I really like how in our own world, we don't understand our own language all the time. It's constantly shifting with metaphors and underlying agitations that can only be found through a lowercase letter or lack of punctuation. I don't know how to write alternate meme culture, and I don't know how people from other worlds would use it, but I think it's a fun idea.
That's a really cool idea!!! I feel like when writing alternate meme culture, everything depends on the culture of the other world. What they value, taboos, their general sense(s) of humor, what creatures are in that world–I could go on forever. So you'd probably have to start with a completely developed world, and then go from there.
I guess I'd have to hyper-focus on idiosyncrasies of the species, what annoys them for no reason, what makes them uncomfortable or unreasonably happy… etc. There's an emphasis on connection in human meme culture, emotions and experiences we all share feel good to find. This is probably because it makes us feel valid in our humanity, sure it's just a joke, but it also screams, you are not the only one.
I feel likes memes are a languaage within themselvess
Yeah they kinda did develop into a language in our culture
Something else that I think is interesting to look at is how memes have changed over time. They started off as pictures with funny/relatable text on them, and now they've morphed into god knows what. But yeah I definitely think that we use them to communicate emotion and concepts (and maybe more idk)