Move Over, Catbeards: The New Hotness Is Turning Your Cats Into Cartoon Characters
What are YOU looking at?
— 白玉@ヒーロー学 (@shiratamaaaa) November 12, 2014
Remember the old cat meme that involved trying to position your pet in such a way that their mouth looked like yours? Yeah, I don’t know about you guys, but I have no idea how those people did that. Cats are impossible to wrangle at that distance. Better to just make fun of them from afar with the clever use of shifting perspectives!
A clever Twitter user in Japan named @Shiratamaaaa (above) has come up with a better stupid pet trick using just that method: all you have to do is out a thin strip of paper, draw a dorky face on it, and hold it in front of your cat like it’s their face just long enough to get a picture. Genius.
Some notable examples of the newly blossoming “cat montage” meme:
— kagishippo (@kagishippo) November 23, 2014
我が家の猫モンタージュ かわええやろ、実家帰りたい pic.twitter.com/jJg4NYkiZJ
— きりひと (@ammykrht) November 21, 2014
今流行りの猫モンタージュ。 やってみww pic.twitter.com/XvGEDQAbKi
— 岩野良々歌 (@Luv1121Ryochan) November 21, 2014
猫モンタージュやってみたよ 荒北キャット pic.twitter.com/bLkh3C1qAr
— 遠吠 (@tooboe) November 19, 2014
You can see some more great examples at Kotaku currently. Of course, since it’s Thanksgiving and I’m currently sitting at home next to a real live cat, I had to join in:
Waiting for my magical powers any day now. pic.twitter.com/rJzHO2BY0D
— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) November 26, 2014
Try it out yourself! Just be warned, we aren’t responsible for any claw marks or bites you might receive during the photo-taking process.
(via Laughing Squid)