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  • 05/20/15--11:47: Team Four Star


  • About

    Team Four Star is an internet based entertainment production company notable for their various abridged series.

    Origin

    On May 25, 2008, the Team Four Star YouTube channel was created.[1] Shortly after this the first episode of their DragonBall Z Abridged series was uploaded. The series was an instant hit with Dragon Ball fans and the group soon began to make new episodes, each of which has a minimum of one million views.[2]

    Series

    DragonBall Z Abridged



    DragonBall Z Abridged is the most popular abridges series produced by Team Four Star. Due to the popularity of the series many of the voice actors have gone on to reprise their roles in various other internet shows, as well as appear as cameo roles in several Dragon Ball related properties.[3]

    Yugioh: The Abridged Series



    Yugioh: The Abridged Series is an abridged series created by YouTuber and voice actor LittleKuriboh in 2006. Since LittleKuriboh’s involvement with Team Four Star’s DragonBall Z Abridged series, Yugioh: The Abridged Series has been archived on Team Four Star’s website and has been listed as one of their official shows.[4]

    Hellsing Ultimate Abridged



    Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is an abridged series created by Team Four Star and hosted on voice actor Takahata101’s personal YouTube channel. In total the series has a combined view-count of over ten million.[5]

    Attack on Titan Abridged



    Attack on Titan Abridged is the group’s newest series, with the first episode being uploaded to voice actor Takahata101’s channel on November 13, 2013. However, the video was taken down to copyright concerns on January 22, 2014.[6] The series has since been put on an indefinite hiatus.[7]

    Online Presence

    The group has garnered a very significant online following, mainly consisting of Dragon Ball fans who have seen the DragonBall Z abridged series. The official Team Four Star Facebook page has over 200,000 likes as of May 2015.[8] The subreddit for the group has over 2,000 readers.[9] On Tumblr the official Team Four Star page is updated regularly with each post gaining several hundred notes each.[10] The group is also tagged under various titles across the Tumblr.[11][12][13][14] The fan wiki for Team Four Star has over 195 pages as of May 2015, and these pages are edited several time on a daily basis.[15] Team Four Star is also noted for working with various other groups in collaboration videos, usually pertaining to Dragon Ball, such as with Rifftrax in their lampooning of the movie Dragon Ball: Evolution,[16] as well as with Screw Attack in their Goku vs Superman episode of their popular series Death Battle.[17] On YouTube various YouTubers have uploaded compilation clips from various parts of TFS series.



    Notable Sub-Memes [wip]

    Nappa



    Nappa (later Ghost Nappa) is a character from DragonBall Z Abridged notable for his slow wit and never ending annoyance towards his partner and superior Vegeta. The character is among the most popular from the series inspiring numerous amounts of fan art as well as various memorable quotes.



    Bitch I Eat People



    “Bitch I Eat People” is a memorable quote from the second episode from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. The popularity surrounding the quote has become so significant that it is available as a T-Shirt from Shark Robot.[18]

    DODGE!



    Dodge! is a running joke in Team Four Star’s DragonBall Z Abridged series. The quote has become a staple of the fandom and is usually thrown back and forth between fans of the series.

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  • 05/20/15--14:14: Ogrish
  • About

    Ogrish[1] was an uncensored news site that focused mainly on war zones, accidents and executions. Initially containing material that was graphic and gory, the site later received a redesign that aimed to be more widely popular, eventually becoming a respected alternative news source.

    History

    The domain name Ogrish.com was registered on June 18, 2000[2], and has been known for publishing graphic content without consent of the family members of the victims depicted. Examples include graphic videos depicting jumpers of the September 11th, 2001 Attacks and the execution of South Korean missionary and interpreter Kim Sun-il for which the site became the target of hackers.[3] In 2005 German watchdog group Jugendschutz.net made a request to a branch of the American internet service provider Level 3 that Ogrish’s IP address be blocked. Several other ISP’s connect through Level 3 and as such the block affected multiple Countries such as France, Poland, The Neterlands, Switzerland and Italy[4]. As of November 2006, the domain name Ogrish.com redirects to Liveleak, a United Kingdom-based video sharing website.

    Features

    Orgish’s picture section contained photographs in various categories such as murders, suicides, and hentai[5]. A contact forum contained a list of email addresses that could be used to contact the owners of the site[6]. A “Gore Links” section contained links to websites in the vein of Ogrish (i.e. websites containing uncensored and gory content)[7]. There was also a message board with sub-boards containing topics of discussion like submitting suggestions for the site and links to interesting websites[8].

