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  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Bright - Ecosmith
  • Reading: House of Leaves
  • Watching: Daredevil
  • Playing: Mario Kart 8
  • Eating: Corn Pops~
  • Drinking: Mnt Dew
So I just watched the whole first season of Sonic Boom, and I must say - it was terrible. 
Now allow me to clarify!

The animation was really well done. The voice acting was top notch! Not what I expected at all. Sonic really feels like a 16 year old to me, for the first time since SATAM. I really liked the music, it was really fitting and I could get into it! Some of the jokes are witty and clever, but they mostly just one-liners. 
That brings us to the problems...
The biggest problem I had/have is Sonic's color scheme. For longer than I have been breathing on this planet, Sonic's arms have been the same color as his chest and muzzle, but for some reason, they are now blue? While this does make sense in accordance with the rest of the Sonic cast- no. His arms are beige...not blue. It...it really bothers me. 
Next, the writing is okay, not great. Even for a child's show, the writing could use a little bit of work! The characters don't seem well defined to me. They seem shaky out of character from the characters we already know and love. Amy is very different from Sonic X or even SA2b. She's older and more sophisticated and reminds me almost of Sally, just...way less cool. Or like a weird Sally/Sonia/Amy hybrid. But definitely NOT Amy Rose. Knuckles is just 100% wrong. Tails is so close to right but so very wrong. Sonic is the only one who's spot on. Even Eggman feels off. Also, who the actual fuck is Sticks? Why is she NOT Marine? What happened to Marine? Why can't we use her? Or Bunnie Rabbot? Or Mighty? Or Manic? Or Silver? Or Blaze? OR ANY NUMBER of characters we already know?! Also why can't we just use the old robots from Sonic X? And if it's a copyright issue, then why not Scratch and Grounder? Snivley? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SNIVLEY! At LEAST he was semi scary! Why did we have to create all new people to shove into this weird nondescript island we have never /ever/ seen before? 
Speaking of that, let's move onto location. Where are we? There have been several Sonic cartoons, and all of them (with the exception of the first one, Sonic Adventures) gave us a clear location. SatAM: Knothole. Sonic Underground: Robotropolis. Sonic X: Washington DC? Yeah sure- and then space. So...where are we in Sonic Boom? Is it an Island? Or is it like a peninsula? Or is it just the coast? What's the name of this town? Is it a town? There's a country side, so I'm guessing this is a town. Why does Sonic have a toilet and not a bed? What- what even is that? Where are all the adults? Also- why does this world feel so...empty?
The world feels empty. There aren't a lot of people, and the people that are there are personalityless. They might as well be faceless anime extras. The few and far apart buildings are boring, and their architecture is confusing. Are we in a weird underdeveloped third-world like country with planes? Or do they just like not having doors that actually block rain? The Major's place, was that spanish styled or lazy animation design? Even the inside of the major's hall felt empty.
Even the script feels empty. I write television shows, so I know how hard it is to fill a world with stuff, but one way you can at least create the illusion of a world being filled is if you keep the action rolling. Even in the action parts, there are weird pauses that the characters have where they just stand there for like 2 seconds staring at the enemy robots. It's weird- and it feels out of place. Like- move! Attack the thing! Do something! Even Pokemon is always moving even if the movement felt repetitive at times. 

I had neutral hopes for Sonic Boom. I knew the game was bad, but I left my expectations blank for the show. I really wanted this thing to impress me, but it just didn't. I felt sad after watching it, like I was expecting more from it. When each episode ended, I just felt like there was so much more to be done. It was similar to how I felt and still feel after most of the Sonic Underground episodes. There were just so many unexplored avenues. Kid's shows have a large expectation now-a-days. We, parents, and the kids all want something neat and in depth like Adventure Time or Steven Universe or The Power Puff Girls or Dexter's Labratory. Something that can be latched onto and ridden into the sunset for the rest of our lives. Something we look back on fondly and something we watch when we're older and still enjoy it. 
I can see how Sonic Boom would be great fun for a 6 year old. However, anyone over 6? It just feel sub-par to even the Regular Show. And I don't like the Regular Show at all! 
I don't know, I was expecting Rocket Power, and all I got was a sadder new SpongeBob episode. 
WHEN did they start showing the tags?! ........noooooooo
Questions to the lead roles:
• Are you religious?
o Amanda: Not really. It’s never really done anything to or for me.
o Ash: No.
o Molly: Yes! Very religious, actually. However (pauses) it does seem to be the wrong religion these days.
o Mark: I used to be. Mother was always praying for my health and what not, but He let her die.
o Deby-Su: Sure. I mean- I’m spiritual? I don’t really agree with just one religion.
o Alex: Of course I am! Everyone in the royal family is! I have to be!

