For this week, one of the assignments that I need to work on is to design a flag for an unrepresented people using Adobe Illustrator. As it took me two years to just become somewhat proficient in Photoshop, which I still maintain I learned through sheer force of will, you can imagine my chagrin and frustration. But, overall, the project wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be once I got the hang of it. The next step in that case was to choose my unrepresented people. Well, as you’ll see below, I decided to choose a people that are just crying out for help, that lash out at the world because no one will help their plight. Whether that plight is that no one agrees with their un-researched opinions or that no girl will ever touch them willingly, they will forever fight to be heard.

Yes, the people I chose for this flag project is the Internet Flame Troll.

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I chose a relatively simple design for this project. A lit match as an obvious reference to their flaming tactics, plus the famous (or infamous) Forever Alone Troll Face adorning the top. It is my hope that this once nameless, faceless group can now have a symbol of solidarity to cling to.

I doubt there’s many out there who don’t use Facebook or are isolated from it at all. It’s become such a facet of our lives that we even made a movie about it, for crying out loud. I didn’t watch it, so I’m not going to draw any conclusions about it, but I do feel like it’s far too soon to be creating a biopic of the founder of Facebook when the man is barely 26 years old. He hasn’t learned to shave yet! Or maybe he has. Honestly, I don’t pay that much attention to the man’s facial hair. But my point is that we’ve gotten so immersed in the Culture of Facebook that it’s almost too easy to make fun of it. When the movie poster touts Zuckerberg as a prophet (which I think is complete crap–it’s just a social networking site, people!) it just opens the door for tons of religious mockery. Now, I’m not mocking anyone’s religion, I have a lot of respect for other people’s beliefs. Honestly, I just think it’s funny at the facility we have to make the analogy between Facebook and religion. So simple, that this conversation I had with my friend Matt just grew organically. No real offense is meant to Mark Zuckerberg or anyone working at Facebook. Just good, clean ridicule.

ZUCKERBERG!

This is what happens when you're bored.