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It's mostly due to the fact I'm currently in a film course which is pretty demanding, you have all the video editing and handiling of a camera of course but you also have tons of paperwork. This is what I have to produce:

Release forms, call sheets, daily shooting schedules, storyboards, shotlists, synopsis, directors note, budget, kit request lists, recce reports, risk assessments, camera reports, edit templates, reading script, working script,Av Script, movement order, location breakdown sheet,props list,auditons, continuity script, and your final finished film, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You have to get all of those done correctly otherwise you'll be called back in to redo it during week 3 of the holiday

I usually am quite shocked when I hear people can "draw everyday" and subsequently, they act surprised when I say I can't do that, but this is the reason why. I seriously wish I could draw everyday but after hours of all that during the day, it takes too much out of you.

It actually makes me a little sad because I really REALLY want to show you guys so much more of my characters, there is so much I want to do. I noticed I've barely drawn my characters interacting and in truth I have before but just never uploaded them or I'm too tired to work on them!

Don't worry though, I am kicking my ass into gear to make sure I show you guys more!

Peace out!
I know what you're thinking. "Oh handsome conqueror, why aren't you pushing granny's down a flight of stairs, pushing kids off bikes, getting drunk and causing the end of society as we know it?"

I ask myself the same thing...but my psychiatrist tells me I have to vent my anger in "healthier" ways so here we are.

SO, what did this feathered grandiloquest think of Sonic Boom's latest ventures.

I neglected to mention the intro in the last review...mainly because it was just there. I get the feeling however that this is just a standard demand to have a 15-30 second long intro as most cartoons on CN have this nowadays and nothing longer than that. Not really much can be said about the intro that hasn't already been said, that being it's a wasted opportunity to not use the song "Sonic Boom". Not that I'm one to normally agree with stinky humans but I suppose it is reasonable to expect the song considering you named your tv show after the song, but again, they probably wanted too but couldn't negotiate it.

Pathetic humans.

But onto the episodes.

Episode 3: Translate This

The episode is essentially one gag, and that is that Tails built a machine that can translate the exact thoughts of what a character is thinking and blurt it out loud for all to hear. That's pretty much it but it handles the gag in inventive and funny ways to keep you entertained for 11 minutes and the writing wasn't too bad. Easily as good as episode 2!

We got a little more of the characters and their personalities this time but I feel I still need a little more time to know them. Now Amy however, surprising noone does have a crush on Sonic here but it's nowhere near stalker territory...or downright sadistic even. Hopefully they'll not go that route.

Sonic is still Sonic, Knuckles gets a decent line once or twice, Tails is still tails and Sticks...let's get to her

Episode 4: Buster

This is the first full episode dedicated to Sticks...and...meh. She's not unbearable as such but she doesn't grab me so well (also the whole "government conspiracy" paranoia joke is starting to really annoy me). This episode is about Sticks taking care of a disgusting robot dog pet...and hygincs ensued! This one was fairly forgettable and wasn't terribly amusing to me and I don't remember one line from it, not even from eggman. I'd say it's easily the weakest episode of the series so far.

I'd just watch Episode 3 honestly.

I don't know why my Psychiatrist suggested this show to calm my nerves though. Now if you''l excuse me, I have to sabotage a military industrial complex for fun and after that, probably torment some orphans and feast on some brains.

Till we meet again humans.
Now heed the words of your feathery conqueror!

I took a gander at the previews of this show and one thought came to mind "...hmm ok"

BUT for the sake of it, I decided to watch this show (however being a bird of the british isle's, the show will not air over here until 2015, but luckily about 5 or 6 youtubers have managed to sort this problem, the fate of their youtube accounts will be uncertain but I digress!)

I watched episode one, "The Sidekick". The first two minutes and a half was just what I had already seen in the preview, the burn bot gag still confuses me. All the gag is is Sonic pointing out that Eggman is an idiot for giving a robot an innacurate name, I felt an explanation like "well it did have flame throwers, but they fell off a couple of canyons back" would've completed the joke and I figured that maybe there would be a joke later on in the episode that would refer back to that, but not really. Eggman just admits he took sonic's advice and attatched flame throwers on it in their encounter later on. Seems Eggman is still stuck in the dumb villain mindset, at least in this episode!

I bring this up because that's what the first episode felt like, some gags that felt complete but mixed in with confusing ones that miss the mark. Not bad, but nothing too special.

