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New meme assignment: Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters
Who are you, in terms of imaginary people created by others?
A new personality test is going around Twitter this week: The game is to “describe yourself in three fictional characters.” Which combination of made-up personality traits speaks to who you really are? Now is the time to consider the question deeply and tweet about it.
The responses so far range from apparently sincere—
—to probably still sincere but also very clever—
—to the characters from your own good video game that you wrote.
Some people are Mirandas/Ilanas (this is definitely a thing):
While many, many others are Squidward, Squidward, and just Squidward. Highly relatable.
This is one of those memes that falls into the category of “games people used to play on LiveJournal 15 years ago.” Certainly it’s fun to think about the relationship between yourself and the media you like: What’s appealing about certain characters? What aspects of yourself do you see in them?
But it’s 2016 now, so people also love to be self-deprecating, jokeful irony boys.
This, by the way, is cheating. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are like the id, ego, and superego of cartoon characters:
So, who are your three?
Im trying to do that describe yourself with 3 fictional characters but ITS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT
— THE BIG $WAG NAST¥ (@metswee) September 16, 2016
Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters
Me: *forgets every fictional character in existence*
— Beetroot Francis (@Sulidaesy) September 17, 2016
i want to do that simple ‘describe yourself with 3 fictional characters’ but im so bad at judging myself wow
— teeri (@huuhkaja) September 18, 2016
I’ve tried to do that “describe yourself with 3 fictional characters” thing 3 times now and keep coming up with nothing. You do it.
— Leena (@LeenaVanD) September 19, 2016
Remember, there’s no partial credit if you turn this assignment in late.
Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on nymag.com, suicidegirls.com, and the Morning News.