The Reenactor’s Porn Tumblr feed

It is described as “Pretty faces in pretty kit…maybe its just a reenactor thing, but sometimes I can’t tell which I find more attractive: the person or their kit“. But this wouldn’t be my blog if I got straight to the point, so bear with me [footnote]and keep in mind that this blog is worth exactly as much as you pay for it[/footnote].

I like to think that one of my better jobs at Open-Xchange was introducing the feed reader plugins for the portal. They would show Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds.

It was not just because I wrote those, but because I actively promoted them, too. How do you promote those among programmers? By keeping an easily installed set of porn tumblr sites handy, of course.

Now this is nothing new. Just do a search for “porn drives technology” and you’ll find a lot of articles. My first encounter with the theory was with BetaMax vs. VHS [footnote]which isn’t that easy to answer[/footnote], but it has been brought up again and again.

Anyway, since I left OX, I did not have a nice way to watch Tumblr meshed with my usual news feeds. One of my motivations for switching to mailbox.org was actually to get a nice web command center which embedded tumblr. Turns out they have not activated that plugin! So I have one lonely tumblr feed pinned to my browser, which I wanted to shine a light on in this new series of posts that is called “have you seen?“.

While it has “porn” in the name, it is generally safe for most workplaces, if you are willing to be called a geek [footnote]in some workplaces it is probably better to watch porn instead[/footnote]:

http://thereenactorsporn.tumblr.com/

A collection of awesome people in awesome historical clothing. Well, somewhat historical. You’ll find a post that, “for once we include SCA” or something similar, but if you’ve done reenactment for a while, you’ll definitely spot fantasy elements or plain incorrect stuff.

But nearly all of it is beautiful. This is one of those long-tail hobbies where the internet really helped create a great community. I occasionally thumb through my well-loved copy of Embleton & Howe’s “Söldnerleben im Mittelalter”, which, 15 years ago was the thing to have for pictures of medieval military costume. What happened since then is frickin’ great!