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Friday, July 21, 2006
I've rather recently become a major Sally fan. I'd even go so far to say that I've got mondo crush on Sally. (It wouldn't be my FIRST furry crush) To those who don't know, Sally Acorn is a character in an early Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series most known as "SATAM" (SAT meaning Saturday and AM meaning morning. Get it?) She also currently appears in Archies's "Sonic the Hedgehog" comic series. As a Sally fan, I've discovered it's hard being a Sally fan because whenever you look up anything for her, you find FAAAAARR too many sites and clubs dedicated to hating her and doing all sorts of horrible things to her. Now, I'm not saying everyone's entitled to MY opinion. You have the right to hate a character if you want. But if you're going to hate a character, I'd be nice to have a vital reason to, but all there reasons for hating her are S.T.U.P.I.D STUPID! I decided to actually look at these sites and point out...
THE TOP TEN REASONS TO HATE SALLY ACORN
10. "Sally is naked, unlike any of the other females in the Sonic series. Because of this, all females are SUPPOSED to wear clothing and any female who doesn't is a naked slut, since that's indecent"
apparently, there's an unwritten law stating that male furries can wear as little as they wish, (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, ect.) but if a FEMALE furry wants to run around in nothing but shoes, suddenly she's labeled as a "Slut." PS. Rouge wears clothes and SHE looks more like WAY a slut then Sally Does. I don't think she IS a slut, just that she's dressed more like one than Sally. This make sense to anyone else? Plus, Sally's got no nipples, and no "girly parts" either. She's JUST as "partless" as Sonic so she has just as much no reason to wear clothes than him. I found one person on a DA club who said "She wears nothing when she has a bigger bust then everyone" I always thought Bunny had the bigger bust, and SHE'S got 'em covered. Plus, in the cartoon, Sally barely has a bust at all. I think it's just an unwritten law that comic book women must have "D" cup breasts.
Frankly, I think most of the people who complain about this are women jealous that Sally can get away in nothing but boots and a vest, and they can't. ;)
9. "Sally isn't THAT smart! She needed Nicole to figure everything out for her!"
Name me ONE person in today's day and age that could last five minutes without their computer, PDA, or Cell phone? I know I couldn't.
8. she believes everyone loves her
Um, no. THAT would be Sonic
7. she is VERY selfish. She wants Sonic to be with her and ONLY with her.She can't understand why Sonic doesn't want to be locked up.
I know someone else like that. She's pink, she's a hedgehog, and she carries a mallet. That's right. It's AMY! I don't hate Amy, but Sally never cornered Sonic and said "There's no way out of marrying me!" *Sonic hero's* There's only one time I'm aware of that Sally wanted Sonic "locked up." In the comic, she DID make Sonic choose between her, or his job. She gave Sonic more choice than Amy ever does, who's basic approach is it corner Sonic and force him to marry her.
6. "Sally is a two-timing whore"
apparently, even while Sally and Sonic were dating in the comic, she flirted with other men. GASP! Let's not forget who stole his best friend's love from him, KNOWING that his best friend was in love with her. That's right. It was Sonic. He got together with Fiona. The girl Tails was in love with and Sonic KNEW Tails was in love with. Now who's the two-timing whore?
5. "Sally is mean, rude, and sarcastic. Therefore she is a stupid bitch and deserves to die"
Heaven forbid there be a woman in a super hero series that ISN'T the mindless "Damsel in distress" and actually have a personality and Heaven forbid there actually ISN'T a female character that doesn't treat Sonic like he's made of glass. He's big-headed enough without another girl practically worshipping him.
4. >"Sally can't be with sonic because sonicxsomeone rulz!!!!!1111one I hate sally because she ish wrong for sonikku!!!! someone and Sonic 4evar!!!"
There's a difference between hating someone and thinking they don't belong with someone else.
3. "Sally has the most annoying voice ever! She should still be killed so we never have to listen to it again!"
You kidding? She's the only one in that entire show that sounds NORMAL! Her voice actress Kath Soucie played her without changing her voice. Unlike the rest of the cast.
2. "Sally is the colour of poo! Therefore she is the worst character created in the history of EVER!"
Um, she's the same color as MOST animals in the world. How's this a reason to hate her? Can't stand the idea of a fur character not in some bright, unnatural color?
"Amy is the colour of genital warts, Mina is the colour of pee, Rouge is the colour of a KKK member, Sonic is the colour of a frostbitten nipple, and Shadow is the colour of a severed penis! Take that!" ~Shakeityousexything
and the number one reason to hate Sally... *drum roll"
1. My friend hates Sally, and I've never had any reason to EVER doubt them! So Sally MUST suck!
THERE'S a good reason. Hate someone you've never even seen just because your friend hates them. I suppose next if your friend turned out to REALLY hate black people, you'd have to hate them too, right?
REASONS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST
"Yuji Naka didnÂt make Sally! So that means sheÂs unofficial, and doesnÂt even count!"
