Mailbag 45 was uploaded to the CWCipedia on 22 January 2010. Chris had been relatively diligent about updating his incredibly ugly website, and it was expected that he would get to it that evening. Instead he took an unexplained three-day hiatus.
He finally tackled it on 25 January, only to answer fewer than half of the letters before leaving to do something with his family. He finished answering it the next evening. Highlights included Chris comparing himself to legendary cartoonists, another in the increasingly bizarre "whores for my son" series of letters, and Chris telling us to get over ourselves in relation to him constantly showing us Rosechu's ass.
- 1 Answered
- 1.1 Charlie Brown
- 1.2 Not that that means anything
- 1.3 Adventures with whores
- 1.4 Robble robble
- 1.5 Chris' hormones + Rosechu's ass = Fan service
- 1.6 Later bitches
- 1.7 Enough evidence
- 1.8 No Artistic Taste
- 1.9 The harshest of attitudes
- 1.10 Not likely
- 1.11 Mistakes, errors, and ordeals
- 1.12 This is why you're losing your fans
- 1.13 Chris NEVER deletes letters
- 2 Gone Forever
|From: Hamsty the Hamster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seriously. Fans from 10 years ago have grown up. Maybe you should too.
|"Peanuts" fans still enjoy Charles Schultz's work and praise him although he has been dead for almost ten years now.|
Not that that means anything
|From: Mike Hawke <email@example.com>
|It is being considered.|
Adventures with whores
|From: Mike Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I need you now more than ever. I need you to do a shoutout in your video for my son Mike Junior. He has run away with the prostitute that I hired for him a week ago. He'd told my wife and I that it was a love match, but we didn't believe him. Now they are on the run to Vegas where they are going to get married- my son has a fake ID and is going to use that to pretend that he's 18. Can you ask him to come home? We promise that we won't run his girlfriend away as long as he comes back.
Also, my wife is concerned about the language you are using to the writers of Asperchu. She says that it is way too harsh for our children and because the kids are already so upset, she has made me stop reading your comics to our children.
P.S.- MIKE JUNIOR COME HOME! ALL IS FORGIVEN!
|I will make a video later today. --ChrisChanSonichu 21:22, 25 January 2010 (CET)|
Chris never made the promised video. Mike called him out on it three mailbags later.
|From: Billy MC <email@example.com>
I am a big fan of you and Sonichu. I am writing to ask you if you ever worry about the Hamburglar stealing your McDonald's food. My mother takes me to McDonald's quite a lot and whenever I am there I am always sure to look around for the Hamburglar because you never know where he might be lurking, waiting to snatch away your Big Mac and fries! Speaking of McDonald's, you and the Grimace share many similarities. I believe he might be High-Functioning Autistic too!
|How old do you think I am? I am not an immature child; I am 27 years old. --ChrisChanSonichu 21:22, 25 January 2010 (CET)|
Chris' hormones + Rosechu's ass = Fan service
|From: Faye Dexter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Chris, most of your fans that are still reading are ADULTS and we demand to be treated as such! You lost most of your underage fans with the sex storylines(even censored, most parents don't let that kind of thing fly) so I suggest that there be more MATURE storylines with gore and violence. Games rated M usually have gore in them and those are rated M for MATURE. TV-MA is for MATURE AUDIENCES and usually has gore and violence. So could you include those in the comic so your adult audience doesn't feel like they're reading a baby comic for babies?
|I am not a gorey artist; just accept the Fan Service of panty-shots and get over yourselves. --ChrisChanSonichu 21:22, 25 January 2010 (CET)|
|**I will resume later; I have to go out with my family for a short while. --ChrisChanSonichu 21:22, 25 January 2010 (CET)|
This was later removed before answering the rest of the mailbag on 26 January.
|From: Andrew Rinker <email@example.com>
I'm just wondering why you were so rude in your response to the final question in mailbag 43 (from Keith Keithson). All he did was present an in depth, well thought out argument. Is that how you respond to any argument you do not agree with? Wouldn't it be better to actually attempt to refute his claims? All you are doing with your response is showing that you have no evidence to refute his claims, and are therefore conceding that they are, in fact, the truth. No disrespect intended, I'm just curious why you don't simply take the time to present your own counterpoints to his, rather than just telling him to "go fuck yourself". That's very rude, and only serves to portray you in a negative light.
