Anyway the game still is awesome. I want to try actually beating Sonic 1 or 2 for once though.
So I replayed all of Sonic 3 & Knuckles recently for the first time in a few years and my biggest takeaways this time around:
1. I take back everything bad I've ever said about the insta-shield
2. The super emerald stages aren't as bad as I remember them being
3. This game is fucking hard as Knuckles
authoritarian socialism sucks ass
If you're a leftist of any kind and support authoritarian socialism you are supporting the same power structures that keep people in a state of constant oppression, except it pacifies the majority of the population with universal food and housing... in theory at least.
It's been shown time and again authoritarian "socialism" enriches the top and keeps the bottom no better off than before. Which is no different than what we have now, socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor.
And it's been shown authortiarians of any sort are usually pretty fucking racist or at least bigoted in one way or another. After all, authoritarianism requires people to be on the bottom to obey and someone to be on top to command, and the only way you can justify that is by believing some group has a special quality that makes them fit for leadership over the ones who don't.
Do yourself a favour: toss authoritarian socialists in the bin. That's where they belong.
I released my big pixel font under the Open Font License! 19k+ characters with full Hangul and good Chinese/Japanese support in addition to a hefty set of European characters.
It's meant for pixel art games to make localisation easier, but you're welcome to use it for anything you like.
Download the TTF file and view additional notes if you're curious:
Actually a fluffy fox
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=