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Right-wing trolls embrace new “NPC” meme, taking aim at soyboy cuck libt*rds who respond to everything with meaningless buzzwords

Triggering the soyboy libt*rd cucks by calling them NPCs (Detail from meme found on Reddit)

By David Futrelle

Alt-right trolls have a new insult: NPC, a sort of all-purpose replacement for formerly ubiquitous anti-SJW putdowns like “cuck” and “soyboy,” suggesting that everyone who doesn’t agree with them is a mindless, even soulless, robot, akin to a videogame Non-Player Character who can only respond to stimulus with a small number of preprogrammed lines of dialogue.

As an insult, NPC has been floating around the chans for some time, but it took off in a big way recently after a two-year-old 4chan post resurfaced on social media. In the post, one disaffected anon wrote about how he — I’m assuming it’s a he — had started to look upon most of those he encountered on a daily basis as little more than real-world NPCs,

soulless extra walking flesh piles … who autonomously follow group think and social trends in order to appear convingly [sic] human.

For these NPC “flesh piles”, he continued, politics is literally no more than a collection of handy catchphrases.

If you get in a discussion with them it’s always the same buzzwords and hackneyed arguments. … it’s like in a vidya [game] when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact same lines word for word once more.

As journalist Cecilia D’Anastasio has recently noted in Kotaku, this is literal dehumanization, a way for alt-rightists and their fellow travelers to reduce their “enemies [to] objects, pawns, strawmen, tools.”

But, I would add, it’s also proven to be a great way for the trolls to demonstrate what completely original thinkers they are, and how seldom they resort to meaningless buzzwords.

Flattmeister (100% Soy Resistant) ‏ @TheFlattmeister Follow Follow @TheFlattmeister More Hey people new video up, NPC Is The New SJW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml61WtP-Djk … What a great and poignant new label for sjws and soyboys.

 

Rogue Hanzo Quinn ‏ @RogueHanzo Follow Follow @RogueHanzo More Replying to @edwardgorelik @Mantrarei8 and 3 others Soy boy NPC AlertFaint Jester ‏ @FaintTyrant Follow Follow @FaintTyrant More DON'T BE A NPC SOY BOY

ThunderAppreciated ‏ @Thunder91965361 Follow Follow @Thunder91965361 More Replying to @MadwitTY @ConfusedLibera2 @DavMicRot Get shat on you globalist NPC soy man

?CRY₿TO JOHN PODESTA ? ‏ @bitcoinizations Follow Follow @bitcoinizations More Replying to @john_boyne normal people laughing, makes a beta npc soyboy miserable, bitches about it on twitter afterwise. you are the joke, the punchline and a n-word lmao

Your ratio, indicates ur a spoiled little soy boy #npc throwing a fit. Even your blow up doll wife is tired of ur idiocy. Calm down, go for a walk, get healthy, step away from the soy, and leave OUR country, not ur president? Not ur country, run along porky.

By the way, did I mention that these guys really hate buzzwords?

Lein ‏ @WriterOfFuture Follow Follow @WriterOfFuture More Replying to @VoluptuousLiana NPC = SJW. Think about it. You can’t reason their one track mindset with anything and when you try to talk to them they spout the same buzzwords every time.

Strelok Horrigan ‏ @CyborgKnightDx Follow Follow @CyborgKnightDx More Replying to @Kexta89 @Abryn5 @BBC Those who make feminism their core are NPC. You are a leftist thus an empty creature full of progressive ideals delivered by other NPC's. Only the hugbox think is allowed. Just from your profile pic, I see the soyboys you bed or cuck never satisfy the emptiness. Poor girl.

Zepie ‏ @Zepie_ Follow Follow @Zepie_ More Replying to @APurposefulTrap Seems like just another #Remaintard NPC spouting off more ghey europhile scripted cuck dribble, britbong Twitter is full of them TBH.

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Fujimoto
Fujimoto
3 years ago

Glad to see this covered; I read the Kotaku article a few days back. The projection with this meme is staggering given how these guys respond to any explanation.

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
3 years ago

Self-Awareness is not their strong suit, is it?

Also, to me, NPC is less irritating and meaningless. What does it mean? “Non-Player Character”? “Napkin Plate Cup”? “New Paper Clip”? A TV network from an alternate dimension?

I guess it’s the first but it’s still goofy.

Dear, Alt-Wrong/Machosphere guys; Your insults are garbage because they are goofy and stupid and would only work if we shared your worldview (You constant crowing of ‘cuck’ makes you sound like fowl with mouthfuls of peanut butter).

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
3 years ago

So I guess I’m supposed to be devastated by yet another meaningless “alt-right” buzzword? Whatever should I do?

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
3 years ago

@ SpukiKitty:

Non-Player Character is what they’re referencing (apologies if you were being sarcastic and I missed it.)

Marshb
Marshb
3 years ago

Sorry incels but Shakespeare beat you to the NPC meme with his “All the worlds a stage” speach by centuries. Nothing to see here.

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
3 years ago

Moon Custafer
October 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

@ SpukiKitty:

Non-Player Character is what they’re referencing (apologies if you were being sarcastic and I missed it.)

A-HA! I WAS RIGHT!

Also; As far as insults so; It sounds as insulting as being called “Zork”. It’s even stupider and more hilarious than cuck.

At least “cuckold” implies in an unfortunate situation (getting cheated on….unless you’re into ‘open relationships’ or something).