• Why did you join the rebellion?
o Amanda: I wouldn’t say I joined anything. I’m simply going where the money takes me. However, I do think King Conrad has over stepped some bounds.
o Ash: Because that new priest that claims to have spoken to the “gods” is way out of hand. You can’t just kill people because they don’t believe like you. Also, King Conrad has been treading on some dangerous ground.
o Molly: I don’t like people who think they are better than others, especially when they are willing to take another person’s life just to prove how superior they are. Ash seems reasonable and reliable, so I lend him my army.
o Mark: Seemed like the right thing to do, what with people killing over nothing and what not. Deby-Su wanted to help out, so I came along. She’d get killed if I didn’t.
o Deby-Su: Because that jerk King Conrad keeps killing all my friends and family! And those he doesn’t kill he takes to send to war with that bat-shit crazy Priest who’s killin’ everyone who isn’t a believer in his shitty gods!
o Alex: I didn’t ever join it! I was held at gunpoint to leave the-- …My Dad isn’t the smartest King…

• What is your weapon of choice?
o Amanda: My guns, and if that fails, which it has before, my sword. I’m pretty fond of the dagger too, for certain jobs. I used a crossbow once; that was fun. Ineffective, but fun.
o Ash: My own magical ability, specifically the spells I know for lighting! I love my lighting~!
o Molly: Why, a bow of course. My arrows are a mixture of physical and magical. I have to enchant them in clusters of 12, 24, or 48. That’s just how the spell works.
o Mark: …Magic? Black magic preferably. You know, hexes and exploding trap circles. That stuff.
o Deby-Su: My Boomerang! If I concentrate really hard, sometimes I can get it to adjust its course with my mind. But I usually end up with a headache when I do that.
o Alex: I-I’d really prefer not to fight at all.

• What Race are you?
o Amanda: Human. Some weird bloodline, but I don’t know the name of it.
o Ash: Druslid, or White Elf.
o Molly: I’m a Faif. (Fairy)
o Mark: …Uhm. Human? I think I’m half black elf, though. Or Vulcack is the proper name.
o Deby-Su: Xarn! It’s an offshoot of Human, technically.
o Alex: Arayick. It’s said that the Humans and Xarn descended from us.
intro to this
this is some character information about a story I am writing for my screenwriting class. It doesn't have a title yet...but I thought I'd throw this up here. 
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  • Mood: Remorse
  • Listening to: Friction - Mili
  • Reading: The Enchanter Heir
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: Super Mario Sunshine
  • Eating: Raisins
  • Drinking: Cherry 7Up
I'M ON FIAAAAAAAAA!! :onfire:

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So tell me something, you lovely people who are clearly visiting my page and going into my devinations (or just finding them elsewhere, but I keep getting page-views and watches so I know you see this), WHY do you keep faving my old art?
It's not like I dislike the favoriting, don't get me wrong...I just don't understand why it was to be ::The Start of Something New::. IT IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE WORST THINGS I HAVE EVER DRAWN! Please. PLEASE PLEASE pick a better picture! 
Or don't
keep faving it
it's probably too late to beg for mercy anyway. *lays down and gives up*
Deviant Art...get your shit together. 

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Mary aka Maryl aka Sarah
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My name is Mary/Maryl/Sarah. I prefer the name Mary, but whatever you want to call me is honestly just fine! I'm currently a college student studying at University of South Carolina and trying to earn my Media Arts degree, which is proving harder then originally planned. I'm in a relationship with the most beautiful girl in the entire world, and I plan to stay that way forever. Also, even though I draw much more then I write, and you will find that my writings are much better then my drawings. So if you're looking for quality or semi-quality go for my writings.
Interests
  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Bright - Ecosmith
  • Reading: House of Leaves
  • Watching: Daredevil
  • Playing: Mario Kart 8
  • Eating: Corn Pops~
  • Drinking: Mnt Dew
So I just watched the whole first season of Sonic Boom, and I must say - it was terrible. 
Now allow me to clarify!

