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  • 11/05/14--15:14: Where They at Doe?
  • About

    “Where They at Doe?” is a video remix series featuring a music remix clip containing a sample of rapper T.I. saying the phrase “where they at though?”

    Origin

    On May 26th, 2014, rapper T.I. posted a video on Instagram responding to rumors that he received two black eyes during a fight with professional boxer Flloyd Mayweather two days prior, saying “where they at though?” while looking into the camera (shown below). In the next six months, the video gained over 176,000 likes and 29,000 comments.


    Two black what?? C'mon now. Never in da history of Nigga-dom. But nice try tho. Lol

    A video posted by @troubleman31 on May 5, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT


    “What they say I got two black eyes. Where they at though? These ones I’m looking at here?”\

    Spread

    On August 8th, 2014, Viner Reggie COUZ uploaded a remix of the T.I. clip titled “Where they at tho?”, which gained over 7.7 million plays and 173,000 likes in the next two months (shown below).



    On October 24th, news anchor Dan Thorn uploaded a video of himself dancing to an extended version of the T.I. remix in the 59 News studio (shown below). In two weeks, the video gathered upwards of 1.1 million views and 230 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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    Overview

    David Kalac’s 4chan Murder Confession refers to a 33-year-old Washington state resident’s alleged confession to murdering his girlfriend, Amber Lynn Coplin, on 4chan’s /b/ (random) board in early November 2014.

    Background

    On November 4th, 2014, an anonymous 4chan user submitted several photos of what appeared to be a woman’s corpse, along with a confession that he strangled her to death and would be attempting to taunt police into shooting him upon their arrival at his home (shown below).



    The same day, the Kitsap County, Washington news site Kitsap Sun[1] reported that police were investigating a suspected homicide involving the death of a woman in her early 30s, who was found dead by her 13-year-old son at her home in the Port Orchard area. That evening, KOMO 4 news anchor Russ Bowen tweeted a photo outside the house where the woman was found dead (shown below).[3]



    Notable Developments

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the murder and suspected 4chan confession, including The Daily Dot,[2] The Huffington Post,[7]CNN,[8] The Daily Beast,[9] The Washington Post,[10] The Daily Mail[11] and Gawker.[17]

    Arrest

    On November 5th, Kalac was taken into custody by police 20 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon. That evening, the @WilsonvillePD[4] Twitter feed tweeted a photograph of Kalac seated and handcuffed, noting that he had been taken into custody “without incident and cooperative” (shown below).



    On November 6th, NBC News[5] reported that Kalac had surrendered to police after previously evading them during a chase by swerving into oncoming traffic.



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 11/06/14--15:16: :^)
  • About

    :^), jokingly referred to as “Dorito face”, is a variation of the smiley face emoticon with an upward facing arrow representing a nose.

    Origin

    The exact origin of the Dorito face is unknown. The earliest known use of the emoticon was submitted to Urban Dictionary[1] by user “-” on October 22nd, 2008, defining it as “An emoticon describing the feeling of being happy and having a nose.”

    Spread

    On October 20th, 2013, IGN Forums[5] member For_I_Am_Cornholio referred to the emoticon as “Dorito face.” On May 22nd, 2014, Redditor Captain_Li_Shang replied to a post on the /r/cringepics[6] subreddit with the message “le dorito face :^).” On June 3rd, a thread about the emoticon was posted on the /s4s/ (shit 4chan says) board on 4chan, to which an anonymous user replied “it’s called dorito face” (shown below).



    On June 20th, another Urban Dictionary[2] entry was submitted, which defined it was a “trolling” or “passive aggressive” emoticon. On June 23rd, League of Legends Forums member Trippeh referred to the emoticon as “le dorito face.”

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – :^)

    [2]Urban Dictionary – :^)

    [3]4plebs Archive – what is this face called

    [5]IGN Forums – Dorito face

    [6]Reddit – le dorito face


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  • 11/07/14--08:40: Landmaster


  • About

    The term Landmaster is used to describe something uncreative and repetitive. It was started on the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Forums, GameFAQs and Gamespot due to the dissatisfaction and anger fans felt when it was revealed that the Landmaster was not going to be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the Final Smash of only Fox McCloud, but of Falco Lombardi of Wolf O’Donnel as well. It has caused such great negative reaction, that people continue to complain about this on various forums and also hope that with the coming of a new Super Smash Bros. game, two out of the three Star Fox characters will have their Final Smash special move altered. However, in Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U, the move is still present in both Fox’s and Falco’s movesets, while the character Wolf is absent from the game’s roster.

    Origin

    The Landmaster tanks are vehicles originally appearing in Star Fox 64 (also known as Lylat Wars in PAL regions), where they are used by the Star Fox team in order to complete their objectives on planets Titania and Macbeth. The tanks possess the abilities of rolling over (also known as barrel rolling) and temporarily hovering. The Landmaster tanks also make an appearance in Star Fox: Assault, getting a slight redesign for this game.

    In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it fuctions as the Final Smash of Fox, Falco and Wolf. While all three characters control the same basic vehicle, each model has its own modified attributes. The Landmaster is a large and powerful machine, which is capable of delivering multiple KOs and also grants invisibility to the user. Despite this, the fact that the tanks are heavy and kind of unwieldy makes it easy for the player to be self-destructed accidentaly.

    In Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, the Landmaster returns as the Final Smash of Fox and Falco once again, without many notable differences from the previous installment of the series.

    Spread

    There are 5 definitions of “Landmaster” on Urban Dictionary and it has also spread on Tumblr and Youtube,mostly used as a joke between fans of the Smash community.

