Guys, seriously, arrow in the knee jokes are getting old.

#1 Edited by themangalist (1747 posts) -

It was funny the first time 'round but man, it's a meme that's gonna dying faster than a dead baby (dead baby jokes). It hurts every time i read people comment on Skyrim threads and making the "I used to x like you, but then i took an arrow in the knee." Yes we get it. Haha. Now how bout be more original? How bout say something like "Have you seen the comments on Youtube? They got dumb comments. Dumb. Comments." or something? Common guys. Be creative.
 
But it still ends up with you sounding like a dumb Skyrim nerd at the end of the day. Anyways, my predictions for the first comment:

"I used to give a fuck like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee"

BRING YOUR WORST YOU INTERNET S.O.B.s IM NOT AFRAID OF YOU!!!
 
/trollbait
#2 Posted by TheKramer89 (423 posts) -

I don't get it. What does this have to do with Skyrim? Not being a dick, I seriously don't know.

#3 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -

I've never heard this stupid, stupid meme. So I guess that's plus one for me?

#4 Posted by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -

I've never heard of this.

#5 Posted by sagesebas (1973 posts) -

@TheKramer89: A bunch of the guards say I used to be an adventure like you then I took an arrow to the knee

#6 Posted by DarkShaper (1349 posts) -

I have seen it a few times but I also have no idea what the context is.

#7 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4807 posts) -

I find that some memes start funny, but eventually get annoying and old.

This particular meme became the latter in record breaking time.

#8 Posted by HatKing (6108 posts) -

@TheKramer89 said:

I don't get it. What does this have to do with Skyrim? Not being a dick, I seriously don't know.

Apparently one of characters apparently says something along the lines of "I used to adventure like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee." I either haven't met this character or just ignored it as a throw away line. For some reason it stuck for people and now it's internet famous.

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#9 Posted by theoldhouse (439 posts) -

go on ign for 5 seconds. then come back here and sob for the fate of humanity.

#10 Posted by adoggz (2070 posts) -

I think its some reddit bullshit.

oh and i have to

arrow in the knee jokes used to be (un)funny like you, but then it took an arrow in the knee.

#11 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

I used to make good jokes until I got an arrow in the knee?

seriously though, it's pretty bad, though it's not as bad as "I saw a mudcrab the other day" and probably not as bad as "patrolling the mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter" but nerds love repeating shit over and over again to the point where it's not funny; I'm a wizard jokes were sort of funny a couple days after that bombcast, for example.

#12 Posted by SamFo (1562 posts) -

it's a meme it'll die get over it. <>

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

u mad?

#14 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Oh memes. : (

#15 Posted by TheKramer89 (423 posts) -

@sagesebas said:

@TheKramer89: A bunch of the guards say I used to be an adventure like you then I took an arrow to the knee

Oh, gotcha. I've heard the guards say that a few times. Didn't really bother me.

Whenever I want to make my friends cry, i say "I've fought mudcrabs more fearsome than you!" Works every time...

#16 Posted by themangalist (1747 posts) -
@adoggz said:
arrow in the knee jokes used to be (un)funny like you, but then it took an arrow in the knee.
Amen and let's hope this is the last best arrow in the knee joke. Ughhh.
#17 Posted by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

I too wondered where this meme came from. I've not heard/seen it used that much, so maybe I'm just lucky? The last meme to really grate on my nerves was the "The cake is a lie" meme. Seriously, people are actually spouting this, and it annoys the heck out of me each time I hear it. It was never funny to me, so I don't see the charm in it. =/

#18 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

Ignore it, it'll pass.
 
That, or it'll take an arrow to the knee, etc.

#19 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

I used to think this way just like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee.

#20 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

Let me guess... Someone stole your sweet roll.

#21 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

You look like someone who's comfortable in heavy armor.

#22 Posted by wewantsthering (1594 posts) -

It's even worse when people write these types of comments on random stuff like Engadget news articles...

#23 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

@FritzDude said:

Let me guess... Someone stole your sweet roll.

this

#24 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

You look like someone who's comfortable in heavy armor.

you have two hands and you use both for your weapon. I respect that

#25 Posted by CornishRocker (398 posts) -

We get enough of this in the actual game, it's getting old fast. It's not even a decent quote, either.

#26 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

Your mom is getting old.

#27 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@FritzDude

Let me guess... Someone stole your sweet roll.

I used to guess like you, then I took a sweetroll to the knee.
#28 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

I used to be an adventurer like you, but then Skyrim glitched and corrupted my save. 
 
