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February 7, 2013 3:03 PM   Subscribe

"Metaldudes Cats Book challenges stereotypes of masculinity and the metal culture in general. Now... I think we can all agree that cat photos and videos are a pretty integral part of the internet these days, so it feels a little pointless to describe why you might want to look at more cute cats. DUH! However: Metaldudes Cats Book combines three loves that have a global reach: Kitties, Metal, and Duuuudes." Although metal and cats are not a new combination on the internet, photographer Alexandra Crockett wants to take metal + felines to the next level. The AVClub has more.
posted by Frobenius Twist (23 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of my friends will be in this book. I can't wait.
posted by spinifex23 at 3:36 PM on February 7, 2013


[Looks like the fundraiser has closed, so this post can rock on.]
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:07 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metalheads look scary, but they're basically nerds. Hell what little metal I've listened to has lyrical references that are so nerdy they'd make Rivers Cumo or They Might Be Giants blush. So of course they'd be into cats.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:17 PM on February 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


Challenges? Really? C'mon. It's a book with pictures of cute guys and their cute kitties. Whee.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:39 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh sure, she thinks it is cute that metal guys have cats. It is true though, they are like nerds that have evolved elaborate defense mechanisms. Like 3/4 of metal is about LOTR right?
posted by Ad hominem at 5:06 PM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh sure, she thinks it is cute that metal guys have cats. It is true though, they are like nerds that have evolved elaborate defense mechanisms. Like 3/4 of metal is about LOTR right?

There's specific LOTR metal, but you don't even have to dig at all. I've got a cursory knowledge of metal, and Iron Maiden have at least one song recapping the plot of Dune. Metallica have one about Cthulhu, Bolt Thrower are licensed by Games Workshop, and Manowar just sing about Vikings.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:10 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was expecting this to be referenced somewhere.
posted by fredludd at 5:13 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm a little surprised that you could leave this out from your post. (SLYT)
posted by brookeb at 5:13 PM on February 7, 2013


this is the sweetest cat expression I have seen
posted by desjardins at 5:15 PM on February 7, 2013 [10 favorites]


Yeah, A significant portion of the programmers I have worked with were into metal. One office had a few so they had a playlist and cranked metal all day. When any manowar song came on the guy next to me stopped working and did this sign of the hammer thing. I miss those guys.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:15 PM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


A Crowd doing the sign of the hammer, what a bunch of nerds.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:21 PM on February 7, 2013


Semi-related.
posted by Cookiebastard at 5:43 PM on February 7, 2013


I'll just leave this here.
posted by Decani at 6:15 PM on February 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think The Blue might be all catted out today, so I might leave this here:
A Photographic Journey of a Grandma and Her Cat.
posted by Mezentian at 9:43 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, metal dudes are either those guys that weren't trusted with the sharp equipment in metal shop, or the people with orcs or hobgoblins covering their notebooks.

Bolt Thrower are licensed by Games Workshop

Not quite. Their first two albums had WH40K artwork and themes, but they've long since moved on.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:30 PM on February 7, 2013


Anyway, metal has never been cool or hip or popular, apart from that unfortunate period in the eighties when hair metal ruled, has always been something you had to seek out, you couldn't get into following the herd. It's no wonder than that metal dudes are into cats, as you have to work at it to get a cat to like you and they're just as independent and proud as the music is.

Not like dogs, the ultimate herd animal, ready to love any fool who comes around and gladly eat their own shit, analogy left unspoken there.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:36 PM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


This just in: Games Workshop is suing Bolt Thrower for use of the term "Bolt Thrower".
Extra: Games Workshop is suing Metafilter for use of the term "Games Workshop".
posted by Mezentian at 11:11 PM on February 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


That cat's eyes are just wonderful. Needs to be called "Bowie".
posted by Decani at 4:49 AM on February 8, 2013


Obligatory Danzig/kitty litter.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:59 AM on February 8, 2013


Mezentian: "I think The Blue might be all catted out today, so ..."

THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN.

EVER.

Ever.
posted by barnacles at 5:53 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Crowd doing the sign of the hammer, what a bunch of nerds.

I think you'll find that was a yoga class. Metal yoga is the new thing.
posted by memebake at 6:09 AM on February 8, 2013


Metal yoga is the new thing.

MAN-O-WAR IS REAL TRUE METAL.
METAL DOES NOT BEND OR FLEX.

(Except for aluminium, which is for pussies)
posted by Mezentian at 7:26 AM on February 8, 2013


Every metal dude I've ever known has been a cat person.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 9:45 AM on February 8, 2013


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