Forever Alone

Forever Alone

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About

Forever Alone is an exploitable rage comic character that is used to express loneliness and disappointment with life. The face has also been used as an advice animal and inspired the creation of the snowclone template "Forever an X."

Origin

Forever Alone is considered one of the first major rage comic spin-off characters to be creater after the original Rage Guy, which first sprang up on 4chan in 2009. According to various sources, the original comic was uploaded in a thread titled "April Fools" by FunnyJunk user Azuul on May 28th, 2010 (shown below). While the original artist has not been confirmed, Dictionary.com[24] cites Dominic Vanner as the illustrator behind the character.


HURRR ITS APRIL FOOL'S IMA TEXT MY EX!ME: Hey. . . this is really hard for me to say. . . HER: . . .what? ME: I think... I still love you . I miss you. I want you back in my life. I'm so sorry for what I did-.Can you torgive me HER: 「ve missed you too, every night I think about you and how you hurt me. I 've always wanted to hear an apology from you. . . I love you too! A HA foreve lone HA HA HA HA

Spread

In early June 2010, another instance featuring a bachelor salaryman was posted on 4chan (shown below, left). On August 5th, 2010, Redditor L_E_G_E_N_D posted a Forever Alone rage comic titled "Prom FFFUUUU"[14] (shown below, right), receiving over 275 up votes and 70 comments prior to being archived.


Honey, I'm home! FOREVER ALONE Imma ask a pretty girl to prom today! Wanna go to prom with me? foreve lone NO

By September 2010, there were over 23,000 image results for "Forever Alone" on FunnyJunk[3] and over 50,000 on Tumblr.[4] On September 11th, single topic blog Forever Alone Comics[19] was launched to curate the growing collection of four-pane comics. On September 15th, the /r/foreveralone[23] subreddit was created, which received over 25,300 subscribers in the next three years. In early October, Forever Alone received mentions in several blogs, including Geekosystem[5], Memebase[15] and Uproxx.[16] Meanwhile, the meaning of term "Forever Alone" gradually expanded from a rage comic reference to the more general statement of being alone. On February 13th, 2013, the International Business Times[22] published a slideshow of notable Valentine's Day Forever Alone comics and image macros. As of February 2013, a Facebook[21] page titled "Forever Alone" has received over 7.2 million submissions.

Various Examples

In the beginning, most rage comics were illustrated with the the basic four-pane template, but later grew into other formats like vertical comic strips, advice animals, multi-pane comics with dialogues and even animated GIFs.

Rage Comics


did you hear aw yeah, level 36! that mom? I got a Charizard! foreve He's not here, no more Spongebob No more! l've finally found a place where l can be all ALONE ALORE ONE alone allone ME l'll check forever lone facebook Girl You Love is engaged to Guy You Hate ㄩ 4 hours ago Comment Like I'M SO HAPPY GIFSFORUM.com

you like me yesno foreve lone you like me hmmm .. 「m 20 today and should really celebrate it properly Maybe i should go to the pub with a couple of friends? or I could go to a theme park and have a fun day out Or go out clubbing How could I even jest such a thing? Hours later facebook Search You News Feed Top news Most Edit My Profie Share: Status ® Photo fl] Link g-Video- Question News Feed Messages Events What's on your mind? You Press Like if you like me, (: 2 seconds ago.Like Comment Friends ク、. Create group Phil Zimmerman is now friends with Richlair Fard Smith and 7 other people Game requests 窗 . You Press Like if you like me. (: about an hour ago. iD、 facebook Like Com You Press Like if you like me. ( 16 hours agoLike Comment You Press Like if you like me. (: Yesterday at 18:04 . Like . Comment Hater Fail 47 seconds ago Like a comment... Remove Post oreve lone Delete post Are you sure you want to delete this post? Remove Post Cancel

Vertical Strips


MY WALLET BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY MY WALLET AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY 9GAG.COM/ vektor88 $s s$sssssss Have fun on 9GAG.COM Don Sammons, 60, is the only resident of Buford, Wyoming in the United States... BUFORD POP ELEV 8000 He is the mayor and only resident in the city ExclusivePix forever alone at its finest failbook


Advice Animals

An Advice Animal-style image macro series dubbed "Forever Alone" emerged on macro generator sites Memegenerator[1] and Quickmeme[20] sometime between December 2010 and January 2011. As of February 2013, the "Forever Alone" Quickmeme[20] page has received over 62,000 submissions.


