SONIC FANDOM SURVIVAL LOG: DAY 267:
I've been set adrift in the void ever since...that day. The Paramount Event sent a large number of us reeling off the hype train. I've had a few glimpses of civilization since then, but I haven't been able to signal for help yet. Just for the record, being adrift in space with zero promise of rescue is more fun than it sounds. Food and water ran out four days ago...oxygen will run out tomorrow morning. And that'll be it.
But being out here, alone, has given me time to think, to collect myself. I've had time to reflect on what happened...there's many ways this could have gone. Fourteen million six-hundred and five, to be exact. But there's still reason to not give up...I just have to hope.
Silly bits aside, I've had some time to get used to the design. Having had some time to sit with it for a bit, things aren't as bad as they might have once seemed, if you put your mind in the right place, without all the anger.
Yes, they definitely, definitely made some really bad decisions with this movie, and we still have the right to be disappointed or upset or angry, but really, we haven't seen the half of it yet. There's still a year left for the filmmakers to possibly change things based on fan reaction (which we should all hope they will), and even so, we haven't seen a lot of what's to come. That could be a good thing, or likely a very bad thing, but a thing we can't fully judge yet nonetheless.
For the time being, I still retain that the design we've seen, from what we can tell of the silhouette, is not a good adaptation of the source material for the most part (I've already said I kind of like the shoes anyways, and the quills and fur I expected and don't mind). But the important part, the face, has yet to be seen, and many fans have brought up that the Pratt Poster could indicate the direction they're aiming for, and if the final model is similar to that one, I, personally, can tolerate it.
I've also had my mind opened a little bit by a YouTuber named SquigglyDigg. I recommend checking out her Twitter, she's done some interest explorations into how Sonic might look in the movie, and if she's right, it's not as bad as we're making it out to be.
It's not really Sonic, heck, I don't even like this style, but I can tolerate it enough to keep looking into this movie.
Just give him the socks and gloves, Paramount, I can't take the monkey hands...