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  • 04/28/15--14:52: I Can't Breathe
  • About

    “I Can’t Breathe” is a quote famously said by Eric Garner, a 43-year-old Staten Island man who died after being placed in a choke-hold by the officers of the New York Police Department in July 2014. In the weeks following his death, the quote quickly became the unofficial slogan chanted by protesters against police brutality and racial profiling in the United States.

    Origin

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  • 04/30/15--07:21: Snart / His name is Snart
  • [Placeholder, will write entry later today]


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    About

    Can Someone Photoshop The Eiffel Tower Under My Finger? is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of a failed attempt at forced perspective in which a man is shown pointing his finger far below the tip of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

    Origin

    On April 17th, 2015, an anonymous 4chan user started a photoshop request thread on the /b/ board with a souvenir photograph of himself standing next to the Eiffel Tower, asking "can someone photoshop the eifeltower (sic) under my finger?”[1] (shown below). The post received 319 replies before its archival via 4archive.org[1], where it had received almost 9,000 views by the end of the month.



    Precursor

    The photoshopped parodies of the Eiffel Tower can be seen as a spin-off of a very similar photoshop request thread submitted to 4chan’s /b/ in December 2011, in which the original poster asked seasoned image editors to photoshop the Sun between his fingers.



    Spread

    On April 21st, many of the photoshop edits were featured on UK viral media culture site The Poke[2]. The next day, a Dutch food blogger named Sid Frisjes identified himself as the original poster of the photograph on his website Coolinary[5] in an article about French pastry chef Pierre Hermé’s macaron, highlighting the trail of photoshopped parodies that spawned from the souvenir photograph with a link to The Poke article. On April 24th, the post and its edits were featured on Mashable[3], where they received over 9,300 views in less than six days. Two days later, the UK tabloid The Mirror[4] highlighted the Eiffel Tower photoshop parodies as well, calling Frisjes’ promotion of his food blog via photoshop meme “cringeworthy”.

    Notable Examples



    External References


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  • 04/30/15--09:31: It's Finally A Friday
  • About

    “It’s Finally A Friday” is a three pane comic edit of a page from the Japanese manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure normally used to display happiness or relief at the end of a wait for something. Within the JJBA community, the edit has been associated with an airing of a new episode of the TV anime adaptation.

    Origin

    The original image (pictured below, left) comes from a page in Chapter 179 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders[1], where the characters Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar, Jean Pierre Polnareff, Noriaki Kakyoin, and Mohammed Avdol finally arrive near Egypt after a long travel from Japan and numerous enemy encounters. The original image though only features the former three.



    The earliest appearances of the image coincide with the airing of the first episode of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure TV anime adaptation’s second season[2], as in April 4th, 2014, a NeoGAF user Ezlac posted a comment with the image hotlinked from Tumblr[3].

    Spread

    [work in progress]

    Various Examples

    [work in progress]

    Search Interest

    [unavailable]

    External References


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    About

    First Time Tasting Reaction Videos are recordings of people tasting various foods for the first time while providing commentary about the experience.

    Origin

    The earliest known tasting reaction video was uploaded by YouTuber NinkComPoop on February 9th, 2014. In the video, two British girls consume various American candies and snacks, while reviewing the taste of each (shown below). In the first two years, the video gained over 550,000 views and 2,600 comments.



    Spread

    On May 27th, 2014, the BuzzFeedVideo YouTube channel uploaded a reaction video in which various people try drinking Red Bull energy drinks for the first time, accumulating more than 2.09 million views and 2,800 comments in the following year (shown below, left). On September 26th, BuzzFeedVideo posted a video of Americans eating German cuisine for the first time (shown below, right). In the next seven months, the video garnered upwards of 6.3 million views and 10,900 comments.



    On November 28th, the British YouTubers Niki and Sammy Albon uploaded a video in which they eat candies from Germany for the first time (shown below, left). On March 8th, 2015, BuzzFeed released a video in which Mexican people eat Taco Bell for the first time (shown below, left). In two months, the video garnered more than 4.9 million views and 12,600 comments.



    On March 29th, the All Def Digital YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “White People Try Black People Food For the First Time” (shown below, left). On March 31st, the Complex YouTube channel uploaded a in which elderly people try drinking a mixture of codeine, sprite and Jolly Rancher candy known as “lean” or “purple drank” (shown below, right). As of April 2015, there are over one million search results for the keywords “try” and “for the first time” on YouTube.[1]



    Search Interest

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    About

    “Get In The Fucking Robot Shinji” is a catchphrase used by fans of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion to mock the character Shinji Ikari’s refusal to pilot the Evangelion Unit 01, one of the show’s giant mecha. The phrase has also has been used to refer to characters that are forced to do stuff they don’t like, but are too mentally weak to decline.

