you were only three rows in front of me but i could smell your cologne and the freshly mowed grass from the night i snuck out
and its like i could feel your hands on my thighs and your breath on my neck and the constant hurt of not being as important as you let me believe i was
[Paul Klee, “Double Tent." Geometric painting in oranges, browns, and teals, using stripes and triangles.]
What I love about Tumblr is how easy it is to post awesome images. What I hate about Tumblr is that some fuckin’ hipster can snag images like this off Weheartit, post it without context or attribution, put tags on it that are completely irrelevant, and yet make it into the curated tags on the front page.
The Tumblr stereotype is SJW. Leafy fans generally dislike SJWs. Now, Leafy-Tumblr is a weird thing. You’ve got a fanbase for a guy who’s dubbed the “biggest cyberbully on the internet”, on a website that most often promotes liberal topics and social justice.
The majority of Leafy-Tumblr fans are a strange combination of, for a lack of a better word, “SJWs” and Leafy-stans. We love and appreciate Calvin’s sense of humour, antics, and personality, even if he can get pretty offensive. But, we also draw the line when he takes it too far. On Tumblr, we like to talk about how sweet and funny he is, make pretty edits of him, and share fan-art, but we also aren’t afraid to say, “Hey, I disagree with Calvin on this topic”. We’re all very open to discussion.
Now, I actually have a lot of Twitter friends, who will take our side in this…”Twitter vs. Tumblr” disaster, so I am not speaking about all of the Twitter fandom when I say this: Twitter stans are rude. They will agree with whatever Calvin says. Some of them make insensitive jokes, even racist “jokes”, without context. They send him sexually explicit tweets and content.
Twitter fans hate us because they are stereotyping us as SJWs, when really, we’re just a bunch of sweet, overly excitable, socially-aware, and kinda shy Leafy-fans, who actually aren’t afraid to disagree with Calvin, because we’re free-minded. And the fact that after attacking us and bashing us to the point where a lot of people deleted their blogs and ran for the hills, Calvin still likes our art better, admits he hates using Twitter, and has said several times that he loves Tumblr, drives them crazy.
As for us, we dislike them because…well, they attack us at every given opportunity, and then call us “obsessed”, “shallow”, “slutty”, etc. because, you know, we think Calvin is cute. And I mean, they’re the ones sending him tweets like “fist my anushole grandpa”, but that’s none of my business. Leafy is way more over-sexualized on Twitter.
But basically, that’s why Twitter-fans hate us. They bash us, Calvin says he loves us, well, get over it, boo-hoo. It’s like a sibling rivalry up in here, I swear to god, you’ve got the oldest sibling (Tumblr) just chilling out, supporting Leafy and making sure he gets enough rest and love, the youngest (Instagram) consistently being scolded, and the middle child (Twitter) screaming for validation and framing the oldest for things that the baby did. They live and breathe for his attention, and the fact that now he’s sharing it with us, kills them.
M A D Ź ’ S // 2 0 1 5 // F O L L O W // F O R E V E R
2014 is over and while most of the people have decided to make an end-year follow forever for 2014, I’ve chosen to make a 2015 follow forever, so that, at the end of the year, I could look at it and hopefully still see all of your beautiful blogs on my dash. I’m thinking of it as of a new beginning, a list that maybe is going to be a start of some new friendships in 2015. I’m glad that I’ve had a chance to met so many wonderful people (shoutout to my amazing Netkon family!) - being on Tumblr is 10x better now that I have you guys.
Of course, I would like to thank all of my followers - old and new ones - because my blog went through many, many changes this year and my Tumblr interests might have changed; I’m glad that some of my long-time mutuals stayed with me. Ahh, this turned out to be a lot longer than I have thought! Let’s get to the actual follow forever now, shall we ^u^
bold - senpais italic - friends * - mutuals ♡ - hold a special place in my heart for various reasons~
Whoa shit did like 75 of you just delete your blogs or did Tumblr randomly unfollow me from a bunch of you? Because seriously, I was following well over a thousand blogs this morning and now, it’s 951.