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1000 Screaming Ghosts

Apr 14 '14

essbeebee:

there he is

Feb 19 '14

jumpkickpunch:

Anybody excited for Tropical Freeze this Friday? Sate that bay-nah-na hunger with a full dramatic reading of 1995’s DKC children’s novelization.

Time to repost for all you nightblogger draculas again. Because you’re the best, and you deserve the best.

Haha this is so stupid.

Feb 19 '14

The greatest literary achievement of 1995, brought to life through dramatic narration and now supported with INCREDIBLE* VISUALS.

*Mileage may vary.

This is a dumb thing that just keeps on gettin’ dumber.

Feb 13 '14

Anonymous asked:

I want to play devils advocate with you - isn't it possible that sonic, or at least sonic boom, just isn't being made for you? ("You" being the sonic fans upset by the changes) If this is the direction sega is taking sonic, could it be that you've just out-grown the franchise? I respect devout fandom, but everyone has a breaking point - what would make you cut your losses with the franchise and move on? (or at least shift to becoming a more passive fan of the franchise)

blazehedgehog:

Sonic 2006 legit made me stop and consider a lot of things. It was so world-endingly bad that it was hard to even look back at Sonic games I legitimately loved. I saw all Sonic games tinted through the lens of Sonic 2006, and it was gross. I thought that maybe that was it. I typically shy away from “outing” myself as a Sonic fan anyway, but I started to think there was no way I could face anyone after Sonic 2006.

The thing is, though, I still know too many people in the community. I have too many friends who talk about the latest Sonic games. I work for - and literally get paid from - a site that, while it is now attempting to branch out, still very much specializes in Sonic the Hedgehog news and information. I am still very much surrounded by this stuff, and in some ways it’s starting to feel like all I know. I could probably fill a book with everything I know about Sonic the Hedgehog and to a lesser extent, Sega.

The 9 year old boy who asked for his own Sega Genesis for Christmas and got a SNES instead is secretly still in here, ravenous for the blue hedgehog he couldn’t have, and I don’t think he’s going to go away. I might be in too deep.

The best I can hope for is that if there is something I don’t like, I articulate why I don’t like it. I feel like I’m starting to get pretty good at that. And maybe if I sufficiently explain myself, and other people agree with me, then that’s all that really matters. 

Maybe that’s kind of sad. I feel like it’s kind of sad. But that’s also just the way it is, I guess.

And it’s like the people who argue that Sonic 2006 is a good game on my Youtube video - I have to wonder how many of them are young enough that they haven’t developed the necessary critical thinking skills to actually understand why everyone hates that game. So there’s a good chance that when I’m critical about something like Sonic Lost World, at least half of the posts I get telling me how wrong I am are from people who are just upset that I would dare personally insult Sonic the Hedgehog like that, as if he’s a real person.

Knowing I am eloquent enough to communicate criticism about something that a significant percentage of its fanbase cannot gives me a depressing, smaller-than-you-know-but-larger-than-I’d-hope amount satisfaction.

I suppose that’s what would make me check out, at this point - if I stopped having an audience. If I didn’t have friends who shared similar opinions, if I didn’t have anyone who visibly read my reviews or watched my videos. If nobody paid attention to what I had to say about blue hedgehogs, then there would be way less incentive for me to care, I guess.

I wonder what that actually says about me. Hm.

I can more or less confirm the suspicion from that last bit.

I actively avoid engaging in Sonic fandom via forums. I even steer clear of friendly conversations. This is easy because I don’t have any close “Sonic” friends, online or otherwise. I have an entirely insular appreciation, which has been the case for pretty much my entire life. I still read anything/everything that pops up from the four corners of the fanbase, but I rarely, if ever, respond. Sometimes a comic if an idea surfaces, sometimes a retweet, but that’s about it.

As such, anything and everything new or weird or good or bad is equally interesting to me. My appreciation doesn’t wax or wane anymore, because I’ve lived through the highs and the lows without making any intense personal investments and seen it all come out in the wash.

So maybe that really *is* the way to go. Somewhat isolating and lonesome, but still. I don’t know.

That being said, the fact that I just channeled my “new Sonic” fan-energy by putting up a video reaction to the “Boom” unveiling immediately places me outside of my comfort zone, like I just walked out onstage with no pants on. I’d have no idea what to do with myself if I suddenly started having conversations about Sonic the Hedgehog with people. That’s a new, lame form of anxiety for me.

