|Traditional art, digital art, photography, prose, poetry and artisan crafts.|
I dabble in all of it and excel at some of it.
|I recently stumbled upon *Blunt-Katana who is an amazing artist.|
Like a lot of artists, he's doing commission work.
^Something like this (a single character) will cost you $40.
^Something like this (two characters) will cost you $50. (If you have the MC filter on, you won't see this one.)
With a stick.
Or the stapler.
Just something to keep them from making my head hurt with their stupidity.
What am I on about?
Well, at work last night I made a comment that I love animals to a customer.
Another customer said "Oh, so you're one of them vegetarian animal rights people?"
When I explained that I am not a vegetarian but I do love animals, he gave me a look as if he didn't believe me.
I went on to explain that I have no problem with hunting but I don't do it myself, his look became more skeptical then he said "So you won't hunt a deer 'cause it's Bambi?"
After that comment, I gave up
Is it really that hard to believe that I love animals but support hunting?
Most people think I'm just saying that because I don't hunt and have never killed anything myself.
It's not that I haven't tried. It's just my ADHD gets in the way because it's not all that interesting to me.
Here's how it goes when I go hunting with my dad:
Me: **sitting there waiting for the deer to come out, thinking** I can't wait to see a deer! I'll bag one this year for sure! **notices a squirrel on the ground nearby, thinks** Ohmygod! SQUIRREL! **watches the squirrel instead of looking for deer** (Though sometimes it would be a bird or other wildlife.)
(There's a gunshot and I turn. My dad has shot a deer.)
Dad: **sighs** You're supposed to be hunting dear, not admiring nature.
So I gave up.
What's the point in spending money on licenses and tags if I ain't gonna use 'em? (Lol, yes, I typed like I talk there.)
While I'm on hunting, I'd rather eat venison that my dad, sister, uncle, cousin or whoever brought home than eat beef because it's healthier. Deer aren't fed all those antibotics and hormones that cattle are given.
Any animal that you go out and bag yourself, so to speak, is going to be better for you than what you buy in the grocery store.
And the nice thing about hunters, or at least the ones in my area, is that if they don't have room in their freezer for a deer or other animal they've killed, they'll donate it to someone that they know can use it.
I can't count how many hunters I've had come in where I work during hunting season who ask me if I know someone who could use some meat.
These men will got out of their way to skin, gut, and butcher a deer just to hand it off to someone who needs it because they wouldn't be able to have meat otherwise. (Though there are some who hand off the deer and the task of cleaning it to whoever they give it to...)
Yet people like to demonize hunters saying they're leaving orphaned babies and that they're just hunting for the trophies.
Yeah, sure. Tell that to the people in my neck of the woods who have fallen on hard times that have food for their families due to the generosity of a hunter.
There's actually a saying out where I live when it comes to hunting: "That rack might look nice in a photo or be fun to brag about, but I ain't found a recipe for them antlers yet!"
And hunting season doesn't roll around til after the babies are big enough to take care of themselves.
There are loads of hunting rules and regulations.
You have to take a hunter's safety course to be able to get an "orange card", which you have to have to get a license.
If you are caught hunting without a license or out of season, you will be heavily fined and/or put in jail.
There are other rules but I'm too lazy to post them. Besides, different areas have different regulations. If you want to know, look 'em up.
I'm going to crawl off to bed now before I fall asleep at the computer.
Keep It Creepy,