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Tumblr TalkHow To Speak Tumblr
You have an accountNOW WHAT?!So you have a Tumblr account. You have a few friends but its not enough so you follow blogs that love your favorite television shows, actors/actresses, musicians, or bands that you love. But what are they talking about?! Tumblr has its very own language that takes some getting used to. Here is your Beginners guide to Tumblr Talk!
FandomsWhats a fandom? A Kingdom of fans! A fandom is a community that surrounds a TV show, book, videogame, movie, celebrity, or anything else that can build a fan base. TV shows like Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, singers like Justin Bieber and One Direction, and movies like Twilight and Star Wars are all examples of fandoms with huge followings!
I totally ship themShip is a shortened version of the word relationship. Saying that you ship someone indicates that you support their relationship.For example, if you enjoy watching The Vampire Diaries on the CW, you might ship Elena and Damon (otherwise known as Delena, but well get there!). Or you might hear I ship them so hard. That just means that you love the relationship between the two people so much, whether they are real or fictional.
Name AbbreviationsJelena. Delena. Stelena. Spoby. Klaroline. What?!Or how about Brangelina? Bennifer. Remember the celebrity nicknames for all the couples? We do that on Tumblr!Endgame: Endgame is when Tumblr fans want or desire for a couple (celebrity or fictional) to be final, whether by marriage or to be together until the end of the series. For Gossip Girl fans, Chuck and Blair (AKA Chair) were endgame because they married and were together for the last episode of the series.
Common AbbreviationsTVD: The Vampire DiariesPLL: Pretty Little Liars1D: One DirectionGG: Gossip GirlFTW: For the winTswift/TaySwift: Taylor SwiftKoala Tea: QualitySPN: Supernatural (Television show)