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  • 06/15/15--20:41: The Signs As
  • About

    “The Signs As”, also known as “according to your sign,” is a phrasal template used in a series of novelty horoscopes on Tumblr, which assign humorous descriptions for each of the 12 signs of the modern zodiac based on a specified theme.

    Origin

    On November 29th, 2011, Tumblr user theshewxlf[7] submitted a post titled “Sex facts according to your sign,” listing various sexual interests and attitudes for each zodiac sign (shown below).



    Spread

    The practice appears to have remained dormant until December 18th, 2014, when Tumblr user dggif[8] submitted a list of zodiac signs paired with tweets posted by weird Twitter user Dril (shown below). Within six months, the post garnered upwards of 25,500 notes.



    On December 23rd, the “Bullshit Zodiac” Tumblr blog was launched, which features various “The Signs As” zodiac lists. On January 2nd, 2015, Tumblr user trashyoikawa[6] posted a series of Pepe the Frog images corresponding with individual zodiac signs (shown below). In the first five months, the post gained over 57,000 notes. In February, the Pretty Astronomy[1] Tumblr blog was launched, which highlights notable examples of novelty horoscopes. In the coming months, both BuzzFeed[4] and Smosh[5] published Tumblr zodiac listicles.



    Click to see the full image

    Various Examples




    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/15/15--21:10: Predator
  • About

    Predator is a science fiction/horror franchise which began in 1987 with the film Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. [1] The franchise has since been adapted into several feature length films, comics,[2] and games,[3] often appearing alongside fellow science fiction/horor franchise, Alien, in various crossovers.

    History

    The original Predator was released in 1987, with it’s sequel, Predator 2 being released in 1990.[4] A third movie entitled Predators was released on July 7, 2010.[5] The franchise has appeared in various comics throughout the 90s and 2000s, most notably in the Alien vs. Predator comic series, and it’s spin-offs.[6] There have also been several games in the franchise, most notably Predator: Concrete Jungle.[7]

    Online Relevance

    Predator has a sizable following online on several sites. On Tumblr there are various posts tagged to the franchise,[8] as well as several blogs dedicated to Predator.[9][10][11][12] On Reddit this is a dedicated subreddit to Predator[13] as well as to Alien vs. Predator[14]. On DeviantArt there are nearly 700,000 pieces of fanart for Predator,[15] as well as several groups and accounts dedicated to the franchise.[16][17][18]



    Fan Films

    For many years there have been fan made films that are centered around the Predator mythos. An early example of this was a fan-made film entitled Batman: Dead End in which The Dark Knight faces off against both an Alien and a Predator. The film was initially shown on July 19, 2003 at the San Diego Comic-Con[19], and was released onto the creator’s personal website not long after. However the site has since been apparently abandoned and the film is no longer available there. The film has been uploaded many times to YouTube (for example: the one shown below).


    One of the earliest instances of these films on YouTube is called “PREDATOR 3 fan film Corto gore caspa friki” uploaded by YouTuber paco culebra on May 6, 2006 (shown below left). On June 1, 2007, YouTuber murphy38 uploaded a video called “ROBOCOP VS PREDATOR. Work in progress” (shown below right).


    Several of these fan films pit the Predator monster against characters from other well known franchises. On July 14, 2012 YouTuber freakinrad uploaded a video titled “Halo vs. Predator” which has over 4 million views as of June 2015 (shown below left). On August 14, 2013 YouTuber batinthesun uploaded a video entitled “WOLVERINE vs PREDATOR” as part of their Super Power Beat Down series (shown below right). As of June 2015 the video has nearly 13 million views, making it the most viewed Predator fan film to date.


    Om June 29, 2014, a Kickstarter page for a film entitled Predator: Dark Ages was launched.[20] The Kickstarter reached it’s goal on August 8, 2014. The film was released on YouTube on May 25, 2015 (shown below). The film was reported upon by sites such as blastr,[21] TheWrap,[22] and ComicBook.com.[23]


    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/16/15--06:34: Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Entry is under W.I.P. Please be patient.

