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April 15th, 2009

Sonic and the Social Network

TimIt seems like our Black Doom Awards are fertile grounds for comic ideas! Obviously, Ray’s Black Doom Award this week was the inspiration for the comic. It was fun to think through what Sonic’s page would really look like if he were real (sorry Ray, he’s not), although Ray would probably agree here that this was harder than we thought it would be.

RayWell, it certainly didn’t help that I was trying to set up my new computer while doing this comic, and going to Facebook for research reasons would get me distracted every single time…

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87 Comments

  1. roadjcat says:

    Funny, but there’s a glaring error. Where’s Rouge? XD

  2. roadjcat says:

    Actually, something else to say, I love these sort of comics, because there’s all sorts of subtle details that make it funny, things like Black Doom posting at an hour that doesn’t even exist (if you wanted to do a real time, you should’ve done 4:44, that’s apparently Japan’s 13), and Sonic’s notes.

    And y’know, I was complaining about Rouge, but Tails isn’t even there. XD

  3. BadnikHunter says:

    Haha, nice. Oh Sonic’s facebook page, it is so messed up. I like how you added your podcast as a post by dooms eye. 862 pictures? Did you just put that or is that really how many screenshots there are on his facebook? Shadow should have said “LETS GET MOVING”, though i doubt you guys played 06. Chip should have said “Want some chocolate?”

  4. roadjcat says:

    I have a lot of comments on this one…umm…how exactly is that Tikal? Does she do some teleport-y thingy that I’m not aware of?

  5. Ray says:

    I have a lot of comments on this one…umm…how exactly is that Tikal? Does she do some teleport-y thingy that I’m not aware of?

    It’s a spoiler of sorts from ‘Sonic Adventure.’ Remember those glowing orbs you touched for help? Remember the voice?

  6. TomX says:

    NCG, I love this one! Awesome subtle details and it really looks like Facebook. Keep it up, 2P Start is just as good as it’s always been. (If not better 🙂

  7. cramill says:

    This is great! Good attention to detail guys! One of my favorite comics so far.

  8. Eddie says:

    That I came across this comic via Facebook made it even funnier. I was clicking on the ‘Show Older Posts’ link until I remembered that it was just a static image. Then I was sad…

    Oh, and I love that Chip uses all capital letters.

  9. ultimateDK says:

    This is BY FAR on of the BEST comics I have seen on this site, hands down!!
    10/10
    NCG!
    Great Job!
    I love it!

    From now on, every time I say “this comic used to be good”, know that THIS comic is what I’m referencing!

    PS. I like how Sonic is contemplating suicide on Monday, and by Wednesday Chip is telling Sonic to Jump! XD

  10. roadjcat says:

    It’s a spoiler of sorts from ‘Sonic Adventure.’ Remember those glowing orbs you touched for help? Remember the voice?

    Vaguely. It’s been a while since I played it, and I only played it once. But I know enough of what you’re talking about to get it.

  11. Mattalorian says:

    Every time I scroll up, I notice another joke. Fantastic job!
    On a separate note, I think this comic accurately depicts the current state of Sonic the Hedgehog.

  12. dj75728 says:

    I don’t appreciate you throwing omochao and Tikal in with those other people >_> . Anyway, nice recovery from last week XP

  13. CaptainFreetime says:

    6:66? What the hell? Oh great. You broke the space time continuum. Looks like reality’s gonna end now

    *Shloooooooooooooooooooooooorp!*

    There we go. Right on time

  14. Kyzin says:

    Very nicely done. Now I’m just worried that with every new post, there’s a joke I missed.

  15. tustin2121 says:

    AWESOME!!! Facebook Comic! Love this! 😀 😀 😀

    – Self-referential comic is it? Black Doom’s talking about your podcasts now? 🙂
    – Why does sonic have a Pokemon application bookmarked on his bar? 😀
    – And why is the “Just Friends” button “Just Classic Friends”?
    – You forgot ads! You could have totally made some really amusing ads, like advertising the latest Mario game! 😀
    – Oh yeah, and last I knew you couldn’t make a transparent profile picture. Believe me, if I could, I would. 🙁

    AWESOME COMIC GUYS!!! PRESS “A” BUTTON TO JUMP!!!

  16. Ray says:

    – Why does sonic have a Pokemon application bookmarked on his bar?

    He got hooked while in Brawl.

    And why is the “Just Friends” button “Just Classic Friends”?

    Helps filter out many of the new characters that really mean nothing to him.

    You forgot ads! You could have totally made some really amusing ads, like advertising the latest Mario game!

    Thought about it – but our comic was limited to this width. I had to squeeze what I could in already.

