Sonic fan characters tend to get a lot of hate.(Most fan characters do) It is not a secret that there are a lot of fan characters out there that may not be that original, have a bunch of cliches and come off as a Mary Sue, but most of these characters like that are made by children and young teens. It should not really matter though, these characters are often the beginning of a young writer or artist’s career and it is important to support them and give constructive criticism, especially when it is asked for.
Fan characters or self inserts should be fun for all ages, and people are allowed to have fun, and feel proud of their characters and inserts no matter what their story is. It does not effect canon and it is a good way to help an individual grow and develop their characters, writing and art. It is also important to note that these characters might have been created to bring comfort to their owner.
One of my first characters is a Sonic self insert, named Leaf The Fox. She started off as myself and through the years she eventually developed more and more into her own character.
So if anyone has a Sonic fan character or self insert and wishes to show them off in a hate free environment feel free to submit them HERE or post them and @sonicpostive in the post or tag your art as sonicpositive. If you would rather remain anonymous, you are more then welcome to send an ask talking about your character and your characters will be shown on the blog.
I asked her once how she managed to master diplomacy and espionage at a time when no one wanted to see a woman succeed at either. And she said “Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say ‘No, you move’.”