Surprise, People Are Thirsty For Bowsette Porn

When everyone was having a good laugh about Bowser turning into a sexy princess, one Kotaku reader cheekily mentioned, "Hey, new porn."

Well, they weren't wrong.

The interest in Bowsette took off spectacularly, and it's kind of ridiculous. Even the One Punch Man artist got on board:

To think this all came from a remaster of Super Mario Bros Wii U Deluxe.

Unsurprisingly, rule 34 kicked into overdrive. A couple of days after Bowsette got willed into existence, courtesy of ayyk92's neat comic above, searches for Bowsette porn went into overdrive. YouPorn's insights team, for instance, found that searches rose by 2900% on the first day, and then 5849%.

Obviously Bowsette wasn't a thing until recently, so the baseline figure wouldn't have been high. But damn. The spike makes the thirst for animated Tracer/Widowmaker ships look tame.

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YouPorn did not supply information as to whether interest in Bowser, Mario, or other iconic Nintendo characters fell or rose during this thirsty time.


Comments

    When you're 'thirsty' you drink something. You can't drink porn. This bastardisation should not be a thing.

      And yet life continues...

        Yes, I never said I wanted to fix it, that would be impossible.

      'Thirst' being used to describe a craving or desire for something (not necessarily drink based) is considered proper use of the word.

      A thirst for revenge. Thirsty for success.

        Actually both of those when used in context describe more of a need than a desire. Indeed, when you are thirsty it is because your body must ingest liquid to survive. If you have been wronged significantly enough, you would feel you need to exact revenge in order to continue living. You do not need porn or sexual content in order to continue living.

          The dictionary definition equates it with “desire” rather than a “need”. I don’t mean that as a way to shut down your interpretation, you could use it in the way you describe in certain contexts for sure, but the article headline makes sense. That’s the neat thing about language, the ability for individual interpretation or perspective.

      Here's a fun fact sure to make your life better. "Thirst" can also mean a desire or longing for something, generally of an avid nature. Coincidentally, "To drink" can also mean to take in, suck up or absorb into your consciousness. So one can, in fact, be thirsty for porn and drink it in.

        Actually when used in context it describes more of a need than a desire. Indeed, when you are thirsty it is because your body must ingest liquid to survive. If you have been wronged significantly enough, you would feel you need to exact revenge in order to continue living. What 'to drink' means is irrelevant. You do not need porn or sexual content in order to continue living.

      The entire English language is a bastardization.

        A beautiful, though messy one, of course these things are bound to happen, but that doesn't mean it should be propagated by online journalism.

    Each day we stray further from God.

      Nonsense.

      There is only one true god, And he does not care for such things.

      Fear his noodly appendage.

    Those percentages make no sense.

      Why do you say that? There is a minor increase from zero between 22nd and 23rd, presumably to the "1.0" mark mentioned on the Y axis. If it jumps to 30 times that number on the 24th, that's a 2900% increase.

      The percentage for the 25th also seems relative to the searches on the 23rd.

    By the way, while the included tweet contains a Bowser + Princess image from OPM's artist that is not his Bowsette drawing. The mistake may have been caused by the image being erased from Twitter for unknown reasons. Here's an imgur mirror https://i.imgur.com/RdTLR3k.jpg (No worries, it's SFW-ish?... I really don't know any given office's stance on roughly-drawn, ample-bosomed dragon turtle princesses on low-cut tops.)

      On behalf of Kotaku's editing team, readership, marketing, people who don't visit Kotaku, I can confirm that is good enough for Kotaku. If anything, it's too SFW.

    It has been flooding my "special interest" reddit account.... Which I only have for.... ummm.... Research purposes..... and stuff. Mostly stuff.

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