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    Overview

    Charleston Church Shooting refers to a mass murder by a lone gunman that resulted in the deaths of nine churchgoers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17th, 2015. Due to the racially charged nature of the shooting, as all nine victims were black and the suspect identified as a young white male, the act was widely condemned as an act of hate crime in the news and social media.

    Background

    On the night of June 17th, 2015, a lone shooter embedded among the prayers suddenly opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest black congregations in the Southern United States, during a Bible study session, killing six women and three men all of whom were identified as black. Among those dead at the scene was Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, the church’s senior pastor and Democratic state senator.



    Notable Developments

    Official Responses

    In the immediate aftermath, the Charleston Police Department responded by declaring the assault as an act of hate crime and launching a manhunt of a suspect described by witnesses as a young white man wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans. The police also released photographs of the suspect from surveillance footage, a youthful looking white man with bowl-shape cut blonde hair, and other details surrounding the shooter at large. In addition to the local authorities’ operation, the F.B.I., the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for South Carolina also launched a joint investigation into the shooting.



    In the following hours of the tragedy, many other public figures across the country condemned the attack as a despicable act of hate crime, including President Barack Obama (shown below).



    Online Reaction

    Meanwhile on Twitter and elsewhere online, many pointed out what they perceived as a racial bias in the official and news media description of mass murder suspects, as well as inappropriateness of the Confederate flag flying at the South Carolina State House in Columbia.



    Suspect Arrested

    The next morning, after about 14 hours of an intensive manhunt for the suspect, a 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested and taken into police custody during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina.



    External References


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  • 06/18/15--11:12: Freedom Ain't Free
  • About

    “Freedom Ain’t Free…” is a captioned image depicting a manlier looking likeness of the American Bear giving a speech, parodying American nationalism and right-wing values.

    Origin

    The place where the original image (below) was first posted is currently unknown. The earliest archived example of the original image can be found 4chan’s /tv/ board in April 13th, 2013[1].



    Freedom Ain’t free. The tree of liberty and freedom gotta be litterd with the blood of Patriots. Barack HUSSEIN obama aka “B. O” is not my presidnet. he is Islamic gommunist and probbaly kenyan as well :DD. ADAM and eve not adam and STEVE ok. praise jesus.

    Spread

    On 4chan, the image became popular enough so that various derivatives were made. Most of them have the theme of depicting caricatures representing political and religious views, both modern and historical.

    Various Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]archive.moe – Example 04/13/13


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  • 06/18/15--11:40: Unravel
  • About

    Unravel is an upcoming platform video game developed by Coldwood Interactive for the Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems, in which the player solves physics-based puzzles by controlling an anthropomorphic yarn doll named Yarny.

    Gameplay

    The player navigates levels by controlling the protagonist Yarny, a small doll made of twine that slowly unravels as it moves. The unraveled yarn can subsequently be interacted with, allowing the player to solve physics-based puzzles in a variety of ways. According to Coldwood Interactive’s creative director Martin Sahlin, the yarn is meant to metaphorically represent the way walking away from love makes people emotionally unravel.



    Online History

    On June 15th, 2015, Unravel was announced during the Electronic Arts press conference at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). That day, the Unravel Game YouTube channel uploaded the announcement trailer to YouTube, where it gained over 380,000 views in the first 48 hours (shown below).



    Martin Sahlin’s E3 Presentation

    During the game’s announcement at E3, Coldwood Interactive creative director Martin Sahlin[4] explained the inspiration behind the game’s mechanics and showed off his homemade Yarny doll (shown below). That day, a video of the presentation reached the front page of the /r/videos[1] and /r/gaming[2] subreddits, where many Redditors noted they found Sahlin’s nervous shaking and emotional vulnerability very endearing.



    That day, several Tumblr[9][10] users posted image macros and fan arts referring to Sahlin as “Yarn Man,” many of which were archived on the Meme Documentation Tumblr[3] blog (shown below, left, middle). On June 16th, Sahlin posted several tweets[6][7][8] expressing his gratitude to his new fans (shown below, right). The following day, The Daily Dot[5] published an article titled “How ‘Yarn Guy’ Instantly Won Over the Internet at E3,” highlighting many notable tweets and fan arts dedicated to Sahlin.



