HawkbitAlpha

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HawkbitAlpha
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User Info
Registration Date March 1, 2018 (Current)
October 4, 2012 (IPB 3)
May 17, 2011 (Forumotion)
Age 24
Status Active
Group Cashiers, Loyal Customers
Notable Creations SpongeCraft Frontiers, Community Mixtape

HawkbitAlpha (formerly ACSBehemothHellcat, Prince Darkstar, and AlphaWarhawk) is an SBC member who originally joined the community in May 2011, but was banned from the site for much of the 2010s until becoming a permanent member in 2018. He is currently one of SBC's three Cashiers, and the admin of SpongeCraft Frontiers.

History

Early years (2011-2015)

Having initially discovered SBC at 11 years old, Hawk's arrival on the site was marked by his immaturity and willingness to constantly argue with other members, which led to him being banned multiple times, then indefinitely in July 2011, after only two months as a member. Later, in October 2012, he was allowed to return, but was banned again in April 2013 for the same reasons. After the first ban, he moved to SpongeBuddy Mania, where he remained as an active member until 2018. While contentious users are nothing new to the community, Hawk became the most notorious and persistent of them in early SBC history, as he made an enemy of many members of both SBM and SBC by repeatedly publicly antagonizing the latter site over the course of several years. This caused him to become a popular choice of villain in numerous Lits between 2011 and 2015.

Changeover (2015-2018)

Hawk's aggressive and increasingly arrogant behavior made him a very polarizing figure in SBC/SBM's shared history throughout much of the 2010s; in his late teen years, this aspect would come to overshadow his previous history on SBC, reaching a peak during his time as the original owner of SBM's Discord. On top of his years-long detachment from SpongeBob as a whole, Hawk's egotistical, self-indulgent attitude, as well as his tendency to start fights and petty dramas, caused a level of controversy to follow him through his entire time on the site. On the other hand, some SBM members praised his efforts in calling out and attacking many of the site's most disliked members, and later pushing the staff team to issue a number of bans in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, Hawk's management of the SBM Discord was met with similarly mixed reactions, with many praising his organizational work, but criticizing his chaotic and often hostile moderation practices.

After five years under a permaban, Hawk's actions on SBM allowed him to be unbanned from SBC for the final time in March 2018, and two months later, he resigned as the SBM Discord's owner out of feelings of disillusionment, solidifying his shift to SBC as a permanent member in the process. Toward the end of the year, he became one of the many members of both sites to be banned from SBM for protesting against its staff in the wake of the Third SBC Renaissance.

Today (2019-)

While Hawk remains a somewhat combative person to this day, he has mellowed out considerably in the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, and has gone on to have a far more peaceful time with SBC than his prior years spent on SBM. The Sharing Time thread "Anger, Debates, Empathy, and Socialism" contains his reflections on his own personality and political views over time. Notably, Hawk has also rekindled something of an interest in cartoons, with his emergence in August 2020 as a "late-bloomer brony" taking many SBCers by surprise. He is also one of the numerous members of SBC's large fandom of The Owl House.

On November 11, 2022, Hawk became the first formerly-banned member in SBC history to be made a Cashier, succeeding Fred Rechid. He tends to be the "wild card" of the staff, occasionally acting on his own initiative toward goals both inside of and beyond SBC itself, often without prior input from other staff members. Bringing video game-based experiences to SBC has been the core of Hawk's agenda as a Cashier, with SpongeCraft Frontiers being his most notable creation in that pursuit. He also organizes the recurring Community Mixtape music project, and in 2023, was the host of the Golden Community Awards XVII.

In October 2023, Hawk stated on SBC that he was nonbinary, and now goes by he/they pronouns, saying that he has no particular preference for either pair. Prior to this, throughout 2019, he had quietly come out to the community as pansexual.

Outside of SBC, Hawk is most well-known online for his work in the indie flight simulator YSFlight, where he has hosted virtual airshows through his organization VCAP Aerobatics since 2021.