The Dark Phoenix

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My name is Alexander Schrøder. I'm 18 years old as of April 6, 2004. I live in Oslo, the capital of Norway.

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Thursday, February 26, 2004
Sonic Boom

I haven't mentioned it earlier, mostly due to the fact that I had forgotten it almost, but I'm a huge fan of "Sonic the Hedgehog". This "obsession" is kinda unexplainable. My first introduction to Sonic was when I was about six or seven years old. My uncle had bought himself a Sega Mega Drive 16-bit, and I was totally stunned by the wonderfulness of it. Remember that back then, the best thing so far had been 8-bit. At least of what I had seen. And now it was 256 times more color. What a difference it made. And the fact that the first game I ever saw and played on such a wonderful machine was Sonic has got to do something with it. While mentioning it, I am still more a fan of old 8 and 16-bit platform games than what I am of modern 3D simulations. The day Sonic turned 3D was the day I stopped caring.

If you're not a Sonic fan yourself, or if you don't know anything about Sonic at all, what I am about to tell will most likely make no real sense, mostly due to a lot of names of characters and so on. The best game of them all, if you ask me, and you don't really have the chance to ask anyone else here, hah.. has to be the "Sonic 3" and the "Sonic & Knuckles" cartridges combined game. It had the best Sonic could ever have. The graphics were really brilliant, the gameplay, although very linear and repeating, was, and is still, enchanting and great, and never since have I heard music that matches a game better than in this game. (There might be one game that has had better music, which would be Final Fantasy VII, but that's sorta off-topic) The very best song, if you gotta know, is the one for the "Sky Sanctuary" or the "Hidden Palace". My favorite character is Knuckles the Echidna. Don't ask me why, I don't know, you see.

But Sonic didn't stop with the games. There were of course TV-shows. (cartoons, naturally) The very best ever is the one known as "Sonic the Hedgehog - SatAM" (named so due to it's airing time, I think) The first, and unfortunately last time the show was aired on TV was when I was in elementary school, about nine or ten years old. I've been wanting for it to return ever since, which means I've been waiting for some time now. It'll probably never return though, it's "old stuff", and the current generation of kids most likely don't identify with Sonic the way my generation did. There was also another TV show which was somewhat good, but not nearly close to the quality of the SatAM show, called "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog", which aired simultaneously with the SatAM one. I don't really care too much for that one to return though.

One nice thing has occured though. I've found a source for downloading the SatAM episodes. So I'm doing my best to ensure that I get to see them all again. I already have 10 episodes, which means I have 16 left to go. I just hope I get them all. And don't ask me where I get them, cause I won't tell you. Really. So just drop the thought. No offense though. But keep looking, and you'll find them.

That's the basics of Sonic, from my part. I could write a lot more, like how I feel for each game, and much more how I feel for the TV-shows and so on, but since this isn't really a "Sonic Shrine" or anything like that, I'll just leave it with this. There's a lot of nice information on Sonic the Hedgehog out there if you really wish to know more though. Just give it a google, and you'll find it.

In any case, I am going to bed now. I always write these too late. But nothing to do about that, I usually do other things in the rest of the days.

Posted at 00:21 by darkphoenix


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