POV surrounded by monkeys YOU'RE FINALLY AWAKE! THAT REALLY BAD. INDUSTRIALIZED SOCIETY? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING GO EAT ANTS.

You're Finally Awake / You Hit Your Head Really Hard

Updated Aug 25, 2023 at 01:47PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Aug 28, 2020 at 06:48PM EDT by Philipp.

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For The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim opening meme, refer to Toddroll / You're Finally Awake.

About

You're Finally Awake, also known as Waking Up From 2020, is an image macro series featuring photographs of people and animals looking at the camera, captioned with messages written as if the reader suddenly regained consciousness and discovered that the recent years or even their entire life were a product of their imagination. The format inherits its snowclone caption from Skyrim's Toddroll meme, also sharing strong similarities with What If It All Was Just a Dream? format.

Origin

On August 23rd, 2020, Consumeproduct.win[8] (successor of the shut-down /r/consumeproduct subreddit) user Motherfuckermike posted an anarcho-primitivistic Return to Monke meme based on a photograph of a group of gorillas looking at the camera, captioned "You're finally awake! That fall looked really bad. Industrialized society? Humans? What are you talking about? Let's go eat ants." The post (shown below) received over 140 upvotes in one week.


YOU'RE FINALLY.AWAKE! THAT FALL BAD. INDUSTRIALIZED SOCIETY? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING LETS GO EAT ANTS.

Spread

On August 25th, 2020, Facebook[1] user Adam Toumi reposted the meme to the Facebook group The Chimp Zone: Primate Portal, where it received over 1,000 reactions and 760 shares in three days.

On August 25th, 2020, Twitter[2] user @imoutoboobs reposted the image, gaining over 1,900 retweets and 6,200 likes in three days. An August 26th, 2020, repost by iFunny[3] user Memesoftheprophet garnered over 35,000 smiles in three days.

The viral spread of the image inspired more memes following the format which conveyed nostalgia and wistfulness for the past eras. On August 27th, 2020, Instagram[4] user memetides posted one viral derivative of the original meme which received over 3,900 likes in two days (shown below, left). A repost by iFunny[5] user Quemtrails received over 17,600 smiles in the same period. Later on the same day, Facebook[6] group I did it all for the limp bizkit memes posted another meme based on the format which went viral the following day (shown below, right). A Reddit[7] repost of the image received over 62,300 upvotes in /r/dankmemes before being removed.


you're finally awake! -That fall .looked real bad. Industrialized society? Humans? what are you talking about? Let's go eat fruit hey bro finally you're awake, you hit your head pretty hard there rage @i did it all for the limp bizkit memes 2020? Global pandemic? Economic devastation? idk what you're talking about, look hury up, Límp Bizkit are on stage next, then we're going back to Cody's to play PS2 after the concert

The initial examples prompted the active spread of the format in late August 2020, with viral examples being posted on Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms.

What If It All Was Just a Dream?

What If It Was All Just a Dream? is a meme genre and a catchphrase that suggests an idea of alternative reality in which a popular internet phenomenon, such as a well-known meme or a popular influencer, has never existed. The memes often feature the background of the meme with the primary meme component erased, or show an edited image in which zero search results found for that meme.


WHAT. IF IT WAS ALL JUST A DREAM What if it all was nothing but a dream? what if it was all a dream

Various Examples


YOU'RE FINALLY AWAKE! THAT FALL LOOKED RÉALLY BAD 0-0. 2020? FACE MASKS? 1000 GECS? WTFRU TALKING ABOUT? ROFL LET'S GO DRINK MONSTER AND LISTEN TO THE NEW CHIODOS XD YOU'RE FINALLY AWAKE! ostatchpity YOU HIT YOUR HEAD PRETTY HARD! 2020? MASKS? 100 GECS? WHATRYE TALKIN ABOUT? GET UP, THERE'S SOME BLUS TO KILL! YOU'RE FINALLY AWAKE! Oh em gee, you blacked out SO hard in the tanning bed! 2020? global pandemic? Donald trump? ew! what are you talking about? that's hot, you're so funny! come on babe we're going to blockbuster my sister let me borrow VW bug and i hav
HEY YOU ARE FINALLY AWAKE! THAT WAS A LONG NAPI WHAT? 2020? GLOBAL PANDEMIC? ECONOMIC DEVASTATION? IDK WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT, HERE TAKE SOME TEA AND LETS GO HOME TOGETHER DUDE, YOU FINALLY BACK! INTELLIGENCE INTELLIGENCE RELLE WHAT? 2020? PANDEMIC?? ECONOMY DEAD? DUDE YOU ARE FREAKING ME OUT! JUST LOG IN THEY JUST DROPPED A PYRO UPDATE! AND THEY ADDING ROBOTS, ITS GONNA BE SO GOOD! HEY WAKE UP! YOU PASSED OUT ON THE LOADING SCREEN. THE RISE OF AMERICAN FASCISM? GLOBAL PANDEMIC? THE WEST COAST IS ON FIRE? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? ITS TIME TO NAME YOUR RIVAL SOMETHING LIKE T---' YOU HAVE SOCCER PRACTICE SOON.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Facebook – Adam Toumi

[2] Twitter – @imoutoboobs

[3] iFunny – Memesoftheprophet

[4] Instagram – memetides

[5] iFunny – Quemtrails

[6] Facebook – I did it all for the limp bizkit memes

[7] Reddit – you're finally awake

[8] Consumeproduct.win – What if it was all a dream?

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Top Comments

Kenetic Kups
Kenetic Kups

>wake up tomorrow
>it’s 2007 again
>facebook and twitter never take off
>obama does what he said he would
>4chan never becomes nuchan
>no civil war 2
>star wars sequels are actually good
>microtrasactions are banned

Why can’t it just be this way

+149
GenericFellow24
GenericFellow24

This might genuinely be the saddest meme I've ever seen. There's almost no humour to it; it's just unironic wish fulfillment that doesn't even disguise itself as anything else, a sad admission that the we live in the "bad future".

+75

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