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->''"For me, '...dot Tumblr dot com' has been gradually replacing [[AGoodNameForARockBand ...would be a good name for a band]]".''
-->--''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1025/ 1025]]

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]].

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}}'', ''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.


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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* AccentuateTheNegative: Tumblr users seem to enjoy doing this to their favourite works of fiction; it's not uncommon either for someone to make a lengthy post deconstructing something in order to demonstrate why it's actually the most depressing, horrifying and / or darkest thing you'll ever experience, no matter how cheerful or uplifting it appears to be on the surface, or essentially hijacking someone else's post of a typically cheerful, uplifting moment to point why it's actually sad and they should feel sad. If Tumblr users [[MemeticMutation are to be believed]], then [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Dean Winchester]] cannot crack a harmless joke without it being a soul-destroying reflection of his myriad psychological issues, [[Series/{{Sherlock}} John Watson]] [[ShipTease cannot even glance at Sherlock]] without experiencing a crippling attack of {{Gayngst}} and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] can't do anything at all without it being the most depressing and heartbreaking thing ever.
* {{Adorkable}}:
** Most of the famous people that Tumblr users fangirl over are best described as this. Just look at Creator/MartinFreeman, Creator/TomHiddleston, and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
** Most of the users themselves fall into this category. The sheer number of posts about social awkwardness, shyness and the excitement they display over fandom developments is staggering.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: You can find long tracts analyzing pretty much anything, even a character's hair length, articles of clothing worn, or the arrangement of the colors used in a particular logo, in terms of their political undertones. Particularly notable examples can be seen in the social justice sphere, where many things not normally seen as political can be used to incriminate a series on the basis of having offensive implications.
* {{Angrish}}: The use of strings of keyboard-mashing gibberish such as "djhjrnfhbhnjh" is common to denote strong emotions, especially excitement and rage.
** Look out for "asdfjkl". That's a popular one.
* AnimalReactionShot: Extremely popular here.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The "[[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mclulejCVW1r6hcp5o1_400.png Knight of Blogging]]".
** A popular fandom-crossover is [[{{WebOriginal/Fandomstuck}} Fandomstuck]] which anthromorphicizes various fandoms.
** There's even anthropomorphisizing of of [[http://antemrd.tumblr.com/post/18546286605 tumblr]] [[http://ask-nightcreed.tumblr.com/post/43833176263/theladystache-yeah-here-you-go-tumblr-edit itself]].
* ArchEnemy: With Website/{{Facebook}}. Alternatively, [[ImageBoards 4chan]] considers Tumblr this. Especially /co/ due to [[YaoiFangirl yaoi fangirls]] and rampant shippers which they feel bring in the more annoying (to them) aspects of fandom and make discussing things besides {{Shipping}} a chore if not impossible. The vitriol got even worse once ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' premiered and Tumblr practically exploded in Korra love, fanart and [[ShipToShipCombat shipping wars]].
** Website/SomethingAwful has a distaste for the site, though it's mostly due to the nerdity[[note]]Something Awful has an unbridled, unironic hatred of nerds.[[/note]], "hugboxing"[[note]]An echo chamber of positivity that deflects any legitimate criticism[[/note]], and social justice warriors.
** Within Tumblr, 'Fandoms' (people who blog mainly about their favourite TV shows, movies, etc) and 'Hipsters' (people who use the site mainly for introspection, inspiring images, etc) appear to be locked in a deadly rivalry, which primarily takes the form of fandoms 'hijacking' hipster posts that they feel are excessively pretentious with fandom references, and hipsters... complaining about the fandoms doing this, mainly.
*** Even the fandoms themselves can get into wars, like the rivalry between Superwholock and Homestuck. This extends into people who ''hate'' fandoms (and nerd stuff in general) who have a particular BerserkButton for a certain fandom, never passing up the chance to shower fandom members in venom. Hetalia and Homestuck are popular targets.
