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6th Aug '16 10:16:19 AM nombretomado
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Their fandom base is very widespread, ranging from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightValey''. Any movie or show with a large slash following have fairly large fanbases. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.

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Their fandom base is very widespread, ranging from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightValey''.''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. Any movie or show with a large slash following have fairly large fanbases. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.
6th Aug '16 10:16:11 AM nombretomado
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Though Tumblr seems to be gaining popularity, it has yet to be overrun by celebrities like fellow NewMedia hubs {{Facebook}} and {{Twitter}}. Instead, it's populated by all sorts of {{Fan Girl}}s, {{Hipster}}s, as well as vanguardists from every {{Hatedom}} imaginable. It's also known for its tacit encouragement of designers. Tumblr's interface makes it easy to set up a portfolio, and its support staff has been praised for running its [[http://www.tumblr.com/themes/ Theme Garden]], which features often minimalist layouts designed by users.

''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.


On May 20, 2013, Tumblr was purchased by ''Website/{{Yahoo}}'' for $1 billion. It seems that Yahoo intends to become popular again through the youth of the internet and make money off of ad revenue.

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Though Tumblr seems to be gaining popularity, it has yet to be overrun by celebrities like fellow NewMedia hubs {{Facebook}} and {{Twitter}}. Instead, it's populated by all sorts of {{Fan Girl}}s, {{Hipster}}s, as well as vanguardists Differing from other mainstream social media sites, rather than personal profiles for networking, its populace is made up largely of a variety of fandoms and artists, while having been noteworthy for every variety of {{Hatedom}} imaginable.imaginable and acquiring a reputation among {{Hipster}} bloggers in its earlier years. It's also known for its tacit encouragement of designers. Tumblr's interface makes it easy to set up a portfolio, and its support staff has been praised for running its [[http://www.tumblr.com/themes/ Theme Garden]], Garden, which features often minimalist layouts designed by users.

''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any Their fandom base is very widespread, ranging from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightValey''. Any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. fanbases. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.


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On May 20, 2013, Tumblr was purchased by ''Website/{{Yahoo}}'' for $1 billion. It seems that Yahoo intends to become popular again through the youth of the internet and make money off of ad revenue.\n



* AntiPoopSocking:
** You can only make 250 posts per day. This isn't a problem at all if you simply use Tumblr like a more traditional blogging platform, but if you reblog things a lot this can easily create problems.
** You can only send 5 "ask" messages per hour.



* CatchPhrase:
** "GetOut." (the usual response to a bad pun)
** "Are you Satan?"/"Hello, Satan"/"Whoa there Satan"/"Thanks Satan"
** "(There are) two kinds of people [in this world]." Whenever someone spots both a humorous and serious reaction to a post.
** "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm (so) (fucking) done with this site." / "I am 3124786137286812% done." / "I am done with all of you]]."
** "Everyone on this website is high/on drugs."
** "This."
** "WHY WHY WOULD YOU POST SOMETHING LIKE THAT"
** "Go to your room."
** "I can't" "I just can't" "I can't even" "I have lost the ability to can" and all of its derivatives.
** "Let's talk about..." or "Can we talk about...?"
** "Why would you do that?"
** "I hate you." (Usually in response to a particularly sad [nearly always fandom related] post.)
** "Am I kicked out of the fandom yet?"
** "...said nobody/no one ever."
** "ALL OF MY FEELS", "Right in the feels", or anything "feels" in general
** "What is air"
** "I didn't need my heart anyway"
** "Ow, my heart."
** "This is not okay."
** "Ow! My childhood!" / "Right in the childhood!"
** "Spot the vegan." / "I think I found the vegan."
** "Nightbloggers or just the Australians?"
** "I will never not reblog this." and "I tried so hard to scroll past this [post]"
** "Can you not."
** "I wonder when people will start shipping them." (Whenever there's AnthropomorphicPersonification)
** "Check your privilege."
** "You must be fun at parties."
** "Friendly reminder that..."
** "DEAD!" / "I'M DYING" (Responding to something that's hysterically funny, usually a meme)
** Any variation of "If you don't reblog this, you are a horrible person."
** "Kill yourself" is, unfortunately, a very widespread favorite among question-askers. It's enough that .gif remixes replacing {{cat scare}}s and dramatic reveals with "kill urself" are popular.
*** "ur a faget" and variants are also used similarly.
** "It got better!" (Used when reblogging a post that you've reblogged before because whatever happened in the comments afterwards made it [[CaptainObvious better]])
** Calling something "gross" when it has unfortunate implications.
** "[Thing] is [adjective]." "It's called [other name for thing], you uncultured swine."
** "Forever Reblog".
** "If you don't like X, then I'm sorry, but you're wrong/we can't be friends.
** "I CAN'T BREATHE" (for when someone saw something so hilarious or absurd they're laughing so hard that they...well, can't breathe)
** "Example #[[AC:X]] of why Tumblr users should not have children/pets."
** "Make Creator/{{John Green}} find the thing!" is the standard response to posts about authors doing things, such as slapping English teachers for getting the meaning of the original works wrong. John is infamous for responding to posts about him on [[http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com his Tumblr]].
** "You had one job, [X]!" When a character messes up a seemingly simple task.
** "I like your shoelaces."
** "WHAT WAS [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants THIS SHOW]] EVEN ABOUT" for when a random screencap appears that may or may not make sense in context.
** "did you just" / "you did not"
** "I love how this post began all normal and then it just... tumblr"



