The Humongous Sadness

May 3, 2010

I’m back with another featured character from our 8 BIT REBELLION game.  “The Humongous Sadness” deserves its name, doesn’t it?  I don’t even know if it’s a guy or a girl.  All I know is that it is very big and very sad, and it says things like, “I think my cat is making fun of me behind my back.”  I want to love The ‘Sadness and be its friend, but its general demeanor really brings me down, and I don’t need that kind of downer in my life, know what I mean?

mike

103 Comments

  1. koocoomoo on November 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Lol! You’re so Unique. Analyzing what it would be like befriending a fictional iPod game character.😀

  2. dymaadynt on July 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I dunno why but maybe it cuz Im a girl, I think its a girl. Strong feeling.

  3. manpreet on May 21, 2010 at 7:49 am

    hey!mike m i your foe…????:0 y m i not getting my previous comments….???

  4. TP on May 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    lol cat i don’t know if that is a boy or girl either ^o^

  5. cathylogan on May 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    i like this character…i think it’s a good image of the human personality nowdays, because it seems that everyone is sad and try tu buy more things to make them happy…it’s just sad.

  6. msgirl on May 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

    wow!long time no comment!first,congratulations on your new game 8 bit rebellion!you r really creative!=) and about Blackbirds!thank you so so so much!You rapped!thats the best part!=)thanks you so much for doing all these things!you r great band!=)

  7. Cesar G. on May 7, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I think it’s a dude because I remember him saying that his girlfriend was some body in the juice bar or somewhere a long those lines… Unless, it’s a girl and she’s into chicks. That just stirs up a different story, for a different video game.

  8. Angela on May 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    love this🙂

  9. Linkin_Theorist on May 6, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl either. LOL I want some more posts about the characters, because I think they all turned out great. Just as the game, Mike.
    And dear Davison Jr, seriously you couldn’t find a better place for that?

  10. Sam Shinoda on May 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Sir Mike, I’m one of your fan from one of Asian country.
    Sometime I fear that Linkin Park will broke into two different bands i.e. FM & DBS.
    A question came in my mind, Is it possible that Linkin Park & Eminem do a song together. Any collab’ or compilation or mash-up?
    All the best for 2010 album.

  11. adam on May 6, 2010 at 7:03 am

    @Davison Jr.
    I hate you for that.

  12. katouche*didi* on May 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

    hahaha! but I think it’s a girl! lol😄

  13. CuteWhiteBunny on May 6, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Reminds me of Marvin the emo robot from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

  14. ammy aybar on May 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    ooooou Mike don’t stay sad!!!

  15. jusTurned20! on May 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    lol Mike ur right too much of the Humongous sadness just makes u want to scratch ur eyes out. hum in my opinion it’s a girl ‘cuz of the eyeliner, but in this day and age men and women can both use it so wat the heck i still think its a girly thing =D

  16. Melissa on May 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I’d like a post about that badass baby at the beach. Love him!

  17. Hong on May 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I everything you do mike❤

  18. LP on May 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    dude i love it but man its totally bringin me d own😦 ILY mike

  19. TIFFTIFF33LP on May 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Dude so know what u mean!^_^

  20. rockermeg on May 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Also it’s a cartoon character Mike…
    I don’t think it’s meant to be.

    xxx

  21. Anthony Escobedo on May 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

    MIke, your such a huge inspiration to me!
    I would really like you to hear my version of Where’d You Go.

    And 8-bit Rebellion is amazing!
    More updates!

  22. marieshinizzle on May 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    and what about a ustream or lpu chat sometime again?…i missed every single one til now….because it was always so late here in germany😦

  23. Nadine on May 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I think it´s a sadness girl…but not really an mean person.
    it´s looks a little bit tired… like my best friend( she always sleep in the lesson)
    but i love it…you must think about the picture and i don´t know why!?
    maybe i think the whole day about this picture maybe not

  24. Chirag Shekhar on May 5, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Fatso !!!! But, cool piece of imagination !!! commendable Performance Mike !!!😀
    Wassup in the studios ??
    POST SOMETHING ABOUT THAT !!!
    ATLEAST I WANNA KNOW HOW FAR IS THE GREATEST PIECE OF MUSIC OF THE YEAR NOW !!!

  25. NAMITHA on May 5, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Looks like an emo-metal guy…or perhaps a girl,i dunno..

