What's All This Racket? / Mirada Fija

What's All This Racket? / Mirada Fija

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What's All This Racket? (a.k.a "Fat Son" and "Mirada Fija" on Spain and Latin America) is a series of multi-pane comics depicting various dialogues between an Otaku-type character and his scornful father. The comic typically begins with the father entering his son's room to see what he's up to and ends with the father reacting disappointedly to his son's response. Though speculative, "What's All This Racket, Son" is most likely a spin-off series inspired by the Son, I am disappoint comics.

Origin

The 4-pane comic series was conceived on 4chan's /a/ board around April 14th, 2009. One of the earliest archived thread of one of the comics in the series can be found on the Green-Oval archive[1]. It spread throughout various forums and imageboards circa early 2009, with the earliest known non-4chan thread on Grand Holy Empire of Batta forum[2] dating back to April 18th, 2009. The original comic illustrates a rather entertaining conversation about Japanese animes between the father and the son:


What's all this racket going on up here, son? It's called ANIME, dad. You watchin' yer girl cartoons again'? It's not for girls AND it's not a cartoon. It's some of the best animation from a country superior to ours with deep, intricate plots that a BAKA GAIJIN like you wouldn't understand Watch for a second. Am I kawaii? uguú- translator's note: kawaii means cute

Spread

The comics have since been reposted on 4chan's topical imageboards like /a/ (anime board)[2] and /v/ (video game board)[3], videogame-related forums[4], anime communities[5] and other Otaku strongholds on the web in the style of an edited exploitable. The blank template has spawned dozens of derivative artworks exploring a wide range of subject matters through father-and-son dialogue. The phrase "what's all this racket, son?" has been also used in forum discussions as a standalone expression to indicate one's annoyance against another member in the thread.

The final panel of the father's staring face is frequently used in rage comics, and is referred to as "stare" in the f7u12 subreddit[7] and as "Mirada Fija" in the spaniard infamous site Cuánto Cabrón [8]


derpin with the smartphone *le pc goes on sleep mode NINJA REFLEX! NOT ON MY WATCH

Usage

The face has been also widely used as a reaction face in comment threads, oftentimes to express concerns or displeasure towards another user's behaviors or remarks. For example in Reddit's AdviceAnimals section, typing the code [stare] into the text field generates the dad's reaction face. Its usage can be comparable to Stare Dad or Son, I am disappoint reaction faces.

Notable Examples


What's all this raoket going on up here, inaoln? It's called washington. You freein yer slaves again? It's not just for white people and it's not someting that we can ration out to a certain population. It's a human right given to ALL humans like freedom of speech and the pursuit of happiness,something that a BRIT like you would 0 What's all this racket going on up here, son? It's called ANIME, dad You watchin' yer girl cartoons again? It's not for girls AND it's not a cartoon. It's some of the best animation from a country superior to ours with deep, intricate plots that a BAKA GAIJIN like you wouldn't understand Watch for a second SON AM DISAPPONT L HAVE No SON What's all this racket going on up here, son? It's called JPOP, dad. You listenin' to yer chinese girl songs again? It's not Chinese and it's NOT just for girls. It's some of the BEAUTIFUL music ever conceived by almighty Nippon. A BAKA GAIJIN like you who is only exposed to American jungle noise wouldn't understand. Listen for a second #IMAVVADA'GEEGEE! BABY KARE DEMOHAPPISUTAH ぶりを実感させるイベントとなうた. イルズオブフェスティバル ここでは、 そんな"テ The riceballis shaped like the world and iwant to sing

It's called 4chan, DAD What's all this racket going on up here, son? ro You on your gay pride site again? Or more specifically, /v/. It's not a gay pride forum! It's the best place ON THE WEB to seriously discuss videogames with others interested in the medium. Watch for a second ALWAYS I WANNA BE WITH YOU D MAKE BEL ONY OH LOVEEEEEE ADWAYS I WANNA BE WITH YOU AND MAKE ONY OH LOVEEEE ALWA WANNA BE VT BELIEVE WITH YO HARMONY HARMONY OH LOVEEEEFEE '메 HARMONY SON I AM DISAPPOINT 射 What's all this racket going down here, dad? I'm TRYING to watch my moe Watchin' the game, boy! STRIKE Grab a beer and watch for a bit! lay by the Rump Ride saw it coming!


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