Numerous memes have spread through the site
, some original and others finding their way from... that one site
. Important to note about Tumblr and memes though - because of the sites' self-awareness
, memes become old quickly
and anyone using them after they've gotten "old" will be trashed violently
- Rule #1 of Tumblr: always reblog the creator.
- Alternatively, Rule #1: Do not speak of Tumblr outside of Tumblr.
- Everything is x and nothing hurts
- Everything hurts and nothing is x.
- WHAT IS AIR?!
- MY CREYS (in reference to pictures/gifs of Tear Jerker scenes)
- not to be confused with the more intense "MY ETERNAL CREYS"
- ~liek dis if u crai evrytiem~ (and various bastardizations of the sentence).
- The so-called "memefaces".
- One of the more popular posts is a gif from the show The Walking Dead, where one of the characters undergoes a brain scan as they became infected. Someone incorrectly stated that the gif was an MRI scan of a person's brain releasing endorphins as they die, calling it "tragically beautiful".
- Actually that was a pizza.
- You ignorant bastards, that says "never give up"
- Say hello to mechanically-separated chicken.
- There's similar games done with things like horse dildos, claiming that it's a photo of an African-American burn victim (it's hard to see and looks like a pale arm with splashes of pigment on it). ...Yeah.
- MapCrunch. Users would use it to be "teleported" anywhere in the world and would then chronicle their adventures in finding the nearest airport.
- "Bitch I might be"
- Façade, an artificial-intelligence and type-based game, became popular with users after discovering its bad graphics, ridiculous dialogue/story, and absurd actions.
- Upon discovering that typing the word "melons" resulted in a game over, melon jokes became very popular.
- "Listen here, cum-slut", after a user posted an extremely angry reaction to a set of .gifs from the movie Jack and Jill, showing a CGI cockatoo getting drenched in a chocolate fountain. The user had no idea this was fake, and got hysterical about animal abuse and how the bird 'probably died, and was opening its mouth to scream', ect.
- Once upon a time, someone coined the term YOLOnote . Not long afterwards, Tumblr grabbed the ball and never stopped running.
- Ridiculously Photogenic Guy.◊
- Saying the same thing over and over again, but one will be in bold or one will be in italics or bulleted Etc.
- Saying the same thing over and over again, but one will be in bold or one will be in italics or bulleted Etc.
- An extremely popular post will usually get the response "Bless this post, bless you, bless your cow" or something along those lines.
- This song about Shia Labeouf.
- The normal girl and other girl. The post was meant to be a parody but people mistook it for a shallow jab and started pairing the two girls together. It took off rather quickly - within 12 hours there was tons of fanart, cosplay, fanfiction, and an entire fandom, with a "main" blog here, and now it has its own page. It eventually fell out of popularity, however
- "MAGIC ANON!" In the site's roleplaying community, people will occasionally post anonymously in characters' ask boxes to declare that "Magic Anon" has caused some random effect to occur. Could be anything from a minor event to possibly even full-blown transformation. Roleplayers usually humor magic anons by playing along but have the power to deny them if they wish. The length of a magic anon's effect depends either on the anon or the roleplayer.
- "Follow this blog! You will love it on your dash(board)!" Archetypal method of promoting the blog you just reblogged from. Posts like this usually receive a good amount of mockery for it.
- A picture of "lettuce" written in a cipher or another language, with an inspirational caption about how it says "never give up".
- "I give you a hamburger..."/Cuil Theory. From an infamous Mind Screw audio post that was a measurement of how bizarre and detached something was from reality.
- "Go home _____, you are drunk".
- "SO MANY FEELS"
- "NICE LEGS DAISY DUKES MAKES A MAN GO..."
- A gold star with "you tried" written inside it in Comic Sans, and its many variations, to be used as reaction images.
- "It was a social experiment." Originated when Cole Sprouse wrote this in his final post before deleting his Tumblr, though it was popular on LiveJournal as a troll justification, as well. Usually used to denote - you guessed it - trolling.
