gather round kids, a tumblr elder is going to tell you a story about one of the first massively popular tumblr posts
back in like winter 2012? may be early 2013 there was this girl that made a post saying if we got her post to 500 000 notes her mom would buy her a fluffy chicken like this one:
and back then tumblr was not the social media to be on, we were just livejournal rejects i was here for photos of jensen ackles exclusively anyway tumblr was small so 500k was a ton of notes to get
but then the post exploded
i used to follow low enough number of people to be able to scroll to where i left off last night and it was full of people reblogging the fluffy chicken. i’d see the post every time i refreshed my dash and i’d reblog it too, there was an entire blog dedicated to reblogging the post. people wanted to make the fluffy chicken the new pope, there was an actual petition about that
we cared about the fluffy chicken as if it were our own mothers buying us one
there were a ton of posts about it, like the one i distinctly remember is a hipster edit that was a bunch of nebula photos over the chicken saying ‘and i swear in this moment we were fluffy chicken’.
and then the post reached it’s goal and girl didn’t say anything so we were kinda disappointed and then… she tweeted that she was getting the fluffy chicken no joke tumblr EXPLODED like the hipster vs fandom war was forgotten we were all together as one
Okay so Erinn is being a little bitchy snarky, but it’s seriously annoying how everyone keeps posting “If i get x notes i get y”. WE ALREADY GOT YOU A F***ING FLUFFY CHICKEN PEOPLE!!! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!