    About

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is the long awaited remake of a popular, classical, and fan-favorite Final Fantasy gaming series Final Fantasy VII. Ever since the tech demo on PlayStation 3, fans have been hyped and wanted Square Enix to remake Final Fantasy VII. On June 15th, 2015, the Sony press conference in E3 2015 officially announced Final Fantasy VII Remake for the PlayStation 4.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Square Enix – Final Fantasy VII Remake

    [2]Kotaku – The Internet Reacts to the Final Fantasy VII Remake


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  • 06/16/15--10:19: Break the Internet
  • About

    Break the Internet or to break the Internet is a catchphrase used to indicate when a narrative, story, or image goes extremely viral, spreading through many different regions of the Internet at once. The term went into wide use with this meaning after being featured as the headline for Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover.

    Origin

    The exact origin of the phrase is unknown, however the idea that the Internet is a single machine that can be “broken” or “broken into” was a common misconception in the media of the 1990s. Hackers were frequently described as having “broken into” the Internet. A 1993 story about a person stealing DNS access described the person as having "broken into the Internet, as in “Police have made what they believe is one of Canada’s first arrests for breaking into the Internet, the worldwide computer network.”[2]

    Spread

    In 2008, the British version of the television show “The IT Crowd” made a joke about breaking the Internet by typing “Google” into Google.



    In the early 2010s, “breaking the internet” was often used to indicate how some sort of new law or legislation could alter the way that the Internet operated. For instance, during the protests of SOPA/PIPA in 2012, many advocates claimed that the legislation would “break the Internet”, meaning that it would fundamentally change how the Internet operated by creating an access hierarchy.[3]



    In addition, during the 2012 Davos convention, Google CEO Erik Schmidt was quoted saying that the EU’s proposed “Right to be forgotten” legislation would “Break the Internet.”[4]

    Using the term as a reference to viral content began in early 2014. Several videos on YouTube which predate the Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine cover claim that they feature celebrity stories that will “break the Internet” The earliest known instance is an episode of Joe Rogan’s radio talk show featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, titled “Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks The Internet.”



    On November 11th, 2014, Paper Magazine’s Twitter account shared a link to a brief article showcasing two studio photographs of Kim Kardashian, the 34-year-old TV personality and wife of Kanye West, for the cover image of its latest issue, both captioned with the subtitle “Break the Internet / Kim Kardashian”. In less than 24 hours, the tweet racked up more than 3,200 retweets and 2,500 favorites.[6]



    Since the cover, the term has gone into wide use as other narratives or stories have been perceived as breaking the internet or as trying to break the Internet. The term was used extensively in media descriptions of the reactions to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover, most likely due to her familial relationship to Kim Kardashian. The Washington Post claimed in a headline “Actually, Caitlyn Jenner just broke the Internet,” and the term was used in relationship to the story on Twitter about 10,000 times.

    However, as of June 2015, the term maintains a high rate of use. Tracking on Twitter indicates that it is used at a steady rate of about 2,000 times per day on the network.[5]

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – Break the Internet

    [2]Globe and Mail – NEWSBRIEFING Police crack illegal access to Internet The Globe and Mail (Canada) January 7, 1995 Saturday (no link, access via Lexis)

    [3]BurnTheInternet – Break the Internet

    [4]The Register – ’Don’t break the internet’: How an idiot’s slogan stole your privacy…

    [5]Topsy – Break the Internet

    [6]Boston Globe – Kim Kardashian attempts to break the Internet


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    About

    Caveman Spongebob is a Reaction Image used in the music board of 4chan /mu/[1] to show disgust and pedantic behaviour towards certain aspects of music, the image is normally accompanied with the text “>band has 2 drummers”

    Origin

    The reaction image comes from a still image from the episode 14 of season 1 of spongebob titled “SB-129”[2], a special episode in which squidward travels back in time to the pre-historic era to discover patrick and spongebob in caveman versions.

    The phrase “>band has 2 drummers” and derivates predates that of the usage of the reaction image, the first instance of the phrase being used was in february 1 of 2014[3] with a constanza reaction image.

