Rantsona

Meaning

What does Rantsona mean?

Rantsona refers to a popular internet neologism, comprising of the words rant and persona, referring to the alter egos of YouTubers, often used for illustrating the commentator in rants and reaction videos.

A similar expression for these drawn illustrations of creators is Character Stills.

Many content creators use furries as illustration for their “rantsonas”, making the expression related to another portmanteau; fursona.

Origin

What's the origin of Rantsona?

While the exact origin of the expression is not known, early cases of “rantsona” can be found in various Tweets and Reddit posts, from September and October 2018.

At the same time, many YouTube creators used these drawn alter egos for illustrating themselves in rant videos, which served as the material for the “rantsona” trope later.

Spread & Usage

How did Rantsona spread?

While the exact origin of the expression is not known, early cases of “rantsona” can be found in various Tweets and Reddit posts, from September and October 2018.

At the same time, many YouTube creators used these drawn alter egos for illustrating themselves in rant videos, which served as the material for the “rantsona” trope later.

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