The plot itself is that after an incident where Tails' plane crashed knocking him unconcious, Sonic decides to fire him to make sure he is out of harms way...strange way of going about it but ok. Sonic then puts up an ad wanting a sidekick, but after Tails and Eggman (in an amusing fashion) exploits the "anyone is aligable" part of the advertisement, both enter a sidekick competition to see who can become Sonic's new sidekick...spoilers it's Tails.

Otherwise, the action was decent, the animation is fast paced, a tad awkward at times but isn't embarrasingly noticable but the 11 minute time length (Which I know is the norm for most cartoons on CN now) didn't seem long enough to develop the story and thus felt a bit rushed.

However the second episode, "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Weeks?", which I'm declaring as my favorite episode title of all time, was most amusing!

The plot is...exactly what it says on the tin. Dr Eggman,orbot and cubot crash over at Sonic's house because the storm destroyed their evil lair (or did it?) and most the episode is seeing Dr Eggman as a roommate!

I very much enjoyed Eggman here more so than I did in the pilot! I appreciate a villain with a sense of humour like that, and his dialog, actions and generally everything about him resulted in a few gems! It reminds me of why he is one of the many villains I look up to! Also his half caring and half abusive relationship to Orbot and Cubot must also deserve a special mention!

But of course I must talk about the other cast and try to remain unbiased as possible towards the heroes.

Sonic himself is...the same character. Nothing that we haven't seen before in his character, but it's early days.

Tails is...tails.  He does machines.

Knuckles, doesn't chuckle and would rather flex his muscles...and do nothing else apparently.

Amy isn't the token girlfriend trope here so that's a start

Sticks...now most of the fans of the sonic fanbase (whom I drink the tears of on a frequent basis) didn't like this character at all when she was first revealed, it was either the annoying voice or her attempts at humour. The voice doesn't bother me, I live with a demon who also has a voice that would hurt most people's ears and as a child I watched plenty of cartoons and let's face it, many cartoon characters have annoying voices. However some of them are beloved due to their character development and the fact that they were actually funny...Sticks didn't succeed in this regard. She came off as the "wacky one who noone believes because she's wacky but oh guess what she is right about things despite being wacky so let's take the wacky one more seriously except we won't"...trope. This is becoming a familiar trope with cartoon characters, especially now and it always struck me as a one off gag. Again though, this is only one episode, and from I gather there is going to be a Sticks centred episode at some point so she has time to impress me...or suffer the feathery wrath!

Overall, I'd just watch episode 2.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to blackmail the mayor, clean the doomsday laser and go to my local villain pub "The Decrepit Camel" to brag about my brilliance!

Farewell!
FANART- Big Ol Teal! by Badluckcrow
FANART- Big Ol Teal!
Some fanart for :iconpillithe10th: as well as a transparent image for ytpnews.

This is fairly old but I wanted to upload it anywho!
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It's mostly due to the fact I'm currently in a film course which is pretty demanding, you have all the video editing and handiling of a camera of course but you also have tons of paperwork. This is what I have to produce:

Release forms, call sheets, daily shooting schedules, storyboards, shotlists, synopsis, directors note, budget, kit request lists, recce reports, risk assessments, camera reports, edit templates, reading script, working script,Av Script, movement order, location breakdown sheet,props list,auditons, continuity script, and your final finished film, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You have to get all of those done correctly otherwise you'll be called back in to redo it during week 3 of the holiday

I usually am quite shocked when I hear people can "draw everyday" and subsequently, they act surprised when I say I can't do that, but this is the reason why. I seriously wish I could draw everyday but after hours of all that during the day, it takes too much out of you.

It actually makes me a little sad because I really REALLY want to show you guys so much more of my characters, there is so much I want to do. I noticed I've barely drawn my characters interacting and in truth I have before but just never uploaded them or I'm too tired to work on them!

Don't worry though, I am kicking my ass into gear to make sure I show you guys more!

Peace out!

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danielluster81 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!:+devwatch: BTW: Thanks for the fave!:+fav:
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Thanks for the watch
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Thanks for the fave! ^^
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Thank ya kindly for favoriting my big fruit bird! Fruit Domination by Rikowski
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Badluckcrow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Aw no problem man! Your stuff gets better and better and you're developing such an awesome toony style, I love it! Keep it up man! :)
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Rikowski Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I try ;); wish you all the best!
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Thank you for the watch and faves!:D (Big Grin) 
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Thank you for the :+fav:! Be sure to check out the rest of the comic if you want!
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Thanks for the fav !!
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