Boat City Blues

 

This tumblr WAS supposed to be about stuff I made, drew, or photographed, (see it all under the tag) , but then it disintegrated into random philosophising, tall ship fandom, mini rants about how I suck at digital drawing and can't live without a scanner, hurdy gurdy music and the occasional instagram photo.

 

 

Sorry. :P

2:30 am. We are at the car wash.

AHAHAHHA THE DINOSAUR PEN IS A SURPRISE GIFT FOR ME MY FRIEND IS THE BEST

Look what I found in my friend’s car!!!!!

ooksaidthelibrarian:

magicmattie:

Everyone’s all giggly about that coffee that’s made from pooped-out beans, but have you ever had honeydew honey?

Do you know what honeydew is?

:P

Considering that honey is bee puke, bee puke made from aphid shit isn’t that much worse.

Now, who hasn’t heard about red cochineal dye yet?? :D

dracze:

jerk-bending:

megg33k:

laceyandthegreatpumpkin:

alfredknot:

Is it possible to be a fan of a fandom?

Reblog every time

I love this so fucking much

I’m not even in this fandom

I made a tumblr to reblog this gif.  Life complete.

ALWAYS REBLOG WATER TRIBE SWAG

Aaaaa :D Aaaaaaaahahaha :D Who are these people I want to buy them the foods of their choice :D

(via ooksaidthelibrarian)

Pro tip: if you want to make a movie about a real-life tragedy with two victims, GET THEIR NAMES RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING INDIEGOGO PITCH. Spend five seconds googling them instead of writing essays about how epic your film will be and how professional you are. Because you just proved you’re not.

I am playing a game right now. It is called ‘how long can I dick around instead of packing before my ride calls to say that they’re just a few minutes away.’

The sequel is a puzzle game called ‘how fast can I pack and what will I forget.’

fenmere:

lichgem:

magicmattie:

lichgem:

This is basically the modern equivalent of “women are demons who feed on male energy to fuel their witchcraft” isn’t it?

I think there’s also this: so many ways in which inequality benefits men is sexual. Everything about rape culture starts…

Something that occurs to me, if you’ll pardon me interjecting just a little bit, is that while this is pretty much spot on, it’s also probably subconscious for most males. They likely don’t even know why they feel threatened, they just do. Which would make talking to them about it even harder.

I mean, you’ll find a whole spectrum of awareness, of course. Some know the culture they grew up with and are trying to shrug it off. Some were born and raised different and find the whole male culture thing really weird. And some know exactly what they’re doing, defend it, and sometimes violently. But in between all that, you’ve probably got a heck of a lot of men who feel blindsided and confused. Not that they should be pitied, but it does make the education of them tricky.

I think two of the conclusions we could derive from that is that: 1) education needs to occur on the cultural level, not necessarily individual by individual (let’s keep writing better stories for movies and T.V. shows, push for better sex ed in schools, pushing for better laws, that kind of thing); and 2) because it is unlikely that anyone can be changed with just one conversation, when it comes to interpersonal interactions, when you encounter a guy who’s reacting violently misogynistic (either vocally, socially or physically), treat him appropriately for his actions, but above all take care of yourself.*

As more people embrace a culture of equality, peer pressure will start to work. But I suspect, unfortunately, this will likely take generations.

But, I’m no expert. Just the thoughts I have on reading this. :/

* And often, taking care of yourself means being very loud about it. I’m being real careful here not to define what that means!

I never mind you interjecting.

I agree. It IS subconscious, and that’s why it’s so dangerous. I guess it’s the same with any kind of benefits that we have due to an imbalance- restoring balance will make the privileged feel like they’re being deprived of something.

That’s why I used the word ‘suddenly’ so many times. It’s a shock. “What do you mean I can’t behave the way I’ve always behaved, no one ever made a fuss?!”

And I’ve met many well-meaning men who genuinely feel lost trying to figure out how to be good, how to be men, how to uphold traditions, how not to uphold misogyny, and how to avoid being ostracised by other men who defend their privilege. It ain’t easy. They had a rulebook and they gave it away.