** Hardcore Vegans/Vegetarians vs meat eaters.
* ArtImitatesArt: A lot of users post iconic paintings, especially if they're Pre-Raphaelite or Neoclassical. Some of them tend to be memish remixes and post-modernist modifications. A few Tumblrs are for actual art galleries and artists who've had their stuff toured.
* AscendedGlitch: An exploit allowed you to reblog yourself, particularly with extensions such as Missing e. Tumblr has since made self-reblogging an official feature.
* AscendedMeme: Flower crowns. They became so popular on tumblr that at 2013 ComicCon cast and production staff, ''Series/TeenWolf'' and Series/{{Hannibal}} in particular, ''have started wearing real ones''.
* BerserkButton:
** For most users, "[[BlatantLies We'll Be Back Shortly]]", and for others, the error page.
** Do not make rape jokes; it will only end badly!
** It is perfectly OK to blow off some steam and post about how much you vehemently hate something, but ''don't tag it''. The ''fans'' of that thing who track the tag will see it and you will be ripped many new ones.
** Changes are never welcomed. ''Even if it's just a new button''.
** [[GrammarNazi Know the difference between 'you're' and 'your'!]]
** Posting artwork without crediting the original artist ("sourcing"), and by extension, "editing" artwork (ie, "tweaking" them with graphics). Especially seen as a problem in fandoms of anime and Japanese games, where ignorant (or lazy) users often upload Japanese fanart without mentioning the artist, providing a link to their site, or putting links to the wrong source.
** Two words: '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis POST. LIMIT.]]'''
** The paid advertisements on Tumblr radar has, once again, inflamed the hearts of many.
** As with all things, this has also been turned into a meme:
--> (◡‿◡✿)
--> (ʘ‿ʘ✿) What you say about x?
--> (ʘ‿ʘ)ノ✿ Hold my flower.
---> ✿\(。-_-。) Kick his ass, baby. I got yo flower.
** Homophobia is very much hated on the site in general, which can be summed up with this quote:
-->"This is tumblr. We like gays more than '''[[UpToEleven gays like gays]]'''".
** There are some hate blogs for celebrities in Tumblr, and as with the case of MirandaCosgrove, will send angry hordes of jerks down the pipe.
** '''Anything''' involving anorexia in a bright(...ish) light(headcanons, pro-ana blogs) is absolutely ''not'' welcome.
* 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 #[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: 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"
* CharacterBlog: The roleplaying community; to be more specific, there are ask blogs (either drawn, text, or cosplay) and rpers, which are split into independent rpers and members of a specific roleplay group. Probably older than most visitors think, but the majority of roleplayers are characters from newer series.
* CloudCuckooLand: Good lord, is it ever.
* CloudCuckooLander: "Night bloggers", who blog in the middle of the night while extremely tired and are responsible for the most bizarre text posts imaginable. And when we say bizarre, [[http://flomation.tumblr.com/tagged/the-nightblogging-series we mean it.]]
** Also, fans who are suffering from waiting for new canon material often post very strange stuff.
*** ESPECIALLY Homestucks. This happened within about 2 days of the start of the megahiatus.
*** Don't forget the Sherlock fandom.
*** The Supernatural fandom has turned as crazy as the Sherlockians during their hiatus.
**** The Series/{{Hannibal}} fandom was ''made'' of this from the start. Including their official blog.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Parodied. Sometimes there's posts depicting a gruesome fictional scene. People will express their dismay... at all of the minor, non-offensive things in the picture.
** This is particularly popular with a series of violent Barbie photos. Ex: Severed limbs will be strewn around the kitchen while Barbie is holding a knife and someone will comment on the horror- that she is doing dishes in high heels instead of more comfortable shoes.
* CoolCar: Lots of car porn.
* CostumePorn: Cosplay blogs and fashion blogs. Lots of NSFW photographs involving costumed individuals, as well!
* {{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.
