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Gemini31292's Seizure Reaction

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Gemini31292's Seizure Reaction refers to a reaction video recorded by TikTok user @gemini31292 in which he pretends to have a seizure. Initially circulated in GIF captions on Reddit and iFunny, the video gained significant popularity in edits on Instagram in late December 2019. Additionally, the GIF was used by Discord users to freezes and/or crash the app for iOS users.

Origin

On November 22nd, 2018, TikTok[1] user @gemini31292 recorded a reaction video in which he pretended to experience a seizure. The video received over 15,000 likes in one year.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6626817879528443142

The reaction did not see use in memes until on October 21st, 2019, Redditor[2] ThoughtfulCookie posted an ironic Big Chungus GIF caption that received over 4,800 upvotes in /r/okbuddyretard in five months (shown below).


When your antivirus detects bigchungus.exe as being harmful

Spread

On October 22nd, 2019, Instagram[3] user memetendo posted an edit in which the GIF Caption was accompanied by sound, gaining over 300 likes and 1,300 views (shown below). The edit was circulated online in the following weeks, with a November 12th repost by iFunny[4] user pete_the_pickle gaining over 24,900 smiles.



In the following weeks, the format saw further spread in /r/okbuddyretard and in GIF Captions on iFunny. On October 26th, 2019, Redditor[5] DanielIsNotFunny posted a Minecraft meme that received over 6,500 upvotes in five months (shown below, left). A November 28th GIF Caption by iFunny[6] user notjojo received over 695 smiles (shown below, right).


ME WHEN MINECRAFT GF PUTS BOOB SKIN ON David Attenborough when he gets too dose while narrating the life of an electric eel

Starting in late November 2019, the GIF saw further spread in GIFs on Instagram and Twitter. For example, a November 26th, 2019, Big Chungus meme by Instagram[7] user notkinghill received over 119,300 views and 34,600 likes in four months (shown below, left). A December 1st, 2019, edit by pba.mp4[8] gained over 22,700 views in the same period (shown below, right). On December 8th, Twitter[9] user @Fluor3sc3nt posted a Super Mario Sunshine edit that received over 179,000 views, 6,300 retweets and 23,200 likes.



The format saw a surge in popularity in late December 2019 after on December 29th Instagram[10] user idieasvirgin posted a green screen of the clip. In the following weeks, multiple Instagram creators posted notable edits, including posts by largetrap,[11][12] ieatnailpaint[13] and pampam.mp4.[14]

Discord Crashes

Starting in mid-December 2019, a version of the GIF was spread online as a method of crashing or freezing the Discord mobile app for mobile iOS users, particularly for those using older devices (shown below, left).[15][16] On March 15th, 2019, YouTube[17] user SoundDrout posted a video about the GIF.


When you find out this GIF crashes Discord on ios

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