Ahem, anyway. Welcome once again to Featured User! This time, we have a fellow by the name of YoungEezy27! A guy who's from the UK and has been here since October of 2013 (almost four years, wow!), he's been around for quite a while. He's certainly an interesting fellow to get to know, especially with his interest in rapping and making plenty of roleplays for many to partake in.
# 1. Was there a reason you picked "YoungEezy" as your username? If so, what is it?
- A) Well it's usually my go to user name on when I roam around the daily interwebz. However, it was the first name I ever chose when I wanted to become a rapper. The 27 was because of my birthday.
# 2. Your wiki avatar appears to be Sly from the eponymous Sly Cooper series! I imagine you're a big fan?
- A) I'm a huuuuuge fan of the Sly Cooper series! The first time I ever played the game was when it was packaged as a demo along with Ratchet and Clank 3 on PS2. I loved the characters and was very interested in to plot. My only regrets are that I played them slightly out of order (2, 3 then 1). I sadly still haven't played 4 and I'm waiting on the movie that has been announced. Fingers crossed that it's a good one!
# 3. How did you first become a Sonic fan?
- A) The 2nd Version of the typical Sonic Love Story. I originally played Sonic Adventure 2 at a friends house and I fell in love instantly. I'm pretty sure it was the Christmas that year that I asked for Sonic Heroes as a gift. I also got Sonic Advance on my Gameboy Advance and then the love was solidified. I had pretty much played every sonic game that has come out since then.
# 4. Since joining the Sonic fandom, what has it been like to be among fellow storywriters and roleplayers of all sorts?
- A) For me it was quite easy to integrate into as I had my first character in my head from the get go. I was very interested in Roleplaying and from there I made some friends on the wiki. Reading other people's stories and watching how other people Role play really developed my storytelling skills to. I also met some interesting characters (OC's and users a like). Overall, It was very fun and it still is.
# 5. Are there any other fandoms outside of Sly and Sonic that you're a part of?
- A) I'm part of many other fandoms including (and not limited to), One Piece, Dragon Ball, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank, My Hero Academia and Jak and Daxter!
# 6. Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces are on the way! What are your thoughts?
- A) Sonic Mania was a pretty safe idea from Sega, gotta give em credit. I looks like a wonderful game and it brings back that wonderful classic feel that fans have missed (I'm not sponsored by Sega btw :) ). I genuinely think this game will be great. Sonic Forces looks wonderful too. Still waiting on some 3D Gameplay though and the mysterious third gameplay element too. I just pray that this doesn't turn into an indirect Sonic Generations 2.
# 7. Do you read the Archie comics? If so, do you think the games should incorporate elements from that story?
- A) I've actually started reading the main Archie comics and I'm currently reading through Sonic Universe for some Lore Knowledge. I feel as if the main Sonic Games and the Archie Comics timeline are so unique from each other that I wouldn't really want to see many things crossover. If they were to however, then I'd love to see more characters in the games (there's such a large variety in the comics) and maybe they could bring in the origins of the chaos emeralds too. But if they really wanted to make and Archie Comics game series there'd be a lot of changes. Still doesn't mean I wouldn't want to see one!
# 8. Out of the whole cast, who is your favorite character by far?
- A) If I couldn't pick Sonic or any of the top obvious favourites. I'd pick Emerl. When I first saw him in Sonic X I thought he was AMAZING! He had Sonic attitude and a similar backstory to Shadow and he can mimic moves from other characters? That was a beautiful combo. I like how they also expanded his lore in the later games. I miss the guy since he's canonically dead (even though he's been reincarnated as Gemerl). RIP To one of the coolest Sonic robots to grace the series (still love you too Gemerl)
# 9. Do you think things are looking up for the Sonic franchise?
- A) Honestly I think things are steadily starting to look up. Sega has a long way to go if Sonic wants to got back to his former glory. They finally have a game mechanic they're comfortable with (though they're kind of scared to rely solely on the boost gameplay) and they're Sonic Boom side project isn't doing too bad (minus some of the games). What they really need now is to add some variance in the sense of playable characters (which is gonna be hard without SA2 style gameplay) and work on their stories and the portrayal of Sonic. They need to make the stories deeper and they need to make Sonic more cool (not with words and joke, but with actions and epic feats) since that was why we liked him in the first place.
And Sega.....at the small chance you may read this.......bring back the original Emerl...
# 10. Finally, how do you feel about being Featured?
- A) It feels great to finally be featured! Sure it took me almost Four Years and 2005 edits and it was based on a technicality, but it's the end result that counts -puts on my best smile-
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