(approved by Sophie)
First look at these pictures from my copy of the Guinness Book 2012 Gamers Edition:
Before you potentially say, "OMG, YOU'RE THE BEST AT SONIC, I LOVE YOU!" or "YOU'RE A NARCISSIST FOR SHOWING THIS!" the reasons behind this were much darker than most people would expect. Do not send me a message about this unless you understand my reasons for playing video games competitively.
Witness my past (from my Google site):
Some say that people with Asperger's syndrome are inferior, but here's the thing: I have it, so does the creator of Pokemon, George Lucas the father of Star Wars has it, Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is certainly worth noting as well. You may wonder how I got where I am in video games: you see, when I was about four or five years of age, I played a Sega Genesis with Sonic The Hedgehog 2, thus my first game ever, I then desired to be the fastest thing in the world, but sadly, physics made me realize my limits. Before I lost hope, I received that same Genesis with a few games. Sadly, the machine broke and I was sad, then the PC version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles was released and things went fine. People bullied me, even said that I was an humiliation to my family and the "R word". The excessive bullying partially made me develop a chronic, sometimes physically self-abusive inferiority complex. A Nintendo Gamecube was a holiday present one year with Sonic Mega Collection, featuring all the Sonic games I had in my early days and I felt nostalgia. After some ups and downs in school, I saw segments of the movie King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, and remembered my early wish and thought, "if my own legs can't be the best, I will simply use my childhood-present hero's to be the best instead!" So, with some practice, I completed a few speed runs and points runs in Sonic games. In fact three of my records were mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records: Gamers Edition 2012, truly a positive shock since I was trying to prove stereotypes of people with autism to be absolutely false and make a wish of earning respect come true at last. As a result, I feel better about myself and the poor self-esteem is no more. As long as I exist, sticking up for the minority is my mission, I saw too many people be bullied for thinking differently, just like me to not care. The majority of people don't realize that Asperger's Syndrome has benefits, which made my task easier.
So to sum it up, I made an impossible wish come true using my child hero Sonic The Hedgehog (and Knuckles The Echidna), constructive use of anger and revenge, stick up for people who are mocked despite that they get strengths for having Asperger's Syndrome. Defiance is often bad, but I used that to prove that incomplete/poorly informed information leads to misunderstandings of what IS there.
Though not mentioned on my site, I had not one, not two, but THREE suicidal periods growing up, each partially from pressure to "live up to expectations" and I'm 20 now, this provided another reason, to potentially save people that are bullied from "not being like everyone else" from doing so. My individuality allowed me to gain more knowledge than most my age and allowed me to not think in absolutes.
I even used my being Guinnessed to set up a charity for the voice actor Dan Green (Knuckles champion helps former Knuckles with his tragedy). It's on his Guestbook right now.