|I do not care much for those who question my claim on Sonichu, especially after I have acquired the Paper Copyright Registration on Sonichu for myself. As far as I am concerned, that C.R. is enough Evidence to support me and my Sonichu.|
No Artistic Taste
|From: Bernardo Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So let me get this straight, you are saying people who don't like your comic series are mentally underdeveloped and have poor taste?
|You misunderstand and misquote me. I was stating that those who think BLOCKY-STYLE, Low-Resolution drawings are even remotely better than my own hand-drawn style, which I HAVE A WHOLE LOCAL COMMUNITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, and MY Church Congregation who all Agree that MY Art Style is Excellent; those who see the Blocky, which is crappy in my point of view AND in Art Experts' P.O.V., as even an inkling of good Have No Artistic Taste. --ChrisChanSonichu 02:31, 27 January 2010 (CET)|
The harshest of attitudes
|From: Trap Master
You've said you don't want to remove Simonla from the comics because it would be taking away Wild's girlfriend. It's wrong to put Wild's, a FICTIONAL character, feelings ahead of a real person. Leaving Simonla in your comics is hurting Evan, stop being a monster and do the right thing.
|Evan is overreacting; I do not listen to those who overreact and condescend to me with LOUD Tones and Harshest Attitudes.|
|From: Manfred Eicher <email@example.com>
I am a volunteer with the German Red Cross and I am currently in Haiti helping to bring people's lives back to normal. It's grueling work. It's hot and some people still can't get clean water and food. Although your poster is nice, it won't get things done here. If you really want to help, it often makes a big difference when celebrities donate large sums of money which they encourage people to match. You may have already done this and if you have, you should announce it. Alternatively, if you were to volunteer to come to Haiti and put some elbow grease into the project, it might encourage others to do the same. It would go a lot further than a poster and we would really appreciate the help.
Best regards, Manfred
|I am considering that greatly, and I have already donated a healthy sum into the funds that have exceeded $57 million.|
Mistakes, errors, and ordeals
|From: Brianna Ricaud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chris, in your reply to my mail you claimed that you always censor adult stuff from your comics and that images were "tricked from you".
You have proved that you're a liar and a hypocrite and you have lost another fan. Alec has never lied and he doesn't do cowardly things and then deny them.
|HE does not have a page on Encyclopedia Dramatica that has taunted him for over two years; HE was not deceived by Internet Trolls who pretended to be a number of women who "wanted to be his girlfriend" who trick him into sending them HIS valuable, yet recreatable, possession, a copy of HIS Limited-Copied-and-Distributed-within-Friends-and-Family Life DVD that he completed on his 25th Birthday. HE never has had to deal with True Women who he thought fully in his heart to be The One Sweetheart, who each DIED Prematurely in Brushfires, Automobile Accidents, Suicide and whatnot. HE has a mental ailment that LACKS in comparison to my own; HE has been MORE Social Outward his whole life, while I HAD TO deal with MORE Social Awkwardness than HE could ever Count and Imagine.
You think I DENY MY OWN MISTAKES, ERRORS and ORDEALS? YOU CAN GO COUNT YOUR OWN CURSES AND SEE HOW THEY OUTWEIGH YOUR OWN BLESSINGS. Or, here's a quote from John Kramer (fictional character with DEPTH), "Live or Die, Make Your Choice." My versions, "Peace or Worry; Fight or Flee; Strong Will or Mistaken Impulses; Draw your Fated-to-Die Sweetheart Alive or Dead; Fact or Fiction...etc., etc., etc.... Make YOUR OWN CHOICES."
Who has had to suffer more in Life: Christian with Autism or Alec with Naive Attitudes? --ChrisChanSonichu 02:31, 27 January 2010 (CET)
This is why you're losing your fans
|From: Cpt. Wyvern <email@example.com>|
|Who are YOU to criticize me? G4 TV's X-Play?|
Note that X-Play reviews video games, not comic books.
Chris NEVER deletes letters
|From: Gil Gerard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As a fan of your comic, recently I've been feeling insulted by the things you've been saying to us. In your mailbags, you've been calling us hypocrites and mentally devolved, and you've been slashing and ignoring a lot of good questions from your mailbags for no reason. This is no way to be treating your fans. You seem to want us to worship you like you're God or something, and you seem to not be able to maturely handle criticism.
