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10th Oct '16 9:26:53 AM TTFan
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20th Sep '16 6:32:17 PM MorphinBrony
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15th Aug '16 9:29:37 AM Josef5678
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Which means we don't want them[[note]] [[BenDrowned Well,]] [[CreepyPasta most]] [[TheFearMythos of]] [[TheSlenderManMythos them]].[[/note]] in TV Tropes articles. Because we are not interested in being muddled, dated, and beyond humor.

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Which means we don't want them[[note]] [[BenDrowned [[WebVideo/BenDrowned Well,]] [[CreepyPasta most]] [[TheFearMythos [[Franchise/TheFearMythos of]] [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos them]].[[/note]] in TV Tropes articles. Because we are not interested in being muddled, dated, and beyond humor.



If you'd like to keep up with the memes of the day, go to KnowYourMeme, or [[http://www.lurkmore.com/wiki/Main_Page The LURKMORE Wiki]] ({{NSFW}}), or the fine folks at [[http://www.encyclopediadramatica.se Encyclopedia Dramatica]] (even more NSFW). These are all examples of great resources for the memes themselves and the enigmatic culture around them, but beware the interstitials. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned. On the other hand, if you just want to learn who starts many of these, see FountainOfMemes. These are probably the most common source of SurrealHumor.

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If you'd like to keep up with the memes of the day, go to KnowYourMeme, Website/KnowYourMeme, or [[http://www.lurkmore.com/wiki/Main_Page The LURKMORE Wiki]] ({{NSFW}}), or the fine folks at [[http://www.encyclopediadramatica.se Encyclopedia Dramatica]] (even more NSFW). These are all examples of great resources for the memes themselves and the enigmatic culture around them, but beware the interstitials. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned. On the other hand, if you just want to learn who starts many of these, see FountainOfMemes. These are probably the most common source of SurrealHumor.
28th Jun '16 7:29:06 AM MCanter89
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Sociology notwithstanding, on the {{Internet}}, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&ob=av2e "meme"]] (pronounced "meem") is usually described as a catchy derivative of some aspect of pop culture, [[TheParody parodied]] and repeated over and over. If not used ''carefully'', [[DiscreditedMeme it can get to the point that its origins and original meaning become muddled and completely mutilated beyond any point of recognition or humor]]. It can even be WrongfullyAttributed. It's essentially a cross between a catchphrase and an inside joke.

Which means we don't want them[[note]] [[BenDrowned Well,]] [[CreepyPasta most]] [[TheFearMythos of]] [[TheSlenderManMythos them]] [[/note]] in TV Tropes articles. Because we are not interested in being muddled, dated, and beyond humor.

{{Fandom}} being what it is, this also applies to characters. The {{Internet}} is liable to spread a "meme" version of a character which is totally (sometimes deliberately) at odds with the original depiction, such as a cheerful version of a dark or scary character, a sexy version of a character featured in a JekyllAndHyde episode, or an unlucky-yet-annoyingly-optimistic version of a normally [[TheWoobie depressed, tragic character]].

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Sociology notwithstanding, on the {{Internet}}, TheInternet, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&ob=av2e "meme"]] (pronounced "meem") is usually described as a catchy derivative of some aspect of pop culture, [[TheParody parodied]] and repeated over and over. If not used ''carefully'', [[DiscreditedMeme it can get to the point that its origins and original meaning become muddled and completely mutilated beyond any point of recognition or humor]]. It can even be WrongfullyAttributed. It's essentially a cross between a catchphrase and an inside joke.

Which means we don't want them[[note]] [[BenDrowned Well,]] [[CreepyPasta most]] [[TheFearMythos of]] [[TheSlenderManMythos them]] them]].[[/note]] in TV Tropes articles. Because we are not interested in being muddled, dated, and beyond humor.

{{Fandom}} being what it is, this also applies to characters. The {{Internet}} TheInternet is liable to spread a "meme" version of a character which is totally (sometimes deliberately) at odds with the original depiction, such as a cheerful version of a dark or scary character, a sexy version of a character featured in a JekyllAndHyde episode, or an unlucky-yet-annoyingly-optimistic version of a normally [[TheWoobie depressed, tragic character]].



Note that while this article refers to {{internet}}-based memes, the phenomenon is not just limited to the {{internet}}. It can be an instance of TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn, which is when a phrase or saying from fiction becomes popular as an expression used in RealLife. However, certain memes are only popular to a certain group.

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Note that while this article refers to {{internet}}-based memes, the phenomenon is not just limited to the {{internet}}.internet. It can be an instance of TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn, which is when a phrase or saying from fiction becomes popular as an expression used in RealLife. However, certain memes are only popular to a certain group.



The TropeNamer (for the word ''meme'') is UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, who suggested a MindVirus-like model of society: that cultural information is inherited and reproduced, occasionally with minor mutations, in a similar way to ''genetic'' information.

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The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} (for the word ''meme'') is UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, who suggested a MindVirus-like model of society: that cultural information is inherited and reproduced, occasionally with minor mutations, in a similar way to ''genetic'' information.



* DiscreditedMeme



6th Jun '16 10:18:40 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Memes/TheWalkingDeadTVShow
15th May '16 12:09:16 AM wuzzle22
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://www.theblackandblue.com/2012/02/24/filmmaking-memes Full version.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://www.theblackandblue.com/2012/02/24/filmmaking-memes com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/internet_meme_collage-1024x576.jpg Full version.]]]]
24th Apr '16 10:02:37 AM BlueGuy
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16th Apr '16 3:37:11 AM Nick7689
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** Memes/TheWalkingDeadTVShow
19th Mar '16 6:34:01 AM TrueBlue170
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30th Nov '15 9:35:22 AM FF32
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-->-- '''Creator/RichardDawkins''', ''The Selfish Gene'', Chapter 11

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-->-- '''Creator/RichardDawkins''', '''UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins''', ''The Selfish Gene'', Chapter 11



The TropeNamer (for the word ''meme'') is RichardDawkins, who suggested a MindVirus-like model of society: that cultural information is inherited and reproduced, occasionally with minor mutations, in a similar way to ''genetic'' information.

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The TropeNamer (for the word ''meme'') is RichardDawkins, UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, who suggested a MindVirus-like model of society: that cultural information is inherited and reproduced, occasionally with minor mutations, in a similar way to ''genetic'' information.
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