You have a post, 113713885647 , that is NOT a Pratchett quote. It's commonly misattributed.
I'm on mobile, so I have absolutely no way of finding out which one this is. But I am guessing it is the James Nicoll quote, which I doubted was Pratchett when I first reblogged (I want to say 3 years ago??). It just *feels* Pratchett-esque.
So, I am aware it is not The Creator, but I'm too lazy to scroll and find it. As I am just a simple human who occasionally posts things to a blog I started when I was 17 (wow that's a whole decade ago) I hope you'll forgive me for 1. The mistake & 2. My general laziness.
all jokes aside, it makes me very sad how literally the entire internet, especially social media, has just become more and more unapologetic in trying to wring as much money out of you as possible. can’t go on youtube without being bombarded by youtube red ads promising that if you just give them money, they’ll block the pesky ads who are also begging for your money. can’t stream a movie without searching for it on each of the dozens and dozens of streaming platforms. all demanding individual subscriptions for their tiny share of the world’s movies that used to just all be on netflix. every news site counting down your free three articles, all the while begging you to turn your adblock off. click off instagram’s stupid shopping tab, and the first post on your timeline is with #ad. and of course, now, tumblr’s adding post plus. i hate it!! hate getting advertised at everywhere i go. hate that social media’s not even supposed to be social anymore, just another thing to monetize. i’m so sick of it!!! can’t escape it ever!!! give us 9.99 per month for exclusive fucking content!! fuck!!
I was trying to explain tumblr to someone who had never used it before and she said “So what do people post there? Videos, like on tiktok?” and it took all my self control not to say “Mostly we just post bullshit.”
For those that missed the Tramp Stamps debacle, here:
EDIT: Somebody asked if somebody could put a transcript on this. I've never done this before but I hope it helps. Video is from queerestcommunist on TikTok.
Tumblr already ran Tramp Stamps off of the website, they're already gone, they already deactivated, and do you wanna know why? Do you wanna know what we did to get them off of the site?
*laughter as notes from the post she's referring to show up on the screen*
Wait, just wait.
*more notes are now on the screen, different than before* We kept spamming this picture of a fucking ant. Everybody just kept spamming this picture of a (laughing while speaking) fucking ant.
*another picture of notes from said post appear on-screen* Oh my fucking god. It just keeps going.
*shocked face as the words "Die, die, die, die" from the song play in the background, and another picture of notes*
*she puts her hand on her face and breathes in deeply, more notes*
An honorable kung pao penis.
(In a higher tone of voice from laughing, more notes) They got ran off because people wouldn't stop spamming "BUG ASS" on all of their fucking posts.
*she is no longer using greenscreen* Tumblr is amazing because there is nothing you can do on that site to avoid people. No matter what you do you will constantly be open to criticism and harrasment. And we run people off this site like it's our fucking jobs.
yknow what, people shit on tumblr for stuff like putting hellsite (affectionate) in the app description bc Silence Brand and i agree but at the same time like....... these mfers are really out here using this site and reading posts like the entire rest of the userbase. they cant make a working site to save their lives but they ARE using it and most importantly still have absolutely no way to monetise it. like if facebook or twitter or whatever had memes like tumblr does which the site owners then attempted to use THAT would suck ass coz they're literally soulless corporations but tumblr is run by 4 raccoons in a basement who are actively losing money every time a user even thinks about their site and they are just as trapped as we are
The W and E and V keys (and probably more) just spontaneously stopped working on my keyboard while typing a post on here, so I turned my keyboard on and off and tried again and they still didn’t work, but then I tried to type the same post in google docs and it worked perfectly fine. Meaning it was not my keyboard that was the problem, but the site I was typing in.
But sure, let’s trust tumblr with our credit card info 🙄
Y’all just see the word clown and hit reblog y’all just see the word frog and hit reblog y’all just see the word soup and hit reblog y’all just see the word hands and hit reblog y’all just see the word spooky and hit reblog y’all just see the words poor quality copper and hit reblog y’all
the reason im around here on this stupid site is solely because. here. im not a real person. im some random passerby. some entity. three racoons in a trenchcoat. who am i? u dont know. i dont know. i meet people here. who are no one but their icon. i dont ask them to visit my house. i dont ask them to show me their face. they are like me, another random entity. and thats what i love about this hellhole