This week, a tumblr-inspired list of things I found wonderful: an article on cosplaying while black, best Tweets of the Super Bowl Blackout, the best new tumblr ever, and some edgy Etsy-ness.
I’m a Black Cosplayer and Some People Hate It (xoJane.com)
“My Venus became the unintentional face of the cosplay race debate online, an unwitting example of “Black cosplayers doing it right,” as if 9 times out of 10, black cosplayers were doing it wrong by default.”
I have a group of friends that love cosplaying for various conventions and their effort and commitment to their vision is incredible. So is Chaka Cumberbatch’s… she just happens to be black, and in being so, gets a ridiculous amount of criticism for her cosplay choices. This article is a great read for anyone who sits behind the safety of their computer screen and bashes the hard work that cosplayers of all sizes and colors put into their work. As with almost all online articles, don’t venture into the comments.
(Cue SNL Stefon voice) Tumblr’s hottest new tumble blog is Pretentious Food. Which, sadly, actually only made five posts in 2010 and only now found its way to me. Those five posts are still delightful, though. Who knew that when you describe it as “Sweet legume salsa, finely chopped and whipped until creamy. Pairs well with seasonal fruit compote and 9-grain house-baked bread” Jif sounds so classy. Here’s hoping this culinary genius starts back up again.
The Funniest Tweets of the Super Bowl Blackout (Buzzfeed)
These two were my favorites, but the rest are gems, as well.
I love the juxtaposition of the harsh language and pretty, twirly lettering. This (along with its mates: “Damn” and “Fuck” stationary) would be perfect consolation cards for a certain group of friends in my life. For those with more high brow tastes than mine, there are a variety of other delightful and beautiful letterpress cards at ConcreteLace for you to peruse.
(via Etsy Find of the Day on tumblr)