I Dropped X Because It Was Boring meme example depicting the Digging for Diamonds format of a man turning away from a tunnel just before breaking through to a wall of trash.

I Dropped X Because It Was Boring

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Updated Dec 05, 2023 at 02:06PM EST by Zach.

Added Dec 04, 2023 at 03:04PM EST by Philipp.

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About

I Dropped X Because It Was Boring is a caption and phrasal template frequently used in conjunction with the Digging for Diamonds meme format, most commonly used to imply that a certain franchise is terrible. Spawned by a viral meme about the anime One Piece, the format saw active use in 2022 and 2023.

Origin

On June 8th, 2022, iFunny[1] user Stupid posted a Digging for Diamonds meme about the lengthy anime series One Piece, cropping the template to just an image of a man walking away and replacing the diamonds in the original image with trash bags. The post (shown below) was featured and received over 12,300 smiles in two years.


"I dropped One Piece after 10 episodes because it was boring"

Spread

The image saw viral spread online in the following months. For example, on June 23rd, 2022, X[2] user @GetIndimidated made a viral, since-deleted repost that received over 13,500 reposts and 197,000 likes prior to removal. An October 27th, repost by X[3] user @RedLightning420 received over 9,800 reposts and 135,000 likes in one year.

On June 24th, 2022, X[4][5] users @JohnnySpittin and @Saitamagoated posted the earliest found derivative versions of the meme, with the posts (shown below, left and right) receiving over 2,500 reposts and 22,000 likes and 1,400 reposts and 6,300 likes, respectively, in two years.


Johnny @JohnnySpittin "I dropped One Piece after 10 episodes because it was boring" 3:47 PM Jun 24, 2022 : JOL @Saitamagoated "I dropped JoJo's Bizarre Adventure after part 1 because it was 4:10 PM Jun 24, 2022 s boring" :

More variants of the format appeared starting in July 2022. For example, on July 15th, 2022, Redditor AggresssiveResist8615 posted a Kim Wexler's Feet meme based on the format that received over 4,700 reposts in the /r/okbuddychicanery[6] subreddit in two years (shown below, left). Also that day, Tumblr[7] user cikero posted an Overwatch meme that received over 1,400 reposts in two years (shown below, right).


BETTER CALL "I dropped Saul after 10 episodes because it was boring" "I dropped OVERWATCH after 10 minutes because it was boring"

Various Examples


STAR THE CLONE I dropped WARS after 3 seasons WARS because it was too childish Breaking after 10 "I dropped Bad episodes because it was boring" Timmy Cook E @timmyscookin "I dropped Boruto after 10 episodes because it was boring" 10:52 AM - Oct 29, 2023 140.2K Views ...
"I dropped Breaking Bad after 10 episodes because it was boring" BOOryce @brycecarringto5 "I dropped dragon maid after the first episode because it was boring" 11:56 PM Oct 27, 2022. Twitter for Android CHILD CHIL P--- : C Pu PHIS CHILD POR CHILD CHU PO CHIL PORK "I dropped Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia after 10 episodes because it was boring"

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External References

[1] iFunny – Stupid

[2] X – @getintimidated

[3] X – @RedLightning420

[4] X – @Geo_AW

[5] X – @Saitamagoated

[6] Reddit – Is that so

[7] Tumblr – cikero

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Three. You get THREE episodes to be interesting. That's long enough for a movie to go start to finish it's long enough for you to at least establish what you even are. It wasn't a defense back when Final Fantasy XIII came out to say it got good 'ten hours in' and it's not a defense now.

Showing respect for your viewer's time is important because it's the most overtaxed resource there is.

I think one of the best media about this is actually Anime, where you get tricks like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood making a special first episode after they'd already known the entire story that encapsulates and foreshadows the whole thing, or literally every isekai, where after watching the first episode you have pretty much seen EVERY episode and 100% of the plot.

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