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2023.03.27 22:07 SouthNagsHead Moselle Sells for $2.6 Million - Far Less than the $3.9 Million it was Listed For
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South Carolina hunting lodge where Alex Murdaugh murdered wife Maggie and son Paul sells for $2.6m Daily Mail Online
The South Carolina hunting lodge where Alex Murdaugh murdered wife Maggie and son Paul sells for $2.6m to two buyers - far less than the $3.9m it was listed for.
The property, Moselle, in South Carolina, was the scene of the gristly double murder of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh by disgraced legal scion Alex in June 2021.
They were found shot dead near the dog kennels on the property, with Alex found guilty of the killings and handed two consecutive life sentences in March.
It is claimed that Murdaugh owed more than $2million on the property in outstanding mortgage payments.
But the 1,772-acre property was sold for a significant amount less than it was listed for originally by Crosby Land Company.
They put it up for sale at $3.9million, and boasted its equipment shed, enclosed shop, and the now infamous 12 dog kennels on the property.
The property, Moselle, in South Carolina, was the scene of the gristly double murder of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh by disgraced legal scion Alex in June 2021
The listing said: 'The property boasts over 2.5 miles of river frontage, offering freshwater fishing, kayaking, and abundant deer, turkey, and waterfowl populations.
'The river has vehicular accessibility for launching at several locations throughout the property and with 3 miles of improved roads; these areas are accessible 365 days of the year.'
It sold on Wednesday for $2,663,676 according to documents obtained by News 2, nearly ten years after Murdaugh bought the property from his friend Barrett Boulware.
He then transferred ownership of the hunting cabin to his wife Maggie for just $5, with documents for her states stating that she owned 'fee simple absolute interest' in the property.
Proceeds for the sale are reportedly being put towards Alex Murdaugh's outstanding legal fees, Palmetto State Bank, Buster Murdaugh and victims of the infamous 2019 boat crash, according to Fox Carolina.
The new owners, James Ayer and Jeffrey Godley, decided to clear the house after their purchase and put all its contents up for auction.
Before the property went on sale countless items belonging to the Murdaugh family were put under the hammer last week.
The items include boxes of spent shotgun shells and a hunting shirt marked with 'Alex' inside the collar.
It is claimed that Murdaugh owed more than $2million on the property in outstanding mortgage payments
It sold on Wednesday for $2,663,676 according to documents obtained by News 2, nearly ten years after Murdaugh bought the property from his friend Barrett Boulware
Before the property went on sale countless items belonging to the Murdaugh family were put under the hammer last week including a shirt bearing Alex Murdaugh's name
A pair of wooden chairs and a table-lamp up for auction from the Murdaugh estate last week. They put it up for sale at $3.9million, and boasted its equipment shed, enclosed shop, and the now infamous 12 dog kennels on the property
Also up for auction is furniture from the house, decoy ducks, grisly lamps made from turtle shells, and even a smiling decorative skull.
Murdaugh was given two consecutive life sentences for the murders after the month-long trial captured the nation's attention.
Scenes from inside the warehouse where the auction was held showed rows of possessions laid out across long tables, as prospective bidders sorted through the items that once filled the sprawling country home of the prominent southern family.
Among the more expensive items on sale were lamps emblazoned with turtle shells, which sold for $800, a Yeti tumbler for $400, and mounted long horns which were given a hefty $10,000 price tag.
The first item auctioned off was an animal trap, which went for $500, which was later followed by a pair of rocking chairs for $850, and a couch from the family mansion, which fetched $30,000 after an intense bidding war.
Leather furniture up for sale at the Murdaugh estate auction
The furniture up for auction consisted of a set of leather couches and armchairs, along with countless wooden tables, bureaus, bedframes, bookshelves, and lamps
The quail pen at the Murdaugh Moselle property close to the kennels where the murders took place
A trio of beds up for auction from the Murdaugh estate on Thursday afternoon
Murdaugh is currently housed in high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina's most notorious prisons
In addition to Murdaugh's own camouflaged shirt, numerous pairs of hunting boots could be seen in the inventory, along with a hat bearing a South Carolina Highway Patrol baseball cap.
And on top of the boxes of shotgun shells, boxes of unused rifle bullets were up for auction, along with a hunting crossbow, rifle scopes, and what appeared to be a case for a rifle or shotgun.
After purchasing a bike owned by Maggie Murdaugh, Erin Craig told DailyMail.com he was planning to put the item on display in a storefront because 'it will serve its purpose best where people can look at it instead of it going to somebody's backyard.'
Craig added that he paid over $3,000 for a variety of items from the Murdaugh auction, including an American flag, some Richard Alexander Murdaugh monogrammed glasses, and one of Paul Murdaugh's wallets.