    Search Interest


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  • 11/07/14--10:45: Blown the Fuck Out (BTFO)
  • About

    “Blown the Fuck Out”, often abbreviated as BTFO, is an expression used to describe a “blowout,” or a landslide victory in a competitive event. In online gaming, the expression is often used in a similar vein to the slang terms “rekt” and “pwned”.

    Origin

    The phrase “blowout”[3] was initially used in the context of competitive sporting events to describe an outcome of a match in which one team or individual has outscored the opponent by a wide margin. The earliest known use of the phrase online in this context can be found in blog post on the Blogger blog Rhymescheme,[4] published on October 15th, 2001 in reference to a Filipino basketball team’s 50-point loss.

    Spread

    On December 6th, 2013, Urban Dictionary user asdfMan submitted an entry for “BTFO,” defining it as an acronym for “blown the fuck out” typically indicating that a sports team had been defeated by a “large margin.” On January 28th, 2014, YouTube spee outlaw uploaded a Gordon Hurd testimonial video titled “Janitor on /sp/ gets BTFO” (shown below).



    On April 12th, Redditor RabiRageripper submitted a gallery of joke images comparing PC games to console games titled “PC gamers get BTFO on /v/” to the /r/4chan[2] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,000 votes (90% upvoted). On July 23rd, a screenshot of a 4chan post titled “Feminism gets BTFO” was submitted to /r/4chan,[5] where it gathered upwards of 3,900 votes (94% upvoted). On September 25th, YouTuber UgandaPizzaPolice uploaded a video titled “Earth Gets #BTFO” in which a science experiment cause a large explosion (shown below).



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – BTFO

    [2]Reddit – PC gamers get BTFO on /v/

    [3]Wikipedia – blowout

    [4]Rhymescheme – The Blowout

    [5]Reddit – Feminism gets BTFO


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  • 11/07/14--13:20: Tim & Eric
  • About

    Tim Heidecker and Erick Wareheim are an American comedy duo known for producing the sketch comedy television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! on the Adult Swim cable television network.

    History

    Heidecker and Wareheim met while attending Temple University in the mid 1990s. In 2002, the pair launched the website TimAndEric.com,[1] where they released short sketch comedy videos. In 2004, Tim & Eric created the Adult Swim animated television series Tom Goes to the Mayor (shown below, left). In 2007, the show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! premiered on Adult Swim, featuring bizarre, surreal and satirical comedy sketches (shown below, right).



    In 2009, the duo assisted Tommy Wiseau to develop the television pilot The Neighbors (shown below, left). In 2010, the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! spin-off show Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule was launched on Adult Swim, starring actor John C. Reilly as the witless Dr. Steve Brule who examines various aspects of life (shown below, right).



    In 2012, the comedy film Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie was released, in which Tim & Eric are given a $1 billion budget to produce a film (shown below, left). In September 2014, Adult Swim premiered the first episode of Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, a horror-comedy anthology series (shown below, right).



    Jash

    In March 2013, Tim & Eric collaborated with actor Michael Cera, comedian Sarah Silverman and musician Reggie Watts to launch the comedy YouTube channel Jash.[2] The duo provided six short episodes of a show titled Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show, a faux reality show featuring footage recorded with GoPro cameras attached to their heads.



    Brand Advertisements

    On September 29th, 2014, the General Electric YouTube channel released a commercial starring actor Jeff Goldblum created by Tim & Eric for their brand of LED light bulbs (shown below, left). In the first month, the video gained over 1.8 million views and 1,400 comments. On November 5th, the Totinos Pizza Rolls YouTube channel uploaded an ad for the snack food brand created by Tim & Eric, which garnered upwards of 320,000 views and 130 comments within 48 hours (shown below, right).



    Social Media Feeds

    As of November 2014, “The Official Tim and Eric Fan Page!” Facebook[4] page has received more than 62,000 likes and the @OfficialTandE[3] Twitter feed has garnered over 11,000 followers.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]TimAndEric.com – Tim and Eric

    [2]YouTube – Jash

    [3]Twitter – @OfficialTandE

    [4]Facebook – The OFFICIAL Tim and Eric Fan Page


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  • 11/08/14--11:12: BLOOD+ Ending Parodies
  • About

    BLOOD+ Ending Parodies (Japanese: BLOOD+EDパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for an ending credit movie in the Japanese TV anime BLOOD+ produced by Production I.G.[1] The ending movie had been a popular subject for MAD and hand-drawn animated videos in the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) between 2007 and 2009.

    Origin

    The TV anime series BLOOD+ was aired from October 2005 until September 2006, and it has 4 different ending credit movies. Among them, almost all of parody videos in this series refer to the 1st ending credit movie consisting of still-illustrations only. It was used until the first 15 episodes and its theme song “Kataritsugu Koto” (語り継ぐこと; lit. “The Things I Pass Down”) is sung by a Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.[2]



    Spread

    In late 2007, parody video creations for that ending credit movie started to be uploaded to NND, which includes MADs and hand-drawn animations. Due to its quite convenient editing style which just requires several still-illustrations for reproducing, a vast amount of parody videos became to be posted to the video hub site.[3] Meanwhile, the videos, particularly MAD videos, in this series became to be removed from NND by the copyright claim from Epic Records Japan, the copyright holder for the theme song formerly known as Epic/Sony Records[4], after many Japanese media companies started strictly removing online creations for the copyright infringement in 2009. Because of this, afterward people make no attempt to create the parody videos so much.

