Tag Archives: gaming


Resident Evil and the Umbrella Corporation – A Covid Conspiracy Theory

Context: My informant, AW, is my 15-year-old brother. He is heavily involved in multiple online gaming communities that exist on Discord and other social platforms. This piece was collected during an informal interview at home when I asked him to share something unique to the gaming community. He has heard about this conspiracy theory from… Continue Reading »

Gamer Folk Speech

Context: My informant, AW, is my 15-year-old brother. He is heavily involved in multiple online gaming communities that exist on Discord and other social platforms and revolve around multiplayer online games such as Valorant and Overwatch. This piece was collected during an informal interview at home when I asked him to share something unique to… 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 »

Wombo Combo

Context: Playing Super Smash Bros with some friends at my house and one of my friends, S, keeps shouting “Wombo combo” while beating us all. S is a 20-year-old male from California who plays Super Smash Bros a lot. Piece: S: *hits me and another person in the game rapidly* “WOMBO COMBO BABY” Me: “Did you… Continue Reading »

The Floss (Viral Dance)

Context: Sitting with my grandma, younger sister, mom, and uncle. My sister, M, is 16. We started discussing Fortnite dances and how popular they have become, particularly the Floss dance. Piece: Me: “You can’t go anywhere without seeing a kid doing the floss dance.” M: “Yeah, we were just at the Phillies game with dad… Continue Reading »