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Come With Me... by xXStoryWolfXx Come With Me... by xXStoryWolfXx
For all of the incredible people that responded to my journal “What Sonic Means to Me…”

This was the first time I have ever used the infamous GIMP. I had never heard of it before dA and (stubborn me) never thought that I would ever use it. Turns out I was going through creative withdrawls and that finally brought me to actually try the program…it’s actually not bad :rofl: I will be using it until I get Photoshop for this new computer…which may be a while. ^^; :rofl:

I gotta tell you, when I made that journal, I made it for a few reasons.

One was for Sonic’s 21st birthday. With how chaotic my schedule has been lately with school and finals around the corner, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do anything special for both Sonic’s and Nikki’s (Sonic’s daughter from Sonic’s Legacy) birthdays like I did last year. So, I made that journal to show how grateful I was to have met him and what a major impact the blue blur had made in my life. I still hope I can come up with something for both Sonic and Nikki for their birthday, but it may be late ^^;

The second reason is I had noticed that there were others out there that had been through similar trials. (not naming any names for privacy reasons.) And from experience, the worse thing that can happen to someone going through those trials is when they believe they are alone and that no one is there for them…or thinking that no one truly cares about them. Or not wanting to burden those they love with what they are going through (or part of my case, just plain stubborn :rofl: ) It’s always nice to know that no matter what happens, there will always be someone out there going through the same thing or feels your pain and sorrow and can brighten the darkest of days.

So, that was the biggest reason for creating that journal, to let others know that they were not alone. I made it through those trials, though not completely unscathed, still made it through and life is going considerably well for me at the moment.

The one thing that I never counted on was the incredible feedback that I got from the journal. DA is an amazing community, full of amazing people and creative minds in more ways than just art and music. :D You guys are so awesome, you have no idea how much I was motivated and moved by your comments. No matter what happens and no matter what people outside of this wonderful place thinks, you guys are the absolute best, creative, and courageous people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

So this is for all of you. The ones that took the time and the courage to tell me their life stories. The ones that have stuck by me through my trials and my hardships. And the ones that as of right now, feel that they are alone in this storm we call life. Know that you are never alone, there is something, or someone there, reaching out for you.

Which brings me to a question to ask you…

If Sonic asked you to go with him on an adventure…would you take his hand?

Thanks again you guys, :D

~Story Wolf
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:iconheartinathepony:
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet!
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inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would make this really cool is if you made it look like his hand was coming out of the computer. Something like this maybe? Just an idea.
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ShibaHokubei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so cuutttee~ I WOULD TAKE THAT HAND YEAH D:< You drew Sonic so cute~
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awe :blush: Thanks :D
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ShibaHokubei Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np cx
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CSINorman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, you draw Sonic so well :D I love this, especially how his hand came out!
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awe :blush: Thanks :D
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CSINorman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome ^^ Keep up the great work! :la:
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Frozenvolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I would!!! Absolutely, I would! If I was given an opportunity like that, I would take his hand...and roam the world.
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
i SO would! i may not have gone through what you (or any others have), but i can understand it. (i have to deal with two self absorbed idiots for brothers. one is my twin, we look nothing alike. he is obsessed with his hair. (reason is he feels that his freinds will make fun of him if they him with it not EXACTLY the way he wants it. the other is all i better than you because i can beat you in a fight! and i'm smarter than you! really? that coming from the kid who's so incompetent he couldn't even find the dishwasher WHEN IT'S IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!) and now you see what I have to put up with.
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Thunder-Pikachu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I would! I LOVE the pic! It's awesome!
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Thunder :blush: :D
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Thunder-Pikachu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You're welcome. If Sonic asked me to come with him, no questions asked! he's my fav character, as well as Tails.
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same here, I love those two :D
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Thunder-Pikachu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Same. They're my favs. I hear you have a Sonic story.. Can I read it, please?
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely :D

Here's the link :D

[link]

Happy reading :D
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Thunder-Pikachu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Cool! Thank you! I love reading Sonic stories. And writing some. Can we be friends on FFN? I'm Thunder Bandicoot on there. Could ya read some of my stories too? I don't get a lot of readers normaly..
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No prob :D I love reading and writing Sonic fanfics too :D

Yeah sure, I'd love to :D

I'm always looking for more stuff to read on there. Could you link me? please :D
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SoulPieces Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely would!!!! :D I freaking love Sonic.
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same here :D :highfive:
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DC111 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course I would take his hand.