    Various Examples


    Niconico 【手書き】ダンガンロンパ2でBLOOD+EDパロ
    Left:Dangan Ronpa | Right: Final Fantasy[5]
    Niconico 【手描きトレス】語り継ぐ進撃Niconico 【手書き】艦これでBLOOD+EDパロ
    Left:Attack on Titan | Right: Kantai Collection
    Niconico 【手描き】とこぐつり語 ンガランレグ破突元天
    Left:Gurren Lagann | Right: Kingdom Hearts

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Blood+

    [2]Wikipedia – Chitose Hajime

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag BLOOD+EDパロ

    [4]Wikipedia – Epic/Sony Records

    [5]niconico Douga – 【手書き】7~10で語.り.継.ぐ.こ.と【ディシディア】 / Posted on 06-08-2010


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  • 11/08/14--11:12: Rozen Maiden Ending Parodies
  • About

    Rozen Maiden Ending Parodies (Japanese: ローゼンメイデンEDパロ) is a series of parody video remixes for the ending credit movie in the 3rd TV anime season for a Japanese manga Rozen Maiden written by Peach-Pit.[1] Many videos mimicking this movie by hand-drawn animation had been uploaded to the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) between 2007 and 2009.

    Origin

    As of 2014, TV anime series of Rozen Maiden have aired 4 seasons in total. Among them, the subject for parody videos is mainly the ending credit movie in the 3rd season Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre which aired 2 episodes in December 22nd and 23rd, 2006. The song “Ustusemi no Kage” (空蝉の影, lit. “This world’s shadow”) was sung by a Japanese band Kukui.[2]



    Spread

    After NND was launched in the following year, many user-made videos mimicking this movie became to be created by amateur illustrators inspired by its quite simple movie rendition which just scrolls up one long still-illustration.[3] Additionally, dozens of fan illustrations were posted to pixiv tagged under the song’s name.[4]

    This hand-drawn illustration/animation trend had continued till a similar style parody fad Durarara!! Ending Parodies occurred in 2010.

    Various Examples


    Niconico 涼宮ハルヒの鬱蝉ノ影/オーベルテューレEDNiconico 【手書きMAD】ひぐらし罰ゲームでローゼンED
    Left:The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | Right: When They Cry
    Niconico コードギアス 空蝉のルルーシュの螺旋律Niconico 【手書きトレス】 サンホラでローゼンOP・ED
    Left:Code Geass | Right: Sound Horizon

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Rozen Maiden

    [2]Wikipedia – Kukui (band)

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag ローゼンメイデンEDパロ

    [4]pixiv – Search results for the tag 空蝉ノ影


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  • 11/08/14--11:12: Girl's-High Ending Parodies
  • About

    Girl’s-High Ending Parodies (Japanese: 女子高生EDパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the ending credit movie in Joshikōsei Girl’s-High (女子高生 GIRL’S-HIGH), a TV anime for a Japanese manga High School Girls written by Towa Oshima.[1] This ending movie has been one of the popular subject for mimicking by hand-drawn animation in the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2008.

    Origin

    The TV anime series for the manga aired 12 episodes between April and June of 2006. Its ending movie is mainly consisting of still-illustrations of girls cute and funny facial expressions and their unsophisticated dancing. The ending theme song “incl.” was sung by a Japanese singer Megumi Hinata, better known as her alias meg rock.[2]



    Spread

    This anime itself didn’t get so much popularity because the historical hit title The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was aired in the same period. But this ending movie became to a popular subject for parody among amateur illustrators because it’s quite easy to mimic by hand-drawn animation.

    Several earliest instances in this video remix series were uploaded to YouTube and NND in 2006 and 2007. These were a stop-motion animation by Gundam plastic models[3] and a hand-drawn animation featuring characters from Japanese manga/anime Big Windup!.[4] But the meme finally took off when this hand-drawn animated video featuring Japanese manga Nintama Rantarou[5] was posted to NND in June 2008 (shown below).


    【ニコニコ動画】【RKRN】女子高生EDパロ+おけま【手書き女性向け】

    Since then, many videos reproducing the movie by their favorite anime/manga characters have been continually posted to NND by amateur illustrators.[6]

    Various Examples

    Most of videos in this series omit the dancing parts except for several highly-motivated users works.


    Niconico 【東方】東方で女子高生EDパロ【手書き】Niconico 【手書き】女子高生ED ペルソナ4
    Left:Touhou Project | Right: Persona 4
    Niconico 【アイマス】女子高生EDパロNiconico 【手描き】コードギアスで女子高生EDパロ【手書き】
    Left:THE IDOLM@STER | Right: Code Geass
    Niconico 【手書きネウロ】女子高生探偵
    Left:Neuro: Supernatural Detective | Right: One Peace[7]

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – High School Girls

    [2]Wikipedia – Megumi Hinata

    [3]YouTube – incl.(GUNDAM Edition) / Posted on 05-03-2006 (defunct)

    [4]niconico Douga – 西浦高生 BOY’S-HIGH / Posted on 09-16-2007 (defunct)

    [5]Wikipedia – Nintama Rantarō

    [6]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 女子高生EDパロ

    [7]niconico Douga – 【手書き】ワンピで女子高生EDパロ / Posted on 09-08-2008 (defunct)


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    About

    Kannazuki no Miko Ending Parodies (Japanese: 神無月の巫女EDパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the ending credit movie of an anime adaptation for a Japanese Yuri[1] manga Kannazuki no Miko written by Kaishaku.[2] This ending movie has been a popular subject for parody among amatuer illustrators in the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since the end of 2007 due to its quite simple format.