    Oh yeah, and last I knew you couldn’t make a transparent profile picture. Believe me, if I could, I would.

    It is possible – in a way. At one point I made an image that included the background, then made sure it lined up correctly once uploaded. Sonic’s sly like that too – so I’m sure that’s what he did.

  17. zijjh says:

    I think that this is a great comic. Honestly, it’s been said, but it warrents being said again. it is the specific attention to detail that really makes these kinds of comics funny. Its the little things, like what sonic is currently listening to, and snively Kintobor that really made me laugh.

    Great work guys, in fact so good, that I won’t hide my comment behind a bunch of anagramed letters!

  18. Madcow says:

    Nice way to approach an video game based comic.
    It did not make me laugh, but at least i grinned for a moment 😀
    Guess thats because im not really into this facebook stuff.

    I hope nobody comes up with a Twitter Mario Cross Over, wehre tweets that he is on shrooms right now 😀

    See u next week, keep the good work.

  19. Narnian says:

    GREAT comic guys! One of my favorites in a while. 🙂 The detail is fantastic- I can tell a lot of work was put into it. I can only imagine how Ray must have struggled to not be distracted by the allure of Facebook 😀

  20. steve-ohs says:

    AMAZING!!! Great Comic!
    so many jokes into one! I loved the insane amount of sidekicks instead of friends. and the notes im going back to my roots and the Just Kidding, this time im really going back to my roots.

  21. nintendogamer101 says:

    This is a great comic! It looks exactly like a facebook page! But there’s just one more thing I would have done to make it funnier . . .

    Under the friend’s list, I would have put Ray as one of Sonic’s friends! 😛

  22. Ryman says:

    All I have to say is….this comic use to be good….

    …But now it’s great! (Mwhahahaahahahaha, I’m sure to get comment of the week with this!)

  23. Rensworth says:

    Haha, good comic this week guys. I found the Chip’s similar stories particularly funny.

  24. Dominator_101 says:

    Really, out of all 307501 sidekicks, only 16 are online? I find that hard to believe…

    Anyways, nice comic! I loved this one, and all the small details you put into it like Kintobor liking Eggman’s post.

    But there’s no new Banner yet 🙁 Oh well, the comic was still great and I’m sure there will be a banner soon.

  25. Rensworth says:

    Haha, good comic this week guys. I found the Chip’s similar stories particularly funny.

    *Ignore the “the” in front of “Chip’s”. I’m a moron.

  26. Anon says:

    Why does Robotnik use “Eggman” as his name on Facebook instead of “Dr. Ivo Robotnick” or “Dr. [first name] Kintober”

    Also, I am pretty sure that Snivly was never given a last name considering that Kintober was Robotnik’s last name (before the fateful day when the tremor in the Earth disturbed the chaos emeralds, fusing their energies with Dr. Kintober and a half eaten egg, thus changing him into his current shape and somehow changing his name).

  27. Burnflare says:

    Here’s one for yah,

    HEY PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS PAGE, CLICK THE RED BUTTON IN THE TOP-LEFT CORNER TO STOP YOUR EYES FROM BLEEDING.

    This comic is hilarious!!! Keep ’em comin’!!

  28. CKcheeseboy says:

    CKcheeseboy likes this.

    I like all the subtler jokes, like “6:66” and “7 similar stories”.

  29. Doopliss says:

    This was hilarious, I was on Facebook at the time when I read this, and I actually laughed out loud. There were more than 10 jokes on this, and I was looking around for ages. My favorite was the Shadow joke. You grasped him perfectly.

  30. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Awesome Comic Guys! When I first saw this, I thought it was a popup or something. 😛 All the small jokes and references make this comic one of my favorites.

  31. BulimicKoala says:

    Here is the 2pstart that I love. Thanks for the great comic. The joke is much better than the last comic. So I can safely throw away my comment from last week.

  32. D3vin says:

    Wow, If you just replaced my mom and her friends with Sonic and his hanger-ons and we’d have an almost perfect match…. Exept for black doom wanting to kill Tim and Ray…

    hmmm… Kill Tim and Ray?

    Hey, Anyone want to take this Opportunity up? I feel a mutiny coming on..
    🙂

  33. zijjh says:

    Hey, Anyone want to take this Opportunity up? I feel a mutiny coming on..

    Avast!, I Shall protect them!

  34. NSB says:

    Ha, I love the amount of detail in this one. Great job guys!

    Too lazy to log in…

  35. Neocount Maeth says:

    I can see Sonic uses that popular pokemon application. or is it really Ray?

  36. lwelyk says:

    Epic. Great job guys. I love all the little jokes in it.