The animation was really well done. The voice acting was top notch! Not what I expected at all. Sonic really feels like a 16 year old to me, for the first time since SATAM. I really liked the music, it was really fitting and I could get into it! Some of the jokes are witty and clever, but they mostly just one-liners. 
That brings us to the problems...
The biggest problem I had/have is Sonic's color scheme. For longer than I have been breathing on this planet, Sonic's arms have been the same color as his chest and muzzle, but for some reason, they are now blue? While this does make sense in accordance with the rest of the Sonic cast- no. His arms are beige...not blue. It...it really bothers me. 
Next, the writing is okay, not great. Even for a child's show, the writing could use a little bit of work! The characters don't seem well defined to me. They seem shaky out of character from the characters we already know and love. Amy is very different from Sonic X or even SA2b. She's older and more sophisticated and reminds me almost of Sally, just...way less cool. Or like a weird Sally/Sonia/Amy hybrid. But definitely NOT Amy Rose. Knuckles is just 100% wrong. Tails is so close to right but so very wrong. Sonic is the only one who's spot on. Even Eggman feels off. Also, who the actual fuck is Sticks? Why is she NOT Marine? What happened to Marine? Why can't we use her? Or Bunnie Rabbot? Or Mighty? Or Manic? Or Silver? Or Blaze? OR ANY NUMBER of characters we already know?! Also why can't we just use the old robots from Sonic X? And if it's a copyright issue, then why not Scratch and Grounder? Snivley? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SNIVLEY! At LEAST he was semi scary! Why did we have to create all new people to shove into this weird nondescript island we have never /ever/ seen before? 
Speaking of that, let's move onto location. Where are we? There have been several Sonic cartoons, and all of them (with the exception of the first one, Sonic Adventures) gave us a clear location. SatAM: Knothole. Sonic Underground: Robotropolis. Sonic X: Washington DC? Yeah sure- and then space. So...where are we in Sonic Boom? Is it an Island? Or is it like a peninsula? Or is it just the coast? What's the name of this town? Is it a town? There's a country side, so I'm guessing this is a town. Why does Sonic have a toilet and not a bed? What- what even is that? Where are all the adults? Also- why does this world feel so...empty?
The world feels empty. There aren't a lot of people, and the people that are there are personalityless. They might as well be faceless anime extras. The few and far apart buildings are boring, and their architecture is confusing. Are we in a weird underdeveloped third-world like country with planes? Or do they just like not having doors that actually block rain? The Major's place, was that spanish styled or lazy animation design? Even the inside of the major's hall felt empty.
Even the script feels empty. I write television shows, so I know how hard it is to fill a world with stuff, but one way you can at least create the illusion of a world being filled is if you keep the action rolling. Even in the action parts, there are weird pauses that the characters have where they just stand there for like 2 seconds staring at the enemy robots. It's weird- and it feels out of place. Like- move! Attack the thing! Do something! Even Pokemon is always moving even if the movement felt repetitive at times. 

I had neutral hopes for Sonic Boom. I knew the game was bad, but I left my expectations blank for the show. I really wanted this thing to impress me, but it just didn't. I felt sad after watching it, like I was expecting more from it. When each episode ended, I just felt like there was so much more to be done. It was similar to how I felt and still feel after most of the Sonic Underground episodes. There were just so many unexplored avenues. Kid's shows have a large expectation now-a-days. We, parents, and the kids all want something neat and in depth like Adventure Time or Steven Universe or The Power Puff Girls or Dexter's Labratory. Something that can be latched onto and ridden into the sunset for the rest of our lives. Something we look back on fondly and something we watch when we're older and still enjoy it. 
I can see how Sonic Boom would be great fun for a 6 year old. However, anyone over 6? It just feel sub-par to even the Regular Show. And I don't like the Regular Show at all! 
I don't know, I was expecting Rocket Power, and all I got was a sadder new SpongeBob episode. 

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Hey do you have skype?
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I do, but I never get on it. 
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What's up!? Rolling Cancer La 
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It's a very colorful "La" emoticon. ^^'
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You're welcome...
*stares at the thank you*
In my 500 years of being alive on Deviantart, I have never, and I mean never, seen a thank you so amazingly beautiful and I tip my hat to you madam/sir in pure awe and reverence. 
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yay! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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hyaa ya alive ?? :D
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no
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I died years ago...
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