The furniture up for auction consisted of a set of leather couches and armchairs, along with countless wooden tables, bureaus, bedframes, bookshelves, and lamps.
Murdaugh called 911 on the evening of June 7, 2021, saying he found his son and wife dead when he returned home from a one-hour visit with his mother, who has dementia
Numerous tomes from the South Carolina family's home were on sale at the auction in Pembroke, Georgia
Before the auction started, countless people could be seen sifting through the items that once filled the Murdaugh home
A money bag from one of the banks Murdaugh was known to pick up cash from
There were also various household appliances, cameras, thermoses, tools and toolboxes, a pair of salt and pepper shakers decorated with The Grinch, flashlights, and household decor.
Before the auction started, countless people could be seen sifting through the items that once filled the Murdaugh home.
Murdaugh is currently housed in high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina's most notorious prisons.
And while the disgraced former lawyer escaped the death penalty for the murder of his wife Maggie and son Paul, prosecutors recently revealed they are seeking a third life sentence conviction for financial crimes, which would mean Murdaugh will spend the rest of his life behind bars due to the state's 'three strikes' law.
He is currently appealing his murder convictions, but the state is specifically seeking three additional convictions for breach of trust totaling $10,000 or more.
After purchasing a bike owned by Maggie Murdaugh, Erin Craig told DailyMail.com he was planning to put the item on display in a storefront because 'it will serve its purpose best where people can look at it instead of it going to somebody's backyard'
A man looks through a box of wine up for auction at the Murdaugh estate sale Thursday
Amongst Murdaugh's expansive firearm collection up for auction was a pair of scopes
Three additional convictions on the breach of trust charges would result in a life sentence, removing his chance of parole.
Murdaugh called 911 on the evening of June 7, 2021, saying he found his son and wife dead when he returned home from a one-hour visit with his mother, who has dementia.
Authorities said Paul was shot twice with a shotgun, each round loaded with different sized shot, while Maggie was struck with four or five bullets from a rifle.
A crime scene report suggested that both victims were shot in the head after initially being wounded near dog kennels on the Murdaughs' sprawling rural property.
Attorney Dick Harpootlian filed Murdaugh's appeal to the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
The now-disbarred attorney admitted stealing millions of dollars from the family firm and clients, saying he needed the money to fund his drug habit.
Before he was charged with murder, Murdaugh was in jail awaiting trial on about 100 other charges ranging from insurance fraud to tax evasion.
Crowds sift through piles of antlers up for sale on Thursday afternoon at the auction
Decoy ducks up for auction at the Murdaugh estate on Thursday afternoon
It comes after the only surviving member of the family Buster Murdaugh, Maggie and Alex eldest son, denied 'vicious rumors' that he was involved in Stephen Smith's death after the teen's family raised $60,000 to exhume his body.
Buster Murdaugh - surviving son of murderer Alex - has vehemently denied rumors he was linked to the 19 year-old's death in 2015.
Cops remain tight-lipped on a potential motive and suspects for the killing, but are said to believe that Stephen's killer is known to a number of people.
Smith was found dead in the middle of the road near the Murdaugh’s home in 2015 with several injuries investigators say were not consistent with a road traffic accident.
Buster, 26, the sole surviving son of the disgraced legal scion Alex, who was found guilty of brutally murdering his wife Maggie and younger son Paul, was named in several police reports at the time as having a relationship with Stephen, who was gay.
Boxes of shotgun shells, bullets, and rifle clips up for auction from the Murdaugh estate
A magazine full of ammunition, a camera, and a box of shotgun shells up for auction
All three of the men in the Murdaugh family, Buster, Alex, and Paul, have now been accused of having a hand in the death of someone in their hometown of Colleton County.
Paul was indicted after being accused of driving a boat in a fatal collision which killed Mallory Beach, 19, in 2019. The case was not resolved before his death.
Alex's guilty verdict and a Netflix and HBO special on the murders has sparked renewed interest in the suspected murder of Smith.
Law enforcement say they now have time to investigate following the conclusion of the double murder trial - and feel people in the small town could feel more comfortable coming forward with information.
It could have severe implications for Buster, who has never been interviewed as part of the probe into Smith’s death, despite being named in several police reports.
It is unclear when Smith's body is set to be exhumed, but investigators say they are now focused on the probe.
In June 2021, Dailymail.com revealed that police investigating the teen's suspicious death probed witnesses over any relationship the dead boy may have had with the heir to a powerful South Carolina legal dynasty.
A hunting crossbow up for sale at the Murdaugh estate sale on Thursday afternoon
Lamps made out of turtle shells up for auction at the Murdaugh home sale on Thursday.
