On forums and image boards, scrambled text began being associated with Zalgo with phrases like “he comes” and “he waits behind the wall.”

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David Higgins revealed that the text is an ~abuse~ of a Unicode feature that enables the user to combine multiple superscript and subscript characters into a vertical line.

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@DavidBlue I deny everything.

The message was always there, we just needed to create a machine that could read it.

@DaveHiggins my god... I have so much to thank you for. zalgo text was like 65% of my adolescent rebellion.

@DavidBlue Never apologize!

Bottle your sense of shame up inside until your stomach eats itself.

(If I'm being your father, I need to enforce toxic masculinity)

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