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These books have no relation to each other but I like the symmetry of them and how they form an unintentional series

Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V and Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe by John Julius Norwich (July 13th 2017)

Four Queens and a Countess: Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown by Jill Armitage (U.K December 15th 2017 North America May 1st 2018)

Ships

Week Ending May 1st, 2017

  1. Klance
    Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender
  2. Supercorp
    Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl
  3. Victuuri
    Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice
  4. Dan and Phil
    Dan Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers
  5. Destiel
    Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural
  6. Sanvers
    Maggie Sawyer & Alex Danvers, Supergirl
  7. McHanzo
    Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch
  8. Bughead
    Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale
  9. Otayuri
    Otabek Altin & Yuri Plisetsky, Yuri!!! on Ice
  10. Malec
    Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters
  11. Captain Swan
    Captain Hook & Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time
  12. Jikook
    Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, Bangtan Boys
  13. Evak
    Even Bech Næsheim & Isak Valtersen, Skam
  14. SasuSaku
    Sasuke Uchiha & Sakura Haruno, Naruto
  15. Bellarke
    Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100
  16. Korrasami
    Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra
  17. Nygmobblepot
    Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham
  18. Reaper76
    Reaper & Soldier: 76, Overwatch
  19. Reylo
    Rey & Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  20. Olicity
    Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak, Arrow

The number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous week. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last week.

Originally posted by fawnmisty

Fandometrics In Depth: Shipping

Shipping is one of Tumblr’s favorite hobbies, drawing hundreds of millions of engagements each year. On Tumblr, shipping exists in many forms: fan art, fan fiction, manipulated GIFs and videos, and roleplay, just to name a few. It’s a common practice no matter what fandom you’re in—from television shows and movies to K-pop and video games. On Tumblr, the most popular type is slash—ships comprised of two male characters. Out of the top 150, 95 (63%) were guy/guy love.

We grabbed the top 30 ships from 2013—2016. 2013—2015 were ranked by reblogs alone. 2016 and 2017 are ranked by their Trending Score. This includes volume of searches, original posts, and likes in addition to reblogs. We’ve sorted the source content behind each year’s top ships below.

2013

  • TV | 40%
  • Music | 40%
  • Anime | 10%
  • Celebrities | 6.67%
  • K-Pop | 3.33%

2013’s most reblogged ships were predominantly slash (76.67%). The remaining 23.33% were all heterosexual (het) ships—there were no femslash ships in the top 30 that year.

The most reblogged ship of the year was from an anime: MakoHaru (Nanase Haruka and Tachibana Makoto, Free! series).

Originally posted by rainycorngirl

2014

  • TV | 40%
  • Anime | 20%
  • Music | 13.33%
  • Celebrities | 10%
  • Movies | 10%
  • Web Celebrities | 6.67%

Though slash (66.67%) and het ships (26.67%) comprised most of the list in 2014, femslash ships (6.67%) made their debut.

 2014’s top ship was Destiel (Dean Winchester and Castiel, Supernatural). Though the ship is not canon (yet), the 200th episode “Fan Fiction” paid homage to it.

Originally posted by sociopathmb

2015

  • TV | 43.33%
  • Anime | 23.33%
  • Music | 13.33%
  • Web celebrities | 13.33%
  • Movie | 3.33%
  • Celebrities | 3.33%

In 2015, femslash numbers also doubled, representing 13.33% of the ships. Slash accounted for 60%, het just 26.67%.

2015 was a big year for Larry shippers—Larry Stylinson (Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, One Direction) reached No. 1.

Originally posted by roseanddagger28

2016

  • TV | 50%
  • Movies | 20%
  • Anime | 13.33%
  • Web celebrities | 6.67%
  • Music | 3.33%
  • K-Pop | 3.33%
  • Video games | 3.33%

Slash ships began to take a dip (56.67%) in 2016, while het ships grew (36.67%) and femslash decreased (6.67%).

Despite femslash’s waning popularity, 2016 marked the first year a f/f ship not only cracked the top five, but hit #1. Clexa (Clarke Griffin and Commander Lexa, The 100) was embroiled in controversy when Commander Lexa was shot by a stray bullet and killed immediately after her and Clarke’s relationship was consummated. Her death launched a critical look at the “Bury Your Gays” trope by journalists and fans alike, and the argument that LGBTQ+ fans deserved better than the storylines given to them.

Originally posted by clexa-is-my-sexuality

2017 (thus far)

  • TV | 50%
  • Anime | 13.33%
  • K-Pop | 13.33%
  • Music | 6.67%
  • Movies | 6.67%
  • Web celebrities | 6.67%
  • Video games | 6.67%

In the first half of 2017, slash has continued to hold over half the conversation (56.67%). Het ships and f/f ships are starting to equal out at 26.67% and 16.67%, respectively.

This year’s top ship so far? Klance (Keith and Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender). Since we launched the weekly ship list on May 1st, Klance has been No. 1 seven times.

