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- 06/18/14--11:09: _Emma Stone
- 06/18/14--12:04: _ClickHole
- 06/18/14--15:19: _Vaporwave
- 06/18/14--22:33: _Polly is a giant nerd
- 06/19/14--09:01: _#NotACosplayer
- 06/19/14--10:53: _Garnett-Paul Spears...
- 06/19/14--11:44: _Yo
- 06/19/14--12:25: _Marina Abramović
- 06/19/14--13:16: _Ok Go
- 06/19/14--13:33: _Somebody Once Told Me
- 06/19/14--20:49: _Kasey Cassella
- 06/20/14--07:23: _Jeremy Meeks' Mugshot
- 06/20/14--11:43: _Poor Michelle
- 06/20/14--12:11: _Slash Fiction
- 06/20/14--15:06: _Club Penguin Armies
- 06/20/14--19:10: _Adios España
- 06/21/14--10:25: _Gateway of the Mind
- 06/21/14--19:48: _Illusion
- 06/23/14--08:42: _Mugshots
- 06/23/14--10:54: _Cristiano Ronaldo
- 06/18/14--11:09: Emma Stone
- 06/18/14--12:04: ClickHole
- 06/18/14--15:19: Vaporwave
- 06/18/14--22:33: Polly is a giant nerd
- 06/19/14--09:01: #NotACosplayer
- 06/19/14--10:53: Garnett-Paul Spears' Death
- 06/19/14--11:44: Yo
- 06/19/14--12:25: Marina Abramović
- 06/19/14--13:16: Ok Go
- 06/19/14--13:33: Somebody Once Told Me
- 06/19/14--20:49: Kasey Cassella
- 06/20/14--07:23: Jeremy Meeks' Mugshot
- 06/20/14--11:43: Poor Michelle
- 06/20/14--12:11: Slash Fiction
- Femslash-slash fiction featuring two female characters
- Chanslash-slash fiction featuring underage characters
- Real person slash-slash fiction featuring celebrities
- Reverse slash-slash fiction with a less explicit sexual content than in the original canon
- 06/20/14--15:06: Club Penguin Armies
- 06/20/14--19:10: Adios España
- 06/21/14--10:25: Gateway of the Mind
- 06/21/14--19:48: Illusion
- 06/23/14--08:42: Mugshots
- 06/23/14--10:54: Cristiano Ronaldo
Emma Stone is an American actress best known for portraying Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and Skeeter Phelan in The Help (2011). Online Stone has developed a fan following based on her goofy, down to earth persona similar to the fandom surrounding Jennifer Lawrence.
Stone began her acting career as a contestant on the 2004 reality show In Search of the New Partridge Family. She won the lead role of Laurie Partridge, but a reboot of The Partridge Family never aired. Her first film role came in the 2007 comedy Superbad. She starred in several more films in the late 2000s including Easy A (2010), Zombieland (2009) and Crazy, Stupid Love (2011). Her performance in The Help (2011) earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). She also appeared as Gwen Stacy in the new Spiderman film franchise The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Jim Carrey’s Message to Emma Stone
Jim Carrey’s Message to Emma Stone was a satirical video produced by Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey in which he expresses his love for Stone. It has been rumored to have been a viral marketing gimmick for his website Jim Carrey TruLife. The video was subject to a number of remixes and was parodied by other celebrities. On August 24th, 2011, Jim Carrey uploaded a video of himself apparently confessing his love and lust for actress Emma Stone. This straight-faced monologue was first uploaded onto Vimeo as a private video and publicly posted on Jim Carrey’s newly-launched website Jim Carrey TruLife.
Meanwhile, Emma Stone also created a new YouTube account “EmmaStoneVerified” and re-uploaded Carrey’s video message onto her channel with the following comment:
See it on my official website http://EmmaStone.me – I was a huge Jim Carrey fan. Now I’m not sure if I should be flattered, or seek an order for protection? ;) lol
On September 15th, 2012, Stone noticed she was being photographed by paparazzi while with her boyfriend actor Andrew Garfield in New York City. The two created cardboard signs which they held over their faces so the photographers would capture the messages. The signs highlighted two charities, the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gildasclubnyc (which supports cancer patients in honor of the late comedian Gilda Radner) and read:
“We just found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. ’So… why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it. wwo.org gildasclubnyc.org”
On June 17th, 2014, Stone and Garfield were again photographed holding signs highlighting charities, this time highlighting Youth Mentoring Connection and Autism Speaks, as well as the two charities they highlighted in 2012.
Lip Sync Battle
On April 28th, 2014, a video was uploaded to the official The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube channel which featured a clip from the previous night’s show during which Jimmy Fallon and Stone participate in a lip sync battle. The clips was covered by many sites including Vulture and E!Online. In less than two months the video gained over 23.8 million views.
As of June 2014, Stone’s Facebook page has over 350,000 likes. Fans have created several Tumblr blogs dedicated to her including emma-stone-daily, emmastone and fuckyeahemmastone.DeviantArt has over 5,000 fan art submissions featuring Stone as of June 2014.
Stone was born on November 6th, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She briefly attended the all girls Catholic school Xavier College Preparatory.
The Huffington Post- Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Use The Paparazzi To Support Charities
On April 29th, 2014, The Onion announced a plan to launch a satirical viral content site named “ClickHole” during its presentation at the Digital Content Newfronts conference. Slated for launch in June, the website originally featured an infographic with a tongue-in-cheek “stepy-by-step guide to clicking” and a “Click Me!” button with a real-time countdown to the launch date.
ClickHole officially launched on June 12th, 2014 with a number of satirical BuzzFeed-style lists and celebrity gossip articles, including “16 Pictures of Beyonce Where She’s Not Sinking in Quicksand” and “7 Pricks Who Defied the Odds and Didn’t Go Into Finance.” That day, Redditor RenaissanceGentleman submitted the site to the /r/InternetIsBeautiful subreddit, where it received more than 6,700 upvotes and 340 comments in the first week.
The site contains separate feeds for articles, videos, quizzes, blog posts and features, with a front page highlighting the most recent additions in each section. The quizzes typically mimic the format of those found on BuzzFeed (shown below, left), while videos are often presented to mock the social justice-oriented media featured on UpWorthy (shown below, right). Clickhole also has its own revenue stream through advertising on the site.
Within one week of launch, ClickHole held a global rank of 39,350 and a United States rank of 4,180 on the traffic analytics site Alexa.
Vaporwave is a musical genre inspired by electronic dance music, New Age music and the indie dance genres chillwave and seapunk. Vaporwave is known for its use of Japanese characters in song titles, 80’s smooth jazz and Muzak samples that have been pitch shifted and time stretched with music editing software.
According to an article in the Chicago Reader, the vaporwave genre emerged on July 1st, 2011 with the release of the album New Dreams LTD. by Laserdisc Visions, which was later dubbed “vaporwave” by Texas producer Will Burnett.
In December 2012, the music blog /mu/essentials posted a graphic for “Essential Vaporwave” (shown below).
On January 24th, 2013, the Tumblr blog “Vaporwave Album Covers” was launched, which highlights album art from notable vaporwave artists (shown below).
On March 4th, a vaporwave thread was submitted to the /mu/ (music) board on 4chan, where many users recommended their favorite vaporwave albums. On March 19th, the music blog Another County Heard published an article titled “The Verdict on Vaporwave,” which noted how many Internet commenters had declared vaporwave to be “over.” On December 27th, Vice published an article comparing vaporwave to seapunk, quoting several forum commenter descriptions of the genre as “chillwave for Marxists,” “post-elevator music” and “corporate smooth jazz Windows 95 pop.” On June 18th, 2014, YouTuber dingin dongin uploaded a Hitler reacts video in which he laments vaporwave discussions on Tumblr (shown below).
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#NotaCosplayer is a photo-documentary project launched by cosplay culture blog Food and Cosplay to raise awareness of cyberbullying and body shaming within the cosplay community, especially in light of misogynistic stereotypes stemming from the pretentious geek girl. The anti-bullying campaign consists of a series of photographs in which cosplayers are shown with signs featuring negative or disrespectful comments they had received about their costumes.
