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25-12-09

Ok, well, it's me, again, bringing you (along with too many commas) the latest in awesome news.

...or I would if I had any...

Nothing's happening, and it looks like it's going to stay that way, for a while. Unless New Year somehow brings tidings of motivation, it looks like there will be sporadic updates, at best, and not many, if at all.

I'd like to thank anyone out there that has come to visit, and hope you've enjoyed what little I've given you. Hopefully, next year, I can bring out some new stuff (and use twitter/facebook/etc to get it out there).

Here's to you, 2009.

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15-08-09

Well, unfortunately, business (for lack of a better term) is slow - no new comics, the 'upgrades' are still on the way, and my attempts to branch out are nonexistant.

I'm going to have a break to get my head together. So far, it's been over a month since I posted 200, and it'll have to be at least another one. Hopefully when I return, I'll have some new stuff up, and it will have been worth the wait.

...but how likely is that...

TODAYS LINKS (WHY NOT?):

What time is it?

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28-06-09

Well, it's been a big weekend - Friday saw this little piece of web-thing turn six (or 5, if you don't count the year off...), and Sonic Slam hit 200 strips. It's about the same rate as the 1st 100 was, which is incredible, considering the aforementioned year off. That's an average of between one and two every two weeks, which is not too great by average standards, but what ar you gonna do.

There will be more in the coming years, with Sonic Slam going relatively strong, and there may be another comic comic up, as well, so stay tuned for that.

As for the rest of Coramaximus Entertainment, there's only really renovation on the horizon for one or two parts, but we'll see...

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27-05-09

Well, I'm only now up to 178, and am way behind schedule, but I'm still confident that I'll be at 200 by the 26th of June, heheheh...

...*sigh*...

Well, May means your's truly is another year older, there was a 21st birthday party that I got smashed at, and I've been ill on and off for the last two weeks. Coupled with a lack of good ideas, this site seems to be slowly fading into obscurity...I mean, it would be if anyone knew about it...besides the obvious...

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23-03-09

Well, It's taken me a month longer to get the latest Slam eps done, but here they are. Hopefully the extra time meant a lot better quality, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

As stated above, much more coming soon - I'll be striving for 5 a fortnight, rather than a month. The reason being that this schedule will bring number two hundred smack-bang-pizza on the annual "celebration" of this "website's" creation.

Again, it will be big. After that? Who knows...


TODAYS LINKS (WHY NOT?):

It's Ka-Morphing Time, again!

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13-02-09

Welcome to the year 2009 (I know it's February, just bare with me, here...) This year hopes to be a good year, but alas, another may go without realised dreams of being a tyre, as well as without being any good. There's nothing slated for semester 1, and I'm not sure I'll be ready for uni, come sem 2. Job-wise, I don't think I'll ever be ready, so yeah - I'm back to this.

AV In - To start with...Transformers 2. The first was awesome, and June will tell whether the 2nd lives up to expectations or succumbs to sequel syndrome. Then there's Futurama 4/4: Into The Wild Green Yonder, which hopefully, will be better than "Bender's Game", which was ok, at best.

Nothing else comes to mind, right now...

AV Out - Sonic Slam's at 160, I upgraded the coramaximus main page, last month...that's about it, unfortunately, unless I can think of something else to put up.

...and actually get myself to do it - oh, that would be the bee's knees, alright!

...mmmm...bee's knees...

TODAYS LINKS (WHY NOT?):

I just ate a grape and I might accidentally get killed

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19-12-08

And so, another year is drawing to a close. A lot has happened since the last time I put something here...well, nothing too drastic, like having a kid, or anything, but it's been a while.

Sonic Slam has finally passed the 150 comic mark, with plans to get to at least 200, and I won't give it away, but I will tell you that it will be quite a surprise, I assure you (for what it's worth).

As part of the reorganising of my site, this column will be an overall rant thing that's no longer just about the Sonic-y stuff because, obviously (what with my lack of updates of this thing), there's not much to say, there. For now, it will stay there, as I've nothing else to put on the TMM main page, yet.

As for other stuff...well, there's still nothing to report - at the moment, I'm building a new Coramaximus.com main page to replace the existing one. It's the least I can do. I've also decided to put my future animation project, TMC, in the ARJ site. Hopefully, I can get my butt on to that...or however that goes...

