I don’t know about you, but for me it definitely has something to do
with the fact that irl people change clothes/hair/makeup/glasses a lot,
and it takes seeing them a few times for my brain to have enough data
to know what Person X’s style is, and associate it with them. Tumblr
user X’s icon, on the other hand, is more than likely *exactly the same*
the first ten times I see it. Actually, “style” is wrong; “color palette” is closer.
I’m actually kind of the opposite of face blind? I can always recognize when I’ve *seen* someone before, even if I can’t remember the context right away, but I cannot for the life of me remember their name unless I saw it written down. It’s probably just that names are almost always auditory input first, and my brain gets rid of all but the most salient auditory bits. Apparently names get classified as arbitrary syllables and tossed. (A byproduct of growing up in the era that inspired the song “27 Jennifers”?) Anyway, this is also why I can’t listen to podcasts or audiobooks, and the lyrics of songs don’t register until I’ve heard them about 20 times.
Random train of thought? idk what to title this lol
So I fell asleep insanely early last night and now I’m up at almost 6am and don’t even have to leave for class until 12pm lol I saved this as a draft so I have to edit it, it’s 2pm now but anyway
Long story short I was up at an ungodly hour (to me anyway, it’s still dark as night at 6am here) and started scrolling through tumblr and started reading all the speculations for episode 7 and 8 of Call the Midwife. I legit have NO CLUE of how everything is going to play out. Especially, since episode 8 seems pretty important and jam packed. But then again, every episode would seem like that if the summaries/synopsis’ included that much information?. So I really don’t know. I am so impressed with how a lot of your minds work! You think of so many specific possibilities and find supporting evidence and all that haha. I really hate waiting, I want to know everything! But mainly, I want to know when will Baby Turner be born? and basically about the whole delivery?? BECAUSE after THIS
Wait but why do u hate the green Bros? I'm genuinely curious??
just kind of explained it lmao but beyond my issues with their politics and their opinions,, theres grown ass men who can do goofy stuff and fuck around and be witty and do improv really easily and bounce stuff off each other and the greens are just…not that. the mcelroys can do that kind of awkward weird off-beat humor and it works for them but when the greens do it its flat and boring and just…unfunny? ive never seen a single crash course or vlog from a green that i enjoyed, ever, and let me tell you ive seen a lot bc ive had teachers who LOVE to just turn on a video instead of teaching
plus the revulsion might be partially fueled by how strong and weird their presence was on tumblr frm way back when i first joined & had zero interest in them whatsoever lmao..they were kinda forced down everyones throats and my rage is a little bit stemming frm that
Hi everyone! Lorddddd you have no idea how stressful next week is going to be. Project HEAL (I’m the vp of the pitt chapter) is doing things all week for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and Active Minds (I’m the pres of the pitt chapter) is bringing a speaker for NEDA Week. Plus work. Plus classes. Plus an exam and two papers.
At least Lulu (from league of legends) is here to keep me sane 😬 (she’s not done yet. She has to be colored in still) stay safe and beautiful peeps. Keep your head up and take everything one step at a time ✌🏽
Hello, people of Tumblr. I am Kendra, and I am one of the new mods of this blog. This was one of the first blogs I followed when I joined Tumblr, so I have a pretty good idea on how this whole thing works.
Some of my favourite female vocalists include: Tarja Turunen, Simone Simons, Anna Murphy, Doro, Dianne van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen, Masha “Scream”, Alissa White-Gluz, Minniva, Yui Itsuki, Gambler
I am honoured to be a part of this blog, and I hope I do a good job as a mod! My personal blog is @miz-kennie-99, if anyone wants to follow me there. -Kendra
Guys,sorry if I don’t end up being very active on tumblr for a while. It’s just… L-look. Whenever I go on tumblr I have a small panic attack because my inbox is full of anon hate. My computer still hasn’t arrived yet,so if anybody knows how to turn of asks on mobile,I would really appreciate it.
I just. I have a tone of school work and requests that people from school,on tumblr and other social media’s want me to do. So,I would like some encouragement.
I just can’t keep up with these things. I just wish that people understood one thing. People who are creative and artistic get depression easier. So please. Give me some encouragement. I could really use it.
Thanks for understanding this Guys. I hope you know what I’m going through and I can’t really talk and answer asks much at the moment. Thanks. :)
It was weird trying to figure out who to inform when and how. Who got the Monday calls/facetimes, verses who to text on Tuesday and Wednesday. I had some work meetings on Wednesday and Thursday morning where I knew I wanted to tell people in person.
