Whether it's casually dropped in a message or mispronounced prefer the peanut butter, the GIF can be an elusive animal. This week on the podcast, Caroline and Will comment on GIF accessibility, and describe five well-known GIFs ranging from The absent to the girl that jumps like a horse.

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Will Butler:

You're listening come Say my Meme, the podcast that describes the internet's ideal memes because that those of us who can't view them. I'm Will, from be My Eyes. And I'm joined today, as I to be every Monday by mine cohost, Caroline from Scribely. So, gosh, a lot has actually happened critical week. How fun to be it to have Bree Klauser ~ above there?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh, that was so fun. Five my gosh. And she carried her vocal stylings come the episode and her voices. It was fantastic.

Will Butler:

Oh mine gosh. Yeah, that was amazing. And everyone should absolutely go inspect out the handicap Film difficulty films, the Dogumentory, and also Social Fitness. Those are awesome together well. All remote crew, everything. It's remarkable what they're doing now.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. Those are really great. Certainly check them out.

Will Butler:

We've acquired a whole new kind of episode today. And I think prior to we obtain to the memes, we need to clear up some confusion, because as soon as we start talking around GIFs, world are going to protest and also say, "GIFs aren't memes. Space memes GIFs. What's going on here? What are you guys putting united state through?" for this reason Caroline, what's the deal? Why execute we have actually an episode today devoted to GIFs?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, let's head this one off at the pass. Therefore the definition of a meme is actually just simply a principle or idea the gets passed native one human being to another person, specifically by some sort of invite that's happening. And also then that course, those memes or those concepts are copied and spread swiftly on the internet. For this reason by definition, a picture is not necessarily one image, it can be something else.

Will Butler:

Wow. And also now the course, we've viewed the video clip memes and we've viewed some departure from the conventional image, however GIFs are relocating images. Just how would you define them for someone who's never seen a GIF before?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, moving photos is a an excellent way to define it. It could additionally be simply a short video clip clip, and also they're often played top top a consistent loop. For this reason they're designed for the format, and maybe also get funnier the more times you watch it in a row, that's type of how GIFs work in an amazing way. Yet yeah, GIFs, these are simply flying about the internet. They deserve to be responses ~ above Twitter, they can be... Her friend have the right to text you a GIF, as a reaction to something you said, we're communicating with these moving images.

Will Butler:

It always frustrates me how quickly sometimes world are come respond via text post with the GIFs, I'm like, "Where walk you find that? exactly how did you acquire that so quickly? and also what is it? ns can't really tell it's small and pixelated."

Caroline Desrosiers:

I know, yeah. Therefore what is the experience like for you when you're ~ above the receiving end of the GIF?

Will Butler:

I use zoom on my phone, for this reason I'll try to zoom in on that to figure out what the is. And I can sometimes think like, "Okay, person. I'm seeing moving person," but I recognize I'm lacking the facial expression, I recognize I'm absent the social reference. I don't recognize necessarily that it is or what it's from, due to the fact that I haven't obtained that level of detail.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Interesting. So this GIFs absolutely need to be explained so the everyone have the right to be a component of the conversation, and understand what you're talking about.

Will Butler:

And you've read a little bit of scholarship this critical week about GIF accessibility, haven't you?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. I've read a really exciting article. And there's a the majority of potential below to do GIFs an ext accessible, due to the fact that of the means that society media platforms prefer Twitter, because that instance, room tied right into other apps prefer Giphy, i beg your pardon is a resource for GIFs. And also they're actually able come grab several of the information that's loaded right into Giphy together the alt text. So, ns think right currently they're choose up favor a really brief title of the GIF, and also that in some cases is feeding through to Twitter, but obviously the title is no a finish description favor the ones that we're giving everyone on Say my Meme, there might be much much more and that doesn't price that question of what go this mean and also why walk someone just use this?

Will Butler:

So exactly how are this GIFs top top Giphy titled?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. So they could be simply one, two, three-word titles, simply really the an easy surface-level details. Like for instance, if it's a GIF of Oprah shrugging, it will certainly be favor Oprah Shrug, however her confront may be really significant, or where she is, or the context, maybe it was that interview with Meghan and also Harry recently, that wouldn't tell you that.

Will Butler:

Interesting. And I imagine there's a lot of of information being lost. Human being are trying to find GIFs and if they don't kind Oprah or shrug, castle won't discover that impressive thing that has actually all this depth the meaning. So, possibly if Giphy to be to add descriptions in for their alt tags, that would also have a advantage of helping civilization use the app better.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh, absolutely. An excellent point. That's one of the services of alt texts, is that search simply gets far better all around because there's more specific information that's pertinent to that picture or the GIF that's going to surface on the web.

