I'm a regular reader of various blogosphere snarkfests, including Regretsy, the site curated by April Winchell (under the devious nom-de-sardonicity Helen Killer) devoted to ruthlessly making fun of the stranger, more offensive, or obviously mass-produced content on handmade-goods emporium Etsy. (Warning: Regretsy's devil-may-care blogging occasionally contains explicit language and imagery, including, entirely incidentally, in the post linked to below.)
© Scrap Sculptures via Regretsy
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April (or Helen, if you prefer--talking about web mavens is like talking about drag queens: when do you say Clinton Leupp, and when do you use Miss Coco Peru?) sees herself not as a broad-brush hater but as an advocate against the misuse of Etsy (and of craft goods and the English language), and frequently, or occasionally at least, writes about Etsy wins. And the reason I'm writing this post is last week's such recognition: handmade Star Wars metal-work figurines from Scrap Scultures that are a bit too awesome. After this, you'll never want to see any molded plastic Star Wars merchandise again.
The pieces include R2-D2, a battle droid, and a stormtrooper. I'll leave the commentary on these pieces to her, other than to say that I never ceased to be amazed by the intelligent creativity that Star Wars inspires in fans both devoted and casual.
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