* {{Cute Kitten}}s: And cats! There are many pictures of cats uploaded there.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Given that anything goes on Tumblr, there are [[TheInternetIsForPorn quite a few blogs dedicated to posting pornography]], be it gay, lesbian, straight, hardcore, softcore, fandom, etc.
** Sometimes a video is posted but sometimes, alternatively, scenes are made into sets of gifs for quick viewing pleasures.
** Most users will post/reblog photos of celebrities they find attractive, sometimes accompanied by indelicate comments or tags about them.
** Some users even have a sub-blog as their personal porn stash.
** This love for erotic materials is most notable when Yahoo bought Tumblr and people were terrified of rumors that Yahoo was going to get rid of all of the porn. It even prompted the higher-ups at Yahoo to issue a statement assuring people that they weren't going to get rid of the porn.
* DeadpanSnarker: Quite a few of users on this site.
** SnarkToSnarkCombat: Which often results in this.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Averted with the themes, which are usually very minimalist, but played straight with many of the art posts.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Several of the [[StrawFeminist hardcore feminist/queer]] users, (fortunately, they are simply a VocalMinority) but usually PrettyBoy celebrities are the exception, as a general rule.
* {{Eagleland}}: PlayedForLaughs and parodied, usually with stock photo of a bald eagle juxtaposed in front of an American flag. Example:
--> ''Blog Post'': Here in [insert country], it is our [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Day Freedom Day]] holiday.
--> ''Reply'': In America every day is Freedom Day! *Insert Stock Photo*
* EmoTeen: A good portion of the Tumblr demographic, these (depending exactly where you are on Tumblr) can sometimes be a minority of users. Others users often insult and quite often parody it.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: A large chunk of Tumblr users seem to hate mathematics, as evidenced by the percentage of posts in the "mathematics" and "math" tags consisting of posts complaining about math homework rather than posts about math itself. It's generally the exception to users complaining about seeing hate in their tracked tags.
* FalseFriend: Apparently, [[http://coletureconceptarchive.tumblr.com/post/35941277163/so-my-goal-for-this-website-was-accomplished-i Cole Sprouse.]] We were a sociology experiment. People took things a bit too far, though (ranging from immature edits of wiki pages to ''death threats'').
* FanGirl: A majority of female fandom bloggers on the site.
** A bunch of fansites following the convention fuckyeah__. Common alternatives are "hellyeah", "heckyeah", or "fyeah", if the person in charge doesn't want to swear in the blog title. Then there's "feckyeahfatherted" "frackyeahbattlestargalactica" "darvityeahartemisfowl" "fokja[[DieAntwoord yolandi]]" and "fookyeahdistrict9".
*** And, of course, "flipyeahrichardayoade"
** YaoiFangirl: There is also a '''large''' yaoi fanbase on the site as well. In fact, the majority of the girls on there can and will ship any gay pairing as hard as they can, the more nonsensical the better. There's something of a running gag on the site that, on Tumblr, [[HetIsEw there is no such thing as heterosexuality]].
* TheFashionista: Due to its large number of users who are both female and enjoy artistic pasttimes, a large portion of the Tumblr community. There are also a number of [[TheDandy male Fashionistas]], and a fair few [[AmbiguousGender fashionable androgynes]].
* FlameWar: Making [[BlackComedyRape rape jokes]] can easily get people riled up and lead to one.
* FoodPorn: Many blogs post richly-colored photos of food [[RuleOfCool for seemingly no reason]]. Some blogs exclusively post pictures of this. People also share recipes, cooking tips and the like, as a lot of food porn posters are "foodies".
* ForeignCultureFetish: A lot of Tumblr users seem to be hardened Anglophiles, although their vision of Britain in many cases is based more on the fact that their favourite TV show and / or the actor on whom they have a crush originates from there rather than an understanding of the country as it actually exists.
* FriendlyWar: On May 2012, Europeans liveblogged about [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision 2012]]. America declared a Banana War on the Eurovision posts by reblogging bananas.
