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To start this off, HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! :heart:

Considering all the hype I caused by asking people what Sonic meant to them, naturally, people began asking what Sonic meant to ME. A lot of people know I like Sonic, for more than just his games, but not many people know the details. Not many people know how I met Sonic in the first place or why I got interested and decided to buy Sonic Colours.
And not many people (only one or two I think) know just how much Sonic has helped me through all the rough times in my life.

Just a warning, this is going to be very real. I don't care that I'm talking about a fictional character behind a glass screen. He's so much more than that.
And I hope I don't make anyone cry. I was in tears typing this. :')

I've only known Sonic for about a year and seven months, from the time Colours came out to now. I am rather late to the party. I was actually a Mario fan first, and that was the reason I knew about Sonic, because of their fierce rivalry back in the 90s. And I got into video games when I was about seven.

Sonic… never really sparked my interest at first. I wasn't all that interested in playing his games. I was well aware of the series bad reputation at that point and it kinda put me off.
But I had heard about Sonic Colours, and that it was good and people liked it so far. I decided to give it a shot, just to see if I liked it or not.

I don't regret it one bit.

That game… I could go on for hours about that game. It took my breath away. Sonic made me laugh throughout and Tails was so cute! I thought the friendship they had was so heartwarming, and thought to myself, "I want a friend like that!"
I was hooked. The gameplay was fast and frantic and the graphics were beautiful for a Wii game. And Sonic was so funny! And the music… The music was astounding.

And then I got into Sonic Unleashed and Adventure 1 and 2, furthering my growing love for the series.

Then, I began drawing Sonic, and because of him, I discovered my passion. Art. I fell in love with art and wanted to learn so much about it. I improved each day, and found many wonderful Sonic artists on DeviantART! I looked up to them all, and wanted to be like them.
And I can't thank him enough for that. Sonic helped me discover somewhere that I belong, friends I can count on and a passion I will always pursue.

I have… a very up and down life offline. Not as rough as most people but its rough enough to drive me mental sometimes. I have family issues (not with my parents though, thankfully) and I'm very anti social. Add Asperger's on to that, and you have a recipe for disaster. I can get very down on myself at times.
I was very unaware when I was younger and got on the wrong side of MANY people. I was chastised, picked on, made fun of, betrayed… You name it. And for the longest time I felt like I couldn't trust anyone. My offline friends had moved away and moved on with life. I no longer talk to them. And the reason I dislike school is because it reminds me of what I CAN'T do.
There was a time, I will admit, where I just felt no will to live anymore.
But that's beside the point.

Because of past experiences, I wanted nothing to do with other people and thought I would never have friends. I denied friendship, in a sense.
But Sonic changed all that. It wasn't until I met :icondc111: that I appreciated Sonic as a character though. But she opened my eyes… and made my life so much better.
And I met DC thanks to Sonic.
DC became one of my closest friends. I'm so glad I got to discover my love for Sonic with her.

And Sonic taught me how important teamwork, kindness and friendship are. That's what makes this world go round. I'm so glad I got to celebrate Sonic's 20th. That was incredible. And now, it's his 21st. I've only been with him for a year and a half… but it feels like I've been here all this time. He's taught me so much… And I'm only 13 now. People say I'll move on, that this is just a phase I'm going through… That's a total lie. Sonic is not just a "phase". He's my hero. I will remember the lessons he's taught me for years to come.

His personality… That's what drew me in. His heart of gold, his selflessness, compassion, forgiveness…. And most importantly, his never say die attitude. I love characters who never give up, and Sonic is no exception to this. He'll always keep on running to his next adventure.

How he took Tails in, an orphaned little fox with no one to turn to.
How he forgave Shahra and Merlina, after they betrayed him.
How he's willing to do anything for his friends.
How he never gave up, despite being nearly beaten to death in Black Knight.
His cocky and silly nature in Sonic Colours.
And the fact that he can live with no regrets. That impresses me the most. I wish I could live like that. I'm working on it.

But Sonic is not just a character with a loveable personality. I look up to him because of what he stands for, and what he believes in and his unbreakable spirit.
Things like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KTmi0…
And this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs6dY9…
And this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUAF2u…
And the way he told Classic Sonic that his future was gonna be great… That had me in tears. Because Classic Sonic truly does have a wonderful future ahead of him. Sure, bad things happened here and there, but for Sonic, it was all just another adventure to add to his story of 21 years and counting. He didn't fixate on the bad. He just dealt with what happened, and enjoyed the rest of the adventure.
That's the reason I love him so much, in a nutshell.