    Origin

    The TV anime series for Kannazuki no Miko aired 12 episodes between October and December of 2004, and it was also aired on North America as Destiny of the Shrine Maiden in 2010. Its ending movie is consisting of only one still-illustration depicting 2 main characters’ embrace. The ending theme song “Agony” was sung by Japanese singer Kotoko.[3]



    Spread

    In December 2007, a NND user Mikocha (巫女茶)[4] serially posted videos reproducing this ending credit movie by his/her illustrations drawn in OekakiBBS.[5] This series began with this When They Cry edition uploaded to NND on the 7th of that month (shown, below). Inspired by those pioneer’s works, many amateur illustrators started this parody that requires one illustration only.[6] And a vast amount of Yaoi/Boys Love editions has been created by Fujoshi[7] users as well.[8]


    Niconico 【手書き】雛見沢の巫女【ひぐらしのなく頃に解+神無月の巫女】

    Additionally, parodies for this ending title illustration are also posted to illustrators communities pixiv[9] and deviantART.[10]

    Various Examples

    In the track of the original characters’ relationship, characters’ positions in the illustrations in this series mean that the right side is active role and the left side is passive role in their Yuri or Yaoi relationships.


    Niconico 【手書き】神無月のハルヒ【涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱+神無月の巫女】Niconico 神無月のランペルージ一家+C.C.
    Left:The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | Right: Code Geass
    Niconico 百合界のカリスマで神無月【セラムン】Niconico 【手描きMAD】神無月の巫女EDパロ 輝夜と永琳で【東方】
    Left:Sailor Moon | Right: Touhou Project

    Yaoi Edition


    Niconico 【腐向けリ.ボーン】ツ.ナ総受けで神.無.月.E.DNiconico 【腐MAD】神有月の巫男【手書き】
    Left:Reborn!! | Right: Haruhi
    Niconico 【腐向け】社/長と王/様で神/無/月/EDパロ【手書き遊☆戯☆王】Niconico 【腐向け】神/無/月/の/紀/田【将/軍/総受け】
    Left:Yu-Gi-Oh! | Right: Durarara!!

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Yuri (genre)

    [2]Wikipedia – Kannazuki no Miko

    [3]Wikipedia – Kotoko (singer)

    [4]niconico – 巫女茶

    [5]Wikipedia – Oekaki # Examples of oekaki applets

    [6]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 神無月の巫女EDパロ

    [7]Wikipedia – Yaoi fandom # Fujoshi

    [8]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 神無月の巫女【手描きBL】シリーズ

    [9]pixiv – Search results for the tag 神無月の巫女EDパロ

    [10]deviantART – Search results for the keywords Kannazuki no Miko


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  • 11/08/14--11:12: ef Opening Parodies
  • About

    ef Opening Parodies (Japanese: ef-OPパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for opening credit movies in the anime adaptations of an adult visual novel game ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two. released by a Japanese video game developer Minori.[1] Highly-motivated amateur illustrators/animators have been challenging reproducing these well-made animations with their own hands on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2008.

    Origin

    The TV anime series for ef was produced by Japanese anime studio Shaft. Its 1st seasn ef – a tale of memories. and 2nd season ef – a tale of melodies. were aired in the fall season of 2007 and 2008 in each. The opening movies are known for its impressive rendition that slightly change its visuals and the song’s lyrics along with the stories progress. Each season’s opening theme song “euphoric field” and “ebullient future” is sung by Japanese pop singer Elisa[2] in both English and Japanese.



    Left: 1st Season | Right: 2nd Season

    Spread

    Fan-made remake videos inspired by these opening credit movies began to be uploaded to NND during the 1st season. The first hit video is a hand-drawn animation reproducing the last episode’s version by the characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It was posted on February 27th, 2008.


    Niconico 【手書きMAD】ef 最終話OPでハルヒ

    Inspired by pioneering challenges by motivated users like this, this hand-drawn animated video meme finally took off around the end of the 2nd season, and it has been continuing modestly even after the anime ended.[3] Because of this, almost all videos in this series are made by reference to the 2nd season’s one.

    Various Examples


    Niconico [手書きでんおう]euphoric fieldに合わせて好き勝手カオス【完成】Niconico 【手描きMAD】KY學園紀【ef最終話ver.】
    Left: Kamen Rider Den-O | Right: Kuron Yoma Gakuenki
    Niconico 【手書きルパン】 ルパン三世でef二期OP 【完成版】Niconico 【トレス】東方キャラでef-OP【2期・最終回ver】
    Left: Lupin the Third | Right: Touhou Project

    Left: CLANNAD[4] | Right: Puella Magi Madoka Magica[5]

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two.

    [2]Wikipedia – Elisa (Japanese singer)

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag ef-OPパロ

    [4]zoome – 【MAD】CLANNAD – a town of melodies. : Last-Score Risin / Posted on 12-24-2009 (Defunct)

    [5]niconico Douga – 魔法少女まどか☆マギカでef二期OP【手描き】 / Posted on 10-28-2011


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    Higurashi When They Cry Kai Opening Parodies (Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に解OPパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the opening credit movie of the 2nd TV anime season for Japanese video game When They Cry produced by Ryukishi07. This ending movie had been slightly popular subject for MAD and hand-drawn animated videos on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) from 2007 to 2008.

    Origin

    The TV anime series Higurashi When They Cry Kai (ひぐらしのなく頃に解, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai) aired 24 episodes between July and December of 2007. Its theme song “Naraku no Hana” (奈落の花; lit. “Flower of Hell”)[1] is sung by a Japanese pop singer Eiko Shimamiya.[2]



    Spread

    TV animes aired in that year tended to be set to the themes for parody video remixes on the Japanese brand-new video hub site with no exceptions. And this opening credit movie which didn’t have dynamic renditions had been often reproduced by NND users.[3] The earliest instance in this series was posted to NND on July 17th, 2007 which is a MAD video featuring Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.


