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Twitter Has Turned Our Home Planet into an Anime Schoolgirl Meme
December 13, 2017
1. It all started with this thread from YouTuber and Proud Weeb
that went viral in the Otaku corners of twitter
2. Almost instantly, his fans began trying to visualize his idea (mockups by
3. Soon, artists began itirating on each other's ideas and the character's mythos began to grow (art by
4. Eventually gelling around this continental-haired girl who lacks self-esteem and whose health was precarious due to her unfortunate human infestation (Designs by
5. The phenomenon of "Gijinka" personification isn't new, but converting our home planet into a frail moe girl mirrors our own concern for the world we live in. (via
6. Could this be what drives the often right-leaning community of Internet otaku to start caring more about the environment!?
7. Perhaps Earth-Chan is the symbol we need now that Hippy-Dippy imagery of "Mother Earth" has fallen by the wayside...
8. Like Liberty or Justice, a female avatar for science, conservation, and our shared responsibilities as global citizens?
9. Or, it's just another goofy trope-filled waifu for fun-loving horndogs to draw fanart of... yeah probably it's that.
10. No matter what, let's be kind to Earth-Chan. She's young, emotional, and needs all the love we can muster (painting by
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