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Ratchet is a slang term describing something or someone repulsive. Usually referring to a badly dressed person or a bad hair style. Ratchet is a massively overused typo of the word ‘wretched’. Often regarded as a great ‘tool’ for sugar coding the phrase “rat sh*t” so people who don’t get it wont hear the words “rat” or “sh*t”.The antonym of ratchet is swag.
At some point people started misusing the word ratchet in place of the word wretched and then it blew out of control when it became popularized by the song “Do Tha Ratchet” where it made radio play in Louisiana.
The term ratchet took the internet by storm when Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson uploaded the music video “Ratchet Girl Anthem.” This triggered the greatest exposure to date for the slang term ratchet and the phrase “she ratchet” repeated throughout the song. There are 2 different versions that tally up over 50 millions views.
Ratchet Music Videos
Rawcus – Ain’t Ratchet Enough (Official Music Video)
Lorde Royals Parody “Ratchet”
Lil Debbie – RATCHETS– Official Video
The Rangers – No Ratchets (Unofficial Music Video)
Zeds Dead – Ratchet
Rich Kidz™ – Ratchet ft. Future & Chief Keef [CC] Lyrics
Other Popular Ratchet Videos
Hood Fairy Tales: Ratchet Rapunzel
You Know You Ratchet When…
TENSIGNS SHE’S RATCHET!!!!
Ratchet People At Clubs
What Ratchet Girls Think Before A Fight!
Since the slang term ratchet is spelled the same as a regular ratchet, search trends can’t identify the difference between the two without including terms that would only correlate with the slang term ratchet. The 5 notable terms ratchetness, ratchet hoe, ratchet hoes, she ratchet, and that’s so ratchet are able to gather search results for slang term ratchet while excluding searches for actual socket wrenches in the data.
The United States of Japan-pan (Japanese: 合衆国ニッポンポン, Gasshukoku Nippon-pon) refers to a series of MAD videos for a Japanese TV anime Code Geass. It was the most famous visual resource for parodies for this anime which was one of the pioneers breathing life into the MAD video phenomena on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND).
The 1st season of this anime, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, was aired from October 2006 to March 2007, and the source footage for this MAD series is taken from a scene in the 23rd episode in the season, where Zero, the alter ego of protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge, declares the foundation of the United States of Japan.
I shall announce here that, from now on, we will ragain our independence from Britania!
However, that doesn’t mean a revival of the previous Japan.
I won’t make the foolish mistake of repeating history!
What we are going to create is a brand new Japan.
she must have a wide embrace, ready to accept anyone regardless of race, past, and ideals.
A place where the strong wont’t oppress the weak!
A country with dignity!
Her name is… the United States of Japan!
Since NND was launched during the airing period, Code Geass had been one of the well-used visual resources for MAD videos in the quite early days of that video sharing serivice. The most famous instance of Code Geass MADs in those days is a KishimenMAD made by a Japanese professional movie creator/director Atsushi Wakamura. Meanwhile, this scene entered in the limelight by several MAD videos created by NND user yuroshi which utilizes Zero’s “pon” utterance like a percussion. Those videos were uploaded from April to June in 2008. By many derivative creations by followers, The United States of Japan-pan succeeded to earn much popularity on NND.
Oppressive Actions by Copyright Holders
At the end of June 2008, many Japanese anime productions, TV broadcasting stations and music industries finally began removing copyright infringement videos on NND. And the copyright holders for this anime franchise, BANDAIVISUAL and SUNRISE, were not the exception. They removed almost all of Japan-pan MADs and still continues removing all videos sampling visuals of their contents even if those are pure fan works.
As a countermeasure to the small-minded companies, NND users reproduced Code GeassMAD videos by hand-drawn animations to avoid deletion in a similar way of Futae no Kiwami. Because of this, Japan-pan MADs became to have a unique originality compared to usual MADs videos, though its amount is a few. Additionally, many reprints of the original MAD videos are still alive on YouTube.
Left: “Slide Show Part II” from Final Fantasy VIII | Right: Hand-drawn Animated Version for Kirby Sky High
Niconico 【合作】最終鬼畜仮面ゼロ 全力でニッポンポン！に皆で絵を付けてみた
Left: UN Oven was Her? from Touhou Project | Right: Hand-drawn Animated version
Left: “Dancing Panda” from Gokujō Parodius! | Right: Hand-drawn Animated version
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Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is a romantic comedy graphic adventure game released for the 3DO in 1994 . Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties was mainly panned by critics and often considered one of the worst games ever on both the internet and real life, it has gained cult status over time.
The game was mostly panned by several critics, often from the voice acting, controls, and the fact the game was a slide show instead of full motion
Angry Video Game Nerd
In July 2009, The Angry Video Game Nerd made a review of the game, uploading it onto YouTube in 2011, he gave the game a negative review, criticizing many aspects of the game, as well as calling it just a slide show
TAKEYOURDAMNCLOTHESOFF!!! is a memorable quote uttered by the character Thresher, asking the character Jane to take off her clothes, it has in more recent years, became a popular quote from the game
Kotoura-san’s Head Shake, also depicted as a Shift-JIS art “(＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)KoshiKoshiKoshi” (Japanese: (＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)コシコシコシ), refers to a series of hand-drawn animated GIFs/videos and illustrations which are tributes to an adorable head shake by Haruka Kotoura, the protagonist in a Japanese manga/TV anime Kotoura-san. In a similar vein to Rikka’s Finger Spin and Poka Poka, it was a poular subject for fan creations on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) and illustrators community pixiv in 2013.
