‘Haha, just kidding … Unless?’ meme lets Twitter users be risky with a safety net

“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. 

Now, the meme has taken on a complete life of its own and the examples are vast.

https://twitter.com/WonkingClass/status/1147578812932206593

https://twitter.com/sunlightmedal/status/1146583801193218054

The meme, in its geek culture-tinged form, seems to have peaked. The sentiment, however, is universal.

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Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin and an intern at the Daily Dot. His work has appeared in the Texas Observer and on the airwaves at KVRX 91.7 FM.