Spotlight on an Awesome Imgurian: MetaPathos

If you’re new to Imgur, you may be unfamiliar with a wholly unique post format, commonly known as ‘dumps.’ Dumps are an often eclectic mix of everything from across Imgur, and the wider web, curated into a single post of varying length, theme or topic, if any. These vast silos of memes are a mixed bag of entertainment and the perfectly portioned dump can be a salve to the routine or mundane moments in our days.

One Imgurian is attempting to bring a little more structure to these posts. The man behind the memes, an Imgurian by the name of @MetaPathos, set out to create the Interweb Chex Mix, snack-sized collection of the internet’s best content. He describes these posts as a daily collection of unique and interesting items curated into bespoke image collections.

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“I started putting random image collections of mainly memes a few years back,” MetaPathos, also known as Zach, explained, “As people seemed to enjoy and request them more, I began fashioning them into official daily volumes to give folks something fun and interesting to start the day with.”

With that in mind we asked Zach explain exactly what his founding principles, and vision behind ICM was, and what sets it apart from the rest; “What it amounts to is a true slice of cultivated chaos. The ICM is the only place on Imgur you will see a beautiful piece of architecture or art, alongside a clever meme, a bizarre webcomic, a vintage photo of a pop culture Icon, or something truly nostalgic, unexpected and mind-blowing all within the span of a few scrolls.”

“If you judged an entire ICM post from an initial couple of images and kept on clicking by you are egregiously missing out, my friend. You truly never know what strange abomination or divine bit of weirdness is coming next.”

On the content itself Zach said, “Simply put: if it does not spike the serotonin, release the dopamine or rustle the jimmies in some genuine fashion, it does not pass.”

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When it comes to the man, the myth, the legend; Zach self-described himself as a jack-of-all-trades, “I’m a Master of None. I dabbled in music for a bit, drew comics for a number of years, and finally settled on writing but then branched off into video editing. I’m a lifelong gamer and worked for a major gaming publisher producing articles for their website. Beyond that, like the Demon Cat on Adventure Time I have ‘an approximate knowledge of many things’.”

When asked about his favorite topics, Zach replied, “Music, movies and TV series, my two bratty pugs, gaming, comics, dissecting the creeping onset of an existential crisis. Whatever strikes your fancy!”

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“I think Imgur speaks to the very heart of what ICM is about. This entire site has become a great curation. There are many who are showcasing projects, sharing their lives and their collective struggles with a larger audience of participants and that’s a special thing worth preserving.”

With his posts regularly in Most Viral, we were curious about the response he gets from those who either happen across his posts, or those who seek them out regularly, “Many say they simply enjoy having something new to look forward to every day, some have earnestly conveyed the mixes are helping them in a much more personal and meaningful way.”

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“I would say this if you caught just one of our volumes that you thought contained something cool, interesting, repulsive or freaky, there are like 300 more of these things you’ve never even seen just waiting.”

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When he’s not curating vast swathes of memes, art and other disparate topics, Zach’s tastes on Imgur cover many bases; “I tend to gravitate towards art collections, original art and other dumps of course. I also just appreciate the strong Community posts here. It’s amazing to see what Imgurians can accomplish when they simply decide too.”

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Thank you to Zach for taking the time to chat with us, if you’re looking for a daily dose of curated chaos, check out more from ICM. You can find the full collection here.

Source: Imgur