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    [Work in progress]

    Overview

    Columbia University Student’s Mattress Protest refers to a work of performance art by Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, who carried a dark-blue mattress around her college campus to urge her university to expel her alleged rapist Paul Nungesser, who was cleared of all charges. The protest became a subject of controversy online in 2014, with some hailing Sulkowicz as a hero for women’s rights, while others denounced her as a bully and false rape accuser.

    Background

    In May 2014, Sulkowicz filed a police report against Nungesser

    Notable Developments

    On September 2nd, 2014, the Columbia Daily Spectator YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Emma Sulkowicz: ‘Carry That Weight’”, in which Sulkowicz describes her senior thesis project (shown below). In the first eight months, the video gained over 1.9 million views.



    On September 4th, Today aired a segment on Sulkowicz’ mattress protest (shown below).



    Nungesser’s Response

    On December 21st, 2014, The New York Times published an

    On February 3rd, 2015, The Daily Beast[3] published an article titled “Columbia Student: I Didn’t Rape Her,” which contained communications Sulkowicz sent to Nungesser after the alleged rape. In the messages, Sulkowicz asks to meetup with Nungesser several times and responds to a happy birthday message by saying “I love you Paul. Where are you?!?!?!?!”



    #FakeRape Protests

    The @FakeRape Twitter feed began posting photographs of various locations in New York City where posters of Sulkowicz holding her mattress along with the caption “Pretty Little Liar” (shown below).



    Legal Proceedings

    On April 24th, 2015, Scribd user jezebel2 posted court documents from

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  • 05/20/15--22:34: Hot Gluing
  • About

    Hot Gluing is the sexual act of performing bukakke onto a figurine, typically those based on anime characters. The act has seen significant spread on the Internet as a strange form of fetish.

    Origin

    The term “hot gluing” comes from the appearance of the semen on a figurine, which resembles glue from a hot glue gun. One of the earliest mentions of the act comes from a 2005 thread on the Hongfire forums, which contained several photographs, as well as various comments on how the fluid in said images resembled glue rather than semen.[1]

    Spread

    In 2007, Japanese blog Tyodai began a series of photographs of figurines covered in condensed milk to achieve the look of semen.[3]

    The act did not pick up much attention until the 2010s. In 2010, a definition for “Hot Glueing” was submitted to Urban Dictionary, which described the act.[2] A booru for the fetish was created in 2012, and has recieved over 100,000 hits as of May 2015 and hosts nearly 2,500 images.[5] A subreddit, /r/cummingonfigurines, was created in March of 2012 and is commonly used as an example of a weird subreddit.[4]

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  • 05/21/15--07:45: Zuko's Honor
  • Editor’s Note: Entry contains spoilers from the show




    About

    Zuko’s Honor is a series of images and posts that pokes fun at the character Zuko from the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender who has gained a reputation for being obsess in regaining his honor.

    Origin

    In The series, Zuko is the fallen prince of the Fire Nation. He was banished from his country due to him unintentionally dishonoring his father by speaking out of turn and refusing to duel him. The only way for him to restore his honor was to locate and capture the Avatar, the master of the four elements. Because of this, Zuko is very obsessive in reclaiming his honor which has become his main driving force.

    Spread

    On July 30th, 2011, Deviantart user DraggingCanoe submitted an image titled “Zuko’s Honor” which is a screenshot taken from the episode The Ember Island Players with the added caption “My Honor!!!”[1].


    On May 16th, 2012, Funnyjunk user SokkaTheWarrior submitted an image titled “Season Long Ass Kicking” (shown below, left) which is described as hitting Zuko “right in the honor”. The post gathered more than 68.000 views and 1.960 upvotes in 3 years[3]. On June, 2012, the Zuko’s Honor twitter page was created and has gathered 621 followers within 2 years[2]. On July 15th, 2012, Funnyjunk user brenduhhhh submitted an image titled “honor” (shown below, right) which gained over 43.000 views and 934 upvotes in 2 years[4].



    On February 27th, 2013, Youtuber KamikazeKodiak uploaded a video that counts down the number of times the word “honor” was used throughout the series (shown below, left) which gained over 150.000 views in 2 years. On July 24th, 2013, Youtuber WhiteFlame uploaded a video that counts the number of times Zuko used the word “honor” (shown below, right). In total, the word “honor” was used 16 times by Zuko, more than any other character in the series.

