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- 04/15/15--10:37: _I Want to Protect T...
- 04/15/15--11:14: _Crawling In My Skin
- 04/15/15--13:22: _Cephalopods
- 04/16/15--00:34: _Rap / Hip-Hop
- 04/16/15--05:53: _Welcome to Chili's
- 04/16/15--08:17: _SQUARE ENIX
- 04/16/15--13:02: _Shitty Charmander
- 04/16/15--14:56: _Hestia's Boob String
- 04/16/15--15:07: _NEET
- 04/17/15--00:32: _Yaoi
- 04/17/15--09:38: _Kermit Mystery Box
- 04/17/15--09:48: _Kermit the Frog
- 04/17/15--10:53: _Stolen Valor Confro...
- 04/17/15--12:44: _Star Wars: Battlefront
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- 04/17/15--14:38: _Disney Channel
- 04/17/15--17:41: _Yuri
- 04/18/15--10:20: _REEEEEEE
- 04/18/15--14:26: _His Smile And Optim...
- 04/18/15--18:24: _Correction Guy
- 04/15/15--10:37: I Want to Protect That Smile
- 04/15/15--11:14: Crawling In My Skin
- 04/15/15--13:22: Cephalopods
- 04/16/15--00:34: Rap / Hip-Hop
- 04/16/15--05:53: Welcome to Chili's
- 04/16/15--08:17: SQUARE ENIX
- 04/16/15--13:02: Shitty Charmander
- 04/16/15--14:56: Hestia's Boob String
- 04/16/15--15:07: NEET
- 04/17/15--00:32: Yaoi
- 04/17/15--09:38: Kermit Mystery Box
- 04/17/15--09:48: Kermit the Frog
- 04/17/15--10:53: Stolen Valor Confrontations
- 04/17/15--12:44: Star Wars: Battlefront
- 04/17/15--14:17: Unfriended Trailer Parodies
- 04/17/15--14:38: Disney Channel
- 04/17/15--17:41: Yuri
- 04/18/15--10:20: REEEEEEE
- 04/18/15--14:26: His Smile And Optimism: Gone
- 04/18/15--18:24: Correction Guy
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“I Want to Protect That Smile” is a quote often featured on manga and anime, often criticised for it’s overuse. Online, the phrase is used as a way to refer to waifus and husbandos.
The quote has been used on various anime and manga series, particulary on fighting manga, where the main character often wants to protect their friends from the antagonist.
Online, the first use of the catchphrase to refer to an anime character was on a 4chan anime and manga board /a/ thread from September 20th, 2011, with a user featuring the quote as response to a Haruhi Suzumiya picture.
CRAWLING IN THEDEADPOOL, THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
“Crawling In My Skin” is a line taken from the 2002 alternative/nu metal song “Crawling” by the American rock group Linkin Park. Due to the “angsty” nature of the line, it has become popular by those satirizing edginess and it has also gained popularity in the montage parody community.
“Crawling” was released in March 1, 2001 by Warner Bros as the band’s second single. The music video portrays a woman’s inner conflict dealing with an abusive relationship (shown below).
The earliest known video that features the song is a video that substitutes the music video with scenes from the movie Constantine, made in 2006.
Cephalopods are marine molluscs that belong to the Cephalopoda class, which includes octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes, nautiluses and the extinct ammonites. They are well-known for their exceptional intelligence in comparison to other marine invertebrate animals, distinctive arms and tentacles often covered with rows of circular suckers, as well as their ability to squirt ink and change color using chromatophore skin cells.
In 1995, marine biologist James B. Wood created The Cephalopod Page as a site for cephalopod-related news and information. In 1998, Wood launched the Cephbase online database to collect information about living species of the marine creatures. In December 1999, the website Tonmo was created, which features news articles, discussion forums and a media gallery dedicated to cephalopods. On March 12th, 2006, YouTuber Ashlee9685 uploaded marine biologist Roger Hanlon’s footage of an octopus camouflaging itself against a coral (shown below, left). In nine years, the video received more than 1.4 million views and 1,000 comments. On May 18th, 2007, the National Geographic YouTube channel uploaded footage of a giant Pacific octopus killing a shark, gaining over 6.5 million views and 6,200 comments in the next eight years (shown below, right). On October 31st, 2008, the /r/Cephalpods subreddit was launched. On April 28th, 2009, the “Fuck Yeah Cephalopods” Tumblr blog was created, which highlights notable images and videos of the marine animals. .