    Niconico 長門有希のなく頃に解

    However, this parody video remix meme lost its momentum in the middle of 2009 because Frontier Works[4], the copyright holder of this anime, started to come down hard on the copyright infringements on the video sharing services as well as many other Japanese media companies.

    Various Examples


    Niconico 脳みそこねこねする頃に【手書きMAD】Niconico 【手描きIb】ゲルテナのなく頃に解【完成】
    Left:Puyo Puyo | Right: Ib
    Niconico 【手書きMAD】 奈落の花な遊☆戯☆王Niconico 【手書き】すのはらのなく頃に
    Left:Yu-Gi-Oh! | Right: CLANNAD

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Naraku no Hana

    [2]Wikipedia – Eiko Shimamiya

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag ひぐらしのなく頃に解OPパロ

    [4]Wikipedia – Frontier Works


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  • 11/08/14--11:12: Durarara!! Opening Parodies
  • About

    Durarara!! Opening Parodies (デュラララ!!OPパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the opening credit movies in Durarara!! 1st anime season. Though not so much as the ending parodies, many MAD videos mimicking the movies’ rendition have been posted to Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2010.

    Origin

    The 1st TV anime series Durarara!! was aired from January to June in 2010 which was produced by the same staffs of the TV anime adaptation for the author’s another title Baccano!. And, both of its 1st (shown below, left) and 2nd (shown below, right) opening credit movies are made in the same way to that of Baccano! which also caused a parody video remix fad on NND in before. Hence, it resemble the opening title of 2000 American film Snatch directed by Guy Ritchie as well.

    The 1st opening theme song “Uragiri no Yūyake” (裏切りの夕焼け; lit. “Sunset of Betrayal”) is sung by Japanese funk rock band Theatre Brook[1], and the 2nd one “Complication” (コンプリケイション) is the debut single of Japanese band ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D.[2]



    Spread

    Fan creations mimicking the opening credit movie began in , and it has been continually posted to NND even after the series ended. Most of parody videos in this series are made in MAD video style, and they try reproducing its characteristic rendition inserting the previous episode’s highlight during the footage. On NND, both parodies for the 1st one and the 2nd one are basically tagged under the same name[3] though the latter has its own tag.[4]

    Various Examples

    1st OP Movie Parodies


    Niconico ムダヅモモモ!!OP「Ура切りの夕焼け」Niconico 【MAD】キルラキル×デュラララ!!【OPパロ】
    Left: Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku[5] | Right: Dangan Ronpa
    Niconico 【デュラララ!!OPパロ】アララギの夕焼けNiconico 【流出】 ○ラララ!! 没OP 【!?】
    Left: Bakemonogatari in Monogatari Series | Right: Wrresling Series[NSFW!!]

    2nd OP Movie Parodies


    Niconico 【MAD】化物語【デュラララOP】Niconico 【MAD】ヱヴァ新劇でデュラララ!!OPパロ
    Left: Nisemonogatari in Monogatari Series | Right: Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Niconico 【MAD】 とある魔術の禁書目録 × デュラララ!! 【OPパロ】Niconico 【MAD】キルラキル×デュラララ!!【OPパロ】
    Left: A Cetain Magical Index | Right: Kill la Kill

    Search Interest

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    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Theatre Brook

    [2]MyAnimeList.net – ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag デュラララ!!OPパロリンク

    [4]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag DRRR!!_OP2パロリンク

    [5]Wikipedia – Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku


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    About

    Kichiku Megane Opening Parodies (Japanese: 鬼畜眼鏡OPパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the opening title movie in a Japanese Yaoi/BL (Boy’s Love)[1] video game Kichiku Megane (鬼畜眼鏡; lit. “Fiendish Glasses”) relased by a Japanese video game developed Spray.[2] As well as Kishimen and Little Busters! title movie, This adult game’s opening title movie has earned many parody videos created by Fujoshi[3] on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2007.

    Origin

    Kichiku Megane released its limited edition on July 20th, 2007, and the standard edition was released in October of that year. Prior to the release, its opening title movie was published at the official page on May 17th as part of a promoting campaign, and it was quickly reuploaded to YouTube and NND.[4] This video is made in a typical adult video games credit movie format which introduces each characters by still-illustrations only.



    The opening theme song “under the darkness” is composed and sung by C.G mix[5], one of the main composers in the Japanese music production I’ve sound. This opening song is also popular on NND partly due to its many funny misheard phrases coming from the singer’s poor pronunciation.

    Spread

    In a similar way to many other media titles released in that year, this BL game also became to a subject for parody video remixes on the Japanese brand-new video hub sites. And because of the game’s popularity among Fujoshi and its simple format which can be easily mimicked by illustrations or screenshots taken from other anime/manga/game titles in the MAD video style, this parody video series has kept its popularity on NND since late 2007.[6] The earliest instance in this series was posted on July 28th, 2007 which is a MAD video featuring Koizumi Itsuki/Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.


