People Are Roasting Themselves By Imagining What Items They’d Drop In A Video Game
Honestly, it mostly seems to be mostly vapes and iced coffee.
Across Twitter, users are flooding the timeline by posting what loot they’d drop they were killed in a video game. As the meme format has progressed and gained popularity over the past few days, people are going to increasingly absurd, self-roasting heights — but hey, it can’t be any dumber than Breath Of The Wild‘s Yiga clan dropping bananas.
For the video game-illiterate, the meme plays off how most RPG, shooters and open-world adventure games will give the player items after they’ve defeated enemies. In some games (say Paper Mario), it’s a bit more covert, with the items popping up in menu bars, but in first-person shooters or RPGs like Skyrim, you’ll actually physically loot the corpse of your enemy.
Putting aside the barbarity, the items themselves often don’t make much logical sense — sure, an AK-47 on an enemy soldier makes sense, but why was a giant spider carrying a potion? (Apologies to anyone who has played a video game before for this explanation.)
In short, Twitter users are both poking fun at dumb video game conventions and themselves by posting their own ‘loot drops’. Some are using it to joke about how basic they are, posting pictures of Dunkin Donuts coffee and black-rimmed faux glasses, while others are poking fun of their love of queer theory and kombucha.
Loot drop if you kill me pic.twitter.com/biupEmGFoT
— Introverted Antifacist 🌹 (@NoGodsNoMayo) September 16, 2020
Loot drop when you kill me pic.twitter.com/HK2CpUnUZo
— 🚨 HAM BISCUIT 🚨 (@danisnotadj) September 17, 2020
Most of the tweets, honestly, seem to mention vapes or some form of anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications. Mood!
my loot drop pic.twitter.com/yOtwg4C6jE
— lightskin CEO (@strawberryTrav) September 16, 2020
my loot drop if you manage to defeat me (I am bulletproof and can teleport) pic.twitter.com/hG6IfZdM1A
— YΛRΞ YΛRΞ (@GlizzyMaxwell) September 16, 2020
2020 has been nothing but anxiety, caffeine, & nicotine. pic.twitter.com/OdLjf13PSx
— 500 Days of Bummer (@CharlieLeoneFTW) September 16, 2020
Between the dead houseplants, Cetaphil, iced coffee, Berlin-ready bumbags and Anne Carson poetry books, the meme’s more or less just a self-reading session for depressed 20 and 30somethings. We love it!
Find some of our favourites below.
— Mental Breakdown(tempo) Kev (@drumandbussy) September 15, 2020
— f*ck your crests (@dahngrestt) September 15, 2020
— Macy Rodman (@MacyRodman) September 16, 2020
Item drop when you defeat me pic.twitter.com/qFC1naLZ9G
— Dr. Whitney Cox (@ProfWCox) September 17, 2020
item drop if u kill me pic.twitter.com/aaVhhvqhLP
— invincible hell knight (@hvdesmusic) September 16, 2020
My item drop when u destroy me pic.twitter.com/rlIbjC5DhV
— g0$hzilla 🙃 netflixfan2099 (@turbotax1099) September 16, 2020
my item drop if you kill me 🥺 pic.twitter.com/twMWYIg0Sk
— emo chad (bIm) (@dtchngfrnds4nps) September 16, 2020
item drop if u defeat me pic.twitter.com/aLAkDxYFgK
— t w e x ◖⚆ᴥ⚆◗ 🍖 COMMS OPEN! (@arealpup) September 16, 2020
— Useless Eater (@HTMLflowers) September 16, 2020
loot drop when my soul is returned to The Lord pic.twitter.com/W8tKKDxVmy
— raw knee φ (@bdsmsexclub) September 17, 2020