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    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.

    tumblr tuesday: endless fanart

    Welcome to the smallest atom of the tiniest bubble resting in the top layer of the tip of the ominously large iceberg of breathtaking fanart you've created so far in celebration of the Sandman's Netflix release. Very good.

    @sunsetagain​:

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    @alexzajfert​:

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    @irlplasticlamb​:

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    @jim-jam-gem​:

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    @amoneyun​:

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    @themadknightuniverse​:

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    @cdy148​:

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    @beeccoe​:

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    @khadaj-ballad-art​:

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    @dr-paint​:

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    @half-confused-blood​:

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    @captainskells​:

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    @lamiasage​:

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    @7lizardsinacoat​:

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    @marionettefthjm​:

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    @hattersarts​:

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    @electric-meme​:

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    @mmmo0n​:

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    @joandraws​:

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    @0-aredhel-0​:

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    @johnnyissleeping​:

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    @wisesnail​:

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    @hedonistbyheart​:

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    @hansoeii​:

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    @lkdosher​:

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    @winterofherdiscontent​:

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    @cherrycarat​:

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    @anabanana-jpeg​:

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    tumblr tuesday: the art of photographing animals

    Hello September, how did this happen? While time persists in its relentless trudge, photographers on Tumblr continue to capture all moments big and small. Please enjoy this offering of creatures arrested in time: beast, bird, insect, and that one marine invertebrate which is an echinoderm (yeah, had to look that one up). 

    @rhiannatruexx​:

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    @notsogoodphotographer​ (a lie!):

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    @unessasi​:

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    @thiscountry​:

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    @duxuebing​:

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    @besidethepath​:

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    @greenmountainwitch​:

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    @martacorss​:

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    @mundanalyst​:

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    @gingeremo​:

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    @thomas--bombadil​:

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    Hey there, PayPals. 

    As of today, you can use PayPal as a payment method when purchasing Ad-Free Browsing on web, whether buying for yourself or someone else.

    How does it work?

    • If it's for yourself, go to your account and select Go Ad-Free” from the dropdown menu ...
    • …or, to gift, select the present icon in the recipient’s blog header.  
    • Pick a subscription: one month or one year.
    • Choose PayPal from the payment options.
    • Log in and select “Pay now.”

    Who’s eligible?

    Anyone based in a region supported by PayPal purchasing Ad-Free Browsing for themselves or someone else. PayPal will be coming to other features soon.


    Any questions? Then please drop us a line on @wip or Support, and keep an eye out for more updates @changes.

    tumblr tuesday: yeehawgust round-up

    One thing we know about cowboys is that Tumblr has a lot of feelings about them. Each year in August, intrepid artists and writers fuel those feelings by setting out on a daily art challenge to explore the wild wild west and its inhabitants. And, well, this year was no exception. Here's your Yeehawgust art round-up, Tumblr. Be sure to visit @yeehawgust​ for the full experience, which includes many excellent written submissions! 

    Meowdy by @feelindrawy​:

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    Mean as a snake by @dropkickslurpee​:

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    Mirage by @colinarcartperson​:

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    Cowboy casanova by @amberspacedf​:

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    Prairie hunters by @ythaniaart​:

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    Tequila sunrise by @gophergal​:

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    Strange hoofbeats by @lesathoart​:

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    Pistol-packin' mama by @soggycardboardbox​:

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    Vegas lights by @muirneach​:

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    Meowdy by @redrockcanyons​:

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    Our gang means death by @spiritsonic​:

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    tumblr tuesday: fanart in the shadows

    Vampires. Raccoons. Gay pining. You were never going to be normal about this, were you. Here’s your What We Do In The Shadows fanart edit (careful, mild  spoilers ahead). 

    @ruby-cloud​​:

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    @bluecat-with-glasses​​:

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    @waalkr​​:

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    @quietsphere​​:

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    @thym3y​​:

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    @froggheadd​​:

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    @ranrandraws​​:

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    @mostrovskaa​​:

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    @mmarredd​​:

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    @pier-monsters​​:

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    @hotdiggitydollie​​:

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    @keliasavocados​​:

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    @kironimus-blog​​:

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    @margautshorjian​​:

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    @kseniayahz​​:

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    @tundrapancake​​:

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    @tallullahsart13​​

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    @fallofasparrowiv​​:

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    staff

    🦀 *clack clack clack* 🦀

    No one panic. The crabs are back. They're helping us launch TumblrMart on web today, and will be bringing TumblrMart to Android and iOS very soon. You're welcome. 

    What’s TumblrMart?

