Some memes, just like songs or movies, get old quickly. I mean, when's the last time you saw Bad Luck Brian? Or Salt Bae? Others, however, appear to be timeless—whether they have the ability to capture some universal truth or corporate PR departments are still using them on social media in an attempt to keep their brands relevant because they are too lazy to find new ones, a select few memes just keep popping up on the Internet.

Like the Starter pack. It's a series of multi-panel photo sets meant to illustrate the archetype of a person, company, or pretty much everything you can imagine through a recommended selection of fashion articles, multimedia, and other consumer products. It's a lot similar to the so-called steal her look fashion guides.

Probably nothing validates this meme's relevance more than a subreddit, dedicated to collecting its best variations. Created at the end of 2014, r/Starterpacks is an online community that has already grown to 1.8 million members, and it looks like it's only going to continue to get bigger. Continue scrolling and check out why.

#1

Things My Cat Will Drink Out Of

Things My Cat Will Drink Out Of

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shark172
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1 month ago

This deserves more upvotes

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From 'things I thought were huge problems when I was a kid' to 'the shoes you wear when your mom tells you to take out the trash', the amount of themes you can see on r/Starterpacks is quite something. However, niche posts usually don't get that many upvotes. "More relatable topics tend to get more likes as people can say 'Hey! That's me!'" the moderators of the subreddit told Bored Panda.

2020 has been a really good year for the community—the subreddit has grown by about 500k new members, and it might even reach 2 million in 2021. "The Covid-19 Pandemic had a lot of people stuck at home and on Reddit. People wanting to look at memes about their current situation could be a major contributor [to r/Starterpacks popularity]," the moderators explained.

#2

Science Lab In A Movie Starter Pack

Science Lab In A Movie Starter Pack

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1 month ago

How on earth did I never notice this...

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The story of the starter pack started around the caveman years in 2014 on Twitter by a user named ItsLadinaPlis with the 'I date black guys' starter pack. According to moderator WaddlesJP13, that single post spawned a bunch of other starter packs, basically turning it into a meme instantly, and leading to the creation of many forums and pages dedicated to the format, such as r/Starterpacks. "Somehow, the format is still really popular 6 years later and the subreddit," they wrote. Pretty good for a meme!

#3

Things We All Did As Kids Starter Pack

Things We All Did As Kids Starter Pack

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Sara Rodrigues
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder what's going on in picture 6, where there's plastic bits in an open hand, but I'm a bit afraid to ask...

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#4

Real Man In 2020 Starterpack

Real Man In 2020 Starterpack

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

Hm, that's me :-)

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#5

Things I Thought Were Huge Problems When I Was A Kid Starter Pack

Things I Thought Were Huge Problems When I Was A Kid Starter Pack

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

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#6

Sadistical Torturer Starter Pack

Sadistical Torturer Starter Pack

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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, at least she's wearing her mask correctly 😁

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#7

Having A Nap Starter Pack

Having A Nap Starter Pack

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
1 month ago

Why can I hear most of these?

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#8

The "I'm Not Getting The Vaccine Because I Don't Know What's In It" Starter Pack:

The "I'm Not Getting The Vaccine Because I Don't Know What's In It" Starter Pack:

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

What is the fourth picture?

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#9

The Fun Weekend Trip With Friends Starterpack

The Fun Weekend Trip With Friends Starterpack

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IcyRedWaffle
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Damn this was a whole story

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#10

The “I Didn’t Mean To Open That” Starter Pack

The “I Didn’t Mean To Open That” Starter Pack

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Understandable in case of Internet Explorer, you must have clicked on the icon somewhere in the 90's..

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#11

Empty Wrapping Paper Tube Starter Pack

Empty Wrapping Paper Tube Starter Pack

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

good to see the yodelling horn included

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#12

The Shoes You Wear, When Your Mom Tells You To Take Out The Trash Starterpack

The Shoes You Wear, When Your Mom Tells You To Take Out The Trash Starterpack

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Zlaxcat Youtube
Community Member
1 month ago

I aggre.

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#13

Growing Up With Siblings Starter Pack

Growing Up With Siblings Starter Pack

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1 month ago

really? For me it was "whoever is older... gets more loot"

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#14

Short Fingernails Starter Pack

Short Fingernails Starter Pack

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
1 month ago

This is actually very true. I hate this problem!

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#15

Dad Checking In On You During A Depressive Episode Starter Pack

Dad Checking In On You During A Depressive Episode Starter Pack

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Sara Rodrigues
Community Member
1 month ago

I would say that all of these convey that he is trying!

