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On April 15, u/yllwsnow2 posted an image on r/funny that changed the course of history.
He wrote: “My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.” You can view the original thread here.
It’s a Charmander. Well, like it’s supposed to be a Charmander. They usually look like this.
Internet-savvy Redditors, quickly determined that the image in question was supposed to emulate a Tim Burton Pokemon, which look like these.
Check out that artist’s works here.
We didn’t know it at the time, but for some reason, people were drawn to the image.
A necklace of the shitty Charmander….
And finally, to chronicle the entire event that unfolded in a day, someone made a flowchart. Yes, a flowchart.
Then made a flowchart of the flowchart.
And here’s the man who started it all.
Don’t ever change, internet. Don’t ever change.