Trivia / Sonichu

  • Creator's Pest: It's rather clear Chris hates Bananasauros, who was designed by a Patreon backer. Chris wrote him out of the comic in the same episode he was introduced, and called the paid advertisement for the Bananasauros video game "out-of-context, outdated and juvenile" on the same page as the ad itself.
  • Dear Negative Reader: In Issue 10, Marvey Blaziken non-subtly calls out those who complained about the lack of updates.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Due to the fact that all the details of Sonichu really only exist in the author's head and are always subject to his whims and fancies at the time, virtually everything is subject to changes that really only make sense to Christian. He seems to assume that the audience will automatically understand his intentions.
  • Name's the Same: Crystal Weston Chandler and Crystal Weston Chandler, Chris-Chan's twin sister in the comic and future daughter respectively.
  • One-Book Author: The only webcomic by Christian Weston Chandler. Given that it's one of the most hated webcomics of all time, Chris himself is one of the most hated individuals in the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom (if not the entire internet, to the extent people may know who he is even if they have only vaguely heard of the webcomic), and the numerous memes mocking Sonic, it's not surprising.
  • Saved from Development Hell: Sonichu issue #11 was on a hiatus with little work completed for over six years. Financial motives and Chris finding new inspiration in the LGBTQ sector finally brought the series back.
  • Schedule Slip: Many issues took up to a year to be completed. The Christmas Special, featured in Sonichu #11, was completed eight years after it had been started (it was originally illustrated in 2009; after a sudden burst of motivation, Chris-Chan began work on the comic again in 2017).
  • Streisand Effect: Much of the comic was fueled by Chris's attempts to fight back after 4chan and Encyclopedia Dramatica tried to troll him, creating an infinite loop where he would create new material, which would lead to more trolling, which would lead to more material...
  • Tribute to Fido: Patti-Chan is based on Chris's deceased dog, Patti.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Many people didn't realize that the bizarre Cutaway Gag with Chris's fat(ter) lookalike "Sammy" in Issue #7 is a parody of Filmation's Ghostbusters' Transformation Sequence.
  • Write Who You Know: Most of the characters that aren’t Pokémon or hedgehogs are derived from people the writer has met or “known” in real life. The closest thing to a completely original character that Chris came up with would be Count Graduon (who's supposed to be based on his feelings towards his high school graduation).
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: The Random Events Plot certainly owes to its creator doing everything on the fly, basically hearing the characters as they bump into his mind.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Silvana Rosechu's entire backstory was meant to be different. Silvana was to be a space-traveling Pikachu who crash landed on the moon, and was hit by the Rainbow created from the collision of Super Sonic and Pikachu, transforming her into a Rosechu with a Pikachu's tail. She would have created a spaceship out of the spare parts of her destroyed ship, and traveled to Earth to abduct all the Sonichu's on the planet, to fill the gap of loneliness she holds while being on the moon for so long. Because of outside influences however, the author has scrapped this backstory and created the shapeshifting Silvana Rosechu we know today.
    • Chris' original plan for Issue 9 involved Punchy and Layla Flaaffy having sex in the handicapped stall of the women's bathroom at the McDonald's substitute CWCee Dees, and Reginald Sneasel walking in on them and slashing Punchy's tires.
    • As noted here, a Canadian Youtuber by the name of DStecks who had become rather popular due to reviewing Sonichu started to have mixed feelings on his reviews of all of Chris's Sonichu comics (somewhat bordering on Old Shame), so after reviewing issue 10, he singlehandedly financed the production of issue 11 - as he was the sole executive producer, he could not review issue 11 without violating personal ethics (only to do so a few months later as a part of reviewing the last thing he was not involved in the production of, the Sonichu Christmas special). D Stecks donated $1,000note , and as a result, Chris was obligated to create 100 pages, but failed to deliver on his end, only producing 16 pagesnote . Who knows what the end result for issue 11 would've been like had Chris actually drawn all 100 pages?
  • Why the Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Chris stopped making Sonichu comics in February 2010 due to his (justifiable) belief that his fanbase consisted solely of trolls. He has stated that he feels the fanbase sabotaged his attempts to court a female acquaintance just so he can make more comics. While he drew and released some pages for the eleventh issue of the comic in September 2015, it was unclear if it will continue. As of May 2017, Chris appeared to have start work and added more pages for the eleventh issue, and the cover for a twelfth comic was created. At the end of June, the 11th issue is finally completed after almost eight years.
  • The Wiki Rule:
    • The CWCki, while mostly focusing on the bizarre life of its creator, also has large sections devoted to his comic. Be warned though, it can be very negative.
    • Chris also created his own official wiki called the CWCipedia. It's officially dead, but an archived version can be found here.

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