On April 15th, 2010, YouTuber Victor’s Videos uploaded footage of an octopus stealing his underwater camera and swimming away with it while it is still recording (shown below, left). On November 7th, YouTuber Capo2u posted a video of an octopus escaping a boat through a three inch opening (shown below, right). Within five years, the videos received more than 6.5 million and 10 million views respectively.
On May 16th, 2011, YouTuber rawkfish posted a video of a large octopus caught by fisherman in a kayak (shown below, left), which garnered upwards of 43 million views and 19,000 comments in four years. On October 8th, 2011, the first “Cephalopod Awareness Days” was held, which celebrates members of a Cephalopoda class each year from October 8th to the 12th. On January 8th, 2013, ABC News posted a video featuring the first recorded footage of a live giant squid (shown below, right).
On October 30th, YouTuber Ze Frank posted a video titled "True Facts About the Cuttlefish (shown below, left). On April 1st, 2014, Ze Frank uploaded a video titled “True Facts About the Octopus” (shown below, right). Within two years, the videos gained over six million views each.
Cthulhu is a fictional monster created by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft that is often depicted as a large cephalopod-like creature with a tentacled mouth, large wings, clawed hands and scaly skin.
Paul the Octopus
Paul the Octopus was a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that lived at the Aquarium Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, best known for successfully predicting the outcomes of Germany’s 2010 World Cup matches. In a divination, Paul would “predict” which team would win a match by choosing to eat a mussel out of one of two boxes marked with the flag of each team.
Octodad is a third-person adventure video game series in which the player assumes the role of an octopus posing as the father of a nuclear human family. The game features frustrating controls that make it difficult to interact with the environment, in a similar vein to the Flash game QWOP.
Rap is a popular music genre throughout the world that usually consists of rhymatical lyrics. It has become extremely popular since the late 20th century and has influenced many people to join the music industry. Some rap has even influenced people to live on and go for the best. There have also been many parodies of the genre in various shows, such as South Park, the Simpsons, and Family Guy.
Rap is one of the main genres of music. At first, rap didn’t mean what it means today. Rap is a word that is speculated to be first used in 1541 simply as the meaning, “to utter sharply”, in short. Four centuries passed and the meaning was changed to “to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow”. However, these meaning were quickly forgotten by the media, as rapping is almost always associated with rhymes.
No one has really confirmed when rap started. Some people say centuries before the 1900s, some people say in the 1920s and some people say in the 1960s. But some people simply think that as long as rhymes in songs existed, rap has existed.
The Golden Age
“The Golden Age” of rap is what most people talk about. This spanned from the mid 80s to the late 90s. Many big name rappers and groups such as N.W.A., Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and others were well known. To this day, many people praise these musicians for their influence on others’ lives.
West Coast vs. East Coast
During the mid to late 90s, when Tupac Shakur (West Coast) and Notorious B.I.G. were the big rappers back then, there was a scuffle between the two coasts. The fans of the two labels, Bad Boys Records (East) and Death Row Records (West) were feuding over Control of the mainstream radio.
The participants of the feud created tracks insulting the opponents and their affiliations.
A full description of the drama is here
A sample of East Coast: Notorious B.I.G.
A sample of West Coast: Tupac Shakur
With Modern times, and the rise of Party Rap and Trap Music, mainstream hip hop has changed its bombastic style and replaced it with a more cold, electronic one, focusing on drugs and gang violence, often praising it, modern Mainstream rappers include Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West
However, due to the experimental nature of hip hop, it has allowed it to branch out into more subgenres and create more diverse sounds, drawing influence from other genres such as jazz, soul, funk, metal, rock, electronica and chillwave, popular experimental rappers and producers include Flying lotus, Danny Brown, Run the Jewels, and Kid cudi.
On 2011, the hip hop inspired band Death Grips, released their first mixtape titled “ExMilitary”, a combination of punk, metal, electronics and hip hop that received rave reviews by critics, Death Grips would then be launched to stardom with the release of their album “The Money Store” on 2012. Death Grips has since then become popular on he 4chan board /mu/, and they often placed on the end spectrum of experimentalism in rap.
