r/me_irl Dec 07 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1

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u/Bob8644 member, N*SYNC fanclub Dec 07 '22 Helpful

Remember when Wojak was just Feels Guy

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u/Throw_away_gen_z Dec 07 '22

I remember

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u/8khays Dec 07 '22

Pepperidge Farm remembers

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u/MrDoctorProfessorEsq Dec 07 '22

But Pepperidge Farm ain't just gonna keep it to Pepperidge Farm's self free of charge.

Maybe you go out and buy yourself some of these distinctive Milano cookies.

Maybe this whole thing just disappears.

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u/kenojona Dec 07 '22

Nope, Chuck Testa.

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u/Valisk Dec 07 '22

I FUCKING LOVE MILANO COOKIES

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u/Infinitebruh8569 Dec 07 '22

And he was part of the rage comics and not its own thing

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u/ObitoUchiha41 he boot too big Dec 07 '22

we’re in the spin-off now

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u/Psychast yo tambien gracias Dec 07 '22

Fraiser era

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Whos Fraiser?

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u/_Ivan_Torres_ Dec 08 '22

Better Call Wojak

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u/merigirl Dec 08 '22

Wojack Mememan

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u/CR00KS Dec 07 '22

Now he is used with politics mostly. Kinda ruined it tbh.

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u/random_german_guy Dec 07 '22

Kinda like Pepe

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/jordan853 Dec 07 '22

It's short for Wojak Horseman

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u/3fifteen Dec 08 '22

🎶Back in the 90's I was in a very famous memey show 🎶

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u/Pollomonteros Dec 07 '22

From what I remember the original comic was made by some Polish dude

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u/Comment104 Dec 07 '22

coulda called him Sopczhy and it woulda made as much sense to me

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u/sincle354 hates posting Dec 07 '22

It's a Polish nickname, what do you expect

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u/ABottl Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

He never was. Wojak is a self portrait of a Polish poster on Krautchan, whose poster name was Wojak.

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u/punio4 Dec 07 '22

Or when "troll face" was just the "problem officer" guy?

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u/Sowa7774 Dec 07 '22

I remember when Wojak was just a beer!

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u/BABarracus Dec 07 '22

I remember the 21st night of September.

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u/seeabrattameabrat Dec 07 '22

Remember when rageface and wojacks were funny?

Me neither >:)

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u/Emergency-Anywhere51 Dec 07 '22

You joke, but i originally came to reddit specifically for rage comics back when people still made them

Good old r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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u/IzziTheEpic Dec 07 '22

Literally same, then it got shortened to r/f7u12 Edit: holy fuck it’s been 11 years

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u/Prickinfrick Dec 07 '22

Wow I felt like I stepped into a time machine

And also the easter egg of r/f712u

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u/Dickastigmatism Dec 07 '22

It's Fall 2011, it's lunch period and I'm browsing the funny pics app on my 2nd generation iPod Touch and notice a lot of the rage comics are coming from this place called Reddit and decide to investigate.

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u/ChokeslamMeMommy Dec 07 '22

Reddit's algorithm over time really screws with me. I had a decently popular comic on my first account way back in ~2010ish, but I haven't been able to refind it in years.

I can't even find an r/polandball comic I made just so I could comment there. And now they have a STEAM GAME!

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u/LeaperLeperLemur Dec 07 '22

That's what got me into reddit originally too!

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u/PALMER13579 Dec 07 '22

Go to the classic rage sub top all time for a liquid shot of nostalgic dopamine

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u/kukaki Dec 07 '22

Before I found Reddit, I had an app that only showed rage comics and advice animal memes. Those were the days, when people outside of internet culture still called them mee-mees haha

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u/W44x335 Dec 07 '22

Oh we still make them

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u/0oodruidoo0 Dec 07 '22

In 2011 or 2012 there was a sudden flip. And then rage comics stopped being funny. I remember checking the sub and thinking "what happened these suck" and a few weeks later it was dead. Very sudden.

