OTP anon here - When I sent that last one, I meant that it’s such a widespread phrase now, that sometimes I forget what it means and wonder if it happens to other people, and if still others even knew what it meant to begin with
Linguistic evolution on tumblr is pretty fascinating, as words/phrases which are scarcely a couple of years old have already expanded in definition/had their definitions changed altogether.
GPOY, for example, means “gratuitous picture of yourself” and originally was a tag for selfies and selfies only. But nowadays it’s used as more of a “me too” moniker. Such as a textpost that says, i like dogs tagged with #oh me too #i love dogs #gpoy
Just as OTP on tumblr has expanded to mean “ship that I like maybe more than others” rather than “one true pairing”. You can call it typical of tumblr overexaggeration (I’M SCREAMING I’M CRYING i comment on a text post that made me smile briefly before scrolling on). But also, with the expansion of fandom spaces and the growing acceptance of multi-shipping/poly-shipping, you’ll rarely find shippers nowadays who are exclusively dedicated to one pairing in one fandom only.
They’re out there, I’m sure. But most people at least have more than one fandom and at least one ship per fandom. Gone are the days with entire archives and forums and websites dedicated to ONE PAIRING. In the late 90’s it was so much easier to have an OTP without getting distracted.
See also related created words: brotp, ot3, ot4 etc.
In conclusion, I’m pretty sure at least 80-90% of fandom does, in fact, know what OTP stands for, but it’s widespread usage does not reflect its literal definition anymore and it’s no particular loss.
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Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair France 2014
Natalie Dormer: Meet The “Rebel Warriors” in the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay posters (x)
This is everything to me now.
CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014
- Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
- Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
- Attendees united in song
- Funeral attendees
- Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
- A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA
you all think cap 2 fucked me up. wait until cap 3 comes out. i’ll see you fuckers in therapy.
For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological Order: The most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]
Reblog the fuck out of this
Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]
All POC neighborhoods in America need this.
And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.
The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.❞
You can have a gender preference and still be bisexual. You are still 100% bi. You are valid.
"I have been pitching the story and people have been saying, ‘This is cool, but you’re never going to get it made.’ To other cultures it might seem dark, but the Day of the Dead is actually a very positive thing. It’s about joyfully remembering the people no longer with us."
Happy 10 Year Anniversary
Made for the SGA… 10 Years Later Fest.