The original Kotoura-san’s head shake is a less than 1-second scene where she is rubbing her head against her boyfriend. It appears on the opening movie for the TV anime series aired from January to March in 2013. Additionally, the opening theme song expresses her cute action with an unique onomatopoeia “Koshi Koshi” (コシコシ or こしこし). This song “Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho?” (そんなこと裏のまた裏話でしょ?; lit. “You Want To Hear the Story Behind the Backstory, Right?”) is sung by a Japanese singer/voice actor Megumi Nakajima.
The head shake begins from 0:48
Sonna ni koshi koshi shicha dame yo (Koshi koshi koshi!)
Don’t rub so much on me! (Rub! Rub! Rub!)
In spite of a quite short appearance, her adorable head shake caught a much attention among viewers. And the further spread was brought by an addicting version for the opening movie uploaded to NND. Anime Otakus soon became to dub it as “Koshi Koshi” and gave a one-line Shift-JIS art reproducing her pleasant smile “(＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)KoshiKoshiKoshi” ((＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)コシコシコシ). Then, tagged under this Shift-JIS art, onver one hundred of parody videos and animated GIFs or illustrations reproducing “Koshi Koshi” with their favorite characters had been posted to each online creators communities, NND, Nico Nico Seiga and pixiv, during the anime’s airing period.
Niconico (＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)コシコシコイシNiconico コシコシ春香さん
Left: Koishi Komeiji from Touhou Project | Right: Haruka Amami from THE iDOLM@STER
Niconico そんなこと裏のまた裏話でしょ? ランカver.Niconico てってってー（＞ワ＜≡＞ワ＜)コシコシコシ
Left: Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier | Right: Te-Te-Te-
A phrase without the Shift-JIS art, “Koshi-Koshi-Koshi” (コシコシコシ), has a spike during the anime’s airing period.
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IGN is a website containing video game-related news, cheats, reviews and media.
In September 1996, the Imagine Games Network was founded by Jonathan Simpson-Bint for the gaming websites PSXPower, Next-Generation, Saturnworld, Ultra Game Players Online and N64.com. In 1998, many of the sites consolidated to become channels at IGN.com.
In 1999, IGN purchased the role-playing video game website Vault Network. In 2005, the multi-media business empire News Corporation acquired IGN for $650 million. On May 25th, 2011, IGN’s online game store Direct2Drive was sold to the video game rental service GameFly. In February 2013, News Corporation sold IGN to the publishing company Ziff Davis.
IGN contains video game news, information, podcasts and videos for a variety of platforms, including PlayStaion, Xbox, PC and Nintendo. In addition, the site contains sections for movies and television entertainment. The IGN Forums provide community boards for video games and other entertainment media discussions.
Operation Rainfall was an online campaign orchestrated by gamers on the IGN Forums urging Nintendo to release North American versions of the games Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower.
Didn’t Read LOL
"Didn’t Read, LOL” is an expression commonly used to taunt others online by announcing their comments and posts have been ignored. The first known GIF featuring the phrase surfaced on the IGN Forums in July 2008.
Video Game Scoring
IGN video game review scores, which rank games on a scale from 1-10, are often mocked online for being overly generous in light of the actual review commentary. On February 6th, 2012, the gaming blog Twenty Sided published an article criticizing IGN, which accused the site of “review-score prostitution.” On December 25th, an anonymous 4chan user replied to an illustration of a phallus with the comment “8/10 it’s okay – IGN,” mocking the lackluster reviews accompanied by above-average scores on the site. On October 16th, 2013, IGN reviews editor Dan Stapleton participated in an “ask me anything” (AMA) post on the /r/Games subreddit. In the comments section Redditor recklessfred pointed out that many people perceived IGN reviews being on a 7-10 scale rather than the stated 0-10 scale. On November 17th, a post was submitted to the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit about IGN scoring jokes. On December 5th, Redditor cyanghost109- submitted an infographic accusing IGN of giving unfair favorable reviews to games in the Call of Duty franchise, gaining over 2,300 upvotes and 300 comments prior to being archived (shown below).
IGN reported that it was receiving 24 million unique visitors per month by June 2005. As of June 2014, IGN has a global rank of 312 and United States rank of 167 on the traffic analytics site Alexa.
You Did Not Eat That is an Instagram photo blog which highlights pictures of people with svelte or fit physiques posed with sugary or high-calorie foods.
On April 6th, 2014, the “You Did Not Eat That” Instagram feed was launched, which initially featured photographs of dessert foods being held in someone’s hand. On April 21st, the feed highlighted a picture of fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni posed with an uneaten milkshake, speculating that she did not actually consume the dessert drink (shown below).
On Man 20th, 2014, the NY Mag fashion blog The Cut interviewed the anonymous owner of the photo blog, who revealed that she was inspired to create the feed after witnessing people working in fashion posing with food for pictures to be shared on social media without actually consuming the item afterward. The same day, the Instagram feed reblogged a photo of Ferragni posed with a Magnum ice cream bar, with a caption joking that the fashion blogger was being paid by the company to post a picture of herself with their ice cream product (shown below). Within three weeks, the photo gained over 1,230 likes and 450 comments.