Who I would be upset if they found out via social media and not from me.
So I posted to other social media yesterday afternoon and got a ton of lovely responses, but I’m glad I was thoughtful in who I told how/when.
I even walked into my Weight Watchers meetings a declared I had a new “why” to add to my list and showed off my ring. Everyone was excited, so even though they are a new community it was really nice! I even got my 4th meeting key-chain yesterday and saw another 1.2 loss. BOOM!
Oh and my sister is coming to DC this evening, this trip was planned over a month ago. I’m excited to celebrate with her this weekend and then one of my other besties and her husband are coming down for a preplanned trip the next weekend!!
Recently, Ebony has been stressing me out quite a bit. I spent all my time trying to make everything perfect, and got frustrated when things didn’t work out that way. Since Animal Crossing is supposed to be my outlet, I was very unhappy with myself.
That being said, I’ve decided to restart my landscaping and make Ebony how I want it to be, not what I think Tumblr wants to see. I’m sorry for the sudden change! Expect to see progress pictures soon and a happy Mayor Ems once more! 💛
Hello SkitsoFanActs! I just want to ask you have you ever thought about where are your fans from? Maybe you could create a quiz or something like that. It might help you in choosing the best time for streaming. As for me it's a big problem. I've missed a lot of your streams because of time difference. Also I noticed that there are lots of people like me and I'm a bit worried about it. Thanks for your attention!
Hey anon, sorry that it took us so long to reply to this message I’ve been a little negating of Tumblr. But we can understand how this is an issue but the times that we pick to livestream are the times that work for us. I know that might sound a little selfish but we don’t really have any other time to livestream and we wish that we could make a time that works for everyone but sadly that isn’t a option.
If you follow us on Instagram we livestream at all different times of the day/night on there. We could be livestreaming at 3AM or 1PM it’s all kinda when we have the time and have things we want to share. Again we apologize but sadly it’s the only times that work for us.
Just remember that even if you miss our livestream on YouTube it’s always uploaded to the channel afterwards and the livestreams on Instagram are normally quick dumb things of us being dorks. Thanks!
i have to sometimes remind myself when looking at fitness peeps on tumblr and instagram:
a) many are students and/or part time employed
b) some are SAHMs
c) some are sponsored by fitness/nutrition/atheletic thingies so being fit basically is their job
d) many of them are not mentally ill
bc it sometimes makes me nuts when i see peeps who are like “i work out 3 hours a day 6 days a week, and meal prep and track macros and make youtube videos and and and” and i’m like wat how do you have time for all this? 3 hours at the gym?!?!
then i’m like okay, i work a 40-50 hour a week desk job (fortunately generally on the 40 hours side of things) which does not include the occasional after work social and/or professional development events, i struggle with anxiety and depression, i sometimes get overwhelmed by social interaction and need to be alone, like really alone not just “alone” in my head at the gym. if i worked out 3 hours a day, i would either have to get up at 4 am (lmao no) or after work, stay until 9 pm (also, no) and have zero other life except on weekends. no time with my BF and my cats. no time to relax at home and just be. no time for movies and TV. no time for going out with friends randomly, like i did last night.
and i also have to remember that i like my job, i’m good at it, i sometimes get to go to conferences or other travel (which they pay for), and it pays me enough that i get to go on fun vacations.
i’m not trying to say my life is better, like “you spend 3 hours in the gym, but i get to go to London and Alaska hahaha” just that everyone is different and lives are different and i really need to stop the comparison. also why do i care? i’ll never be a fitness model or competitor or have 100k followers or never eat pizza again or never spend an entire day lazing on the couch every once in awhile… like i don’t even WANT that. remember this, brain, when you look at fitblrs and fitstagrams and feel like you’re not working as hard as you “should”. the fact that i even go to the gym at all is really fucking good especially considering where i’m at mentally lately. and i do legit enjoy going to the gym sometimes, especially taking classes.
i really am doing okay. remember this, self. try to remember this.
If the art was that good people would see it anyway. Without the artist needing to reblog it 100 times
I see you’re stemming from liv’s @larvesta own answer about this and I’m not gonna lie, I’m really hesitant about saying anything on the matter bc i don’t do this kind of thing but I realise people actually think this way so here’s a proper answer.
