As I’ve been browsing through the ever-growing online community of bear & bear aficionados in Tumblr, I just realized just how, in such a short time, our group has grown to astounding proportions. Just to think, about a decade ago like-minded individuals got to know each other through email lists and chat rooms. They were smaller and private niche communities that only the persistent and dedicated would find. With the advent of social networking and instant access to media, our loves, lusts, and fetishes are displayed out in the forefront not just for us but for the rest of the world.
Never had I thought that I’d be living in a time where I’d be inundated by images of bearish and chubby men. But that is how it is today. The sharing and delivery of such images and videos come in such a rapid pace that if you blink for a second, you’d miss almost a year’s worth of masculine media (in comparison to a decade ago, for instance). I feel like an old wheel trying to keep up with the young and tech-savvy kids who are proficient with the language of Facebooks, Twitters, and the like.
The thing is, I have noticed a sort of evolution. Those of us who were in need of a connection with others who shared our passion found it in the world of the “bear subculture.” However, diverse groups have come out of that culture. From the chubs to the brutes, the daddies to the cubs, the furry and the smooth, new groups and types have quickly grown to develop their unique identities. In short, we share a common trait with them: we love men of larger-than-typical sizes. However, just because they share such a trait does not necessarily make them a part of the “bear subculture.”
Recently I just involved myself in commenting about the “What is a bear?” debate. Without even mentioning my stance on this here, let’s just say that no one truly owns the term. In fact, when I started the idea of “bearmythology,” I created it for people who had an affinity towards bearish-looking men. So it is in my heart’s content to see other folks like me who discuss about such men without associating it with any particular culture.
They know that they like big guys and that’s just how the way it is.
And as I’m about to leave the online world in a few minutes, I’d like end with these images from a wonderful (and NSFW) blog called The BeefMonger’s Blog…
I’m gonna keep this short. I’m back! ^_^ (I needed that 2 month sabbatical and I believe that I’m ready to get back into this blogging thing with WordPress…)
Tumblr was the main reason I stopped this blog for a bit. It was a bit more personal/intimate and I was able to talk about other things besides bears. It also gave me a break from the drama and headache I tend to get because of the very nature of this blog. But I think I’m ready again for such — ahem — crap, so let me have ’em.
Anyway, to start this off, let me just give you guys and gals a sampling of why I focused more on Tumblr the past few days: here are the creme de la creme of the smoking hot bears of Tumblr. As it’s “Shirtless Saturday,” then that’s the type of photos you’ll find here. 😛
If there’s anybody I’m thoroughly obsessed with on Tumblr, then it is the ever-woofy and ever-adorable jambos. It’s basically criminal to be this unbelievably hot and be just 23 years old! I started BearMythology on 2000 and jambos was just 13 at the time! It just boggles my mind thinking about that. Other than that, he has a great sense of humor and he puts up with my lame attempts at online flirting. He has a wonderful heart and his eyes will truly mesmerize you. I seriously challenge you to not get instantly smitten at the sight of this handsome bear…
Christmasonthemoon (Moony, for short) is someone I haven’t really met offline or on. He’s this young kid who has completely accepted his sexuality and does not dwell on it at all. I have a lot to learn from this young lad, and he’s not aware of how I really see him as my hero. He also wants to pursue writing which made me “love” him further. Thanks to him, I’m about to start on another venture which involves writing fiction (so that should be fun). As much as I think that he’s a hot young bear, I’m putting him here as an inspiration to the other young readers out there. I consider myself a good mentor when it comes to academia, but in regards to coming out to your family and peers, I’m not the right person to talk to about it (as I’m still pretty much in the closet). Consider Moony as a person who truly understands who he is and he simply doesn’t care about what others think of him. I think that’s the best advice anybody can ever give anybody — gay or straight.
Queervoice, or Zach, is also the founder and owner of one of the coolest site for us LGBTQ folk: QueerVoice.net. He is very opinionated and I love him for it. There were maybe 2 or 3 occasions where I really wanted to give him a good rimming (heh) and then I wonder “why only 2 or 3?” He is also drop dead sexy with his milky smooth skin and a handsome face that can convince me to do very bad things.
Sofakingbear has got to be the hottest bear on the planet. His eyebrows truly stand out and I haven’t seen any bearish fella that would even resemble his facial features. He has this very “unique” look and I simply adore it. Remember now, I’m just talking about his face. Speaking of his body, I will actually blurt out, “DAAAAYUUM!” Because, honestly, take a look at these photos and tell me if I’m wrong. I triple challenge dare you.
MrBenzadrine, or Benzy, is an enigma as he’s possibly shy in real life but a freaky exhibitionist on Tumblr. I guess if I wasn’t such your typical self-loathing queer then I’d probably be as courageous as Benzy. However, if I was as remotely hot as Benzy, then I’d probably have no issue getting stripped down to my birthday suit and even finding the time to teach others to properly wear a cock ring (is it shameful to admit that I don’t have one?)… KGHBear is his partner and they will get married this year and I am personally elated at such news. Oh and did I forget to mention that kghbear is another fine slab of sexy bear? Believe me, I won’t forget. And here are both the sexy Benzy and KGHBear…
This hot bear with the cross-eye-inducing nickname is James William Hindle. Before I talk about him, check out this music video of his:
I’m always starry-eyed every time I see him post. Chubarama was the one who introduced me to him many moons ago (in internet time) from his blog. And when I asked him to take a photo of himself with his Gizmo doll and actually did it, well, it was like “heavenly” — for truly a lack of a better description. He’s a talented musician and producer and I wish him the best. He also likes to take photos when he’s in the bath and that is always a great thing. Last but not least, he is one gorgeous woofy bear…
ABearJunkie, aka Will, is pretty much my identical brother. Except I’m Asian, so I refer to him as my Seoul Brother. His tastes in bears and entertainment are eerily similar to mines. Unfortunately, unlike me, he can grow a wicked beard and has a fantastically sexy body. (This is brand new news to me, Will!) He is also packing some serious heat, if you know what I mean. Let’s just say that it’s longer than the Wii controller.
