Wednesday evening, I made the mood-altering decision to click Jezebel's "What the Fuck Is This Emma Watson Gif and Why Is It Ruining My Life?" You see, I cannot resist a WTF-worthy GIF, so I had no choice but to stop what I was doing and buckle up for whatever I was about to see. As Lindy West promised, the GIF is A LOT. This GIF is freaky and strange and I don't understand it and I can't stop thinking about it. And that's saying something, because I spend a lot of time looking at weird-ass GIFs. This GIF belongs in the Weird-Ass GIFs Hall of Fame.
I cannot unsee this GIF. It has burrowed into my head like a parasite and now calls my brain its new home. Every time I look at a real photo of Emma Watson, I picture her face melting off. I hope that stops soon. I worry it'll get worse. I worry that I won't be able to watch Harry Potter movies without seeing the stretchy silicone mask and breast plate. Or that I'll imagine a bunch of Sofia Vergaras standing in my living room, all mid-face peel. I know that I can rub my eyes to make the hallucination disappear, but the GIF may never leave my thoughts.
“Bizarre” is an understatement. This might be indicative of my own limited vocabulary, but I don’t know if a word exists that can truly capture the essence of the GIF:
The GIF did not appear out of thin air. Rather, it came from this terrifying (and skillfully-edited) video from YouTube user curveballbabe:
Where'd that video come from? This sorta NSFW video from silicon mask maker Kerry Johnson:
Welp, I guess I can look forward to only having nightmares for the rest of my life.