I feel kinda torn.
On the one hand, to the extent this forum has helped anyone out in its present state, that makes me really happy. I really celebrate that and feel good to have possibly supported isolated rewilders in such a way.
On the other hand, unless I participate pretty heavily in this forum, I don't see topics addressed that really matter to me.
I've pretty much devolved to posting lolcats for my own amusement, and upon reflection I think this has happened because I want rewilding, as we know it, to (in my humble opinion) mature into its next level (yes I used 'lolcats' and the word 'mature' in the same sentence). I don't want to discuss civ hate anymore; I want to throw a party for rewilding, for a renaissance of Family, Land, and Village.
Even the logo to this forum doesn't really speak to me; it looks all feral and violent. I just don't see rewilding in that way anymore. I think for anger, grief, and getting feet wet in hating on civ, Derrick Jensen's forum does a way better job. I want something else out of this forum here, and I've stopped getting it. I certainly don't get many comments at my blog, where I do talk about what matters to me.
I still highly value building Rewild Havens, and working on all the other lost heritage stuff. It just doesn't seem to fit here so much, as things stand.
So I've talked with Urban Scout about maybe transforming this place, our electronic living room, into something more reflective of Scout and me. I say this knowing that it has helped some folks out in its present state, but I think we can do even more if we push ourselves to stay honest and true to our particular vision of rewilding. I think members will appreciate the change.
At the College of Mythic Cartography I give my best stuff away, but I get the feeling that it doesn't get much road-testing. Not dream interviews, not storyjamming, not riddle-mastery, open spaces. I know some folks out there use it, sure, but I want to really kick start a change in rewilding culture as we know it - moving it even further from a material technology basis, deeper towards a social technology paradigm.
I don't see native peoples identifying themselves by their tools, but rather by their stories and their relationships. I want the culture of rewilding here to move decisively into this world, and to teach me ways of embodying this and practicing this in my own life, that I could never think of on my own.