On March 9th, 2014, Twitter user Food and Cosplay introduced the hashtag #NotaCosplayer. On March 13th, he explained the hashtag was part of a project collecting negative comments cosplayers had received while in costume.
On May 15th, he began tweeting out photos of cosplayers holding signs with negetive comments they had recieved while cosplaying, ending the quotes with the hashtag #notacosplayer.
On March 16th, 2014, Food and Cosplay created an album of photos culled from the Twitter hashtag on the blog’s Facebook page. He went into further detail describing the photo project, saying:
“Was chatting to a friend about how was told she wasn’t a cosplayer, and found that rude. And then wondered if anyone else experience the same. So I asked cosplayer if they have experienced nasty, negative or rude comments and asked if I can post them. Thought the project went well. It was more to raise awareness of people comments and how they should be more mindful about what they say.”
Within three months the post was shared over 150 times. The hashtag received most of its media attention after Food and Cosplay relaunched the photo project on May 29th, 2014. He explained he reasons behind the relaunch, saying:
“Lots of you have asked me to do this again to raise awareness of some of the negativity in both public and online, so was happy to do this project again. Now some people may say what is the point of showing the world the negative side of things, for one reason, to show these people that cosplayers do read comments and they are hurtful. Now you may also say, “they are in the public eye, they are bound to get them and need to learn to live with it or ignore it” and to that I have a zero tolerance to negative comment regardless if was meant in a joking way. Also everyone is different so some people will take the comment more personally then another cosplayer.
On June 2nd, the New Statesman published an article published “’You’re not a real cosplayer’: since when did dressing up for comics conventions lead to bullying?" which highlighted the photo project.
On June 5th, Tumblr user uncannycomicsmag published a post featuring a collection of #NotaCosplayer photos. Within two weeks the post gained over 18,000 notes.
Garnett-Paul Spears was a five-year-old boy and the subject of Garnett’s Journey, a personal blog run by his mother Lacey Spears to chronicle his lifelong battle with chronic illnesses, who mysteriously died as a result of a lethal-level intake of sodium during a hospital visit in June 2014. Shortly after Garnett was pronounced brain dead, Lacey Spears was charged with murder on suspicion that she poisoned her son with a fatal dose of sodium, which prompted many to speculate that she had been making her child ill for online attention and sympathy, a psychiatric disorder known as Münchausen syndrome by proxy.
On June 3rd, 2011, Spears launched the blog Garnett’s Journey on Blogspot to write about her experiences raising her chronically ill son as a single mom without the support of his father Blake, a man whom she claimed was a deceased police officer but revealed to have been fabricated.
In 2012, the pair moved to Chestnut Ridge, New York. On January 17th, 2014, Spears brought Garnett-Paul to the Nyack Hospital in New York state, informing staff that her son was suffering from seizures. Two days later, Garnett-Paul’s sodium levels inexplicably rose while Spears was sharing her son’s hospital room. After being transferred to the Westchester Medical Center, doctors informed the New York state child’s services they suspected Spears was intentionally poisoning her son. Police subsequently obtained a search warrant and discovered medical records revealing that Garnett-Paul had been hospitalized a total of 23 times. A neighbor informed police that Spears requested she go inside her home and destroy one of Garnett-Paul’s feeding bags, which allegedly was found to contain high amounts of sodium. On January 23rd, Garnett-Paul died while hospitalized due to complications from the elevated sodium levels.
News Media Coverage
On March 24th, 2014, The Journal News reported that after breaking things off with Garnett-Paul’s biological father Chris Hill, Spears began telling people that her son’s father was a deceased police officer named Blake. The article went on to reveal that following Garnett-Paul’s death, Spears accepted Hill’s Facebook request and admitted he was actually the boy’s father. On June 19th, The Journal News published an article about Spears’ online habits, noting she had posted photographs of a young boy named JonJon for whom she was a nanny on the social networking site Myspace, along with captions and comments claiming to be his mother. The article also revealed that JonJon consistently suffered from ear infections that ceased when he was no longer under Spears’ care.
Arrest and Trial
On June 17th, 2014, Spears turned herself into authorities in Westchester County, New York after being charged with second-degree depraved murder and first-degree manslaughter, for which she submitted a plea of not guilty. Prosecutors informed local media that evidence revealed Spears had been feeding Garnett-Paul dangerous amounts of salt after researching its effects online.
Yo is a mobile messaging application that allows users to send other mobile device users a text notification that simply reads “Yo.” It was created by Israeli developer Or Arbel as a way to simplify mobile-to-mobile communication.
The app was created by iOS engineer Or Arbel after Moshe Hogeg, the CEO of Tel Aviv-based social investment startup Mobli and his then employer, asked for an app that would allow him to get his personal assistant’s attention with something even easier than a text. The app took Arbel eight hours to create. Yo was launched on April 1st, 2014 and is available to download for free through the Apple Store and Google Play.
With the Yo app users can send a “Yo,” notification using only two taps, which the creator has compared to the eleven taps it would take to send a message reading Yo on the rival app Whatsapp. By double tapping someone’s name you can send a notification which will say “YoYo.”
As of June 18th, 2014, Yo had gained over 50,000 users who had sent almost 4 million “Yo” notifications. The app has an average 4.5 star rating in the Apple Store. In less than 24 hours between June 18th and June 19th, the app gained over 170,000 new users. On June 19th, Buzzfeed published an article which collected negative comments about the app from Twitter.
Think Progress – People Invested $1 Million In An App That Just Says ‘Yo’
The Huffington Post – An App That Does Nothing Except Say ‘Yo’ Raises One. Million. Dollars.
Financial Times – Yo: The New App That Takes the Simple to the Extreme
Marina Abramović is a Serbian American performance artist well-known in the contemporary art world for staging a series of conceptual and often provocative performance pieces to explore the relationship between the artist and the audience. On the Internet, some of her more recent works have gone viral in the news and art blogosphere, including the 732-hour silent performance piece The Artist Is Present exhibited at the MoMA in 2010.
In 1976, she began working with West German performance artist Uwe “Ulay” Laysiepen (shown below) to produce a series of influential collaborative performances (shown below), which continued for over a decade until the two decided to end their relationship in 1988 by each walking from one end of the Great Wall of China and meeting in the center.
Starting in 2005, Abramović recreated the works of artists from the 1970s and 70s in a performance titled “Seven Easy Pieces” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
The Artist is Present
For two months starting in March 2010, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) held an retrospective exhibition dedicated to Abramović’s work. During the exhibit, she performed a 736-hour silent piece titled “The Artist is Present,” in which she sat in a chair while audience members took turns sitting across from her. At the opening night of the show, Laysiepen made a surprise visit bringing Abramović to tears (shown below).
“Picasso Baby” Music Video
On August 2nd, 2013, Jay-Z released a video titled “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film,” which contained footage of the rapper performing the hip hop song “Picasso Baby” at the Pace Gallery in New York City where he is joined by Abramović and other audience members to dance in the center of a room (shown below).
Marina Abramović Institute
In July 2013, Abramović launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Marina Abramović Institute, a proposed museum space in Hudson .
On July 30th, Abramović participated in an “ask me anything” (AMA) post to promote the Kickstarter in the /r/IAmA subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 840 points and 700 comments prior to being archived. On August 7th, 2013, the Marina Abramović Institute Vimeo channel released a promotional video containing footage of pop star Lady Gaga performing a series of exercises at a retreat in upstate New York. Redditor grimsly subsequently posted the video on the /r/videos subreddit, where it gained over 1,500 points and 6,200 comments prior to being archived. By August 25th, the Kickstarter was funded with over $661,000 of its $600,000 goal.
On June 10th, 2014, Abramović released a trailer for her show “512 Hours,” in which she spends a total of 512 hours interacting with audience members in three empty rooms. During the show, electronic devices are banned from entry and participants are encouraged by Abramović to remain “present.”
