How do I start shitposting?

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@AlanJohn is the expert on that around these parts. You've got such gold as Hentmei.
Under no circumstance should you google and research what Hentmei is. Leave it in the past, where it belongs.

x65's EoF webcomic is where it's at.
 
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follow my fucking example

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I'd like to shitpost, but I don't really know how. Teach me your ways.
Yes,exactly what our Shitpost General says.... icecream.gif
 

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Alas the self styled shitposter general is a general in the same way there is a general in charge of an African junta, south American narco state or the like. Whether you want to follow such an individual and find yourself up against those that have studied the Sun Tzu art of shitposting is a different matter.

Anyway step 1
You will offend someone. If you can't handle that and frankly if your answer is not "good" or words to that effect then this may not be the path for you. By similar token if you are at all able to be offended then this may not be the path for you. Do not call someone a cunt but have them feel like one by dint of a takedown, or have them not realise but have others reading along realise. This also applies to the politics section.

Absurdism. This is not to be confused with randomness. Sometimes randomness may accidentally trip over into absurdism but it is not assured by any means.

Linguistic talent. There are vanishingly few people that can make effective long word count shit posts, and even then it is seldom that good.

Literalism, censorship (mocking, unnecessary/overbearing, bypassing, slipping it past the), fun with the thesaurus, appropriate music, envisioning the posters in question by dint of information provided, removal of context, reductionism, definitions, explaining (adoption of incredibly formal English to provide an academic description being a favourite), translation and "translation", ribbing of physical and character flaws, misspoken phrases, observances of shilling/practically deifying/sucking up to people/companies (both direct critique and provocation of a reaction), result of slippery slope, flawed logic and more are things to understand and watch for.

Know your templates. For many this means meme templates. Top tier shitposters may even one day live to create their own template, and god tier ones may see it spread across the internet. Note not all such things are images and plenty are text based.

Know your trends. A shitposter is, sadly, a dedicated follower of fashions. Using outdated trends will get you called a old man. Fashions may only last a couple of weeks. A shared reference pool allows you to convey more with less but familiarity breeds contempt.

Know your market. Contrary to what some seem to believe this place is not a meeting ground for the KKK and "was better when there was an empire" conservatism. Nor is this a gun website. Using memes that work in such circles will not do you terribly well here in the broad sense but you may find a fan or two. As a hint then "generally world weary and cynical gamers that by virtue of hacking everything six ways from Sunday are quite content with watching any element of the game industry implode to in turn loot the corpse and burn it for warmth" will be what you want -- this opens a wide variety of options from classic games to modern ones. You need to be skilled in the ironic subtree to use ones that float around on twitter and reddit, else you might appear what others might dub a normie.

Know your market 2. Know the inside jokes and what veins of humour are rich and ripe for tapping. You are too new for hrth, ur mum is of course a perennial classic.

Virality. Do not chase it for it will not come -- it is a bit like chasing someone asking them to "gimme a kiss"* in that at best you will look like a fool and at worst get a slap from the law. You have to allow it to ooze from you, don't draw attention to yourself and eventually it will snowball.

*exceptions of course for ur mum, but one wonders if that is an accomplishment worth having (it is certainly one your dad questions every day).
 
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Alas the self styled shitposter general is a general in the same way there is a general in charge of an African junta, south American narco state or the like. Whether you want to follow such an individual and find yourself up against those that have studied the Sun Tzu art of shitposting is a different matter.

Anyway step 1
You will offend someone. If you can't handle that and frankly if your answer is not "good" or words to that effect then this may not be the path for you. By similar token if you are at all able to be offended then this may not be the path for you. Do not call someone a cunt but have them feel like one by dint of a takedown, or have them not realise but have others reading along realise. This also applies to the politics section.

Absurdism. This is not to be confused with randomness. Sometimes randomness may accidentally trip over into absurdism but it is not assured by any means.

Linguistic talent. There are vanishingly few people that can make effective long word count shit posts, and even then it is seldom that good.

Literalism, censorship (mocking, unnecessary/overbearing, bypassing, slipping it past the), fun with the thesaurus, appropriate music, envisioning the posters in question by dint of information provided, removal of context, reductionism, definitions, explaining (adoption of incredibly formal English to provide an academic description being a favourite), translation and "translation", ribbing of physical and character flaws, misspoken phrases, observances of shilling/practically deifying/sucking up to people/companies (both direct critique and provocation of a reaction), result of slippery slope, flawed logic and more are things to understand and watch for.

Know your templates. For many this means meme templates. Top tier shitposters may even one day live to create their own template, and god tier ones may see it spread across the internet. Note not all such things are images and plenty are text based.

Know your trends. A shitposter is, sadly, a dedicated follower of fashions. Using outdated trends will get you called a old man. Fashions may only last a couple of weeks. A shared reference pool allows you to convey more with less but familiarity breeds contempt.

Know your market. Contrary to what some seem to believe this place is not a meeting ground for the KKK and "was better when there was an empire" conservatism. Nor is this a gun website. Using memes that work in such circles will not do you terribly well here in the broad sense but you may find a fan or two. As a hint then "generally world weary and cynical gamers that by virtue of hacking everything six ways from Sunday are quite content with watching any element of the game industry implode to in turn loot the corpse and burn it for warmth" will be what you want -- this opens a wide variety of options from classic games to modern ones. You need to be skilled in the ironic subtree to use ones that float around on twitter and reddit, else you might appear what others might dub a normie.

Know your market 2. Know the inside jokes and what veins of humour are rich and ripe for tapping. You are too new for hrth, ur mum is of course a perennial classic.

Virality. Do not chase it for it will not come -- it is a bit like chasing someone asking them to "gimme a kiss"* in that at best you will look like a fool and at worst get a slap from the law. You have to allow it to ooze from you, don't draw attention to yourself and eventually it will snowball.

*exceptions of course for ur mum, but one wonders if that is an accomplishment worth having (it is certainly one your dad questions every day).

*thinking after reading this for a Second: Is this the Master Art of Shitposting ?*
 
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*thinking after reading this for a Second: Is this the Masterart of Shitposting ?*
Barely an introduction.
There are some that will take those under their wing, verse them in everything from the tumblr wars to piano cat and unleash them upon the world.
Here we give them a solid foundation and unleash them upon the world to take their knocks, learn the art, be hungry and if they survive, indeed thrive, then they are the worthy.
 
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Barely an introduction.
There are some that will take those under their wing, verse them in everything from the tumblr wars to piano cat and unleash them upon the world.
Here we give them a solid foundation and unleash them upon the world to take their knocks, learn the art, be hungry and if they survive, indeed thrive, then they are the worthy.

The Point is:

A Master Shitposter will not read your excellent Master Art Work.....vain.gif
 
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