Originally posted by otp-tears

Further reading

Some great resources where you can learn even more about shipping and fandom:

Anime & Manga

Week Ending May 1st, 2017

  1. Yuri!!! on Ice
  2. Attack on Titan
  3. Killing Stalking
  4. Haikyuu!!
  5. Fairy Tail
  6. Boku No Hero Academia
  7. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
  8. Tokyo Ghoul
  9. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  10. Danganronpa
  11. Little Witch Academia
  12. Sailor Moon
  13. Bungou Stray Dogs
  14. Black Butler
  15. One Piece
  16. Free!
  17. Mob Psycho 100
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
  19. Hetalia
  20. Fullmetal Alchemist

The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.

Originally posted by nikforovs

01/05/17 (May 1st, 2017)

  • Organized study sessions for May on my planner
  • Wrote notes for my exams
  • Today wasn’t as productive as I wanted it to be😓   studygram

[Listening to: Team by Lorde]

The Lightning Thief Musical Songs + Favorite Lines
  • Prologue/The Day I Got Expelled: YEAH THE GODS ARE REAL, AND THEY HAVE KIDS, AND THOSE KIDS HAVE ISSUES!
  • Strong: Normal is a myth, everyone has issues they're dealing with.
  • The Minotaur/The Weirdest Dream: Oh look, a strange man in a Hawaiian shirt.
  • Another Terrible Day: YOU CAN HATE IT HERE, BUT I HATED IT FIRST!
  • Their Sign: Well, I want my birthday cards and fishing trips, child support and homework tips.
  • Put You In Your Place: IT'S GONNA BE BLOODY MURDER SHE WROTE!
  • The Campfire Song: I hope he shows even a trace CAUSE I'VE GOT SOME CHOICE WORDS TO THROW IN HIS FACE!
  • The Oracle: (just the whole prophecy part tbh)
  • Good Kid: AND NO HOPE AND NO MOM... She’s taken away.
  • Killer Quest!: We're gonna march straight down to the gates of Hell! —Underworld. —Close enough.
  • Lost!: I don't wanna die in the Garden State!
  • My Grand Plan: You better wise up, 'cause I'll rise up, BRING ON ANY CHALLENGE!
  • Drive: Why, my brother and I arrived just yesterday: May 1st... 1939!
  • The Weirdest Dream Reprise: Remember what these god's have done. Remember Thalia.
  • The Tree on the Hill: Maybe if I'd been a little bit braver, maybe if I stayed behind to fight, but maybe doesn't let me go back and save her, maybe doesn't make it all right.
  • D.O.A.: You ain't ever gonna save what matters, you ain't gonna protect your friends, you ain't ever gonna be remembered.
  • Son of Poseidon: You're the two best friends this screw up ever had.
  • The Last Day of Summer: I'll do anything, I don't care if I hurt anyone, it doesn't pay to be a good kid, a good kid, a good son.
  • Bring on the Monsters: I'll be back next summer, I'll be back next summer.
Fandometrics In Depth: K-Pop

The K-pop fandom on Tumblr cannot be messed with. The love for K-pop is so off the charts, it’s the only music genre that exists as its own Fandometrics list. To celebrate the genre and its ultra-passionate community, we analyzed all the tags from January 1st, 2017 through August 16th, 2017 to determine the most talked about groups, idols, and ships. Fighting!

If you’ve been following along since we introduced the K-pop list on May 1st, 2017, you know that BTS has been No. 1 since the very beginning. Furthermore, #BTS was the eighth highest trending tag on all of Tumblr during this six month period. That’s more popular than any TV show, film, or video game. The next highest trending K-pop-related term was #bangtan, at No. 17.

Originally posted by kookieluvcookies

The current state of K-pop

Though our weekly list is made up of both solo artists and groups, we focused solely on the bands for this In Depth (but we see you, G-Dragon 👀).

During this 228 day period, these 30 groups garnered a combined 200 million engagements. We noticed that boy groups are more popular, nabbing 90% of the conversation. K.A.R.D represents the only co-ed group on the list. The full list below:

  1. BTS | 40.10%
  2. EXO | 12.46%
  3. GOT7 | 7.19%
  4. SEVENTEEN | 6.54%
  5. Monsta X | 5.28%
  6. NCT 127 | 2.46%
  7. SHINee | 2.56%
  8. B.A.P | 1.60%
  9. BLACKPINK | 2.35%
  10. Twice | 2.10%
  11. Red Velvet | 2.00%
  12. VIXX | 1.93%
  13. Girls’ Generation | 1.22%
  14. Big Bang | 1.17%
  15. DAY6 | 1.22%
  16. Mamamoo | 1.17%
  17. NCT Dream | 1.13%
  18. iKon | 0.95%
  19. Wanna One | 0.94%
  20. f(x) | 0.66%
  21. K.A.R.D | 0.68%
  22. GFriend | 0.64%
  23. Pristin | 0.54%
  24. Super Junior | 0.45%
  25. Infinite | 0.49%
  26. BtoB | 0.48%
  27. NU’EST | 0.46%
  28. Block B | 0.43%
  29. 2NE1 | 0.41%
  30. Cosmic Girls | 0.38%

Originally posted by igotbulletproof

Top ships

Shipping is most definitely welcome in the K-pop world. There’s no surprise that the top ten K-pop ships are comprised of our top two bands. BTS pairings alone received a whopping 88% of the total ship engagements. That’s a whole damned fleet. Did your OTP make the cut?