    Origin

    The earliest instance of the phrase can be found on a thread on 4chan’s anime board /a/, created on June 11th, 2008. The thread features a picture of Gendo Ikari, Shinji’s father, accompained with the message “Get in the fucking robot, Shinji”.[2]



    Spread

    [wip]

    The phrase remaint dormant until July 11th, 2011, when a radio thread on /a/ featured a story where Bedford, a popular namefig on the board, shouts the catchphrase while being under the influence of peyote.[3] The same thread featured various messages with the catchphrase, inspired by Bedford’s story.[4]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External Links


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  • 05/01/15--12:30: War Jacket (ватник)


  • About

    War Jacket (ватник) is a Ukranian character meme often used to mock Russians on the Internet which uses a grotesque character based on a war jacket to satire those considered to be ignorant Russian patriots.

    Origin

    War Jacket was created on the Russian-language social networking site Vk.com on September 9, 2011, when a user posted a crudely drawn image of an anthropomorphized and ripped jacket to an anti-Muammar Gaddafi group, see below.[1] The name ватник comes from a slur used to refer to imperialist Russians, derived from a low-quality kind of jacket often worn by the lower class in Soviet-era Russia.[2]



    Characterization

    War Jacket is portrayed as a stereotype of low-class Russians who hold imperialistic or nationalistic views. He is often portrayed as seeing Russia as a heroic country that should have total rule over the world. War Jacket is said to enjoy stereotypically Russian things, such as vodka, and dislikes foreign or “anti-Russian” things such as America. He is also seen to believe in conspiracy theories and to hold strong xenophobic views, especially against those of the Jewish faith.[1]

    Spread

    War Jacket spread significantly by 2012. In November of the same year, a page for the character was created on the Russian Lurkmore Wiki. A Vk.com group created for War Jacket boasts over 66,000 followers as of May 2015.[3] The character increased in popularity as the 2014 Ukranian Revolution took hold.

    Example Images





    Search Interest

    References


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  • 05/01/15--13:22: How-Old.net
  • About

    How-Old.net is a web application developed by Microsoft which uses facial-recognition technology to predict the age and sex of people pictured in photographs submitted to the site. Upon its release in late April 2015, the hashtag #HowOldRobot became a trending topic on Twitter as many users began tweeting about the poor accuracy of the app’s predictions.

    History

    In April 2015, Microsoft launched the site How-Old.net as a public demo for their web application “How Old,” inviting users to submit photographs for their algorithm to guess their age and sex (shown below). The site was created to promote the Azure Machine Learning Gallery collection of machine learning projects analyzing speech, facial recognition, vision and text.



    Reception

    On April 29th, the tech news blog Technet[5] published an article on their Machine Learning Blog authored by Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, who described what it was like to work on the How-Old.net application. On the following day, the tech news blog Overmental[2] and BuzzFeed[3] highlighted several screenshots of the app guessing the age and sex of various celebrities and fictional characters (shown below).



    Also on April 30th, many Twitter users shared their results from using the application with the hashtag #HowOldRobot,[14] with many mocking this software’s inaccurate predictions. That day, the hashtag received over 46,000 mentions according to the Twitter analytics site Topsy.[6] In the coming days, several other news sites published articles about the online reaction to the web application, including UpRoxx,[4] The Daily Dot,[7] Today,[8] Tech Crunch,[9] The Guardian,[10] Mashable,[11] US Weekly[12] and The Verge.[13]



    Traffic

    According to Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, the website was initially sent out in an email to only a few hundred people but had reached over 35,000 users within three hours of launch.[5]

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 05/01/15--13:57: Black Lives Matter
  • About

    Black Lives Matter, also known by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, is the name of a movement created by three Brooklyn women during the protests following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013, which intends to “affirm the lives of black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all black lives along the gender spectrum.”[1] The movement grew in traction during the police brutality controversies in Ferguson, MI, New York City, and Baltimore, MD throughout 2014 and 2015.

    Origin

    Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi began Black Lives Matter as a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013. Alicia Garza, writing in The Feminist Wire[2], explained


    Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

    Spread

    During the protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in late 2014, the hashtag went viral worldwide, often paired with similar hashtags like #Icantbreathe and #handsupdontshoot. Twitter released this map to record the uses of the hashtag during the protests.



