If you are the type to stay up-to-date with memes (sub-headings: Meme Culture; Meme Discourse) you will probably already know that, over the past year or so, there has been a trend towards wanting to die. But, like, in a funny way. (I don’t know. 2017 is weird. I don’t make the rules.) One might say “I’m dead” upon seeing a particularly funny joke, or “let me die” if something embarrassing happens. The idea here, of course, is that you do not actually want to die, whether it’s from a funny joke or embarrassing moment, but saying that you do is a good way to deal with the various injustices in your life in a humorous manner.
Enter the Grim Reaper meme:
As you can see, the idea here is that the Grim Reaper himself (dressed in what is tempting to falsely identify as a Dementor costume from the Harry Potter franchise, but real heads know is actually an LOTR Nazgûl robe) has been listening to your pleas for death this entire time and has come to collect its rightful due. The only problem is that you aren’t quite ready to go yet. What a lark! What a plunge! What a perfect meme for 2017! Check it out here:
1. This one hits home:
Me: I wanna die
Death: That's the 100th time you've said that, are you for real this time?
Death: You better make up yo damn mind. pic.twitter.com/czqhSFOoVg
— David ♡ (@TrulyBornToDie) March 26, 2017
2. As does this:
bro what do you mean 'I don't wanna die anymore'? did i not see you tweet 'kill me' at 2 am? pic.twitter.com/09cEXP9I3r
— han' (@hanxine) March 21, 2017
"you continue to say "I'm dead" while you're scrolling through twitter so I just wanna talk" pic.twitter.com/ehg0FYmcIv
— Bodmon Ting 🇯🇲 (@katmiriamxo) March 26, 2017
5. Who can’t relate?
Excuse me but did you tweet "give me the sweet release of death" at 3:08 AM on the 8th of November 2016? pic.twitter.com/kqvtOFMYe8
— han' (@hanxine) March 21, 2017
6. Oh no:
7. When your casual use of the urban vernacular comes to get you:
8. This one physically hurts me:
You said if you were dead, you wouldn't have to pay those student loans. So wassup? pic.twitter.com/VTMQ0JpMZc
— Mobi-Wan Kenobi (@mobi_kenobi) March 27, 2017
9. I HATE THIS:
10. R.I.P. The Weeknd:
The Weeknd: baby i would die for youuuuu 🎶
Death: wassup wit it den, playboi? pic.twitter.com/eYFs3aPeRi
— XO Podcast 🎧 (@TheXOPodcast) March 26, 2017
11. R.I.P anyone who loves memes:
" so what's good? you swear you 'dead' every time you lookin at them memes so let's roll " pic.twitter.com/uK7SX6tua8
— Rome (@Iheanaju) March 22, 2017
12. Some helpful advice from Death!
"next time just laugh instead of saying 'i'm dead', it's a waste of my time" pic.twitter.com/wZv57NZ6WJ
— jojo (@jojoldn) March 23, 2017
Me: so anything you touch becomes dead, so like can you fap or do you kill your own erection?
Death: man I'm just trying to catch this bus pic.twitter.com/BtT77HvMNv
— Marc 🇦🇬🇩🇲. (@muxiqboi) March 27, 2017
Aye fam, Ima let you slide with this one, but yo son at school talmbout "on my daddy" and lying pic.twitter.com/stPJoM8JPv
— A Faithful Black Man (@TheRealD_Martin) March 22, 2017
15. Welp. Up to you, I guess:
"I saw you steady tweeting grim reaper memes today you really think what I do is a mf joke?" pic.twitter.com/FhPeyX53Wy
— Darius Benson (@MrLegenDarius) March 24, 2017
What do you think of this meme? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!