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  • 02/12/15--17:18: BALEETED
  • (This entry is under W.I.P.)

    About

    BALEETED is a catchphrase word for Deleted that Homestar Runner said in Strong Bad Email #50: 50 emails when trying to delete one of Strong Bad’s emails while Strong Bad is on the phone.

    Origin

    The 50th episode of Strong Bad Email in Homestar Runner titled ‘50 emails’ was posted on Monday, November 11, 2002. In this episode, Strong Bad answers 50 emails in celebration of his 50th sbemail until he gets interrupted with a important phone call at Email #3. Homestar Runner walks in with Strong Bad’s fondue pot and then reads his emails. When Homestar Runner gets to Email #4 about a common question of Strong Bad typing with his boxing gloves on, he knows what to do and types BALEETED as he is spelling ‘Deleted’ wrong. The list goes on that rhymes with BALEETED until he hits a Fragrant System Error.

    Spread

    In Encyclopedia Dramatica, this catchphrase has been commonly used when deleting unwanted images, articles, and links.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Homestar Runner Wiki – 50 emails

    [2]Homestar Runner – 50 emails

    [3]Encyclopedia Dramatica – Baleeted


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  • 02/12/15--17:24: Intimidation Game
  • About

    “Intimidation Games” is an episode of the American TV police drama Law and Order: Special Victims Unit which was based on the movement GamerGate movement. Following its broadcast in mid-February 2015, the episode was quickly met with mostly negative reactions and mockeries from both pro and anti-Gamergate camps due to its corny screenplay, as well as its oversimplification of the actual events.

    Episode Information

    “Intimidation Games” aired on February 11th, 2015. The episode follows a female video gamer who is kidnapped and abused by a group of gamers who call themselves “Killed or Be Slaughtered” in allusion to Quinnspiracy and its aftermath. The episode also features references to 4chan and Reddit, as well as Anita Sarkeesian.



    Online Reactions

    The Law & Order episode was poorly received by those both for and against GamerGate in part for its perceived bad writing and cringeworthy delivery. The gaming news site Kotaku[1] wrote a review of the episode, in which it heavily criticized the episode for “turning complicated conversations over misogyny in gaming into a cartoon caricature of good vs. evil.” The episode was also criticized for demonizing gamers and a perceived lack of knowledge of the gaming subculture. Largely due to its “so bad it is good” appeal, the episode quickly spawned an ironical fanbase who quote lines from the episode to the likes of Baneposting. On February 13th, 2015, the 8chan board /redchanit/[2] was created, the name being a portmanteau of Reddit and 4chan, which is referenced numerous times in the episode as the online hub where KOBS members congregate.

    PoV Pistol

    One of the exploitables features a member of the group KOBS pointing a gun to a police officer in a similar fashion to a first-person shooter game. The image is often photoshopped with different items and HUD’s from classic FPS games.



    KOBS Uniform

    This exploitable consists of changing certain characters to fit the pattern of the gamer terrorist group featured in the episode.



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 02/12/15--18:11: Angry Pepe
  • Note: This entry is a Work In Progress, or as we like to say in the biz, WIP.

    About

    Angry Pepe is a reaction image which uses the Pepe the Frog character to express anger, frustration, or rage. The image is often accompanied by long yells expressed by strings of the letter “A”, as well as a statement on the necessity of finding a girlfriend.

    Origin

    The oldest retrievable use of the image on 4chan was on July 1, 2014 in the topic of a thread on the /r9k/ board.[1]

    References

    [1]Archive.moe – /r9k/ – ROBOT9000


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  • 02/13/15--00:21: Don't Believe His Lies
  • About

    “Don’t Believe His Lies” is an exploitable from the the movie Memento. If is often photo shopped with fictional characters who are known for lying, or with companies/ company representatives that many believe make questionable decisions

    Origin

    In the 2000 movie Memento there is a scene which the movie’s protagonist Leonard Shelby holds a photograph of another character called Teddy. Leonard then writes on the back of the photo the phrase “Don’t believe his lies.”