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  • 06/18/15--12:22: Apple Watch
  • About

    The Apple Watch is a smartwatch created by Apple and designed to be used in tandem with an iPhone as a piece of wearable technology. Upon its release in April 2015, the device has been generally praised for its advanced fitness-tracking and communication features, albeit not without criticism against its steep retail price, which starts at $350. The release spawning dozens of unboxing videos, parodies and commentaries on YouTube and elsewhere online.

    History

    Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch was being developed on September 9th, 2014 during Apple’s annual press conference. The device became available for pre-order on April 10th, 2015, and promptly sold approximately one million units in about six hours, selling out the inventory available for pre-order. The Apple Watch began shipping on April 24th, 2015.[1]



    The watch is available in three styles: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. The prices for the device ranged from $350 to $10,000, depending on the size and material the watchband was made of. The most expensive watch band was made from gold.

    The device initially shipped with version one of a unique operating system called watchOS. Version two of watchOS was announced June 8th, 2015.[2]

    Reception

    The Apple Watch was praised by initial reviewers, but with caveats. Some reviews, like that by Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times, said that the watch was a great device if you could learn how to use it properly, a process which, for him, took several days of wear. He went on to say that “the Watch became something like a natural extension of my body -- a direct link, in a way that I’ve never felt before, from the digital world to my brain.”[3]

    Other reviewers criticized the watch’s cost, saying that it wasn’t that different from other, less publicized smartwatches on the market, and that it didn’t do anything that most people couldn’t already do on their phone.

    One community which praised the Apple Watch extremely highly were people with disabilities. The device’s haptic abilities, where it notifies users via a brief vibration of the skin, were praised for the blind and the def, and the ease of having the device be worn on the wrist and respond to speech command were useful for the physically impaired.[4]

    Apple Watch Destruction

    Due to the fact that a watch is something that you wear on your wrist every day, particular focus has been paid to the durability of the Apple Watch. Videos featuring the destruction of Apple Watches have become very popular, including one where a $10,000 gold model is crushed by industrial magnets. Posted by TechRax on June 13th, 2015, the video acquired almost 2 million views in five days.



    On March 3rd, 2015, 4chan’s/b/ board attempted to create a series of fake advertising panels which presented the false “iDive” (water resistant) and “iShake”(kinetic recharge) features of the Apple Watch. The goal of these false campaigns, as stated by the 4chan users, was to get someone to destroy the watch.[5]



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Apple Watch

    [2]Facebook – Apple Watch’s post

    [3]New York Times – Apple Watch Review: Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve

    [4]Mashable – How the Apple Watch is opening up new ways to communicate

    [5]Imgur – Its Happening Again. /b/ has “discovered” new iShake & iDive Technolgy on Apple Watch


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  • 06/18/15--12:26: Touch Fluffy Tail


  • About

    Touch Fluffy Tail is a phrase from the erotic game Monster Girl Quest. The phrase has since become synonymous with an affinity for fictional characters, typically monster girls, who have animal features, such as a fluffy tail.

    Origin

    In Monster Girl Quest when faced against a kitsune named Tamamo , the protagonist is given the option to perform is “Touch Fluffy Tail”. Selecting this option will cause the player to be overcome by the “fluffiness” and lose the game.


    Spread

    The Urban Dictionary entry for the phrase was added on February 23, 2015.[1] On Tumblr there are various posts tagged under “Touch Fluffy Tail”.[2] On DeviantArt there are also various posts that center around “Touch Fluffy Tail”.[3] There is also a website called “Touch Fluffy Tail – The Monster Girl Repository” which is dedicated to stories and art centered around monster girls.[4]



    On May 21, 2012 YouTuber and independent music producer Ken Ashcorp uploaded a song titled “Touch Fluffy Tail” a reference to the option from Monster Girl Quest (shown below). As of June 2015 the video has nearly 2 million views.


    On YouTube there are various remixes of Ken Ashcorp’s original song.[5] Several of them are shown below.


    On January 9, 2013 YouTuber Toxsyl uploaded a Dark Souls clip in which he attempts to touch a boss’ fluffy tail (shown below).


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  • 06/18/15--13:34: Roy's Our Boy
  • About

    Roy’s Our Boy is a cheer popular among fans of the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games to refer to the character Roy from Fire Emblem.

