what a violently unfunny gremlin
what a violently unfunny gremlin
as a certified bonafide i can confirm this
its a well known fact that the villains of the dream smp fit into the three Gs - c!dream is gaslight, c!wilbur is gatekeep and c!quackity is girlboss. but the one thing thats always confused me is that c!techno is missing simply because theres only three Gs. so i decided to innovate.
i present to you:
the four Gs
Here’s a little lesson in the Tumblr algorithm, for those who don’t know: the only way for a post to be spread to someone’s dash, after it’s already been made, is through reblogs. Likes do very little for boosting visibility. Besides adding notes so a post has a higher likelihood of appearing at the top of search results for the tags they’re featured in, likes are just caches to show/store posts you’ve liked. They do not significantly increase the likelihood that the post will be seen by more people. The only way to ensure this is to reblog it to your own blog, so your followers will see it.
Also, this isn’t Twitter. I know that on Twitter, it’s largely expected for most of your profile to consist of mostly your own tweets, and not too many retweets. Tumblr is extremely different, in that the entire site is made up of shared posts. The site is designed for maybe 5% of the content on your dash to be original content at any given moment, while 95% will be reblogs from others, and that’s perfectly acceptable and expected, actually.
This is all to say that, I know a lot of you come from Tik Tok or Twitter, where liking content has a direct, positive effect on the content’s visibility. I know that your FYP is dictated by what gets more likes/what the people you follow like, and that Twitter shows posts your following likes on the TL. But Tumblr is extremely different. So please, don’t hesitate to reblog shit on this website, especially art/writing. If you liked an artist’s work, the best thing you can do for them is reblog it because simply liking it will do very little to boost their post’s visibility. This doesn’t just apply to art either; if there’s a PSA, theory, etc., that you enjoyed and want more people to see, the only way for that to happen is to reblog.
I KNEW TECHNO WAS GONNA DO SOMETHING DUMB LMAO HOLY SHIT
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW! I reblog lots of art, theories and shitposts :)
EDIT: Reblog this to spread it!
I also post about other fandoms, feel free to ask what I like! I’ve been wanting to make DSMP friends forever but Twitter is a black hole and most of it is negativity I don’t want to interact with.
If you’re escaping Twitter, my blog is safe for you!
hey did y’all see what happened around june recently curious innit
y’all starting to draw techno with prisoner garb already but like
he went into the prison with his normal garb
you know, the royal cape, crown, frills and all
so there’s one traumatised blob in an orange jumpsuit, and one laid-back kingman, both in the same box
genuinely no idea now. fuck
torture is bad yes but have you ever heard c!dream plead desperately for mercy
Y’all had like a week’s advance, now make your choice - Cringe Eurovision That’s Not Even Euro or Highest Quality Quackity DSMP Lore Stream
is the penis smp thing still a thing or is it already over
i cant believe i missed all 15 seasons
I know we’re all VERY hyped for the upcoming Minecraft Championships, and I know that as a part of that we’re gonna want to post about it!
Which is completely fine!! In fact, I’m very excited to see everybody liveblogging from who they’re watching, making fanart of their favorite bits and sharing clips, all that good stuff, I can’t wait to see it! :]
BUT PLEASE REMEMBER!!
Tumblr’s tagging system goes word-by-word, and so if you’re going to talk about it, please just tag it as “MCC”, “MCC 14″, “MCC S2″ or any variation of those!
We want to avoid using tags that include the word “minecraft” even if it’s attached (for instance, tagging #minecraft championships) because it will show up in the regular minecraft tag! and this will turn, flood the tag which we don’t want to do!
(this is also the same reason we use tags like “mcyt” and not “minecraft youtubers”)
A lot of people on mineblr like to share aesthetic photos, builds, and art of minecraft separate from streamers and such, and we want to make sure they can still enjoy that without having to dig through all of our content to see it!
It’s fine if you want to include the word minecraft in your post, but don’t tag it as such! (In fact it might be better just to stick to using terms like MCC just in case!)
the question is not IF this goes south, but HOW and WHEN exactly
place your bets ladies and gentlemen and all other persons of esteem
hunters won, dream also uses glitches to his advantage (remember the ghost scaffolding trick from like 1-2 manhunts ago?), so they can use glitches to beat him too
boy i wonder how this is gonna not work
quackity goddamnit i was about to say that you were just helping and nobody understood that this isnt manipulation
oh dear, i hope the fans are not gonna jump into the song and just spam it with dsmp/ranboo comments
Get you an animator that will literally animate you getting glitched out/stuck on iron bars in a cool fashion somehow
fucking pop-off sad-ist
Are all the dream SMP charecters morals questionable: y e s
Does that mean I don’t love every single one of them: n o
Also defend your morally questionable dsmp fav in the notes for fun :)
response to your challenge - techno is a fun boy who’s morals, goals and ideals, albeit ethically questionable at best, are internally consistent, and have some good justifications behind them
does that count as apology or defense
i just attained my first tumblr mention ever i’m popping off
I’m using Tumblr as my source of event reactions now because Techno’s chat on my end is scuffed
ngl, i didn’t like this tftsmp episode
like, in general i love the whole series, and the humour this episode was pretty banging (ofc it is, especially with G L A T T), and the inbetween scene was so tasty, i loved it
but like, this one was sooo scuffed, karl had to straight up do some of the things on his damn own to move anywhere because everyone kept getting caught up in 5-minute-long gags every 4 steps
also the gump bullying was a bit much, like some banter among friends every once in a while is cool with me, but when you’re pulling the same joke about “haha this man stupid and inept and we dont like him” 5 times, it just starts feeling a bit uncalled for
never tell me tommy can’t be serious, just fuckin listen to him describe what happens in his death
no, you know what, I’m going to stop vague’ing on the dash. my anger is about to get extremely direct and enraged, so fair warning, but I don’t care about anyone’s comfort right now. I’m going to get fucking mad, and you all will fucking deal.
