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Community, Feminism, and Gif: tumblr Year in Review Social Impact 2019 2019 fandom: Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #BlackExcellence365 to National Hispanic Heritage Month, there’s no doubt that Tumblr’s community is incredibly passionate about and dedicated to social issues. During Women’s History Month, we shared stories from Black women, trans people, women of color, and more from all industries in threads that continued throughout the year. The tag #postitforward was where many of you shared mental health stories, uplifting others in an honest and raw way. The community mobilized for climate change with the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, rose to honor new communities during our first ever #APAHM campaign, and celebrated all things LGBTQ+ year-round with #tumblr pride!When we looked at all of the data, we weren’t surprised at which issues are the most important to you, the Tumblr community. You all engaged in these conversations and put action into your words. Whether you created art, wrote, edited GIFs, or posted selfies as part of your activism, you showed up. While this list is ranked by engagement volume, there is no value judgment as to the importance of any one issue over the other.Mental healthBlack cultureFeminismPride monthEqualityIntersectional feminismClimate changeCapitalism Racism Blackout Stay passionate, Tumblr. Keep making actual change in this world, through all of the 2020s. 
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Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #BlackExcellence365 to National Hispanic Heritage Month, there’s no doubt that Tumblr’s community is incredibly passionate about and dedicated to social issues. During Women’s History Month, we shared stories from Black women, trans people, women of color, and more from all industries in threads that continued throughout the year. The tag #postitforward was where many of you shared mental health stories, uplifting others in an honest and raw way. The community mobilized for climate change with the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, rose to honor new communities during our first ever #APAHM campaign, and celebrated all things LGBTQ+ year-round with #tumblr pride!When we looked at all of the data, we weren’t surprised at which issues are the most important to you, the Tumblr community. You all engaged in these conversations and put action into your words. Whether you created art, wrote, edited GIFs, or posted selfies as part of your activism, you showed up. While this list is ranked by engagement volume, there is no value judgment as to the importance of any one issue over the other.Mental healthBlack cultureFeminismPride monthEqualityIntersectional feminismClimate changeCapitalism Racism Blackout Stay passionate, Tumblr. Keep making actual change in this world, through all of the 2020s. 

fandom: Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #Bla...

Books, Fire, and Gif: tumblr Year in Review Books 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Books Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all.  The Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling The Warriors series +1by Erin Hunter Percy Jackson & the Olympians −1by Rick Riordan A Song of Ice and Fireby George R. R. Martin Carry On +7by Rainbow Rowell The All for the Game series +3by Nora Sakavic The Six of Crows Duology −3by Leigh Bardugo Pride and Prejudice −1by Jane Austen The Raven Cycle series −4by Maggie Stiefvater The Captive Prince Trilogyby C. S. Pacat The Wicked King, Book 2 of The Folk of the Air Trilogyby Holly Black A Court of Thorns and Roses series −6by Sarah J. Maas The Cruel Prince, Book 1 of The Folk of the Air Trilogy +4by Holly Black The Silmarillion +5by J. R. R. Tolkien The Throne of Glass series −7by Sarah J. Maas Discworldby Terry Pratchett The Secret Historyby Donna Tartt The Mortal Instruments seriesby Cassandra Clare The Outsiders −6by S. E. Hinton The Twilight Sagaby Stephanie Meyer The Dark Artifices Trilogy −1by Cassandra Clare Red, White & Royal Blueby Casey McQuiston The Great Gatsby −2by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Trials of Apollo series −2by Rick Riordan The Wings of Fire series −2by Tui T. Sutherland Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series −11by Rick Riordan Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare The Song of Achillesby Madeline Miller Milk and Honey −15by Rupi Kaur Good Omens −19by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.
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Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all. 

The Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling 
The Warriors series +1by Erin Hunter 
Percy Jackson & the Olympians −1by Rick Riordan 
A Song of Ice and Fireby George R. R. Martin 
Carry On +7by Rainbow Rowell 
The All for the Game series +3by Nora Sakavic 
The Six of Crows Duology −3by Leigh Bardugo 
Pride and Prejudice −1by Jane Austen 
The Raven Cycle series −4by Maggie Stiefvater 
The Captive Prince Trilogyby C. S. Pacat 
The Wicked King, Book 2 of The Folk of the Air Trilogyby Holly Black 
A Court of Thorns and Roses series −6by Sarah J. Maas 
The Cruel Prince, Book 1 of The Folk of the Air Trilogy +4by Holly Black 
The Silmarillion +5by J. R. R. Tolkien 
The Throne of Glass series −7by Sarah J. Maas 
Discworldby Terry Pratchett 
The Secret Historyby Donna Tartt 
The Mortal Instruments seriesby Cassandra Clare 
The Outsiders −6by S. E. Hinton 
The Twilight Sagaby Stephanie Meyer 
The Dark Artifices Trilogy −1by Cassandra Clare 
Red, White & Royal Blueby Casey McQuiston 
The Great Gatsby −2by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
The Trials of Apollo series −2by Rick Riordan 
The Wings of Fire series −2by Tui T. Sutherland 
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series −11by Rick Riordan 
Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare 
The Song of Achillesby Madeline Miller 
Milk and Honey −15by Rupi Kaur 
Good Omens −19by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.

fandom: 2019’s Top Books Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all.  The Harry Po...

Game of Thrones, Gif, and Target: tumblr Year in Review TV Characters 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top TV Characters While it seems like half of Westeros is on this list, not even the Queen in the North could beat the unlikely pair who came out on top. Crowley | Good Omens Aziraphale | Good Omens Klaus Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Daenerys Targaryen | Game of Thrones Sansa Stark | Game of Thrones Arya Stark | Game of Thrones Jon Snow | Game of Thrones Catra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adrien Agreste (Chat Noir) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Steve Harrington | Stranger Things Jaime Lannister | Game of Thrones Dean Winchester | Supernatural Adora (She-Ra) | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Pearl | Steven Universe Keith Kogane | Voltron: Legendary Defender Marienette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Pink Diamond | Steven Universe Diego Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Lance McClain | Voltron: Legendary Defender Billy Hargrove | Stranger Things White Diamond | Steven Universe Brienne of Tarth | Game of Thrones Vanya Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Ben Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Blue Diamond | Steven Universe Number Five | The Umbrella Academy Castiel | Supernatural Yellow Diamond | Steven Universe Lena Luthor | Supergirl Sam Winchester | Supernatural Luther Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Peridot | Steven Universe Garnet | Steven Universe Allison Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Kara Danvers | Supergirl Villanelle | Killing Eve Clarke Griffin | The 100 Jake Peralta | Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lapis Lazuli | Steven Universe Bran Stark | Game of Thrones Lucas Lallemant | SKAM France Will Byers | Stranger Things Bellamy Blake | The 100 Matteo Florenzi | Druck Cyrus Goodman | Andi Mack Tyrion Lannister | Game of Thrones Mike Wheeler | Stranger Things TJ Kippen | Andi Mack Cersei Lannister | Game of Thrones  Glimmer | She-Ra and the Princesses of PowerThis list is new. Hooray!
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While it seems like half of Westeros is on this list, not even the Queen in the North could beat the unlikely pair who came out on top.

Crowley | Good Omens 
Aziraphale | Good Omens 
Klaus Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Daenerys Targaryen | Game of Thrones 
Sansa Stark | Game of Thrones 
Arya Stark | Game of Thrones 
Jon Snow | Game of Thrones 
Catra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 
Adrien Agreste (Chat Noir) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Steve Harrington | Stranger Things 
Jaime Lannister | Game of Thrones 
Dean Winchester | Supernatural 
Adora (She-Ra) | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 
Pearl | Steven Universe 
Keith Kogane | Voltron: Legendary Defender 
Marienette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Pink Diamond | Steven Universe 
Diego Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Lance McClain | Voltron: Legendary Defender 
Billy Hargrove | Stranger Things 
White Diamond | Steven Universe 
Brienne of Tarth | Game of Thrones 
Vanya Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Ben Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Blue Diamond | Steven Universe 
Number Five | The Umbrella Academy 
Castiel | Supernatural 
Yellow Diamond | Steven Universe 
Lena Luthor | Supergirl 
Sam Winchester | Supernatural 
Luther Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Peridot | Steven Universe 
Garnet | Steven Universe 
Allison Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy 
Kara Danvers | Supergirl 
Villanelle | Killing Eve 
Clarke Griffin | The 100 
Jake Peralta | Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
Lapis Lazuli | Steven Universe 
Bran Stark | Game of Thrones 
Lucas Lallemant | SKAM France 
Will Byers | Stranger Things 
Bellamy Blake | The 100 
Matteo Florenzi | Druck 
Cyrus Goodman | Andi Mack 
Tyrion Lannister | Game of Thrones 
Mike Wheeler | Stranger Things 
TJ Kippen | Andi Mack 
Cersei Lannister | Game of Thrones 
Glimmer | She-Ra and the Princesses of PowerThis list is new. Hooray!