Over the next week, the women’s interest blog The Gloss published an article about the Instagram feed and several notable examples were highlighted on The Huffington Post. On June 7th, the social activist news blog Ryot published an article criticizing You Did Not Eat that for potentially encouraging eating disorders. The same day, You Did Not Eat That highlighted a photograph of a shirtless man eating food from the McDonald’s fast food chain, which garnered upwards of 1,800 likes and 150 comments winth 48 hours (shown below).
The Huffington Post – You Did Not Eat That Is Our New Favorite Instagram
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor best known for portraying the title character in the ‘80s TV series Doogie Howser, M.D. and Barney Stinson in the 2000s sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Outside of his acting career in television and musicals, Harris has garnered a large following online for his active social media presence and advocacy of LGBT rights as an openly gay actor.
After a few small roles in TV movies Harris landed the lead role in Doogie Howser, M.D., a show about a teenage doctor, which he starred in for four season from 1989-1993. He guest starred on several TV shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s before getting the co-starring role of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother in 2005. The show lasted for nine seasons, concluding in 2014. He has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmys, winning three for Outstanding Special Class Programs for hosting the Tony Awards and one for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Glee). While working on HIMYM Harris had leading roles in several movies including Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011) and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
On November 27th, 2012, Nerdist uploaded a video (below, left) to their YouTube channel titled “Neil Patrick Harris dreams THELULLABYE,” which featured Harris having a darkly comic dream about puppets. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 1.4 million views. A follow up video (below, right) featuring Harris having another puppet dream was uploaded on December 4th, 2012. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 1.2 million views.
On January 6th, 2014, Harris posted a series of eight photos to his Instagram account meant to depict his challenge to drink as many margaritas as possible on his last day of vacation in Mexico. The first photo gained over 70,000 notes within six months. The photo series was covered by many websites including Gawker, People and the New York Daily News.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
In 2008 Harris starred in the popular three part musical web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, created and directed by Joss Whedon. It was first made available for streaming on Hulu on July 15th, 2008. It became available for download on iTunes on October 10th, 2009. That year it won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class (Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs) and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation. The entire three parts aired on the CW on October 9th, 2012.
Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Many clips from the award shows featuring Harris became popular on YouTube. On June 13th, 2011, YouTuber GuilbeauxFan’s channel uploaded a video of Harris’ opening number from the 2011 Tony Awards. As of June 2014, it has gained over 5.7 million views. The same day GuilbeauxFan’s channel uploaded a video featuring Harris and Hugh Jackman performing a duet at the 2011 Tony Awards. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 6.4 million views.
Harris came out in a statement published by People on November 3rd, 2006, in which he explained:
“So, rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.”
In a profile published on September 13th, 2009, New York Magazine declared Harris was,“poised to become the first out gay actor to become an A-list star,” noting his popularity had only increased since coming out.
Since coming out Harris has been a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. He recorded a “It Gets Better” style video for MTV, which was uploaded to YouTube on October 3rd, 2010. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 1.1 million views.
Harris’ family, comprised of his fiance David Burtka and their two children born via a surrogate, twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, is often lauded online for being particularly sweet and photogenic. Online articles about their family include Buzzfeed’s“27 Times In 2013 Neil Patrick Harris’ Family Was Cuter Than Yours” and The Huffington Post’s“Neil Patrick Harris’ Kids With David Burtka Are Too Cute For Words.” Their annual themed family Halloween costumes are often highlighted by many websites including Buzzfeed, which covered their 2011 Peter Pan themed costumes, Hyper Vocal, which covered their 2012 Wizard of Oz themed costumes and The Huffington Post, which covered their 2013 monster themed costumes.
As of June 2014, Harris’ Facebook page has over 2.2 million likes and his Twitter account has over 8.8 million followers. Fans have created several Tumblr blogs dedicated to him including fuckyeahneilpatrickharris and neilpatrickharris.DeviantArt has over 3,000 fan art submissions featuring Harris as of June 2014.
Harris was born on June 15th, 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from La Cueva High School in 1991.
The Huffington Post – Neil Patrick Harris’s Family Halloween Costume Was Even Better Than Everyone Expected
The Huffington Post – Neil Patrick Harris’ Kids With David Burtka Are Too Cute For Words
New York Magazine – "High-Wire Act ":http://nymag.com/arts/tv/profiles/59002/index1.html
“Snu-Snu” is a term for sexual intercourse originally used by a tribe of giant female aliens in the animated television series Futurama. Online, the phrase “death by snu snu” is typically used as a humorous reference in discussions about exceptionally tall or muscular women.
In Season 3 Episode 1 of Futurama, originally aired on February 4th, 2001, the male crew members of the Planet Express Ship are taken hostage by Amazonians, a tribe of giant women in an alien matriarchal society who use the word “snu-snu” as a synonym for sexual intercourse. Shortly after, the artificial intelligence leader of the Amazonians sentences the characters Zapp, Fry and Kif to “death by snu-snu” (shown below).
On January 22nd, 2004, Urban Dictionary user SS submitted an entry for “snu snu,” defining it as “endless sex forced on a man.” On October 1st, 2008, Yahoo! Answers user JB posted a question asking for the definition of “snu snu,” to which user Hey You! cited its origin in the episode of Futurama. On July 15th, 2009, a Facebook page titled “Death by Snu Snu” was launched, gathering more than 31,600 likes in the next five years. On June 7th, 2011, Redditor Torocatala submitted a photograph of a tall woman titled “Death by snu-snu gets real” to the /r/futurama subreddit (shown below).
