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    The Essential Rage Guy Collection

    You know Rage Guy from 4chan, or possibly from Reddit, or maybe even Digg. It seems that Rage toons are everywhere today. But what is it about FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU that resonates so strongly?

    • Rage Guy comics or FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU (That's seven F's and twelve U's) are a staple in communities around the web. Starting in 4chan in 2008, these MS-Paint drawings are popular on Tumblr and Reddit, and the contents of the comics often reflect those values of the communities.

    • MS Paint? I Can Do That!

      A key feature of any rage comic (or its derivative ragetoons) is the simple MS Paint aesthetic. The sparse attention to detail creates a low bar for participation allowing even the poorest of artists to feel as though they might be able to easily create something just as good, if not better.

    • "Does Anyone Else..."

      Some of the top results in Reddit's F7U12 are based on very relatable, common experiences. Rage Guy plays the part of the reader, basically typecast as empathetic. Some of the best are those common situations that most people don't talk about often because they're either shameful or silly: like finding oneself consciously avoiding sidewalk cracks even as a full grown adult. There's already a subreddit for this type of scenario, known as DAE or "Does Anyone Ever." Some Redditor's find it annoying when a Rage comic feels more like a DAE, but given their prevalence this may be a case of a small but vocal minority of Redditors.

    • Some Tug on the Heartstrings

    • I did this.

    • Reddit vs. Digg vs. Tumblr vs. 4chan

      Regardless of which community is currenly most fond of using Rage Guy FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU comics, there will always be in-fighting over who "owns" them and who they're "meant for."

    • For The Purists...

      There are those who have been familiar with Rage Guy for years who feel frustrated when it's not treated as "exclusive 4chan material" in a way not dissimilar to hearing your old favorite song now used on a car commercial. What follows is for the old skoolers.

    • This is the comic "Epic Frustration" originally posted to 4chan, drawn by MackanZoor. WARNING: This can only be fully appreciated by people who have browsed /v/ since at least 2007.

    • Epic Frustration - Animated

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