Beware the Tumbeasts! They will eat your Tumblr!

You might have noticed that Tumblr has been going down with some greater frequency lately – and their “we’ll be back shortly” page certainly wasn’t anything to write home about, especially compared to Twitter’s adorable fail whale. Well, The Oatmeal had a suggestion for a new Tumblr downtime mascot, and it looks like Tumblr has adopted it! This is almost as cute a story as how the fail whale came to be. And at least the next time you’re twitching for your Tumblr fix and it’s nowhere to be found, you know who to blame.