    Origin

    Roy debuted in the second installment of the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Melee.[1] In every Smash Bros. game, an audience will occasionally cheer for a player. In Melee, if a player is using Roy, the crowd will cheer “Roy’s our boy”.[2]

    Spread

    The cheer has become popular with fans of the character Roy. One of the earliest instances of quoting the cheer was on the Super Smash Bros. forum Smashboards in a 2001 thread debating the character’s effectiveness.[3] Over 490 instances of the phrase can be found on the website.[4]

    Because they share the same name, the phrase Roy’s Our Boy is sometimes associated with the character Roy Koopa from the Super Mario series. This was referenced in a promotional tweet made by Nintendo of Europe’s Twitter account, which was favorited over 200 times.


    Search Interest

    Not Available

    External References

    [1]Smash Wiki – Roy

    [2]Smash Wiki – Crowd

    [3]Smashboards – How is Marth better than Roy?

    [4]Google – roy’s our boy site:smashboards.com


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  • 06/18/15--13:38: Prattkeeping
  • About

    Prattkeeping is a photo fad in which participants mimic a defensive pose performed by actor Chris Pratt during a memorable scene from the 2015 science fiction adventure film Jurassic World. In June 2015, Prattkeeping photos were popularized online by zookeepers posing with their hands outstretched in front of a variety of animals.

    Origin

    On June 10th, 2015, Jurassic World premiered in Los Angeles, California, starring actor Chris Pratt as the protagonist Owen Grady, a dinosaur researcher and expert on the genus Velociraptor. During one scene in the film, Grady is shown holding off a trio of Velociraptors in a pit by laterally extending his arms (shown below).



    On June 17th, 2015, Tumblr user feminerds posted a screen capture of the scene directly above a photograph of a zookeeper reenacting the pose with three walruses (shown below). In the first 24 hours, the post gained over 111,000 notes.



    Spread

    That day, zookeepers around the world began posting photographs of themselves performing the pose in front of various animals in captivity, which typically included the hashtags “#Prattkeeping,”[4]“#JurassicZookeeper”[5] or “#JurassicZoo”[3] on Twitter and Instagram (shown below).



    Meanwhile, Redditor smoothiefreak submitted a post about Prattkeeping to the /r/JurassicPark[6] subreddit. On June 18th, the /r/prattkeeping[7] subreddit was launched for examples of the meme. In the coming days, several additional news sites reported on the photo fad, including The Daily What,[1] The Huffington Post,[8] BuzzFeed,[9] Mother Jones[10] and Fusion.[11]

    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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    About

    Life Sized Meme (aka Pitch-a-Meme) refers to a segment of the Ubisoft press conference during the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo in which hostess Aisha Taylor talks with an audience member and comments on how he is a “life-sized meme” and asks him if he wishes to “pitch a meme?” The segment instantly became notorious for its cringeworthy factor.

    Origin

    During the livestreamed E3 2015 Ubisoft press conference, hostess Aisha Taylor sat down with a member of the audience in a bid to try and get him to “pitch a meme”. During this numerous Twitch users and YouTube commenters began mocking the attempt. On 4chan multiple threads sprung up on the site’s /v/ board discussing the event.[1][2][3][4]

    Spread

    Immediately following the event YouTuber Jonathan S uploaded a clip of the segment (shown below, left). Later that same day YouTuber GoldenGuy uploaded an edited version of the event which tallied everytime the word “meme” was used as well as the “awkwardness level” (shown below, right). In just 3 days both videos reached over 20,000 views.


    Also that same day, YouTuber ProJared uploaded his thoughts on the Ubisoft press conference, during which he have his thoughts on the segment, stating that he believed it was the “low point” of the conference (shown below).


    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not Available.

    External References


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  • 06/18/15--21:35: h3h3 Productions


  • About

    h3h3 Productions is a YouTube channel run by spouses Ethan and Hila Klein along with their friend, Sean. Most videos revolve around Ethan reacting to various YouTube videos, typically either pranks or hip hop artists.