    The first use of the image and phrase date back to april 12, 2015.[4]

    Spread

    The image has often become a replacement for constanza[5] images and its often used with exaggerated statements parodying the original one[6]

    External References

    [1]4chan – /mu/

    [2]Encyclopedia Spongebobia – SB-129

    [3]/mu/ archive – Band has 2 drummers

    [4]/mu/ Archive – Band has 2 drummers

    [5]/mu/ Archive – Caveman Spongebob Search

    [6]/mu/ Archive – Band has 50000 Drummers


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  • 06/16/15--14:33: Ed Sheeran
  • [Work in progress]

    About

    Ed Sheeran is a Grammy nominated English singer-songwriter known for working with

    Career

    Online History

    Photoshop Battle

    On December 4th, 2014, Redditor youtossershad1job2do submitted a photograph of Sheeran surrounded by lingerie models at a Victoria’s Secret event to the /r/photoshopbattles subreddit (shown below, left). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 4,100 votes (95% upvoted) and 450 comments, many of which included photoshopped versions of the original photograph (shown below, middle, right).



    Fan Duet Video

    On June 14th, 2015, YouTuber RizeFelony uploaded a video of Sheeran surprising a young fan at the West Edmonton Mall by joining her in singing his 2014 soft rock song “Thinking Out Loud” (shown below). The following day, Redditor beet111 submitted the upload to the /r/videos[5] subreddit, where it received upwards of 4,900 votes (91% upvoted) and 500 comments in the first 20 hours.



    Social Media Presence

    As of June 2015, Sheeran has received more than 14 million Twitter[1] followers, 12 million Facebook[2] likes, 3.9 million Instagram[3] followers and 1.2 million SoundCloud[4] followers.

    Personal Life

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @edsheeran

    [2]Facebook – Ed Sheeran

    [3]Instagram – @teddysphotos

    [4]SoundCloud – Ed Sheeran

    [5]Reddit – Ed Sheeran hears his song


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  • 06/16/15--14:53: Shenmue
  • work in progress, please feel free to request editorship!

    About

    Shenmue is a video game series known for its open world and detailed art and storyline. Directed by Yu Suzuki, the series is 16 chapters long, but only chapters 1-5 have been produced so far. The game is played from the viewpoint of the character Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father’s killer, a mysterious man named Lan Di, and attempts to unlock other mysteries of the game.

    History

    Shenmue was first conceptualized by Yu Suzuki in 1993 after a visit to China. The story went through several different prototypes and early versions, including a Sega Saturn prototype called “The Old Man and the Peach Tree” and then as a development version called “Project Berkeley.”[1] While development was initially for the Sega Saturn, during production Sega began development on the new Dreamcast console, and Shenmue became one of the initially popular games released on the new system.

    Development of the game was slow-going and expensive – so expensive, in fact, that the game held the Guiness World Record for most expensive video game, costing about US$70 million to produce according to Suzuki in one interview.



    The game was notable for its use of cinematographic camera techniques into the game and also for its nonlinear gameplay. Shenmue Chapter 1 was originally released in Japan on December 29, 1999, followed by North America and the European Union the following winter.[2]

    Shenmue II was released in 2001, and was similarly expensive to produce, and follows Ryo through chapters 3-5 of the story of Shenmue. In 2001, Sega announced that they would no longer be producing the Dreamcast, and instead begin producing games for other consoles and the PC. As a followup, Shenmue Online was launched in 2004, as a MMORPG; however, interest waned and Shenmue Online was shut down in 2006.[3]

    Shenmue 3

    On June 15th, 2015, during the annual E3 games conference, Yu Suzuki announced a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter. In just 9 hours, the Kickstarter campaign reached its $2 million dollar goal, setting a new Kickstarter record. [4][5]

    Reception

    work in progress, please feel free to request editorship

    Online Presence

    work in progress, please feel free to request editorship

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – “Shenmue”:

    [2]Wikipedia – "Shenmue (series):

    [3]1Up.com – Shenmue Online Officially Announced

    [4]Kickstarter – Shenmue 3

    [5]Kotaku – Shenmue 3 Just Hit $2 Million, Setting a New Kickstarter Record


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  • 06/16/15--19:22: Have a Wank
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  • 06/16/15--19:29: #HaveAWank
  • #HaveAWank is a viral hashtag originating during the PC gaming show at E3 2015.
    Viewers of the stream of youtuber NerdCubed swarmed the official twitch stream for the show with the phrase #HaveAWank eventually leading to it’s ban from the chat. It quickly became trending on twitter and nerdcubed’s wiki pages being changed to entirely a repeating “#HaveAWank”


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  • 06/16/15--20:54: SuicideGirls
  • About

    SuicideGirls is an alternative softcore pornography site owned by SG Services, Inc. and based out of Los Angeles, California. The site is notable for its large collection and distinctive style of models and photosets, and is one of the largest alternative softcore pornography sites on the Internet.