fandom: 2019’s Top TV Characters While it seems like half of Westeros is on this list, not even the Queen in the North could beat the unli...

Club, Future, and Gif: tumblr Year in Review Animated TV 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Animated TV This list contains DuckTales and Invader Zim, just like a list of 2001’s Top Animated TV Shows would have. Steven Universe +1 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir +1 Voltron: Legendary Defenders −2 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power  Invader Zim +16 Moominvalley Star vs. the Forces of Evil −1 The Dragon Prince −1 Ducktales Young Justice +12 South Park −7 OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes +2 Avatar: The Last Airbender −1 Gravity Falls −6 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Castlevania −3 Adventure Time −12 Villainous −8 Danny Phantom −1 Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure +6 Carmen Sandiego Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart Teen Titans −12 Final Space +3 Trollhunters −10 The Simpsons −7 Rick and Morty −11 Twelve Forever Amphibia BoJack Horseman −13 Steven Universe Future Winx Club The Legend of Korra −8 Phineas and Ferb Love, Death & Robots Over The Garden Wall −8 3Below: Tales of Arcadia   Big Mouth Total Drama The Loud House −16 Kim Possible The Powerpuff Girls −12 Sam and Max Hilda We Bare Bears −16 Transformers: Animated Tuca and Bertie The Amazing World of Gumball Disenchantment Star Wars Rebels −27The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.
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This list contains DuckTales and Invader Zim, just like a list of 2001’s Top Animated TV Shows would have.

Steven Universe +1 
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir +1 
Voltron: Legendary Defenders −2 
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power  
Invader Zim +16 
Moominvalley 
Star vs. the Forces of Evil −1 
The Dragon Prince −1 
Ducktales 
Young Justice +12 
South Park −7 
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes +2 
Avatar: The Last Airbender −1 
Gravity Falls −6 
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
Castlevania −3 
Adventure Time −12 
Villainous −8 
Danny Phantom −1 
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure +6 
Carmen Sandiego 
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart 
Teen Titans −12 
Final Space +3 
Trollhunters −10 
The Simpsons −7 
Rick and Morty −11 
Twelve Forever 
Amphibia 
BoJack Horseman −13 
Steven Universe Future 
Winx Club 
The Legend of Korra −8 
Phineas and Ferb 
Love, Death & Robots 
Over The Garden Wall −8 
3Below: Tales of Arcadia   
Big Mouth 
Total Drama 
The Loud House −16 
Kim Possible 
The Powerpuff Girls −12 
Sam and Max 
Hilda 
We Bare Bears −16 
Transformers: Animated 
Tuca and Bertie 
The Amazing World of Gumball 
Disenchantment
Star Wars Rebels −27The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.

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America, Batman, and Elsa: tumblr Year in Review Movie Characters 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Movie Characters So many superheroes and one very rude clown creature. Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel Peter Parker (Spider-Man) | Marvel Steve Rogers (Captain America) | Marvel Thor Odinson | Marvel Bucky Barnes | Marvel Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) | Marvel Loki Odinson | Marvel Spinel | Steven Universe; The Movie Miles Morales (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) | Marvel Richie Tozier | IT Batman | DC Eddie Kaspbrak | IT Joker | DC Clint Barton (Hawkeye) | Marvel Bruce Banner (Hulk) | Marvel Thanos | Marvel Pepper Potts | Marvel Peter B Parker (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Valkyrie | Marvel Sam Wilson (Falcon) | Marvel Dr. Stephen Strange | Marvel Kylo Ren | Star Wars Nebula | Marvel Pennywise | IT Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) | Marvel Morgan Stark | Marvel Gwen Stacy (Spider Gwen) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Quentin Beck (Mysterio) | Marvel Shaggy Rogers | Scooby-Doo Harley Quinn | DC Scott Lang (Ant-Man) | Marvel Nick Fury | Marvel Rey | Star Wars Eddie Brock | Marvel Michael Myers | Halloween Michelle Jones | Marvel Gamora | Marvel Shuri | Marvel Bill Denbrough | IT Beverly Marsh | IT Peni Parker | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Elsa | Frozen Spider Ham | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Ben Hanscom | IT James Rhodes (War Machine) | Marvel Spider Noir | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Mothra | Godzilla: King of the Monsters Okoye | Marvel Mike Hanlon | ITThis list is new. Hooray!
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So many superheroes and one very rude clown creature.

Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel 
Peter Parker (Spider-Man) | Marvel 
Steve Rogers (Captain America) | Marvel 
Thor Odinson | Marvel 
Bucky Barnes | Marvel 
Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) | Marvel 
Loki Odinson | Marvel 
Spinel | Steven Universe; The Movie 
Miles Morales (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) | Marvel 
Richie Tozier | IT 
Batman | DC 
Eddie Kaspbrak | IT 
Joker | DC 
Clint Barton (Hawkeye) | Marvel 
Bruce Banner (Hulk) | Marvel 
Thanos | Marvel 
Pepper Potts | Marvel 
Peter B Parker (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Valkyrie | Marvel 
Sam Wilson (Falcon) | Marvel 
Dr. Stephen Strange | Marvel 
Kylo Ren | Star Wars 
Nebula | Marvel 
Pennywise | IT 
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) | Marvel 
Morgan Stark | Marvel 
Gwen Stacy (Spider Gwen) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Quentin Beck (Mysterio) | Marvel 
Shaggy Rogers | Scooby-Doo 
Harley Quinn | DC 
Scott Lang (Ant-Man) | Marvel 
Nick Fury | Marvel 
Rey | Star Wars 
Eddie Brock | Marvel 
Michael Myers | Halloween 
Michelle Jones | Marvel 
Gamora | Marvel 
Shuri | Marvel 
Bill Denbrough | IT 
Beverly Marsh | IT 
Peni Parker | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Elsa | Frozen 
Spider Ham | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Ben Hanscom | IT 
James Rhodes (War Machine) | Marvel 
Spider Noir | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Mothra | Godzilla: King of the Monsters 
Okoye | Marvel
Mike Hanlon | ITThis list is new. Hooray!

fandom: 2019’s Top Movie Characters So many superheroes and one very rude clown creature. Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel Peter Parker (S...

Arthur, Bane, and EastEnders: tumblr Year in Review Ships 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España  Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100 Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.
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Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game.

Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens 
Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender 
JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte 
Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It 
Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS 
Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers 
Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe 
Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters 
Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 
Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack 
GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones 
CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 
Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl 
Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou  & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia 
Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY 
Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe 
Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones 
Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia 
Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe 
Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural 
Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia 
Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe 
Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones 
Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones 
IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe 
EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France 
PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes 
Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto 
Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender 
Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors 
Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things 
Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe 
Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale 
Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS 
Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale 
Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities 
Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia 
Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale 
Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe 
SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe 
MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico 
Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe 
Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf 
ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim 
DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck 
Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony
Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts
Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp
PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe
Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail
Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS
LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe
MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things
Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe
Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin
Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra
Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors
McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch
SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy
Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS
CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España 
Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock
Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal
Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia
Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On
Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO
Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways
Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction
WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi
IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia
Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100
Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham
SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley
PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies
Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time
BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders
BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race
HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon
Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders
PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince
Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice
EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe
Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors
Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek
SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100
Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia
VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe
Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect
ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda
DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck
TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100
DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.

fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale

Anime, Beautiful, and Books: Year in Review t Year in Review 2019 2019 fandom: 2019 is coming to a close, and you know what that means—time to review the year! This is our seventh stint, and we’re doing things a little differently this time around. The biggest change is in how we collect data: this year’s lists account for a full 365 days, from October 21st, 2018 through October 20th, 2019, meaning this is the first time we’re taking data from December into account. Welcome to Year in Review, December!This year, you’ll be treated to 36 lists and five editorial posts that dive a little deeper into certain communities. We’ve expanded a few lists (hello, 100 K-pop stars!) and added some new ones (Movies, Anime, and TV characters!) for your viewing pleasure.It’s all here, all December, all for you. Here’s to another year. For now, here is a master guide to this year’s posts:Best of 2019Top 100 ShipsActressesActorsMoviesMovie CharactersLive-Action TVAnimated TVTV Show CharactersA History of Good Omens SpoilersEditsIncorrect QuotesReality TVTV PersonalitiesPro WrestlersAthletesK-PopK-Pop StarsMusic GroupsSolo ArtistsMusicalsBooksAuthors & PoetsVideo GamesThe Mineblr Renaissance Mobile GamesVideo Game CharactersPokémonAnime & MangaAnime & Manga CharactersWeb CelebritiesWeb SeriesMemesThe Best of Answer Time 2019Tumblr CommunitiesArt StylesBeauty + Fashion BrandsAstrology SignsTumblr and Social Impact in 2019LGBTQIA+ on Tumblr in 2019
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2019 is coming to a close, and you know what that means—time to review the year! This is our seventh stint, and we’re doing things a little differently this time around. The biggest change is in how we collect data: this year’s lists account for a full 365 days, from October 21st, 2018 through October 20th, 2019, meaning this is the first time we’re taking data from December into account. Welcome to Year in Review, December!This year, you’ll be treated to 36 lists and five editorial posts that dive a little deeper into certain communities. We’ve expanded a few lists (hello, 100 K-pop stars!) and added some new ones (Movies, Anime, and TV characters!) for your viewing pleasure.It’s all here, all December, all for you. Here’s to another year. For now, here is a master guide to this year’s posts:Best of 2019Top 100 ShipsActressesActorsMoviesMovie CharactersLive-Action TVAnimated TVTV Show CharactersA History of Good Omens SpoilersEditsIncorrect QuotesReality TVTV PersonalitiesPro WrestlersAthletesK-PopK-Pop StarsMusic GroupsSolo ArtistsMusicalsBooksAuthors & PoetsVideo GamesThe Mineblr Renaissance Mobile GamesVideo Game CharactersPokémonAnime & MangaAnime & Manga CharactersWeb CelebritiesWeb SeriesMemesThe Best of Answer Time 2019Tumblr CommunitiesArt StylesBeauty + Fashion BrandsAstrology SignsTumblr and Social Impact in 2019LGBTQIA+ on Tumblr in 2019

fandom: 2019 is coming to a close, and you know what that means—time to review the year! This is our seventh stint, and we’re doing things ...

Bad, Target, and Tumblr: zu-art: Kikyou got such a bad rep when I was in the fandom. Back then it was cool to hate on female characters :D
Bad, Target, and Tumblr: zu-art:

Kikyou got such a bad rep when I was in the fandom. Back then it was cool to hate on female characters :D

zu-art: Kikyou got such a bad rep when I was in the fandom. Back then it was cool to hate on female characters :D

Be Like, Beautiful, and Click: This work could have adult content. If you proceed you have agreed that you are willing to see such content. Proceed Go Back secretstudentdragonblog: rmh8402: vi-maxwell-blog: thebaconsandwichofregret: justsparethoughts: zandracourt: shipping-isnt-morality: Good morning! I’m salty. I think we, as a general community, need to start taking this little moment more seriously. This, right here? This is asking for consent. It’s a legal necessity, yes, but it is also you, the reader, actively consenting to see adult content; and in doing so, saying that you are of an age to see it, and that you’re emotionally capable of handling it. You find the content you find behind this warning disgusting, horrifying, upsetting, triggering? You consented. You said you could handle it, and you were able to back out at any time. You take responsibility for yourself when you click through this, and so long as the creator used warnings and tags correctly, you bear full responsibility for its impact on you. “Children are going to lie about their age” is probably true, but that’s the problem of them and the people who are responsible for them, not the people that they lie to. If you’re not prepared to see adult content, created by and for adults, don’t fucking click through this. And if you do, for all that’s holy, don’t blame anyone else for it. This needs to be reblogged today. Consenting to see adult content doesn’t mean you should have to see a bunch of shit romanticizing incest and pedophilia you walnut Except this is the last line of consent before the actual work. So if you’re at this button you have already done the following: 1) chosen to go onto AO3 in the first place 2) chosen the fandom you wish to read about 3) had the chance to filter for the things you do want to see like a specific pairing or a specific AU 4) had the chance to specifically filter out any tags you don’t want to see like, oh I don’t know, incest and non-con and dub-con and paedophilia 5) had the chance to set the rating level if you wish to remove any explicit content at all 6) have read the summary of the story, which aren’t always great but are the only indicator of what the story will be like writing wise so something about it was good enough for you to click on it. 7) have read the tags of the story which will tell you what is actually in the story. If you have used filters to remove stories with things you don’t want then there shouldn’t be anything in here that’s a shock to you but maybe there is. That’s why the tags are there for you to check for yourself. 8) Then you have to actually click on the story. You cannot see anything other than the summary or the tags without personally deciding that you are going to open and read this story. 9) Only here, at step number nine, do you get to the adult content warning pictured above. You have been through eight different steps, the last six of which have also been opportunities for you to see that this has adult content. And AO3 has *STILL* stopped you to ask one last time “are you sure you want to read this because it has things that only adults should see in it”. If after this point you are reading incest and paedophilia then it’s probably because you specifically went looking for it. You walnut. This is the most beautiful thing that I have seen about ao3 Always important!!!!!! Cannot stress ‘you walnut’ enough
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secretstudentdragonblog:

