Of Memes and Men — A Newbie’s Guide to Woodbury University

by Alphaville Herald on 15/05/08 at 11:23 pm

Welcome to teh Internets

by Anise Hankins

Woodbury University. Some of you may know it as a school, but there’s a side of Woodbury University that extends far past just that. It’s also a place in the metaverse we know and love as Second Life. It’s an interesting place where both students and visitors alike can come together and interact both for personal and collective benefits. What was once a simple school funded project has grown into a community featuring people from across the world coming together, all for one purpose: lulz.


To some, the ways of Woodbury University may alienate, confuse, and even frighten you. This is a completely normal response when first coming into contact with the denizens of Woodbury. Fear not, that is why I have stepped forth to help you, the innocent bystander, come to terms and accept their ways. Perhaps you too, will spread the ways and mannerisms of the students of Woodbury to your own community and help it grow even more. If not, at least you’ll enjoy an enriching experience that may brighten up your Second Life.

Memes: The lifeblood of Woodbury, and the foundation of conversation. Those ignorant of the memes and the history they are based upon may seem lost when first warping in. Everything in the sim is in one way or another, based off of internet memes, which is simply a fancy word for fad, although some of the students may argue that they are more than fads. The pictures, buildings, and avatars are all in one way or another influenced by a meme. Memes are heavily influenced by anime, video games, or other internet pop culture. There are more memes than a simple article can cover, so I will try to inform you of the most prominent ones you are likely to see referenced in Woodbury University.

The biggest meme is that of Suiseiseki. Some of you may know her as “that girl with the different colored eyes” or “the desu girl”. Both of those are actually pretty accurate descriptions. Suiseiseki, also known as “Desu”, due to the fact that she ends all of her sentences with said word, is a character from the Japanese animation Rozen Maiden. For reasons unknown to many, she has become a mascot of sorts to the people of Woodbury and the internet. She often appears as the leader or member of several organizations run by Woodbury students, such as the Fursecution Corps. Speaking of furries, contrary to popular opinion, Woodbury students are actually quite tolerant of furries. Any resentment is just a simple façade meant to scare off the kind of people that wear fur suits in real life. You know how those types are.

Another meme worth knowing is that of Longcat. Originating from a picture of a white cat being held by its upper body, Longcat (and variations of it, like ***-cat, etc) is the secondary mascot of Woodbury University. Longcat is often seen as a long white body with a cat’s head at the top. In the event that someone is asked how long longcat actually is, the only proper and acceptable response is “Longcat is looooooooooooooong!”. Asking for any specifics past that is considered bad form and may cause you to be shunned.


In the rare event that your avatar looks like a child, you should also be on the lookout for Pedobear during your stay in Woodbury. Pedobear is easily identifiable, as he is essentially a big brown smiling bear. Pedobear’s only purpose in life is to punish female avatars with a young supple body through means that are far too violent to be described. Once Pedobear has you in his sights, there is no escape until he has had his way with you. The best solution is to simply use a normal shaped avatar. Rumor has it Pedobear is currently hibernating, but there is no way to be sure.

When looking for a potential mate among the Woodbury students, be careful who you choose. Some students have taken a liking to the character Bridget, hailing from the Guilty Gear series, an anime based two-dimensional fighting game. The initial response upon seeing Bridget among males may be arousal. This is a completely acceptable response when ignorant of Bridget’s character. However, be warned, that under Bridget’s cute and innocent demeanor is…well, you know what, I think I’ll leave this one for you guys to figure out. After all, some of the fun of the internet is discovery!

With this knowledge in hand, you are now prepared to make your first steps into Woodbury University and interact with the people who call it home. As long as you show respect to the memes and culture of the students, they are sure to take you in and show you around, and maybe even teach you a thing or two about the internets. Be warned, Woodbury University is not a place for the close-minded. I will not lie, if you are unprepared, some of the images that the students commonly revere may traumatize you. But if you are willing to jump in and get messy, I’m sure you will find a whole new world awaiting you.

