The latest photo meme fad is called Vadering. The force may be strong with this one.


posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM EST


Remember that bizarre new photo meme out of Japan we told you about last week where schoolgirls reenact anime/magna inspired fight scenes? We called it Dragonballing since it seemed inspired by the upcoming Dragon Ball Z animated feature. (Others, however, refer to it as Hadokening.)

Well, a new, particularly American strain of the photo meme has emerged: Vadering. Yes, as the name would suggest, participants in Vadering simulate scenes from Star Wars that showcase Darth Vader's ability to choke and lift people off the ground without actually touching them.

The Vadering photo fad seems to have started with Twitter user Rob Martinez and extended to other Star Wars fans. Below is a small sample of Vadering and we emphasize "small," because we're not sure how widespread this sci-fi-inspired trend is yet. Enjoy it while it lasts!

(Via Kotaku)