- "There are two kinds of people on Tumblr." Usually the response to a particularly odd or otherwise abnormal reblog of a post.
- Or if they just miss the point or joke entirely.
- "Peasant/s." This has fallen out of usage mostly, but is still referenced on occasion, but mockingly.
- This is also the most popular example used of the Deader Than Disco trope on the website. If one finds a post talking about Discredited Memes, expect this one to be mentioned at least once.
- Night Bloggers. If you've ever seen gibberish or other surreal posts pop up on your Dashboard, it's either a night blogger, or someone emulating them.
- "Night bloggers or just the Australians?"
- "Night bloggers, or Night Vale bloggers?" (Due to the podcast's own surreal humour.)
- talking with no punctuation and shit grammar
with multiple lines separated by a line
that cut off midsentence
usually to snark at someone
- Possibly a result of the tag system; commas are unusable, as typing one just denotes a new tag, and it kind of spiraled off from there.
- DISHONOR ON YOU! DISHONOR ON YOUR FAMILY! DISHONOR ON YOUR COW!!
- "This post is not okay," "Who said this was okay" "Who gave you the right" and "Go sit in the corner and think about what you did." is the traditional response to intentionally Tear Jerker-y posts of things like the Reichenbach fall, Doctor Who, etc.
- Fluffy chicken.
- "Moisturize me," in response to uncomfortable faces. Originated from the Doctor Who fandom, although most of tumblr uses it now.
- Hating memes has become a meme. Yes, you read that right.
- "[Character I relate to] is my spirit animal."
- SWIMMING ANIME. (Based off a commercial for KyoAni featuring some very fanservicey swimming Bishōnen.)
- A popular response is to reblog with a picture from Boku No Pico (Particularly the box art, which features Pico in a speedo and goggles), accompanied by the line "Did someone say Swimming Anime?"
- Gifs of certain scene, with text over their eyes to represent a fandom reaction.
- A picture with text next to it that says "People who (insert what they dislike people doing/saying)." Followed by reblogs that slowly remove words while keeping the same picture and eventually ends up as just "People".
- Then finally a reblog describing the action taking place in the picture, accompanied by the same picture as preceding.
- Obsession with the word "Butt" and butts in general.
- Gifs of people from infomercials utterly failing at doing simple tasks have become very popular.
- "before you say i am stoling this art let me explain you a thing..."
- "-arrives 15 minutes late with Starbucks-"
- Photoshoping an image of a shocked Patrick Star into numerous gifs.
- The Mishapocalypse of 1st April, 2013.
- Wait, what are you talking about? The Mishapocalypse never happened.
- Later gained a spiritual successor in the form of the less widespread Thwompocalypse, wherein users started mass-posting audio and picture posts relating to Thwomps. Cue people waking up in the morning to find their dashboard clogged with angry blue cubes.
- Ah, the scalene triangle.
- The Tumblr Code: Calling out "I like your shoelaces!" in person as a covert way of identifying fellow Tumblr users. There's a response, of course.
- Similarly, there was "Can you give me directions to an Olive Garden?", used in the same manner due to the example quotes in the Quotes page.
- Alternatively now, "chrome-orb 2.jpg"
- "Nobody's perf-", followed by an image of someone as an exception to the rule of nobody being perfect.
- Also, "Perfect couples don't exi-"
- "perf" as a shorthand for perfect
- There's a Running Gag of Leonardo DiCaprio and his constant failures at winning an Oscar. These get extremely popular during award seasons.
- Posts being accurate; meaning posts the user strongly agrees with. Often seen as "ACCURATE", "accurate post is accurate", "never before have I seen a post this accurate", etc.
- The traditional expressions of admiration and/or love and/or lust for characters/celebrities:
- CAN U NOT
- FUCK OFF
- GET OUT
- The Axis Powers Hetalia fandom spawned "Doitsuism", a short-lived "religion" based on a parody of Rihanna's "Diamonds".