    As of March 2015, at least 700 “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations have been held worldwide, and there are currently 23 chapters of the organization. The American Dialect Society chose the hashtag form of the phrase as their word of the year for 2014.[1]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External Resources

    [1]Black Lives Matter

    [2]The Feminist Wire – A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza

    [3]Washington Post – Watch as Twitter shifts from “#BlackLivesMatter” to “#ICantBreathe” -- and back again


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  • 05/01/15--22:52: Master Trole
  • W.I.P


    About

    Master Trole or Master Trole Kid is a series of photoshopped images depicting prepubescent fashion models being placed in different angles, the images are accompanied by a series of poorly written commentaries that parody the behaviour of kids on the internet, consisting of your mom jokes, hacking threats and “trolled” remarks, the image is normally used to mock poor “trolling” performed by internet users.

    The “master trole” is normally accompanied by the year the image was made.

    Precursor

    The images draw inspiration from Interior Monologue Captioning which involves “which involves placing randomly dispersed text on top of an image to represent what the subject is thinking or feeling, typically using the Comic Sans font.”

    Origin

    The original image (featuring a kid with sunglasses) comes from a stock photo titled Cool and trendy kid with sunglasses isolated over white background.[1] being used for the first and most popular image.


    The earliest instance of the image being used dates back to a video by youtube user blazi93 which features the image with a high pitched voice saying “le master troll” for 10 minutes



    Spread

    After the spread of the first image more of them were made anually, each year featuring a new kid and different commentary.


    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    External references


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  • 05/02/15--05:03: Borderlands
  • WIP: Feel free to request editorship.

    About

    Borderlands is a FPS (First Person Shooter) multiplayer video game franchise that takes place on the fictional planet of Pandora and its moon. Created by 2K Games and Gearbox Interactive and published in 2009, there have been three games in the Borderlands franchise as of 2015; Borderlands (the first game, 2009), Borderlands 2 (2012), and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014). In the game’s universe, the player(s) assumes a role of a Vault Hunter, a bounty hunter that is searching for The Vault, a treasure trove that has been hidden on Pandora and will grant those who find it unlimited wealth and luck.

    History

    WIP

    Gameplay

    The player controls their character from a first-person perspective and is required to use various guns to kill all the enemies in the area to proceed further into the level or complete the mission. Players can also join with other players for a co-op game in the middle of gameplay, in which doing so causes enemies’ strength to increase to equal the players’ strength and level.

    The player can also choose from 4 (in Borderlands 2, 6 with DLC installed) classes that use various different skills and have different gun specialties based on who they are.

    Borderlands also utilises a random drop system to make every weapon the player picks up is unique (i.e. one gun maybe be a shotgun that sets targets on fire and takes 5 seconds to reload, another may be a machine gun that stuns targets and takes two seconds to reload but has a low damage output).

    Reception

    The first Borderlands game scored an average 81/100% on Metacritic, while its sequel received 89/100% and The Pre-Sequel! earning 75/100%.

    Related Memes

    Claptrap

    CL4P-TP, or as he’s commonly known, Claptrap, is a general purpose robot programmed by the fictional in-game corporation Hyperion. Throughout the trilogy, Claptrap consistantly retains his role as a main character by assisting the Vault Hunters. In the first game, players can find broken Claptraps to fix in exchange for items such as grenade and gun mods, with the one who the player meets at the beginning of the game staying with them throughout. In the second game, he is the last CL4P-TP unit alive on Pandora due to the game’s villian Handsome Jack wiping out all the other remaining Claptraps besides the one who accompanies the Vault Hunters. The Pre-Sequel! gives the player the ability to use Claptrap as a playable character for the first time in the Borderlands franchise.

    Claptrap has become notable in the Borderlands fandom for his obnoxious attitude and personality, and his presence throughout the three games in the franchise.


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    About

    If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech device is a series of web videos asking the question of what exactly would happen if the Emperor of Mankind woke up and saw the current state of the Warhammer 40,000 universe[1]. Hilarity Ensues as the Emperor proceeds to have some… colorful critiques about the universe as well as it’s numerous retcons over the years and the slowly emerging overarching plot. The story follows the Emperor as he tries to fix the galaxy while asking the main character what’s been going on during his 10.000 years lethargy.

    Origin

    The web series started on Bruva Alfabusa’s Youtube channel[2] when he uploaded what would become the first episode[3] of this series. The video quickly proved to be a successful exit, reaching 247.000 visits. On January 31st of 2015 he released a remake of the pilot chapter[4] with improved animations and an improved script, leaving intact the original dialogue while adding extra scenes and conversations.