A wall of hunting trophies up for auction from the Murdaughs' mansion
Since then, Netflix and HBO documentaries have alleged rumors had swirled in the small town that Buster and his late younger brother Paul were potentially involved in Smith's death.
On Monday, Buster released a statement denying the 'vicious rumors' that he was involved in Smith's death.
Smith’s mother Sandy has always maintained that her son, who was gay, was the victim of a hate crime and the murder covered-up.
Initial investigators found no evidence of any vehicle accident, were convinced that the victim had a gunshot wound above his right eye, and received tips questioning whether Smith had a relationship with Buster.
In another curious inclusion, an officer noted a tip called in on December 18 by a man claiming that his stepson had named a local guy as the one who 'struck and killed Stephen Smith.'
The tipster then failed to return any calls and when finally reached, 'stated that the reason that he was passing this information on was because Randy Murdaugh told him to call.'
Randy is Paul and Buster's uncle, patriarch Alex Murdaugh's brother. He offered to take Smith’s case pro-bono at the time of his death.
Hunting boots belonging to the Murdaugh family up for auction on Thursday afternoon
2023.03.27 22:02 StrivingJarl SGR: Cutscene 01 & 02, & Green Hill
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Instead of immediately jumping into Green Hill Act 1, we start off with a cutscene! Sure, it’s always nice to jump straight into the action, but I feel it’s better to give context to everything first. Now, let’s get to the first cutscene!
Cutscene 1: An Invitation To Party!
We start off with a shot of the morning sky, with the sun shining and a few clouds in the air. And as the camera pans down, a sandy beach area resembling Emerald Beach from Sonic Battle is seen, with nearby palm trees, a sidewalk, and many kinds of buildings.
On the sandy shore, there’s humans, anthro animals, small animals, and even Chao messing around, chatting, or just making their daily commute. But the camera focuses on someone relaxing in a reclining chair, with a foldable umbrella, and a table where a boom box (Which is playing some past Sonic song, such as “It Doesn’t Matter” or “Emerald Beach”) and an empty Chaos Cola can rest on top.
And on this chair, we see none other than our beloved blue hero…
Sonic The Hedgehog, with sunglasses covering his eyes and a smile on his face, looks out at the sparkling ocean, arms folded behind his head while laying down, before taking a deep breath.
Sonic: “Ahhh…no better way to start the day off than this…”
Sonic: “A nice cold drink…a great view of the ocean shoreline…and a sunny day at the beach…”
Sonic: “Yep…I feel like this is gonna be a good day…”
After saying that, Sonic closes his eyes, and has a moment of silence. However, within a few seconds, one of his ears wiggles a bit, where he opens his eyes and looks over to the side to see that something is approaching him. Curious, he jumps out of his chair and walks towards it, where he’s able to figure out what it is as it get closer.
The remote-control robot from Tails Adventure flies up to Sonic, carrying an envelope with a two-tails sticker on it in it’s mouth, before dropping it in the hedgehog’s hands. Smiling, Sonic gives the robot a quick head pat and opens up the envelope to read it, while the robot flies away.
We then get a shot of the letter inside, which is written and voiced by Tails.
“Hey Sonic! I hope this letter has reached you! And hopefully, you aren’t in the middle of another crazy adventure right now!”
“But regardless, there’s something I want to show you back at my lab in the Mystic Ruins! So, come over when you’re able to!”
“Though, DO take your time getting there! The fastest thing alive doesn’t need to rush everywhere he goes!”
“Hope to see you soon! - Tails.”
The camera goes back to viewing Sonic, who lightly chuckles as he puts the letter away.
Sonic: “Heheheh! At this point, he should know that’s not happening!”
Sonic: “He’s probably just working on some cool invention, and hasn’t worked out all the kinks yet.”
Sonic: “But no matter what’s going on, I’m heading over now!”
Throwing his sunglasses off towards the chair, Sonic speeds off the beach, with many of the people there either looking at him in amazement, or getting blown away a bit. Some of them even wave or call out to him. He also throws his Chaos Cola can into a nearby recycling bin on his way out of Emerald Town, and runs across the mountains, leaving a blue streak behind him.
This leads to the camera panning up to the sky, and then going back down to show the Mystic Ruins. Specifically, the area where Tails’ Workshop resides, along with some sort of commotion going on…
While the remote robot stands on top of the workshop, scanning the area for something, the nearby cliff place next to the building has Tails seemingly talking with a few people, hiding behind some kind of blue curtain circled around something. There’s also a couple of chairs and tables with different foods, drinks, plates, cups, etc.
???: “Tails, is this REALLY necessary?”
Tails: “Of course it is! It’s supposed to be a surprise!”