On July 24, 2014, Reddit user qazaibomb submitted a chart featuring essential classic and modern hip hop albums to the hip hop subreddit r/HipHopHeads, which has gathered 707 upvotes.
On March 15th, 2015, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar released this third studio album “To Pimp A Butterfly” which got rave reviews from all critics as well as positive responses from all over the internet, Internet personality “Anthony fantano” gave the album a 10/10, his third 10/10 on the whole run of his channel.
The album has been considered a modern classic by many dispite the short time it has been released, as wikipedia wrote "To Pimp a Butterfly received rave reviews from music critics, with some even hailing it as a “masterwork” of the hip hop genre, while other publications billed it as an “instant classic”
I Was Going To X, but Then I Got High
“I Was Going To X, but Then I Got High” is an image macro that came from the 2001 Afroman song, “Because I Got High”. The image macro usually talks about how the person was about to do something, but then ends with “But Then I Got High” or something similar.
The original video is here
Smoke Weed Everyday
Smoke Weed Everyday is a part of lyrics from Snoop Dogg’s song “The Next Episode”. It’s usually accompanied with a dance by snoop dogg seeing on the video “Drop it like its hot” featuring pharrel williams.
Satirical Hip Hop
Satirical Hip Hop (often referred to as Ironic rap or Meme Rap) refers to a sub genre of hip hop that is created with the intention of becoming viral, normally as a joke and/or a parody of prominent genres such as Gangsta rap and trap music. The satirical nature of an ironic rap song is often intentionally left out of its title, cover image, and description, in order to catch listeners by surprise. Meme rap typically features lo-fi cloudy production, simplistic music videos, lazy rhymes, and intentionally stereotypical lyrics, with humor as the goal.
Satirical Hip Hop and its popular artist are recognized as the mayor outsider artists in hip hop, and as well as being placed on an experimental label, popular Satirical rappers include Lil b, Yung Lean and viper the rapper
“Welcome to Chili’s” is an expression uttered in a short video by Viner Adam Perkins which inspired a series of parody and remix videos on YouTube and Vine starting in late March 2015.
As early as 2007, the chain restaurant Chili’s Grill & Bar began airing commercials featuring a jingle with the phrase “welcome to Chili’s!” (shown below).
On March 21st, 2015, Viner Adam Perkins uploaded a video titled “I’m really proud of this one,” in which he approaches the mirror in his bathroom while wearing boxer underwear and says “Hi, welcome to Chili’s” (shown below). In the first month, the video gained over 8.05 million loops, 104,000 likes, 59,000 revines and 13,000 comments.
On March 29th, 2015, YouTuber TheRareD reuploaded Perkins Vine. On April 10th, Viner irham uploaded a video in which Perkins is edited on to an image of a Chili’s restaurant, garnering more than 4.1 million loops and 64,00 likes in the next week (shown below, left). On the following day, Viner Wallum Cray uploaded a clip of himself reenacting the original Perkins video (shown below, right). On April 12th, YouTuber Osiris reuploaded irham’s remix, which was submitted to the /r/youtubehaiku subreddit on April 15th.
On the following day, Tumblr user death--420 posted a picture of an iPhone background featuring a screenshot of the Perkins Vine, which gained over 4,900 notes in the next 72 hours (shown below).
Other Viners have submitted parodies of the Perkins video under the tag “#Welcometochilis.”
Editor’s Note: This entry is under construction. Please be patient.
SQUAREENIX is a major Japanese video game company merged by SQUARESOFT and Enix. They are highly known for the FINALFANTASY series, DRAGONQUEST series, and KINGDOMHEARTS series.
SQUARESOFT and Enix begin the merge on April 1st, 2003 (they don’t celebrate April Fools Day).
Imperial Hot is a nickname meme of former president of Square Enix Yoichi Wada.
Shitty Charmander is the online nickname given to a poorly inked tattoo of the Pokemon character Charmander that went viral after a photograph of the finished work was submitted to Reddit in April 2015.
On April 14th, 2015, Redditor Yllwsnow2 uploaded an image of a black-faced lizard-like creature tattooed on his friend with the caption “My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it” (shown below). Within first 48 hours, the original image on Imgur garnered more than 2.4 million views, while the Reddit post reached the front page and garnered than 5,108 points and 1,200 comments.
In the comments section, Redditor gotNoodles pointed out the similarity between the tattoo and a Tim Burtonian fan illustration of the Pokemon character drawn by Tumblr artist Hatboy (shown below, far left).
