There’s a new delightful trend on TikTok about the Grimace Shake by McDonalds. I love GenZ.
“Me When I Was A Baby, also known as Whimsical Little Creature, refers to videos of the TikTok account MestreEnsinador1. It features videos of a flying white puppet wearing a green hat named Tiburcio. The name translates to “master teacher” in Portuguese, with the gnome puppet being referred to as a “forest being” by the TikToker in his comment sections. The videos often show the puppet flying and twirling, sometimes doing a little dance and sometimes undertaking mysterious rituals. Maestre Ensinador went viral in the fall of 2022 after a series of duets where people showed his videos to their younger siblings and tried to convince them that the puppet was them as a baby.”
“Tibúrcio is a strong gnome,” Jhonatan Oliveira says, once belonging to his late grandmother, “and that’s why I like it very much.” He remade the puppet’s body three years ago, before he began making the videos. His uncle appears with him in the first viral TikTok — he’s the one who took Tibúrcio out of the cruse, an earthenware vessel that Oliveira refers to as a buried treasure. “But, he is not a cash treasure, but a spiritual one,” he explains. “The inspiration to make the videos comes from God!”
American Psycho, But With The TikTok Girl Voice.
I found THIS TikTok account.
“A Brief Sonic Ecological Survey of TikTok Meme Culture“, by Max Alper. A super interesting article on sound based memes on TikTok:
“Marcus DiPaola is a journalist who covers trending headlines in a TV reporter style to his 2.5M followers on TikTok. On May 4th, 2021, Star Wars Day, Marcus posted a new TikTok introducing his girlfriend to his large audience. It’s a pretty normal video, but TikTok has a mind of its own.”
I recently discovered the existence of “reality shifting”. In brief, thousands of people – mostly teenagers – claim to be able to jump to (and live in) alternative realities, in some kind of lucid dream, after having carefully scripted it all. There are different suggested methods for shifting, which sometimes are simple and sometimes very complex. The most popular alternative reality (DR – desired reality) is Hogwarts, the Harry Potter school of magic, where some people claim to have spent weeks. TikTok and YouTube are full of these videos and I literally can’t stop watching them.
More amazing collaborative content to enjoy:
“TikTok’s unique ability to plumb the depths of obscure genres and hoist them to the forefront of popular culture has landed another viral sensation: the sea shanty.”
From #witchtok to #mushroomtok: Marieke Kuypers’ favourite TikTok niches
This could go on forever.