Will Butler:

Well, Giphy, if you're out, if you're listening, let's define some GIFs. That would be together a cool project.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, absolutely.

Will Butler:

I understand someone who can do that too. Caroline, how numerous GIFs go you bring today?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I carried five.

Will Butler:

Tell me a small bit about your selection procedure for these five GIFs.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh, so actually many of lock were discovered on Giphy, others were just uncovered on Google images and also just choose I do every week, simply going into an net black hole, make the efforts to find exactly what I'm looking for and uncovering some interesting things along the way. But yeah, greatly on Giphy this week.

Will Butler:

Amazing. And also should we simply dive in v GIF number one?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Let's execute it.

Will Butler:

Okay, cool.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Count Rugen from the Princess Bride poised for a sword fight duel. He transforms abruptly and runs away prefer the Dread Pirate Roberts is who for his soul.

Will Butler:

Oh mine God. Were you inspired by Bree Klauser come come in and bring the voice this week?

Caroline Desrosiers:

When she said me to choose a lane, that absolutely stuck through me. And also motivated through the fact that I've love Princess Bride, and I've viewed it so numerous times and I have the right to just conjure increase random estimates in mine head, just at any type of point.

Will Butler:

One that the beautiful films of all time. Reminded united state who counting Rugen is and what is the definition of him running out from the sword fight?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. So ns didn't also give girlfriend the tagline, that was simply the description. But yeah, it could have to be the tagline. All right. Okay. So photo all of that. And also then the tagline is, "When you're about to kill a spider, but then the moves. Nope."

Will Butler:

And you're like, "Oh, okay. I'll do it later. I'll death it later".

Caroline Desrosiers:

So yeah, to answer her question, count Tyrone Rugen, that works with Prince Humperdinck, and also he's his sadistic friend, ns guess, yet he's additionally in Princess Bride, the six-fingered man that Inigo Montoya is follow throughout the movie.

Will Butler:

That's that I remember that as, the six-fingered man, right?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yes. So, the story goes, the six-fingered man eliminated Inigo Montoya's father as soon as Inigo was a boy. And he climate goes on this quest trying to uncover him, and additionally becomes an expert sword fighter. So this is the climactic minute where they fulfill up for the very first time, and Inigo Montoya delivers that famous line, "You eliminated my father, prepare come die." and also it's favor he's been waiting to deliver that precise message. And he does it with prefer such fierce intensity the Count Rugen turns and also just sprints down the hall in the other direction.

Will Butler:

Yeah. And also so, how would one go around finding this GIF? would they search for princess, or runaway, or what... I don't understand world find it.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. In reality this could be a reaction GIF, which there space a few this week, but if someone's searching for instance words nope, or no GIF, or something choose that together a response, this might come up due to the fact that that appears. And yeah, he's embodying the like, "Nope. Walk to go the other direction, no going to do that."

Will Butler:

Okay. This is a nope GIF, obtained it. Okay. Therefore that's at sight helpful, because I would never know how to uncover it otherwise.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. And yeah, because that the Princess Bride fans, there's a lot in that an initial description. I put a couple of choice indigenous in there because the Dread Pirate Roberts part is far-reaching to this certain scene, but any clever listener will figure that out.

Will Butler:

Our Princess Bride cult pan are already waving the flag.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh yeah. And if you haven't watched it, go watch the movie. It's among the finest movies.

Will Butler:

Amazing. Okay. GIF number two.

Caroline Desrosiers:

All right. Number two. Six-year-old tap run diva ~ above stage. She throws she arms choose she's tossing glitter, then breaks her fingers like she's the queen the the valley girls. Tagline, "Get roasted."

Will Butler:

Wow. The was a fabulous meme. Ns could picture that perfectly.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh man. It is therefore fabulous.

Will Butler:

Yeah.

Caroline Desrosiers:

So cute. Ns don't recognize if you imagined it together a recital video, however it's a recital video and she's in the middle of a trio that dancers dressed in pink, sparkly tutus and also ballerina buns and also bows, and they look really cute. And she's an extremely serious, her face is super serious, but she's additionally lip singing the words come the song and she's simply delivering this intensity, and just hitting these moves really hard. She's performing for the world in the earlier of the room, she's really favor selling it.

Will Butler:

Do you know where it's from?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. It's an yes, really recital power of this three little girls that were dancing to Aretha Franklin's Respect. And also this is the part of the track where she goes, "Guess what? so is my buddy." So, she walk these two moves and also she's additionally singing that.

Will Butler:

60-year-old or six-year-old?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh, six-year-old. Yeah, that's a an extremely different image. Yeah, she's six.

