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CWC's Sonichu Site!
CWC's Sonichu Site! (full title: The Official & The Originial [sic] From Christian Weston Chandler the Sonichu and Rosechu Site!) was Chris's homepage for the Sonichu franchise. It existed in various incarnations from 2000 to August 2009, and was a regular target of hacking by trolls following Chris's discovery in 2007. Half a decade later, Chris's Facebook friends helped him make a new site, which was pretty much nonfunctional and error-ridden during its astonishing 10-day life.
- 1 Design and content
- 2 Hosting history
- 3 The Ill-Fated Return
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See also
- 6 External links
Design and content
Chris liked to harp on how he took two HTML classes and likes to construct his page on Netscape Composer, a mercifully discontinued software product. It is fairly obvious that either the HTML classes didn't teach good web design principles, or Chris slept through those sections.
The main hub of the Sonichu site was the front page. Chris dumped everything on the front page, all of the content centered. Chris also added things to the page in random places with little thought as to where they would go, and didn't really have the time and energy to update the page. In its later incarnations, the page had mentions of Animal Crossing material, Chris's changes to the comic, and had "Copyright CWC and Nintendo", long after the end of the Miyamoto Saga.
Chris's site also boasted that it was a member of the "Super Sonic Webring"; closer inspection reveals that Chris's site is not listed as a member of the webring, and Chris failed to insert the correct codes (i.e., he failed to put in his member ID, leaving "_SITE_ID_HERE_" in the links) — this simple failure to follow very simple setup instructions may have been why he was not approved as a member, as Webring owners usually checked this. His Fastcounter link is also broken. In its earliest incarnations Chris had a MIDI playing in the background, just to get that old Web 1.0 feel.
Sonichu-Fans was a small sub-site of Sonichu.net, created by PandaHalo, and meant for use by Chris's fans. Most of the site's features were never really created. Its most notable feature was "Sonichu fan chat", a Java IRC applet that connected to Rizon's #sonichu channel. In the days following its introduction, Chris appeared in the fan chat in person a few times.
Sonichu and Rosechu's Luv Shack (early 2009 - May 2009)
- Main article: Sonichu and Rosechu's Luv Shack
After the nuclear winter following the release of Sonichu #8, Chris made a solemn promise not to release any more naughty imagery. Naturally, he had to break this vow when he found out about the Sonichu Girls forum and wanted to impress the members.
Primordial origins (August 2000 - 2007)
The original incarnation of the Sonichu Site was hosted on the near-legendary free host for crappy personal web pages, Tripod, at http://sonichuchandler.tripod.com/cwcson.htm (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sonichuchandler.tripod.com/cwcson.htm). As the site was launched back when it was not yet a crime to violate aesthetics and common sense in web design, Chris's page blended right in. Before this, CWC's Pokésite 1 and CWC's Pokésite 2 were hosted on AcmeCity (go.com), another popular host for ineptly cobbled-together personal pages.
Chris even reminisces about his "Sonichu Site Filing Facility Hosted by Tripod" in issue #10 — not that it makes any frigging sense. It is probably just some sort of a comic-page manifestation of a psychotic break. He even calls this "burning the Tripod bridge". The fact that trolls hacked the site must have been particularly traumatizing to Chris.
In the comic, Chris-Chan Sonichu defeats some devil trolls, moves his files away from Tripod and bombs the crap out of the site, then says "Tripod was weak, in security, and it lacked the support for Flash media, anyway". In truth, Chris's site was hacked entirely due to his weak passwords and sloppy security practices (for example, in security questions, he has put in answers that could be looked up from the web; everyone knows his favorite film). And fascinatingly enough, CWCipedia doesn't support Flash either — otherwise, we'd be thrilled to see what kind of craziness his two HTML classes could inspire him to create in Flash.
sonichu.net (2007 - January 2009)
Established in 2007 sometime after trolls registered sonichu.com (in Christian's words, "nothing but net."). Was hacked at least twice (read: Chris gave out his passwords). Sonichu.net was hacked in January 2009 by Gregg Mays, prompting Chris to show his fangs. The domain was sold on eBay and is currently used to host a parody CWCville homepage. In February 2010, it became a redirect to Meatspin.
sonichu.info (January 2009)
sonichuandrosechu.com (Early 2009 - August 2009)
After a hiatus Chris finally relaunched his site here. It lasted a little longer until he gave his password to Julie with predictable results. This incarnation is most notable for seeing the debut of Chris's official Rule 34 section, Sonichu and Rosechu's Luv Shack. As of October, the site is now a redirect to other websites.
cwcville.com (April 2009 - May 2009)
After another hiatus, Chris relaunched his site at this new domain on 9 April 2009. Since Chris doesn't know how to manage the mess of links he has created, some remain broken such as the one to Sonichu and Rosechu's Luv Shack, so you'd have to change the domain name to visit it. Da major update he made to this site was to paste his autobiography after it got deleted from Wikipedia.
On 15 May 2009 it was hacked yet again, and featured gay pride imagery and a message that demanded the completion of Sonichu #9. This was later replaced with images of Joshua Martinez and Vanessa Hudgens, some of the pictures suggesting that they have some sort of a relationship.
The Ill-Fated Return
spergweb.com/SonichuOnline (November 2014)
On 20 November 2014, his Facebook friends helped him to make a new Sonichu site for him. At the time of making, the site was barely functional. At least one page was created (http://www.spergweb.com/SonichuOnline/Profiles%20and%20Biography.html) which was Chris's partial biography page directly copied from his Wikipedia profile.
The page received DDoS attacks from weens almost immediately, and it then all of a sudden began providing the internet user with a 404 error. Also, Chris had the brightest idea to name the website's fake hosting service "Spergweb", which naturally led to it getting plenty of complaints from Chris's former friends on Keep Sonic Original. One of them has stated that it was being "redesigned."
As of 29 November, the website now redirects to a generic "This domain is available for sale" screen, indicating the website has now been shut down permanently. This makes Spergweb the most short-lived website Chris (not counting his Facebook friends) has ever made, lasting a mere 10 days on the web. If anything, it's probably the most short-lived website ever created in the history of computing.
- Sonichu and Rosechu's Luv Shack
- The OFFICIAL Sonichu & Rosechu Blog
- Chris and the Internet