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Fire Queen Elsa is Tumblr’s hottest new fandom

The major box office success of Disney’s Frozen may have gotten a boost from the extended winter chill that swept over the U.S. over the last two months, but on Tumblr, the film’s massive fanbase has been thawing out with the hottest meme of 2014—literally.

Over the last few weeks, fans have spontaneously evolved a thriving sub-fandom around an alternate universe (AU) version of Elsa, the tormented snow queen, in which she has the ability to control the element of fire instead of ice. Replacing her austere blue and white color palette for every possible shade of red, the fandom has churned out fanart, song lyrics, GIF sets, and fanfiction devoted to the fiery queen. 

They’ve also used the meme as an opportunity to explore Frozen’s controversial underbelly—its lack of non-white characters—by giving Elsa new ethnic backgrounds along with her new powers.

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Art credits from top left: treepelta113/deviantART; hypnolizard; disneyineveryway; essie-art; hannahwolfcross via theheatneverbotheredmeanyway

Thanks to all the amazing fanartists in this article for allowing us to use their fabulous art to illustrate this wonderful fandom. :)

Fire Queen Elsa is our favorite meme of 2014.

What happens when an Internet-famous cat becomes an improv comedian

Chicago’s Second City theater is a special place in the comedy world. Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, Chris Farley, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, and basically every comedian ever started on the stages of 1616 N. Wells. The place is haunted by funny. The latest entertainer to grace the theater? Lil Bub.

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The itsy bitsy saga of Tumblr's Spiders Georg.

Since meme costumes are hard to come by at your preferred Halloween retailer, we put together a do-it-yourself guide to recreate our favorite people and characters from the last year.See 10 more here.

Since meme costumes are hard to come by at your preferred Halloween retailer, we put together a do-it-yourself guide to recreate our favorite people and characters from the last year.

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Today we’re highlighting the adorable animal images of the Facebook page Welcome to the Internet.

Today, we’re highlighting the math-filled Facebook page of Mathematics ++.

Today we’re highlighting the popular Facebook page Welcome to the Internet.

Today we’re highlighting the hilarious meme-y Facebook page of Tastefully Offensive!