Was going to point this out - there just wasn't really much to talk about on the "SegaSonic" side of things for a while in the mid-late 90s. In the US at least, the Archie comics were the only consistent product, and after the cancellation of both SatAM and AoStH (man, even just writing out these acronyms is giving me flashbacks) had firmly planted their feet into the SatAM side of things whereas before they tried to strike a balance between SatAM's lore and AoStH's humor. So that's kind of where the fandom was. With the launch of the Dreamcast there was a bit of a new flurry when it came to endless debate over which continuity was better. The OVA's US release was day and date with the Dreamcast, Underground premiered right around then, and the comics were still in full swing. As someone who even unironically enjoyed Underground at the time because hey, new Sonic, there was a ton of flame war shit between the SatAM and Underground fandoms, as well as a divide between the "old guard" SatAM fans who looked down on Archie and its feeble attempts to keep that aspect of the series going while gradually integrating the games' canon into the story. Even as someone who considered himself a SatAM fan first and foremost though, I could tell we were ultimately just fighting over table scraps, and the Adventure canon was the only real future the series had. For a franchise that was so often split into so many directions, that period in the mid-00s - with the launch of Heroes, the debut of Sonic X, and the SatAM elements of Archie feeling more and more like quirky artifacts of the comic's beginnings (that I appreciated were still there, mind you) - was the first time it really felt like there was any kind of franchise-wide synergy. I was still a regular poster on FUS at the time and I was starting to feel out of sorts because I just kind of felt fine with it.