Memes Wiki

Course wiki for ENGL 2930: Dreams, Memes, and Twittering Machines

Nathan Datres & Adam King

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I Cri Evryteim

Founder

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • It was posted on March 10th 2011 on Tumblr.
  • Encourages readers to “reblog” if they find this relatable.
  • It satirizes sad posts that are meant to give the original poster views and attention.
  • It could also satirize the kinds of posts children might make in an effort to gain attention online.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Written using bad spelling and grammar
  • Written in the font Comic Sans
  • Uses lots of different colored text
  • Always has the end phrase “___ if u cri evrytiem”

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. The person who wrote the post, the viewer, the people who understand the humor and the people who “reblog” the post.
    • Keying. Funny, satiric, mocking. Register: adolescent, amateur
  • Communication functions. Emotive. It's trying to satire a hypothetical sad story about a couple that one might see on a social media site like Tumblr, and through that satire it is mocking sad posts that are meant only to give the poster attention.

Genre

  • The founder is a good example of what can be called an ironic cringe post - a post online that was made to be intentionally ironically awful in such a way as to make others that view it cringe.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • This is the founder.
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Derivatives

5ever

Uploaded on Jan 17, 2012 by Stuff by David. 2,529,997 views as of 2/20/2017.

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • It is an animated video of the founder text post.
  • It depicts the characters in a silly fashion as if to bring the ridiculous nature of the text to life.
  • The animation style could represent the way children draw.
  • Like the founder text, the video is also a satire of sad posts and/or videos that are meant to gain attention online.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • 42 second animated video.
  • The animation is drawn in a very amateur fashion.
  • Has a man dramatically reading the text from the founder meme.
  • Atrocious grammar

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure.
    • The creator of the video and the viewers.
    • Keying. Addresses tone and style.
      * The tone is funny and satirical.
      * The register is adolescent, amateur.
  • Communication functions.
    • Referential because it is referring to the founder.
    • Emotive because it is a satire, but perhaps of certain kinds of clickbait videos instead of online posts.

Genre

  • This video is meant to be comedic in nature. It draws its humor from its awful animation and narration of bad grammar that is made to be ironically bad. In this case you could say that it could be called an ironically bad animated video, similar to many other similar kinds of videos on websites like YouTube or Newgrounds.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • This is an animated representation of the founder.
  • Like the founder, it is a poorly written tragic love story.
  • Unlike the founder, the end says “like dis if u cry evry time” instead of “REGLAOGB IF U CREY ALWAZ”
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The Poptart Tragedy

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012 by Stuff by David. 3,256,237 views as of 2/20/2017.

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • It's an animated video of a derivative text of the founder text.
  • Like the founder, it satirizes sad posts that are meant to give the original poster views and attention. Or, it could be satirizing the kinds of stories children might post on the internet.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • The animation is drawn in a very amateur fashion.
  • Has a man dramatically reading text from a poorly written story.
  • Atrocious grammar.

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner?
    • The creator of the video, the audience, and those in the audience who may have watched the previous video or know about the meme.
      • Keying. Addresses tone and style.
      • The tone is funny and satirical
      • Register: adolescent, amateur
  • Communication functions.
    • Emotive, as it is trying to exaggerate the sadness of the story, and it's also trying to satirize poorly written stories and animations on the internet.

Genre

  • Fits the same genre of ironically bad animated video like the previous derivative.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • It is a sort of follow-up video to the previous video above.
  • The ending text is in all caps as opposed to the previous video, as if to increase the intensity of the “sadness.”
  • The text itself is a different story than the founder text, but its bad grammar and poor storytelling remain the same.
  • Like the founder, it is a poorly written tragic love story.
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I cri evrytim - Text

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • It is a poorly written derivative of the founder story.
  • Like the founder, it satirizes sad posts that are meant to give the original poster views and attention. Or, it could be satirizing the kinds of stories children might post on the internet.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Tragic love story
  • Written as a sequence of sentences rather than in paragraph form.
  • Standard font type, probably Calibri
  • Atrocious grammar
  • Poor storytelling

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner?
    • The poster, the viewers, and the viewers that understand the joke.
      • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
      • Tone: Funny, satirical
      • Register: adolescent, amateur
  • Communication functions.
    • Emotive, as it is trying to exaggerate the sadness of the story, and it's also trying to satirize poorly written stories on the internet.

