Some memes are born to die. Others, like the “Thanks, I hate it” meme, can live eternally.

“Thanks, I hate it” — unlike many memes which fade as quickly as they appear — has real life force and patrons supporting its art. And thankfully there’s a whole new subreddit, r/TIHI (Thanks, I hate it), dedicated to keeping this meme alive. 

At its core, “Thanks, I hate it” is a meme that celebrates what I like to call “Internet Gothic.” Similar to Southern Gothic, Internet Gothic is composed of the grotesque: hellish images, perverse Photoshops, photos suggestive of late capitalism, disturbing GIFs, shitposts, nihilist memes, and all the dumb shit we try and forget we saw on the internet. Read more…

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