LOLCat Bible Translation Project
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|Type of site||Wiki|
|Available language(s)||English, LOLspeak|
|Created by||Martin Grondin|
The LOLCat Bible Translation Project is a wiki-based website set up in July 2007 by Martin Grondin, where editors aim to adapt the entire Bible into "LOLspeak", the pidgin popularized by the LOLcat Internet phenomenon. The project relies on contributors to adapt passages. As of March 27, 2008, approximately 61% of the text had been adapted, and Grondin had stated that he hopes the entire New Testament will be complete by the end of 2008. In the process of adaptation, various changes are being made to the source material, for example, changing the main characters to cats, Jesus Christ as "Happy Cat," God as the "Ceiling Cat," and Satan as the "Basement Cat," while the "gifts" and "blessings" of God have become "cheezburgerz". General people have become "kittehs." The style of writing employed varies, but the most devoted contributors have been described as those who utilize as many gags and themes used in the different lolcat images.
The project has been praised by Ben Huh, the owner of the website, icanhascheezburger.com, that popularized lolcats, who stated that the LOLCat Bible has inspired other religious texts to be translated into the pidgin, such as the Qur'an, and that it has made clear that "the ability to publish is now open to anyone".
- ↑ Guzman, Monika (2007-10-19). "Time Killer: The "lolcat" bible". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/thebigblog/archives/124063.asp?from=blog_last3. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Amter, Charlie (2007-12-16). "Lolcat Bible Translation Project presents the Gospel according to Fluffy". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-ca-lolcat16dec16,1,6069575.story?ctrack=1&cset=true. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- ↑ Other changes include "kittehs" instead of people, "Hover Cat" as the Holy Spirit, and "Bird Cats" as angels. The use of "cheezburgers" is a reference to the icanhascheezburger.com.
- ↑ "Lolcats' demented captions create a new Web language", Tamara Ikenberg, The News Journal, 9 July 2007
- ↑ The lolKoran blog