Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Such Silliness... Nobody Wants Redheads...

Late night meowsa-powsa, my heroic and happening KitKats... loveliness continues on the tame prairie as autumn takes over.. omy and sigh, and life does go on, waiting for none of us... with all that’s currently going on in our world, this Big Cat finds this rather amazing, and also confusing, given humanity as a whole, is under constant attack now, on so many different fronts... obviously, we humans are far more resilient than we often realize... yet, we are also fragile, especially when it comes to our emotions and feelings... in the Kougaress’s experience communicating well with each other is often the key to respecting each others emotions and feelings.

This Big Cat loves ya! Take care, my darlings.

Such Silliness... Nobody Wants Redheads...


The Kougaress, when doing research on redheads a long while back, came across this prejudice that is briefly addressed in the article below. If life had worked out differently, this Big Cat would have loved to have had redhead children for a couple of reasons. One, she absolutely loves every shade of red hair, as she’s talked about before. And, two, because she’s a redhead. In fact, the Kougaress has WIPs devoted to finding a red-headed mate, and continuing that hair color via genetics. Certainly, there is no dearth of redhead heroines in romance novels these days. They’re in nearly every subgenre. Although, this Big Cat has no idea if redheads are well represented in the m/m subgenre. Since most often the romance novel hero is not depicted with flaming red hair [too bad]. And, meow-yes, the Kougaress adores adding red highlights or a reddish color like bronze to her heroes’ hair... just because she finds it ultra sexy attractive, and so do her heroines, of course.

Really, how sad that anyone worries about the color of another individual’s hair, in terms of relating to anyone on a one-on-one basis. How absolutely silly. What happened to acting in a grown-up, non-prejudicious manner? Because obviously here’s where the content of someone’s character is far, far more important.

Now, of course, when it comes to the matter of sexual attraction. Yeah, we all have our preferences. That’s only natural and good. Certainly, it’s easy to make a distinction between choosing to be with someone you find attractive as opposed to shunning someone simply because you don’t care for the color of their hair. Yeah, it’s such silliness...

Enough said for now...

Nobody Wants Ginger Children

By Rebecca Greenfield | The Atlantic Wire – Fri, Sep 16, 2011

We always thought having red hair was fashionable, at least that's what Interview Magazine told us, but it turns out nobody wants ginger babies anymore, reports The Telegraph. The world's largest sperm bank has started turning down donors because of a lack of demand. "There are too many redheads in relation to demand," Ole Schou the sperm bank director told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, continues The Telegraph. "I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner--for example, the sterile male--has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that's perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case."

We wonder why anyone wouldn't want a baby with beautiful strawberry locks. Perhaps it has something to do with the teasing red-headed children sometimes face? Or maybe it has to do with this New York Times piece that claims red heads are more sensitive to physical pain? In that case, we guess we understand that you wouldn't want your decision at the sperm bank to produce a child who might grow up as unhappy as this red-headed woman... [pic at flikr].

~ news.yahoo.com/nobody-wants-ginger-children-221409600.html ~

Authoress news and mews ~

Oh goodness, so much accomplished today, as far as writerly biz, yet not enough writing time... yee-oows. Yes, the Kougar is still learning about Indie publishing... what that will come to...? ~cat shrugs~ However, it is working well for many. So far, line editing seems to be a major concern... that is, having it done well, so there aren’t that many mistakes.


The Crazy Cougar and the Mad Bear
by Savanna Kougar

Half bombed out of her mind, Sirakusa squeezed the glass between her hands. Blocking out the good-times voices of those around her in Yosemite’s late night bar and lodge, she stared into the depths of her alcoholic beverage. Made with vodka and coffee liqueur, the drink known as a Black Russian, reflected her mood.

“Men are just dogs, doncha know,” she snarly greeted the son of a bitch -- likely a shapeshifter predator of some kind like her ex-fiancĂ© -- and like herself.

Since her third drink -- this was her fourth after eating dinner several hours ago -- he’d been stalking her with his gaze from his solitary position at the bar. Now he towered above her. His burly frame had to be well over six feet, the complete opposite of the young stud who had professed to love her... then left her the minute his pack leader showed teeth.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

12:12 am... 1:11 am... 2:22 am... 5:55 pm... 8:44 pm... truth is rising... ostriches beware... either take your head out of the sand... or, you’re about to suffer major not-fun consequences... those times are upon us...

1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears Japan AP - Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:30:21 PDT

AP - More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods that left two people missing.
Joplin Still Removing Debris Four Months After Tornado ContributorNetwork - Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:16:46 PDT

ContributorNetwork - Massive debris removable from a deadly EF5 tornado that destroyed a third of Joplin, Mo., is about 96 percent complete. Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $4 million grant from the state to the city of Joplin to help finish the job of removing debris.

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Snappy September ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Such Silliness kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Well that's just crazy...who cares what color their hair is, are the babies healthy? Do they have 10 little fingers and 10 little toes? Does their smile grab your heart and never lets go??? Ah babies...I just smile thinking about all their sweetness! :)

I, too, love the color red...I would have loved to be a redhead, but alas it just didn't take for me...lol

Bree said...

Hmmm...I would think that when choosing a donor for your child, you'd want them to favor you as far as hair and eye color. Since there are few redheads in the population in general, I would think that would be the main reason for the low numbers chosen.

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, you would think a healthy baby would be the most important thing. It would certainly be the priority for me before hair color, eye color, etc.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, that's a good point. And, I'm certain parents do want a child that resembles them. However, I've read a couple of articles about 'gingers' in Britain, especially children, being harassed and bullied by other children to the point the families had to move. What that is all about I'm not certain. But, it is taking place. Of course, parents don't want their children targeted by bullies, and choose other genetics, as the article suggested.