Bonfire Lit

Bonfire Lit

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Bonfire Lit refers to a recurring phrase used in Dark Souls that occurs when a player lights a bonfire, which is the game's equivalent of a checkpoint. The phrase and the accompanying graphic which appears when players light a bonfire has been used in photoshops in which people are near a fire or source of heat.


In Dark Souls, released September 22nd, 2011, when a player discovers a bonfire and lights it, a graphic with the phrase "Bonfire Lit" appears on screen (shown below).

0 7: 22: 07 42 DicksMcgee: $5.00 cheesj YEARS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS 01 996 Anarchy Democracy 99Auto-walk 98 BanMenu DelayUp Baby Steps UnBanMenu 34 DelayDn Votes Commands BONFIRE LIT turfal: delayup stelli: delayup 7 Fireball 4 a narbon: delaydn steves: chaos redfir: delaydn bot eb: delayup harver: a olygr: delaydn xerobl: delaydn mellhu: delayup Delay Timer: 1 3Estus Flask 824


The phrase began seeing use in memes about five years later. One of the earliest uses of its use in memes appeared on Imgur on April 14th, 2016, with the graphic appearing over a picture of a man with a lit candle in his buttcheeks (shown below, left). The surge of jokes may have coincided with the prevalence of Lit as a popular slang term, meaning lively and possibly intoxicated. An example posted to subreddit /r/NLSSCircleJerk on April 12th of that year played to this interpretation, adding emoji typically associated with "Lit" (shown below, right).

BONFIRE LIT 9:13PM BONFIRE LIT 98640743409 Hummnity

In the ensuing years, the meme began seeing common use with animals warming themselves near a heat source. Two such examples include an image of a cat posted to vk by user eternal classic that gained over 1,200 likes (shown below, left) and a /r/me_irl post by user lolkdices that gained over 13,000 points (shown below, right).


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BONFIRE LIT 115126 1 3.0LV LVL 19 LOKI 312 LVL 30 Rakshasa Waiting for other players TIME: 00:11 5m NF 2,1 LVL 30 TIGRIS 凿迾 195 CHRISLEYK NEW EPISODE NEXT S BEST 0 BONFIRE LIT

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