Will Butler:

Oh, I thought you claimed 60. And also I was really enjoying that photo as well, yet it's also cuter.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. This taken place a while ago, ns think 6 or seven years ago at this point, but if you role Giphy and you're looking at trending memes, this one's tho trending, it come up because people just love it.

Will Butler:

How would certainly you maybe find this ~ above Giphy?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I don't know. You could put in like, that's right, or sassy, or-

Will Butler:

Oh my gosh. I would certainly never-

Caroline Desrosiers:

... Something like that.

Will Butler:

... Think to put these points in. It's like, exactly how do human being know to search for this things?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I think that that's just how they do it. They think, "What perform I desire to say right currently in response to this?" and also then they put that right into Giphy and see what come up and then-

Will Butler:

This is coming to be the will certainly Aging self podcasts, because I have no idea how civilization are law this.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Honestly, I'm not an extremely fast either. Ns think ns just have trouble deciding, because if everything's moving... That is a small overwhelming to be on Giphy. You're like, "Whoa, every one of these images," you're just scrolling a grid of relocating images.

Will Butler:

Incredible. Okay. GIF number three.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. Okay. The absent in his wrestling heyday gives you a challenge like he's saying, "Can you chef what the rock is smelling?" Tagline, "When you smell weed in public."

Will Butler:

Caroline, deserve to I just say, her descriptions have come to be taglines in and also of themselves.

Caroline Desrosiers:

I know. I'm beginning to think in memes. No, it's the type that it's taking, i don't know.

Will Butler:

Solving a new kind of meta meme.

Caroline Desrosiers:

I know.

Will Butler:

It's pretty incredible. Okay, wow. Yeah. And also The Rock had actually the famous... He had the one eyebrow up, right?

Caroline Desrosiers:

That's precisely what this GIF is. So, picture The absent in a classic WWE overacting moment, right? He's law this exaggerated sniff through the nose to begin with and also with flared nostrils. And he's breath in deep, ns think because that his standard line, like, "Can you odor what The rock is cooking?" and then the dramatically changes his face and also sharply raises an eyebrow, lowering the other, and it's choose an S shape. And he simply scans the room with his vast open eyeball, hold his face in this expression, it's very dramatic.

Will Butler:

So it yes, really looks choose he's smell something?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. It looks prefer he's smelling something, and also he's like, "Ooh, interesting." .

Will Butler:

And therefore the eyebrow is once you smell weed?

Caroline Desrosiers:

When you smell weed in public.

Will Butler:

In public. I think her line is better, Caroline.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Right?

Will Butler:

"Can you cook what The absent is smelling?" This is sidebar, go anyone know why The absent was food preparation things? was he a chef? What does rock need to do with... Was he food preparation rocks or what to be going on?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I don't know. Listeners, fill united state in, due to the fact that I missed every one of this.

Will Butler:

What to be he cooking?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. I don't know. Yeah. Probably something through weed in it. I don't know. But yeah, this is favor that... It's perfect i think, is prefer you odor weed in public, it stops you in your tracks and also you're like, "Oh, wait, host on a second. Where's the coming from?" .

Will Butler:

And her eyebrow goes up.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, exactly.

Will Butler:

Okay. GIF number four.

Caroline Desrosiers:

All right. You're sitting throughout from a sloth in a basket chair wait for their incredibly slow response. "How around no." the was the tagline. Forgot come say that.

Will Butler:

I don't know this one.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. It's weird.

Will Butler:

In a chair and it's just laying there saying, "How about no."

Caroline Desrosiers:

How about no, yeah. For this reason he's simply seated in this wicker patio chair that's also a swing, and also his feet room dangling turn off the edge. And also it watch like, in the start of the GIF, that he's enjoy it a calm moment and he's gazing off. And then the camera zooms in considerably for a close-up top top his face. And also at the same time, he's also turning his head in the direction of the camera to look straight at it. And the words space timed on this one. So once he's gazing off, it says, "How about," prefer he's considering, and also then as soon as he looks in ~ you, it says, "No."

Will Butler:

That's nice cute.

Caroline Desrosiers:

It is.

Will Butler:

Is that a cute sloth, or this is just a good-for-nothing lazy sloth?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I don't know. Ns think it depends on her opinion of sloths, due to the fact that I think both, cute in his laziness, yeah.

Will Butler:

If girlfriend typed, how around no, this would certainly come up?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, exactly, how around no, like a reaction GIF. But yeah, he's very cute. Yeah, that is actually called The No Sloth or The annoyed Sloth. Therefore if you to be to look the up, you could find it.

Will Butler:

So the just suggests this human is no doing anything because that you?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Or, like you just asked this sloth to perform something, and he's like, "How around no," in response, "I'm going to go back to just chilling here and looking off in the distance, I'm fine."

