I really enjoy how you call out people who say they have wolf dogs. An ex-friend of mine had a "half-wolf" dog when it was actually just a tall husky. People don't realize that by stating their mutts are "wolf dogs" they are actually endangering their lives.
I’m sure many people already know about my foster pups, Diamond and Shentea, who were submitted to a shelter by a ‘wolfdog’ breeder. Because he surrendered them with ‘wolfdog’ marked down as the breed, the shelters was put in an awkward situation - they cannot legally adopt out wolfdogs, and they didn’t want the pups to live the rest of their lives out in a shelter kennel. Euthanasia was imminent. But instead, they contacted Songdog Rescue, who contacted me, and I’ve been fostering them ever since.
The kicker here is that Diamond and Shentea have NO wolf in them whatsoever. To believe such is utterly laughable, as these two weigh about 45 pounds and are nothing short of fluffy balls of cuddles and kisses. But because some careless person decided to call them ‘wolfdogs’ they were nearly euthanized. I cried on the long drive home after picking them up, simply thinking about how close they’d been to meeting their untimely ends, all because someone dropped an uneccary wolfdog-bomb on them.
That’s right, as I hit 100 followers I am giving a Battle.net mount away! Had your eye on one of these guys, but didn’t want to part with the cash? Don’t worry! I’ll do it for ya.After all we are about to charge into a brave new world, and I want ya to do it in…
every white dude ive gotten into a fight with on here has a bio like ‘William Matthew Johnston, 23 straight white guy. Lover of knowledge, literature, and good music. Open minded and sometimes devil’s advocate. I post things that pique my interest.’
I think what bugs MRAs and guys like them so much about the word “creep” is that it’s the only word they understand means “Game over, you lose. Don’t ever go near me again.” Anything else, they feel they can work around, even a flat out “no”, just means “okay try again later” or “maybe it’s not a firm no, let’s see if I can talk my way into her phone number with another 5 minutes of pushing.”
But “creepy” means that their “shot” is over. If they’re creeping us out, that means anything else they do will just creep us out more. Pushing the issue will just mean they’re being more of a creep. It’s over. She’s never going to be interested. Goodbye. It is the ONLY word we have that shuts off all opportunities for them. It is the only word we have to set our boundaries in stone.
That’s why they’re obsessed with policing it, that’s why they want it to be unusable, or call it a slur, that’s why they keep wanting explanations and claiming creepy is too vague, because they can nitpick and rules lawyer and push against explanations.
If we say they had bad breath, it means pop a breath mint and try again, if we say we’re tired, it means try again tomorrow, if we say we don’t like them, it just means we need to get to know them better, if we say we’re in a relationship, it means wait until it’s over (or try to sabotage it if they pretend they’re our friend), if we just want to be friends, it means for them to wait until another time, if we hate that they’re a transphobe, they’ll try to convince us they’re really not, if we think they’re exotifying us for our race, they’ll try to dictionary fight us about what exotifying means and it’s “just a preference”, if we say we’re gay, they’ll say that we just haven’t met the right guy, if they touched us and we didn’t like it, they’ll try to convince us we’re over sensitive and it’s a compliment, if they were following us around, it was just them really liking us and not stalking. On and on and on, everything we say and do will be picked apart as to why it is totally okay for them to keep haranguing us and why we objectively mustn’t rule out dating them.
Hell, there are sites upon sites upon sites, and bestselling books teaching men how to push, talk, pressure, confuse, trick, threaten, and nitpick their way past our “nos”, past our explanations, past our boundaries. To so many guys, “no” (and any variation of no, including all explanations) means “wrong tactic, try again” or “she’s just playing hard to get.”
So we HAVE to say “you’re creeping me out”, because they ARE, because a lot of the behaviours above are creepy, because not leaving us alone is creepy, because anything else we say gets pushed back onto us, and they refuse to respect our boundaries, and that is fucking creepy! Creepy is the only tool we have to definitively send a message to a guy we’re not interested. You’re creepy, if you do anything else towards me, you’ll be even creepier, and THAT they do understand.
And that’s why they hate it so much. That’s why they want to take the word away from us. And that’s why we can’t let them. It’s the only tool we have in a society where nothing a woman says to a man to set her boundaries can’t be picked apart by that man and pushed back onto her to defend, and re-defend those boundaries.
Halloween store are popping up, which means that no matter how offensive you find the costumes, DO NOT harass the employees or make their lives miserable by defacing merchandise. They are seasonal, minimum wage workers and attacking them gets you nowhere.
“Al Qaeda still wants to kill us but we’ve been pretty successful at keeping them from doing that. For some reason we needed a new boogeyman. I wonder why?