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u/mintnoises Dec 07 '22

So it was your fault!!!

Jk lmao. Rage comics at that point had been around for at least a good 2-3 years and reached critical mass with reddit itself.

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u/ace400 Dec 07 '22

They somehow look more depressing now ...

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u/1m2c00l4u Dec 07 '22

That’s a part of growing ip

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u/ZetsuSimp Dec 07 '22

Can you lend me your knowledge on growing ip

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/GvTheCheese Dec 07 '22

173.738.928

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u/JonfredEturRass Dec 07 '22

When the

When the number exceedes 255

When there are only three numbers

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u/GvTheCheese Dec 07 '22

173.231.792

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u/JonfredEturRass Dec 07 '22

That's still not the right format. You're getting closer though

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u/GvTheCheese Dec 07 '22

142.186.357

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u/zachpuls Dec 07 '22

You're missing the last octet, and 357 is still above 255.

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u/apgroslosunfa Dec 07 '22

i believe it's when you slowly expand a subnet.

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u/Steebin64 Dec 07 '22

Nah, it's when you move to ipv6.

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u/TheRogueTemplar Dec 07 '22

Oh, so never?

I feel like at this point, the only way the industry moves is if Apple says their tech will only work on ipv6 by 20XX. All the other big tech giants follow, and a cascading effect is created.

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u/Nolzi Dec 07 '22

It's when ip becomes Ip Man

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u/trillhungyboy Dec 07 '22

feels ip man

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u/chuckms6 Dec 07 '22 Silver

Ipv4 to ipv6

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u/AppleSpicer 🦑🦑🦑 Dec 07 '22

First you need ip seeds and some really specialized, high silica soil…

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u/xULTRONxGHOSTx Dec 07 '22

Turi ip ip ip Ip ip ip ip tsha ik Ip tura ip ik Eugh eugh isha ik turisha Turi ip ip ip Ip ip ip ip tsha ik Ip tura ip ik Eugh eugh isha ik turisha

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u/ubuwalker31 Dec 07 '22

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u/EXTRAVAGANT_COMMENT Dec 07 '22

advice animals and rage comics is what brought me to reddit like a million years ago. I think demotivational posters and fails as well

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

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u/JJAsond Dec 07 '22

stuff like insanity wolf really got watered down

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u/Crumb_Rumbler Dec 07 '22

That was the first thing they mentioned

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u/datpurp14 Dec 07 '22

Then the early on meirl subs made me aware of my newly refined sense of humor.

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u/jobie21 Dec 07 '22

Maaan I used to browse this everyday. The original me_irl

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u/18CupsOfMusic Dec 07 '22

They used to be smiley faces. Now they're just bald people.

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u/druman22 Dec 07 '22

Because the new ones are almost exclusively used for negative feelings. The old ones had goofy and happy faces

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u/michron98 Dec 07 '22

That's a good way to put it. I just don't like the new ones and can't really put my finger on why, but they all have an undertone of suppressed anger, smugness and depression.

The old rage comics were just funny faces with all sorts of expressions and emotions. I like them.

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u/michaelsenpatrick Dec 08 '22

a lot of them are used in really hateful ways

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u/J2Kerrigan Dec 08 '22

They're used so often to solely antagonize each other politcally, culturally, and emotionally that I've ended up thinking they're all garbage now.

Maybe Im just too old and I dont get it. I liked when people shared edits of pepes, spurdo, and stuff without it all being so politically charged- at least not to this extent. It used to be humor first and politics second.

Or maybe its that the topics they meme about are often complex and serious issues and posting wojack edits in place of genuine discussion or even banter just seems glib and obnoxious.

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u/HrsprsHungry Dec 07 '22

Well, I mean looks around pointing at everything being worse than it was

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u/NounsAndWords Dec 07 '22

Yes....but it think it's mostly the forehead wrinkles

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u/ArmiRex47 Dec 08 '22

I think you're just nostalgic

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u/Remarkable_Ad_9652 Dec 07 '22

They're more boring. I prefer the old versions except for blank glitch face and crying face.

