Rose Tyler + Bad Wolf
Rose Tyler + Bad Wolf
Alison Hendrix as Michael Scott
christopher-ryan mckenney: surreal photography
it’s just who you are
Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011
Paraffin wax mixture, pigment, steel and wicks
as if men had a monopoly on murder
lost girl: “we have no money we’ll make a cgi snake and put george takei’s head on it it’s gonna look so bad this’ll be hilarious we’ll even make him say ‘oh my’ it’ll be totally meta everyone will love it”
ouat: “we have lots of money let’s make everything really bad cgi and expect people to take it completely seriously i hope we get another emmy nod for special effects”
true friendship is willfully making someone’s emotional devastation over fictional characters worse
my sexual orientation is fictional characters with tragic backstories
we have literally created our own dialogue? language? here on tumblr and i think that is the most amazing thing ever
please disregard my shitty editing skills
no listen this is actually really amazing because this is a real thing. i think this counts as a pidgin language. a pidgin language is basically a changed, simplified version of a language. you can change the spellings of words, pronunciation, grammar rules, or even make up new words. i think. i’d have to research it a bit more to be sure but i’m 90% sure this is right. if its not a pidgin language, then its a lingua franca but thats more used for trade and stuff like that. but still a new language. so yes, we’ve created our own language. we’ve changed the whole sentence structure. we can trail off sentences, say things like “i just cant”, and use words like ship, OTP, fic, fandom, feels, and ship names and everyone will understand what you’re saying. the part that i love most is how people go “OMGH IM CRIIY NIG SOIOO HARD” and understand each other. for example “IM LIUA GHMNIG”. that one was incredibly easy, but if you knew that said “I’m laughing”, congratulations. You speak a pidgin language. we can even say stuff like “Does anyone know of a Johnlock fic, at least 20k words, not a WIP, with no OCs, and is Post-Reichenbach? Or just a Destiel PWP would be great.” To someone not on tumblr, that wouldn’t make any sense. but you understood, didn’t you? One characteristic of a pidgin language is that you have to learn it like a second language. Another characteristic is that it is frequently changing. tumblr goes through many trends with how we talk. if i remember correctly, when i first made an account about two years ago, talking like this wasn’t quite as common. also, that thing of suddenly capitalizing your sentence is fairly recent. you know, when people go “the new epISODE IS TOMORROW”. Like one of the people up there said, all of this is awesome because how else do you easily show emotion and tone over the internet? we’ve even made a whole sense of humour that most people here share in. There’s so much more that I could talk about with this, but i’m tired and i may be entirely wrong about everything. but yes. people on the fandom side of tumblr who speak like this are speaking a new language
As an anthropologist-in-training…I think I can safely say that this is legit. And awesome.
Yep. It’s a pidgin, born of texting and extreme youth. Get used to it.
Wait… Does this mean that I can say that I speak both English and Tumblrese?
Oh my god.
I’ve noticed my recent verbal speaking patterns to reflect the way I read this written language in my every day life. A lot of people have actually commented on it.
This is just fascinating…
I’ve been curious about this for a while now…
Reblogging because 1. COMMUNICATION EVOLUTION WITHIN COMMUNITIES AND ITS FUCKING AWESOME.
2. I corrupted Typey’s “speech” to the point where her co-workers were like ‘WTF?’ and to this day it makes me giggle.
I only have one quibble with one of the posters in the original post. Its not a “theory” its a hypothesis. You’d need to test it extensively to be a theory.
OH MY GOD