Tumblr Dictionary Master Post

I decided to make this list because I remember when I was so confused when I first made my Tumblr. These are just a few of the many words/meanings/abbreviations/acronyms I’ve learned from Tumblr and several fandoms, feel free to add anything else you can think of or edit any of my definitions!

  • Fandom - The group of people that are fans of a specific thing; comes with multiple feels and inside jokes
  • Canon - Something that is in a show/book/movie/etc and confirmed by the writers.
  • Headcanon - An idea that isn’t exactly canon, or confirmed by a writer, but a fandom accepts it as truth.
  • Ship - When two people, ideas, or things are mean to be together; to be in support of two people or things being together
  • Crackship - A ship with no real meaning, but you ship it.
  • Armada - A collection of multiple ships.
  • OTP - One True Pair; when two people or things are so meant for each other; a more intense ship.
  • Brotp - A mix between an OTP and a bromance; an OTP of friendship between two men.
  • Feels - Basically, what Tumblr is founded upon. Feels are just your feelings, good or bad, but are usually used when something makes you feel a specific emotion.
  • Creys- Like feels, but focuses on sadness and crying
  • Can’t/Can’t even/Don’t even - Used when you can not fathom or handle something.
  • Done - (see Can’t) Used when you can not handle something, be it good or bad.
  • asdfghjkl; -  (see Can’t) Used to describe something perfect or too much to handle. 
  • 5ever - More than forever/4ever.
  • AO3 - Achive Of Our Own, a very popular fanfiction website.
  • Peasant - Someone who is intolerant or ignorant
  • GPOY - Gratuitous Portrayal Of Yourself; not a picture of yourself, but a picture used jokingly to make fun of yourself
  • UNF - Universial Noise of F**king; a way to describe that someone is very attractive
  • Fanfiction/Fanfic - A story written about a fandom.
  • Crossover - Taking different characters from different shows/movies/etc. and making them interact.
  • Fluff - Fanfiction that is extremely cute and adorable; involves no smut.
  • Smut - Porn in fanfiction
  • Spirit Animal - Someone or something that expresses your ‘true self’.
  • Allons-y - Meaning ‘Let’s go!’ in French; catchphrase of the 10th Doctor from Doctor Who

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