not a single one of us has the right, or should even have the option, to guess about ccs’ sexualities. I’ve kept my mouth shut when it comes to people analyzing george/dream and guessing they’re some kind of queer, but I’m fucking done. I’m going to go into every single reason “truthing” about ccs’ sexualities is just so beyond fucked.
first of all, this is in response specifically to ranboo and tubbo truthing. being a kid and getting thrown into such a massive spotlight, where you will undoubtedly be subject to some fuck shit eventually because the internet is full of thousands upon thousands of people, is already terrifying and anxiety-inducing and damaging enough. but for their own audiencemembers - their own supposed fucking “fans” - to take it one step further and speculate about their sexualities? oh, for the love of god. I can barely believe I even have to explain how fucked that is. it is one thing to be friends with or close to someone in real life and recognize your own queer struggle in them, to approach them with sympathy and support in case they are questioning. it is another thing entirely to speculate about the sexuality of someone you don’t even know, and to then take it a step further and “truth” about your fucking theories. you are not an expert, you are not their friend, and you are not a fucking oracle. you can guess all you want about a cc’s sexuality, you can comment on how their actions or behaviors or words resonate with you when you were questioning or closeted, but to go ahead and take your own speculation as truth is arrogant, presumptous, and damaging as all hell.
I can just imagine what it would’ve been like if I’d grown an online platform that ripped me of my privacy when I was a teenager and trying to figure out my own sexuality. if I had a section of my audience analyzing my every social media post, the inflection in my voice and the nature of my laughs, my every interaction with my best friend, you know what I would’ve done? retreated so far into the closet that I would probably have tricked myself into thinking I was heterosexual. I would’ve been so fucking terrified and felt so stripped of any privacy or control I had over my own goddamn thoughts; do you understand how fucking vile that is? have none of you ever been terrified of giving away your own sexuality through your mannerisms and facial expressions and words, while you were closeted? have none of you ever experienced that utter fucking terror when you notice someone start to question your sexuality, the immediate urge to retreat and back up and act and believe the complete opposite just to prove them wrong and go back to the safety and security of them believing you were straight? for fuck’s sake, now imagine that feeling amplified a hundred fold, applied not just to one instance or one person in your life, but to thousands. do y’all not understand just how a) morally fucked it is to inflict this same kind of practice onto someone you supposedly care about and support, and b) potentially psychologically damaging this could be to ccs who are closeted, especially the fucking minors? oh my fucking god.
that isn’t even to point out why people do this shit - which is to project and find solace and derive some kind of enjoyment out of cc’s. that’s what cc’s are there for; they are entertainers, first and foremost, which continues outside of streams and bleeds into fandom culture and the kind of enjoyment fans can make out of interacting with other fans and creating their own fan content. the problem with this fact is that fans take it too far, like 85% of the time. cc’s aren’t just there for our own enjoyment. they are fucking people, oh my lord. they are real people that we will never know, and while we may have our fun with our little theories and talking to other fans and making and watching cute compilations and writing fanfiction and making fanart, we are just deriving entertainment from the parts of themselves they choose to show us. that persona they put on for the stream, that is not 100% them. they are real, rounded, 3-d, full people who we only ever get the privilege of witnessing a small sliver of. and we need to fucking remember that, because we can’t just keep running with the ideas of ccs that we have in our heads and treating them like they’re malleable characters for our own entertainment.
anyways, specifically about truthing (and mind you, this is the point in the rant where a little of my anger starts to seep out because I’m tired and it’s 1:40 AM and I have class tomorrow): there’s so many things that can be said about gaydar. I’m not here to argue whether or not it exists, or the details of the morality of straight versus non-straight people engaging in the practice of truthing. I’m just here to say that, even if you believe gaydar exists and can be accurate when employed by non-straight people, that still only applies to people you fucking know. what you see of a cc is not “getting to know” them. what you are seeing is one face of a multi-faceted jewel, cut in far more ways that you can ever hope to one day perceive. your theories are just those - theories. whatever you might think of the giggles you heard or the pickup lines you saw uttered or the softness you imagine between x and y, human interaction is far too complex and laced with meaning for some rando on the internet who watches youtube videos and twitch streams to fully grasp from two entertainers working from behind a screen. your gaydar is not going to fucking work through a screen, fuck off with that shit.
another thing that’s fucking bothering me so much is this assumption that comes with being at all open about queerness when you yourself are not queer. ik this is just one of the many factors “truthers” use to justify the findings of their totally infallible, prophetic gaydar, but it’s a factor nonetheless, and it bothers the fuck outta me. someone being willing to express support for lgbt people or donate to lgbt chairities or open to conversations with other lgbt people about lgbt endeavors is not evidence of queerness. to say that it is contributes to the harmful belief that cishets still have that they cannot be any of those things - that is, exceedingly open about and to queerness - without being perceived as queer themselves.
anyways, and now we are at the bottom line, which is that, this entire conversation wouldn’t even have to be had if people just fucking listened to cc boundaries. ranboo and tubbo do not like being shipped. it is that fucking simple. i know that it is tempting to ship two people you think are cute together. i know it is tempting to indulge in a dynamic you find comforting. but idgaf. temptation is not an excuse. find some fictional characters to ship, and kindly fuck off.