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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:20 AM
Darkspeeds Is Back



Yes I'm back and making a difference in what I do here on deviantART. I'll most likely not be using this account for a while - it's a nice backup account actually!

So a big thank you to everyone who have been following me on my new account (and to those who have been new watchers on the list!). You guys have been fantastic and I don't take your admiration for granted.


Nevertheless for the full details on the latest from me, check out my latest deviantART journal via :icondarkspeeds: (or alternatively click on the photo below you! It's me with a book about dogs! What's up with that? Read on and find out!)





Silver and Elias



... That God-damn, those two look so darn sexy...!!!

There I said it. No regrets.

XXXD


About a month an a half ago Archie Publications announced about the upcoming arc (ie the one after Dr. Eggman's) known as the Secret Freedom.

And when I saw the concept artwork and cover art... I think I went gah-gah for a moment, SILVER'S IN IT! But wait! Who da hell are the rest of the gang following behind him??! Jebus, they look so tight as a group!! And dare I say it again - the designs look sexy... I'm a sucka for these kind of things... Probably fantasising myself as Silver minus the special abilities... I know I'm naive, at least I got one of his traits! Boo-ya!! :D


Anyways, a-hem, I also noticed that :iconevanstanley:'s work got featured yet again in SONIC UNIVERSE/Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Publications) comics... That makes my reading extra special - I love to see friends that I know from the DA community who 'made it' and get the opportunity to show off their amazing talent on page. I'm so proud of Evan, I can't wait to read the Secret Freedom arc!! I'm that excited!!


Though I have one question and I beg for an answer.

For the Sonic Archie fans out there, will I miss out much on the story if I read the Secret Freedom arc first instead of he Scrambled arc?? I feel the need to skip that arc, and it's not to say that I don't like Dr. Eggman's debut solo adventure in the SU series but I'm too keen to get into the action of SF arc!! Especially when it features my some of my top favourite characters of the series!! (a-hem, insert bias towards Silver, Elias and Geoffrey *cough*).


I mean, God-damn it (I said it again), how sexy can they get?!? Must be the tights.





Btw those covers for the SF arc look sick-as. Sonic Archie team are legendary.



SOS Retrospect



Well I'm back in Perth and full of beans! I'm inspired more than ever after coming back from my fifth round the world trip. This time the United Kingdom has, yet again, been an impressive and exciting adventure. Catching up friends of mine and visiting new places were key motivators of this trip (oh and my retail therapy on books of course, can't forget that one!). Nevertheless I'm in the process of posting all the photos I've taken during my trip via Facebook. First up a retrospect on the Summer of Sonic event. Here it is:


SUMMER OF SONIC 2012

[Inside & Outside Convention, Opening, Buzzbombers and Live Performance with Jun Senoue, Rock Out with Crush40, Artist Gallery, Cosplay, Club Sonic and After-party]



Summer of Sonic is a convention that never fail to impress. Every single year I'm proud to know of friends from the humble Sonic UK community who organise this event, and with a lot of hard work, pull off something really special for like-minded fans all over the world.

It's been a real delight to have actually experienced Summer of Sonic for what it is. On previous events I've been somewhat indirectly involved by running an art table of my own (kindly offered by the organisers of SOS), or at times just help out staff with simple tasks (e.g. tasks that require a bit of logistic-know how and muscle to move stuff).

To have experienced SOS in it's raw form - that is - being the visitor coming to the event, has been an eye-opener. It was entertaining and insightful to enjoy the program in full. I applaud the organisation that went into SOS this year and congratulate on the team's success (you know who you are!).


Highlights of my experience at Summer of Sonic 2012 included: Interacting with the queue before opening time, catching up with a guy named Brett (aka ThunderboltElemental) whom I never knew but impressed me with his enthusiasm, grace and acrobatics, opening with Svend and Roareye (prime organisers of SOS and people I've known for through their community works and a unique podcast called 'The Sonic Hour'), the amazing and creative Sonic cosplayers, the Buzzbombers showcase (I finally got to see it for the first time! Nice work Hogfather for being host yet again!), Q&A with Svend and Izuka-san, admiring in awe of the crazy talented artists who were showcasing their work this year (that includes Kieran Gates, James - dude with glasses and Robotnik t-shirt, and StC Online gang), catching up with all of my close friends I know of from the Sonic UK community, getting greeted and photographed with fans of Darkspeeds (thanks for the awesome gift arts and crafts too!), and finally, singing and jamming it out with Crush40, the crowd of fans and the cool Indian dude who partied just as wild as I was at the front of the stage!! (Oh and I haven't forgotten the after-party catch up with Adam Tuff, Chris Neilson, Pete, Lewis, Phil, Dave, Simon, Gavie, Siruku, James (FFS), Graham, Kiera, Mark, the J Bros, the StC gang, and several others!)