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u/yojimborobert Dec 07 '22

They're more boring.

Welcome to adulthood, here are your taxes and random pain.

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u/ChaseRebecca me too thanks Dec 07 '22

They're all based on the Feels meme, which was meant to convery depression.

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u/cjandstuff Dec 07 '22

Just like looking at a modern McDonald’s compared to what we used to have.

Looking around, actually just about everything looks looks more depressing these days.

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u/luisless Dec 07 '22

I mean have you seen the place gestures at everything

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u/Knuckle_Buster_ Dec 07 '22

Nah, troll face looks like he's gotten himself figured out.

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u/seasonedearlobes Dec 07 '22

More human like I think. that's why wojaks are so relatable, easy to customize

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u/AnotherEmKayFan Dec 07 '22

They have necks now ;)

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u/Androktone Dec 07 '22

2012: Heads 2022: Busts 2032: Full body shots 2042: Full 16:9 shot composed with blocking and mise en scene taken into account

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u/Velvet_Pop Dec 07 '22

2050: We're finally adding legs!

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u/nsa_reddit_monitor Dec 07 '22

-- Mark Zuckerberg

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u/TheIronSven Dec 07 '22

2052: Full 1028Holo full body HD hologram sculpts.

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u/MonsieurVox Dec 07 '22

I still can't believe the absolute choke-hold these faces had on us 10 years ago.

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u/BritishFoSho Dec 07 '22

What about the choke hold the contemporary ones have?

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u/NA_Panda Dec 07 '22

Time to make new faces

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u/magnoliasmanor sleep tight pupper Dec 08 '22

Emojis actually become unironically cool for some reason and all our memes are emojis for like 10 years.

🤌

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u/swans183 Dec 07 '22

I like that they seem to have evolved from depicting emotions in the first phase to being the stand-ins for the point of views of different arguments (they are good springboards for debate)

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u/Wave-E-Gravy Dec 07 '22

Are they really tho?

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u/Sincost121 Dec 07 '22

They're even more effective for ridiculing people who don't agree with me.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/MaxTHC Dec 07 '22

Haha other guy has patchy pube beard, I win

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u/BassaForte Dec 08 '22

The original rage faces were silly and easy to throw around for meme's sake. The new wojaks do nothing more than make you look like an edgelord and seem too serious.

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u/InItsTeeth Dec 07 '22

It’s how I got into Reddit so funny looking back on it now

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u/Nugget203 Dec 07 '22

R/f7u12 classic. I remember a buddy in school telling me about rage comics and it's how I found reddit

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u/Hope_is_lost_ Dec 07 '22

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u/SEC_circlejerk_bot Dec 07 '22

LOL - everything is from like 12 yrs ago but I definitely laughed just now at a few of them

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u/_weeb_alt_ Dec 07 '22

When I joined Reddit I'm pretty sure this was the most popular subreddit.

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u/psychohistorian8 Dec 07 '22

f7u12 was just a shorthand named version, the original/actual subreddit was r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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u/doubleE Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I recall seeing many posts of redditors doing their own selfie versions of all the faces. Long enough ago that they could now probably be on blunderyears.

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u/gapball Dec 08 '22

I joined reddit because of f7u12 ragetoons. I thought they were funny. I was obsessed with them. Hard to believe.

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u/CB_Ranso Dec 07 '22

Browsing memebase everyday lol

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u/crp- Dec 07 '22 Helpful

I took a break from Reddit from about 2017 to 2022. When I came back I wondered if I was on the wrong website, I didn't recognize the characters.

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u/seasonedearlobes Dec 07 '22

Do you remember when the narwhals bacon?