    TumblrMart is your new storefront for gifting joy to your friends on Tumblr. We’re launching the mart with the ability to gift Ad-Free Browsing and this April Fools’ infamous “Summon Crab!” button, with more features to be added in the future.

    You can now give someone the gift of:

  • 24 hours’ worth of crustacean chaos ($2.99),
  • a month of Ad-Free Browsing ($4.99), or 
  • a year of Ad-Free Browsing ($39.99). 
  • You can include a little note with your present or even give anonymously—like the benevolent bestower you know you are.

    How?

    • Find the blog you wish to gift, OR select it from the storefront during checkout.
    • You will see a small gift icon on their blog header. Click it.
    • A small menu will appear with potential prezzies. Choose one.
    • Enter your payment details, and hit “Pay now.” 
    • The lucky user receives their present. 
    • Celebrate. You just made someone’s dash more fun! Clack.

    What else do you need to know?

  • TumblrMart is not the same thing as our Tumblr Shop… 
  • You currently cannot buy items for yourself on TumblrMart. This is for gifting to other users only
  • Gifted Ad-Free Browsing will begin automatically for the recipient, but users must activate their crabs by clicking or tapping the Summon Crab!” button that will become visible to them at the top of their dashboard. 
  • TumblrMart is available globally from today on web. A mobile release will launch soon, which means mobile users will, at long last, be able to join in with the crab infestation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 
  • Anxious about online payment security? Check out this handy graph for total peace of mind. If you have questions, drop us a line on @wip or Support, or keep an eye out for more on @changes.

    staff

    TumblrMart is out on iOS and Android as of today! This link will take you there directly. This means you can now give the gift of crabs (or Ad-Free Browsing) on the go. The recipient of your gift can enjoy their crabs (or Ad-Free Browsing) on the go. It's all coming up crabs (and Ad-Free Browsing).

    tumblr tuesday: minifig friends

    Hello Tuesday, it’s Tumblr. Why do we find tiny things so charming? Who knows! This week, we’re celebrating the minifig photography community and the stories they tell. These folks really know how to set a scene: We’ve got everything from sweet encounters with the “real” world to surreal icons re-imagined. And a clown in flames. Because, well, that just felt very on-brand. We see you, minifig community. Welcome.

    @brickobscura:

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    @jbarchietto:

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    @thebricklumberjack:

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    @thebrickdwarf

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    @wendyverboom:

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    @brickexposure:

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    @bricksuntold:

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    @joschka-vanderlucht

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    @sarouxbastoux:

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    Feeling inspired? Head over to@brickcentral​ for loads of LEGO toy photography tips, features, and activities.

    tumblr tuesday: stray fanart

    Who knew a tiny orange cat making friends with robots in a post-apocalyptic world could spark so much joy? Everyone. Everyone knew this. Here's your Stray fanart round-up.

    @misohunk​:

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    @riviclouds​:

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    @lilium2034​:

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    @cardo-de-comer​:

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    @paintedkinzy-88​:

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    @eokibamorimori​:

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    @doof-ish​:

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    @certified-flowerchild​:

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    @swordyarts​:

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    @sho-moo​:

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    @vos-videmus​:

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    @olkaeresteart​:

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    @xandereatsdinosaurs​:

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    @cryinganabell​:

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    @chubs-deuce​:

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    @blairs-witch​:

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    tumblr tuesday: nature photography

    Good Tuesday to you, Tumblr. Today, we're featuring some of the people creating breathtaking images of landscape, flora, and fauna. Reblog to add your own nature photography blog—let's see if we can get a good reblog chain going 🌝

    Beautiful botanicals by @boohwanj:

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    Mornings in pastel by @dpcphotography:

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    @swedishlandscapes takes truly breathtaking images of—you guessed it—Swedish landscapes:

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    @gon-iii captures botanical close-ups:

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    Golden hour grasses by @stephaniedolen:

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    Pink pastoral by @kylebonallo​:

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    Kyoto's gardens by @harimayasukeroku:

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    It's all film, no editing with @alifeingrain:

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    @alexmurison​ photographs his hikes to the high places—and the friends he meets along the way: 

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    artistalley

    Welcome to Artist Alley!

    We all know Tumblr and artists go together like peaches and cream. Welcome to our new Artist Alley: empowering artists to sell their work straight from their own storefronts, on their own terms.

    Artist Alley is where you can browse and discover a small selection of the many outstanding artists on Tumblr and support the art you love by buying directly from the artist who makes it.

