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    The phrase Gosts are REAL. Gosts are EVEEWAIR. (“Ghosts are real, ghosts are everywhere”) was the text of a note passed around among pupils of reddit user Cogitotoro, who told about this experience in a thread on AskReddit.

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    The phrase was quickly adopted as a sort of surprise twist when telling longer stories, in a similar way to the popular Bel Air meme.


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  • 12/01/14--10:06: "Bae come over"
  • About

    “Bae come over” is a meme revolving around a girl inviting her boyfriend over to her place, in which the boyfriend comes over in a humorous fashion. The meme starts with the titular phrase “bae come over” (occasionally ‘bae’ is replaced with ‘babe,’) to which the boy will reply that he is busy, until the girl usually mentions that her parents aren’t home, then a comedic image or gif is used to represent how the boy proceeds over to the girl’s place; it is done in a manner similar to a knock-knock joke.

    Origin

    [W.I.P.]

    Spread

    Mandatory.com has made a list of the staff’s top picks of the meme on June 13, 2014[2]. The meme is popular on Tumblr[1] and Vine with multiple people from the latter website making their own iteration of the punchline rather than just adding a gif at the end of the meme.



    On June 21, 2014, Buzzfeed published a compilation article featuring multiple examples of the meme taken from twitter, titled “22 Boyfriends Who Knew Exactly What To Do When They Got The Call From The Bae”.[3]

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  • 12/01/14--11:01: Dubsmash
  • About

    Dubsmash is a video messaging application for iOS and Android. Dubsmash allows users to use audio recordings of well known quotes from shows and other media and dub them through a selfie video. Following the application’s official release in November 2014 it quickly gained notable attention on social media, becoming a top downloaded application in certain areas on both Apple and Android devices following that period.

    Origin

    Dubsmash[1] was created by German application designers Daniel Taschik, Roland Grenke en Jonas Druppel[2] throught their company Mobile Motion. A beta for the application was already avaialable in late October through the official site[3] and as shown through test videos on Youtube.[4][5] The application was officially released on Apple devices[6][7] on November 18th alongside a promotional video(shown below), and followed with an Android release[8] on the 27th that same month.



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    [1]Dubsmash – Official Website

    [2]Grunderszene.de – Dubsmash: The New Viral App From Berlin

    [3]Dubsmash – Get Dubsmash

    [4]Youtube – Alex Hoffman Test 1

    [5]Youtube – Alex Hoffman Test 2

    [6]AppDDL – Dubsmash

    [7]iTunes – Dubsmash

    [8]Google Play – Dubsmash


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  • 12/01/14--14:51: Sea-Lioning
  • About

    Sea-Lioning is an Internet slang term referring to intrusive attempts at engaging an unwilling debate opponent by feigning civility and incessantly requesting evidence to back up their claims. The term was coined in September 2014 by anti-GamerGate Internet users to mock perceived online discussion tactics employed by GamerGate supporters.

    Origin

    On September 19th, 2014, artist David Malki published a comic titled “The Terrible Sea Lion” on his webcomic site Wondermark,[1] which features a sea lion who intrudes on a private conversation to debate a woman saying she “could do without sea lions” (shown below).



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    On October 9th, Redditor Plaguearist submitted the Wondermark comment in a post titled “New term for GG behaviour – Sealioning?” to the /r/GamerGhazi[7] subreddit. On October 20th, Kotaku writer Patricia Hernandez tweeted[5] that she informed someone that had been “sealioned” in real life (shown below). On October 23rd, Wondermark[6] published a blog post titled “‘Sea Lion’ Has Been Verbed,” highlighting several tweets containing the term.



    On November 20th, the anti-GamerGate blog Simplikation[2] published an article titled “Why Sealioning is Bad,” which argued that responding to “demands for evidence and answers to questions” was an “insidious trap” to waste people’s time. On November 23rd, Redditor TheThing submitted a post to the /r/AMRsucks[4] subreddit titled “Sea-lioning: A hip, new term to describe that teribble, horrible circumstance when you have to actually back up your statements with evidence.” On November 25th, Twitter[9] user Richard Olsen criticized the term as a means of killing a discussion when asked a challenging question.



    Sea Lion Fund

    On November 25th, a #GamerGate donation page was created on the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) website, calling for GamerGate supporters to donate money for sea lion conservation. That day, the page was posted on the /gg/ board on 8chan, where a user suggested the sea lion be named “Ethics” and his habitat named “Games Journalism” (shown below).



    On November 26th, Redditor catpor submitted the page to the /r/KotakuInAction[8] subreddit. By the following day, the page received 100% of its $5,000 goal.

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    External References

    [1]Wondermark – The Terrible Sea Lion

    [2]Simplikation – Why Sealioning is Bad

    [3]World Wildlife Fund – Welcome to #GamerGate Page

    [4]Reddit – Sea-lioning

    [5]Twitter – @xpatriciah

    [6]Wondermark – Sea Lion Has Been Verbed

    [7]Reddit – New term for GG behavior

    [8]Reddit – Were funding a Sea Lion

    [9]Twitter – @lxRich


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  • 12/01/14--18:49: Trigun
  • About

    Trigun (Japanese: トライガン Toraigan) is a manga series created by Yasuhiro Nightow and was published by Monthly Shōnen Captain until 1997 after three volumes, followed by a sequel called Trigun Maximum (Japanese: トライガンマキシマム Toraigan Makishimamu) which lasted until 2007.

    Premise

    Trigun revolves around the story of a dangerous but kind hearted outlaw named Vash the Stampede and two members of the Bernardelli Insurance Society, Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson on the planet Gunsmoke. Who follow him around in order to minimize the damages due to his nature and a bounty for 60 billion double dollars on his head where he would receive the name, “The Humanoid Typhoon”.

