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The picture that started it all.

Creamsicle is an internet meme that began life on tumblr in May 2012, and spawned an enormous fandom literally overnight. It started off when tumblr user beekkake made a drawing poking fun at stereotypes about girls who use tumblr and Facebook. Another user made Fan Art of the two girls kissing, which led to numerous jokes about Shipping them together, with the Idiosyncratic Ship Name of "Creamsicle". Less than a week later, there were hundreds of fanfics, art, comics, and even Filk Songs based on Creamsicle, as well as Spin-Off characters. Most of this stuff can be found here.

The two characters are referred to as Snowflake and Sunglasses or Normal-chan and Other Girl-sempai (or simply Normal and Other).

Compare Virgin vs. Chad.


Creamsicle provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: The entirety of the Creamsicle fandom is arguably a big fat meta-parody of itself and of fandom in general.
  • Depending on the Artist: Is the black stripe around Sunglasses's chest a bra, a censor bar, or a very small shirt? What are their eye colors?
  • Depending on the Writer: Since there is no official canon, Sunglasses and Snowflake's characterizations may vary depending on who's writing them. Their basic personalities don't change much (Sunglasses is a sexy party girl, Snowflake is a nerd who writes fanfiction), but any details beyond that are entirely up to the writer.
  • Yaoi Fangirl:
    • Snowflake writes Slash Fic.
    • One of the spin-off characters, Bad Anime Fan. She even wears a shirt that says "Yaoi."
  • Yuri Fan: It's not uncommon to see Snowflake as one of these.