On February 13th, 2014, Redditor bipolarbearsRAWR submitted a post to the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit asking for the meaning of the phrase “death by snu snu.” On June 4th, Redditor Velorium_Camper posted a photograph of a tall woman bending down to a smaller man titled “Death… by snu snu!” to the /r/funny subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 3,000 upvotes and 150 comments in the first week (shown below).
#NotOneMore is a hashtag campaign launched by Richard Martinez, the father of a victim of the Isla Vista Killings, to encourage people to contact their local poloiticians to ask for increased gun control legislation.
The day after the shooting near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara on May 23rd, 2014, during which his son was shot and killed, Richard Martinez told reporters:
" Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop?" We don’t have to live like this. Too many have died. We should say to ourselves, ‘Not one more.’"
The hashtag #notonemore was first tweeted out in relation to Martinez words and message on May 24th, 2014 by Twitter user CiancioReporter.
Martinez echoed his sentiment during a memorial service for the victims on May 27th, pledging to send postcards with “not one more” written on them to politicians to encourage them to strengthen gun control and asking students who attended the memorial to tweet #notonemore to raise awareness. In less than 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted out over 30,000 times.
Also on May 27th, gun safety group Everytown sent out a Tweet launching their new program which allows users to enter their name and address to send a postcard with the words “not one more” to their congressman and governor. Within 24 hours over 150,000 people signed up to have a postcard sent to their politicians.
On May 29th, actress Julianne Moore tweeted out a picture of herself holding a sign with the hashtag #notonemore. She also tweeted out a call for others to send the not one more postcards to their politicians. Fellow celebrities, as well as survivors of gun violence also tweeted pictures of themselves holding signs with the words not one more.
The Prison Pose, also known as the Jail Pose, is a photo fad in which participants squat or kneel in front of the camera while wearing an intimidating facial expression. The fad inspired a variation known as the “rap squat,” in which the subject crouches with their hands folded in the prayer position.
According to an interview with Vice contributor Bauce Sauce, the prison pose gained popularity among rappers for album art in the late 1980s. In 1989, rappers Jay-Z and Jaz-O were photographed in crouching positions on the album art for the single “Hawaiian Sophie” (shown below).
On May 10th, 2005, rapper 50 cent released the single “Just a Lil Bit” from his second studio album The Massacre, in which he is pictured posed in a rap squat (shown below).
On October 5th, 2007, Urban Dictionary user Wizz kid submitted an entry for the term “prison pose,” defining it as a crouched pose used by members of prison gangs to “look tough.” On March 3rd, 2008, Gixxer Nation Forums member Tilly started a “prison pose thread” urging other members to share photos of themselves in the crouched position. On December 16th, 2012, rapper Action Bronson posted a photograph of himself in a rap squat over a bathtub to his Instagram feed, where it gained over 2,700 likes in the next two years (shown below).
On April 12th, 2013, Tumblr user mikejonesfl highlighted several photographs of Action Bronson posed in crouched positions. On August 14th, the pop culture blog XXL highlighted several prison pose examples in a slideshow. On October 27th, Twitter user @ernestbaker posted a screenshot of Bill Gates in the 2013 biographical drama film Jobs in what appears to be a rap squat.
watching Steve Jobs documentary and it appears Bill Gates pioneered rap squats pic.twitter.com/gNhRBZ33RB— ernest baker (@ernestbaker) October 28, 2013
As of June 2014, there are over 5,000 images tagged under #jailpose and 2,500 tagged under #prisonpose Instagram.
“Fancy” is a rap song performed by Iggy Azalea.
On March 4th, 2014, the iggyazaleamusicVEVO YouTube channel uploaded the music video for the track, which recreates scenes from the popular 1995 teen film Clueless Within four months, the video gained over 81.4 million views and 56,000 comments.
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The 2014 Reynolds High School Shooting refers to a shooting that occurred at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon on June 10th 2014 which resulted in one death of a student
Around after 8 AM on June 10th 2014, a gunman entered the school’s gym and shot one student fatally and injured one teacher, the injury was not very serious and was treatable, the shooter was later found dead, two other shooters fled the scene afterwards, with one of them being caught near a church
The victim student who was fatally shot was later identified as 15 year old freshman Emilio Hoffman
His last tweet before his death was about “stressful tests” for the last day of school
lets just end school with a bunch of stressful test… yay..
— Emilio Hoffman (@emilio_hoffman) June 10, 2014
Following the shooting, #RHShooting was a trend on Twitter, tributes towards Emilio Hoffman from classmates and other people also showed up
Man I gotta get off Twitter for the day. Thoughts with the Reynolds community #RHShooting
— Meghan Kalkstein (@MeghanKalkstein) June 10, 2014
A map was also shown on the internet with locations of school shootings ever since the Sandy Hook Shooting, with a total of 75 school shootings since
Hoffman’s girlfriend also tweeted her last conversation with him before he was fatally shot and killed by the gunman
— Alyssa Paulson (@Heey_dollface) June 10, 2014
A press conference of the shooting was also originally scheduled at around 4 AM before being moved to around 5 AM
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The Super Smash Bros. Invitational was a tournament that featured 16 highly-skilled players competing in the first ever Nintendo-sponsored Smash Bros. tournament. The winner of the tournament was a man nicknamed “ZeRo” who played as Zero Suit Samus. It was live streamed on numerous sites, including Twitch and YouTube.
