Plin Plin Plon

Plin Plin Plon

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Plin Plin Plon is an onomatopoeic nickname given to a three-note passage from the musical composition "Gwyn, Lord of Cinder" from the soundtrack of the 2011 video game Dark Souls. The composition and the passage became a popular reference among the fans of the series, with the track often presented as one of the saddest musical compositions ever created.

Origin

On September 22nd, 2011, action role-playing video game Dark Souls, developed by FromSoftware, was released.[1] The game soundtrack, composed by Motoi Sakuraba, features a composition "Gwyn, Lord of Cinder," named after the final boss of the game. In the composition, a three-note piano passage repeats multiple times.



The song did not see a significant presence in memes until August 2019. On August 18th, 2019, Facebook[2] user Hal Morgan posted a Crying Cat meme which referred to the three-note passage as "Plin Plin Plon" to Dark Souls Seathposting Facebook group. The meme received over 1,100 reactions and 230 shares in seven months (shown below).


-Gwyn's theme: Plin Plin Plon -Dark Souls Players:

Spread

In the following days, the image received viral spread in Dark Souls fan communities online. On August 19th, Redditor[3] SuperMekaKaiju reposted the image to /r/shittydarksouls subreddit, where it received over 1,500 upvotes in six months. On the same day, Facebook[4] group "Memes feos de darksouls con sabor a frasco estus." posted a version of the meme translated to Spanish that received over 450 reactions and 250 shares.

In the following days, the memes referencing the piano passage as "Plin Plin Plon" and describing the "Gwyn, Lord of Cinder" as a very sad, tearjerking composition gained significant popularity in Dark Souls fan communities such as Dark Souls Sifposting and Dark Souls Seathposting on Facebook and /r/shittydarksouls on Reddit. For example, an August 21st, 2019, meme posted by Facebook[5] user Luke Gallagher received over 360 reactions (shown below, left). An August 23rd meme posted by Facebook[6] user Naveen Yedavally received over 760 reactions (shown below, right).


facebook.com/oldcarmemes Spectissa @spectissa Went out with a guy and he gave me his phone to pick the playlist in the car. He had a playlist called "sexy time" so naturally I chose that one. It was 9 hours of non-stop Plin plin plon We are going out again tomorrow. made with.ematic During labor, the pain is so great that a woman can almost imagine what a man feels like when he hears plin plin plon NO. ৯।। ৯k

On December 31st, 2019, YouTube[7] user Tundrarich posted a remix of the composition titled "Gwyn's theme but every time there is a Plin Plin Plon it becomes sadder." The video accumulated over 490,000 views in three months.



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WHO WOULD WIN? Hundreds of years of social conditioning to teach men not to cry Three simple notes DARK SOULS II II 217/4:2 Darik Soule lI Sountrack OST Soul ol Cinder II ) 2:17/ 5:52 Dark Souls III Soundtrack OST - Soul of Cinder 2:17/ 5:52 You played Plin Plin Plon boo

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