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Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

star trek tumblr is completely different than star trek elsewhere.

a lot of you will go "it's all slash" but amazingly yeah of course that's there, but the bread and butter of star trek tumblr is observations framed as shitposts. it is very odd and huge fun.






(posted just as a screencap)







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Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost


Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost



Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost



(casy biggs, apparently there's a cadre of women who always hang out with him on every star trek cruise)

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
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mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
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mottled gecko

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Pick
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mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
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mottled gecko

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Pick
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mottled gecko

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Pick
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mottled gecko

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Pick
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mottled gecko

Nap Ghost











Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006


Statistically you'd think that I'd sometimes fluke into typing a decent post. Nah. Only the most tedious, shitty posts, all day every day baby!

Don't bother engaging me, I don't ever get the hints to fuck off.





Janeway owns, please post more Janeway tumbles

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Who What Now posted:

Janeway owns, please post more Janeway tumbles

I will see what I can find. God bless

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


I don't browse Tumblr (because I'm a brainplaqued old who doesn't understand how Tumblr works) but in lieu of making contributions just wanted to say I am appreciating the hell out of this thread

Up Circle
Apr 3, 2008


Who What Now posted:

Janeway owns, please post more Janeway tumbles

all i can think about every single depiction of janeway on the holodeck and her obsession with edwardian irishmen

extremely powerful character building

Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


The only safe way to interact with tumblr is through collected screenshots

poisonpill
Nov 8, 2009

The only way to get huge fast is to insult a passing witch and hope she curses you with Beast-strength.


Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

I don't browse Tumblr (because I'm a brainplaqued old who doesn't understand how Tumblr works) but in lieu of making contributions just wanted to say I am appreciating the hell out of this thread

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Ideas for content: What is something you've always wanted to know about Star Trek Tumblr. If like me you're just learning that it exists you can come up with something you just now want to know.

For example, how large is star trek tumblr? Are these people going to eventually fandom their way into some kind of spinoff show or congressional lobby?

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Gnome de plume posted:

The only safe way to interact with tumblr is through collected screenshots



It's worth finding the post that has some additional information, it turns out the person who constructed those went on to work on the costumes on the PBS show Barney

They also threw candy jizz into the crowd, But if I recall, only at the second appearance which was a tribute to the original appearance by fans of the first penis dance

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

reignofevil posted:

Ideas for content: What is something you've always wanted to know about Star Trek Tumblr. If like me you're just learning that it exists you can come up with something you just now want to know.

For example, how large is star trek tumblr? Are these people going to eventually fandom their way into some kind of spinoff show or congressional lobby?

For sure, I will be your ambassador.

One of the odd qualities of Tumblr is that you are expected, even encouraged, to have separate side blogs for different interests. So for example, in the above post that discusses the Worf lunchbox, there is a "ds9shameblog". That is specifically a side blog of a very talented and respectable artist who works in the industry.

However, some people post most if not all of their content on their main blog, especially if the arent into any specific thing enough for fandom-specific side blogs. Usually everyone has a main blog that's sort of a grab bag and includes personal stuff.

I say that because that means that there's kind of two clumps, the people who care about it enough to have Star Trek specific side blogs, and people who just repost Star Trek things because they like them enough for them to show up periodically on their main blog.

I would say the number of people who have the specific side blogs is fairly small, but the number of people who like it casually enough to repost something particularly funny is extremely high. So things that are extremely niche for Star Trek can get about 600 or 700 posts, but something that's more general interest Star Trek might get 30-60,000. Posts also circulate indefinitely and it's not obvious how old any specific post is.

It is impossible to find anything specific, the hashtags barely work, and really most people are only able to organize where any particular thing is by re-blogging it to an empty side blog, using their own specific tagging system, or literally just making a post that says, hey, does anybody have a link to (whatever)? It is honestly way less functional of a website than something awful itself.

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006


Statistically you'd think that I'd sometimes fluke into typing a decent post. Nah. Only the most tedious, shitty posts, all day every day baby!

Don't bother engaging me, I don't ever get the hints to fuck off.




Gnome de plume posted:

The only safe way to interact with tumblr is through collected screenshots



Judging by color thats SpongeBob and Squidward

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

I don't browse Tumblr (because I'm a brainplaqued old who doesn't understand how Tumblr works) but in lieu of making contributions just wanted to say I am appreciating the hell out of this thread

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

So, a word from your tumble liaison officer:

