March 1, 2018 (Current) |
October 4, 2012 (IPB 3)
May 17, 2011 (Forumotion)
|Notable Creations||SBC Royals Club, SBM Discord Server|
HawkbitAlpha (formerly ACSBehemothHellcat and Prince Darkstar) is an SBC member who originally joined the community in May 2011, but was permabanned from the site for much of the 2010s until his surprise return in 2018. Today, he remains as an active Loyal Customer. He is also a former member and chat moderator of SpongeBuddy Mania.
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 in July 2011 (following a fiery Xat argument) after being a member for only two months. Later, in October 2012, he was allowed to return, but was banned again in April 2013 for the same reasons; from here, he moved to SpongeBuddy Mania, where he remained as an active member until 2018. While trolls are nothing new to the community, Hawk was one of the most notorious in earlier SBC history, as he was (especially during his first ban) very vocal about his contempt for the site while staying on SBM. This reputation made him a popular choice of a villain in numerous SBC Lits between 2011 and 2015.
Hawk's combative, often cynical style has made him a fairly divisive figure in SBC/SBM's shared history throughout the years; in his late teen years, this aspect would come to overshadow his previous history on SBC, reaching a peak during his time as the founder and original owner of SBM's Discord. On top of his detachment from SpongeBob as a whole, his hardline stances against "shitposts", memes, and low-level trolls firmly split members' opinions of him down the middle. On the other hand, Hawk gained respect in other ways for his blunt nature, efficient management of the Discord, and use of his platform as a semi-official staff member to pressure higher staff into banning more disliked members from the site. Though Hawk's actions on SBM allowed him to be unbanned from SBC for the final time in March 2018, he resigned on his own terms as owner of the SBM Discord two months later, due to what he perceived as a decline in the chat's quality, and would later become one of the many cross-site members to be banned from the latter site in December for protesting against its staff in the wake of the Third SBC Renaissance.
Starting in 2018, Hawk became most well-known among both older and newer members of SBC alike for popularizing politics discussions on the site; his direct, often biting libertarian-leftist rhetoric has been cited by numerous members as an influence on their own views shifting leftward. Hawk's investment in discussing and defending his ideas led to him winning the final three iterations of SBC's GCA Best Debater award in 2018-2020, before said award was ended in 2021. Along with this, he's known for such antics as livestreaming plays of Portal 2 co-op with frenemy and "Homophobia" "star" The DS Guy, and more notably, becoming a "late-bloomer brony" in August 2020 after taking a friend's suggestion to watch MLP: FiM, well after the heyday of the brony firestorm. Some things, you really just can't predict.
Today, Hawk continues to regularly appear on the SBC Discord and forums, as well as various other Discord servers made up of current and inactive SBC members. He is most identified online now, however, with his presence in the YSFlight Simulator community, as an organizer and performer in virtual airshows.