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NPC Wojak

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About

NPC Wojak is a depiction of the MS Paint character Wojak with a blank stare and facial expression, named after non-player characters within video games. The character is meant to represent people who do not think for themselves or are incapable of having an internal monologue, bearing many similarities to the terms "basic" and "normie."

Origin

On July 7th, 2016, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a thread titled "Are You an NPC?" to the /v/ (video games) board,[5] which referred to people who "autonomously follow group thinks and social trends" as "NPCs" (shown below).


Are You an NPC? Anonymous Thu 07 Jul 2016 02:45:28 No.344124640 Vie Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>344125428>>344125512 >344125589 >344125613 >>344125875 > >344126071 >>344126157 >>344126203344126262 >>344126293 > >344126434 >>344127114 >>344127118 >344127746 >>344128269 > >344128734 >>344134063 I have a theory that there are only a fixed quantity of souls on planet Earth that cycles continuously through reincarnation. However, since the human growth rate is so severe, the soulless extra walking flesh piles around us as NPC's, or ultimate normalfags, who autonomously follow group thinks and social trends in order to appear convincingly human. 1. Wake Up- frog jpg db SauceNAO 194KİB, 918x712 View Same Google iq I call these people NPC's because when you talk to them they just say the same s--- every time. "TRUMP IS HITLER", "JUST BE YOURSELF", "SPORTSBALL", "THE NEW ADELE SONG XD OMG". If you get in a discussion with them it's always the same buzzwords and hackneyed arguments. They're the kind of people who make a show of discomfort when you break the status quo like by breaking the normie barrier to invoke a real discussion. it's like in a vidya when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact lines word for word once more.

On September 5th, 2018, several threads were submitted to 4chan[7][8][9][10] discussing people who did not have an "inner voice." In the comments sections, many described those who do not have an internal monologue as "NPCs." On September 7th, a grey-colored variation of Wojak began appearing in threads about NPCs (shown below).[12]



Spread

On September 10th, 2018, Twitter user @SpookyStirnman[6] tweeted a comic in which Wojak is changed into an NPC, along with the message "All will be converted" (shown below).



On September 14th, Twitter user @brightabyss[3] posted a tweet accusing those who "refer to living humans as being NPCs" as being "facist" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the tweet received more than 170 likes and 25 retweets.


@brightabyss If you sincerely refer to living human beings as NPCs you are a fascist, an enemy of to your own species, and basically a complete s------ person. Dehumanization is not some cool trend of thought by Caucasian as f--- grad students, it's the capitalist erasure of ethics.

On September 15th, Twitter user @DreddByDawn tweeted that NPC was a "dog whistle" used by "fascists." The same day, Twitter user @Sharessan accused a centrist of being a "fascist in denial" after labeling them an NPC. Meanwhile, Twitter user @stackflow33 tweeted a screenshot of the tweets along with the message "What the fuck is even going on anymore? Lmao."[2]


Janie Rotten@DreddByDawn 5h Fascists adopt dog whistles so quickly that as soon as one becomes recognizable to the public (like SJW) they've moved on, it's not coincidence, it's plausible deniability. "NPC s explicitly meant to dehumanize, they ll take advantage of lack of recognition as long as they can 3 4 O 10 Show this thread Cher is 2spoopy @Sharessan 1m One of my ex-friends RTed a dude savina Centrist take: You re all overreacting about fascism" and as soon as l pointed out actual fascism he called me an NPC Like dude you're not a centrist you're just a fascist in denial

Meanwhile, Twitter user @0x49fa98 posted an essay about the NPC memes on Thread Reader,[4] claiming that NPCs "instinctively turn away from avenues of heretical thought" and were "above all, safe." On September 17th, Lushsux posted a photograph of an NPC Wojak graffiti on Instagram[1] (shown below). Within seven hours, the post garnered more than 16,500 likes.



Kotaku Article

On October 5th, 2018, Kotaku[15] published an article titled "How the NPC Meme Tries to Dehumanize 'SJWS'," which argued that the meme was used by anti-progressives to turn their political opponents into "objects, pawns, strawmen, tools."

Twitter Accounts

On October 14th, 2018, Twitter user @josh_emerson tweeted a screenshot and spreadsheet of various NPC Wojak-themed Twitter accounts, referring to them as bots (shown below). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 800 likes and 580 retweets.




Meanwhile, Twitter user @StormResist[13] posted a call for viewers to "report and block" the NPC accounts, claiming they were "providing misinformation and pretending to be Democrats or progressives" (shown below).


Storm #MobTheVote @StormResist PSA: there's a new type of bot in town. They will have a avatar similar to this one and have NPC in their name. They are providing misinformation and pretending to be Democrats or progressives. Report and block.

That day, the @SubsidiarityMan[14] Twitter feed accused Twitter of banning "hundreds of NPC accounts along with the hashtag #GreyLiveMatter (shown below).


Subsidiarity Man Groyper @SubsidiarityMan In the last hour, Twitter has purged (suspended) HUNDREDS of NPC accounts without offering any justification. Don't #GreyLivesMatter?

Infowars Contest

On October 17th, 2018, Infowars launched a contest for viewers to win $10,000 for creating "the best Infowars-themed NPC meme,"[16] set to end the following week on October 22nd (shown below).



That day, a post[17] announcing the contest was submitted to 4chan's /pol/ board, where it gathered more than 300 replies over the next 24 hours (shown below). Meanwhile, a post about the contest was submitted by Reddit ella101 to /r/The_Donald.


INFO O$10,000 InfoWars Contest: NPC Edition Anonymous (ID: yRJUr 10/17/18(Wed)16:15:04 No.189800958189801106189801186 22189801255 189804304189804678 >> 189804679 >189804746 189805521 189806759 189806904 se1 We meet again, 4chan. As a fellow comrade in the great information war, I know the power of meme magic. This NPC meme is the most virus I've ever seen. It has the capacity to dismantle the global mind control matrix that is working for the social engineers Together, we're going to evolve the meme until it is a one hit wonder. We are going to craft a single symbol so potent that it redpills all the NPCs who are on social media back into awake Wojaks. $10,000. See, I give back to my community. I see a lot of cross-traffic between my website and this place. I know who's been supporting me. Now it's time to give back. Submit your memes here. 1. Must be an NPC meme 2. Must relate to InfoWars 3. Put a throwaway email address in the Name Field, that way we can contact you about potential award May this be the start of a fruitful partnership.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Instagram – lushsux

[2] Twitter – stackflow33

[3] Twitter – @brightabyss

[4] Thread Reader – Thread by @0x49fa98

[5] Fireden – /v/ thread

[6] Twitter – @SpookyStirnman

[7] 4plebs – inner voice thread

[8] 4plebs – inner voice thread

[9] 4plebs – inner voice thread

[10] 4plebs – inner voice thread

[11] Fireden – /v/ thread

[12] 4plebs – /pol/ thread

[13] Twitter – @StormResist

[14] Twitter – @SubsidiarityMan

[15] Kotaku – How the NPC Meme Tries to Dehumanize SJWs

[16] Infowars – Meme Wars 3.0

[17] Archive.is – /pol/ thread

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