    Spread

    [WiP]

    Various Examples



    Search Interest


    External References


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  • 02/13/15--11:04: Teeth Itching
  • My cat that just happened to look at me when I took the picture.


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  • 02/13/15--11:43: Valentine's Day
  • Overview

    Valentine’s Day is a holiday observed annually on February 14th in many countries around the world, which is centered around the celebration of romantic love.

    Background

    The holiday was initially created in honor of one or more Christian saints named Valentinus. In the High Middle Ages, the holiday became associated with romance with the rise of the medieval European literary conception of courtly love. By the 18th-century, lovers celebrated Valentine’s Day by exchanging gifts, including flowers, confections and cards.[1]

    Notable Developments

    Singles Awareness Day

    As early as 2002, the annual holiday Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) was celebrated for people who are not involved in romantic relationships as an alternative to Valentine’s Day. Those participating in the event are encouraged to wear the colors green or black to show contrast to the color red associated with Valentine’s Day.

    Galentine’s Day

    On February 11th, 2010, NBC aired the Parks and Recreation episode “Galentine’s Day,” in which the show’s protagonist Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) throws a party for her female friends named “Galentine’s Day” on the evening prior to Valentine’s Day. The episode subsequently inspired female fans to celebrate the event each year by spending time with their same-sex friends.[2]



    Otaku Dates

    Starting in 2006, the annual Otaku Dates event was launched in Japan as the otakus’ alternative to Christmas eve. The event has since been held on Valentine’s Day as well.

    Black Day

    As early as 2008, South Korean residents have engaged in the informal tradition known as “Black Day”, in which single people congregate and eat Jajangmyeon (white noodles with black bean sauce) on April 14th, following the observance of Valentine’s Day and White Day on March 14th.

    On YouTube

    On May 1st, 2008, YouTuber Lucas Cruikshank uploaded a video titled “Fred on Valentine’s Day,” in which he describes his plans for the holiday while performing the hyper-active character Fred Figglehorn (shown below, left). In the first seven years, the video gathered more than 10 million views and 26,000 comments. On January 22nd, 2009, the MondoMedia YouTube channel uploaded a Valentine’s Day-themed episode of the animated web series Happy Tree Friends, accumulating upwards of nine million views and 4,700 comments in six years (shown below, right).



    On February 15th, 2011, the PrankvsPrank YouTube channel posted a prank video titled “Worst Valentine Present Ever,” in which a woman applies a numbing agent to her boyfriend’s back instead of massage oil (shown below, left). Within four years, the video received more than five million views and 5,200 comments. On February 14th, 2012, YouTuber PewDiePie uploaded a Valentine’s Day special video in which he plays the horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent with his girlfriend YouTuber CutiePieMarzia (shown below, right).



    On February 15th, 2013, YouTube prankster VitalyzdTv uploaded a video titled “How to Pick Up Girls on Valentine’s Day,” in which he delivers pickup artist lines to women on a sidewalk during Valentine’s Day (shown below, left). Within two years, the video gained over 17 million views and 11,300 comments. On February 3rd, 2014, the Simon’s Cat YouTube channel uploaded a Valentine’s Day special animation, garnering upwards of nine million views and 4,100 comments over the following year (shown below, right).



    Related Memes

    Go Die! Valentine’s Day

    Go Die! Valentine’s Day (Japanese: 死ね!バレンタイン・デー, Shine! Valentine Day) is an anti-Valentine’s Day song by Japanese folk band Fujioka Fujimaki. On the Japanese web, the song has gained a cult status with single men, as well as a series of fan-made animated music videos starring characters from popular anime or manga franchises.

    Forever Alone

    Forever Alone is an exploitable rage comic character that is used to express loneliness and disappointment with life. The face has also been used as an advice animal and inspired the creation of the snowclone template “Forever an X.”

    Valentine’s Day E-Cards

    Valentine’s Day E-cards are digital media greeting cards created for the annual holiday Valentine’s Day for the purpose of sharing online.



    Rejected Candy Hearts

    Rejected Candy Hearts are a series of images parodying Sweethearts, a type of small heart-shaped candies sold around Valentine’s Day, with custom generated messages that are unromantic, off-putting or suggestive in nature.



