This morning I’m thinking about manpain. Specifically, superhero angst.

Specifically Batman. And Captain America.

As a digression, I feel like what distinguishes “manpain” from just regular pain is not so much the man but the shooting directions. Like, you know it’s manpain when the camera goes…

This is a beautiful post.



God bless the cosplayers who buy full replica costumes. They support costume/prop makers from around the world.

God bless the cosplayers who throw together their costumes from charity shops and old clothes. Your resourcefulness and productivity is to be admired.

God bless the cosplayers who make their costumes from scratch. Your creativity and skill is incredible and inspiring.

God bless cosplayers, for letting us all for just one day be more than who we are.

So say we all.




#the thing about Tony Stark is that he cares too much so he pretends he doesn’t care at all 

This bit always makes my heart hurt so damn bad. He’s trying so hard to protect people, but he’s trying to do it without admitting that he cares about them or realizes that they are squishy and vulnerable. He has a hard enough time dealing with himself being squishy and vulnerable.

Soooo many Tony feels.




Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

Excellent cosplay.


Sad that this article needed to be written, but very well presented compare and contrast.

The old guard is indeed dying out, and sadly, they’re getting more, rather than less, reactionary on their way out the door. Perhaps a fandom-sized instance of group dementia?



Happy Miniature Monday everyone!

Today we are featuring a new acquisition—a TINY TELEVISION from Akiko Noguchi.  The TV is made of wood, and the body stands at a towering one inch tall.  Inside the body are three miniature books, each one focusing on a different aspect  of the lives of Japanese children during the 1930’s and 40’s. By altering the order of the books inside, you can alter the image on the screen. The set also comes with it’s own tiny instruction manual. A tiny TV to showcase tiny books?  Sounds good to me!

 Miniature TV set.  Japan: Akiko Noguchi, 2013. Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection; in-process

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-Laura H.

Ahhhh! So adorable!