* {{Overheating}}:
** You can only make 250 posts per day. This isn't a problem at all if you simply use Tumblr like a more traditional blogging platform, but if you reblog things a lot this can easily create problems.
** You can only send 5 "ask" messages per hour.



* RuleNumberOne: A surprisingly big amount of Tumblr users seem to blindly follow this one.
** Tumblr's Rule #1 seems to be "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Facebook."



* SoapBoxSadie: While not as big a presence as amateur photographers, it's very hard not to run into social justice activists on Tumblr. This is a consequence of many LiveJournal users - also known for their activism - migrating to Tumblr.

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* SoapBoxSadie: While not as big a presence as amateur photographers, it's very hard not to run into social justice activists on Tumblr. This is a consequence of many LiveJournal users - also once widely known for their activism - migrating its amateur photographer and {{Hipster}} blogs, this has slowly grown to Tumblr.become the widely-accepted stereotype of Tumblr users off the site, with many activists, with varying degrees of seriousness, becoming prominent.



* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Averted with this site, where a large majority of the site's fandom-based Tumblrs are run by females (read: yaoi fangirls). Most of the straight porn blogs are actually run by women.
** This can even be seen as an inversion, in fact--it's (usually) not entirely shocking if you have a hard time finding any men running blogs on Tumblr.
** It's come to the point where many just assume all users they come across are female unless explicitly stated otherwise. Which can get a little disconcerting for those of us who are guys on there.
** This, combined with the fangirling over celebrities and huge amount of porn, was rather brilliantly summed up by the statement "Tumblr is like this weird alternate universe where 15 year old girls obsessively stalk 40 year old men in vans".
** There's actually a fandom for the "men of tumblr", mainly for doing silly/creative things, or subverting gender roles.
** Oddly, [[http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-demographic-breakdown-of-Tumblr this]] data has recorded 2% more males on tumblr than females.



* UrbanLegend: It is trivially easy to attribute a post to the staff blog, or CNN, or any number of reputable sources that never said a word about it. Apparently this is all it takes to convince large numbers of users it's legit. This can be anywhere from psuedorealistic articles, tabloid-style gossip, or passing off gifs and pictures from fictional media (or even something hilarious) as something deep/meaningful/edgy/real.

