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Fandometrics in Depth: Halloween

It’s your favorite time of the year again, you unearthly goblins. Halloween is the No. 1 holiday on Tumblr.  On this, the second spookiest day of the year, we’re bringing you some Halloween data highlights for your creepy ghoulish souls to fawn over.

Originally posted by totalblasphemy

Halloween 2017

In 2017, Halloween began trending upwards as early as June. With 59% more engagements per day than all of March, April, and May put together, it marked the first time #halloween trended in the app this year.

It was a overflowing, bubbling cauldron of #halloween tag surge from there. July’s average growth was 76% over June and August had 160% growth over July. It slowed a little in September, with only 90% growth over August.

To little shock (and horror), the largest daily growth was between September 30th and October 1st (also known as the First of Halloween), with a 237% increase in overall engagement. Holy skeleton, that really is a lot.

Originally posted by challenger23

Let’s get spooky

There are dozens of blogs that provide spookiness year round. Here are just a few we suggest:

  • @marylandparanormal is the spine-chilling, informative archive of the Maryland Paranormal Research team.
  • @buzzfeedunsolved. Hey there demons, ya boys are now on Tumblr.
  • @kittenwitchandthebadvibes, the perfect balance of spooky and self-care. It’s full of wonderfully witchy gifs that remind you it’s okay to take a break sometimes.

For those who want to delve a little more seriously into Tumblr witch culture—a year-round celebration of positivity and wonder—there’s always #witchblr. #Crystals, #tarot, and #emoji spells are great places to start.

Stay spooky, Tumblr…or else.

Originally posted by debbie-sketch

Reasons why Peter Parker is a Disaster™ with secret identities:

  • Makes his spiderwebs in school, during class, with 20+ students and teachers present.
  • Talks vocally about how he stole Cap’s shield and then got beaten up. In a fucking silent gym hall where sound BOUNCES DON’T U KNOW THAT PETER UR SUPPOSED TO BE A NERD-
  • Anyway
  • Blatantly just fuckin. Jumps over 13 ft. fences bc he feels like it. Is Incapable of just Walking Normally like Normal Humans. Beneath him.
  • “Time to go on my daily patrol!” “hm. Where should I go to change out of my everyday clothes and turn into the mystery hero?” “oh, I know!” A FUCKING ALLEY IN PLAIN VIEW OF EVERYONE COME ON PETER
  • Seems to just regularly wear his suit under his clothes? Because there are no ways that could go wrong. At all.
  • Takes his fucking mask off and sits on a roof to brood over his crush whilst she stands under a HUGE ASS WINDOW WHERE ANYONE WHO JUST. VAGUELY TILTED THEIR HEAD UPWARD COULD CLEARLY SEE HIM.
  • PETER WHAT THE FUCK
  • For some reason decides it is a Good Idea to take his school bag with him on missions? And wears his school jacket over the suit? Do you….,.,. sweetie are you trying to get caught here?
  • TAKES HIS FUCKING MASK OFF LIKE. ALL THE FUCKING TIME JESUS CHRIST PARKER
  • Leaves both his suit+his web fluid in The Most Top Secret of places,,,, the impenetrable fortress that is,,,.,..,.underneath a school locker.
  • Is Generally A Bumbling Fool 
  • Tony u need to teach ur kid some fucking superhero etiquette what on Earth is this
nyti.ms
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now
Focusing on core competence and outsourcing the rest has made U.S. companies lean, nimble and productive. It has also left lots of people worse off.
By Neil Irwin

By Neil Irwin

Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.

For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the early 1980s. For Ms. Ramos, that means cleaning at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in the present day.

In the 35 years between their jobs as janitors, corporations across America have flocked to a new management theory: Focus on core competence and outsource the rest. The approach has made companies more nimble and more productive, and delivered huge profits for shareholders. It has also fueled inequality and helps explain why many working-class Americans are struggling even in an ostensibly healthy economy.

The $16.60 per hour Ms. Ramos earns as a janitor at Apple works out to about the same in inflation-adjusted terms as what Ms. Evans earned 35 years ago. But that’s where the similarities end.

