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|“||I'm still the mayor of CWCville. There is no elections.||”|
|Chris-chan Discusses..., 2009|
|“||[Christine] has had emotions and more stress after being back in office, so she retired from being mayor, and gave the job back to Allison||”|
|Chris "retired" from being mayor of CWCville, 2017|
CWCville (pronounced: [kwɪkvɪɫ], "quick-ville"), also stylized as Cwcville, is an independent, self-governing city-state in the state of Virginia, USA in the parallel dimension of C-197. It is a quasi-socialist free-market settlement with a relatively authoritarian regime ruling over a superficial democracy. Chris believes that CWCville is real, and uses the city as a way to “escape” from anything he does not like.
|“||The city of CWCville, a vibrant community with happy people, cool chicks and a frustrated male...||”|
|Narrator, Sonichu #2|
CWCville is the setting of Sonichu, a city in Northern Virginia of which Chris is Mayor-for-Life. CWCville is where Chris portrays friends and enemies from his real life in scenarios altered to reflect his bias toward himself. As his ideal metropolitan community, CWCville illustrates Chris's poor understanding of how a city actually functions. Like everything else that appears in his comic, Chris believes CWCville to actually exist in a parallel universe. Chris has claimed to be mayor of CWCville "IN REAL LIFE". As an entity Chris believes to be real, CWCville is a coping mechanism used to compensate for his unsatisfying actual life.
It has been argued that the unconquerable quality of Chris's ego stems from the fact that he can retreat to CWCville, where he can right all wrongs done to him. In his comics, we see him defeating Mary Lee Walsh, with whom he holds an IRL grudge, beating around the Jerkops, and bringing his dead dog, Patti Chandler, back to life in the form of the anthropomorphic Patti-Chan. The main reason Chris can do such superhuman acts, such as defeating a whole army of huge Jerkops and resurrecting his dead dog, is due to the fact that in CWCville, his will is supreme. This serves as a blanket that protects his physically and mentally weak self from the outside world, where he holds no such power.
Chris is greatly concerned by people who are misinformed about any detail of CWCville, or conclude that it is anything but "a clean, secure, orderly and safe city." After being coerced into declaring BILLY MAYS the new Mayor of CWCville, Chris repeatedly attempted to redact the statement claiming "I am still the mayor of CWCville, there is [sic] no elections."  Chris seems to think that anyone who understands what CWCville is like will love it.
The seeds of CWCville were planted early into Chris's life. At some point, Chris put all of his completed LEGO kits, original LEGO creations, and various handmade Sonichu items together on one table in his room. In February 2011, Chris claimed to have finally disassembled the LEGO model, but he insisted that the city "still stands strong today within my own mind and hands."
The first official CWCville media was made in 2001. After toying with more phonetic spellings, Chris settled on "CWCville" in 2003. This spelling consecutively features the initials of his full name and its pronunciation must be explained to others, indicative of CWCville's nature as a self-serving and insular fantasy.
Given Chris's humongous ego, it's surprising that he didn't give himself Presidency over a whole country to begin with, or better yet, a whole fucking planet. It may be that this apparent restraint on Chris's part is evidence of his extremely limited worldview in which his entire world centers around his immediate surroundings, namely his hometown of Ruckersville and nearby Charlottesville. This weak sense of one's surroundings is a trait which is typically seen only in young children who have yet to experience enough of life to develop an understanding that there is more to the world than their immediate surroundings. Yet even in his ultimate self-serving fantasy, in which he's given himself unchecked power for life, Chris, in his stunted imagination, has only titled himself mayor of a city, which based on his maps consists of so few buildings it would only qualify as a village or hamlet in real life (although this could also be explained by his physical and mental laziness). He later created the land of RuleCWC, a Sonichu Hyrule ripoff, but he actually let someone else rule it. All this suggests that, at least in terms of his understanding of the world, Chris lags behind even an early grade school age child.
One of Chris's homemade Pokémon cards featured a "Cwick City Gym", while an unfinished Game Boy Camera project dating from 2001 used the spellings "Cwicville" and "Cwickville". A sign on the door to his room reads "Christian W. Chandler's Cwickville City Gym". It is unknown why he changed the spelling. Likely the alternate spelling just didn't stimulate his massive ego as much as his unaltered initials, even if it makes a lot less sense. (Although Christown, Chandlerville, etc. would have been just as good and made a lot more sense.)
Without knowing the "correct" pronunciation of the name, the fact remains that "CWCville", unlike any proper English word, begins with four consonants in a row. Using conventional phonology, the name is pretty difficult to pronounce, unless you're Welsh, in which case it would be pronounced "cookville".
