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Welcome Freaks!!

SonicFreaks-United is the place for those of us who seem to have an unhealthy obsession with that speedy blue hedgehog. We welcome those young and old, purebreds or hybrids; either it be the regular cast or a gang of your own; fan art or fan fiction...

Step right in... Sonic Fans Rejoice!! :dummy:
We understand ourselves you know ;p!

:bulletblue: Our purpose here is…

-To come together with the fandom we all know and love;
-Meet people who share our interests;
-Promote your art; whether it’s drawing or literature;
-View art from other artists;
-Grow and learn to improve and polish our skills;
-Chat or RP with fellow members;
-Stay on track with the Sonic stuff;

And most importantly,
Have fun!! :dummy:

:bulletyellow: Behind every safe community, there is a set of rules. So please respect and follow them.

SFU Rules and Folders - UPDATE April 9, '14Updated Guidelines/Rules
General Rules
Disciplinary System
Rings Strike System
Each member will be given three "rings strikes" as of April 9, 2014.  Admins will have a 5 "rings strike" rule. Despite the raised strikes limitations, the admins will be under a stricter set of rules that expand beyond the usual members.
You will get a ring taken from you each time you commit a punishable act (as listed below). Once you lose a ring, you lose that ring for a month.
Play nice, be careful, and keep your rings safe! Ring 
The following actions will be subject to punishments by the admins:
:bulletred: Getting into arguments with/Harrassing fellow deviants (Flame Wars)
:bulletred: Continually breaking the rules (even after being warned)
:bulletyellow: Purposely submitting in the wrong folder (More than three submissio


:bulletred: How to Join

It’s easy! Don't be afraid! Click that big shiny button that says "Join Group” and you’ll instantly join us as a member!


:bulletpink: Submission Rules

Submitted deviations go through a voting process by the admins.

-All submissions only need one vote to go through. Members can only submit 2 deviations per week, starting on Sunday. The admins don't have the 2 deviations per week limited but are expected to not spam the group with their work.

-If you accidentally submitted your deviation to the wrong folder, but it still follows the rest of the group rules, you're highly encouraged to resubmit to the group. The admins will not do it on your behalf. If you're having issues figuring out where to submit your deviation, please ask the admins before you submit and we'll be glad to help! ^^

-If your deviation was rejected, depending on the admin, you may receive a message explaining the rejection. Rejections are based on the rules. If you didn't get an explanation, feel free to ask the admins for one! If you respectfully explain why you feel the deviation should be in the group, we'll reconsider. Keyword being "respectfully".

Deviations should follow deviantArt's rules. When it comes to specific group only rules...


:bulletblue: Depictions of romance and violence should be more or less at the same level as shown in the games, cartoons, and comics. No hyperviolent or hypersexualized scenarios. No hate/abuse art is allowed.
:bulletblue: Crossovers are allowed as long as it follows all the other group rules, has official characters in it, and both things being crossed over are portrayed posititively. Crossovers that only include fancharacters from Sonic and another franchises aren't allowed)
:bulletblue: No screenshots from Sonic media, edited or otherwise allowed, fake ones you draw yourself are fine. We don't allow the use of official art in deviations with only two exceptions:

-Modified official art as part of our Customization folder, meaning submissions like wallpapers, stamps, journal skins, etc.

-Official logos like the Sonic Team, Sonic Channel, Sonic Archie comics, and others used to make fake game covers, comic covers, Sonic Channel wallpapers and the like.

:bulletblue: No stolen artwork, no traced artwork, no recolors, no drawings made from bases, character generators like dress up dolls, or memes from a generator. We allow custom bases but not work made with them. Custom bases should go in our Miscellaneous folder. We allow deviantArt memes, which are deviations with questions where artists draw their answers, but not stuff like demotivationals or rage comics. If we suspect that you are using stolen material, Google Reverse Image Search and other tools will be used to confirm. If this is the case, your submission will be rejected and reported to dA staff.
:bulletblue: Above all, do NOT flame or leave negative feedback on other member's submitted work.
:bulletblue: Leaving chain/spam messages on the front of our page will result in getting 1 warning.

:bulletpink: The gallery is currently divided in…

-Featured
Deviations specifically chosen by the admins for promotional, milestones or other reasons.

-Admin Art
Deviations belonging to our admins are grouped here;

-Official Character Art
Deviations that involve the official characters from the games, comics, TV shows, or other Sonic related media;

-Fan Character Art
Deviations with fan-made characters that don't show up in official Sonic media. Adoptables should be submitted here.

