I'm Konnichiku. I've loved the Sonic franchise ever since I was six years old. My first introduction to this "wonderful" series was an innocent fangame called "Sonic Lost in Mario World" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD5OPIkwpjU). I stumbled upon it on Newgrounds one day in 2009 and absolutely lost it at 0:18-0:19 in the video with Sonic falling and screaming (he doesn't scream but still). From that point on, I was interested, and I discovered more of Sonic and his friends in the resulting months, including AoStH. When I was seven years old, I made myself a deviantART account so I could comment on pictures of my favorite characters: Amy Rose and Breezie. Sally Acorn and Mina the Mongoose also became my favorites thanks to a deviation I really loved. That Christmas, I got Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games for the Nintendo DS. When I was eight, I gave SatAM a try and loved it. I also started liking Knuckles and got Jazzwares' Sonic and Knuckles figurines for Christmas that year. (I also got interested in Shadow, but I don't know how long that lasted.) The following Christmas I got a Jazzwares Classic Sonic plush and the year after I got a Classic Amy plush from FYE as well as Classic Sonic and Classic Amy figurines from Toys R Us which came with a free comic. When I was around twelve, I decided to quit the Sonic fandom. That didn't last long. I got my deviantART account back when I was thirteen and uploaded Sonic fanfiction and better fanart. When I was fifteen, I got a DL code for Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces for the Nintendo Switch for Christmas. And now I'm seventeen and I grew out of the Sonic phase, though I did get a Shadow plush for my sixteenth birthday. I'm back into Toonami like I was before Christmas 2017. The best thing I saw during my time in the Sonic fandom was a humanization of Shadow from Sonic Boom. Even when I was a kid, I liked the Classic series better than Modern.