The Awkward Years
is a Tumblr that features adults sharing a photo of their most awkward moments of childhood, complete with 80s hair, braces, and big glasses. "I want to show everyone, especially kids, how great people turn out & that they're swans in the making."
posted by bfranklin
on Aug 1, 2013 -
25 YEAR OLD RECENTLY OUT ARTIST CHRONICLING HIS ADVENTURES INTO THE WORLD OF GAY. Just a regular guy who happens to like other guys. Currently living in NYC. Work in animation, write and draw for a living. Hopeless romantic. Things I like: cartoons, writing, drawing, uke, piano, basketball, pokemon.
He's dorky, awkward, and struggling with a bit of the ol' internalized homophobia, but I think he's going to be OK
posted by Nomyte
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Can't get enough of the thrill of talking to an inattentive friend via instant message? Awkward Chatbot
will have a halfhearted conversation with you at any
time of the day!
posted by schmod
on Mar 20, 2013 -
Clearing the Bar Is the Easy Part: [NYTimes]
"Mark Hollis is a pole-vaulter, and while he and his competitors here feel significant pressure as they compete for a place on the Olympic team, the anxiety they experience just trying to get their equipment to meets is sometimes even more excruciating."
posted by Fizz
on Jun 23, 2012 -
"As a black woman, I don’t identify with and relate to most of the non-black characters I see on TV, much less characters of my own race. When I flip through the channels, it's disheartening. I don’t see myself or women like me being represented. I’m not a smooth, sexy, long-haired vixen; I’m not a large, sassy black woman; an angry Post Office employee. I’m an awkward black girl
." [more inside]
posted by lesli212
on Sep 14, 2011 -
The Third Wheel.
Australian photographer Jackson Eaton offers a series of photographs about the awkwardness of being the third person that alternate between hilarious and creepy. (Via
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Aug 26, 2011 -
An Awkward Situation
Flirting strangers suddenly find themselves a little closer than they wanted to be. Have you ever been in an awkward situation with a not-quite-stranger?
posted by oissubke
on Oct 16, 2002 -