rmh8402:

vi-maxwell-blog:

thebaconsandwichofregret:

justsparethoughts:


zandracourt:

shipping-isnt-morality:

Good morning! I’m salty.

I think we, as a general community, need to start taking this little moment more seriously.

This, right here? This is asking for consent. It’s a legal necessity, yes, but it is also you, the reader, actively consenting to see adult content; and in doing so, saying that you are of an age to see it, and that you’re emotionally capable of handling it.

You find the content you find behind this warning disgusting, horrifying, upsetting, triggering? You consented. You said you could handle it, and you were able to back out at any time. You take responsibility for yourself when you click through this, and so long as the creator used warnings and tags correctly, you bear full responsibility for its impact on you.

“Children are going to lie about their age” is probably true, but that’s the problem of them and the people who are responsible for them, not the people that they lie to.

If you’re not prepared to see adult content, created by and for adults, don’t fucking click through this. And if you do, for all that’s holy, don’t blame anyone else for it.


This needs to be reblogged today.


Consenting to see adult content doesn’t mean you should have to see a bunch of shit romanticizing incest and pedophilia you walnut


Except this is the last line of consent before the actual work. So if you’re at this button you have already done the following:
1) chosen to go onto AO3 in the first place
2) chosen the fandom you wish to read about
3) had the chance to filter for the things you do want to see like a specific pairing or a specific AU
4) had the chance to specifically filter out any tags you don’t want to see like, oh I don’t know, incest and non-con and dub-con and paedophilia
5) had the chance to set the rating level if you wish to remove any explicit content at all
6) have read the summary of the story, which aren’t always great but are the only indicator of what the story will be like writing wise so something about it was good enough for you to click on it.
7) have read the tags of the story which will tell you what is actually in the story. If you have used filters to remove stories with things you don’t want then there shouldn’t be anything in here that’s a shock to you but maybe there is. That’s why the tags are there for you to check for yourself.
8) Then you have to actually click on the story. You cannot see anything other than the summary or the tags without personally deciding that you are going to open and read this story. 
9) Only here, at step number nine, do you get to the adult content warning pictured above. You have been through eight different steps, the last six of which have also been opportunities for you to see that this has adult content. And AO3 has *STILL* stopped you to ask one last time “are you sure you want to read this because it has things that only adults should see in it”. 
If after this point you are reading incest and paedophilia then it’s probably because you specifically went looking for it.
You walnut. 

This is the most beautiful thing that I have seen about ao3


Always important!!!!!!

