An open thread for Mefites of color

Following on the suggestion from last month's discussions, an open Metatalk thread for Mefites of color.

Non-threatening Veg

IMG_1553IMG_1553 by Richy! (cc by-nc)

I’m looking for the most delicious, “see, [vegetable] isn’t scary!” recipes: bananacabana asks for gateway vegetable recipes in Ask Metafilter.

by taz

"Write like you need it to survive"

Writer's Block IWriter's Block I by Drew Coffman (cc by)

If you haven't checked it out yet, Cozybee has collected 50+ bookmarks for writers and aspiring writers, including worksheets, where to submit, advice for outlining, plotting, breaking through writer's block, worldbuilding, character development, and much more!

by taz

El pregunta es ...

¿¿ by Brandon Giesbrecht (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, true wants to know what mis-gendered nouns sound like to bilingual people.

by taz

Thumbs up on this popular Ube Tuber

Hopia Ube [Purple Yam Bakpia]  (Filipino/Chinese bean/yam-filled pastry)Hopia Ube [Purple Yam Bakpia] (Filipino/Chinese bean/yam-filled pastry) by debbietingzon (cc by)

brilliantine posts about the brilliant Purple Filipino Yam

by taz

it's what's inside that counts

packing...packing... by hans s (cc by-nd)

I find myself fascinated with packing lists. I scour the Peace Corps country-specific packing lists, despite not joining the Peace Corps. I found myself fascinated with the lists of items taking on the Oregon Trail (taken, abandoned, packed, included in the game, included in the Frontier Trails Museum ...

In Ask Metafilter, Ms Vegetable asks for directions to Weirdly Specific Packing and Possession Lists

by taz

"In the dusty cabinet something lurks"

Chem lab IIIChem lab III by Jano De Cesare (cc by-nc-nd)

metaquarry posts Derek Lowe's column on abandoned "easter eggs" found in labs, that asks "what’s the strangest (or most terrifying) thing you’ve come across in cleaning out an unused chemical space?"

by taz

Happy 20th Anniversary, MetaFilter
MetaFilter is twenty years old today! It's sort of weird and wonderful and unbelievable. Here's a MetaTalk post to talk about what this place means, and share memories, and celebrate.

by cortex

Purses, Handbags, and Totes, Oh My!

Joyce PurseJoyce Purse by ljguitar (cc by)

The Wrong Kind of Cheese lays out the difference in nomenclature between various kinds of bags in detail.

State of the Site, July 2019 update
State of the Site update: ad revenue is down, we're stepping up a push to make MetaFilter wholly community funded (you can help!), and some discussion of current site resources and some short and long-term goals.

by cortex

Following up on recent PoC-related site discussions
Hey, folks, we've made a couple new MetaTalk posts following up on the last month of discussion about how the site and community can better serve our non-white/PoC members. Context and immediate goals, and then medium/long-term goals.

by cortex

Our friends, eclectic

Gary Numan Tubeway Army poster imageposter image via

But on the night of 28 June 1979 all that is in the unknowable future, as Gary Numan puts on his make-up, throws up in the dressing room sink through sheer nerves, and prepares to walk onto the stage of Top Of The Pops as the UK’s newest Number One hitmaker...

Mefite Devonian (hashtag "okimobsessivesosueme") takes us on a wonderful deep dive with late-70's new wave synth-pop UK band Tubeway Army and Gary Numan.

by taz

Got Photos?

PridePride by Michael Kazarnowicz (cc by-nc-sa)

Maybe you can help Goofyy find a photo of himself at the front of the 1973 Gay Pride Parade at Washington Square Park!

Masks in Restoration England

A Woman in Winter Clothing, 1644A Woman in Winter Clothing, 1644 by London Metropolitan Archives

In a question about mask-wearing in Restoration-era England, verstegan answers with fascinating details and sources.

Hearing from people of color in the MetaFilter community
We've been having a discussion in MetaTalk recently about negative experiences people of color have as members of the MetaFilter community and what can go better and how, and as part of trying to hear from folks better we've set up a thread specifically to make space for those thoughts from members of color. If that's you, we'd really value hearing from you, or privately via the contact form if you'd like; if you're not a person of color, it'd be good to head over there and read and not comment.

by cortex

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