Abramović was born on November 30th, 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia and describes her childhood upbringing by her single mother as “military-style,” which included having a curfew of 10:00 p.m. until she was 29-years-old. Abramović studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and completed post-graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.
OKGo is an American alternative rock band formed in 1998, consisting of members Tim Nordwich, Andy Ross, Dan Konopka and Damian Kulash. The group is best known for their bizarre music videos.
“Somebody Once Told Me” is the first line of the 1999 Smash Mouth song “All Star.” After appearing in the opening scene of the 2001 animated children’s film Shrek, when the protagonist slams a door, the line became part of a photo set meme involving characters who smashed or slammed things.
“All Star” was the first single on rock band Smash Mouth’s sophomore album, Astro Lounge, which was released on June 8th, 1999. Shrek, an animated children’s comedy film, was released on May 18th, 2001. In the opening scene of the film Shrek, the protagonist, slams a door open just as the song begins.
This lead to a photo meme which splits a scene from a TV show or movie which features something slamming, or someone being surprised by a slam or loud noise into two parts, one before the slam captioned “some-” and one after the slam captioned “body once told me.”
One of the earliest examples features Pokemon character Gary Oak slamming a door on Ash. The photo set was published by Tumblr user jelly-fishes on April 9th, 2013. As of June 2014, it had gained over 21,000 notes.
In 2013 there were five Somebody Once Told Me posts published on Tumblr which gained over 1,000 notes.
On May 9th, Tumblr user rory-odair published a post which featured characters from A Very Potter Musical. As of June 2014, the video had gained over 2,000 notes.
The World Was Macaroni
On April 20th, 2010, YouTuber GaMeSkZeRo uploaded a video titled “Somebody Once Told Me The World’s Was Macaroni,” which featured a flip book style music video for a parody of “All Star,” which changes the first line from “Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me,” to “Somebody once told me the world’s was macaroni.” As of June 2014, the video has gained over 240,000 views. On October 10th, 2010, YouTuber howToBe12t uploaded a video titled “Somebody Song (Allstar Parody),” which featured a similar parody of “All Star” set to a cartoon music video. As of June 2014, the video has gained over 97,000 views.
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Jeremy Meeks’ Mugshot is a police booking photograph of convicted felon Jeremy Meeks who gained much notoriety online after the picture was posted on Facebook in June 2014. The image inspired an advice animal image macro series with captions word playing on his attractiveness, in a similar vein to the advice animal characters Ridiculously Photogenic Guy and Attractive Convict.
On June 18th, 2014, the Stockton Police Department Facebook page posted a photograph of Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon who was arrested on felony weapons charges during a gun raid. In the first 48 hours, the post gained over 56,000 likes and 16,400 comments, with many noting how attractive Meeks’ appeared in the mugshot.
On the following day, the Fox40 News Facebook page reposted the photograph, pointing out the overwhelming reaction the photo was receiving. In less than 20 hours, the repost garnered upwards of 301,000 likes and 65,000 comments. Also on June 19th, 2014, Redditor fxwif posted the mugshot with captions quoting notable Facebook comments regarding Meeks’ beauty to the /r/funny subreddit, where it gathered more than 2,500 points and 1,600 comments in the first 24 hours (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor Robby_Digital submitted an image macro using the mugshot titled “Ridiculously Photogenic Thug” to /r/AdviceAnimals, where it received upwards of 2,300 points and 400 comments in the next 16 hours (shown below, right).
On June 20th, the Instagram feed entertainmentforbreakfast posted a photo of Meeks with a woman claiming he is married with children (shown below).
On June 20th, 2014, “Jeremy Meeks” was the top trending Google search according to Google Trends.
Poor Michelle is a single topic blog highlighting a series of jokes that poke fun at at Michelle Williams, an American singer-songwriter and former member of Destiny’s Child, by portraying her as the snubbed outcast or the least respected member of the popular American R&B girl group.
On January 15th, 2013, the blog “Poor Michelle” was launched, with the first post highlighting a Destiny’s Child promotional photo in which Williams is posed upside down (shown below).
On January 22nd, 2013, BuzzFeed highlighted several notable examples from the Tumblr blog. On February 6th, The Huffington Post published an article listing Williams’ most awkward Destiny’s Child moments. On February 6th, 2014, the WorldStarHipHop Vine channel posted a video titled “Funniest moment in music history,” in which Williams falls down on stage while performing with Destiny’s Child (shown below).
On April 2nd, 2014, Twitter user @WatchMeWerkkkkk posted the album cover for the 2002 Destiny’s Child single “Nasty Girl,” pointing out Williams’ placement below the track title along with the hashtag “#PoorMichelle.”
On the following day, Twitter user @SuaveDandy posted a screenshot of the Google Knowledge card for Destiny’s Child in which Williams alone is described as “backing vocals” with the hashtag “#PoorMichelle.” In three months, the tweets gathered upwards of 1,400 and 3,100 retweets respectively.
Michelle Williams’ Response
The same day, Williams posted a tweet responding to the “#PoorMichelle” hashtag, joking that her accountant would not classify her as “poor.”
#PoorMichelle that's not what my accountant said! Y'all be blessed now..— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) April 3, 2014
“Say Yes” Music Video
On June 18th, 2014, the MichelleWilliamsVEVO YouTube channel uploaded the music video for the song “Say Yes” by Williams featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland (shown below).
The video’s thumbnail initially featured a screen capture of Beyonce Knowles, causing many Twitter users to revive the #PoorMichelle hashtag. The same day, the International Business Times published an article about the hashtag’s resurgence.
Slash fiction refers to fanfiction which features a homosexual romantic relationship between two characters. The name comes from the slash (/) put between the characters’ names in the title or description of the fiction, which differs from the ampersand (&) put between the names of characters in platonic pairings.
The first widely distributed slash fanfiction was published in September 1974 in the third issue of the Star Trek fan zine Grup. Entitled “A Fragment Out Of Time,” the story fantasized a sexual relationship between Kirk and Spock whose names were never mentioned in the text. As more stories featuring homosexual pairings were published, authors would use a slash between the two names (“Kirk/Spock”) in their descriptions instead of an ampersand (“Kirk & Spock”). Since the ampersand traditionally denoted platonic pairings in fan fiction, use of the slash became a warning to readers that the characters would be paired romantically. One of the earliest printed examples of the word “slash” being used to describe this type of pairing dates back to a Letter of Comment published in a nonfiction Starsky & Hutch fanzine from February 1981.
Categories and Types
The earliest entry for slash fiction on Urban Dictionary was submitted on May 10th, 2008, by user mcn00baj00b who defined it as:
“Slash Fiction is the portrayal of a perceived homosexual relationship between two lead characters in a popular continuity.”
Slash fiction is featured on many major fan fiction forums including Archive of Our Own and Fanfiction.net. On May 1st, 2012, the Tumblr blog slash-fanfic-recs was created. The Tumblr highlights slash fiction from all fandoms. Other Tumblrs dedicated to slash fiction include slashfanfiction and slash-recs.
Notable Slash Pairings
One of the original slash pairings, the Star Trek slash couple began the genre in 1974. The pairing was revived with the 2009 film reboot.
The Supernatural pairing has over 35,000 fictions on Archive of Our Own as of June 2014. One of the most popular Dean/Castiel fictions is titled “Twist and Shout” and features the characters in an alternate universe in which they are young men in the 1960s.
The Hannibal pairing has over 4,000 fictions on An Archive of Our Own.
The earliest known example of history slash can be found in an anonymous sketch of Tsar Alexander and Napolean Bonaparte kissing, which is believed to have been drawn sometime after the two leaders signed the Treaty of Tilsit in July 1807.
In his 1869 novel War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy spends a considerable amount of time writing about their relationship, saying,
“In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes’ horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte. It struck him as a surprise that Alexander treated Bonaparte as an equal and that the latter was quite at ease with the Tsar, as if such relations with an Emperor were an everyday matter to him.”
