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I actually had no idea what the “justgirlythings” tumblr was, so I was incredibly confused when I began seeing things like this shared by the Age of Empires Facebook page:

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Wat. I didn’t spend 75 wood to go swimming!

I really didn’t get it! I was all like: “It looks like a meme… But the font is entirely wrong for the demographic that would play Age of Empires!” I’d have understood something like ‘Villager Confession Bear’ — I kill my scout once he’s discovered the entire map to avoid hitting pop cap. Or ‘Scumbag AI’ — Commanded to attack patrolling militia… Dies single-handedly trying to slay the Siege workshop. But I just saw these and wondered: “Why are pictures from a Target ad with font from those platitudish quote photos your grandma shares randomly mashed up with AOE images? Is this Engrish? I don’t get it!!!!

I was even about to write a post postulating the existence of AOE fan impersonators, because I knew this meme style was totally disingenuous. Thank god it occurred to me that justgirlythings might be an actual thing that I should google… And that they were being ironic. 😛 #justageofempiresthings

Someone never upgraded their units!

Someone never upgraded their units!

Missed connections... My one man-at-arms goes after you.

Missed connections… My one man-at-arms goes after you; Scumbag AI. (Mattias Gramstad)

I'll be honest, I'm not nerdy enough to get this... But it's AMAZING

I thought the happiness was about the fixed positions… Ah. Enable cheating. 😉

Now I just think the original is gold. Penguins, guys. Srsly.

Now I just think the original is gold. Penguins, guys. Srsly.

*Bink* Er... *Relic noise* Don't take me to your monastery, though -- that would be weird.

*Bink* Er… *Relic noise* Don’t take me to your monastery, though — that would be weird. (Anthony Dunford)

This is what someone at American Eagle Outfitters thinks is "being weird."

This is what someone at American Eagle Outfitters thinks is weird.

But ultimately, none of these compare to Francis Popelolo.

But ultimately, none of these compare to Francis Popelolo.

…Just in case you’re wondering — no, I don’t have work in the morning. See also: other justgirlythings parodies.

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