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1. Pony avatars. I just don't get it. I mean, is what the pony's doing really... How does it even... I understand that you like the show, but... I guess that's your favorite character...? ... I just. Don't. Get it.
2. Revolving ponies/favorite Pokémon. Each revolving thing looks like it was rendered by Windows 98. It's tacky and overused. I really have no idea where this trend comes from.
3. So-called "bandwagons." Kids, only your closest of close friends/stalkers would even bother to read what you had for breakfast this morning or how often you fondle your nipples. Just don't waste your time filling out another list of arbitrary questions that reveal too much about yourself.
4. Pokémon that lick the "screen." I'm sure there's a name for this silly trend but it's too stupid for me to look up.
5. Blog posts about the insignificant events that occurred to you that day. Also, persistent updates on the petty things you consider entertainment. It's fine if you have a following that actually cares, but to tell the whole community about everything you do and like and watch is just frankly being an attention whore with no better method of expression. Try art instead.
6. This isn't really a trend, but it's all-too-common: Floating Egos. By which I mean, individuals who make it their life mission to get involved in each and every corner of the forums, surveying the cyberspace like some kind of omnipresent Internet deity. Some do it for prestige, others just for attention, but in the end they all the same grandeur complex. God have mercy on your soul if you offend them, for they will go on and on about how they fucking invented the forum and all their ass-kissing "friends" will make you a pariah.
7. Holy-fucking-flashing-nightmare-too-many-frames gif avatars. By which I mean, animated avatars that molest your field of vision whenever they're on-screen. They last about 2 seconds and repeat endlessly, usually with no meaning but only to its owner, and generally annoys everyone. Before you upload an epileptic horror of an avatar, blow it up real big and stare at it for 10 seconds. If your limbs are still functioning, click 'cancel'. However, some aren't seizure-inducers yet are as equally annoying and stupid. These typically last for months before the user does right to change it.
8. I'd probably include something about signatures, but I blocked them long ago. Most signatures of any forum are one of three types: random, so-out-of-context-that-they-mean-nothing-to-everyone-else quotes from the user's 'friends'; some personalized bullshit artwork with the username, or "I'm a [Togetic or some shit], I'm loyal and kind and perfect and better than you. Find your type at retardedquizzes.net". Also, sigs that are soooooo daaaaamn huuuuuge that it's like saying "HeytheonlywayIcanexpressmyselfiswithmassivelyunecessaryblocksofimagesandtextthatslowdownyourcompute rlikewe'reinCambodiaorsomething.Hereareaseriesofquotesandthingsthatyouwillcertainlynotfindinterestin gatall."

And so concludes this session of Unbundling that Pit of Rage: Giving Opinions in a Calm and Eloquent Manner. Thank you for joining me, and leave your comments below. Have a wonderful day.

P.S. If you are guilty of one of the acts above, don't fret! I judge acts, not people. Just try really hard to not do annoying things and you will no longer be annoying in my eyes. Food for thought.

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  1. eat's Avatar
    I like you. You have balls. I like balls.

    1. Agree. Is it mandatory for everyone who likes ponies to have a pony avatar? Or are they just trying to fit in?
    2. Haven't seen it all that much, but agree.
    3. I did one last week for some reason, but still agree
    4. Agree.
    5. Agree.
    6. Agree.
    7. Agree.
    8. Again, agree.

    8/8, congratulations, hopefully this will piss a few off, will be entertaining.
  2. Baron Dante's Avatar
    What, you claim I'm not an omnipresent internet deity? You are meant to forship me! And you even claim that you don't care about my life!

    Try art instead.
    Why isn't this petty entertainment of a blog post in art?


    Eh, yeah. I kinda agree on you. :=
  3. Alex800's Avatar
    I agree with you on the ponies but...
    4. Pokémon that lick the "screen." I'm sure there's a name for this silly trend but it's too stupid for me to look up.
    They're called lickys and they're awesome.
  4. UnownGoldHeart's Avatar
    You have balls kid, I give you that.

    1. Ponies are awesome, but I somewhat agree.
    2. Love that kid, I find it awesome.
    3. I fondle my nipples twice a day, thank you. I did one of them, hardly attracted any views.
    4. Agree 100%
    5. But about me eating 2 slices of toast is awesome. Agreed.
    6. I do this, but not for attention nor prestige. I just like helping people and making sure things are right on the forum. Nothing else.
    7. I agree.
    8. I agree.
  5. Milo†icgirl McQüeen's Avatar
    I think you forgot number 9

    9. People that pretend to be different and have balls because they can post a huge rant of a blog.

    Now I agree with many of them except maybe the pony one but that's just lame ranting on like that.
  6. apenpaap's Avatar
    I don't get the ponies either. They're all over a couple of other forums I visit that have nothing to do with ponies either.
  7. Milkapoke's Avatar
    I agree with all of them.
  8. Kyumorph's Avatar
    1. DEATH TO YOU.
    2. Meh, I can deal with it.
    3. It's fun, and it provides an opportunity to laugh at yourself. But when was the one that asked how often you fondle your nipples? I don't really think they're that personal.
    4. pfffft, those are long gone.
    5. Can be annoying unless they're fucking hilarious.
    6. Agree.
    7. Agree, unless this is in conjunction with number 1.
    8. I don't remember the last time I saw one of those.
  9. Kyumorph's Avatar
    1. DEATH TO YOU.
    2. Meh, I can deal with it.
    3. It's fun, and it provides an opportunity to laugh at yourself. But when was the one that asked how often you fondle your nipples? I don't really think they're that personal.
    4. pfffft, those are long gone.
    5. Can be annoying unless they're fucking hilarious.
    6. Agree.
    7. Agree, unless this is in conjunction with number 1.
    8. I don't remember the last time I saw one of those.
  10. winstein's Avatar
    Looks like I steered clear of all the points, so I am safe. I don't see how the rotating avatar thing is a trend (or an annoyance), since it looks new to me, and it's not all that common. I think Super-Seaking does the rotating avatar thing. Perhaps the most successful avatar craze is Kumo/Kahlil's avatars, as they are brilliant vector avatars.

    That's it for now.
  11. Antlionerd's Avatar
    Agreed with everything you said. Especially the ponies. You see them fucking EVERYWHERE.

    7. Holy-fucking-flashing-nightmare-too-many-frames gif avatars.
    Agreed with this too. But some of them are actually pretty funny. :V

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