There were also countless Tweets on the tournament before, during, and after the occurring. Here are some examples.
Getting whistled at in the Super Smash Bros Invitational line….very classy boys.
— Keren (@Pikamewchu) June 10, 2014
Today is the day to get your free Super Smash Bros. Invitational ticket! 75 are up for grabs, (one per person) starting at 6pm. #NWatE3
— Nintendo World Store (@Nintendo_World) June 9, 2014
— E3 (@E3) June 10, 2014
Here's Your Winner of the Super Smash Bros Invitational….ZEROSUITSAMUS!!!! #SuperSmashBrosInvitational
— Michael Powell (@WWE_SonicMan) June 11, 2014
Brave Perspective (Japanese: 勇者パース, Yūsha Pāsu; abbr. “Brave Pers.”) refers to a perspective drawing style for robots or characters holding a long sword or some long weapon, which often appears on anime franchises produced by a Japanese animation studio SUNRISE. It’s also called as “Brave Stance” (勇者立ち, Yūsha Dachi), “SUNRISE Perspective” (サンライズパース, Sunrise Pāsu; abbr. “SUNRISE Pers.”) or “SUNRISE Stance” (サンライズ立ち, Sanraizu Dachi), and it’s one of the popular drawing styles in fan creations or parodies on illustrators communities since around 2010.
It’s commonly recognized that this drawing style was born in SUNRISE TV anime series Brave Series in 1990s, and two Japanese anime creators were involved in its development. One is Masami Ōbari who is the opening movie creator for many titles in this series and his individualistic drawing style has deeply affected to SUNRISE robot anime titles not only by himself but also by his followers since 1990s. The other is Mitsuo Fukuda who had attended to several early titles in this series as technical director or storyboard writer.
The first appearance of the shot drawn in this style is the movement of Great Exkaiser’s special attack “Thunder Flash” in the first title in this series Brave Exkaiser aired from February 1990 to January 1991. In that Ōbari-like movement designed by Fukuda, he inserted an impressive shot where Great Exkaiser is taking an oblique stance with lowering the center of the gravity, and holding a long sword from left to right. In addition, this pose is drawn in very free perspective that swords looks like so huge and heavy.
Since this perspective drawing style was also utilized in protagonist robots’ special attacks in subsequent titles even after those creators left from the series, it became to be known as the characteristic drawing style in Brave Series among Japanese anime Otakus in the early days. Therefore, otakus began to call it as “Brave Perspective” in the same manner to a famous anime drawing style called “Kanada Perspective” (金田パース, Kanada Pāsu) by a Japanese influential anime creator Yoshinori Kanada.
In after years, Fukuda told on his Twitter that he had designed this special attack movement by reffering to other designers works. So, it’s generally understood among Japanese anime Otakus that Ōbari is the originator of this drawing style and he with Brave Series staffs including Fukuda established his style into a standard rendition technique.
Though Brave Series ended in the last century, “Brave Perspective” itself had continued increasing its presence gradually by many SUNRISE titles produced by Ōbari’s followers in the first half of 2000s as well as Gundam titles Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny directed by Fukuda. Because those titles drew impressive scenes in “Brave Perspective”, it was re-found as an iconic drawing style in SUNRISE titles, and became to be dubbed as “SUNRISE Pers.” or “SUNRISE Stance” in the middle of 2000s. However, substantial increase of its presence had to wait till this kind of photos compiling shots drawn in this style began circulating on Twitter in late 2009 and 2010.
Against the backdrop of the large popularity among Japanese people which had been developed throughout about 20 years, nowadays “Brave Perspective” is often utilized in fan creations or parodies to cite the special aura. There are many illustrations of characters holding some long tools or weapons drawn in this style on online illustrators communities pixiv and Nico Nico Seiga that have been posted since around 2010.
In a reflection of its history, nowadays this drawing style is mostly called as “SUNRISE Pers.” (サンライズパース) or “SUNRISE Stance” (サンライズ立ち). It’s occasionally called “Brave Stance” by mixing those words and “Brave Pers”.
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The Fat Acceptance Movement is a social movement which aims to alter cultural biases and stigmas that discriminate against fat people by combating fat phobic attitudes perpetuated by mass media and other social institutions.
In 1967, the first wave of the fat acceptance movement was launched with a protest held at Central Park in New York City, where 500 activists demonstrated against anti-fat bias in society. In 1969, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) non-profit civil rights organization was founded to improve quality of life for obese people by targeting discrimination against fat people. In 1973, a radical chapter of the NAAFA broke off to form the feminist group The Fat Underground. In 1979, BBW Magazine was launched by Carole Shaw as a lifestyle magazine for “big beautiful women.” In the 1988, the book Don’t Diet by Dale Atrens was published, which argued that being fat did not necessarily mean being unhealthy, also known as the “healthy at every size” (HAES) view of weight control. In 1989, the organization Allegro fortissimo was launched as the first French fat acceptance organization.
“Fat shaming” refers to the practice of mocking or insulting others for appearing overweight or obese. As early as 2007, the expression “man the harpoons” has been used in association with obese women by comparing them to large sea creatures. On 4chan, the phrase is often featured in demotivational poster images featuring overweight women (shown below, left). In early 2010, the Fat Girl advice animal image macro series was created, featuring fat shaming captions which mock stereotypes associated with obese people (shown below, right).
