Something Awful

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Something Awful (SA) is a major comedy website and pay forum started in 1999. SA is famous across the internet for being one of the first websites to flagship an "internet culture", developing out of the unique and varied interests of its posters. SA's design scheme was the inspiration for Facepunch's, and the original FP layout looked almost exactly like SA's. FP used and uses emotes from SA, and for the first several years hotlinked to SA's emote directory. When this was discovered, SA replaced every emote with shock images, plaguing FP with them in place of emotes in posts. Though different culturally, the link between SA and FP has always been generally good-natured, although FP is still accused of being a "shittier SA clone".