Your-deer

Personal blog of a queer deer.
I am: In my 20s, a Polish-American New Englander, an animal-person, a maker working with metal and fibers.
Blog content is mostly inspiration for myself as an artist/craftsperson and other pretties.
My work can be found at mountainbolalek.tumblr.com


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mountainbolalek:

It’s been beautiful the past couple of weeks! I took the opportunity to take the deer and coyote masks out into the field at the Arnold Arboretum. Photos are by the talented and wonderful and best-friendly rrileymccourt. I’m wearing the deer, and the coyote is my partner, coyoteisaboy.

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joachimmurat:

And on that day, humanity was taunted a second time.

joachimmurat:

And on that day, humanity was taunted a second time.

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What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.

Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.

And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.

How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.

Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.

This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.

Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.

They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.

BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)

Bless you Bioware. I still love you even though you screw up sometimes.

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crossing-paths-with-animals:

hollerin—dollarin:

I don’t know if any of you have watched this but it’s beautiful ugh

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fat-birds:

jadafitch:

"Tits of the World" Poster Process. 
Prints now Available!  http://society6.com/JadaFitch/Tits-of-the-World_Print#1=45

really love this! :) will definitely be buying it when I get back home to the States later this year. So detailed and wonderful!

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oliviawhen:

A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.

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mountainbolalek:

Eye monsters!

These critters are felted around armature wire, so they are poseable. They also each have seven eyes… due to an impulse buy of such eyes a few years ago at Wolf E. Myrow in Providence. I’ve finally figured out what to do with them, along with some of the less frequently-used colors of roving I have rolling around. The critters are about 10-11” long and 5-6” tall. I need to come up with a name for them, as I hope to be making more… there’s still plenty of those eyes left.

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maxisawerewolf:

artist: Erick Swenson
These are all made of resin.

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de-preciated:

Fallen (by nicholsphotos)
Day Four: Hiking through old-growth forest on the north side of Douglas Island. This is the largest undisturbed old-growth forest in North America.

de-preciated:

Fallen (by nicholsphotos)
Day Four: Hiking through old-growth forest on the north side of Douglas Island. This is the largest undisturbed old-growth forest in North America.

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Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it’s beautiful to love the ordinary. Unknown  (via only-seoul)

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Somebody loves you if they don’t mind the quiet. They don’t mind running errands with you or cleaning your apartment while blasting some annoying music. There’s no pressure, no need to fill the silences. You know how with some of your friends there needs to be some sort of activity for you to hang out? You don’t feel comfortable just shooting the shit and watching bad reality TV with them. You need something that will keep the both of you busy to ensure there won’t be a void. That’s not love. That’s “Hey babe! I like you okay. Do you wanna grab lunch? I think we have enough to talk about to fill two hours!” It’s a damn dream when you find someone you can do nothing with. Whether you’re skydiving together or sitting at home and doing different things, it’s always comfortable. That is fucking love. How To Tell If Someone Loves You (via fabulousbitch69)

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