Thank you to all of my friends and fans who shared their hospitality with me, I never expected to still be respected so highly from admirers of my past and current works on the online art community (ala Darkspeeds). Seriously, I'm grateful of your feedback, friendship and good times shared together at SOS this year - thank you.

Here's to more events in the future, and who knows, I'll probably try and get Chris (aka BlitzChris) to get a small one started back home in Perth, Western Australia - just for kicks - even if it involves a BBQ and plenty of Fosters.




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:iconstefanthehedgehog:
StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Wow! I really love the look of those comics! I gotta catch up! :la:
I am so happy how fantastic your day was and the events going on at the Summer of Sonic! :headbang:
I really love your Sonic mug! I am planning to have that for Christmas! :boogie:
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:iconmacki-17:
macki-17 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG!! I have looked everywhere for sonic archie comics, where do you find them!!!! AAAHHH!
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:iconmaishul:
Maishul Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
i...never knew you have another account o.O
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:iconyoshidaisyfriends:
YoshiDaisyFriends Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DOGS.
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:icondogwhitesector:
Dogwhitesector Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
"Good to have you back commander"

"Today's threat level is minimum"
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:icondadu79:
dadu79 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Nordguard novels are great right? :3
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:icontheandromedarose-257:
TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Found that pretty funny :lol:
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:icontheandromedarose-257:
TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
When I clicked the pictures, it lead me to a "leaving deviantart" even though the address said "darkspeeds.deviantart .com"
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:iconsilentmortal:
SilentMortal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Changing accounts again I see. :P Well, whatever makes 'ol Elson happy.
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:iconsmoke-bomber:
Smoke-Bomber Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Is that earl grey i'm seeing in that sonic mug? how very British XD. Heard all the good things about SoS. will definitely be saving up for the next time :3
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:iconkz-wolff:
Kz-Wolff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Eggman arc has pretty much no connection to the Secret Freedom arc
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:iconavlynnthefox:
AvlynnTheFox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I say you can skip the eggman arch for now but you have to go back and read it!
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For sure! Thanks for the suggestion! ^^
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:iconyuski:
yuski Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   General Artist
I agree, they´re sexy. 8D

Oh, wait! What´s that pic under them? :V
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! XXXD It's my laminated poster of XDRAGOON! X3 It's always been there for inspiration. ;)
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:iconfelousefarnayne:
felousefarnayne Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tights make everything better? XD
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes they do. XD
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:iconkassanovas:
Kassanovas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A brave move you can't take back........but i think you're right,it's definitely all
in the tights!;)
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:iconchao93:
chao93 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I soooo wish Finland would have Sonic Universe in their stores, but no, just the main Sonic comic and Sonic Super Special Maganize :| Luckily I'll have a chance to order the graphic books, but I'll have to wait for so long to get this arc :<

But um, in my opinion, it should really matter if you miss out The Scrambled arc, nothing major seemed to happen in that arc, or from what I've read from Mobius Encyclopedia ^^;

Btw, that cup.... I want it ÓAÒ
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a shame! Why don't you ask the comic store owner to stock up! Tell him/her that the series is very popular and soon enough his shop should be able to get clients who are just as interested in getting a copy too! = )

Ah so the Scrambled Arc is standalone, cool. I'm going to bring the comic to read tomorrow at work (i.e. The Secret Freedom).
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:iconchao93:
chao93 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps I should :')

From what I've read, yes. Heh, good for you :) Hope you'll enjoy the whole arc :D
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shewolfbeme Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
elias and silver are freakin epic man~
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:iconsummerlovessonic:
SummerLovesSonic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree Silver looks sexy in his uniform for the secret freedom fighters :squee:
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:iconsegamonsaga:
Segamonsaga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Wow. You confess it.
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed I did! :D
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:iconsegamonsaga:
Segamonsaga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Lol. :D
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Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The eggman arc is one of my favorite arcs but as bizzare as it sounds you should read secret freedom. Question why do you as are you gonna make a sonic comic drama based on this?
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends, when I'm really diggin' the story I do it. :) It also depends on free time that I can spare for the project. ^^
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:icondejimon11:
Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
That's awesome :) also what's your opinion of the sonic and megaman crossOver
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already replied to a comment made by someone here on the journal so I'll just copy and paste if you don't mind! ;)

To be very honest, not very. I'm going to avoid it since personally I'm not a big fan of cross-overs. It distorts my sense of canon to the story.

