I guess you could say it's been 10 years since I discovered the dark side of Sonic the hedgehog fanart. I still remember how it affected me.
The 3 years when I realized I loved Sonic, used to be of pure goodness, and I once thought nothing would ever ruin it.
That was until we got the Internet. It was back in the year 2003 about 3 years before I became a deviantArt member. I was excited at first to finally have Internet, because I thought I could finally be able to find more official Sonic pictures to add to my collection.
But along the way, I decided to look up some fan drawings of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Little did I know it would be the worst mistake of my life.
I've checked out many websites that held different Sonic fanarts. most of them were pretty sloppy, many I've seen were of made up Sonic characters.
but as I got deeper, the fanarts became a little more scary and disturbing, but still I kept going until I found a website that carried the most of disturbing fanart. deviantArt.
I was appalled to the amateur Sonic artwork that involved romantic relationships between the male Sonic characters, such as Sonadow, Shaduckles, Sonuckles, mostly Sonadow, these were known as Yaoi. I felt so distraught about these Sonic yaoi arts, that I wrote several personal journals [link]
and drew this picture [link]
to show how Yaoi had affected me.
It was these Yaoi arts that showed me the true meaning of homosexuality.
Over the years, the problem never changed but grew as they involved more male characters into the Yaoi party such as Sonilver, Shadilver, Mephilver, Mephonic, Mephadow, Sonjet, and even Sonourge! And don't get me started on the Yuri fanart. But at that time, I've already grown used to these fandoms. I've also realized that there are other popular cartoon, anime and videogame characters that have fallen victim to Yaoi, and I wouldn't dare to come near there. If that wasn't bad enough not only are there fanfics of Sonic and his male buddies pairing up romantically and tragically, but I have also found pics and fics that involved them having children!
However despite all this, I have been desensitized long ago.
Either way, if I hadn't looked up Sonic Fanart, I never would've discovered deviantArt and joined in, nor would I have found Exterminatus Now [link]
, or Bleedman's webcomics [link]
, Fanfiction.Net [link]
, Youtube or any of the other websites [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Most of all, I wouldn't have been able to send out my art for the world to see.
Still there are pictures and fanfics made by crazy artists and writers that still anger me to this day. Fortunately none of them have changed the way I feel about Sonic the Hedgehog, because I always remind myself that they are not for real.