    Spread

    The first video was uploaded to Youtube on September 8th of 2014 on Bruva Alfabusa’s Youtube channel. The video earned a total of 247.654 views along 237 days. The video quickly proved to be popular, and shortly therafter, Bruva continued the series releasing the second episode. A TV Tropes page[5] was created for the series, and there’s a variety of animated GIFs and reaction images extracted from the series.

    Notable Images




    Search Interest

    External references

    [1]Workshop Games official page – Warhammer 40k

    [2]Youtube – Bruva Alfabusa’s channel

    [3]Episode 1 (Old) – Pilot episode / 9-8-2013

    [4]Episode 1 (Remake) – Episode 1: Adorable centurion (Remake) / 1-31-2015

    [5]Tv Tropes – If the Emperor had a text-to-speech device


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  • 05/02/15--08:08: Guilty Crown


  • About

    Guilty Crown (Japanese: ギルティクラウン Giruti Kuraun) is a TV anime series that aired in Japan from 2011 to 2012. The series was directed by Tetsurō Araki and produced by Production I.G. Since its airing, the series gained a significant online following due to its theme and characters.

    Premise

    In 2029, a biological hazard outbreak known as the Lost Christmas incident plunge Japan into a state of chaos. In response, the United Nations sent an organization known as GHQ to contain the outbreak and return order to Japan at the cost of the country’s own independence. Years later, the story follow Shu Ouma, a high school student who encounters Inori Yuzuriha, a young vocalist of the popular online band Egoist, which inevitably drags him into a rebellion that aims to retake Japan’s independence from the GHQ.

    History

    The TV animated series aired from October 13st, 2011, to March 22nd, 2012, with a total of 22 episodes on Fuji TV. A manga adaptation of the series was written by Yōsuke Miyagi, illustrated by Shion Mizuki, and was published on Monthly Shōnen Gangan from November 2011 to December 2013 with a total of 7 volumes. A spin off novel, manga, and visual novel was subsequently released throughout 2012.

    Reception

    The TV Anime holds a 7.6 user rating on IMDb[1], a 7.9 user rating on tv.com[2], a 7.89 user rating on MyAnimeList[3], and a very good user vote on Anime News Network[4].

    Online Presence

    Since its airing, the series has gain a significant online following. Discussions and posts regarding the series can be found in sites such as Crunchyroll[5], MyAnimeList[6], Tumblr[7], 4Chan[8], and AnimeSuki[9]. A Facebook Page dedicated to the series has over 87.000 likes as of May, 2015[10]. A TVtropes entry regarding the series was submitted on October 13th, 2011[11]. The Guilty Crown Wiki has over 100 entries regarding the series within the three years since it was created[12].
    On Deviantart, typing the key word “Guilty Crown” would yield more than 12.000 results[13] while typing in the same key word in Pixiv would yield more than 5.500 results[14].


    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]IMDb – Guilty Crown

    [2]tv.com – Guilty Crown

    [3]MyAnimeList – Guilty Crown

    [4]Anime News Network – Guilty Crown

    [5]Crunchyroll – Search: Guilty Crown

    [6]MyAnimeList – Search: Guilty Crown

    [7]Tumblr – Search: Guilty Crown

    [8]Archive.moe – Search /a/: Guilty Crown

    [9]AnimeSuki – Search: Guilty Crown

    [10]Facebook – Guilty Crown

    [11]TVtropes – Anime: Guilty Crown

    [12]Guilty Crown Wiki – Main Page

    [13]Deviantart – Search: Guilty Crown

    [14]Pixiv – Search: Guilty Crown


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  • 05/02/15--20:49: But I Didn't Listen!
  • About

    “But I didn’t listen!”, or alternately “They told me X, but I didn’t listen!” is a phrase said by character Party Favor in the second part of the Season 5 premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The phrase is commonly associated with an exploitable image of said character’s face. The phrase and picture is often used as a reaction image.

    Origin

    Both the phrase and image originates from a scene in My Little Pony episode “The Cutie Map – Part 2”[1]. In the scene, a pony named Party Favor tells that the main cast of the series tried to convince him “cutie marks” were good, but that he didn’t listen.



    Spread

    Right after the airing of the episode, the unusual face and accompanied quote became posted on several sites, including a large popularity on the /mlp/ board on 4chan, various posts on other pony related sites, including derpibooru[2] and the My Little Pony Forums[3].



