WRUP: A tribute to Schlag edition

If you never read the comments… well, you probably don’t read What Are You Playing either, since half of the dang column is the comments. But you’re also missing out on our regular commenter Schlag, whom we all enjoy immensely. And this week, I get to write a tribute to him because the dude is down there with hand-crafted memetic humor on a remarkably large number of posts. Like, all the time.

We might not like that if not for the fact that he takes the time to hand-make most of them himself, and they are always not just relevant to the conversation but actively amusing. He does this because he enjoys doing it, and it’s absolutely awesome. He’s never disruptive, always upbeat, but always bringing a bit of humor in image format. And that means a lot to us. We recognize that it’s hard to deliver a nice piece of humor in image format, especially while staying on-topic and custom crafting things on a pretty much daily basis.

So here’s to Schlag Sweetleaf, because we like him. And Bree said I could pay him tribute this week, so I did.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Well, Pokémon Go may actually see a bit less play time this weekend (my local Mystics are probably already noticing my absence this week). There’s a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering at a local convention I want to hit, and I’m hoping to get my hands on a Nintendo Switch and the not-exactly-new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): A little birdie told me I really need to get my butt in gear and finish Guild Wars 2’s living story arc because of reasons. So I’ll probably do that! I’ve also got my Ultima Online account on, so I may check out the new update – still trying to decide whether to sink money into a new character slot or revamp a character into a tamer on my main account, decisions! – and I’ve dipped back into classic Guild Wars as well!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog):Well, we’ve got a benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion, so I’m even more hype than I was before. Time to get my last prep work done and see if I can’t do a little bit more besides. It’s also high time that I start getting some stuff in order over in Final Fantasy XI, since there’s a 15-year anniversary celebration coming up.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): No grand plans other than perhaps digging up one of my old Star Wars: The Old Republic characters for a familiar spin.

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Oleg Chebeneev

So much love and appreciation in this thread, my eyes bleed. We need a drop of evilness in here

oh you mean this?

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Tobasco da Gama

Some LOTRO, some Battlefield 1, lots of Titanfall 2.

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Alex Willis

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Lethality

Can’t wait for my tribute article!

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Vardalaka

His memes are the reason of why I sign in just to upvote them.

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rafael12104

How in the hell did I miss this?! A Schlag WRUP? Well then. I will have to leave you with one of my fave Schlag creations. Most of you remember the Nostalrius fiasco right? The Schlag recap had me smiling for days.

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To be honest, I generally hate memes. Part of this is because, being in Japan, I missed out a lot on these, and when I came back to the states, my more pop culture savvy relatives and friends were basically speaking a foreign language to me. It was frustrating as heck.

However, what Schlag makes often reminds me of the side comics I’ll read in mass media political journals. He’s on point and funny at once, summing up several underlying points of the piece in a well constructed image. Oh, and he probably helped ensure I didn’t fall too far behind in memes when his particular image played on a broader pop culture meme.

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Utakata

Conversely, there ‘s a lot of things I miss out on in Japan while living in Canada. :(

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Schlag Sweetleaf

side comics I’ll read in mass media political journals.

my intended modus operandi here:)

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Loopy

Hear hear Schlag! You always bring a smile to my face, and your demeanor is always pleasant and civil. I hope you stick around for a long time.

As for the games, life is throwing everything it has at me, so not much gaming this week (or even next). I’m still waiting for a magical flying MMO Cupid to hit me with an arrow so i can find a new game to love, but no luck yet.

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Karma_Mule

Every Schlag creation brings a smile, so very well deserved! 8-D

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Schlag Sweetleaf

For too long there has not beeen a Hungus among us.Karl brings the meme and the words.

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miol

For a moment I’ve suspected, he has rejoined here as @life_isnt_just_dank_memes…

But even her/his comments alone, feels way too different! :(

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Utakata

You thought that was Mr. Karl? o.O

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miol

As I said: Only for a moment, before I’ve read life’s comments’ tenor!

Because of the coincidence, that we’re missing Karl’s memes for so long and life_isnt_just_dank_memes’ own name!

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Utakata

I think her (or his) avatar is a reference to Stranger Things, while Mr. Karl’s name is a reference to The Big Lebowski, I believe. I can’t really see him getting into the former. :)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

That is an interesting thought.Last thread I remember Hungus participating in was that contentious Trump one

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Utakata

I think I may of said something that ticked him off…come to think of it. Then again, he always was encouraging me to say things that tick people off. :(

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imayb1

It wasn’t you, but it was that last very contentious political discussion. He announced there he would leave and hasn’t returned. :(

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Schlag Sweetleaf
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Schlag Sweetleaf

I remember him calling this ” … “ your triple dots of disdain;)

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Utakata

I think I use 4 dots actually. But yes, if the conclusion is that of “my pigtails are not amused”, it is not far off the mark. :)

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miol

I myself couldn’t find anything younger than 3 months ago:
https://www.google.at/search?q=site:http://massivelyop.com+hungus&hl=en&gbv=1&prmd=ivns&ei=lPwFWfT9Ccb6UOL2lcgI&start=0&sa=N

edit: Funny enough, life_isnt_just_dank_memes overlaps with him by only 2 days, between his latest and life’s oldest! XD

https://www.google.at/search?hl=en&q=site:http://massivelyop.com+life_isnt_just_dank_memes&gws_rd=cr&ei=VP4FWYPNEIGtU_mum8gG#q=site:http://massivelyop.com+life_isnt_just_dank_memes&hl=en&start=40

But again, too different vibe!
edit:edit: Sorry for creepness factor! /bow

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Schlag Sweetleaf

/respect for your analytical prowess. Perhaps if we are sincere enough on these boards , he will return ala Great Pumpkin style;)

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miol

:)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

outstanding! bonus points for font choice:)

miol
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miol

I’ve actually reused the letters (or letter parts) from the original! ;P

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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you got the GIFt.gif
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miol

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I see you like orange micro- dot as well :p

If I may be so bold, you wouldn’t happen to be nosz from massively -from -ago would you?

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miol

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Happy hunting my friend:)

miol
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miol

☆*・゜゚・*\(^▽^)/*・゜゚・*☆

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