Cannot stress ‘you walnut’ enough

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Books, Children, and Community: Only start creating a lore after you already finished half of the series and keep adding stuff a decade after finishing it Steal 90% of your deep lore from real life history and other authors to fill out your world map Create an entire universe with a bloody, theological history with hundreds of characters and dozens of devastating wars, then write a childrens book in it aethelflaedladyofmercia: Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff after the fact. Back in the day, JKR was extremely open about the fact that there was tons of lore behind the scenes she could not address in the books. She couldn’t address it, btw, because it was a known fact in the publishing industry that young adult novels had to top out at like 250, maybe 300 pages because kids didn’t have the attention span for anything longer. And early HP was middle grade, which is the next age category down. She was only able to start addressing deeper lore halfway through the series because that’s how long it took to convince her publishers it wouldn’t scare readers away.(I distinctly remember another, long-established children’s fantasy author dedicating a book to JKR because the success of HP was the reason said author was able to negotiate an extra 100 pages into that novel.)In the mean time, she was in a ton of interviews. She was absolutely the most open author about her worldbuilding. If a fan asked her a question and the answer wasn’t a spoiler, she answered it every time. JKR was famous for this. She was worshipped for it practically. I remember on the early internet boards, when one fan had the chance to meet her in a Q&A we would all pile together and come up with as many questions as possible. Ask what year Beauxbatons was founded. Ask who the ghost of Hufflepuff is. Ask McGonagall’s age. Ask Lily’s maiden name. Were all the Marauders in Gryffindor? Which of Gilderoy Lockheart’s stories were stolen and which were flat out made up?We collected these interviews, we held them as canon, we altered our fanfic to accommodate what she revealed. And then, all of a sudden, that wasn’t what the fans wanted any more. When she finished HP, she said she was done, that she’d move on to other projects. No one wanted any of her non-HP stuff. No one cared. So she came back to build the Fantastic Beasts verse, with exactly the same policy about answering fans that we had welcomed back in the early 2000s.So, like, you don’t have to enjoy what she’s doing. The fan community has changed, and that’s fine. But JKR contributed a lot to the children’s fantasy genre and to the way fandom operated, and we should at least acknowledge that.
Books, Children, and Community: Only start creating a lore after
 you already finished half of the
 series and keep adding stuff a
 decade after finishing it
 Steal 90% of your deep lore from
 real life history and other authors
 to fill out your world map
 Create an entire universe with a
 bloody, theological history with
 hundreds of characters and dozens
 of devastating wars, then write a
 childrens book in it
aethelflaedladyofmercia:

Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff after the fact. Back in the day, JKR was extremely open about the fact that there was tons of lore behind the scenes she could not address in the books. She couldn’t address it, btw, because it was a known fact in the publishing industry that young adult novels had to top out at like 250, maybe 300 pages because kids didn’t have the attention span for anything longer. And early HP was middle grade, which is the next age category down. She was only able to start addressing deeper lore halfway through the series because that’s how long it took to convince her publishers it wouldn’t scare readers away.(I distinctly remember another, long-established children’s fantasy author dedicating a book to JKR because the success of HP was the reason said author was able to negotiate an extra 100 pages into that novel.)In the mean time, she was in a ton of interviews. She was absolutely the most open author about her worldbuilding. If a fan asked her a question and the answer wasn’t a spoiler, she answered it every time. JKR was famous for this. She was worshipped for it practically. I remember on the early internet boards, when one fan had the chance to meet her in a Q&A we would all pile together and come up with as many questions as possible. Ask what year Beauxbatons was founded. Ask who the ghost of Hufflepuff is. Ask McGonagall’s age. Ask Lily’s maiden name. Were all the Marauders in Gryffindor? Which of Gilderoy Lockheart’s stories were stolen and which were flat out made up?We collected these interviews, we held them as canon, we altered our fanfic to accommodate what she revealed. And then, all of a sudden, that wasn’t what the fans wanted any more. When she finished HP, she said she was done, that she’d move on to other projects. No one wanted any of her non-HP stuff. No one cared. So she came back to build the Fantastic Beasts verse, with exactly the same policy about answering fans that we had welcomed back in the early 2000s.So, like, you don’t have to enjoy what she’s doing. The fan community has changed, and that’s fine. But JKR contributed a lot to the children’s fantasy genre and to the way fandom operated, and we should at least acknowledge that.

aethelflaedladyofmercia: Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff af...

Af, Books, and Crying: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.
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wetwareproblem:
wrangletangle:

zoe2213414:

eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)

The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is
 constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get 
invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn 
how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s
 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine
 if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, 
using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology.
This is exactly
 what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get
 the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a 
while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave 
anyone out.


Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene.
Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.

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