Posts Tagged “pokemon”

April Fools Day Favorites 2014

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April Fools is always a glorious yet slightly scary time on the Internet. Online it is much easier to get pranked then in person. I have been trying hard NOT to click on suspiciously silly things but I was still Rick Roll’d twice this year. Some people hate that prank, but rickrolling, tricking someone into clicking Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” is a classic internet prank, one which I greatly respect. Google’s April Fools Day joke is an addition to the Google Maps App which ... read more

60’s Spiderman Show Caption Memes

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Screencaps from episodes of the 1960’s Spiderman show (sometimes called Vintage Spiderman) became a typical caption meme. The meme isn't new at the time of this post, but several of these images (captioned or without caption) are still widely used as reaction images so it is important to know and understand this meme so that you will be fully Meme Literate. According to KnowYourMeme the captions are known for “typically featuring an absurd internal monologue that correspond with the actions ... read more

Twitch Plays Pokemon (70,000-80,000 players on one save file?!)

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Twitch.tv is a gaming community site focused on using live video streams to bring gamers together. The site usually features one gamer playing and allows the community to discuss the game live in a chat on the side next to the video. However, Twitch Plays Pokemon invites viewers to join in a game of Pokemon Red/Blue by giving button commands in the chat which are directly taken as commands by the game so that everyone commenting is playing the same game together as if thousands of fingers were ... read more

“Special Feeling” Meme

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Not long ago I spotted a link shared from one of the cosplay  Facebook pages that I follow. It was about a Japanese Meme, which roughly translates to “Special Feeling”. According to tumblr lore- “For people wondering what the hell this is, its a Japanese meme from a recent TV broadcast where a weather reporter was asking people on the street how the snow made them feel. The young couple was asked and the man blurted out “When you’re with your lover and it’s snowing, you are just ... read more

Espurr’s Eyes: X/Y Pokemon’s Famous Stare

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Fans of different shows and movies have their own unique memes, so today I would like to take a look at a very specific meme that comes directly from a specific Pokemon, Espurr. Firstly, Espurr is a Pokemon that originates from the Pokemon X&Y games. It is a fuzzy, small, dull light purple creature that somewhat resembles a short-limbed cat standing on its hind legs. This Pokemon has large folded ears, because according to the Pokemon X Pokedex entry, and from the Pokemon Y Pokedex entry we ... read more

‘Realistic’ FanArt

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The Hyperrealistic style of art is "realism in art characterized by depiction of real life in an unusual or striking manner" according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In the art world, Hyperrealism is seen as an extension of Photorealism, but in FanArt realism has been taken in a whole new direction, adding details to videogame or anime style characters in a way that suggests a guess at what they would look like in real life. I've noticed that this trend in fanart can be found heavily in the ... read more

Information Leaks through Fandoms

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Within a fandom, news of new content by the creators spawns joy and sparks debate over the future of the franchise. But sometimes fans are so rabid for new information that they will share new information leaks with other fans, spreading it across the world at a lightning pace that would be impossible without the combined power of the internet and fandom communities. In the age of the internet, content creators have to be very careful about who they reveal information to. Some people are excited ... read more