    Are you an artist? Do you want your storefront promoted all across Tumblr for free? Submit an image of your work and a link to your storefront to Artist Alley for the chance to be featured, to be revered, to be loved, and—most importantly—to sell your stuff.

    Any questions? Good news: We have an FAQ page.

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    🗣Calling all artists! We want to promote your digital storefront.

    After you submit your storefront for consideration, head on over to @artistalley to see all of the wonderful axolotl crochet patterns, mushroom stickers, miniature CD charms, and runner duck greeting cards our current rotation of artists have for sale.

    tumblr tuesday: attired animals

    Hello, it's Tuesday. In celebration of ultimate cottagecore queenBeatrix Potter's birthday this week, here are some animals wearing clothes.

    @blatantly-hidden:

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    @dmandersonartist:

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    @jeeklaart:

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    @fernsandtales​:

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    @euqinimodart:

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    @jieulforestfriends:

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    @obsob:

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    @hickorybird​:

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    @fishsticxz-art​:

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    @rumpledcrow​:

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    @byjessicaelena​:

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    @mibyle​:

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    @ash-elizabeth-art:

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    @cosmicpupdesign:

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    @billiebuttz​:

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    @littlemure​:

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    @melissajanart:

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    Tag! You’re it…

    Ever yearned for a dedicated hub for finding content from your followed tags? Well, yearn no more. We are rolling out this feature on mobile platforms starting today.

    What is it?

  • Until now, there was no easy way to find content specific to tags you follow. You can now find “Your tags” alongside “Following” and “For you” on the dash. Don’t worry, your regular "Following" tab experience won’t change: you’ll still see posts from followed tags on your dashboard.
  • In “Your tags,” you will find a wealth of new content exclusive to your followed topics. This is also the new home of “Tags you follow,” which has moved here from Explore.
  • You can view, manage, add, and unfollow your tags—and create a technicolor patchwork of your interests. Art? Politics? Shitposts? All here.
  • If you’re using “Hide potentially mature content” on iOS, you won’t see posts under tags deemed sensitive. If “Your tags” is almost empty, try following more tags or disable the “Hide potentially mature content” setting from the web.
  • Why?

    While other features do something similar, they are a little out of the way for most users. The “Following” tab has posts from blogs you follow, content from your tags, and things we think you’ll like—leaving a risk you might miss potential new content and creators. So “Your tags” is only posts from the tags you follow. Please note this feature is launching as a test on Android and iOS and will expand to web in the future. So why not give it a spin—and tell us what you think!

    Any questions? If so, please drop us a line on @wip or Support, or keep an eye out for more on @changes.

    tumblr tuesday: carina’s cosmic cliffs

    Cosmic cliffs, our beloveds. ICYMI, @nasa​​ recently shared some neat new images from the James Webb telescope. So, of course, you all got to work. Whether it's plonking your faves on a star-birthing nebula or celebrating the sparkle in its uncolonized state, there's art for that. 

    @cassieoh imagines Crowley lazing around Carina in his snake form:

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    @sir-galahadnt styled the nebula in inspirobot chic using a quote from Hamlet (click through for the full quote):

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    @whatlizardry in oil pastels:

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    @assassin1513 just made it all sparkle a little more:

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    @jupitertheegg gave Starfire the perfect cosmic couch:

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    @richo1915 just said what everyone else was thinking:

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    @aesthetic-sweaters made a Kirby version:

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    @bird-wells214​ another loafer loafing on Carina’s cliff couch: 

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    @troisenator​ in watercolor:

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    And finally, some pixel art of the deep field in all its multitudes by @kekness​:

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    🦀 *clack clack clack* 🦀

    No one panic. The crabs are back. They're helping us launch TumblrMart on web today, and will be bringing TumblrMart to Android and iOS very soon. You're welcome. 

    What’s TumblrMart?

    TumblrMart is your new storefront for gifting joy to your friends on Tumblr. We’re launching the mart with the ability to gift Ad-Free Browsing and this April Fools’ infamous “Summon Crab!” button, with more features to be added in the future.

    You can now give someone the gift of:

  • 24 hours’ worth of crustacean chaos ($2.99),
  • a month of Ad-Free Browsing ($4.99), or 
  • a year of Ad-Free Browsing ($39.99). 
  • You can include a little note with your present or even give anonymously—like the benevolent bestower you know you are.

    How?

    • Find the blog you wish to gift, OR select it from the storefront during checkout.
    • You will see a small gift icon on their blog header. Click it.
    • A small menu will appear with potential prezzies. Choose one.
    • Enter your payment details, and hit “Pay now.” 
    • The lucky user receives their present. 
    • Celebrate. You just made someone’s dash more fun! Clack.

