Back in late December/early January, a beautiful baby subreddit was born. That sub was to be named /r/behindthegifs, and it quickly became my new favorite destination on the internet. It took a little bit for it to gain some traction, so the super-over-the-top posts were somewhat few and far between for a couple of months. But they continued to evolve and showed up more frequently as the year progressed.
Essentially, the idea of the subreddit is to come up with a backstory on a gif. You pick one of your choosing, illustrate the story — artistic ability doesn’t matter at all, and sometimes the worse the drawings are, the better the piece as a whole ends up — and then tie them together through a succession of images leading up to the .gif. I think they’re still working out the rules a bit, as there are different types being submitted, but that’s the basic premise.
There’s been some great submissions posted to the sub in the last seven months or so, but this one, created by CatMaster3000, is the absolute best I’ve seen so far. It’s easily the frontrunner for the 2014 Behind The Gifs Awards. Sadly, this awards ceremony does not really exist yet. Although, I have suggested it a few times and other redditors agreed it should be a thing, so hopefully it does happen at some point.
This one is pretty long, so I am gonna break it up for the sake of our homepage. Just make sure you take the plunge to see this masterpiece in all its glory!