    Origin

    The channel uploaded it’s first video entitled “Wiping” on March 13, 2013 (shown below). As of June 2015 the channel has nearly 150,000 subscribers and over 20 million total views.[1]

    Online Relevance

    As of June 2015, the two most viewed videos, entitled “Kissing Pranks” (shown below, left) and “warm it up exe That’s a 10!” (shown below, right) have over and near 3 million views respectively.


    The theme song used for the h3h3 Productions intro was created by Soundcloud music producer Major League Wobs (shown below).

    On January 24, 2015 YouTuber and montage parody producer Snipars uploaded a video titled “Lets_Do_More_Dancing.mp4” which featured several clips of Ethan dancing (shown below).

    On YouTube there are various mashups and remixes of h3h3’s theme song, as well as various elements of h3h3 videos, such as Ethan coughing.[4] On September 17, 2014 YouTuber GladysFreak uploaded a remix of many aspects of h3h3 videos (shown below, left). On April 20, 2015 YouTuber Ollie White uploaded a dubstep cough compilation (shown below, right).


    On Soundcloud there are other various mashups and remixes, including at least one Death Grips mashup. [5]


    On Tumblr there are various posts tagged under “h3h3”.[2] On DeviantArt there are several pieces of artwork about of Ethan Klein tagged under “h3h3productions”.[3]



    Search Interest

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  • 06/19/15--01:19: Radiohead
  • About

    Radiohead[1] is a british electronic alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire. conformed by singer and frontman Thom Yorke, guitarist Ed O’Brien, guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood. bassist Colin Greenwood and drummer Philip Selway, the band is popular for their single song “Creep” which on itself has caused a negative reaction from the singer thom yorke to the songs and those who like it.

    Online History

    Discography

    The members of Radiohead met while attending Abingdon School in 1985, in 1992 they debuted their first and most popular single “creep” for their debut album “pablo Honey” (which was released in 1993), which didint became a worldwide hit till the re-release in 1993 and charted number 7 on UK billboards[2], the instant sucess of the song caused concernt attendants to show little interests in their other songs, which sparked the ire of already temperamental frontman thom yorke, in 1995 they released their sophomore album The Bends, in 1997 and 200 they released ok computer and Kid A respectively, which have become widely praised albums outside of the mainstream such as /mu/, oftein being placed on essential lists. The 2001 album, along with Kid A have often been a extreme turning point for the band by critics, changing their rock style for a more electronic one, in2003 they released Hail to the thief, in 2007 they released “In Rainbows”. Their latest album was King of Limbs on 2011.

    Reputation

    Radiohead has been a popular band on the 4chan music board /mu/, normally being classified as /mu/core (essential music for beginners of the forum) for their more experimental albumsr often for their ground breaking use of electronics.

    Creep

    Being their most Famous song to this day, Creep has reached 92,425,984 views and 403,283 likes (shown above), as well as inspired countless covers, remixes and parodies.

    Also famous is the reputation of the frontman, Thom yorke, known for his horrible temperament which one magazine on with “…acid sarcasm, tense silences, sullen grunts and Kevin The Teenager huff. And, just occasionally, violent outbursts. Later, he will threaten to break the legs of Uncut’s music editor. And he will be deadly serious.”[3] The Sheer popularity of creep often angers him, because fans often ignore their other songs making him temperamental "When fans inevitably request “Creep,” Yorke has responded on various occasions by telling them to fuck off, storming offstage, and inexplicably calling everyone in the audience “anally retarded…[sic]”[5] this has become a subject of jokes amongst fans, painting yorke as an easily angered pedantic old man[6] with a terrible disdain for his own song.

    Search Interest

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  • 06/19/15--08:42: Jim'll Paint It
  • About

    Jim’ll Paint It is a single topic blog where a man named jim solicits suggestions from readers of humorous or strange situations to paint in MS Paint. The resulting pictures are prized and often shared on social media.

    Origin

    James Murray posted the first three pictures on Jim’ll Paint it on February 21, 2013. The images assumed what would become the standard format for the posts: a letter written to Jim from a reader detailing a situation, along with Jim’s presentation of the situation as depicted in MS Paint.[1] For example, this letter:

    Dear Jim,

    Please paint me dinosaurs drawing people in a dinosaur art class.