I must admit, typing this is slightly embarrassing. But I know you guys have no problem with this. But when other people tease me for liking Sonic, I don't get angry. I just laugh and say: "You have NO idea."

Whenever I feel down, Sonic is always there to pick me up, and remind me that things will be okay. I CAN make it through, I CAN do this. I could take on the world with him by my side, and still feel confident. Sonic reminds me of what I CAN do. I can do it, I can make friends, I can be kind to others and I can enjoy my life to the fullest. It all comes down to ME. Life is what you make of it after all.
And Sonic enjoys his life. He's carefree.

Despite all the flaws and all the complaints and people whining Sonic isn't good anymore… Well, do you expect things to be PERFECT? I mean, come on. Some complaints are true and justified but don't hate on something just for the sake of it.
They don't know what they're missing anyway.

Whenever I think of him, my heart races and everything comes into my mind at once. All his adventures, triumphs, laughs and joys… but also the hardships and fact that he always made it through. And all the friends he made and adventures he got to share with them. All the wonderful, beautiful places he visited, the magnificent sites he got to see…
I also adore his appreciation for nature. You'll always see him in a beautiful place and the games show that.

I am well aware Sonic is not perfect as a character. But that just makes me love him even more. I can't stand protagonists who are perfect and have no flaws to them. That's boring.
For a video game character, Sonic has so much depth to his personality. From the obvious things, like his never give up attitude, to the more not-so-obvious things, like his love of music and fear of water… It just makes up the wonderful tapestry that is his character.
He's impatient. He's silly. He can be very cocky sometimes. He rushes in without a second thought, and that often gets him into trouble. He doesn't like water.
But I love it. It makes him feel more human and relatable. I LOVE characters that I can relate to.
Heroes are people too.

I don't know what I'd do without him and the friends he's given me.

Speaking of friends, I also ADORE Tails. And I adore him for simple fact that I can relate to him so well. He's shy but always tries his best. He was picked on for being different but Sonic was there, and helped him through it. He's smart. He lacked confidence. And I see myself in him.

Sonic is inspirational beyond belief. I have met plenty of characters that I love, but Sonic was different. He gives me hope, for a better tomorrow. He calms my nerves when I'm angry. I just think, "What would Sonic do?" And that helps me.

And even my little plushie helps me. I feel content with him. In a way, I feel safe.
…That was embarrassing.  

And then there's the topic of music. It's always been awesome, and I fell in love with it. I never used to appreciate music until Sonic came along. The music of the games… It's inspiring, beautiful, fast paced… Whenever I hear it, I get so excited and want to run around until I can't anymore.
ESPECIALLY THESE TWO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54YnD…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYoZ7…
And what makes Live Life even better is the fact that it sounds like Sonic himself is singing it.

Sonic is just such an amazing role model. I look up to him. He's so much better than what passes for a role model these days. And… I really like him, if you know what I mean here.

"I'll never look back, I've got no regrets. 'Cause time don't wait for me. I choose to go my own way."

"Don't just sit there and waste your precious time. When you want to do something, do it right away. Do it while you can. It's the only way to live a life without regrets."

"What you see is what you get, just a guy who loves adventure. I'm Sonic the Hedgehog!"

"Nothing starts until you take action."

"Just smile."

"You gotta be true to yourself."

"Do I need a reason to want to help out a friend?"

"I guess I can't be the hero every time."

"It was never about chivalry for me… I just gotta do what I gotta do, that's all!"

"My stories only end when I stop running."

"Every world has its end. I know that's kinda sad but… that's why we've gotta live life to the fullest in the time we have. At least, that's what I figure."

"An adventure's no fun if it's too easy."

Sonic doesn't care what others think. He's gonna fight for his own way, and his own beliefs, forget what others say or think. It doesn't matter to him. But he will always stop to help someone in need.
And I think he did that for me.

You're stuck to my heart like how the Pink Spikes get stuck to a wall. I'll be with you until the end. I can't wait to watch your journey through life, your epic adventure and spell binding story. I hope future generations love you as much as I do. You're part of MY journey through life. And that will never change. I will always remember you as my first and favourite childhood hero.
I look up to you, because despite everything you go through on a daily basis, you can still live life, forgive others, smile, never give up, laugh and be kind to everyone you meet. And most importantly, never stop running. I'm sure we can all learn from that, right?
You are so selfless and giving
If I can be half the incredible person you are, I know I'm doing something right.

