Slingshots Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,402 Posts
A few people have made mention now about my avatar and many others are still a bit WTF? about the whole thing.

So with a bit of help from KnowYourMeme.com here is some background to it.

About

Nyan Cat, also known as Pop Tart Cat, is an 8-bit animation depicting a cat with the body of a cherry pop tart flying through outer space. While absurd themes like flying kittens and pastry cats have been around for some time, the surreal humor behind this particular combination has captivated YouTubers and online art communities, spawning fan illustrations as well as user-interface designs and homebrew games across multiple platforms.

Origin

The Pop Tart Cat animation was posted on the daily comics site LOL-COMICS[1] run by illustrator Chris Torres, also known as prguitarman, on April 2nd, 2011. The original drawing was based on his own Russian Blue cat, Marty, and was drawn after receiving two separate suggestions for a cat and a pop tart during a Red Cross charity drawing event on Livestream[28]. Prior to the Pop Tart Cat, prguitarman had already gained a relatively large audience with a few other instances of comics circulating on the web. The GIF animation was also reblogged via Tumblr[2] on April 2nd, 2011, accumulating over 3,000 notes (likes & reblogs) in its first two weeks:

On April 5th, 2011, YouTuber saraj00n posted a video titled Nyan Cat[3], using comic artist prguitarman's Pop Tart Cat animation set to the well-known Japanese Vocaloid song Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya by Japanese artist Daniwell-P looping in the background, Although the song had been originally composed for Hatsune Miku to sing, The version used in the video was of the cover sung by the Utauloid Momo Momone. The video gained over one million views in its first two weeks:

Spread

On April 10th, the Nyan Cat video was picked up by popular blogs and social networking sites including Memebase, Buzzfeed, Tumblr, and Facebook among others.
Beginning on April 12th, Tosh.0 blog posted the Nyan Cat video, as well as CollegeHumor and G4TV.There are several remixes and spinoff variations of the original video circulating on YouTube, many of them customized with alternative characters and background music.
Nyan Cat has been also briefly seen on Sprint's Nexus 4G "Cats" commercial, which featured a number of popular cat video clips.
There's also a website showing a mash-up animation of Nyan Cat and Speedy Cat.



 

·
HOBBYIST-SOPHOMORIC-JACKA$$
Joined
·
8,259 Posts
sometimes... its best when you dont know the origin of certain things, it gives it a mystique .
 

·
Member, Brotherhood of Slingshot Nutz
Joined
·
11,245 Posts
Well, wherever it comes from, I think Nyan Cat is totally hip and awesome!
 

·
Over 9001 Warning Points!
Joined
·
2,089 Posts
I just thought you loved cats and rainbows like all slingshot enthusiasts
 

·
Cogito Ergo Armatum Sum
Joined
·
1,014 Posts
I prefer mexican red when I can get it, but there is a california hybrid called new super silver haze that was pretty smooth too. :)
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top