    History

    SuicideGirls was launched on September 3, 2001 by Sean “Sean” Suhl and Selena “Missy Suicide” Mooney. The site was originally based in Portland, Oregon until it relocated to Los Angeles in 2003. The name “SuicideGirls” is derived from a line from the line from the novel Survivor by author Chuck Palahniuk. The site has expanded its business into DVDs, books, comics, magazines, and burlesque tours.[1]

    Features

    SuicideGirl’s most notable feature are its photosets of erotic or pornographic photographs, which are regularly added to the site; the site highlights various sets as Sets of the Day. The site hosts over 6.7 million images and features over 2,700 individual models, who are dubbed “SuicideGirls”, as of June 2015.[2] The site advertises the uniqueness of its models, who often feature tattoos, piercings, goth or punk styles and other ideas that the site curators see as an alternative to the beauty standards endemic to the traditional porn industry.



    A typical Suicide Girl, with tattoos and piercings.

    Models may submit applications to the site, and are nominated by site users to become official SuicideGirls. There, they are matched with photographers who create the photosets. Besides photosets, the site also notable hosts various interviews and blogs featuring celebrities and notable figures of alternative culture.

    Controversies

    Feminist and Woman-Owned Claims

    Although the site has often advertised that it is woman-owned and -operated, including when it was featured in an episode of the show CSI:NY, it is actually run by a man, President Sean Suhl. In 2005, 40 models walked off of the site in protest of Suhl’s management style and the fact that the site “lures women in with a marketing scheme that purports feminism, when in actuality the sole owner of the company is an active misogynist.”[5]

    Exclusivity Clause

    SuicideGirls has brought legal action to several other alt porn websites, such as GodsGirls and Deviant Nation, as well as with former models and photographers. This mostly stems from their exclusivity clause, which states that models may not be employed by competitors while working for the site as well for some time after leaving the site.

    Richard Prince’s Instagram Art Show

    Richard Prince’s Instagram Art Show was a controversial art show by the American artist Richard Prince. SuicideGirls, which had one of their posts exhibited at the show, sold prints of said post for .001% of the art’s purported price.



    Traffic

    SuicideGirls.com has an Alexa rating of 11,952 globally and 4,217 in the United States. The site’s Instagram account has over 3.4 million followers.[3][4]



    Search Interest

    References


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  • 06/17/15--03:31: Turntable Ponies
  • About

    Turntable Ponies refers to a series of exploitable GIF images each featuring a character from the Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic riding on the spinning disc of a record player.

    Origin

    On August 28th, 2011, DeviantArt artist Dreatos posted an image[1] titled “Beginning your music career” consisting of the MLP character Vinyl Scratch holding a vinyl record with her mouth. In the description of the image, the artist linked an image consisting of a series of still frames depicting Vinyl Scratch spinning around on a record player (shown below).



    On October 25th, 2011, fellow DeviantArt user EROCKERTORRES used the frames that Dreatos had made in order to create a vectored GIF of Vinyl Scratch spinning,[2] in a post titled “Vinyl Spnning [sic] on Vinyl” (shown below).



    Spread

    Multiple other GIFs of turntable ponies, based off of the original Vinyl Scratch image, have been hosted on Derpibooru and other MLP-related sites. Among the characters used are Twilight Sparkle, Daring Do, and even OCs such as Fausticorn.[3] On January 14th, 2013, a variation of the meme featuring Derpy Hooves spinning the wrong way (shown below, left) was submitted to Derpibooru, with DeviantArt user MammoH being credited for the image.[4] Other variations feature multiple ponies spinning at once (example below, right).



