I started needing glasses, I lost my pets, my parents divorced, I went through three different apartments (finally living on my own, which feels great), I graduated highschool, which was a relief, since it was pretty bad for me, I went to Uni only to realise that I was done with being in environments with large groups of people for an extended period and dropped out, I got diagnosed with aspergers and ADHD, had a few existential crises where I literally lost the will to care about anything, got depressed for about two years and gained a serious amount of weight, entered my 20s and finally felt like an adult (at 23, I'm now just dreading being 30), went through about four relationships (one of which ended with being cheated on after three years), started my webcomic, got some serious psychiatric help that's left me a lot more stable and optimistic, applied for some online writing courses, improved in my craft (I hope), started working out. I've met an awesome guy who I'm now in a serious relationship with and who has helped me a lot when I've felt down, I currently have a delivery job that pays okay while writing a lot of plays and essays on the side, I'm feeling a lot happier than I have in a long time and think things are getting better for me now.
It's been an interesting decade. I think it'll end on a high, even if it was very, *very* mixed around the middle.
Me in 2010:
Me in 2015:
Me in 2019:
It's really just been a quest to get a hairstyle that *wasn't* ridiculous...
I remember being really tired of the show for the longest time due to all the online stuff. After distancing myself from the obnoxious 'hardcore' fans and haters for the last year or so, I finally feel like I can just watch and enjoy this as a fun show with goofy sci fi humour again. Season 3 was definitely a step down from the first two in my opinion, but it was nothing terrible really, there were at least three really great episodes, and none were really bad... except Vindicators. I think most of them were simply very average, and I guess the extreme reactions on both sides felt especially obnoxious to me for that. I think if I stay in a bubble of ignorance to the toxic parts of the fandom for the coming 70 episodes, I'll be okay!
This looks like your standard 'anthropomorphic CGI character in the real world' movie, I almost certainly won't be seeing it based on that, but it'll probably entertain a lot of kids well enough. Of course, since Sonic has such an extreme, rabid fanbase, the backlash has been *way* more intense than it was for franchises like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs, Woody Woodpecker, etc. Honestly, if you think you'll enjoy the film then that's great and you shouldn't let anyone tell you otherwise, I think it's a shame that it's become so vitriolic.
I have had my parents argue to me that the Disney live action remakes are of more artistic value than the original animated films, purely on the basis of 'having real people' in them. Never mind that the original animated films took much more work to make, tend to look a lot better, and had actors who could actually sing involved! I wonder if the previous generation, for whatever reason, just has a harder time getting emotionally invested in animated characters than the current one does.