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Last posted Apr 14, 2013 at 12:51PM EDT. Added Apr 09, 2013 at 09:24AM EDT
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So. I’ve been compiling ideas for some time about entries I wanted to start, or to confirm them as valid by the community. However, I lost a bit of motivation doing so over time and I’m quite busy IRL with my studies at the moment so I kept them close, in a file.
Aside from 3 French ones (unless some are interested in covering them), I think it’s a good idea to share them in a whole thread in order for people to pick what they want and, maybe, start an entry themselves so here they are:

- Sailor Bubba: Sailor Bubba is a Sailor Moon crossplayer who became famous around 1999 after photos of him were published on internet. In same vein as Man-Faye, he inspired a cult status online with fanarts, goodies (most popular being a bobble-head) and, as far as I could find, a legion of Sailor Bubba crossplayers.

- b0g.org: b0g was a peculiar website/forum, now defunct, which contained an awful amount of gore, maybe the center place for gore and creepy pictures and videos on the web, at the time. It was also known as one of the most controversial internet site, far above 4chan for instance, for its fucked up themes and utterly creepy community.

- Upyachka: УПЯЧКА is a Russian subculture existing since 2007 of Anonymous-like people hacking things, with their own logo of a stickman awkwardly dancing. Since most info is in Russian, it’s a bit hard to understand everything but it has been a prominent internet subculture in Russia.

- Chip-chan: Chip-Chan is a Korean woman who lived secluded in an apartment while constantly being set on security cameras. The cameras were viewable online, giving the opportunity for many people to stalk her. She became an intriguing theme for /x/ board around 2010 as people began speculating things about her, that she was in danger, paranoid, watched by an unknown party or part of an obscur plan/vast conspiracy.

- Al Gore: Al Gore as a person has been constantly made fun of as being the creator of internet. As a public figure, he has an enormous following online and may be considered a person entry here.

- Last measure: Last Measure was one of the most famous shock sites ever, created around 2005, which has got a mirror site now. To quote Urban Dictionary on what the site is about:
“It uses javascript to display shock images(goatse, meatspin, lemon party, etc), play looping audio of a man saying “HEY EVERYBODY I’M LOOKING AT GAY PORNO!”, and spawn multiple moving browser windows. Pressing ctrl, alt, or delete will cause a javascript alert popup which may intercept task manager. It also tries to send “hey everybody I’m looking…” and a link to last measure to everyone on your contacts list in outlook, and it sends whatever is on your clipboard to the GNAA for exploitation. The official version doesn’t, but some versions of last measure contain malware."

Last edited Apr 10, 2013 at 11:11AM EDT
Apr 09, 2013 at 09:24AM EDT
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The only one that i see with any potential is al gore.

Apr 12, 2013 at 08:50AM EDT

Actually, every one of them has potential even if they are mostly “old” memes, subcultures, persons and sites, they had an impact at some point on the web.
If no one is interested in covering them, I guess I may have to find some time later to write entries for them.

Apr 14, 2013 at 12:04PM EDT
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Tomberry wrote:

Actually, every one of them has potential even if they are mostly “old” memes, subcultures, persons and sites, they had an impact at some point on the web.
If no one is interested in covering them, I guess I may have to find some time later to write entries for them.

I currently still have my own list of entries-to-make which I’d like to run down first. There are cases where someone suddenly submits an entry or an event occurs outside of that list and I get motivated to work on that first. But due to that I doubt I’ll get to one of yours anytime soon, sorry.

Apr 14, 2013 at 12:51PM EDT
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