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Show Me Your Journo-Face

The enlightening tale of Sonic the Herinacius

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He held it in THAT long? How drool!

Yet anouther brillent comic.

I dont think I could hold a face like that at all id go with to much rage or something.

To be fair, there would have been hell to pay if he had been honest and said, "The Sonic fan base is full of c**ts."

Another great strip!

Lasted longer than I would have.

Also, if that's his Poker face he must REALLY suck at it. Or really creep people out.

"Well, Jerry just lawl-gasimed, I fold."

Just be glad he wasn't a political journalist. His head would fucking explode from the amount of mind numbing stupidity an elected official is capable of dishing out...

Sonic still has a fanbase? Well, i guess anything is possible in DevianArt.

Qitz:
Lasted longer than I would have.

Also, if that's his Poker face he must REALLY suck at it. Or really creep people out.

"Well, Jerry just lawl-gasimed, I fold."

I guess you just don't have the spine to be a vidyagames journalist.

Tanakh:
Sonic still has a fanbase? Well, i guess anything is possible in DevianArt.

And hopefully that is the last time someone will mention Sonic's DevianArt fanbase. Now please excuse me while i go rub agent orange in my eyes.

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Baby seal approves of today's comic and the joke of sophisticated Sonic fans.

He also wants to know how Sonic fans are even still around. >.>

I was lost as a member of the sonic fanbase back when Sonic Adventure for dreamcast came out. And they made it so you STOPPED RUNNING when you slightly touched a wall.

I was hoping that would be Sonic's Mario 64 breakthrough moment but alas the guys at Sega were so busy patting themselves on the back about how awesome the dreamcast technology was they forgot to make a game.

Laughing at funerals. God, that's the worst. And now I'm probably going to have this strip in my mind the next time I'm at one, and that will make suppressing laughter even harder.

This one gave me a good laugh. I've had the misfortune of being in similar situations, i.e a lecture on urban poverty.

No, "sophisticated" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I think of Sonic's fanbase either. No, the words that usually come to mind when I think of Sonic's fanbase generally include: "stupid", "anal", "moronic", "immature" etc.

To describe Sonic fans I would use another term. Like dignified and educated.

And it for this reason that as much as I love Sonic I don't want to be considered part of the fanbase. Although the same goes for most things really. Once you look at fans as a collective rather than individuals pretty much everybody starts to look idiotic.

An important point to note:

The p53 gene which is responsible for embryonic axis formation in human embryos, and cell division suppression in humans is called the Sonic the Hedgehog gene. That is its official scientific name.

It makes the sonic the hedgehog protein. So maybe the developers remark is not that far off. The person that discovers a gene or protein gets to name it.

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Baby seal approves of today's comic and the joke of sophisticated Sonic fans.

He also wants to know how Sonic fans are even still around. >.>

That's not a baby seal, it's a furry baguette with a face.

Obviously.

I think it would be more accurate to say Sonic fans are 8. However, maybe he meant sophisticated for 8 year old children but I guess we'll never know.

The Gentleman:
Just be glad he wasn't a political journalist. His head would fucking explode from the amount of mind numbing stupidity an elected official is capable of dishing out...

What if he was both. Imagine having to deal with the amount of BS an elected official can spout about games?

Actually no, best not to think about it... ever.

I never realised people thought so little of Sonic fans.

Mournblade94:
An important point to note:

The p53 gene which is responsible for embryonic axis formation in human embryos, and cell division suppression in humans is called the Sonic the Hedgehog gene. That is its official scientific name.

It makes the sonic the hedgehog protein. So maybe the developers remark is not that far off. The person that discovers a gene or protein gets to name it.

You're confusing to things. As far as I know, Shh (sonic hedgehog) is not the same as the P53 gene. It is it's official name however, so you were right in that.

It was named that way because the fly (or mice..?) that had a mutation in that gene looked spikey.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/20423
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/2768677
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shh

It's sad really. As much as I loved the Sonic Adventure games, they were such huge pieces of crap.

Hmmm for no reason at all I am reminded of Eternal Nothingness. Strange.

anthony87:
I never realised people thought so little of Sonic fans.

You would too, if you spent any amount of time around them. Ever check out the SonicRetro forums? People argue about the most pedantic little things, speak with AUTHORITY on subjective matters as though their word were final, even when the rest of the community is doing the exact same thing with a disagreeing stance... It can be a really unpleasant part of the internet.

That being said, they really do know how to tear apart a Sonic game, find exactly what's wrong with it, and hack it until it's awesome. I'd call them diverse, even EXTREMELY intelligent (well, many of them, at least)... just not particularly sophisticated as a whole.

