Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life is a series of green text stories that often contain sexually explicit encounters between the fictional ogre character Shrek and the children who pray to him. The phrase soon became an online catchphrase in response to the popularity of the stories. On January, 14th, , an anonymous 4chan user posted the original "Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life" story. The post tells the story of a 9-year-old boy who prays to Shrek prior to being sodomized by the green ogre character. On February 18th, , YouTuber SgtSnuggleButt uploaded a dramatic reading of the original green text story mirror below, left.
DreamWorks Animation 's Shrek film series, based on William Steig 's book of the same name , has a large underground Internet fandom that started around With the fanbase described by some people as an ironic liking towards the series, there have been several completely normal memes based on the title character. A "Shrek Filmmaker" movement of Source Filmmaker animators making videos based on the Internet's obsession towards the character has also occurred. According to New York , Shrek is "one of the patron saints of the elaborate and complex culture of Dank Memedom.