    On August 17th, 2014, redditor MKotter posted a video titled “We’re just really HONORED to meet you, sir” on /r/TheLastAirbender which gained 2.080 point (96% upvote) and 81 comments in 9 months[5]. On April 13th, 2015 Buzzfeed submitted an article titled “16 Places Prince Zuko Could Have Found His Honor” which compiles 16 examples of the fad taken from tumblr[6].

    Various Examples



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  • 05/21/15--13:38: Podcasting
  • About

    Podcasting is the practice of publishing an episodic series online to be downloaded or livestreamed with a computer or mobile device.

    History

    On February 11th, 2004, The Guardian[1] published an article titled “Audible revolution,” which listed “podcasting” as possible name to describe the new practice of Internet radio.

    Notable Podcasts

    Serial

    Serial is an episodic non-fiction crime drama podcast created as a spin-off of the public radio program This American Life. This first season of the show explores a mysterious murder that occurred in Baltimore, Maryland in 1999.

    Welcome to Night Vale

    Welcome to Night Vale is a bimonthly podcast produced by Commonplace Books that is set up like a community radio show with local news, advertisements and announcements for the fictional desert town of Night Vale. Created by former Something Awful writer Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor in 2012, the show gained a large following on social networks in the summer of 2013, resulting in it becoming the most downloaded podcast on iTunes in July 2013.

    WTF with Marc Maron

    Radiolab

    This American Life

    Joe Rogan Experience

    The Joe Rogan Experience is a long-form conversation podcast hosted by comedian Joe Rogan, which features a wide variety of guests, including MMA fighters, actors, musicians, authors, artists and scientists.

    The Nerdist

    The Nerdist is a weekly hour-long interview podcast hosted by @midnight host Chris Hardwick, typically guest starring comedians and other entertainers.

    Savage Lovecast

    The Savage Lovecast is a weekly podcast version of the syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love” by journalist Dan Savage.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]The Guardian – Audible revolution

    [2]

    [3]


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  • 05/21/15--19:42: Odd Future / OFWGKTA
  • About

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (often just shortened to Odd Future) is a hip hop collective lead by rapper Tyler the Creator. The collective has received acclaim and criticism for it’s edgy lyrics, and storytelling.

    History

    The collective was formed in 2007 with rappers around Southern Los Angeles. The group begun to gain popularity after leader Tyler the Creator’s debut mixtape, Bastard. By 2011, the group received a large subculture, with Tyler signing with XL Records, and forming his own record company, and even creating his own show, titled “Loiter Squad”. With the release of Tyler’s second album, the fanbase reached an all time high, however gaining criticism for it mostly comprising of teen white boys.
    With the return of rapper Earl Sweatshirt, who had originally had been sent to Samoan camp, the group had a huge peak of hype for his debut album. The following album, "
    Doris
    " had received universal acclaim from critics. However, the popularity of the band had begun to decrease, specifically after the return of Earl, as well as with other things happening with the group, including R&B singer Frank Ocean coming out.

    Reception

    The reception for Odd Future albums have generally been mixed. Although the group has received acclaim for some albums including “Wolf” and “Doris”, the group has also received mixed or negative acclaim for such albums like “Cherry Bomb” and “Numbers”.

    Fandom

    The group’s fandom has received notoriety for comprising of mostly white suburban male teens. In 2012, user WickedAwesomeMario posted a thread on IGN asking why OF compiled mostly of white fans. The thread received 15 replies, all generally stating that hip hop has infiltrated white culture for a while.[1]

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  • 05/22/15--04:57: Matrix Bullet Dodge
  • About

    The Matrix Bullet Dodge (also know as Neo’s Bullet Dodge, Matrix Backwards Dodge, or Matrix Bullet Time) is an iconic bullet time scene in the 1999 film The Matrix[1]. Ever since its release, the scene has been parodied in many movies and in YouTube videos. The scene was know to have popularized the “bullet time” effect[2].

    Origin

    The scene originated in 1999. During their mission to save Morpheus, Neo and Trinity take out some soldiers on a rooftop. One of them turns into an Agent Smith, encountering Trinity and Neo. The Smith shoots at Neo after Neo runs out of bullets. The iconic scene starts when Neo dodges the bullets by bending backwards before getting shot in the side and leg.