    Origin

    The series was first published by Yasuhiro Nightow in April of 1995 where regular serialization commenced until it was cancelled early in 1997. Where Nightow later approached publisher Shōnen Gahōsha in favor to continue the story under a new name called “Trigun Maximum” in their magazine, Young King Ours later that year. Maximum continued off two years after the first series, but in a more serious tone in favor of the demographic change from shonen to seinen. The series was later adapted as a 26 episode anime series produced by Madhouse in 1998 & a movie, Trigun: Badlands Rumble in 2010. Twelve years after the anime ended. An English dub was later produced in early 2000, and made it’s North American premiere on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block in March 2003. The dub was also known as the first anime role of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actor Johnny Yong Bosch as Vash the Stampede.

    Fandom

    The series garnered a fan base during it’s North American run, and as of 2014, it’s Facebook page has over 38,000 likes, 600 subscribers on Reddit and over 33,000 results on Deviantart.

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    About

    “There are Two Kinds of People” is an expression used online to preface a statement that generalizes and juxtaposes people into two polar opposite groups based on their personal behaviors or preferences. On Tumblr, the phrase is typically inserted as a comment on an image post or ongoing conversation to highlight the discussion topic as the definitive indicator of which of the two groups each reader belongs to.

    Origin

    The earliest known usage of the expression on record can be found in a quote attributed to the 19th-century American novelist and writer Mark Twain:[3]



    The first widespread humorous derivation of the expression and arguably the origin of the meme as it exists today was the popular mathematics joke “there are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”

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    On April 27th, 2013, BuzzFeed ran a compilation of examples, most of them taken from Tumblr conversations, in an article titled “There Are Two Types Of People In This World”.[1] On September 17th, 2014, boredpanda published an article titled “There Are Two Kinds Of People: Do You Recognize Yourself?”, consisting of a series of minimalist infographics outlining common dichotomies in everyday life.[2]

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  • 12/02/14--10:23: Manzieling
  • About

    Manzieling is a photoshop meme based on an exploitable cut out image of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel laying down on his back with his arms crossed over his chest during the game against the Buffalo Bills in November 2014.

    Origin

    On November 30th, 2014, the Cleveland Browns quarterback laid motionless on the field after losing the ball due to a failed snap during the team’s regular season match against the Buffalo Bills (shown below, left). That day, Twitter user Robby Kalland[1] posted a photoshopped image of Manziel laying on the ground with several other professional athletes (shown below, right).



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    That evening, the novelty Twitter account @CockyWesWelker[6] tweeted several photos of people mimicking Manziel’s pose with the hashtag “#Manzieling”[5] (shown below, left). Many Twitter users subsequently posted photoshopped images of Manziel laying on the ground in other base pictures with the “#Manzieling” hashtag. On December 1st, Redditor violentrob11 posted an edited photo of former professional boxer Muhammad Ali standing over Manziel in a boxing ring to the /r/buffalobills[4] subreddit (shown below, right).



    The same day, the local news site Cleveland.com[2] published an article about the photoshop meme, highlighting several notable examples from Twitter. According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[3] the hastag #Manzieling was tweeted over 1,300 times in the first 24 hours.



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  • 12/02/14--12:46: #GivingTuesday
  • Overview

    #GivingTuesday is an annual charity event launched and organized by the 92nd Street Y community center in New York, which encourages charitable giving each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

    Background

    Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation as a way to promote charitable donations during the first week of December immediately following the observation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which mark the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season in the United States.



    Notable Developments

    2012

    On October 23rd, 2012, Mashable[1] published an article announcing that the first #GivingTuesday[3] event would be held on November 27th the following month, urging people to donate to charities for the holiday season. Several business and organizations promoted the event, including the United Nations Foundation, Crowdrise, DonorsChoose.org, Blackbaud, Charity: water, GlobalGiving, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Kiva, Darden Restaurant Group, Groupon, Unilever and Venture3Philanthropya.

    2013

    In 2013, #GivingTuesday was promoted in Australia, Canada and Mexico, including participation by Discover, eBay, Kenneth Cole, Juvenile in Justice, Connecting Up, Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, Filantrofilia and the United Nations Developments Program.



    2014

    In 2014, the United Kingdom-based organizations The Charities Aid Foundation and Blackbaud promoted #GivingTuesday in the media, provided various resources and launched networking initiatives for the event. That year, the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and Crowdwise collaborated to creat the #GivingTower mobile application,[2] which features a large virtual tower created out of “bricks” representing #GivingTuesday donations (shown below, right).



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    About

    Ik neuk jullie allemaal de moeder is a Dutch phrase said by a Dutch-Moroccan student on Dutch television.

    Origin

    The phrase originates from a PowNews video coverage from October 8, 2013 about “Docentendag”, a teacher appreciation day, where a student shows his appreciation by saying “Ik neuk jullie allemaal de moeder” which is incorrect Dutch for “I fuck all of your mothers”.



    Spread

    On November 1, 2013, YouTube user “Party In Backyard” uploaded a mash-up of the phrase with a remix of Pitbull’s “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)”.


    On November 8, 2013, PowNews uploads a new video coverage where a student repeats the same line.


    On November 10, 2014, PowNews uploads new video coverage where a child repeats the same line.


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  • 12/02/14--14:35: Devil May Cry
  • About

    Devil May Cry is a series of video games set in the modern day, developed by Capcom and created by Hideki Kamiya, who is also the creator of Bayonetta. Originally intended to be the fourth instalment in Capcom’s Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry has been cited as the beginning of a sub-genre of action games by the name of “Extreme Action”.