Geography and location
CWCville was originally an infill city within the state of Virginia, but it became part of the larger C-197 dimension when Chris began promoting the Dimensional Merge. However, there was an exception in Sonichu #1, which had a map that placed CWCville near Pallet Town and Giovanni's Gym in Viridian City, featured in the Pokémon series and located in Kanto, an area based on the Kantō region in Japan. The map also placed CWCville near Station Square, from Sonic the Hedgehog's world.
CWCville's ZIP Code was originally 02024-1982, which is an unused code allocated to Brockton, Massachusetts. Chris has since changed the ZIP Code twice, as if it was possible through
dictatorial mayoral decree. on 7 October 2017, Chris declared the ZIP Code to be 16429, which is an unused code allocated to the vicinity of Erie, Pennsylvania, but a real Mexican postal code for Tejomulco, a neighborhood in Mexico City.
A month later, on 19 November, Chris announced that CWCville's ZIP Code had changed again to 69488: that change raised suspicions that the Idea Guys (who were active around the time) may be responsible, because 69488 is the postal code for Birkenau in Germany, which shares its name with the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Government and politics
|“||And for your information, my City's politics are of a King/Queen thing; NO VOTING||”|
|Chris, explaining the totalitarian state to Samantha Thaddeus.|
According to Sonichu #8, CWCville was founded in 1982 by Chris's father, Bob Chandler. Only GodJesus knows why it wasn't called RFCville, in fact all records and symbols of the old regime appear to have been erased (like the Roman practice of damnatio memoriae, where all records of a traitor (statues, inscriptions, etc.) are erased after his death). Another theory is that Bob served as a regent while Chris was growing up as there was a real life example. It is unknown if Bob died before passing CWCville over to his son, as he has yet to be seen in the comic. However, since Chris believes CWCVille exists in an alternate universe, and the events in the comic seem to broadly mirror Chris's own reality (insofar as is pleasing to him), it can be assumed that Bob was still alive while Chris was mayor. This, coupled with the complete absence of any visual evidence of Bob's rule, suggests that Chris overthrew him, and perhaps still has him rotting in secret imprisonment somewhere. However, between Chris's stunted writing ability, laziness and ad-hoc manner of storytelling, it's unlikely we'll ever know for certain.
CWCville is, in theory, part of the United States of America, but in practice, it seems to be a quasi-independent city-state, similar to Hong Kong or Macau in China. The city does not follow American electoral law, uses its own currency, and has several characteristics anathema to U.S. ideals. The city seems more like the private domain of the Mayor than part of a larger federation.
According to the Samantha Thaddeus e-mails, the government is a "King/Queen thing" for which there is no voting. The non-elected leader does what he pleases as Mayor-for-Life with supreme power, "advised" by an elected House of Representatives which sits at the CWCville Trade Center Building. The right to vote has "even" been extended to those of African descent (though apparently not to women, as some women are seen protesting in order to gain suffrage in CWCville). Despite allowing elections for Board of Director Members, Chris shows that they still hold no authority, existing as a purely advisory committee which the Mayor is not obligated to listen to. For example, he does not discuss attacking the 4-cent garbage.com building with them, he just tells them the "game plan" as a fait accompli. In all, CWCVille's government more resembles an absolute monarchy or the Roman Republic under Caesar than any American polity.
The Mayor attempts to dissuade accusations of dictatorship, claiming that dictatorships are never hereditary, whereas he inherited the town from his father, even though many dictatorships are hereditary.
Chris originally planned to hand over the role of Mayor to his sister Crystal in Sonichu #10, but later decided not to. On 3 March 2009, Chris announced that BILLY MAYS was the new Mayor of CWCville. The next day, Chris revoked his edict that made MAYS the new Mayor, establishing a government-in-exile in his bedroom. Most legal scholars, however, argue that since Chris was not wearing the Medallion, which Chris has indicated is necessary for a video to be TRUE and HONEST, his statements to the contrary are false and therefore not legally binding, meaning BILLY MAYS was still the Mayor of CWCville. On 28 June 2009, BILLY MAYS died in his mayoral mansion, allegedly due to a cocaine overdose, but the hand of Chandler was suspected. The city was plunged into mourning. Chris wasted no time in seizing control of CWCville, announcing during a post-coup interview that he was always the ruler and that there would be no further elections.