GYM CLASS GETS PICKED LAST memegenerator.net MAKES MILKSHAKES NO ONE COMES TO THE YARD memegenerator.net LOVE MY WIFE WIFI* memegenerator.net MY GIRLFRIEND IS LIKE MY FERRARI I DON'T HAVE ONE itsuv.net NEW CELLPHONE? $200 ALARM CLOCK quickmeme.com BEING UNATTRACTIVE IS JUST PLAYING THE DATING GAME ON HARD MODE quickmeme.com

Animated GIF


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2011 Times Square Flash Mob

On March 22nd, 2011, internet users on 4chan and Reddit began plotting an "involuntary" flash mob event by creating fake profiles on the dating site OKCupid and setting up a false rendezvous for single males at the Times Square, New York City at 7:30pm on May 13th, 2011.[6] According to Urlesque's report[7], flyers with details of the action plan were posted in the forums and blogs like The Mainboard[8], NYMag[9], Social Spew[10], Skim Online Forums[11] and Dating Service Reporter[12].


HOW TO MAKE YOUR VERY OWN: FOREVER ALONE INVOLUNTARY FLASHMOB 1. create fake online dating profile as mildly cute woman from NYC-just use somechicks facebook to get several believable pics etc. etc. 0X9 9.0 2. find forever alone guys from NYC on dating site, get them to believe you're interested. 3. Once forever alone guy takes the bait. suggest you meet for a date at this time and location: Pay phones outside 47th Digital store 46th st & Broadway NEW YORK 7:30 PM FRIDAY 13th May 2011 4. watch angry alone guys flashmob rage at (select CAMERA 2) ALSO REMEMBER: This will only work if we keep spreading these instructions and actually get involved. There is no limit to how many fake profiles and people you can trick or method used. Take time and prepare- think smart, if they suspect you're pushing the time and date too hard it aint gonna work.

The sudden influx of heavy traffic put a heavy strain on Earthcam's servers, resulting in a streaming outage for viewers from 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. The few with access to the live stream took and uploaded screenshots of many men in suits loitering at meeting place via Tumblr and 4chan. At one point, an Anonymous guest appeared in the Earthcam feed with a Forever Alone poster on the side of a phone booth.


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2011 Sony Ericsson Ad Campaign

In November 2011, Sony Ericsson launched a series of video advertisements prominently featuring the character of Forever Alone for its Xperiathon campaign dubbed "The Loneliest Marathon in the World."[18]



"I Know That Feel Bro"

“I Know That Feel Bro” is an Internet slang expression used to convey empathy towards or agree with someone else’s feeling or opinion. The expression, which roughly means “I feel you, bro,” is typically accompanied by a contour- drawing reaction image of two bald men embracing each other expressionlessly. The face has been used as an exploitable character and is often seen in “that feel when” (TFW) threads on image boards, which describe an emotional situation or event.


IAmA Wojak/Voyack/BoaK - Guy who felt first feel. AMAA 5 (self.datfeel) submitted 19 days ago by Voyack Story about it is pretty much http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-know-that-feel-bro-to-uczucie-to- ucz%C3%B3cie except that first feel was about lack of komturkode on the board which I used to love Krautchan. Lack of gf feel arrived bit later. 10 comments share save hide report

The Friend Zone

The “Friend Zone” refers to an interpersonal relationship in which one member wishes to become romantically involved while the other would rather remain friends only.


THE Primer LOVERS 0 ぐ THE FRIENDSFRIEND SOUL MATES ZONE You, unfortunately.

Involuntary Abstinence

“Involuntary Abstinence” is a dated concept in Internet humor typically iterated in image macros poking fun at male-oriented hobbies that may be deemed too nerdy, thus unattractive, by the other sex, such as LARPing, cosplaying and video game collecting, among others. While some instances appear to be used as a form of self-parody by men on the Internet, others can be seen as examples of virgin-shaming.


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