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Meta When and how did you first learn about CWC and "Sonichu"?

Discussion in 'CWC Discussion' started by ToroidalBoat, May 8, 2022.

  1. Commander Shadowsun

    Commander Shadowsun The Autist Formerly Known as Surtur

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    About 2008 or 2009, on ED.
     
  2. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat ¿qué?

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    As a little kid I thought Mary Poppins was kind of boring, while I thought 2001: A Space Odyssey was the more interesting '60s movie.

    (no I wasn't a kid in the '60s)

    Same here, I think.
     
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  3. Judgesaturn507

    Judgesaturn507 rambling without substance

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    It's so funny to me how Chris's self-identity is determined from the most obscure and random media you could imagine. Like that American Rabbit movie that nobody else ever heard of is like one-quarter of his personality, not to mention his preference of the shitty animated Ghostbusters over the live-action movie.
     
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  4. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat ¿qué?

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    Which I didn't even know existed until I heard about "Chris Chan".
     
  5. NotAriel

    NotAriel Well-Known Member

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    Encyclopaedia Dramatica in 2008ish.
     
  6. Wordsworth

    Wordsworth BREAKING NEWS AT THIS HOUR

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    I notice this with kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. There was a lot of crap that was sold on VHS for parents who didn't want to shell out the $49.99 for a Disney animated classic. So they would instead buy a used "Popples" tape and 35 years later that cartoon still defines who they are.

    Makes me fear wonder what the future holds for kids growing up on YouTube.
     
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  7. Fialovy

    Fialovy Skeleman Warrior

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    Yeah, at Family Video, a competitor to Blockbuster that actually outlasted it, there was a free kids section and my brother and I practically grew up on that free kids section. We would get a ton of kids movies for free and binge on them before we returned them. It was full of a bunch of crappy kids shows that weren't good enough to be paid for like, like you said, the Disney movies.
     
  8. Judgesaturn507

    Judgesaturn507 rambling without substance

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    20 years from now: ‘Cocomelon is REAL ART!’
    I know I’ve said before ‘there will never be a new Chris-chan’. I forgot to account for the existence of iPad kids.
     
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  9. Fialovy

    Fialovy Skeleman Warrior

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    I bet you anything those iPad kids have parents whose parents back then put them in front of the TV/video games as kids and used it as a babysitter so they probably think that is normal.
     
  10. Judgesaturn507

    Judgesaturn507 rambling without substance

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    Just like Barb and Chris, manchildren beget manchildren. That’s just the way it is.
     
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  11. The Ref

    The Ref Maintaining the order of the game

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    I first heard about Chris from a couple of friends back in 2008, but I only joined the Farms when his house burned down and Null was planning that fundraiser.
     
  12. Member 72

    Member 72 The Mysterious 72 (and Chat Lurker)

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    This video:

     
  13. Waitin' To Ruin His Fun

    Waitin' To Ruin His Fun OH GOOD, YER BACK

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    For me, it was the lengthy review/rant about Sonichu on the Bad Webcomics Wiki. Reading that piece, I swear that I could feel my brain starting to bleed. It was the classic car-crash response - I couldn't look away. It didn't help make it easier to ignore that even the said review/rant itself seemed to have been infected with a certain dash of CWC-type craziness that made it clear that the comic and its creator were no run-of-the-mill no-talents, but a very special breed of no-talents...
     
  14. The Scrunkly

    The Scrunkly would YOU scrunkly the when?

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    As someone who's terminally online, I've known about Chris for years, but I think it was about 2018 when I really started getting into his story by obsessively reading the CWCki. I've been awestruck by the catastrophe ever since.
     
  15. c-no

    c-no Dead Meme Internet Man

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    I mentioned before finding out about CWC via a Youtube commentor and a deeper dive a few years later after watching Linkara but I was in the same boat. Just can't look away, it's all a wreck that left you curious.
     
  16. ICanFeelTheCosmos0704

    ICanFeelTheCosmos0704 friend of little cat

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    this was a current video when I first heard of CWC, late November 2010
     
  17. John_doe26

    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    I first discovered Chris from a cringy video from some Youtube channel called Dragon Superman or something like that. In the video he talked about Sonic OCs and brought up Sonichu as an example of a bad OC, I thought the guy either made him up or he was created by a troll.

    2 or 3 years later I saw a joke top 10 video about Sonichu characters that mentioned Chris and I looked him up on Youtube and saw the sachumo doc. I was never more surprised in my life when I discovered his antics and eventually found the Cwcki.
     
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  18. Tom Tom Club

    Tom Tom Club Member

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    Around 2011 right at the beginning of the Tom Girl Saga and at the tail end of the Golden Era of Chris.

    I was innocently exploring Encyclopedia Dramatica when I saw a photo of an exceptional individual surrounded by toys in a dirty room.

    I made the mistake of clicking on the article and discovered the vast wealth of information including sub-forums and fake girls friends and sex scandals. Then it was all downhill from there.
     
  19. ICanFeelTheCosmos0704

    ICanFeelTheCosmos0704 friend of little cat

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    That pic of Chris in his room surrounded by toys is probably the most famous pic of him
    Also one of the most telling
     
  20. Cyan

    Cyan #00FFFF Staff Member B& AF, Fam Moderator

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    First photo of Chris I've ever seen.