Sonichu 15

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Ongoing

The things described in this article are still happening, so it may be subject to frequent change.


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Unfinished

Chris has yet to complete this project due to stress.

 
 
Well, that's pretty much what I expected.
 

 

Rosechu's Story creator Trickie, upon discovering that Chris ripped off her comic.[1]

Sonichu #15
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Cover Date: 16 October 2017
Finished: In Progress
Page Count: (incomplete so far)
Episodes: 1 (incomplete so far)
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Sonichu #15 was announced by Chris on 17 October 2017, directly after he completed Sonichu #12. It is a "Retelling of the Classic First Three Episodes, BUT with More Details; More Commentary and Dialogue from Sonichu and Rosechu".[2]

The cover is an alternate version of the infamous "Zap to the extreme!" cover on Sonichu #0, with a transgender Chris directing Sonichu, who responds, "Yes, I will!! Thank you, mother!!!". Chris believes that his art has improved in the 13-year span between the two books.[3]

Plot

Ripping off Rosechu's Story comic

Comparing art between Sonichu #15 and fancomic Rosechu's Story.
An entire page is taken from Rosechu's Story, down to the dialogue.
Chris copying Rosechu's Story. Note the awkward pen grip + gym gloves hampering his drawing ability.

Chris shamelessly copied scenes, dialogue and elements from a notable fancomic titled Rosechu's Story. Chris had previously read this comic prior, and even commented about it on Tumblr.

Alterations

Chris made some minor alterations.

  • Dialogue - Chris makes several awkward dialogue changes.
Rosechu's Story Sonichu 15
"Yeah, right" "Ch-yeah, right"
"another Pokemon like me just showing up at the door?" "another Pokemon for my rose just showing up at the door?"
"Woah" "Woahly"
"For the love of -" "For the love of Arceus!"
"Seriously, Kel?? You never once noticed my tail is pointed?!" "Seriously, Kel?? You never once noticed my tail is pointed?! Much less, my wee-wee?"

Originally, one of Chris's alterations was in deciding to depict the Raichu in his version of the story with a blunt tail as opposed to pointed (in the Pokémon games, this marks a Raichu as female), even though Rosechu's Story has a plot point about Rosechu having been born as a male. This was obviously Chris attempting to put his foot down on the much debated and ridiculed topic of Rosechu's birth gender. However, Idea Guy convinced Chris that he was wrong and that Rosechu was really born a male[4], so Chris reversed his alteration in a 2019 revision.

Other storylines

Comic pages

Pages from Sonichu 15

Revisions

Sonichu #15 Version Comparison
Page Number 2017 Version 2019 Version Notes
Cover
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Originally, the cover did not credit Trickie or Rosechu's Story.
For the 2019 revision, Chris scribbled a note in the corner reading: "Also complimenting of Trickie's book, "Rosechu's Story", with permission to quote that book for this one."
An understatement to say the least, as most of the book's imagery and writing is copied directly from Rosechu's Story.
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In the original 2017 page, Chris drew the Raichu that becomes Rosechu with a blunt tail. (in Pokémon lore, a blunt tail signifies a Raichu is female while a pointed tail signifies it is male). He similarly drew its pre-evolved form, Pikachu, with a heart-shaped tail for the same reason. It was to be a retcon of Sonichu 0, which depicted the Raichu with a pointed tail (as the Pokémon lore had not existed at the time).
However, later that year, Idea Guy told Chris that Rosechu was really born a male. When Chris returned to the comic in 2019, he followed Idea Guy's canon and revised the page to depict the Pikachu/Raichu with pointed tails (by drawing the tails on a separate page, cutting them out and gluing them over the original versions).
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Minor date change. The 2017 version gives February 14, 2003 as the date Rosechu and Sonichu meet; the 2019 version is revised to February 7 (with Chris writing the 7 on a slip of paper and gluing it over the previous date).

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