83 Responses to “Of Memes and Men — A Newbie’s Guide to Woodbury University”

  1. anon

    May 23rd, 2008

    >Penance Sauterau = Nikola Shirakawa

    hahahahahahah i dont think so dude fail harder

    >Who is to say that one person’s “Jello Eating Bill Cosby Spam Rain” raining down like mana from heaven for you and me to enjoy for free is any less meme worthy than say: “Big Bassa Bomb Chantel’s Flexi Hair Store”

    this has nothing to do with “memes”, you are missing the definition of a meme entirely. you are correct in your point, though, and while the “aim” of griefers should always be just for the laughs (lulz is a stupid word), the fact is that many SL users think it’s some sort of SUPER METAVERSE INTERNET 3.0 and treat it like such when all it is is a shitty Lego set.

  2. Alyx Stoklitsky

    May 23rd, 2008

    @Anon “Lord Kamina = Alyx Stoklitsky”

    Shit, you’re good.

    You got me, I confess.

  3. Alyx Stoklitsky

    May 23rd, 2008

    @Why bother
    “Alyx Stoklitsky, the self proclaimed defender of all things Chan and PN. Be careful not to fall for his spin. He is quite good at spinning things, he would make a good corrupt politician. All Alyx does is deflect and backpedal when it comes to all things Chan and PN.”

    I can take this only as the highest of compliments, good sir. After all, corrupt politicians lead and run our entire world.

  4. Witness X (Not the IntLibber Toadie)

    May 23rd, 2008

    Obviously you haven’t got clue one as to what IntLibber’s been up to over the past year.

    IntLibber had a one week suspension, that’s been confirmed by numerous in-world sources close to IntLibber. A few weeks back, every account in BnT Holdings that did anything with money was suspended during a Linden investigation. There’s so much more in the back story, and just laying about on the ground for the most casual investigator to pick up and examine.

    IntLibber’s got a lot riding on people not figuring out he’s about to be permabanned, so he’s filling this forum with smoke and misdirection, even resorting to spoofing Witness X.

  5. Anon

    May 23rd, 2008

    Ok morons, I’ll let you in on a secret: Blubber’s main account was temporarily disabled for the purpose of an investigation investigation as he is suing LL for damages to his assets which THEY caused through the deletion of all assets CREATED (not just owned) by a user who was once contracted to build for him.

    In short: LL deleted a bunch of Intlibber’s buildings just because they were created by someone they were apparantly pissed off at, so Intlib is suing them unless they can return his buildings.

  6. Witness X

    May 23rd, 2008

    If there’s such a great story, and you have all these sources, why don’t you write the story for the Herald? If there are all these sources, surely you could at the very least name a couple of them so they can corroborate that you are indeed telling the truth and not just talking out of your ass. Cite your sources, and show your proof, or it’s obvious you’re making it up.

    And I’m not Intlibber, nor one his toadies, just someone who thinks you idiots trying to convince people of something you’re making up with a complete lack of evidence is retarded. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, provide proof that you aren’t bullshitting everyone here, and I will shut up and concede the argument.

  7. Anon

    May 24th, 2008

    @Witness X

    “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, provide proof that you aren’t bullshitting everyone here, and I will shut up and concede the argument.”

    Go look at Int’s orientation sim. You’ll notice that there seem to be a number of conspicuously empty places.

    If you are as clued up on SL, BNT, WU, PN, etc as you think you are, then you’ll know who built it, whose prims are missing, and thus who got banned and why all their creations were removed from SL.

  8. Papajah

    May 24th, 2008

    “And you all say *we* should get a life? LOL! :D
    I mean, who the fuck is intlibber anyway? I been playing SL since ’05 now, and havent even HEARD of him in world.”

    I guess he is some fatass middle aged dude that all these lonely grierfkids obsess about.

    I guess they secretly want to fondle his tits and lick the lint out of his bellybutton, because they wont shut the fuck up about him.