I hope I can pass on your wisdom and keep your legacy alive for future generations to come. Your story is too good to keep hidden and it deserves to be told and passed down.
I just wish you could see this. I owe you so much. I could never repay you for everything you've done. I hope this journal entry does you justice.
And I hope that being your loyal fan is enough payment for all that you've done for me.

And you can't stop here. Not after all the lives you've changed. Not after all the things you've done. You're gonna go far, Sonic. I can see it. You have to keep on running. You can't give up.
But knowing you, it doesn't need to be said twice.

And I'm honoured, knowing that I got to share my life with you. That I got to have my own adventure, with you by me side. I'm so happy I'll be able to say I grew up with you.
And I'm so glad I got to discover who I am with you. Who I can be. I got to discover all the good in me. For the longest time, I saw nothing but negativity with who I was. You made me see that I can be a good person. I can be kind. I can forgive.
It's like what Chip said in Sonic Unleashed. I'm so glad I got the chance to discover all that with you.
I got to find my passion, my friends and myself thanks to you.

You've taught me so much. How to move on. How to forgive. How to live my life, so I can enjoy it. How to appreciate everything I have. My friends. My freedom. My life.
And how to love.

You are so much more than just a video game mascot. You're a hero. You're my hero, my guardian angel. A beloved hedgehog with a steadfast heart of gold.
You've left a permanent mark on my heart and on my life.

I'm so glad I took your hand when I had the chance.

Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for giving me another chance. Thank you for teaching me everything you know. Thank you for being who you are.

I'll catch up to you one day. Wait for me, okay?

Enjoy your 21st. You've earned this.

Thank you, Sonic the Hedgehog.

I love you.

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xSonyasCupcakex Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly true im crying,sonic was helped me to lost my shyness..I love his golden and kind heart,his spirit has make me see the world with a better face i have to say:thank you sonic
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm crying right now... :') This is beautiful. Absolutely brilliant. Words don't describe how much this means to all the Sonic fans in the world... Wow...
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you.
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Child-at-Heart-4ev Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, that IS beautiful! I actually have a similiar backstory, so that makes this even more special to me. :heart:

Sonic forever! 21 years and still running!
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you. :)
Really? Why don't you share it? ^v^

:) :la: :highfive:
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Child-at-Heart-4ev Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
You know what? I think I will!...might take me a while though. XD

:excited: :squee: :happybounce: :glomp:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ :)

It's nice to meet another Sonic fangirl!
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Child-at-Heart-4ev Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm just wondering how we didn't become friends before! ^^;
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD "shrug" I dunno.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER BUDDY! ;D
^^
Can I put you on my friend list? ^^ I love making friends.
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Child-at-Heart-4ev Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well played! xD :highfive:

Of course! You know what they say, the more the merrier! :D
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD :la: Thank you.

xD :la: Nice one.
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LightningChaos2010 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotta say, reading this put a massive grin on my face. When SEGA announced Sonic Colours, they saw it as a way to attract a whole new generation of fans. Hence why it's only on the Wii. I was rather worried that the game would just be ignored and nobody would pay any attention.

And then there's this journal right here.

There's you.

Hence, my grin.

It seems you truly know what it means to be a Sonic fan. Not just what it means to you, what it should mean to everyone. Sonic's always been about teaching people how to cope with life's problems and you can always take something away from every game. He's your friend when you have none, he's there to pick you up when you fall through the things he as taught you.

"Despite all the flaws and all the complaints and people whining Sonic isn't good anymore… Well, do you expect things to be PERFECT? I mean, come on. Some complaints are true and justified but don't hate on something just for the sake of it. "

=D Nobody's perfect. Sonic has had some rough times and it built his character in more ways than one. Sonic's life isn't perfect either and it's inspiring to see him learn from all that.

And then we have Tails. Tails is a special character because he sees Sonic the same way we do. =)

"And even my little plushie helps me. I feel content with him. In a way, I feel safe."

lol, join the club. xD mine's sat next to me right now as I write this.

"I hope this journal entry does you justice."

