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« on: December 15, 2018, 01:07:17 AM »
I don't know what's funny and I can't keep up the pretense of curmudgeonly elitist aloofness for not knowing what things are. I'm too old and lame to know what's memetic gold and what is acid-hot internet butt vomit.

Can we hire a team of greased-up nubile manservants to determine this prior to consumption so I don't have to stay in touch with the filthy youth
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 01:20:53 AM »
9/11 jokes always seem to crack me up

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 02:35:37 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 02:36:14 AM »
That being said, not everything on hmmm is all that funny

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 02:40:10 AM »
Kids also seem to think wallowing in self-pity and self-destructive behavior, acknowledging their mostly self-imposed depression through thinly-veiled, or not-even-veiled-at-all, memes and posts is the funniest shit in the world.

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 10:28:54 AM »


I think this should answer everything.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 10:41:25 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2018, 03:24:58 PM »
I've laughed at yeet do I have to leave
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2018, 03:25:27 PM »
I've laughed at yeet do I have to leave

I'm afraid so.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 04:57:48 PM »


gen z's humor is very advanced and im proud of them


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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 05:21:02 PM »
Kids also seem to think wallowing in self-pity and self-destructive behavior, acknowledging their mostly self-imposed depression through thinly-veiled, or not-even-veiled-at-all, memes and posts is the funniest shit in the world.

I wouldn't say the depression is self imposed, but I would say it's exaggerated both for comic effect and, in a memetic way, to make it easily recognizable and unambiguous:



I really think the meme machine and people who would admit to some form of depression, or at least a feeling of bare minimum subsistence and not really going anywhere with their lives, have never been far apart. There's obviously crossover between people who want to distract themselves from their biggest challenges and unpleasantries and people who spend hours scrolling through memes, but perhaps it's only recently that meme culture at large has hit upon this, too, as "relatable content." Consider that just a few years ago, we were here:



It's also telling that when you go through meme accounts on Instagram, you'll see that account admins often use the captions to share some relatively mundane update about their daily lives. Look through the comments and you'll see plenty of people begging for followers. Those people are all looking for people to acknowledge or care about them, even though it's not their authentic selves they're presenting. I think there's a reason for that, too.

Someone sent me this interesting interview with Olivia Jaimes, the new artist taking over the "Nancy" comic strip, and this bit stuck out to me:

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Okay, so, yeah, I wanna talk more about this with you because I think you’re really onto something. There’s this thing in webcomics: #relatable. And #relatable can be used as a slur. To be like, “Uh, your comic is pandering to people.” ... So, there’s the camp of #relatable, which is like, “I’m the worst person: I can’t stop eating bread,” or “I can’t get out of bed,” and like, Nancy is that, but then she’s also like, “So what?” The kind of self-hating type that often comes with relatable comics. The self-hating part that often comes with #relatable comics is being like, “Ohhhh, I procrastinated, I’m the worst.” And “Nancy” adds one more panel to that, being like, “Who cares? I don’t care. More corn bread for me.”

I don't think it's a new phenomenon that depressed people tend to write humor where depression is the punchline, and there's no solution offered. They can't think of one, duh, that's why they're depressed. It does seem new to me that, perhaps because there's less stigma about mental health issues these days, people are willing to embrace depression as a permanent part of their personality or identity -- describing themselves as a "sadboy" or "sadgirl" or something, or buying into fashion that literally expresses some variation on "I sure have problems lol." Obviously this goes hand in hand with acting like your depression is not something you can do anything about. I'm reminded of some comic I read, which I'm [Arthur fist] I can't find, where one character sees another wearing a shirt or button or something that says something to the tune of "I'm a sad person," and they're like "nooo don't embrace your depression I did that shit in my 20s and I totally regret it."

I hope that as our culture evolves, we can move past a natural inclination to feel sorry for ourselves (does anyone read vcrclock posts? hi) and be less deterministic (astrology much???) about how much we have to feel the way we do, using some means less stupid than "you are enough!!!" platitudes that don't ring true for people stuck in a rut.

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
I blame Pictures of Sad Children reposts. He didnt invent this or anything but I still blame him for it. anyways nice popst vcr.

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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2018, 07:19:08 PM »
Buy me a pizza you assholes.

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2018, 07:23:11 PM »
I would venture to say that it can be somewhat self-imposed. Not entirely, of course, since there are myriad reasons why someone should be depressed. However, when you sit around browsing dank memes, which often included depression memes and the like, for hours day after day, as some people do, then you get your mind filled with reinforcements of depression, self-identification with misery and helplessness, as well as constant reinforcements of negative self-image.

This is why incel communities can be such dangerous places for those who go there, because it builds up that wall of self-hatred that can lead to a deepening depression, suicide, or even in some cases, violence.

Depression memes obv aren't going to cause mass shootings, but it doesn't do well to inundate yourself with misery and imagined failure and worthlessness. It simply isn't healthy.
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2018, 07:42:07 PM »
Suck my dick and buy me a pizza.

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2018, 07:52:04 PM »
no

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2018, 08:37:54 PM »
self-identification with misery and helplessness, as well as constant reinforcements of negative self-image.

Yeah, the self-identification and lack of positive progress was what I was trying to get at.

No doubt it's one of the internet's echo chambers. I don't even want to get into talking about incels 'cause I'm on my phone, but in short that's an easily accessible whirlpool with some really fucked up people at the bottom.

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
1. Fie upon you miserable bastards for being in touch and having insights on this that have some depth.

2. I have noticed that the stigmata around depression has changed, and that some flaunting of that has become fashionable  (wait we did that and called it emo you damn kids!  *shakes cane*). But I will admit it's...different. I guess it's a bit subtler and more personal and self-deprecating?

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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2018, 11:20:39 PM »
also that one gunshow comic with the dog's house on fire. it kinda became the archetypal sadmeme. though it's a bit more subtle than the later "hahaha I'm so ironic lol I'm depressed but I'm cool and light about it ahaha oh god please help me retweet my edit of an edit of an edit I'm so alone there's people everywhere #oof #yikes"