P.S. Thanks

Thedutchjelle:

Mournblade94:
An important point to note:

The p53 gene which is responsible for embryonic axis formation in human embryos, and cell division suppression in humans is called the Sonic the Hedgehog gene. That is its official scientific name.

It makes the sonic the hedgehog protein. So maybe the developers remark is not that far off. The person that discovers a gene or protein gets to name it.

You're confusing to things. As far as I know, Shh (sonic hedgehog) is not the same as the P53 gene. It is it's official name however, so you were right in that.

It was named that way because the fly (or mice..?) that had a mutation in that gene looked spikey.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/20423
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/2768677
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shh

The name of the gene is not sonic the hedgehog but I did not think it necessary to get that technical here. The protein was indeed named for sonic the Hedgehog. The protein itself unmutated resembles a hedgehog. This particular one was named sonic. All of the proteins in the hedgehog series have the spikey appearance.

I am correct on all counts. And I better be since I work in the field.

I didn't check your wikipedia link before. Within that reference you provided it will also describe how Shh got its name.

Not sure where you drew the fruit fly conclusion from, but there are many proteins when mutated that take on a 'spiky' form. Shh is spikey in its normal form it is not a mutation.

For some reason the journalist reminded me of Light from Deathnote.

I laughed... and I laughed...

Then I laughed some more.

I thought he was going to burst out laughing right there and then. Holding it in for 6 months might be a world record if you think about it (probably not though). Still, I am not all to surprised a Sonic fanbase still exists. Why? Because now and again I run into them on DeviantArt or on Youtube. Even if you think badly about them, I admire their dedication to the franchise at least for it's pretty hard to when Sonic is almost no longer around.

Mournblade94:

Thedutchjelle:

Mournblade94:
An important point to note:

The p53 gene which is responsible for embryonic axis formation in human embryos, and cell division suppression in humans is called the Sonic the Hedgehog gene. That is its official scientific name.

It makes the sonic the hedgehog protein. So maybe the developers remark is not that far off. The person that discovers a gene or protein gets to name it.

You're confusing to things. As far as I know, Shh (sonic hedgehog) is not the same as the P53 gene. It is it's official name however, so you were right in that.

It was named that way because the fly (or mice..?) that had a mutation in that gene looked spikey.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/20423
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/2768677
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shh

The name of the gene is not sonic the hedgehog but I did not think it necessary to get that technical here. The protein was indeed named for sonic the Hedgehog. The protein itself unmutated resembles a hedgehog. This particular one was named sonic. All of the proteins in the hedgehog series have the spikey appearance.

I am correct on all counts. And I better be since I work in the field.

Hm. Didnt think of the protein. Kinda weird that P53 doesnt code for the P53 protein..? Normally it works that way, atleast it does for P51. Uniprot tells me SHH codes for the SHH protein, not p53 ( http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/?query=SHH&sort=score )

So I still don't fully agree. But I'm only a 2nd year student Biomedical Sciences, not a professional, so I could've made a mistake or perhaps simply misunderstood you . I'll stop this here before it gets horrible derailed. :-)

Cheers.

I couldn't hold the laugh myself, being a heart broken sonic fan and all, I still see this as one of the best CM to date. Stay classy, guyz.

I swear that was my exact 'facial expression reaction pattern', to that interview, only 6 months didn't pass, more like 6 seconds.

interview would have ended right then if it were me.

Thedutchjelle:

Mournblade94:

Thedutchjelle:

You're confusing to things. As far as I know, Shh (sonic hedgehog) is not the same as the P53 gene. It is it's official name however, so you were right in that.

It was named that way because the fly (or mice..?) that had a mutation in that gene looked spikey.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/20423
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/2768677
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shh

The name of the gene is not sonic the hedgehog but I did not think it necessary to get that technical here. The protein was indeed named for sonic the Hedgehog. The protein itself unmutated resembles a hedgehog. This particular one was named sonic. All of the proteins in the hedgehog series have the spikey appearance.

I am correct on all counts. And I better be since I work in the field.

Hm. Didnt think of the protein. Kinda weird that P53 doesnt code for the P53 protein..? Normally it works that way, atleast it does for P51. Uniprot tells me SHH codes for the SHH protein, not p53 ( http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/?query=SHH&sort=score )

So I still don't fully agree. But I'm only a 2nd year student Biomedical Sciences, not a professional, so I could've made a mistake or perhaps simply misunderstood you . I'll stop this here before it gets horrible derailed. :-)

Cheers.

Yes it appears my original post of writing off the cuff and not being technical confused you:) That was my fault.
there is far to many exceptions for any professional or student to keep track of.

p53 makes several proteins. Shh is just one of the many. it depends on the intron splicing. If you are a biomedical student you are going to know p53 very very well.

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