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The crime of pixel polar bears: Reddit makes up a detective story of memes

Users have made so much of the storyline that they themselves are confused. We helped them a little.

Reddit has a section called me_irl – a community of meme-lovers with a long history and lots of local jokes. Sometimes users of the sobreddit unite for the sake of joint activities – one of these took place on 15 November. Commentators of the “main page of the Internet” promoted one picture of a polar bear to a full-fledged detective story. But in the process they themselves became entangled in the plot.

It all started with a pixel animal, published by one of the users. For some reason, the bear asked the subscribers of me_irl not to give it to the police. As a result, users all day published memes about the polar bear, trying to continue the story of the fugitive. In some variations, he escaped from prison, in others – he appeared before the court, and someone introduced new heroes.

“I’m running away from the police, if you see them, don’t say I'm hiding here.”
“I’m running away from the police, if you see them, don’t say I’m hiding here.”

Within a few hours, a few dozen sequels of the detective story appeared in the section. Records on other topics almost did not appear. All activity had one problem – users did not coordinate actions with each other. Because of this, many were confused in plot twists – this was another local joke.

“I'm trying to keep track of the polar bear story.”
“I’m trying to keep track of the polar bear story.”
“In fact, no one knows the true story of a polar bear, because several people post about it at once”

We studied dozens of fragments from the subreddit and compiled his own version of a polar bear detective story.

“Pss, can you get me a spoon from the dining room? I want to dig a way out of here. ”
“I ran away, please don’t tell the cops.”
“[Meanwhile, at the police station] Did you see this person?” He killed my wife. ”
“[Meanwhile, at the police station] Did you see this person?” He killed my wife. ”
“I’m looking for a runaway criminal, if you see him, speak.”
“I’m looking for a runaway criminal, if you see him, speak.”
“Please, you should understand that the one I’m looking for is extremely dangerous. He will lie about anything, just to get what you want “
“He will never find me”
“Excuse me, sir, I'm looking for an escaped criminal, have you seen him? / No, officer, I can't help you with anything / * Doubts *”
“Excuse me, sir, I’m looking for an escaped criminal, have you seen him? / No, officer, I can’t help you with anything / * Doubts *”
“Paws up! / No! I have to run!”
“Stand! In the name of the law! ”
"It's not me! I was framed! / Save it for the judge, man "
“It’s not me! I was framed! / Save it for the judge, man “
"No, I can't go back to prison."
“No, I can’t go back to prison.”
“Someone said" lawyer "? / Shit"
“Someone said” lawyer “? / Shit”
“Stop the trial! This man is innocent. ”
“I am sentencing you to 500 Wednesdays in the section“ Amusing ”(on Reddit they consider that it is a subreddit for the average man – / I could not protect the client”
“[Meanwhile, in the social networks mother of the polar bear] My boy did nothing wrong! Let's help him # liberty "
“[Meanwhile, in the social networks mother of the polar bear] My boy did nothing wrong! Let’s help him # liberty “
“We receive a lot of messages demanding to release it, we need to reopen the trial”
“We receive a lot of messages demanding to release it, we need to reopen the trial”
“You swear to speak only the truth and nothing but the truth? / I was framed”
“URGENT NEWS: The bear was released after being charged with him. “Too cute,” said the police.
“[Scene after titles] This case is too complicated. It's time to call the feds. ”
“[Scene after titles] This case is too complicated. It’s time to call the feds. ”

 

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