people run “aesthetic blogs” where they just reblog pics of like neon lights and pools of water and weird textures and stuff and i don’t really get it but i like to look at those blogs, it’s nice to know that you guys are out there, always silent, never getting into fights, just reblogging pics of wrinkled plastic bags… keep doing ur thing
Scrolling through endless pictures is very soothing and helps me sleep sometimes. Bless you Tumblr.
If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?
someone should get to making a fandom bar.
no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!
because none of you ever leave the house nor are you old enough to drink
quick someone half-ass plan this, raise the money and run.
but they used their whole asses
I’ve been thinking about writing some sort of statement about this blog for a little while now. Might as well do it now.
First, this is a personal blog. Not a social justice blog. Not a news and politics blog. Not an art blog. This is just my blog about things that interest me. If you go back 2-3 pages, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what I usually post. I do try to publish interesting things, but ultimately, this is my blog. I post what I want to post.
If you don’t like what I post, then just unfollow me. I probably won’t even know you’re gone since I don’t use those Tumblr unfollower scripts and I never look through my follower list. Don’t feel an obligation to follow me because we know mutual people or because I follow you. I regularly follow and unfollow people depending on what they’re putting out there.
Second, I don’t know if you all are aware of this, but I quit Tumblr last winter and was completely away until October of this year. It seems like I missed a lot of drama because I’ve accidentally stepped on at least two hornets’ nests in the past month or so.
I don’t know what happened, but it seems more toxic now (or maybe I just didn’t notice it before). Doxxing, gossiping, passive aggression, bullying—some of this seems like it’s being done in the name of social justice. Maybe it’s justified, maybe not. I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m too old for this shit. I don’t care what x blogger has done to y blogger and how we should all hate z blogger forever because they are the worst. I didn’t get involved in this sort of thing when I was in high school and I’m not getting involved in it on Tumblr. Others are welcome to it.
Finally, I try my best not to be shitty, but I’m human and do make mistakes. If I say or do something problematic or ignorant, then I’d appreciate it if you’d drop a note in my Ask. Of course, you don’t have to do that. But if you follow me or people who reblog from me frequently, and you really wish I’d stop fucking up, then the fastest way to fix the problem is to talk to me directly.
Thanks for reading. Good night.
Thanks for nothing!
only on tumblr would shaming people who get off on childporn, incest, and bestiality be controversial
You guys clearly haven’t visited Reddit. Or any other place online where white males congregate.
I was looking for a white woman analogue to Frida Kahlo that I could Photoshop and remembered Alice Neel.
Like Kahlo, Alice Neel was an artist known for emotionally intense, psychologically probing portraits that didn’t attempt to prettify their subjects. Unlike Kahlo, who is famous for her self-portraits, Neel didn’t paint her first self-portrait until she was approaching the end of her life:
Kahlo carefully portrayed her facial hair as well as her beautiful clothes because she didn’t view the former as something to be ashamed of or hidden. The facial hair and physical deformities were as much a part of her identity as anything else, yet it’s always the clothes and style that white Americans seem to see.
Neel also portrayed herself frankly, asserting ownership over her aged, non-idealized body by showing herself gazing directly at the viewer:
As an activist for women’s rights during the 1960’s, Neel pursued art as a pathway to greater freedom. In her self-portrait she responds to the traditional idealized female nude with her own form—one that celebrates the soul’s beauty rather than the beauty of surfaces and that values self-assertion over demure passivity. Mary Winkler writes of the work, “Traditional assumptions about female agency and female beauty seem shoddy under the honest, sardonic gaze of an old woman who wills herself to know herself—naked.” “She is as she is.” (Dittrich, L. Ed. Ten Years of Medicine and the Arts. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Medical Colleges, 2001, p. 127) (via)
But fuck all that feminist bullshit, amirite guys? With a little editing, we could make Neel glamorous and thus acceptable for public consumption:
SO MUCH BETTER.
The U.S. State Department has had an official Tumblr since 2011. I didn’t realize this until today, when I saw it on a list of recommended blogs in the sidebar.
I was curious to find out if there were other government Tumblrs, so I did some googling. According to this article, a handful of federal agencies have official Tumblr accounts:
Exposing racist online behavior is the new GIFs.
I support bigot-shaming.
In addition to social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, the Israel Defense Forces have also opened an official Tumblr. Which is an interesting new front in the Israel/Palestine conflict, to say the least.
And here it is. Look at what it says at the top: “This is the official Tumblr blog of the IDF. Here you can find visual content you can use to help us to spread the truth.”
I’ve been listening to MSNBC and CNN tear Mitt Romney apart for suggesting a private sector alternative during the primaries. Then, when Mitt has a fundraiser for Sandy victims, he’s attacked for being too slow and then for his thoughts on what should be done to better help natural disaster victims.
Yet on NBC tonight, the Red Cross got a night all their own to fund-raise for Sandy victims. Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and countless other celebrities and singers sang and danced and spoke all night as generous people called in to donate to the relief efforts. My family was part of it.
The moral of the story is; if Mitt Romney says we need an self-funded alternative to FEMA, it’s a bad thing because he’s a “vulture capitalist.” But if people donate money to the Red Cross on their own time, it’s a good thing. Apparently yes. At least according to MSNBC.
Before you vote, don’t watch the news. That goes for FOX, CNN, anywhere. Take what you saw in the debates, with both men speaking without a teleprompter and vote based on that. That’s who you’re voting for. Not who your station of choice contorts them to be.
Look at the absolute horse shit that gets featured in tumblr’s #election2012 tag.
OP doesn’t seem to understand that liberals support private efforts to help people in addition to government aid. Moreover, saying Romney wants a private sector “alternative” is misrepresenting his intentions. He and the GOP want a private sector replacement for federal agencies.
The very reason why we have the federal government involved in providing the needy with food, housing, health care, etc. is because private and local government efforts couldn’t handle major disasters like the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression (which arose due to lack of regulation and the unscrupulous greed of capitalists). Paul Krugman has correctly pointed out that FEMA is a public service that’s least suitable for privatization, given the fact that natural disasters impact states unequally. Block grants just don’t make sense in this case.
Yet here in the wake of another major disaster (Sandy), we have this Tumblr ‘genius’ musing that privatizing disaster relief may be a dandy idea. Despite the fact that extreme weather is becoming the new normal. And the fact that Romney and his Republican buddies have been doing their best to weaken federal regulation of the private sector.
privatized disaster relief + lack of federal oversight of privatized disaster relief = a genius plan, apparently.
This kind of nonsense being featured prominently by Tumblr overlords is why I don’t follow the election2012 tag or the politics tag.
I sometimes forget how young Tumblr’s userbase is because the people I follow are mostly around my age.
If you want to be reminded, just check the Hurricane Sandy tag. 3/4 of the posts are from kids celebrating school cancellations. Remember when hearing about a looming mega storm filled you with hope instead of anxiety?
This is a tumblr called “Forbidden Shares.” If you’ve ever tagged anything “don’t reblog,” chances are they will eventually reblog that post, if they haven’t done so already. They claim that they don’t mean to offend, but I personally find the idea of reblogging something that the OP explicitly asked not to reblog very offensive. Their ask is not enabled, so it is impossible to ask them to remove posts that you do not want reblogged on their blog. Please report this blog to tumblr and reblog this post. I will be forever thankful to you.
This is very cool of you to get the word out, bitches guide!
(Source: , via weirdette)
I was just looking through the Tumblrs I follow and noticed that the following people have deactivated their accounts in the past couple of weeks:
Did they leave permanently? Or did they just set up new accounts that I’m not aware of?