Non-site wise, I have a Diploma...well, I should have one, soon - I've met the requirements, so it should only be a matter of time.

...serious, this time...

Of course Christmas is coming up. Hopefully I'll have one or two things in this week there is left. Stay tuned...

TODAYS LINKS (WHY NOT?):
Sailor Moon Abridged & DBZ Evolution.

EDIT: NEW DBZ OVA - that's right, I said NEW!

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16-07-08

Howdy folks, and welcome to Robotnikland - it's my land, I just thought the name was cool...

Anyway, it's been a while since the MexMeister did one of these unappreciated things, and well, I thought I'd take the time, at 4 in the morning, to give you the scoop on what, the fugtastic-paper-plane, I'm up to.

Well... not a lot. The only real thing I've got to tell about is this: I noticed on more than one occasion, that I can't keep up a three-a-week, or even a weekly schedule, and I always fall behind, for one reason or another, but every now and then, when I've built up a 5-comic pileup, and the traffic's backed up for miles because of it, I can come up with said five in a matter of days.

Thus, I am thinking about having a monthly schedule, with a bunch of comics every month. Maybe I can come up with some filler material if I can't give out four or five every...four or five weeks...

Also, if there actually is anybody out there that does come by, even if it's to tell me to GTFO your precious internetz (cause I could probably get a good laugh out of those, or something), drop us a line at mex AT coramaximus DOT com.

I promise I won't sue, or nothing...

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17-06-08

Well, it's been a while since I've done one of these. Unfortunately, despite the fact that I have between over a year's worth of stuff that's happened, I'm not quite sure what to put here.

Needless to say, the site is back with a vengeance (because there's no better way to make a comeback), and Sonic Slam is being updated, once more. How long this will last is anyone's guess, but if you're thinking a long long time...well...

...I wish I had your optimism...

Still haven't come up with anything else to but on this little island of coramaximus web-soil, but...

...ah, who am I kidding - promising things only leads to disappointment...

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14-05-08

Well... so much for getting 150 by the end of '07... I didn't get even one out. How lame is that.

Well, I'm pretty sure I can get 125 by June - just two more. Maybe I can get 150 by the end of this year. I still have a bit to go, writing-wise, but at least I've got something...even if it took 15 months to put it up.

As you can see, everything on this page is newer. Most of it is better - I 'm not sure if all of it is, but it'll do, for now. I wish I had more to put on this sector of the site, but even after all these years, this is all I could come up with...

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03-02-07

Ahh...wow...so much for the vacation idea. That's what I get for trying to set a date for something...

Well, to be honest, I didn't get around to much writing over the hiatus period. I guess I was too busy, or wrecked, or uninspired; but it doesn't look good for the longevity of the series...or this site for that matter.

Hopefully, one day, I'll get some creativity back. In the meantime, I'll see what other random series I can concoct to satisfy the "actually making stuff" requirement, or maybe make a large buffer (like when I first started) so that I can give myself time to make more while I update, especially when I just don't feel like making any.

I'm hoping for a 150 by the end of the year. I might make 200, but I don't to set the bar, too high...

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27-10-06

Ok, so I haven't updated in a while. This alone is quite bad. On top of that, I don't have much drive to make any more, so there might not be any more, for a while. I'm a little busy with things, and my creativity is running dry, so there's not much chance of me updating at all. I'd like to, but I can't get myself to make any more, much less on time. I shall go on a not-so-short hiatus. Apart from specials or things I might come up with, from time to time, I won't be doing anything here.

I might start again around New Year, at the latest.

...hey, who reads these things, anyway? My Boards were empty, and I get jack all emails. If it does have a fanbase, it's a very small one.

Smell ya later...

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28-09-06

Ok, well life sucks.

Anyway, I've been quite busy over the last few weeks, mostly due to hosting issues. My site's hosting was to expire in the second week of this month, and I had to cancel the next year's worth after they "auto-batch"d me (basically like direct debit), because I wanted to move to a better host, and I needed the money they took. Of course, I didn't know it would immediately cut off my service, so I lost a few things. Yeah, that whole thing has me a little pissed off. Oh well, I'm glad it's over, now. Won't have to worry for another two years, at least.

