The talented Ieva Skrebele [avestra] did me a tribal badger icon. You’ve probably seen it in the small form already, but it’s worth a bigger look.
The old badger logo I was using was lifted from the “badger mushroom snake” song, and I felt a bit embarrassed for years to be using something that was certainly someone else’s copyright. [weebls] <- DO not click on that link if you are susceptible to auditory hooks.
One of my friends used to call me “badger” because, she said, I was reclusive, territorial, ferocious, and liked to be pretty much left to my own devices. So, she started calling me “badger” and pretty soon other people started calling me “badger” and then when I needed some online gaming handle, “badger” came to mind, and stuck.
I loved The Wind in The Willows as a kid, and always thought Badger was one of the coolest characters. I suppose that, as a kid, he reminded me of my dad: reading glasses, house-coat, slippers, and a cutlass. My dad didn’t carry one of those but I’m pretty sure that, if he had to, he’d have made it work.
I used to joke that when I hit 70 (if I do) I want to try heroin and get another tattoo. I’m not sure if I am going to, or not, but if I do, now I have the design.
Auditory hooks: Someone needs to set “tenser said the tensor” to the Badger Badger music. No, wait, don’t. It might crash civilization.