So I finally took the day off to recover from my sickness and as a result , due to the lack off insane friends , I am as bored as can be . But the who is always there for me to lend a helping hand in times of need , such as these ? The internet of course. The internet has been around for quite sometime and all through my existence , but there have been changes since it required a cable . Most old people don’t understand when I use certain terms , make reference to a site , hell here in Africa some teenagers don’t even understand my internet dialect. Never fear for I am here ( yes I know , I am cringing for having typed that) to aid you in understanding the internet , you will never feel lost in a conversation again.
We can start of with a few basic terms:
When I say ship , obviously your mind will wander off and think of a structure out at sea and well you couldn’t be more wrong . Okay , so watch tv right (who doesn’t?) and there’s this couple that you so desperately want to be together even if there’s the slightest glimmer of hope , you still root for them … well guess what dear , you ship them! Ship is basically the ending of the word ‘relationSHIP’. For instance while gossip girl was on the air , most people shipped Chuck and Blair , and they’re couple name was ‘Chair’ .
when I used this word in front of my mum , she looked at me blankly and wondered if I was high . If you haven’t noticed by now , youtubers are basically taking over the world . They’re basically these people who started making funny videos and talking to a camera and people started relating to them and it helped that they happened to be very very good looking too. Seriously though , once you start watching a youtuber there is no going back.
This is for serious internet users only , tumblr is like this big , black , dark hole on the internet . It contains everything you want to and don’t want to see at the same time . People post pictures ,quotes , stories and basically anything , it is probably one of my biggest distractions ever and it is where most internet wars are started , the future battle ground for world war 3.
OTP , stands for one true pairing , this is pretty self explanatory , that one couple that you ship more than any other.
here’s what you need to know , NEVER EVER PISS OFF A FANDOM . They are vicious and vile and made up of about a billion teenagers worldwide . A fandom is like an internet family , you all band together to support something or someone , take the beliebers or directioners for instance . Once you belong to a fandom , you call yourself something like fans of harry potter call themselves “potterheads”
There are soo many other types of words and sites commonly used over the internet by weird people like me , but I will save it for later , that and I don’t want to scare you away. Not only do the popular kids have their own mannerisms , we do to . If you found this helpful than yay , if you knew all this already , then you’re one of us. Basically we live on our computers or phones and make up goofy things , but it sure is fun. For futher information consult , John Green , Dan Howell or Troye Sivan (A.K.A our leaders)
2 responses to “My guide to understanding the internet”
Hah! I may have to print this out to give to people not in-the-know yet (i.e. people my age and up)! Awesome post and love that you have the perspective to write it!
you are too kind . I Think one day I shall make a handbook on what to know , and you can be my distributor. After all , it is all about perspective.