oh, where to begin
for starters the displayed threads seem to suggest 4chan uses avatars, like one of these boards. nuh-uh.
/b/ was NEVER good.
/b/ =/= 4chan, but it does make up a goodly part of it and there's reasonable cross pollination between the boards. there's enough retardness to go round.
also /b/ =/= /i/, which was specifically made for this sort of thing.
interjection: i like the idea of a nerd's face stopping us from printing or photocopying the strip, to prevent further breaking of the rules outside of the intertubes.
still, the rules have been quite forcefully broken by anonymous - or forces claiming to be them - recently, with the whole "mass trolling youtube with porn" thing. it was enough to get them a (small) article in another (small) semi-international media... i.e. the free daily "metro" newspaper read by about a squillion bored, internet-capable, public-transport-commuting office captives on the way to and from work every day across britain, and bits of ireland / europe. I snapped it with my phone cam at the time, but the battery's dead so i can't relay it to you by the magic of bluetooth. it is available on their website search however (along with something about rickrolling), to wit: http://search.metro.co.uk/search?q=4chan
silly anonymi. everyone knows it was actually ebaumsworld that did it. why do they try to claim the glory?
and that if the scenario played out in the strip was ever to happen, all that would result is /b/ going into chemo again: PARTY HARD MODE lockdown, replacing every posted image with a random from the pain series, massive wordfiltering, intermittent bursts of 100% volume whitenoise, serious permab&hammer abuse, etc.
God I miss that glorious chaos, along with the camwhores, wierd treasure hunts, etc but at the same time I'm quite glad I haven't loaded up any *chan for the best part of a year now.
Taking it one day at a time. Like a recovering alcoholic.
PS, enough with the screencaps already
PPS, I wonder how much of the strip and this thread is/are actually subtle trolls
PPPS, jesus, all this drama over a few goddamn books? Even harry potter didn't seem to create this much, and what i've read of that
marks it out as some pretty horrid literature. What is it with intertrolls vs frighteningly lunatic fans of bad authors (and i'm including L.R.Hubbard in that)?
PPPPS - arachnophilia: ocean of piss. It doesn't matter what you do in there. No rules, no mercy, no crying. And it all disappears into the white noise of /dev/null/ after about an hour anyway.
P^5S - have you read
that list of what the twilight loonies have done in defence to even the merest slight over their favourite series? There must be some kind of strange mildly hypnotic thing embedded in the words (apparently, you can do things like that to sabotage the human wetware with words... my dad gave me a CDR with some instructional courses of that type on but i'm terrified to actually read them, a bit like getting too far into the Holders series or what have you. Absolutely bananas.
NB post half made then forgot about in this window for a couple hours. Points will be slightly stale and possibly disjointed if i've forgotten something. Have fun.