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Hey there, and thanks for stopping by. I am Bullet Francisco, an administrator here on the Sonic News Network, which essentially means I help keep things in order around here with a few extra tools. Don't think of me as someone with a higher status than you, because I'm just a regular user and your everyday average guy. Contrary to popular belief, being an administrator is not even remotely a big deal. If you need me to preform administrative actions or if you just need help in general, just give me a holler on my talk page, and I'll be more than happy to assist you. If you wish to have a chat with me, just yell at me until I respond on the chat.
Here on the wiki, I take my work very seriously. I consider myself a WikiElf, WikiKnight, and a WikiWizard. I go out of my way to check almost every edit, and I patrol the recent changes actively. You can typically see me doing administrative work. Nowadays, I typically just moderate the wiki. I still make the occasional edit, though. If you need help with making a template on this wiki, I can probably assist you. If you ever feel like I'm doing something wrong, tell me. Being a fallible human, mistakes and errors often creep into my work. I try to respond to every message I get, but if I don't answer it may be because I didn't see it, or because I'm not online. If I didn't catch your message, send me another one. I'm very friendly, so if you want to chat, just message me. I don't bite.
There's also no shortage of gaming in my life. Despite no longer having an interest in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, I still like the series. My favorite game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series is a classic: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My favorite modern game is Sonic Generations. Straying away from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, my all-time favorite series is Mother; my favorite game of all time is Mother 3. I'm also a supporter of other Nintendo franchises, even though I've lost interest in their more recent titles. I also like to play competitive gaming whenever I get the chance, with my preferred console being none other than the PC :P. I typically play Minecraft (my in game name is 'bagelbass'), but I occasionally branch out to other titles including League of Legends (maining Miss Fortune, Caitlyn, Syndra, and Fiora) and Dota 2.
Offline, I'm a high school graduate and aspiring game designer. I'm currently 16 years old, and I reside in a suburban town just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. In my spare time, I volunteer for various non-profit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitats for Humanity. I also enjoy running for my primary method of exercise. I'm a devout Christian, but I don't associate myself with any specific branch of Christianity. As far as other interests go, I'm a proud brony, meaning that I am an "adult" fan of the show My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (if it weren't obvious by now, my favorite pony is Rarity). I am also an avid fan of '"Avatar: The Last Airbender (Fire Nation pride, yo) and its sequel The Legend of Korra.
Below is an accurate account of some of the more significant events that occurred during my stay here at the Sonic News Network from my perspective. The vast majority of personal thoughts on the events as described below have been cut out. If you are extremely nosy, you can catch me on the chatroom and request additional details.
My online life before I joined the Sonic News Network was rather lackluster and boring. I never exactly grasped the concept of online communities and assumed that you had to be some sort of immortal deity to make an impact in one. Prior to joining the Sonic News Network, I was an active editor of various other wikis (including Super Mario Wiki) and a lurker of some other sites. I discovered the Sonic News Network in 2009 when my sister was browsing the Internet to acquire more knowledge of Ray the Flying Squirrel's origins upon seeing an image of him in a YouTube video. At the time she discovered it, we were both Sonic fans and enjoyed learning about the plethora of characters that the series had to offer. Eventually, she stumbled across this site, and introduced it to me. Since then, the site had become my go-to website for any and all Sonic information. It would still be two more years before I finally decided to join the Sonic News Network.
If I recall correctly, I had actually made a few anonymous edits (albeit unconstructive) to the Sonic News Network before I had actually joined the site on February 10, 2011. As a frequent visitor of the site, I quickly familiarized myself with some of the regulars here, and eventually mustered up the courage to approach the aforementioned regulars. Unbeknownst to the eventual outcome of these approaches; I had two users in mind: JaketheHedgehog and ~Flare (whose alias was 'Fly the Fox' at the time). To my surprise, we had incredibly good rapport. The three of us bonded very quickly, and eventually established "Team Explosive" - a team that consisted of our self-proclaimed "fan characters". With Jake the Hedgehog as the speed, Fly the Fox as the fly and Francisco the Flying Squirrel as the power (and brains), we had big ambitions and hopes for our fan characters (some of these ambitions included creating flash games and even music pieces which never came to be).
I noticed that Jake made friends with various other users of the Sonic News Network, and I decided to introduce myself to them as well. Some of these users included Amyroselove (who I will refer to as "Lily"), DarkFuture, and Katrins. In particular, I established quite the connection with DarkFuture.
In order to connect with all these users on a more intimate level, I soon created a XAT chatroom, which can still be accessed today at xat.com/Play_Laugh_Grow. This new chatroom revolutionized my life on the Sonic News Network. My expectations were far surpassed. This chatroom quickly became the primary method of communication within my social circle on the Sonic News Network.