-Official/Fan Character Art
Involves both official characters and fan characters in the same image;

-Customization
-Deck out your deviantART profile, your computer, and your online life with Sonic! Stamps, icons, avatars, journal skins, emoticons, wallpapers for your desktop/mobile device, etc. go here;

NOTE: Customization is the only part of the group that allows the use of official art provided significant enough modification is made to them as part of stamps, journal skins, etc. Any use of official art, modified or otherwise, outside of this folder will be rejected.

-Comics
If you drew a comic with Sonic and the crew, this is the place to go!

-Fan Fiction
Stories and written adventures featuring Sonic and his friends (fiiiine, his enemies too!)

-Animations
If it moves, it goes here. Animated icons go to the Customization folder.

-Commissions and other Sonic selfpromotion
Submit your Sonic commission sheets/journals/examples here! If you're having a Sonic related event, contest, giveaway, or anything that involves asking Sonic fans to get involved, it goes here too!

-Tutorials
Want to help other people with drawing Sonic and the gang? If you've made a guide on how to draw Sonic stuff, it goes here.

-Sonic Zones
If you have your own fan level art for Sonic or have a picture of characters going through a level where the level is just as much of a focus as the characters, submit it here!

-Events
All former SFU contest entries go here.

This folder is closed by default unless there is a contest running and there isn't a dedicated folder running for said contest.

-Miscellaneous
Memes (deviantART drawing memes, not stuff like advice animals or ragecomics that you can make using a generator), tags, or anything else that doesn't fit in the above categories.

NOTE: Please don't submit stuff here that could easily fit in any other category. If you're confused about where to submit, please contact the admins. We'll be happy to help!


:bulletpink: Rings Strike System

Each member is given three "rings strikes", admins have a 5 "rings strike" rule. Despite the raised strikes limitations, the admins will be under a stricter set of rules that expand beyond the usual members.

You will get a ring taken from you each time you commit a punishable act (as listed below). Once you lose a ring, you lose that ring for a month.
Play nice, be careful, and keep your rings safe! Ring by ANGEXNEWCOMER

The following actions will be subject to punishments by the admins:
:bulletred: Getting into arguments with/Harassing fellow deviants (Flame Wars)
:bulletred: Continually breaking the rules (even after being warned)
:bulletyellow: Purposely submitting in the wrong folder (More than three submissions in a row on the wrong folders each)
:bulletred: Posing as a threat to the group or targeted individuals
:bulletred: Challenge our admins with baseless accusations
:bulletred: Situational punishments

Official SFU ChatRoom

Gallery Folders

Featured
Fan Fiction
Sonic Zones
deviation in storage by stephenb19
deviation in storage by stephenb19

Newest Members

Deviants

:bulletpink: Update: 06/05/2015: Thanks to all your artistic efforts, we finally got our first full folder: the Fan Character Art folder! A new version of the folder has been made and the old one is now an archive folder that is not taking new submissions. If you've recently been having issues submitting your fan character art, please try again now! If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about our group rules, feel free to comment below!

Group Rules


Submitted deviations go through a voting process by the admins.

-All submissions only need one vote to go through. Members can only submit 2 deviations per week, starting on Sunday. The admins don't have the 2 deviations per week limited but are expected to not spam the group with their work.

-If you accidentally submitted your deviation to the wrong folder, but it still follows the rest of the group rules, you're highly encouraged to resubmit to the group. The admins will not do it on your behalf. If you're having issues figuring out where to submit your deviation, please ask the admins before you submit and we'll be glad to help!

-If your deviation was rejected, depending on the admin, you may receive a message explaining the rejection. Rejections are based on the rules. If you didn't get an explanation, feel free to ask the admins for one! If you respectfully explain why you feel the deviation should be in the group, we'll reconsider. Keyword being "respectfully".

Deviations should follow deviantArt's rules. When it comes to specific group only rules...

:bulletblue: Depictions of romance and violence should be more or less at the same level as shown in the games, cartoons, and comics. No hyperviolent or hypersexualized scenarios. No hate/abuse art is allowed.
:bulletblue: Crossovers are allowed as long as it follows all the other group rules, has official characters in it, and both things being crossed over are portrayed posititively. Crossovers that only include fancharacters from Sonic and another franchises aren't allowed)
:bulletblue: No screenshots from Sonic media, edited or otherwise allowed, fake ones you draw yourself are fine. We don't allow the use of official art in deviations with only two exceptions:

-Modified official art as part of our Customization folder, meaning submissions like wallpapers, stamps, journal skins, etc.