On May 17th, 2012, feminist YouTuber lacigreen uploaded a video titled “Fat Shame,” in which she criticized using the word “fat” as a pejorative, promoted the HAES approach to health and urged people to “love their body” (shown below). In the first two years, the video received more than 830,000 views and 6,500 comments.
In September that year, fitness blogger Maria Kang uploaded a studio portrait showing herself in a bikini suit with three of her children to her official Facebook page with the caption “What’s your excuse?” In the comments section of the post, many Facebook users praised the photo for being inspirational, while others criticized the message as fat shaming. On November 1st, Redditor HughMerlin submitted a Facebook screenshot titled “Swole Hate/Shaming on FB,” featuring a photograph of a man and women showing their abdominal muscles juxtaposed with disparaging comments made by Facebook users criticizing their appearance. Prior to being archived, the post garnered upwards of 1,000 upvotes and 220 comments on the /r/swoleacceptance subreddit.
On October 30th, 2013, YouTuber Philip DeFranco uploaded a video titled “Fat Shaming in America,” in which he criticized those who equated fitness inspiration to fat shaming (shown below). In eight months, the video gained over 600,000 views and 7,000 comments.
Many have criticized the fat acceptance movement for promoting unhealthy lifestyles and ignoring medical science linking certain health issues with obesity. On May 9th, 2011, Canadian obesity specialist Dr. Arya Sharma published an article titled “What Obesity and Nicotine Addiction Do Have in Common,” which accused fat acceptance activists of using bad science to deny the health risks of obesity. On April 17th, 2013, the /r/fatlogic subreddit was launched where Redditors mock claims made by fat acceptance activists seen as irrational or unscientific. On June 17th, YouTuber scooby1961 uploaded a video titled “Fat Acceptance,” in which he argues against common claims made by the fat acceptance community (shown below).
On April 22nd, 2014, Thought Catalog published an article titled “6 Things I Don’t Understand About the Fat Acceptance Movement,” which argued that body positivity campaigns should focus on health, people should be allowed to be attracted to certain body types and that childhood obesity should not be tolerated.
On August 10th, 2003, the fat acceptance blog Red No.3 was launched. On October 20th, 2009, the /r/fatacceptance subreddit was created for discussions related to the fat acceptance movement. On May 27th, 2012, the /r/swoleacceptance subreddit was launched as a parody of the fat acceptance movement, featuring anecdotes involving discrimination toward fit and muscular people. On June 4th, the single topic blog “This is Thin Privilege” was launched on Tumblr, which features posts pointing out perceived advantages thin people have over those that are considered overweight or obese (shown below).
On July 20th, 2013, the “I Need Fat Acceptance” Tumblr blog was created to highlight photographs of people holding signs with messages describing why they need the fat acceptance movement (shown below). On September 25th, several examples from the blog were mocked in a post on the /r/TumblrInAction subreddit, gaining upwards of 500 upvotes and 430 comments prior to being archived.
When Did This Become Hotter Than This
“When Did This Become Hotter Than This?”:http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/when-did-this-become-hotter-than-this is an image macro series comparing two sets of photographs featuring celebrities or famous subjects from two distinct time periods or generations. What began as a commentary on the ever-changing definition of beauty across generations, eventually led to online debates regarding the controversial issue of body images and even expanded across areas outside of celebrities, such as cute animals and inanimate objects.
Beauty retouching, or the use of Photoshop in advertisements and magazine covers, has been widely criticized on the web in the form of anti-manipulation campaigns and time-lapse videos by those in the fat acceptance movement.
Thought Catalog – 6 Things I Dont Understand About the Fat Acceptance Movement
Judge Judy is a reality television program which takes place in small claims courtroom. The show’s court cases are decided by retired judge Judith Sheindlin. The show has amassed a large following online, particularly on Tumblr.
Judge Judy premiered on September 16th, 1996, on CBS. As of June 2014, the show has run for 18 seasons and aired a total of 1,222 episodes.
The show has been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning one in 2013 for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. It was also nominated for a TV Guide Award for Favorite Daytime Talk Show in 2000. Its most recent season premiered with a 7.1 household rating.
In addition to its branded social media presence, there are several fan run sites for the show including JudgeJudyFan and the Judge Judy FanPop page.There are also several fan run Tumblr dedicated to the show including fuckyeahjudgejudy, judgejudyfaces and myherojudgejudy.
Hot Guys on Judge Judy
On October 7th, 2010, the Tumblr blog HotGuysOnJudgeJudy, which compiles stills of male plaintives, defendants and spectators who appeared on the show and are deemed attractive, was created by Rich Juzwiak. The blog was covered by several websites the month it was created including Gawker and Vulture. As of June 2014, the Tumblr has added over over 70 images.
Cat Killing Scam
On March 30th, 2010, The Village Voice published an article titled “Judge Judy’s Cat-Killing-Hipster Plaintiff Speaks: An Interview With Teeth Mountain’s Kate Levitt and Andrew Burt,” which featured an interview with two indie musicians who had appeared on an bizare episode of Judge Judy which had aired on February 10th, 2010. The episode featured Levitt claiming Jonathan Coward, a former friend and fellow musician, had smashed her TV and killed her cat. When a clip of the show went viral many people wondered if the allegations were made up, which prompted the interview. The two danced around the question of whether or not it was real, with Andrew Burt saying:
“Well. [Pause] So what we’re trying to do is just take the conversation away from “Was it real? Was it fake?” and talk about it in a different way. The lesson I’ve been telling people to take away is that it’s easy to get on TV.