Wish granted. ;D Sonic would be proud of you. :)
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I didn't know that! :)
Well, I guess it worked. :)

^V^

Aw, thanks. :)

Really? :) You really think so?
It's so true. :)

Yeah! :)

^v^ Exactly. :)

XD :la: :highfive:

Thanks Lightning. :)
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Oh, my gosh! I am really touched with your very beautiful and breathtaking words! :iconclappingplz: Sonic has changed my life with how he teaches us how to believe in ourselves, not to give up, be strong and keep on smiling! :aww:
I am not ashamed to say that I love cuddling my Sonic plushie! I tell him things that are worrying me, and it is like he is there listening to me and that he is by my side, like I am not alone! I owe it all to Sonic for making me feel more confident, not to give up and have more friends! Thank you, Sonic! :iconsonicthehedgehogplz: :heart:
He has been my hero ever since I was a kid! I will never stop loving him until the day I die! He has changed my life too! Never stop running! :iconsonicrunningplz:
Happy 21st birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog! :party: :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz: :icondancingsonicplz: :iconclappingplz: :la: :headbang: :boogie: :iconyaayplz: :heart:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Stefan! :)

I do that too.

:)
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StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
You are more than welcome, Red! :huggle:
That is very amazing to hear that! :thumbsup: :iconbummiesplz:
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:omfg: and I thought I was seriously alone on how I felt about Sonic & life. My gawd...thats incredible. Every point you've made I literally agree with. I must say I'm a late developer when it comes to this subject but I really liked the hedgehog from his early days and then his modern days...but there was a time I had to put him on the shelf cause life was getting complicated for me at home...family issues etc..and trying to work too ;) I was over weight...untrusted by most people cause I was a noob lolz...and having ADHD etc....so many complications but I will say the 4 years that I was out from loving sonic I digress and regret that but....When unleashed became public knowledge it was a spark that lit my interest and from there that game grew on me like a big fuzzy werehog lolz. Now I've done some serious catching up with the entire franchise over the last 7 years and its been one hell of a fun ride. So many great memories...I could write a book on it literally. I think I devoted an entire chapter to this subject in my own personal journal. 2008 to 2009 I went through an entire life personality change I think...its like an entire age of the way it was ended and a new age began for me...Now this new age wasn't exactly the best but Sonic you sir helped me keep my mind occupied during my mother's death cause that was a very traumatic experience for me. What I watched and went through I wouldn't wish that upon anyone. Its so weird though the last few years it feels like everything I'm experiencing seems to be interconnected with something else like a chain net you might say...kinda hard to explain but to best sum it up...it seems that everything happens for a reason and when something happens it starts a chain reaction right on down the line. Plus I will say if you see things in your dreams that tell you things...you best listen to them cause back in 2009 I was having bad dreams and I ignored the warnings....this year I started having those same dreams again...but some have been more or less intense...but I still say they're warnings. There's so much more I could say but alas I'm very tired...I've been trying to get what I wanted to say on here all day and I feel like I'm leaving so much out but since last year while I was on anti anxiety meds due to the events of losing my mother and an then a whole year later having my appendis taken out....that happening I pretty much had lost it...sadly but I spent a whole year in sleep you might say cause that anti anxiety med made me a total zombie...it shut my entire emotional subsystem down and I just wasn't the same during that whole time...but after Sonic Generations was released...that was when I ended my year of sleep...and my emotional subsystem turned back on...I am still having complications with anxiety but I'm trying my best to fight it cause I want the old me who was able to handle things back but I don't know if I'll ever get that back totally...maybe god willing but I'm taking things one step at a time for the most part...but I hope and pray it all works out in the end. :)
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks for the lovely comment! :)
I wish you good luck! :)
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abbeysonic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok.I've only read to this sentence on here "That impresses me the most. I wish I could live like that. I'm working on it." I can already tell that you and I are pretty much alike. We have the same problems,we started off the same way of how we met Sonic kinda(I remember seeing a part of Sonic X when I was younger and my cousin playing Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games with me, but that's about it :shrug:), and Sonic means the same to me as you do.And the scary thing about it is we're both 13.That's just creepy :doh: but who cares.We should talk sometime online.Get to know each other more(IF POSSIBLE!Since I basically know your background on how you love Sonic.)That's really all I need to know about you,though,'cause I can tell a person's background on how much you know Sonic.I like how you can tell yourself out and show your feelings about him.If only I had the power to do that(I might have it,though I've never tried.)I feel more vibrant online than in the real world,ironically.But enough talking about me....sorry :ashamed: we should have a little conversation online sometime,'cause I really wanna talk to you.Peace out,and never forget Sonic's motto. :#1:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this journal.
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abbeysonic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad to have found it.It's my pleasure. ;)
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Sockmonkey145 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it countless times before in so many different places and ways.

What would the world be like, if Sonic, his friends, his adventures, everything... was real? What if it wasn't fiction? What is all of it was the truth?

