all, but that doesn’t mean it would be a bad idea to add a little sprinkle of IDW Sonamy in the mix.
Opinion: How could Sonamy progress in IDW?
Based on these quotes, that reference the more corporative side of SEGA and the actual Sonic canon, along with the huge wave of shipping material in the recent IDW Sonic #39, my plan for today is to compile some of the opinions that friends of mine have shared (thank you for your time!). The question was simple: Do you think this recent IDW push could be part of a bigger change in direction going forward, or just blatant amounts of fanservice for the sake of it?
#sonic the hedgehog #once again beev coming in hot with the translations 👌 #she kinda pushed me towards making this in the first place #but i'm we both had fun with it #i even snuck some meta jokes about 'my translator' in the original article that didn't make the cut in this translation :P #thanks beev! (no i'm not being ironic <3) #sonamy
I love how everyone’s biggest fear is becoming the same type of person as Trevor Belmont. Sypha, Alucard, you’ll miss him when his gone, you dummies lol
#only one episode in but it's already big mood #don't you ever feel tired of the world's shit? #that was my one big takeaway from season 3 #and so far things seem to be even worse in season 4 oof #castlevania#castlevania spoilers
Just a little heads-up: since season 4 is practically here, I’m gonna go back to my Castlevania posting habits just like I did with season 3 last year. This includes spoilers from the big finale of the series.
Because of that, and because of the series’ mature nature, I’ll be using the regular #castlevania spoilers tag (should you wish to blacklist it), alongside maybe a trigger warning or two in case those are necessary. Anyway, that’s mostly for those of you who don’t follow the series, for the fellow Castlevania fans, I can’t wait for us to share some of the wacky stuff that’s certainly gonna happen this season. Begin! :P
#latin dr robotnik stuff #castlevania #last year for season 3 there were a lot less of you here #that's why i feel like saying this #and also i know i haven't posted castlevania stuff in a long while #but i like it a lot and i can't wait for the studio to wrap up this story and maybe work on other castlevania-universe series :P
I just feel like I can sleep through almost the entirety of the MM5 OST and I wouldn’t be missing that much. The whole game feels stuck in that transition between 3 and 6 and the OST to me is just another element stuck there. Not a big fan.
#mega man #mega man music #i don't think i've ever played 5 outside of doing full-series marathons #and during those my whole mindset is 'let's get over with this soon so i can love 6 some more' #it has some cool proto man and wily themes #but even then it's not better than cossack stages or mm3 wily stages #(mr.x be chuckling at the top of the list :P)
Is this a hot take? I’m willing to say that the town music for Apotos is one of the best Sonic songs ever? Of course, it isn’t containing the same punch an Action Stage would, but it isn’t supposed to. This song always makes me smile as it just feels so cozy and is insanely well composed.
I don’t know if it’s one of the best (the competition is steep after all), but man if this simple tune doesn’t have the power of sending me back to summer 2008 when things were much simpler and more fun…
Even without the punch of nostalgia, this track may not be as powerful or pumping as others, but it sounds so cute <3
I think all Sonic world map/hub themes are truly in a league of their own. From Station Square to Aquarium Park, Holoska and every other track out there. SEGA’s like “we know you love our Sonic action themes, but how about some chill atmospheric tracks you’ll never forget”.
You know what’s better than Apotos Day?
#sonic the hedgehog #sonic music#sonic unleashed #apotos lives rent free in my mind #apotos day feels like home #i can lose myself in those tight streets and white buildings #feel that gentle sea breeze and enjoy the blue sky and dry weather #sit right by the looking point and enjoy your super special sundae #and then apotos night feels like summer nights #temps are just right and you're walking around town #maybe walking with someone else laughing or holding hands #things can't get better than this - right?
#sonamy #idw sonic spoilers #tails is there to ground the panel to non-shipping status i'm aware of that lol #heck even with that in mind he's pretty far away in comparison to our emotional support hedgehogs lol #BUT IT'S STILL HAND HOLDING TO SOME DEGREE #AND I'M NOT GOING TO SHUT UP ABOUT IT
Nothing major, just something random I’ve noticed in translation
Sonic/Tails and Sonic/Knuckles were translated faitfully: S/T is called “Yuujou Pea”, literally “Friendship Pair” (aww) and S/K is called “Kenka TomodachiPea”, literally “Fighting Friends Pair”. So far so uninteresting.
The real interesting teams are Cream/Amy and Sonic/Amy.
In English, C/A is called “Team Jubilee”, a name that baffled some. Of the many meanings of “jubilee”, the one that makes more sense is “A time of celebration or rejoicing”, closely related to the word “jubiliation”. After all, Cream and Amy are best pals and Advance 3 marks the second time they’ve hanged out together, roughly six months after Heroes - I bet they were jubiliating!
Well, turns out it is a much more interesting name for them, because in Japanese they are known as……!
Wow. The imagination is overflowing. For once I’m glad the English translators intervened.
And now for the real reason I thought of writing this post!
As we know, the English translation toned down most of the Sonamy hints throughout the years (more details here and here), and it’s only recently that Western media have started to hint at the ship more blatantly (Boom, IDW). We can chalk it up to cultural differences and different portrayals of Sonic, but it was what it was.
The only instance I can think of where the opposite happened is in Advance 3:
In Japanese, S/A is called “’Raburabu?’ Pea”, literally “‘Lovey-dovey?’ Pair”. Notice the question mark. It’s very tongue-in-cheek, clearly poking fun at Sonic not sharing Amy’s enthusiasm at all.
The English version, for whatever reason, missed the sarcasm entirely:
Sure, Sonic still has an expression that screams “Why are we still here? Just to suffer?”, but the name seems much more earnest, like it’s saying yeah, they are lovely!
And of course all the other languages followed suit:
The Japanese name seems very out of place now, doesn’t it? Somebody in the translation team clearly had an agenda.
… maybe one day I’ll stop obsessing over small translation details, but that day is not today.
#sonamy #'i blame latin for turning me into a shipper' #and now you're posting it because i asked you to :) <3 #what can i say i love how the french version doesn't stick out this time #the english localization team just went 'ah screw it they're a lovely couple anyway' #and the rest of the localization teams followed suit lol
Remember kids: drink water, do your homework, and don’t try to monetize Sonic the Hedgehog fangames when the whole point of the community existing in the first place is because SEGA turns a blind eye on us under the one condition that we don’t poke the bear.
Fan artists get featured by SEGA from time to time and aren’t prohibited from selling their works. Content creators are allowed to monetize their Sonic content as long as they don’t re-upload official material without changes. Sonic fangame developers don’t enjoy those privileges, but they get access to long standing community supported events like SAGE as a wide platform that is also open for any type of games, not just Sonic fangames, allowing indie developers to get support from a mostly Sonic fan crowd to push for their own careers in the industry. Think Starbuster for example.
Update: Katie just said it - no profits, no problems… most of the time. Not all content may be fine, but as a general rule of thumb this is reassuring the one rule the fandom has been preaching for two decades: don’t poke the bear.