The earliest uploaded clip which is still available online was uploaded by YouTuber willnotbeignored1’s channel on July 20th, 2010. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 60,000 views.
On April 23rd, 2014, VICE published an interview with Jonathan Coward, who confirmed they had made up the story. When asked, “How much of the story that you guys told is true?” he explained:
“Absolutely none of it. Once they agreed to put us on the show, we realized that we needed to take roles and not have this be something that was completely see-through. There were tensions at our house, so a slight amount of it was real.”
IMBD– Judge Judy
TV Media Insights – “Judge Judy” Tops Syndication Rankings
Facebook – Judge Judy
Twitter – Judge Judy
Tumblr – hotguysonjudgejudy
Gawker – New Blog Proves That There Actually Are Hot Guys on Judge Judy
Vulture – At Last: A Database of Hot Guys on Judge Judy
Tumblr – fuckyeahjudgejudy
Tumblr – judgejudyfaces
Tumblr – myherojudgejudy
Judge Judy Fan – judgejudyfan
Fan Pop – Judge Judy
Village Voice – Judge Judy’s Cat-Killing-Hipster Plaintiff Speaks: An Interview With Teeth Mountain’s Kate Levitt and Andrew Burt
YouTube – willnotbeignored1’s channel
VICE– THESEGUYSMADE UP A FAKECASE TO GET ON ‘JUDGEJUDY’
Media Mass is a parody news site best known for debunking celebrity rumors that never actually circulated. The fictional celebrity death hoaxes they have created have been reported on as fact by several real news sites, most notably after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Media Mass was launched in late October 2012. Based in China, the site describes itself as:
“the medium of our satire to expose with humour, exaggeration and ridicule the contemporary mass production and mass consumption that we observe
Also it will not only mock the producers (mainstream media, journalists) as it is common when questioning and criticizing mass media, but also the consumers as one cannot exist without the other. Sensationalism, lack of verification of information, ethics and standards issues are only symptoms of the actual social and economic order. This is particularly obvious when observing the role of social networking sites in spreading rumours."
The site produces articles through a template which introduces a celebrity based hoax, normally a major event such as a death or marriage, as if they are debunking it, when in fact it never existed. Each article features a disclaimer posed as an update with the day’s date reading “UPDATE 12/06/2014 : This story seems to be false.” The articles feature images of fake tabloid magazine covers that appear to confirm the article’s story.
Celebrity death hoax posts reference a Facebook page titled “RIP (name of the celebrity)” which supposedly was created after death rumors began to circulate, but the Facebook pages never existed.
According to Alexa MediaMass has a global ranking of 17,352, and receives most of its visitors (21.6%) from the US, with France as its second largest supplier. As of June 2014, the site’s Facebook page has gained over 14,000 likes.
Several websites have expressed anger and frustration with Media Mass and its fake hoaxes. In an article published on WafflesatNoon published on June 11th, 2013, the author expresses frustration at the sites’ ability to fool real news sites saying:
“This supposedly-satirical website offers untold numbers of fake, duplicated stories regarding celebrities in the name of humor. There are two primary problems with this scenario, however: the stories aren’t funny and real news sites have been fooled by these phony articles.”
The article goes on to list publications that have reported on Media Mass hoaxes as if they were real including The Huffington Post and India Today. An article published on The Free Republic on November 30th, 2013, covering the death hoax hoax Media Mass created around actor Paul Walker’s death called the site “cruel.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death
Following the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, several news sites reported he had been the vicitim of a death hoax shortly before his actual death. The hoax was traced back to a death hoax hoax article on Media Mass, as explained by the Chicago Tribune. A representative for Media Mass explained to the Tribune:
“I’m not a journalist, Mediamass is not a news media (nor pretend to be) and the articles are published as fake.”
When journalists discovered the hoax had been a hoax, many were angry and critical toward Media Mass. The Telegraph published an updated article titled “Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death: sick website solves the mystery of the ‘hoax’.” When News.AU reported on the hoax hoax they described those behind the site as “having too much time on their hands.” News sites also reported on a Media Mass death hoax hoax, believing the hoax to be real, after the death of actor Paul Walker.
Tracy Morgan Death Hoax
The day before actor Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious car accident on June 7th, 2014, Media Mass published a fake death hoax post about the actor. A few minor websites such as The Count reported on the hoax as if it was real, remarking on the eerie coincidence of a death hoax emerging so near a near-fatal incident. On June 8th, 2014, IBTimes published an article that traced the hoax back to Media Mass.
Museum of Hoaxes MediaMass.net--the site that debunks nonexistent rumors
Chloé Lemaire (Japanese: クロエ・ルメール) is a fictional French girl in a Japanese online dating sim card game Girl Friend BETA (ガールフレンド(仮), Girl Friend Kakko Kari) provided by Ameba. In the beginning of 2014, she got a much attention among many Japanese internet users due to her a little bit strange self-introduction in a TV advert, and unfortunately became to the subject for mockery or parody on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND).
This 17-year-old exchange student acted by a Japanese famous female voice actor Sakura Tange has been appearing on the game since its first launch in October 2012, and one of the popular characters in over 70 girls from the very beginning of the service. However, many Japanese people except for the game players didn’t know about her characteristic, speaking Japanese with strong French-like accent, till Ameba threw out a huge amount of TV adverts for the game’s campaign during the year-end and New Year holidays in 2013-2014 (shown below).