Because of this, and watching DVDs all day, I haven't made any Sonic Slam episodes since two weeks ago. I'm also behind on scripts, so I can't make the lot right away (I've haven't even got enough to get me to 110!). Hopefully the writer's block won't hinder me too much, so I might be able to get 10 done by the end of next week.

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05-09-06

Well, the strip has reached the big hundred. Well...ok, so 900 would be the big hundred, and 100 wouldn't really be big...anyway...

As you can see, I haven't slowed for the occasion, I'm still updating on a M-W-F schedule. To cut down on them, I'll only make updates once a week, or if there's some really big news. I'm still going to have to do something, a 100th strip special (it's only fair). And I still have to do something about that voter incentive idea I have, so I've got a fair bit on my plate.

...better get to work, then...

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11-08-06

Ok, I've been going along with the M/W/F schedule quite well. It might be high time to advertise...by which, I mean put "Updates M-W-F" on the site.

Well, I can't say this last update was enjoyable: yesterday, the whole coramaximus.com domain was down for a few hours. Then, today, while trying to login, the sessions weren't working. After reuploading a couple of files, I was finally able to get in...only for the file uploads to not work. It said there was no comic, even though I had clearly picked one to upload. Well, it finally ended up working, but I'm not happy about the (lack of) service...

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08-08-06

Well, last week was interesting. Not only was I able to catch up with the episodes, but I was able to keep to a M-W-F schedule, as well (and still am...for now...)

Other than a minor PHP script, not much new around here, although I did make a new title screen using elements from the intro movie. It's pretty big, so I hope it's worth it.

In case you haven't noticed the two buttons on the bottom left of the Slam site (they've been there long enough), they're there. Please vote for Sonic Slam, support this webmaster/spritecartoonist's flimsy ego. Who knows...I might put up some incentives. I'll have more info as that develops...

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25-07-06

Well, that weeks "vacation" kinda went a bit longer than said week (to put it mildly...) I've finally gotten myself to do ep 80, but I'm not sure how I'm going to continue, in the coming months. I'm experiencing a little writers block and a lack of scriptage, which is bad when you want to churn these out three times a week. Hopefully something will come to me, and I can reach ep 100.

Hopefully before the end of the year...

Next 5 out this weekend...maybe...

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27-06-06

Well, I've decided to do a rant for one good reason. Ready? Because, on the 26th, it was...


MEX'S 3rd BIRTHDAY!


So, I updated with #78, so I'm on schedule.

...about...

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23-06-06

Ok, so I haven't updated this week. This week, especially Thursday, has been pretty crap for comic making.

I've settled on a compromise, though - instead of doing three a week, I'll update once a week, but with three comics. I find I'm good at doing everything at the last minute. I'd guess that day would be Saturday or Sunday.

Also, in case you didn't know, The Summer Of Sonic has begun. Head on over to see it's launch. There will also be a live show, tomorrow. Details, here. There was one going today, but there was a technical mishap. Hopefully, tomorrow's will be uneventful.

...in regards to bad things, of course...

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15-06-06

Oh boy, let's see...

Well, I've had a string of bad weeks, recently, but I've managed to catch up with the last 6. Still have to do one tomorrow, though. Hopefully, I won't make the same mistake again.

Second on the agenda, yes, we have reached #75. Woohoo, and stuff. Not sure it's worthy of a special, though.

...that, or I'm too lazy *shot*

Lastly, in case you didn't notice all the banners around the place, TSS is heading a special event in celebration of Sonic's 15th Birthday. I hope to have something done for that. Wanna look? Click a banner...or here.

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01-06-06

Ok, so this isn't working out too well. Even with the schedule I just put myself on, I'm currently way behind.

This hasn't been a good week for me - my sleep patterns have been crazier than usual. It's not because of Empire At War, mind you, really...

...man I'm a bad lair...damn, I shouldn't have said that aloud!

Anyway, I'm going to try to get to a M-W-F schedule, so I'll have 2 up tomorrow to make up for this week. If I make good on this "promise" I can still get to 78 before the 26th. If the M-W-F schedule goes smoothly, I'll consider going up to the 5-a-weeki, again.

However, I'll be putting a lot of thought into it before deciding, which will take a while...

