YMMV / AlternateHistory.com

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The ultimate goal of the Sealion World Tour is to present the stuffed animal to the son of one of the notable forumers, who is affectionately known as "The Overlord". As noted on their wiki, the deep irony of this action was not realized until the wheels were firmly in motion.
  • Mary Suetopia: Generally defied when it comes to the works and writings on the site. While it shows up occasionally, forum culture frowns upon it, and many of the celebrated works on the site go to great lengths to avert or otherwise subvert this, even if they have deeply held political convictions.
  • Memetic Badass: Super55, Teddy Roosevelt, Vladimir Putin.
  • Memetic Mutation: Blaming Thande, 2011 being called Year of the Alien Space Bat, and so on.
    • For a full list, see here and here.
    • When the forum software was upgraded to XenForo, which allows putting in tags to threads, in every thread, an unknown spammer began to put in "We must build a canal" (a reference to a Running Gag in A Song of Ice and Fire SI Fanfics where becoming a House Stark leader will inevitably lead to attempt to build a canal across the Neck).
  • Memetic Psychopath: Woodrow Wilson. He's been blamed for literally every ill of the 20th and 21st centuries and occasionally some from the 19th.