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Linebaugh

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I actually was about to double back on that a bit. Gen Z's sexual candor doesn't seem too radical.

But Tik Tok is what I had in mind. I had an image in my head of glassy eyed mom's spending hours on tik tok watching leftist educational twerking videos of inscrutably gendered people.

More than anything its the trans/non-binary visibility that I think isn't ready to be completely absorbed into pop just yet. But I'm not completely sure. And maybe the leftism, but I'm not sure thats as popular as it may seem.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Actually what makes 4chan un-co-optable isn't obscenity, which is quite mainstream now, but it's political incorrectness.

But also, it's irony. Nobody but the initiated really knows what the symbols and memes they use really mean (and even the initiated don't necessarily know).
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
It isn't like the old days when you could be a kid playing video games with the adults oblivious. The adults are now watching you play video games on twitch, if they're not playing them themselves.

I imagine it's quite suffocating. Nothing stays cool for long.
 

Linebaugh

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I think that's an element with Gen Z though. The proliferation of micro-cultures and movements over the internet is dizzying, and they all have their own jargon/memes. You log off for a a day or two and can be completely lost upon returning. Seems adults are content to watch the kids morph like fungus on a petri dish, content to impartially observe without the threat of it ever breaking out and disrupting general order.
 
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