Tails: “Trust me! He’s gonna love this!”
???: “Even still, you couldn’t have made a larger circle here? It’s feeling a bit crowded.”
Tails: “Don’t worry! Knowing Sonic, it won’t be long before-”
Before Tails can finish, the remote robot suddenly starts making a beeping noise, leading to the fox looking back out at the Mystic Ruins area, knowing the hedgehog of the hour is fast approaching.
Tails: “He’s coming! Everyone shush!”
Quickly, Tails gets behind the blue drapes, and not too long after, Sonic comes in and skeets to a halt as he notices the curtain, having a curious expression.
Sonic: “Uhh…Tails? Are you hiding behind there? Trying out some magic tricks this time around? Maybe even a change of clothes?”
Sonic: “Actually, wait…we normally don’t wear-”
Without warning, the curtains go down as Tails and many other friends of Sonic (With some wearing party hats) surround a table full of different foods, drinks, and party decorations like balloons. In the center of the table is a birthday cake with the Sonic Team logo on it, and set next to the table on the ground is a bunch of presents (Some with very nice packaging, and others…not so much).
Everyone from the original birthday scene is present. However, there’s an addition! A BIG addition! Yes, Big The Cat (And also Froggy, who’s hanging out on his shoulder) is here this time! Because you can never exclude Big!
Anyways, party poppers are set off, and Sonic stands there, completely surprised to see this, but quickly puts on a smile and says a few words as he walks towards them.
Sonic: “You guys…you didn’t need to go this far for me!”
Amy: “How could we not? It’s your birthday, Sonic! You need to celebrate!”
Rouge: “Plus, we went to all this trouble to surprise you. Don’t tell us you don’t appreciate it?”
Sonic: “I definitely appreciate it! This is really nice!”
Sonic: “Though, I would have been just fine with another day of adventures! My birthday doesn’t have to be any sort of big event!”
Cream: “Well, this time, it’s different, Mr. Sonic! It’s what you deserve after all you’ve done for the world!”
Cream: “Besides, it’ll be fun!”
Cheese: “Chao! Chao!”
Sonic: “Heheh…I can definitely agree on that. Thanks a lot, everyone.”
With that exchange over, everyone gets to enjoy the party. There’s a few groups of characters chatting with one another, while snacking on some food or having a nice drink. This is mainly for some fun interactions between these characters, but also to explain some things, like why they showed up to the party, and other stuff.
The first group is Vector (With two hot dogs on hand), Rouge (Drinking some lemonade), Espio (Occasionally taking a bite out of a cupcake), and Amy (Also occasionally biting into her own cupcake).
Amy: “I gotta say, it’s really nice that you three decided to come here! I wasn’t sure if any of you were even considering the idea!”
Rouge: “Please. I never miss out on a good party.”
Vector: “Same here! Especially with some good food!”
Vector: “Plus, Charmy wouldn’t stop bugging us about coming along, despite all the work we do at the Detective Agency!”
Espio: “Indeed. I could barely get a minute’s worth of training most of the time.”
Rouge: “Figures. You three always seem to be on the clock.”
Vector: “All part of being a good detective, in my eyes! I can’t afford to let any good work pass me by!”
Vector: “Speaking of good work, you don’t have any important G.U.N. missions or tomb-raiding going on, Rouge?”
Rouge: “Possibly. I think it’s more fun to speculate.”
Amy: “Come on, Rouge! We know you want to spend some time around Knuckles!”
Rouge: “Heheh…I’ll certainly get around to harassing him at some point during this party…”
Rouge: “And I’m sure you’ll try and make a few moves on Sonic too, right, Amy?”
Amy: “No! Not today! I don’t wanna bother him with that stuff!”
Amy: “But…I’ll certainly come up with something for later…”
Vector: “Ehh…no offense Amy, but at this point, maybe it’s best to quit it?”
Espio: “Just let her have at it, Vector. Her determination doesn’t waver for any moment.”
Espio: “Much like the flavor of this cupcake…it’s really delicious…”
Amy: “Ah! I’m happy to hear that, Espio! Me, Cream, and Vanilla worked hard on all the treats here!”
Amy: “Especially since we had to make so many…”
Vector: “Your efforts were definitely not in vain!”
Vector: “I swear, anything that lady makes is five-star restaurant material!”
Rouge: “Oh? Pretty high praise.”
Rouge: “Granted, I can’t say I disagree, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say you have quite the liking towards Vanilla.”
Vector: “Ahhhh…well…I just…!”
Espio: “When we have the time, us and Charmy come by her home to relax.”
Amy: “Oh yeah! We’ve had plenty of fun!”