* GetBackInTheCloset: Averted. For a time, certain tags such as "gay", "lesbian", and "bisexual" were blocked by Yahoo, being perceived as homophobic behavior. The actual reason for the restriction was that these tags are highly, highly NSFW and Yahoo choosing not to risk shutdown of the Tumblr app and exposure of pornography to minors, the Yahoo staff decided to close these tags temporarily in order to work on a better filtering system. [[http://thisisntjustice.tumblr.com/post/56246275117/jadebotany-okay-allow-me-to-rant-for-a-second See here.]]
* AGoodNameForARockBand: [[http://xkcd.com/1025/ As pointed by]] Webcomic/{{xkcd}}.
* {{Gorn}}: There's quite a few gore blogs for some reason. And by gore, we mean real life gore, not movie gore. Though there's tons of that too.
* {{Goth}}: Many of these, [[PerkyGoth perky]] and otherwise.
* {{Hipster}}: As seen in the page image, a lot of the people on Tumblr are considered hipsters. This doesn't stop a majority of the users from mocking hipster trends relentlessly.
** And of course as a result the site attracts a large {{Hatedom}} because of it. Before we get into a discussion over what percentage of this is HateDumb, remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement.
** The users often characterize Tumblr as being divided into the hipster side and the fandom side. Which don't like each other very much, generally. The photograph and art tumblrs are generally left alone.
* HollywoodAtheist: A number of blogs on Tumblr really, really, really dislike religion.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The people of Tumblr love puns. It is not uncommon to see a post that has a several-reblogs-long chain of puns about the original subject.
* {{Hypocrite}}: It has been noted that there appear to be several bloggers who tend to proudly express sentiments that are generally anti-white, privileged, cis-gendered men in nature while also being big fans of actors who, more often than not, are the kind of white, privileged, cis-gendered men they should otherwise be intensely opposed to (such as [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Benedict Cumberbatch]], [[Film/{{Thor}} Tom Hiddleston]], the cast of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and the various actors who've played the Doctor in the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', all of whom have overwhelmingly large fan-bases on Tumblr).
** Also, most teenagers on tumblr will complain about being assigned essays for school, when at the same time, they'll write a hundred pages on why Loki blinked looking at Thor.
* ImageMacro: A number of tumblogs are ImageMacro factories, of the sort that recycle one image that represents the subject of the meme (generally with a pie-style background in various colours) and put different captions on it.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Played with in the popular {{snowclone}} fan blog title, "Fuck Yeah, [Subject]!" Some bloggers use [[{{Bowdlerized}} more polite alternatives]] such as "Eff yeah" or "Heck yeah" to avoid this, as mentioned above.
* InsistentTerminology: Other bloggers are commonly formally referred to as "tumblr user (their url)".
* LargeHam: Almost everyone on the site has made a really hammy post, some more often than others.
* LinkBlog: What tumblogs often become in practice.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: As noted, single topic tumblogs that catalog or reblog a single focused topic, frequetly fannish, are often titled "fuckyeah(subject)" or the more mild "fyeah(subject)", "effyeah(subject)", "hellyeah(subject)", or similar constructions.
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: It's a little hard to take some Tumblr users' vision of the site as an exclusive secret society seriously when it has over 100 million registered users and is owned by Website/{{Yahoo}}.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://4chanxtumblr.tumblr.com/ Tumblr-tan]], who's frequently shipped with Anonymous thanks to the late 2010 drama between the sites.
* MoodWhiplash: Depending on the blogs you follow, your dashboard may have something horribly depressing, some porn, some NightmareFuel, and some silly joke posts, all within the space of ten posts. The same thing can happen while doing an ArchiveBinge of somebody else's Tumblr.
** It can run into it on your blog as well, if you reblog a number of posts simultaneously whilst your queue updates. Has led to the on-site description "Tumblr: Puppies to Porn in Seconds."
*** Case in point being any {{CLAMP}} related blog where you have a fluffy love confession with sakura petals or a few cute children with angel wings on one post and a torn out eye/cut of limb/some mauling on the next. These bloggers usually complain about how they ruin their own lives with this and then post/like/reblog something sugary seconds later.