    Roses Are Red

    Roses are Red refers to a series of short poems featuring rhyme verses that begin with the lines “Roses are red, violets are blue.” While the original poem was used to convey messages of love, many of its derivative versions nullify its sentimental value through subversion, parody and anti-humor.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Valentines Day

    [2]Wikipedia – Galentine’s Day


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  • 02/13/15--14:13: Online Dating
  • About

    Online Dating is the practice of using web-based services or mobile applications to discover and interact with potential romantic partners, and in most cases, to the end of arranging a date in real life. In addition, many online dating sites and apps offer algorithm-based matchmaking services for users to easily find compatible individuals based on a wide range of criteria, including age, gender, geographical location and personal interests.

    Origin

    In 1993, the first Internet dating site Match.com[1] was founded by entrepreneurs Gary Kremen and Peng T. Ong, who aimed to create a proof-of-concept for electronic classified advertising systems. In 1995, the site was launched as a free beta service, serving as a matchmaker for users who created a profile on the site containing pictures and personal information about themselves.



    Spread

    OKCupid

    On March 4th, 2004, the founders of the literary website TheSpark launched the dating site OKCupid, which pairs registered members based on their compatibility score determined through a series of survey questions. On August 29th, 2011, an article published in August of 2011 to the tech news blog Gizmodo, which featured an expose by intern Alyssa Bereznak about an OkCupid date with the world champion Magic: The Gathering player Jon Finkel. In the article, Bereznak insulted Finkel for playing the card game and revealed that she would not have dated him if she were aware of the hobby beforehand. After the story was submitted to Reddit, Bereznak was inundated with attacks from various Redditors and Finkel participated in an “ask me anything” thread on the social news website.



    In 2012, the papapaka OKCupid gained online notoriety as “Squart Guy” for his explicit sexual fantasy descriptions, combined with numerous spelling and grammatical errors (shown below, left). On July 24th, the Tumblr blog “Fedoras of OKCupid” was launched, which quickly gained traction for openly shaming men who wear fedoras in their dating site profile pictures (shown below, right).



    Grindr

    On March 26th, 2009, the mobile dating and social networking application Grindr was launched, which serves as a matchmaker for gay and bisexual users within close proximity to one another.

    Dating Site Murderer

    On March 21st, 2011, Redditor spawn02000 posted a picture of himself to the /r/WTF subreddit, titled “I uploaded my picture to a dating site… So far no hits… :(” The photo was subsequently used by other Redditors to create the Dating Site Murderer advice animal series, which features a top caption implying a murderous intent, followed by an innocuous or sweet bottom line.



    Miss Travel

    On April 10th, 2012, the dating website Miss Travel was created by founder and CEO Brandon Wade, which pairs wealthy men with attractive women who wish to travel for free. The website subsequently sparked many online discussions over its legality and appropriateness.



    Tinder

    In September 2012, the Tinder mobile dating application was launched on Apple iOS devices for students at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and select colleges in Texas and Boston. The app serves as a matchmaker for users within close proximity based on their preferences and has since rolled out for worldwide use.



    Creepy White Guys

    On February 2nd, 2013, the anonymous blog Creepy White Guys was created on Tumblr, which features politically incorrect, racially insensitive or otherwise off-putting pick up lines sent from Caucasian men to Asian women on online dating and social networking sites.



    Bye Felipe

    On October 14th, 2014, the “Bye Felipe” Instagram feed was launched by Los Angeles resident Alexandra Tweten to highlight screenshots of abusive or hostile responses to rejection sent by men on various online dating sites.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Match.com – Match

    [2]Wikipedia – Online Dating Service


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  • 02/14/15--01:09: Nuclear Gandhi
  • About

    Nuclear Gandhi (also referred to as Sid Meier’s Civilization Gandhi) refers to Gandhi in the Civilization game series. The game version of Gandhi became famous due to his striking dissimilarity to his peacefully real world counterpart, being the heaviest user of nuclear weapons.

