Linklog: Catching Up With A Lot Of Stuff

I let the linklog slide again for about what, a week? I’ve been a little under the weather while also working on commissions as well as catching up on a backlog of errands. But I have been using my Mastodon.social account as a scratch pad using both a Content Warning and a tag for links …

Links for February 13, 2019: Fairy Play, Yorkshire cheese

Fairy Play is an interesting fantasy webcomic with focus on marginalized characters. It is also captioned in great detail and has content warnings. I’d seen it around before but hadn’t remembered the link. Now I have. John Bull on Twitter, writer of Brexit Adventures, also knows a thing or two about cheese. The UK National …

Links for February 10, 2019: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody, Chivalry is not that, naked webcomics, Terry Pratchett’s Oblivion mod

Christine Kelley posted a belated, but powerful response to Bohemian Rhapsody, a Queen biopic I have personally refused to watch because shouting and throwing eggs at a movie screen is not my idea of a good time: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s Not What Chivalry Is by Dr Eleanor Janega is …

Quick thoughts on Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski

I just watched Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Stanislaw Szukalski and I have a few thoughts. Keep in mind I am by no means a Szukalski expert and these are not meant to be the last, authoritative word on the subject: For a documentary made by Szukalski’s friends and supporters from the underground …

Beer and morons – Two items worth reading

First: Beer! Crooked Timber’s pet contrarian, Daniel Davies, writes In Praise of Budweiser in which he argues that the much-reviled American beer is a perfectly tasty product, not a ripoff of Budvar beer and by any criteria every bit as good as any British Real Ale. He discusses its history, its recipe, the merits of …

Liebaart

Unbelievably useful although too many pages are still labeled "Under Construction": Website of De Liebaart, a Flemish foundation for historical reconstruction, with plenty of information and reference pictures on historical dress including peasant dress. The photo section is a bit disorganised but does a good job at showing what outfits and tents looked like in …