So I guess the best memes happen unintentionally, unbeknownst to the owner of the original meme picture (until it goes viral maybe). That's what happened to me yesterday...
My Facebook friend messaged me and said "I swear this is you" and sent me a link. I was like okay...maybe a doppleganger pic with some girl that looks vaguely like me. I clicked the link to a FB page that posts memes, and it WAS INDEED A PICTURE OF ME.
It was a pic that I had on my dA account for a few years. I was holding up my Castiel body pillow, but in the edited version of the meme, the pillow had a much creepier face than Castiel's. I honestly don't get the joke, I'm not sure if it was another character (anime?) or a real person? I don't know but it was ugly. (I'm obviously not posting the pic again for everyone to see, sorry.)
Anyway, in the 18 hours it was posted it already had like 550 likes and shares and weird comments, as you can imagine. It wasn't bad, but it just feels so weird that a stranger took my picture and edited it, and I'm completely recognizable. I'm much more professional online because of my career, but I made these choices of posting photos, pics, and comments online so I get what I deserve. I messaged the FB group and they were so nice and took it down right away. But they got it online somewhere, so it's still floating around in some places on teh interwebz forever.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Even though we've heard it a million times, everything you post online is THERE FOREVER. PERIOD. It doesn't really hit you until strangers use your stuff without permission.
As my FB friend put it "omg...achievement unlocked...you became a meme." On the plus side, if you Google image search "Naruto birthday card," mine is still the #1 Google search in the world. The internet is an interesting and terrifying place. :'D