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Creepy Internet Subcultures 101

A beginners guide to understanding internet weird. Much love, Virgin Mobile

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1. Brony [bro-nee] (noun)

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One who worships as idols the fictional mares of My Little Pony; a weirdo.

"I wanted to buy my daughter an AppleJack doll, but that Brony took the last one."

2. Werewolfing [wair-woolf-ing] (verb)

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The act of isolating oneself from society by joining a pack of high school students who pin tails to their jeans and pretend to be wolves.

"I won't be attending our school's highly anticipated sporting event this evening as I will be werewolfing in Jamie's backyard."

3. Adult Baby [uh-duhlt bey-bee] (noun)

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A fully-grown, mature dude who enjoys acting and being treated like an infant or newborn child.

"My cousin Mark, who is an accountant, just crapped himself because he is an adult baby. Excuse me while I change him."

4. Guro Lolita [ger-oh loh-lee-tah] (noun)

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A group of people who enjoy dressing as innocent dolls afflicted by gaping and hellish wounds.

"May I borrow your pink headband? I need to cover it in fake blood for my Guro Lolita meeting tomorrow at the Holiday Inn."

5. Furry [fur-ee] (noun)

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Consisting of or resembling those who find the soft, fuzzy texture of a mascot suit to be arousing.

"Let's go to that swingers resort in Mexico. I hear the Furries will be there in August, so we can finally put that bear costume to good use."

6. Living Dolls [liv-ing dols] (noun)

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Those who aim to look as soulless as a doll through the excessive use of makeup and photography.

"That girl looks like she is made of porcelain or plastic and hasn't moved in 3 hours. She must be a living doll."

7. Otherkin [uhther-kin] (noun)

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A gathering of those who emphatically believe they are of a mythical race of half-human, half-animal warriors. See also Basement Dwellers.

"The pet store was all out of dog shampoo thanks to the Otherkin convention down the block."

8. Whisper [hwis-per] (verb)

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To post a video online in a soft and eerily silent voice as to freak everybody out.

"I searched YouTube and somehow ended up at this guy's video. Dude just spoke in a whisper the whole time."

9. Yaoi Fan Fiction [yow-ee] (noun)

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A subculture of fans who create works of art and literature portraying two sworn enemies in a loving embrace.

"I'm writing some Harry Potter Yaoi, but I'm not sure who gets custody of the owl when they decide to break up."

10. Ganguro [gang-gore-roo] (noun)

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People of Japanese decent who believe in the rich traditions of tanning, crazy hair and obnoxious bling.

"I thought I found the Jersey Shore in Japan, but it turned out to be a bunch of Ganguros on the beach."

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Virgin Mobile