    As of 2013, there are five games in the series, though DmC: Devil May Cry is a reboot rather than a continuation. A compilation of the first three games, Devil May Cry HD Collection, was also released on March 28, 2012.

    Series Origins

    In 1998, after the completion of Resident Evil 3, preliminary work on another instalment of the Resident Evil series began under the direction of Hideki Kamiya. However, it proved to be a radical departure from the original Resident Evil formula and survival horror in general. Rather than abandon the project entirely, the premise was changed and it eventually became the first
    Devil May Cry.

    Although the series is, without a doubt, different from its original inspiration, its lineage is still apparent, from the recurring boss characters and tendency towards grotesque adversaries, the need to solve puzzles to proceed, to the “This Game Contains Scenes Of Violence And Gore” warning at the opening sequence and “You Are Dead” game over screens. The attacks some of the monsters can perform are also reminiscent of its lineage.

    Gameplay

    The gameplay of the series focuses primarily on fast and “stylish” combat; gaining a high style ranking requires long attack and evasion strings while avoiding damage. In later games, the system was slightly modified so players had to vary the attacks used, so as to raise and maintain the style rank. The style rank is tracked during combat with letter grades, from worst to best: D, C, B, A, S. They are also represented by words that start with the first letter of the class (or phrases, in the case of Devil May Cry 2), “Dull” for D for example, in the first game. The third game introduced “SS” and “SSS” ranks, which were also used in the fourth. Each level, or “mission”, is also ranked using these letters. The player’s overall grade is computed as a result of his or her total Style along with time and amount of items collected and used.

    The game also features puzzle-solving and exploration elements retained from its survival horror beginnings, but these are very downplayed; Devil May Cry games put emphasis on action.

    The Devil Trigger ability enables the player’s character to transform into a devil-like form with additional powers, while the character’s strength and speed increase and health is slowly restored.

    Dante is generally the playable character in the games, though Devil May Cry 2 featured two other characters, Lucia and Trish, the Special Edition of Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening allowed players to play as Vergil, and Devil May Cry 4 features a new protagonist named Nero, however Dante appears as a supporting character and is playable through some missions.

    Plot

    The series centers on Dante’s goal of avenging his mother’s murder by exterminating demons. In the process, he encounters and is challenged by his twin brother, Vergil, who Dante thought was dead. As the series progresses it is revealed that the demon emperor Mundus is responsible for the loss of Dante’s mother and the corruption of his brother.
    The chronological order of the Devil May Cry series does not follow the release order of the games. Devil May Cry 3 takes place first as a prequel to Devil May Cry, which is followed by Devil May Cry 4, and then finally Devil May Cry 2. The anime series is set sometime between Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4.

    Devil May Cry 3

    WARNING: SPOILERS

    The story of the series begins in Devil May Cry 3 on Dante’s as-of-yet unnamed shop as a mysterious man named Arkham appears to offer an invitation from Dante’s brother, Vergil. An immense tower erupts from the ground a short distance away from the shop and Dante takes the situation as a challenge. Following numerous battles, Dante arrives at the tower’s summit and encounters Vergil, who defeats Dante in combat and departs. Dante eventually catches up with Vergil in the control room located in the tower’s basement. The brothers battle again until they are interrupted by Lady, then Arkham, who has been manipulating them all to reactivate the tower. Arkham intends to steal the Force Edge, Sparda’s sword, and adquire all of his Power.
    Dante crosses over to the demon world and catches up with Arkham, and he and Vergil work together to bring him down. Dante and Vergil fight yet again, and Dante is victorious. Returning to the human world, Dante meets Lady outside the tower where she coins the phrase “devil may cry” while trying to comfort Dante over the loss of his brother. They form a friendship and a partnership in demon-slaying, and he names his shop “Devil May Cry”.

    Devil May Cry

    WARNING: SPOILERS

    Devil May Cry 1 begins with Dante being attacked in his office by Trish. He easily brushes off her assault and she claims that the demon emperor Mundus is planning a return. Dante explores Mallet Island, encountering a variety of powerful demons, including one named Nelo Angelo.

    Dante is defeated by Nelo Angelo in combat, but Nelo Angelo flees at the sight of Dante’s half of the Perfect Amulet.

    Other encounters with Mundus’ demon generals serve to indicate that Dante has become even more powerful than his father since his initial awakening. Nelo Angelo attacks twice more in later missions, and is eventually revealed to be Dante’s twin brother, Vergil.

    Dante enters the underworld in pursuit of Mundus, where Trish sacrifices herself to save him. Dante uses the emotions triggered by Trish’s actions to release the power of Sparda that Vergil sought in Devil May Cry 3. Dante and Mundus then battle on another plane of existence. Trish returns and lends Dante her power. Dante then defeats Mundus, and he alongside Trish escape as the island collapses, and later work together in the renamed shop, “Devil Never Cry”, although the name was reverted later.

    Devil May Cry 4

    WARNING: SPOILERS

    In Devil May Cry 4, Lady calls upon Dante to investigate the Order of the Sword, a cult-like group that worships Sparda and has been collecting Devil Arms.

    Dante is originally uninterested, but Trish goes on ahead and takes the Sparda sword with her. Later, Nero witnesses Dante assassinate the Order’s leader, Sanctus. Nero attacks Dante and awakens his Devil Bringer arm, only to find that Dante was not taking their fight seriously.

