Did you have fall plans this year? Apparently, so did everyone else, but like most things in 2021, COVID put an end to them. Whether it was getting your fitness back on track, jet-setting on a much-needed holiday or even venturing outside your front door, the cooler months were meant to be fun. Too bad. But while the disruption of the delta variant may have pumped the breaks on your best-laid plans, it’s given birth to a spate of new My Fall Plans vs The Delta Variant memes – the latest attempt at scraping what little enjoyment we have out of our non-existent social lives.
My Fall Plans, The Delta Variant
Look, let’s not dwell on the downside. The Delta Variant has ravaged communities across the globe and forced us back indoors and away from friends, but that hasn’t stopped meme culture. The “my fall plans, the delta variant” meme has been doing the rounds on Twitter after a surge in COVID cases in the US due to the Delta variant, another strain of coronavirus.
According to Know Your Meme the first meme was tweeted on 8th August 2021 by @jush_for_fun and featured Shea and Sasha from Drag Race season nine. The formula is pretty straightforward – two pictures from popular culture to sum up expectations vs reality. The expectations are fun and exciting and the reality is far bleaker.
“The meme indicates that people are coming to terms with the fact that the forthcoming season may look devastatingly like the ones that came before it,” said Heather Woods, an assistant professor of rhetoric and technology at Kansas State University who has done research on memes told The New York Times. “It suggests that folks recognise that the light at the end of the tunnel remains many months away.”
The meme expert isn’t wrong. Over the course of the last 18 months, coronavirus memes of all kinds have taken off online. From “my plans/2020” to “don’t worry about what’s in the vaccine”, millennials and Gen Z have increasingly turned to humour as a method of getting through the hard times.
Best Delta Variant Memes
If you’ve spent any time on social media in the past few weeks, you would have been hit hard with a smattering of My Fall Plans memes. Simple in nature but effortlessly funny, the Delta Variant memes are a sadly reminder that we could be here a while. Bleak as it may be, here is a list of the funniest “my fall plans, the delta variant” memes:
Me laughing at delta variant memes one moment and then spiraling about it the next pic.twitter.com/BBzYQWJU4W
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) August 11, 2021
me seeing all these delta variant memes pic.twitter.com/mcQYs0IpNx
— molly murakami 😷 (@heymolls) August 13, 2021
um that meme that's like my fall plans and the delta variant pic.twitter.com/sVatlz5A7q
— X🅴[̲̅x]y̷̹̹͒z (@N64dreams) August 13, 2021
My fall plans: The Delta Variant: pic.twitter.com/NjnxVkEyjU
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) August 14, 2021
has anyone made this into the fall plans vs the Delta variant meme yet pic.twitter.com/wyESXwYGNN
— abbi (@harlieabbigail) August 13, 2021
My Fall Plans vs. The Delta Variant pic.twitter.com/xhAM234V3r
— Ringo Supernova (@RingoSupernova) August 17, 2021
my fall plans the delta variant pic.twitter.com/smUVBvPGoc
— Nina (@Nina_brown37) August 17, 2021
What is the My Fall Plans, The Delta Variant meme?
The My Fall Plans, The Delta Variant meme is a new craze that emerged after a spate of COVID cases sprung up in the US. The meme formula is pretty straightforward - it uses two pictures from popular culture to sum up expectations vs reality. The expectations are fun and exciting and the reality is far bleaker.
Where did the My Fall Plans, The Delta Variant meme come from?
According to Know Your Meme the first meme was tweeted on 8th August 2021 by @jush_for_fun and featured Shea and Sasha from Drag Race season nine. Since then everyone has been applying the format to Mean Girls, Love Island and Scooby Doo.