    Notable Examples




    External References

    [1]DeviantArt – Beginning your music career.

    [2]DeviantArt – Vinyl Spnning on Vinyl

    [3]Derpibooru – Turntable Pony

    [4]Derpibooru – Derpy Hooves spinning


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  • 06/17/15--04:52: Major Lazer
  • Work on progress, request editorship. We need someone to confirm on.




    About

    Major Lazer is a electronic music group founded by the American DJ Diplo, with current members DJ Jillionaire and Walshy Fire and the English DJ Switch as initial memeber, parting ways on 2011. The group is known for mixing musical genres like reagge or dancehall with other dance genres.

    History

    Formerly made up by DJ Diplo and Switch, who met through the rapper M.I.A., the group released his first album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do on June 16th, 2009, including songs like “Hold the Line”, “Pon de Floor”, “Keep It Going Louder” and “Bubble Butt”.[7] The duo performed various tours and actuations until late 2011, when the two DJ parted ways and DJ/Producer Jillionaire and Walshy Fire joined the group. On 2012, Major Lazer collabored with the rapper Snoop Dogg in order to produce some tracks for his reagge project, announcing in September a new album, Free the Universe, released on March 12th, 2013.[8] In February 2015, Diplo revealed details about a new album, Peace Is the Mission, being released on June 1st, 2015.[9]

    Online History

    On April 30th, 2009, Major Lazer created an official YouTube account,[6] being followed on November 18th by a VEVO account.[5] On July 27th, 2009, Eric Wareheim uploaded to his YouTube account the videoclip of the Major Lazer song “Pon De Floor”, featuring a group of dancers performing daggering. On May 14th, 2010, Major Lazer VEVO account released a “daggering guide” starred by Skerrit Bwoy, related to “Pon de Floor” videoclip.




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    Animated Series

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    Social Media Presence

    [WIP]

    Search Interest

    External Links


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  • 06/17/15--09:52: I Want to Play A Game
  • WIP

    About

    “I Want to Play A Game” is a memorable quote uttered by Jigsaw, the main antagonist of the Saw movie series. Online, the catchphrase has been often used on forum games and rage comics.

    Origin

    The quote was first uttered in the movie Saw which was released in 2004. The quote is uttered by Jigsaw to his victims as he begins his death game where the individual must solve puzzles and disarm traps before being killed as time runs out. The quote has subsequently appeared in other movies in the series.


    Spread

    WIP

    Various Examples

    WIP

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – I Want to Play A Game

    [2]Meme Generator – I Want to Play A Game


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    super wip, no bully (help would be appreciated, especially if you know the anime)


    About

    Pls No Bully / Anti Bully Ranger is a phrase used in response to someone “bullying” another user or when posting an opinion. The phrase is also generally used alongside an anime reaction image from Yuru Yuri.

    Origin

    The origin of the Anti Bully Ranger comes from Yuru Yuri during a playground fight scene where Akari Akaza “transforms” into an anti bully ranger to break up the fight. The scene was uploaded to Youtube on November 6th of 2014 (shown below).



    Spread

    On Twitter, an account called antibullyranger[1] was created making it’s first tweet on May 27th of 2014 (Shown below) and continuing to do so to this day while gathering an upwards of 5000 followers and making 1000 tweets.




    On November 4th of 2014, a Steam Group “Pls No Bully ;w;”[2] was founded gaining 500 members.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/17/15--14:07: Taylor Swift's Belly Button
  • About

    Taylor Swift’s Belly Button is a popular topic of online discussions and obsession among the fans of the American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, mainly due to the celebrity’s long-standing reluctance towards wearing clothes that expose her navel.

    Origin

    On August 1st, 2014, the news site NY Mag[2] published an article titled “There’s No Proof Taylor Swift Has a Belly Button,” which highlighted several photographs of Swift wearing clothing exposing her stomach slightly above her navel (shown below).



    Spread

    On October 19th, 2014, the entertainment news blog Perez Hilton highlighted several additional photographs of Swift concealing her navel in a post titled “The Mystery of Taylor Swift’s Belly Button” (shown below).



    On November 20th, the fashion blog Lucky Shops[1] published an interview with Swift, in which she revealed she does not like to wear clothing that completely exposes her midriff.