* MoralMyopia: Certain unscrupulous Tumblr users won't hesitate to spam inboxes with abusive asks or mocking reblogs, but when people do it to them, ''HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL, I'M CALLING MY LAWYER.''
* {{Nerdgasm}}: Some bloggers get ''very'' excited about their favourite shows. A trailer alone can cause massive squee attacks.
* NoPunctuationIsFunnier[=/=]AllLowercaseLetters: expect a lot of entries to be
** like this
** guys minus the apostrophes 'n such, but sometimes
** its not there and its usually to snark at someone
* {{NSFW}}: It's best not to do searches while at work or around the family, lest you run into porn (of all shapes). Fortunately, there is an [[http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/30860 app out there]] to save you from the nasties or whatever you don't want to see. Except for the things that were not tagged correctly.
** The kinds of blogs you follow can help cut down on anything you don't want to see, but it can still go from puppies to porn in two seconds.
** There's a lot of otherwise unremarkable blogs with luridly NSFW titles like "crackofsatansass" or "dave-striders-throbbing-cock".
* {{Otaku}}: A large portion of Tumblr could be considered as such.
* {{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.
* PoesLaw: The sheer amount of relative extremism over literally anything - fandom wars, political opinions, et cetera - can make it very hard to determine who's actually being serious and who's just [[{{Troll}} seeing what they can get away with.]]
* PerverseSexualLust[=/=]RuleThirtyFour: There are ''LOTS'' of porn blogs.
* PokeThePoodle: [[http://dailyanarchist.tumblr.com/ Daily Anarchist]] is a mockery of [[AnarchyIsChaos hardcore-trash-the-state-and-smash-windows-for-freedom anarchy]] by... drinking Pepsi from Coke mugs, switching salt and pepper dispensers, cutting outside dotted lines, and improperly heating frozen foods. [[RageAgainstTheMachine Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me.]]
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Tumblr is home to left-wing, anti-oppression bloggers who are disparagingly known as "social justice warriors", and they are [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment often accused]] of being this due to their practice of angrily "calling people out" for not recognizing privilege for a variety of reasons. Many of them migrated from the social justice community on LiveJournal, which had (and still does) a similar reputation.
* 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.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The pictures of cats, puppies, and other assorted animals frequently posted.
** [[http://tommypom.com/ Tommypom]], Tumblr's more or less official mascot, is a Pomeranian owned by one of the site's engineers. The staff likes to show him off in their own personal blogs, as well as using him to promote the site and notable editorial stories.
* 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."
* RunningGag: Reacting (seriously or otherwise) to something innocuous as horrendously offensive to a minority/fanbase/common morality/celebrity/fashion.
* SatireParodyPastiche: Very common to find these type of themes blogs, either in the form of pretentious hipsters, or angry social justice warrior. They sometimes come in the form of StealthParody as well.
* SceneryPorn: There are quite a few Tumblrs dedicated to pretty pictures of scenery. Sometimes with a theme, such as skyscrapers, scary-looking places, or [[SceneryGorn abandoned buildings]]. Sometimes not.
* 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]].
* SeriousBusiness: Gifs. Losing a follower is often treated like a death scene in one's favorite movie, with .gif spams of {{Heroic BSOD}}s. About the only thing that doesn't make it more serious is that Tumblr doesn't tell you ''who exactly'' unfollowed you, and that's usually easy to suss out if you're not a very popular blog.
** As mentioned in the description, shipping is also ''very'' serious business at Tumblr.
* 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.
** A lot of people who primarily post other stuff -- fandom stuff, art, SceneryPorn, whatever -- will dabble in social justice blogging (or reblogging), in addition to the more dedicated activists.