    Niconico 【腐向け古キ/ョン】u/nde/r th/e da/rk/ne/ss【ずっと弾幕のターン】

    Various Examples


    Niconico ゲームOP風・第二次世界大戦Niconico 【SIREN】鬼畜サイレン@手描き
    Left: World War II | Right: Forbidden Siren[7]
    Niconico 【東方】鬼畜姉妹【鬼畜眼鏡】Niconico 【MAD】ペルソナ4「under the darkness」
    Left: Touhou Project | Right: Persona 4

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Yaoi

    [2]Wikipedia – 鬼畜眼鏡 (Japanese)

    [3]Wikipedia – Yaoi fandom # Fujoshi

    [4]niconico Douga – 鬼畜眼鏡OPデモムービー under the darkness(short ver.) / Posted on 05-18-2007

    [5]Wikipedia – C.G mix

    [6]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 鬼畜眼鏡OPパロ

    [7]Siren (video game)


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  • 11/08/14--11:14: Masaru-san Opening Parodies
  • About

    Masaru-san Opening Parodies (Japanese: マサルさんOP再現MAD) refer to a series of parody video remixes for the opening credit movie in a TV anime for a Japanese manga Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo! Masaru-san (セクシーコマンドー外伝 すごいよ!!マサルさん) written by Kyosuke Usuta.[1] It has been a challenging subject for amateur illustrators/animators on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2007.

    Origin

    The TV anime series for Masaru-san was a 10-minute program in a weekday late night variety show and aired 48 episodes between January and March in 1998. The opening credit movie is well-known among anime otakus for its hilariously dynamic anime movements inspired by the drawing style of Fujio Akatsuka[2] and many parodies/homages to other anime titles which are the works of the director for this anime Akitaro Daichi[3] or his favorite old titles such as Cyborg 009, Gutsy Frog, Ken the Wolf Boy, Star of the Giants, etc… And the theme song “Romance” was sung by a Japanese rock band PENICILLIN.[4]



    Spread

    The earliest opening parody video for this anime was “Sugoiyo Multi-san” created by the manga & animation circle in The University of Electro-Communications[5] (電通大まにけん) in 1998 (shown below, left). This video features characters from a Japanese visual novel To Heart[6] which is one of the representative adult games in 1990s Japanese Otaku culture. Meanwhile, it grabbed the spotlight on NND in 2007, where various kind of parody video creations were booming by the evolution of drawing and movie editing applications. The earliest hit video in this era was a hand-drawn animated parody video featuring Yu-Gi-Oh!, which was posted on July 1st, 2007 (shown below, right).


    Niconico 【手書きMAD】遊戯王 すごいよ!アテムさん【色ついたよ】

    Due to its difficulty, the amount of videos in this series isn’t so many. But the videos have been constantly created by highly motivated users and many of them have been watched over hundreds of thousands of times.[7]

    Various Examples


    Niconico 【手書き】すごいよ!!勇次郎さん【完成】Niconico すごいよ片倉さん!とカオスな仲間達 [根性フルカラー]
    Left: Baki the Grappler | Right: Sengoku Basara
    Niconico 【手描き】すごいよ!!アカギさん【MAD】Niconico 【手描き】すごいよ!!ハッサン
    Left: Akagi | Right: Dragon Quest VI
    Niconico 【手描き】 うすいよ!!あかりちゃん 【ゆるゆり×マサルさんOP】Niconico 【ゆめにっき】★すごいよ!!マサダ先生★
    Left: YuruYuri | Right: Yume Nikki

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san

    [2]Wikipedia – Fujio Akatsuka

    [3]Wikipedia – Akitaro Daichi

    [4]Wikipedia – Penicillin (band)

    [5]Wikipedia – University of Electro-Communications

    [6]Wikipedia – To Heart

    [7]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag マサルさんOP再現MAD


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  • 11/08/14--14:36: "Too Many Cooks"
  • About

    “Too Many Cooks” is an 11-minute parody of opening themes from various 1980s TV family sitcoms produced by and aired on Adult Swim in late October 2014. Upon its YouTube debut in early pNovember, the video became an instant viral hit and received critical acclaims for its experimental comedy value and absurdist aesthetics.

    Origin

    The video was created by Casper Kelly, an Adult Swim producer who works on the network’s show “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell,” who shot the original footage in the course of 72 hours in late October 2013. Over the following year, Kelly worked on editing the video, with some help from friends and co-workers.



    The final cut eventually premiered at 4 a.m. (EST) on October 31st, 2014 as part of Adult Swim’s ongoing “Infomercials” series. A week later, the clip was uploaded to the network’s official YouTube channel, garnering over 320,000 views and 7,000 likes within the first 24 hours.

    Spread

    On the day of its online premiere, discussions about the video virtually took over all major social media platforms, with the video’s title “Too Many Cooks” becoming trending keywords on Twitter[14], Google, Tumblr[15] and Facebook.[16]

    News Media Coverage

    The video was subsequently declared as a must-watch item of the day by a wide spectrum of viral media news outlets in the blogosphere, including BuzzFeed[10], Gawker[8], IGN[6] and Mashable[9], as well as U.S. entertainment news sites, including E! Online[11], Hollywood Reporter[12], Entertainment Weekly[11] and Rolling Stones.[4]

    Search Interest



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  • 11/08/14--17:38: Ultroning at the Party
  • this originated in the age of ultron trailer when ultron came out and ruined the party A.K.A Ultroning at the party


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  • 11/09/14--09:22: Bleach


  • About

    Bleach is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Kubo Tite[1] and originally published in Shōnen Jump[2] and later in Weekly Shōnen Jump[3]. Ever since the franchise was originally launched, it garnered a strong online following, spawning a number of fan works.

    Premise

    The manga follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a Japanese teenager who has the ability to see ghosts. He soon accidentally comes across a girl named Rukia Kuchiki, who comes from the Soul Society, a society of Soul Reapers who help guide dead souls away from the world of the living. However after she is wounded in battle, she transfers some of her powers into Ichigo, causing her to later be arrested by the Soul Society. Ichigo, as well as his classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora “Chad” Sado and Uryū Ishida, then decide to travel to the Soul Society in order to free Rukia from her sentence.