In an attempt to seemingly emulate Team Explosive's (non-existant) success, DarkFuture soon introduced a new concept to the Sonic News Network: Team Emerald. Consisting of Alter the Wolf (DarkFuture), Mikee the Echidna (Katrins), and Syber the Hedgehog (Syber The Hedgehog), Team Emerald would (like Team Explosive before them) be a group of dedicated friends and their respective fan characters. It was decided shortly after the founding of Team Emerald that there should be a "crossover" story between Team Explosive and Team Emerald. This "crossover" story is what more or less unified us as a group of six and strengthened our friendships with each other. Over the course of the following months (approximately May-September 2011), there were many connections made, and so many laughs shared. To me, this defined the SNN experience. These guys set the standard high.
I was always a busy bee on the Sonic News Network. I always had big ambitions, and even bigger projects. After users noticed my continued efforts, I received rollback rights just shortly after my arrival (April 2011). Just a few months later, I was granted administrator rights (October 2011). However, these administrative rights slowly became more of a burden as opposed to a privilege. My personal life was in a state of utter disarray. My relationships with other users became more and more abrasive, and the respect I had worked hard to earn had plummeted. I soon became a very hostile user; someone who was unpleasant to be around. After a series of disagreements with DarkFuture, he soon requested my demotion in January 2012.
This demotion request led to many realizations. Once I had seen my personal demon with my own eyes, I knew what I had to do. Just hours after he set up the demotion, I resigned from my post as administrator, and decided to take a hiatus from all activity on the Sonic News Network until my personal life had been healed. It turned out that my resignation became a positive thing. I had become determined and motivated to change my personal life, and I did. For that and so much more, I can never thank DarkFuture enough for what he did. I hold DarkFuture in very high regards, and I consider him the best friend I ever had.
Once the wounds began to heal, I decided to return to the Sonic News Network in June 2012. I had very quickly gotten back into the swing of things, and received chat moderator rights that month. Just a month later, my position as administrator on the Sonic News Network had been restored (and a year later I was promoted to bureaucrat). From here, things began to settle into their current form. I was reunified with many of my old friends, and met so many new ones. It's been one hell of a ride; a ride I cannot express my gratitude for in words. You guys are awesome. Keep being awesome. Thanks for being so supportive.
While I consider every user to be my friend, the users listed below in particular have made a substantial impact on my life. These guys are my absolute best friends on the Sonic News Network, and it's been a pleasure to know them. I've attached a quick description of each individual on this list, just so you can get the gist of my relationship with the user.
FreeSmudger - Arguably the most compassionate and kind person I have ever met in my life. He's modest and oftentimes doubtful of his abilities, but his potential is limitless. All the conversations had, laughs shared, and tears shed have been unforgettable. He's truly one of the best friends I've had the pleasure of meeting.
SpyroSonic2000 - Very comical and facetious, SpyroSonic2000 is always great to be around. He's fully aware of his shortcomings, and often jokes around about them. Over the past few months, I've established quite the bond with him. One of the few people I can say that I care for here on the Sonic News Network.
~Flare - Possibly the biggest derp I've ever encountered in my time here. Our relationship resembles a roller coaster, and it's certainly been quite the ride. We share many common interests, and he's never been judgmental of my interests and thoughts. He has endless potential, and he certainly hasn't peaked yet.
CariconCommander - Another comical and humorous user here on the Sonic News Network. Turns ugly situations into memorable moments. Fun to be around and another user who I've gotten to know better over the course of the past year.
JaketheHedgehog - Our strong friendship remains unswerving. Although the topics he has interest in can be rather suggestive, he knows how to make me laugh. He's sarcastic and sardonic, and I wouldn't have him any other way.
MetalMickey272 - Optimism and humor are two words that immediately come to mind when I think of MetalMickey272. Despite his seemingly carefree exterior, there's certainly a lot more to him. He has exemplary judgement and doesn't receive the credit he deserves. We may have our differences at times, but in the end, I know I can depend on him.
The Shadow Of Darkness - Also known as EssOhDee, The Shadow Of Darkness is also one of the more witty users I've met during my stay here. At the same time, he's very sympathetic and has outstanding judgement. Very trustworthy and considerate.
ModrenSonic - Although a bit more reserved than some of the above users in this list, ModrenSonic is still a great friend. He's candid and sincere, and he's fun to be around.
Genesjs - Who I consider my "role model" here at the Sonic News Network. He's the person who originally encouraged me to edit more, and he's very forthright. I have nothing but praise to say about him.
Knowall - Although he left quite a long time ago, I've managed to keep in touch with him over the years. He's easy to talk to and we share some common interests. I care for him, and I'd like to think the feeling is mutual. He's very open-minded.
DarkFuture - I could sincerely type paragraphs about my relationship with DarkFuture. He's helped me overcome so many obstacles, and helped me face my personal demons. I have so much to thank him for; I could never repay my debts to him. It's just been fantastic knowing him, and I hope to keep in touch with him beyond the Sonic News Network.
Mariosonic15 - Mariosonic15 is very diligent, conscientious and selfless. He's very moderate and understands all sides of a conflict. He's supportive and understanding and is probably the most objective opinions on the Sonic News Network.
The following users are users who I have made an intimate connection with, enough so to the point where I consider each of them to be a friend of mine:
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