    Regards,

    Alex Bull


    was accompanied by this image:



    Spread

    The first instance of Jim’ll Paint It appearing on Reddit was shortly after the creation of the blog, on February 28th, 2013 when a user named chazbo7 posted a link to an Imgur of his suggestion for Jim to /r/pics.[3] The post received 5 points (70% upvoted). In addition, the blog was featured in the Guardian and the Independent, two different British newspapers, who called them “nostalgic” and “bizarre”.[4][5] Murray published a book of his work entitled Electric Dreams: The Collected Works of Jim’ll Paint It with Faber & Faber on October 2nd, 2014; the book reached #470 in Amazon Sales Rank: Graphic Novels.[6] Since then, the blog has been featured on Reddit and other social media sources many times.

    Notable Examples



    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Jim’ll Paint It

    [2]Wikipedia – Jim’ll Paint It

    [3]Reddit – A guy named Jim will paint anything you request using only Microsoft paint. This was mine and a friend’s suggestion.. It’s pretty amazing.

    [4]The Guardian UK – Jim’ll Paint It: crazy pictures on request using Microsoft Paint

    [5]The Independent – Jim’ll Paint It: The man who drew too much

    [6]Amazon – Electric Dreams: The Collected Works of Jim’ll Paint It


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  • 06/19/15--09:22: Puffy Vulva
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship

    About

    Puffy Vulva is a catchphrase associated to Spice and Wolf’s character Holo, and generally associated with pictures of anime characters getting their cheeks pinched, also used as spam and shitposting practise.

    Origin

    The earliest use of the term can be found on 4chan’s anime and manga discussion board /a/, in form of haiku related to Holo, the main character of the light novel and anime series Spice and Wolf who is a wolf under human appearance, submitted on February 3rd, 2008.[2] Although, is believed that the term started being used on Spice and Wolf’s anime premiere, during January, 2008.

    Horo is not a furry,
    only her ears and her tail are,
    and her hot puffy vulva

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  • 06/19/15--10:33: WTF with Marc Maron
  • About

    WTF with Marc Maron is a podcast released twice each week and hosted by comedian Marc Maron, which typically features interviews with comedians, entertainers and other notable figures. The title stems from the Internet slang initialism for the expression what the fuck?

    History

    On July 15th, 2009, Maron’s Air America terrestrial radio show Breakroom Live with Maron & Seder was abruptly cancelled.[1] In September that year, Maron launched the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, using the Air America studios to record the first episodes without their permission.[13] On November 10th, 2014, an Android app for the podcast was released on the Google Play store.[5]

    Notable Appearances

    In April 2010, comedian Robin Williams was interviewed on the podcast, in which he discussed his struggles with suicidal depression and drug addiction (shown below, left). In May, comedian Carlos Mencia appeared in two hour-long interviews on the podcast, during which he discussed his reputation for plagiarizing other stand-up comics (shown below, right).



    In October, comedian Louis C.K. guest starred in a two-episode interview with Maron, during which the pair reconciled their differences after having a falling out several years prior. On January 31st, 2011, the comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher walked out of an interview on the show after Maron attempted to discuss allegations that Gallagher had performed homophobic material.



    Obama Appearance

    On June 18th, 2015, Maron announced that United States President Barack Obama would appear on the podcast the following Monday (shown below).[3] That day, several news sites reported on the announcement, including The Huffington Post,[6]CNN,[7] AV Club,[8] UpRoxx,[9] Deadline[10] and Salon.[11]



    Social Media Presence

    As of June 2015, the @WTFpod[12] Twitter feed has over 122,000 followers and the Marc Maron Facebook[4] page has more than 111,000 likes.

    Search Interest

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  • 06/19/15--12:45: Resting Bitch Face
  • About

    Resting Bitch Face, also known as Bitchy Resting Face, refers to an involuntary relaxed facial expression that is incorrectly interpreted by others to signal anger, sadness or contempt.

    Origin

    On August 18th, 2009, Urban Dictionary[12] user supersrs submitted an entry for “RBF,” defining it as an initialism for the “resting bitch face” involuntary facial expression.



