/r/worldjerking

Photograph via snooOG

Who knows what sick, twisted thoughts lurks in the hearts of worldbuilders?

Worldjerking knows!

A warning to all travellers: here be splitting rivers, elven subraces, original characters (do not steal), and magic systems... so many magic systems. Turn back now, or may God have mercy on your soul.

tl;dr: this sub is for satirizing trends in the hobby of worldbuilding, as well as those within the broader speculative fiction community.

IMPORTANT RULES

  • Rule 0. Mod discretion always applies. We may remove something that is technically allowed under the rules if the team has good reason to believe it is detrimental to the community. Conversely, if something technically breaks the rules but we deem it beneficial to the community, we may choose to leave it up.

  • Rule 1. All submissions should be related to speculative fiction and worldbuilding. If it is not obvious that the joke posted is in any way actually related to worldbuilding or speculative fiction, it will be removed.

  • Rule 2. All submissions should be original. Do not post random memes you found elsewhere on the internet. Do not post random images you found on google images. Do not take 4chan memes and slightly retouch them. Do not take screencaps of random posts you found on reddit, twitter, instagram, facebook, or anywhere else.

  • Rule 3. Submissions and comments should not be used to attack or harass other users. This subreddit's primary purpose is to satirize and call out ideas and trends, not attack individual people. Therefore, it is not okay to make a post mocking another user's artistic skill or personal attributes (such as their gender or ethnicity). Satirization of another user should never be dehumanizing.

  • Rule 4. There are restrictions on NSFW jokes. Specifically, we don't want to see jokes that focus on pedophilia and child abuse, especially in a context that minimizes or normalizes it. We also don't want to see explicit porn or hentai. To some extent, this rule means that NSFW jokes are held to a higher standard of worldbuilding relevance and execution. If we can't see how the NSFW aspect adds to the joke, we're more likely to remove it.

  • Rule 5. Crossposting is allowed. Crossposting should be relevant to the hobby of worldbuilding or speculative fiction. There are two requirements to a crosspost: You must ping the original poster's reddit handle in a separate comment in the post, and the title of the crosspost must have your own spin/joke on it. You have the right to satirize people's work, but the author also has the right to know and respond to it.

  • Rule 6. Do not take or modify artwork posted by people on r/worldbuilding without the artist's permission. This includes via crossposting. You must approach the creator for explicit permission to reuse or transform their work for a joke on Worldjerking. Ping the artist in a comment if you post their work. If the artist doesn't give you permission to use their art and you still want to satirize it, you should get yourself acquainted with MS Paint.

  • Rule 7. Humor should be in good taste. It is possible to be funny without being vulgar, cruel, hostile or hateful. This is not the place to tear other people down under the guise of humor.

  • Rule 8. No advertising. This is not the place to advertise. We don't want to see your Patreon, Kickstarter, random survey, discord community or political cause. All advertisements will be removed. You may link an advertisement in the comments as part of casual conversation, where it's relevant to discussion. If you want to do a full advertisement submission, advertise it on the main sub.

  • Rule 9: You can satirize official mod announcements and distinguished/stickied posts. Those are fair game and the team can take a joke. But if you can't make at least one mod on the entire team laugh, we reserve the right to remove it. If someone chuckles, we can only respond with disapproval emojis and table flips. ಠ_ಠ The rules about humor in good taste and not harassing individuals still apply.

The Network

r/worldbuilding

r/NSFWworldbuilding

r/DarkWorldbuilding

more to be added, if you think something's missing, Modmail us! We bite!

/r/worldjerking

118,792 Subscribers

25

Everyone talk about human rigths this, morality that, i just want to profit for god sake

1 Comment
2024/05/20
15:19 UTC

95

Lost Human Colonies be like

18 Comments
2024/05/20
15:04 UTC

14

The indomitable human will of self aware dread

0 Comments
2024/05/20
12:04 UTC

219

Antihumanoids weep, Indomitable Human Spirit supporters weep, the true master race of bone people has arrived.

