So I went to Portland Brewing with my wife after going to the pumpkin patch…which is where I proposed to her 6 years ago. The bathroom had a very poignant quote.

Then I went to Oaks Bottom with my parents and had a bourbon aged cider and the rhubarbarian while enjoying a tacho, a tater-tot fucking nacho.

I built my own cider press and am putting it into action this weekend and also braised some rabbit in an Oktoberfest beer.

….and playing a lot of Destiny.

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Stop Ruining my God Damn Video Games, Superheroes...Everything

sunblessedsorceress:

portlandlovespints:

keptonice:

men literally want to kill women for being involved in video games.

Wow… Certain men want to kill women, they have names, avatars and identities and outdated ideas I don’t share and most men probably don’t. Men who have wanted to kill feminists throughout history have done so…

The reference to “men” in this post clearly did not mean all men. Not all men even play video games. Many men couldn’t care less.

However, since you jumped into it in your post, women shouldn’t be held responsible for the standard of what men “should” be - that’s a problem perpetuated just as much by men. Note how often men will say things like, “What, are you chicken? Oh, are you a pussy? C’mon, you throw like a girl.” The unreal expectations of men is not a problem originating from women but society in general.

Sure, I reblogged a post that’s meant to show how incredulous I am that there are SOME men that literally have been threatening women with death. That’s a current event and a true statement. I never once have denied that men have problems to deal with, as well. Men have the highest suicide rate in the United States. I’m not a fool that thinks only women in my specific country have problems. You know what, though? I am a woman. I am a woman who plays games, and thus I am going to be drawn to issues that involve me and what I’m interested in. There are huge social issues all over the WORLD that people can say, and in fact are, more dire than this. However, I have all the right to have something to say when it comes to issues relating to the life I lead. 

Not overly harsh at all, not at all offended and I know you didn’t mean all men and I equally went all ranty. I just wish you said what you meant and what most of us think: the men calling in death threats and calling feminists libtard cunts are worthless pieces of shit and I think we should just call them what they are, plain as can be. 

It’s not that I don’t think women should hold men accountable for the standard at all, they should. I just don’t think that will ever make meaningful change. Men have to hold men accountable and admit that this whole knight in shining armor thing is bullshit, otherwise it’s always going to be “feminists” telling men they have to stop and that’s not going to change their minds.

I really believe empowering people to come to their own conclusions and make the change they know is right is the only way to make meaningful change. 

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"I think I just need to go back to posting pictures of beer and shit…"

Stop Ruining my God Damn Video Games, Superheroes…Everything

keptonice:

men literally want to kill women for being involved in video games. 

Wow… Certain men want to kill women, they have names, avatars and identities and outdated ideas I don’t share and most men probably don’t. Men who have wanted to kill feminists throughout history have done so for trying to change the status quo…just like people have wanted to kill idealists with progressive ideas throughout history.

I’ve heard so many people talk about how women need to be portrayed differently in video games…how about we stop perpetuating the male hero archetype?

Boys grow up being told they need to be the man of the house, they have to provide for their family, that they have to be the prince charming to sweep a women off her feet and to save her and the day. We put boys on a fucking pedestal from the minute they are born and most will never live up to this unrealistic expectation. I can’t think of a more perfect way of creating a generation of disillusioned males that learn to hate women because they will never be able fulfill this outlandish standard.

Can we stop telling girls they should expect these things? Can we tell them to expect more of themselves? Can we tell children to stick up for what’s right and to fight against all injustice? Can we stop characterizing behaviors as male or female instead of demonizing them as gender specific and realize anyone can like anything? We can…but we won’t. People need negative things to grab on to, otherwise they would have to reflect inward and fix themselves.

God society makes me depressed, I just want to build my cabin in the woods with my wife and my dogs and leave the world behind…because most of you are not worth it.

(via sunblessedsorceress)

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"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
-Marcus Aurelius 
I drew this years and years ago…back when I wanted to become a tattoo artist and hadn’t realized how bad my back was already. I still want this with that quote tattooed. There are important people who will come in and out of your life and you have no idea how long or short they will be there…seize them and the memories you can make.

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."

-Marcus Aurelius 

I drew this years and years ago…back when I wanted to become a tattoo artist and hadn’t realized how bad my back was already. I still want this with that quote tattooed. There are important people who will come in and out of your life and you have no idea how long or short they will be there…seize them and the memories you can make.

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