2Spooky

2Spooky

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Added Sep 24, 2012 at 07:39PM EDT by Don.

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“2Spooky” is an abbreviation of the phrase “too spooky” that is typically associated with pictures and animated GIFs of skeletons and the song “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” by Andrew Gold.

Origin

According to a thread Facepunch forum member Seed Eater, the abbreviation “2Spooky” was inspired by the creepypastas “And Then a Skeleton Popped Out” and “Mr. Bones Wild Ride” from the /x/ (paranormal) board on 4chan. Forum members began making using the term “2SPoOkY4U” after forum member Mr. Royzo posted the song “Spooky, Scary Skeletons.”



Spooky Scary Skeletons

Many videos associated with the 2spooky meme feature the song “Spooky, Scary Skeletons”[2] by Andrew Gold, which was released on the album “Halloween Howls” on August 20th, 1996.



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YouTuber motdef uploaded a video titled “Train Simulator 2012: Trains Vs Zombies” on January 10th, 2012, which featured footage of the “Trains Vs. Zombies” downloadable content (DLC) for the game Train Simulator. In the video, the word “2Spooky” is overlaid in a glowing green font (shown at :40 below). Within eight months, the video received over 394,000 views and 1,000 comments.



On July 12th, 2012, an anonymous 4chan user posted a thread titled “2Spooky2Nite”[3] to the /v/ (video games) board. The thread received over 45 replies prior to being archived, with many responses including images of skeletons. On July 17th, Steam Forums member mynga posted a thread titled “is this game serious?”, which linked to motdef’s Train Simulator YouTube video. On August 20th, YouTuber UberOfFP uploaded a video titled “Spooky scary style”, featuring a mashup of the songs “Gangnam Style” and “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” (shown below, left). On August 31st, YouTuber RavingKunaiX uploaded a video titled “2Spooky”, which featured footage from a graveyard area in the video game Dark Souls (shown below, right).



On September 9th, the “2Spooky4U” Facebook[6] page was created. On September 16th, the “Duke Prince of Heart” Tumblr[1] blog posted an animated GIF featuring several hands protruding from a wall accompanied by the caption “2Spooky” (shown below, left). Within one week, the post received over 2,900 notes. On September 24th, Tumblr user AberrantKenosis[5] posted an animated GIF tagged “2spooky”, which featured a dancing skeleton with the head of the troll Kurloz Makara from Homestuck (shown below, right). In less than 24 hours, the post received over 1,100 notes.



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External References

[1]Tumblr – Duke Prince of Heart

[2]Amazon – Spooky, Scary Skeletons

[3]Foolz.us – 2Spooky2Nite

[4]Steampowered – Is this game serious

[5]Tumblr – Unusual Nothingness

[6]Facebook – 2spooky4u

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