just a little sneak peek. Still a long way to go, but I’m on it ^^
(Prof.) Kitty Pryde by Jaime Hernandez
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
USEFUL WAYS OF TAGGING: #[topic] cw, #[topic] tag, #[topic] tw, #[topic] trigger warning, #[topic] content warning, #[topic] talk, etc.
this is so people who use tumblr savior to block [topic] can just block one thing: #[topic] which appears in each one of these tags. blocking the word without the hashtag may hide many posts that weren’t actually about [topic], especially if it’s a common word or phrase. it’s an inconvenience
NOT USEFUL WAYS OF TAGGING: #tw: [topic], #cw: [topic], #trigger warning: [topic], #content warning: [topic]
this forces a person who wants to block posts that are about [topic] to block every single variation of these, filling up their blacklist and making it slower. it also increases the likelihood that the person will not have blocked any single variation.
WORST TAGS: #trigger warning, #content warning, #tw, #cw
these tags are absolutely useless for warning people about topics. just
for example, here are some common topics someone might choose to avoid: violence, blood, (grosspost), insects, snakes, food, eating disorders, body horror, rape, self-injury, suicide, sexism, racism, ableism, abuse, etc. etc.
many of these have absolutely nothing in common, labeling them all with “trigger warning” is of no help to anyone. “trigger warning” could mean there’s a picture of graphic violence or it could means there’s a picture of somebody eating a salad. it doesn’t mean anything.
also, if you want to be sure things don’t end up in the tracked tags!
tagging posts so that people can use TS to automatically block them can be handy, but you might also be concerned that people will be tracking some of those tags maliciously to harass people. if you’re worried about this (like I was)
* first off, only the first five tags will show up in tracked tags. So if it’s tags that probably aren’t going to be a problem - for example, my first tag there is “maybe a repeat reblog idc” and there is a 0% chance literally anyone will have been tracking that tag already and see this - you can put them in the first five.
* you can round out the remaining five with empty pointless tags like my fifth tag “/” below
* you can add a bunch of anything after [topic], because someone might be tracking “#[topic]”, but it’s very unlikely that anyone will be tracking “#[topic] a;sdlkjf;sdlkjf]” ; however, someone who’s blocked “#[topic]” will still not see the post despite the keysmash you added afterwards.
* to be absolutely sure the first five CANNOT show up in tracked tags, you can add a string of characters like ” -/-” to the end of a tag, like I did with the “#blogkeeping -/-” tag below! Anyone who’s blocked the term would still have it blocked, but if you try to click that specific tag, it actually won’t show any posts. This is because of the way tumblr parses the space, dash, and slash; I don’t know the specifics, nor the minimum needed to break it and ensure that it can’t actually be tracked, but this is sufficient.
* you’ll notice I also added the ” -/-” to the “tagging” tag. It wasn’t in the first five anyway, so this is unnecessary from the POV of keeping people tracking the tag “#topic” from finding your post. However, this also keeps people who know your blog from being able to easily find the post by going to [yoururl].tumblr.com/tagged/[topic]. the ” -/-” breaks it and no results will be displayed, just like with tracked tags.
you actually only need a single dash “-” or slash “/” to keep a post out of tracked tags! also reblogs don’t go into tracked tags, so you only need to add the dashes or slashes to original posts~~