You’re right about everything else as well, in my opinion, especially about cultural education. Yet again it turns out that representation doesn’t just matter, it might matter the most.

Of course even balanced representation chafes those who are used to being the only ones represented. It feels like ‘others’ encroaching on ‘our’ space.

Everyone’s all giggly about that coffee that’s made from pooped-out beans, but have you ever had honeydew honey?

Do you know what honeydew is?

:P

Which one?

Soup Nazi.

I’m sick of hearing people proudly telling me they’re some sort of Nazi when all they mean is that they’re pedantic sticklers.

lichgem:

magicmattie:

[…]

…and that’s what I came up with.

I’m glad you did, because it was lurking at the back of my mind, but I didn’t know how to elaborate on it.

Glad you made me think :)

lichgem:

magicmattie:

lichgem:

This is basically the modern equivalent of “women are demons who feed on male energy to fuel their witchcraft” isn’t it?

I think there’s also this: so many ways in which inequality benefits men is sexual. Everything about rape culture starts with the idea that dicks get special privileges, and the sexual drives of men are always correct, or at least they are excusable because ‘that’s just how men are, it’s testosterone, boys will be boys’. 

Equality limits these privileges drastically. Suddenly consent is not implied, even in a marriage or in prostitution. Suddenly men are challenged for breaking marital promises of exclusivity. Suddenly women’s sexual activities are their own choice and not subject to the judgement of men they have not committed to. Suddenly rape is not acceptable regardless of the woman’s promiscuity. Suddenly women aren’t just prizes or conquests. Suddenly homosexual men aren’t lesser men just because they do not ‘conquer’ women sexually.

Suddenly, no woman owes any man sex, and so the very definition of manhood is lost for those who thought sexual domination of women was a requirement for being a man.

So if they can no longer do any of those things to prove their manliness, their dicks are useless! They’ve been ‘castrated’. 

Ugh. You’re right.

I know that, usually. I just sometimes get struck by the absurdity of it and come at it from a different angle, ie a sarcastic and exasperated one.

Oh, yeah, no, I know! I know exactly why you wrote those posts- it IS absurd.

Even if I write it out like above, it’s still absurd. Sorry, didn’t mean to make it look like I had to explain it to you (no way), you just made me think and so I wrote what I thought.

I think and rethink things a lot, and sometimes someone needs to use a certain word or combination of words to trigger a reflection in me- when you talked about these ridiculous claims that it was castration I thought, hmmm, yeah, why exactly do they react like that?

…and that’s what I came up with.

lichgem:

This is basically the modern equivalent of “women are demons who feed on male energy to fuel their witchcraft” isn’t it?

I think there’s also this: so many ways in which inequality benefits men is sexual. Everything about rape culture starts with the idea that dicks get special privileges, and the sexual drives of men are always correct, or at least they are excusable because ‘that’s just how men are, it’s testosterone, boys will be boys’. 

Equality limits these privileges drastically. Suddenly consent is not implied, even in a marriage or in prostitution. Suddenly men are challenged for breaking marital promises of exclusivity. Suddenly women’s sexual activities are their own choice and not subject to the judgement of men they have not committed to. Suddenly rape is not acceptable regardless of the woman’s promiscuity. Suddenly women aren’t just prizes or conquests. Suddenly homosexual men aren’t lesser men just because they do not ‘conquer’ women sexually.

Suddenly, no woman owes any man sex, and so the very definition of manhood is lost for those who thought sexual domination of women was a requirement for being a man.

So if they can no longer do any of those things to prove their manliness, their dicks are useless! They’ve been ‘castrated’. 

I don’t even take a suitcase anymore when I’m going somewhere by car. I never liked suitcases. I just stuff everything into a big canvas shopping bag. It’s easier to pack and unpack, and it doesn’t take up space in the hotel room.

CABBAGE CORP

*dies laughing*