Dragon Balls And Creepy Asterisks

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November 20: Dragon Balls And Creepy Asterisks


On “This Day in Meme History,” we’ve got everything from meme-rich subcultures to iconic webcomics and more. First up on this fine Saturday is the anime series “Dragon Ball,” one of the most-memed animes of all time, followed by the internet trend of “Creepy Asterisks” and then the exploitable format “Bobby Created Opposite of Art” from the “Extra Fabulous Comics” series that’s inspired numerous other meme formats over the years.
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Dragon Ball: The Balls Are Inert

Originally a Japanese manga series from 1984 to 1995, “Dragon Ball” was adapted into two anime series in the mid-1990s that were shown to most American audiences via Toonami. Since its debut and rapid growth, the anime has inspired countless classic memes from “It’s Over 9000” and “Shoop Da Whoop” to “Balls are Inert” and more, cementing “Dragon Ball’s” place among the most memed animes of all internet history. Read more.
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Creepy Asterisks: *Tips Fedora*

From memes like *Tips Fedora* to OwO What's This? and more, “Creepy Asterisks” are an internet trend that stems from the old action of roleplaying via text, only in this case, the term applies to cringeworthy messages. The trope grew popular online after the creation of a subreddit devoted to such text messages in 2016, now hosting countless examples of weird flirtatious and overtly sexual texts. Read more.
 
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Bobby Created Opposite of Art: Not Everything Can Be Art

This Extra Fabulous Comics strip in which an art teacher tells a class that anything can be art, only to look at a character named Bobby and his drawing before declaring "Bobby has created the opposite of art," has been used as an exploitable in various memes since early 2018. By changing the original artwork from Bobby into any range of humorous images, this meme still pops up occasionally all these years later. Read more.
 
 
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Aunt Cass Checks Your Browser History

Aunt Cass Checks Your Browser History refers to an NSFW POV animation by Newgrounds user Redmoa where Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6 talks about checking the viewer's browser history and finding they're interested in a "specific type" of adult content, then offering to let the viewer experience the "real thing" before disrobing and engaging in a sexual act with a faceless character, meant to be the viewer. The video was uploaded to Newgrounds in September 2021 and inspired numerous safe-for-work (SFW) edits altering various aspects of the animation to change the context. The meme is similar to the Busty Aunt Cass meme that went viral at the end of 2020.

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John Darksoul / John Dark Soul

John Darksoul or John Dark Soul is a joke name given to the player character of the Dark Souls series of video games, imagining if the customizable, silent player character of the games were a scripted protagonist akin to generic, playable main characters in other AAA video games. Over time, the meme evolved such that humorous customizations of the player character were dubbed "John Darksoul" and posted with the copypasta, "That's John Darksoul, the titular protagonist of Dark Souls."

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