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A rage comic is a short comic using a growing set of pre-made cartoon faces, or rage faces, which usually express rage or some other simple emotion or activity.These comics have spread much in the same way that internet memes do, and several memes have originated in this medium. They have been characterized by Ars Technica as an "accepted and standardized form of online communication." The popularity of rage comics has been attributed to their use as vehicles for humorizing shared experiences.The range of expression and standardized, easily identifiable faces has allowed uses such as teaching English as a foreign language.
Rage comics are low-quality comics, usually created with Microsoft Paint. However, despite the poor craftsmanship, they have evolved it into a meme.
The first rage comic was posted to the 4chan /b/random board in 2008. It was a simple 4-panel strip showing the author's anger about getting "splashback" while on the toilet, with the final panel featuring a zoomed-in face, known as Rage Guy, screaming "FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU-". It was quickly reposted and modified, with other users creating new scenarios and characters.
Although used on numerous websites such as Reddit, Cheezburger, ESS.MX, and 9GAG, the source of the rage comic has largely been attributed to 4chan in mid-2007. One very notable site is Ragestache, the most popular of the Spartz Media sites, which is devoted exclusively to rage comics and has over 1,900 pages, as of January 2014.
OriginEditRage comics were first made where the majority of most memes originate, the 4Chan board, /b/. The faces in rage comics range from the infamous "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-" face, also called Rage Guy, to forever alone, the troll face, and many more.
These comics usaully consist of scenarios where the character displayed is angry about something, but they can be about almost any topic, for example, cereal.
Rage Faces EditForever Alone Guy is a lonesome character that is used to express loneliness and disappointment with life. Creators of this variety of rage comic occasionally alter one word or both of the words “forever alone” for a more humorous effect.
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About: Y U NO Guy is a character using SMS shorthands and carefree grammar as a way to bring someone’s attention on a particular subject or issue. Origin: Comes from Gantz’ Chapter 55: Naked King (裸の王様), a Japanese sci-fi manga originally released in February 2002. Example: Y U NO USE GOOD GRAMMAR?Me Gusta Guy is a character that is typically used to respond to an awkward or disgusting event with “Me Gusta,” which means “it pleases me” in Spanish (often understood as “I like it” in English).
Origin: Created by Redditor “Insert” who first posted the face on 4chan in March of 2010.
About: Troll Face is a character used to imply mischievousness or trolling. He is considered the mascot of Rage Comics by some fans and is also considered Rage Guy's enemy. He is playable in the Wii U game Meme Run. Origin: [Please fill in!]