  37. Noodle93 says:

    *****

    Great comic, I love all the hints everywhere makes me laugh at the number of sidekicks!

  38. chriskatching says:

    Haha is he going to his home page? 😛

    You are missing his name next to settings, but that would have taken too much space….

    Oh is that Safari Beta? I haven’t bothered to DL that yet :S
    Don’t recognize the top right.

    When I read this… I had 16 friends online too O_O.

    Anyways, LOVE this one 😀 hehe

  39. Ronnie says:

    Snively- Nice nod there. But where’s Sally? I think we all know she should be there somewhere… 😉

  40. tustin2121 says:

    Answers! Wow! Thanks Ray! 😀

    hmmm… Kill Tim and Ray?
    Hey, Anyone want to take this Opportunity up? I feel a mutiny coming on..

    Um, I’ll have to side with zijjh with this one. After such an AWESOME comic, there’s no way we’re mutiny-ing (or maybe it’s coup-ing) against Tim and Ray! We’ll protect you Tim and Ray from Black Doom’s insidious neuro-serum that freezes you in place but still allows you to speak even though you can’t move your mouth! And from coup stagings! 😀

  41. formated 4 tv says:

    http://nemesis.hacking-cult.org/MegaDrive/Documentation/Sonic/SonicBible.pdf

    Seems like no better time then to post this, haha.

    Great comic guys, and thanks for getting back to my emails the other day.

  42. Nice! I was half expecting Chip to chime in for a third time =]

  43. Gadoink says:

    It was fun to think through what Sonic’s page would really look like if he were real

    Wait, you mean he’s not?

  44. zijjh says:

    OMG I LUVVEE THE BANNER, BEST EVA!!

    FYI Woot for first post [spoiler]about the banner o_o[/spoiler]

  45. thisismax says:

    I noticed the “2P” on the banner too! Hahaha

    This specific one is one of my favorites now, I bet there will be copycats springing up everywhere soon.

    (I just rose from my grave) ^_^

  46. Anewbus says:

    wow, just truly wow. Keep up the great work

  47. BadnikHunter says:

    As a huge sonic fan, i find it kinda sad that there’s a facebook page SEGA put up… WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM! HE USED TO BE SO AWESOME! C’MON RAY, YOU PROBABLY AGREE! Where did it all go…. 🙁

  48. roadjcat says:

    Yeah, I don’t get the logo. I saw it awhile ago, but…yeah. Probably because I don’t have a facebook. XD

  49. D3vin says:

    I noticed the “2P” on the banner too! Hahaha

    So Ray IS the second player! Now that you mention it, With Tim’s actually running the website and he writes the comics, all Ray does is draw the comic…

    I call third player!

  50. Anon says:

    Am I the only one who actually gets it…

    It’s the bubble that pops up when you get a new announcement on Facebook.

  51. TomX says:

    Am I the only one who actually gets it…
    It’s the bubble that pops up when you get a new announcement on Facebook.

    Ahh. Thought so but just wasn’t sure

  52. TheCakeIsALie94 says:

    Ooh, I’m dying to ‘like’ Sonic’s status.

  53. BadnikHunter says:

    Wait, if Tikal is a ghost, then how is there a picture of her… PARADOX (Even when i dont know what that is exactly)

  54. omoCOW says:

    you made a mistake with the site’s URL. facebook.com/home goes to the homepage, while this is a profile, and would usually have a different URL

  55. Dominator_101 says:

    you made a mistake with the site’s URL. facebook.com/home goes to the homepage, while this is a profile, and would usually have a different URL

    Well, the loading circle is going, so he is obviously navigating to the homepage, but it hasn’t loaded anything yet…
    Yeah, lets go with that…

  56. Nathalie says:

    Just Love it!!!!

  57. Gadoink says:

    I don’t appreciate you throwing omochao and Tikal in with those other people >_> . Anyway, nice recovery from last week XP

    I noticed the “2P” on the banner too! Hahaha

    So Ray IS the second player! Now that you mention it, With Tim’s actually running the website and he writes the comics, all Ray does is draw the comic…
    I call third player!

    I detect a comment of the week coming…

  58. Gadoink says:

    Wtf? How did that first quote get in there?

  59. Ryman says:

    I can see Sonic uses that popular pokemon application. or is it really Ray?

    …You figured it out…

    …You see, the reason why Sonic hasn’t been having good games lately is because he’s too busy playing Pokemon and drawing comics…

    …That’s right. Sonic is really…RAY HARGRAVES!

  60. Ryman says:

    I can see Sonic uses that popular pokemon application. or is it really Ray?

