Happy New Year! Also, a cat


Happy New Year!

My first New Year’s resolution is to finish up my slightly belated Big Year End Review of Manosphere Greatness in 2013. But in the meantime, enjoy this cat, and this open thread.

About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon, Time.com, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on December 31, 2013, in kitties, off topic, open thread. Bookmark the permalink. 153 Comments.

  1. BEHOLD! All of the borg critters are FINISHED! Here is a post with all of them, though the little stories I made up for them is not included due to length thingies.

    RE: mildlymagnificent

    If anything’s attacking them, they can get into the burrow entrance and their rear end becomes like a massive, immovable, castle gate.

    I should not find this funny, but I DO.

    Are wombats from Valhalla, because they’re obviously ASGARDIANS! *is shot and never heard from again*

    RE: cloudiah

    That borg wombat is my absolute favorite. I think maybe it was my suggestion?

    Not gonna lie, the wombat is one of my favorites too. It was so much fun to draw and research, especially since the prior few were during the Christmas depression and I had a hard time getting anything done.

    RE: Robert

    my resolution for the New Year is to stop obsessing over not understanding jazz and just enjoy listening to it.

    I didn’t think jazz was ever MEANT to be understood! *loves certain flavors*

    RE: Marie

    PS: I’ve been loving your borg critters :3

    I enjoyed making them! I’m kind of sad that they’re all done now.😦 They were so much fun, and I hadn’t done a commission of that size for about a year.

  2. I guess I have one Pegasus and some anti-ableism oats then!

    Alice — equī if masculine, which I’m pretty sure it is. Equi may or may not be acceptable for class, depending how much of a hard ass your teacher is.

  3. My mom is going to an actual, bona fide, rehab center tomorrow — which is great, because she’ll get more post-stroke physical, occupational, and speech therapy than she can get in the hospital she’s been in. So yay! But my sister goes home on the 13th, and I’m kind of terrified at facing taking care of my mother by myself after that. (Though I did it for a week before my sister could fly out here…)

    Basically, I’m happy and terrified at the same time. Happified? Terrifiedappy? Not sure there’s a word for it. Also, I feel like I could sleep for 24 hours straight given the opportunity, but no one is giving me the opportunity. 0_o


    p.s. My mother had a good night’s sleep last night (difficult in a hospital), and I asked her what made it good and she said “I had a dream about Nelson Mandela” which was pretty adorable.

  4. Also, please remember that rape culture is a myth created by feminists.


  5. Argenti – Thanks. I was pretty sure it was equi (2nd declension nominative masculine plural noun ending in my head is “-i”, but I often confuse the masculine and the neuter endings), but wanted to check with someone who was more knowledgeable than me at the subject.

    My teacher I don’t think is that strict. My professor has been pretty lax regarding that.

  6. Anyone who’s going to bug you about not including long marks is going to have to bug the entire Roman Empire.

  7. Must resist … must resist … cannot resist …


  8. My mother had a good night’s sleep last night (difficult in a hospital), and I asked her what made it good and she said “I had a dream about Nelson Mandela” which was pretty adorable.


    Also, germane to this and the other bit: Lente, lente currite, noctus equi.

  9. I am a combat veteran. Most of the idiots who say women dent serve in combat are wannabe’s themselves. I’m also a decorated vet. I don’t tolerate these blowhards when I come across them in the VA. which is frequently, I refuse to go into details to prove my shit to them either. Why should I have to satisfy their morbid curiosities as to the disgusting realities of war? What they DON’T know makes me laugh. What they do know, often comes from some sick voyeurism they satisfy by lurking on the forums of VFW’s.

  10. Re: programming. I’ve done it myself. C/Cplusplus Keyboard issues LOL) JAVA, VB, a bit of Objective C. If you can grasp JAVA then is a scripting language, will be a cinch.JAVA and JavaScript are.quite different. One is extensible. One is not. The scripting languages are ideal for front end. but I to think having the fundamentals of A language designed for “under the hood” programming would-be beneficial, long term.. Few people become “guru’s” without at feast 5 years professional development in an extensible language under their belt. The idea of contributing to an open source project is a damn good one. I wish you all the best.

  11. Equi reminds me – the SF writer Charles Stross wrote a short story titled ‘Equoids’ that is his highly idiosyncratic take on the unicorn mythos. Rather nasty, in an entertaining way (outside of the people who get horribly killed, that is).

    LBT – that’s what my husband was telling me (re:jazz). Obviously, you need to know things like what syncopation and swing and the difference between modal and chordal are if you’re going to play it. I was probably acting out some psychological issues trying to ‘get’ jazz, which was just getting in the way.

  12. Also, please remember that rape culture is a myth created by feminists.


    Well …come on ..they SAID she “wasn’t little miss muffin .” Isn’t that proof enough rape culture is a myth ?

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