Screen Sharing: ALBINWONDERLAND
Millennial show & tell, featuring YouTube’s favorite pink-haired feminist.
November 30, 2013 | Cake | December 2013
Those of you who spend the majority of your internet down-time on the tumbies may have stumbled upon .gifsets of a pink-haired lady using some hardcore Tumblr vernacular. This was my introduction to albinwonderland, whose video “Shit Tumblr Girls Say” went viral on the social blogging platform.
I found the video itself entertaining, funny, and memorable, and I casually appreciated the snippets of it that appeared on my dash, but it never occurred to me to subscribe to her channel. This was a Viral Video, and viral videos are rarely ever associated (in my mind) with consistently on-point content creators. Imagine my surprise, then, months later, when this little video popped up on my dash:
“Fake Geek Girls” felt so important to me the first time I watched it. Alb (shorthand for Angelina L.B.) was able to articulate all that is wrong with elitist nerd culture, how exclusionary geeks can be, and how the geek industries (comics and cult-TV especially) are male-dominated not because girls are incapable of being “real geeks” but because of the institutional sexism at hand. Though initially daunted at the prospect of a 9-minute vlog, I felt instantly like I was listening to a friend or a really wise cool aunt talking passionately, humorously, and intelligently about something that I’d always felt but could not articulate.
So I decided to check out her channel. I watched a 20+ minute video of her just, like, talking about her hair.
I was like, yo, I guess I have to follow her on every single social media platform.
It helps that she seems to share my love of screenshotting literally everything that happens, ever. It seems like we have ourselves a match made in twitter heaven. And I have Tumblr to thank for that. Subscribe to ALB now!
Taylor is a Los Angeles-based idiot with a degree in English from the University of Chicago. She wants to write your favorite TV show.