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 eighteen and I still kinda like Sonic, though not as much as DC, but I did get a Shadow plush for my sixteenth birthday. 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, which is why my fanseries Mobius Redrawn uses the Classic designs for everyone (and has new Classic designs for Shadow and Silver among others.) Did you know Space Ghost Coast to Coast (my favorite show of all time) was sponsored by Sega in the first season? That's why Space Ghost plays Sonic & Knuckles in "Gum, Disease."