some replies about using tumblr fake-negative hyperbole

properverse said: I agree with the person who says it’s easiest to do if you already have a history of being pro-[the thing]. If you run a blog called ilovepuppies and tag a post of a cute puppy like that, it’s very different than if your url is ilovecats.


neurodiversitysci said: Or just don’t use the fake-mean style. Not everyone in fandom does and it’s not worth the risk, IMO


limenitisarthemis said: you def have more leeway when you have an established relationship with the other person, or are clearly a pro-XYZ blog before you say “XYZ IS THE WORST AHHHHH ASFGHF” otherwise, yeah add a pos comment at the end

ineloquent-tumbling said: I know that many of the people I follow will rage about things they love, but frequently will also include a positive tag or line indicating that they are expressing positive emotions.


klavinerd said: usually when I’m worried about my tone being taken the wrong way, I put a little indicator in brackets or parenthesis. I.e., “WOW I HATE YOU SO MUCH (I love you never stop)” or “Yeah, that’s a good idea [sarcasm]”. It’s a little absurd, but it works.


404fucknotfound said: You can put what you really mean in your tags, too.

occoris said: I cannot speak for all of tumblr, but I tend to only do all caps all the time if i’m happy. Genuine rage i will usually let boil down and either just not post or let it simmer awhile until i can find civil, correctly punctuated words to say about it


rittz said: i’ve found it best to say a negative-associated thing followed by a positive-associated thing: like “oh no this is so cute” or “help me this is awful i love it” or “i hate this so much why is it so good”

realsocialskills said:

I think putting what you really mean in the tags is a really good idea.

I also agree that it’s completely ok to not talk this way and just say directly that you like the thing.