Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Land of the harpies

If you've landed here then you're in the "Land of the Harpies." Kind of like "Land of the Lost" but not really. Some nameless "guest" posted this image to the right as an insult. 

According to Webster a Harpy is, "an evil creature in Greek mythology that is part woman and part bird: an angry and unpleasant woman."  

"Harpy" as an insult is included in the Shakespeare insult kit at, http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Funny-pages/shakespeare-insult-kit.html

When I think of "Harpy" I think of the Harpy Eagle, the largest raptor found in the America's. Their wingspan is between 5' 9" to 7' 4"  and females Harpies weigh from 13 to 20 pounds. Male Harpies in comparison weigh between 8.8 to 10.6 pounds. This is not sexism but female raptors usually weigh more. 

Harpy Eagle, aka "bad ass" of the bird world. 

The Harpy is a creation of Greek and Roman Mythology. The symbolism of Harpies from Symbolism Wiki

"Originally the Harpies were conceived as spirits of the wind, the personification of a nature occurrence that is frequent in ancient cultures. The sky was a significant place for the ancient Greeks, and much like the deeper parts of the ocean, it was revered because it was inaccessible. Mount Olympus, the realm of the gods, was located high in the sky and so the atmosphere and weather became associated as the whims of the gods. Therefore, it is conceivable that the idea of the Harpies could have come from the consistently shifting winds. It was not until later that the Harpies were given a physical form, for the sake of story telling." 

After learning about how awesomely powerful Harpies are I don't care if I'm called one. I like being "bad ass too."

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chronicles of my online life in "message board land."

Posted on 2/7/15 at https://disqus.com/home/discussion/theyoungcons/this_abortion_merchandise_will_make_you_sick/

My post in response to Thomas was flagged? Do you see anything here that is offensive? 


Calvin Freiburger would like to make my online identity about a one post and upvote. 

I do not like Calvin. He has been nasty and rude to me even when I was being civil. I upvoted Plum not because I think violence is the answer but because it was a jab at Calvin. I was angry and upvoted accordingly. I am not perfect nor do I claim to be. My profile is public you can see anything I post. 

I think my online identity should be judged as a whole. I have a great life outside of "message board land" and don't need to prove my worth. Also, I will not mention names but I've seen "pro-life" posters tell people to kill themselves and worse. It all becomes a childish game of "tit for tat."

Funny how Calvin linked to one post and missed my other post in response to this. 


Since this post is "pending" I'm posting it here. Seriously this is pending because it has the word "fuck" in the blog title? It's a blog about breast cancer for fucks sake. I'm linking it here, http://fuck-this-cancer.blogspot.com.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fight bullies with gifs and photos

Fight bullies with gifs and photos.

More to come later …………….