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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I want you to take my virginity.” “What the fuck did you just ask me, Kim Taehyung?”
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
want you to take my virginity.”
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.
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.
he says it so nonchalantly - so earnestly, that you do the only thing
you can think of.
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.
[S] Hero: Ascend to the highest point of the tower.
Homestuck / PMD:EOT/D/S mashup
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.