** There's a divide between radical feminists and the "mainstream" SJ movement (particularly on transgenderism and homosexuality). In fact, there's usually a divide on about any issue - it's not uncommon to see bloggers fight each over about how offensive something is, how extreme one should be when dealing with issues (the aforementioned divide isn't limited to radical feminists versus everyone else), or what direction social justice should take and what issues they should tackle. Also, the plural/otherkin/transabled community and animal rights community try to integrate into the "mainstream" SJ movement -- but continue to remain on the fringes.
** The character of "Social Justice Sally" is a parody of this tendency, sending up bloggers who know all the buzzwords and vitriol but lack any real understanding of the actual issues, and will hypocritically attack anything that they think is offensive, while letting other blatantly bigoted things slide because it's not ''their'' problem, or because they're bigoted themselves.
* SuddenlyShouting: When excited, some users tend to start [=screAMING=] IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE.
** Will also be seen as a form of {{Angrish}}.
* TakeThat: From the example chat on the "new chat post" page, taken from an Overheard in New York post:
-->'''Tourist:''' Could you give us directions to Olive Garden?
-->'''New Yorker:''' No, but I could give you directions to an actual Italian restaurant.[[note]]As backstory, Tumblr (and a chunk of its userbase) is based out of New York. Many New Yorkers absolutely despise the chain restaurants that cater to tourists around Times Square. This is taken from the "Overheard in New York" site.[[/note]]
* 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.
* {{Troll}}: Between random rude anonymous asks, [[FanHater hate blogs dedicated to]] [[HateDom hating]] [[HateDumb on a fandom or celebrity]], and [[TheGadfly gleefully rolling around in the counter-hate]], the angry social justice warriors who will leap on you for anything (and the trolls who pretend to be one to annoy other social justice warriors), and flame wars of every caliber, it's little surprise Tumblr has its share.
* 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.
** To figure out if it's legit or not, click the username. If links to the specific post, it's real. If it leads you to the blog's main page, someone's trying to trick you.
** It's also fertile ground for more traditional urban legends, usually of the LuridTalesOfDoom variety such as rape gangs using lost children as bait and HIV needles in petrol pumps.
** There was once one that went UpToEleven with this. Somebody posted an image of them with a old toy with a button and said that the button would release a virus on tumblr, closing it. Despite the obviousness, the intended misspelling of "Tumbler", people still believed it. It got so bad, the staff removed all traces of the post, and even reported the user who made the post.
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: Much like [[Literature/{{Discworld}} the books they originated from]], punctuation and capitalisation are sometimes regarded as a 'pin the tail on the donkey game'. Grammar goes out the window on meme tagging as well ("i can't", "so many feels", "your show could never", "what a good", "how do you [noun]", etc).
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: More often than not PlayedForLaughs.
-->''IN AMERICA WE USE MONEY NOT HAIR COMBS''
** Averted during the EurovisionSongContest, when you'll be flooded with Europeans mocking the U.S. for not joining the fun.
** Also a frequent accusation towards certain social justice warriors who tend to apply the cultural and racial mores of America to the entire website regardless of whether the person they're condemning or not is even American. Eurocentrism, especially, is considered a problem by activists.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Users can be this, specifically the ones who run very classy unassuming SFW blogs. The thing is when you like something NSFW it won't appear on your blog (as opposed to re-blogging). HOWEVER the person who blogged that thing you just liked can actually see what you just liked. It can be kinda jarring seeing a born-again Christian female like that gorn post, or that DP/facial/lesbian/gangbang/bukakke gif set, sleazy story or whatever you just posted.
* YouAreNotAlone: Many promote this as their advantage over Facebook.
** And they're right. Despite all the flak Tumblr takes for the "social justice warriors," if someone seems even ''vaguely'' suicidal, their inbox will get spammed with positive messages like some sort of emotional SWAT team was alerted.
** Often, a follower of that person's blog will post on their own, asking others to send that person messages to help them feel better.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: You can find any word on Tumblr and see it used in any context, even in contexts not appropriate for it's meaning or phrase, so don't be surprised if you end up thinking this, a lot.
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