    Nero pursues Dante, and along the way comes to realize that the Order is opening gates to the demon world in order to harness its power. After a battle against Agnus, Nero discovers and magically restores the Yamato, which the Order had found broken in several places. Sanctus is revived through demonic power, and he sets in motion a plan to capture Nero and absorving him into the Savior by kidnapping Kyrie, Nero’s love interest.

    Nero pursues and fights Sanctus, but is ultimately captured and used to form the core of The Savior, a giant demon in the form of a god.

    Dante steps in and destroys all the Hell Gates that the Order has opened, then fights against the Savior. Unable to destroy it from the outside, he leaves that task to Nero to defeat it from the inside. While inside the Savior, Nero kills Sanctus and rescues Kyrie, and ultimately destroys the Savior. Dante entrusts Yamato, which formerly belonged to Vergil, to Nero, and leaves with Trish. Later, at the Devil May Cry shop, Lady pays Dante and Trish for their work. Then, a customer with the password phones in, and the three head out to take on another mission.

    Devil May Cry 2

    WARNING: SPOILERS

    Devil May Cry 2 begins with Dante entering a museum where an important item called the Medaglia is stored. There, also, Lucia, a member of the clan that has for ages been charged with protecting the faithful of Vie de Marli from all incarnations of evil, invites Dante to Dumary Island. Lucia’s mother, Matier, asks Dante to help fight Arius, a businessman who studies and wields demonic power. Dante decides to help.

    Lucia confronts Arius, who reveals that she was his creation. Shortly afterwards, Lucia gives Dante the last of the Arcana before leaving. Dante then encounters Matier again and she asks Dante to take the Arcana to save Lucia. Lucia attacks Arius, though he captures her. Dante arrives and trades the Arcana for Lucia, then attacks Arius, who escapes. A large stream of energy strikes the Uroburos tower and a portal to the demon world is opened. Dante and Lucia argue over who will enter, but ultimately it is Dante who enters the portal to deal with Argosax.

    After Dante departs, Arius returns, though Lucia goes on to defeat him. Within the portal, Dante fights and defeats the partially summoned Argosax. Finding the portal closed, Dante instead drives further into the demon realm on a motorcycle. In the aftermath of the battle, Matier insists to Lucia that Sparda returned from a similar trip.

    Sometime later, in Dante’s shop, Lucia muses about Dante. Outside, the sound of a motorcycle echoes, and Lucia leaves to investigate. The player is not shown whether or not it is Dante.

    Similarities With Bayonetta

    Being two games developed by the same creator (Hideki Kamiya), Bayonetta has several references to the Devil May Cry series. You can see a list of these over here: http://devilmaycry.wikia.com/wiki/Bayonetta#Devil_May_Cry_references

    Also, Bayonetta plays very similarly to the Devil May Cry games in that the player is asked to string together long and stylish combo attacks to defeat foes. Bayonetta is able to double jump, destroy background objects, switch her weapons during play, shape-shift into different and more powerful forms, and slow down time. Gameplay is broken down into multiple chapters. There are also several difficulty modes, ranging from “Very Easy Automatic” (reference to the “Easy Automatic Mode” in DMC1) to “Non-Stop Climax”, and a scoring system that grades the player’s stylishness.

    Additionally, both series have separate gauges for player vitality and magic, with magic being required for special techniques and replenished by executing stylish combos and taunting. Health and magic are extended separately by collecting pieces of different items either purchased from stores or found during gameplay. Healing items of both series follow a similar color pattern: Green items heal health and purple items heal magic. Enemies in both games drop items which are used as currency for purchasing items and new techniques. Also, both series feature unlockable alternate costumes.

    Anime

    An anime for Devil May Cry also exists. Know as Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, It debuted on the WOWOW TV network in Japan on June 14, 2007, and ran 12 episodes.

    The show was produced by the anime studio Madhouse and was directed by Shin Itagaki. Bingo Morihashi, one of the writers for the second, third and fourth games, was also on the writing staff.

    A teaser-trailer, released on the show’s official site, featured pre-production artwork of Dante, the primary protagonist and playable character of the video games, and confirmed him as the show’s main protagonist.

    A second trailer released at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair showed actual animation from the show and included a character and cast list, featuring new characters, such as Patty Lowell (a young orphan girl Dante saves in the first episode, who also lives in Devil May Cry) and Morrison (Dante’s liaison), and other characters from the games, such as Trish and Lady.

    Reception

    The series has been a marketing success, selling over 13 million copies as of September 30, 2013 and all five entries being awarded the “Platinum Title” award by Capcom.

    The success of the series has led to the creation of comic books, manga series, three novelizations, an anime series, guides, collectibles, publications, and a variety of action figures.

    However, Devil May Cry 2 was considered a huge disappointment because of its easy difficulty compared to the original Devil May Cry. Also, Dante’s personality was changed a lot. He became a lot more serious, and that was also not well received by fans and critics.

    Online Presence

    There is a lot of fanart in Tumblr and Deviantart. The Facebook page for Devil May Cry has over 1.800.000 likes. The Twitter page has over 32,000 followers.

    A Devil May Cry Wiki also exists, having over 612 pages about the games, characters (main ones, lesser demons and bosses), items, weapons, locations and music.

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    Cosplay

    Related Memes

    Featuring Dante From The Devil May Cry Series

    Featuring Dante From The Devil May Cry Series is a phrase taken from a seal placed on the cover of the European release of the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call to promote the addition of Dante, the main protagonist from the Devil May Cry series into the game. The addition of the seal on the European release, which wasn’t present on the releases of the game elsewhere, became a target of mock by the gaming community due to Dante’s rather trivial part in the game’s plot.

