“taco cat” is taco cat backwards.
hey new followers
jsyk I’m a queer crippled tranny dyke bitch, there’s a ~95% chance i hate you personally, and the amount of muppets and/or pride and prejudice content i post is within a 2 decimal place rounding error of 0%
also i don’t like dogs
horny shut ins on tumblr will be like “why is nobody currently–” and then described the most specific, unlikely, and often literally impossible kink you’ve ever heard of
Some context for the destruction of that Aboriginal site:
When indigenous ppl complain that their sacred sites are being destroyed and they say stuff like “we have a cultural connection to this place” “if we can’t come here it’s like ripping off our roots” “we need this place to communicate with our ancestor spirits” etc., white australians are conditioned to handwave statements like that away with shit like “oh well they’re just saying that, it’s just a random tree, they’ll get over it, obviously ancestor spirits aren’t real, sacredness of trees isn’t real”, and that is total bullshit.
Aboriginal sacred sites are integral parts of highly sophisticated mnemonic techniques that have been proven to preserve information for (i know this sounds hard to believe but) at least ten thousand years (they accurately describe coastlines that are now underwater, or dry areas that have since been rainforests for 7000 years, or extinct megafauna etc.)
Physical features (either in one place, or along a track known as a songline) work as subheadings in an encyclopaedia. Ritualised teachings tell people what rituals or song cycles (like subheadings in an encyclopaedia) to associate with specific visual cues, and then those songs all contain stories that have (for example) systematised knowledge of every local animal and plant, contained in songs for easy memorisation. White anthropologists mostly handwave these techniques away as “animist beliefs” and “ancestor worship” but in reality it’s this extremely sophisticated system of knowledge that’s something like a cultural encyclopaedia, and that’s why it’s such a big deal when this fucking anglo settler state and its profiteers destroy these locations like it means nothing bc “oh it’s just a tree” or “what it’s a rock they’ll just go to another rock”
also if any of you fuckers even THINK about making jokes about me being a “bottom” i will eviscerate you
my opinions on that are well on the record, there are more than two ways to have sex and none of them are tied to your personality
hey new followers just in case you didn’t notice im a whole grownass mid thirties grumpy bitch, and i honestly feel like anyone under the age of about 23 is a child so like if you kids could leave me alone and maybe unfollow that’d be great
buttsex post below for encouragement
the pride flag industrial complex
but seriously: thinking about how ppl in the west are OBSESSED with symbols and visual indicators and little markers and acknowledgement of identity as a manifestation of marketing and brand culture & as a product of this particular ‘late’ manifestation of capitalism, and how this has affected how we approach the marginalisation of LGBT people and liberation politics as a result
The ever-increasing number of ever more specific flags, the constant arguments and redesigns and all that other bullshit surrounding them has got so ridiculous, I mean I say it all the time that it seems almost completely forgotten that the central point of the communities they were supposed to represent was to unite us by the ways in which we are similarly marginalised, but the endless crap over which specifics people fall under and whether these specific microlabels are perfectly right or you’re an invader for using them and not something almost exactly the same, all this as if it’s the be all and end all of what the community is, it’s a great and terrible example of the signifier eclipsing the signified.
game theory: team fortress 2 is the tumblr of video games
- no/poor attention from the developers
- everyone who engages with it hates it to some degree but they continue to engage regardless
- “where else am I gonna find content like this”
- community makes a majority of the content/improvements
- lots of trans people
some additions based on tags & comments:
- people have been saying it’s dead for years
- lots of furries
- lots of bots
incomprehensible memes, such as:
See I’ve seen like 600 variations of this meme and I gotta tell you a Story.
The year is 2012. It’s Christmas. It’s the first year my sister and I are both home from college, and we’re feeling kind of nostalgic, so we take out the old family photo albums to remember everyone from times past. We’re all on the couch or the floor with hot chocolate and the Dog is curled up under the tree. It’s all very Norman Rockwell.
We’re going through my Mom’s side of the family, laughing at the pictures of Grandma putting wrapping paper on the dog, and grandpa pulling faces at the camera, when we find an old brown envelope.
“The fuck? says my sister, because she’s been in to Great-Aunt Liz’s Rumballs, and I open the envelope. Inside are four tickets to the titanic, unused, and Mom tells us the story of how her ancestors ALMOST came over on the Titanic, but Great-Aunt Liz got the measles and forced everyone into quarantine, thus saving their lives.
The OTHER thing in the envelope are seven Photographs, dated 1890. They are of my Great-Great Grandmother.
They are nudes.
They are NOT tasteful nudes.