It’s like calling someone “background scenery”, it’s neither complementary or an insult, it just IS.

Godzilla Roberts
Godzilla Roberts
3 years ago

Given you get xp for killing npcs this metaphor of theirs is a bit more disturbing than you give it credit for. There’s a lot of gamers in these groups that I stg think call of duty is a training sim.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
3 years ago

Pfft.

They wish we were nonplayer characters.

They wish we were stereotypes who spoke in cliches and buzzwords.

It rankles their burrs that we’re savvy and well informed and are very much in the game (of politics and of life itself). That’s why we write our Congress members, turn up at rallies, sign petitions, go door to door for causes and candidates, and debate right-wingers on the Internet.

We’d very much like life, all kinds of life, to continue to flourish on planet Earth. Too bad the same can’t be said about the right wing.

TrixiePixie
TrixiePixie
3 years ago

If you get in a discussion with them it’s always the same buzzwords and hackneyed arguments. … it’s like in a vidya [game] when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact same lines word for word once more.

Has anyone else got the feeling that those “hackneyed” statements they keep hearing are something along the lines of:

“That’s factually incorrect”
“Women don’t have lower intelligence”
“As a field of study, evolutionary psychology is often extremely flawed”
“Everything you just said is racist”

Bina
3 years ago

autonomously follow group think

File this oxymoron under Not Clear On Concept (NoCOC).

Rabid Rabbit
Rabid Rabbit
3 years ago

See, my automatic assumption was that it was a panicked self-description on their part, namely “Not a Person of Color!!!!”

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
3 years ago

HAHAHA!

“We believe survivors.”

https://www.brettkavanaugh.com

doomcup
doomcup
3 years ago

Friend of mine’s reaction. Fitting, I think.

doomcup
doomcup
3 years ago

My attempt to embed a friend of mine’s quote as an image seems to have failed, so let’s do a text version:

Hmmm. NPCs, huh?
✔️ Helpful
✔️ Necessary
✔️ Constantly beleaguered by the player
✔️ Have more depth than most players think
✔️ The majority of people in the populated world
Sounds about right!

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
3 years ago

@Doomcup
You’ve summed it up nicely.

doomcup
doomcup
3 years ago

@kat

I wish I’d thought of it. It’s perfect.

TB Tabby
TB Tabby
3 years ago

I’m reminded of the XKCD comic where a bunch of people riding on a subway are all thinking that everyone else on the train is a mindless sheep, and that they are the only independent thinkers in the world.

Do you know why you keep hearing the same responses, boys? It’s because you keep making the same arguments! Just like the Cretinists before you, you keep repeating the same tired old PRATTs, getting refuted, and making the same PRATTs again. This “NPC” term is nothing but an ad hominem they’re using as an excuse to ignore the refutations.

Jane Done
Jane Done
3 years ago

@TB Tabby

Beat me to it. Yup, they just keep stubbornly worshipping the same alternative facts and demand everyone else have a new angle to come at every time. There’s no discussion to be had with the post-fact right wing.

Kevin R.
3 years ago

@Godzilla Roberts

Given you get xp for killing npcs this metaphor of theirs is a bit more disturbing than you give it credit for. There’s a lot of gamers in these groups that I stg think call of duty is a training sim.

I give it a year before a mass shooter cites “NPCs” in his manifesto.

Lumipuna (nee Arctic Ape)
Lumipuna (nee Arctic Ape)
3 years ago

Speaking of internet slang, I was greatly amused recently when someone on a Finnish forum referred to fly-by reactionary commenters as “nym-in trolls”

(my translation from Finnish “nyymipeikko”, hopefully conveys the Moomin reference)

FelineFinethePunLioness
FelineFinethePunLioness
3 years ago

So their new insults are based on some of the more helpful characters in video games?
Why?

Alexisagirlsname
Alexisagirlsname
3 years ago

Sorry incels but Shakespeare beat you to the NPC meme with his “All the worlds a stage” speach by centuries. Nothing to see here.

Also, TS Eliot.

I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse

They should be more literate and refer to the people they see as supporting players with only simplistic, functional lines of dialogue as “attendant lords”

Alexisagirlsname
Alexisagirlsname
3 years ago

Given you get xp for killing npcs this metaphor of theirs is a bit more disturbing than you give it credit for. There’s a lot of gamers in these groups that I stg think call of duty is a training sim.

That does kind of depend on the game you’re playing. A lot of games (especially stealth ones of the Hitman, Assassin’s Creed type) strongly discourage killing regular NPCs who aren’t the characters you’re supposed to be hunting.

It may say something about their attitude, though, if they’re the type of people who like to kill random strangers in games anyway.

When I play a game, I like to imagine the NPCs have a rich daily life that is being cruelly interrupted by the player hero bumbling chaotically into it.

Nequam
Nequam
3 years ago

I wonder if any of them are going to go full solipsist on us?

Vincent Daniels
Vincent Daniels
3 years ago

Does anyone else find it fitting that these ppl would call others “npc”‘s? Seeing as, like the character in a video game RPG, they think they’re the hero of the world when the entire time they’re being controlled by someone else’s desires. Like flesh piles whose only purpose is that which is assigned to them. They don’t create their story, it’s pre-written for them and they just act it out as they are told to by someone else.

I mean, how does it feel? To find your every action merely the realization of someone else’s whim. To find your every thought merely the parroting of someone else’s design.

Well . . . it’s the alt right. So I guess it feels normal to be a character.

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