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14-05-06

Ok, so I didn't do a rant yesterday like I kinda said I would, but I did one. I could've just not done one, but I don't like to rip off the fans (I know there's at least two or three of you).

Well, I just did another 5-strip week. Why, you ask? You didn't? Oh well, anyway, the reason is that I've been a little preoccupied over the past weeks, due to a few things - one being that it was my 21st on the first (Entitling me to legal alcohol if I ever bother to travel to the states), and that week was a bit of a rest period.

Considering how it went, I might do it again, this week. I'll have to see. I may give this comic a schedule, 5 a week, perhaps, or at least M-W-F. with two weeks of five a piece, 75 will be here within a fortnight. Might do something for that, I don't know, yet.

Anything you wish to comment on or anything, email me. There was a forum, but noone went, so I closed it. Pity, really...

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31-03-06

Mex here, to give you some news, and stuff. Let's see, what's been going on...

I haven't updated in a couple of weeks. I don't know know why, but I just haven't felt like it fo quite some time. It's over now, though.

I went on a holiday, last weekend, which cut out a considerable amount of time, but it did put me in a better frame of mind. If anyone wants to send me an email, do so at my email address (in the button above. MSN, you can use my more regular email address - coramaximus (at) hotmail (dot) com. I'll probably have a global contact page put up, some time in the near future.

Speaking of putting up pages, after a lot of good feedback, I've put up a new intro, and reorganised that bit of the site. Hope you like.

Well, that's about all, from me, except that, due to popular demand, there may be an animated (poorly) series of Sonic Slam. Not quite sure about it, but keep an eye out for that.

Catch you on the side of flips.

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13-02-06

Well, as stated above, I have some news that's worth a rant. Not that a lot of stuff isn't...

Anyway, I've done a little bit of work and, in case you haven't noticed, have implemented a php script into the MSM site.

This is just the first of not-so-many changes that I'll be serving up, so watch this space.

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17-01-06

Wow...ranting again after only 7 days? Haven't done anything like this in a while.

Anyway, number 50 is up. let the celebrations begin and stuff. Sonic Slam 50 plus two (yes TWO) specials?! I must be insane!

Anyway, the plot is starting to thicken (I think). The Eggman is preparing for Sonic and co.


...I just did that because I'm low on stuff to talk about...

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10-01-06

Ok, here's the deal:

Happy new year. I believe I said I'd be at 50 before that, but lo and behold: I'm not. Why? I guess you could say I suddenly had a break for Christmas. That and/or my internet connection went down the toilet. I can get on (thus the update), but it's a hassle to update things. I will have to get a new modem before I can restore the proper order of things.

Anyway, as for the new things, the PHP site's going remarkably well (in fact, except for a few cosmetic things, it's about ready for upload. That gives me a good feeling.

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07-12-05

Hey, it's me, again...two weeks late...here's a lame excuse:

Well, at the moment, I've got a couple of projects I'm trying to set into motion, one of which (at least) requires me to learn PHP (which is not easy). First of all...second of all, life seems to prevent me from getting any work done - whether it be a 3 2 day "holiday", Christmas preparation, or just the summer heat.

I don't really feel like spending too much more time on this, so I'll be quick: 2 till 50, one or two specials coming around that time, Christmas stuff that I'm doing, that's about it.

Later.

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09-11-05

I know I promised one of these on Friday...then Saturday...then Sunday...and now it's Wednesday...well, long story short...I couldn't really think of anything to write...ok, so it wouldn't have been that long a story... at the moment, I'm just winging it. Let's see what I can pull out of my...head...

Well, as you all know, by now, this last week has been a rare occasion, in which I updated with a comic everyday for 5 days. I had this planned for some time (Read: I thought about it, some time ago, but never went through with it, before) and last week, I finally got up the motivation to do it. Why? Well, one or two weeks, I was unable to update because I went to Sydney for a few days, at the end of one week through til halfway through the next. Then there was a rest period. Then there was another two weeks around there, somewhere, where I procrastinated for some reason. I can't remember what I was doing. And then I had to update at the end of that week and thought, why not catch up. Perfect time to do 5 in a row. I may or may not do this again...the 5 in a row thing...

So yeah, that's my story. As per schedule (the one I'm struggling to establish), I'll hopefully have the next one up at the end of this week. Number 47 is next. 4 more til the big 5-0. I'll most likely have a special or something for that. That's about it, for me. See ya later, dudes.