I noticed that other comic artists will actually answer the letters they get. I know you don't like that Leary guy, but at least he answers emails and treats his fans with respect. I hope you do the same before you lose all of your fans.
|Well, at least I do answer my Letters. And I am certain he deletes EVERY LAST LETTER he is the least offended by, or REWORDS ALL of such; AT least I put most of those letters in a seperate [sic] bag and give them notice and attention appropriately. I feel distraught when I have to put up with such, and I am certain all the other artists do the same, even worse by tossing them into the trashcan like an office person who makes it fun with balling up the paper and shooting the hoop. At Least I give every one of my letters full reading time and thought. --ChrisChanSonichu 02:31, 27 January 2010 (CET)|
I'm writing because, after seeing the Asperchu "hardcore" ad, I have decided to give up your baby comic for Alec's mature book. Have fun coloring within the lines, Baby Chrissie. Don't shit your diapers too much.
At one point we all had this reaction
|From: Harold Man
I used to be a big fan of Sonichu for a long time because it seemed to have very subversive themes. You drew in a manner that seemed intentionally bad. Like you were parodying Republican views. But you're serious? That's amazing. No one would like your comic if you were actually being serious. I just told my friends that you're serious and we're are laughing our asses off. You're so naive.
You're really serious. Like, the biggest Sonichu fan forum is full of threads about how hilarious your work is and how they'd write comic book companies to carry your work. Just wait 'til word gets out that you're serious. That you aren't kidding when you say Sonichu is straight. Everyone will leave.
Your audience now is all college students who think you're being ironic and funny. Little kids aren't interested. Believe me, I tried to show my brother. He told me to get the crap out of his face because he was playing X-Box. Kids don't care about cartoons anymore. The only people who read it, read it because it has undertones of homosexuality.
Seriously, I think you misunderstand why Asperchu is popular. Now, its drawing is average, but what hooks readers is the underlying themes. Because of your autism, you don't get it. It's like a big secret joke that you don't see. Maybe you should ask a non-autistic friend to explain it to you. That is, if you care about your fans. They'll all leave and you won't know why.
You're saying Alec shot himself in the foot. Pfft, he made the smarter move by going more adult and serious. He knows his fanbase. Apparently you don't know yours.
I know you won't reply to this because you're a coward.
~ A former fan
Caught in a lie? Just delete the evidence
I saw your "TheTailofRosechu.jpg" image and thought, "Hey, that's not what I remember." Then I looked back at the comics, and sure enough, the Raichu's tail is pointed and sharp, like that of a male's. What gives? Why lie to your fans like this?
You can't just lie to your fans, and you can't just keep going back and changing stuff in your comics. I hated how you changed the "My love quest is finally over" page almost as much as I hate being lied to by a big fat liar like you. It's stuff like this, all the lies and retcons, that make me feel like I should stop reading the comic.
If you want to make things right, apologize, admit your mistake, promise to never make the same mistake again, and (this is the most important part) NEVER DO IT AGAIN. Stop lying, even "small" lies, and quit changing your old stuff.
The writer of this letter is referring to the image found here.
|From: Hamsty the Hamster <email@example.com>|
Sweet Alec and Hella Evan
|From: Evang7 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alec and I DO NOT FEAR YOU. This comic symbolizes our unity Against You. http://i48.tinypic.com/zv90s7.jpg
Before you click any links, please be aware that the image is of some neckbeard's asshole.
Hey Chris its Adam Savage from Myth Busters here! Yes THE Adam Savage! I love your comics and I saw your most recent video telling that damn Asperchu Parody off and how you want them to suck your balls while you stick your middle finger so far up their ass! Righteous man!
I got to thinking about it… And hey you know… I’m am open guy and I say we should try and bust some myths together. Perhaps we could start with the myth about you being homosexual! I’m pretty sure I know the results! I know some great ways we can test it too! You, Jamie, and myself can get together and have a wild night busting that myth wide open so EVERYONE will finally know the truth!
I’ve included a picture of myself doing some very special poses for you and Sonichu so you know its REALLY ME! I hope you like the picture I was thinking of you and your comic series when I took it.
-Adam P.S. What was your favorite episode on myth busters? Mine has to be the one where we launched the liquid nitrogen frozen butterball turkeys.
The episode referred to is #81, "Holiday Special", first aired 6 December 2006.