Trivia / YTMND

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: The site "World of Warcraft is Serious Business" misreports it as a recording from a World of Warcraft ventrilo - Anyone who's played the game can tell you there's almost no way for someone to steal their "Cloudsong", nor is there a "Mordred" server in the game. That's because the drama was actually around Dark Age of Camelot and not World of Warcraft.
  • Defictionalization: The Safety Not Guaranteed YTMND shows a picture of a classified ad (created in 1997) which had a user who claimed that he was a time-traveler and needed someone to go with him (and had Don LaFontaine reading off the lines, as he was paid to do so by the creator of the YTMND). In 2012, the movie Safety Not Guaranteed was released, though without the silly meme.
  • Fan Nickname: Faggy Short Films for YTMNDs consisting of an animated gif that is meant to be synched up with the sound file that is playing. The name comes from the user inkdrinker, who did not like any YTMNDs that did not follow the fundamentals of making a YTMND. Even people who enjoyed (and made) that type of YTMND began using the nickname eventually.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The peak of YTMND's popularity was in the mid-'00s, so most of the pages made for it would have been made around then. Any that are still online today can come across as time capsules containing '00s memes and pop-culture references.