    Spread

    Many video parodies, and remakes of the Matrix Dodge, particularly on YouTube, have been made. On November 19, 2009, a Lego remake of the scene was released on YouTube by user “LegoAgentJone’s channel”.

    On June, 29, 2011, the YouTube pair, “Slow Mo Guys”, did a video of them performing the Dodge. Since then, the video has accumulated over 4 million views.

    On June 29, 2012, user “kippetjetok007” made a 10 hour version of the scene. Since then, the video has accumulated over 40,000 views.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia- The Matrix

    [2]TV Tropes- Bullet Time: Film


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  • 05/22/15--08:32: Noice
  • About

    Noice also spelled Nooice, is an accented version of the word “nice”, used online as enthusiastic, exclamatory internet slang to declare approval or sarcastic approval of a topic or achievement. It is often associated with the Australian or English accents or bros.

    Origin

    While the origin of this phrase is unknown, it was first defined on Wiktionary on Feb 1, 2001, as being an English dialectical version of nice.[3] It was first defined on Urban Dictionary by user “Cracka-B A.K.A Billy Blam” on March 16, 2003, who claimed that it meant “To be beyond the regular limits of nice. To be nice, and then exceed the status.”[1] The user claimed that the term was introduced by the Beastie Boys song “Three MCs & One DJ”, which may or may not be the first recorded usage.



    However, this definition is not the most popular of the 36 definitions submitted for noice. According to users, the term is more likely to mean “Beyond the boundaries and exceeding the limits of nice. Spoken with emphasis when describing something particularly awesome.”

    Spread

    The 4chan archive records more than 86,000 instances of the term Noice in use throughout the imageboards as of May 2015.[5] One of the earliest online films to be made with the title “Noice” was posted on Albino Black Sheep, first indexed May 24, 2006.[2] As of May 2015, YouTube returns about 78,000 search results for the term.[4] One of the most popular of these is a video of frequent YouTube Poop subject Michael Rosen saying “Noice”, being distorted within the content aware scaling technique. This video was uploaded by DylanCliff111 on November 1st 2013 and is frequently used as a reaction video – as such, it has more than 2,800,000 views as of May 2015.



    On November 20th, 2013, the comedy duo Key & Peele uploaded a skit in which a hype-man in a breakdancing circle gets upset when another hype-man uses his catchphrase, Nooice, spelled with two Os. As of May 2015, this video has over 6,039,000 views.



    On October 20, 2014, Studio Tentpole, LLC released the emoji add-on app Noice. The app allows users to use emoji with sound effects. It is unclear if this app was popular – it only has 11 reviews for the current version.[6]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    Note: searches for this term can also refer to the Swedish punk rock band Noice.

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – Noice

    [2]Albino Black Sheep – Noice

    [3]Wiktionary – Noice

    [4]YouTube – Search Term: Noice

    [5]Archive.moe – Search Term: Noice

    [6]Apple Store – Noice Emoji + Sound


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    About

    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is an American animated series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, about the exploits of the dimwit Billy and the cynical Mandy, who befriend the Grim Reaper after winning him on a limbo game.

    Premise

    The show follows the adventures of Billy (Richard Steven Horvitz), a simple-minded and carefree boy, and Mandy (Grey DeLisle), a cynical and crafty girl, who beat the Grim Reaper (Greg Eagles) on a limbo game for Billy’s hamster life, making him their slave and being trapped on a perpetual friendship with them. Thanks to Grim’s supernatural powers, Billy and Mandy can venture into supernatural locations or environments, also using them to achieve goals or desires for themselves, often with twisted results.



    History

    In 1996, Maxwell Atoms created an animated short titled “Billy and Mandy” while he was a college student (shown bellow). The short involves Billy wanting to release his inner demons, deciding to go about doing so by drilling a hole into his head, and though Atoms described it as “completely inappropriate for Cartoon Network”, he decided to evolve the short into an entrie series.[1] In need of a straight man for the otherwise uncontrollable group of misfit characters, it was eventually decided to add the Grim Reaper to the lineup as the third protagonist.

    The show premiered on August 24th, 2001 as “Grim and Evil”, consisted on two segments that eventually would split into two different series: “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”, which premiered as its own series on June 13th, 2003, and “Evil con Carne”, which was cancelled after the first season. The series ran until November 9th, 2007, after 7 seasons.