    Origin

    The source of Gandhi’s heavy nuclear weapon usage was due to a bug in Civilization II. Each of the leaders available in the game were given a set aggression level, with Gandhi’s being the lowest. As the player reaches the Modern Era, the aggression level of all world leaders would lower. However, in Gandhi’s case this would make the aggression reach a negative value in the game’s coding, which made his aggression value underflow into the highest setting. This caused Gandhi to become extremely aggressive just as strategic weaponry came into play, effectively making Gandhi an extremely heavy user of nukes. As overlowing the setting wasn’t possible, it then became impossible for the player to reset the aggression value of Gandhi. Due to the popularity of the bug, it was later intentionally put into later iterations of the game as an Ascended Glitch[2] where Gandhi would intentionally be given the highest level as a producer and user of nukes.



    Spread

    On September 2010, the Online comic Critical Miss published a comic comparing the real life Gandhi to the version within the Civilization games. On October 23rd, 2014 a copy of this comic was uploaded to Reddit. On the same day, Redditor Kserge commented on a picture on Reddit[1] explaining that Gandhi’s use of nuke and warmongering was initially due to a glitch. This comment was later used as a basis for articles from Kotaku[3] and Geek.com.[4]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest


    External References


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  • 02/14/15--18:40: Besiege
  • [work in progress]


    About

    Besiege is a 2015 indie physics-based building game developed and published by Spiderling Studios, and distributed by the Valve-owned Steam platform. The sandbox nature of the game has led to many players’ creations becoming viral online.

    History

    [WIP]

    Gameplay

    [WIP]

    Reception

    Besiege holds a rating of 10/10 on Steam, with over 3,300 positive reviews.[1] The alpha version of the game was praised by Rock, Paper, Shotgun in an article published on February 9th, 2015.[2]

    Notable Examples




    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Steam – Besiege

    [2]Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Premature Evaluation: Besiege


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  • 02/15/15--02:52: Furry Scale

  • About

    Furry Scale (also referred to as antro scale) refers to charts and discussions about where one draws the line between furries and humans.

    Origin

    The oldest known online use of the concept of the furry scale is from 1998, from The Code of the Furries [1]. In the Document, it has rating system of “where you fall on the human-to-animal scale”

    1 : Basically human, with minor furry features (perhaps eyes, nose, ears, claws, some fur, etc)
    2 : Humanoid, with significant furry features (muzzle, tail, etc); this includes centaurs and mer-people
    3 : Anthropomorphic animal (or taur)
    4 : Equally comfortable on two or four legs (or, if you’re a taur, on four or six)
    5 : Animal shape, with some unusual features (perhaps hands, speech, etc); this includes most dragons, gryphons, etc
    6 : Normal animal shape

    Spread

    One of the most frequently used images of furry scale originates from Hentai artist known as Po-ju, showing 5 different levels of furry, ranging from fully human to fully cat. The most frequently circulated English captioned image shortens it to 4 images. Various parodies of this translated version circulate on the web, including those that only use the English captions, and do not use Po-Ju’s art.


    On June 16th 2010, pixiv user かb uploaded a chart which transitions from a girl to a fox up a set of stairs[2] The most popular translated version of this captions the last image with the phrase Oh shit nigger what are you doing. This image also inspired an infrequently used tag on Pixiv[3] of similar images.


    Various Examples


    External References


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  • 02/16/15--01:24: Paras Chiyo
  • About

    Paras Chiyo referrers to a specific crossover between the Pokemon Paras and Chiyo Sakura from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun due to the visual similarities between the two.

    Origin

    On August 17th, 2014, Twitter user @oshirukouji uploaded an image with both Paras and Chiyo Sakura. The acoompany text roughly translates to “I cannot forgive otaku who calls Sakura Chiyo-chan a paras”




    Spread

    On September 8th 2014 Pixiv user 車 uploaded an image with Chiyo Sakura’s disembodied head, with her ribbons replaced with mushrooms like that of a Paras[2]. Her hair was drawn in a way to form the legs of a Paras, in a similar way Megurine Luka’s hair was drawn to,look like tentacles with Tako Luka. was drawn with this image marks the oldest example of the meme on Pixiv.