Numerous historical figures have been subjects of slash pairings on DeviantART and Tumblr. The section of the fandom focusing on the founding fathers and the American Revolution is the largest subset of History Peeps. Popular ships include Hamburrgers (Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr) and Jamilton. (Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton). As of February 2014, DeviantArt has over 116,000 submissions under the Founding Fathers tag and Tumblr blogs dedicated to Founding Fathers fan art and fiction include sexyfoundingfathers and fuckyeafoundingfathers. Fan art surrounding the founding fathers fandom have been rounded up in mulitple Buzzfeed articles such as “Pinup Founding Fathers Make Independence A Whole Lot Sexier” and “21 Examples Of Founding Fathers Slash Fiction.”
ontd_startrek LJ Community – The Female Gaze and Male Gays: Exploring Slash Fanfiction in Online Communities and Feminist Contexts
The Backlot- Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney. And the Winner Is…
E! Online- Fantasy TV Couples: And the Winner Is…
Archive of Our Own- Harry/Draco
Archive of Our Own- Dean/Castiel
Archive of Our Own- Sherlock/John
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Archive of Our Own- Hannibal/Graham
Archive of Our Own- Banner/Stark
About Club Penguin
Club Penguin, commonly known as CP, is an MMORPG that is designed by New Horizon Interactive, targeted towards people between the ages of 6 and 14, although the game is open for all ages. Players can chat, play games, throw snowballs, earn Club Penguin coins, and participate with one another in a snowy virtual world. Although the game can be played for free, a membership is required to buy clothes, go into member-only rooms, etc.
Brief History of Early Armies
Club Penguin was known for snowball fights in 2005, although it wasn’t long before armies were an idea. The first ever known armies were simply named by the color of the penguin, such as Red and Blue.
The first army to have a leader was Red, who had a leader named Korn. Armies weren’t big in the community just yet, but the earliest known armies participated in what was known as the Color Wars during the Sports Party of 2006. They were very unorganized, due to the fact that they had no website or forum to create plans. They would just simply log on to the Dojo and battle it out. The Color Wars soon officially became to be known as World War I.
After the decline of the Color War clans, the clans evolved into armies and took identity by name and clothing rather than color of the penguin’s skin. Some clans became armies on the Miniclip Forums, the site in which Club Penguin rapidly became it’s #1 game. Miniclip was the center of Club Penguin culture, and many new users originated from there.
A user named Vital Viper found Mammoth as the “Forum Server”, and it became a big location for battles, especially during World War II.
These series of constant battles between these clans and newly formed organized armies is recognized as World War II. Although hundreds of clans were probably made during this period, the main clans and armies that are known to have existed and participated in this era were the Romans, Vikings, Pirates, Penguin Secret Agency (PSA), Army of Club Penguin (ACP), Club Penguin Army (CPA), and the Club Penguin United Nations Space Commission (CPUNSC).
Armies like the Underground Mafias Army (UMA), Club Penguin Marines (CPM), and the Nachos were still forming, or in the Nachos’ case, still a clan. The ACP, Romans, and the CPUNSC were the first armies to officially organize on the Miniclip forums.
Purple Republic/Club Penguin Raids
The Purple Republic is a group originating on 4chan’s /v/ board dedicated to raiding Club Penguin servers, similar to the Pool’s Closed phenomenon associated with Habbo Hotel.
The members of the Purple Republic raid Club Penguin servers with purple-colored penguins wearing miner helmets, refer to each other as PR, and treat any color other than purple as an inferior race of penguin.
On June 18th, 2014, a trailer for Ground Zero, a series of videos that will look back on Club Penguin army history, was released to the public and onto YouTube.
Continued History from 2007-present
Oagalthorp, the Army Of Club Penguin creator and leader at this time, was looking for information about an army called the Underground Mafias Army who just recently attacked the ACP on Mammoth. Oagalthorp found the UMA website and found out they had been attacking Mammoth often and they had been hacking Club Penguin for coins and rare clothing. Oagalthorp left a comment on their website saying if they didn’t stop attacking Mammoth and hacking Club Penguin, the ACP would declare war. The UMA responded by saying, “Bring it on.” The UMA had accepted war.
The UMA was quickly able to ally with the Nachos and the CPUNSC to undermine support from the ACP. Battles occured almost every day against these two armies and their allies. The UMA easily outnumbered the ACP in just about every battle, but the ACP was able to put up a fight by out maneuvering them with tactics. The UMA’s greatest victory verse the ACP came at the Battle of Mammoth. They out numbered ACP 1 to 6 in this battle, leaving the ACP with only one option to surrender the battle, which later they had to surrender Mammoth to the UMA because there was UMA soldiers on the server almost 24/7. The Battle of Mammoth was recalled in The ACP Saga
When a small cease-fire was signed between the UMA and the ACP, The ACP took advantage of this time of no war to work on things to help defeat their enemies. They first made their uniform more updated with the catalog by adding the roman helmet to their uniform; this let more recruits join them and it also made them fairly larger. Then the ACP also set up a base in Breeze to get away from all the chaos in Mammoth going on at the time. When the cease fire agreement was up, the two enemies went at it again, but this time, the ACP was having more success verse the powerful UMA. Pink Mafias became angry at the ACP’s surprising success and looked forward to another ambush…
While the ACP was gaining power and figuring out the UMA, they were also e-mailing Club Penguin about how the UMA were hacking coins and rare clothing from them. Finally, the ACP got what they wanted and Club Penguin banned Pink Mafias forever from Club Penguin. He was forced to use his secondary account, Uma Pm. This weakened UMA morale, and nearly destroyed their leadership and chain of command. Nothing really could weaken the UMA more until a rebellion occured. This rebellion was led by Commando717. He called his rebellion the Rebel Penguin Federation or RPF for short. This rebellion was slowly gaining interest and power, then weakening the UMA from the inside.
[Note: The RPF was created at the beginning of WWIII, but as the war went on they became more of threat to the UMA, especially at the end. That’s why the RPF rebellion wasn’t mentioned earlier.]
After a while, there were rumors about the UMA getting ready to ambush the ACP at a meeting in Breeze. The ACP weren’t going to take any risks, so they allied with the CPAF (Club Penguin Air Force) and the RPF, two rising armies. Then the rumors were soon proven true, when the UMA ambushed the ACP at a meeting on May 26, 2007.
Later, part by part, the UMA started to weaken. Their leader, Pink Mafias, got banned forever from Club Penguin, a rebellion occurred, a huge loss to the ACP in the Battle of Breeze, then to pile it on top of everything, Pink Mafias decided to quit Club Penguin Armies and Club Penguin.
On June 23rd, 2007, the ACP along with RPF and CPAF ambushed the UMA at a meeting on Wool Socks; however, the UMA didn’t go down without a fight though.
The ACP later won and defeated the UMA. After the Battle of Wool Socks, Mpenguin, the new UMA leader, officially surrendered the war and agreed to an alliance with the ACP.
Club Penguin armies were given their first taste of teaming up on ACP through the developments of World War IV, the death of Mammoth as a war server. The roots of the fourth World War come from the summer wars over Mammoth in 2008. Armies like the Elites and the Black Jackets were causing havoc on Mammoth and constantly attacking the ACP. Armies such as the Ice Warriors, Nachos, and UMA helped the ACP to exterminate these armies. However, the increased presence of armies that were not the ACP created a war over Mammoth against the ACP. Other armies wanted a piece of Mammoth, a contributing piece to ACP’s success and growth.
The Nachos were the first army to gain control of Mammoth during this war under the command of General Terrking24. This reign was short as there were many armies challenging each other for the possession of Mammoth. The ACP couldn’t handle the pressure of the increased amount of armies attempting to take Mammoth, so an agreement was made. During July of 2008, Mammoth was made a neutral server so that no army could own it. However, all armies were allowed to use it, deeming all raids and battles that occurred there to be useless. This can be defined as the very beginning of the decline of Club Penguin armies, as Mammoth began to be regulated, decreasing army activity.
