The Brief: A popular image labeling meme was born out of an illustration of an anime video game character with her arms outstretched falling onto someone crouched on the ground.
The original image for this meme comes from a piece of fan art posted on Instagram. This illustration depicts the character Monika from the anime visual novel video game Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC) T-posing and falling onto the character Sans from the video game Undertale. These image macro memes are typically referred to as “anime girl falling memes” or “anime girl T-posing memes.”
The contrast between the smile on Monika’s face with the submissive and helpless pose of Sans makes for a comedic and bizarre meme format. Instead of referring to the context these characters come from, these memes typically use the image as a metaphor for something or someone destroying something else. Some literal interpretations of anime girl falling memes reference how her T-pose is reminiscent of a cross or more specifically of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Anime girl falling or T-posing memes are particularly popular on Reddit.
This anime girl falling meme adds Christ The Redeemer into the picture, commenting on the unanswered mystery of how Reddit karma is calculated.
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