- [AGGRESSIVELY DOCUMENTS TUMBLR MEME]
- "Do you love the color of the sky?" *scroll for infinity, then something interesting at the very end*
- This was a particularly interesting example of Deader Than Disco and Forced Meme. The original post itself was only popular for a short time before a majority of people thought it was annoying and clogged up their dashes. Many parodies were made, but the derivatives and complaints were more seen than anything else, many people hadn't even seen the original until it fell out of favor.
- Posting pictures of meat in hopes of finding people who comments on it with disgust. If such an event occurs, you've "found the vegan."
- You know, it's really not that funny to make fun of people because of what they choose to eat.
- "get out" as a response to an Incredibly Lame Pun.
- "Imagine how is touch the sky."
- "Don't dead open inside."
- "Boobs up my ass and out."
- "The long king live is the dead queen."
- Any variant on "In [language] we don't say "I love you", we say [obscure arrangement of letters], which roughly translates to [cute phrase]."
- Followed by someone "plugging" phrase into Google Translate & churning out a sexually-charged or disturbing phrase.
- Originally used actual foreign languages and later warped into stereotypical words used in various English speaking countries, as well as fandoms and the like
- Created by the Homestuck fandom during one of its many pauses, where they had moirail feels with the Axis Powers Hetalia fandom, which later expanded to encompass most of Tumblr.
- "& in that moment..." or any other arrangement of picture on a space background.
- "If you ever feel like/think you're [insert negative thing about you or something you're bad at] just remember that [insert someone being worse with said negative thing or being worse at the thing you're bad at]."
- Calming Manatee.
- Moon Moon the "Special" Wolf is starting to make its rounds.
- She wears short skirts I wear tshirts she's cheer captain and I'm [insert contrasting thing here i.e. the dark lord satan]
- "Thanks, Satan"◊ (usually tacked onto a post suggesting something especially devious).
- "Friendly reminder that [insert something sad and not very friendly at all]."
- "Make John Green find the thing!" When John Green (url fishingboatproceeds) does find the thing, cue "Is that John Green?"
- After this post, people started adding more and more pictures of a very annoyed Satan's constant "people-falling-into-Hell" problem.
- "Recreate a movie poster/cd cover using only comic sans & clip art".
- "On my way to steal yo' girl"
- Turning Benedict Cumberbatch's into the silliest phrases possible while still being able to tell who they're talking about. For example:
- Baldersnap Cummerbund
- Snozzlebert Mugglewump
- Rinkydink Curdlesnoot
- Britishguy Sillyname
- Bombadill Wafflesmack
- Boodlydoop Floofernoodle
- Blueberry Pumpkinpatch (doubly funny now that there's a candle with a scent of the same name)
- Bindelboop Cucumber
- Benedong Cumberhanger
- Butawhiteboy Cantbekhan
tumblr-user brolininthetardis: "sometimes this site makes me forget what bendywick candlebatch’s real name even is and then i remember that you don’t need to know butterburger custardsnack’s real name for people to know youre talking about bennyjet crumplebunch"
- Taking a cutesy romantic picture+phrase post and adding a humorous response from pop culture underneath. Example, "when boys give you a cute nickname", followed by a picture of Ron Burgandy and his phrase "Tits McGee".
- "Bitch i might be" to answer basically any question.
- Comic Sans in general; find a humorous image a Tumblr user created, preferably a spoof of something, and it's highly likely that any text added will be in Comic Sans.
- Shock over the Yahoo! acquisition, including joking about other purchasers (such as Monobear and Doug Dimmadome), and calling Marissa Mayer their new "mommy"
- Collages of nightblogger posts with the caption "this is what yahoo paid $1.1 billion for"
- One user's outraged (and, admittedly, rather pathetic) reaction to Yahoo buying Tumblr was reprinted in a newspaper article, and unsurprisingly, users had a field day. The original user has since deleted their blog.
- ''Swiggity-swag what's in the bag'' and other variations.
