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We recently got a "protest" image submitted into our gallery that was accusing Archie Comics & Sega of being "sexist." (Due to Princess Sally now wearing clothes, while most male animal Sonic characters do not.)

While we accept critiques/criticism of the comic series, (heck I don't love every issue either, and Dejimon11's previous journal entry criticized a few things about the series) and overall we try to respect others' opinions, whether they enjoy the series, or not... (And we encourage our members to do the same.)

However, let's try to avoid downright hateful/spiteful/protest images, please, or things that try to make the series look "bad," or demonize the companies/people that make them...

While I understand everyone has an opinion about Sally's "new look," (or the other controversial changes to the series) and I understand not everyone is pleased with it, let's TRY to avoid accusations like that, or images bashing the companies that produce the comics.

Archie & Sega have kept the Sonic comic going for over 20 years now. (Most other licensed comic based on a video game haven't even lasted half as long.)
We should at least be greatfull, they still allow the comics to be made to entertain us after all these years, regardless of the ups & downs we feel the series has had, or what our own personal preferences, or opinions of the series.

Think of it this way, would you like it if you were accused of being "sexist," hating SatA.M., hating the games, hating a certain character, and such?
As a Sonic fan myself, I've been accused of many things here on DA, (Including being an "Amy-hater," or a "Sally-hater," even though I am in an Amy fan-club, and a Sally fan-club, as well ironically...) so I know what it's like. Sonic fans in general are getting to touchy, and overly-protective over the aspects/characters they prefer about the Sonic franchise in general.

In the future, please don't submit Anti-Archie, or Anti-Sega "propaganda." (There's a difference between criticizing/critiquing, and merely bashing/fear-mongering things) Same goes for things demonizing people who work/worked on the comic like Ian Flynn, or even Ken Penders. You can express your opinions in journal entries, and such, but when it comes to art, be careful what you submit to the club.
We accept things harmlessly poking fun at the series, but not things downright bashing/hating on it, as well.

We also ask people not to send stuff bashing certain characters (like Sally or Amy) or other official Sonic canons. (Like Sonic SatA.M., the games, or "Sonic X")
We want this club to remain unbiased, but at least a fairly positive club. This is a club to appreciate the series, even if it isn't "perfect" all the time.

Feel free to discuss in the comments, or ask questions below if you believe this is a good/bad idea.
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IATEADEMOCRATE1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So. Sonic Boom is getting its own comic series by Archie. Written by Ian Flynn, and (if I recall correctly) drawn by Evan Stanley.
What are your thoughts?
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Vixenmon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
How do you feel about the upcoming Sonic movie?
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IATEADEMOCRATE1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Ehhhhhh. I'll give it a chance. Live action sounds like a bad idea though. I'm just praying that this won't become another Sonic X with a human character stealing the spot light.
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Retro-Red Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Samesies but since Marza Animation Planet is doing the animation I'm pretty excited because they do Sonic CGI really well. They did the animation for Sonic CGIs.
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
You STILL don't understand. We're bothered by many of the same thing things YOU are. Not to mention that TONS of characters are gone and now there are endless mandates preventing this from being anything other than just an advertising tool. Not to mention that are TONS of interesting characters that we may never see again, plus many of the things that gave us appeal "never happened".

You really need to learn what these "useless arguments" are before you label them as such.
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ChickaruPocket Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Yeah? So?
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