About

"What ns Watched, What ns Expected, What ns Got" is photo macro collection that is composed of three visual metaphors on any type of given subject topic, with many iterations commonly commentating on renowned animes and video games. Quite than elaboration v text, the photo comparison conveniently illustrates miscellaneous discrepancies between the anticipation and also the actual agree surrounding consumer media.

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Origin

The most famous instance the these evaluation charts is one for the anime series Princess Tutu, maybe originating from a forum thread post on other Awful<1> forum in 2007 . The evaluation was a basic one, mirroring the viewer"s expectation to be a basic magical girl series akin come Cardcaptor Sakura, albeit v ballet. However, what the viewer actually acquired was something beyond magical, beyond ballet… it was… AWESOME. The only means to sum up exactly how awesome this series was in one photo was to use the mighty guitar ninjas. Together exaggerated to compare of Princess Tutu and ninjas v guitars spawned another inside joke guitar Ninjas, i m sorry is renowned for being the an interpretation of awesome.

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Spread

Summarizing a series using basic image principles was an prompt hit, as numerous results finishing up either witty or hilarious. Together the meme spread, the evolved. First moving from reviews of a show"s plot to other subjects together as animation quality to the translate into of a series into English. From there it went further into various other subjects such as video games, parodies of particular communities, and politics.

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Who ns Mained…

In January 2015, a derivative series known as "Who ns Mained, What ns Expected, What i Got" started tending top top Tumblr, illustrating the differences between what gamers had actually expected of your favorite characters and how they in reality fare (the ax "maining" signifies a gamer"s an option of a favorite character).