8 Comments
2024/05/20
08:03 UTC

269

How can I justifiy sentient life on a planet like this?

32 Comments
2024/05/20
08:39 UTC

476

Down in the depths, reality's a facade. What we call death is just the sleep of the gods

32 Comments
2024/05/20
06:39 UTC

80

In my world the only way to Healthcare is via cheese.

5 Comments
2024/05/20
05:05 UTC

384

What the fuck do you call magic that nobody in world talks about, but is clearly magic?

53 Comments
2024/05/20
04:30 UTC

1,947

Rate the premise of my bicyclepunk world

114 Comments
2024/05/20
01:26 UTC

652

Rate the realism of a neighborhood in a city of my world

uj/ this is actually in Haiti lol

48 Comments
2024/05/19
22:13 UTC

1

I wasn't trying to make them Italian they just turned out that way ig

1 Comment
2024/05/18
21:19 UTC

57

One must imagine conlangers happy

2 Comments
2024/05/19
12:17 UTC

919

I will never be a true worldbuilder 😔

53 Comments
2024/05/19
20:40 UTC

102

DISHONORED IS DEAD!!, I shall feast from it's body and use the ideas for my own.

15 Comments
2024/05/19
20:36 UTC

204

Me when I’m spec evo’ing animals for a fictional Pacific island but realize I also need to make a conlang spoken by its indigenous people that I can derive the animals’ names from

17 Comments
2024/05/19
19:22 UTC

240

What piece of your worldbuilding is most blatantly inspired by something in the real world?

30 Comments
2024/05/19
14:02 UTC

28

(Sister Post to Yesterday) Who up Jonkling they Joker rn?

6 Comments
2024/05/19
11:17 UTC

75

Soft worldbuilders complain about being oppressed, so I potrayed them as the Soyjack and myself as the Chad! This is how discourse should truly be

5 Comments
2024/05/19
10:27 UTC

445

I'VE DONE IT! I have cracked the code to good worldbuilding, to finally create a memorable popular setting.

17 Comments
2024/05/19
08:39 UTC

319

Better watch out, the faceless trillion dollar megacorp is on it's training arc.

10 Comments
2024/05/19
05:15 UTC

546

Wow, the bad guys look cool! That means they're the good guys!

81 Comments
2024/05/19
03:59 UTC

36

GUYS I HAVE A NEW SETTING! *focuses entirely on warfare without diving into literally anything else that would be more interesting for anyone other than some brain-dead fuck that salivates over mindless action scenes*

5 Comments
2024/05/19
03:52 UTC

105

If I like your, or a popular media franchise’s, ideas, I’m going to steal them.

9 Comments
2024/05/19
01:13 UTC

32

The Very Domitable Alien Spirit

I remember reading a sci-fi comic when the humanity after losing most of his population and starting the rising against the alien invasion they finally managed to beat the first one of this anthropomorphic creatures that were invading the earth. They take him prisoner and when he wake up the conversation was something like this:

Alien: There is no need of weapons, I'm dying.

MC: How? We didn't harm you that much.

Alien: It's an organ we have. When we feel fear... It kill us. It's a similar response to your adrenaline.

MC: What a shity organ.

Alien: We don't evolve to have it. It's implanted by our masters, so we will never rise against them.

MC: Wait........Masters?

Alien:..............we used to be a race of poets..... until they arrive.....

MC:......oh we are SO FUCKED.

3 Comments
2024/05/19
00:02 UTC

34

enough of this indomitable spirit, I prefer the more realistic approach of humanity simply not caring because it means a load off their shoulders

1 Comment
2024/05/18
23:08 UTC

344

Sonderpunk supremacy.

21 Comments
2024/05/18
22:59 UTC

1,980

This does not mama the mia

128 Comments
2024/05/18
21:09 UTC

Back To Top