Yahoo is trying to buy tumblr. Reblog if you are against this!
GET OUT OF HERE YAHOO YOU ARE NOT WELCOME
- We get emotional over stories and shows: We connect with the characters, the events, and the emotions in shows and movies and books like they are real, and that we personally know the characters. Not all of us may cry over it, but we sure do connect with it. Not only does this show a certain degree of empathy, but also understanding and compassion.
- We analyze posts, plot lines, and character development: Heck, sometimes we analyze so deeply that we could write a book about a single post. Dedication and intelligence, damn right I find it awesome.
- Writing fan fiction, fan art, and edits: Talent and creativity. Maybe not all of us do this, but the fact that we appreciate it means a lot too and says a lot about ourselves.
- 'Outside world' posts: We get excited about new scientific discoveries. We make connections between events in real life and fandoms and headcanons. We are at awe over beautiful posts on tumblr about that guy who saved that dog's life by jumping into the river. We support charities, causes, and emphasize over disasters happening on another part of the world. We range from being absolutely fascinated to heartbroken to inspired. Does that say a lot? I think that says a lot.
- We stick to our fandoms like family: No kidding, we are loyal to our fandoms. We get emotionally involved, super excited, super enthusiastic, heck we jump around in our seats typing nonsense because we are so excited about something in our fandom that will happen months from now. Family don't end with blood. Damn right it doesn't. Fandom is family.
- We appreciate things: Random facts about pirates or dead bodies or parallel universes? We don't dismiss them as stupid or weird, we analyze them and grin over them and sometimes even write stories over them. We appreciate intelligence too. When we see a 5 paragraph long analyzation of a gifset of our OTP or a quote from an episode we don't judge, we applaud it. When we see someone going batshit insane crazily excited over an episode or an event, we don't stare at them, we fucking fangirl with them.
- Sure some of us are pretty fucked up, some more than others. Sure the world may be pretty fucked up. Sure there may be a certain amount of fucked up things on this site. But there are some good things too. Some awesome things. Things we do on a day to day basis that we don't really think about. Some of us may do some of these things, some of us may not, but we all have something we can appreciate about this site, about ourselves, and about the fandoms we are in. Heck, this list doesn't even begin to cover it. Buddy, don't be so down on yourself. YOU, are damn awesome.
- You say Tumblr and fandoms like it's a bad thing. But honestly, it's the best thing there is.
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A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
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THIS IS THE PEACE LAND NO ONE WANTS YOUR MONEY HERE
I’M READY TO FIGHT
oh you know… rope tricks
little bit of eyesex
then maybe a little bit of actual sex
and then there was some sort of angst
and of course a whole lot of pain
the real angsty thing is
none of this actually happened
and that’s why the fandom is so screwed up
we’re all a little mad here
the truth is
but she’s returning in two episodes!
gives us hope
“I just wish you would’ve realized that sooner.”
“So do I.”
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Gay lady viewers have been smitten with H.G. and Myka’s relationship from the very beginning. For a while, it seemed like maybe we were just enjoying another old-fashioned subext pairing — but then both Jaime Murray and Jo Kelly went ahead and blew our minds by saying repeatedly that H.G. and Myka are in love. Showrunner Jack Kenny has firmly held his position that the two are just really dear friends, but even Syfy’s official promotion team can’t help but agree that there’s more to their relationship than platonic affection.
The series has handled all of the show’s romances with a light touch, choosing to focus on the awesome sci-fi elements of the show instead of the drama of relationships. And it has worked really well. But in this final season, with no fear of shark-jumping or writing themselves into the corner, I think it’s time to finally transform H.G. and Myka’s simmering subtext into delicious maintext, don’t you?
Syfy + Canada + Sizzling Sapphic Chemistry = The Greatest TV in the World!
Your lesbian fanbase has loved you so long, Warehouse 13! Love us back, OK? Love us back with full-on lady kisses!