    Beginning on August 23rd 2014, the tag ちよパラ (translated as “Paras Chiyo”) began to be used on images referring to this specific crossover[3]. In addition, the tag パラス (the Japanese name for Paras) began to be used for some examples of fanart with Chiyo Sakura even on works that did not have an obvious connection to paras within the work itself.




    | Examples of works tagged as パラス (Paras) on Pixiv that do not actually contain Paras.

    On August 20th, 2014 the site Seventh Style published an article stating “Otaku have discovered… Sakura Chiyo from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, holds many resemblances to the Pokemon known as Paras.” [4]

    Various Examples



    External References


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  • 02/16/15--06:32: Berserk
  • WORK IN PROGRESS
    WARNING: This entry includes spoilers from the story and graphic content


    About

    Berserk is a manga and anime series created by Kentaro Miura, and published in Young Animal. The story is set on a medieval fantasy world, and follows the adventures of Guts, a swordman in seek of vengeance.

    History

    The first version of the manga was a one shot called Berserk: The Prototype, premiered on 1988, while Kentaro Miura was a university student. Although it has some minor differences as the serialized version (Guts’ backstory or brand’s design), it’s pretty similar to the final version. On November 26, 1990, the first volume was released by the company Hakusensha, and 2 years later, after the publication of three more volumes it began the serialization on the seinen manga magazine Young Animal.[2]

    On 1997, the manga was adapted into a 25 episodes anime by the studios OML Inc.[3], starting on October 7, 1997 and finishing on March 31, 1998. On 2012, Studio 4ºC start releasing a series of movies to adapt the Golden Age Saga, being the last one released on February 1, 2013.

    Plot

    Berserk follows the life of Guts, a mercenary who hunts Apostles, a group of humans that using an artifact called Behelit, sacrified someone beloved to get demonic powers. The real objective of Guts is Griffith, the leader of the mercenary unit “Band of the Hawk”, where Guts was the Raid Leader. After some events where Guts lefts the Band and Griffith is imprisoned and tortured, Griffith use an special Behelit to sacrifice the Band of the Hawk, he becomes a memeber of the God Hand, the archdemons who give the power to Apostles. Only Guts and Casca, a member of the Hawk and Guts lover, survive. After defeating some Apostles, Guts meets with Casca again, who lost her memories and was almost burned as a witch, and Guts gains some allies.

    Online Relevance

    During the years, Berserk has garned an international following for its themes, the heavy violence and the detailed art style, often being praised as one of the best works on the manga history. It has some pressence on English-speaking communities like Tumblr,[6] Reddit,[9] 4chan’s /a/ Anime and Manga board,[10] DeviantART[7] and My Anime List.[5] In addition, there are some referential hubsites about the series, such as a wiki of the series.[8]

    Sub-memes

    Miura’s Breaks

    Berserk is specially known for it’s autor breaks. As from 2000, the publishing schedule has been pretty irregular, being 67 weeks the longest wait time between two chapters (334-335)[1]. This has started the rumours that say Miura spends his time playing videogames (specifically The idolmaster), and has become an in-joke.

    The Boat

    To arrive to their next objective, Guts and his party ship with Roderick, a noble. The boat was first introduced on the chapter 286 of the manga, released on July 23, 2007. Because of the breaks and the developement of Griffith’s story, the main characters have been on the boat 8 years. For that reason, the boat became one of the main jokes of the breaks.

    That Thing Was Too Big to Be Called a Sword / Dragonslayer

    That Thing Was Too Big to Be Called a Sword is a catchphrase used on the series refering to Guts’ oversized sword, the Dragonslayer. The catchphrase is often used as a snowclone.

    Also, the sword has become one of the most notable references to Berserk, being featured on crossover fan arts.

    Bagserk

    Bagserk is a series of manga edits that change the dialogues featuring bags jokes. This edits feature the bags as something extremelly valuable, and make fun of Guts wearing a purse, claiming it’s a “manly bag”.[11]

    Griffith Did Nothing Wrong

    Griffith Did Nothing Worng is a catchphrase refered to the Griffith fans, who claim he isn’t evil because of the events of the Eclipse.

