Month: September 2022



Introducing: Community Labels

As you know, art and artists make Tumblr what it is. We want everyone on Tumblr to be able to fully express themselves while also having control over what they encounter on their dashboards. That’s why we’re introducing Community Labels, an extension to your “Content you see” settings. Our ultimate goal is to create a more open Tumblr, and this is our first step in that direction. 

As a poster and reblogger, Community Labels are your way to help your followers avoid anything they’d rather not come across on their dashboards.

As a follower, setting your content preferences is a way to adjust your feed to your own comfort levels. 

How does it work?

When creating new posts (or editing old posts), you’ll see controls allowing you to label your post as unsuitable for those filtering certain content types it contains. 

When content is labeled, it will either be hidden, blurred, or displayed normally, based on each user’s preferences.

In your “Content you see” settings, you can now choose to show, blur, or hide content that depicts the following topics:

  • Drug and alcohol addiction: Contains discussions of substance abuse or addiction experience.
  • Violence: Contains violent or graphic content similar to what you might see in an age-restricted movie.
  • Sexual themes: Contains sexually suggestive subject matter, such as erotic writing or imagery.

Some examples of content that would require a community label:

  • Fanart of your favorite ship engaging with each other in…a very private moment 
  • Euphoria GIFs showing Rue’s substance abuse 
  • A movie trailer depicting graphic war scenes 
  • A graphic 50 Shades of Grey edit

This doesn’t change our content policies: spam, hate content, and porn bots are still not welcome in the community. It’s also still important that we abide by app store rules, which means we need to make sure that mature content is only accessible to people who are old enough and have opted in to view that type of content. More information about Community Labels is available in the Help Center.

This is an opportunity to work towards a richer, more nuanced Tumblr experience while making sure everyone who enjoys using Tumblr can do so safely. That future we mentioned above? We’re already moving towards it.

Community labels are our first step toward making sure that everything is appropriately tagged on Tumblr so that people aren’t exposed to content they don’t want to see or aren’t legally allowed to see. The response has been great so far, and I’m very excited that a fuller range of artists will be able to appropriately tag and protect their art and work. App store policies, particularly Apple’s, still mean that we need to take extra steps to make sure that anything tagged isn’t available to younger users and you need to explicitly opt-in to make sure it shows up. (That’s why we’re collecting birthdays now.) We haven’t updated the official content policies yet but hope to bring them more in line with our policies on soon.


twitter loved this one so anyway here’s one of my fave ship dynamics

cursed to become horrible creature’ is just ‘inconvenienced by becoming monster’


It’s so important to remember that tumblr is bad. Has been bad. And will likely remain bad for the foreseeable future. And that is vital to our survival. If Tumblr was a good website that worked, it would get turned into a corporate hellscape like every other site. It’s so important that Tumblr is broken and poorly run and impossible to effectively navigate. It’s all that’s keeping us safe.


Just two homies rolling around on the beach… yeah.

Something for MerMay!

one of my beloved friends (very autism) was in.. not denial but ignorance sounds mean. but that abt themself last time you brought up the raads r test so i sent it to the gc (full of autism) and they were like psh. fake test no one could get below 100. they know now but i think about it so much



The thing is. When you take the autism test. And you see your score is in the 100 to 160 range. You think. Oh this is probably the middle? Middle autism. Tinge of autism. Your relatives calling you bright but shy autism. Just a whiff of autism. And then you see the score ranges. And you go. This test is lying to me there is absolutely no way the majority of people score under 65. The 65 number is such a low cutoff and so many of these experiences are clearly universal a score under 65 is something they made up in a lab. People who score under 65 are obviously scoring just under that mark from 59 to 64 and they’re also obviously lying or purposely misrepresenting their experiences as less severe than they are. And then you find out there are real people who get a 20 or 30 or 7 on it. And you go. Ah

Here’s a link if people wanna take the test


I recently finished a 5 episode long comic of Sky and Keith’s encounter with some Demon Hunters. Here are some scene previews (which hopefully doesnt spoil anything :’D)

Posting all the scenes here is kind of a pain, so you can read it all on Tapas or Webtoon, your choice!

Tapas / Webtoon 





“Unskilled Jobs” are a classist myth used to justify poverty wages.

“Unskilled jobs” is SUPPOSED to mean jobs you do not need special certification for.

It’s SUPPOSED to be any job that someone can do without specific training or with training on-the-job.

It DOESN’T mean the job is easy or simple or “worthwhile”, it just means a job ANYONE can apply for and have a good chance at being able to do and do well.

Anyone who says ‘unskilled labor’ derogatorily is coming from a place of classism and should be treated with suspicion.