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What's That? We're From the Future

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Updated Apr 04, 2023 at 10:28AM EDT by Zach.

Added Oct 26, 2022 at 10:20AM EDT by Philipp.

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About

What's That? We're From the Future! refers to a four-panel webcomic by artist and YouTuber Tortie in which three kids meet their adult selves who arrive through a time portal, with one kid astonished about becoming a transgender woman. Originally posted in August 2022, the webcomic gained virality as an exploitable in September of that year.

Origin

On August 29th, 2022, artist and YouTuber Tortie tweeted[1] a four-panel webcomic in which a group of teenagers in 2017 meet their older selves who time-traveled from 2022. One of the kids (who is believed to be Tortie's self-insert) appears surprised upon discovering that in the future they become a transgender woman (shown below). The comic gained over 22,800 retweets and 275,300 likes on Twitter in two months.


2017.. What's that?? 22 Do No way, this is so cool! We're from the FUTURE 수 + Huh? WOAH! Tortieyt

On August 31st, 2022, iFunny[2] user SouthDacota posted the earliest discovered edit of the comic, replacing the kid with Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. The edit gained over 350 smiles in two months (shown below, left). On September 3rd, iFunny[3] user Danklord_oftheMeme posted a Chris-Chan edit that gained over 10,200 smiles in two months (shown below, right).


2017.. What's that?? et drigshypontons We're from the FUTURE WOAH! desky lontous No way, this is so cool! dieskylorton's Huh? 00 deskylorious Tortieyt 2017.. What's that?? d'abasodifal No way, this is so cool! d'ebasedofal We're from the FUTURE BROTHE IT IN. WOAH! drebased fal Huh? debasechfall

Spread

Parallel to iFunny, the webcomic also spread on TikTok in a video format. For example, on September 2nd, TikTok[4] user @hinderlijkste0 posted a military meme that gained over 215,000 views and 28,600 likes (shown below, left). On September 9th, TikTok[5] user @memeyourself_ posted a Breaking Bad edit that received over 1.1 million views and 176,100 likes in two months (shown below, right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7138729686099578117
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7141537560269999403

Through September 2022, the format saw more use on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms. For example, on September 5th, 2022, Tortie tweeted[6] a Steven after not surviving meme based on the format that gained over 2,100 retweets and 19,400 likes in less than two months (shown below).


2017.. What's that?? 2a3 erestinkysmelly01 No way, this is so cool! Estinkysmelly We're from the FUTURE @suinkysmelly01 Huh? are stinkysmelly01 Tortieyt

Various Examples


What's that?? ei No way, , this is so cool! We're from the FUTURE Huh? WOAH! 00 Tortieyt In another timeline.. What's that?? 201 ААААААН HHHHHH!!! We're from the FUTURE 수 + TAKE ME WITH YOU! l= regg_irl WOAH! EGG @Tortieyt
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7141752484812442886
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7139781670084889861

Templates


2017.. What's that?? et: No way, this is so cool! We're from the FUTURE 수 + Huh? WOAH! Tortieyt 2017.. What's that?? po 22 We're from the FUTURE WOAH! No way, this is so cool! 1 Huh? Tortieyt

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @tortieyt

[2] iFunny – SouthDakota

[3] iFunny – Danklord_of_the_Meme

[4] TikTok – @hinderlijkste0

[5] TikTok – @memeyourself_

[6] Twitter – @tortieyt

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