  26. widya rahayu on May 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

    To me it’s a girl😀 Where did you get the inspiration for this character? BTW, if you ever wonder what i would created on 8-Bit Yourself, this is it: http://widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art/8-Bit-myself-163017322 (i wish someday i could make a game or a movie that combined digital and traditional art…)

  27. Illara on May 5, 2010 at 4:20 am

    haha. i cant differentiate the character either.😄

  28. Jo_o8 on May 5, 2010 at 3:27 am

    You guys are so creative.

  29. vickyLP on May 5, 2010 at 3:02 am

    i think it’s a girl…well you created but it looks like a girl to me…can’t wait for the next update of 8bit rebellion…do u know when the next mission will be on itunes store?

  30. Jeovanni Nembhard on May 5, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Nice character,unique and well designed.Great work you guys.The sad part is a bit weird.to add a point to what Mike said Who needs that in thier life.Lol.

  31. Emelie on May 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Oh, how cute! I think in the head it looks like a girl, but the body looks like a boy.🙂

  32. ristinw on May 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I totally agree with Shugah Colby🙂 yea, negative thoughts and energy do really repel positive ones, and since they are highly contagious, I’d rather stay away from “those who don’t love themselves”. It isn’t a matter that I don’t want to help, it is that I’ve tried to help but ended up figuring out that they DON’T WANT CHANGES NOR ANY HELP, they just want others to be as pitty as them😦 They just love to be in the pitty sad world!!! If they really want to escape from the blind and sadness they hold for years, the only thing they can do is TO LET GO THE PAST and CHANGE THEIR THINKING PATTERNS!!!😦😦 I’m sorry, dont &#* me okay, thanks! I’m just saying wots on my mind!

  33. Francesca on May 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Please Mike, PLEASE COME TO MALTA! Cancel what you have in the LA and come to malta instead on 30th June. I promiseyou will love every second of it! Malta is much better then LA!

  34. ~Shinodaprincess~ on May 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    lol you just had to put a Twilight thing in there huh.. team edward haha and Mel Encholy

  35. Linky on May 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Ohhh.. SUPER

  36. PR on May 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    :S hahah

  37. kaochan on May 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Varieties of characters in the game are so amusing! I guess you have a plan to exhibit the original paintings somewhere…. Do you?

  38. Steven on May 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    1st of all, Linkin Park already IS well known. They are the top selling rock artist of the last decade. 2nd of all, why have you stopped giving us album updates Mike? I think your videos are decoys that are trying to divert us from asking questions about the album you’re working on.Just give us a little news about what’s going on.

  39. dylan thomas on May 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    OK IVE THOUGHT ABOUT AND NOW I WANT YOU TO…. I THINK THAT LINKIN PARK SHOULD MAKE A NEW SONG A FEATURE SOMEONE LIKE SLASH IN IT AND LET HIM DO A SOLO OR SOMTHING LIKE THAT IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD FOR THE FANS AND YOU GUYS WOULD BE MORE WELL KNOW…..!!!! SO MIKE PLEASE THINK ABOUT THAT.. dylan:)

  40. fantasycrookball on May 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    humungous sadness has a big fupa.

  41. lp on May 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    hey mike please make a version pc

  42. jack on May 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    NIN

  43. LP_marcia on May 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    “I think my cat is making fun of me behind my back.”
    I’m laughing about this! So funny!!😀 (and my cat don’t do this things, he’s my friend)😛 hehe
    “The Humongous Sadness” is a cool character! good job Mike!🙂 and, yes! I know what you mean🙂

  44. dd on May 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    more musik

  45. morinoajin on May 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love the art though❤

  46. Ritko on May 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    It is not fair ((I have no iphone or ipod or ipad ((((((((( I really want to play ((((Give me somebody ;( (((aaa. .. Mike, as a gift? :(“I am the most loyal man😀

  47. LPMichelle on May 4, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Mike! In the LP Underground in 8-bit rebellion the caption under your statue and Pheonix’s statue needs to be fixed. It says Pheonix Statue under yours and Mike Statue under his. Just wanted to point that out😉.

    -LPMichelle (AvengedAngel)

  48. Frannie on May 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Hehe! Looks like he/she a malnourished one.

    Hmmmm…Humongous reminds me of Ben 10 monster. LOL

    Mike, I’ve been a member of LP.com since you guys open the new site and I sent a friend request to all Band members and you’re the only who add me up. LOL It seems that other guys are busy tweetering or something that they can’t open their own site?LOL

  49. Chowpuck on May 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Happy StarWars Day😀 May the 4th be with you!

  50. Andrea / Squishy Ho on May 4, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Let’s just make the difference between someone who’s sad because it’s fashionable, and someone who might just be depressed enough to be telling you about his suffering when it’s usually a huge taboo in our society, not forgetting the fact that telling you about it shows that it can’t bear the pain it’s carrying with him/her. It might be sad cause there’s a couple of drugs in his brain that might not be functioning right and might just make him sad or overall moody. Depression, bipolarity and bordelining iare all illnesses, not a fashion. “DEPRESSION is not a sign of weakness it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long.”

