Postings have been scarce but I will be rectifying it soon. I’m thinking of bringing aboard some folks so that this blog doesn’t come into an untimely end. So if any of you guys are interested, just let me know: email@example.com.
I just want to let you guys know about some exciting new changes to one of the earliest and longest-running bear site out there: Bear-Pics.com. Read all about it below…
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Bear-Pics Version 2010:
Bear-Pics Version 2010 is truly a conceptually unique Bear site. Working on a credit system, it’s a site that gives back rather than takes. After you join (it’s free), you get 20 credits which allows you to view 20 photos (1 credit to see 1 pic). Create galleries and then add photos, and every photo our Bear-Pics team approves will give you 10 more credits. On top of that, every time guys click on your photos, you will get an additional credit.
Coming very soon (in a week’s time) Bear-Pics will offer livestreaming, and the fun part about this is – you will also get credit for streaming… the longer you stream, the more credit you get. And once livestreaming is in place, Bear-Pics will be offering instant messages.
Every day more and more cute guys are signing up and adding their photos, so it’s definitely worth it to come and check it out. And while all the other sites ask you to pay in order to keep your profile online with pictures that belong to you (which is ridiculous), at Bears-Pics we credit you, and the more pictures you add, the more you get. Already there are some guys who have 1000s of credit racked up, simply by sharing their photos.
We have apecial offer which will last until January 1st: sign up and use the code ‘BearMyth’ and instead of starting off with 20 credits, you will start with 100.
Some of you might remember Bear-Pics from 1999 to 2006. It was one of the very first Bear news sites which wrote about anything and everything Bear related. As well, there was a Gallery section in which webmaster Bob Forrest showcased his photography of really cute Bearish men. The site was all HTML, and for its time, it was quite popular.
In 2006, Bob met up with Nikola, a coder who offered his services with the goal to make Bear-Pics more dynamic. However, rather than work on Bear-Pics, they decided to open up a new site, and PlanetBears (http://planetbears.com) was created, while Bear-Pics, the HTML version, closed its digital doors. In late 2009, Bob and Niko decided they wanted to try something different, and after 6 months of coding, they opened up Bear-Pics Version 2010 on March 31st. Since then, there are already 5300+ guys who have created a profile, and they are beginning to realize the unique power and energy that Bear-Pics emits.
Go Fujimoto Calendar Contest
Bear-Pics is running a contest and the prize is a great calendar by the reknown Bear artist Go Fujimoto of JapanimationBears (http://www.japanimationbears.com). All you have to do is create a gallery on Bear-Pics, call it ‘CALENDAR’, add up to 20 photos, and the more pics you add, the better your chances are at winning since winners are chosen randomly (meaning, every photo is put into the pool, so the more photos you have the pool, the better your odds). This contest is not about who is the best looking nor who has the most votes – it’s about simply participating and having fun and hoping you’re lucky enough to win one of these great calendars.
Bear-Pics is giving away 5 calendars, and instead of giving them away all at once, we’re giving one away every few days up until January 1st 2011, so the sooner you add your photos, the more chances again you will have at winning, however you can join in up until the very last day (New Year’s day).
Now a little about Go Fujimoto: he’s a Japanese artist who is reknown around the world for his excellent Bearish drawings. In fact, Go is one of the very first guys who did Bear drawings with his JapanimationBears, and his artwork has definitely shaped and influenced many artists today who draw Bears as well.
Go Fujimoto has been making calendars for quite some time now and they are even considered collector’s items. He took a 3 year hiatus from making them however he is now back and in full form, and this year’s calendar – his 2011 – is equally impressive and will surely be highly sought out. The theme is about Bears connecting with Bears using the latest technology that’s out there right now, and that’s our SmartPhones.
The calendar is desk size (148×100 mm), a total of 14 pages with the prints being in both colour and monochrome.
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Sorry about being late with the contest. However, we all win with Bear-Pics and their new and spiffy cool system. And using the code BearMyth, you start out with 100 credits instead of 20!
I try not to be a movie snob, but I can’t help it when movies like “Vampires Suck” do well financially while films such as “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Let Me In” do horrible business (just goes to prove that the popularity level of such geek-centric flicks are somewhat akin to gay-centric films).
Anyway, more often than not, these parody films will always include a jab or two at our larger and husky brethren. Jareb Dauplaise, for example, was unfortunately poked fun of in both “Meet The Spartans” and “Epic Movie.” But, hey, we got to see skin and no one is really twisting my arms to watch these abominations. So just go ahead and continue to give us our bears and chubs in all of their natural glory.
With that superficial rant out of my system, here’s David DeLuise getting all shirtless in “Vampires Suck.” In these screenshots, he revealed a physique molded by his dedication to “Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Bo, and Yogalates.” Okay, so, um, maybe I kinda lol’ed at that.
And you know what? I am definitely itching to watch just his scene on Blu-Ray…
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…
Dear ESPN Magazine: Please Don’t Digitally Alter People’s Bodies In Your 2010’s “The Body Issue” Edition
A good friend of mine emailed me this photo and it’s quite possibly one of the most amazing things I’ve seen all year. It’s a semi-nude photo of the Captain of the United States’ bobsledding team, Steven Holcomb. I am not quite sure where this photo was originally taken from, but when I checked out my ESPN Magazine’s digital edition, I noticed a big “change” that did not sit too well for me…
I am just glad that someone released that original breathtaking photo. Anyway, I just want to send a short email to ESPN Magazine right here…
Dear ESPN Magazine,
Why would you digitally manipulate someone’s physique in your yearly edition of “The Body Issue”? Does not that defeat the very purpose of you displaying the naturalness of your athletes’ bodies?
Please do not do this again. Thank you.
Secretary Of The League Of The Natural State Of Human Bodies Preservation
Okay, seriously, I’m not going to send that. There are more pressing issues in the world than getting all riled up about someone’s beautiful belly getting brutally and ruthlessly butchered by way of photoshopping… Okay, perhaps this is important to me. 😛
Anyway, here were some of my Tumblr contributions in the past about the handsome Steven Holcomb… (And, no, I have not given up on on this blog. Just please be patient with me.)
Hey there! Long time, no post. But it’s time to rectify that. Life and other things took over which was why I was absent for quite a long time. Life is still pretty hectic, but I will do my best to post as much as I can.
Sedrick Ellis, Defensive Tackle for New Orleans Saints
I’ve also changed the layout of this blog and hopefully you folks would like it…
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.
I first noticed Pruitt Taylor Vince when I rented Heavy back in the mid-’90s. I remember having an AOL account and I created a whole webpage dedicated to my analysis of that film. I also remember constantly refreshing my page hoping to see my stat counter explode with visitors, but, alas, I made 327 visits to it (out of 330 total). I wanted the world to know just how awesome the movie was.
I remember linking it to the Bears Mailing List and I ended up forcing my film analysis on to an unsuspecting Mr. Les K. Wright (editor of The Bear Book 1 & 2 and founder of The Bear History Project). I was still new to the world of “bears” and Mr. Wright was very patient with my billions of questions and overeagerness. He was very kind to my pompous film analysis of Heavy. (If I could find it, I’d repost it here.) But my love for that film pretty much equaled my intense attraction toward its chubby lead actor.
Anyway, all that rambling just so we could segue in to today’s Shirtless Saturday model: Pruitt Taylor Vince. I remember giggling like a giddy little girl when I finally saw him shirtless in Captivity. Thanks to Tumblr’s moviechubs, he made me aware that just a decade and four years ago, PTV already got shirtless. I still couldn’t believe that I missed it.
And here are also some screenshots from Captivity.