    Rape Horse

    Rape Horse is the fan given name to a demon-possesed horse who tries to have intercourse with Farnese de Vandimion.

    Search Interest

    External Links

    [1]SkullKnight – Time between chapter releases

    [2]Young Animal – Berserk

    [3]ONLEnglish Index

    [4]Studio 4ºC – Index

    [5]MyAnimeList – Berserk

    [6]Tumblr – Search for berserk

    [7]DeviantArt – Search for berserk

    [8]Berserk Wiki – Main page

    [9]Reddit – Berserk

    [10]Archive.moe – Search for Berserk

    [11]Fanservice FTWThe bag


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  • 02/16/15--11:51: The Pain Israel
  • “The Pain Israel” is an internet meme that surfaced on Civcraft, a Reddit Minecraft server that is based around politics.


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  • 02/16/15--12:21: Get A Load Of This Guy
  • About

    “Get A Load of This Guy” are a series of reaction images most often aimed at another person, usually used to make fun of the person or quality of his/her recent posts.

    Origin

    Probably of most widely used example of the image originated from a scene in the 1992 American comedy film Wayne’s World[4], where the titular character Wayne looks directly at the camera and the subtitles “Get-A-Load of this Guy Cam” pop up.


    Spread

    The screencap of the scene (pictured below) has been used as a reaction image on various image boards. The archives show that it had already been in use on 4chan as of August 17th, 2010[1].



    In time, similar derivatives were created including an image macro of Patrick Bateman (more widely known as the Dubs Guy) from the film American Psycho(pictued below, left). Earliest archived examples date back to January 12th, 2011[2]. Another popular derivative image macro contains the character Ross Geller from a TV show Friends(pictured below, right). Earliest archived post of it had been from March 31th, 2011[3].


    Various Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]archive.moe – Oldest Examples

    [2]archive.moe – Get-A-Load Dubs Guy

    [3]archive.moe – Get-A-Load Ross

    [4]IMDBWayne’s World


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  • 02/17/15--02:13: Clock Tower
  • (This entry is under W.I.P. Please be patient, unless you wish to help.)

    About

    Clock Tower is a classic point-and-click psychological survival horror video game series by creator Hifumi Kouno of Human Entertainment, continued by Sunsoft, and then Capcom. Gamers that are fans of survival horror games usually review Clock Tower and do a commentary about the series in their list.

    History

    The first Clock Tower game was made in Japan for the SNES in 1995 and later a enhanced port for the PlayStation as Clock Tower: The First Fear. Similar to the 1985 Italian horror film Phenomena (Creepers in the US version). Because it was psychological scary, Clock Tower: The First Fear was never released outside Japan.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Clock Tower

    [2]Wikipedia – Scissorman

    [3]IGNNightCry, the Spiritual Successor to Clock Tower, Gets a Live Action Teaser

    [4]Wikia – Clock Tower Wiki

    [5]NightCry – Official NightCry Website

    [6]Twitter – Project Scissors

    [7]Facebook – Project Scissors: NightCry


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  • 02/17/15--02:24: Closing the Curtains
  • About

    Closing the Curtains is a multi-panel exploitable comic series featuring an overweight man who closes his curtains to prevent being distracted from his computer. The character is often depicted as an anti-social example of the neckbeard stereotype.

    Origin

    On November 27th, 2005, Something Awful user CrumFUNist submitted a thread titled “Lego_Robot sucks ass,”[9] which criticized forum user Lego_Robot (webcomic artist Bob Averill) for creating poor MSPaint comics and trolling the forums. Over the next two years, the thread gained over 1,500 responses. In May 2007, Averill posted a comic titled “This one’s not funny” on the website Lego Robot Comics (now named PlasticBrickAutomaton),[1] which depicts an overweight Something Awful user mocking Lego_Robot in a discussion thread before closing his window when distracted by two women playing volleyball outside (shown below).[11]



    Spread

    In September 2007, Averill was banned from the Something Awful Forums.[8] On November 15th, a cropped version of the original comic reduced to the final three panels was uploaded to the “kuvia” folder on the domain MBnet (shown below).[3]



    Various Examples



    External References

    [1]plasticBrickautomation – This one’s not funny

    [2]Something Awful – Lego_Robot sucks ass.

