The 12 Memes of Christmas

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With a little help from my boyfriend who has a degree in broadcasting (thanks honey!), making this podcast/promo/commercial/whatever was not as bad as I thought it would be. However! Windows Sound Recorder is a piece of garbage and literally has a start/stop button, so you can’t record over a mistake. If you fumble, you literally have to start over or fix it in the editing process. I won’t lie, I stumbled over the first sentence three times before I got it right, and then I realized my microphone is too soft and had to adjust its settings. Overall, I think the audio of my voice turned out about as good as it can get, so woot!

My favorite part of making this was deciding what music to use. For anyone who is unfamiliar with my choices, the first song is The GAG Quartet – le Internet Medley, and the second is from HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA (Fabulous Secret Powers). You may recognize the second video from my header! I would appreciate any and all feedback and look forward to listening to everyone else’s podcast/promo/commercial/whatever!

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!