What does Hey You, You’re Finally Awake mean?
Hey you, you’re finally awake is a memorable quote and image macro from the 2011 triple A video game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
It is always arising in relation to someone losing their consciousness only to find themselves on a cart traversing the snowy mountainsides of Skyrim, with Ralof of Riverwood sitting in front of you, saying the words “Hey you, you’re finally awake”.
Online, the format is also called Toddrolling and Skyrimrolling.
What's the origin of Hey You, You’re Finally Awake?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was published in 2011, achieving great success among old and new fans of the series, and eventually turning into a gaming classic over the years.
One of the first instances of “hey you, you’re finally awake” appeared on Imgur in 2018, following the announcement of Fallout 76, in the form of a green-text story.
Spread & Usage
How did Hey You, You’re Finally Awake spread?
Green texts of the theme started circulating on the internet, on sites like Reddit, 4chan, iFunny and FunnyJunk.
“Hey you, you’re finally awake” would appear in YouTube clips as well as image macros.
- Reddit – r/copypasta
- Edge Studio – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (opening)