But seriously, what bothers me the most is "YOU HAVE COMMITED CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF SKYRIM!". Well, seriously? I didn't knew! I mean, i killed that random NPC thinking that it was completely legal. It makes sense that they say this, but to a killer/burglar Khajiit like myself, the same line gets old FAST.

#29 Posted by OtakuGamer (1285 posts) -

I used to give a shit what other people said on the internet, then I got a brain.

#30 Posted by Flappy (2352 posts) -

This thing is all over youtube. If the video is gaming-related, there will be an "arrow in the knee" joke. It's a scary sight, really.

#31 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

There used to be a bunch of adventurers around here. Then I started kneecapping them with arrows. 
 
Yeah, the jokes got old like the first 3 days the game was out. People I knew in real life walked around saying it constantly.  
Sadly, their brains are pathetic and almost useless so it's gonna end up just like that "cake is a lie" thing from Portal. It's gonna stay with those mindless drones forever

#32 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -

I was watching porn, read one in the coments, it totally crack me up.

I believe when used in right circunstances it still has life.

#33 Posted by Rattle618 (1456 posts) -

Im sorry but as someone who has actually taken an arrow in the knee I must say that I am very happy about this catching on.  
I used to not post much on forums but then I took an arrow in the knee. 
 

#34 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

I used to be annoyed by it, but then I took an arrow to the knee and I realized how important it is to warn potential adventurers about it.

#35 Posted by benspyda (2050 posts) -

@FritzDude: I used to make sweet roll jokes like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee.

Yea I personally have no problem with memes because they vanish eventually. btw The cake is a lie, Why so serious?

#36 Posted by bombHills (632 posts) -

This thread is about as much fun as an arrow in the knee.

#37 Posted by JackSukeru (5964 posts) -

I used to get mad and annoyed over people posting silly memes like you do, actually no I didn't and I never will and I don't understand people who do.

If you spend too much of your time being angry and judging people who are just joking around you'll soon find yourself shooting people down left and right.

With arrows.

#38 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
@themangalist said:
It was funny the first time 'round but man, it's a meme that's gonna dying faster than a dead baby (dead baby jokes). It hurts every time i read people comment on Skyrim threads and making the "I used to x like you, but then i took an arrow in the knee." Yes we get it. Haha. Now how bout be more original? How bout say something like "Have you seen the comments on Youtube? They got dumb comments. Dumb. Comments." or something? Common guys. Be creative.
 
But it still ends up with you sounding like a dumb Skyrim nerd at the end of the day. Anyways, my predictions for the first comment:

"I used to give a fuck like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee"

BRING YOUR WORST YOU INTERNET S.O.B.s IM NOT AFRAID OF YOU!!!  /trollbait
I use to be a soldier in the Stormcloaks, but then I took a sword in the chest. 
 
This is the most bad ass man.
#39 Posted by ShaggE (6700 posts) -

I used to yadda yadda knees and arrows and adventure and sweetrolls and criminal scum and FUS RO DAH and whathaveyou.

#40 Posted by benspyda (2050 posts) -

@RockmanBionics said:

I used to get mad and annoyed over people posting silly memes like you do, actually no I didn't and I never will and I don't understand people who do.

If you spend too much of your time being angry and judging people who are just joking around you'll soon find yourself shooting people down left and right.

With arrows.

this

#41 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

I take arrows to the head several times a day and don't fucking complain about it!

#42 Posted by Irvandus (2881 posts) -

I used to find them hilarious, then I took an arrow in the knee.

#43 Posted by DirtyEagles (277 posts) -

never should have come here?

#44 Edited by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I found this to be one of the funniest things to come out of Skyrim other than the fucked up glitches.

#45 Posted by Chirag4 (585 posts) -

@benpicko said:

I used to think this way just like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee.
#46 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (396 posts) -

STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!

*drops the mic*

*runs*

#47 Posted by Doubt (329 posts) -

I prefer "hey mage, why don't you conjure me up a warm bed?"

#48 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -
ARROW TO THE HAND!
#49 Posted by TheBlackPigeon (315 posts) -

Go fiddlin' with any memes around here, and we're going to have a real problem.

#50 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

My friend used this on me the other day on Facebook and i didn't get it. I have been playing since the game was out and pretty sure I heard the "I used to be an adventurer like you" part but didn't bother for the rest, because well, I don't care about you mister guard.

The weird part? My friend hasn't played one bit of Skyrim. This bothers me.

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