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Things Are Getting Pretty Serious is an advice pet photo macro series featuring a display capture of the character Kip from the film Napoleon Dynamite. The captions frequently describe trivial social interactions followed by the expression "So I guess you can say points are gaining pretty significant," indicating that the level of intimacy in a relationship has actually been misconstrued.

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Origin

The catchexpression comes from a scene in the 2004 cult comedy film Napoleon Dynamite in which Kip is doubted by his uncle Rico about his girlfriend, to which he answers that "things are obtaining pretty serious" bereason they chat typically on the Internet.

On November 2ninth, 2012, a Quickmeme<2> web page titled "Things are obtaining pretty serious" was created, through the first submission featuring a screen capture from the Napoleon Dynamite scene accompanied by the caption "She accepted my friend repursuit on Facebook / So I guess you could say points are obtaining pretty serious" (presented below).<5>

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On December 10th, 2012, Redditor srw1991 submitted an image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals<5> subreddit, which joked that saying "happy birthday" on Facebook shows interest in a romantic partnership (shown below, left). Within 3 months, the write-up received over 7,000 up votes and 60 comments. On February fourth, 2013, 9gag<7> user female_cat submitted a picture macro around flirting on Facebook by liking profile photos (shown below, right), which got more than 23,000 up votes and 7,900 Facebook shares in the next two months.

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On March 30th, Redditor I_am_secretly_a_cat posted a picture macro on the /r/AdviceAnimals<8> subreddit, which renoted that North Korea"s dangers against the USA were "getting pretty serious" (displayed listed below, left). Within five days, the short article garnered upwards of 11,000 up votes and also 80 comments. On April 4th, Redditor harrison6531 submitted a write-up joking that points were "acquiring serious" through his dentist after her breast touched him throughout a checkup (shown below, right). In less than 24 hrs, the write-up collected over 9,200 up votes and 190 comments.

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Notable Examples

As of at an early stage April 2013, the "Things are getting pretty serious" Quickmeme web page has actually gained even more than 1,600 subobjectives.

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<2> Quickmeme – Things Are Getting Pretty Serious

<3> Quickmeme – Napoleon Dynamite

<5> Reddit – it was my birthday

<6> Quickmeme – She welcomed my Facebook

<7> 9gag – Things are acquiring pretty serious

<8> Reddit – Getting major with North Korea

<9> Reddit – Things are getting pretty serious


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