  51. What_smiles_can't_afford on May 4, 2010 at 10:46 am

    The humongus sadness looks like a really butch chick

  52. Exia_7 on May 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

    cool. can’t wait ’til i get the game!

  53. Lílian Rachel on May 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Oh Mike, it is logical that I understand!
    If you’re going through this in your life, just ignore these people, I’m sure that I thought would have real friends, you will know and recognize them by their actions …
    His fans, his family and his friends really like you, I’m sure you’re surrounded by good people, I wish much happiness!

    Taking the opportunity to say your fans did a twitter in his honor, is the http://www.twitter.com/ShinodaLovers.
    We just want you to know how much we like you!
    Visit and follow if you can …
    Kisses, (I) @Lyh_LP / @_DannyLP / @_heymi❤

  54. CurlyLp on May 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Aww “The Humongous Sadness” is awesome!!😀 Yeah it’s difficult to know if it’s a guy or a girl, but it’s a great character. Yes i know what do you mean…

  55. Linnea (NikaroDLinnea) on May 4, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Yes… just ignore people like that. Keep do what you do, really helps people around the world!

  56. Ash on May 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I love the art Mike…
    I love the band and love every single step that you take…
    I really appreciate your work and understand it, and im not just saying it…
    I really understand what you say in those songs and your art…
    I’m now going to professionally learn guitar and vocals, though i already do perform and people like me but i hope i get to be as good as you…
    You are a real artist… You are good human…
    I want to make up in this business and i think its shady but i hope ill be able to come out and meet you and probably do a mash up with LP…
    Mike u r the best and I hope I had a band as good as yours…

  57. crystal lomas on May 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I know what you mean mike, you dont need sadness in your life. You are very sweet person who love there friends. People are just cruel these days, just ignore them.

  58. analoggirl on May 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Love it! Reminds me of Strong Sad from Homestarrunner.com. Check out his journal: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/

  59. LP_freakVanessa on May 4, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Hi Mike! Yes, you´re right! I think it, too.

  60. SAwithdesperation on May 4, 2010 at 7:35 am

    ha ha, no you dont… You rock to much🙂

  61. cincybmxlpfreak on May 4, 2010 at 7:30 am

    LMAO! I love it!😀

  62. AlineB on May 4, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Yeah you’re right, Mike
    Anyway, do you have the new Deftones album ?
    It’s awesome!!!
    The singer Chino Moreno mentioned you to thank😉

  63. veronique on May 4, 2010 at 6:44 am

    i think you made my neigbour … really😀😀

  64. Sarah A. on May 4, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Mhm yeah I know exactly what you mean Lol🙂

  65. Sunrise_Ashes on May 4, 2010 at 5:43 am

    And that is exactly the reason why you should never be friends with cats. They are cruel.

  66. Sabro on May 4, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Nice characters design, Mike. I wish I could play with the game but I don’t have an Ipod touch, Iphone or Ipad or anything that starts with letter I, anyway. haha!

  67. linkinparkette on May 4, 2010 at 3:55 am

    …..

  68. LyubaRussia on May 4, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I think i know what you mean🙂

  69. xGUY on May 4, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Am sorry Mike for disturbing …….This has nothing to do with the game..Song QWERTY Why don’t you play it live ..It’s one of you’re best songs ……..Please just think about it and make more songs like it …

  70. Susie on May 4, 2010 at 3:18 am

    So he resorts to drinking…drown his sorrows! I’ve seen homeless people who remind me of this character. No one loves them so they throw themselves in depression. Or it could be a loved one or a good friend. Sadness isn’t excluded from any of us. What we do about it after is our choice. Yes I agree, no one wants to be around downers. I’m the same way but if someone is crying for help, l’ll try to help or if I can’t I’d redirect them to someone who can. In the end, everyone needs a friend! Yes even this humongous sadness guy! That’s my 2 cents!🙂

  71. orionwong on May 4, 2010 at 3:00 am

    actually I dun really know what you mean mike. But i think we should help ppl around us. so for me l’d like to go straightly to be friend with her/him whatever lol.

