BYOB is a casual place where chill people can post conversationally, a refuge from the high-effort academic theory discussion and high-level meta-ironic humor you can find elsewhere on the SA Forums. It has been described as "kind of a posting minor leagues ... BYOB is where people post when they don't want to worry about what they're posting and if it's good," and that explanation comes from someone who likes the place! Traditionally Goons close their eyes while drawing animals to give their work a charmingly crude feel, but in BYOB, that aesthetic just comes naturally.
my new dog
please draw a bear
"Don't you get it? What we have to understand is it's them or us. It can't be all of us, or one. It's got to be us, or they become it. Then we lose what makes us we."
Expert analysis on the few things your cat likes and the many things it hates.
The Comedy Goldmine examines the funniest and most creative threads from the Something Awful Forums. Although the Comedy Goldmine has changed authors many times over the years, its focus on the Something Awful Forums is still the same. Includes hilarious Photoshops, amusing work stories, parodies, and other types of oddball humor.