I love what you wrote here, too. It's so true. :)

And the picture is just... so inspiring and warm and beautiful. Great job. ^v^
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! :D

Awe thanks DC :blush: :D
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InspiratonalSpark Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
...I would.
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sweet :D
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CazTails Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The heck?! Of course I would! Sonic's my hero too! It's really not difficult to understand why Tails went with him when they met, is it?

This is a beautiful picture :D
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah that's true :D

Awe thanks Peace :hug:
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JFPierre Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I would and it would be awesome
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know right? :highfive:
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JFPierre Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
yep :highfive:
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The-Wind-Rider Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I commenting now on this cause I feel like it :rofl:

Lol, well I kindof said I liked this earlier, then again I was like half asleep when I said that ^^; soo yeah, now I get to go full rush ^^;(and take more out of my hour before I leave) ^^;

Well I mean I said I liked it, so Duh its frickin epic :dance: Go Gimp, when photoshop wants to torture you! :highfive:

As for the description well you know I already talked to you about everything with me, so you should know what I would say here ^^;

Now, the question ^^; common you should know me, my answer is gonna be yes, you know after I wake up from fainting of course :rofl: :faint:
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, that's the best time to comment :rofl:

Awe thanks :hug: Yeah, GIMP's pretty good, still dealing with some of the little inconveniences though, but eh, I should've expected it. It's still epic for a free program :D

Yeah, I getcha ;)

Of course. :D :highfive:
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The-Wind-Rider Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: Nice story Nice :rofl: Eh I already told you my grade ^^;

Eh :shrug: Personally I think I may like it better-well besides for the lettering tool, thats really annoying :faint:

Haha yeah :rofl:

Well I mean Duh :rofl: You should know me by now :rofl:
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I know :D

Yeah, the lettering tool is a little tricky ^^;

Touche ^^; :rofl:
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The-Wind-Rider Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD, :faint:

Haha, yeah I should know, wasnt fun getting those words on that Nikki pony thing :rofl:

Haha Yeah ^^;
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO CUTE. :iconyayzplz:
And I love your description, I agree completely.

If Sonic asked you to go with him on an adventure…would you take his hand?

YES. :heart: ONE THOUSAND TIMES YES.
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awe thanks Sonic :hug:

Heck yes, I totally agree :higfive:
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red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)

^v^
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ShadeOokami Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist
lol im glad you dont hate GIMP lol it actually is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it X3
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I was actually impressed with the shading quality that GIMP has. :D It was actually fun learning a new program too. :D Whoa...man that makes me sound weird. ^^; :rofl:

I might actually try and see if I can use both programs once I get photoshop. Both of the programs working together might make some killer effects. but...we'll see when I get there :rofl:

Thanks Shade :hug:
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ShadeOokami Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist
lol there are also animateing effects in GIMP too...you should check them out ...they are somewhere in the file tabs
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I saw the path options...almost gave me an idea to animate the rain :rofl: But yeah, I wanted to get this done before June was over. :rofl:

But yeah, the animating tab sounds cool. I'll totally have to check that out sometime :D
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a very kind person! (remember me?) And to answer your queston: yes, yes i would take my hero's hand.
Even though the blue hedgehog is a video game charicter, he is all-too real in my mind. :) Thanks for letting me know i'm not alone. I appreceate it! :tighthug:
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:blush: Awe thanks

Yes I remember you...though...I don't know what name to call you ^^; Do you want me to call you "Speed", "Runner", or do you have another nickname in mind?

You are most certainly welcome :tighthug: :D
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My real name is "Emily" But you can call me... "Hedgehog" if you want. I always wanted that nickname! (Heck, i always wanted a nickname!) :D
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Alright, Hedgehog it is then :D They call me Story :rofl:
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright Story! :D This is so fun! I've never really ever talked to anyone on the internet before! :D (I'm sorta' parinoid like that... ^^; )
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey it's cool, I was the same way when I first started out here.

Me: Gah! real people! :sprint:

:rofl:

Yep, that was me ^^; ...I'm slowly working my way up though...still don't have my actual photo on here though :rofl: Probably never will...don't like cameras.

Me: Camera! 00! :sprint:

:rofl:

But yeah, it's fun :D You'll fit right in before you know it :D
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SpeedofSoundRunner24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm sort of camera-shy... I'll stick to drawing myself thank you very much! :D
I've already made alot of freinds here, but your diffrent... you know me! (Sorry if i'm coming off creepy ^^; I truely don't mean to!)
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay! a fellow Camera-phobe :dance: :rofl: sorry, I had to. :D

Ah no apology needed, I totally get it :D You're not creepy at all, trust me :D

That's good, I'm glad you made friends here. There's a lot of nice people on this site. I love it :D
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Hotspot0626 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I feel like this should be in 3D. :D
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