Amy: “Like this one time where Vector-”
Vector: “Amy, p-please drop it! The point is that the food is amazing!”
Rouge: “Please! I HAVE to hear some of this, Amy!”
Amy: “Heheheh….well…if you insist…”
Vector is clearly embarrassed about whatever story Amy’s gonna talk about, while Rouge just smiles in delight. Espio, on the other hand, continues to eat his cupcake calmly.
Then, we cut to the second group, where Charmy and Big (With Froggy on his head) are quickly scarfing down a bunch of baked goods on a table, while Cream and Cheese watch, munching on their own cupcakes. However, it’s obvious that Charmy isn’t anywhere close to Big, who has basically finished everything on his side of the table, licking his lips with a satisfied smile.
Charmy: “Gosh, Big! How are you eating everything so fast!?”
Big: “Fast? I’m just doing it like I normally do…and the food is really tasty…”
Cream: “Even so, Mr. Big, you should slow down a little when you eat. You could end up getting a stomach-ache!”
Big: “What’s a stomach-ache?”
Cream: “Anyways, it’s nice to spend time with everyone again! I can’t remember how long it’s been since we all got to see each other!”
Charmy: “Yeah! And this time, it’s not because some bad guy is causing trouble!”
Charmy: “Though, I had to beg Espio and Vector to be here…it feels like all we do nowadays is work!”
Big: “I’m always fishing with Froggy in the Mystic Ruins. And I don’t really go out too often.”
Big: “Unless Froggy runs off somewhere again…”
Cream: “Hmm. I asked Mom, Chocola, and Gemerl to come with me to this party, but they weren’t too interested.”
Cream: “But I’m just glad to be able to have fun with my friends!”
Big: “Uh-huh. Could I come over to your place sometime?”
Charmy: “Me too! Your mom’s honey tarts are the best!”
Cream: “Of course! I’ll ask her as soon as I get home!”
Charmy, Big, Cream, and Cheese all share big smiles on their faces, as they continue to have fun together.
And for the last group, Sonic (Enjoying two Chili-Dogs), Tails (Also eating a Chili-Dog), Blaze (Munching on two cupcakes), and Knuckles (Drinking some lemonade) are chatting near the table with the birthday cake and birthday gifts.
Sonic: “So, not that I don’t appreciate having you two here, but don’t you both got some gems to guard back home?”
Knuckles: “Admittedly, I wasn’t interested in coming when Tails sent me the invite.”
Knuckles: “Though, after thinking about it for a bit…I figured I could just take the Master Emerald with me. It’s not ideal, but I figured I could spend a day off.”
Knuckles: “Especially since it’s for a good reason.”
Sonic: “Heheh! So you consider me MORE important than the Master Emerald?”
Knuckles: “Pfft! As if!”
Blaze: “Well, as for me, I likely wouldn’t have even known about this event if I had anything big going on back in the Sol Dimension.”
Blaze: “But ever since I cleaned up the last of Captain Whisker’s crew, things have been very peaceful.”
Blaze: “So, since the Jeweled Scepter is kept under tight guard back home, and I can take the Sol Emeralds with me, I sometimes take visits to Cream’s house when I’m free.”
Tails: “What about Marine? Did she want to come?”
Blaze: “Yes, but she felt she should stay in case anything happened. You’d be surprised at her growth compared to when we first met.”
Sonic: “That’s good to hear. I’d love to see what she’s capable of now!”
Sonic: “But back to the previous subject, I’m guessing Cream told you about the party?”
Blaze: “Yes. I had to make some preparations back home before I came here.”
Blaze: “And I must ask…how old are you now?”
Sonic: “Pretty sure I’m 15.”
Knuckles: “Wait, I thought you already were?”
Tails: “Me too.”
Blaze: “...Nevermind. What matters is that you’re enjoying yourself.”
Sonic: “Definitely! This is a nice gathering!”
Knuckles: “Even though we’re missing some people…”
Tails: “Right…I DID send many more invites…”
Tails: “Shadow, Omega, the Babylon Rogues, countless others.”
Tails: “However, they either stated they were busy, weren’t interested, or just didn’t respond at all.”
Blaze: “Hmm. A shame.”
Sonic: “It’s cool. I don’t need every person in the world to celebrate my birthday.”
Sonic: “Besides, knowing Jet, I’d probably get a little aggravated.”
Tails: “Yeah, he’s one of the few who responded. You can guess how it was written, but I’m certain he was hoping things went well for you today.”
Tails: “Shadow also did the same. Said he was on an important mission with Omega, but he said happy birthday.”
Knuckles: “Figures. That guy always seems to be busy with something.”
Knuckles: “Actually…what about Silver?”
Blaze: “Silver? Who’s that?”