    Very shortly after the airing of the episode, Deviantart user dennybutt posted a fanmade artwork of the original scene, which was just the beginning of a large mass of fanart using the same facial expression.[4] Both on Deviantart and Derpibooru a large mass of art and edits of the original image can be found.



    Notable Examples





    External Links

    [1]http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cutie_Map_-_Part_2

    [2]https://derpibooru.org/tags/i+didn%2527t+listen

    [3]http://mlpforums.com/topic/125664-but-i-didnt-listen-game/

    [4]http://knowyourmeme.com/forums/report-problems/topics/23677-how-do-i-create-links-for-external-references


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  • 05/02/15--22:30: Tooth Tunes
  • About

    Tooth Tunes is a brand of children’s tooth brushes that plays a 2 minute clip from a song to encourage a child to brush for 2 minutes. The brush received a group of remixes in late 2013 and 2014 on the site Vine.

    Origin

    The brush was originally released by Tiger Electronics in 2007 as a way to encourage children to brush for the dentist recommended 2 minutes. The ads corresponding with the toothbrushes received extensive airtime on children’s television channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

    On December 30th 2013, Vine user Jack Dali[1] posted a vine of the ad for Tooth Tunes with the song replaced with the song Boss Ass Bitch by PTAF. The vine received 160,000 likes, 100,000 revines, and over 2 million loops.

    Spread

    On Vine, there are 1,368 videos featuring the keywords “Toothtunes” or “Tooth Tunes”[3][4]

    The most popular vine is from user PaytonJustice[2], in which the song is replaced with the If You Wanna Burger Vine. The vine received 250,000 likes, 187,000 revines and over 10 million loops.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 05/03/15--01:28: Mayweather vs Pacquiao
  • Editor’s note: Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship


    Overview

    Mayweather vs Pacquiao was a professional boxing match between the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao[1] and undefeated, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.[2] that took place on May 2nd, 2015 on at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Background

    Notable Developments

    Mayweather’s Victory

    Mayweather won the fight by unanimous decision. Two of the judges scored 116–112 , with the third one scoring 118–110.



    The victory has received an overall negative reaction on the internet, especially on Twitter, where people complained about Mayweather’s tactic. Mike Tysson’s tweet about the match got over 85,000 retweets in less than 10 hours (shown bellow).




    Search Interest

    External Links

    [1]Wikipedia – Manny Pacquiao

    [2]Wikipedia – Floyd Mayweather, Jr..

    [3]Tumblr – Search for mayweatherpacquiao

    [4]Twitter – #MayPac


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  • 05/03/15--03:10: Reaction Videos
  • Editor’s Note: Work in Progress

    About

    Reaction Videos are a series of online videos which shows an individual or a group of people reacting towards something that they are seeing. While the practice originally focused on reactions towards shock sites and screamers, it has since branched out towards other subjects, such as the trailer of a new anticipated movie or an unusual event that the viewer is not familiar with.

    Origin

    One of the earliest popular examples of reaction videos was the Scary Maze prank video which was uploaded by Youtube user Can’t We All Just Get Along? on may 20th, 2006. Within 8 years, the video has gathered more than 27 million views[1].

    Spread

    On December 7th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user Señor Giggles submitted an entry regarding Reaction Videos[2]. On October 16th, 2010, The Fine Bros Youtube channel began their reaction videos series which has gathered over 98.7 million views within 4 years[3].


    A reaction Video subreddit was created on November 5th, 2011[4]. As of May, 2015, typing the keyword “Reaction Videos” on Youtube would yield more than 10.2 million results[5].

    Various Examples



    Related Memes

    Scary Prank Reaction Videos

    Scary Prank Reaction Videos are a series of videos that shows an individual or a group of people reacting towards shock sites and screamers. These videos are considered to be one of the earliest examples of Reaction Videos.


    The Fine Brother’s React Series

    The Fine Brother’s React Series is a web show in which different groups of people are shown several online phenomenas and record their reactions and opinions. The series is considered to be one of the most popular Reaction Videos series to date with a total of 98.7 million views since it began in 2010.


    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 05/03/15--07:23: Boss Ass Bitch
  • About

    Boss Ass Bitch is a song by the female rap group PTAF. Including 17 million views on Youtube and over 14 million accumulative plays on Soundcloud as well as a record deal, it has received many remixes on Soundcloud and Vine

    Origin

    The original video was posted on May 9th, 2012. It shows the 3 women standing beside a fence and lipsynching to the video. In the following 3 years, the video managed to receive more than 17 million views and 178,000 likes against 24,000 dislikes.



