Obsessing Over Internet Culture- Kirby

Some may argue there isn’t such thing as “internet culture” because it does not manifest itself in a physical place.  I beg to differ.  If you’ve ever seen a website like 9gag or reddit, you know that people all over the world come together and create things that already have established meanings.  Though I’m pretty much just talking about memes, I decided I wanted to create my own sort of internet culture.  I’m not sure what I’m going to call them yet, or what they even try to convey.  Here they are, modeled after the cute video game character Kirby, my internet.. things.

image courtesy of http://www.smashbros.com

Classic Kirbys:

<(o.o)>

<(0.o<)

(>-_-)>

Awesome Kirbys:

<(.-.)> upside down Kirby/space Kirby

\/(-_-)\/ asian tourist Kirby

–(0.o)–> arrow through head guy (not Kirby)

(O.O) alien Kirby

*<(o.o<) holding a star Kirby

|<(*.*<) really high looking at a joint Kirby

~(8-(|) <(*o*)> really high hallucinating sideways Homer Simpson Kirby

~(^-^)~ really happy Kirby/elated Kirby

~(^0^)~ “HOOPLA” Kirby*

~(-_-~) luau Kirby

<(‘_’)> loony buns Kirby

<(v_v)> sleeping Kirby

(c-_-)c pincers Kirby/lobster arms Kirby

<(       )> back side Kirby

s(-_-)s wearing fancy earrings Kirby

*<(-_-)>* holding two stars Kirby

<(o.o)> bold Kirby

m(0.o)m about to punch you with two fists Kirby

\m/(*-*)\m/ really high rockstar Kirby

$~(^-^~) happy just having sold his stars for money Kirby

*<(o_o) one armed holding a star Kirby

@@@):^))~*~*~*~*~******<(*.*<)*****~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ REALLY high Kirby

zzzzzzz <(v_v)> zzzzzz super sleepy Kirby

Definitely had to edit some of these, let’s just see where this whole thing goes and maybe I’ll add more later.

*Check this video out to get my reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PofM_EfBqtg

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About alteredconsciousness

History major/Italian studies minor, expat, studying at McGill University
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