On April 15th, Imgur highlighted the overnight trend with a selection of notable fan artworks on its official blog in a post titled “That Escalated Quickly”. On April 16th, a standalone subreddit devoted to the fan art meme was created on Reddit at /r/shartmander, as well a Twitter account with the identical handle @Charmander. Later that day, Redditor Yllwsnow2 followed up on his original post with another photograph revealing the face of the friend with a timestamped message addressed to /r/funny.
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The Daily Dot – This awful Pokemon tattoo is taking over the Internet
[W.I.P. Don’t whine ‘til I’m done. I’ll finish it tomorrow, got a bit stuck with research.]
Hestia’s Boob String refers to a series of online discussions based around the peculiar character design of the character of Hestia, from the Anime and Light Novel series Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?, also known as DanMachi. Due to the odd nature of the design, a number of discussions were spawned by fas of the series, questioning whether the design could work in real life.
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon first began as a series of Light Novels, beginning circulation in 2013, and later adapted into an anime by studio J.C. Staff, first airing on April 3, 2015. The series follows adventurer Bell Cranel, a young boy who attempts to explore the mysterious Dungeon, so that he can pick up girls, despite the fact it is usually him who ends up requiring assistance. He is accompanied by Hestia, a girl in charge of watching over Bell in his attempts to become an adventurer, who is notable for her use of a blue ribbon, which she hangs over her arms in an attempt to help support her breasts.
On April 8, 2015, Japanese twitter user @aiya23mt08cos posted her attempt to replicate the string, coming to the conclusion that the string would not work. As of April 17, the tweet has over 6,000 retweets and over 4,000 favourites.
実験。 ヘスティアちゃんの謎のリボンで、実際に腕が上がるのか。 結果。 びくともしない。 結論。 動きづらいだけだし腕に食い込む。 pic.twitter.com/XrvGUB5h6l— あいや@変顔レイヤー同盟 (@aiya23mt08cos) April 8, 2015
“NEET” is an acronym standing for “Not in Education, Employment or Training,” which was originally coined in the United Kingdom as a classification for people between the ages of 16 and 24 who were unemployed and not in school. In Japan, the term is used to identify anyone between the ages of 15 and 34 who is unemployed, not in school and not seeking work, and is closely associated with social recluses known as “Hikikomori.” Online, the acronym is often used to label those who fit the “neckbeard” stereotype.
In July 1999, the phrase “Not in education, employment or training” was first used in a report titled “Bridging the Gap” released by the United Kingdom-based Social Exclusion Unit, which provided an investigation into young people who were unemployed and not in school.
On March 15th, 2005, Urban Dictionary user Rolf Mason submitted an entry for NEET, defining it as a sociological term “applicable to a social under-class lacking drive, motivation or ambition.” On March 26th, 2010, the Spill Media YouTube channel uploaded a video about NEETs living in the Swansea county of the United Kingdom (shown below).
On October 1st, 2012, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a “NEET lifestyle thread” to the /r/jp (otaku culture) board. On February 12th, 2014, YouTuber Bretty_Good uploaded a thread simulator video for 4chan’s /r9k/":http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sites/r9k (robot9000) board titled “4chan /r9k/ Frozen Thread Simulator, NEET Edition” (shown below).
On April 13th, Redditor Leonisius submitted a screenshot of a green text story on 4chan titled “Anon is genetically a NEET” to the /r/4chan subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 3,800 votes (95% upvoted) and 350 comments prior to being archived (shown below). On February 9th, 2015, Redditor Spacejams1 submitted a post titled “What is a NEET” to the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit.
Yaoi (also know as shōnen-ai or Boy’s Love) is an extremely popular genre in anime. The audience usually caters to females, but some males do watch it. It basically depicts homosexuality in manga. Some examples of yaoi manga/anime are Dramatical Murder, Gakuen Heaven, and Sekai Ichi Hastukoi.
Yaoi first started out in 70s Japan. Female authors of shōjo manga magazines started publishing relationships between young boys. In the late 70s to early 80s, dōjinshi of popular yaoi anime/manga were sexually parodied. The precursors of yaoi are often thought to be Kaze to Ki no Uta by Keiko Takemiya, or the shōnen ai mono stories by Kaoru Kurimoto.