  72. Shugah Colby on May 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I know what u mean.. Negitive energy repells all the happiness and warmth you try to give and expose and once your around it enough, sooner or later you end up just like a humongous sadness.

  73. Margherita on May 4, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Yes Mike,I really know what you mean!

  74. HeyLennon on May 4, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Please there is someone who can tell me what Mike mean?_? I’m lost –‘

  75. JanV on May 4, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Hey Mike~!
    That’s so cool! You’re actually bringing a bit (i mean 8-bit ;D) of reality into the game. There are plenty of real people like ‘Sadness & they’re very annoying indeed!
    Say, a blogger named Licci interviewed me on 8 bit rebellion last week. here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Flicciblogs.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F05%2Flinkin-parks-8-bit-rebellion-is-huge.html&h=bcf35
    Enjoy my comments on the game!
    Thanks for everything~!
    -JanV

  76. n on May 4, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Do you created this one yourself mike?

  77. Rohit Sharma on May 4, 2010 at 1:12 am

    hahaha…love such dorky characters🙂

  78. Jen on May 4, 2010 at 12:33 am

    One of my favourite characters haha. Chester thought that one up yeah?

  79. joannasasanka on May 4, 2010 at 12:12 am

    omg Mike it looks like ammmm…really saaad emo shemale o0

  80. K on May 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Hi Mike, I would ask is that you do linkin park 8bit to android platform or not.
    We are waiting for you to do it is that there is no hope for us I would have played it.
    Thank you.

  81. TheGlueLpFan on May 3, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I have a friend who went through that kind of phase lol :)I always thought it was a guy…can you please do the lady with the bug problem next? lol

  82. G-koza on May 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    good picture again…thanks for the game again…
    Btw ,Check this out ” alot thing “…I hope you’ll like that…

    ►► http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

  83. zahralp on May 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    haha girl?! boy?!ummmm i asked some one and she said boy but i say its a girl!…. i dont have time for downer stuff in my life …

  84. swati on May 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    yup Mike… “it” deserves this name…😀😀

  85. shanky shank on May 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    he look like you hahah

  86. Casey Mosley on May 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    haha i hear that…i always assumed humongous sadness was a boy…yea. my friend is kinda a downer. i love her but she really takes a toll on my attitide lol

    hey, u know ur statue in the lpu store is labeled phoenix and his is labeled mike…jus thought u should know..

  87. Alexandra Nofi on May 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Wow, the Humongous Sadness is so… EMO, HA!

    I actually have pants like that, from hot topic, they don’t have the red but they have the suspenders, and this apron thing that goes over the front of them. I love them but, they are a few sizes too big for me, and sometimes I feel like tiny me is about to be eaten by them. But for some reason, I love those pants. I always have to hold them up like a skirt when I go up stairs… LOL😄

  88. Dori on May 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    pretty cool… I definitely know what you mean tho

  89. marieshinizzle on May 3, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    haha😀 that…guy…or girl…wgatever is awesome😀

    but i really loved that guy who always says ” my girlfriends name is “TeamEdward97” or “All my friends are werewolves” …that’s just hilarious!

  90. Chiara76 on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Yes…I know that you mean…😉

  91. Byeol on May 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    boy..girl… hmm.. so difficult

  92. Souneik on May 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    lol! Why do I suddenly feel guilty? ::insert Shinoda head pat:: Aww, I’m sorry.

  93. casey mynatt on May 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    this is amazing mike. This she or he is the colliest thing in the world. I agree with u with everything u say.

  94. Tina - ATROCiTYinc on May 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    That’s rad! Reminds me of Gothoppottomus (sp?)

  95. EvoOba on May 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I thought it was a girl in the begging but now it feels like it’s just a sad boy…:/ I get you what you mean…🙂

    Keep the characters info coming. We love the game and wanna know more about it’s goodness😉

  96. Aiwin84 on May 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Oh yes, I absolutely agree. But at least he-she-it isn’t like the south park emo kids. Lol

  97. lpfmfan on May 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    LOL. I thought it was a girl….lolz.

    Hmm, a name…how about Tristeza…? It’s Spanish for sad, but it could work for a name? >_>

  98. flor_xoxo on May 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    totally get u mike..lol.
    damn..he/she/”it”,i cant stare too long or else ill start to feel really down😦
    lol

  99. kelly on May 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    haha yeah i got you, this game was fun

  100. c on May 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    talk more about this caracters, i loved them, i want know about ms paparazzi and the mel encholy and kitty too

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