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Ever see a crazy-long, indecipherable reblog chain on your dashboard? Not ideal, right?

Starting tomorrow, reblogs will have a new look—one that showcases all comments as equals, not buried under an impossible stack of blockquote indents. Our change to reblog captions last month laid the necessary groundwork for us to arrive here, at a place where the dashboard will be a lot easier to read and cleaner-looking.

Here’s how this will look (original on the left, new look on the right):

Questions about all this? Keep reading for the answers…


FAQ

Q: Will this show up for all posts on the dashboard, or just the posts published from here on out?
A: All posts! So you can scroll back in time and see your older reblogs in this format too.

Q: Will it look like this on my blog?
A: Not necessarily: your public blog will continue to display reblogs according to however your chosen theme displays them. The new look is on the dashboard only, for now.

Q: How do I reblog starting from a certain post in the reblog thread?
A: Same as before: Just click the username of whoever made the reblog you want to reblog from. It’ll open up, and you can click or tap its reblog icon to reblog that post. Got it?

Q: Can I edit earlier reblogs, or the original post, in my reblog?
A: You can choose whether or not you want to include that stuff in your own reblog, but you can’t really go in and edit other people’s text. We know—that level of flexibility allowed you guys do some pretty interesting stuff, but it also made misattribution way too easy.

Q: Can I remove all captions on a post that I’m reblogging?
A: Sure. Click or tap the reblog button and click on the X that appears when you hover over the comments.

Q: Can I delete a single reblog caption within the thread?
A: No, it’s an all-or-nothing thing.

Q: How can I be sure my posts are credited properly?
A: Use the content source field! No matter how many times an original post of yours gets reblogged, you’ll always be credited as the source. Rebloggers might add a gif, or some commentary, or take out the caption entirely, but your username will always, always be stuck to the bottom of the post. Click on that source link any time you want to see what was originally posted.

Q: Can I send you my feedback on this change?
A: Yes. And for the record, even when you receive a simple thank-you response (which is necessary since there are millions of you and only a few of us), every word of your feedback is read lovingly by human eyes, then passed along to our engineers.

Russia and America are best friends.

It may not seem that way, but they are best friends. They are equal in strength, they know how to give the other a run for their money, and most importantly, they can both do somewhat childish things with each other without having to worry about what the other thinks.

One of those things is playing pranks on the other nations- one of the longest running ones being that they still hate each other.

They manage to pull it off very well, this whole joke of theirs. They have stare offs, they snark back and forth; sometimes America will even whisper out a quick ‘hold your breath’ before punching the other in the chest sending him flying back against the wall.

People fall for it, even as Russia tries not to giggle as he is sitting in his indent in the wall as America makes faces at him from where he is standing a few feet away.

They take it too far sometimes though.

America, armed with a stunt crew and playable sound effects puts a plan into action. This plan will make everyone flip their shit, but they’d get a few laughs out of it too. The grand finale before they call it a truce and just act as normal friends should. Russia agrees and so it goes into motion.

During a meeting in the middle of America’s speech Russia stands up a face of rage in place of his normal smile. Many of the nations jump terrified as his chair rockets back to the table behind the Russian. He stalks forwards swearing up and down in Old Slavic as America backs up towards the windows hands out. Russia grabs him by the collar, practically growling in the American’s face. He throws America back- right outside of the window with a crash.

They are on the 25th story of the building.

Some nations freeze, others scream in horror. A few do nothing. England passes out. America’s scream sounds for a few seconds before it is cut off, a muffled thud being heard from the ground. Canada starts to sob and many nations are taking out weapons ready to jump the Russian.

Then they stop.

Russia is leaning over on his hands and knees shoulders bouncing up and down in laughter. For a moment they finally think he’s lost it until they hear cackling from outside the now broken window along with cheering and clapping.

Outside, America is resting in a safety net he had been thrown into, a Hollywood stunt crew cheering and helping him off of it while the blond was laughing hysterically the whole time. Russia is letting out wheezes. Canada sees red.

America is grounded for 50 years.

Russia for 100.

But- it was so totally worth it.

Just wanted to throw this out there

I know tumblr can sometimes make you feel pressured to figure out your gender identity and orientation RIGHT NOW!! V IMPORTANT!!!

But it’s not.

Please don’t feel pressured, and try not to fret too much over it. It’s just a label.

If you feel like you need a label, that’s perfectly fine. Just take your time to really figure it out. I can assure you everyone who “has it all figured out” went through this exact thing, it’s okay. You’re not behind anyone, you’re going at your own pace.

But before you figure out your proper label and feel like you need one, just be a dragon c:

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What I’m wearing…


Head: ::LV:. Nichole Mesh Head NEW!!! (NICKI MINAJ INSPIRED)

Hair: ::::Fab-U-Lous::::Elle (Black) N/A

Choker: ~Harajuku~ Colorful Tattoo Chokers NEW!! (soon on mp)

Jacket::*COCO*_BikerJacketOverShoulders_Black

Bodysuit: Indented: Maillot l Pervert

Socks: ::GLAM:: Under-Knee Sports Socks Omega Appliers - Blacks

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Military Boots - Loose - Black

Regarding the new tumblr update I just gave the support team feedback, writing the following:


I am writing to encourage you to not implement the new update, for the following reasons:

1. It actively destroys the flow of a whole post. The old format with blockquotes and indents allowed a user to read the comments from first comment down to the last, without interruption. The new one puts the urls above every comment, jarring the flow of each reblog-comment. This interferes with tumblr conversation culture and especially roleplay communities.