After months of inactivity, Oagalthorp made an appearance again in November 2008. Relations among the Big 5 (ACP, Nachos, IW, UMA, WW) were shaky, but most armies were ready to betray the ACP. A series of events led to a large scale battle on Mukluk on November 10th, 2008. The ACP declared victory against the Nachos, IW, and the UMA which inspired Shaboomboom to make a post declaring the invasion of Mammoth. Oagalthorp was originally appalled by the ACP’s loss of Mammoth and encouraged the ACP to take back Mammoth for the glory of the ACP and revive it as their proud home server. The ACP leadership made no attempt to stop his persuasion, and the ACP scheduled their invasion. This met massive opposition across the army community, and ACP became public enemy #1.
Other armies, unwilling to let ACP become incredibly powerful again with Mammoth, banded together to stop the ACP from taking their server of Mammoth. The entire army community fought ACP over Mammoth in November 2008. The armies on the Alliance’s side were the Nachos, Ice Warriors, UMA, RPF, RBAA, LVAS, Black Bandits, Black Jackets, Lunar Army, Tacos, Club Penguin Warriors, and the Watex Warriors. ACP would remain by themselves.
World War Four (WWIV) consisted of 7 major battles. In each one of them, the allies claimed victory, while the ACP usually stayed reluctant to make public statements about the battles. November 11th contained no battles simply because the flaming stayed on chat as armies planned how they would take out eachother. The ACP was the target of major flaming, as they eagerly defended themselves and their retaking of their home server.
The first major battle was the Nacho raid of Snow Fort, occurring on November 12th. The Nachos raided the important ACP server along with the Ice Warriors and UMA, defeating the ACP in roughly an hour and a half, but did not claim ownership of the server. Later that day, the ACP retaliated by invading White House (Nacho Capital). The ACP arrived with more than 30 troops at White House, but the mobilization of the Alliance armies was so swift, that ACP was forced off the server after being outnumbered and outmaneuvered.
The next day, the ACP decided to attack another enemy -- the Ice Warriors. ACP invaded Sub Zero(IW Capital) at around noon on November 13th. This was a 2 hour long battle which required the resources of all of the allied armies against the ACP, who showed up very prepared for this raid. After 2 hours, ACP troops were dwindling while the Nachos began arriving in large numbers, which finally forced the ACP off the server. Another allied victory. However, ACP wouldn’t stop their unscheduled raids there. Bright and early the next day, the ACP invaded White House, but without much organization. The Nachos called on the Ice Warriors to help, and the ACP were quickly defeated within 45 minutes. The ACP began to save their resources for their November 15th invasion.
However, before the November 15th invasion of Mammoth could take place, the Allies fought a major battle on Snow Fort with the ACP 4 hours before the scheduled battle. Not only was it time consuming for both sides, but it left the ACP with a taste of defeat that they would be feeling for the next few days. Defeat destroyed ACP’s chances of recruiting before the battle, which certainly affected the ACP in their invasion later that day.
The 5th battle was the scheduled battle for Mammoth on November 15th, but would take place on Snow Fort because Mammoth was constantly full. The battle was dominated by the Alliance, but 5 hours after the battle, Oagalthorp made a post in an attempt to make it look as if the ACP made it difficult for 7 armies to defeat the ACP.
The Alliance dominated the battle, which lasted an hour and a half, and the ACP made desperate attempts to keep the spirits of their troops high by lying in their posts. The ACP would need it for the next day, which was another scheduled invasion for Mammoth. During the scheduled invasion on November 16th, ACP would be left completely destroyed as they surrendered and the Allies had their certain victory over Mammoth.
At 10:41 AM PST on Snow Forts, the ACP were officially defeated. The war was sure to be over, and Mammoth was sure to be secured as neutral. However, Oagalthorp was so angered by the ACP’s failures, that he promised to delete the ACP website if the ACP did not win the invasion of Mammoth that he would schedule for November 17th.
This became the most important battle of the war. The ACP as an army would be gone if Oagalthorp went through with deleting the site. Despite this, the unexpected happened. During the battle, Shaboomboom gave the command to get off the server so that the ACP website would get deleted. Being an ACP Leader, this was completely unexpected, and led many to question the oppressive rule that Oagalthorp had the ACP under. Would it be better for ACP to be gone, so Shab could make his own site, than to live under the oppressive power of Oagalthorp?
In the end, the ACP did lose, but Oagalthorp decided not to delete the ACP website because “If I deleted it, the Nachos would win, and we can’t have that”. However, he demanded that Shaboomboom and Jedimaster17 get the ACP straightened out. The leadership made a compromise that became the reason for ACP’s ability to reconstruct an army to rival its former glory. Boomer 20, Shaboomboom, and Jedimaster17 would have equal power as the leaders of the ACP, although Boomer 20 would have the title “Supreme Commander.” The ACP desperately needed a plan in order to get back on its feet after a devastating war that ensured the loss of their home server.
The Alliance armies allowed the ACP to go through with their reconstruction plans because the Alliance believed that the ACP would crumble and fall. This fatal mistake would lead to the ACP’s victory in the Christmas tournament a little more than a month later, and ACP’s competition with the Nachos through 2009. Boomer 20 would go on to bring the ACP to their golden age, at the same rate that Person1233 led the Nachos to their golden age during the same time period. The legacy of this war is felt even to this day in Club Penguin armies.
World War IV brought on the death of Mammoth because after such a war, Mammoth neutrality went to waste. If no one could possibly own Mammoth, what was the point of defending it from raids? The ACP on the server were passed off as noobs who were a waste of time, and an era was over. Mammoth would never be revived. During the same week of the war, Club Penguin introduced the new Dojo, which created incredible lag and a room that was no longer good enough to have wars in. World War IV took place in the Snow Forts because of how terrible the Dojo was. World War IV not only sucked Mammoth dry of war, but it contributed to this along with Club Penguin’s revamp of the Dojo.
The Tundra Wars began when a Club Penguin blog hit 1 million views. Fever, the owner of the blog, decided to have a party on Club Penguin. The party was soon turned into a war once Fever invited the Club Penguin Armies to come. Fever began to give tips to his viewers about snowball fights and developed a simple uniform mostly consisting of the color orange. They were also given a name by the Club Penguin Armies as the Watex Warriors. Armies then began to develop a plan to fight this massive army. The armies that would attend the war would be the RPF, ACP, Nachos, UMA, IW, and Golds.
The 1st day of the war was an epic one. It was definitely the largest war to cross Club Penguin yet. It took place in almost every room on Tundra, mostly in the Dock, Dojo, Snow Forts, Ice Berg, Cove, Plaza, and Forest; tons of rooms were full. The battle could have gone on all day (and it pretty much did), but a temporary treaty was signed just for the day after Club Penguin crashed after a good 2 hours of fighting.
The second and final day of war turned out to be just as good as the first day. Once again, the Watex Warriors and all Club Penguin Armies clashed on Tundra throughout each room. The Watex Warriors fought on for hours to defend Tundra. Even after the war would end, they still continued to fight. When the two-day war came to an end, both sides wanted to know who the winner was. A winner was never actually decided between the sides, but both did claim victory in the end.
After the war, Club Penguin Armies received many new recruits thanks to Fever introducing so many of his fans to the Club Penguin Armies. Another big war was expected to be started by Fever once his website reached 2 million views which it did only 1 month later. However, it never was restarted. His website would later become the #1 cheats website for Club Penguin and receieved over 20 million views. Even though another war started by Fever never occurred again, the Watex Warriors continued to fight on and defend Tundra.
After the war, Tundra never remained the same for the next few months. The server was full of activity with wars breaking out every ten minutes that would last for hours. Tundra became a war zone. The Watex Warriors (WW) continued to roam throughout the server attacking any threat to Tundra. At this time, the Rebel Penguin Federation (RPF) controlled Tundra, but soon even the WW began attacking the RPF. The WW were still fighting independently at this time without a centralized leader leading them. RPF leader Commando717 later realized there wasn’t a way to stop them anytime soon, so he ordered his troops to remind the WW that they are allies like they were before their conflict. This small feud had come to an end, but a much bigger one would soon arise.