Will Butler:

I think this sloth have to be our cover image.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. He's nice . Ns made a, probably around a five-minute initiative of shot to uncover out, how do friend tell the difference between a male and female sloth? and also it's no obvious, by the way, yet I don't understand if this is significant for any sloth lover out there, yet this is a three-toed sloth, not a two-toed sloth. So, visualize that, for the record.

Will Butler:

Wow. Okay. GIF five.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Okay. Obtain ready for weird everyone, prepare yourselves. Tiny blonde girl looks prefer she's going to display off she equestrian skills, instead she proceeds to upstage the horse and become horse herself. Tagline, "Them: it doesn't matter what friend do, just be the really best at something. Her: I choose to jump choose a horse."

Will Butler:

Trippy.

Caroline Desrosiers:

It's at sight trippy, Will.

Will Butler:

Wait-

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh my gosh.

Will Butler:

... She accurate looks like a steed or what?

Caroline Desrosiers:

No. So she's a 10-year-old girl, and picture an at home equestrian center collection up with a jump course. And also it starts with her, simply a closeup the her. And also then the message overlaid the says, "I choose to jump choose a horse." and also that's what she's saying. And then it cut to her actually galloping at full speed on all fours and then law a complete airborne dive end the very first hurdle and then galloping onto the following one. And she dives up and over, however this time you're see the edge from behind, and she kicks her legs back and up at an angle. As well as being very creepy, it's likewise impressive.

Will Butler:

Do girlfriend think it's real?

Caroline Desrosiers:

It is. It's completely real.

Will Butler:

Did you do the research?

Caroline Desrosiers:

I did, yeah. No, this is she actual hobby. Five yeah, and also she's just obtained the gloves on and everything.

Will Butler:

Oh, mine God.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, she's a sweden girl named Anna. And also I guess: v she ended up being interested in, ns think that was choose her grandma's dog or something, acting prefer a dog. And also then as soon as she started farming up, she's like, "Wait a second. I also, just in the means horses jump, and also horses moving, and also I yes, really love horses." so she simply decides to begin practicing. And also then the talks around her progression of how she learned to gallop and then just how she learned come jump. And also then in this YouTube video, she's progressively raising the bar higher and higher, and announcing an extremely proudly exactly how high the bar is and also then favor clearing it, in this video.

Will Butler:

Wow. For this reason the GIF captures her, just doing a couple of hurdles? Galloping and also then doing hurdles?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah. Yet the complete video, she jumps 4 hurdles every time. The looks fricking exhausting, yet amazing. And also I simply love it. And it's quite far-ranging that, i think a relevant detail, the there's one actual equine in the far-off background, running around, the one that need to be most likely jumping over these hurdles is just in the background.

Will Butler:

Wow. Simply like, "Okay. I'm impressed."

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, exactly. Like, "You obtained this," or, "I don't also want to come close come that. Ns don't understand what that is."

Will Butler:

That's insane. Wow. We should link to that video clip probably in the display notes if that's something world want to examine out, due to the fact that a most these GIFs are acquired from longer YouTube videos or whatever.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, definitely. That could be a an excellent one to watch. And also yeah, it's also, you'll discover a few on YouTube, however definitely paired with creepy music, since it is a tiny creepy, but I think those are hilarious, since when you placed music prefer that to this GIF, it just completely changes the totality feeling friend have, whereby you're like, "Oh my gosh, is this boy possessed or demonic or something?"

Will Butler:

All these GIFs space without sound, right?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah.

Will Butler:

Right. I m sorry is all the an ext reason why they should be described.

Caroline Desrosiers:

Oh, absolutely. Right.

Will Butler:

And the other thing that's exciting is, well, short of the equine GIF, nobody of the other ones were really super around the movement. I guess lock each had actually a A-B state, right? like sword play, prepared for a fight, and then that runs, or throwing up glitter, snapping your fingers. Or in the case of the sloth, favor not moving and also still not moving, right?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Right.

Will Butler:

But they're not full videos, GIFs, they're similar to this and that.

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Caroline Desrosiers:

Right. They're really short, they're meant to be played on a loop. And also yeah, they're normally like, i don't know, one to 2 seconds and then just to repeat. So, they are very basic in that feeling with the movement, they're normally not also overwhelming. Ns feel prefer it's the looping that's overwhelming. You're like, "Well, once do i stop? i can't look at away."

Will Butler:

Well, if any type of of ours listeners desire to define GIFs, that can now be component of the component of the mission here, right?

Caroline Desrosiers:

Yeah, exactly. We should make these GIFs accessible.

Will Butler:

I love it. All right, everyone. Well, thank you because that listening. Send us your memes and also your GIFs to hello