2. The new update devalues the commentary that each person makes. This new format has bolded URLs and normal text for comments, stacked on top of each other. The first thing that jumps up to the eye is the url and not the content. The previous format allowed you to read a person’s comment first without knowing who they are and then to trace the blockquote line up to the url, if you found the content of what they saying meaningful. The popularity of the url (or the blog) did not impact the value of the comment, as you saw the comment first - what this new update does is glorify those already well known within a sub-community or fandom, and devalue new commenters who are new or less well known.

3. This new update has the comments each individually cloistered in its own rectangular box. While you have done this thinking it would make the post neater, the reality is that it causes confusion as to when the next post begins. I know very well that there is a gap between one post and the next - but the previous blockquote format allowed users to distinguish a post as a whole, no matter how long it was. it didn’t require slow scrolling or eagle-eye spotting of a thin blue strip before another rectangular-shaped box.

I would please ask you to reconsider putting through this new update. I know you have the best interests of the tumblr community at heart so please take the time to read the feedback of the many people who are earnestly explaining their concerns to you.


As someone who strongly focuses on the flow of text this new tumblr update is the equivalent of hiccuping every half-sentence as I read a book. I’m not joking. Send tumblr support your comments by typing “feedback” into the help bar and then click on the thing which pops out at the bottom. Please remember to be calm, focussed, and civil. This tumblr update is inconvenient and we should convey that but please do not be angry about it. Anger doesn’t help in communication. Let’s try to stop this new update together.

if a young person who is new to the queer community comes toy you and says something along the lines of “i think i’m [this identity] but [this person important to me] thinks it’s just a phase”

never say “it’s not a phase!!!!! you were just born that way!! never change!!! you’re perfect just how you are!!!!”

years ago, when i began to id as queer, this was the ‘popular’ and ‘politically correct’ thing to say. people used to respond to me like that when I would come out to them, and it only made me feel more pressure to pick a very specific identity and stick with it forever. that isn’t how anything works.

  • your identity is not invalid because it is a phase; phases are just as valid as identities you keep forever
  • you do not have to feel as though you were born with an identity; that identity is valid no matter how early or late in life you began to use it
  • it’s okay to change; your identity is valid if you never change it or you change it every day
  • you’re perfect just how you are, as well as just how you used to be and how you will be in the future
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3D BD

You know how I love huge 3D type, well I spotted one of these sculptures over on the fab TwentySixTypes. It’s the award winning identity for the IV Brazilian Design Biennial last year by Geco Design.

The Biennial theme was ‘Brazilian Diversity’ so the ‘D’ forming the top section of the overall ‘B’ was designed with multiple styles to represent this.

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13 Of The Most Ridiculous Tumblr Reactions To Rachel Dolezal

For the sake of my blood pressure, I’ve been trying to avoid writing about Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who has been masquerading as a black woman for over a decade while heading a Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter and teaching Africana studies. Ever since her parents came out and told the media that their daughter is, in fact, a white woman, people cannot stop talking about her. At first people were cracking jokes, then people started to defend her, and then people began to equate this white woman identifying as black to being transgender (NOPE NOT THE SAME THING, HERE’S THE OPINION OF AN ACTUAL BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN ABOUT ALL OF THIS).

youdontlooklatino.com
You Don't Look Latino

A topic I can relate with, “you dont look latino” A born—with identity people want you to try out for…
People have always been eery about what “i am”. To me, i am just the darkest person in my family; so I think nothing of it. I always like to have people guess, the ignorant ones assume.  The responsive have been:
Chinese. Korean. Philippine. Japanese. Colombian. Dominican. Saudi Arabian. Indian(India). Brazilian. Central america and Portuguese. Puerto Rican. Guatemalan and Spanish?? Hondurian and Spanish? Italian?? The list grows everyday. I don’t walk up to people and ask them what they are?? So… What’s up?? People wait until its one on one. I HATE that people assume my “best qualities” MUST HAVE came from Europe…. Not even slightly!! 
I love to dance and I will be out dancing ( because I’m at salsa) and someone will say, “Oh a gringa doesn’t dance like that, you MUST be Latina.”… 
I am Cherokee and Creek Indian, African from the Americas and Cuban. All of it at the same time, not in pieces, or in blood quantum. I am who I am. People try to erase your ethnicity, your identity, your cultures when you don’t match to image that has been portrayed on TV to fit their expectations.

Post Projects | graphic design [two]

… continued from Post Projects | graphic design [one]

Revolver Coffee

“We worked closely with Revolver Coffee to create a visual identity and brand that would embody the values and spirit of its founders, the Giannakos brothers. We created a system that was flexible enough to be applied to exterior signage, menus, stationery, while also working in harmony with the interior design of their space.”

Bambudda

Bambudda is a modern Chinese cuisine restaurant located in Vancouver’s Gastown district. Post Projects was commissioned to create the identity for the restaurant. The identity execution took the form of menu design, stationery, website, signage and custom wallpaper. We also worked with Jennilee Marigomen to produce photographs of the restaurant itself.”

visit Post Projects’ site for more…