“I'm tired of bringing food to the queen to justify my existence, ” reads one of the posts. “When will it end? When can I take food to my home? When will my work be appreciated? " "You are a damned traitor, " reports the comment with the most likes. "UKUS" - another user writes. "Bite Bite Bite" - picks up the third.
Welcome to “A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony”, a Facebook group of over 135, 000 members where everyone pretends to be ants. It has existed since June last year.
"A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony" is part of a large network of semi-satirical Facebook groups dedicated to a variety of artistic pretenses. Among the largest, it is worth mentioning the group “We pretend to be on the Internet 2007-2012” - a paradise for lovers of old computer toys and long-forgotten memes. It has ramifications such as “We pretend to be on the Internet in 1453” and “We pretend to be on the Internet in 1897”. There are bands where everyone pretends to be baby boomers, the kings of TUMBLR drama, there is even a "band where we all pretend to be in the same office."
The ant colony group is quite curious in itself. The members also exchange jokes and memes here. But in all their interaction there is complete seriousness - here you seem to find yourself in a separate world. One user confesses that he is in love with the Queen, and 120 commentators convince him to forget his hobby, remember his highest goal and return to work. Or a worker ant announces that one of the larvae is missing; commentators are divided into search groups, monitor information, actively interact, and ultimately find a maggot!
Different people experience these stressful times in different ways. And, despite the fact that the crisis caused by the pandemic is common, everyone is fighting it as best he can. And such groups of good-natured like-minded people help to abstract from the painful aspects of the crisis and to feel in the circle of the same ants like you!