- You can "like" a post or "reblog" a post
- You can add hashtags to your post to make them findable on your blog or findable in a broken general search (which among other things only searches your first 5 hashtags)
- Ostensibly, when you reblog, and wish to add a comment, you'd add your comment at the bottom. It's designed to do this.
- This often made posts and comment chains too long, so unless your comment is really good, it's culturally expected that your comments are in the hashtags
- You can't see the hashtags someone adds to your reblogged post unless you use a third-party hashtag viewer, so you can't easily see other people's comments to your posts on default tumblr.
*There's a more different comments feature but nobody uses it because then usually you can see comments but it's a hassle for other people.
- When you see a "like" or receive a message, it's from that person's main blog. You can change which blog is designated as your main blog as often as you want. It mostly only matters to the extent that people can recognize you by your likes versus what you might be reblogging on a side blog, or posting on a side blog.
- If a hashtag post is funny or you want to reply to a hashtag you've seen, the cultural expectation is you will "#quote the hashtag #verbatim with the hashtag #intact" OR you will take a SCREENSHOT of the hashtags and insert that into your reblog as an image and then post your comment in text under that

So, if you see:



then here's what's actually going on:

- Aphidmaster posted a picture of an aphid with a caption under it. That's the limit of what aphidmaster has done here.
- Some person whose name will not appear reblogged aphidmaster's aphid picture and added in their hashtags "#thats a #good aphid"
- And fronkle reblogged the third party (whose hashtags otherwise will NOT be viewable in the reblog), copy+pasted the hashtags from the third party into the text field, and replied to them in text.

You could find who this person #3 was by looking through the Notes on the post, and potentially fronkle may have reblogged directly from them in which case you'd see who they reblogged it from, BUT only if you are seeing fronkle's actual reblog. If a fourth party reblogs fronkle, then you will not see who fronkle reblogged the post from any longer. Furthermore, fronkle might have grabbed the hashtags from the hashtag viewer and reblogged aphidmaster directly if they so chose.

This is clearly insane, but it is necessary to understanding some tumblr chains.

Pick fucked around with this message at 06:47 on Feb 3, 2020

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

One Star Trek Tumblr event every year is "threshold day" when you post about the episode "threshold"





Pick fucked around with this message at 07:12 on Feb 3, 2020

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost




Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost



they're also really good at finding ephemera:


lmao ben browder, ok

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


Pick posted:

So, a word from your tumble liaison officer:

- You can "like" a post or "reblog" a post
- You can add hashtags to your post to make them findable on your blog or findable in a broken general search (which among other things only searches your first 5 hashtags)
- Ostensibly, when you reblog, and wish to add a comment, you'd add your comment at the bottom. It's designed to do this.
- This often made posts and comment chains too long, so unless your comment is really good, it's culturally expected that your comments are in the hashtags
- You can't see the hashtags someone adds to your reblogged post unless you use a third-party hashtag viewer, so you can't easily see other people's comments to your posts on default tumblr.
*There's a more different comments feature but nobody uses it because then usually you can see comments but it's a hassle for other people.
- When you see a "like" or receive a message, it's from that person's main blog. You can change which blog is designated as your main blog as often as you want. It mostly only matters to the extent that people can recognize you by your likes versus what you might be reblogging on a side blog, or posting on a side blog.
- If a hashtag post is funny or you want to reply to a hashtag you've seen, the cultural expectation is you will "#quote the hashtag #verbatim with the hashtag #intact" OR you will take a SCREENSHOT of the hashtags and insert that into your reblog as an image and then post your comment in text under that

So, if you see:



then here's what's actually going on:

- Aphidmaster posted a picture of an aphid with a caption under it. That's the limit of what aphidmaster has done here.
- Some person whose name will not appear reblogged aphidmaster's aphid picture and added in their hashtags "#thats a #good aphid"
- And fronkle reblogged the third party (whose hashtags otherwise will NOT be viewable in the reblog), copy+pasted the hashtags from the third party into the text field, and replied to them in text.

You could find who this person #3 was by looking through the Notes on the post, and potentially fronkle may have reblogged directly from them in which case you'd see who they reblogged it from, BUT only if you are seeing fronkle's actual reblog. If a fourth party reblogs fronkle, then you will not see who fronkle reblogged the post from any longer. Furthermore, fronkle might have grabbed the hashtags from the hashtag viewer and reblogged aphidmaster directly if they so chose.

This is clearly insane, but it is necessary to understanding some tumblr chains.





lmbo

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost


Yeah so when people rag on SA, think of literal existing alternatives that are THIS broken

Tulip
Jun 3, 2008

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.

Pick posted:



they're also really good at finding ephemera:


lmao ben browder, ok


I want a fanfic where Crichton and Bashir get switched.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

The what-ifs are nuts. Andy Robinson initially auditioned to be freakin' Odo.

Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


One good thing about rebloggin in Tumblr is usually you can usually still see the content even if the original post a has been wiped, which is more than you can say for ie Twitter

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

red bird


Now the story of a wealthy Federation that lost everything, and the one man who had no choice but to become a double agent. It's arrested... for war crimes [banjo riff]

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poisonpill
Nov 8, 2009

The only way to get huge fast is to insult a passing witch and hope she curses you with Beast-strength.


Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
Iíll tell you all about how
I became Bajorís emissare

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