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Gay 4 Sonichu
While Gay 4 Sonichu was very short term, with only one instance of direct contact with Chris (in the form of an IRC encounter between Chris and Gay 4 Sonichu founder Ignatius J. Reilly, PhD.) it had a long term impact. Reilly's paper on the homoerotic themes of Sonichu, "Heterosexual Homoeroticism in Internet Subcultures: A Case Study" (published in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Subculture Studies, fall 2009) seemed to hit Chris hard. From CWCipedia:
When Chris was asked why he doesn't just confront the forum, he said that he didn't have the time.
References by Chris
- In Sonichu #9, Chris alludes to Gay 4 Sonichu and Ignatius J. Reilly based on information from his IRC encounter, where Sonichu appreciates his fans regardless of sexual orientation, but reaffirms that Chris, Sonichu, Rosechu, etc. are STRAIGHT. In fact, he spends a grand total of one paragraph thanking his fans, no matter their orientation, and several pages ranting about being straight and how homosexuality is wrong.