Skyrim Fan Takes An Arrow in the Knee

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT
 

Skyrim Fan Takes An Arrow in the Knee

image

Skyrim's "arrow in the knee" meme makes the jump from the internet to some lady's leg.

You can tell your infuriating internet meme has made the big leagues when impressionable types start branding themselves with it. The leg you see to the right, complete with the cartoonish arrow, belongs to tattoo artist Nikkisny. The pic was originally found on website FunnyJunk, along with an amusingly combative essay from Nikkisny:

I have a lot of silly tattoos along with tattoos that mean a lot to me. I am a professional tattoo artist and plan on being heavily covered. So I do NOT need to hear people bitching about how I'll 'regret it later'. I WON'T. I DO NOT REGRET ANY OF MY TATTOOS! I only live once so I'm doing what makes me happy.. whether you approve or not!

For those of you who have no idea what this "arrow in the knee" business is about - presumably because you've just emerged, bleary-eyed, from your stasis pods - it's a reference to an oft-repeated sound bite from Bethesda's Skyrim. For some reason, town guards - and by this I mean every town guard - will periodically inform the player that they too used to live a life of unfettered freedom and adventure, until their tomb-raiding career was cut tragically short by a crippling knee injury. Haha! You had to give up your dreams and settle for a life of endless drudgery because you were maimed! That's funny.

Source: Funnyjunk

Permalink

Damn it I was hoping some crazy fan literally shot himself in the knee. Since that appears to be the only thing that could possibly slow that meme down.

That title was misleading, but the outcome is still satisfying. I'll put this on the list of videogame related tattoos I want to get.

So she has a tattoo to remind herself of something that stopped being funny about a week ago? Well at least she wont regret it.

I used to love getting tattoos

Then I took an arrow to the knee.

WHY HAS SOMEONE NOT DONE THAT YET?

what I want to know is

WHY IS THIS CONSIDERED NEWS OF ANY KIND?

I got the meme when it started, I remembered a few guards saying it in Whiterun. Since the meme went crazy, I haven't heard a single guard mention it. This after making 4 new characters and getting them past level 20. Odd.

Dumb tatoo, but she can think the silly things are important to her. So be it.

I used to take arrows in the knee until I became a tattoo artist.

INCEPTION!

OT: Well, if she's never gonna regret it, then props to her. I don't like tattoos, but if I ever had to get one, I'd choose something symbolic that wasn't born from the internet and that will be meaningful for years to come. Not...MEMES.
I have a friend who has some Pikachu tattoos above her boobs. While that might be a geek's fantasy, I cannot help but wonder what her story gonna go like when she's narrating it to her grandchildren.

"Granny, what is that? Is that a tattoo of a raisin?"
"It's called a Pikachu. They became extinct one year after I got this..."

Well, you get the idea.

Sober Thal:
I got the meme when it started, I remembered a few guards saying it in Whiterun. Since the meme went crazy, I haven't heard a single guard mention it. This after making 4 new characters and getting them past level 20. Odd.

Dumb tatoo, but she can think the silly things are important to her. So be it.

I've played about the same amount, yet literally I have never heard a guard say the "arrow to the knee" line. Not once. We should start a club or something.

OT: That's nifty. Now she should quit her day job so she can say "I used to be a tattoo artist, but then I took an arrow to the knee. See? It's right here!"

kind of a particularly annoying reference to skyrim. like if it had been some dragon word or badass symbol from the game, i would totally approve. but "arrow to the knee" started to annoy the hell out of me incredibly quickly

Vanbael:
That title was misleading, but the outcome is still satisfying. I'll put this on the list of videogame related tattoos I want to get.

Along with Pac-Man moving up your thigh?

A: Lamest Meme ever. I guess everyone was looking around desparately because it had been 6 months since SPAAAAAAAACE with nothing really good/new on the horizon.

B: Is this really news worthy? A dumbass permanently scarred herself for something that is going to become tired and cliched in less than a year?