Ms. Evans was a full-time employee of Kodak. She received more than four weeks of paid vacation per year, reimbursement of some tuition costs to go to college part time, and a bonus payment every March. When the facility she cleaned was shut down, the company found another job for her: cutting film.

Ms. Ramos is an employee of a contractor that Apple uses to keep its facilities clean. She hasn’t taken a vacation in years, because she can’t afford the lost wages. Going back to school is similarly out of reach. There are certainly no bonuses, nor even a remote possibility of being transferred to some other role at Apple.

Yet the biggest difference between their two experiences is in the opportunities they created. A manager learned that Ms. Evans was taking computer classes while she was working as a janitor and asked her to teach some other employees how to use spreadsheet software to track inventory. When she eventually finished her college degree in 1987, she was promoted to a professional-track job in information technology.

Less than a decade later, Ms. Evans was chief technology officer of the whole company, and she has had a long career since as a senior executive at other top companies. Ms. Ramos sees the only advancement possibility as becoming a team leader keeping tabs on a few other janitors, which pays an extra 50 cents an hour.

They both spent a lot of time cleaning floors. The difference is, for Ms. Ramos, that work is also a ceiling.

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THIS SCREENCAP IS SO PAINFUL…you can see that hunk has his eyes closed/his chin tilted upwards and pidge is facing straight ahead, both of them too angry to look at keith (even though they couldn’t see him anyway), but then…there’s lance? who’s looking in keith’s direction? and he looks so genuinely upset, as if he knows that keith himself is feeling poorly. it just goes to show how empathetic lance really is.

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Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyuu - Karasuno, Revival!

Suga: We finally got our revenge! …I just wish we could’ve won with my toss is all.
Asahi: -spits water everywhere-
Daichi: I’m glad you haven’t given up and still plan on playing.

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Mischievous Maintenance (M)

Summary: You have an eventful Monday, thanks to the ever-resourceful head maintenance technician who works in your office.

Pairing: Jimin x Reader

Genre: Smut

Word Count: 6,913

Warning: MaintenanceTechnician!Jimin, workplace hookup, sexual themes, dirty talk, rough sex, oral sex, profanity

Series: Working Man Bangtan

A/N: Hope you enjoy this quick and dirty oneshot!

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stuck on you. (m) | 01

“I want you to take my virginity.”
“What the fuck did you just ask me, Kim Taehyung?”

or, alternatively:

you’re not actually supposed to take your bestfriend’s virginity when he asks, right?

pairing: kim taehyung x reader 
genre: attempt at crack, eventual smut, college au
warnings: sexual jokes (like a cringe-worthy amount)
words: 9,582k
part: 01/03

out of context quote:
[9:52 am] Taehyung:  ___\o/___ me drowning in ur pussy lol 




“I want you to take my virginity.”



You’ve just taken a gulp of your pulp-included orange juice when Taehyung says this. He’s sitting across from you in the cafeteria of the University you both attend - have attended for the past two years.



His brown coffee coated eyes are staring directly into yours - a serious expression written across his features that tells you what he’s just spoken was said in nothing but pure seriousness.



And he says it so nonchalantly - so earnestly, that you do the only thing you can think of.



A perfectly reasonable reaction after hearing that your best friend, the boy you’ve been in love with for over two years - wants you to take his virginity.



You spit your orange juice out all over him.


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[S] Hero: Ascend to the highest point of the tower.
Homestuck / PMD:EOT/D/S mashup
[S] Hero: Ascend to the highest point of the tower.

bro. roof. now. bring time gears.

i was gonna wait and post this til i get my primary blog back but you know what? you know what?? it doesnt fucking matter this is my pmd blog anyway

anyway i found the upward movement drumloop sf2 and had to try it out on some stuff and turns out this…actually fits perfectly? i only needed to adjust the tempo by 3 bpm (temporal tower is 110; upward movement is 107) so its hardly even noticeable 

what might be noticeable tho is i used soundfonts from the first gba pmd games because……the soundfont for pmd explorers sadly doesnt exist and probably never will because of its very rarely used sequence encoding format that basically nobody can decipher even after all these years

just dont think too hard about it 
still sounds pretty impressively legit which is a feat imo cause quite a bit of sequence editing had to be done but anyway hell yes. hell. fucking. yes.