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By Adam Elkus
The simplest way to describe Zero Derp Thirty is as a collection of memes, jokes, and obscure things from the intersection of a number of diverse sources. A more elaborate way of describing it is as a "fire and forget" counterculture satire whose primary stylistic inspiration is The Illuminatus! Trilogy and the online world of anime shitposting, dank memes, vaporware, and other related sources of Weird Things on The Internet.
Thus, Zero Derp Thirty isn't for everyone. There is a substantial amount of foul language and it goes without saying that it is full of dirty and crude humor. If you are a fan of the Unity Desktop, Meek Mill, foreign policy realism, and a host of other random and obscure topics, you probably also won't like how these topics are treated. A lot of Zero Derp Thirty involves mocking really obscure things juxtaposed together. Moreover, ZDT is generally intended to have a lot of obscure references by design. So there may be moments where you scratch your head and wonder "what the [expletive] is going on?" Don't worry, it's not entirely supposed to make sense.
I have several primary personal reasons for working on ZDT. First, it's fun. Second, it's a good way to laugh at things that sometimes aren't quite that funny. Lastly, it's also first and foremost a rendering of sometimes how weird it can feel to have varied interests without much in common and to communicate simultaneously with communities of research and practice that don't have much in common either. And let's not forget that I just love Internet memes, the danker the better.
You can start with the Prologue, which will give a flavor (especially with the multi-paragraph profane rant by the Hollywood studio boss) of what kind of humor is in ZDT. As this is a side project, updates will be infrequent. An older version of ZDT is archived at my (abandoned) Medium page. However, consider this version of ZDT the "gritty reboot."