    Spread

    On April 1st, 2011, Urban Dictionary[5] user miisty submitted an entry for “resting bitch face,” defining it as a person “who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless.” On July 6th, 2012, the pop culture blog Thought Catalog[14] published an article titled “The Overthinker’s Guide to Resting Bitchface Syndrome.” On April 29th, 2013, Funny Or Die[13] posted a public service announcement parody video titled “Bitchy Resting Face,” in which several people lament having a default facial expression that makes them appear angry or upset (shown below). In the first two years, a YouTube upload of the video gained over 6.2 million views and 3,200 comments.



    On June 11th, 2013, Redditor deep-friend submitted the “Bitchy Resting Face” sketch to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it gathered more than 2,700 votes (89% upvoted) and 1,600 comments prior to being archived. On June 30th, a Facebook[2] page titled “Resting Bitchface Syndrome – RBS” was launched, which accumulated upwards of 5,300 likes in the next two years. On July 4th, Urban Dictionary[4] user Loobergs submitted an entry for “bitchy resting face,” defining it as “bitchy alternative to the usual blank look.” On April 17th, 2014, Redditor DandurlyDarry submitted a photograph of his cat titled “My cat has resting bitch face” to the /r/aww[11] subreddit, where it received upwards of 2,500 votes (92% upvoted) prior to being archived.



    On May 15th, the /r/RestingBitchFace[3] subreddit was launched for photographic examples of the facial expression. On June 21st, actress Anna Paquin from the television drama series True Blood discussed suffering from “bitchy resting face” during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live (shown below).



    On November 9th, BuzzFeed[7] published a listicle titled “22 Things That Only Happen To People Who Have Resting Bitchface,” which gained over 3.2 million views in the following year. On February 26th, 2015, Thought Catalog[8] published an article titled “11 Signs You Have Chronic Resting Bitch Face.” On May 16th, actress Anna Kendrick appeared as a guest on The Late Show with James Corden, in which she expressed her displeasure with having “resting bitch face.”



    On June 19th, the tech news site Motherboard[9] published an article titled “‘We Don’t Trust People with a Bitchy Resting Face,” which cited a newly released study[6] by NYU psychology researchers on how different facial expressions are interpreted.



    Various Examples



    Smiling Gives You Wrinkles

    Smiling Gives You Wrinkles is an image macro series featuring photographs of women wearing blank facial expressions accompanied by the caption “Smiling gives you wrinkles / Resting bitch face keeps you pretty” (shown below). On October 2nd, 2014, the women’s interest blog XoVain[10] published an article titled “Does Having Resting Bitch Face Prevent Premature Aging?”, which highlighted an example featuring a picture of actress Vivian Leigh (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    According to Google Trends, search queries for “bitchy resting face” were overtaken by queries for “resting bitch face” in March 2014.

    External References


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  • 06/19/15--15:17: TwoKinds


  • About

    TwoKinds[1] (also spelled as 2kinds) is a furrywebcomic, descibed by the author as a “fantasy manga”, written and illustrated by Tom Fischbach, brother of popular Let’s Player, Markiplier. The story focuses on the different species of anthropomorphic animals, known as Keidran, and their relations to humans. Many have speculated on the story’s use of race as an allegory for real world race relations.

    History

    TwoKinds published it’s first page on October 22, 2003[2] on the webcomic site Comic Genesis (then known as Keenspace). After some time Fischbach moved to an independent site until 2011 when he moved over to Keenspot[3][23]. In mention to his inspiration for the comic Tom Fischbach said:

    I was inspired to write Twokinds after having experienced a lot of racial discrimination from kids at my school, who were predominently white. My writing skills at the time were not very good, but I still felt like I was doing something good by trying to create a good message through my writing. After struggling to create a book for a year, I decided making a comic might be a better option. After working at my art for several more years, I finally came out with Twokinds on October 22nd, 2003.

    Online Relevance

    TwoKinds has a significant following on sites such as Tumblr where there are various posts tagged under both “Twokinds” and “Two Kinds”.[4][5] There is also a fan-blog dedicated to the comic.[6] On Reddit there is a subreddit dedicated to the comic which has 821 readers.[7] The comic also has a TV Tropes page dedicated to it.[8] The official Twitter account has over 11,000 followers.[9] The comic has a page dedicated to it on the furry fandom wiki, as well as a seperate wiki dedicated solely to TwoKinds.[10][11] There are also various works of fanfiction on sites such as FanFiction.net and SoFurry.[12][13] Tom also appeared on his brother’s YouTube channel on several videos, as well on at least one livestream (shown below).