A self-proclaimed police force don't take orders from the civil authorities and lock people up at random. the dean of the only college is leading a hopeless resistance and is vilified in the mayoral-controlled press. Soliciting sex is legal in CWCville, whereas possession of tobacco is a very serious offense. Alcohol was illegal until 2009, when the ban was rescinded. Laws have been enacted to persecute homosexuals, and psychic surveillance is used to monitor sexual purity. This constant Orwellian surveillance, which is obviously done under the guise of "protecting" the citizens, flies completely against the basic human right to privacy. Since there is no plausible way to oversee or contest an official with the capability of ultra-human powers, it also effectively elevates the official above law. The Mayor has also hinted that the Electric Hedgehog Pokémon, a group of civilian defense contractors, have immunity from prosecution. This goes against the concept of supremacy of law that is the very foundation of modern societies; some sociologists have pointed out that this is in fact the hallmark of all police states. It must be reiterated that Chris genuinely believes that CWCville is a good place to live.
Despite all this perceived military and law enforcement might, the police and mercenaries demonstrably offer little real protection or competence: troublemakers like Wes Iseli ruin weddings with near impunity, and the dissident leaders remained at large until recently.
The court system is a joke. Walsh was captured, depowered, and sent to a maximum security prison without a trial. The Jerkops and Manajerks are depowered, yet were supposedly allowed to go scot-free. However, when Simonla Rosechu was murdered by a Voltorb, four people - Evan, Alec Benson Leary, Sean, and Mao are arrested and subjected to a show trial not even a week after, despite earlier receiving a public pardon from the Mayor. The judge is biased in Chris's favor, when all judges should be impartial. Sean is permitted to defend himself and his fellow co-defendants, despite being clearly under the influence of drugs. Nobody suggests appointing a public defender for the four. The prosecutor adds on to the charges, considering slander via the Asperpedia (which was destroyed by Chris) punishable by death, when it is a mild offense in most jurisdictions. Evidence gathered using Magi-Chan's psychic powers is considered admissible in court. When the four are found guilty by a clearly biased jury, they are immediately executed in cruel and inhumane ways.
In February 2017, prompted by President Pmurt, Chris declared CWCville to be a sanctuary city, mirroring a proposal by Charlottesville's real-life mayor. He has also suggested that CWCville does not recognize Trump as president at all, lending further credence to the theory that CWCville is not actually part of the United States. Instead, he claims that Vladimir Putin, the real life president of Russia, is the president of the United states.
Between his Facebook posts and new issues of Sonichu, Chris has revealed significant changes to CWCville since Sonichu #10, showing that during the hiatus of Sonichu 11, he had simply continued his fantasy/coping mechanism in his mind.
- Chris is no longer the mayor. Allison Amber, formerly the mayor's secretary, took up the role. The circumstances of Chris's resignation are unclear, and it is unknown whether Amber was ever elected or if CWCville remains a dictatorship.
- Chris gave himself the position of the city's creator instead, since holding the imaginary responsibilities of a small-town mayor is too much stress for him. Of course, his new position still earns Chris VIP treatment from the townspeople.
- The city has become even more of a police-state, with Magi-Chan reading the minds of the populace to determine if anybody poses a threat. Ironically, this solution is far more extreme than anything President Trump has done, including his executive order to shut down entry from select countries, which Chris has criticized.
- On the other hand, Sonichu #12 shows CWCville celebrating its SLGBTQ pride festival, indicating a reversal of Chris's long-standing homophobia and possibly a continuation of Chris's repeal-by-fiat in Sonichu #10 of the city's anti-gay legislation.
As of November 2017, Chris said that a mayoral election was to take place, with several candidates running. He created a poll on Twitter for people to vote for the new mayor. The candidates were:
- Brendan Fraser - An American actor who is well known for his role in the Mummy movies
- Mao Zedong - First Chairman of China from 1945 to 1976
- Allison Amber - Current mayor of Cwcville
- Augusto Pinochet - Chilean dictator from 1973 to 1990
- Vladimir Putin - Current President of Russia
A few hours later, he deleted his poll and created a new one, claiming some of the candidates had dropped out. His new candidates were:
- Bob McKendrick - A character from the video game PAYDAY 2, who tried running for mayor of the DC Metro area
- Vladimir Putin
- Brendan Fraser
He later deleted this poll as well. Brendan Fraser won the election and took office as mayor.
Two days later he posted on Twitter that an election for new Chief of Cwcville Police Department would take place. His candidates were:
- Manuel Pardo Jr - An ex-cop turned spree shooter who was convicted of 9 murders
- Ian Brandon Anderson
- Man-Ewell Noriega [sic] - Dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989
- Edward Geen [sic] - A notorious murderer and body snatcher who was known as the real American Psycho.
Ian Brandon Anderson ended up winning with 65% of the votes.
- Main article: Operation BARBarossa
As of November 2017, CWCville also houses multiple prison camps on the outskirts, where enemies from the Gamindustri war are sent to be reformed.
