#oh look an original post
#oh look an original post
I want to talk to you about sports, but a weird sport that I found out that you play. I don’t think it’s legal to play. That’s probably true. Is it called fire hockey?
every time i see this, ive managed to forget about it and it newly becomes the best thing ive ever seen
At long last, the fourth Elemental Hockey appears
#hockey #interesting #do not try this at home
This is a short-term fix that essentially undoes the new dashboard update (except on settings pages, sorry), including for any themes or userstyles you use. Grab Old Blue from the gallery today and fling yourself back in time to a more comfortable yesterday.
#PSA #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse
Some time ago we took a long, hard look at how we stacked up to the recommendations outlined in the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. This is the initiative that sets standards for accessibility for people who may need assistance using the internet. It outlines steps to take and tools to use to create as seamless of an experience online as possible, whether you have auditory, visual, or neurological disabilities, are using a limited device, are on a slow connection with limited bandwidth, or…well, a whole bunch of other reasons.
The result of that long, hard look? Not great. We needed to make sure Tumblr was accessible to anyone who wants to use it.
Part of making Tumblr more accessible involved upping the color contrast in our UI, most notably on the dashboard and everywhere else that familiar blue touches. The light grays and muted blues had a contrast ratio of 2.02:1. What does that mean? Bad. It was bad, and we needed to do better by people with visual impairments.
Enter your new dashboard:
It looks…cleaner, doesn’t it? Like someone dusted off the poorly accessible bits. The blue is darker, the grays are lighter, all the buttons and icons are brighter with our new brand colors, and it has a contrast ratio of 7.87:1 What does that mean? Good! Very good.
The switch to your brand new, higher contrast, less dusty dashboard has been slowly rolling out this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll get it sometime in the next few days.
A note: We know that this color change on the dashboard negatively impacts the beautiful bluespace art so many of you have created over the past few years. Seeing these older posts lose the utilization of the dashboard—something that made them so special and unique to just Tumblr—is certainly not a great feeling. There’s no way around that. We hope, however, that this change only means newer, more bluespace art will be created, and that this time around it will be easier for everyone to experience.
Goodbye, #36465D. You’ve treated many of us well, but #001935 will treat every single one of us even better.
#PSA #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #(we haven’t even finished dealing with the fallout from the *previous* apocalypse and they go and cause another one) #((hmm those hex codes might come in handy)) #(((I guess I probably could have figured it out with some colour-analyser but still)))
Start the year off right with a healthy meal!
(Original post / Full calendar)
#…oh god someone’s actually doing it? #well then #Star Trek #DS9 #fanart
I still can’t get over the entry in the ds9 sexy firemen calendar that’s just like that one photo of putin shirtless on a horse but recreated with dukat
There’s a calendar?
xjzbdkdb no but it exists in my mind. January is just Sisko standing at a stove cooking in the Starfleet vest and undershirt with his sleeves pushed up, but it degenerates and by December it’s just Quark naked except he’s covered in ice cream
do you want to share the other months? i’d like to know
This whole project is organized by Jadzia, of course.
January: Sisko cooking, sleeves pushed up. He looks relaxed and his smile can warm your heart.
February: Weyoun??? Like five of him
March: O’Brien posing stiffly next to a replicator
April: Odo in liquid form (the only time anyone could get a picture of him)
May: Morn, at his seat in Quark’s, clothing(?) unbuttoned.
June: Bashir doing the Anaconda pose in his silver onesie
July: Captain Boday. His skull isn’t the only thing that’s transparent.
August: Rom, hiding his nsfw bits w the communist manifesto
October: Garak in lingerie (nsfw link)
November: A gorn, draped sensually on black silk sheets. (Its not ds9 but whatever)
December: Quark, naked and covered in ice cream. There’s a cone on his [redacted].
I didn’t forget Worf. There’s no force in heaven or earth that could have gotten him to pose for this calendar.
#Star Trek #DS9 #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(”hiding his nsfw bits w the communist manifesto”) #nsfw text?
me n my angel gf
me, bleeding from my eyes nose and ears: bb ur hand is so…….so……….uh,
her: Ḓ̬̱͘͢ͅO̸͉̳̖͉̙ ͔͜N͓̮̦̱͝O̧͇̙̲̜͔T͇̯̮̦̖̖ ͙͇͇̖̝̹͜B̧҉͍͈̭̭̰̳͙ͅE̴̗̱̫ ̛̞͞ͅA̶̡͙̞̪̞̻̰̬̦F̛̗͙̗̲̦͕̟̙́R̶͍͉̠̖͖̮̀́A̦̠̮̜̺͟I͓̻͢͞Ḓ̹͇̮̬͈
Okay, I want to break down what’s going on in these posts, at least for me.
The aesthetic being invoked here is of what Tumblr calls “eldritch angels”. “Eldritch”, in turn, calls to mind H. P. Lovecraft, who really liked the word and prior to whom I think “eldritch” was basically a synonym of eerie. But now the word invokes something vast and strange and terrifying, such that the mere perception or understanding of it is dangerous to one’s body or mind.
Lovecraft’s eldritch horrors are representative of an uncaring universe. On the scale of the cosmos, humans don’t matter, goodness doesn’t matter, nothing matters. The universe is huge and amoral and ruled by a blind idiot god.
Eldritch angels, on the other hand, say there is an ultimate and objective source of goodness, that there is a divine plan, but it’s one that’s vaster and stranger than you can understand. It’s not an uncaring universe, but it’s one that cares a lot less about you than you might have hoped. A lot of what’s truly, objectively good is barely recognizable as such or beyond your comprehension entirely.
So in this context, the “angel gf” fantasy does a couple things. First, it flips the script. Yes, you’re a microscopic part of an incomprehensible cosmic plan, but also the angel gf cares about you specifically. You (in particular) matter (cosmically) because you matter to her.
Second, romance is, to a significant degree, about letting in the Other. There’s someone who cares about different things than you, does different things, has a whole life separate from yours… and then all of that comes to be a part of your life too. Like, forget the mysteries of the cosmos, I’m not sure the human mind is capable of truly, fully comprehending the idea of a whole entire life separate from one’s own. The draw of the numinous and the draw of romance are both about taking something outside yourself, greater and more important than you can fully understand, and drawing it close to your heart and understanding it as much as you can.
#interesting #meta #angels #this probably deserves some warning tag but I am not sure what
Tag yourself I’m 5
#5 lowercase #7 uppercase #language #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #tag yourself