It doesn’t work that way. I should know, I should really know. People here on Tumblr get lucky often and you wouldn’t think that, especially if you don’t create content yourself. Things just don’t become popular all of a sudden, most of the time it needs to get reblogged by the right person and add the balance between having good content yourself as well as an ongoing status as a creator. Not to mention how you go about treating your followers, your personality and how you act here. And you’ll tell me; “But people with good art have so many notes! It must be because they’re good! See, you don’t need to reblog it so many times!”
I hope you know what it feels like to be an artist here because I do. I especially do. I have talked, reblogged, supported, and have met so many, too many artists here, some insanely obscure. Some whose work looks like it took so many hours and has very little over 50 notes; my work included. And I can tell you now that I can personally handpick and tell you that some of the work I’m most proud of and have took many hours on are not over 200 notes. I’m not saying I’m frustrated by that, because some of us are reassured in our skill but let me tell you that every time I think of a fellow artist out there who releases amazing art and earns very little notes who looks at their note count and wonders if they are good enough, my heart breaks. And there’s young artists who are still getting by, who are not as good yet but took the same amount of effort and time, they deserve to be cheered on.
Because people think artists here are machines, capable of creating content without regards to who actually appreciates it. No one is like that, artists are fragile just like everyone else and people really forget that. They really do.
People don’t just see the art out of nowhere, do you understand the huge amount in this platform? There’s millions of work everywhere, you need to be supported to be seen, you need to withstand the thousands of others around you and you might have to create something that’s away from the norm to stand out, you might have to take hours of your time. You don’t know unless you really indulge yourself this platform, you don’t know unless you yourself do work for more than four hours, no breaks and absolutely tired, and look at your note count to see a disheartening number. You have no idea, you really don’t.
And don’t guilt them, please. I could reblog my art so many times, but sometimes the thougt of ‘maybe it gets annoying’ always bears in my mind, artists are made to feel like it’s okay that they’re not being appreciated. I’m proud of those who reblog their art because they know they deserve better, and guess what? They do.
There’s a difference between good content and popular content, popular content aimed towards a specific audience that you know will like and reblog that. Good content is a dangerous hit and miss. I really appreciate people who do art for things that are not popular, because sometimes they really do have to rely solely on their skills. I say it’s a dangerous hit and miss because you know it might not have that specific audience, but you still take the effort and time into it anyway. Imagine that; knowing something is popular but going for the alternative anyway; taking time, taking effort, putting your all into it. That’s absolutely insane, man. Imagine knowing you can put that time and effort into something popular that might attract way more notes, but still doing something else for the sake of that something else.
Also there’s the matter of timezones, in which there’s a worldly concept that everyone is in different times and not everyone is here at the same time to see the same content. I don’t want to explain this; please at least understand the concept of time.
Artists reblog their work because they want others to see it, to appreciate it. Because sometimes it’s the only way others can. Reblogging their own work is an artist’s way of supporting themselves and you think I’m going to let you let them think that that’s a bad thing? That they’re not allowed to do that? Go home, buddy.
I don’t have anything against anyone, I just wrote this realising that people actually think this is actually how it works and even then, I don’t have anything against you, maybe you’re just misinformed, some just don’t know enough about this to really understand.
So here it is buds: support artists supporting themselves. It’s as simple as that.
By the time I was sixteen, I’d beaten myself down to
a pulp. The smallest nesting doll. Suddenly, I was the
wolf of my own story. You could have stuck me at the
bottom of a well, with nowhere to go but up, and I
would have dug myself down deeper. No matter how
hard the light tried to crack through, I always came
bearing tape to seal it back up. I kept dipping razors
in blood because my hands weren’t working to make
anything worthwhile. It’s been five years since I tried
to extinguish my own flame. Now, my hands are less
chokehold and more lavender bushel. I touch every
thing like it’s the first time. Like I don’t know if I’ll
ever get to again. I write more love poems than death
wishes. Some days I still find myself howling from a
familiar ache, so maybe I’ll always have a wolf girl’s
heart, but now it’s a little more domesticated. Maybe
I’m living proof that you can teach an old dog new
tricks. Where I used to bare teeth, now I just roll
over, settle myself down. We’re still working on
learning how to stay when the cold blows through.
If you put me at the bottom of a well, I’d know how
to break myself out before you even got the chance
to fill it with water.