    Reception

    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy became one of Cartoon Network’s top rated series. During its airing, the series was nominated to various awards, winning an Annie Award on 2005 and two Emmy Awards on 2006 and 2007, in adition to nine nominations including those three wins. The show also earned a rating of 7.8 on IMDb.[2]

    Fandom

    The series has followings on on websites like Tumblr,[4] Reddit[3] or 4chan’s board /co/.[5] There’s also an official Wikia about the series.[7] As of May 22nd, 2015, the online artist community DeviantART has over 17,100 submissions submitted under the keywords “Billy and Mandy”.[6]



    Related Memes

    You’ve Messed With The Natural Order!

    “You’ve Messed With The Natural Order!” is a catchphrase used as response to things that can be seen as “anti-natural”, and associated to the character Sir Raven. The quote comes from season’s five eighth episode, My Fair Mandy, where Mandy smiles and destroy the reality, followed by Sir Raven’s yelling the catchphrase.[10] The quote has some spread on Tumblr,[8] 4chan[9] and MemeCenter.[11]



    Destroy Us all!

    “Destroy Us All!” is a memorable quote from Billy, first appearing on season four’s fourth chapter, Attack of the Clowns, where Billy exclaims that clowns weere coming for him and would destroy all human race.[12] Online, the catchphrase is used on the context when something takes over anything.[13][14]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Lost Media Wiki – ‘Billy & Mandy’ Short Film

    [2]IMDb – The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

    [3]Reddit – Search for billy and mandy

    [4]Tumblr – Search for billy and mandy

    [5]Archive.moe – Search for billy and mandy on /co/

    [6]DeviantART – Search for billy and mandy

    [7]The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Wiki – Main Page

    [8]Tumblr – Search for you’ve messed with the natural order

    [9]Archive.moe – Search for you’ve messed with the natural order

    [10]The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Wiki – My Fair Mandy

    [11]MemeCenter – Search for you’ve messed with the natural order

    [12]The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Wiki – Attack of the Clowns

    [13]Tumblr – Tagged as destroy us all

    [14]Archive.moe – Search for destroy us all


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    Overview

    Bahar Mustafa’s Racism Controversy refers to a series of statements by the University of London’s Goldsmith Students’ Union (GSU) diversity officer Bahar Mustafa, which many accused of promoting racism and racial segregation in mid-2015.

    Background

    On February 4th, 2015, Mustafa posted a status update to Facebook promoting an event for black and minority ethnic (BME) people only (shown below, left). On February 12th, The Spectator[1] published an article which criticized the event as a type of “racial segregation.” On April 15th, Mustafa published a post to Facebook urging any white men to refrain from attending an event at the University of London for BME women (shown below, right).



    Notable Developments

    Mustafa’s Response

    On May 6th, 2015, the eastlondonlines YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Goldsmiths Students’ Union officer refutes accusation of racism and sexism,” in which Mustafa defends by saying her status as an “ethnic minority woman” prevents her from being racist or sexist (shown below).



    “I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist toward white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender and therefore women of color and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.”

    #SupportBaharMustafa

    That day, supporters of Mustafa began tweeting message in her defense with the hashtag “#supportbaharmustafa.” On May 14th, YouTuber Sargon of Akkad uploaded a video criticizing Mustafa (shown below).



    On May 20th, the news site Breitbart[2] published an article titled “Twitter says ‘no’ to hipster racism: #supportbaharmustafa tag taken over”, which highlighted examples of Mustafa’s critics hijacking the hashtag.

    Petition for Removal

    On May 15th, a petition was created on Change.org[5] for police to arrest Mustafa for “hate speech and calls for murder,” which gathered upwards of 18,900 supporters in the first week. On May 19th, The Standard[3] reported that students at the university started a petition[4] to have Mustafa removed from her post as diversity officer for tweeting the hashtags “#killallwhitemen”, “#misandry” and for calling someone “white trash” while using the official GSU Twitter account. That day, a post linking to the article was submitted to the /r/NotTheOnion[6] subreddit, which reached over 5,200 votes and 2,700 comments in the first 72 hours. All comments in the post were subsequently purged by moderators.

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  • 05/22/15--14:58: Bless This Post
  • About

    Bless This Post is an internet expression that is used to passionately agree with another user. It is most commonly used as a gif, the source of which ranges from popular television series to actual televangelist speakers. The subject is generally raising their hands or spreading their arms, as if literally blessing the post or quoted text before them.

