BIKECAT, also known as Kuma(クマ), is a
cat that is
frequently posted on
image boards such as 2ch and iichan.
image boards, cat owners often take pictures of their pets and upload them for
the enjoyment of others. BIKECAT (always written with capital letters) is a cat
that has become famous on image boards such as Futaba Channel and iichan.
BIKECAT's name reflects the nature of many of his pictures, in which he is
sitting in the basket of a bike. BIKECAT is considered to be extremely cute and
has an endearingly grumpy personality, which some say makes him even cuter. His
grumpiness often makes him seem like a tough cat, which many interpret as the
quality of a leader or even god. BIKECAT's cuteness and grumpiness have made him
a popular internet meme.
BIKECAT is worshipped as a god by many of his fans.
BIKECAT is a white cat with grey stripes and notably large yellow
eyes. A very special characteristic that BIKECAT has is his collar. He wears
what appear to be dog collars (one he wears often even says "dog" on the side,
making him look like more of a tough cat).
BIKECAT's increased popularity
Origins of his nickname
Already famous on futaba channel, BIKECAT's pictures began to be posted on
both 2ch and iichan on the "Random" forums (also known as "/b/"), also on the
cat board on WTFUX.org. The most appealing photos were the ones in which BIKECAT
was shown in a grumpy or mad mood, which users found cute. After
some time, BIKECAT's images were posted so many times that users began to
develop a personal curiosity. On iichan's "random" board and on WTFUX's cat
board, a few users proposed a names for the cat, including "BIKECAT" and "BASKETCAT,"
because many of the pictures feature him seated in a bicycle basket. This amazed
users because cats do not typically stay in one place. "BIKECAT" was selected as
his name and he was named like so from then on, to the point that his name
became notorious among users on iichan.
What users think of him
As mentioned before, BIKECAT was found cuter when in a grumpy or mad mood. In
most of his pictures taken, BIKECAT appears as a "tough" cat, the kind that
other cats wont mess with rather than appearing like a cute cat like most owners
like to take pictures of their pets. Because of his grumpy mood, BIKECAT is
often refered as "the king of cats", as a "superior cat". For non cat-lovers, he
is popular because of his appeance, while for those who love cats, (most being
users of the cat boards of both Futaba Channel and iichan) his grumpiness is
what attracts them.
Most of the pictures posted of BIKECAT seem to be taken on the streets of
what appears to be Nagoya, Japan. The owner takes BIKECAT arround the city to urban places like streets, stores
and parks (BIKECAT seems to enjoy his bicycle trips). Another part of BIKECAT's
pictures are taken off the bicycle as he walks through the places were he was
taken to outside while other pictures of him features him at home.