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By now, you’re probably well aware of the massively popular “Is this a pigeon?” meme. It features a studious-looking man (actually an android) gazing at a pretty yellow butterfly, asking “Is this a pigeon?” No, it’s not a pigeon. And no, that’s not a fake subtitle.
Now, it looks like the internet has stumbled upon the perfect companion meme for our pigeon-loving friend. There appears to be a woman version of the man who erroneously identified an innocent butterfly as a pigeon, and the internet is absolutely eating it up. You’re not ready for this.
Oh, you are? Okay, well, brace yourself.
Soulmates. pic.twitter.com/50RIlcTJ07— Froppy (@ImFroppy) June 26, 2018
We told you. You weren’t ready for it. Not only is there now a female version of the popular meme that just about everyone has put their own spin on by now, but the internet is shipping the two characters as a couple. Soulmates? Certainly looks like it.
They'd actually look cute together— Brandon Riley (@Mr_Awsm_Riley) June 28, 2018
They say there's one person out there for everyone— EXO (@loey_violeta) June 28, 2018
But unlike the male version, which is from Japanese TV series The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird, the subtitles on this screencap aren’t real. The woman is from the anime You’re Under Arrest, and she’s not actually asking if the pigeons settled on her hand and head are butterflies. That’s a fake caption, unfortunately. It’s still funny, though.
Of course, people think they make the perfect couple. And why wouldn’t they?
Is this a pigeon— SeaShell (@SeaShell_arts) June 27, 2018
Is this a butterfly
Is this love pic.twitter.com/qj0Fmrinro
and they say true love isn’t real ❤️— lucero (@luuceritooo) June 28, 2018
*True by Spandau Ballet plays*— McCreamy (@extramayofree) June 27, 2018
Some folks are taking an alternate route for their headcanon, implying that the man and woman aren’t a couple, but the butterfly man actually transitioned into a woman. And it totally looks like that could be the case.
fool,,,, she transitioned https://t.co/C9e6RG2iAn— ᴛʜʀᴀᴡʏᴇᴏɴ (@vaderwave) June 27, 2018
Nah, that's pre HRT vs 2 years HRT.— Amber Skye (@AmberEmotions) June 28, 2018
We could totally see that happening. Talk about a glow-up, except for the whole being unable to identify pigeons and butterflies thing.
Whatever the case may be, though, if the two characters could ever meet with their mutual ignorance of normal, everyday animal and insect life, we wish one important thing for them.
I hope their offspring is just a little bit smarter— Rich Bitch Pacifica (fan acc) (@RoundOneIsFree) June 28, 2018
Just a little bit.
Brittany Vincent has covered gaming, anime, tech, and entertainment for over a decade. When she’s not writing, she’s replaying Um Jammer Lammy or Day of the Tentacle for the hundredth time while pining for a Harvester sequel. Find her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.