It was January 2008, almost two months after the Tundra Wars. Tundra was still in chaos. Two new armies had formed that were terrorizing the citizens of Tundra. They would constantly raid Tundra and attack everyone. One of these armies was known as the Black Bandits (BB); they were created by Snowy 559 and Rudolf 23. The BB were famous for robbing the Pizza Parlor. The Fort Ghost Recon was the other new army that was causing havoc on Tundra; they were created by Elitesof. Both armies became strong and feared forces on Tundra to rival the WW. The WW were on a slight decline, but they had just received their first leader in Diagla80. The FGR were also causing havoc.
Soon, the WW, BB, and FGR would fight daily for control over Tundra; they were constantly going at it. Soon, other armies began to become aware of the trouble the BB and FGR were causing. Other armies began to join the fight, especially the RPF since they controlled Tundra.
Soon, the RPF decided to clean up the entire mess on Tundra. They launched Operation: Tundra Clearing. Large patrols were commanded to go on Tundra daily and wipe out any unauthorized armies like the FGR and BB. The RPF claimed the clearing was successful. Only one official clearing was scheduled since Tundra started to calm down afterwards.
After the RPF’s clearing the war came to a sudden end. The Black Bandits died out for a while and the number of battles decreased on Tundra between the armies. Occasionally, fights would still break out on Tundra, but never again to the same magnitude and chaos.
Armies started to become upset with how ACP leader Oagalthorp leading, especially the UMA. UMA leader Mpenguin123 soon started a rebellion against Oagalthorp. Anti-ACP and anti-Oagal strikes began to be held on Mammoth, and numerous UMA, RPF, and even ACP soldiers started an ANTA Treaty Bill to remove Oagalthorp from office and have him replaced with a different ACP member. The rebellion soon became mostly UMA members, so tensions between the ACP and UMA increased. However, the rebellion soon died down once misunderstandings became clear. Mpenguin was misinformed that the ACP was going to attempt to destroy every army. The information was false and the rebellion soon ended, but the tension between the two armies continued.
With the announcement of the UMA co-creators Pink Mafias and Lectriclew (CompWiz5000) returning to the UMA, rumors began to stir about a potential world war between the ACP and the UMA. Small rogue wars began to occur on Mammoth between the two armies. Arguments and insults started to be thrown back and forth. It was just a matter of time until a war broke out.
Soon enough, the UMA launched a surprise attack on the ACP on Mammoth. An ACP soldier recapped the story.
The ACP had had enough of the UMA’s insults and attacks, so they declared war on the UMA. The Nachos quickly sided with the UMA in the war, so they could keep their land in Canada and share the ACP land with the UMA. The RPF, however, decided to remain neutral due to the large amount of soldiers from the ACP and the UMA in the army.
Multiple battles broke out every day on Mammoth with the UMA winning the majority of the battles due to the lack of support for the ACP. With the recent release of the sombrero in the Winer Fiesta, the Nachos received a boost in size which benefited the UMA side greatly against the ACP. Not only did the fighting occur on Club Penguin, but it also occurred through the websites as a flame war.
However, after about a week of fighting, the UMA vs. ACP war was over. The UMA asked for an alliance and suggested a major alliance between the UMA, RPF, and the ACP. The ACP agreed to end the war, but they had a few terms they demanded from the UMA and the Nachos. The ACP assumed the Nachos would follow the UMA and drop out.
After a few negotiations between Oagalthorp and Zippy500, Zippy accepted the ACP’s terms and agreed to end the war for now. Once AkaBob22, Nacho co-leader, saw that Zippy had agreed to end the war, he was very upset. He was adamant that the Nachos should continue the war against the ACP. He didn’t like how Oagalthorp was acting like he could dictate armies. Aka now had to devise another plan against the ACP for their next war. The Cold War was starting.
Aka began writing posts ranting against the ACP and Oagalthorp. Soon, Oagalthorp responded sparking a cold war between the Nachos and the ACP. Tensions slowly increased between posts, but the ACP had had enough once the Nachos attacked the ACP claiming they were defending their ally the UMA. In a later battle, AkaBob22 and the Nachos officially declared war on the Army of Club Penguin once Aka fired on the ACP in the nude, thus declaring war naked.
Battles between the ACP and the Nachos took place almost everyday usually on the server Mammoth. A few of the battles were scheduled, but the majority of the battles were still fought unscheduled. Small groups would be fighting each other throughout the day. Occasionally, large battles would break out sparking much controversy over who actually won.
While a full-scale war was raging on the battlefield, the flame war between AkaBob22 and Oagalthorp still continued on both army’s website. Insults were being thrown back and forth as well as arguing the true victor of the last battle. Even the soldiers began fighting in comments on the websites and on chat. Day by day and battle by battle tensions increased as well as the hatred between the two enemies.
The war carried over into the month of March as the war showed no signs of ending anytime soon. On the 1st of March a huge battle broke out between the Nachos and the ACP which ended in another debatable result. For the war itself, the Nachos claimed to be winning stating they had won the majority of the battles with only a couple losses.
One of the most interesting battles of the war was the Battle of Brumby where the ACP scheduled a battle on the server to face the Nachos. The Nachos arrived on Brumby with half of their full force to meet the entire ACP army. The other half of the Nachos were invading Mammoth while the ACP battled the other half of the Nachos. The ACP claimed to have won the battle of Brumby, but the Nachos claimed to have taken Mammoth which they viewed as more significant server to have won.
The war continued for another a week or two until soldiers began to become tired of the fighting. Rumors of peace and the end of the war soon came true once the Nachos and the ACP agreed to end the war. Although no official victor was declared, the Nachos still claimed victory after dominating much of the war. Even after the war, tensions between the ACP and the Nachos were still heated and always on the threat of breaking into a another war.
At this time, in 2008, there were 5 major armies in Club Penguin: Nachos, ACP, RPF, UMA,and IW. The 5 armies were all apart of an alliance known as the Army National Treaty Alliance also known as ANTA. The ANTA was an alliance organized by Oagalthorp in early 2008 where the major armies in Club Penguin could unite and discuss issues of the day. It also decided basic rules over nations, etc. One of the problems that appeared was small armies. These small armies would constantly declare war on the major armies. Usually, these declarations weren’t even worth acknowledging since the small armies only had two members in their army, or they wouldn’t show up to battle at all.
Another notable organization during this era was the Club Penguin United Nations also know as CPUN. CPUN was created by Mr. Deedledoo in April of 2008. The organization was for all armies where they could unite, share, and aid each other. CPUN grew fast; mainly attracting smaller armies. It eventually became a strong base for many small armies to become well-known, grow, and cooperate with other armies. Still, many small armies were unaware of CPUN and went without any aid from this alliance.
Early July of 2008, the Nachos made the first act against small armies. They had discovered CPUN and realized half of the members were at war with the Nachos already, so they decided to declare war on CPUN. Within a few days of the Nachos’ declaration of war, Shadow2446 Nacho Ambassador (practically another leader of the Nachos with Zippy500) and Fort57 ACP leader devised a plan against these small armies.
On July 9, 2008, the Nachos, ACP, RPF, UMA, and IW issued Order 67. Order 67 was a declaration of war on small armies by the Nachos, ACP, RPF, UMA, and IW.
The Nachos, ACP, RPF, UMA, and IW assumed the majority of the armies would select option 3, so they even suggested what they should do. They suggested that they all unite through the Club Penguin United Nations and have Mr. Deedledoo lead them.
The small armies were outraged by their order. Quickly, many small armies began to join the CPUN to unite against the ANTA. Members of CPUN began discussing what they should do. At first, many members including Mr. Deedledoo wanted to negotiate with them to try to sort everything out peacefully. However, many soon realized that they would have to fight to save the CPUN and their small army, but still some wanted to end this conflict peacefully including Jedimaster17 and Mr. Deedledoo. A few small unscheduled battles began to occur between some CPUN armies and the ANTA armies. Members such as Ktman, Itachi6dark, Lucario, and Troopx began to unite a CPUN army to fight the ANTA as one big army of about 31 smaller armies. They launched Operation: Revolution which was a preparation plan for an ANTA scheduled invasion. Each army fighting for CPUN was assigned a room to fight in on the server. Many rooms were assigned two armies. Mr. Deedledoo still supported peace, but also supported what his alliance wanted.