But then again I'm confident that Sonic Archie can pull it off without any hitches, they've done brilliantly with both series on their own, a collab of the two is just a gateway of opportunity for more awesome.
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:icondejimon11:
Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Hmm it's been small hints that it is canon but I get where your comic from and let's face it this going to be the best crossover sonic has been in
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GirlinLuvAnime Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm I see Silver the boss of cuteness >:3
you are turely an Silver the hedgehog fan \^o^/

I do love Silver in a suit talk about sexy and badass looking !!!!
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KirbyChan234 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Noooo...trust me, you're not missing much. The Eggman Arc was kind of lackluster. But this SU arc is AMAZING. I can honestly say SU41 is my favorite SU arc in the whole series so far. Shard makes the whole comic :D
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah interesting. Thanks for sharing your opinion and recommendation!

So Shard's a new character in the series... Darn it I don't want to know who until I read the comic - no spoilers thanks! :D
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:iconkirbychan234:
KirbyChan234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Well he's sort of but sort of not a new character xD You'll see!
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:iconblazethecatfan1995:
BlazeTheCatFan1995 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Hellooo~ skin-tight jumpsuits~ -shotshotshot-
That mug is lovely. Gotta make sure to get one of these sometime.
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And so you should! ;)
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:iconsonicfan1987:
sonicfan1987 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Elson, how excited are you for the Sonic/Mega Man 12-part crossover event?
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be very honest, not very. I'm going to avoid it since personally I'm not a big fan of cross-overs. It distorts my sense of canon to the story.

But then again I'm confident that Sonic Archie can pull it off without any hitches, they've done brilliantly with both series on their own, a collab of the two is just a gateway of opportunity for more awesome. ;)
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:iconyoshidaisyfriends:
YoshiDaisyFriends Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The tights, yeah its the tights. :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconevanstanley:
EvanStanley Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I have a little crush on Elias now. Now I know how the Sally fanboys feel. It's just... that SU #42 cover... can't resist!

I'm pretty sure you can skip "Scrambled" without missing any plot related to "Secret Freedom". "Scrambled" is a really good story, though.
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! Doesn't it make me gay if I say I had a crush on Silver and Elias? *SHOT* XXXXXD

But yeah that's cool! I know what you mean by SU#42 cover - just say it man - it's darn right sexy, no doubt about it! :D :D

Thanks for sharing your opinion and suggestion, I'll grab my copies of the comic and bring it to work tomorrow to read during breaks. ^_^
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Ashie-Kins Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You my friend...are a big dork XD :hug: there I said it...I have no regrets! X3

But it seems everyone adores seeing Silver in that outfit. Gotta say it's a nice change from the norm. The guy could use some more clothes just to strut how sexy he is =P think so?
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. :D

I thought he was already sexy bare like the other hedgehogs do but it just shows that giving a character of his nature a new wardrobe can make a difference!

How's the dork? :hug:
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:iconashie-kins:
Ashie-Kins Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww :hug:

I'm doing alright, I just got off from my part time job and returned to my second job. XD I'm still on house sitting detail, but the owners will be coming home tonight so I hopefully will be going back home tomorrow or so. ^^

The added good news is that my boyfriend's uncle is doing much better. ^^ But he still has a long way to go in his recovery from that accident he was in. Poor guy...x.x
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I hope he'll be alright and get a speedy recovery.

What the?? How's the dork?? XXD

Who's the dork? *silly typo!*
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:iconashie-kins:
Ashie-Kins Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL XDDD

Okay, it's official...we're BOTH dorks! :glomp::hug:

Still thanks for the well wishes. ^^ I'm sure he'll make a speedy recovery, he just needs time. :hug:
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HgCAW26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   General Artist
YES I have the 41 Issue and I'm just about to get 42 today!!!!
& I totally agree about skipping the "Scrambled" Series
just because I can't wait for the Secret Freedom Fighters.
& hell yeah they're sexy in tights!!
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO I won't lose essential plotlines if I skipped an arc? I dunno, I don't want to break the rule of not following the order of the arcs... I'm tempted to break it... I'm literally starring at two sexy lookin' comics in front of me!! They're just waiting to be opened and read! GARRGH! XXXD
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Sweetiecaramel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Awesome cup! Can you draw shard?
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