Quit Having Fun

Quit Having Fun

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Quit Having Fun refers to a series of memes in which a person criticizes a group of people for having fun while doing something he considers boring or undeserving of attention. Originating as from an xkcd webcomic about Rock Band, the format was popularized in memes starting in 2017, seeing an ironic resurgence in April 2020.

Origin

On December 17th, 2007, webcomic artist xkcd posted[1] a webcomic "Rock Band" in which a person criticized a group of people for enjoying Rock Band, arguing that "it doesn't make you cool like a real rock band" (shown below).


YOU KNOW, PLAYING THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU COOL LIKE A REAL ROCK BAND. | GUYS? DIDN'T YOU HEAR ME? STOP HAVING FUN!

On April 30th, 2012, Redditor[2] gkx adopted the webcomic for the purpose of making fun of those criticizing Call of Duty fans. The edit received over 430 upvotes in /r/gaming in six months (shown below).


You know, CoD is the death of tactical shooters It's just the same thing over and over! Adapted from xkcd xkcd.com/359/ Aren't you listening?! STOP HAVING FUN!

Between April 30th, 2012, and October 27th, 2012, an unknown user posted a three-panel webcomic inspired by the xkcd's comic (shown below). On October 27th, 2020, the comic was posted ot IGN Boards.[3] A November 13th, 2012, repost of the comic by Redditor[4] photo238 received over 1,400 upvotes in six years (shown below).


Those ganes suck youknow It's just, the gåne from last year same QUIT HAVING FUN

Spread

The comic did not see use in memes until on March 2nd, 2014, Redditor[5] InGourdWeThrust posted the first known meme based on it to /r/twitchplayspokemon subreddit. The edit received over 1,700 upvotes in six months (shown below, left).

The format did not see significant spread prior to 2017, when it gained popularity on Reddit. For example, a March 19th, 2017, meme posted by Redditor[6] Daggenhossin received over 160 upvotes in six months (shown below, left). A meme reposted by Redditor[7] Vat1can on August 10th gained over 16,000 upvotes in /r/justneckbeardthings received over 16,000 upvotes in the same period (shown below, right).


Guys, it's too early to make memes. That's not actually Bird Jesus. QUIT HAVING FUN Those suck 9анes you knou It's just the 01 gane from Jlast year same QUIT HAVING FUN PC is better than consoles consoles are just weaker PC QUIT HAVING FUN Meme

In April 2020, the last panel of the comic saw a surge in ironic use following a viral tweet[8] by Apandah.

Various Examples


Soy boys Why are you playing that broken mess? Me My Crew Aren't you upset that we are still two years into development and their are still all these blaring issues, and.*unintelligible garble* QUIT HAVING FUN এ This Game is empty you know You see everything in 3 hours of playing QUIT HAVING FUN No one actually cares about ultimate raids Only neets and people with no lives QUIT HAVING FUN
Euovision is goutboge youknow EUROCOsion SONG CONTEST The songs ore bad and the votesae, always political EUROCIsion SONG CONTEST of QUIT HAVING FUN EURUCsion SONG CONTEST This game sucks, the servers are running at 20HZ The hitboxes are utter garbage of QUIT HAVING FUN you know battle royales are all the same right? APEX · LE GENDS EA is gonna ruin this game APEX – LEGENDS QUIT HAVING FUN APEX ·LEDENDS Memete

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