    History

    The idea for Bleach was first conceived when creator Kubo Tite decided to draw what a shinigami[4] would look like in a kimono. The design he came up with would be the basis for the Soul Reapers and the character Rukia Kuchiki. Though the series was initally rejected by Shōnen Jump, after a letter of encouragement from fellow manga artist Akira Toriyama[5], the series was picked up shortly thereafter. The manga began production in August 2001 and is still ongoing. The popularity of the manga prompted an anime series by the same name to be produced. The anime started airing on October 5, 2004 and ended on March 27, 2012. As well as the manga and anime series, four animated movies based on the series have been produced, and in March 2010 Warner Bros.[6] confirmed that is was in talks to produce a live action film[7] based on the franchise. A series of musicals known as Rock Musical Bleach[23] have been produced starting in August 2005 with the latest premiering in August 2012. A trading card game[8] based on Bleach was produced from 2007 to 2009, and has since ceased production. Three Light Novels[9] have been produced based on the series, all of which were co-written by Kubo himself. Along with all these, numerous video games based on the series have been created[10] with first game, Bleach: Heat the Soul[11] being released on March 24, 2005, and the latest release being Bleach: Soul Resurrección[12] on August 2, 2011.

    Online Relevance

    Bleach has an immense online following in the online anime community, and is often grouped with Naruto and One Piece into the “Big 3” of the Weekly Shōnen Jump series. The series has a significant following on sites like Tumblr[13], Reddit[14], Fanpop[15], 4chan’s /a/ board[16], My Anime List[17], and DeviantART[18]. Aside from these there are also numerous sites dedicated to archiving information based on the series such as the Bleach wiki[19] and TV Tropes[20]. There are multiple Facebook pages based around the series, the most popular of which have over 400,000[21] likes and 350,000[22] likes respectively.

    Fandom

    The Bleach series has spawned a significant online fanbase since it’s creation, which has created much fanart and fanfiction. On the Japanese fanart site Pixiv, there are over 39,000 images tagged under “ブリーチ”[25], as well as over 1,300 videos on the video sharing website Nico Nico Douga[26]. On DeviantART, there are also over 847,000 images tagged related to the series[27], as well as over 79,000 stories on Fanfiction.net[28].

    Notable Submemes

    Leekspin / Loituma Girl

    Leekspin / Loituma Girl is a 2006 YouTube video featuring Bleach character Orihime twirling a leek to the tune of Finnish song Ievan polkka. As of November 2014 the video has over 6 million views.


    Kubo Troll

    Kubo Troll refers to the criticism of Bleach creator Kubo Tite’s seemingly lazy designs where a panel will appear to be mostly blank with little to no background whatsoever.


    Incarnate / The Nick Simmons Plagiarism Scandal

    Incarnate / The Nick Simmons Plagiarism Scandal refers to the allegation of plagiarism directed towards Nick Simmons’ (son of KISS member Gene Simmons) comic series Incarnate[24]. The series is notorious for allegedly copying panels from the Bleach manga.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Tite Kubo

    [2]Wikpedia – Shonen Jump

    [3]Wikipedia – Weekly Shonen Jump

    [4]Wikipedia – Shinigami

    [5]Wikipedia – Akira Toriyama

    [6]Wikipedia – Warner Brothers.

    [7]Anime News Network – Bleach Live Action Film

    [8]Wikipedia – Bleach Trading Card Game

    [9]Wikipedia – Bleach Light Novels

    [10]Wikipedia – List of Bleach Video Games

    [11]Wikipedia – Bleach: Heat the Soul

    [12]Wikipedia – Bleach: Soul Resurrección

    [13]Tumblr – Bleach on Tumblr

    [14]Reddit – Bleach Subreddit

    [15]Fanpop – Bleach on Fanpop

    [16]4chan – /a/

    [17]My Anime List – Bleach

    [18]DeviantART – Bleach

    [19]Bleach Wiki – Mainpage

    [20]TV Tropes – Manga/Bleach

    [21]Facebook – Bleach Anime

    [22]Facebook – Bleach

    [23]Wikipedia – Rock Musical Bleach

    [24]Wikipedia – Incarnate

    [25]Pixiv ブリーチ

    [26]Nico Nico Douga – ブリーチ

    [27]DeviantART – Bleach art

    [28]Fanfiction.net – Bleach


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  • 11/10/14--11:41: #Parklife
  • About

    #Parklife is a hashtag inspired by the memorable narration featured in Blur’s 1994 eponymous hit single and coined by British marketing consultant Dan Barker to make fun of British actor-comedian Russell Brand’s tendencies to derail into anti-authoritarian tirades in his public appearances and interviews.

    Origin

    On October 14th, 2014, Random House published Brand’s political commentary book Revolution[1], which advocates a social revolution to bring about an end to “corporate tyranny, ecological irresponsibility and economic inequality.” On November 2nd, British marketing consultant Dan Barker[2] posted a quote from the book, noting that it reminded him of actor Phil Daniels’ narration from Blur’s 1994 hit single “Parklife” (shown below). In the first 48 hours, the tweet gained over 8,100 retweets and 5,700 favorites.