Sonic: “Time-traveling hedgehog from the future. Long story.”
Sonic: “And self-explanatory.”
Tails: “Right…but I certainly wanted to send him an invite!”
Tails: “Not to mention he probably would have loved to show up, too!”
Sonic: “Well, he’s likely enjoying his fixed future. Best to just let him have at it.”
Knuckles: “Or maybe he’ll come back later on because of ANOTHER crisis?”
Blaze: “I hope not. I may not know much about this Silver person, but something tells me he’s been through more than enough.”
Sonic: “Agreed. The guy deserves to be happy.”
Tails, Knuckles, and Blaze nod in agreement, before continuing to chat. And then, the scene cuts to a little while later, where everyone gathers near the table with the birthday cake, and Amy stands in front of it.
Amy: “Alright everyone! Who’s ready for some birthday cake?”
Grabbing a knife at the table, Amy gets to cutting the cake and serving pieces to everyone. However, before the knife can even touch the frosting…a sudden, chilly gust of wind hits everyone, while knocking over a few cups.
A few people shiver a bit when the wind hits them, while others just have a curious expression.
Cream: “Brrr…! I didn’t think the weather was gonna be cold today!”
Espio: “It’s not the weather…I feel a great darkness coming our way…”
Knuckles: “This isn’t another one of Eggman’s plots, is it!?”
Sonic: “He’s the kind of guy who likes to make an entrance…this feels more subtle…”
Tails: “Look! Up there!”
Tails points up at the sky, where a strange, purple mist is present, before suddenly BURSTING in a giant, flaming portal in the shape of a gear. It also releases a shockwave that knocks everything off the tables, and even causes a few people to lose their balance for a moment or straight up fall down onto the ground.
Immediately, everyone is on-guard, with looks of either determination or slight fear, as they stare at the portal. And out of it…comes a strange, shadowy creature with different kinds of gears attached to it…
The creature roars, laser-focused on the group, who are trying to figure out what the heck is going on.
Charmy: “What is that thing!?”
Blaze: “That’s not important! It’s clearly here with the intent to attack us!”
Amy: “Right! But they chose the wrong time to cause us trouble!”
All of the heroes are ready to throw down, but…the beast then creates some smaller time-portals (Which show off some of the playable levels in this rewrite), which start to suck in each of the heroes, one-by-one. Starting with Cream & Cheese.
While Amy and Big try to hold onto her, it ends up not doing anything. This greatly angers the two of them, alongside the other heroes, as they attempt to fight against the beast to no avail, while the rest of them keep being sent into the portals.
Next is Espio, followed by Blaze, Rouge, Big (Who accidentally goes straight through his portal), Vector, Charmy (Who attempts to fly away from his portal), Knuckles, Amy, and finally Tails. The last of which, Sonic desperately holds onto his best pal, but loses his grip, as the latter gets sucked into his portal, shouting Sonic’s name.
This leaves the blue blur as the last one left, and he’s FAR from calm.
Sonic: “Rrrrrgggghhh! I don’t know WHAT you are, or WHAT you want! But if you don’t give my friends back, I’m gonna-!?”
Before the hedgehog can finish his threat, the beast starts to build up energy. In a desperate attempt for a final strike, Sonic rushes up towards it, trying to land a punch. But just as he’s about to reach the beast…it releases a giant purple flash that eclipses the entire area, as the screen fades to white, ending the scene…
Okay! First cutscene done! Now, I would explain the changes I made here in this scene, but I feel much of it is either self-explanatory, or not really necessary to discuss. Though, feel free to ask about anything, if you're interested!
Now, let's go 88 miles per hour and head back to the past for the next scene!
Cutscene 02: A Not-So-Normal Day
Once again in a bright blue sky, the camera merely shows a couple of clouds and the shining sun for a moment…but then, some kind of red plane whooshes by.
The Classic Tornado 1. However, we do not see who’s in the pilot seat yet. Only where the plane is flying towards…a familiar island with some notable landmarks, like checkerboard hills, some city sky-scrapers, and an abandoned metropolis near the mountains…
This…is South Island....
As the plane lands at the grassy plains, we then get a closer look at the area, where many hills, loop-de-loops, totem-poles, waterfalls, palm trees, and strange flowers are seen, alongside some small animals like blue birds, squirrels, pigs, roosters, and rabbits. Plus, a sign that says "You are welcome! Green Hill."
Immediately, the animals notice the Tornado fly in, and some move out of the way in order to not get run over. Many of them stare at the plane, knowing exactly who owns it. And as the pilot jumps out of the Tornado’s seat, we see our same blue hero. Only…younger…
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The Classic version of Sonic The Hedgehog takes off his yellow pilot goggles, smiling as he looks at the area and animals around him. Already, a few of them come in, eager to see their good friend, and the blue hedgehog responds in kind by interacting with them.
