Looks at Smudged Writing on Hand

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Date Started: January 2015?
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looks at smudged writing on hand is a text-based Tumblr meme. It follows the form "I love X, especially ... *looks at smudged writing on hand* ... [garbled pronunciation of thing related to X]." The origins of the meme may not be fannish, but the format has encouraged fannish jokes. According to memedocumentation, "many derivatives of this meme [poke] fun at the idea of posers among music fans." See memedocumentation's writeup.[1]

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  1. archived. posted to tumblr 4 March 2015
  2. archived. 16,407 notes as of 9 February 2015
  3. archived. 15,856 note as of 9 February 2016.
  4. archived. 16,343 notes as of 9 February 2016.
  5. 199,943 notes as of 8 February 2016. Bonus points for including this tag (probably another meme reference--Candlejack?): #see the joke here is that normally frumious bandersnatch's name is corrupted. but it got corrupted back into his real name. get it that's th
  6. archived. 1714 notes as of 9 February 2016
  7. 3,352 retweets and 3,869 likes as of 9 February 2016
  8. archived. 2091 notes as of May 16, 2016.