If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.
AN ABSOLUTE PRECIOUSANGELBABY
And if you don’t agree, well there’s not much I can do about it
Elijah Wood’s favorite movie is Harvey
We’re made for each other
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
we have literally created our own dialogue? language? here on tumblr and i think that is the most amazing thing ever
please disregard my shitty editing skills
no listen this is actually really amazing because this is a real thing. i think this counts as a pidgin language. a pidgin language is basically a changed, simplified version of a language. you can change the spellings of words, pronunciation, grammar rules, or even make up new words. i think. i’d have to research it a bit more to be sure but i’m 90% sure this is right. if its not a pidgin language, then its a lingua franca but thats more used for trade and stuff like that. but still a new language. so yes, we’ve created our own language. we’ve changed the whole sentence structure. we can trail off sentences, say things like “i just cant”, and use words like ship, OTP, fic, fandom, feels, and ship names and everyone will understand what you’re saying. the part that i love most is how people go “OMGH IM CRIIY NIG SOIOO HARD” and understand each other. for example “IM LIUA GHMNIG”. that one was incredibly easy, but if you knew that said “I’m laughing”, congratulations. You speak a pidgin language. we can even say stuff like “Does anyone know of a Johnlock fic, at least 20k words, not a WIP, with no OCs, and is Post-Reichenbach? Or just a Destiel PWP would be great.” To someone not on tumblr, that wouldn’t make any sense. but you understood, didn’t you? One characteristic of a pidgin language is that you have to learn it like a second language. Another characteristic is that it is frequently changing. tumblr goes through many trends with how we talk. if i remember correctly, when i first made an account about two years ago, talking like this wasn’t quite as common. also, that thing of suddenly capitalizing your sentence is fairly recent. you know, when people go “the new epISODE IS TOMORROW”. Like one of the people up there said, all of this is awesome because how else do you easily show emotion and tone over the internet? we’ve even made a whole sense of humour that most people here share in. There’s so much more that I could talk about with this, but i’m tired and i may be entirely wrong about everything. but yes. people on the fandom side of tumblr who speak like this are speaking a new language
Am I the only person who’s happy about this?
I’m pretty sure you’re not :) but I feel ambivalent about it.
On the one hand, I neither post nor enjoy explicit content, so I personally wouldn’t be affected much by the censorship of it. I also would be very happy to see more children keep their innocence longer. But Tumblr’s primary responsibility is not towards kids; it wasn’t made for them; it was made for the freer dissemination of creative expression.
If I had to cast a vote one way or another, I would do so against this move. It’s a restriction of liberties, as I said before, and it’s a vague one- just what do they mean by ‘explicit’? Nudity, doubtless, but maybe swearing and violence too (all of which have widely varying degrees of severity)- where does one draw the line? And sometimes those things are included in art as part of a constructively thought-provoking whole. If tumblr users want to avoid having explicit content on their dashes, all they have to do is avoid following blogs that post it (or follow them and ask that they tag to allow blacklisting).
While it’s true that children often do not know any better, and too often learn certain things too soon from improper use of the Internet, this is not (and I think, shouldn’t be) primarily a children’s website. It’s hard to know when to put that which in former times would have been parents’ media-filtering responsibility on other authorities such as teachers, companies, the government, etc., and I don’t have an answer for that as a general problem. But in this case, I think that parents should work a solution out privately- teaching their children to use the site prudently or disallowing their use of it.
I guess what I mean by all this is that there are advantages to both censorship and free expression, but I prefer the latter for Tumblr. I think it has virtues that will be lost if its content is restricted.
history meme ∙ (2/6) women ∙ jane austen
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.