Fast forward to the 90s, when the Internet was born. The term “Boy’s Love” was coined, and now yaoi could be spread across the world, via Web. As that happened, more fans spawned. From Japan, to America, the fan base slowly grew. And as big sites like 4chan, DeviantArt, and reddit were born in the early 2000s, it would soon become one of the most popular genres to this day.
Bara (Men’s Love) is a yaoi subgenre containing the exact thing, but basically focusing on men. It’s usually made for a gay audience. Unlike yaoi, this genre depicts more masculine looking men, like men with big biceps or multiple “packs” (i.e Six packs).
Yaoi manga/anime has gained many different views. For example, some people in the LGBT community argue that yaoi artists depict homosexuals wrong. Others just think of it as a form of “female fetishism” or “porn for women”. However, the fanbase usually ignores these claims and continues on with their hobby.
As for the positive reception, yaoi has received an above average fanbase. There has been multiple fan art as seen down here.
There has also been multiple fanclubs, fanfiction, any thing with fan- in it for that matter.
4chan /y/ Board
Since the fandom’s spread, many websites have grown accustomed to the yaoi fanbase. Back when 4chan was just anime, yaoi was one of the first boards. Explicit pictures are usually posted on the board containing hentai yaoi.
Yaoi on Reddit
Reddit also has its yaoi. Unlike 4chan, not all of it is explicit. Here’s a shot of a page for yaoi on Reddit.
Since DeviantArt is an art website, you’ll see most of the fan art here. Not to mention the some same fanbase who like yaoi goes on DeviantArt.
Fans of yaoi usually will ship different characters on different types of media. I’ll use Television shows as an example. Here’s a small list of any anime, cartoon, and live action show pairings that some fangirls may ship.
Eren x Levi- Attack on Titan
Goku x Vegeta- Dragon Ball Z
Naruto x Sasuke- Naruto
Basically everyone- Free!
Kyle x Cartman- South Park
Spongebob x Squidward- SpongeBob Squarepants
Dean x Castiel- Supernatural
Kirk x Spock- Star Trek
Daryl x Rick- The Walking Dead
This is essential to the yaoi fanbase. Taken from relation*shipping*, this term means pairing together. This isn’t used by just the yaoi fanbase, though.
[This entry is still in the working process.]
Kermit Mystery Box is a memorable scene in Sesame Street, where Cookie Monster is guessing what is in the box while Kermit is giving hints.
The original scene comes from the episode 2895 of the Sesame Street. The clip was posted on 7th of August 2008, by Sesame Street channel. The video received over 7 million views.
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On 4chan, there was a thread, which parodied the scene.
The scene is also popular on Youtube.
On April 15th, 2014 Tumblr user “mistersheriffdragon” uploaded an MS Paint version of the Pokemon Greninja saying “It’s not fucking Mewtwo you piece of shit” referring to the fan conflicts of Mewtwo vs. Greninja as a playable character in Super Smash Brothers 4 In one year, this image gained over 10,000 notes.
Kermit the Frog is a frog puppet created by American puppeteer Jim Henson, most notable for his appearances on the television shows The Muppets and Sesame Street.As Kermit has become an icon of popular culture, he has also become a popular subject of Internet memes.
Kermit the Frog’s earliest incarnation first appeared on the television show Sam and Friends, which aired in 1955. Despite originally not appearing as a frog, the puppet eventually took on the identity during the 60s. In the 70s, he appeared on Sesame Street, often in the role of a news reporter, and later on The Muppet Show as the host of the program. Since then, Kermit has appeared most notably in various movies, including Muppet Treasure Island in the 1990s and The Muppets in the 2010s.
Wikipedia has hosted an article on Kermit since 2001. Kermit has also maintained official Facebook page, which has over 1 million likes, as well as a Twitter account, which has over 20 thousand followers.
Various videos and parodies featuring Kermit have become popular. In 2007, YouTube channel AdamRayComedy uploaded a video of Kermit reacting to 2 Girls 1 Cup, which gained over 6 million views. A video of Kermit on The Ellen DeGeneres Show uploaded in 2011 gained over 3 million views. In 2014, Kermit partook in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Kermit impressions are often used in game voicechat troll videos.
But That’s None of My Business
But That’s None of My Business is a sarcastic term used to poke fun at various social faux pas. The phrase is often accompanied of images of Kermit drinking various drinks, often milk and tea.