    Example

    Ur a Faget

    Ur a Faget is a bastardized form of the phrase “You’re a Faggot”, an insult used towards another person’s belief or behavior. The phrase first became popular when it was used in a MS Paint comic featuring the main characters from Devil May Cry 3, Dante and Vergil, and has since been used in exploitable images with the viewer looking disgruntled.
    The comic itself shows a crudely drawn MS Paint style featuring Dante sending a note reading “ur a faget” to his brother Vergil in an over the top manner.

    DmC Dante / Donte

    DmC Dante, also nicknamed as Donte, is the name given by the Devil May Cry fanbase to the New Dante seen in the 2013 reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry. This character is notable for its vulgar and agressive personality, which differs greatly from the original Dante’s more calm and cocky attitude.

    The nickname Donte is mostly used by longtime fans of the series, due to the fact he doesn’t look or act like the original Dante. In some forums, it is listed as short for “Don’t call him Dante”.

    During the game, Dante always shows an agressive behavior and swears on almost every opportunity. When he doesn’t, he tries to be “cool” and appeal to the player, failing most of the time.

    The quote “Fuck You!” also became a notable part of the character because of how many times he says it during the game. One notable scene (before a boss battle) is shown below.

    This version of Dante also appeared as a character in the PlayStation 3 game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a fighting game similiar to Super Smash Brothers, only that fighters need to use super moves to rack up KO’s and features historical Playstation characters.

    While fans reacted negatively to Dante’s look at first, they were surprised as they found out that, while he was still the DmC Dante, his personality from the previous DMC games was left intact, acting and talking like the classic. However, people still wanted the original Dante as an alternate costume or a completely separated character, which never came to be.

    References

    - http://devilmaycry.wikia.com/wiki/Devil_May_Cry_%28series%29
    - http://devilmaycry.wikia.com/wiki/Devil_May_Cry:_The_Animated_Series
    - http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html


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  • 12/02/14--16:15: Hands Up, Don't Shoot
  • About

    “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” is a slogan closely associated with the ongoing anti-police protests in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s Death in Ferguson, Missouri.[1] The phrase is meant to illustrate the circumstances of Brown’s death as initially reported in the news media and later in the grand jury testimony, during which Brown declared that he was unarmed and told Darren Wilson, the police officer involved in the shooting, to “stop shooting” with his hands raised.

    Origin

    The phrase stems from the account as provided by Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown who was with him that day, initially to the news media outlets in August 2014 and later before the grand jury in September. According to Johnson’s account:

    Wilson approached them by the sidewalk in his police SUV and told them to stop, to which Brown and Johnson replied that they were close to home and would shortly be out of the street. Wilson then blocked their pathway and attempted to detain Brown through the window of his vehicle, leading to a physical struggle between the two, during which Wilson drew his weapon and said “I’ll shoot you” or “I’m going to shoot” before firing his weapon at Brown. As Brown and Johnson began to flee from the police car, Wilson fired several more rounds at Brown, who then turned around with his hands raised and said, “I don’t have a gun. Stop shooting!” Wilson then shot Brown several more times, killing him.

    The slogan “hands up, don’t shoot!” was coined by St. Louis protesters, including Hands Up United, a police watchdog activist group based in Ferguson, Missouri formed in the wake of Michael Brown’s death, and spread across the country in the following days of the week.[2]

    Spread

    Throughout August, the phrase was featured in many headlines of news articles covering the protests across the country, as well as reported in the news[3] as a powerful protest symbol against anti-police brutality. On August 15th, 2014, Fast Company published an article[5] titled “‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ and Growing Power of Protest Memes,” which highlighted the instrumental role of visual media in activism and compared the “hands up” gesture to a number of other protest memes, including “We are All Trayvon Martin” and the hoodie images in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death in February 2012. On August 19th, USA Today ran an article[4] titled “Ferguson protests give new meaning to ‘hands up’ sign,” showcasing photographs of protesters with hands in the air.

    St. Louis Rams’ “Hands-Up” Entrance

    On November 30th, several members of the St. Louis Rams,[6] Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens, entered the field with their arms raised in solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson Missouri, before their match against the Oakland Raiders.



    The NFL athletes’ stunt instantly became the talking point of the game, and by the next morning, it blew up into the social media controversy of the day after the St. Louis Police Officers Associations denounced the display by calling it “tasteless, offensive and inflammatory.”[8] The NFL replied they would not adhere to a request from the St. Louis Police Officers Associations to discipline the players.[9] In reply to the Rams’ vice president Kevin Demoff stating that he he “regretted any offense their officers may have taken,” St. Louis County chief Jon Belmar said he “believed it to be an apology,”[10] but this claim was later denied by the St. Louis Rams.[11]

    Walk Out Protests

    On December 1st, the phrase became widely used as the official slogan among the participants of walkout protests in towns across Missouri, as well as several major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Chicago, among others. In Washington D.C., several Democratic members of the Congress, New York’s Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke, as well as Texas’ Al Green, performed the gesture on the House floor in support of the protests.[7]



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  • 12/03/14--12:20: #BlackStormtrooper
  • Overview

    #BlackStormtrooper is a hashtag associated with online backlash surrounding British actor John Boyega’s appearance as a Stormtrooper soldier in the teaser trailer for the upcoming 2015 science fiction film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Background

    On November 28th, 2014, a teaser trailer for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on the Movieclips Trailers YouTube channel (shown below). The trailer opens with a shot of the fictional desert planet Tatooine, where a Stormtrooper (played by Boyega) suddenly pops into frame from below.