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30-09-05

Sorry for the delay, folks, I've just been busy with a few things, including something that you may have noticed upon arriving here. I just want to let you all no that I did not waste any of that time playing Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates, nosireebob! [/blatant lie]

As you may or may not be aware, we have a new url. That's right, we are now at coramaximus.com (which I own...you know, just to make sure you now that I'm not borrowing space from someone else...I'm buying it...from someone else--anyway...). If anyone is wondering why they were redirected, this is why.


Next thing, if you have been to the SSA, you may have noticed that Sonic Slam has been nominated for "Best Sprite Comic 2005". Unfortunately, we've got some heavy competition so, if you like me (because I like you ^_^), please vote for Sonic Slam. You'll have to register a TSS account, first, if you haven't already, which can be done, here. (Note: Obviously, vote if you like Sonic Slam...)

Last thing (and I've made an effort to put something here), with episode 41 out, there's only 8 left before the big 5-oh. I'm not sure how I'm going to celebrate, but I'll see if I can think of something.

I'll also see if I can get there before Christmas or New Year ^_^.

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09-09-05

Wow, I haven't done one of these in, like, three months. Oh well, there wasn't anything too exceptional to report, that wasn't outshadowed by the birthday ...until now!

Folks, today I announce a change: soon, this place will be different...ok, so it won't reeeally be different, but it will have a new home. That's right, I have purchased some webhosting! Now I can put all of my sites, including this one, in one place. I will disclose the address when it's fully functional.

I guess I just have to thank Angelcities for their hosting of my site, for free, even if it did have the annoyance of changing my link hover colour with it's ads. It has hosted this site since it was begun, but now, I must say farewell...sort of...this site will still be there for a while, until I put up all the redirection pages, then that's all there will be for a while, after which, I will close the whole thing down. Once again, thankyou.

At the new site, if you wish to donate, at all (god forbid...), there will be a way to, using paypal...if you can (I know there was a time that ended recently that I was unable to buy things online, so if you can't, I'll understand. If you don't want to, that's fine. Just remember...US dollars are worth more than Australian dollars (my native currency) so don't forget to consider that if you use the former, ok?

Last thing...um...nope, sorry, that's all I got...

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26-06-05

I don't normally make another rant so close to the last one, but this time, I've made an exception.


If you don't recognise what day it is, I'll be glad to remind you all. It's

MEX SHADOW'S
2nd BIRTHDAY!

That's right, it's been two whole years since I started this site, and what a couple of years it has been: two Sonic Slam Specials, 34 updates, 22 rants (including this one), one new series of comics, and 36 Sonic Slam Episodes - with many more to come.

So I say it's time to don a party hat and celebrate. I know I am. Here's to two more years of comics, updates, rants, new ideas, fun and laughter.


And maybe this year, this site will be get some recognition...

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18-06-05

Well, you're probably wondering why it's taken me so long to get an ep up, after I promised that I would get more up quicker, due to the new computer. If not, well, I'm going to tell you, anyway.

There are a few reasons why I haven't had any updates in a while. One of them is...the new computer that's supposed to help. Instead, it's hindered progress. The amount of times it has stuffed is too many for a new computer, even if I did build it from scratch, myself. It's working relativey ok, now, thus the update being possible.

Another reason - and this is a serious one - is this: both my mothers parents passed away within one month of eachother. That means I had to attend two funerals in under a month...IN SYDNEY! That means four 1hr flights there and back. I spent over a week, total, down there. With all that, and the weeks between, and the one after to get over it, there wasn't much time to do things.

Then there's all the laziness, forgetting and miscellaneous stuff, but I won't go too deeply into them.

Well, now that things are on track again, to make up for it, I will get to work on another ep and post it tomorrow. Ciao.

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16-04-05

Yeah, I know I haven't done one of these in like four months, but I've been fairly busy with things and stuff...no, really!

You'll also notice that I haven't done a Sonic Slam in awhile, as well. Well, like I said, I've been busy. With posting on message boards, personal problems, and just not being able to get on this computer, it's almost impossible to get things done around here. It might not sound like much, but it's more than it sounds, believe me.