Cookie Monster Alphabet
Cookie Monster Alphabet is a series of video remixes based on a 1973 clip from Sesame Street. Besides these remixes, the video has spawned a popular reaction image based on a face made by Kermit.
I Haz A Shuvel
I Haz A Shuvel is a popular image macro featuring an image of the Muppet Babies incarnation of Kermit holding a shovel. The image first became popular on YTMND and spread to other websites from there.
Kermit’s Mystery Box is a popular segment from Sesame Street in which Kermit becomes frustrated trying to get Cookie Monster to guess what is in a box. The segment has inspired numerous parodies.
Sad Kermit was a series of videos which featured Kermit playing songs considered to be depressing and partaking in various acts of self-harm. The original videos were taken down by claims from the Walt Disney Company; the highest viewed reupload, which features Kermit singing the song “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, has nearly 3 million views.
Kermit has become associated by fans of the video game streaming website Vinesauce with the father of one of the streamers, Joel, after their voices were compared. Joel’s dad is often portrayed in fanart as Kermit.
Stolen Valor Confrontations are recordings in which people are accused of impersonating a decorated military veteran and breaking the United States Stolen Valor federal law, which outlaws fradulent claims of military decoration with the intention of obtaining money, property or other tangible benefit.
On December 20th, 2006, United States President George W. Bush signed into law the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, which made it a federal misdemeanor to falsely claim a United States military decoration. On December 13th, 2009, YouTuber Don Shipley (a.k.a. Buds131) uploaded a video in which he discusses the practice of stolen valor, followed by a slideshow of people he accuses of fraudulently representing themselves as decorated military veterans (shown below).
On December 19th, 2011, a Facebook page titled “Stolen Valor” was launched, which describes its purpose as “outting people who falsely claim military service and/or unauthorized medals or tabs.” On January 20th, 2012, the “Stolen Valor” YouTube channel was created to host videos highlighted on the website Guardian of Valor. On June 28th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional in a six to three decision, finding that the law violated freedom of speech under the First Amendment. On September 15th, 2012, YouTuber BenChaibTV uploaded a parody of the LMFAO song “Sexy and I Know It” titled “Stolen Valor ‘Stolen and I Know It’” (shown below, left). On November 20th, Shipley uploaded an ABC news segment in which he confronts a man impersonating a Navy SEAL (shown below, right).
On January 15th, 2013, the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 was introduced by Republican United States Representative Joseph J. Heck of Nevada’s 3rd congressional district, which revised the previous law by making it a crime to falsely claiming military decoration for the purpose of obtaining a tangible benefit. On June 3rd, the bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama. On July 30th, the /r/stolenvalor subreddit was launched for examples of people being confronted for stolen valor. On November 28th, 2014, the Stolen Valor YouTube channel posted a video in which former infantryman Ryan Berk accuses a man at a local mall of impersonating an Army Ranger, gaining over 4.2 million views and 8,300 comments in the first five months (shown below, left). On December 2nd, YouTuber yazchat uploaded an interview with Berk on the Fox News television program Fox & Friends (shown below, right).
On February 27th, 2015, the Stolen Valor channel uploaded a video of a man being confronted for wearing an Army uniform at an airport (shown below, left). In the next two months, the video received upwards of 1.3 million views and 800 comments. On March 3rd, Redditor SlipperyThong submitted the video to the /r/JusticePorn subreddit, where it garnered more than 1,300 votes (88% upvoted) and 500 comments over the next month. On April 15th, the Comedy Central YouTube channel uploaded a Tosh.0 segment on stolen valor videos (shown below, right).
Star Wars: Battlefront is a game series originally developed by Pandemic Studios and published LucasArts, and later by DICE, and EA Games. The series is notable for being the best selling game series in the Star Wars franchise.
The original game was released on September 21, 2004 and was met with favorable reviews from critics as well as critical reception from Star Wars fans. The game went on to be the best selling Star Wars game for its time. A sequel titled Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was released on October 31, 2005 and was met with similar praise as it’s predecessor. After many years of being in development hell, and third game was announced on June 10, 2013 and is set to be released on November 17, 2015.
The Battlefront series has an immense following online, more often than not overlapping with the larger Star Wars fanbase. On Tumblr there are numerous tagged posts referring to the series. On Reddit there are several subreddits dedicated to the game series.
Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was the original title of the third game in the in the series which was delayed for years and was sent of to various developers during it’s pre-production stages. Finally the game’s assets would be downgraded and released for the PlayStation Portable as Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron. The delay of the game would be compared various times to other popular vaporware product Half-Life 3. The game spawned a number of various fan-sites dedicated to chronicling and new developments about the game, as well as a fan-dedicated subreddit.
Following the extended delay of Battlefront 3, as well as the closing of LucasArts, many seemed to fear that the game would forever be lost. However, EA Games subsidiary, DICE, would pick up the rights to the game and announce it under the title, Star War Battlefront (not to be confused with the original Battlefront title).
Unfriended Trailer Parodies are videos mocking the trailer for the 2015 American horror film Unfriended, which features a group of high school students who are terrorized by the ghost of a girl who committed suicide after being cyberbullied.
On January 12th, 2015, the MTV YouTube channel uploaded the official trailer for the upcoming horror film Unfriended, depicting a group of high school students who are terrorized by an unknown person while video chatting online (shown below). In the first four months, the video gained over 13 million views and 18,000 comments.
On the following day, the “Unfriended Memes” Facebook page was launched. On January 18th, 2015, Viner Bryan uploaded an edited clip from the trailer, featuring a young boy saying “hello motherfucker” (shown below, left). In the next three months, the video received more than 424,000 loops, 990 revines and 940 likes.
On January 20th, YouTuber I Am Minion uploaded a compilation of Vine remixes of the Unfriended trailer (shown below, left). On January 21st, YouTuber twaimz uploaded footage of himself reacting to the Unfriended trailer, garnering upwards of 1.1 million views and 4,300 comments within three months (shown below, right).
On January 27th, 2015, YouTuber Shane Dawson uploaded a parody of the Unfriended trailer, in which a blonde girl kills herself after being urinated on (shown below). In the next several months, the video accumulated over 2.9 million views and 5,700 comments.
Editor note: Super major work in progress. Editorships welcomed
Kim Possible was a popular animated program on the Disney Channel. It’s popularity made it one the first Disney Channel Original Series to gain more than 65 episodes.
Cory in the House
Cory in the House was a spin-off series of the popular program That’s So Raven. It has since gained an ironic fanbase that jokingly call it an anime. It also formed an ironic crossover fanbase with Shrek, Bee Movie and Johnny Test called Shrek Bee Test in the House.
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb is currently Disney Channel’s longest running program, animated or otherwise. It focuses on two brothers who invent things to cure their boredom for the day along with their platypus, who is a secret agent who has to stop a loony evil scientist everyday. Premieres for new episodes often shuffle between Disney Channel or Disney XD.
Gravity Falls is an animated program that has gained a large following thanks in part to it’s well crafted overarching mysteries, funny and memorable characters and for just being an all-around joy to watch. Much like Phineas and Ferb, this show gets shuffled around from premiering on either Disney Channel or Disney XD.
Wander Over Yonder
Wander Over Yonder is an animated program created by Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s creator Craig McCracken. As well as co-produced by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic creator Lauren Faust. Again, like most recent Disney Channel animated programming, premieres are shuffled between Disney Channel or Disney XD.
Star vs the Forces of Evil
Yuri (also known as Girl’s Love or shōjo-ai) is the female counterpart of yaoi. It is a genre that depicts lesbianism in anime/manga. Unlike its male counterpart, yuri is tamer and less popular. However, despite this, it has still managed to gain a decent fanbase. Some yuri anime/manga include Strawberry Panic!, Girlfriends, and Kannazuki No Miko.
The first yuri literature was made by Nobuko Yoshiya in the Taishō and Shōwa periods of Japan . Pioneering the genre, Yoshiya depicted yuri as emotionally intense, and believed that yuri was serious business. There hasn’t been much popularity of yuri at that time, though. The 1970s is when yuri (literally meaning lily) started to bloom.
Yuri started popping up in the shōjo genre, keeping some charateristics of early yuri. The first yuri manga was published in 1971 by the name of Shiroi Heya no Futari. At the time, yuri went through a certain formula, almost always following tragedy:
Sophisticated girl meets awkward girl, they fall in love, both deal with family issues, rumors of their relationship spread and lead to scandal, and sophisticated girl dies.
