Is not drunk as a skunk
I find 'shipping anyone with Nicole kinda weird, 'cause she's basically a computer/hologram.
I suppose Shard kinda makes sense, he is a robot.
As for the "Mobius 25/30 Years Later" A.U., I think there was good and bad things about it. Some fans didn't like it's more "slice of life mixed with some adventure" style, feeling that was out of place for the Sonic comic, and just felt that, and all the "happily married characters," and stuff very fanfic-y.
Though, as Lightning said, it was sometimes a nice change of pace, and nice seeing the older characters. Some characters like Lara-Su. (Knuckles' & Julie-Su's daughter) were kinda cool too.
I admit, I didn't really like the Tails X Mina pairing either, as it was oddly random, and a bit awkward considering she & Sonic used to be sort've a thing. (Contrary to what some say, technically Sonic & Mina never actually became "BF & GF" in the series though.)
Ken Penders said he only did that, because the editor made him start using Mina, (whom Ken ignored, because he tends to ignore characters/events by other writters like Karl Bollers, as Ken didn't really collaborate well, and prefered using only his own concepts) and he didn't know what else to with her in M25YL.