    Spread

    Shortly after Barker’s tweet went live, many Twitter users in the UK began tweeting “Parklife!” at the 39-year-old British actor-comedian’s account and the joke quickly caught on among the anti-fans of the comedian as well as the fans of the 90s’ Britpop band Blur. Within the first 48 hours, the title of the song was mentioned more than 10,000 times on Twitter, according to Topsy Analytics.[9]



    On November 4th, Viner Alan White posted a mashup video featuring select footage from Brand’s BBC Newsnight interview and the original music video for Blur’s “Parklife” (shown below). Within the first 24 hours, the Vines accumulated more than 200,000 plays. By November 5th, Brand himself had presumably embraced the joke with the following tweet:



    Throughout that week, several news sites reported on the #Parklife hashtag phenomenon, including BuzzFeed,[3] The Independent,[4] Express,[5] Metro[6] and Reason.[7]



    Russell Brand’s Self-Parody Music Video

    On November 10th, Russell Brand released a self-parody music video in which he sings about anti-consumerism and class strife to a cover performance of “Parklife” by the Irish comedy hiphop duo The Rubberbandits. In less than 24 hour of upload, the video gathered more than 270,000 views (shown below).



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  • 11/10/14--12:00: Elevatorgate
  • Overview

    Elevatorgate was an online controversy that swept across the atheist and skeptic communities in the wake of American feminist and atheist blogger Rebecca Watson’s public shaming of a man who asked her to join him for coffee in his hotel room while they shared an elevator ride together at the World Atheist Convention in June 2011.

    Background

    On June 20th, 2011, feminist and atheist blogger Rebecca Watson of Skepchick uploaded a video to YouTube in which she complained about a man asking her for coffee in the elevator at an atheist conference in Dublin, Ireland.



    Um, just a word to wise here, guys, uh, don’t do that. You know, I don’t really know how else to explain how this makes me incredibly uncomfortable, but I’ll just sort of lay it out that I was a single woman, you know, in a foreign country, at 4:00 am, in a hotel elevator, with you, just you, and -- don’t invite me back to your hotel room right after I finish talking about how it creeps me out and makes me uncomfortable when men sexualize me in that manner.

    In the comments section of the video, many viewers debated whether the attendee had done anything inappropriate or if Watson had overreacted.

    Notable Developments

    Richard Dawkins’ “Dear Muslima” Comment

    On July 2nd, biology professor PZ Myers wrote a blog post[2] in support of Watson, to which author Richard Dawkins replied in the comments section with a satirical letter directed toward a Muslim woman:

    Dear Muslima

    Stop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you had your genitals mutilated with a razor blade, and … yawn … don’t tell me yet again, I know you aren’t allowed to drive a car, and you can’t leave the house without a male relative, and your husband is allowed to beat you, and you’ll be stoned to death if you commit adultery. But stop whining, will you. Think of the suffering your poor American sisters have to put up with.

    Only this week I heard of one, she calls herself Skep”chick”, and do you know what happened to her? A man in a hotel elevator invited her back to his room for coffee. I am not exaggerating. He really did. He invited her back to his room for coffee. Of course she said no, and of course he didn’t lay a finger on her, but even so …

    And you, Muslima, think you have misogyny to complain about! For goodness sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin.

    The comment was subsequently reported on by several news sites, including New Statesman,[3] Gawker,[4] The Atlantic[5] and Salon.[6] On July 5th, Watson published an article titled “The Privilege Delusion,”[10] which called for members of the skeptic community to boycott Dawkins’ work.

    Criticism

    On July 6th, Skeptoid[11] published an article by blogger Alison Smith, which criticized Watson’s video about the conference incident. On July 12th, 2011, YouTuber The Amazing Atheist uploaded a video arguing that Watson had overreacted (shown below), which garnered upwards of 300,000 views and 12,400 comments in the first two years.



    Harassment Claims

    On September 29th, 2011, Watson published a blog post titled “Mom, Don’t Read This,”[15] in which she claimed to be the victim of a harassment campaign since the start of the elevatorgate controversy.

    Thunderf00t’s Removal from Freethoughtblogs

    On June 25th, 2012, the atheist blog network Freethoughtblogs[8] published an article by blogger and YouTuber Thunderf00t titled “Misogynist!”, which argued that Watson had exaggerated the issue of sexual harassment at atheist conferences. The same day, Freethoughtblogs[9] published an article by blogger P.Z. Myers, who criticized Thunderf00t’s arguments for being “an embarrassingly clueless defense of his privilege.” On June 29th, Thunderf00t uploaded a narrated version of his “Misogynist!” article to YouTube (shown below).



    On July 1st, 2012, Freethoughtblogs[7] published an article revealing that two of the site’s bloggers Thunderf00t and Greg Laden had been removed from the site for “their behavior towards other members of the community.” On July 5th, Thunderf00t uploaded a video responding to his removal, which accused Freethoughtblogs writer P.Z. Myers of “shameless dishonesty” (shown below, left). On July 10th, Myers uploaded a video responding to criticisms he had received for banning Thunderf00t from the site (shown below, right).



    Atheism+

    On August 19th, 2012, Freethoughtblogs[12] published an article by blogger Jen McCreight titled “Atheism+,” which promoted a new community of atheists centered around social justice and feminism.

    We are…
    Atheists plus we care about social justice,
    Atheists plus we support women’s rights,
    Atheists plus we protest racism,
    Atheists plus we fight homophobia and transphobia,
    Atheists plus we use critical thinking and skepticism.

    The atheism+ movement sparked many online debates within atheist and skeptic community, with many comparing the schism to that formed by the elevatorgate controversy.[13]

    Dawkins’ Apology

    On August 6th, 2014, Dawkins apologized for the “Dear Muslima” comment in a blog post:

    “There should be no rivalry in victimhood, and I’m sorry I once said something similar to American women complaining of harassment, inviting them to contemplate the suffering of Muslim women by comparison.”[1]

    That day, Watson tweeted[14] that Dawkins “did the blog-equivalent of coughing into his hand while mumbling ‘sorry’ to me” (shown below).



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