Shinshun Campaign Jisshi chu! (The New-Years Campaign, Now in Session!)
Shiina Kokomi desu
Chloé Lemaire desuyo
Anata wa? (And you?)
Girl Friend Kakko Kari!
Ameba de Kensaku! Kensaku! (Try searching by “Ameba” right now!)
Indeed, her self-introduction with French-like accent and liaison, “Chloé Lemaire desuyo” (lit. “I’m Chloé Lemaire”), was a little bit indistinct in this advert which switches many girls rapidly in its quite short footage. But it wasn’t really ridiculous enough to be mocked at. However, what dictated her destiny was a copy of the TV advert on NND which was indiscreet enough to associate her polite self-introduction with “(^q^)”, a Shift-JIS art meaning of mental retarded people’s smile. This video posted on January 4th, 2014 had been watched over 1 million times just in its first 4 days, and its popularity was soon reported by online gossip or game news media. Because of this, her utterance was forced to overwrite its meaning to a strange noise “Kuoueeeerueuooo!!!” ((^q^)くおえうえーーーるえうおおおｗｗｗ). Then as usual, many parody videos for both her utterance and the TV advert immediately started to be created by childish NND users in the New Year holidays. Its amount had increased to 4 hundreds in that month only.
Due to the help of this online craze, that promotional campaign during holiday season made a great success. At the end of January 2014, CyberAgent, the parent company of Ameba, announced the number of registered Girl Friend BETA users had increased in the fastest pace, and reached to 4 millions from 3 millions at the last September. Additionally, the developer changed the icon image for the Android app from Kokomi Shiina to Chloé Lemaire in a reflection of the popularity, and became to give much more spotlight to her in subsequent advert campaigns.
Niconico (^q^) 三倍あいすくおえうえーーーるえうおおおｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗNiconico (^q^)冷やしくおえうえーーーるえうおおおｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗ
Left: Second Heaven | Right: Chilled Series
Niconico (^q^)ダブステップくおえうえーーーるえうおおおｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗNiconico ジョジョフレンド(仮)
Left: Skrillex– First Of The Year (Equinox) | Right: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure feat. "It was me, Dio!"
Niconico 【エルシャダイ】ガーレフレンド（神）Niconico ガールクラフト（仮）
Left: El Shaddai | Right: Minecraft
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ITmedia NetLab – (^q^)くおえうえーーーるえうおおおｗｗｗ なぜか「ガールフレンド（仮）」のCM中毒になる人が続出中 / 01-07-2014 (Japanese)
niconico Douga – Search results for the tag (^q^)くおえうえーーーるえうおおおwww
fn8. CyberAgent – 学園カードゲーム「ガールフレンド（仮）」会員数400万人を突破！ 会員数400万突破キャンペーンを開催 / 01-29-2014 (Japanese)
Creepy Paddington is a photoshop meme based on a cut-out of the children’s book character Paddington Bear as portrayed in the upcoming 2014 live-action film adaptation Paddington. Due to its uncannily realistic appearance achieved by CGI and animatronics, the anthropomorphic bear character has been met with mixed reactions from the fans online.
On June 10th, 2014, the first still from Paddington, a live action children’s film based on the 1950s childrens book series created by Michael Bond, was released. The still features a lanky looking Paddington Bear smiling dressed in a coat and hat carrying a suitcase.
The same day Twitter user HWilksFilmGeek introduced the hashtag #creepypaddington after Twitter user MrStevenLear photoshopped the image of Paddington Bear into a scene from the horror film The Shining.
On June 11th, 2014, the single topic blog creepypaddington was launched on Tumblr with a collection of photoshopped images showing Paddington in creepy scenes from horror films or ominous settings, including still shots from Cabin in the Woods, Paranormal Activity and Psycho.
Several sites featured round-ups of the photoshopped images the same day including Bustle, E! Online and Slash Film. In less than 48 hours the hashtag #creepypaddington was tweeted out over 1,000 times.
Crack Kid is the nickname of Viner Brady Hartwig, who inspired a video remix series after a clip of him squealing while being hit in the head with a basketball was uploaded to the mobile video-sharing app in June 2014.
On June 5th, 2014, Viner Nathan Moszyk uploaded a video of his little brother Brady making high-pitched squealing noises while being hit in the head with a basketball (shown below). In the first week, the Vine gained over 233,000 revines and 225,000 likes.
On the same day, Viner MilesHRLY uploaded a new video of Hartwig yelling while banging a basketball with his forehead, accumulating more than 30,000 revines and 26,000 likes in the next week (shown below, left). On June 9th, Moszyk uploaded a new video of his brother performing a twerk dance (shown below, right).
The same day Viner Duke Thurston uploaded a remix video combining the original Crack Kid video with the 2012 hip hop song “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” by Kendrick Lamar (shown below, left). In the next 72 hours, the vines garnered over 5,900 and 36,000 revines respectively. On June 10th, Viner Demontz uploaded a version of the Crack Kid clip edited to appear as if he were throwing a basketball at Hartwig’s head while babysitting him (shown below, right). In 48 hours, the video received more than 252,000 likes and 195,000 revines.
Additional remix videos edited the original Crack Kid video clip and audio into other musical tracks and scenes from various films, including the 1985 comedy film The Goonies (shown below, top, left) and the 1997 family comedy film Air Bud (shown below, bottom, right).