I'm trying to remember this when I see some meme waves sweep over Facebook:
- there was the invasion of the xtranormal "so you want to be an X" videos, where professionals (teachers in various fields/journalists) tried to talk novices out of following their life choices, such as So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities;
- there was the infestation of "Shit People Say," starting with "Shit Girls Say", moving on to every little niche of people;
- and now there's the "What People Think I Do" series, where some profession/category of person goes through a series of misconceptions--I'm a writer, so people think I do blah blah blah, when really I do blah.
That's all I'm going to say about this today but I'll say it again: I like memes in the same way I like tropes and sonnets--as structures of possibility.
And tomorrow I'll tell you why I hate these memes.