These 21 ‘Do what you need to cope’ memes are so good you won’t be able to cope
Cancelling plans is ok, killing a man is ok
If you've seen a meme you think is about self care, only to be stunned when it mentions killing someone, taking out your glass eye or moving to Greece, you've probably seen a "Do what you need to cope" meme.
The format is essentially "Cancelling plans is okay, X is okay, X is okay" and these get progressively more and more specific until you realise it is the plot of a movie.
Maybe it's a movie you know, so you'll think "haha retweet and let all my friends know that I also saw that movie that one time!" Or it's a movie you haven't seen and then you'll think "what?". Either way, one of these is bound to amuse you. So here are the creme de la creme.
1. Gone girling your husband is okay
cancelling plans is ok. faking your own death is ok. making it look like your husband murdered you ok. impregnating yourself with his sperm so he can’t leave you is ok. do what you need to do to cope xxx
— Emma (2020) (@emamma_mia) January 2, 2020
2. Mamma Mia is MORE than okay
cancelling plans is ok. moving to greece is ok. sleeping with 3 men in one summer and then falling pregnant without knowing who the dad is and then having your fatherless daughter invite them all back for her wedding in an abba musical is ok. do whatever you need to do to cope.
— georgia🌹 (@utdgeorgia) January 4, 2020
3. I got that Midsommar-time, Midsommar-time sadness
cancelling plans is ok. going to sweden for a festival is ok. realizing u hate your boyfriend is ok. putting him in a dead bear and burning him alive is ok. do what you need to do to cope xxx
— jo🧚🏻♀️ (@filmgurlthot) January 2, 2020
4. My heart will go onnnnn
cancelling plans is ok. Leaving your rich fiancé for a guy you just met is ok. Letting him paint you like one of his French girls is ok. Letting him freeze to death when there is room on the door is ok. Throwing the necklace into the ocean is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— 1984’s George Whorewell (@EwdatsGROSS) January 4, 2020
5. Wow this is meta
cancelling plans is ok. cancelling your plans is ok. when you have plans, cancelling them is ok. it’s ok to cancel plans. plans are cancellable. feel free to cancel plans. it’s ok if your plans get cancelled by you. cancelling plans is ok. basically, it’s ok to cancel your plans
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) January 5, 2020
Beans after dark really got us good there.
6. I pledge allegiance to the band of Mr Scneebly
Cancelling plans is ok. Staying home is ok. Posing as a substitute teacher with no qualifications is ok. Refusing to teach the kids & forming a rock band with them so u can win battle of the bands & pay your rent is ok. Do what U need 2 to do 2 survive.
— Beth🌛 (@bltwistxo) January 4, 2020
7. This is Hamlet, but could just as easily be The Lion King ngl
cancelling plans is ok. plotting against your treacherous uncle is ok. staging a play to figure out whether he was responsible for the death of your father is ok. accidentally stabbing your ex-girlfriend's father through a curtain is ok. do what you need to do to cope.
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) January 4, 2020
8. Oh it's an actual legit one. Refreshing!
cancelling plans is ok. going to therapy is ok. being unemployed is ok. being depressed is ok. crying for 3 hours in the shower is ok. being anxious is ok. having mental health problems is ok. this isn’t one of those jokes it is actually ok. do what you need to do to cope.
— Mental Health Notes™ 📄 (@depressionnote) January 4, 2020
I agree with all of those except the thought of just how pruney you would be if you stayed in the shower for three hours – but do what you need to do to cope.
