Do you know Eggdog? The weird meme stemmed from a video of a fluffy white dog being groomed, but taken at a specific angle, the dog looks like an egg with a face. And thus, Eggdog was born.
From out of the legend of Eggdog came a host of new memes, and one of the prime Eggdog memers is zamsire, who used a 3D render of the ovoid canine (credit: Derpy Hooves) to make this glorious piece of art:
Three years later, zamsire has expanded into Eggdog merch, including pins, plushes, mugs, and T-shirts, and most recently, has scored a custom, one-of-a-kind New Nintendo 3DS decorated in Eggdog regalia.
It's pretty tricky to get nice custom (or non-custom!) faceplates for the 3DS these days, which perhaps isn't surprising — the 3DS is quite old, after all — but zamsire went through Etsy to get these ones, specifically from a place called EpicPALdesigns.
"[EpicPALdesigns] was the only remaining service I could find for New 3DS faceplates anymore)," zamsire told us over Twitter DM. "I decided to do it after hearing that the eShop was closing down next year - so I wanted a really nice custom of one of my favorite handheld consoles!"
For the internal part — the Eggdog theme and the Eggdog game — here's how they did it:
The custom theme was done through 3DS homebrew. I used a 3DS app called Anemone Themes & the "eggdog game" it shows was done with a software called Ultimate GBA VC Injector which allowed me to import a custom icon & name for the "eggdog by zamsire" game on the screen (when you load it it'll just load up a black screen) but it looked cool for the pic.
Zamsire has similar feelings to us when it comes to how hard it is to customise your consoles, though: "I hope Nintendo brings back swappable faceplates and more customization for future consoles & that people can be inspired to customize whatever "older" tech they have!"
Thank you zamsire, and thank you Eggdog, for bringing this joy into our lives.
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I have a little egg dog plush. I love it a lot.
'Not much, what's egg with you?'
Eggdog. Eggdog. Alone in the world is a little Eggdog.
I was dead disappointed that the XL didn’t have the face plates. Mostly for custom ones like this!
I feel like that was some nick name Eggman tried to get kids to call him in high school because he thought it sounded cool…he was bullied mercilessly and thus is evil today.
Saw the headline and was like “definitely a Kate Gray article”
Do eggdogs drink eggnog while sitting on an egglog in an eggbog? 🤔
I’m laughing so hard at this
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