What if he was real?
What would the world do? What would we learn? What would the Earth be like? How would it be better? How would it be worse? The pros, the cons, the benefits, the lessons, the extensive worlds and powers and places. The Endless Possibilities.

Yet, all we can do is dream, and wish. Some wishes though, if you work really hard at them and truely give your all for them, they can come true.

That's the thing with wishes and dreams. It's a two part thing. Lazy people's dreams don't come true.
It's not a matter of how hard you wish, but a matter of how hard you try.
Sonic, never stops trying.
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The world would be a better place if he was real.

But he's real enough to me.
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Sockmonkey145 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And that's what matters right? He's real for me too. They all are.
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He has helped us all at one point or another in all of our lives. I'm happy to see that i'm not the only one who sees Sonic as a role model, hero, life-changer, and freind. ^_^ "Keep on runnin' Sonic!"
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Indeed.
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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH AND ALSO.

'I got to find my passion, my friends and myself thanks to you.
You've taught me so much. How to move on. How to forgive. How to live my life, so I can enjoy it. How to appreciate everything I have. My friends. My freedom. My life.
And how to love.'

That is awesome. But you know, it takes the right kind of person to actually be receptive to a positive influence, and be open to learning about themselves and others. Sonic helped, but like I said, it's you as well. ;) And, I'm so glad to see you so happy with your life and the things and people that are in it. I know it was a while in coming, for you. :)

'You're my hero, my guardian angel. A beloved hedgehog with a steadfast heart of gold.
You've left a permanent mark on my heart and on my life.'

That's just really sweet and I think it's very honest and lovely that you posted this. :aww:

'Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for giving me another chance. Thank you for teaching me everything you know. Thank you for being who you are.'

Hope dies last, as we were saying. :)
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: WHAT?

You're right. :) Stop being so correct! :XD: :lol:
:) But yeah. Thank you. :)
U
It was. :) I'm glad I got to learn it. It's wasn't too late for me.

^V^ :blush: Thanks. :)

Yup! :)
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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I JUST TOLD YOU. XDD

XD Thanks. Nuu! :nuu: :lol:
Sure thing. ^v^

...U? XD

Heh, it's never too late. ;) I'm sure you'll still learn and discover more about yourself, too, as life goes on.~

Uv karse. : )

:)
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDDDD

You're welcome. :heart: XD
:)

Lol, typo. XD

^v^ Indeed! You never stop learning about life.

:)

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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD

Tucking fypos. (lol predictable) Heh, for a second when I saw the U, I was about to be a troll and go 'ME? :trollface:.' XD

:la: Mm-hmm! It's all part of the journey.~

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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDDDD :lol:

:) :hug:

:)
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MangaFroAngel101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artist
LEts hear it for sonic.
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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MangaFroAngel101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artist
:)
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thankies! :squee:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^v^
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^^
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ImTooLayzee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
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I am speechless. I have experienced quite a few feelings you expressed in this journal, but really, really not all of them. I adore Sonic as a fictional character, that's it. However, sometimes I try to think about people who created everything - the attitude, the games, the music. And i just can't. Sonic's personality is just so much stronger. He is like a fusion of everything good which everybody who contributed to his creation has - and that, I think, is what makes him so special.
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks.
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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, so much of what you said are things I could have said, or maybe even have said, before. I read your words and it all resonates because it's so true and so awesome. :aww:

'Whenever I feel down, Sonic is always there to pick me up, and remind me that things will be okay. I CAN make it through, I CAN do this. I could take on the world with him by my side, and still feel confident. Sonic reminds me of what I CAN do. I can do it, I can make friends, I can be kind to others and I can enjoy my life to the fullest. It all comes down to ME. Life is what you make of it after all.'

This has to be my favorite part. ALWAYS remember that, Red. Hold on tight to that. You can make it through. Let him remind you what you ARE capable of, like you said. Because your life is YOURS and you deserve the same sense of freedom and self-respect that he does. ^v^

'Sonic is just such an amazing role model. I look up to him. He's so much better than what passes for a role model these days. And… I kinda like him, if you know what I mean here.'

Nothing wrong with that, because think of all the people who 'like' or end up with the wrong kind of people. Sonic's a great role model, even to some older folks (like me! : D and others too), and he always will be. He's not gonna let ya down. Who can't love someone like that?

