Christian Weston Chandler spent most of his time in January 2009 under the assumption that Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aimé of Nintendo were in regular contact with him, arranging a partnership to create a series of video games based on Sonichu. This hoax primarily involved having Miyamoto and Fils-Aimé asking Chris about his background, forcing Chris to explain away things like the information on his Encyclopedia Dramatica page. When asked to travel to Nintendo of America headquarters in Redmond, Washington, Chris continually stalled, until he finally disappeared from the Internet for several days in late January, raising questions about whether he was really dumb enough to travel cross-country. However, his claims to have visited "Red Mond" were quickly exposed, and the Sonichu Alpha project collapsed shortly thereafter.
On 5 January Chris completed Episode 18, the long-awaited "Spring Break" feature of Sonichu #8, after being prompted by the suicide of Ryan Cash. Ryan's brother Clyde would emerge this month, blaming Chris for Ryan's death and threatening to seek revenge. In time, both the Miyamoto saga and the website hacking would be attributed to the master plan of Clyde and his secret organization bent on ruining Chris's life, to give Chris an archenemy to rail against.
Events of January 2009
- 1 January - Chris posts on the Sonichu Girls forum about his fangs and Rosechu's stripping protest. He tells them that he is straight and to censor the word "gay."
- 2 January - Sonichu Home Club meeting on PlayStation Online.
- 2 January - In a fan chat, Chris talks about the upcoming new issue of Sonichu.
- 2 January - Chris tells the Sonichu Girls forum about the upcoming insertion of Sonichu and Rosechu into Animal Crossing, and asks them if they would approve of Rosechu's stripping protest.
- 2 January - Chris asks the Sonichu Girls for suggestions about the new Zapina character.
- 2 January - Chris tells the Sonichu Girls on their forum that he will fuck the first one who makes it to his house.
- 3 January - In another fan chat, Chris talks to several members from Sonichu Girls.
- 3 January - On the Sonichu Girls forum, Chris backs away from his previous offer and says he is committed to losing his virginity with Panda.
- 4 January - In a chat with Julie and Panda, Chris is forced to choose between the two. He chooses Panda.
- 4 January - First of the BlueSpike Skype conversations takes place.
- 5 January - Chris tells Sonichu Girl "Rosechu" that Panda is not a troll.
- 5 January - Episode 18, the second and final part of Sonichu #8, is published.
- 5 January - Shigeru Miyamoto contacts Chris to invite him to Redmond. Chris spends the next few days making plans and trying to raise money for the trip.
- 6 January - Video Chris announces Sonichu and Rosechu will be in Animal Crossing.
- 6 January - Chris and Gregg Mays exchange e-mails regarding the redesign of his website.
- 7 January - Chris and Gregg Mays continue to discuss the redesign. Chris tells him to get in touch with PandaHalo.
- 8 January - Chris tells the Sonichu Girls forum that he had been confused about whether or not Julie was a troll. He also invites them to play Animal Crossing with him.
- 8 January - Chris emails his Sonichu.net password to Gregg Mays. Mays hacks it, for the first time. Chris threatens him by email.
- 8 January - Video Chris threatens Mays with his "lawyer-man from Nintendo, Jay-Z". He also shows his fangs.
- 9 January - Gregg Mays asks Chris for the new password to his website so that he can fix it.
- 9 January - Chris asks the Sonichu Girls for their Wii Numbers.
- 11 January - Both Chris and Barbara correspond with Shigeru Miyamoto to ask for a cash advance for the trip to Washington.
- 12 January - Gregg Mays claims that he is Jason Kendrick Howell and that Chris needs to make a video saying that he is straight in order to get his website back.
- 12 January - Video Chris announces that he is straight, and that Sonichu.net is up again.
- 12 January - Chris updates the Tripod version of CWC's Sonichu Site!
- 13 January - Gregg Mays tells Chris to make a video of his parents saying why they are proud of Chris. Chris says he will.
- 14 January - Chris announces to the Sonichu Girls his plan to make an R-rated sub-domain on his Sonichu site, and welcomes nude fan art.
- 15 January - Chris announces on Sonichu.net that the site has been restored, except for the Bionicle site.
- 15 January - Chris explains Encyclopedia Dramatica to Miyamoto and asks for help in defeating the trolls.
- 15 January - Video Chris publicly denounces the ED page.
- 15 January - Mays and Chris exchange taunts on email.
- 16 January - Chris announces to the Sonichu Girls forum that he is switching from Sonichu.net to Sonichu.info.
- 16 January - Chris tells Miyamoto about the new website address.
- 17 January - Miyamoto suspects that Chris is a troll. Chris tells him he will make a video to prove his identity.
- 17 January - Video Chris addresses Shigeru Miyamoto.
- 17 January - Chris makes his last post to the Sonichu Girls forum, saying that his Sonichu site has been hacked and praying that God will kill Jason Kendrick Howell.
- 17 January - Gregg Mays tells Chris he is not Jason Kendrick Howell, but actually someone going by the name Clyde Cash, the alleged angry brother of the allegedly deceased Ryan Cash. Chris tells him to play in traffic.
- 18 January - Video Chris proves he's straight by stomping on his vibrator. He threatens the trolls.
- 18 January - Sonichu.net hacked by Clyde Cash.
- 18 January - Clyde, posing as Chris, sends an email to Miyamoto saying that he is gay.
- 18 January - Chris threatens Jason Kendrick Howell over the phone.
- 19 January - Chris publishes video about Sonichu.net being hacked. He announces Sonichu.info to be his new site.
- 19 January - Chris tells Miyamoto that the last email was a fake and that he is still straight.
- 19 January - Video Chris tells Clyde to get over the death of his brother.
- 19 January - Sonichu.info hacked.
- 20 January - Chris updates and completes his "The Sonichu Chronicles" powerpoint.
- 20 January - In a fan chat, Chris is shouted at by Clyde Cash and BILLY MAYS. He accidentally admits owning "numbers of pairs of dirty, crapped briefs."
- 21 January - Video Chris denounces Sonichu.net and Sonichu.info. He refers to a recent chat in which he revealed information about his elementary-school principal, but insists that information will not be used to turn him gay.
- 21 January - In a chat with Clyde Cash and Pandahalo, they tell Chris that Clyde has raped Panda, and that she is now expecting a baby.
- 21 January - Chris tells Miyamoto that he is definitely coming to Washington. Actually all he does is mail his Powerpoint Presentation and a personal message for Miyamoto.
- 22 January - Chris claims to have left for Redmond, Washington, and disappears for a few days.
- 23 January - The CWChronology is founded.
- 25 January - The new CWCki, with Media Wiki software, is released.
- 26 January - Video Chris makes the unlikely claim that he has returned from spending several days in Red Mond with Miyamoto. He quickly takes the video offline, claiming he was asked to do so by Nintendo.
- 27 January - Chris comes clean with Miyamoto, saying that he did not have the money or support to make the trip.
- 27 January - Chris emails Gregg Mays for the final time to admit that he did not go to Redmond.
- 28 January - Chris tells Miyamoto that he is not lazy and asks for his friendship and forgiveness.
- 28 Janaury - Reggie Fils-Aimé sends his first email to Chris cancelling the project. Chris responds to apologize and ask for another chance.
- 30 January - Video Chris admits Nintendo isn't working with him, and that he has lost all respect for Nintendo employee Reggie Fils-Aimé.
- 31 January - Chris takes last video offline.
- 31 January - Video Chris retracts the 30 January video and apologizes for his behavior.
- 31 January - Chris's First Mumble Fan Chat. He speaks on homos, wanting to be a woman, arguing with & not loving his dad, and other topics.