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Outdated Memes by ZuTheSkunk Outdated Memes by ZuTheSkunk
Among the ideas that I keep thinking about, but which are unlikely to ever see the light of day, is the concept of an RPG game set in a world loosely based on the Internet. And the one idea that I lately can't stop thinking about is how the memes would be portrayed.

You know what memes are, right? It's often a random picture, quote, text, sound, video or just some kind of nonsense that tends to come out of nowhere, suddenly explode in popularity, and have half of the Internet talking about it, only for the meme to eventually fade from public consciousness several days or weeks later, months at best, followed by everyone starting to just cringe whenever it pops up again.

So, what if memes were actual beings that live in such a world? Beings that suddenly pop into existence and keep spouting the one joke they're based on, getting high on their popularity, but then having to face the inevitable moment when people get tired of them?

Some would be able to move on and try finding a new purpose in life, abandoning their memetic identity and maybe even starting to resent it over time.

Some would not, and would end up being bitter, angry even, resulting in them lashing out on people for not liking them anymore, and on the new memes for taking their spotlight.

For the record, my idea involved the Trollface being actually angry at their fate, leading a group of outdated memes who refuse to accept that they are past their prime, and try to force people into liking them again by all means necessary.

However, I felt like drawing something sad instead and experimenting with the shadows.
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Stupidlittlething Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Well... that got dark fast
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Inksans201x Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Look terrifying
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WarpX97 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great
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cjcool12345 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art, makes me think.
I could imagine that rpg game you talked about being fun (if it focused on fighting, rather then just being a meme). I would at least give it a chance and play it, if you ever made it.
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Riolfie Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
by all memes necessary
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ShadowoftheMoon138 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting...
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Frostfauna Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like among the Trollface's followers would be that stupid-ass frog meme that needs to burn and die forever.
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Stormourner Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
also Dat Boi meme which is getting out of control
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Toadstooliv Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist
The pepe's? Yeah they're annoying
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CucumberHorse Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
triggered
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Frostfauna Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn right. 
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yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's an interesting idea
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Zero-Zivan Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic idea, wow. I love it!
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SazerLite Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Just wait until The Emoji Movie comes out.
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