What if Sonic ran like an idiot?
December 11, 2011 8:56 PM   Subscribe

An artist named Zac Gorman asked "What if Sonic Ran like an idiot?" The answer spawned this little gif. This inspired Nedroid to urge others to make Sonic look doofy. posted by hot_monster (30 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
In other news, employment levels for designers, cartoonists and animators continues to stagnate as the economic crash worsens, Tiffany?
posted by The Whelk at 8:59 PM on December 11, 2011 [9 favorites]

Gotta go fast.
posted by Spatch at 9:04 PM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]

The perfect example of this would involve Garry's Mod.
posted by JHarris at 9:08 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Cute idea, lame execution. Well, "others" is kind of cute. But the rest aren't worth much attention.
posted by Malor at 9:09 PM on December 11, 2011

A standalone Tumblr has been created to gather the gifs in one place.
posted by brookedel at 9:14 PM on December 11, 2011 [6 favorites]

I love doofy animation jokes even more than I dislike Sonic's actual character design, so I am one hundred percent okay with this.
posted by cortex at 9:17 PM on December 11, 2011

Soonick the hoodgehog, dah dah doo doo dee-dey
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:19 PM on December 11, 2011

The look one is quite cute
posted by zeoslap at 9:26 PM on December 11, 2011

The Nyan-inspired doofy made me smile.
posted by unliteral at 9:30 PM on December 11, 2011

I actually just came in here to say how much I like the word "doofy".

A lot.
posted by penduluum at 9:36 PM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]

"Lame" was what they were going for. Mission Accomplished.

Still, it feels like they stole it from Monty Python.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:37 PM on December 11, 2011

I love everything about this.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:39 PM on December 11, 2011

"Urge". I laughed out loud! My dog does this.
posted by eddydamascene at 9:40 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

posted by koeselitz at 9:44 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

I enjoyed these.
posted by empath at 9:47 PM on December 11, 2011

Urge is totally a ripoff of Li'l Brudder, guys.
posted by azarbayejani at 9:58 PM on December 11, 2011

God dammit, now I have to watch Homestarrunner for an hour.
posted by azarbayejani at 10:00 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

If they wanted maximum silliness, they could have just motion captured me running.
posted by arcticseal at 10:20 PM on December 11, 2011

It just this minute occurred to me that Sonic the Hedgehog was meant to be a hedgehog.

Sometimes I worry about myself.
posted by davidjmcgee at 10:32 PM on December 11, 2011 [8 favorites]

Hey, there's no cease and desist letter from SEGA on the more inside part. What's this world coming to.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:21 AM on December 12, 2011

This one is my favorite. I like to say "HERP derp HERP derp HERP derp" along with it to the rhythm.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:52 AM on December 12, 2011

I remain unimpressed.
posted by crunchland at 4:11 AM on December 12, 2011

This one is my favorite.

Molly Shannon and Raquel Welch don't think it's very funny.
posted by mellow seas at 4:26 AM on December 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

I look forward to the day when I can click on a Tumblr site and all the images load. Or some of the images load.
posted by The River Ivel at 4:31 AM on December 12, 2011

MeFi's own nedroid.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 6:40 AM on December 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ohhh man, so I was a huge Sonic dork when I was young (as detailed in this earlier comment), and when I discovered the Sonic 2 beta a dozen years later, I was absolutely fascinated. I started thinking of my own themes for Sonic levels, and I wouldn't shut up about it. Some of them were serious, but the silly ones were a lot more fun to think about, like the Complete Breakfast Zone and the Moisture Lotion Zone. My best friend suggested that these levels should go in a knockoff version, perhaps called "Snox."

So I started doodling Snox, who was essentially Sonic's dorkier cousin. He had glasses, lank hair, shorts hitched up too high, and clunky orthopedic shoes. And he snorted and sniffled constantly. In my imaginary Snox game, he ran like he was about to lose his balance and wouldn't make it through any of the loop-de-loops. While Sonic would tap his foot impatiently if you didn’t pick up the controller, Snox would sniffle, nose a-wiggling, and eventually start picking his nose.

In addition to the main game (working title Oh No Snox!!), I thought of several spin-off Snox games. There was Snox Trucking Academy, in which our hero learned to drive (you started out on a tricycle and progressed to bigger vehicles). My favorite hypothetical game was Snox Office Solutions, where Snox was a generic white-collar worker in a cube farm, and your object was to go around and annoy your coworkers just enough without getting escorted out by security. For the bonus round, you'd raid through the office fridge and eat everyone else's lunches before getting caught, earning points for fancy-restaurant leftovers and losing them if you ate anything moldy.

Since I didn't have the wherewithal to actually create any of these games, Snox eventually wandered into the recesses of my memory, snorking and snerfling to himself, infringing no copyrights. But today's derpy Sonic marathon has brought these memories back! Maybe I'll at least learn how to create animated gifs and resurrect Snox in that way. Because if I learned anything, it's that you gotta ride that tricycle and keep on looking for the CEO's leftover lobster.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:15 AM on December 12, 2011 [25 favorites]

What, no Sonic running like Buffy ca. seasons 1-3?
posted by gurple at 9:05 AM on December 12, 2011

This just makes me wanna do a doofy Sonic cycle. But I am lazy and will merely add a link to this horrible aberration a friend and I perpetrated. She did the pencils and photoshop (including the fake notebook paper bg), I did the inks and am responsible for things like the human ear on Snic.

I have some "better" sonic drawings from that night but I'm not in the same city as that sketchbook right now. You are spared.
posted by egypturnash at 11:35 AM on December 12, 2011

Metroid Baby, Snox sounds awesome. COMPLETE BREAKFAST ZONE // ACT 1
posted by JHarris at 2:09 PM on December 12, 2011

Metroid Baby, animated GIFs are really very similar to traditional cel animation. Typically you draw the frames as separate layers in Photoshop (or GIMP) and then there's an export function that turns it into animation.
posted by LogicalDash at 4:26 AM on December 13, 2011

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