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If you were a born in the 90s or early 2000s, chances are you entered the Club Penguin world at some point in your life.
Disney’s massively multiplayer game allowed users to sport penguin avatars and traverse a wintery virtual world full of games and activities.
But on 29 March 2017, after 12 years of providing the internet with joy and laughter, Club Penguin shut down its servers.
— FEFELAND (@FEFELAND11) March 30, 2017
It was a moment of deep sadness for many.
— ConMac (@djmassiveL) March 29, 2017
— vicky (@wjthconfidence) March 30, 2017
— Silly Girl (@OhItsGreer) March 30, 2017
But Club Penguin wasn’t only known for its fun and games. It was also the source of many a meme.
Literally just started crying trying to tell my brother about a club penguin meme pic.twitter.com/eEiSZFThmI
— Marissa D. (@marissadimar) February 5, 2017
anti trump protest on club penguin pic.twitter.com/uN8fMVfJh7
— charlie (@CharlieZeee) February 8, 2017
— F L I C K (@felicityjoyce) March 29, 2017
some of my favourite club penguin reaction pictures in honour of their death pic.twitter.com/ZjWoBRt8g8
— amber (@sickofpeaches) January 31, 2017
Disney’s strict rules and regulations also allowed for meme exploitation.
my favourite club penguin memes pic.twitter.com/DajhHLhrVn
— caoimhe (@hollisterdjh) August 20, 2016
Has to be able be of my favourite club penguin bans😂 pic.twitter.com/oUl4RY4G9e
— v fest lineup plz (@tyler_jaix) November 2, 2014
new favourite club penguin ban omg pic.twitter.com/DtejGJmUZR
— none pizza left beef (@mads_el) May 24, 2013
But the end marked a moment of freedom for one user.
— Mayor Milk (@MayorMilk) March 29, 2017