What is a Rage Comic?

As time goes on, I am finding that people who are not normally savvy to internet culture still have some experience with rage comics, most notably the popular faces like “troll face” or “forever alone.” For those of you who are still a little unsure what the hell everyone is talking about, please click the link above and, as the semester goes on, I will try to highlight different faces to explain how they are used. Some are very self-explanatory, so I may not touch upon them as much (such as the classic FUUUUUUUUUU- face).

The only face that confused me the first time I ever saw it used is called the “me gusta face.” Know Your Meme offers a great explanation and examples, but the short version is that it means “I like it.” Originally it was used to represent a more perverse or sexual pleasure, hence its immense creepiness, but now it can also mean smaller and less strange pleasures. Take for instance, the feeling of cuddling in warm blankets on a cold morning:

Most comics which use this face use the me gusta face in its final panel, as is shown here. There are also infinite variants on the words “me gusta” where people often often change up the word gusta into just… (something)sta. It is a little hard to explain, so have another example!

I don’t personally sniff books, but I suppose it is a common thing? I notice a lot of references to it on Tumblr. Anyway! I hope you enjoyed this little informative segment and come back every now and then for more! I don’t know what to do about the Submit page we’re supposed to have, so if you would like to request I cover a rage face or meme, just send me an email or WordPress message!

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