CWCville runs under a command economy which Chris has near-total control over: the radio station and soft drink company are named after the Mayor, which indicates either nationalization of normally private businesses or rampant cronyism. The banning of goods that the Mayor disapproves of has also contributed to the city's financial troubles. Tobacco, unhealthy as it may be, is illegal to sell, possess or consume, despite the multibillion dollar value of the industry, which by all reasonable analysis, means it is very likely one of the single most-smuggled contraband items into CWCville writ large, fetching black marketeers windfall profits.
As of Christmas 2009, ten homeless shelters have been set up: Chris himself claims that these ten-story "soup hotels" house a population of 900-1,800 indigents, and come equipped with free cable TV. This means that the small city of CWCville has a homeless population of at least 10,000 (in comparison, the entire nation of Japan has just over 6,000). The Mayor's personal friends, such as Sonichu, live in state-sponsored, suburban housing. He also supplied furniture for Wild Sonichu.
Strangely enough, Sonichu and Rosechu, both being too lazy to work, get $3,500 per month, (as shown in Mailbag 21), which is unusually a large sum of money for a monthly tugboat. This, also coupled with the unusually high homelessness rate, could tell us that CWCville possibly severely overtaxes its citizens to feed its delusional, power-hungry dictator's multiple vanity projects.
CWCville also mints its own currency, the CWCville quarter. It first came to prominence in Sonichu #9, and comes in only two coins: the C-Quarter and the W-Quarter. Ten C-Quarters make one W-Quarter, indicating that Chris has no idea what "quarter" means. The W-Quarter is round and golden in color, with a silver edge and a red "W", while the C-Quarter is C-shaped and sky blue with a silver edge. Both appear to reference Chris's publishing house logo at the time, which notably appeared on the CWCipedia. CWCville still issue fines in US dollars for unknown reasons: most likely, to shore up foreign
currency reserves spending money for a tottering dictatorship.
According to Chris on 19 November 2019, and assuming that SIX Interbank Clearing chooses the W-Quarter as the main currency unit, the official exchange rate is CWQ 1 = USD 2.50, which puts the CWCville quarter only behind Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman in terms of purchasing power. In reality, the irrational command economy and the ongoing debt crisis in real-life means that the parallel (black market) rates may command a huge discount… something like USD 1 = CWQ 4×1029.
CWCville appears to be twinned with Charlottesville, Virginia, the largest and most familiar urban environment in Chris's life.
Chris has made many connections between the two cities, mainly as a result of his narrow perception of the outside world: for example, Chris presented footage of Charlottesville as that of CWCville, while CWCville hosts the Dogwood Festival, which is an Charlottesville tradition. Chris also stated that CWCville is as important and worthy of respect as every American city that begins with "C", but mentioned only Charlottesville by name, calling it "the most important one" of these "C-Villes"; as if Cincinnati or Cleveland, for example, were less important than Charlottesville.
|CWCville Tour Video|
|Stardate||11 May 2010|
|TRUE and HONEST Sonichu Fan Videos|
- Sonichu 11, pg. 46
- ChrisChanSonichu and WikiSysop correspondence#THAT DOES NOT MATTER (CCS)
- Chris and reality#Fantasy and fiction
- Mailbag 35#Except when half of it gets destroyed by giant robots
- March 2009
- Chris-chan discusses
- Mumble #11
- CWC Update 1 July 2009
- Issue 9/Page 32
- Autism Tutorial Part 2
- The City of Cwicville Tour!
- Animal Crossing Documentary
- Sonichu #3, Sub-Episode 4, page 4.
- Sonichu #1, Episode 5, page 12.
- Sonichu #6, Episode 12.5, page 8.
- Sonichu #8, Episode 17, page 1.
- In reality, US law has several conditions for a town to change their ZIP Code.
- October 2017 Facebook posts § CWCville's zip code
- Samantha Thaddeus E-mails
- Mailbag #5
- Mailbag #37
- *The Assad dynasty in Syria
*The Duvalier dynasty in Haiti
*The Kabila dynasty in DR Congo
*The Kim dynasty in North Korea
The Pahlavi dynasty in Iran
- Jack Thaddeus Phone Call 3
- Jackie Chat #3
- February 2017 Facebook Posts#CWCville is a sanctuary city
- December 2017 Facebook posts#Jamsta molested Punchy
- Mailbag #20
- Sonichu #9, Episode 19, Page 21
- Tweet by @CPU_CWCSonichu, on 19 November 2019.
- CW is actually the country code for Curaçao, and the currency code is merely for demonstration purposes.
- XE.com exchange rates for 1 January 2020 (archived on 10 April 2020).
- Rollin' and Trollin'
- Do Not Dis C Ville
- CWCVille Chronicles (archive from 10 Feb 2013)
CWCville Mayor Campaign 2010(dead link as of Jun 2014)