Hasbulla’s guide to creating the perfect GIF meme
How do I make Hasbulla memes? What’s the secret to creating hilarious Hasbulla GIFS? Are Hasbulla memes literally perfect for every conceivable conversational situation – or are there, maybe, some rare exceptions to bear in mind?
Since Hasbulla skipped adorably out of Dagestani obscurity and into our lives a couple of years back, the word ‘iconic’ has applied, quite rightly and properly, more times than any of us care to count.
The pint-sized MMA mascot and unlikely Instagram influencer was seemingly made for meme culture. His expressive face, his boyish haircut, the unmistakable impression that he could turn violent at a moment’s notice, all burnish his legendary status.
So we decided to celebrate the diminutive king of memes with a guide to creating the perfect GIF meme (on Memix) in his honor. Hope you enjoy!
MAKE TOPICAL MEMES
A really solid word of advice when creating a GIF meme is to refer to topical events – basically that means stuff that is in the news. Many of the most successful memes hinge on the audience thinking ‘ah, I see what you did there.’
So as long as you’re referencing something in the wider culture, that basically everybody in your audience is guaranteed to know about, you’ll get a laugh. And if you pair that with a hilarious Hasbulla meme, well, you literally can’t go wrong.
KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET
William Shakespeare knew a thing or two about writing. His advice when it comes to making people laugh? ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’. That means the shorter you can make your punchline, the better, really.
Especially in the context of a killer GIF meme. The cycle might only be a couple of seconds, so the last thing anybody wants is to speed-run an incomprehensible wall of text.
This is doubly true if you’re trying to mock somebody – an opposing sports team, say. The shorter and sweeter the burn, the more it’ll sting.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE CUTE
However tough your audience, everybody appreciates a little sweetness in their feed. That’s why cats will always be the real stars of the internet. If there’s an opportunity to introduce something warm and fluffy, you should do it.
Or children. Or weirdly aggressive little UFC mascots. The exact same rule applies. If a scene would be adorable and make people go ‘awww’ in real life, then it’ll do the same in GIF meme form. That’s just science.
Lowering people’s barriers in this way is a good way to promote positive mental health, just sayin’…
Counterintuitively, a great way to win followers and admirers online is not to big yourself up all the time and act like you know it all. People are drawn to humble modesty. Weird, but it’s true.
So any post that references your own doubts or insecurities can actually help you win fans. It’s because everybody has doubts and insecurities. And by revealing your own – even in the context of a silly GIF meme – you empower them to open up.
And that can be the most useful, liberating use of the internet, period.
NEVER STOP POSTING
As in all endeavours in life, persistence is the secret to becoming a hilarious GIF meme creator. The more you experiment with powerful meme creation tools like Memix – and its awesome new Chrome extension – the funnier you’ll be.
It’s easy to be creative with thousands of meme templates at your disposal.
And it even works with emojis. So find your perfect meme situation, consider the above points – Topicality! Brevity! Cuteness! Self-deprecation! – and you’ll be a meme lord exactly like Hasbulla in no time flat.
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?