    On YouTube there are various videos dedicated to TwoKinds.[15] There are also channels whom attempt to take the comic and adapt it into their own format via introducing elements such as voice overs or adding a “motion comic” aspect. Tow of the most popular are shown below, by YouTubers Twokinds Dub, and Twokinds: The Motion Comic respectively. Neither channel have any affiliation with the actual TwoKinds comic or Tom Fischbach.


    Reviews

    There are various reviews of TwoKinds, both positive and negative, scattered across various websites such as The Webcomic Police,[16] The Bad Webcomics Wiki,[17] Read my Complaints,[18] and LoopyLines.[19] There are also several reviews for TwoKinds on YouTube.[20]


    Kickstarter

    On May 9, 2012 Tom Fischbach began a Kickstarter to fund his first book collection of TwoKinds. The initial goal of $25,000 was intended to be reached in 30 days, however, this goal was reached within 12 hours. In response to this, the goal was moved up to $100,000. The final amount raised was $197,513 at the end of the 30 day mark on June 9, 2012. [14]

    Fanart

    There are also various pieces of fanart dedicated to TwoKinds on sites such as SoFurry, DeviantArt and on the fanart section of the main TwoKinds website.[13][21][22]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]TwoKinds – Homepage

    [2]TwoKinds – Page 1

    [3]Keenspot – Home

    [4]Tumblr – Posts tagged ‘twokinds’

    [5]Tumblr – Posts tagged ‘two kinds’

    [6]Tumblr – Twokinds Fan Blog

    [7]Reddit – r/twokinds

    [8]TV Tropes – TwoKinds

    [9]Twitter – TwoKinds

    [10]Wikifur – Twokinds

    [11]TwoKinds Wiki – Main Page

    [12]FanFiction – Two Kinds

    [13]So Furry – Search results for ‘Twokinds’

    [14]Kickstarter – Twokinds Book Printing Drive

    [15]YouTube – Search results ‘TwoKinds’

    [16]The Webcomic Police – Twokinds

    [17]The Bad Webcomics Wiki – TwoKinds

    [18]Read My Complaints – Twokinds

    [19]LoopyLines – TwoKinds of People, One Kind Of Webcomic… ‘Unique’

    [20]YouTube – Search results for ‘Twokinds Review’

    [21]DeviantArt – Search results for ’Twokinds Fanart

    [22]TwoKinds – Fanart

    [23]Twokinds – Joining Keenspot


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    About

    Ball Swiborg (Шар Свиборга) is a 3D model of a sphere with a facial texture applied to it. Swiborg, which was first posted to the Russian game development forum Gamedev.ru in 2007, gained a following for its stern looks, and was categorized as being “brutal and heartless”.

    Origin

    Swiborg originated in a thread from June 12, 2007 on the forums for the game development website Gamedev.ru; in the thread, a user by the name of zudl asked for advice on a model he had been working on. To show their work, zudl posted several images of a sphere textured with a stern looking face. After receiving some criticism, the texture was changed to something less angered, or, as it was put by zudl, “brutal and heartless”.[1]



    Spread

    Initial fanworks, which began appearing less than a day after the initial post of the images, began with applying textures to spheres in a similar fashion, and later branched out into photo edits. Because of the descriptionn of the texture as “brutal and heartless”, Swiborg was characterized as a violent, murderous creature. Jokes are occasionally made about Swiborg’s brutality and heartlessness in a similar vein as Chuck Norris Facts.

    On December 13, 2007, YouTube user Миха Маус uploaded a video of an animated Swiborg, which has been viewed over 100,000 times. A fansite for Swiborg was created in 2008.[2] On Lurkmore Wiki, which hosts a page for the character, the template used to denote a page marked for deletion uses an image of Swiborg.[3] Swiborg has also been the subject of numerous fangames.

