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      Our very own City-Hall, laden with dusty archives and the echos of filibustering! Huzzah for democracy!

  2. The Imaginarium (Works in Progress).

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    2. The Scribes' Studio

      Where we hone & refine our creative vision and craftsmanship. All writing prompts, artistic exercises, and general collaborations are done here. This is the sacred place of self-improvement.

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    2. Planet Freedom

      For all things IDW, Sonic X, OVA, Original Works, and other material from the SoJ continuity.

    3. Bygone Island

      Where you can talk about the newest universe of the franchise: Sonic Boom

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    5. Sponsored Sonic Fan-Works

      If the Admins like your works, you can expect them to be moved here. This is the area where the works that we find that are cut above the rest.

    6. The S-Files...

      Gotta hoax, a hushed rumor, a crazed theory? Break out the tin-foil an' let's get conspiratorial..."Because Chaos Emeralds...."

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      This section is about video games, both the play and all the work behind it.

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      This is where you can post your "Let's Plays" and other video game based videos.

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    1. The RPG Code of Conduct   (155 visits to this link)

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    3. Voice-Acting Booth

      A place for people looking to expand their range, and sharpen their chops at the Art of voice acting. Or, a place to find and audition for a fan-dub or any audio fan-work.

    4. Sound Studio/Auditorium

      A place to post and discuss everything to do with audio; this is the place dedicated to learning, collaborating, and making music: artist-centric of course.

  6. The Mobius Multiplex

    1. Non-Sonic Related Animation:

      Animations deprived of blue hedgehogs.

    2. Live-Action TV/Cinema Discussions

      From Avengers to Zero Dark Thirty - this is the place to discuss film's serious lack of Sally Acorn. :P

    3. Video Gaming Discussions

      The place to go to informally chat about other games/franchises such as our arch-nemesis Mario, Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, etc.

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    5. The Media Mania Zone!

      A bizarre cabal where you can speculate on all sorts of fictional conspiracies and gush about crazed fringe material (like those hot an' saucy Lost Episode and "Coma Theory" Creepy Pastas - spooky Alfredo not included).  

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    1. Freeform Thread

      The most general of general discussion threads! Say whatever, do whatever, anything goes! Well... except homicide maybe... XP (please keep to site rules) Let's see if we reach one thousand pages!

    2. The Crazspiracy Zone

      Have a crazed or creepy theory, or something you want to get off your chest? No sanity or sources needed!  illuminati reptiles see us all through the chemtail-magic of Harrp.. They plan to force us to only ship SonAmy in their new world order.

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      Where you and your fellow scribes can swap tales of adventure. Show where you have been, where you live, and all the crazy things you have done throughout this world.

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    1. The Debate Forum

      Drop your torches and pitchforks! Don your tweed blazers with leather patches! Tonight we ride with Socrates!

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      Sometimes you need some formality to make a point - large and well sourced analyses and argumentative papers can be posted here. 

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    • Can I just say that I actually liked Metal Overlord, okay it was bizarre sure when Heroes came out and he turned into it, but to be fair he had the "Life Data" (Be that DNA or something I don't know) of all the characters including Shadow and Chaos. I mean of course he was gonna turn into some sort of Chimera-like monstrosity, Shadow is part Alien (which was revealed later on) and Chaos is...whatever the heck the Chao are suppose to be. It was weird sure, but in it's own way it made some sort of sense I guess. At least I can say it was actually interesting and unique, because honestly if Metal had a Super Form in Heroes I think it would have later on been regarded as boring. If anything it sounds too much like something from Dragon Ball.

      In fact I've seen a few Neo Metal Sonic sprites back in the day, all of them had sprite shading for an optional Super Form. Not once in my time with web comics did I actually see it happen to my knowledge, because it would have been way too obvious. The writing of the comic isn't terrible...more like bland would be the right word. Because really when you have an official comic book use a concept not even fan comics from over ten years ago wouldn't do, I mean what else can you really say?
    • No that'd be cool, it's just I'd want more variety than just Zombies.
    • Even in a Resident Evil style, peppered with BOWs? No "everyone is dead."
    • I'd like a Call of Cthulhu-type of scenario or something along the lines of Alien and Event Horizon. Personally I'd prefer a psychological horror although the danger of physical death should of course also happen, via depending on the player you are up against. Finding out about some sort of horror out in space or on Earth hidden away would be really cool, that'd be my preference anyway. The only thing I ask is that we don't deal with Zombies, at least in the traditional sense or a setting like The Walking Dead. I just don't care much for a Post-Apocalypse Zombie Setting.

    • I mean he's not even Sally Acorn! How dare he, the philistine! XD See, this is kind of why I didn't want the IDW comics to just be the games but not. Why I would rather it had gone in its own direction from the very start. The connection to the games drag the comic down, rather than enhance it. Ironically, Sonic is probably one of the few franchises where not sticking to the source material makes for a better product. The issue is that comics rely on good stories, and Sonic games don't have stories anymore, moreso a particuarly agravating string of handwaves until the minimum runtime is reached. The characters are basic if not outright cardboard-flat, the stories are pointless bordering on maddening at times, and any potential it may have is quashed by paranoia, a need for control and Values Dissonence, as is the case with Japanese-published games. In other words, the story to the games are rubbish, and cannot translate into mediums where storytelling and characters take centre stage. Metal Sonic has become a go-to textbook-type character, like Shadow, Amy and Green Hill Zone. He's only really there because he has to be, because people (well, kids) recognse him. But because he and Shadow are just fanservice, just window dressing to wave in front of the audiance for cheap praise, they're given no time to develop and they feel less like characters and more like some suit's plaything. A collection of polygons and textures used pragmatically to bump up the Metacritic scores a few points. It's why I was so angry when they brought back Chaos for Forces, and did nothing with him. He might as well have not even been there. And, if you want to be pedantic, he wasn't. That's not to say the writing in IDW!Sonic is the worst, I actually think it's not that bad considering the circumstances. They even have good characters in Whisper and aspects of Tangle. And I do appreciate Metal taking centre stage, finally getting a proper super form and actually feeling in-character (moreso than Boom Shadow, at least). But ultimately the writing can't be "good"; not with the wretched source material it's stuck with, buried further in mandates. Mandates that they said wouldn't be there and that SEGA would take things "step-by-step". Yep, saw straight through that little lie. Because of this, of ALL this, IDW!Sonic just feels...empty. Uninspired. It's the same old stuff any Sonic story in any of the games would follow, just written slightly better. I can't even bring myself to be angry about it, as I saw all this coming the moment they made it clear it was game-inspired. There's nothing to the game stories, so there's just nothing to this. Why do people want the Freedom Fighters to return, to live in this...creative wasteland?
    • Well personally, I'm a little in the mood for something a bit more psychological. Existential. Macabre and otherwordly, like a warped version of Alcatraz in a pocket dimension that is basically Purgatory. Something a little dark and depressing. Just kind of the mindspace I've found myself in. I mean we COULD do a slasher movie type, but I dunno...not sure how that'd really work here. But ultimately, I guess it's up the majority here. So, what does everyone else prefer?
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