Like, these are Violating-Terms-Of-Service-On-Most-Platforms- OBSCENE.
GGG had these taken waaaaay back in ye olden days, in order to convince her wayward husband to move back to England after he ditched her to party it up in Chicago.
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW FUCKING HARD WE LAUGHED. Like, I think I passed out I was laughing so hard.
So yes, people have ALWAYS been like this, and your nudes will make for a hilarious family Christmas someday.
I’m trying to figure out the logistics of 19th century nudes. Did she hire someone to take and develop the photos?
As a photographer, I can confirm that, yes, she did. Or she was friends with a photographer. In the days before digital photography caught on, if you had a darkroom and a reputation for discretion, women would come to you to develop their film or take the actual pictures. And, let me tell ya, when a woman shows up and says “take pictures of me naked”, most people who are sexually attracted to women say “Sure!”
I’m pretty sure I’ve replied to this post before, but I am doing it again suddenly confronted with a Random Memory.
There was a movie called “Punch Line”, starring Tom Hanks as a comedian (and Sally Field as a housewife learning to be a comedian). At one point, Tom Hanks is being heckled on stage, and he asks the guy “Hey, do you have any naked pictures of your girlfriend? No? Would you like to buy some?” And for a (thankfully short) period of time, this entered popular culture as a thing guys said to degrade other men.
At this particular point in time, I was male-passing enough that nobody (even me) questioned it, but not perfectly male-passing, so I was the kind of person guys would build themselves up by tearing down. That’s how I found myself having the following conversation:
“Hey, man, you got any pictures of your girlfriend naked?”
“Would you – wait, what?”
“Yes, I have pictures of my girlfriend naked.”
“I’m a photographer. Wait a second. Aren’t you Kevin?”
“I have photos of your girlfriend naked.” (To be clear, I wasn’t outing her. She had the photos on the wall of her apartment and had given copies to practically everyone she knew.)
The last time I responded to this post, I think I did a bit about how the women I photographed in the 90s are now approaching 50 and are glad they did it. But there’s another point.
In the 1990s, I probably took photos of a hundred different women in varying stages of undress. And the thing that would surprise you most is who those women were. Yes, there were the exhibitionists like Kevin’s girlfriend, and yes, some of these were the girls who were known with sleeping with everyone. But… also, like, just… women.
I was not the only photographer who had two portfolios– one I could show to anyone, and one that I had to sift through before showing it to a given person because I was allowed to use them only if I was showing them to people who didn’t know them. (And a whole mess of photos I wasn’t allowed to show ANYONE because they were just for the model and/or her partner.)
And, I must stress, this was the 1990s, when naked selfies required either risking a photomat (where they would be in the hands of a complete stranger who could make copies easily) or talking to someone like me.
The advent of digital photography did not cause women to lose modesty. It just made it easier for them to control their own sexual expression.
a few minutes ago i had 9 new followers thanks to getting reblogged by someone actually popular but just now i only have 8, and i think that’s a new record for someone getting sick of putting up with my shit, I’m proud
my “compulsory retouching is causing body dysmorphia on an unprecedented scale and should be treated as a public health crisis” post is raising a lot of questions already answered by the post
“normal” is how you look unedited. the phrase you’re looking for is “acceptable by the arbitrary, ever-changing, impossible to achieve standard of beauty that’s being force-fed to us on a constant basis”.
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all jokes aside, it makes me very sad how literally the entire internet, especially social media, has just become more and more unapologetic in trying to wring as much money out of you as possible. can’t go on youtube without being bombarded by youtube red ads promising that if you just give them money, they’ll block the pesky ads who are also begging for your money. can’t stream a movie without searching for it on each of the dozens and dozens of streaming platforms. all demanding individual subscriptions for their tiny share of the world’s movies that used to just all be on netflix. every news site counting down your free three articles, all the while begging you to turn your adblock off. click off instagram’s stupid shopping tab, and the first post on your timeline is with #ad. and of course, now, tumblr’s adding post plus. i hate it!! hate getting advertised at everywhere i go. hate that social media’s not even supposed to be social anymore, just another thing to monetize. i’m so sick of it!!! can’t escape it ever!!! give us 9.99 per month for exclusive fucking content!! fuck!!
