Swedish media debates dedicated 'toonophile'
At the center of the debate is French woman Alix Henriol, obsessed with Sonic since 2000:
I could have given anything to have become a robot or a character in a game.
The piece, posted on the newspaper's website, described Alix's desire to become cryogenically frozen until scientists can transfer her consciousness to a console, while referencing cosplay, erotic fan fiction and fantasy sex toy manufacturer Bad Dragon.
Though competing newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, called Alix "most likely" mentally ill, Dagens Nyheter felt her fantasies were "beautiful", comparing them to Christianity's "desire for a place where roses never wither."
Switch out Sonic the Hedgehog for Jesus and she will be a bride of Christ - only with a joystick instead of a crucifix. It is still considered more healthy to love a hippie nailed to a cross two thousand years ago than to love a blue hedgehog with sneakers.
Alix has taken Sonic Passion (her forum for lovers of game characters) offline, apparently due to harassment.
Clarification: The commentary was posted online; it is unknown whether it was published in the paper itself.