i love tags so much tags are the fourth wall it’s like tumblr has developed a spectating sub-culture where it’s more generally acceptable to write your comments in tags rather than in the caption making us aware of the differences between content and commentary and when to use one or the other and the act of copy-pasting someone else’s tags is to capture a thread of discussion like being in agreement with a stranger on something that brings us together i just love tags so much
#the content is the push back and transformation between the text and the viewer #then the tagging is the dialogue between content creators and other viewers#it’s another level beyond #where we’re commenting on our own culture and the narratives that have sprung up in reaction to the original text #so it’s narratives upon narratives upon narratives #and the constant dialogue creates so much wank and hate#but it also drives us to ever greater heights of creativity #because a gifset capturing this particular thing; through the selective eye of the gifmaker #generates tides of commentary based around that narrative #and so the gifmaker becomes better; to better capture what they want to capture #and taggers become ever more delighted and inspired or intrigued or sparked up for whatever reason #and it’s a feedback spiral (not a loop) because it goes ever forward and upward #it’s a conversation about ourselves through narratives #it’s glorious and th e best eveerrrr
#the best part is that when people post the tags #they’re taking someone’s commentary #and they’re saying this deserves to be content #like it’s a blatant endorsement of the words #and saying that they need to be more permanently attached to that post #for more people to see #and so not only have we developed a vague system about what goes where #but the language is different #and we know when it’s acceptable to break those boundaries #and what that means #the amount of linguistics that can be found by looking at tumblr meta #is fucking amazing
The Legend of Zelda, Supernatural,
Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Pokémon, Harry Potter, Gurren Lagann, Fullmetal Alchemist
Things that make me laugh or think are rather swell as well.
you know you’re friends with someone when you
The wisdom to leave your comment. The power to save it for yourself. And the courage to post it to your own blog.
Two Sides of Tumblr
omg this took forever but i’m so glad to be done. i don’t even know what to say about this ok but click to enlarge
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Hipster and Fandom Karp were twin sisters and mortal enemies. Hipster never stopped talking about how she was born first, and Fandom took revenge by constantly stealing Hipster’s stuff, or interpreting everything she said as something completely unintended. Generally, they ignored each other, a feat made easier by the fact that Hipster slept at night (in fact, she liked to go to bed and wake up early, before anyone else, and enjoy the solitude) and Fandom was mostly nocturnal. They would literally pass each other in the kitchen at 5am, Fandom putting away the dishes from her midnight snack before going to bed and Hipster dressed for the day, armed with her camera, ready to go take a walk in the pre-dawn light. They would nod at each other, maybe say hi, then go their separate ways.
They understood each other better than anyone else. Hipster had a group of associates with whom she spent time discussing deep things; she usually updated her blog via phone. Fandom rarely left the house, but chatted constantly (by typing) with people across the world. Yet ultimately, it was each other who they leaned on when the Zuckerberg kids across the street laughed at their apparent lack of friends, or when (god forbid) stupid, low-tech people were accidentally involved. Because Fandom could get just as deep as Hipster, and Hipster could just just as intense about things as Fandom, and they were sisters.
BLESS YOU KIND CREATURE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BONDING PIECE TO SHARE BETWEEN ALL TUMBLRS
my abusive relationship with tumblr
i made a thing
go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done
hey this is normal shit
FUCKING ANGRY SHIT
this is whispering shit
THIS IS SERIOUS SHIT
scared to say things shit
fucking pay attention shit
I hope I wasn’t the only one who read this in different voices.
For the confusèd among you.
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