What is PURGE?
The stocking up of items in the marketplace with the tagline "Diedrich" or any other item in the
marketplace that carries a Diedrich influence or cameo, and "trashing" them from existence on
the site, to eliminate his footprint and wipe him from existance. What is the goal of PURGE?
Our overall goal is to increase awareness that a large portion of the site's users hate Diedrich
and would like to see him off of Gaia for good. We also want to educate users who Diedrich is,
why we hate him, how he came to be, and why he continues to anger us. We hope that, in the
act of doing this, we can get users to understand our hatred.
How can I help PURGE?
Buy an item from the marketplace from our list of purgable items. Take a screenshot of said
items in your inventory to prove you have them (so we can get an accurate assessment of how
many items were eliminated) and hit the trash button in your inventory. Share with us your
screenshot and we'll add you to our list of honoree's.
If you can't trash an item and it gives you the option to sell it straight for gold, choose that option.
If it gives you neither option, don't donate it. Stockpile it on a mule account or send it to me. We're keeping these off the market.
Come on... what is PURGE really about?
Purge is just a little something fun I decided to cook up to make fun of histories attempt
at book burnings, which were invented to eliminate information from the past and to get rid
of certain ideals and the memory of rulers that people (or the government of people) hated.
I'm aware that it's a touchy subject, but hey... propaganda's our thing, gotta have some
fun with it.
This is also a play on Shaq Fu, the game so horrible people are paying others to burn
copies of the game.
Goals: Our first goal is to get rid of at least 12,000 items in the marketplace. This Goals: questbar will represent the items, where 1g = 1 diedrich item. Any item can be Goals: eliminated on the list, so it's urged that you start off with the ones on the Goals: cheap-section first.
Stretch Goals: TBA
Verified Purge Honoree's:
Lord Lapin (x137)
August Star of Heaven (x5)
Saudrie ( x82 ) [Special mention 9 COSTLY items]
Yeata Zi (x8 )
XANDlR ( x64 )
Kitt Koneko (x11)
Insane Pillow (x4)
Hideaway Katherine (x5)
Therapii (x8 )
Insane Pillow (x13)
Eddie E-X (x300)
Leaden Disintegration (x3)
Ren Orenji Doragon (x6)
lydia oUo (x13)
Lord Dinomaus von Lupine (x6)
Whispering Embers (x1)
Teh Random Donator (x1) (Special mention 1 COSTLY item)
a p o c a l i s p (x5)
Anaella (x33) (Special mention 6 COSTLY items)
Who is Diedrich?
[NPC] Diedrich is, according to the staff, a grunny. It has been revealed in a particular
AtA that Diedrich is not the kind of grunny we know of (citation needed). Instead, he is
a new type and the only one of his kind. Because of this, people accustomed themselves
to calling him a "Grabbit".
Later on in the sites history, Diedrich started to reproduce on an event called
"Grunnygeddon" eliminating the excuse that he is the only one of his kind. The staff still
said he was the only one who could talk and walk upright, but this was later proven false
when Friedrich showed up.
Where did Diedrich come from?
Diedrich was invented by Jenzee (as revealed by Reapersun) for
the 2010 Easter event (as revealed by Narumi's journal). He was a grunny
that was born from "mystical" means on April fools, when Gambino was
murdered by Zhivago. His urn acted as an egg and gave birth to Diedrich.
What is a Grabbit?
The Diedrich strain of grunny, a phrase coined in the GCD when he first showed up.
Grabbits can walk on 2 legs, have one snaggle tooth, and have ears proportionally
longer than their bodies. They have pupils in their eyes, come in a variety of colors
(mostly bright bright bright green) and have the ability to speak. Grabbits can hatch
from eggs (as revealed by Diedrich in 2010's Easter) and reproduce A sexually like
a sponge when they get fat. Grabbits are a nonsensical creation meant to imitate
grunnies, however: staff members and artists have been known to treat them as one in
Why do you hate Diedrich? He's so cute!
Not all of us think so, some of us find him to be quite ugly... but that's not the defining
factor. Different people have different reasons of course, but one of the most prevalent
reasons is because of the inconsistencies between Grabbits and Grunnies, and how
the staff seems to be replacing Grunnies with Grabbits.
Grunnies were a small, 4 legged animal similar to the rabbit who were infected with
something called the "G-Virus". They were zombies who reproduced by biting you.
The baby grunny fetus would slowly grow inside the victims brain after they were
infected, feed off of it, and drive the body around like a vehicle to gather more nutrients
and reproduce the Grunny population. For more information and citations regarding
this information, I refer you to the Original Grunny Fanthread.
There have been very few sightings of Grunnies in the past few years ever since
Diedrich showed up, only 2 instances as a matter of fact. Once in dref durr (on a
grombie) and another on the Gaia Anniversary when they released an arcade game
featuring a Grunny invasion.
It's not only that either, Diedrich has been in a lot of events ever since his birth (Piehard, Thanksgiving, Risky Angels, Frontier Skies, Xmas with Old Pete, multiple Earth Days, every Easter event ever since he was born,
the missing waffles event, and the presidential debate event... you know... just to name a few) and is featured on buttloads
of advertiments for Gaia (in the background for daily treat videos, he's on every offline
events banner, he's featured on Gaia's redbubble t shirts). He's basically in our faces...
and while it's true he's not in our faces today as prevalent as he used to be, it's still
an annoyance to acknowledge his existance.