    Spread

    Soundcloud

    On December 30th, 2013, rapper Nicki Minaj released a remix of the song, which received over 11 million plays and 161,000 likes.



    On September 16th, 2013, user Chadwickhd[1] posted a remix of Boss Ass Bitch, mashing it up with I’m A God by Kanye West and Oooh Kill Em. The mashup received 99,000 plays and over 1,000 likes.



    Vine

    Along with Soundcloud, the song also has many parodies on Vine. The most popular being posted on October 13th, 2013 by user Derek King, where he plays the song behind a clip of the TV Show Proud Family. The vine received 2,718 loops, and 2,000 likes.



    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]- Soundcloud – User Chadwickhd

    [2]- Vine – User Derek King


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    About

    Blood Blockade Battlefront, also known as Kekkai Sensen, is a Japanese anime and manga series first written by Yasuhiro Nightow and later adapted into an anime by director Rie Matsumoto, working at studio BONES. Since the show’s original airing, the series has garnered a notable fandom online, spawning a number of fan works and creations.

    Premise

    Blood Blockade Battlefront takes place in the city of Hellsalem’s Lot, an alternate version of New York City created after a portal to the beyond opened up within the city, allowing a number of different monsters to cross over and reside in the city. The story follows Leonaro Watch, a young photographer given the eyes of the Gods after he and his sister were attacked during a trip to the city. While there, he discovers a crime fighting team by the name of Libra, and joins their ranks to help stop the lawless monsters from spreading to the outside world.

    History

    Blood Blockade Battlefront First began as a one-shot written by Yasuhiro Nightow, also known for his work on the Trigun series, in 2008, titled Kekkai Sensō. This was later adapted into a full manga, with a more lighthearted tone, and was circulated in Shueisha’s Jump Square Magazine starting from January 5, 2009. An anime adaptation, directed by Rie Matsumoto, was also created, running for 12 episodes starting on April 4, 2015, and animated by studio BONES, also known for their work on series such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater.



    Online Relevance

    In America, Blood Blockade Battlefront is licensed by Funimation, and is available for streaming on their website[1]. The manga adaptation for Blood Blockade Battlefront is also available in America, and is licensed by Dark Horse Comics. The series has gained a large online following on many sites, including on Tumblr[2], 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[3], Facebook[4] and My Anime List[5]. There are numerous sites that provide episodic information about the series, such as the Blood Blockade Battlefront wiki[6], TV Tropes[7] and Anime News Network[8]

    Fandom

    The Blood Blockade Battlefront 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 2,000 images tagged under “血界戦線”[9], as well as over 200 videos on the video sharing website Nico Nico Douga[10]. On DeviantART, there are also over 100 images tagged related to the series[11].

    Notable Sub-Memes

    Dick Suck

    Dick Suck is a meme referring to an annotation shown during the introduction to the character of Zapp Renfro within episode 2 of the anime, with one of the introductory annotations referring to him as a “dick suck”. Due to the humorous nature of the comment, the term grew in popularity among fans, and is often paired with fanart of the character.



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Funimation – Blood Blockade Battlefront

    [2]Tumblr – Kekkai Sensen

    [3]4chan – /a/ Anime and Manga

    [4]Facebook – Kekkai Sensen

    [5]My Anime List – Kekkai Sensen

    [6]Blood Blockade Battlefront wiki – Home

    [7]TV Tropes – Kekkai Sensen

    [8]Anime News Network – Blood Blockade Battlefront

    [9]Pixiv – 血界戦線

    [10]Nico Nico Douga – 血界戦線

    [11]DeviantART – Kekkai Sensen


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  • 05/03/15--13:49: Can Your Pet?
  • About

    Can Your Pet? is a shock flash game created by Korean Indie developer GameAde. The game received a lot of spread after Youtuber PewDiePie posted a video of him playing the flash.

    Origin

    The original game was posted on the site http://www.playcanyourpet.com. The game is about a young chick which you have the option to feed walk and exercise it. If you select the exercise button, it shows the chick being shredded up and being placed into a can. The game did not get much popularity until Youtuber PewDiePie reviewed it. The Let’s Play of the flash received 6 million views, and 120,000 likes.



    Spread

    After Pewdiepie reviewed the video, many other Let’s Players, including larger figures such as The Fine Brothers, Shane Dawson, Miranda Sings, Markiplier made videos of themselves (or in The Fine Bros case, kids) playing the game.






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