    …You figured it out…

    …You see, the reason why Sonic hasn’t been having good games lately is because he’s too busy playing Pokemon and drawing comics…

    …That’s right. Sonic is really…RAY HARGRAVES!

  61. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    …That’s right. Sonic is really…RAY HARGRAVES!

    *crowd gasps*
    *dramatic music begins*

  62. racefreak265 says:

    NCG! Every piece of text in the comic is hilarious!

    BTW: I wrote this comment on my DSi!

  63. Greg says:

    Brilliant

  64. BulimicKoala says:

    NCG! Every piece of text in the comic is hilarious!
    BTW: I wrote this comment on my DSi!

    Good Job. Have fun playing for less time while I play Ds and gba games for longer. Also a question (srsly) how many megapixels is the camera.

  65. duduman56 says:

    Why doesn’t this comic show up on the archives, or have a name at the page title?

  66. racefreak265 says:

    NCG! Every piece of text in the comic is hilarious!
    BTW: I wrote this comment on my DSi!

    Good Job. Have fun playing for less time while I play Ds and gba games for longer. Also a question (srsly) how many megapixels is the camera.

    I dont really know how many MP it is, but the 0.3 MP seems about right. I think the picture quality fine though. I never really play gba games anymore, so it doesn’t bother me,i can play them on my old GBA if i want, and SD cardsupport & DSi ware is worth the trade in.

  67. Giroro says:

    Sonic uses Facebook AND a mac?!?!? It all finally makes sense!

  68. Is the fact that the poison gas was invisible the thing your gonna make fun of from Shadow? That’s possible. What about the fact that it paralyzes everyone, but in the next scene they can all give you helpful words of encouragement? Because everyone knows that when you talk, you don’t use any muscles whatsoever.

  69. Saturn2888 says:

    Press the “A” button to jump!

  70. Saturn2888 says:

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Anti spam

  71. Saturn2888 says:

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Anti spam

    Can I keep this up jumping? Press the “A” button to jump!

  72. Saturn2888 says:

    Sonic uses Facebook AND a mac?!?!? It all finally makes sense!

    Press the “A” button to jump!

  73. Saturn2888 says:

    I can see Sonic uses that popular pokemon application. or is it really Ray?

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Epic. Great job guys. I love all the little jokes in it.

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    *****
    Great comic, I love all the hints everywhere makes me laugh at the number of sidekicks!

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Ha, I love the amount of detail in this one. Great job guys!
    Too lazy to log in…

    Press the “A” button to jump!

  74. courtney says:

    OMG amazing. 😀 Totally great.

  75. Gadoink says:

    I can see Sonic uses that popular pokemon application. or is it really Ray?

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Epic. Great job guys. I love all the little jokes in it.

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    *****
    Great comic, I love all the hints everywhere makes me laugh at the number of sidekicks!

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    Ha, I love the amount of detail in this one. Great job guys!
    Too lazy to log in…

    Press the “A” button to jump!

    I’m not sure if he’s gonna get yelled at, or get comment of the week. Although I think he’s a little late for mention in the podcast, though.
    Still awesome, however.

  76. Pseudonym says:

    Just listening to the podcast, and I have to say I assumed at first that Tim, with all of his l33t html skills, just locally saved the html and stylesheets of your facebook page, swapped out the text and images in the html and was done with it. Sounds like poor Ray had to spend a long time on the photoshop (which is very convincing!).

    I also note that true to his word in the Lame Show, is using Safari 4. =)

  77. Gadoink says:

    Why does it say “In a relationship with Princess Elise”?

    Also, sorry to say it, but I’m not really impressed with the Marine picture. You can only see half of her face!

  78. Ray says:

    Why does it say “In a relationship with Princess Elise”

    It was the only relationship Sonic’s had that could truly make people groan. So I figured why not bring it back?

    lso, sorry to say it, but I’m not really impressed with the Marine picture. You can only see half of her face!

    This was done on purpose to mimic Facebook’s style of choosing a small area of someone’s main profile as their mini icon – even if it’s not centered

  79. QCDorRTFM says:

    6:66 could just be in metric time.

  80. QCDorRTFM says:

    Secondly, this comic is perfect apart from the fact that you used Safari.

  81. Hannz says:

    HEY SONIC PRESS THE ‘A’ BUTTON TO JUMP!

    View 7 other comments similar to this (lol)

  82. elah says:

    I gotta see this page. Can someone provide a link, please?
    I couldn’t find it by searching Facebook.

  83. Kazuko says:

    What is this I don’t even…………

  84. Mirby says:

    This would’ve been better if Eggman’s comment was PINGAS!

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