9. George's Marvellous Medicine was such a wild ride
cancelling plans is ok. putting your glass eye in your husbands beer to scare him is ok. cooking worms into his spaghetti as a joke is ok. covering the tree in your garden in sticky glue so birds get stuck and you can bake them into a pie is ok. do what you need to do to cope
— kb (@uncooljerk) January 3, 2020
10. Okay, I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure this one is about Call Me By Your Name
cancelling plans is ok. showing him around is ok. pretending to read while thinking abt his dick is ok. falling in love with him is ok. kissing him on the grass in your spot is ok. crying infront of the fire place bc he's getting married next spring is ok. do what u need to cope. pic.twitter.com/ea4njEUVcU
— cherry (@eliosgorl) January 4, 2020
11. Super nintendo Chalmers would not appreciate this meme format, you just know it
Cancelling plans is ok. Purchasing fast food and disguising it as your own cooking is ok. Calling hamburgers "steamed hams" despite the fact that they are obviously grilled is ok. Localizing Aurora Borealis at this time of day and this time of year entirely within your own kitche
— baby todd (@kinktndoshmcube) January 5, 2020
12. This is one for the adult emos because they need to be thrown a bone every now and then
cancelling plans is okay. going into the city with your father to see a marching band is okay. being a savior of the broken, beaten, and damned when you grow up is okay. defeat the demons and all the believers, and all the plans that they have made. join the black parade. it’s ok
— baja blast beats (@ChrisMustard) January 4, 2020
13. B B B BRUISES (cover your arms)
cancelling plans is ok. having x’s on the back of your hands is ok. washing them in the bathroom to drink like the bands is ok. stealing a setlist off the stage is ok. having bruises cover your arms is ok. being just another girl alone at the bar is ok. do what you need to cope
— teddy v 2.0 (@teddyvalenzuela) January 6, 2020
The song is 3Oh!3 – Don't Trust Me and if you forgot the lyrics you need to immediately go and listen to it to remind yourself. Now.
14. It's a Fleabag reference! I get it! I get the reference! It's Fleabag!
cancelling plans is ok. having sex with your best friend's boyfriend is ok. stealing your godmother's statue is ok. punching your sister's husband in the face is ok. being in love with a hot priest and having sex with him is ok. do what you need to do to cope.
— alessandra (@mulhollandr1ve) January 4, 2020
15. If in doubt, it's Mrs Doubtfire
Cancelling plans is ok. Getting divorced is ok. Staying with your gay brother and his husband is ok. Wearing a prosthetic face and body suit to dress up as a Scottish pensioner to babysit your kids is ok. Throwing a lime at Pierce Brosnan is ok. Do what you need to do to cope.
— JOE (@JXEKER) January 5, 2020
16. Mrs Tweedy, the chickens are revolting!
cancelling plans is ok. organising a union with the other chickens on your chicken farm is ok. learning to fly is ok. building a plane is ok. overthrowing a profit-driven chicken pie regime is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— annie (@annieakaannie) January 5, 2020
17. I have a feeling this Twitter user was Team Jacob
cancelling plans is ok. moving across the country to live with ur dad is ok. falling in love with a vampire is ok. leading on a werewolf is ok. constantly risking ur life doing reckless stuff is ok. having sex that could kill u with a vampire is ok. do what u need to do to cope.
— regina phalange (@raxma_) January 5, 2020
If this tweet shows anything it's that Twilight fans are still out there, somewhere, brooding. Also seeing the plot written down just reaffirms how truly fucked up the whole Twilight saga was.
18. I love this tweet, quite ardently
cancelling plans is ok. calling your crush ugly is ok. telling the person you love that their family sucks while proposing to them is ok. going to london to save their sister from a bad marriage is ok. confessing to them again at dawn in a field is ok. do what u need to cope
— cath 🌙 (@cxthleen) January 4, 2020
It's Pride and Prejudice, if you couldn't tell. These tweets are becoming so incredibly niche that even I am struggling to keep up.
19. It simply would not have made sense if there wasn't a 'You' version of this tweet format
cancelling plans is ok. Stalking a girl to learn things about her so she falls in love with you is ok. Murdering any other potential love interest is ok. Keeping their teeth in a jar in your walk is ok. Framing her murder on her therapist is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— 1984’s George Whorewell (@EwdatsGROSS) January 5, 2020
As is "You" didn't have enough memes already.
20. Becoming a vessel for Paimon is ok!!! It is!!!
cancelling plans is ok. getting high and driving ur 13 year old sister to the hospital while she is in anaphylactic shock is ok. swerving and chopping off her head is ok. leaving her headless body in the car is ok. becoming a vessel for Paimon is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— I️ only tweet about astrology (@venusianmercury) January 3, 2020
If you don't get it, it's about the movie Hereditary. I read all the replies to find that out so you didn't have to.
21. And now, to top it all off with the most rogue one yet
cancelling plans is ok. going to the store with your friend later is ok. buying her a ginger beer is ok. missing the decomposing snail inside and giving her gastroenteritis is ok. encouraging her to sue the brewer without privity of contract is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— Spencer Keys (@spencerkeys) January 5, 2020
PEOPLE WHO DID A-LEVEL LAW LET ME HEAR YOU!!!