    Origin

    The phrase has long been used in pagan and nature worship e-communities and could be commonly found on LiveJournal pages[1] as an alternative to the “comment” and “add comment” links. It suddenly became popular in early 2011, which is about the time gif making and posting increased in popularity[2] as well as when tumblr began to see a spike in users. “Bless This Post” has since firmly established itself on the social blogging platform.

    Spread

    As its popularity grew, the intention behind the expression was expanded to other religious proclamations.

    Preach

    Preach is more often used to agree with and encourage a poster who is taking a social justice stand for one thing or another.

    Can I Get An/Amen

    This variant, as well as being used to agree, is also used by some posters to conclude their own posts, paving the way for “preach/bless this post” responses.

    Example Images





    Search Interest

    References

    [1]LiveJournal – GlamourBombing

    [2]Google Trends – gif


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    About

    The Ginyu Force Pose, also known as the Tokusentai, is an iconic pose made by the Ginyu Force in the popular anime and manga series Dragon Ball. The pose has become popular among fans of the series and is well-recognized by anime fans in general.

    Origin

    The Ginyu Force is a special force of elite mercenaries who, in the Dragon Ball series, work under the rule of the emperor Frieza.[1] The group first appeared in the two hundred seventy-second chapter of the manga, first published in 1990 in Weekly Shonen Jump, where they introduce themselves with their signature pose (shown below).[2]



    Spread

    The Ginyu Force was well-remembered by fans for their flamboyant nature; as such, their pose was well remembered as well. There are many examples of fan art featuring characters from many different series doing the pose, as well as cosplayers imitating the pose.

    Example Images



    Left to right : Touhou Project, Attack On Titan, Street Fighter


    Left to right : Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Rozen Maiden, Pokémon


    Search Interest

    References

    [1]Dragon Ball Wiki – Ginyu Force

    [2]Dragon Ball Wiki – The Ginyu Force


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  • 05/23/15--18:01: Bleedman
  • About

    Bleedman (Real Name Vinson Ngo[1]) is a Philippine comic artist around his 40s[2]. He is known for making his comics Invader Zim: Manifest Doom, Sugar Bits, King of Fighters, and Grim Tales from Down Below[3], but he is most known for his comic Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi, or Powerpuff Girls D, with it winning the “Outstanding Super Hero” an “Outstanding Character” awards for the Web Cartoonist Choice Awards in 2005[4]. The comics Grim Tales and Powerpuff Girls D are known to include a crossover of many characters, mostly consisting of Cartoon Network characters.


    Online History

    DeviantArt

    Bleedman first started out on DeviantArt in 2004, posting his comics on there. This was also where he posted his sketches, character designs and fan art of various things in his own style.

    Snafu Comics

    Snafu comics is a site used for people to be able to post webcomics. This is where Bleedman also posts his comics.

    World Trade Center Controversy

    On April 23, 2006, Bleedman posted a page of his comic Grim Tales From Down Below, depicting Mandy planned the infamous disaster, 9/11.


    This spiked a major hate by some fans, even possibly being one of the reasons for getting him suspended from DeviantArt, along with replied harshly to a displeased fan.

    As of today, he put up a warning page for the 9/11 page.


    Reputation

    Bleedman has an incredible reputation on DeviantArt alone, with over 22 million page views as of May 2015[5]. In fact, it is said that at one point of time, and still today, he was the most popular user on DeviantArt. This is mostly because of his comic Powerpuff Girls D, which has a huge fan base on its own. In a short way, he is one of the most well known ushers on DeviantArt.

    To many, he is a well respected artist, his loli drawings aside. However, to others, he isn’t the well respected comic artist that his fans see. Most people who hate him call him out on the WTC controversy, or complain to him about his liking of lolis.

    External References

    [1]Bleedman’s Real Name- Webcomic Overlook

    [2]Bleedman’s Age- Bleedman’s ED Page

    [3]Bleedman’s Comics Snafu Comics

    [4]Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi Info- Snafu Wiki

    [5]Bleedman’s Page Views- Bleedman’s DeviantArt


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  • 05/23/15--19:43: Hide Your Power Level
  • Editor’s Note: This Entry is hiding its power level to avoid being meme’d on.


    About

    “Hide Your Power Level” is an expression taken from the Shōnen manga and anime series Dragon Ball. Online, the expression is often used to describe a user who is hiding their affiliation, skills or hobbies (like video games or anime) to avoid being labelled negatively. The expression is commonly used on 4Chan’s/a/ board to describe users who hide their otaku interests and lifestyles to avoid being called a weeaboo or a otaku.

