‘Staring Animals’-Type Reactions Find Practical Application In ‘How I Be Looking At’ Memes

The format achieved wider recognition online starting in September 2021, when versions referencing various video games and more mutations in the snowclone started to occur. For example, on September 14th, 2021, Facebook page >Implying video games are fun posted a Skyrim meme based on the format which gained over 2,200 reactions and 390 shares in two months (shown below, left). On September 16th, 2021, iFunny user mcpefun posted a meme that gained over 13,800 upvotes in two months (shown below, center). On September 29th, Redditor TraditionPleasant477 posted a meme that gained over 1,500 upvotes and was widely circulated online in the following weeks (shown below, right).

HOW I BE LOOKING AT NORD WOMEN WHEN THEY HIT ME WITH THAT KHAJIIT MERCHAT SPARKS SPELL Head Arm Human body Jaw Sleeve Chest Trunk Sculpture Barechested How I be looking at the police deputy when he hits me with that dollar store 12 gauge shotgun Head Eye Facial expression Temple Happy Artifact Art Font Creative arts How I be looking at the cashier when they ask if I want to donate to a children's charity Giancarlo Esposito Forehead Human Adaptation Happy Eyelash

The format maintained notable popularity online in the following weeks.

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