    Notable Developments

    Online Reaction

    That day, Twitter users began commenting on Boyega’s appearance with the hashtag #BlackStormtrooper,[1] some of which joked about his race or questioned it’s canonical validity in the Star Wars universe (shown below).



    Also on November 28th, Redditor MatthewWilkes submitted a screen captured image of Boyega from the trailer titled “We ain’t found shit!”, in reference to a scene featuring an African American stormtrooper in the 1987 comedy film Spaceballs. In less than a week, the post gathered more than 4,200 votes (84% upvoted) on the /r/funny[4] subreddit. Meanwhile, in a comment thread about the trailer on the /r/videos[5] subreddit, Redditors discussed Boyega’s appearance in the film. On the following day, IGN Forums[3] member Virus_698 submitted a thread titled “So why is there a black stormtrooper in the new Star Wars movie?”

    Boyega’s Response

    On November 29th, Boyega posted a message on Instagram[2] giving thanks to his fans, along with a statement for certain readers to “Get used to it” (shown below). Within one week, the post gained over 4,700 likes and 690 comments.



    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Internet response to Boyega, including The Daily Dot,[6] The Christian Science Monitor,[7] The Atlantic,[8]CNN[9] and the New York Daily News.[10]

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  • 12/03/14--16:07: Ariana Grande
  • [Work in progress]

    About

    Ariana Grande is a singer and actress known for her roles in the Nickelodeon television shows Sam & Cat and Victorious.

    Career

    In 2008,

    Online History

    Nude Photo Leak

    During a massive leak of celebrity nude photographs known as “The Fappening”, several pictures began circulating that many speculated were of Grande. A spokesperson for Grande responded to the rumors claiming they were “completely fake.”

    Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Performance

    In December 2014, Ariana was hit in the back by a runway model wearing a pair of costume angel wings during her performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (shown below).



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  • 12/03/14--16:29: Random Acts of Pasta
  • Overview

    Random Acts of Pasta is a charitable project launched by Utah resident Matt Tribe to provide free meals for his friends and later, strangers and homeless people, through exploiting American restaurant chain Olive Garden’s “Never Ending Pasta Pass,” a promotional discount program that offers its members unlimited meals for seven weeks for a one-time payment of $100.

    Background

    On September 8th, 2014, Matt Tribe of Salt Lake City, Utah signed up for Olive Garden’s limited-quantity “Never Ending Pasta Pass” program, which allows its cardholders unlimited pasta for seven weeks for a one-time payment of $100, after reading about the deal in a USA Today news article.



    On the day of the launch of the promotion, Tribe discovered a loophole that allows the participants to place take-out orders, so he began gifting his friends free meals from the restaurant in what he dubbed “Random Acts of Pasta.” Soon, Tribe began offering free meals to strangers and homeless people around the city.

    Notable Developments

    On November 13th, 2014, Tribe launched a website to document his experiment at RandomActsofPasta.com.



    On November 26th, Tribe uploaded a YouTube video of himself telling the story behind the project and delivering food to the homeless, which garnered more than 564,000 views within the first week. On November 28th, Redditor impressive_specimen submitted Tribe’s video to /r/video, which gave a significant boost in exposure to the project.



    News Media Coverage

    On November 30th, Business Insider picked up on the Random Acts of Pasta project in an article titled “This Man Used His Unlimited Olive Garden Pasta Pass To Feed The Homeless.” In the following days, Tribes’ one-man charitable campaign was covered by several major news blogs and mainstream outlets, including Death and Taxes, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, ABC News and USA Today.

    Viral Marketing Hoax Suspicion

    Meanwhile on Reddit, Tribe’s project immediately came under scrutiny from many commenters who raised suspicions that Tribe’s goodwill campaign may have been a marketing hoax devised by the American restaurant retail chain. On November 29th, Olive Garden issued responses denying any direct involvement in Random Acts of Pasta via company’s official Twitter account.



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  • 12/03/14--21:30: Prehistoric Dinosaur
  • this entry sucks, i know :/.
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    About

    The Prehistoric Dinosaur was a fad in YTMND started by prairiedogeric10. with the AT&T Mike TTS voices saying hateful thing about longnecks. and saying “roar roar roar” in the final.

    Origin

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    The original site was made by prairiedogeric10 on November 19th, 2008, Prehistoric Dinosaur introduces himself
    prairiedogeric10 liked the concept of the moon man fad, he took a gif from the famous website pogo from the dinosaur, know as a zoppa from the club pogo and poppa zoppa and used a tts voice. AT&T Mike TTS. The Prehistoric Dinosaur Really hates longnecks and saying that will murder him.

    Spread

    the Prehistoric Dinosaur Fad Was never caught on until late July of 2009. much of YTMND users were aware that he existed, just prairiedogeric10 creates sites about him, a YTMND User lickitwellhiem created a few and DarthWang tried to counter the Prehistoric Dinosaur Fad, creating mr.meteor, but this never caught on. Then prairiedogeric10 created the site
    Prehistoric Dinosaur receives a rude awakening. falcon176 started making Prehistoric Dinosaur sites.

    Moon Man Fad

    The Moon Man fad was created on May 31st, 2007 by YTMND user farkle. The original Moon Man site featured an animated GIF of former McDonald’s mascot Mac Tonight, playing the piano along to the popular fad song “Macarron Chacarron” by El Chombo. While the fad originally started out with Moon Man jamming out to YTMND fad music on his piano, the majority of Moon Man sites feature him talking using AT&T Labs Text To Speech (the official Moon Man voice is AT&T Mike) and often features a long chanting of “KKK!”

