Happy 11th Anniversary to The Sonic Stadium! Here's to many more anniversaries to come!
I remember the day I first discovered the Sonic Stadium. Well, not the exact date, but that isn't as important. The first thing I saw was Dreadknux/Svend in a Sonic the Hedgehog mascot suit. I thought to myself, "That's the founder? Awesome!". I was 12 years old at the time. I had a good feeling about this place.
I joined SSMB when my birthday rolled around. I don't remember a whole lot; I mainly remember me being immature and getting fussed by mods on more than one occasion. I slowly reduced myself to a lurker status over the years, then stopped coming completely. I'm here now mainly due to the Sonic Generations hype, and I hope I'm going to stick around this time!
My absolute fondest memory was the first contest I won here. It was the "Create a Fake Sonic Game Cheat", with my Svend Chao cheat.
In fact, here it is..
I ended up winning a Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 guidebook from Svend, and a SatSR hoodie, soundtrack, and yellow Sonic sprite shirt from SEGA Europe. It was really an honor for me to talk to anyone associated with SEGA, and not something I'll soon forget.
I feel that TSS and SSMB has also really helped me mature and improve my English over the years. I distinctly remember a post made by Flyboy Fox that explained the difference between "there, their and they're", which I had not understood until I read that post. I think it was pretty awesome.