    Origin

    In the series, the expression is used by several characters particularly during the namek saga with Krillin and Gohan suppressing their power level to avoid detection from Frieza’s army as they attempt to find the dragon balls while Vegeta hides his power to suprise his enemies in battle as he also attempts to collect the balls for himself.
    According to archive.moe, one of the earliest recorded uses of the expression was in 4Chan’s /a/ board on February 11th, 2008 in which a user discusses how they were hiding their interest in several japanese songs during a karaoke session with friends[1].



    Spread

    On archive.moe, typing the keyword “Hide your power level” would yield more than 5.500 posts from various boards[2]. Outside 4Chan, discussions about hiding power levels can be found in various sites such as friendly Players[3], The Student Room[4], Black Butler[5], Mai Otaku[6], IGN[7], and MyAnimeList[8].
    On May 12th, 2010, The Ghostlightning wordpress blog posted an article titled “Hiding (Your Power Levels) in Plain Sight: Alternatives in Expressing Love for Your Hobby” which gained more than 105 comment in 5 years[9]. On January 4th, 2011, Urban Dictionary user HHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG submitted an entry regarding the expression[10].
    On March 28th, 2012, Youtuber SatorinKomeiji1 posted a video of his time in the Air Force where his room was inspected by a high ranking officer. The video gained more than 33.500 views in 3 years.



    On October 25th, 2013, Return of Kings published an article titled “Hiding Your Power Level”[11]. On November 29th, 2014, GoBoiano published an article titled “5 Sly Anime Gifts For Concealing Your Power Level This Holiday”[12].

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  • 05/24/15--09:55: Botnet
  • Real Definition: A botnet is a system of machines that were hacked to perform a malicious purpose, such as ddos, child porn, or spamming. How these systems get connected to the leader of the botnet is through malware filled programs, or by finding your IP by means of cookies or programming on a website. Hola! proxy is a notable example of a botnet.

    How It’s Used As A Meme: 4chan and such websites have turned this malicious term into a meme, such as: saying anything that collects data (such as Google Chrome) is a botnet, and insulting anybody that uses 3rd party by saying: “>Using a botnet”.
    People that support 3rd party will usually counter back with “>le botnet meme” or such trolls, because Google Chrome and such 3rd Party Programs are not really botnets.
    The origin of how it turned into a meme is undefined.

    Anontalk: Anontalk botnet is a famous botnet that got a lot of random victims banned from 4chan. The website that got shut down hosted child pornography, or such related acts of child pornography. The Anontalk botnet probably downloaded or helped download child pornography, or it had some other undefined malicious purpose that it served.


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  • 05/24/15--11:06: Bravo Nolan
  • WIP. Feel free to request editorship

    About

    “Bravo Nolan” is a sarcastical statement used to mock plot holes or incongruity on films by the British movie director Christopher Nolan,[1] especially Inception,The Dark Knight saga and Interstellar. The catchphrase has derived into the phrasal templateBravo X”, also used as message of dismay towards someone.

    Origin

    The earliest use of the phrase can be found on a 4chan’s /tv/ board thread submited on July 23th, 2010, featuring a message criticising the final of Inception.[3]



    Percursor

    The use of the word “bravo” as a ironic statement predates the critic one. One of the earliest instances can be found on a 4chan’s /a/ board thread submited at February 4th, 2008, as response to a post where some anonymous user explains that he made a girl break up with her boyfriend and then he rejected her, asking if is a bad person.[2]



    Spread

    The phrase remaint dormant until February 11th, 2012, when a thread on /tv/ was submited, featuring a capture from Rotten Tomatoes and the catchphrase.[5] The same thread featured other variations of the catchphrase on the same context. Another use of the catchphrase can be found on a post submitted on /tv/ on April 21st, 2012, on a thread featuring a critic to the movie The Dark Knight Rises.[4] The phrase started being used as a spam, shitposting and vertical posting practise.[6]



    Sasuga

    A notable derivate from the catchphrase comes with replacing “Bravo” by the japanese word “Sasuga” (さすが). This expression is mostly used on anime or japanese culture discussions, with a similar context. One of the earliest instances of his use as sarcastical reply can be found on a thread submitted on 4chan’s /a/ board on October 24th, 2009, where a user replies to the original poster because the thread has no replies.[9] The first use as critic can be found on a /a/ thread submitted on November 18th, 2009, with the message “Sasuga Shaft” as reply to a message that features scenes of works by the japanese animation company Shaft and compares them to Haruhi Suzumiya’s scenes.[10] The expression is primarily used to criticise plot twists or plot holes on manga and anime.[7]



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  • 05/24/15--14:40: The GaMERCaT
  • About

    The GaMERCat[1] is a webcomic written and drawn by Samantha Whitten[2], usually based on ideas or experiences the author has had while playing games herself. It’s based on the adventures of the titular character, GaMERCat. It is also a website that hosts other webcomics.

