Portal to Hell
|Synonyms:||The Leaky Portal to Hell, The Leak|
|Date Started:||June 20th, 2012|
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Portal to Hell started as meme created by Reddit user oenoneshore posted a gif of her blonde friend falling off a swing into a puddle underneath and challenges people to make it so it looks like the girl is consumed by the puddle. It garnered over 800,000 notes on Tumblr at theamericankid.com. One Tumblr user, demonseallovesyou, comments with:
"its the G A T E W A Y T O S A T A N S L A I R"
and in reply to that, pumpkinlore, suggest this set-up:
In response by that comment, Tumblr artist, hrmphfft, posts a three comic panel of Satan's in his lair as the girl falls through with the comment "I thought we fixed that leak." hrmphfft tagged the post with "#the leaky portal to hell", which in return started a floodgate of others adding on other similar GIFs—and subsequent fanart of Satan getting bombarded by unexpected visitors to hell. This includes: trapdoor guy, skater boy, sidewalk woman, a horse driving a car, Thor and Hawkeye, a mud creature, and characters from Homestuck. Tumblr user, peteykins, attempt to invert-and-end the joke by having Satan vanish from hell and onto a street in the real world, having been sick of all the people entering hell.
While the meme took off, hrmphfft dubbed the blonde girl "Jenny" and started doing more art/adventures which focused on Satan and Jenny, to check them out: the leaky portal to hell tag. Some even ship Jenny/Satan.
Links & Resources
- A guide to Portal to Hell, the craziest meta-meme on the Internet @ The Daily Dot
- Portal to Hell @ Know Your Meme
- the leaky portal to hell tumblr tag