“Haha, just kidding … Unless?” is a meme format overtaking Twitter with its “I’m down if you are” mentality.
The actual formatting of the meme lends itself extremely well to Twitter given your ability to post separate photos in the same tweet. In the first image, a character of the poster’s choice will propose a situation but rebuke it themselves as just a hypothetical. The second image will have that same character with a different expression implying that the “just kidding” was nothing but a social safety net. The meme continues the trend of hypothetical flirting exhibited by the “What if we kissed in” meme that had people suggesting smooches in the wildest of locations.
The meme format has since evolved into a number of different variations but has its roots in Minecraft. In its original form, the meme in its entirety was “What if I… put my Minecraft bed… next to yours … Aha ha, just kidding… Unless…?”
It seems like the sentiment of the “Runescape girlfriend” is still alive and well.
what if I… put my Minecraft bed… next to yours .. aha ha, just kidding.. unless..?
— ً (@indeprive) June 28, 2019
Now, the meme has taken on a complete life of its own and the examples are vast.
what if.. I put my..minecraft bed..next to yours..Haha just kidding… unless..? pic.twitter.com/NIsQ95PRQc
— Pikachu stole all my fruit and called me a bitch (@FizzySodaWave) July 2, 2019
what if.. I put my..minecraft bed..next to yours..Haha just kidding… unless..? pic.twitter.com/ZwqbRI990e
— shannondorf (@shannondorf_) July 1, 2019
what if.. i were to..to purchase fast food..and disguise it..as my own cooking…Haha just kidding… unless..? pic.twitter.com/P3Ri2JYHf5
— murray (@LZRS_87) July 1, 2019
what if i.. cancelled..all of your..student debt..Haha just kidding… unless..? pic.twitter.com/824T6Ln9CN
— Vote Bernie & Follow Me, Coward (@WonkingClass) July 6, 2019
what if we … commit .. tax fraud together ….haha just kidding … … unless? pic.twitter.com/mMHUBuwIir
— snap ︎ (@RElTAKA) July 3, 2019
What if I put mysummoning signnext to yours…Hahah just kidding… unless..? pic.twitter.com/voOIv7OvN0
— SOLAIRE! | 9 DAYS! (@sunlightmedal) July 4, 2019
The meme, in its geek culture-tinged form, seems to have peaked. The sentiment, however, is universal.
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