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Teacups and hoop skirts, and letting your nerd flag fly

Victorian TeaVictorian Tea by Eilidh B (cc by-nd)

Did you catch the short online comedy series "Black Girl in a Big Dress," about the life-and-dating misadventures of a young African American woman who loves Victorian cosplay? It's got Mefites' linen unders all aflutter.

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Out of Nowhere photo by Ray Kelly"Out of Nowhere" by Ray Kelly

So MANY great photo posts this month: a rare view of Victorian Women of Color; "Through Our Eyes" asked 100 homeless people in Spartanburg, South Carolina to take pictures of their lives; Vintage aerial photos of rural America; Was Diane Arbus the Most Radical Photographer of the 20th Century?; Six degrees of Copenhagen by Jens Juul; WaterWigs project by Tim Tadder; Restricted Areas series by Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko; freaky and cute Secret Friends; photographs by Degas; using drones to portray scenes of inequality in South Africa; Famous landmarks photographed from the "wrong" direction.

07/27/16
by taz

Better than bubble wrap

Lofty Pursuits handmade candy videoLofty Pursuits handmade candy video

Between kneaded sugar, hand-cranks, and cracking apart cooled candies... this is satisfying on so many levels. – BungaDunga

Mefites are sweet on carter's Hand cranked candy post, wherein we learn "how to make Victorian Nectar Drop candy and why are Lemon Drops called drops?"

05/14/16
by taz

I'm thinking about creating an interactive fiction game...

The Old Room of Macabre DetritusThe Old Room of Macabre Detritus by Stuck in Customs (cc by-nc-sa)

I want to know more about the material culture of a large English country house or great house in the Victorian era. ...if a house like this somehow got frozen in time, and you came along a century later and could wander around inside, what would you find?

Among the answers, Jane the Brown offers a very nice overview of the state of the estate.

07/28/14
by taz

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