apologize to the trees who made me oxygen loooooool
you can replace that with any line ^^
like “obviously, starting to learn go is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t do that.”
"Unless you like fun "
Stephen Fry and that hat
Oh Man! That is soooo true!
lol you’re really hyped about it ^^
Possibly there’s some confusion going on between a meme and a comic strip
i like comics it seems ^^
yes i’ll just delete it then ^^
Yes, what exactly IS the difference? Things like memes have always looked like captioned pictures to me.
If you want to get real technical, a comic strip is a type of meme, as a meme is defined by: “an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.” which is true for a comic strip…
Imo what makes a meme a meme is [that it is] recycleable, which means it can be taken out of context and applied to a variety of things. In that sense a comic strip (or a part of it) can be a meme, but isnt one to begin with (just like a picture or a movie scene isnt a meme). but ofc memes can often take the form of a short comic strip.
if that made sense .
i think pro players are quite like re living a second childhood while studying master or zero’s moves ^^
That is of course the original definition of a meme. However, the internet, and facebook in particular, has put it’s own twist on it, and these days “on the internet” a meme is typically a single picture with a caption that changes the original meaning of the picture into a relatable experience or exclamation.
As with all words with multiple meanings, which one applies is mostly context.
By the original definition of the meaning, Calvin and Hobbes comics are far more of a meme than anything posted here. However, if you asked someone looking at a computer why they are giggling, and they said “Oh, look at this funny meme”, you would not expect to go over and be looking at a comic strip.
The late Italo Calvino wrote a fascinating novel about the use of Tarot cards as, essentially, memes. The Castle of Crossed Destinies tells of a group of stranded travelers, magically struck mute in a mysterious castle, who use Tarot cards to tell their individual stories. In an afterword, Calvino says he had considered writing another story on this idea, but employing comic strips.
It was Richard Dawkins who invented the original word in his book The Selfish Gene. They are the cultural analogies of our biological genes and thanks to the internet, spread like a virus… Here he eloquently evacuates on the subject:
Yep, that’s the original definition I referred to. It’s probably Dawkin’s most scientific legacy. I suspect he’ll be remembered for that long after his views on religion are forgotten. It’s so elegant and manifestly true.
Unless I’m mistaken, the idea first reached popular awareness through his book “The Selfish Gene”.
It’s interesting how the “internet” definition evolved from that - and this process itself is a meme!
That process being:
An observation: “these funny captioned picture we share on the internet that make each other laugh are a type of meme”
-> “meme” means “these funny captioned pictures we share on the internet to make each other laugh”
(not originally the case, but effectively the case, in that context)