I can’t believe I’ve become one of those people that says “back in my day…” but man, return me to the internet where social people wasn’t up my ass. I used to make friends online and actuall socialize! Now the world wants to eat me piece by piece! No!!
trying to watch little witch academia but i literally cannot handle that the spacing on the bottom two prongs of that symbol keep changing… is it meant to be 120° spacing like a third of the circle or 90° spacing like a quarter?? you’d think divided into thirds makes sense with the top prong but in so many shots, especially static ones, it looks like they just snapped them to the 45° cardinal directions…
this is bothering me so much did you guys not have reference sheets for this!?!?!
i learned that in 1990 the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was robbed of 13 paintings worth a total of 500 million dollars, none of them have been found, and the museum is still offering offering a $10 million reward (the largest reward by a museum in history) (x)
there’s a documentary about this in netlfix!!
it’s incredibly boring, unsatisfying, and also does that thing where it withholds information from the viewer so that at the end of each episode you have a completely false belief that a particular (actual real life person) is totally guilty and the only one that could have done it
this is a callout post for the entire true crime genre of media
You want everyone to be able to slot into a pride and prejudice au but no one can accurately fit into the niche that Mr Darcy and Elizabeth have cornered which is completely and uniquely deranged and sophisticated in a way no marvel character, nay, not even an over watch character, can dare compete with
miss piggy: you are sad and pathetic and small and far too green, both your status and wealth are an embarrassment, and your mother’s voice is shrill and painful… un. like. moi! *hair swish*
kermit: *stunned open mouth silence*
miss piggy: yet every day since i first saw you at the dance all i have been able to think about is how you are suitable for nothing in life but to be my bride! you are below me in every possible way but you simply must let me marry you!
kermit, flailing uncontrollably: THIS IS YOUR IDEA OF A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL?!?!
give me money to see the content
alright that means there’s at least two with this feature but this guy’s on tumblr staff. so until i see evidence as to otherwise i think we can conclude that tumblr gave a controversial and widely despised feature solely to one blogger to let them take the hit for it before they roll it out on a wider scale
yeah this does seem to be the case. what an absolute psycho move
I honestly have no idea who I’m following any more. Between Tumblr randomly unfollowing mutuals and the general chaos of my blog, I pretty much just look at the icon and assume Friend status based on how well I recognize it.
Does this fall through when people change their usernames/icons 10000%
how can ppl say cats dont have feelings like.
when my cat got deadly sick she refused to eat a single thing and it had been days but when i started crying she ate just a little bit, and upon seeing how happy it made me, kept doing it whenever she could.
now whenever im sad or crying she finds wherever i am with a mouthful of food and eats the pieces one by one, every time looking up at me making sure i was watching her eat it all because she knew it made me happy. and it DOES make me happy
i love cats!!!
im so glad my little Foofy has touched everyone’s hearts… she luvs you all
Oh sure we all post all the time about who you’d fuck or kiss or date but this is an Ask Meme for people like me. These are the real deal for your ask box.
Camelopardalis: I will look at you from very far away and never interact. I will always, always wonder if you notice me, our paths shall never cross.
Marianas Trench: I’m definitely trying to attract your attention but not in any way that involves direct interaction. I would literally have no idea what to do if you ever noticed me, but I’m still depressed that you don’t.
Arctic Tundra: I really want to meet in person. I am aware that the end result of this would be that we sit in silence for 1-2 hours, presumably book-ended by multi-hour car trips by one or both of us. Later I will describe it as the best time ever.
Bounce House: Sometimes you notice me and it’s actually the most exciting thing in my day, according to how I feel at that moment. I will absolutely, positively never reciprocate because that makes me nervous.
Jupiter: I’m attracted to you sexually but I’m unable to view myself as sexually attractive and so any sort of interaction of this sort just leaves me deeply confused and uncomfortable.
Pluto: I worked up enough courage to interact with you but it’s really hard so I will vanish for long periods of time but still gaze at you off in the distance.
The Nile: I dig you so hard and never get tired of talking.
SDSSJ172206: I’m so flustered by directly speaking with you that I have to run away almost immediately.
Pink Neon: I’m just a figment of your imagination.
Earlier today we announced to the press that we are running a beta test program for Post+, Tumblr’s newest add-on subscription tool. Post+ is a completely optional tool that will allow creators to make some of their posts exclusive to their paid subscribers. You can read more about it right over here on our @postplus Tumblr. This feature is being tested by a small group of incredible creators on Tumblr.
We want to hear about what you like, what you love, and what concerns you. Even if it’s not very nice. Tell us. We can take it. We WANT that feedback. It helps us make Tumblr better.
What we won’t ever accept is the targeted harassment and threats these creators have endured since this afternoon. These creators are some of the most talented people around, and all they’re doing is testing out a feature. These are the people who graciously agreed to pilot a program to help us discover bugs before we open it up to all creators. These are the humans who are testing a feature that we hope will soon help thousands of Tumblr creators feel empowered, get rewarded for their efforts, and find support within their community.