  9. Witness X

    May 24th, 2008

    The burden of proof lies on the accuser. Don’t pull some Deep Throat ” here is where you might find evidence” bullshit, just take a screencap, publish a chatlog, something that actually shows you have proof. You’re the one trying to convince me you’re right. I’m not going to do the legwork to help you do that. You want to convince me, you do the work, and publish some proof. It’s your job to work your case, not mine.

  10. Witness X (Not the IntLibber toadie)

    May 25th, 2008

    To the IntLibber apologist: you must be on his payroll, then, AMIRITE?

  11. Witness X (Not the IntLibber toadie)

    May 25th, 2008

    Maybe you’d have done better if you hadn’t faked the evidence that he was online during his suspension.

  12. Witness X

    May 25th, 2008

    Nope, completely wrong. And if I faked the evidence, surely you could easily find some “real” evidence. Oh right, that’s because you’re full of shit and have no evidence. My evidence is entirely genuine, and could easily be verified. You might have had a valid point before in that the function I used didn’t update, but your lack of a screencap from the old search to prove otherwise tells me you are lying. I’m not apologizing for him. Anon up there seems to be more apologizing, trying to explain why he was suspended, but his theories lack any more proof than yours do, False Witness. I refuse to accept any conclusion that is brought forth without evidence to support it.

    You assume because I seek to prove the statement that “Intlibber is suspended/banned” false, I like him and want to see him succeed. This is completely false. I’ve spoken to the guy once, the one time in which he seemed far to eager to concoct a conspiracy theory a la Prokofy to explain people against him, and he’s the last kind of person I would choose to associate with. You make the statement that he’s an asshole who deserves banning, I’m not going to contest that. But you state it has already happened when there is evidence to the contrary, you bet your ass I will, not because I want to support him, but because I want to disprove a liar, i.e. you. If you’re aren’t lying, provide some evidence. It’s real easy, and took me thirty seconds.

  13. Penance Sautereau

    May 25th, 2008

    Remind to ask Nikola how she can be me and me her when we mostly talk about Photoshop and how stupid some people are. Besides, I fucking HATE Hanna Montanna.

    (Sorry Nikki, but she’s a Cyrus, that alone makes her loathesome to me. Plus, she’s Disney Pop).

  14. Penance Sautereau

    May 25th, 2008

    Intlibber COULDN’T have been banned when you say he was, because I IM’d him for a sim reset to clear some lag items off my tenants’ skybox. He did so within 4 minutes. Right in the middle of his supposed ban. So just admit what we all know; You misspelled his name, Search showed nothing, you took it as proof of your theory and went off half-cocked.

  15. Stephie

    May 25th, 2008


  16. Witness X/NoName

    May 25th, 2008

    *sigh* I hate to have to do this every so often. The “Witness X” that keeps coming to Intlibber’s aid is a false Witness. This one is in fact not a Witness or NoName. Not a single Witness is for Intlibber since he safe housed the PN and tried to resurrect Woodbury. We are against anything or anyone who PN/Anonymous and those that aid them in a any way shape or form.

    Any Witness X that comes to Intlibber’s defense is a poser. More than likely from the look at his typing and wordage this is Intlibber himself since he is not very good at posing as others and you can spot him a mile away.

    Also I found this false Witness X and Intlibber toadie’s “evidence” pretty funny. It took him days to dig up this “evidence” after Intlibber’s suspension was over and done with. If this false Witness X was right, and had this evidence, why didn’t he present it right off the bat and not days later? This false Witness X showed a screen cap using the New Search which as others have stated is not in sink with the Old Search which shows changes instantly. This also doesn’t explain Intlibber Brautigan himself disappearing from his own groups for an extended period of time equating a ban.

    Ok Intlibber? Give it up. You failed this time. Go back to your basement and come back with a better game plan next time.

  17. Witness X (Not the IntLibber toadie)

    May 25th, 2008

    Yah. She’s on the payroll.

  18. Lord Kamina

    May 26th, 2008


  19. Witness X

    May 26th, 2008

    Look at me guys this name makes me feel important now I will complain on a blog about people on a video game.

