May actually be against the Tumblr user agreement
June 9, 2013 2:44 PM   Subscribe

Tumblr? Isn't that supposed to be full of furry porn, Teen Wolf fanfiction and teenagers determining the outer limits of priviledge? Not quite, as The Science of Reality shows. Run by Mae, "an aspiring journalist, photojournalist, science enthusiast, writer, & an artist of many fields" who loves "helping people discover the wonders of our universe through science".
posted by MartinWisse (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
So what they're saying is that Tumblr isn't all awesome?
posted by koeselitz at 3:23 PM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Tumblawesome.
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:41 PM on June 9, 2013


I was scrolling down and worried that I wasn't on Tumblr anymore, but don't worry, there are Star Trek and Avengers memes. Also, it is wonderful.
posted by The Whelk at 3:55 PM on June 9, 2013


This is great!

More pleasing science stuff on Tumblr, if you like that kind of thing:
It's Okay To Be Smart
Science is Beauty
Luminescent Blog
Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics

posted by Mender at 4:10 PM on June 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Not Tumblr, not reality shows but more science: Lohdown on Science from Sandra Tsing Loh
posted by Ideefixe at 4:36 PM on June 9, 2013


Isn't that supposed to be full of furry porn, Teen Wolf fanfiction and teenagers determining the outer limits of priviledge? Not quite,

But mostly.
There's also stuff like Fuck Yeah, $Adjective and Beagles Running.
And sponsored posts, apparently.

But it's damn nice to see there is serious stuff on Tumblr too.
posted by Mezentian at 4:55 PM on June 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


*refuses to believe that Tumblr is nothing more than Supernatural/Teen Wolf/Vampire Diaries/Hannibal/Who gifs*

*flat out refuses*
posted by Kitteh at 6:21 PM on June 9, 2013


Kitteh: "*refuses to believe that Tumblr is nothing more than Supernatural/Teen Wolf/Vampire Diaries/Hannibal/Who gifs*

*flat out refuses
"

You're a kitteh, so you should know there's at least one more thing on there.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 6:23 PM on June 9, 2013


brb making furry porn of this
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:40 PM on June 9, 2013


Wow, so you're telling me things can have/be more then one thing? On the internet. Dang. Crazy world.
posted by !Jim at 8:47 PM on June 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


My favourite science Tumblr is Science You Can Love. I'm very happy to learn that there are more!
posted by daisyk at 11:49 PM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


You know, tumblr gets a lot of shit, and its most commonly linked posts are all the FUCK YEAH $NOUN tumblrs and the corgis, but if you stick around for a couple minutes, there's actually a lot of great stuff on tumblr--surprisingly large and active feminist and scientific communities, fantastic photography, communities of educators and librarians, political posts breaking down relatively complex shit into easily understood pictures and words--but hey, teenage girls are there, so you're right, it must suck.

The linked blog is fantastic. Tumblr as a whole is also pretty fantastic, if you're willing to give it (and it's admittedly dreadful UI) a chance. It's also possibly worth considering why we're all so willing to write it off as lulz unimportant fluffy bullshit just because it's got a bunch of teenage girls on it.
posted by MeghanC at 12:09 AM on June 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


If only they could explain science...USING teen Wolf fanfic.
posted by The Whelk at 12:10 AM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I know zip about the new Teen Wolf (Team FOX here) and the last Teen Wolf media I saw started Justin Bateman, but I reckon you've just volunteered for that one.
posted by Mezentian at 11:54 PM on June 10, 2013


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