Sonic: “Hey, you guys! Long time no see! How’s everything going?”
While not being able to speak, the animals make it clear they’re doing just fine, which is a satisfying answer to Sonic.
Sonic: “Heh! Glad to see I haven’t missed out on any action!”
Sonic: “Though…juuuust to make sure, I’m gonna make a few laps around the island! Any objections?”
No animal seems to have any objections, and with an eager smile, the young hedgehog nods.
Sonic: “Sweet! I’ll try not to cause too big a ruckus around here!”
Without any warning, Sonic immediately runs off, leaving a light blue streak behind him, as a few animals jump a bit in surprise, and then looking off at the blue blur’s direction in amazement.
After that comes a sequence where Classic Sonic goes through Green Hill, running around, pin-ponging across different structures, performing various tricks and abilities like the spindash, and occasionally messing up a bit here and there, but quickly recovering and continuing on, pretending it didn’t happen.
Sometimes, he comes across a couple of animals, and they have a few interactions. From helping them out a bit, to simply waving at them, and other such actions.
This sequence is to show what’s similar, but different about this younger hedgehog. He’s still kind, confident, and always up for a good adventure, but is also less experienced and trying to come off as cooler than he actually is at points. You know, to show a more “90’s attitude.”
But eventually, a few minutes in, Sonic runs down an open area without a care, only to start shivering a bit, while also looking like he’s about to sneeze. So, after skitting to a stop (Which takes a moment), he takes a handkerchief from behind him, and sneezes into it.
As he wipes his nose and puts the handkerchief away, Sonic questions the strange chill he was just hit with.
Sonic: “That was weird…I was expecting today to be completely sunny…guess I should go find shelter before it starts to…?”
His words wander off as one of his ears wiggle a bit, which leads to him looking up at the sky, where that same purple mist from the previous scene is visible. This confuses Sonic quite a bit.
Sonic: “What the heck…?”
With his attention on the mist, without warning, it bursts into the giant purple portal and releases a shockwave that knocks Sonic right off his feet in shock.
Once again, the shadowy creature that crashed Modern Sonic’s birthday party appears from the portal, roaring and seemingly staring right at Classic Sonic, who looks intimidated and a bit anxious, but still feigning confidence and snark as he gets back up.
Sonic: “O-Okay then…this is DEFINITELY not a normal day…”
Now having better composure, Sonic gets into a fighting stance, and throws a few punches similar to Sonic The Fighters as he smacktalks.
Sonic: “Alright, buddy! You want a piece of Sonic The Hedgehog!? Well, you better be ready! Because it’ll only take a second for me to get up there and knock your teeth in!”
Sonic: “Unless you’re too scared to face me!?”
The creature…doesn’t respond in any manner…which makes the young hedgehog uncomfortable.
Sonic: “Uhhhhh…? Hellooo!? Is anybody in there!?”
Again, without any response, the creature starts to build up energy, which leads to Sonic keeping his guard up, though he’s clearly worried about what’s gonna happen. And after a few seconds, a purple flash is released around the area, which causes the young hedgehog to shield his eyes as the camera fades to white for a moment.
However…it quickly returns to normal as Sonic notices he’s perfectly fine, and so is everything around him, confusing him even more.
Sonic: “...I am SO confused right now…”
Sonic: “Was that thing real? Or was there something funny in that Chili-Dog I ate yesterday?”
Before Sonic can question it further, one of his ears wiggles again, as what sounds like nearby machine noises (Like motor-wheels, bee-buzzing, and stuff getting blown up) is heard, which leads to him looking around the area and noticing a couple of animals being chased by a group of familiar badniks, resembling lady-bugs, bees, and chameleons.
Sonic: “Badniks? I thought I smashed every single one here!”
WIthout another word, the blue blur rushes towards the badniks, and takes care of them with some acrobatic skills, and moves like the spin-attack and spin-dash. It doesn’t take long, and once he’s done, he makes note of how there’s nothing left of them but busted parts. No animals to be seen.
Sonic: “No animal batteries, either? That’s weird…”
Though, he just shrugs it off, and walks over to the animals to make sure they’re alright.
Sonic: “You guys okay? None of you were kidnapped or anything?”
The animals nod, grateful for the help. This leads to the young hedgehog scratching his head in confusion as he thinks about what exactly is going on.
Sonic: “Here I was, thinking I could take a nice run around South Island again to relax a bit, and instead, I got some weird nightmare demon and empty bots to bash.”
Sonic: “But…I definitely can’t turn down another adventure! Especially if there’s people in danger!”