Our Community Guidelines are clear: Don’t engage in targeted abuse, bullying, or harassment.
Anyone in violation of these guidelines will be dealt with swiftly and will be forced to contend with the appropriate consequences. It’s okay to tell us how you feel. It’s not okay to bully someone because you disagree with their choices.
@staff it’s great to hear that you “won’t ever accept targeted harassment and threats”!
now: can you tell me what that looks like? genuinely, please, can you tell me what the fuck you’re going to do to put a stop to it?
because let’s be clear: the creators beta testing this (extremely poorly-thought-out) feature, which is *going* to result in enough lawsuits to possibly actually shut tumblr down for good, are not fair game for criticism here. like: the whole point, the whole appeal of tumblr is that everyone here is in the same boat. we’re all poor as dirt, probably mentally ill, neurodivergent, queer, and/or disabled; the preferred term for a tumblr user is “dumpster-diving shrieking opossum.”
the people who were targeted for beta testing are not jeff bezos. they’re your local cashier and sales clerk just trying to survive. the backlash they’ve received is unwarranted, inappropriate, misdirected and cruel. @kaijuno has received hundreds of death threats in one fucking day, and that’s not okay.
so, @staff, what are you going to do to stop it?
because it doesn’t seem like you’ve done a thing to protect kaijuno, or any of your “post+” beta testers. users who’ve been suckered into this crapshoot are taking the fall for your tone-deaf decision making, so what are you going to do to compensate them? you want to talk about emotional damages, maybe there’s a place to have that conversation when the reason they’re being targeted, on your platform, is because of you.
and while we’re here, let’s talk about one other section of the community guidelines you’ve mentioned:
let’s talk about how one of the common tags on tumblr, common enough that it pops up when i type “terf” in the tag bar, is “terfs do interact”. let’s talk about how tumblr, the place where pretty much all the most recent LGBT+ pride flags have originated, the so-called queerest place on the internet, is actively fostering the growth of a transphobic subculture. let’s talk about how your inaction has allowed ace exclusionists to gain a foothold in the young queer community, how your unwillingness to enforce the ban on actual hate speech has led to a generation unfamiliar with the legitimate history of the word “queer.”
(side note for general readers: a good rule of thumb is, if a term has entered the lexicon of academia, it is more or less universally accepted as the Appropriate Name For The Thing. that’s your number one tipoff for the revisionist history behind this “queer is a slur” discourse, which was kicked off and is carried on primarily by TERFs).
so yeah: let’s talk about the community guidelines. let’s talk about selectively enforcing them.
because i’m happy to hear you’re not going to stand for targeted harassment and hate speech anymore. genuinely, i am. what i want to know is whether you mean it.
do you care about the health and safety of your userbase, and respect your so-called community guidelines? or are they just a convenient excuse for you to distance yourself from the latest shitstorm you’ve kicked off, defend the honour of your financial assets, and wash your hands entirely of the fallout?
I also want to add to this to say please take the survey! I know people who don’t want a feature usually just don’t take whatever survey but this is extremely important. We need @staff to know that we do not want this feature and to do that we actually have to tell them. Please take the survey and please write how much you do not want this feature.
Tumblr is not the place for paid content, it’s a social media website/app. There are far better websites for paid content that people already use and are comfortable with, not only is this a bad idea for website content in general, it’s also a bad business idea. You will never be able to compete with OnlyFans, Patreon, KoFi, Twitch, or even just someone’s independent website shop. This website is not set up to house paid content and if this truly gets implemented, it will only be a disorganized mess.
This is a bad idea.
Previously when this idea has been tested, it’s had a horrible backlash as well. Sixpenceee, Striders, Egberts, and other bloggers have tried to monetize their blogs only to face horrible repercussions. One of the main philosophies present in this website is anti-capitalism!!
So anyone reading this I’m begging you to take this survey and tell @staff how awful of an idea this is and how you will not support it. Don’t just ignore the survey.
I think people need to stop viewing the line between age 17 and 18 as this hard and fast line between “little innocent baby child who knows nothing of the world” and “worldly, scary adult out to get you” because it leads to things like a 25 year old woman on this website leaving me a message that says “You pissed me off, enjoy your FUNERAL!” and then angrily telling me “You’re a literal ADULT who’s MY AGE pissing me off online!” (almost her exact wording) when I call her weird for doing that. Anyway long story short this website is so entrenched in viewing minors as Innocent Frightened Lambs and adults as Malicious Fully-Aware Hags that you get takes like “I might be seven years older than you, but you’re somehow closer to my age than teenagehood because you’re no longer 17”