With Echo fighters being officially a thing in Smash Bros, the question becomes… how many more will there be? With Daisy being Peaches clone, and the version of Zelda that they are using being the one from A Link Between Worlds… it would make sense to include Hilda, her Low-Rule counterpart being included makes as much sense as Dark Pit… just saying. At the very least, I expect Zelda to have Hilda’s color pallet in the next game.
A commission from Kittyhawk that is not a Mohawk-ed mermaid? WHA?! Who is Evelyn?!
Evelyn is me? Sort of? Evelyn is my favorite name for a woman, and thus any time I need a gender bent version of myself, that’s the name I give her in my head because I really wouldn’t want the name Shawna, and Seana or Seanna… I don’t think are correct… grammatically? I could be wrong on that though?
Kittyhawk, from the webcomic SGVY.com, once again drew this piece for me. The hair style was mostly her decision, but I wanted my glasses and my favorite hoodie in there, but she added a dress that I thought looked like Marilyn Monroe’s, as well as pink high heels.
I always thought of Evelyn as a tom-boy-ish incarnation… but when people feminize me, they tend to commit to the new sex/gender, as my previous commission from Cluedog was also wearing some definitely female clothes.
For people who somehow have never seen Kittyhawk’s previous commission, there they are below. Expect one more mermaid-flounder to appear soon-ish?
I keep hearing that Super Smash bros. for Switch is going to be a blend of The Gamecube and Wii U’s Smash bros. games. While many probably assume that this means that the gameplay will be somewhere in between and be unified.. but I think that this 20th anniversary game might go a different direction.
Hyper Street Fighter II was an anniversary update to Street Fighter that made it possible to fight as different iterations of Ryu or Chun Li from earliest to latest with them playing by the rules from whatever game. Earlier versions of Sagat might have been stronger, and while one version of Guile might have the glitch ‘Guile’s handcuffs,’ and the latest iteration would of course have the SUPER meter.
Smash 4 allowed customizing it’s characters, such as replacing Kirby sucking up enemies with being able to have frost breath. Imagine that, plus a ‘Classic character’ option vs. ‘Current’ versions.
Is there any proof of this hypothesis? Nintendo’s Smash invitational at this year’s E3 is inviting some of the best players who play Melee as well as Wii U… which is odd. It’s almost as if they cherry picked these players, as only one of the players is a returning player from the last invitational.
One coherent system vs. multiple play styles for the same character? Well, King of Fighters have had EX characters allowing you to play as earlier versions of Kyo Kusenagi, Mai Shiranui, Terry Bogard, etc. So maybe Fox Melee vs. Fox Wii U more so than EVERY CHARACTER has 2 modes!
But who knows! In Street Fighter Alpha Anthology, they made a mode where everyone fights with Dan’s stats, oe combo like they are in Darkstalkers, etc.! Guy could teleport while sakura could do some of her Marvel vs. Capcom stuff.
So without any real concrete proof, I feel like this idea will be incorporated into the Switch Smash Bros.
I’m not going to pretend that Nintendo finally being honest about renting us games for a small fee that Wii already owned for the last two console generations is a great service.
I’m not going to pretend that Nintendo getting their shit together and having Cloud Saves for a cost is a good thing when you’ve been able to do that for free for years elsewhere.
I’m not going to pretend that using their weird voice chat smart phone Nintendo Switch app thing is a good idea.
We live in a generation where Microsoft is making more and more Xbox 360 and Xbox original games backwards compatible, and Nintendo instead goes with Microsoft’s GamePass option for 30 year old games instead. AWESOME.
Please never forget that Nintendo charged us a full retail price for Super Mario All Stars+World for Wii only after they re-released each NES incarnation on Wii’s Virtual Console. An SNES game that should have cost $8 digitally ended up being $49.99 physically. Also remember that they announced the lack of Virtual Console after everyone bought The Switch, The NES Classic, and the SNES Classic.
Nintendo, when they are doing well, is not a generous company. When they are doing poorly, they literally give you free games like when the 3DS ambassador program only later dangle Super Mario World on The New 3DS XL via a virtual console when they are doing quite well.
I’m buying a Switch for Super Smash Bros. and really nothing else, so I will play their speculation game.
Do you know what will make me happy about a Netflix-styled selection of games? If Nintendo actually tries to make this a service worth paying for, by giving us Satelliview-esque adventures. SNES graphics for NES games like BS Zelda, SNES games modified like The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets, etc.
But Nintendo wont, will they? They got your money by giving you cloud saves instead of allowing you to plug in a USB drive to manage your saves and game storage space in general, and a half-assed NES Library instead of Gameboy Advance, Sega Genesis, N64, and Turbo Graphics games you already paid for. They purposely made things cumbersome for us, didn’t they?
But hey, maybe I’m wrong. They translated Mother into Earthbound Beginings for Wii U and finally finished Star Fox 2, so maybe Nintendo will make things interesting on The Switch. Maybe Uru Zelda and Link to The Past’s 3rd world map are coming right when we least expect it!
Actually these are different characters, and they were colored to look like Ariel and Flounder… but are actually deviants K-Serenade and jayeljay? Also it was done in 2009. Still not Flounder though… but still… ENHANCE! or…
So… should I get some more images made of my version of flounder? Should I get a different version of Flounder made? Also, what about MerMay? Also, what artists should I use?
When I checked my blog today, WordPress let me know that it was the 8th anniversary of the blog… which is kind of awesome. This blog started out as a place to both put my movie reviews from my Geography class as well as celebrate my love of Sailor Moon. Also… I had hoped to sell out at some point in in the life of my blog. Maybe get hired at Kotaku, or something. That hasn’t happened, obviously.
I really never know if anyone really reads this I shoulblog, and I hope that this was not all for not… I’ve met one really awesome person from creating this blog… and that was kind of cool… right?
Lately I have been getting back into drawing, and while I wont make this an art blog… because god forbid that the A.D.H.D. riddled brain of mine focus for a bit and stick to one thing… expect at least a little bit more art.
I often am depressed. I’m upset with my career, my [lack of a] love life, my lack of actually people that I hang out with on any regular basis, as well as the over all lack of anything interesting going on in my life. At all.
Maybe I’m just hangry from my diet, because I hate myself… Hah hah hah!
I should go to bed I guess. Sorry for this weird and crazy not-celebration. I hate feeling this way. I have some family stuff planned next week, and next month is Louisianime, and I will eventually go to A-Kon and then Japan… and… …
I just want to quit my job but I’m too much of a coward I guess? I don’t know. I’ll be fine. I love anyone and everyone who actually reads this blog… and I will do a real post later today.