Good news, though, is that I now have a brand spankin' new machine, which I bought a few days ago. I've been having a few problems (ALREADY!), but hopefully everythings fixed, now. It'll give me more freedom to do more of the things I wish to do in my own time.

Why is this a good thing? Well, once I get internet access to it, and move some stuff over, I'll be able to do more of these, easier, as well as a few other things. More updates, more rants (maybe), I might be able to do more things, since this new computer can handle quite a bit. Except for one or two minor glitches, here and there, this will allow me to get things done around here more efficiently.

...plus I can watch reasonably quick flash videos ^_^.

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21-12-04

Another day, another reason to hate stuff. I was supposed to do one of these aa while ago, but I must have forgot, or I couldn't have been bothered. Most likely...both...

Reached 30...which is only 5 more than 25, so it doesn't mean too much. 20 more and we'll have something to cheer about...or something...

Another thing, I changed my name...sort of. I decided that my name, in Sonic-type things (sprites, Sonic community, etc.), was something I wish to be referred to as, no longer, since there's so many Mecha Shadows out there, it's unoriginal (even if I did make it up, myself) and somewhat dumb. The character that I have based myself upon (which I also made) shall still be called MechaShadow, since it's too late to change him...plus, I couldn't be bothered...

As you may or may not be aware, it's almost Christmas (4 days beforehand, to be precise). For the occasion, I've done a sketch. Not much, but hey, I can't draw for crackers...well, you can be the judge, if you like. I'll put it up ASAP, and I might make a coloured version a bit later...that reminds me, I've gotta do the same for the Easter one...

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29-09-04

Well, how's everybody (don't ask me why I say that - I just feel like it, okay?). I check the dates and I find that this is my first update in almost two months. My first rant in three. Not the best way to run a site, I must say.

I guess it's because I've been busy with a few things, most important of which would be my tertiary education. Since June, I've been going to TAFE...which is kind of like college, I guess...emphasis on the "guess", there.
Also, a couple of Saturdays ago, I went bar-crawling with my brother (along with his friends and a cousin of ours) on his bucks night (don't know what it is, you'll have to ask me. I was fairly wasted by the end of the night, and it took a couple of days to recover from it, but it was all good.

Comic-wise, last week, I had a week break, and I wanted to make up for my late update by doing five comics in one. However, I only managed one. I did write scripts for a few more after that, though - that's something.

I spent the last few days editing the site. Doesn't look drastically different than usual (biggest noticable difference being that the MSM background is now fixed and in the centre). The biggest change is the coding, really, but it took a long time to recode every page (and there are a lot of pages). *sigh* Oh well, it's worth it - to have a site that I coded myself, rather than just edited in Word. That ought to count for something right?

...right??

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01-07-04

Geez...It's been almost two months since I did one of these. I guess I've been busy.

...you'll have to excuse me for laughing...if you knew me, you'd know why I was. Otherwise, don't worry about it.

Also, I missed one crucial event. The one event that, currently, I'd be the only one to celebrate. I missed it!

MECHASHADOW MADNESS' 1st BIRTHDAY!

I can't believe I F@#!ING MISSED IT!!

Anyway, as you may have noticed, I have done Sonic Slam episode 25! That calls for a celebration, as well. I'm planning to do a special strip for that event. That means two events I have yet to celebrate. Plus a Sonic Heroes-type strip, and a fan-creation I'm working on. Geez...even if I wasn't busy last month, I'm going to be, this one.

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15-05-04

Well, I did another Sonic Slam...ok, so I didn't do it the day after, like I said I would, but I doubt I'll get a mob come to my door because of it (given, barely anybody would know my real name, let alone my home address...and no, I won't give it out, now!). Who comes here, anyway? If it's you, contact me at my email address coramaximus (at) hotmail (dot) com (I guess I should put that somewhere so I don't have to keep putting it in these rants), or go to The Maximus board (link to the right >).

As for the strip, well it is true, you know? He can't swim. Check out the Genesis games, you'd sink to the bottom and run, while getting air every so often...unless you have a bubble shield (Sonic 3 & Knuckles only). Sonic X is worse - I remember episode 1 or 2 - he sinks to the bottom and tries to run, but he can't even do that. He was in a swimming pool! Tails swam in S3&K and Knuckles in Sonic Adventure 2/Battle. Sonic? Nope. Too bad Eggman's too dumb to exploit this weakness...or is he? ...or am I just rambling here...?