    What else do you need to know?

  • TumblrMart is not the same thing as our Tumblr Shop… 
  • You currently cannot buy items for yourself on TumblrMart. This is for gifting to other users only
  • Gifted Ad-Free Browsing will begin automatically for the recipient, but users must activate their crabs by clicking or tapping the Summon Crab!” button that will become visible to them at the top of their dashboard. 
  • TumblrMart is available globally from today on web. A mobile release will launch soon, which means mobile users will, at long last, be able to join in with the crab infestation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 
  • Anxious about online payment security? Check out this handy graph for total peace of mind. If you have questions, drop us a line on @wip or Support, or keep an eye out for more on @changes.

    tumblr tuesday: horseshoe crab appreciation

    Hi, yes, hello. This is a horseshoe crab appreciation post. Have some horseshoe crabs. Why? We just think they're neat. And so do you, apparently.

    @its-a-beautful-day

    @infinitebrians:

    @arthur-bn​:

    @xiphosuras:

    @creaturebuilder:

    @meeks-just-wants-to-scroll​:

    @lil-tachyon​:

    @watermelon-sheriff​:

    @surferofrowdybliss:

    @hoot-alex​:

    @thisdastampdoesnotexist​:

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    Sharing is gifting Ad-Free Browsing—on mobile!

    The wait is over. From today, you can gift Ad-Free Browsing to other users on mobile. If you love giving presents and know someone who doesn’t love ads on Tumblr and they have an Android or iPhone, this will be great news. You can gift an ad-free month to a special someone at $4.99 or a whole ad-free year at $39.99 (that’s 4 months for $0!). You can include a little note with your present, or even send it anonymously. So why not show them you love them—and tell them, if you like—with the gift of Ad-Free Browsing on Tumblr? 

    How?

    It could not be easier. Simply tap on the gift icon on the recipient’s blog header, and you’re away! The recipient’s dash will be ad-free across all platforms once it is received.

    You can find out more about this in our handy Help Center article. Any questions? Then please drop us a line on @wip or Support, and keep an eye out for more updates on @changes.

    tumblr tuesday: stranger things ship art

    Wow, ok, so the levels of gay pining we're seeing in all yourStranger Things posts is really giving us something to come to work for. Here's some of that gay pining in art form: whether you're shipping Ronance, Steddie, or Harringrove, there's fanart for that on Tumblr.

    Ronance by @faunshii​:

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    Harringrove by @hanighul​:

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    Steddie by @peitho-is-here​:

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    The library scene by @robiinbuckley​:

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    Harringrove by @saberghatz​:

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    Just these two by @kushusk​:

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    Small girlfriends performing girlfriendism by@irlplasticlamb​:

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    Steddie kissies by @mmmo0n​:

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    Ronance date night by @vaderda1a​:

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    The eventual nerdification of Steve by @krasnyel​:

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    The whole gay group by @azulsejos​:

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    tumblr tuesday: pride cats

    Hello and welcome to another Tuesday on Tumblr. Here is some excellent pride art for you all to enjoy. What do all these images have in common, apart from celebrating pride? That’s right, cats. Because it’s also National Adopt a Cat Month, and cats really are just kind of the best.

    @obsob:

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    @quezify:

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    @potoh:

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    @onlyyeshomo:

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    @glitchyartist:

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    @bi-spy-who-might-be-high:

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    @b1uejey:

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    @keepondreamingx:

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    @emojipossum:

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    @irenekohstudio:

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    @marbirds:

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    @imaginaryfern:

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    @lizards-on-skates​:

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    Introducing: Reblog Controls

    This is not a drill, repeat, this is not a drill—we are rolling out reblog controls across web and iOS, starting today. 

    How does it work?

    When drafting a post, select the settings cog in the top right corner of your post editor. From here, you can choose one of two options.

  • “Anyone (on Tumblr)” means just that.
  • “No one” means that your post cannot be reblogged by anyone, ever.
  • A screenshot of the Tumblr post interface after clicking on the settings cog in the upper right corner. Under the list of settings, a

    Why?

    Your wish is our command. Many of you have told us this feature would give you a welcome sense of safety. If you block someone after the post was made, don’t worry—they still can’t reblog it. This change gives you control over your own posts, and so will improve your posting experience. Ultimately, better posting means a better Tumblr. And finally, don’t worry, Android users. The feature will follow on your platform soon.

    That’s all, folks. Happy reblogging!

    Any questions? Drop us a line on @wip or Support, and keep an eye out for the mobile rollout on @changes.