Steven is TNW's engagement editor. Writes sometimes. Mostly here to get people to play D&D with him. Steven is TNW's engagement editor. Writes sometimes. Mostly here to get people to play D&D with him.
My favorite thing about the internet is that everybody can find like-minded people. No matter how niche your hobby, or how obscure your kink, there’s a community out there for you.
The logical consequence of that is shit on the web gets real weird, real fast. I’m not judging — it is, in fact, my second favorite thing about the internet.
The hub of a lot of the internet’s weirdness is, obviously, Reddit. Its sprawling ecosystem of subreddits is a beautiful reflection of the human condition. And of the fact that we really love memes about the Star Wars prequels.
Since I spend a disturbing amount of time on the platform, I have seen things. And now, so will you. Here’s a few of the weirdest subreddits out there.
What do you get when you mash up Garfield and cosmic horror? A great time. It’s not often that we see a character making the jump from loveable comic character to interdimensional dread lord, and I am here for it.
How do you improve what’s already perfect? By making it longer.
What are you looking at me for? It says it right on the tin.
One of my favorites. r/subredditsimulator is a completely non-participatory subreddit that is only meant to be watched. On it, bots create posts and comments, based on stuff they observe on other subreddits. The result is a very accurate, but completely nonsensical mirror-universe of Reddit.
Not as out there as some of the others on this list, but weirdly interesting. As the description says: “Dedicated to the paths that humans prefer, rather than the paths that humans create.”
A subreddit dedicated to hating on people that are far away. Because fuck those folks.
A group of people casually discussing the advantages of carrying around sand in your pockets. For self defence.
The mother of all weird subreddits. Unknowable content, a lay-out that makes your eyes bleed, and a comment section that reads like a fever dream. It is everything, and nothing. It is r/Ooer.
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