Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

Are you feeling it now, Mr Krabs? As those of you playing Splatoon know, every time you boot up the game, you are spawned in a plaza called Inkopolis.

It resembles real-life Shibuya Crossing a little bit:

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

Here, players have access to Splatoon's many shops and modes. What makes Inkopolis cool is that it's populated by other players, too. You can also walk up to anyone you want, and the game will show you two things: what that person is wearing, and what that person has drawn on Miiverse:

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

This is where things get kind of silly. Splatoon players are referencing a few key things in mass numbers, resulting in Splatoon-specific memes. You've got obvious jokes, like ones about being a kid or a squid, or jokes about ink. Players are also turning pretty much every popular franchise you can name into Squid Kids. But, overwhelmingly people reference one thing: Spongebob Squarepants, the Nickelodeon cartoon about a a goofy, optimistic sea sponge and his cast of friends. One of these friends includes an octopus called Squidward. He is the guy on the left here:

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

Squidward is defined by a few things: he's cynical, he's pretentious, and is just an overall party pooper. You wouldn't think he would fit in in a cheery world like that of Splatoon — he'd probably hate it! But players are drawing him EVERYWHERE anyway. Here are some of the many Squidward Miiverse posts I've seen in Splatoon so far, plus some general Spongebob jokes, too:

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

What makes Splatoon's obsession with Squidward particularly hilarious is that he's not even a squid to begin with. But I won't be a Squidward about that — I actually quite like seeing Squidward everywhere, as I used to watch Spongebob almost daily as a kid.

In any case, Squidward is of course not the only thing you'll find in Splatoon. Here are some of the best Miiverse drawings, period, that I've seen while playing Splatoon or that other people have shared on social media:

Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants
Splatoon Players Are Obsessed With Spongebob Squarepants

Comments

    Miiverse is the best place on the internets.

    I lost my shit at "squid-butt"
    But srsly, how can people draw so good on miiverse D: ?

    My contribution so far: http://36.media.tumblr.com/81a5c98e372ab2b0118d2c995141a3a8/tumblr_np9ierV0UK1qdra1oo1_1280.png

    The gamepad isn't great to draw with, so everyone's drawings are super impressive! I wish there was a way to calibrate it, but I think I'm just used to drawing on my Surface.

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