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This is just like most of these personal bloggs out there, no real theme, just what interest me at the moment. Expect some motorcycles, some "profound" quotes, pretty pictures, my own photos and a lot of ramblings.

If the page looks strange it's most likely because I'm changing my theme, again...

And if the text looks weird it might be because sometimes I write in swedish. Mother-tongue and all that...

Hope you find something interesting.

May you live in interesting times
   
April 18th 2014
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April 8th 2014
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April 6th 2014
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Hur mycket inflytande kommer du ha i filmatiserandet av En man som heter Ove?
Ungefär lika mycket inflytande som jag har när min fru säger att ”vi” ska välja nya tapeter till sovrummet.

- Fredrik Backman

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April 2nd 2014
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March 30th 2014
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To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.

I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.

And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?

So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.

Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-

6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.

6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.

A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?

Rapists do.

They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.

Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.

If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.

But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.

And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?

That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.

You. The rapist’s comrade.

And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…

Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.

I don’t know which parts of this that are true,

And I don’t care.

Because it makes it very easy to understand why a joke is not just a joke, why a opinion isn’t just an opinion and why you should always stand up to the things you think are wrong.

Start by not laughing along.

Build up your courage.

I did. I started to listen to people, and i simply laughed when they said something funny.

If enought people won’t laugh when non-funny things are said, the non-funny people will start to notice, and will be less inclined to listen to their not-funny side and if that helps one singel person to having a not-non-funny day, well, I can take some battles to make that happen.

(Source: keylimepie)

March 26th 2014
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this is life! we suffer and slave and expire, that’s it!
― Bernard, Black Books
March 15th 2014
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I wouldn’t have to be bossy if people would just bloody well do as I say
March 12th 2014
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March 10th 2014
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March 4th 2014
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Svenska studenter påbörjar i snitt 1,7 utbildningar och lägger i genomsnitt sex år på utbildningar som beräknas klaras av på fyra. Det är skadligt såväl för samhällsekonomin som för individerna som förlorar privatekonomiskt i lägre livslön.
― Ja, för det är mycket hälsosamt att passa in sig i en uträknad mall, aldrig någonsin ändra ett taget beslut och att värdera vad som är bra för mig i kronor och ören.
March 1st 2014
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Anonymous: Compile all your poems and short stories and sell em. I'll put my money on that

wordswritteninsilence:

Oh anon, this is very sweet of you to say.

I have compiled all of them into three separate books of a hundred poems each. I appreciate your kind words, whoever you might be :)

Perhaps someday, I can construct sentences in a manner in which people will want to read them. However, selling words might not be my strong point, seeing as I believe in art being free for all and readily available.

Thank you nonetheless :)

About selling art and it being free and readily available: There is no contradiction between selling your art and it being free, you are merely giving people a second medium in which to enjoy it, a medium more easily available to some people than for example a webpage. 

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February 26th 2014
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