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Joined Jun 22, 2011 at 08:44AM EDT
Man have I been focused on my studies! I almost haven’t done anything with this KYM account! Perhaps I’ll finally have time to perform some statistical analyses of the brony community now though.
Too true… I wish people took the time to at least learn the basics of this stuff so that they’re never entirely out of the loop when new discoveries like this come around.
Then the general public would realize how insipid sensationalism is, and it would no longer be profitable for a news organization.
Hello there ‘Verbose’. It was nice to meet you at Bronycon. I plan to collaborate with Dr. Redden and Dr. Edwards, and if you plan to do the same, perhaps we will find ourselves working together in the future! I rarely use this account anymore, but I’ll certainly try to keep in touch.
Plenty of examples of memetic usage, in case you missed it:
Also, the mystery of what was under Edd’s hat could perhaps be considered a meme.
The quickest way to kill a stereotype is to make a satirical joke out of it; and show how stupid it really is.
In that respect satirical memes are like adenoviruses used to treat cancer.
It’s risky though, because if you do it wrong, you end up reinforcing the stereotype, just like if you use the wrong adenovirus it will help the cancer instead of hurting it. Still worth it in the long run though.
I’ve seen lots of bronies overreacting about this sort of thing recently. I suppose overreacting is better then under-reacting though, since it shows how much they care about the issue, and would hopefully create a situation which is the opposite of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
FML I had homework due tomorrow.
Homework without Wikipedia? Insanity!
Yes, funny youtube series… but subculture? Not sure; I haven’t found anything to suggest so, but that may be because I haven’t been looking.
Few memetic properties, and though there ARE many people who like babies, it’s not a spontaneous change in human behavior, but rather an evolved, instinctive behavior. Not a subculture unless you consider DNA and ideas fundamentally the same.
A bill that allows for indefinite detention upon suspicion without trial that may be applicable to the american people?
>Such a thing would cause more terrorism than it prevents, by driving people to extremes. That’s why terrorism is so prevalent in oppressive dictatorships in the first place.
>Terrorists are like trolls. While trolls want to annoy, terrorists want to scare; and each is powerless if ignored. It would seem our government has chosen not to ignore them. Good move from a political perspective, but pernicious from a practical perspective.
>could be a very bad precedent, if misused.
Wow; looks like this meme has been going on consistently for years, I’d be surprised if it’s not already a small part of japan’s actual culture.
Cool! Not entirely sure what to make of it since I just skimmed through quickly, but what I did see, I liked.
A historic moment: this could be a game changer for North Korea.
That seems ineficcient.
Perhaps those files can be somehow condensed and kept elsewhere? It seems like that would eventually make the site too cluttered.
Popular niche fanfic? Yes. Meme? Not yet. There are bigger FIM memes to document; and those would still be appendable to the other MLP:FIM pages.
…Did we get the brief but far-reaching ponies in cars thing? or was that one too small?
" “All we’re trying to do here is stop online piracy. Since when did opposition get so fierce against this? What could be behind the motives of people or organizations that don’t think stopping online piracy is something that we need to deal with?” Conyers said. "
This congressperson still doesn’t get it. Anti-piracy is a worthwhile goal, but SOPA and Protect IP are doing it wrong. The OPEN act sounds like a good alternative, but I’ve got to read it first. I’m just glad there was at least some opposition to this in the hearing. If there had been none, I wouldn’t have wanted to live on this planet anymore. Seriously, I would have gotten involved in this:
lol, maybe all the ‘Hipsters’ are leaving MLP:FIM because it’s too mainstream (which would explain the recent downward trend in Google searches), and gravitating towards the sciences. The hipster influence in these is almost tangible.
These are great, if you know of the innovations each one is talking about. I imagine lots of people don’t… We’ll see whether thats the case if it spreads more.
Memes of this nature are satirical: and therefore more effective at bringing about social change than serious debate or discussion. Sometimes people need to be able to laugh at a terrible thing in order to think most deeply about the issues involved; that is the essence of satire.
I’ve seen this IRL 0_0. Definately memetic in nature
…I feel like this is the sort of guy that would end up on tosh.0. Too bad the season just ended.
Since the last time I saw it, this post has become much more than 20% cooler.
A couple jumbled thoughts:
…The “Free Bieber” thing is a little exaggerated; I don’t think this law is ex-post-facto.
…A law like this would hopefully be tough or impossible to enforce completely.
…OccupyWallStreet should definately focus on this.
And what if a big media company wants to cripple a new competitor… Could they just seed the other company’s websites with copyrighted material then sue them?
Brace yourself… the unimaginitive Michael Bay movies are coming…
So… Any moron who doesn’t like a site could post a whole bunch of copyrighted stuff there and essentially unleash a full-strength, eternal DDOS attack more horrible than any temporary damage 4chan could do with its full attention? Sounds like some sort of horrible Net Noob Nuke. If this gets passed, the whole internet will be on the brink of thermonoobular war…
Brace yourself… the great internet cold war is coming…