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* UrbanLegend: It is was once trivially easy to attribute a post to the staff blog, or CNN, or any number of reputable sources that never said a word about it. Apparently this is all it takes to convince large numbers of users it's legit. This can be anywhere from psuedorealistic articles, tabloid-style gossip, or passing off gifs and pictures from fictional media (or even something hilarious) as something deep/meaningful/edgy/real.through some editing.
18th May '16 4:38:20 PM nombretomado
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''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.


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''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.




* StealthParody: Many {{trolls}} pretend to be extreme [=SJWs=]. They often use as many labels as possible, often including mutually exclusive ones and absurd ones (‘plantkin’), and exaggerate points of contention to illogical extremes. They manage to fool a lot of people, mostly non-[=SJWs=], who use them as examples to bash the SJW community.

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* StealthParody: Many {{trolls}} pretend to be extreme [=SJWs=]. They often use as many labels as possible, often including mutually exclusive ones and absurd ones (‘plantkin’), (‘plantkin’), and exaggerate points of contention to illogical extremes. They manage to fool a lot of people, mostly non-[=SJWs=], who use them as examples to bash the SJW community.
19th Jan '16 8:18:30 PM Berrenta
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* PortmanteauCoupleName: All over the place due to the rampant {{shipping}}. In fact they now even have Portmanteau ''Fandom'' Names, "Superwholock" from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' and Franchise/{{Sherlock}} being perhaps the most common.
27th Jul '15 11:14:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SelfProclaimedKnight: The ''KnightsOfFandom'', who "protect" Tumblr users from vicious attacks by anonymous individuals.

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* SelfProclaimedKnight: The ''KnightsOfFandom'', ''Blog/KnightsOfFandom'', who "protect" Tumblr users from vicious attacks by anonymous individuals.
27th Jul '15 5:27:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SelfProclaimedKnight: The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]], who "protect" Tumblr users from vicious attacks by anonymous individuals.
** Has its own page [[KnightsOfFandom here]].

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* SelfProclaimedKnight: The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]], ''KnightsOfFandom'', who "protect" Tumblr users from vicious attacks by anonymous individuals.
** Has its own page [[KnightsOfFandom here]].
individuals.
24th Apr '15 12:18:42 PM SeptimusHeap
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''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.


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''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[{{Vlogbrothers}} Nerdfighteria]], ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''TheHungerGames'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/PacificRim'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', a whole slew of anime, {{Cult Classic}}s, and any movie or show with a large slash following (such as ''Film/XMenFirstClass'',''Series/TeenWolf'' and ''Series/{{Merlin}}'') ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'') have fairly large fanbases on this site. Like most places on the internet, {{Shipping}} is also a big deal.




* {{Crossover}}: Don't freak out if you ever see a "[[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Welcome To ]][[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little ]][[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend Of ]][[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack On ]][[Anime/TigerAndBunny Tiger And ]][[Series/{{Supernatural}} Super]][[Webcomic/{{Axis Powers Hetalia}} Heta]][[Series/{{Hannibal}} Hanni]][[Series/DoctorWho Who]][[Film/TheAvengers Avenger]][[Anime/{{Free}} Free]][[VideoGame/{{Off}} Off]][[Series/{{Sherlock}} Lock]][[Literature/HarryPotter Potter]][[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} stuck]]" post on your dashboard.

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* {{Crossover}}: Don't freak out if you ever see a "[[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Welcome To ]][[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little ]][[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend Of ]][[Manga/AttackOnTitan Attack On ]][[Anime/TigerAndBunny Tiger And ]][[Series/{{Supernatural}} Super]][[Webcomic/{{Axis Powers Hetalia}} Heta]][[Series/{{Hannibal}} Hanni]][[Series/DoctorWho Who]][[Film/TheAvengers Who]][[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avenger]][[Anime/{{Free}} Free]][[VideoGame/{{Off}} Off]][[Series/{{Sherlock}} Lock]][[Literature/HarryPotter Potter]][[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} stuck]]" post on your dashboard.
11th Mar '15 12:17:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PortmanteauCoupleName: All over the place due to the rampant {{shipping}}. In fact they now even have Portmanteau ''Fandom'' Names, "{{Super|natural}}[[DoctorWho who]][[{{Sherlock}} lock]]" being perhaps the most common.

