Massively OP’s 2018 Blooper Awards: Schlag meme of the year

    
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Massively OP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards conclude today with our blooper award for Schlag meme of the year. This is one of my favorite awards of the year. As our our regulars surely know, Schlag Sweetleaf is our resident comment section Master of the Meme, who crafts everything from weird to gross to hilarious gifs for big stories. He’s amazing. Giving him his own award every year is the least we can do!

So what was his best meme of the year?

Same old song and dance

Same old song and dance

In context, it was about New World and the community reaction to leaks about what was going to be in it. Of course, I have some other favorites! Reaction to “Warcraft Go” rumors:

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Reaction to the Daybreak layoffs right before Christmas:

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On The Flower of Knighthood’s (TFOK) waffling on female characters out of a desire to remain faithful to its setting. Hang in there, Joan.

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This good-natured meme for art MMO Occupy White Walls almost edged out the New World one for the top spot. It’s brilliant.

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MMORPGs belong in a museum! Literally!

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And of course, the Fallout 76 bag-and-switch:

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The “taxonomy of sorry” gif in Eliot’s VPN article about corporate apologies was so good Eliot almost gave up writing. “I’ve been Schlagged, it’s only going downhill from here,” he said.

It’s up to you whether you think these top the 2016 winner, “Core Values”:

And the 2017 winner, “Being Uncle Owen”:

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We love ya, Schlag! Thank you for brightening our comment section on the daily!

Thank for reading all our bloopies this year, folks! Don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards too!

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Ocho

Brilliant.

JonBuck
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*applause*

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Paragon Lost

Finding Schlag memes in an article are just one of the best things about coming to MassivelyOp. They’re the frosting on the cake, they make the experience complete.

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I don’t always get his references, but some of them leave me busting out laughing.

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xpsync

We love you sweetleaf.

Oh yea, you too Schlag.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

/applause :) thats where the last name came from, btw this album ,Master of Reality, is one of my absolute favorites.

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xpsync

I wondered? Said f’it but i hope i’m right, if i am though schlag will love it. Music from that era was “Music with meaning” An era where you couldn’t pick a favorite album from a band you had a few, let alone a single song, almost every album was a journey.

Sure there are catchy songs released today but that’s most likely it, the only good song on the lp.

Watched Bad Times at the El Royale over the holiday (twice already) love the movie, a classic? maybe but its the first movie to pull off the Pulp Fiction formula with ease. Anyway to the point, lots of great classic songs in the film all from an even earlier era than sabbath as well.

Ok to the point lol, the movie gives you a very good taste of what music was like just before sabbath shook the world.

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Armsbend

People like to bag on today’s music but the fact is today’s music has more in common with early roots rock n roll than heady 60s bullshit ever did.

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I wouldn’t say i was completely bagging on all of it. I absolutely love Billy Talent… f’ing amazing band.

Funny thing is i’m not a metal/punk head, but Talent, damn good music.

The difference from back then to now is back then peeps used to say “that album was great” to now “that song was great”.

There are still bands where the whole album has it all, meaning and great songs for the journey.

When songs still get radio play and or music cameos 40 to 60 years later, i think that really explains it all, i mean that says something, says it all.

Lately it’s really; remember that song a couple years back it was so good but isn’t anymore, can’t even remember the name, forgettable music. Oh and if you like the song above, Talent has much to explore. Enjoy!

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Early rock – was about getting people to and having fun. The 60/70s took that away. Today’s music is dumb – it is about catchy tunes and getting people to dance. It is more real rock than any of the music from album rock ever were.

The Ramones really put it best when they said (paraphrased) they got sick of all the pretentious bullshit and wanted to hear the garage music they grew up with. So they did hard hitting 2 minute pop songs.

The double album rock ballad is fine – but so is having fun and singing about nonsense.

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Loved that album as a kid, used to listen to it on the turntable with headphones as a kid when it came out. That Pink Floyd Albums. Time… where has it gone. :)

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Hehe! love it. You also can’t go wrong with those songs! Always loved “Nobody Home” and “Vera” but all four songs are awesome.

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Oh and of course I’ll always love this that you did…. Warms the cockles of my old heart. heh

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Schlag Sweetleaf

you had stepped into a particularily contentious GW2 thread if I remember correctly.I recall you advocating peace and reason there.

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That’s me, tilting at windmills for over fifty years. lol. :)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Heh! Never stop being you. :)

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Lol! Well, for this year, I think the Daybreak Layoffs/Charlotte’s Web meme worked on some many levels it can’t be beat.

But, one of the best of all time, the Nostalrius/Stripes meme is hard to beat.

We are not worthy, Schlag. Thank you so much!

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Sorenthaz

It was a dark time for the comment sections when Schlag said he was stepping away.

Good thing it wasn’t for too long. (and no I don’t know how to edit images very well)

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Careful Sorenthaz, thats’s how it starts….

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Armsbend

I didn’t say anything that day but well-wishes. It honestly brought me down a bit…at the same time I was happy for some fellow I didn’t know.

[I’m] Hard for Schlag but I find him/her (you) mysterious, extremely talented, interesting in many ways. Why did this strangely nosed monkey choose this site? Why does it work for nothing but bananas? Why did it leave? Why did it come back? Does it even like bananas? Is it positive? Is it negative? Is it an Atreides? If yes, are we related?

Most importantly…of course…which name does it go under when it just posts its thoughts. the more answers the more questions…

Rhetorical…love yeh babe and I hope we can make some jokes in 2019.

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Found this place ,looking for a game.Something to fill that MMo hunger. I had no idea what God had in store,but I am thankful for what I was given.Let’s see where it goes from here.:)

15 minutes are up, see you in the field.

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Baemir

meme review *clap* meme review

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Schlag Sweetleaf

memeception

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Sorenthaz

Two claps.

👏👏 MEME REVIEW 👏👏

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Best Meme 2018

Embarrassed to say I have lost the story this was posted in, If Hirku or someone knows where I would appreciate it. Exemplifying the standards of” Unique to this site,” cleverness and originality is Hirku’s Pong Royale. A Modern Art masterpiece to be sure brother:P

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Schlag Sweetleaf

you get a zato for that grab!

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Hirku

Embarrassed to say I have lost the story this was posted in

Hold my beer, I lost the fact I even did this, haha. Thanks for the kind words and all your crazy stuff.

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Best Orange -Letter People Meme

Taking the pin and summarizing the situation perfectly is this offering from none other than Bree herself. I am terrible at setting the stage but suffice it to say Anet was reeling from bad feedback for Mount-gate as I remember, taking a beating on the boards.No relief in sight until EA decided to drop “Pride and Accomplishment” on the gaming world. Hold my beer in the best way. Funny and smart and right in step with the industry , Bree you get a zatoichi sword draw from me on this.

I am also aware this falls outside 2018 abit, but I am the Senate in regards to the Schlaggies:)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

完璧

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