Week 2 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest January 12, 2020 6:02 AM   Subscribe

Welcome to your week two results of Mefites' choice awards for best post as voted by members — we have such wonders to show you! Please step behind the velvet curtain to view the goods ...

Week 2's big winner is:

🎆Black Artists / White Spaces by jj's.mama 🎆

Second place for Week 2 brings us a tie, with two posts:

Boy, Man, God, SHIT! by bondcliff and Bringing Black Feminist Theory into the Non-Vanilla Bedroom by loriginedumonde

The best post by a first or second time poster is:

The things they carried by zinful ✨

Other fantastic top vote-getters include:

"We just live our lives." by youarenothere

What makes a place livable for whom? by ChuraChura

Digitizing the Paper Brigade by ChuraChura

Fire on the Rio Grande by WCityMike

The Enduring Legacy of Bunnicula by Etrigan

Department of Good Energy by theodolite

"Something of a niche interest, but it happens to be my niche" by Lirp

One woman’s quest to read all of Proust by niicholas

Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum... by hoist with his own pet aardvark

Yes, this meal is supposed to make you feel uncomfortable by hurdy gurdy girl

Furiously Unhappy: The New Midlife Crisis for Women by MonkeyToes

The Zora Canon by ChuraChura

Congratulations again to our peerless posters; thank you for all the great reading and discussion this week! Everyone, don't be shy to make your own posts, and remember to keep voting for posts you love by flagging as "fantastic."

As a reminder, here are the members sponsoring Individual Prizes for the month, where "best" is up to the prize-offerer's discretion (if you'd like to be added, just comment below with your category, prize, if applicable, and how posters should tag their post, and I will add you to the list):

Taz is offering an e-book (to be decided) for the best post on little / less known mythology or any aspects of mythology from any era or culture. Please tag your post with "secretmythology."

Frimble is offering an award for the best post in the category of "High Weirdness"; please tag your posts with "highweirdness2020."

Etrigan is offering any in-print wallet game from Button Shy Games (and a recommendation of which one to get, if you would like) for the best post about gaming. Please tag your post with "gamingbpj" (not required to win).

Fizz offers fake points for the best post about Victorian Literature, and wins best tag contest, with associated tag 'viclitforfizz'.

Homo neanderthalensis is offering a custom artistic garden-y sign as a reward for the best post about cabbage family crops. Please tag with “Brassica.”

Rangefinder 1.4 is offering prizes for posts about not-so-famous women doing awesome things, with bonus consideration for diversity and underrepresented people. Please use the tags "awesomewomen" and "representation."

Daisyace will reward the best post about extreme connoisseurship -- a person or a site that goes overboard analyzing what's the best X, for any given X. Prize will be a regifted Chrismukkah present. Please tag with "fivestars."

Mchelly will reward the best post about anything Jewish. Winner will get a mezuzah case, with the winner based on fantastic flags. Please use the tag "MetaGefilter."

Box will reward the best post about libraries (with a broad definition of that term) with a prize TBD. Please tag with "libraries."

Box will also reward the best post made *by* a librarian or library worker with a prize TBD. Please tag with "librarianpost."

Cozybee would like to see art (like drawing, painting, sculpting) posts ... art guides, highlighting of good online art, or good in depth art history discussion, etc. The prize will be a photo of a sketch based on a prompt from you, probably in colored pencil. Please tag your post with "artsy."

spamandkimchi will award a sticker and a magnet of a "kimchi juice" for the best post on fermentation (in which the fermentation process results in something ingestable). Please tag with "fermentation."

spamandkimchi is also offering a copy of Sana Goldberg's "How to Be a Patient" for the best post about health / medicine / human biology / health care / medical trials / home health care. Please tag with "healthcare."

Jessamyn is offering maple sugar candy to the best post about any rural or small-town thing, anywhere in the world. Please tag with "rural."
posted by taz (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 AM (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Mod note: Meatbomb, knock it off please.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:19 AM on January 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

What I love about this contest is that I get to see posts that I missed the first time around.

Also, ChuraChura, look at you go, with THREE mentions! Well done!
posted by freethefeet at 12:06 AM on January 13, 2020 [3 favorites]

Hell yeah, jj's.mama!! Also love the reminders to peek back at great stuff I missed; so embarrassed to learn that I somehow managed to skim over a Zora Neale Hurston post! Shameful. Thanks, taz, for the updates--let's keep the best of the web flowing.
posted by youarenothere at 3:44 AM on January 13, 2020

What's frightening is that I feel like I read metafilter all the time but I did not see all these posts.
posted by Frowner at 5:41 AM on January 13, 2020 [2 favorites]

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