Y'all Got Any Fun / We Got Soul

Y'all Got Any Fun / We Got Soul

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Y'all Got Any Fun / We Got Soul (alternatively We Got Abysmal Dogshit) refers to a reaction image and a recaption meme format based on the Can a Robot Write a Symphony? scene from the 2004 film I, Robot. Often used in memes about video games, the format achieved popularity on X / Twitter in May 2024.

Origin

On July 16th, 2004, the science fiction film I, Robot was released in the United States.[1] In the film, homicide detective Del Spooner, portrayed by Will Smith, questions a robot regarding the murder of its owner (scene shown below).



In 2017, the scene achieved popularity online in the form of the three-panel Can a Robot Write a Symphony? format, with multiple versions of the meme posted online in the late 2010s.

On April 15th, 2024, X[2] user @SlimeBarfo recaptioned an existing meme based on the template in order to describe an unwillingness to cook food despite having the ingredients. The image (shown below, left) gained over 2,000 reposts and 26,000 likes in two months, achieving further spread through reposts.[3] On May 14th, 2024, X[4] user @SciAdvSeries posted a version of the image recaptioned, "y'all got any fun / "we got soul." The post received over 280 reposts and 1,000 likes in two weeks (shown below, right).


y'all got any food we got ingredients y'all got any fun we got soul

Spread

In the following days, the image saw moderate spread on X / Twitter as users captioned it with names of various games, implying that they weren't necessarily fun but had soul (examples[5][6] shown below).


Cathya @cathyareborn sonic the hedgehog y'all got any fun we got soul 12:59 PM • May 15, 2024 6,594 Views Drakenier Tweets @DrakeNierTweets Nier on the PS3 y'all got any fun we got soul 10:06 AM - May 18, 2024 55.7K Views

On May 17th, 2024, X[7] user @Ceyarma recaptioned the robot Sonny's response to "we got abysmal dogshit," with the post gaining over 2,400 reposts and 7,800 likes and the image being used in a similar fashion to lambast various games, often in a self-disparaging manner by the fans of these games (examples[8][9] shown below).


y'all got any fun DARK SOULS II we got abysmal dogshit soomlarr @soomlarr I really really really really want to play tf2 but i know opening the game would genuinely be a waste of time y'all got any fun we got abysmal dogshit 7:43 PM • May 19, 2024 101.6K Views

More recaptioned versions of the meme followed in late May 2024.

Various Examples


Indie games y'all got any fun we got abysmal dogshit y'all got any Pride we got Discourse "F---" y'all got any fun we got Branching narratives "Oh boy!" "I have no strong feelings towards in games"
y'all got any fun we got Jujutsu Shug. y'all got any fun we got immersion achieved through realistic (slow) gameplay y'all got any fun we got fun yay

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y'all got any fun we got soul y'all got any fun we got abysmal dogshit

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