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  • 06/19/15--11:31: Unexpected John Cena
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    This Vine (https://vine.co/v/eiOpJzOAlzX) is an example of a hidden jumpscare with a loud voice and shouting “JOHNCENA!”
    This trend is found commonly in Spongebob Vines, where most situations fit in perfectly.
    Example:
    https://vine.co/v/ei6ZUp6udAr
    telephone rings
    Man on phone: “Is this the Krusty Krab?”
    Patrick: "NO! This is-
    Loud JOHNCENA plays


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  • 06/20/15--10:17: Katie Hopkins
  • About

    Katie Hopkins is a British television personality and a columnist for “The Sun” newspaper, who is known for her controversial opinions.

    Origin

    Katie Hopkins’ first appearance was on the third UK series of “The Apprentice” in 2007. She gained negative reception for her views which she expressed on camera, such as her views on overweight people.

    Spread

    After a 6 year break from television, Katie Hopkins returned as a guest on “This Morning” where she said she judges children on their names, and wont let her children play with other children with “lower-class names.” She gained negative reception for her views.

    Other Controversies

    Fat people

    Katie Hopkins expressed her opinions that all overweight people are lazy and that they need to stop making excuses. After expressing these opinions , Katie Hopkins decided to gain 3 stone (42 pounds) and then lose it all again in order to show that overweight people have no excuses.

    Scotland comments

    Katie Hopkins made a comment on Scottish life expectancy based on a NHS report from 2011, after a helicopter had crashed in a pub in Glasgow, killing and injuring several people. She apologized for this comment, stating it was “just bad timing”

    After a Scottish aid worker was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting West Africa, Katie Hopkins tweeted “Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket. Scottish NHS sucks.”

    Autism/ADHD

    Katie Hopkins has made several tweets that ADHD is caused by bad parenting. These were met with negative reception from several support groups and the public.

    Search Interest

    Search results for “Katie Hopkins” started trending in 2007, following her appearance on “The Apprentice” and varied results after her appearance on this morning.


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  • 06/20/15--20:07: There she is!!
  • About

    There she is!! (떳다 그녀!!) is a series of Flash animations made by the South Korean animation team SamBakZa. The series, detailing the relationship between a cat named Nabi and a rabbit Doki named and the struggle they face in a society that frowns upon their relationship, has received critical acclaim from critics.

    History

    The first episode of the series, There she is!!!, was uploaded to SamBakZa’s website in 2003. It was later uploaded to the Flash website Newgrounds on April 10, 2004.[2] The second episode, Cake Dance was released on both the SamBakZa website and Newgrounds the following year.[3] The series took a hiatus until 2008, when the final three episodes were released in May, August, and December of that year.[4]

    Reception

    There she is!! has recieved critical acclaim from critics. The first episode of the series won several awards at the Brazilian animation festival Anima Mundi in 2004. On Newgrounds, every entry of the series has won both Daily Feature and the Weekly Users’ Choice Award.[8] The first two episodes of the series are the highest rated animations on the website, with scores of 4.38 and 4.43 respectively; additionally, the first episode is one of the most viewed animations on the site with over 5.8 million views.[5][6] A YouTube mirror of the first episode has been viewed over 1.6 million times. On the anime review website MyAnimeList, the series has a score of 8.19.[7]

    Fandom

    The SamBakZa website hosts a fan art gallery featuring art based on the series.[10] A TV Tropes page has been made for the series, stating it is a “must-see”.[9] In 2009, a parody of the first episode was released featuring characters from the Japanese textboard 2channel. In 2013, a short My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic-themed parody was uploaded to YouTube by brony animator alfa995, where it was viewed over 1.5 million times in the following two years.

    Fanart




    Search Interest

    References

    [1]SamBakZa – 떳다 그녀!!

    [2]Newgrounds – There she is!!!

    [3]Newgrounds – There she is!! step 2

    [4]Wikipedia – There She Is!!!!

    [5]Newgrounds – Movies – Score – All

    [6]Newgrounds – Movies – Views – All

    [7]MyAnimeList – There She Is!!!!

    [8]Wikigrounds – There she is!!

    [9]TV Tropes – There she is!!

    [10]SamBakZa – SamBakZa.net fan art gallery


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    A Shit anime

    About

    “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” (Japanese: ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka), also known as DanMachi, is a Japanese light novel and anime series written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, published by SB Creative.

    Premise

    History

    Reception

    Fandom

    Related Memes

    Boob Ribbon

    Teeth Brushing Dance

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