  1. Jikook 
    Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS
  2. Yoonmin
    Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS
  3. Taekook
    Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS
  4. Yoonseok
    Min Yoongi & Jung Hoseok, BTS
  5. Vmin
    Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS
  6. Namjin
    Kim Namjoon & Kim Seokjin, BTS
  7. Kaisoo
    Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO
  8. Chanbaek
    Park Chanyeol & Byun Baekhyun, EXO
  9. Taegi
    Kim Taehyung & Min Yoongi, BTS
  10. Yoonkook
    Min Yoongi & Jeon Jungkook, BTS

Originally posted by chansebaeksboyslove

Need more K-pop in your life?

If your biases didn’t appear in this post enough for your liking, there’s a whole blue website out there for you to explore. Try these out for all of your reblog and liking needs:

  • Jungblue (@jungblue) has immersive and beautifully-written BTS fan fiction.
  • FY! Twice (@fyeah-twice) curates the latest news and photos of JYP’s nine-member girl group.
  • Hansolmates (@hansolmates) writes fan fiction for every SEVENTEEN scenario you could ever dream up.
  • BloominFlowers (@bloominflowers) makes majestic digital fan art of boy and girl groups.

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3′ TO BE RELEASED IN 2020!

Way back in late 2015 Marvel announced release dates for 3 mystery Marvel movies. These dates were May 1st 2020, August 7th 2020, and November 5th 2020. James Gunn has now confirmed that the third movie in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise will be released in 2020, most likely on one of the dates previously announced!

Seasons

Summer ☀️

  • Draco constantly complaining about the heat and getting sunburnt
  • Harry making sure there’s always enough of Draco’s favourite ice cream in the freezer
  • Harry walking around the house shirtless
  • Draco *loving* the fact that Harry is shirtless all the time
  • taking cooling showers together
  • sitting in their garden and talking for hours while the sun goes down
  • falling asleep under the stars in their hammock
  • lingering kisses in the rain
  • ridiculously dancing in the rain
  • toweling each other dry afterwards and not making it to the bedroom


Autumn 🍁

  • Draco loving the feel of Harry’s cosy sweaters against his cheek as he snuggles up to him on the couch
  • Draco wrinkling up his nose every time Harry gets himself a Pumpkin Spice Latte (“Honestly, Potter, how can you drink that? It’s dreadful!”)
  • Harry getting Draco all kinds of cute fluffy socks because Draco always gets really cold feet
  • hiking (never again!)
  • flying over the countryside
  • sauntering through the farmer’s market
  • having chocolate fondue for dinner (and then each other)
  • watching scary movies
  • Draco not grasping the concept of ‘movies’ just yet and freaking out every single time
  • trying out some Sheet Masks Ginny brought over (Harry: Note to self, no Sheet Masks after watching a scary movie; apologise to neighbours with fruit basket)
  • having Teddy over for a sleepover and building a fort


Winter ⛄️

  • merciless snowball fights
  • building snowmen with Teddy
  • warm Butterbeer in front of the fireplace
  • making love in front of the fireplace until they’re too exhausted to move and fall asleep there
  • taking hot bubble baths together
  • Harry’s head in Draco’s lap while Draco reads to him
  • staying in bed all day and forgetting not caring about the time
  • Harry making Draco’s favourite chestnut soup
  • Harry getting the biggest Christmas tree that can possibly fit in their house
  • Draco hanging up a bunch of mistletoe around the house and insisting they kiss every time they stand under one


Spring 🌷

  • Draco spending most of his day gardening
  • Harry lying in the hammock and watching Draco with a fond smile (because he loves to see Draco amidst all those flowers and also because Draco has banned Harry from touching said flowers ever again. “Merlin, Potter, you’re drowning my hydrangeas!”)
  • holding each other on the evening of May 1st and talking until the sun comes up
  • Seeker games as often as possible (winner gets to decide what new position they’re going to try in the shower afterwards)
  • having a picnic in their garden
  • Harry playfully wrestling Draco down and rolling around in the grass
  • Harry smiling when Teddy spends hours making a flower crown and then puts it on Draco’s head
  • Harry insisting the flower crown stays on later when they’re alone
  • weird Forest Nymph role playing
  • waking up wrapped around each other and feeling the cool morning breeze on their skin