Amy isn't either. She was taken from a weird Manga. In fact, NONE of the characters are "official". He just made the games themselves. Not in charge of the actual characters.
Sally slapped Sonic
This is actually a major reason people hate her and frankly, it's also one of the lamest. She doesn't actually have many people she truly loves. Sonic is one of the few and she's nearly lost him quite a few times. So when he chose to fight Robotnik instead of being with her, she got got short with him. I'll admit, slapping him and calling him "Selfish" was a little short, but she almost lost him to being "reckless?" and there he went being "reckless" again. Wouldn't YOU be a little short with him? Plus, sometimes, he needs to be slapped.
My thoughts on Sally and how she actTheyhey say you can't truly judge a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. Such is true about Sally as well. Let's take a look at her life.
Her world collapsed at the tender age of five.
She held the responsibilities of being rebel leader on top of the usuresponsibilitiestes of being a princess. LOTS of baggage there. This doesn't even count the number of times she's kicked herself and cried over people in her team getting Robotocized due to her planning. I've seen her cry over this and people have tGaulaul to say she's "selfish?"
Sally obviously carria lotlot of mental baggage on her shoulders. Something that's bound to make a person do things she proboly shouldn't, such as slap Sonic, get really bitchy and mean, and frankly, it's a poor judge of character to think someone that's been through what SHE has should still be your image of a perfect person. We're lucky she hasn't climbed a tower and started sniper shooting everyone.
My rant is done. My last thought of the day, "Think before you hate"
Thursday, July 13, 2006
With great superhero movies, come great movie tie-ins. Well, not great as in good, great as in large size. Superman is no exception. Though unlike The Hulk, Supes had the decency to wait to release his hordes of toys on at least the same month as his movie arrived. Sadly though, many of these toys arn't very good. They're very gimmicky, and are most likely to really intrest a kid for about, 30 minutes until he/she gets bored with them. But there are a few exceptions. There ARE some diamonds in the rocks. And this is one of them. Ultimate powers Superman.
There he is in his box. They promise 15 phrases, and sound effects and even motion senses. Like this, he's only useful to those that intend to sell him some time later. Since I have no intention of doing this, let's rip 'im out!
Unfortunatly, because Mattel decided he should have spring loaded features. full poseability is not an option here. Recognize the quote? Yeah, his action features and size remind me of Timmy Turner's talking Crimson Chin figure with his "Chintastic phrases"
His phrases include such riviting words as "I'm Superman." "I'm the man of steel." "Kryptonite" "I'm needed in Metropolis" "The Daily Planet's in trouble." "Trouble" "Lex Luthor is behind this" "Got ya" and "To the Daily Planet"
Superman has three switches on his back. When first open, he is set to "Try me" mode which by pressing his big red "S", gives you a phrase, some sound effects, his eyes lighting up, and a demonstration of his motion sensory by telling you that he's "turning left" or "turning right." If you turn him the right way, he'll say "Good Job." Turn him the wrong way or do nothing, he'll just say "Crime doesn't pay." Because the last thing we need is children crying because Superman said "ASSHOLE! I SAID LEFT!"
fliping the switch to the center turns him off and gives parents a chance for some peace and quiet. Flipping the switch to the top puts us in "play" mode. This is where the REAL fun begins. First, the moment you flip the switch, you are greeted with his classic "up, up, and away!" follwed by some wooshing air sounds. Thus being in "flight mode" now. Swinging him around will make the wooshes change as if he's changing direction. When he lands on the ground, he'll actually make a landing sound and the wooshing will stop. By pushing the "S" on his belt, will put him into "battle mode" This is the REALLY fun mode. Here, you press the button on his side and swing him just a bit. Then you get various punching sounds and an occasonially one of his phrases. He has a button on his back which lights up his eyes and makes heat vision sounds. But don't take my word for all this. Take a look at this video.
Finally, the toy is well sculpted. I don't think my camera could show it, but when you look closely, you can see Superman's suit has stich like things, his boots have zippers, and has little sheild shapes in the "S".
As you can see from this titanic battle with Cobra's Battle Android trooper, Superman stands well with other 12" scale figures.
Now he's gonna open some whoopass on Dr. X. I guess ONE bald evil genius isn't enough for him.
Do I have any gripes about the toy? A few. One, it's not very poseable. He's always in that flying positions. The sensor thing doesn't ALWAYS activate in fighting mode, and finally, this isn't a gripe. More like an observation. Superman looks AWFULLY skinny on the box art.
It's a good toy though. Worth thee 25 bucks at Wal-Mart. Or even the 30-35 I think it was at KB. It's kept ME occupied for quite a while, and if it can do THAT than i'm sure YOUR child will be amused by it.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
HI! Action man must be search for my posts. Well, there arn't any yet, but there will be. From toys, to Disney parks, comics, and whatever I feel like mentioning, it'll be here. Until then, enjoy this shameless selfpromotion of my other sites.
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