On July 16, 2008, the ANTA announced that Order 67 has had ended because their concealed purpose had been fulfilled. The secret purpose was to unite the small armies under the threat of war in which they would create a super alliance that the ANTA could recognize and ally with. They never wanted to destroy all small armies.
CPUN benefited greatly from being the base of Order 67. They became the largest alliance of small armies having over 60 different armies register on the week the ANTA made Order 67 official. Many soldiers who participated in that event went on to become great leaders.
After Order 67, the ANTA planned to set up another alliance website for all small armies to join to be recognized by the ANTA. This alliance was called the Next Generation Army Alliance also known as NGAA. It was said they could represent their armies and ideas to the ANTA here. It was also planned that each small army would have a ‘big brother’ army that would watch over them and aid them. However, this idea of another alliance website ultimately failed. It was practically doing what CPUN was already doing, so it ended and CPUN continued with what they were doing and hosted all the newly united smaller armies.
Ultimately, Order 67 fulfilled what it was intended to do: unite small armies under centralized location and that location being the Club Penguin United Nations.
Adios España! (Goodbye, Spain!) is a catchphrase used by international football fans to make fun of Spain’s unexpectedly poor performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and their subsequent group-stage elimination from the tournament in the group-stage.
As of June 2014, the Spanish national football team is the reigning World Cup and European champions, ranked at #1 in the FIFA world rankings, having won three consecutive major continental tournaments, Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. Spain’s fantastic performance has been frequently praised by sports experts and news commentators as one of the best international sides in world football history, along with their pursuit of Tiki-taka, a style of play characterized by short passing, maneuvering through various channels and maintaing possession. The concept, which originated as a traditional approach of the Spanish pro-football team FC Barcelona under the direction of Johan Cruyff and evolved through his successors since the late 80s, became a hallmark of the Spanish national squad, as well as a worldwide trend, in the late 2000s. In addition, the Spanish team for the 2014 World Cup has the highest accumulated market value ($900 million) out of all 32 teams participating in the tournament.
Spain vs. Netherlands
On June 13th, 2014, Spain (FIFA Ranking: 1 / 207) and Netherlands (15 / 207) squared off against each other in the opening Group B match. While both teams were regarded as strong contenders for the title, many football news sites and sports-betting experts had forecasted a tight victory for Spain. For the most part of the first half, the prospect of victory for the Spanish team remained high as it was in the lead after scoring a penalty kick goal in the 26th minute; however, Spain’s defense began quickly deteriorating after a dramatic equalizer from the Dutch veteran Robin van Persie in the 43rd minute, ultimately giving up four additional goals to Netherlands in the second half.
Spain vs. Chile
On June 18th, Spain moved onwards with their second group-stage match against Chile (14 / 207), one of the many highly regarded South American teams competing in the tournament. However, the Spanish squad continued to spiral downwards after losing the first goal Chilean forward Eduardo Vargas in the 19th minute, followed by another goal from midfielder Charles Aranguiz in the 43rd minute. On top of it all, Spain missed a critical opportunity to catch up in the 53rd minute when Busques failed to tap-in a promising cross into a goal. After suffering a second-consecutive loss, the defending champion was effectively eliminated from the tournament.
As soon as the match ended in a 5 – 1 victory for the Netherlands, and a devastating defeat for Spain, the Dutch fans and World Cup followers took their celebration to Twitter, 4chan, Tumblr and Reddit with photoshopped GIFs featuring the national flags of both teams as visual metaphors to explain how the game went in a nutshell. Three days later, on June 16th, the joke took on a self-deprecatory turn when Portugal suffered a heavy loss against Germany in the opening group match between yet another pair of European contenders for the championship.
Following Spain’s second defeat against Chile on June 18th, dozens of photoshopped parodies and reaction GIFs poking fun at the defending champion’s unexpectedly early exit from the tournament surfaced on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet.
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“Gateway of the Mind” is a creepypasta story that tells of a group of scientists’ attempt to speak with God. They do this by depriving a local man of his five senses, believing that they interfere with the connection to Him. As time goes by, the man starts hallucinating and begins talking to “ghosts”, before finally going insane from lack of stimulation. At the end of the story, he tells one of the scientists that God has abandoned them and dies.
They believed that the five senses clouded our awareness of eternity, and without them, a human could actually establish contact with God by thought. An elderly man who claimed to have “nothing left to live for” was the only test subject to volunteer. To purge him of all his senses, the scientists performed a complex operation in which every sensory nerve connection to the brain was surgically severed.* Although the test subject retained full muscular function, he could not see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. With no possible way to communicate with or even sense the outside world, he was alone with his thoughts.
Scientists monitored him as he spoke aloud about his state of mind in jumbled, slurred sentences that he couldn’t even hear. After four days, the man claimed to be hearing hushed, unintelligible voices in his head. Assuming it was an onset of psychosis, the scientists paid little attention to the man’s concerns.
Two days later, the man cried that he could hear his dead wife speaking with him, and even more, he could communicate back. The scientists were intrigued, but were not convinced until the subject started naming dead relatives of the scientists. He repeated personal information to the scientists that only their dead spouses and parents would have known. At this point, a sizable portion of scientists left the study.
After a week of conversing with the deceased through his thoughts, the subject became distressed, saying the voices were overwhelming. In every waking moment, his consciousness was bombarded by hundreds of voices that refused to leave him alone. He frequently threw himself against the wall, trying to elicit a pain response. He begged the scientists for sedatives, so he could escape the voices by sleeping. This tactic worked for three days, until he started having severe night terrors. The subject repeatedly said that he could see and hear the deceased in his dreams.
Only a day later, the subject began to scream and claw at his non-functional eyes, hoping to sense something in the physical world. The hysterical subject now said the voices of the dead were deafening and hostile, speaking of hell and the end of the world. At one point, he yelled “No heaven, no forgiveness” for five hours straight. He continually begged to be killed, but the scientists were convinced that he was close to establishing contact with God.
After another day, the subject could no longer form coherent sentences. Seemingly mad, he started to bite off chunks of flesh from his arm. The scientists rushed into the test chamber and restrained him to a table so he could not kill himself. After a few hours of being tied down, the subject halted his struggling and screaming. He stared blankly at the ceiling as teardrops silently streaked across his face. For two weeks, the subject had to be manually rehydrated due to the constant crying. Eventually, he turned his head and, despite his blindness, made focused eye contact with a scientist for the first time in the study.
He whispered, “I have spoken with God, and He has abandoned us,” and his vital signs stopped.
There was no apparent cause of death.
On July 15, 2012, YouTube user creepypaste posted a video titled “Gateway of the Mind” that was supposedly of the man in the story. As of June 21, 2014, it has amassed nearly 100,000 views. The actual story is said to be one of the best creepypastas, and it frequently appears in Top Ten lists detailing the scariest stories.
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Illusion is a Japanese hentai game corporation, they are well known for RapeLay, one of the most offensive games ever created. Illusion made their first game in 1997, but they wasn’t formed yet, They formed in April 21, 2001, in-between the release of Des Blood Racing ( March 9 2001 ) and Requiem Hearts ( June 29 2001 ). Their latest game is Artificial Academy 2, released in June 13, 2014.
Illusion was started by Yoshimura Tei in 1997, their actual first game that was “made” by Illusion was Des Blood in 1997, it wasn’t well known as the other games, but this one was the one that started Illusion’s sex games.
Des Blood was a very successful franchise and it gain 6 games for 6 years until 2003, which Des Blood VR was the last one.
