Whitney and I went on PBS’s Off Book to talk about fan cultures recently. I was joined by my friend Amanda Brennan from Know Your Meme to talk about Bronies - fans of My Little Pony, and Whitney spoke on the subject of Holmies – fans of James Holmes. Also featured in the video are Alexa Dacre, fan fiction writer; Naomi Novik, Organization for Transformative Works; and Prof. Francesca Coppa, Muhlenberg College.
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You’ve probably already heard about the disastrous restoration attempt of Elias Garcia Martinez’ Ecce Homo recently that resulted in a famous painting of Jesus now resembling a monkey. If not, check out this article, then come right back.
Anyway, now that we’re on the same page, shit’s getting out of hand. The following images all link back to the respective Tumblrs where they were found, although they may not be their true sources. My apologies in advance. Read More »
This manatee is really big and the little girl is really little. That much can be inferred from the picture alone. But as is the rule on Reddit, if it’s a good photo it will inevitably become an series of macros – whether there’s a versatile premise behind it or not.
At this point, all of the good archetypes have been taken. That really good looking friend, that scumbag you know, those awkward moments you’ve had, those paranoid intrusive thoughts, the sheltering mom, the parents with high expectations, the rednecks, the stereotypes, the counter-stereotypes, the good advice, the bad advice… It’s all been done.
So here’s 12 of the 400 ways the same not-really-a-joke has been rehashed over the weekend.
The Internet nearly exploded off its hinges with the birth of the newest, fastest growing, biggest, most viral meme ever: Ridiculously Unremarkable Guy.*
I love memes. A lot. But I think Creamsicle became my all time favorite meme in about 12 hours. Let me explain. It all started with this image:
The image was posted by tumblr user beekkake as a parody of special snowflake syndrome. Beekkake is a Homestuck fan, and Homestuck fans, god bless them, have a subtle troll-based sense of humor. Most people reblogging the image didn’t realize it was a parody and were outraged by the implied slut-shaming. Then, in the midsts of heated feminist arguments, someone suggested that those two girls should just kiss and make up. Then something AMAZING happened.
Just when I thought that image macros were a dying medium, this meme comes along and makes me laugh uncontrollably. Also, I’m 12.