ZessicaPosted: January 20, 2013
After watching episode 17 of Aquarion Evol, I posted this picture on twitter with a comment “really”.
It took me a while to figure out what to write to best express my reaction to this outfit. At first, I considered saying “I don’t even” because I don’t even. Then I thought that that might be a little too meme-y and it would probably make me look immature. These days, anybody who uses old-ish memes in a sentence like that are automatically labeled with loser status. But the thing was, I wanted the simple meaning that “I don’t even” gave. Thus I considered going with “i dont even” because ungrammatizing things is hip and trendy as shit.
I stopped to consider all the mistakes I’ve made so far that have helped me become an ultimate loser and decided not to do with the meme at all. I chose “really” because it conveyed the exact same thing as “i dont even” but with more finesse. There’s some degree of ambiguity in the phrase, since there’s no punctuation at the end. If I tacked on an exclamation mark, it would be a surprising burst of something. If I used a question mark, it would be a frustrating remark. If I used a period, I would look like some snobby grammar nazi loser shit.
But no, I used “really” because the ambiguity allows the people viewing the tweet to relive this experience. They may have felt “really?” or “really.” when they saw this episode way back when, and my one phrase allows for this huge range of emotions. I-It’s not like I’m doing this for y-you, baka.