Tag Archives: Internet


The Jersey Devil

Background:  My informant, NK, is 19 years old and of South Korean descent from both her mother and father’s sides of the family. Her grandparents live close to her, so she spends a lot of time with them. She is very passionate about cooking. Even though she is majoring in biochemical engineering at UC Berkeley,… Continue Reading »

The Ritual Game: One Man Hide-and-Seek

Interviewer: Okay so how do you play this game? Informant: Well as the name suggests you have to do this alone, while everyone is out of the house, preferably. You take an old doll that you don’t like anymore, cut it open and remove all the stuffing. Then fill it up with white rice. Once… Continue Reading »

Press F

Background: My informant is a friend of mine of Chinese heritage. He is active in the gaming and computer science communities, and is very knowledgeable about memes and internet culture.  The purpose of the call was specifically so that I could gather folklore from my informant, and they were aware about that as well.  Context:… Continue Reading »

“Ope”

Main Piece: (The following has been transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant.) Interviewer: Describe to me the definition of Ope, if you can Informant: Its kind of like like, excuse me but not in like a – aggressive way, more like a I’m sorry way. Interviewer: It’s an apologetic “excuse me?”… Continue Reading »