Feb 13 '14

jumpkickpunch:

Brandon made a video about last week’s Sonic Boom reveal. The next podcast recording isn’t until next week, he had to vent his enthusiasm somewhere.

Rebloggin’ for all you nightblogger draculas.

Feb 12 '14

Did up a thing where I jaw on and on about Sonic Boom for ten minutes. General infodump + personal opinions + hand gestures + scarves.

I’m rather excited and surprisingly optimistic.

Jan 19 '14
Donkey Kong Country: A Dramatic Reading

To celebrate the impending release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, I finished the dramatic reading of the full DKC children novelization.

Dec 7 '13

jumpkickpunch:

Bahmah bahmah bahmah.

I offer no explanations for my behavior.

Nov 26 '13
arcaneimages:


HELP STAN SAKAI!





For nearly 30 years, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has set a high-water mark for creator-owned comics. Stan’s wife, Sharon, has battled a debilitating illness for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is now back home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicines that cost more than their insurance covers. 
CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, starting with an ongoing auction of original art. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Stan & Sharon to help pay their ongoing medical expenses. Creators and publishers, We are asking for your help; please contribute original artwork to this worthy cause. and Send us your original art donation or product so that we can include it in our auction. Many, many THANKS!! Bloggers, tumblers and tweeters, please spread the word. Feel free to re-post this wherever you think is appropriate. 
 
If you’d like yo help now— You can contribute money to help Stan and Sharon here. 

http://garageartstudio.blogspot.com/2013/11/help-stan-sakai.html
 

arcaneimages:

HELP STAN SAKAI!


For nearly 30 years, 
Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has set a high-water mark for creator-owned comics. 
Stan’s wife, Sharon, has battled a debilitating illness for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is now back home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicines that cost more than their insurance covers. 

CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, starting with an ongoing auction of original art. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Stan & Sharon to help pay their ongoing medical expenses. 

Creators and publishers, We are asking for your help; please contribute original artwork to this worthy cause. 

and Send us your original art donation or product so that we can include it in our auction. Many, many THANKS!! 

Bloggers, tumblers and tweeters, please spread the word. Feel free to re-post this wherever you think is appropriate. 
 
If you’d like yo help now— You can contribute money to help Stan and Sharon here. 
 

Oct 31 '13
Oct 30 '13
Mercury Theatre on the Air - War of the Worlds

brandokay:

Hey, Trick or Treaters. Got a treat for ya’.

On the evening of October 30, 1938, a twenty-something Orson Welles and his troupe, the Mercury Theatre on the Air, put on a radio adaptation of a literary classic that managed to fool a nation-wide audience into thinking that an honest-to-god alien invasion was occurring in upstate New York. People unlucky enough to tune in a few minutes after the contextual introduction listened in horror and fled for the hills.

Enjoy the original War of the Worlds radio broadcast, presented in its entirety c/o Jump Kick Punch! Never fails to raise a few hairs on the back of my neck. Happy Halloween! Enjoy!

It’s October 30th again. Time to reblog.

Oct 25 '13
heidiarnhold:

The day I penciled this, my husband brought home an oven pizza and sugar cookies.  I wish every day was pizza and cookies day.

It’s true.

heidiarnhold:

The day I penciled this, my husband brought home an oven pizza and sugar cookies.  I wish every day was pizza and cookies day.

It’s true.

Jul 24 '13
heidiarnhold:

archaiaentertainment:

PANEL OF THE DAY: The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Archaia posted one of the pages I colored for Thrilling Adventure Hour! Check it!

heidiarnhold:

archaiaentertainment:

PANEL OF THE DAY: The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Archaia posted one of the pages I colored for Thrilling Adventure Hour! Check it!

Jul 24 '13

Back from SDCC.

Jun 8 '13

jumpkickpunch:

Brandon went on another Adventure in Screenshots during Konami’s Pre-E3 event this past Thursday! Get sort-of, kind-of hyped for next week with .gifs aplenty!

http://jumpkickpunch.com/2013/06/adventures-in-screenshots-konamis-pre-e3-thingy/

Hey I did another one of theeeeese.

Maybe you’ll enjoy iiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

I make no promiseeessssss.