    Traffic

    According to Alexa[3], the rank of the comic’s home website is 34,864 in the United States and 98,067 globally.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]The GaMERCat – Website

    [2]Samantha Whitten – Website

    [3]Alexa – Ranking of The GaMERCat

    [3]GaMERCat Fan Wiki – Link


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  • 05/24/15--21:02: Renamon
  • About

    Renamon is a Digimon from the series Digimon which resembles an anthropomorphic fox. The character has become an icon of the furry fandom.

    Origin

    Renamon first appeared in the Digimon Tamers series of the Digimon franchise, which aired in Japan in April of 2001.[1] In the series, it became the companion of the character Rika Nonaka after being wished to.[2] Although originally cold and distant, their relationship grew over the course of the series. Although it is considered a rookie Digimon, therefore having other more powerful forms, Renamon is most commonly seen in its basic form.



    Spread

    Renamon has become very popular within the furry fandom and is one of the most notable Digimon and furry characters to date. Many Renamon works can be found on a variety of websites; DeviantArt alone hosts over 27,000 images tagged as Renamon.[3] The furry site FurAffinity hosts over 9,000 works tagged as Renamon, the earliest of which was uploaded in 2005.[4] The word Renamon appears over 40,000 times on FurAffinity as well. The furry booru e621 contains over 5,000 images tagged under Renamon, and the character is even mentioned on the site’s help page.[5][6] On both FurAffinity and e621, Renamon takes up the majority of Digimon fanart, with over half and two-thirds on respectively e621 and FurAffinity as of May 25th, 2015 (shown below).



    An Urban Dictionary definition for Renamon was created in 2006 which describes it as “A sexy digimon from the TV show Digimon”; this definition has over 400 upvotes.[7] It has had an entry on WikiFur since 2008.[8] In 2010, a GMod video creator DasBoSchitt created and released an animation focusing on Renamon after receiving a complaint about the character’s portrayal in a previous video; this animation has been viewed over 800,000 times. In 2015, the ScrewAttack series One-Minute Melee released a video featuring a hypothetical fight between Renamon and the Pokémon Lucario, which garnered over 700,000 views in one month.


    Example Images




    Search Interest


    References

    [1]Digimon Wiki – Digimon Tamers

    [2]Digimon Wiki – Renamon

    [3]DeviantArt – Renamon

    [4]FurAffinity – Renamon First Upload

    [5]e621 – Renamon[NSFW: Explicit Content]

    [6]e621 – help:home

    [7]Urban Dictionary – renamon

    [8]WikiFur – Renamon


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  • 05/25/15--21:52: Shion Laugh
  • Editor’s Note: WARNING! This entry contains spoilers for Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni! Read at your own risk!

    About

    The Shion Laugh is a still image and/or gif of the character Shion Sonozaki manically laughing after witnessing another character, Rika Furude, commit suicide. The image has spawned many parodies by putting different characters in place of Shion.


    Origin

    The image comes from a scene in episode 20 titled Cold Hands, which was released on August 15, 2006[1]. Rika sprays Shion with pepper spray in order to inject her with a immunization for the Hinamizawa Syndrome. Shion retaliates and after a brief scuffle, threatens to torture Rika. Not wanting this fate, Rika stabs herself in the head with a butcher knife multiple times. The laugh starts at when, driven by insanity, Shion laughs maniacally at this.



    Spread

    Ever since the episode was released, many variations of the image were made. On May 24, 2009, an account made on DeviantArt was dedicated to the Shion Laugh. The account “Shionlaughplz” has accumulated over an estimated 14,000 views.

    In 2013, user Marisa submitted a Team Fortress 2 spray of the laugh. It has over 900 downloads and over 3,000 views as of May 2015[2].

    On November 22, 2009, YouTube user l0ved0rhated1 uploaded a video of her friend attempting the Shion Laugh.



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