    [3]Index of /tdog/kuvia – See fatass.gif

    [4]Pakkotoisto.com – Ketju: Repesin eli Hauskoja kuvia netistä!

    [5]Lachschon.de – Atomwitz, alle Strahlen

    [6]forocoches.com – Raco Català, ¿por qué le tenéis tanta manía?

    [7]Encyclopedia Dramatica – Lego Robot Comics

    [8]Something Awful – Lego Robot

    [9]Something Awful – Lego_Robot Sucks ass

    [10]Wayback Machine – This ones not funny

    [11]Mike-Miles – Lego Robot original upload


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  • 02/17/15--08:44: Gorillaz
  • [work in progress]

    About

    Gorillaz is an animated band created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band is well known for their animated, multi-media music videos, the animated characters and its genre-crossing music style, with influences from hip-hop, reggae, dub, rock, alternative and indie music among other genres as well as their collaborations with various artists.

    History

    Formation

    Gorillaz was created by Albarn and Hewlett after watching MTV in their flat, stating that “If you watch MTV for too long, it’s a bit like hell – there’s nothing of substance there. So we got this idea for a cartoon band, something that would be a comment on that.”[1]. From there on, they first identified the band as “Gorilla” and recorded a single track under the name titled “Ghost Train”[2]. From there on, the group collaborated with Deltron 3030 to produce their first album, Gorillaz.

    The fictional band members are:

    • Stuart “2D” Pot
    • Murdoc Niccals
    • Noodle
    • Russell Hobbs

    Discography

    Gorillaz has gone through several phases, with each phase bringing a new style of music and art style.

    Phase One: Celebrity Takedown

    The first phase of Gorillaz, the phase lasted from 1999 to 2003. With the phase came the release of their self-titled album along side 4 singles, Tomorrow Comes Today, Clint Eastwood, 19-2000 and Rock the House. The album had sold 6 million copies worldwide and had earned the group the Guiness World Record of “Most Successful Virtual Band”[3].

    Phase Two: Slowboat to Hades

    The second phase of Gorillaz, lasting from 2004 to 2007. The phase lead to the release of their most successful album to date, known as Demon Days, with 5 singles being released during the phase, including Rock It, Feel Good Inc., El Mañana, Dirty Harry, and DARE. Since the release of Demon Days, the album has gone 5 times platinum in the UK, double platinum in the USA and has sold over 6 million copies[4].

    Phase Three: Escape to Plastic Beach

    The latest phase in Gorillaz’ history, this phase lasted from 2008 to 2012. This phase lead to the release of Plastic Beach and The Fall, alongside the release of 5 singles, Stylo, Superfast Jellyfish, On Melancholy Hill, Rhinestone Eyes and Doncamatic[5].

    Online Presence

    Gorillaz has a large online following due to their interactive website Gorillaz.com[6], a website showcasing the fictional band members biographies and their current home in the animated universe. There was also an unofficial fan-created Gorillaz website (known as Gorillaz Unofficial[17]) that had posted announcements and news that the official website hadn’t posted, but it has been down since April 2014. Gorillaz has also had Twitter accounts made for each of the animated characters[7][8][9][10].
    As of February 2015, the Gorillaz Facebook page has over 9 million likes[11] and the main Twitter account has 300 000 followers[12].

    Fandom

    The group has gained a large fandom due to its genre crossing music and because of its animated members. The group has several tumblr blogs related to them, such as fuckyeahgorillaz[13] and Gorillaz Confessions[14]. Gorillaz also has a sub-reddit[15] and over 100 000 tagged images on DeviantArt[16], many of them being fanarts.

