Floored By The Floor Meme
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PrincessOfWifi: Me at 3 A.M.
Ocean Elf: Innocent enough, right? She was talking about not being asleep when she wanted to be. Or sleeping when she was supposed to be awake. Who hasn't experienced this?
This chain started on April 24, 2016 on Twitter by a user called PrincessOfWifi. I'm not sure she meant for it to go insanely viral, but it did, a year later!
KnowYourMeme: The Floor Is... refers to an exploitable two-panel photo series featuring showing a person avoiding the floor, as they would in The Floor Is Lava / Hot Lava Game. It has been used to make image macros about actions that one person will try their best to avoid doing.
Ocean Elf: Keep that in mind, "the floor" is something people doing these memes, want to avoid. I'll be coming back to this idea again and again throughout this smash.
on June 7, 2017., Twitter user Hell2U (charming, huh)? got hold of it, changed it, and turned it into a meme.
HELL2U's Hirohiko Araki impersonation meme: the floor is writing a coherent story without plot holes
Ocean Elf: *Scowl* I do not like real people getting words put into their mouths, or being role-played/written about in realfics, or in memes...
Hirohiko Araki isn't some fictional character, but a manga artist.
On June 8, 2017, Twitter user Zela_Kantal took the two pictures and added in lava.
Zela_Kantal: Actual lava
Ocean Elf: Actually it's an image of lava. Love to break it to you, but not even lava images can make memes cool.
On June 9, 2017, a Facebook page called Lucas From Out Of Nowhere added a new mutation, featuring a person covered in a Nintendo logo, and perpetuated the meme.
Lucas – From Out of Nowhere: The floor is Mother 3 localization.
Ocean Elf: I have no idea what the heck you're on about, and I don't care.
"The Floor Is" spread to Reddit, which is a lame site to start with, showing up on June 12, 2017 as yet another mutation in a particularly stupid chain letter mill of a sub reddit called MemeEconomy, of all things.
The rest is history.
So let's smash a few more of these pieces of dumb junk.
MemeEconomy, Reddit: Reddit A Platform For Free Speech
Ocean Elf: So, you're saying Reddit is a platform (a floor can be a platform of a sort, so goody for you there, here's your genius award!) But since it's a platform for free speech, you want to avoid it? Something isn't adding up here. Oh, wait, it doesn't have to. It's a stupid chain letter after all and it's constantly mutating.
Meme: Buzzfeed Owned
Ocean Elf: Of course, you would want to avoid BuzzKillBrains being owned, since it is a humungous liberal chain letter mill. Gah that site sucks.
Ocean Elf: And I'd like to avoid anything to do with you.., troll.
Ocean Elf: Well, that won't be hard to do, since ME-IRL is another stupid meme. So go knock yourself out on Reddit...
Ocean Elf: Dude/chick... That's been over a long time ago! DUH!
Meme: LMAO France
Ocean Elf: Shut it! What's going on in France and other parts of Europe is no laughing matter.
Ocean Elf: Of course, you'd want to avoid capitalism. Yep, another liberal meme mutation.
Over and out.