    Isnt this “Witness X” name every complainer uses, the gayest thing any of you have ever seen? Do you people really take yourselves that seriously to hide under some kind of prison snitch codename and act like you’re part of some kind of internet cold war?

    Can you imagine this happening in WoW?

    I just wrote something more meaningful than what the other guy wrote in all his comments on this article combined, in half the words of one of his posts.

  20. Witness X (Directors Cut)

    May 26th, 2008

    You’re all posers, I was Witness X BEFORE IT WAS COOL, fo srs son.

  21. Witness X (Not the IntLibber toadie)

    May 26th, 2008

    You guys, I’m on the payroll.

  22. Witness X

    May 26th, 2008

    Again, not Intlibber. If you took five seconds to really think about it, that would be so obvious with a capital O. I published my evidence discounting your theory right in the middle of his so called suspension. And If the old search would have displayed differently, why was there such a shocking lack of screencaps to prove it? Oh right, because it was BULLSHIT! I find it funny that a couple of grief-monger Witnesses have stolen the mantle of Witness X to carry through such a biased and juvenile campaign. Really, you try to discount the only person constructing logical arguments backed up by evidence, despite not being able to do so yourself. You’re like a protester with a sign trying to win a case against a lawyer. Who do you really think has credibility all evidence considered?

  23. Witness X

    May 26th, 2008

    And the word is sync, genius.

  24. IntLibber

    May 26th, 2008

    Lol this is just precious. I uncheck my “show in search” on my profile to get some peace and quiet, and all the virulent pathetic parasites go into a tizzy.

    Here are the facts: Plexus Linden falsely banned me claiming that I had copybotted a megaprim created and owned by Michael Linden. The ludicrousness of this accusation is evident to any idiot:

    a) its impossible to copybot megaprims
    b) Michael Linden has never created a megaprim, has never built anything with a megaprim, and is philosophically opposed to them, even going so far as to floating a false warning in the LL blog 10 months ago that they would be deleted.
    c) I do not posess and have never used copybot.

    Now, once my attorney contacted Marty Linden, he went down the the bowels of the g-team offices and spanked Harry and Plexus’ collective furry pee-pees. Harry investigated Plexus’ fuckup and found it to be without merit. So he lifted Plexus’ 7 day ban of me in less than 24 hours (and after Plexus had disclosed the info to Kalel, in violation of LL policy).

    Harry did decide, tho, that as I’d visited Ravenglass to hang out at FlipperPA Peregrine’s land there to play some trivial pursuit (and helped him sell the land to a fellow who has since put up the Proky Pig Farm), that I had somehow committed ‘harassment’ against Prokofy even tho she wasn’t anywhere around, and I had not rezzed or spoke nary a prim or bad thing in prok’s direction (Flipper’s trivia game is damn hard, takes a lot of concentration, I endorse it as a great game to play) as she was not logged on at the time.

    So then a couple weeks later I take myself out of search to get some privacy as I’ve been working on some projects, and lo and behold, a shitstorm of drama ensues.

    Maldy tried to IM me claiming I was committing alt abuse, he filed a false AR on me, and I filed on on him for filing a false AR. He got all butthurt about it all, but since nobody gives a rats ass about Maldy, nobody but me noticed when he got B& for his false AR.

  25. Witness X

    May 27th, 2008


  26. Penance Sautereau

    May 28th, 2008

    @Posted by: Witness X | May 26, 2008 at 04:41 PM <— THAT one

    I posted evidence he WAS NOT banned too hon, you’re not alone in discrediting the twit patrol.

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  30. Happy Farmer

    Jul 3rd, 2011

    Dat was sum of da liveliest bunch o g33ks round des parts yep yep!
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  31. Nelson Jenkins

    Jul 4th, 2011

    Almost 3 years after the last comment (not counting spam). Congratulations sir.


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    Jul 4th, 2011

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  33. Happy Farmer

    Jul 4th, 2011

    3 years and still going strong mate!

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