Wholesome Soyjak

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Wholesome Soyjak

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Soyjak subvariant
OriginUnknown, Probably /qa/
Earliest Known Appearance/qa/, 4chan (September 27, 2020)
Booru PostsOnionsbooru-icon.png 2000+ As of January 24th, 2023
Based OnGuinness World Record Soyjak

Wholesome Soyjak is a common subvariant of the Guinness World Record Soyjak who wears a trimmed beard, sometimes has no eyebrows, and is usually smiling. He is generally portrayed as benevolent and kind. This variant is often used to express or point out simple happiness or joy.[1] [2] [3] Sometimes, however, his wholesome nature is subverted entirely and he is shown performing bad deeds.[4] This is shown most frequently in the "ominous" version of Wholesome Soyjak, who is seen cloaked in shadow at all times.

Over time this soyjak has evolved into Impish Soyak Ears and Ishish Soyak Ears.

History[edit | edit source]

Genesis[edit | edit source]

Wholesome Soyjak is based off of an older, angry looking edit of Gapejak.He was turned into Wholesome by turning his frown upside down, adding a fitting pair of eyebrows, and giving him a completely new beard.

The first known occurrence of this soyjak was on 4channel's /qa/ board, on September 27, 2020. [5] The OP image featured a variant of wholesome clad with mutton chops, with the text ">you WILL have a great day", and then a reply featuring the now-famous clean cheeked version with the quote ">you MAY prefer this variant instead". This first thread received no replies and was deleted after a few hours.

The angry variant that wholesome was based on had a filename of "1597027093779", the first version of Wholesome had a filename of "1597027093780" and the mutton chopped edit in the op had a filename of "1597027093781". The most likely possiblity is that the person who made the jak saved the original unix timestamp from the unedited jak, and added 1 to the next variant. If you look at Wholesome's right eyebrow, there is an eraser cutoff, but the version with muttonchops that was posted alongside it is lacking this eraser mark. All along the beard, it seems like it was erased, especially the left side where the muttonchop used to be. It possible that the version with muttonchops is the earliest version of Wholesome, and was created during the course of making Wholesomes new beard.

The second thread with wholesome was posted a day later and followed the same format of the first,[6] with the muttonchopped version in the OP and the first reply being the normal variant, but strangely, this time the filenames represent actual UNIX codes, and reveal that they were both downloaded from the first thread. It is debated whether the first OP redownloaded the images, or if this is a different poster using the same format.

Early Spread and Identification[edit | edit source]


Ishish Soyak Ears[edit | edit source]

Ishish Soyak Ears
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Soyjak subvariant
Origin/int/, 4chan (April 11, 2021)
Booru PostsOnionsbooru-icon.png 116 As of January 24th, 2023
Based OnWholesome Soyjak

Ishish Soyak Ears is a variant of the Wholesome Soyjak with large eyes, a large nose, a small mouth, trimmed hair, a monobrow and, as the name would imply, a pair of ears. It was created by the same Swedish chud who created the original Soyjak and Impish Soyjak Ears. [9]

The variant remained rarely used for a long time, but saw a resurgence on soyjak.party in mid-May 2021, [10] where it was mostly used to portray Muslims. [11] [12] [13] [14]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

Wholesome Soyjak is part of a series on
Soyjak variants
Main variants [-+]

Variants with over 1,000 Onionsbooru-icon.pngBooru posts

Classic SoyjakCobsonChudjakMarkiplier SoyjakFeraljakGapejakBerndA24 Slow-Burn SoyjakImpish Soyak Ears

Other variants [-+]
Subvariants [-+]
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Main article: NAS

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