I love the quotes, too. They are perfect, all the ones I probably would have chosen, but you probably already figured that. XD It just epitomizes who Sonic is, why he is so great, why he is more than a video game character... and why YOU love him. It's crazy how much reading this entry is like looking into a mirror. But that's not the point. The point is the affection shown for the blue blur. I have a lot of respect for your honesty and willingness to upload this even though you felt a little funny about it first.

It is so heartwarming to see such love expressed for Sonic like this, through what you've said here and the fact that you put together that journal with people's affections. It is really a light in the darkness of this screwy fanbase, and something I think people will hopefully notice. You've made a big impact here. :hug: Maybe it was coincidence that sooo many people responded, but it was you who decided to make the most of the opportunity, to do something truly epic for Sonic's 21st birthday. Congrats. And always keep on running. :hug:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks DC. And I know you mean that. I could see you saying all this too.
Some of the these things you have said. Some of what's in this journal comes from what you've said to me. This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for you.

Aw, thanks alot. I will remember that. :) :hug: Because he really does help me.
You think so? :')

^v^ Yeah! Lots of older people love Sonic too! :) Some even older than you.
Exactly. He is so loveable. :hug:

Aw, thanks. :blush: That's what I was going for and each of those quotes represented him best, like you said. I love each and every one of those quotes. I live by them.
It does! That was the idea.
Aw. Thanks. :) Because we are mirror images. We are so alike.
You do? :') Coming from you, that means alot. :) I have alot of respect for you too.
In the end, even though I felt kinda funny, this was so worth it. I don't regret any of this.

IT IS! I did it... because Sonic deserves this. We owe it to him.
It is. :)
You really think so? :') Thanks DC.
I guess it was me... but I had no idea that this would happen. It's so overwhelming. :')
I will. For you and for Sonic. I will always keep in running.
You too. :)

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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
Yeah, I know. I remember. It's always so awesome to see other people thinking along the same lines, though... to know that I'm not crazy and that others, like you and Dib and Verte, understand and value Sonic as a character. :heart:

Absolutely I do. :)

Yep. Sonic is just so... ageless. And timeless. Seeing so many people, older and younger, who love Sonic just ensures me even more that I always will. :heart:
:hug:

Sure thing. I try to live by such things myself, just because it makes life so much more enjoyable. Like we've said though, I'm quite different than the blue blur in many ways and so are you, but the whole point is that he'd want people to be themselves. :nod:
So true. :) We have very much in common.. obviously. ^v^

Well, uv karse I do. And thanks.
Hah, I'm glad it was worth it. Was worth it for all of us, too! :nod:

It's awesome how well this turned out, how much response there was. Awesome job putting it all together.
I know you will. But, for YOU too. :hug: You owe it to yourself. ;)

:hug:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
Yeah! You're not crazy. Don't ever think that. :) ;)

:)

He is! :la:

He would, and that's what matters to me. I'm gonna try harder, for him and for you.
:) XD

^v^ You're welcome.
Yeah! I can see that.

:) Thanks alot. :) :heart:
:)

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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
I was mostly kidding. ;P And, yes I am, but this is a good thing. :iconnoeswooplz: :la:

Yep. :) That's what's kinda awesome about folks seeing Sonic as inspiration, really. He tends to make ya want to make the best of yourself, rather than getting into things you shouldn't or being someone you shouldn't be. :nod:

:) :hug:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD BEING CRAZY IS FUN.

XD

Indeed.

:hug:

SKYPE.
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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD YUS.

:hug:

Can we wait'l a bit later on like usual? Not home right naow.~ XD; Sorry lol.. I'm like never home.
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:

^^ Ah, okay. Sorry, didn't know. :)
XDDDDD
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Snivy94 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're story is so sad :( but it's so heartwarming. You truly are a Sonic fan! We all are. I agree with a lot of what you said. Especially the music part. Sonic has made me appreciate instrumental music more and more with each game. I have found some really great instrumental music from playing Sonic and watching anime. I have Sonic to thank for that. I love his never give up attitude too. There are times when I get so depressed that I just want to give up. I'm no good at interacting with people, I only have one best friend, I can't get a job, I can't drive, I feel worthless, but then, I play Sonic. And just seeing how he never gives up inspires me. I wish I could be like him. I hope that someday I will.

If it wasn't for Sonic I'd have never met amazing artists like you! Artists who inspire me to keep on drawing.

Also don't worry people make fun of me for liking Sonic and I'm 18. Who cares? Those people are just missing out on a wonderful thing (they're probably jealous too.)
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ :hug:
Thanks.

^v^
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