About

Katy t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m (Katy the Penguin of Doom) is a copypasta story told from the
perspective of a 13-year-old girl who claims to visit 4chan’s /b/ (random) board because she is
“very random.” Written in a jumble of l33tspeak and SMS shorthands, the story is meant to
mock the attention-seeking style of humor that is often characterized as “so random” by
adolescent Internet users.
Origin
The earliest known instance of the copypasta appeared on October 12th, 2006 in the /a/
(anime) discussion board of 4chan[2] in a thread discussing reasons why the anime series
Naruto “sucks.” In the thread, the poster identified herself as a “random” 13-year-old girl
named Katy and demanded to be referred to as “t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m.”
hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up spork my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF
d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl
like me _… im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my
girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO
random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the
more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of
commentses!!!!
DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again _^ hehe…toodles!!!!!

love and waffles,

t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m
Spread
On January 3rd, 2007, a user profile for “t3h PeNgU1N 0F d00m” was created on the anime-
themed social networking site Gaia Online.[6] On December 1st, an entry for “Penguin of
Doom” was created on the Shii Wiki,[1] which credited 4chan as the site of origin for the
meme. On March 30th, 2008, Katy’s copypasta was submitted to the Island Troll Tribes
Forums[3] by member PenguinOfDooom, receiving over 80 responds within the next week.
On July 21st, 2009, Facepunch Forums[4] member jjsullivan submitted a post asking readers
to share “the most random thing you’ve ever seen/heard on the Internet,” to which member
shill responded with the copypasta.
On January 1st, 2011, League of Legends Forum[5] member Havy_whopons_gai posted the
copypasta in a thread about the “Yordle Snap Trap” character attack in the online strategy
game League of Legends. Later that same year on December 2nd, YouTuber dukerecordings
uploaded a dramatic recital of the copypasta story (shown below, left) performed by a
colleague only identified as “dynd.” On February 2nd, 2012, YouTuber Ender Man uploaded
a dramatic reading of the copypasta, accompanied by a picture of character Gir from the
animated television series Invader Zim (shown below, right).