Rapelay is a very controversial game that was also the only Illusion game to be sold out of Japan, it was most likely offensive and weird to most players, and Is Illusion’s most controversial game. The objective of the game is to rape Yuuko, the mother of Aoi and Manaka, where the rapist Masaya is to rape and have sex with them…
Rapelay was banned from Amazon, as one British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz, Something Awful, and Honest Gamers were the people who had it made it into getting a huge reputation and the banishment of Rapelay. It was also banned in Australia, and Argentina…
and Caused an impact on the industry.
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Mugshots are booking photographs of individuals taken shortly after their arrest by law enforcement for the purpose of evidence documentation and record keeping. Because arrest data and photographs are public record and therefore so easily accessible, mugshots of celebrities in legal troubles often go viral on the Internet, as well as mugshots of photogenic individuals in general.
The mugshot format, which typically consists of a full face portrait and a side profile shot, was invented by French policeman Alphonse Bertillon (shown below) who introduced the practice to law enforcement in 1888.
Although police photographs have long been accessible to the public, celebrity mugshots weren’t quite established as a staple subgenre of viral media until the early to mid-2000s, when they became more readily available online through the websites of law enforcement agencies. Beginning in the late 2000s, several dozens of mugshot publishing websites were launched, as well as a number of online mugshot removal services that assist in getting rid of booking photographs from the Internet for a fee.
One of the earliest distinctive mugshot round-ups was published on December 29th, 2005, by The Smoking Gun titled “2005 Mug Shots Of The Year.” The next year Details published a round-up titled “The Most Outrageous Mug Shots Of The Decade” on September 25th, 2006. On May 22nd, 2008, Oodee published a round-up titled “20 Most Bizarre Mugshots ever.” On August 8th, 2009 the Tumblr blog fuckyeahmugshots, which features notable and celebrity mugshots, was created. Mugshot round-ups continued to be popular in the late 2010s, with round-ups published by Buzzfeed and Urlesque. On January 17th, 2011, the subreddit r/Mugshots was created.
Attractive Convict is an advice animal based on a mugshot of a young woman with captions word playing on her beauty and criminal background, in a similar vein to the advice animal character Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. Prior to becoming an advice animal, the photograph was featured in “sexy mugshot” compilation posts on various websites. The meme was sparked by a mugshot of Florida resident Meagan Renea McCullough, who was arrested on July 25th, 2010, for driving under the influence. On August 9th, 2012, the photograph was included in a compilation of mugshots featuring attractive women on the men’s interest blog The Chive.
Jazz Hands Mugshot
On May 20th 2014, Hypervocal published the mugshots of Sandra Grohman, a Texas woman sentenced to 180 days in jail after she caused her baby to fall out of its stroller while she was intoxicated. The mugshot features Groham with her hands fanning out from the sides of her face in the style of traditional Broadway “jazz hands.” The mugshots were featured on many sites including Buzzfeed and Death and Taxes.
Jeremy Meeks’ Mugshot
Jeremy Meeks’ Mugshot is a police booking photograph of convicted felon Jeremy Meeks who gained much notoriety online after the picture was posted on Facebook in June 2014. The image inspired an advice animal image macro series with captions word playing on his attractiveness, in a similar vein to the advice animal characters Ridiculously Photogenic Guy and Attractive Convict. On June 18th, 2014, the Stockton Police Department Facebook page posted a photograph of Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon who was arrested on felony weapons charges during a gun raid. In the first 48 hours, the post gained over 56,000 likes and 16,400 comments, with many noting how attractive Meeks’ appeared in the mugshot.
Celebrity mugshots often spread online based on the subject’s celebrity alone, though sometimes the appearance or expression does contribute to the photos’ popularity, as in the case of Justin Beiber’s smiling mugshot (below, left) taken on January 23rd, 2014, and Amanda Byne’s purple-haired mugshots (below, right) taken on April 6th, 2012.
Other notable celebrity mugshots include Reese Witherspoon (below, left), Mel Gibson (below, center) and Lisa Robin Kelly (below, right).
Half-headed mugshot refers to a viral image that consists of a mugshot of a man with a large portion of the top of his head missing. It appears to have been the unfortunate result of a deformity or accident. The man represents a prime example of how neuroplasticity allows the brain to rewire itself when massive amounts of brain tissue has been lost. The image was frequently photoshopped so the dent appeared to be filled.
Dezzing is a photo fad nspired by an unflattering mugshot of Oakland Raiders football player Desmond Bryant. The fad gained momentum on Twitter after it was introduced by American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in late February 2013.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional soccer player who is the captain of the Portugal national team and the forward for the Spanish football club Real Madrid.
Ronaldo began playing soccer at the age of eight for the amateur team Andorinha. In 2003, Ronaldo was signed by Manchester United as their first Portuguese player for a sum of €15 million. In June 2009, Real Madrid announced Ronaldo would be joining the Spanish football club the following month for €94 million, which broke the record for the most expensive footballer transfer in history.
On October 23rd, 2005, the Cristiano Ronaldo YouTube channel was launched, which highlights notable videos of Ronaldo. In nine years, the channel garnered over 15 million video views and 235,000 subscribers. On May 11th, 2009, YouTuber Canale di czitus uploaded a video in which Ronaldo appears to react with disgust after seeing a Manchester United teammate’s erection (shown below). In the next five years, the video gained more than 950,000 views and 660 comments.
On October 4th, Redditor banned_from_all_subs posted an animated GIF of Ronaldo mouthing the word “injustica” (injustice) incorrectly captioned with the phrase “the jews did this” to the /r/gif subreddit, where it received upwards of 820 points and 30 comments prior to being archived (shown below).
On January 3rd, 2013, YouTuber 7ManuelRodriguez uploaded a montage of Ronaldo’s on field fights, which gained more than 28.4 million views and 19,800 comments in the next two years (shown below).
On February 16th, the International Business Times highlighted several notable photoshops of Ronaldo jumping to perform a header soccer move (shown below, left). On December 11th, Redditor MarshallMx submitted a photo of Ronaldo jumping to reach a ball in mid-air to the /r/soccer subreddit, where it received upwards of 2,800 points and 560 comments prior to being archived (shown below, right).
On March 14th, 2014, Redditor Comicgeek1980 submitted an image macro praising Ronaldo for funding a child’s brain operation to /r/AdviceAnimals (shown below, left). Within three months, the post accumulated more than 3,400 points and 1,400 comments. On May 5th, the football news blog 101 Great Goals highlighted several image macros praising Ronaldo for his performance during a football match between Real Madrid and Valencia (shown below, right).
Social Media Feeds
On May 6th, 2009, a verified Facebook page for Ronaldo was launched, which gathered upwards of 87 million likes over the next five years. In June 2010, Ronaldo joined Twitter, where he received more than 27.2 million followers within two years. On October 31st, 2012, Ronaldo created a feed on Instagram, earning over 5.79 million followers in two years.
2014 FIFA World Cup
On June 22nd, 2014, the United States competed against Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, during which Ronaldo performed an assist for a game-tying goal with only 30 seconds left in the match. That day, BuzzFeed highlighted several notable tweets reacting to the goal.
Damn you Ronaldo and your perfect face, hair and body— Erik Negley (@enegs_5) June 23, 2014
Also on June 22nd, Twitter user @naptimedoe tweeted a screenshot of a USA Today Sports article from March 12th about Ronaldo paying for a child’s brain surgery, claiming that he had cut his hair to match the scar of the child. The following day, The Daily Dot published an article questioning the tweets authenticity, noting that Ronaldo had not verified the haircut inspiration claim in public.
Ronaldo is widely considered one of the best football players in the world and is often compared to Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. Earlier in his career, Ronaldo earned a reputation for being arrogant on the field, which he later admitted may have prevented him from gaining more fans around the world. In 2011, Ronaldo was quoted saying “People are jealous of me as I am young handsome and rich” following a Champions League game during which he was tackled several times. In 2014, he apologized for the remark.
Ronaldo was born on February 5th, 1985 in Santo António, Portugal and was named after former United States president Ronald Reagan. In October 2005, Ronaldo was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in London. The following month, Scotland Yard dropped the charges based on insufficient evidence. In July 2010, Ronaldo announced he had become a father and that he had retained full custody of the child.