Sonic: “And I’m certain good ‘ol Robuttnik has a hand in this, like always! So, I think I can start my search by finding him!”
Sonic: “Though, regardless of who’s behind all of this, I’m gonna take them down in a flash!”
With a heroic pose, and the animals cheering him on, Sonic speeds off across the Green Hills as the scene ends, leading to Green Hill Act 1…
Ah! This was a fun one to write about! Now, let’s cover the changes here!
First, I wanted to establish WHY Classic Sonic (Or CS, for short) was in Green Hill when we first see him here. Because in the original game, after completing Green Hill Act 1, he’s just kinda…running around. It’s not really said what point in time CS comes from. Just that it has to be around Sonic 2, since he knows Tails. So, I wanted to change that right here.
In this rewrite, this version of CS comes from AFTER Sonic 1, CD, 2, and 3K. So, he knows Tails, Amy, and Knuckles, has experience with the Chaos Emeralds power, and overall, he’s been through plenty, but still isn’t as experienced as his Modern self. And as for his reasons for coming to Green Hill on South Island, it’s to both check on his friends there, and to relax a bit by running around.
While we’re at it, I made plenty of changes with CS here. Obviously, I made him less of a cute mime, and more of a cocky, but kind guy who likes to come off as cooler than he is at times. Something that shows more attitude akin to the 90s. Since….you know…that’s what Sonic was like back then. He wasn’t some cute mascot character. He’s a too-cool-for-school character that left an impression. And that’s what I was going for with this version of CS.
Plus, I wanted to show some differences between Classic and Modern Sonic here with these two scenes. Modern Sonic (MS for short) is more relaxed and mature, while Classic Sonic is more eager to mess around and cause a ruckus. MS relaxes at the beach with a nice cold drink. CS relaxes by running around a whole island and showing off some cool moves. Both different, but at their core, they’re the same kind, adventure loving guy.
Lastly, I wanted to establish why CS was smashing badniks since, assuming this version of the character wasn’t taken from Sonic 1, there wouldn’t be any real reason for him to be destroying any robots due to likely taking care of it beforehand. Plus, in the actual game, the robot enemies don’t have anything inside of them when destroyed. So, I worked that into the story here by showing that the badniks aren’t powered by animals. It’s not too important, but it’s still nice to add on.
Alrighty! With all that covered, we can FINALLY cover the actual levels here! I’m looking forward to these ones! Now, let’s start with…
GREEN HILL (SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1991)
Obviously, as the first ever Sonic level in the first ever Sonic game, this area gets to stay here, despite how much Sega and Sonic Team has milked this place to the point that the milk is way past it’s expiration date. But this was BEFORE then, where Green Hill was mainly featured in spin-offs, which is more acceptable. Besides, in the actual Generations, this level not only looked amazing and had great music remixes, but it was plenty fun for both Sonic’s!
Though, what could be improved here? Well, for Act 1, my only real criticism is how short the level is when rushing through it. Sure, it’s fun to speed-run, and you get an achievement for it, but personally, I’d prefer to have the level be a little longer so that it leaves more of an impact. Other than that, I’ve got nothing to add on here. It’s already plenty of fun, so what do I have to change?
As for Act 2, again, I don’t have much to say other than making the level a little longer, and accommodating the changes I made to Modern Sonic’s gameplay in the last video. Plus, I would like that giant totem-pole set-piece from the 3DS version to be included in some manner, since I find it pretty cool. Other than that, I don’t have much.
I also want to add here that, like Sonic Frontiers, I think it’d be cool if both Sonic’s would sometimes comment on their surroundings, and nearby objects and enemies. I think it’d be fun and cool to see how Sonic feels about the world around him. In fact, I've come up with a bunch of possible lines! Though, I'm not sure if I'll be posting them anytime soon.
Anyways! With all of that covered, we'll get to what Modern Sonic is up to next time!
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It's time to hit the beach with your little one, but you want to make sure they're protected from the sun. A baby beach tent can be a great way to do just that, but there are a few factors to consider before investing in one. We've put together this guide to help you find the perfect baby beach tent for your needs.
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A beach tent can blow away in strong winds and be a hazard for your baby. Before buying, check how robust the poles are and make sure there are anchoring systems like sandbags that you can fill with sand to add more weight and stability. You may even want to consider bringing along extra guy lines or stakes to tie the tent down further.
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Ease of assembly is an important factor when choosing your baby beach tent. Consider how many pieces the tent comes in, and whether you need to use tools to assemble it. If you are traveling with a baby and will be relying on the tent during times of inclement weather, make sure that you can quickly and easily set up the tent in just a few minutes without difficulty.