    Related Memes

    Gorillaz “Demon Days” Cover Parodies

    Gorillaz “Demon Days” Cover Parodies are parodies of the cover of the album art of Demon Days, often replacing the band members with other fictional characters, often stylized in a similar way.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wired – Keeping it (Un)real

    [2]Wikipedia – Formation of Gorillaz

    [3]Wikipedia – Gorillaz

    [4]Wikipedia – Gorillaz: Phase Two

    [5]Wikipedia – Gorillaz: Phase 3

    [6]Gorillaz – Website

    [7]Twitter – 2D

    [8]Twitter – Murdoc

    [9]Twitter – Noodle

    [10]Twitter – Russel

    [11]Facebook – Gorillaz

    [12]Twitter – Gorillaz

    [13]tumblr – fuckyeahgorillaz

    [14]tumblr – Gorillaz Confessions

    [15]Reddit – r/gorillaz

    [16]DeviantArt – Search results for “Gorillaz”

    [17]Gorillaz Wikia – Gorillaz Unofficial


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  • 02/17/15--14:42: Jaded Teenage Girl
  • About

    Jaded Teenage Girl is a copypasta originating from a Tumblr post in which user TashaLovesNirvana tries to fend off her detractors and trolls by claiming she was a “jaded teenage girl” who had endured through many hardships in her life.

    Origin

    In early February 2015, Tumblr user TashaLovesNirvana replied to post submitted by user Winnerchallenged, in which she revealed that she is a “jaded teenage girl” after dealing with several hardships, including asking out “the cutest guy” in her grade only to find out that he had a girlfriend (shown below).[1] The post was subsequently deleted.



    Spread

    On February 9th, Tumblr user bakrua posted a screenshot of TashaLovesNirvana’s post, which gained over 22,500 likes in the first two weeks. That day, Redditor straightallies submitted the text of the Tumblr post to the /r/copypasta[2] subreddit. Also on February 9th, Tumblr user lizardmafia[3] submitted a clickbait headline version of the copypasta (shown below, left). Meanwhile, the science666[4] Tumblr blog highlighted a photoshopped picture of Richard Dawkins wearing a T-shirt with the words “We are all teenage girls” printed on the front (shown below, right).



    On February 10th, Tumblr[6] user kumagawa posted a dramatic reading of the copypasta (shown below). The next day, Tumblr user officialjeffandonuts[5] posted a version of the copypasta framing it as a discussion between him and his dog.



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    About

    Miyazaki Troll Quotes refers to a series of statements attributed to the Japanese film director, animator, and writer Hayao Miyazaki that are either fake or taken out of context. The quotes typically convey attitudes of disdain, disgust, and regret towards entertainment media, anime, weeaboos, and otaku culture.

    Origin

    The first istance from Miyazaki’s disgust against otakus comes from an interview to the japanese website Golden Times published on January 27, 2014.[2] In the interview, he claims the problem of the anime industry is that it’s full of otakus. A transcription of the interview was published 3 days later on RocketNews24.[1]

    You see, whether you can draw like this or not, being able to think up this kind of design, it depends on whether or not you can say to yourself, ‘Oh, yeah, girls like this exist in real life. If you don’t spend time watching real people, you can’t do this, because you’ve never seen it. Some people spend their lives interested only in themselves. Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It’s produced by humans who can’t stand looking at other humans. And that’s why the industry is full of otaku!

    Spread

    On January 26th, 2015, Imgur user ondaheightsofdespair submitted two GIFs of Miyazaki with incorrect captioned quotes, expressing extreme dissatisfaction with the state of anime and otaku culture, in a post titled “Old sage drops some wisdom.” It reached the front page of Imgur, receiving over 8,800 points.[3]



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  • 02/18/15--09:04: Bee Movie
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship.

    About

    Bee Movie is a 2007 computer animated comedy produced by DreamWorks Animations, starting Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. The movie follows Barry, a bee who has recently graduated from college and it’s about to enter the hive’s honney-making industry, but everything changes when he meets Vanessa, a florist. During the years, the movie garned a massive fanbase on Tumblr.

    History

    WIP

    Online Relevance

    WIP

    Search Interest

    External Links

    [1]Tumblr – Bee Movie

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