Jan 25, 2014 at 12:02PM EST
I might be waving the flags a little early, but I think we’ll need to be careful with this entry. See, the reason the Cringeworthy board went to heck is because the definition of cringe is somewhat broad, which is why such diverse and often inapplicable material was posted there. The elucidation of ‘edge’ could span from genuine tryhard edgy posts, to amateur grimdark art, to excess Gothic attire, all the way back to stubborn fedora folk. All I mean is it’d better be made clear what kind of stuff should be posted here, otherwise there might be a torrent of half-assed pictures with a mild seasoning of edginess; and we’ve seen what kind of trouble that causes. I dunno, maybe I’m just worrying over nothing; maybe we’ve learnt our lesson. Time’ll tell.
That aside, the entry looks promising. It’s hard to find anywhere this phrase doesn’t pop up. +1 confirm.
Jan 26, 2014 at 01:36PM EST in reply to ThatsWhyNot
Oh, you have good reason to worry. The “edgy” thing is already being overused. To me, its proper use is for when someone is doing something dark to impress or provoke and fails at it. Insincerity and clumsy execution are the key factors that make it mockable.
Instead though, I’ve seen the term used for everything from zalgo to genuinely depressed people to good art with a dark theme to rudely stated political arguments. It’s already becoming a near-meaningless term for me.
Jan 28, 2014 at 01:23PM EST in reply to ThatsWhyNot
Great comment, it might actually save the image gallery from going down hill.
Jan 28, 2014 at 08:23PM EST in reply to ThatsWhyNot
I agree that cringe has lost all it’s sense of direction but it seems like the gallery is mostly just reaction images for mocking anyone attempting to be edgy.
Jan 29, 2014 at 06:56AM EST in reply to YorShadow
Ain’t gonna happen. It’s just gonna be another dumpster where people dump what they don’t like.
Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48AM EST in reply to YorShadow
Jan 29, 2014 at 10:00PM EST in reply to ThatsWhyNot
TRYING is the key word.
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