Welcome to the personal profile of Shadowunleashed13. Some call me SU, others address me as Shadowunleashed, and a few users even know me as "Bob", but you can call me Unleashed. I am an actively editing administrator on this wiki, and I have been on the Sonic News Network since June 20, 2012. You can see me frequently on site discussions (sometimes on chat), and I help run this wiki's Twitter account.
The Sonic the Hedgehog series is my favorite video game series of them all, but I also enjoy the Mega Man series and the occasional Metroid or Super Mario game. Aside from video games, I am an avid Tolkienite (which means I'm a Lord of the Rings fan). I also enjoy watching television, but I only watch sports, Nova, or some old comedy from the mid-twentieth century. Most importantly, I am a Christian (Southern Baptist). If you have any questions about my Christian beliefs, I would love to answer them for you. Just message me on my talk page.
The first time I visited this wiki, I was looking over the shoulder of my next-door neighbor, Nitronack369. He came here regularly for information, and it rubbed off on me. I joined about a month or so after I my first visit. Unfortunately, I made some early mistakes on the wiki, having not paid attention to the community when I visited as a wikia contributor. I got into arguments and came out looking like a jerk. It took me a while to realize how important the SNN community was, and I determined to have better interactions with users I met.
I quickly made some friends, and began to edit more frequently, which went on for a while. I met SilverPlays97 when he started an art contest for his birthday. I noticed a user named Le Solace on blog comments and decided to introduce myself on his empty talk page. I bantered with BlueSpeeder on chat with a YouTube music battle (one of the most memorable moments I've had on the wiki). These three friendships have since grown and lasted a long time, and are one of the main reasons I didn't leave the wiki.
After only a couple of months, I decided to run for rollback, still wanting to make up for my mistakes and thinking user rights might make me a bit more popular, but the community said I wasn't ready. A little set back by the way my nomination was received (that was a slight understatement), I removed my nomination after one day. I edited slowly for the next couple of days, but after realizing that my "failure" was for my own good and that the oppositions were nothing personal, I started editing more than I had before, determined to earn respect with my actions, not my dreams. But on chat one day, I was asked about running for rollback again. I explained that I thought I wasn't ready yet, but other users apparently thought otherwise. Eventually, I decided to run again.
I received many positive votes; things looked a lot better. However, the vote that I would have wanted the most in my favor went the other way. I was very upset, despite my pending victory. After how hard I tried to earn respect, someone found so much fault in me that he wouldn't support even my rollback nomination. When the week of my nomination came to a close, 13 users supported and only one opposed.
A new year rolled around, but on the wiki, things weren't going the way I had hoped. Conflicts with my friends and a lot of editing was causing me to feel a bit stressed. I was trying to edit so much that I completely missed the point:
After I made myself a failed administrator nomination, I realized that I wasn't obligated to do everything. Sure I can help out, but it's not good if I'm obsessing over every detail. Now I'm more laid-back when it comes to editing, but I still want this wiki to remain the best fan-made source of official information about the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Despite my adminship, I still don't feel like the most popular guy around. I still have my own opinions, which barely anyone agrees with. I still accidentally start fights and don't know how to get out of them (I'm an unsocialized homeschooler; don't blame me). But I'm still trying my best to help this community grow, and I hope I'm doing a good job. If you have problems with my attitude or my actions, let me know right now. I'm doing this for you guys.
Sonic Games I've Played
For more than a few minutes. Excludes crossovers but includes mobile.