Hi, I'm totally new to speedruns, my only experience is wasting a good 3 hours with my freshman RA in a competition to beat Emerald Hills Zone Act 1 as fast as possible. Imagine my surprise to see here that 26 seconds isn't even close to a record!
In any case, I've been a Sonic fan since childhood, and I own all the non-Game Gear games/compilations up to SA2. Most of what's after that has been a serious disappointment to me, and I just wish Sega would fix the camera/controls instead of trying to "improve" the series with bad voice acting, overwrought plot (not that plot is bad!), and more new characters than I can count. Oh, and while I'm at it I ought to express my fervent prayer for the triumphant return of special stages.
Hopefully I'll be able to put up some Knuckles Chaotix records, since not too many people actually own it, and thus I won't have THAT many people to compete with (judging from the vids though, I've got some serious practice to do!).
For the time being, I'm just pleased to have found a Sonic fan community not overrun with furry fanfic writers (or worse, artists!).
Most forums I frequent don't really encourage introductions, so I hope I've done this right!
Speaking of other forums, Rolken, did you ever frequent a forum called Azure Heights?