-Official logos like the Sonic Team, Sonic Channel, Sonic Archie comics, and others used to make fake game covers, comic covers, Sonic Channel wallpapers and the like.

:bulletblue: No stolen artwork, no traced artwork, no recolors, no drawings made from bases, character generators like dress up dolls, or memes from a generator. We allow custom bases but not work made with them. We allow deviantArt memes, which are deviations with questions where artists draw their answers, but not stuff like demotivationals or rage comics. If we suspect that you are using stolen material, Google Reverse Image Search and other tools will be used to confirm. If this is the case, your submission will be rejected and reported to dA staff.
:bulletblue: Above all, do NOT flame or leave negative feedback on other member's submitted work.
:bulletblue: Leaving chain/spam messages on the front of our page will result in getting 1 warning.

Disciplinary System - "Three Rings" system


Each member will be given three "rings strikes" as of April 9, 2014.  Admins will have a 5 "rings strike" rule. Despite the raised strikes limitations, the admins will be under a stricter set of rules that expand beyond the usual members.
You will get a ring taken from you each time you commit a punishable act (as listed below). Once you lose a ring, you lose that ring for a month.
Play nice, be careful, and keep your rings safe! Ring by ANGEXNEWCOMER

The following actions will be subject to punishments by the admins:
:bulletred: Getting into arguments with/Harrassing fellow deviants (Flame Wars)
:bulletred: Continually breaking the rules (even after being warned)
:bulletyellow: Purposely submitting in the wrong folder (More than three submissions in a row on the wrong folders each)
:bulletred: Posing as a threat to the group or targeted individuals
:bulletred: Challenge our admins with baseless accusations
:bulletred: Situational punishments*

*This means that if there's an offensive, punishable act that isn't covered by the rules, said punish can still apply as long as it's authorized by the Founder happyaggro

The following actions will be be subject to punishment by Founder happyaggro and authorized personnel to the other admins:
:bulletred: All previously established points above (Counts as two strikes, zero tolerance against unprofessional acts)
:bulletred: Abusing administration power*

*Including, but not limited to, intentionally sabotaging voting sessions, inappropriate behaviour towards voting receptions, ban threats, write journals without former permission (twice as likely punishable if it's non-Sonic content), etc.

All administration rules are to be gone in-depth in the Admin Area.

Folders


Featured
Deviations specifically chosen by the admins for promotional, milestones or other reasons.

-Admin Art
Deviations belonging to our admins are grouped here;

-Official Character Art
Deviations that involve the official characters from the games, comics, TV shows, or other Sonic related media;

-Fan Character Art
Deviations with fan-made characters that don't appear in the games, comics, TV shows, or other Sonic related media. Adoptables are to be placed here;

-Official/Fan Character Art
Involves both official characters and fan characters in the same image;

-Customization
-Deck out your deviantART profile, your computer, and your online life with Sonic! Stamps, icons, avatars, journal skins, emoticons, wallpapers for your desktop/mobile device, etc. go here;

NOTE: Customization is the only part of the group that allows the use of official art provided significant enough modification is made to them as part of stamps, journal skins, etc. Any use of official art, modified or otherwise, outside of this folder will be rejected.

-Comics
If you drew a comic with Sonic and the crew, this is the place to go!

-Fan Fiction
Stories and written adventures featuring Sonic and his friends (fiiiine, his enemies too!)

-Animations
If it moves, it goes here. This includes animations featuring official and fan characters. Animated icons should be put in the Customization folder.

-Commissions and other Sonic selfpromotion
Are you taking Sonic commissions and have a commission sheet, journal, and/examples? Are you holding a Sonic related event, contest, taking requests, or anything that involves you asking Sonic fans getting involved with what you're doing? All of that goes here!

-Tutorials
Want to help other people with drawing Sonic and the gang? If you've made a guide on how to draw Sonic stuff, it goes here.

-Sonic Zones
If you have your own fan level art for Sonic or have a picture of characters going through a level where the level is just as much of a focus as the characters, submit it here!


-Events
All former SFU contest entries go here.

This folder is closed by default unless there is a contest running and there isn't a dedicated folder running for said contest.

-Miscellaneous
Memes (deviantART drawing memes, not stuff like advice animals or ragecomics that you can make using a generator), tags, or anything else that doesn't fit in the above categories.