    “I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit to the midriff thing--you’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not.” She laughs. “I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea. If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that.”

    On November 24th, the fashion blog Refinery29[8] published an article titled “The Reason You’ll Never See Taylor Swift’s Belly Button.” On August 20th, the novelty Twitter account @TaysBellybutton[3] was launched.

    Instagram Photograph

    On January 23rd, 2015, Swift posted a photograph of herself on Instagram[4] in which she is shown posing in a bikini on a boat with three sisters from the indie rock band Haim (shown below). The photograph widely circulated online, with many pointing out that it marked the first occasion Swift had publicly shared a photograph of her exposed navel.[5][6]



    Photoshop Battle

    On June 14th, 2015, Redditor thats_not_me submitted a photograph of Swift pulling down a pair of shorts to reveal her belly button to the /r/photoshopbattles[7] subreddit, inviting viewers to digitally alter the picture. In the first 72 hours, the post gained over 4,700 votes (87% upvoted) and 870 comments, many of which contained links to photoshopped versions of the photo (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the photoshop meme, including UpRoxx,[9] People[10] and Mashable.[11]



    Search Interest

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  • 06/17/15--15:07: DJ Khaled
  • About

    DJ Khaled is an american producer, personality and rapper. He has gained an ironic following on the internet for his strange Instagram posts, and his pop rap music.

    Origin

    DJ Khaled was born on November 26th 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He released his debut album, “Listennn… the Album”, on June 6th, 2006. The album debuted 12 on Billboards top 100. Khaled has released 7 more albums following his debut, receiving some large hits such as the double platinum song “All I Do Is Win”, and “I’m So Hood”.

    Spread

    In September 2014, the YouTube channel h3h3 Productions[1] released a reaction video to DJ Khaled’s music video of “Hold You Down”. The video, which although only hit over 280,000 views, spawned multiple other DJ Khaled videos, all hitting over 250,000, with one hitting just under 500,000 views.


    Instagram

    On May 19th, 2013, DJ Khaled posted a pic of him on his yacht describing him talking to the “owner of iTunes”.

    On the phone wit the owner of iTunes again calling me on a Sunday he’s telling me #nonewfriends #bugatti is selling like crazy he also told me he wants me to put #weoutchea on iTunes ASAP! I told iTunes this what we do he’s telling me @wethebestmusic on fire I’m telling him ofcourse every year our year! I told iTunes bring your staff come on my yacht lets talk about more wind #sufferingfromsuccess

    The picture got over 3000 likes, as well as getting the front page of Imgur[2], receiving over a million views, and 956 upvotes.

    External References


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    About

    Kim Jong Un Looking At Things is a single topic blog that curates a series of official photographs of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un taken during his routine inspections of various state-run businesses, facilities and institutions. It can be seen as the illegitimate successor to the viral Tumblr blog Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things, which features similar propaganda of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il taken during the reign before his death in December 2011.

    Origin

    The Tumblr blog Kim Jong Un Looking At Things[1] was launched by an anonymous Tumblr blogger on December 18th, 2011, the same day North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that its leader Kim Jong-Il had died from a massive heart attack, with a photograph of the stern looking Successor in a post titled “looking at YOU,” which gained more than 800 notes.



    Predecessor

    Kim Jong Il Looking At Things[2] was launched by Portuguese art director creator João Rocha on October 6th, 2010. All of the original photographs were taken and published by KCNA, North Korea’s propaganda wing mainly used to promote Kim Jong Il’s cult of personality and the state’s official Juche[2] ideology. Even after the death of Kim in December 2011, the blog continued to run photographs of the late dictator looking at things for another year.


    Spread

    As the international media quickly shifted its focus towards Kim’s relatively unknown son and successor-to-be, the Internet ran awash with parodies, such as Hungry Kim Jong Un, a notable image macro series largely based on official KCNA photographs of Kim inspecting various household items on similar “on-the-spot guidance” trips during the grooming period leading up to his father’s death.