- A fandom hijacks a generic post, then someone uploads a picture of a cake onto it saying "sorry we made that post about _____"
- A fandom hijacks a post about another fandom, then someone adds a pseudo-rubber stamp image afterwards saying 'This post hijacked by the [X] fandom'
- "Do [s]he have a booty...? [S]he dooooo."
- Taken to its logical conclusion:
- LET ME PLAY YOU THE SONG OF MY PEOPLE
- Imagine your OTP/favorite character...
- Captioning a picture with [the Rains of Castamere starts playing] to imply oncoming doom.
- Using "thing" as a pronoun. (Ex. "Do you like the thing?" and "I need you to do a thing.")
- [screams internally]
- Photoshopping flower crowns onto characters
- Adding a GIF from Les Misérables (2012) of Javert saying "And I'm Javert!" after a character introduces themselves.
- Usually either preceded or followed by "DONKEY!"
- Green is not a creative color.
- when u mom com home and make hte spagheti
- The Sink Fandom. "SNK" Is a common abbreviation that people use to tag Attack on Titan (with the Japanese name of the series being Shingeki No Kyojin), resulting in a post that basically said (paraphrased) "You people with your SNK fandom, I've got something better: the SINK fandom!". Thus, "Sink Fandom" is a tag full of pretty or interesting sinks.
- A related meme is for people to reply to questions about one "SNK" by answering with things about the other, far older SNK (born mainly out of people growing disgruntled with Titan fans who simply can't abbreviate the series to AOT.)
- People are sad because they can't go to San Diego Comic Con.
- "What a time to be alive."
- The game Cookie clicker became extremely popular on the website for no reason whatsoever.
- Twisting life hacks, which used to be interesting methods of MacGyvering with common items in order to make daily tasks simpler, into either obvious, immoral, or surreal actions to make life "easier".
- Tumblr users have a habit of creating couples, and sometimes entire fandoms, from inanimate objects or random concepts. The most popular is Creamsicle, listed above, and it in itself has spawned several Spinoffs. The second most popular was arguably "Jupitearth", a fandom originally spawned when news hit that Jupiter "saved" Earth from a collision in 2012. It originally started with humanizations of Earth and Jupiter but warped into using all the planets.
- Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs quickly spread throughout the site.
- Adding a swear word to a random noun to make a strange insult.
Listen here, fucktruck...
- How do spiders go to sleep? By having hot choclety milk.
- hey r u the moreos guy Explanation
- [X INTENSIFIES]
- Frequently paired with a related gif quaking/shaking/vibrating
- Using Michael Scott's reaction to the fire drill as a reaction gifset, usually in response to exciting news. The [x] fandom right now: "Oh my God, okay, this is happening. Everybody stay calm, everybody stay calm. Stay fucking calm! Everyone just fucking calm down!"
- Posting a suitably paranoid response to the notification that another user has started following you.
- "Spoopy" and "creppy" (meaning simultaneously spooky and goofy/silly/funny) based on misspelled Halloween signs.
- Everyone changing their URL to halloweened versions, so you can't remember who's who.
- Skeletons as a whole are a meme on Tumblr. Which means that there is a meme inside of you at all times.
- skeletons 2spooky4me
- Skeletons using the word "fuckboy"
- Female skeletons gotta have them bone tiddies
- boy i die!!! shit boy note
- prepare for the skeleton war in skeleton hell
- no war but skeleton class war
- skeletons don't real.
- Typing apologetic words in Paint on top of pictures of cake, i.e., "Sorry for all the [x] on your dash."
- When you get to sit next to your friend in class
- Jared Padalecki is a moose.
- The joke that Dads make. (ie: "Dad I'm hungry." "Hi Hungry, I'm Dad.")
- Writing "And we'll never be royals (royals)" from Lorde's song Royals on a picture of characters who, well, will never be royals but want to be.
- wow so doge/shibe
- It became so popular that, eventually, the government tried their hand at it, with disastrous results. Which also became memetic.
Girl: Come over
Me: Not tonight bae
Girl: My parents are out
Me: I'll be right over
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