Tumblr prom

Sirius: James and Peter are waiting. 

Remus: Hey, you don’t have to tell me… I’ve been waiting on you- *looks up and freezes* 

*snorts* 

Sirius: *stares for a moment* *shakes his head and coughs* … I feel like I’m missing out on a really awesome joke right now. 

Remus: You were just up there for so long… trying to find something to wear- *snorts* Merlin…

Remus: … And then you come down in that… *wheezes*

Sirius: *stares in fascination as Remus struggles to contain himself* *grins from ear to ear*  

Remus: *takes a deep breath* 

Remus: *glances down* Where… *corner of his mouth twitches* Where are your shoes?

Sirius: *shrugs casually* 

Remus: ……… 

the thing is that tumblr people had been talking about meetups since 2009 or 2010. there were a series of popular posts that went around in 2010 and 2011 of tumblr university. most of the people on the website were in high school, so we talked about it like a weird boarding school/university mashup where all the weird fans would go and find community. 

people made manips about what it would look like:

they also created tumblr prom. people would ask other tumblr users out, and they’d post photos of themselves in fancy outfits. for some people, it was about connecting long distance. other people would say things like “the only prom i’m getting invited to.”

they announced the convention in 2013 (though it didn’t happen until 2014). and by that time, conventions were popular. even youtubers were having gatherings. vidcon existed. geekycon (then leakycon) did too. but a lot of the culture from that time had disappeared (look at the post i just reblogged). a lot of people had grown up. we were awkward and immature in 2010 because we so many of us were in our early to mid teens.

anyway, by the time dashcon rolled around, the people who ran it didn’t do their research and didn’t know what they were doing. i think because they saw all of these tumblr trends, they also expected turnout to be a lot higher. but, again, fandom had shifted gears, and most people who wanted to go to similar fandom cons were planning on going to the ones that already existed. it was all a mess and like the last, most disastrous remains of the culture i grew up with.

As someone who’s only been on Tumblr for almost 2 years, I love hearing stories about what this site was like years ago before I joined. I hear people bring up things like “Dashcon”, and “Tumblr Prom” and the Superwholock/Homestuck/Onceler fandoms and I’m just like

What happened? What was it like? How did you people live?

I wanna know.

Sirius: I’ve never seen you wear a suit before…

Remus: *beams* You like it?

Sirius: I thought you said you weren’t going tonight? 

Remus: Yeah… I… I didn’t have any formal-wear… and I hadn’t asked anyone… but then someone asked me, and James is sick and he had this suit…  

*shrugs* … It was kind of a last minute thing. 

Remus: *laughs* When do you NOT look like you walked off the cover of a magazine?

Sirius: Of course… she’s liked you for ages. 

Remus: *shrugs* I dunno. 

Sirius: *rolls eyes* Uh hu… you’re oblivious mate. 

Remus: … Who did you ask?

Sirius: … *raises an eyebrow suggestively* She’s french. 

Sirius: … *plasters on a smirk* I’m always ready. *winks and walks past Remus* 

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OKAY SO; this is v late but tumblr user @lonelyangelstardis made a post a bit ago about how there should be a Tumblr prom held ?? Where you rb your date’s pics instead of get corsages. & i thought that was rly cute, especially for ldr’s. So i asked my lovely girlfriend @spaceboysatori to it and wore an mcr shirt over my formal wear bc maz (my gf) is emo & i lov them so much. This is rly chessy goodby e.