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: All over the place due to the rampant {{shipping}}. In fact they now even have Portmanteau ''Fandom'' Names, "{{Super|natural}}[[DoctorWho who]][[{{Sherlock}} lock]]" "Superwholock" from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' and Franchise/{{Sherlock}} being perhaps the most common.
26th Aug '14 2:59:24 AM Telcontar
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--> (◡‿◡✿)
--> (ʘ‿ʘ✿) What you say about x?
--> (ʘ‿ʘ)ノ✿ Hold my flower.
---> ✿\(。-_-。) Kick his ass, baby. I got yo flower.

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--> ---> (◡‿◡✿)
--> ---> (ʘ‿ʘ✿) What you say about x?
--> ---> (ʘ‿ʘ)ノ✿ Hold my flower.
---> ----> ✿\(。-_-。) Kick his ass, baby. I got yo flower.



-->"This is tumblr. We like gays more than '''[[UpToEleven gays like gays]]'''".

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-->"This --->"This is tumblr. We like gays more than '''[[UpToEleven gays '''gays like gays]]'''".gays'''".



** Cultural reappropriation, for a lot of [=SJWs=]. This includes wearing dreadlocks or bindis by white people. While the former have been worn by peoples from India all the way to Africa (and, by extention, the Caribbeans) and bindis are now worn throughout the entire Indian subcontinent regardless of age, sex, or creed, [=SJWs=] often point out that people from the cultures dreadlocks and bindis originated in face far harsher consequences (being deemed ‘unprofessional’ or prone to racist remarks) [[DoubleStandard compared to white people doing it]].



* SuddenlyShouting: When excited, some users tend to start [=screAMING=] IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE.
** Will also be seen as a form of {{Angrish}}.

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* StealthParody: Many {{trolls}} pretend to be extreme [=SJWs=]. They often use as many labels as possible, often including mutually exclusive ones and absurd ones (‘plantkin’), and exaggerate points of contention to illogical extremes. They manage to fool a lot of people, mostly non-[=SJWs=], who use them as examples to bash the SJW community.
* SuddenlyShouting: When excited, some users tend to start [=screAMING=] screAMING IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE.
**
SENTENCE. Will also be seen as a form of {{Angrish}}.
11th Aug '14 11:02:18 AM Willbyr
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Tumblr is a "short-form" multimedia blogging platform. A favored stomping ground of college-age (and [[EmoTeen younger]]) amateur photographers, graphic artists, fandom bloggers, social justice bloggers, and people who just felt like making one. It's far less text-rich than other blogging sites. Users tend to collate pretty images and {{meme}}s from around the internet on their tumblogs, with most memes also being popular on [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]] and Reddit at the same time. They can also follow one another and reblog or like one another's posts, a system that encourages popularity contests. Themed tumblogs abound, from [[http://fuckyeahdioramas.tumblr.com/ Fuck Yeah, Dioramas!]] to [[http://shannahmcgill.tumblr.com/ The Right Writing]] to [[http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/ Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber]]. We also [[http://tvtropesorg.tumblr.com have a tumblr]].

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Tumblr is a "short-form" multimedia blogging platform. A favored stomping ground of college-age (and [[EmoTeen younger]]) amateur photographers, graphic artists, fandom bloggers, social justice bloggers, and people who just felt like making one. It's far less text-rich than other blogging sites. Users tend to collate pretty images and {{meme}}s from around the internet on their tumblogs, with most memes also being popular on [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]] and Reddit at the same time. They can also follow one another and reblog or like one another's posts, a system that encourages popularity contests. Themed tumblogs abound, from [[http://fuckyeahdioramas.tumblr.com/ Fuck Yeah, Dioramas!]] to [[http://shannahmcgill.[[http://the-right-writing.tumblr.com/ The Right Writing]] to [[http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/ Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber]]. We also [[http://tvtropesorg.tumblr.com have a tumblr]].
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