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Origins of the Party Parrot
... just this week, I got an email from a Florida man claiming to be the person I had been looking for. What's more, he says he made the original emoji in December 2009 and uploaded it to Something Awful, a website popular in the 2000s for its comedic blog posts and forums. He had no idea his work had turned into a meme until he read my story on Tuesday. 
something-awful  memes  history  party-parrot  emoticons  internet 
5 weeks ago by jm
creepypasta, Slenderman, and Lovecraft
our use of networked computers is daily coloured by fear of infection and corruption, of predators and those who would assume our identity, of viruses and data-sucking catastrophes. What if something dark is able to breach that all-important final firewall, the gap between the central processing unit and the person sitting at the keyboard? What if it already has? That would be ‘a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard’, without a doubt — but the unplumbed space haunted by demons and chaos is the network, not the cosmos. In using the internet to creep ourselves out recreationally, we begin to understand the real ways in which it haunts our fears.


(via etienneshrdlu)
via:etienneshrdlu  literature  stories  horror  slenderman  something-awful  creepypasta  copypasta  lovecraft 
december 2013 by jm

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