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#16

Unaffordable In America Starter Pack

Unaffordable In America Starter Pack

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

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Honestly, the car in most places is not necessary up until you have a kid.

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#17

Survivors In An Apocalyptic Horror Movie Starter Pack

Survivors In An Apocalyptic Horror Movie Starter Pack

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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
1 month ago

And a shopping mall for them all to hide out in!

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#18

You Starter Pack

You Starter Pack

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG, so relatable!

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#19

"Where Cats Like To Throw Up" Starter Pack

"Where Cats Like To Throw Up" Starter Pack

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Zlaxcat Youtube
Community Member
1 month ago

Everywhere where its soft.

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#20

The "This Isn't Black!" Starter Pack

The "This Isn't Black!" Starter Pack

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is the black one always unusable?

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#21

The "Thanks For Helping Me Move" Starter Pack

The "Thanks For Helping Me Move" Starter Pack

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Your friends thank you with more than just beer?

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#22

Ordering From Amazon Starter Pack

Ordering From Amazon Starter Pack

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Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
1 month ago

There is lots of boxes involved

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#23

Totally Original And Witty Movie Dialogue Starter Pack

Totally Original And Witty Movie Dialogue Starter Pack

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
1 month ago

The "...and in English?" one bugs me when it's used for something pretty common, but they're assuming the audience is incredibly dumb and/or can't use context clues. "His eye was killing him, so he went to an ophthalmologist." "Okay, right... and in English that's...?" "She's an eye doctor."

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#24

The Military Woman In Movies Starter Pack

The Military Woman In Movies Starter Pack

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Bonus side character: short Latina lesbian with an attitude and an oversized weapon.

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#25

Staring Out The Car Window Starter Pack

Staring Out The Car Window Starter Pack

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1 month ago

OMG... WHY ARE ALL THESE SO RELATABLE

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#26

Things People Like To Feel Weirdly Superior About Starter Pack

Things People Like To Feel Weirdly Superior About Starter Pack

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Being an atheist.

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#27

“Sure, I Can Text And Drive At The Same Time” Starterpack

“Sure, I Can Text And Drive At The Same Time” Starterpack

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

More like the ender pack.

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#28

The "Poor People Are Just Lazy" Starter Pack

The "Poor People Are Just Lazy" Starter Pack

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Guy MacGregor
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1 month ago

You can't even drive at 17...

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#29

The Crew Of A Spaceship In A Movie Starter Pack

The Crew Of A Spaceship In A Movie Starter Pack

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UncleTrash
Community Member
1 month ago

Black Guy Pilot, Asian Scientist, Woman in a Position of Authority, Funny White Guy, I know them very well

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#30

High School Photographer Starter Pack

High School Photographer Starter Pack

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

So cheerful :D

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#31

The Greek Restaurant Starter Pack

The Greek Restaurant Starter Pack

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't forget the obligatory plate smashing

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#32

The Late 20's Divorced Woman Starter Pack

The Late 20's Divorced Woman Starter Pack

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

Happily single early 30s works too. Wonder what kind of wine they sell...

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#33

'the Groom's Totally Original Wedding Photo Idea' Starter Pack

'the Groom's Totally Original Wedding Photo Idea' Starter Pack

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UncleTrash
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1 month ago

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Why would Captain America and Batman be on the same team? Know your comic book lore ffs

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#34

Tracing A Call In A 90s Movie Starterpack

Tracing A Call In A 90s Movie Starterpack

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RavenClaw
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1 month ago

THis is even in ..present shows.

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#35

Random Chinese Girl In Hollywood Movies Starter Pack

Random Chinese Girl In Hollywood Movies Starter Pack

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

Translator says the Chinese means "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one's foot.

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#36

1960s American Scientist In A Film Starter Pack

1960s American Scientist In A Film Starter Pack

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, yes, the pornstache. May it never revive

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#37

The 'You Haven't Lived Til You've Backpacked Through South-East Asia' Starter Pack

The 'You Haven't Lived Til You've Backpacked Through South-East Asia' Starter Pack

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Sara Rodrigues
Community Member
1 month ago

Also for Morocco or anywhere in Africa, really xD

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#38

The “You Missed The Point By Idolizing Them” Starter Pack

The “You Missed The Point By Idolizing Them” Starter Pack

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Ava Lasley
Community Member
1 month ago

who are half these people?? other than then joker.

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#39

The “Sophisticated Villain In A Movie” Starter Pack

The “Sophisticated Villain In A Movie” Starter Pack

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

English or some European accent.

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#40

Scientist In A Movie Explaining How A Wormhole Works Starterpack

Scientist In A Movie Explaining How A Wormhole Works Starterpack

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Event Horizon, anyone?

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