We’ve spent trillions on Homeland Security, outfitted every Barney Fife in the nation with robo-cop gear and allowed the government to spy on Americans at will. I don’t know about you but I kind of expect that all of that should actually be worth something. If we’re going to run around tearing our hair out every time somebody puts out a scary video maybe it’s time to re-evaluate that strategy.
This is not to say that there isn’t a threat for the people in the Middle East and there is a legitimate argument to be made that it requires intervention from outside the region lest the whole place blows up even further. (I’m not sure we won’t make things worse —- we usually do — but I understand the arguments for it.) What is galling is the fact that they continue to treat us like children and tell us spooky bedtime stories so they can scare us into supporting their commercial/geopolitical goals. Maybe those goals are worth pursuing but we’ll never know because we’re chasing evil Ninjas who are allegedly coming over the border to unleash mushroom clouds on American cities.
Al Qaeda has a strategy to create dramatic terrorist attacks on the West. We’ve known this for a long, long time. That has not changed. ISIS is a different problem. The fact that the war hawks pimped this line about ISIS being worse than Al Qaeda should make everyone skeptical of what they are hearing about this whole thing —- and skeptical of the motivations behind it. How many times do we have to be lied to?”—
When I suggested that the GOP was trying to make us really super afraid of ISIS because there’s an election coming up, and they do this before every election going back a decade, the stupidsphere lost its collective shit at me, and said that I believed — I am not making this up — that ISIS is “a Republican plot to win elections.” Of course, that’s not what I said, but boy when those idiots get stuck on a narrative, they *really* go all-in with it.
ISIS is bad news, and especially bad news to its region, but we don’t need to be wetting our pants about them here in America, because, in spite of what the GOP and the bedwetters in the stupidsphere want us to believe, the entire stupid homeland security apparatus has been pretty good at keeping the bad guys out of America (unless you count the handful of morons who were entrapped by FBI, posing as terrorists, who never would have gotten a single idea off the ground otherwise.)
The stupidsphere desperately wants to start dropping bombs all over the place, because they don’t know how to do anything else, and they really need to feel macho, facts be damned.
The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.
Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.
I’m gonna start this out by saying my memory is downright awful. Absolutely awful - I got memory loss issues. It ain’t fun.
The fact that I can remember this happened means this shit is fucked up.
It’s well known over the past couple of weeks I’ve been telling people to ignore Rakasta because he’s generally a prude and an obvious forum troll seeking attention. I had a hunch he was somebody I had a VERY bad experience with in the past and I decided to “bait” it to see if I could confirm if it was the same guy or not.
He was once again derailing a thread and whipping out personal attacks towards people when I decided to whip out Kraai - a character I literally never play anymore… Because I was severely sexually harassed/stalked on it. I’d camp the TLPD - He’d stalk me on the characters he already had it on and spam AoE ontop of me. For hours and this went on for 2 months. When I posted on Kraai taunting for a personal attack he brought that incident up.
He’d be the only one now days who’d even know it happened.
Leaving aside the level 1’s constantly bombarding a “new” player who had no idea what to do at the time with disgusting sexual content from this conversation because it may or may not have been him. (Probably him.)…
When I left WRA originally because I could NOT take it anymore;
There was a post on the forums. A fucking multi-post wall of degrading shit that I couldn’t read degrading me for various bullshit - mostly made up.
I’m not a perfect person. I’ve fucked up. But the little I remember from that massive wall of shit was mostly made up to make me seem like I ninja-loot my shit and the like.
Zandrae did some digging and has found this guy has been doing the same shit he’s been doing for years now.
I’m not going into details. I’m not going to make a huge post. Just please fucking don’t deal with this guy. Avoid him like the plague. Report his bullshit. While he’s happy he’s being downvoted into hell the faster he’s removed from the forums the better. It’s easier to ignore a person in game anyways.
Signal boost for anyone on Wyrmrest Accord. What an absolute creep.
Fwiw, I think my very first memory of Rakasta in the forums was of someone calling him out as being the alt of a well-known troll/jerk and him pretending he didn’t know the name of other toon they were accusing him of being. It seems to have been deleted/edited from his post history but I swear I remember that.
“It’s disgusting. “I have a right to your naked body or images that you’ve sent to your husband, or lover.” It’s disgusting. It’s this violent, abusive violation of womanhood—of divine womanhood. It’s violent, and it’s misogynistic, and it’s revolting…..There’s a guy now taking these pictures and putting them up in an art gallery. What fucking right does he have to do that? It’s absolutely revolting.”—Andrew Garfield on the stolen private pictures of female celebrities (x)