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Things Are Getting Pretty Serious is an advice pet photo macro series featuring a screen capture of the character Kip from the film Napoleon Dynamite. The captions commonly describe trivial social interactions complied with by the expression "So I guess you deserve to say points are getting pretty significant," indicating that the level of intimacy in a relationship has actually been misinterpreted.

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Origin

The catchphrase comes from a scene in the 2004 cult comedy film Napoleon Dynamite in which Kip is wondered about by his uncle Rico around his girlfrifinish, to which he answers that "points are gaining pretty serious" bereason they chat generally on the Net.

On November 2ninth, 2012, a Quickmeme<2> web page titled "Things are getting pretty serious" was developed, through the first submission featuring a screen capture from the Napoleon Dynamite scene accompanied by the inscription "She accepted my friend research on Facebook / So I guess you might say points are getting pretty serious" (displayed 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 interemainder in a romantic partnership (shown listed below, left). Within three months, the write-up got over 7,000 up votes and also 60 comments. On February fourth, 2013, 9gag<7> user female_cat submitted an image macro around flirting on Facebook by liking profile pictures (displayed below, right), which obtained more than 23,000 up votes and 7,900 Facebook shares in the following 2 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 hazards versus the United States were "getting pretty serious" (presented below, left). Within five days, the article garnered upwards of 11,000 up votes and 80 comments. On April 4th, Redditor harrison6531 submitted a article joking that points were "getting serious" via his dentist after her breastern touched him during a checkup (presented below, right). In much less than 24 hours, the write-up accumulated over 9,200 up votes and 190 comments.

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Notable Examples

As of early on April 2013, the "Things are acquiring pretty serious" Quickmeme page has acquired more than 1,600 subgoals.

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