...moving on...

Anyway, as I said last time, I was drawing an Easter sketch for the holiday season (about a month ago). I put it up a few weeks ago, but I forgot to post notice, here. Well, here it is! It's not great, but I like it. I'll probably do a coloured version of it, using PSP, sooner or later.

I also mentioned that I got Sonic Heroes for the Gamecube. Well, it was difficult to find. So difficult, that I had to get it online, because I looked everywhere I could for two months. It was supposed to come out worldwide in January. Then it was supposed to come out in Australia in February. Then March. I looked everywhere, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I got it online as a back order. I received the item, one day before my birthday...the first of May! I had been waiting for it for FOUR MONTHS! (since it was released in January - I was interested since I heard about it's development...whatever.) FOUR F@#!ING MONTHS!!! Oh well, I finally got it. That's the main thing, I guess. I've finished with every team and now I have to get the Chaos Emeralds to move on...which is one of the most difficult and/or frustrating things I've ever had to do! In light of this, I've come up with an idea for a new comic strip, taking a look at the bad things of the game. I like the game, it's pretty good, but some hings...well...I can't explain it. It's not bad...but some bits are really irritating. Like the Chaos Emeralds, for example - do you know what you have to do to get them?! It's so frustrating when you go through all that, just to fail! Things like this will be...let's say "commented on" in this strip...oh, and I'll probably make up some bloopers or something.

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12-04-04

Ok, so it's been a while since I've done a rant. I haven't really had anything to rant about...or, a lot of things to rant about, but either the lack of substance, or the lack of interest in doing rants (or something similar). Nevertheless...

Well, I haven't updated in over three weeks, which is pretty incompetent on my part, especially since I haven't got a routine together for updating things. If I had an excuse, it would probably be that I was busy worrying about other projects, such as a web-comic I'm trying to get together.


Sadly, I don't v_v.

Anyway, I updated the COTW (missing two weeks, I know). Obviously not a humungous feat since I only have to change the image source, making the fact that I haven't done it in a while all the more excrutiating.

Also, I'm doing a sketch for the Easter season (Happy Easter, by the way ^_^). Unfortunately, due to my drawing abilities, it's not coming together too easily. It'll be a while before I can actually show it off, even as a crappy sketch...it being an incomplete one, so far.

Watch this space... ...yeah, that one ^_^.

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04-03-04

Let's see, what to talk about...ok, how's my life doing...


Well, I've put up another Sonic Slam episode for you to

enjoy
, after nearly three weeks. Lately, I've been doing a bit of sprite editing, mostly Battle sprites, turning Shadow into MechaShadow. It's been a bit of work, but it's fun to edit them and put them into little animations. I might post one or two, here or there, sooner or later (baked or fried...j/k ^_^).

Any C&C, you know where to find
me.

Later.

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13-02-04

Well, I've put up another Sonic Slam episode, not to mention that the story is coming along nicely, I've got a few things up my sleeve. Things should get interesting, with a bit more humour along the way, as our heroes (or whatever you'd like to call them) embark on a journey after Dr. Ivo Robotnik (calling himself EGGMAN) after he dropped a bomb in the Green Hill Zone.

...I could make a blurb outta this.

I haven't gotten any e-mails, but I've had a few nice words from one or two people about Sonic Slam. It's good that at least a few people have seen this site and enjoy it. It's nice to know that I'm not doing this for no reason (apart from the fact that it's somewhat fun to do, which is all the reason I need...but this is nice, too.). Yay, woo, and stuff like that. If you also like Sonic Slam, or you think it's a pile of BS (which I hope noone thinks, exactly), email me at coramaximus (at) hotmail (dot) com.


C ya.

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05-02-04

Another day, Another Sonic Slam. Time to update the COTW again. I forgot to add a new entry in the MSC, and I also realised that I've been getting dates wrong by putting '03' instead of '04'. Oh well, as the theme for Sonic Adventure 2 goes - live and learn.

C ya.

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19-01-04

Another day, another Sonic Slam episode. It contains Robotnik...that's it. What have I got to say...hmm...

All I can say is that I'm running out of story for SS, but I'm sure I'll figure out something. No plans for anything other than SS, here...I've got absolutely nothing to talk about.

