First of all I would like to welcome the new readers to The Hunt who have come here from The Captain and The Poet. Thank you for your time.
Second order of business and the reason for this post: The Hunt will be moving away from WordPress.com for hosting. The domain will remain http://embracethehunt.com but there may be some downtime and I apologize in advance. I will be working to get things back in order as quickly as possible.
I have some more content ready for after the move so check back soon.
Writing this quick post from cruising altitude as fly home from a great weekend away from regular life. I thought at the outset that I would have some extra time to write on some ideas I haven’t had time to flesh out yet, but just didn’t work out that way. Despite having some time during travel, my mind just wasn’t in it, so I’ve been a bit absent. I actually had a big spike of traffic on Saturday, which made me feel like I should have tried to get something posted, but life was calling.
It has been some time since I’ve been able to get away, and even longer since I’ve gone away to somewhere that I’m not relatively familiar with. Getting away from my comfort zone was a great opportunity to test myself a bit. Familiar surroundings make it easy to overestimate our abilities. I’m not talking about anything extreme here, but pushing myself socially throughout my trip. What I find interesting now in retrospect is that I didn’t know I was. It’s just my primary mode of operation; even more so when away from home. The excitement of traveling definitely amplifies it.
I should clarify that I haven’t had any trouble being social since perhaps some point in middle school, and generally I’m a very social person. There’s always room for improvement however, and like lifting I believe it isn’t about where you start, but the progress you make. The progress in this area is unexpected and very satisfying. Nothing like keeping a solid frame across time zones. Not a lot to add here; back to business tomorrow.
My Manosphere reading from this fine Saturday morning:
Free Northerner updates us on how the purpose of his blog is going. Something I was actually wondering about. One of the first things I do when I find a blog I like is go and read the first few posts. I find it extremely interesting to see the evolution of how people write and what they write about over time. Especially in the setting of blogs as they are usually updated often, so the change is often gradual, so as you’re reading it you may not notice, but go a couple months back and they can seem like a totally different person.
Leap of a Beta finds himself possibly in some deep shit. An example of how being male at the wrong place and wrong time can really fuck you. What’s worse, in these situations there really isn’t a clear path forward, despite being innocent, the wrong step might have deep consequences.
Dannyfrom504 suggests having a drink and smoke. The explicit advice he writes about is good on its own, but I interpret it as advice to do something masculine in an unapologetic manner.
Dalrock notes the feminising of the NFL. While I have nothing against breast cancer activism or its month of awareness, the NFL has show signs of pussification. Over protection of players when the protective technology is the best it has ever been is getting a bit ludicrous. I understand the level of athleticism is also the highest it has ever been, creating the possibility for a greater amount of injuries, but it goes too far. Now we even have supposedly bad ass bull dog defensive players bitching about getting hit and how valuable their knees are? Oh and Hines Ward is a bitch and always was when he played.
This shit is ridiculous. United my ass.
The Millennium Men kick off Flake on Girls Week. I don’t know that I have much opportunity or desire to participate in this event, but looking forward to reports from those who do.
Dating 2.0 – Selection, Active and Passive
The Private Man discusses a post from Cedo Nulli that is quite concise about how shitty most female’s selection methods are these days. Basically making the call for men to play their own games if she’s going to play hers.
Some Thoughts on the Justin Wayne Saga
3rd Millennium Men call out men essentially being unduly disrespectful on the internet. the internet is a great way for everyone to discuss our thoughts and issues, we just have to remember where the line is for those who don’t deserve the public shame.
Seems like a bit of a theme going here, but a good reminder about how female powers of persuasion can be used for good.
Free Northerner begins by discussing the lies that are told about what women say they want and what they actually want. I like his point that the lie, not the preference is the problem. The post goes on discuss the incentives that lead men down the path of irresponsibility.
Pork 3 Way
Dannyfrom504 makes me hungry.
Failure is Underrated
More about the power of failure when we use it as a tool to get better and succeed. It’s a dangerous but powerful tool for lifting and life.
Blue Collar Strong Man
Interesting guide for MacGyvering a strong man training setup.
Give Your Back a Raise
Strengthening your lower back is often overlooked. Besides making you a better lifter, there are numerous health benefits. It’s an essential part of core training, even if no one cares about it half as much as getting that six-pack.
Over at 3rd Millennium Men they have surpassed a significant milestone: over 1000 page views in a single day. This is a great accomplishment, one that I am very far from. But I too have recently achieved a milestone I would like to share. I have officially received my first wave of ridiculous spam comments.
Quite impressive, I know. No longer does my spam filter only exist to block legitimate comments. I deeply held out hope that spam I received would somehow be sexual in nature, link to high quality porn, or lead in some way to some sort of debauchery. Unfortunately I received ones like this:
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From some sort of Nintendo website. Oh well. I will persevere and build this up until spam bots of the more perverse variety can regularly call it home. It’s all about having goals.