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The New Pokemon Sleep Mobile Game Is A Far Better Meme Than An App

Tune in for the announcement, stay for the jokes.

Brace yourselves as there’s a new Pokemon mobile game coming that you can play in your sleep.

I’m not talking about it being super easy, I mean you literally play it while you’re off in dreamland.

Called Pokemon Sleep, this new mobile game sounds like a glorified sleep tracker as it keeps tabs on your sleeping patterns and then adjusts the gameplay accordingly. Apparently the aim is to make sleeping “fun”, not unlike how Pokemon GO made walking fun (and dangerous). Somehow.

Unsurprisingly, the internet had a field day with this announcement and honestly, Pokemon Sleep is shaping up to be a better meme than an actual game.

Some noted how The Pokemon Company seem to be dipping its toes into self-care/health stuff with GO and Sleep, and have made some great suggestions for future games. Really keen for Pokemon CO2 Emission Cap.

Others (including myself) are already declaring themselves to be masters of the game already based on one simple, yet important criteria: the ability to sleep.

And then there were just a bunch of random gems from some truly creative minds, which makes you marvel in amazement at the internet’s creativity when there’s sufficient motivation.

As for how the game will pull off this “make sleep fun” thing, well, I have no idea as The Pokemon Company are keeping its cards close to its chest. Apparently you will need to use a new device called the “Pokemon Go Plus +” (yes, that is indeed pronounced “plus plus”) which will track your steps when you’re playing Pokemon GO during the day and then track your sleep while “playing” Pokemon Sleep at night.

Look, it makes very little sense on paper but hey, I’m all for a game that requires me to do nothing but sleep. Sleep is scheduled to come out at some point in 2020 so make sure to not sleep too much until then. You’ll want to be nice and tired for when the game arrives.

Detective Pikachu Disapproving Of Psyduck's Physical Affection Is Such A Mood

Find the overly affectionate Psyduck to your disapproving Pikachu.<br />

We’re in the homestretch now before the release of Detective Pikachu and Ryan Reynolds has decided to kick things up a notch by releasing a new trailer because, well, he’s Ryan Reynolds and he does what he wants.

Set to the backdrop of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”, the new trailer takes on a bit more of a weepy mood. While we don’t get any new reveals on the level of Mewtwo and Lickitung or much in the way of plot reveals, we do get a few sweet moments, such as Bulbasaur and Squirtle looking adorable:

Snubbull looking absolutely done with everyone’s shenanigans:

“I hate you and everything.”

But the best moment of the entire trailer is Psyduck pulling Detective Pikachu into a big hug and receiving a look of instant disapproval of being handled in such a manner by an oversized duck.

Just hug it out.

After all the goofiness of the last couple of trailers, the latest one is surprisingly wholesome and, dare I say it, somewhat emotional. Didn’t think I would end up saying that about a movie about CGI Pokemon but here we are.

With so much cuteness in store for us come May 10, Detective Pikachu may be the magical self-care we all need after Game Of Thrones ends and Avengers: Endgame renders us into an emotional mess.

In the meantime, check out the new Detective Pikachu trailer here and find the overly-affectionate Psyduck to your disapproving Pikachu.

Today I Learned: The Distracted Boyfriend Meme Is Actually Just One Part Of A Super Dark Photo Storyline

It's like something out of a crazy TV drama.

The last couple of years have been pretty cooked on a heap of levels to put it mildly. But if we were to point out one good thing that has come out of this period of human history, it would be the birth of the Distracted Boyfriend meme.

It all started back in 2017 when some genius on Twitter stumbled across the now-iconic stock image of the guy oogling another girl while his girlfriend looks on disapprovingly and tacked on a bunch of captions. This quickly went viral and soon it exploded on the internet like a zombie outbreak on the masses.

What initially was a goofy way to convey infidelity soon became an outlet for people to express various thoughts and opinions on literally any topic, ranging from politics and religion to pet peeves about avocados. It was so well-received that we wouldn’t be surprised if the history books will name the chapter dedicated to this period after this meme.

But what you may not know is that the stock image used in the meme is just one small part of a much larger photo series.

And holy hell is the series dark.

The general storyline involves the boyfriend and girlfriend meeting, getting pregnant, losing their child, enduring big problems in their relationship (the meme photo is found here), lots of cheating and lying, and a terrifying confrontation involving physical violence.

Honestly, it feels less of a goofy series of stock images and more like a TV drama ripped off HBO or something.

One Twitter user painstakingly compiled all the photos into one handy thread that depicts the entire story. If you wish to see how it unfolds then brace yourselves and gets some popcorn because this gets real really freaking fast. But don’t worry, the story ends on something of a happy note. Well, for one of the couple in the meme anyway.

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