Alpha in the streets, beta in the sheets!
Are you the big, rough dog who wants to be the sub behind closed doors? Well here you go, something kind of subtle but really fun to wear to let people know where you stand and where you kneel.
Lose your cool.
Lose your irony, your cynicism, and your assorted defense mechanisms.
Lose your detatchment
Lose your desire not to be better but better than.
It's making you worse, not wiser.
It's stunting your growth.
It's making you a terrible person.
The people you want to impress, aren't.
The person you locked up behind all of your jokes, your reads, your shade, will let themselves out when you least expect it.
Lose your fear.
Understand your own pain.
Embrace vulnerability and empathy as the radical acts they are.
Admit you've been wrong.
Learn the things you don't know, even if you don't see the beauty, joy, or creativity, understand others do.
Create with love.
Move forward, each step away from the rock and chain of your expectations and pretension.
This is freedom: to be open and vulnerable, knowing you can be hurt again but doing so regardless.
And it starts with a hard step of rejecting the idea that appearance to others is paramount.
We've tried so hard to build jaded cocoons that we forgot to break out,
Or were too frightened to leave.
Take the step, brush the dust off yourself.
Lose your cool.
While it can be common to playfully rub a belly or grab a butt in the bear/cub/chub community, it's not always welcome. In fact, it can be downright shitty behaviour. So if you're done with strange hands all over you at a bar, event, or run, this shirt will send the message that people need to ask first.
The type used is Handy Sans Condensed.
"Go on, say 'basic' one more #$%&ing time, I #$%&ing dare you."
It's that time of year again where people complain about other people drinking their beverage of choice while those drinking people ruin it for everyone else like bacon or McRib fanatics.