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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

Members have the privilege of contributing art by clicking the button above of said name. After that, a submitted deviation passes through a voting process by the admins.

-Members currently need a total of 3 votes to be displayed on our gallery and they can only submit 2 deviations per week, starting on Sunday.

-Contributors need a total of 2 votes to displayed on our gallery and currently have no limited submissions.


:bulletpink: Deviations must be placed in the proper folder, or else they shall be denied. If you have any doubts on where it would go don't hesitate to ask! ^^

: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;

Does your deviation feature characters from the Sonic games? The Archie comics? Sonic the Comic? Sonic X? SatAM, Sonic Underground, or Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog? If so, it goes here!

-Fan Character Art
Deviations with original characters/fan characters;

Does your deviation have a character made by you or others you know that don't appear in the Sonic games, comics, TV shows, or other Sonic related media? If so, it goes here!

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

Does your deviation have characters like Sonic, Princess Sally, or Cosmo alongside your fan character? If so, it goes here! If it only has official characters, it should go in the Official Character Art folder! If it only has fan characters, it should go in the Fan Character Art folder!

-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.

-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!

Romance Rules
- Deviations with romantic couples are allowed, provided the deviation contains no explicit sexual content, such as:

:bulletred:Graphical/Subtle depictions of Sex
:bulletred:Sexualized underaged character
:bulletred: Non-artistic nudity (Sonic can stay pantsless, as long as it's not...err...anatomically accurate)

Crossover Rules
Crossovers are allowed as long as the following conditions are met:

:bulletgreen: There must be at least one Sonic-related character involved
:bulletgreen:It follows the basic guidelines of the submission process
:bulletgreen:None of the involved parties should be involved in a negative light.

Crossover with Official characters (Mario and Sonic) or Officials with Fan characters (Mario and Neige The Cat or vice-versa) go in their respective namesakes.

We won't accept Fan character-only crossovers due to the possible confusion this might cause.


:bulletpink: Submissions will not be accepted if…

-You have already surpassed the week’s 2 deviation limit;
-They’re official screenshots or recolors;
-The art doesn’t belong to you;

This applies to both art taken/heavily traced from other fans and official art that isn't used as part of any stamps, wallpapers, or other things in our Customization folder. Using official art poses in your artwork is okay, tracing them entirely is not. 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.
-Excessive violence, gore, and/or sexual content (now and then is ok though, rule of thumb: if you wouldn't see it in the games, there's a good chance we won't accept it);
- They're made with bases, a character generator, or a meme generator;
-Hate/abuse art;
-Those that do not follow deviantART’s rules

:bulletblack:Other Rules

- Above all, do NOT flame or leave negative feedback on other member's submitted work.
-Leaving chain/spam messages on the front of our page will result in getting 1 warning.


: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

Newest Members

Deviants

Hello, everybody! I hope all of you in the US had a good Thanksgiving and those of you not in the US had a good Thursday! :)

Let's get down to business: :iconfreakyed: is going on break and as such has put me in charge of the group for now. Don't worry, he's still around in an advisory capacity so even without admin privileges, he can still throw the hammer down! Hopefully I do things justice, but as you can see there haven't been any drastic changes beyond this blog entry and finally getting our front page updated with the rules and folder descriptions revamp we made in April! Again, be sure to read them and ask questions if you have any. It makes things easier for everyone when we can make sure your submission gets in the first time around!

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


That being said, as the new Founder, I'm curious about a few things:

:bulletblue: What are we doing well so far?
:bulletblue: What can we improve on?
:bulletblue: Is there anything about the rules that you find unclear or need to be simplified?
:bulletblue: What would you guys like to see from the group in the future? More contests? More special events? More game news coverage? More EVIL ham?

Not that I intend to go mad with power and burn the group to the ground in order to create EvilHamFreaks-United out of the ashes. That'd just be silly. *shifty eyes*

Let us know what you're thinking in the comments and keep up the good artwork, everyone! :thumbsup:
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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.
:iconmobian-artists::iconsonicrabbitsclub::iconrandomsonicscribbles::icontwewy--fans::icontailsxnicole::iconray-fan-artists::iconsonic-chara-club::icondark-rising-fans::iconsonicworldadventures::iconagent-rouge-lovers::iconsonic-es::iconblaze-fan-club::iconsilver-fan-group::iconmobiusartists::iconmobian-reptilians::iconboom-knuckles::iconshade-fan-club::iconsonic-commissions::iconsonic-furry::iconfiona-fox-lovers::iconsonicdogs::iconkyo-and-friends::iconmephilesdark-club::iconallhailkingshadow::iconsonicboomgroup::iconprowlers-hq::iconsoniic-characters::icontheechidnasisters-fc::iconsonicwriterz::iconyoucandrawsonic:

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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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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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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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SuperMoonImagination 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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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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SuperMoonImagination 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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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Yep, that's what I meant! Apologies again!

Go for it!
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ghostanjo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
any rule on WIP?
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Nope! Feel free to submit.
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gabby-jay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
hey yall, anyone remember the flash game "ultimate robotnik duels?" i can sense a few potential fanfictions just coming from that fan game!
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gabby-jay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
just a bit of heads-up, but even though my fanfic is supposed to be an altered retelling of the old genesis era, a couple of changes i have in mind (particularly a character's personality) might be a bit more than some people can tolerate. should that be the case, feel free to ignore my existence and move on to something more worth your time =P
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
You don't have to worry about your fanfic submission being rejected from our group just because it differs from the game canon. The only reasons why your fic would be rejected was if it didn't follow our rules:

sonicfreaks-united.deviantart.…

As you can see, we don't have any rules against taking creative liberties, so don't worry about it! Unless your fic contains explicit blood, gore, and/or sexual content, in which case, eh, we'll allow it in if you wanna make a censored version. We appreciate you taking the time to warn us about character interpretations we might find objectionable, but we honestly could care less about that. Alternate interpretations happen all the time in fanfic, that's the freedom of writing fic for a thing you love! You don't need no stinkin' rules unless you think you do!
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gabby-jay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Oh for the love of Geoffrey St. John, I ain't worried about no stinkin' rules! :lol: It's just for some of those people that tend to be sticks in the mud when it comes to what they prefer that give me the second guess...
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gabby-jay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Got myself an idea... and a question. (not a group member yet though)

i'm thinking about making a piece of fanfiction that, barring a better summary, is an altered retelling of the events in sonic 2 and sonic 3 & knuckles. would that be ok for your fanfiction spot or is it going to be stuck in my empty gallery for a while?
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Yeah, that sorta of thing is just fine in our Fanfiction folder. :)
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gabby-jay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
that's one hurdle jumped over! :meow:
now i just need to remember to put some form of warning about my... what was it... "alternate universe" idea. some people can get pretty stingy with that... :|
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MilesTailsFox-fan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
The drawing is Sonic/Pokemon worlds crossover, but  im not sure if i can submit this one milestailsfox-fan.deviantart.c…
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Thanks for asking us about this!

Seeing as the only identifying Sonic thing is the Chaos Emerald (and even that's not entirely clear), we wouldn't let it in. There isn't anything about it that SCREAMS sonic, if that makes sense.
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MilesTailsFox-fan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
As I thought,  so I decided to ask first. Thanks for answering me anyway =D
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