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The weirdest rap song ever has spawned the oddest Vine meme, and we love it.

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12-year-old girls accused of stabbing friend in attempt to summon 'Slender Man'

In an attempt to please Slender Man, the girls reportedly began organizing a plan to kill their friend, eventually picking the day after her birthday party to attempt her murder.

The day after the party, the girls took the victim to a local park to play a game of hide-and-seek. One girl instructed to other to “Go ballistic, go crazy,” and she allegedly began assaulting the victim. The victim was stabbed 19 times, before the girls reportedly told her that they would go and get help.

The girls apparently believed that Slender Man would then appear before them and take them to his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin.

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The itsy bitsy saga of Tumblr's Spiders Georg

We wrote this article, which brings you the origins of the meme, in November, but since Spiders Georg’s popularity appears to have only recently reached critical mass, we’ve determined that our earlier coverage was a statistical outlier adn should not have been counted.

'Game of Thrones' and 'Star Wars' have some surprises in common

On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Arya Stark, how well do you deal with the murder of your entire family while you were out chasing a sword?

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The Internet is obsessed with the cat from Game of Thrones
In a way, Ser Pounce has turned into a meme online, a placeholder for just about every theory you’ve ever heard from ASOIAF.
Realistically, he probably won’t have a big part to play in future books. But that won’t stop people from coming up with tinfoil theories that he’ll one day sit on the Iron Throne, that he’s actually Benjen Stark in disguise (but then again, who isn’t Benjen?), or that one of the Stark children may warg into the cat to kill Tommen.
OK, but are there any actual theories about Ser Pounce?
Yes! Known as the Kitten Theory, it starts all the way back in A Game of Thrones (book one) with a detailed description of the cat Balerion, who belonged to Rhaenys Targaryen—the daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. She was murdered by the Mountain during Robert’s Rebellion before the books started, but nobody ever heard about the cat again. However, because of the amount of time George R.R. Martin spent describing Balerion, people believe that the cat with the torn ear Arya Stark spent some of her time chasing in King’s Landing is in fact the same cat, based on the description and based on testimony that the wild cat hates the Lannisters. It’s a coincidence, at the very least, that fans spotted as early as 1999.
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The Internet is obsessed with the cat from Game of Thrones

In a way, Ser Pounce has turned into a meme online, a placeholder for just about every theory you’ve ever heard from ASOIAF.

Realistically, he probably won’t have a big part to play in future books. But that won’t stop people from coming up with tinfoil theories that he’ll one day sit on the Iron Throne, that he’s actually Benjen Stark in disguise (but then again, who isn’t Benjen?), or that one of the Stark children may warg into the cat to kill Tommen.

OK, but are there any actual theories about Ser Pounce?

Yes! Known as the Kitten Theory, it starts all the way back in A Game of Thrones (book one) with a detailed description of the cat Balerion, who belonged to Rhaenys Targaryen—the daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. She was murdered by the Mountain during Robert’s Rebellion before the books started, but nobody ever heard about the cat again. However, because of the amount of time George R.R. Martin spent describing Balerion, people believe that the cat with the torn ear Arya Stark spent some of her time chasing in King’s Landing is in fact the same cat, based on the description and based on testimony that the wild cat hates the Lannisters. It’s a coincidence, at the very least, that fans spotted as early as 1999.

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Fire Queen Elsa is Tumblr’s hottest new fandom

The major box office success of Disney’s Frozen may have gotten a boost from the extended winter chill that swept over the U.S. over the last two months, but on Tumblr, the film’s massive fanbase has been thawing out with the hottest meme of 2014—literally.

Over the last few weeks, fans have spontaneously evolved a thriving sub-fandom around an alternate universe (AU) version of Elsa, the tormented snow queen, in which she has the ability to control the element of fire instead of ice. Replacing her austere blue and white color palette for every possible shade of red, the fandom has churned out fanart, song lyrics, GIF sets, and fanfiction devoted to the fiery queen. 

They’ve also used the meme as an opportunity to explore Frozen’s controversial underbelly—its lack of non-white characters—by giving Elsa new ethnic backgrounds along with her new powers.

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Art credits from top left: treepelta113/deviantART; hypnolizard; disneyineveryway; essie-art; hannahwolfcross via theheatneverbotheredmeanyway

Thanks to all the amazing fanartists in this article for allowing us to use their fabulous art to illustrate this wonderful fandom. :)

Fire Queen Elsa is our favorite meme of 2014.

What happens when an Internet-famous cat becomes an improv comedian

Chicago’s Second City theater is a special place in the comedy world. Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, Chris Farley, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, and basically every comedian ever started on the stages of 1616 N. Wells. The place is haunted by funny. The latest entertainer to grace the theater? Lil Bub.

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The itsy bitsy saga of Tumblr's Spiders Georg.

Since meme costumes are hard to come by at your preferred Halloween retailer, we put together a do-it-yourself guide to recreate our favorite people and characters from the last year.See 10 more here.

Since meme costumes are hard to come by at your preferred Halloween retailer, we put together a do-it-yourself guide to recreate our favorite people and characters from the last year.

See 10 more here.