    Notable Examples

    on YTMND , these are the prehistoric dinosaur made by ytmnd users
    Prehistoric Dinosaur fills you in on reality (by RonaldRayGun)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur plays monopoly (by falcon176)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur enjoys the weekend with his new friend (by Famery-Gai)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur sings his song (by Rellikmit)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur takes your longneck grandmother to the ice cream social (by Raamrod)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur causes an ice age (by DarthWang)"
    Prehistoric Dinosaur says no to the existence of long neck dinosaurs (by FuckOffLongNecks)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur Applies For A Credit Card (by kujo62)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur Trips on Mushrooms (by ficklefackle)
    Holiday Prehistoric Dinosaur Sings Us A Song PS. His Hat Is Dancing To The Music (by MoonDinosaurPreMan)
    prehistoric dinosaur make a shout out to his homies (by dudeguy17654)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur rapes Topsy Hornington III’s ear canal (by Incentive)
    Prehistoric Dinosaur is being introduced to whole new levels of carnage (by Krangar18)

    External References

    [1]YTMND wiki – Prehistoric Dinosaur

    [2]YTMNDPrehistoric Dinosaur

    [3]YTMNDSearch Prehistoric Dinosaur

    [4]YTMNDPrairiedogeric10

    [5]Pogo – Pogo

    [6]Club Pogo – Club Pogo

    [7]PoppaZoppa – PoppaZoppa


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  • 12/03/14--23:30: Linux
  • WORK IN PROGRESS
    If you are knowledgeable regarding Linux, its history, or the culture surrounding it, please apply for editorship.


    About

    Linux is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system based around the Linux kernel. Often depicted as a more complex alternative to mainstream operating systems Windows and Mac, it is notable for prioritizing utility over aesthetic appeal. Its primary market is on servers and embedded devices, but desktop use has increased in recent years.

    History

    The first version of Linux was released on October 5th, 1991 by Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds.[2] The creation of Linux was heavily inspired by MINIX, another operating system created by professor Andrew S. Tanenbaum as a teaching tool.

    The Linux Kernel

    Distributions

    Android

    Online Presence

    Tux

    Tux is the official mascot of Linux. Although most commonly depicted as a sitting penguin, different distributions of Linux often feature their own unique stylistic versions.[1]



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    Richard Stallman

    Richard Stallman is the head and founder of the GNU Project, an online mass collaboration from which most Linux distributions draw their userspace from. Stallman is known for his fanatical dedication to free software, to the point that he accuses other contributors of being “traitorous”.[3] Because of this, in many online communities, Stallman is often depicted as having a personality similar to a drug addict or a conspiracy theorist.

    Install Gentoo

    On 4chan’s /g/ board and elsewhere, Install Gentoo is a sarcastic phrase used to mock inexperienced users into replacing their current operating system with Gentoo Linux, a distribution known for being newbie-unfriendly. The meme can be seen as analogous in usage to Alt+F4 and Delete System32.

    Sudo Apt Get

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  • 12/04/14--11:33: Nimh
  • About

    Nimh is a well known player in the Second Life community. Known for his fierce temper, he gained notoriety after he was recorded losing it at other players in-game. He is often the target of trolling, as many players enjoy what he has to say. He has been recorded yelling racist, sexist, and many other slurs at others, and often argues about political and world events. A video was uploaded to Youtube October 26 2011 of nimh that gave him his notoriety.



    However, some believe Nimh is a troll, which has yet to be confirmed. On occasion, he is seen with his girlfriend who often joins him in some of his arguments.

    Spread

    As more and more videos of him were uploaded, many players who could recognize his voice would record his conversations with other players. It is unknown whether or not he has any knowledge of his status.

    Notable Videos










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  • 12/04/14--11:57: Make Me Choose
  • About

    Make Me Choose is a series of online questionnaires found on Tumblr in which the poller asks his or her followers to provide two choices of answers within the same category to choose from, bearing many similarities to the conversational party game "would you rather…”[5]

    Origin

    On August 15th, 2012, YouTubers Alex Day and Charlie McDonnell published a post on Tumblr[4] inviting followers to select different “shows,” “characters,” “pairings” and anything else for them to “choose between.” In the following three years, the post received upwards of 250,000 notes.



    Spread

    On November 30th, 2012, the Ask-Memes Tumblr[1] blog published a post asking followers to submit two different “characters,” “ships” and “fandoms” for the blog to choose between (shown below). In the first two years, the post gained over 59,900 notes.



    On July 3rd, 2013, the Question-Meme Tumblr[2] blog published a post urging followers to submit two blank options for the blog to pick between, gathering more than 310,000 notes in the next two years.



    On October 17th, 2014, Tumblr user rosewolfy posted a response to an anonymous “make me choose” question, selecting the Harry Potter character Hermione Granger over the character Ginny Weasly (shown below). In two months, the post gained over 11,100 notes. On December 2nd, “Make Me Choose” was listed as the 7th “most reblogged meme” by the official Tumblr[3]“Year in Review” blog.



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  • 12/04/14--13:50: Creepy Marshtomp
  • About

    Creepy Marshstomp (キモ過ぎる) is a photoshop meme based on a screen-captured image of the blank-eyed Pokémon Marshtomp (an evolved form of the Mudkip) from Nintendo’s Generation VI Pokemon RPG titles that began circulating among Japanese Twitter users in November 2014.

    Origin

    On November 22nd, 2014, the day after the official release of Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Twitter user @kuroarivega[4] tweeted an illustration of a Mudkip juxtaposed next to the in-game avatar of Marshstomp as portrayed in the game, while noting that the evolved form of the Pokémon had the “eyes of a killer” (shown below). In the first two weeks, the tweet gained over 100 retweets and 60 favorites.



