>Haven't been on /lit/ for years
>Read a lot, etc but found the board pretentious
>Usually browse /his/, /vr/, /news/, /x/ etc
>Decided to take a look after every other board is turning to shit
>Oh cool, /lit/'s making a book
>Contribute to Pictures of DFW
>My work is featured in the final copy
>Only learn about reddit upbringing after submitting my piece
Good god, what have I done? I will forever be tarnished with the memory of having fueled DFW. I feel so impure, so ashamed. Please tell me I'm not the only one.
People are frequently derisive of the DFW thumbnail. Indeed, it's become somewhat a badge of honour to lampoon and deride its deployment as "shitposting", as somehow not worthy of a "patrician™". What this backlash really amounts to is the classic fear of transgression felt on the part of the cultural elite whenever a new art form emerges - as was the case with film, television, and comics. The sneering that the DFW thumbnail betokens is part of its rite of passage as an emergent aesthetic.
The truth is that the DWF thumbnail remains the only art form uncontaminated by commercialism, academia, and ideology.
It's true. I've spent a lot of time recently contemplating the significance of the DFW thumbnail in the post-industrial era. The myriad facial expressions offered up form a logographic communication system comparable to Mandarin script. It's only a matter of time until the DFW thumbnail gets included in the Oxford Dictionary.