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An evil kumquat

An evil kumquat is a rumored creature which is commonly said to eat forum signatures, however, this is not actually true. In reality, it was a joke started by Scratch Team member cheddargirl.

In real life, kumquats are a fruit in the orange family native to China; today, they are grown worldwide.

History

Cheddargirl's signature before being "eaten" by an evil kumquat.

The trend was started in the Scratch 2.0 Beta by the Scratch Team member cheddargirl, who discovered that the image host that held her signature, Imgur, was no longer supported. Instead of rebuilding her old signature, she changed her signature to:

Sadly, my signature was eaten by an evil kumquat.
[1]

The trend spread very quickly, and many signatures now mention kumquats.[2]

cheddargirl's story can be read in this studio about evil kumquats here.

Scratch Website

This trend has also moved out of the forums to the Scratch Website, mostly in studios. Some Scratchers have created accounts called "EvilKumquat" or something similar.[3][4][5][6][7] The accounts may also say "I ate cheddargirl's siggy" or something similar. Some even post on the forums with their accounts[8] or 'communicate' with other kumquat accounts.[9]

Other Forms

A user who claims to have eaten the kumquat before it ate their signature

Some users reversed the trend, and said that their signature ate an evil kumquat[10] or said they were protected by a kumquat guard.[11]

Scripts

Some Scratchers make scripts about kumquats or getting rid of them in their forum signatures using scratchblocks BBCode, such as:

when gf clicked
forever
if <I see a kumquat? :: #ff8c00> then
Get rid of all kumquats in the universe :: custom stack
end

Some Scratchers also create "kumquat guards" with scratchblocks, usually by drawing faces with unicode characters on reporter blocks:

(⌐■_■::sensing) //this is a kumquat guard!

See Also

References

  1. cheddargirl. (29/9/14). "I just being too lazy to reconstruct the old sig I had from the 1.4 forums after the image hosting site I used was no longer supported, so I just went with the idea of blaming it all on an evil kumquat." post:457346
  2. studios:505459
  3. users:Evil_Kumquat
  4. users:EvilKumquat
  5. users:HonoraryEvilKumquat
  6. users:Da-Evil-Kumquat-Lord
  7. users:-EvilKumquat-
  8. post:455556
  9. studios:1955730/curators
  10. post:404420
  11. post:4023172