    On the following day, at least two other blogs with the identical concept were launched, one at the now-defunct photo-sharing platform Posterous[21] and another at Wordpress under the domain KimJongUnLookingAtThings.com[22], the latter of which continued to run its own series and a Facebook page[6] until October 2014. The blog has been also mentioned on dozens of other online discussion forums and internet humor sites, including NeoGAF[7], Metafilter, Reddit[14][15], 9GAG[18] and Ranker, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

    News Media Coverage

    By December 20th, 2011, the arrival of the Tumblr successor to Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things had been reported on by The Daily Dot, Mashable and TIME magazine, followed by additional coverage from NBC News, Kotaku, The Atlantic and BuzzFeed between January and February 2012.

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  • 06/17/15--19:31: Pony Creator
  • About

    General Zoi’s Pony Creator is an Flash-based creator game which allows users to design their own original characters in the style of characters from the Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The creator is both famous and infamous in the fandom: famous for being easy to use and widely used, and infamous for its easily recognizable style and often poor usage.

    History

    The creator was first uploaded to the art sharing website DeviantArt in 2011 by its creator Haley Reeve, also known as generalzoi.[1] The creator has been updated over the years to its current version, v3. An app version for the Android operating system was released on December 2, 2014.[2]

    Features

    The Pony Creator allows the user to easily create their own pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Users can change details such as size, mane styles, and color. Several accessories are made available, and users can import their own “cutie marks” to use on their pony. Created ponies are able to be posed in a variety of positions and can be saved and shared via codes.



    Reception

    Pony Creator was initially received very well, being praised for its extensive options compared to other pony creators at the time. A 2011 article on the My Little Pony fangame website Equestria Gaming gave the game a positive, albeit unscored review.[3] At the same time, the creator has been criticized for its overuse and has been seen by some as a crutch for those who do not want to improve their artistic skills.[4][5]

    Pony Creator has been used for various projects; one of the most notable works to use the creator are the videos by the YouTube channel BronyDanceParty, whose videos have been viewed over 38 million times since 2011.[6]



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  • 06/18/15--10:02: Foxgirl / Kitsune
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    About

    Foxgirls, also known as Kitsunes or Kemonomimi, refers to female characters with fox traits, normally defined by having fox ears and tail(s). There are several differences between a foxgirl and fox furry, a key difference being that a “fox furry” tend to have more fox-like traits, while foxgirls focus on the human aspect rather than the fox. Like catgirls, foxgirls have become a popular trope in anime, manga, and even some video games.

    History

    “Kitsune” is the Japanese word for “fox”, and it often refers to the kitsunes of Japanese folklore. These foxes are commonly portrayed as wise, magical beings with the ability to shapeshift into humans. As the kitsune grows older, it gains more tails that signifies it’s power, wisdom and age. However, the first kitsunes are actually fox spirits called Huli jing originating from Chinese Mythology.




    Kitsune Shrine

    Fandom

    Foxgirls have a large following the internet especially in Tumblr and DeviantArt

    Related Memes

    Touch Fluffy Tail

    Touch Fluffy Tail is a phrase from the erotic game (eroge) Monster Girl Quest. When faced against a kitsune named Tamamo , one of the possible actions the protagonist is able to perfrom is “Touch Fluffy Tail”. Selecting this option will cause the player to be overcome by the “fluffiness” and lose the game.




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    Overview

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a first-person co-op shooting game. It is being developed by Next Level Games for the Nintendo 3DS, The game is a spin-off from the Metroid franchise where the player controls a Galactic Federation Soldier. This game is similar to Metroid Prime Hunters. The game also includes a multiplayer mode which is known as Blast Ball. Blast Ball was announced during the Nintendo World Championships and playable during E3 2015 where Nintendo revealed more of the game.

    Notable Developments

    After it was revealed, the game was overwhelmingly criticized by fans of the Metroid series. It was criticized due to its bad graphics and the lack of the main series’ protagonist Samus Aran, and a lack of a single player mode. Further criticizm was aimed at Nintendo for not developing a game apart of the main series.

    Change.org Petition

    A Change.org petition was created several hours after it’s announcement. As of 18th June 2015 there are over 12,000 supporters for the petition and it appears as the first result for the google search result: metroid prime federation force.

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    External References

    [1]Change.org – Petition

    [2]Youtube Trailer


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