Main Fountain Of Memes Discussion

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08:54:25 PM Feb 17th 2018
edited by Ithirahad
No Real Life examples section? Elon Musk definitely comes to mind at this point, and if not, I'm sure some people qualify...
01:43:03 PM May 20th 2013
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I was looking over the examples and they are more confusing than those for other tropes. In Film, for example, you see listed:

a) Specific Actors (real people)

b) Specific Characters

c) Individual Films

d) Film Series

Are these all considered "fountains"? I think that real people shouldn't be listed, instead mention the meme-able characters they play and films they've been in. It's true that some actors get these roles more than others but the meme isn't coming from the actor but the screenplay author. Samuel Jackson and Bruce Willis didn't come up with their one-liners, the writers created them and the characters said them.

The question then becomes are fountains only quotable characters or also entire artistic works?
03:33:26 PM May 7th 2013
Any special reason why Kajetokun isn't listed? Sure he's best known for IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!! But his various videos have become memetic phrases among fans.

List of memes he made:

Gutsman's Ass (Dun DUN!) The balls are inert Gotcha Bitch! A Day in Dracula's life

for starters.
08:42:57 AM Apr 3rd 2013
I think this page needs another cleanup, but I'm not sure exactly how to start. There are several examples on the main page of characters with just 1 or 2 very well known memes, or who became more famouse after the proliferation of that meme, which doesn't exactly seem like it should count. There are also several example of funny lines from videogames or video-game parodies, but they're not always attributable to the same character, and while funny, they don't seem to fit the "every line this character speaks is meme-worthy" definition.

Should we require that posters list at least three examples of reasonably-well known lines along with each character?

Also, in the "Archived Discussion" section, it says that "A Fountain Of Memes is a character, not a work", is this supposed to still be in effect? There are several series listed where it basically just says "everyone": Code Geass, Evangelion, Mean Girls, Finding Nemo, the Simpons, etc.

Would anyone object if I started pulling examples off the main page and into the discussion section for evaluation?
05:32:21 AM Jan 17th 2013
edited by Zanreo
No Real Life category? Or do those people just go under the category of things they're most known for?
12:43:25 PM Jun 10th 2012
Oh, hello, i was wondering if Don Ramon, from El Chavo del ocho, could be considered a Latin-american example. I mean, everyone from where i lives knows his phrases, even hispanic webpages consider him a meme (not only because of his face)
10:00:11 AM Jul 16th 2011
What about Pirates of the Caribbean? Those movies are FULL of this kind of characters. Captain Jack Sparrow, say.
02:32:02 AM Mar 19th 2011
Nothing from literature? At all?
12:44:24 PM Jun 10th 2012
Indeed, Edgar allan poe is not considered one?

04:01:58 PM Jan 30th 2011
Alright, what the hell was FastEddie thinking when he removed the page quotes from Captain Falcon? That guy fits the description of this trope perfectly.
10:14:29 PM Oct 28th 2010
I was thinking of putting Albedo from Xenosaga here in this list, but I'm not sure if any of his quotes have reached memetic status. Any thoughts on the matter?
09:48:32 PM Apr 2nd 2010
Does the show have to originate the example for it to count? Because Family Guy was only referencing Peanut Butter Jelly Time, that meme is pretty ancient.
06:46:55 PM Apr 3rd 2010
I've met enough people who thought it came from Family Guy originally that I would say yeah.
05:54:19 PM Aug 2nd 2010
OK, so what about the fact that every one of those quotes is from a different character, and the trope page is about characters that generate memes? It looks like the Simpsons entry has a similar problem. Also, "memorable quote" does not equal "meme," right?
06:01:28 PM Aug 2nd 2010
edited by ChadM
Actually, I just nuked half the Western Animation section for not being examples. If someone wants to tweak any of these enough to actually be an example, here's what was removed:

  • Oh my, Family Guy:
    • "Look! It's a gay interracial married couple burning the American flag!"
    • "It's a jackal! Jackal! Jackal! It's a jackal!"
    • "It's peanut butter jelly time!" (a revival of another fad)
    • "You've got AIDS/Not HIV, but full-blown AIDS..."
    • Giggity-giggity-giggity-oh just go to Sugar Wiki and check out the Crowning page.
  • The Simpsons hasn't been mentioned yet? ...Release the hounds.
  • Freakazoid!, too. Candlejack in parti
06:36:46 PM Aug 18th 2010
edited by berr
Strange, The page seems non-editable at the present time. I was trying to update the Zero Wing quote to hotlink You Have No Chance to Survive... Nothing. It loses the edit, and reloads the old page. Refreshed, tried to edit, same thing. Just checked... other pages work fine.
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