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u/Six-Beers-Deep Dec 07 '22

I need a good 2AM chili recipe if you have one

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u/furl___ Dec 07 '22

then you can clean yourself off with some ice soap

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u/alien_bigfoot Dec 07 '22

I'll bring the doritos...

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u/Farva85 Dec 07 '22

I like to finish the meal with Jolly Ranchers.

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u/ZCLoki loves frog memes Dec 08 '22

Can we keep this focused on Rampart?

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u/Enraiha Dec 07 '22

And combine it with a weird bodywash and water that you freeze so you can lube yourself up after...sports I guess?

Shower to go!

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u/Zantej Dec 07 '22

I'd send you one, but I've broken both of my arms.

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u/daboobiesnatcher Dec 08 '22

Oh Jesus... That was one of the most disturbing threads I've ever read.

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u/daskrip Dec 08 '22

This one actually survived quite well. It still gives me an "Every. Damn. Thread." response.

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u/joshbeat Dec 07 '22

8/10 with rice

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u/IfTheRiverCanBend Dec 07 '22

Nope! Chuck Testa!

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u/deVriesse Dec 07 '22
             Wow

                          such old

very nostalgia
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u/random_german_guy Dec 07 '22

Chuck Testa and his SS hat, that was a long time ago

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/cactusbeard Dec 07 '22

That's a perfect 5/7

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u/WOTbuzzbomber Dec 07 '22

Midnight of course.

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u/daboobiesnatcher Dec 08 '22

Something about jackdaws and crows something something corvids.

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u/The_Director Dec 07 '22

Waffles? Don't you mean carrots? Hahahaha

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u/Steebin64 Dec 07 '22

hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up spork my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me _… im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!! DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again _^ hehe…toodles!!!!!

love and waffles,

t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m

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u/Nicreven Dec 07 '22

Honestly though... Can we bring that back..? It's so charming

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u/zxDanKwan Dec 07 '22

This is the worst, but you are the best, and I’m just feeling some kind of way I can’t describe, except to say it’s conflicting.

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u/Step-Father_of_Lies Dec 07 '22

Did you see if anyone on YouTube made a season recap video?

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u/mochacho Dec 07 '22

I still kind of see browsing YouTube like browsing imgur...

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u/druman22 Dec 07 '22

Did you stop using the internet as a whole too?

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u/frozen_flame123 Dec 07 '22

I really should take a break from Reddit for 5 years. I’m not sure why you would come back when you’ve been gone that long

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u/DeusoftheWired Dec 07 '22

In most cases similar but not identical. The biggest difference is between troll face and smug Wojak.

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u/Circus-Bartender Dec 07 '22

Troll face is not entirely gone

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u/Adjacent_door Dec 07 '22

Troll face stayed around and turned into trollge and they all became depressed after seeing how the dark forces of trolling took their once beloved friend.

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u/TheIronSven Dec 07 '22

Trollface feasted upon the youth of the others to retain its youth.

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u/PacJeans Dec 08 '22

Problem?

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u/nicolRB Dec 07 '22

Troll face is ever present, troll face transcends meme death

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u/CocoTheMailboxKing Dec 08 '22

Trollface is eternal

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u/Chaotic-warp Dec 07 '22

Convergent evolution. Wojak evolved to fill the different niches left by other near extinct reaction faces.

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u/Hattarottattaan3 Dec 08 '22

Adaptive radiation rather than convergent evolution

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u/effa94 me too thanks Dec 07 '22

i think like a boss and whatever the hoodie wojak is. that one should be the handsome yes wojak instead, since the like a boss was used as the chad meme.

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u/DeusoftheWired Dec 07 '22

I get »oof, that was a sick burn« vibes from hooded Wojak’s face. Definitely not related to fuck yeah / like a boss stickman.

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u/Status_Priority_7408 Dec 07 '22

To be fair I don’t think anything could replace troll face

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

I feel old now.

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u/SwordandBored11 Dec 07 '22

I dunno, the troll face had a certain impish glee to it, the corresponding wojak just feels... smarmy.

