“Tom Nook Watches Me While I Sleep”: All The Best ‘Animal Crossing’ Memes
'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' has already proved ripe for meme potential.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is peculiarly well-suited to the times in which it has dropped.
After all, most of us are stuck at home, socially isolated and unable to live our lives as usual, out in nature. Which makes a game all about social connections and communing with plants, trees, and a multitude of bugs a nice escape.
Animal Crossing has always been calming, first and foremost, and what more do we need in the age of coronavirus than some bright colours, soothing noises, and a feeling like we’re doing something with ourselves?
Of course, it’s not just been the game itself that’s been ultra heartwarming. It’s also been the influx of memes that have come with it.
A lot of said memes have focused on Tom Nook, the overlord of Animal Crossing who we can all agree is a cruel and brutal oligarch who should be violently deposed.
me in tom nooks basement desperately trying to send a message pic.twitter.com/0wVRwbqZFx
— Chase (@ChaseFGC) March 20, 2020
when tom nook knocks at my door reminding me of my 198,000 bells loan pic.twitter.com/YwnSKAfji8
— stealth (@stealthuwu) March 21, 2020
how in the world am i gonna find 30 iron nuggets.. tom nook lost his mind pic.twitter.com/MaNOEAVQeh
— max ✧ | 70 days (@walkinglastofus) March 20, 2020
me running around gathering supplies for tom nook pic.twitter.com/2iCSbMxiFG
— viking 2.0 (@notviking2) March 20, 2020
tom nook in the dark corner of my tent tonight while i sleep waiting for me to pay my debt pic.twitter.com/5TmrCb3Gx8
— seb (@gnashingfang) March 20, 2020
Went to Tom Nook’s vacation “paradise” and it’s a nightmare, just a deserted island with tents and this is all they’re serving pic.twitter.com/41qbwzsJP7
— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) March 20, 2020
That said, there is at least a subset of the population who reckon that Nook and his newly-coined ‘Nook Miles’ are better than the conditions of capitalism most of us live under. Which like, fair enough.
tom nook said repay ur debt by just vibing on the island america could never
— 𝔟𝔯𝔦 (@ufobri) March 20, 2020
Then there are all the Nookless memes, equally wonderful and disturbing in their great power.
NO WAYYY pic.twitter.com/NgZNNdVNm6
— kyra (@qhantomthread) March 20, 2020
Important discovery while playing animal crossing pic.twitter.com/GplN2w87zx
— Addison✨ (@shinyjpg) March 20, 2020
Man I can't even afford the Animal Crossing Switch in-game 😭 pic.twitter.com/6q23bw7hcO
— Glitch (@GlitchxCity) March 20, 2020
— 杮 (@kakinoki0722) March 20, 2020
— Taylor Grodin (@taylorgrodin) March 21, 2020
Truly these are the communal experiences that we need in the middle of dark, dark times.