is that a sonic character

  • Me in 2006: Dear SEGA, did you forget that Sonic is the star of the series? For the love of god, stop with the Shadow favoritism!
  • Me in 2017: Dear SEGA, please let me play with Shadow again I’m sorry.
Sonic Forces (Sonamy/OC)
  • Sonic: I'm worried about Amy... she's been acting... weird lately...
  • OC: -options- Will you go find her? (or) I'll go find her!
  • Sonic: -to option one- What? Hmm... Maybe.. but what about the mission? Who will go with Little me? -To option two- ... Hmm, if you can find her. Yeah, go ahead. Tell me if she's doing alright, okay?
  • OC: -options- I'll go! (or) Shouldn't you do that yourself?
  • Sonic: -first option/if you said you'll find Amy as well- Thanks! I'm counting on you! Now.. to find Amy/Little me.. -second option/if you said will you go- Wha!? But... you... -sigh- alright, I'll go... then you go with Little me/find Amy and tell me how she's doing, alright? -grumble grumble- Kids these days... saying one thing, and meaning the other...

Ohmygosh SO many of the tags on that post of mine are things along the lines of ‘I used to have a Sonic OC’ ‘maybe I can use them’ or ‘I haven’t thought about my OCs in years’ and things to that effect.

SEE? THIS. THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT! Look around you! Look at how many people are suddenly thinking about the OCs they made when they first got into Sonic and it’s not necessarily with shame and revulsion… it’s suddenly with NEW APPRECIATION. All these people who had OCs, once upon a time, but who probably put them aside out of shame because of the stigma surrounding it.

Now SEGA has said ‘Hey! No, that’s okay! Your OCs are valid and awesome! Make them! They can do what you always dreamed of and help Sonic save the world! They’re canon! They’re in the story! They’re important!’

And suddenly all these fans are rising from the depths, shedding the shame and embarrassment and thinking ‘Maybe that OC is okay after all..?’and ‘I should revamp them and try again…’

THIS is how it’s going to change things! THIS is why it’s important! THIS is what I’m so thankful to SEGA for!

So, again and again, thank you, SEGA. For giving us the one thing the Sonic fandom has needed for years.

Acknowledgement that this is 100% acceptable and okay. ♥

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OLD SONIC ART from my old sonic blog….boy i sure do love me some sonic the hedge. these are from 2013 i think…i was going to go back and re-watermark all of them with my current url but i only did the first one and then got too lazy. go figure. please dont repost!

This is so good though?? Like???

YES. THANK YOU, SEGA. FOR HELPING LIFT A LITTLE MORE OF THE STIGMA AGAINST OCS.

There’s literally zero harm and 100% JOY in creating original fan characters for your favourite stories and games. It’s been stigmatized and mocked for WAY too long when it hurts no one and only encourages creativity and unabashed happiness. The worst thing in the world has been people destroying young kids happiness and creativity over stuff like this. This is so important.

SO THANK YOU FOR THIS, SEGA. I’M SO GLAD.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Do you see this??

DO YOU SEE??

I’m gonna be 40 years old this year. I was 14 years old when Sonic arrived. I have been in this fandom for 26 years and this is the BEST thing I have seen happen in a very long time.

I had Sonic OCs. I loved them. I still do. I was bludgeoned into submission and stopped talking about them. I watched it happen to other people. I HELPED it happen to other people for a while.

And now. Now, I’m sitting here, practically in tears, because NOW IT’S OKAY. SEGA has said it’s okay. LOOK. Look at all these people rising up from the ashes and dusting themselves and their characters off and re-finding their love of both them and the series.

THIS is how Sonic Forces is going to change things. THIS is how Sonic Forces is ALREADY changing things!!

This is important. This is amazing. I’m an old long time Sonic fan and this makes me so beyond happy I don’t even know what to do with myself.

I think I’m gonna celebrate by drawing my old OCs.

Let’s all help each other finish lifting the stigma some more. Share them! Draw them! Write them! Hell, submit them to me! I wanna see if you have them!

WE ARE THE RESISTANCE!!