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11-01-04

Well It's new year...Happy New Year...ok, so I'm 10 days late. Well, about my life, remember when I said I needed a digital camera and/or scanner, well, now I have both (JOY!). Anyway, on to comic news.


Well, I've put up number 16. All I can say is that this is how my thinking went:

Sonic stuck in tree > squirrel in tree > Ray the squirrel (A SegaSonic character from Sonic Arcade, or something.)

...why I didn't think Sally...well, I guess, since I was making a comic based on characters from the games, that my mind was set on SegaSonic. Oh well, the Sally-haters (I know you exist.) will like me for that...not that it matters too much.

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27-12-03

Well, as you can plainly see (If you're blind, I'm deeply sorry...not that you can read this, but sorry), it's Christmas (well, two days after, actually, but oh well).

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

...and stuff.
Well, it's nothing too unusual. That's not bad. I'm not sure, but I might have to do a Christmas/New Years special, or something. I dunno, we'll see. It's been six months since I put up this site. Nothing too special, I just thought I'd point that out.

Not much of a Christmas rant, huh? I don't do much. Oh well, after a Christmas of beer, presents, turkey and water (gallons and gallons of water), all I have to say is...have a Happy New Year.

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10-12-03

Toit toit toit. Well, it's been a while since I've given a rant or whatnot. Let's see...the tenth...15 days til D-Day...I mean...well, you know what I mean, look at the date here and do the math.

I guess it means that I will have to do a special or something...I dunno, I'll see what I can do. I just wish there were people to appreciate my work...oh well, I do, that's all that counts...I guess.

Gee. Well, I've already run out of things to say. I'll probably do a rant around the day, so I won't express it too much, right now...Oh alright - SEASONS GREETINGS, and all that jazz (as it were).


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24-10-03

Well, it's me again. I've got another Sonic Slam ep. Good, huh? ...well, it is!

That's all I've got to say...except that I bought a mic for the PC...only to find that my voice is crap and I was probably better off not getting it...oh well, I would've never known. Maybe it's better this way.

Now all I need is a digital camera and/or scanner...

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22-09-03

Well, howdy, it's me, again - you're robotic friend...actually, I hate you all...j/k.

NEway, it's another day, here in my madness - me being MechaShadow, btw, in case you didn't know...which is understandable since I haven't mentioned my name, yet...except for at the top of the page, but meh.

Most people ask me...well...actually, nobody asks me anything...I guess that's good, not having to go out of my way to help people...but also bad in the way that it's probably because I'm not worth coming to. 3Y3 H8 J00 PPL!!11 ...*ahem*

Well, that's me, ranting for no reason...I wish something would happen, but it rarely does...oh well, I'll just keep makin' Sprite comix in the meantime.

P34C3, Y0.

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10-09-03

Well, I've up and created 10 episodes of a sprite comic. I wonder if anyone likes em...oh well. It's not the easiest thing to make them. You need some sort of image creation/editing tool (not too hard to find, MSPaint has done for me, so far), and some sort of emulator that can save screenshots, for a start. Then there's the right ROMs, not to mention a little ability - both to write and "draw" (""ed since it's not really drawn...I'd need a scanner and a lot more talent for that).

Well, anyway, I've done 10 eps of my first, but not last (I hope), sprite comic. I hope to make more...if only I could come up with something original. *sigh*

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08-09-03

I made another "Sonic Slam" ep and posted it up. That's a big box!

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23-07-03

Well, I was going to put up one, but then I decided, what the heck? I uploaded eight. 001-009, all there. Take a look.

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05-07-03

Well, I've updated a bit. No big deal, though. Any questions, C&C or anything, coramaximus (at) hotmail (dot) com. That's all I've got to say at the moment. I don't usually do much; I'm boring. Meh. Stuff happens. In todays ep of SS, "be careful what you wish for...". That says it all, doesn't it...WELL, LOOK! As for other stories...well...I haven't got any other stories. Maybe I will make one, someday. Oh well.

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26-06-03

Well, I've done it. I've up and created a sprite comic site. Cool, huh?

...didn't think so.

I'm making one right now. "Sonic Slam" will be up as soon as I think it's ready to be posted.

...Enjoy.

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