However, by the 1990s, this formula was closer to being broken. Sailor Moon, a highly popular anime and manga series, featured a lesbian couple (Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus) that left a big influence. There was also Revolutionary Girl Utena, which focused mainly on yuri.
The power couple. (Left is Neptune and Right is Uranus)
As mentioned in the first section, yuri has a smaller fanbase than yaoi. It does have a decent fanbase, though. Here are two examples of yuri activity on major sites.
Tumblr, for every genre of anime, has a fanbase, including yuri. Ever since Tumblr was created, there have been yuri posts.
There has also been shipping of yuri couples, such as Korra and Asami (Legend of Korra).
The DeviantArt yuri fanbase usually will consist of fan art, since it’s an art-based site. Some pairings include Madoka Magica, K-On, and others.
Yuri Goggles is a phrase used to note a close relationship between two females that might lead to a future romance. This phrase is often used in anime with such indications.
“REEEEEEE” is an expression used to articulate intense rage or frustration. Normally associated with Angry Pepe images and /r9k/ users, it’s a reference to the sounds some frog species make when they’re agitated, although also can be interpreted as the stereotypical noises made by individuals with severe autism disorder.
Frogs have been known to scream to ward off predators.  One of the earliest known videos of a frog screaming online was uploaded on October 25, 2009, titled Amazing: Frog screams out “Weed Poop”. This video would later one become even more popular with a screenshot of a comment, and spread to humor content aggregator clickbait websites such as Buzzfeed or Smosh
After the rise in prominence of Pepe the Frog on 4chan, the first use of the expression can be found on a post submitted on 4chan’s /r9k/ board on December 27th, 2014. The post features a Angry Pepe picture along with the message that includes the expression “REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE” at the end. The expression could be inspired by a post submitted two days before, featuring a Angry Pepe image and the expression “AAAAAAAAAAGHGHG”.
The expression use remaint dormant during the following weeks, but on January 23rd, 2015 a series of posts featuring images of Angry Pepes started featuring “cries” of frustration on their posts appeared. On January 31st, 2015, a thread submited on the same board featured a picture of Pepe barfing accompanied with the expression. The same thread also featured audio clips of users reading the expression. During the following weeks more posts included the expression.
On March 5th, 2013, youtuber Booze Rivers uploaded a video called “33 screaming frogs”, featuring frogs making noises. During the first months of 2015, /r9k/ users started spamming on the comment section on videos of screaming frogs with messages including the expression.
“FUCKINGNORMIESREEEEEEE” is a catchphrase used to articulate rage against ‘normies’, and associated to the catchphrases “Fucking Normies”, “Get out of my board” and “Fuck off normies”. On /r9k/, those catchphrases are normally featured on responses to “normie” comments, as a way to state that they aren’t welcome on the board. This inspired a series of threads where /rk9/ users would record themselves while saying the phrases. One of them was featured on a video uploaded on February 1st, 2015 by Youtuber GoldenSodaXbox, featuring a frog and the audio line. On February 24th, 2015, youtuber The Dank Memester uploaded a video called “NORMIESGETOUT”, featuring various audio clips of the catchphrases. In less than two months the video got arround 100,000 views.
The audio clip inspired various parodies and was featured on other videos, with various videos featuring the lines from /r9k/ audio clips.
[His smile and motivation: gone]
“His Smile And Optimism: Gone” is a reaction image used to depict a loss of happiness and/or hope with images of characters being depressed or otherwise upset, and a caption below.
The original image is a crop based off a screencap from a subbed Japanese TV show’s GameCenter GX episode 55, which originally aired on October 24, 2007. In the episode, the host Shinya Arino had continued to play a side-scrolling platformer video game named The Quest of Ki from the previous episode.
The earliest known archived example of the image (pictured below) comes from a fighting game general thread on 4chan’s /vg/ (video game generals) board on February 29th, 2012.
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Correction Guy, also known as Grammar Guy, refers to a series of image macros that features the drawing of a guy in suit giving the stop gesture with his hand. The image is accompanied with the caption that corrects a poster’s mistake either in grammar or facts.
Kill Yourself, also known in plural as Kill Yourselves, is phrase that is commonly used in online discussions in response to incompetent and/or pathetic remarks, statements, or images, with the purpose of telling those who it is directed at that they should just kill themselves for having said or done something so pathetic. The phrase is usually accompanied by the Image Macro.