Demoscene Tropes and Memes

category: offtopic [glöplog]
I was asking ps and some other sceners about if there’s a list of demoscene memes, tropes, recurring symbols and ideas. There didn’t appear to be any current ones I could find so let me start one and please help contribute:

Coder colors
Evil bot
Coco and finsprit
Tunnel shaders
Bad apple

Contributed by ps:
dungeon horror
tv noise
grey screen no music
the town is v
origins of the pig
rush hour 2

Contributed by jeenio:
rob is jarig
shut up, magic
hallo! was?
and don't forget to come to inercia demoparty 2005
do you know future crew? they're dead. dead! ahahah

What other memes/tropes can you think of? A list like this is also helpful for newcomers to the scene to not feel left out and “in on the joke”. Thanks in advance!
bucket seal
optimus get a life
tits and dragons
variform 2
we are very good
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made in notch
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click clack lobster attack
on va enculer ton rgb
balls touching
checkerboard effect
alcatraz/kefrens bars
glenz vectors
titanics loader decrunches while loading
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plasma effect
fire effect
flying melons
circle interference effect
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r tape loading error
guru meditation error
out of memory error
state of the art
only amiga makes it possible
stay atari
titan sucks
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spacebar (the key to press when a c64 scene is getting boring, not a bar in space)
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no copy!
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dutch color scheme
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pants off!
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Hello Kevin

Contributed by Theron (ttg):
How will X affect the scene
Metaballs, spinning cube
zx spectrum category should be subdivided
added on the 2022-10-21 05:26:35 by psenough psenough
Well done Kevin!
added on the 2022-10-21 08:05:50 by arabek arabek
stamps back
crashes indeed.. but wow! NOOON..
Real party is outside.
added on the 2022-10-21 08:44:53 by SiR SiR
Wer hat dicke Eier?
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Für Evoke reichts
Is halt Nordlicht
Geiler Hydrant
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Chair dancing
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### 20222110: Police Report: illegal neighbors invading Home, illegal insertion of substance into nostrils, illegal smell to shit of dog, illegal manipulation of smell and ear perceptions. ###
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random portuguese scener (not psenough)
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and from back in the days (behold how badly some of them aged):

Gamers Lamers
It's a scan !
It's made with Poser !
X was kicked from Y group and joined Z
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Here's a couple from Finland, translated and/or explained whenever applicable.

  • Votetkaa X tai partypaikka palaa! - "Vote for X or the party place burns!"
  • Naisen pää - "A woman's head". Shouted in jest during graphics compos whenever someone thinks an entry panders to the male gaze a bit.
  • Kasettilameri - "Cassette lamer". Someone who has no disk drive.
  • Ääni - "The Voice". A security guard from back when Assembly was organized at the [REDACTED] Arena. Known for his booming bass voice and imposing physique, but also for sometimes being a bit too eager to enforce security.
  • ROTOR - A bot from #suomiscene, famous for Markov chain nonsense. Named after R.O.T.O.R., a classic bad movie from 1987.
  • Rapuvitsi - "The crab joke". A joke made famous by the main organizer of Instanssi. Often told as a drawn-out shaggy dog story, getting longer and longer with every re-telling.
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The scene is dead
We have explosive
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