Is Tumblr Problematic?

Is Tumblr Problematic?

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As a self-proclaimed dork, it was only a matter of time before I made a Tumblr. Many of my artsy and dorky friends had them as well and I saw a lot of cool content on the site. I've had my blog for about 8 months now and have JUST NOW gotten used to Tumblr's... unique way of thinking. Let me explain...

The majority of people on Tumblr have a very specific outlook on the world. They tend to find many things "problematic", and sometimes, I think they're right. I've found out about a lot of important issues through Tumblr. But I've also noticed a theme of overreacting to things that aren't necessarily "problematic". For example, many Tumblr users found issue with some people cosplaying Rose Quartz, a character from Steven Universe, if they aren't plus size. They refer to this as being "fatphobic" since the character is much larger in the show.


Personally, I think anyone should be able to cosplay as anyone they want to, but I can at least see where people are coming from when they find issue with this.

However, there are other times where certain users go too far. Take this weird controversy within the Gravity Falls fandom for example; some people ship (meaning they would like two characters to be involved romantically) Dipper and Mabel Pines, the twin protagonists of the show. In my personal opinion, EW. But, people can do what they want, as long as it isn't hurting anyone. While some of the Gravity Falls fandom agreed with me, many of them criticized the users who shipped "Pinecest" and some users downright bullied them for it. When asked how he felt about some of the stranger ships from the show, the creator, Alex Hirsch, tweeted the following:

"people can do what they want. I don't care! It's the Internet. Free expression man"

Some users took this as Hirsch condoning Pinecest and turned against him, claiming he was tarnishing and perverting HIS OWN CREATION.

Its not just with cartoons, and I'm not the only one who's noticed this trend. So did these Tumblr users:

I hate the idea Tumblr has that it’s cool to hate things. Shut up and let people enjoy stuff.

-thefaultinourstarscream

Has anyone else noticed how toxic Tumblr is becoming? If you’re white, if you’re straight, if youre cisgendered, if you’re a guy, you’re targeted. It’s become a place where you can be sh!t on for things you can’t control. Do two wrongs make a right? I personally don’t think so. Tumblr has become a place where online bullying can live and grow and it is not okay under any circumstance. ... I’m not saying everyone on here is a b!tch but I see a lot of negativity and it sucks that people think it’s okay.

-keybladewielder1997

That second quote about sums it up. Tumblr is a great place to discover art, stories, and lots of cool and funny content, but it defiitely has a dark side that it'd be smart to be aware of.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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These 15 Songs Are Turning 10 In 2019

2009 was easily the best year for music and these throwbacks prove it!

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2009 provided the world with some of the greatest songs of the early 2000s. These 15 songs have a way of taking me back to middle school and reminding me of the ~good old days~. I am definitely missing a bunch of the songs that made 2009 such an iconic year. But knowing these songs are already a decade old makes me feel so old and irrelevant.

1. One Time -Justin Bieber

I'm pretty sure I spent all of 2009 convincing myself I was going to marry Justin Bieber. And then all of 2010. And 2011.

2. Boom Boom Pow -Black Eyed Peas

I have no clue how this song was as popular as it was, but I remember the summer of 2009 and having this song playing constantly.

3. Empire State Of Mind -Jay Z and Alicia Keys

Bonus points for anyone in the New York/New Jersey area who remembers when Z100 made a Yankees parody of this song and played it constantly when they were in the World Series.

4. Party in the USA -Miley Cyrus

This song still goes hard. 2009 also brought us "The Climb" so its safe to say 2009 was Miley's year.

5. Fireflies -Owl City

6. Right Round -Flo Rida

I have very vivid middle school dance memories right now

7. Fire Burning -Sean Kingston

I don't really know where Sean Kingston is now, but I am thankful he gave us this song

8. Best I Ever Had -Drake

I'm pretty sure that this was the first Drake song I had ever heard, besides that one time he rapped on Degrassi and it has only gotten better since then. ILY Drake!

9. 21 Guns -Green Day

10. Good Girls Go Bad -Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester

First of all, this music video is probably why I have an obsession with speakeasies. Second of all, I had such a huge Cobra Starship phase and this is what started it. All in all, this song is iconic. Happy 10th birthday!!

11. Down -Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

12. Bad Romance -Lady Gaga

I was afraid of Lady Gaga back in the day, but luckily I grew up and now recognize her talent!

13. Run This Town -Jay Z ft. Rihanna

14. Day 'N' Night -Kid Cudi

15. Love Drunk -Boys Like Girls

This song still rocks. Also Ashley Tisdale is in the music video, which is very early 2000s.

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