NOTE: Please don't submit stuff here that could easily fit in any other category. If you're confused about where to submit, please contact the admins. We'll be happy to help!
More Journal Entries

Affiliates

We will not affiliate with:
:bulletblue: Similar themed Groups
:bulletblue: Anti/Hate Groups


If it's a fan character group:
:bulletblue: It will only be accepted if the group has more than 20

Non Sonic Groups:
:bulletblue: Would be accepted under the discretion of the Founder & Co-Founders.
:iconsonic-es::iconray-fan-artists::iconmobian-reptilians::iconthe-csa::iconmetallixfan::iconsonic-flash-group::icondark-rising-fans::iconfiona-fox-lovers::iconagent-rouge-lovers::iconmobiusartists::iconfinitevus-fans::iconmobian-artists::iconfallofsonic::iconshadamyxshadouge::iconnack-the-weasel-fans::iconstar-fox-fans::iconsonic-furry::iconoriginal-sfc::iconsonic-heroine-club::iconsonicwriterz::iconsonicfanfictionzone::iconrouge-fan-artists::iconsonicrelief::icontailsxnicole::iconsonicworldadventures::iconsonicfansstudio::iconsonamy-boom::iconsoniic-characters::iconhogger-club::icontraditionalsonic:

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:iconsonikae-the-wolf:
Sonikae-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it okay if I helped out with the group as a Co-Founder? I don't mind.
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Sure! I had May 31st as the deadline, but not many people applied in the first place, so it's not that big a deal. I'll send more details in a bit!
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Sonikae-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. ^^
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Invite sent, welcome aboard!
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TheLibraFairyTales Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
If a deviation expires when in the process of being accepted, does that mean its denied?
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
No, there was a recent spurt of deviations that ended up not getting accepted or rejected. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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:iconthelibrafairytales:
TheLibraFairyTales Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Oh, ok ^w^ i like your icon xD
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
We let in your thing, so no worries! Also, thank you!
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:iconheroart110:
HeroArt110 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
do you have a folder for fan redesigns?
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
We do not, any art of official characters regardless of them being in their original designs or fan made redesigns, go to the Official Character Art folders.
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:iconmarthnl:
MarthNL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does somebody want to wacht my art
and give me a lama........please....?Tears 
marthnl.deviantart.com/art/Tes…
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:iconzombie-x-parade:
Zombie-X-Parade Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey :) My two comic(ish) sketch pages were declined? not sure why :/
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Ah, our bad! If you could link to the pictures, I'll look into why they might have been declined based on our rules. We usually try to explain to people why their stuff is rejected, but sometimes stuff gets by us. :)
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Zombie-X-Parade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A Red Morning - WIP by Zombie-X-Parade A Red Morning - WIP 2 by Zombie-X-Parade
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Sorry for the wait! I know exactly why they rejected it, it's because of our rules on gore:

sonicfreaks-united.deviantart.…

"Bullet; Red
 Excessive violence, gore and/or sexual content;

We're talking merciless beatdowns, blood and guts everywhere (
deviantART rules say that should have a mature tag, and obviously pornographic actions (deviantART rules say that you shouldn't be submitting it to the SITE, let alone submitting it to our group) Obscene gestures and other stuff that might require a mature filter that get submitted to the group will be judged at admin’s discretion, as will borderline cases of violence and gore.

Rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t see it in the games, cartoons, and comics, there’s a good chance we might not allow it.
"

I think the first picture is close to borderline, but I understand why my fellow admins might have thought otherwise. The second picture is TOTALLY not something we'd let into the group (nothin' says "E rated series of games" like a butt naked chick without her head," right? ;) ). Of course there's plenty of other groups that allow that content and it's definitely not anything against your art. It's just how we've set up the rules. Feel free to submit more pictures (with less gore or no gore) to the group. If you're not sure if stuff you wanna submit is okay for the group, feel free to let me know and I'll help ya out. uvu
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GeoMoonElation Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! How come my submission was declined? Did I submit it to the wrong folder?

FirePrower! by SuperMoonImagination  
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I honestly have no clue! You did submit it to the correct folder (Official Character Art) and as I recall, you did inform me that all assets you used in creating the mode were custom. It should have been accepted.

Please resubmit it, I'll make sure it gets in. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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GeoMoonElation Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not just custom- made entirely by me! :D (If that's what you meant haha!)

Thank you! I'll re-submit it! 

:lol3d: Lol 3D 50x50 derp by ALCHEMlST  
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:iconhappyaggro:
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Yep, that's what I meant! Apologies again!

Go for it!
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