C: Yes, this is proof people are too stupid for their own good. I would say the only thing more brain dead would be to take an actual arrow in the knee, but hell, at least that would show a level of commitment. This is just going to be a passing fad, resulting in a cartoonish looking scar, that can never resemble what it is supposed to due to lack of depth and will become such an obscure reference that it will have to be explained every single time its viewed.

Congratulations, I have been slain by the arrow of unbounded ignorance that boasts a -50 to faith in humanity.

I used to make arrow to the knee jokes, until, oh, wait, I'm making one right now.....shit.

in unrelated news.
the cake is a lie

"I WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!"

Oh you poor naive girl.

Compared to tattoos like this one:


Itīs really shitty made[1] and not even close to the same level of awesomeness.
[1] the arrow that is

kebab4you:
Compared to tattoos like this one:


Itīs really shitty made[1] and not even close to the same level of awesomeness.

Dude that tattoo looks like it was made by someone to whom straight lines are a foreign concept. That and that guy really needs a serious waxing.

[1] the arrow that is

This meme would be worth it if everyone that invoked it actually got shot in the knee.

I thought it was a real case of a fan taking an arrow in the knee.

Oh well, meme status has been confirmed thrice over now.

ReinWeisserRitter:
This meme would be worth it if everyone that invoked it actually got shot in the knee.

That was pretty funny, in a bit of a sadistic sort of way.

Wow. I haven't visted Funnyjunk since the days of dialup.

Ahhhhh come on it's not THAT bad - cartoonish was the style aimed for and on it's own it's mildly funny...

Yeh I wouldn't do it, but meh - I've seen worse oh soooo many worse

Please quit trying so hard to kill this meme. It's on the fast track to the graveyard to sit alongside Portal's "the cake is a lie".

Redlin5:
I thought it was a real case of a fan taking an arrow in the knee.

Oh well, meme status has been confirmed thrice over now.

Me too. I came on here thinking something bloody had happened.

OT: It's...um...there was a thread on here about things you can't comprehend. This is one of those things.

80Maxwell08:
Damn it I was hoping some crazy fan literally shot himself in the knee. Since that appears to be the only thing that could possibly slow that meme down.

i doubt it would slow you maybe make it move faster

Well... it was never funny in the first place... so that means this? I don't even know.

Props to her..though I don't think I'd ever do something like that.

I try to think like my character when I play, so the first time I heard that line, my thought was. You milk drinking pansy. I've been shot by dozens of arrows, and I'm still adventuring.

well on the upside she doesnt regret it on the down side it will get annoying having to explain what it means to everyone who sees it in a month when most people forget about the meme

*shrug* It's her choice, and I don't know her. I don't have the right to judge or criticize her.

I like how artistic and neat it looks. Wouldn't get that tattoo for myself since I prefer dragons over arrows but that's fine. Props to the tattoo artist who doesn't regret choices, knowing she won't. Because most times people tend to do at a certain point in life.

Oh, and-

Whiterun Guard: I used to be an adventurer like you, until I took an arrow to the knee.
*Same guard, I talk to him again.*
Whiterun Guard: My cousins are out there hunting dragons and what do I get? .. Guard duty.

Wait, so you pretty much gave up your life of adventure to be a guard because you got hit in the knee with an arrow, yet envy your cousins for going out to hunt dragons WHILE you're doing your job as a guard?
image

I used to play Oblivion. Then I took a sword through the chest.

she wont be a adventurer like me anymore

80Maxwell08:
Damn it I was hoping some crazy fan literally shot himself in the knee. Since that appears to be the only thing that could possibly slow that meme down.

not going to lie, I was hoping that would be the case too, but just because I would have found it hysterical regardless.

OT: Im not sure whats honestly dumber. this or the couple that named their child to win that contest.

image

Seems to be quite a common "Fantasy" complaint..........

Yeah she probably won't regret the tattoo. Depends on the sort of person she is.

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here