|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!!
We understand ourselves you know !
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,
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
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!
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.
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! ^^
The gallery is currently divided in…
Deviations specifically chosen by the admins for promotional, milestones or other reasons.
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!
-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.
If you drew a comic with Sonic and the crew, this is the place to go!
Stories and written adventures featuring Sonic and his friends (fiiiine, his enemies too!)
If it moves, it goes here.
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.
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!
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.
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!
- Deviations with romantic couples are allowed, provided the deviation contains no explicit sexual content, such as:
Graphical/Subtle depictions of Sex
Sexualized underaged character
Non-artistic nudity (Sonic can stay pantsless, as long as it's not...err...anatomically accurate)
Crossovers are allowed as long as the following conditions are met:
There must be at least one Sonic-related character involved
It follows the basic guidelines of the submission process
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.
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;
-Those that do not follow deviantART’s 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.
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!
The following actions will be subject to punishments by the admins:
Getting into arguments with/Harassing fellow deviants (Flame Wars)
Continually breaking the rules (even after being warned)
Purposely submitting in the wrong folder (More than three submissions in a row on the wrong folders each)
Posing as a threat to the group or targeted individuals
Challenge our admins with baseless accusations
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