    Spread

    On November 25th, Twitter user @Zenmai_AbsoL[5] tweeted another screenshot of Marshstomp from the game with a list of several possible scenarios that may have caused Marshstomp’s blank-eyed facial expression, such as failing an exam, losing a video game collection and general feeling of apathy (shown below, left). On November 27th, Twitter user Seo_t[3]posted a photoshopped image of several Marshstomps on the Splash Mountain log-flume ride at Walt Disney World (shown below, right). In the first week, the tweet gained over 21,200 retweets and 19,700 favorites.



    Marshstomp photoshopped into a scene from the ending sequence of the Japanese role-playing game and animated TV series Yo-Kai Watch, which garnered upwards of 4,600 retweets and 3,900 favorites that week (shown below). On November 28th, Redditor Taehoonger posted an Imgur gallery featuring notable instances of photoshopped images to the /r/pokemon[6]subreddit, which received more than 780 votes (96% upvoted) in less than a week. In the coming days, the Japanese culture news sites RocketNews[1] and Kotaku[2] reported on the latest Pokemon photoshop meme trending on Twitter Japan.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]RocketNews – Surreal Mashups by Pokemon Fans

    [2]Kotaku – Creepy Pokemon

    [3]Twitter – Seo_t

    [4]Twitter – kuroarivega

    [5]Twitter – Zenmai_Abso:

    [6]Reddit – Japans Loving Marshtomp ATM


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  • 12/04/14--18:18: Megami Tensei
  • About

    Megami Tensei (Japanese: 女神転生?, “Rebirth of the Goddess”), commonly abbreviated as MegaTen (メガテン?), is a role-playing video game metaseries which was originally based on the novel series Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani (taking its name from the title of the first of those novels) and has gone to become one of the major franchises of the genre in its native country. The games are published by Atlus with the exception of the Famicom games, which were published by Namco.

    Although most games in the series have independent stories, the Megami Tensei series has many common elements. Demons and mythology are prominent in each installment, usually giving players a chance to recruit demons into the battle party. Other common elements include certain game mechanics and plot themes. Most games in the series feature nonlinear gameplay offering freedom of choice between branching paths and multiple endings, a conversation system allowing players to engage enemies in conversation, the ability to use or capture monsters, and a moral alignment system.

    Megami Tensei games have met commercial and critical success and the series is usually known as the third main RPG series in Japan, after Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Several games from the series have been released in the west and found praise from critics.

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    The first game, Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei, was based on the novel of the same name by Aya Nishitani. It was released in Japan in 1987 for both the MSX and the Famicom. Alongside its sequel, Megami Tensei II, these are the only two games in the series to have only Megami Tensei in their name. Kyūyaku Megami Tensei (旧約・女神転生?), the title of the Super Famicom remake of the first two MegaTen games, translates to “Old Testament Reincarnation of the Goddess”. The flagship series then became the Shin Megami Tensei (真・女神転生?) series, which translates to “Reincarnation of the True Goddess”, the Shin in this case being a pun on the shin (新?) meaning “new”. As a spin-off of Megami Tensei, it eventually became the de facto subtitle of all non-Japanese Megami Tensei releases and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey was the first game in the series to be developed with localization in mind

    Spin-offs

    the series has spin-offs were are localizated

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

    Devil Summoner is a spinoff of the Megami Tensei series of games and the first game in the Devil Summoner franchise. A sequel, titled Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was released in 1997. A third game in the series (and a prequel), titled Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army was released in 2006. A fourth game in the series, and a sequel to the previous game, titled Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon was released in 2008.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga, known in Japan as Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner (Digital Devil Saga アバタール・チューナー Dejitaru Debiru Sāga Abatāru Chūnā?), is a duology of PlayStation 2 role-playing video games developed by Atlus. It is a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series of video games; the story focuses on specific who become demons and have to consume their own to win a war and reach the “Nirvana”. The first game was released in Japan on July 15, 2004. The story to Digital Devil Saga is continued with its direct sequel Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2, known in Japan as Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2 (Digital Devil Saga アバタール・チューナー2 Dejitaru Debiru Sāga Abatāru Chūnā Tsū?) where the returning characters find themselves in a postapocalyptic world.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, known in Japan as Megami Ibunroku Debiru Sabaibā (女神異聞録:デビルサバイバー?, lit. “Alternate Tales of the Goddess: Devil Survivor”), is a role-playing game in the Megami Tensei series developed by Atlus for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on January 15, 2009, and in North America on June 23, 2009. An enhanced port for the Nintendo 3DS, Devil Survivor Overclocked (デビルサバイバー オーバークロック Debiru Sabaibā Obākurokku?), was also developed by Atlus in 2011 for Japan and North America while in 2013 for Europe.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

    The first game for the Persona series was released in 1996 under the name Revelations: Persona. It wasn’t until the second game, Persona II: Innocent Sin for Playstation, that the series was recognized as its own franchise.
    With the release of Persona 3 and Persona 4 for PS2, the series began to garner a lot of attention both in Japan as well as outside of Japan. Localized releases from Atlus USA drew the attention of Western audiences with the release of Persona 3 (2007) and Persona 3 FES (2008).

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    Featuring Dante From The Devil May Cry Series

    Featuring Dante From The Devil May Cry Series is a phrase taken from a seal placed on the cover of the European release of the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call to promote the addition of Dante, the main protagonist from the Devil May Cry series into the game. The addition of the seal on the European release, which wasn’t present on the releases of the game elsewhere, became a target of mock by the gaming community due to Dante’s rather trivial part in the game’s plot.


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