Thanks to Laura's joyful feature here at Offworld, we already know one of the best things about Splatoon is that you don't have to hear from the other players via voice chat. But in the family-friendly yet nonetheless weird and offbeat Splatoon universe, users are taking advantage of art to express themselves in wonderful ways.
Many of these come via "Bad Miiverse Posts", a great Twitter feed that captures the best user posts from Nintendo's carefully-curated online world. Users are often kids who create accidental comedy when they express things about their parents:
Many Splatoon players wish to demonstrate, to varying degrees of success, how hip they are to internet memes:
Kids assert themselves:
Some people are really good at art:
Splatoon also makes for good Vines. Even Nintendo itself, which has historically been a little behind when it comes to players' collaborating online, is on board, Tweeting some of its favorite pieces.
I DON'T KNOW. YOU TELL ME.
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