Finally, but not least, we have Husbears. I don’t think I have seen anyone who was literally borne to have such a sexy moustache. He also loves to make goofy faces and he’s even more adorable because of it. He is sexy and cute and utterly huggable.
This is just a sampling of the bears I have had the pleasure of hanging around with on Tumblr. There is a heck of a lot more, but these are the ones I have been comfortable talking and flirting with on the Tumblr Dashboard. “Being hot” is definitely just an additional bonus because they’re all just really cool folks to talk to. Even with our common interest with bearish men, each and every one of them are so undeniably unique. And I just want to take this time to thank them for being so.
So I have been posting way too much in Tumblr and way too little here. I actually considered just using Tumblr and would like others to run this WordPress blog (then I realized, hey, what the heck is wrong with me?). Anyway, I’m rambling because I reblogged this image in my main Tumblr blog:
Apparently, this photo was taken by a good friend of mine from many years ago: Devin. He was the very first “chaser” who was exactly like me: we were “ursophiles/arctophiles” (i.e., “twinks”) who the big bears did not like or get attracted to. We were pretty tight and talked about what we wanted to do with our “bear” lives. Back then, our “bear sources” were limited by our dial-up connections (I used AOL and Earthlink) and access to the email-digest Bears Mailing List (which was not very twink-friendly as I remembered). Devin also started “Bear Of The Day” (BofTD) (which was like Tumblr only it refreshes 1 image a day); this was also my source of inspiration that made me start “BearMythology”…
Needless to say, if you look through Devin’s The Men Of Chumley’s Bear Cruise 2009 Flickr photos, you’ll find out that he’s enjoying his life with the bears (and he’s even partnered with a very woofy bear!). So I just want to personally say “Thank You” to him on this day. And also a big “Thank You” to all of you who support this blog. I could never keep on going with it without you guys…
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Chubarama posted this video and I just have to copy it here: it’s the most awesome Jon Stewart’s “Gaywatch” segment in The Daily Show, and one of them is about my hero, Will Phillips. You just have to watch it. (And a big LOL at Jon’s comment at the “What is a ‘gaywad’?” question.)
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It is news such as this that makes me glad that I belong to the human race. It’s crazy to think that a 10-year-old boy would make a stand for something that doesn’t even involve him. Because of it, he’s ridiculed in his school and called a “gaywad.” When awkwardly asked with a “cute & funny” question, “What’s a ‘gaywad’?” Will replied:
I really don’t know. It’s a discriminatory name for homosexuals.
I love this kid! Ask a stupid question, you get a smart, perfunctory response from a. 10. year. old.
It’s interesting how the boy is more mature about the whole situation while his dad and the newscaster found the situation a bit humorous. This is not an attack on either of them, but this is just my observation based on how they interviewed and talked to the boy. The dad for instance started laughing when his son described how his classmates assumed that he was gay. Granted, the father is already involved in a very sticky situation and he’s an amazing father for supporting his son’s First Amendment rights. Still, point is, what if his son was gay? (But my have-a-chill-pill nitpickiness was thrown out the window when the dad lovingly elbowed Will at the end of the interview. It was such an “Awwww” moment.)
Nevertheless, Will Phillips is my hero. He’s only lived in this world for 1 decade, and he fully understands the concept of “Equal Rights.”
And, since this blog is about bear eye candy, Jay Phillips is definitely a very handsome bear. His reactions are utterly cute and adorable. You can see his right thumb quivering in the video while my hero kept picking on the threads of his jeans. I now want that t-shirt…
To celebrate Maine’s victory of repealing the law of allowing same-sex marriage, here is a Twilight Zone episode called “The Monsters Are Due on Maine Maple Street”…
Stephen King can’t even top this type of horror.
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Some of my buddies would tell me that Survivor is “scripted”; and whether this is true or not, Episode 6 packed an emotional punch.
This episode was very Dickensian in scope where we get a parallel between the two “Muscle Russells” (I’ve been meaning to say that, so there). Both Russells pushed their bodies to the limit while their teammates relaxed and hid away from the rain. But, in the end, Russell Swan’s body gave up on him. It’s pretty chilling foreshadowing when Russell Hantz said:
Don’t stop until you throw up, you pass out, something. If you don’t throw up after every fricking challenge, you didn’t do your job. That’s how I think of it.
It was definitely a big scare to see Russell Swan go down that way. But in relation to the game, it was a big hit for Galu but a bigger break for Foa Foa. During the Tribal Council, our two opposing tribe members with their own hidden immunity idols (Russell and Erik) butted head-to-head and somewhat marked their territory. Erik has always been Russell Swan’s “yes man,” and with his high confidence for having an immunity idol, he decided to stand in the limelight and challenge what Russell Hantz said about his tribe getting a moral victory (from their challenge earlier for which they were winning in). Ah, Erik, bad, bad move… (Erik actually irritates me a little bit and it must be because of his non-stop flailing hand gestures.)
Let me end with these images which prove precisely why Russell Hantz has the perfectly sculpted physique of a herculean god…
Finally, let me actually end with these erotically-charged screenshots. Thank you very much, CBS! Thank you…
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