As a Professional Internet Lurker™, I make it well-known that I spend a good portion of my time, day in and day out, literally just gazing at memes.
This, obviously, is a hefty burden, but it is one I feel well-suited to bear. Though I am not quite yet a true meme librarian or connoisseur–you know, one of those people who sits in an office and is shown things like Pepe the Frog or Drake dancing or whatever and decides if they are fire or trash (which is a career that I know exists, surely), I am ardent meme appreciator, and, if you think about it, that’s all that really matters. Memes are, by their very nature, made for the people and by the people, after all!
So, it is with this perspective–a laywoman, but one with lofty ambitions–that I must say that there has been a meme, of sorts, that I just don’t really get at all. It’s called “me as a girlfriend,” and, as the name implies, it’s just a vehicle for people to imagine what they might be like as a girlfriend. The thing is, though, a lot of these imaginings are…odd. These girlfriends do not behave in a way that most girlfriends do, which is fine–be different! Love yourself! You are a special snowflake!–but, in a lot of cases, the pictures these ever-enthusiastic potential girlfriends choose do not seem as as though they are portraying normal human behavior, let alone girlfriend behavior. Or, in other cases, they are just doing extremely normal things that are just regular human behavior, not girlfriend-specific ones. I am at a loss, but perhaps you might be able to help me figure it out–so, here’s the best (?) of the “me as a girlfriend” meme (?):
me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/ZhCoYJxtLY
— Typical Girl (@NotesForGirlz) December 5, 2015
me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/nQTf13DQtN
— naomiz (@ohsnapitznao) January 3, 2016
5. When u latch onto bae with a vice-like grip and he’s like “get off” and you’re like never >>>>>>
me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/s8oIQ8Pwnu
— Nail Heaven (@TheNailHeaven) December 30, 2015
Me as a girlfriend 100% pic.twitter.com/qDmv5UD8ZV
— brittanie. (@arrayofwhite) December 30, 2015
7. When bae cannot STAND being around you >>>>>>
Me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/AKHvFxf2Qq
— You And Babe (@YouAndBabe) October 4, 2015
8. When he has to hide in the bathroom to escape you but you continue to terrorize him because you won’t rest until he is broken >>>>>>
9. NEVER. LET GO.
Me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/tFHPDSQTBP
— MilkMarie (@LatreceAllure) December 6, 2015
10. NEVER. HAVE. CHILL.
Me As A Girlfriend pic.twitter.com/xm34mfXy0E
— BabyD (@__ItsBellee) December 26, 2015
11. Ah, yes–to be young, petty, and in love:
me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/2IWmico7lp
— t walling (@_tdubzzz) December 30, 2015
12. This cake *says* sorry, and yet, I am not exactly buying it:
Me as a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/U897iRKdt3
— Rocio Cokrispis (@Chiocokrispis) December 26, 2015
If a picture could describe me as a girlfriend it would be this one. pic.twitter.com/dbdztAIuco
— Autumn Veres (@autumnshyenne) December 24, 2015
14. Girl, I’ve got some bad news for you:
me as a girlfriend lol pic.twitter.com/aHCqXURIpm
— Andie 🙂 (@kaluapua) November 21, 2015
So, what do you think about these “me as a girlfriend” posts? Are you into it, or nah? Let us know in the comments!