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I’m doing this shitty text post to illustrate some italian internet memes and urban/internet legends.
Some people think Molise (italian region) actually doesn’t exist, it never existed and never will, and everything related to it is impossible or doesn’t exist either. “If you die in Molise, you don’t die in real life”;
The new prime minister Matteo Renzi, often called “Renzie” (because a magazine pointed out the similarity between him and Fonzie from “Happy Days”) seems to be worshipped by many, because he’s like a cutie patootie and stuff (also he is very young for the prime ministers’ standards);
Some years ago, Schettino (the ship guy) became a meme, with his boss yelling at him “VADA A BORDO, CAZZO” (“Go back on board, fuckass” - not very literal but I think it is the best translation);
4) Gianni Morandi
Gianni Morandi, old italian singer (still alive) is believed to eat poop. It’s probably a very big old hoax. As far as I know, the singer got sick and after a gastric lavage they found shit in his stomach.
5) Dottor Chi
Some years ago, people from Diochan (italian board) invented a localized version of Doctor Who (“Dottor Chi”), with some italian actors and stuff. You can find out more here:
6) Cat eating
This is not a legend, or a hoax. Just a meme. During a television tv cooking show, one of the host, Beppe Bigazzi, talked about eating cats. It wasn’t scheduled. I personally saw that thing, it wasn’t even a trauma or something. He even said house cats can’t be eaten because they grow up at home eating threats. He was shamed for that by every tv show and stuff, even the main host was shocked by that thing. Also, old people used to eat cats or pigeons, probably even my grandma ate them when she was younger. Still, nobody use to eat pets or something. They were like pigs or cows and nothing more, without strong emotional bonds or something.
7) Anime italian localization
well, this is half truth and half meme. So. During ‘80 and ‘90, imported animes (and sometimes even cartoons) were hardly localized, often changing characters’ names, places, songs, and stuff. Sometimes, even dialogues and plot, in order to make them more suitable for children(often making characters younger). Sometimes they were too ridiculous, cutting episodes in half(like “The Slayers”) or not broadcasting them at all. Even Sailor Moon or Dragonball were hardly censored. Doraemon was even translated again because the localization was too strong (every name got changed in an italian name and stuff). “Orange road” became “È quasi magia, Johnny”(It’s almost magic, Johnny!), every name translated in an american one, pretending nothing happened (but, eventually, orange road was translated again, released in DVD). Even Spongebob names were changed in italian homophones (Squidward->Squiddi, Gary -> Ghery, and stuff). The only one good localization I can recall is the one regarding “Saint Seya”, because they did a good job even changing dialogues, they made good references to italian poets and writers, and, even if it was hardly changed, it was VERY good and worth.
Also, that eventually became a meme, even if this trend got much less evident (as far as I know, Soul Eater localization was good, and so other animes). They often change characters’ names into lousy ones (matching in sound), adding useless slogans and often ads for merchandise. I did one of this with homestuck, but I don’t want to find it.
So, look at this “Attack on Titan” cover:
(“Emotions are giant on Italia 1! BIG, STRONG AND MUSCULOSSUS! The amazing Muscolossusses are waiting for you in news-stands! Collect all the stickers!”)
Seriously this facebook page has a whole folder of this stuff
What happens when you merge an hysteric guy, with a “let’s play” youtuber and a poor guy begging for money? You obtain him. So, this guy it’s a youtuber, but he made a “CHARACTER”, always complaining about every game he plays, saying a lot of swear words and building a personality cult above it. So, everything was going well (ignoring him was enough), he was followed by some 13 y.o. boys but still, he wasn’t a big problem, until he became too ridiculous: he asked money to go in the main italian comicon, “Lucca comics and games”, with a found raiser. Now, he is from Tuscany, and Lucca IS in tuscany, he was like, 3/4 hours distant from Lucca, if he really wanted he could go there by his own. I went to Lucca the same year, and I had to take a plane, still spending less than the money he asked for. So, he was called a “moneygrabber”. After this, he made some useless videos about his homophobic thoughts, and he had also sent a fake videogame to people (with a download link), in order to block “adblock” and earn more money from his videos ads. He was also sued. He is now mocked by most of the “normal” people on youtube fandom, but he still has his followers.
9) Andrea Dipré
So, still talking about youtube, he is actually a kind of freak. An annoying kind of freak, resuming all the freaks.
He is an “Art Critic”, he is also a lawyer (and he will always remind you that). So, he gained popularity because of his art critiques, uploaded on youtube. Needless to say, if he has made to this page, they are very trashy. Indeed they are, he often hosted interviews about unknown artists, making up reviews by his own and focusing more on artists than piece of art. I remember when I saw my first Dipré’s video, he was always staring at two twins’ boobs than their pictures or their faces. Also, those twins talked for, like, 15 minutes, about them having sex with aliens.
Yes, he is THIS trashy and obnoxious. He brought to popularity Osvaldo Paniccia (now deceased), a self-educated old artist. But most of the people remember him for his voice than for his canvases. He was very slow and deep at speaking, always talking about how serious is art. The problem is: he is a barker, after all, but he believes a lot in what it does. For him, it is serious stuff. Or at least I think so. When confronted with an actual art critic, he fled out of rage. Some people think he is drug addicted. And, if all this “art freaks stuff” wasn’t enough, he started to host interviews with youtube freaks and social outcasts. Indeed, they are not even artists, they are just youtubers who everyone mocks up. And he started to interview each one, often driving them to rage. Examples: a fat bald guy always asking for pussy, a feet fetishist, the italian just bieber (i’m not going to talk about him, though), the porno actress Sasha Grey. I remember rage quitting the last one after 2 minutes because of the uselessness of the video and Dipré’s broken English.
Now, I stop. Feel free to add informations, other memes or legends.
Also I won’t reread this so now you know why I made mistakes.
Happy International Women’s Day, March 8th"To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!" - Cate Blanchett
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"Awesome!" Said Yata, his eyes sparkling as he pressed the
button on the watch he had on his right wrist over and over.
"You thought it looked like something a sentai operator would
wear just now, didn’t you."
"Well, I did. Isn’t it cool?"
"Oh, c’mon. So you were thinking the same thing as me."
"If the two of us are teamed up,
I feel like we wouldn’t lose to anything."
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