an actual gratuitous picture of myself

anonymous asked:

Do you mind if I ask what your "gpoy" tag is for?

Originally (back when I first got on tumblr, five years ago) it stood for “gratuitous picture of yourself,” but it was frequently also used in an ironic way to say “this post is totally about me.”

I’ve often used it both for actual selfies and photos of myself, and posts that people would tag “same” or “just @ me next time” or “big mood.” I use it less and less for that second function, though.