The Kappa Page

What is this page?

This is a page all about the Twitch.tv Kappa. The Kappa is a meme among Twitch users (and now it seems other places.) The meme has become a sort of patron saint of light hearted trolling among the gaming community. Users typing Kappa into Twitch chat see a special emoticon featuring a smug looking human face. Commonly used to at the end of sentences to imply that you're not being serious. It might be easier to understand by looking at these image searches on Google and Bing. Or checkout the photos and videos below.

Who is Kappa?

Me. An ex Justin.tv employee. There are a couple people impersonating me online but, I only use twitter @lazythunk

FAQ

  • How did this happen?
    I worked on the chat client. There were existing faces of JTV employees and I added mine.
    For some reason Kappa was popular right away. It's probably because it's a fun word and it's easy to type.
  • Where does Kappa come from?
    It's from the Japanese Kappa. I've been interested in Japanese culture since early childhood.
  • Has anyone recognized you?
    Nope. I'd have to do something like wear a Kappa T-shirt to a gaming event for that to happen.
  • Have you made money off of this?
    No
  • Is it okay if I make money off of this?
    No. If you're selling services or items featuring Kappa and selling it without permission, you should stop.
  • Do you play games?
    Yes
  • Do you stream?
    Not at the moment. I'm thinking of doing it along with some Let's Plays of games I like.

Images

Videos

Sites / Press

I haven't been keeping track of this too much but, I'll start putting it here.

Thanks for reading! Why not check out my collection of Lets play videos?
Kappa Face™ 2013