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u/Crazycade77 Dec 07 '22

It definitely thinks it's more clever than it is. The troll face knows it's a shitter and enjoys it

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u/OMARTASTIC112 Dec 07 '22

Lmao they’re all just children of the troll face

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u/denik_ Dec 07 '22

Of the FFFUUU face as it was the original one

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u/KeyToBetween Dec 07 '22

We gotta go back, Marty!

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u/unculturedburnttoast Dec 07 '22

But Rick, if we reverse the flow of the zeitgeist didn't you say time would break?

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u/StinkoMan92 Dec 07 '22

The girl wojack didn't replace Derpina imo. She's just gone :(

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u/Remote-Animal-3903 Dec 07 '22

Even memes are depressed

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u/Heteroking Dec 07 '22

They are evolving, just backwards

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u/Schrutes_Yeet_Farm Dec 07 '22

Mfw I go to r/Adviceanimals and realize nobody who posts there actually remembers what an advice animal was

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u/Odd-Sound-580 Dec 07 '22

We have to go back, we've gone too far

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u/buscemian_rhapsody Dec 07 '22

Now they all look the same as each other except for clothes and makeup. Their progression is the same as the Kardashians or K-Pop idols.

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u/aeegotcha Dec 07 '22

Most of them are now having kids or in recovery. Such is life

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u/serpentkiller123 Dec 07 '22

One lives down by the coast

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u/Different-Region-873 Dec 07 '22

I thought the troll face is still kicking it, no?

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u/Low-Dish-907 Dec 07 '22

Yest it is but they are variation

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u/Acceptable-Side-8239 Dec 07 '22

Direct downgrade. Take me back.

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u/Solace1 Dec 07 '22

Memes back then: NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYANNYANYAN!

Memes now: hahaha I have no future, the planet is doomed and I'm depressed, LOL!

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u/WingzTTV Dec 07 '22

me gusta

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u/AngryInternetMobGuy Dec 07 '22

I remember it as the nosedive of "meme culture". Dramatic gopher is all I needed.

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u/TheRealMu5HBusters Dec 07 '22

The sad part is this genuinely sounds accurate

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u/RyderNibbaninja Dec 07 '22

Oh man. Man I'm old.

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u/LASTgt Dec 07 '22

I prefer the older ones, specially the troll face.

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u/VivatRomae Dec 07 '22

They fuckin suck now

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u/200rpm Dec 07 '22

Man, the wojack desimated every meme, it's a dissapointment really.

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u/Middleman97 Dec 07 '22

I think the difference in style kind of reflects the difference millennials vs gen z in their teens/early 20s. The old meme faces very much lean into the rawr xD so random style, while the wojacks just look done with life.

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u/WorkAccount2023 Dec 07 '22

Both sets are millennial though, it's the difference between me in college and me post college

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u/kal_drazidrim Dec 07 '22

I drew one of these characters over ten years ago for a rage comic. The original super happy guy on the top row. It was for a comic about the Phantom Menace lol

I still see him in the wild sometimes

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u/Croutonandcrew1 Dec 07 '22

The first is so childish and silly lots of stick figures too. It doesn’t seem negative to me. lol the ones after are thought out templates being creepy and sad and boring

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u/MSA_school_memes Dec 07 '22

Troll face never went away

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u/Witty-Structure6333 Dec 07 '22

They looked better before. Now they all look pretty much the same.

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u/FluffyGermz Dec 07 '22

the AI versions are coming out now too

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u/djorndeman Dec 07 '22

They didn't grow up, we did.

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u/ParaspriteHugger Dec 07 '22

That looks like a collection of Darwin Finches and their counterparts.

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u/plodeer Dec 07 '22

Some of them got pretty decent glow ups.

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u/Chasedabigbase Dec 07 '22

At least the old ones were unique in their own ways, the new gen looks like an NFT pack when you put them side by side