Genre

  • Due to its similarities with the founder meme, it could be described as being an ironic cringe post as well.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • Doesn't contain an ending closing sentence along the lines of “(like, reblog, retweet, etc.) this if u cri evryteim.”
  • Structured similarly to the founder text
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I cri evrytiem - Spoodermen Twitter

Posted to twitter 01/23/2014

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Instead of using 'reblog' or 'like' it uses 'retweet'.
  • It depicts a 'sad story' between a boy and a girl.
  • Combines two memes, the spodermen/spoderman meme, which is a poorly drawn Spiderman used in image macros and rage comics, and the i cri evryteim meme.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Created in text format like the founder meme.
  • Uses the same poor spelling and grammar found in the founder meme
  • Parodies the original founder post

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner? The creator of this text post is participating along with the viewer and the people who know the reference.
    • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • It is funny and satirical.
    • The register is adolescent because the humor used is more so humor that adolescents would use.
  • Communication functions.
    • Emotive, as it is trying to exaggerate the sadness of the story and it's trying to satirize poorly written stories on the internet.

Genre

  • Due to its similarities with the founder meme, it could be described as being an ironic cringe post as well.
  • It combines two memes, the I Cri Evryteim meme and the Spoderman/Spodermen meme. Because it is a combination of two memes, it could be described as a Double Meme or a Memesplice.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • It uses the phrase 'rt if you cri everytime' instead of 'REGLAOGB IF U CREY ALWAZ'
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I cri every time - Pikachu

Pokemon: the First Movie it was released in July 18, 1998 in japan and again in November 10, 1999 in the U.S.

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Uses an image instead of the original founder meme which was just text.
  • Uses an iconic character that most people recognize.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Image macro of Pikachu from the Pokemon series.
  • Has a line of text across it saying “I cri every time”.

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner? The creator and the viewer are participating.
  • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • The tone is funny and it is also mocking the original post and how people feel when they are sad.
    • The register is a mix of amateur and professional because the image used is of pikachu which is professionally made why the text overlay is amateur.
  • Communication functions. What kind of information is being communicated? Referential. Conative. Emotive. Code. Poetic. Reflexive.
    • It is referential. It is referencing the scene in the first Pokemon movie where Pikachu cries because ash has died.
    • It is also referencing the founder meme with the “I cri every time” line.

Genre

  • This image could very much fit the description of an Image Macro due to its structure. It is a still image with large text at the bottom.
  • The image of Pikachu is meant to be very sad. It shares similarities with many other posts online that are meant to react to a specific post or poster in the thread. Thus, it could also be considered a kind of sad reaction post.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme

Only uses poor spelling once with the word “cri” instead of having it all spelled wrong. It also doesn't suggest to the viewer to like this image and just has the “cri every time” part.

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I cri evertim - Cutting onions
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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Shows someone cutting up onions to prepare for a meal.
  • Associates that it's a known fact that when you cut onions you tear up
  • Uses satire along with the founder meme to make fun of sad posts.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Image of someone cutting an onion.
  • Has a line of text saying “Reblog if u cri evrytiem
  • observation

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner?
    • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • Tone is funny and satirical.
    • The register is amateur. Fairly simple to take a picture of someone cutting onions and to edit in a line of text over it.
  • Communication functions. What kind of information is being communicated? Referential. Conative. Emotive. Code. Poetic. Reflexive.
    • It is referential because it references the founder meme with the “Reblog if u cri evrytiem”.
    • It also could be emotive with the “cri evrytiem” part

Genre

  • This image could very much fit the description of an Image Macro due to its structure. It is a still image with large text at the bottom.
  • Like the Pikachu image, it is meant to convey sadness and is probably used to react to something that happened within an online thread. Therefore it could be considered a sad reaction post.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme

Uses “reblog” instead of using “like” and “retweet” as others do.

