Top definition. Rule 34 unknown. If it exists, there is porn of it. If there isn't, there will be. Only one known exception : rule 34 itself. Rule 34 internet. Rules 34 - The 34th rule of the Internet, which states that any object, character, or media franchise imaginable has porn associated with it. The only exception to this rule is outlined in Rule
"There is porn of it. No Exceptions."
Rule 34 is an Internet adage in the "Rules of the Internet" list of protocols and conventions which asserts that "if something exists, there is porn of it. According to the Lurkmore Wiki  , Rule 34 originated from a comic posted on the website Zoom-Out  , which was cached by Google as early as October 5th, On March 30th, , the first Urban Dictionary  definition for "Rule 34" was submitted by user Nukeitall, who claimed the adage was commonly used on a variety of message boards. On October 12th, the rule was included in the original "Rules of the Internet" list submitted to the Internet culture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica. Rule 35 was created as an addendum to the rule, which clarified that if porn on a subject did not currently exist, it would be created. In May of , the Rule 34 database was launched on Paheal. On August 24th, , the Internet humor site Holy Taco published a post titled "25 SFW Rule 34 Images", which featured several notable demotivational posters of the rule. On November 14th, , streamer drypiss posted a video to Twitter in which he celebrated turning eighteen, the legal age to consume pornography, by looking up Rule 34 pictures. The video struck viewers as wholesome , as they remembered their excitement at being able to watch porn legally. These responses were covered by The Daily Dot.
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No exceptions. This refers specifically to the immense ubiquity of porn materials across the internet, which cover a wide range of subjects that are considered socially unacceptable or just plain bizarre. Strange sexual cartoons would be included, or non-sexual images that appear to depict genitalia such a carrot that resembles a penis , are often cited as examples of Rule Rule 34 has also become an adult drinking game, which involves friends getting together, coming up with a bizarre idea for porn, and then searching for it until someone finds an example—once again, proving the accuracy of this lovely rule. The concept of Rule 34 inspired a science fiction novel also titled Rule 34 , by Charles Stross, which went on to be nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Locus Award in This is not meant to be a formal definition of Rule 34 like most terms we define on Dictionary.
If it exists, there is porn of it — no exceptions. Allegedly originating from and popularized by the imageboard 4chan , this was the very first near-universally agreed-upon Rule of the Internet. It is so well founded and documented with irrefutable proof that even those with only a cursory awareness of the Internet are aware of this rule even if they don't know it has a name. While the original architects of the Internet had grandiose goals of research and data sharing, we all know what Joe Everyman is going to use it for: pornography! Now, it's not that everyone online is just looking for pornography; it's just that it's very very easy to come to. Even if you're not looking for it! Don't believe us? Do a Bing image search filters off of, well Sometimes even with the filters on. Odds are pretty good that the results will include something Not Safe for Work.