September 30th vs. October 1st

September 30th vs. October 1st

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September 30th vs. October 1st refers to a series of jokes most popular on Twitter where people post a normal-looking photo to represent "September 30th" and a photo of the same subject looking much more Halloween-themed to represent "October 1st."


On September 30th, 2014, Twitter user @loughlanlohan tweeted the format using pictures of actress Emma Roberts, gaining 2 retweets and 12 likes (shown below, left). The following day, user @travelingsong posted a much more popular example using pictures of singer Lana Del Rey, gaining over 870 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, right). This was cited by The Daily Dot[1] as the post to have popularized the meme.

loughlan Follow @loughlanlohan September 30th vs October 1st 6:56 PM - 30 Sep 2014 Follow V @travelingsong September 30th Vs. October 1st 12:19 AM-1 Oct 2014


Over the following years, the format would become popular around Halloween. In 2016, both Daily Dot[1] and Buzzfeed[2] published articles about the meme. Popular extant posts from that year include a post by @___panther using a character from The Office that gained over 1,100 retweets and 1,000 likes (shown below, left) and

The Undead Ghost of PantheR Follow PantheR 11:59pm September 30th vs 12:00am October 1st 12:17 PM-1 Oct 2016 erin gilfoy @eringilfoy Follow september 30th vs october 1st

The format has continued to be popular into 2018. On September 30th, 2018, Twitter user @conkface posted a video comparing Steven Universe to Sans, gaining over 6,200 retweets and 20,000 likes (shown below, left). The same day, a post by @vApathyv using images from Marvel's Spider-Man gained over 520 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, right).

shut the up @conkface Follow september 30th vs october 1st Robbie Russell @vApathyv Follow Me on September 30th vs. me on October 1st

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September 30 11:59pm October 1 12:00am ME ON SEPTEMBER 301H ME ON OCTOBER 1 et @SPONGEB0B spooky bitch @dantep Follow Me on September 30th vs me on October 1st 11:55 AM -25 Sep 2018 Ricky Dillon @RickyPDillon Polow Follow me September 30th 11:59 pm vs me October 1st 12:00 am Rick Grimes @RickAndThangs Follow 11:59pm September 30th vs 12:00am October 1st: #TheWalkingDead 2:10 PM-1 Oct 2016 levi bernhardt @levibernhardt Follow me at 11:59 september 30th vs 12:00 october 1st 10:17 PM -30 Sep 2015

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