Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

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Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by Ivogoji » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:32 am

Personally I have never met anyone in real life who likes Sonic. I'm not 100% sure I've met anyone who knows what Sonic is (this is true of basically all of my major interests, come to think of it). But what about you guys? How often do you encounter other fans of the franchise outside of the internet?
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by Mamkute » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:56 am

Most of my friends are ones who at least know Sonic. My college roommate had much experience with SA2B and SADX (although not quite the same chao enthusiast I am.) Another person I met in college dorms is well versed in classic Sonic, and another was playing through SA2B while in the dorms. This past year I also joined an improv group on campus, and most members are at least familiar with Sonic, with some having good memories also of SA2B (and more.) One has even said she used this site in the past. Major street cred for the mod life.

So, Sonic is pretty familiar with many of the people I have met in college. Could be just an odd occurrence for me (or more likely, just who I meet through things) but Sonic is definitely a well enough known game, and many people from 25 and below have fond memories of SA2B especially.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:40 am

Most of the People I went to school with from grades 4-12 likely at least know what Sonic is since the school's rec center had multiple Genesis consoles and copies of Sonic 2, 3, S&K, and a multi-game cart that included Sonic 1 and that's where I first played Sonic. Doubly so since there were only like three students who had their own systems in their dorm rooms and the only other consoles the School's rec center had were an nearly broken NES, a pair of PS1s, and an N64(and I nearly doubled the school's game catalogue when I donated my aging SNES to them). Also, my first time playing SA2B was on a Gamecube belonging to one of the other students that had their own TV and console in their dorm room.

As an aside, I think part of what got me into handheld gaming so strongly in the first place might've been how much of a hassle it was to carry home consoles back and forth between school and home every weekend and the fact I could play my GBC, GBA, and Gamepark32 during the five hour bus ride that dominated my Fridays and Sundays during high school.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by roaxes » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:38 pm

I never gotten to know anyone good enough when I went to school to know if they liked sonic or not. But I know my sister likes Sonic Adventure 2 since I first started playing it with her and we still make jokes about it. Ill make her eat those words!

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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by ShadriaFan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:11 pm

most of my friends growing up knew what sonic was, one of my friends had Sonic Battle, another had Sonic Advance, then another had Shadow the Hedgehog.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by ZipoCXG » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:49 pm

Some of my friends from Summer Camp in the early 2000's liked Sonic, but aside from playing Sonic Advance 1-2, they didn't really talk much about the series.

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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by BriannaBreeder » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:21 am

Yep. It was actually my cousin who introduced me to Sonic. My friends also liked Sonic, they owned games and one of them even owned some episodes of the cartoon. I once got a friend into raising chao a long time ago. I don't bring up Sonic much IRL nowadays, but when I do people at least know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by dustyoni » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:39 pm

Aside from my childhood, not really.
I had my little brother and two cousins in my family who liked Sonic.
Then I had three friends in my elementary school.

I'm 23 at the moment and I've been to a lot of geeky events (like conventions) and while I'm sure I've passed people who like the series, I haven't actually met any...
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My husband isn't INTO the series but he's at least played some of the older games, and doesn't dislike it.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by Nano » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:08 pm

BriannaBreeder wrote:Yep. It was actually my cousin who introduced me to Sonic. My friends also liked Sonic, they owned games and one of them even owned some episodes of the cartoon. I once got a friend into raising chao a long time ago. I don't bring up Sonic much IRL nowadays, but when I do people at least know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by PrincessPeach » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:09 pm

I joined a gaming club in college. Most of the people were like me. They liked the adventure games, but don't like any of the new games. I've brought SA2B over and we had fun on 2 player mode. I don't think any of them revisit the Adventure games like I do though.

My childhood friend got me into Sonic, and we both played the Adventure games and Chao all the time, but I moved away. Gosh I miss those times.

I was still big into Sonic in my junior high and high school years, but I went to a small school, so I was the only gamer weaboo. It was pretty lonely, and I was actually quite unhappy until college where I met likeminded people.

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Post by Pratzelwurm » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:16 am

In middle school, I had two IRL friends who were into it. My brother was also for a short time when he was 10/11 years old. A few people at AnimeFest mentioned they were happy that I was selling Sonic merch, and sometimes when I wear Sonic shirts or use my Sonic wallet I get compliments on them, so I guess those count as meeting people as well.

Most of my friends and acquaintances at least know what Sonic is, but none are really interested in it.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by FluffyCats » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Nope. My brother used to love Sonic and play SA2B with me all the time, but now, not so much. When he sees me playing Sonic, he jokingly calls him a "blue squirrel".
My friends (except for one who only played one of the genesis games) really don't care about Sonic, and it seems as if they don't like it when I talk about/draw Sonic stuff, probably because they're not into it.
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by SilverRabbit » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:13 pm

One of my nephews, my brothers and one of my friends at school. :)
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by kellythefox » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:47 pm

There was a guy at school who ate lunch across from me who said he liked sonic and i talked about it with him but then a week later he said he thought sonic sux and not as cool as it used to be... sometimes i dont get humans :blink:
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by Giara » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:15 pm

no :herocry: when I was in secondary school my classmates always make fun of me :(
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by MalikTH » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:28 pm

Yes and no. Yes, my friends are aware of the series's existence. No, they aren't giant fans.
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Post by epcthunderfist987 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:49 pm

One of my classmates loves Sonic. He even liked Sonic 3D Blast... No, not really. He does love Sonic though. Except when Super Sonic is only available as DLC...
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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by ChillyChao » Sat May 05, 2018 11:24 am

My whole life i only ever knew 4 people who liked Sonic. My cousin, my friend Kloe, My friend Autumn (She says she shipped the characters, but she doesn't know Shadow's name and calls him the red and black guy so maybe she just ships them??), and my friend Brey-Don. He knows the most probably lol.
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Post by Goodbye-m8 » Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 pm

One of my friends really likes sonic colors for the ds
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Post by ChillyChao » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:21 am

kellythefox wrote:
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:47 pm
There was a guy at school who ate lunch across from me who said he liked sonic and i talked about it with him but then a week later he said he thought sonic sux and not as cool as it used to be... sometimes i dont get humans :blink:
That happened to me with my friend today, he was playing Minecraft and loving it the other day but today he said Minecraft was dumb :/
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Post by Mooncow » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:58 am

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Re: Met anyone irl who likes Sonic?

Post by NiGHTSIsLife » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:05 pm

I’ve only ever had one friend who liked Sonic. He sat at my lunch table in junior high. We both brought our 3DS’s to school so we often raced each other in Sonic Rush. He even helped me beat Sonic Battle! I don’t see him that much anymore since we didn’t have any classes together last year, but I’ll find out in September!
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