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I cri evertim - Doge
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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Is a combination of two memes, the I cri evertim one and the doge meme
  • observation

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Image macro of a Shiba Inu or a 'Doge' with text saying 'I cri evertim' on it
  • Features a yellow dog looking into the camera
  • Obvious editing of the picture three poorly drawn tears and a line of text is added.

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner? The creator of the meme, the viewers, and the viewers who understand the reference to the founder meme.
  • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • The tone is funny and satirical.
    • The register is amateur, fairly simple to create and edit a picture like this.
  • Communication functions. What kind of information is being communicated? Referential. Conative. Emotive. Code. Poetic. Reflexive.
    • It can be seen as emotive as it is trying to bring about an emotion or using it to relate to an emotion.
    • It is also referential because it references the founder meme and the doge meme.

Genre

  • It combines two memes, the I Cri Evryteim meme and the Doge meme. Because it is a combination of two memes, it could also be described as a Double Meme or a Memesplice.
  • Like the Pikachu image and the cutting onions image, this image is probably also used as a reaction post meant to react to something sad within a thread.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme

Doesn't feature the 'like', 'reblog', or 'retweet' as the other derivatives of the founder do.

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I cri evrytiem - Soccer
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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Takes an idea about a soccer player and their fan at a game of theirs.
  • The story is about how the soccer player scores 5 goals instead of the amount of goals that his fan wanted him to score.
  • Uses satire to mock the original founder meme and other sad posts

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • The story is written in text
  • In the corner of the meme there is a poorly drawn picture of a soccer player.
  • Uses poor grammar and bad spelling to keep it consistent with the founder meme

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner? The creator of the meme is participating along with the viewer
  • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • The tone is funny and satirical.
    • The register is adolescent and amateur.
  • Communication functions. What kind of information is being communicated? Referential. Conative. Emotive. Code. Poetic. Reflexive.
    • Referential because it references a soccer team and a player on the team.
      • It also references the poor spelled words and the bad grammar used in the founder meme.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme

Doesn't contain the line “Liek if u cri evrytiem” or any variation to that.

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I cry evetim - Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask came out in April 27, 2000

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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Takes a scene from the popular game Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • Uses the image as a way to express a kind of sarcastic sadness.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Is a gif of the moon from the game crying it's 'Moon Tear'.
  • The text box at the bottom says “I cri evertim”
  • It is designed to look like this came directly from the original game instead of the text looking like it was edited into the scene.

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure. Who is participating and in what manner? The original poster, the viewers, and the viewers who understand the reference from the game.
  • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
    • The tone is Funny and satirical.
    • The register is professional and at the same time amateur.
  • Communication functions. What kind of information is being communicated? Referential. Conative. Emotive. Code. Poetic. Reflexive.
    • Referential because it references the founder meme and the Majora's Mask game.
    • Emotive because it tries to get a reaction that the other sad posts that the meme is mocking has.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme

Does not contain the “Like or Reblog” part of the meme as the Founder had.

Comments

If you cri everytime
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Content

The ideas and ideologies that are presented.

  • Another example of a story that satirizes sad stories on the internet, references the founder text in its structure, storytelling, and grammar.

Form

The construction of the artifact. This includes is physical incarnation. Visual design and features. Genre.

  • Written as a sequence of sentences rather than in paragraph form.
  • Tragic love story
  • Different font type, probably comic sans
  • Atrocious grammar
  • Poor storytelling

Stance: Has three sub-dimensions

  • Participation structure.
    • The original poster, the viewers, and the viewers who understand the satire.
      • Keying. Addresses tone and style. Funny, ironic, mocking sarcastic, Register: adult, adolescent, amateur, professional,
      • Tone: Funny, sarcastic
      • Register: adolescent, amateur
  • Communication functions.
    • Emotive, because it tries to exaggerate how “sad” the story is, and also satirizes these kinds of online stories through its grammar and storytelling. This makes it obvious that it's a satire as opposed to a story written with serious intentions.
Variations with other artifacts in the meme
  • It's written in all capital letters
  • The ending line is different and uses all caps.
  • None of the sentences end with periods.
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