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Bullies united.

December 16th marked the 2nd Annual Bullies Unite Event. Brewers from around South Florida come together to showcase their breeds, raise awareness about the breeds themselves, and engage in charity events, focused on giving back to the community. This concept was originally created by Team G3 and was formed with the same ideals and principals of the Bearded Villains, which IS giving back. Did we mention puppies? Who doesn’t like to see a slew of puppies all in one place?!?

Bullies Unite started a toy drive in conjunction with their event initially. Many people hold toy drives but the focus is universally the same, to give to children in need, no matter the circumstance. When Team G3 reached out to the Bearded Villains to partner up, BV305’s Lieutenant Jorge ( @thebeardedphoenix ) answered the resounding call. Jorge incorporated Nicklaus Hospital as the focal point for the donations. The stage was set and the event larger. Much of what the Bearded Villains do, and the majority of what BV305 is geared towards, are charities of variety for children. Children are our future as a nation, but more importantly to mankind. How bv305 shows and does for children in need carries with them into adulthood with the hopes that what bv305 shows them (will be instilled in their character as well.)

Bully breeds in general are a group of misunderstood breeds; Pit Bulls being at the top of the list. Most people see pits as vicious and dangerous. The fear is such that ownership of a pit in some counties is prohibited. The one creature on this planet that will love a human more than itself is a dog. Dogs have been domesticated and have coexisted with our race almost our as long as our race’s inception. A great deal of how a dog acts is in their upbringing and training. All in all, a dog is still an animal, and animals will act like animals. We accept them into our lives and we have to accept them for who and what they are. We can’t react derogatorily to a creature that lives instinctually. Any dog can lash out whether it be unintentional or intentional, bullies however are donned this stigmata. Bullies Unites main goal is to urn these negative views into positive understanding through education and awareness.

This year’s event did not disappoint in turnout or donations. There were quite a few breeders in attendance and a rescue sanctuary for birds of prey was represented there as well. Pet supply vendors and the breeders held raffles for supplies, puppies and toys. The toys donated for Nicklaus Hospital were in abundance. Money raised was also donated to the hospital. Some Nicklaus Hospital children are bed ridden and unable to go home. They’re not allotted a Christmas like the rest of us. Giving gifts and time gives these children an opportunity to celebrate the best way they can. BV305 even hosts a radio show in the hospital call Radio Lollipop. This allows children to call in and request songs while participating Villains aid them in completing fun group projects.

Acts of kindness and overcoming ignorance are synonymous. Bringing awareness to a misunderstood breed of animals while helping children in treatment and acts that bring them a semblance of happiness in the light of despair can mean a world of difference. This was evident just by seeing all the smiling faces of the ids at the event when Santa showed, BV305 style, and passed out presents. We may be in the season of giving, but the season of caring and giving is really all year round. Happy Holidays from your Beloved BV305.

Written by: Bryon Chagnon

Instagram name: shagnus

Edited by Victor Fonseca.

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MERRY Krampus

Grayson had started the evening fast asleep. The evening in question, being Christmas Eve, this was not unusual or unexpected. In fact, being Christmas Eve it was equally usual and expected that at 1 minute past midnight Grayson awoke in eager anticipation.
As many of his friends were doing at that same moment, Grayson was wondering if Father Christmas (Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas if you prefer) had yet visited. He further wondered what gifts might appear for him under the Christmas tree or in the stocking above the fireplace. He had absolute confidence that Father Christmas would not only visit, but also leave an abundance of gifts that he could enjoy for the coming days.
Little Grayson lay in his bed being as quiet as he possibly could until finally he heard the soft creaking of the floorboards outside his room. In his excitement he completely forgot the advice his parents had given him many times throughout the year –
“Grayson be good or else you will have no gifts for Christmas.”
“Grayson put that down now! If you keep on like this there will be no Christmas gifts for you.”
“Grayson leave the dog alone or Christmas will be cancelled – no gifts for you!”
“Grayson if you talk back one more time…”
As he sat up in his bed to eagerly watch the door and catch Father Christmas in the act of delivering his presents, he forgot what his older brother, Xanthus, had told him only a few hours earlier.
“You are so mean Grayson” he had spluttered through tears as he held the arm Grayson had just bit. “It would serve you right to get no gifts at all.”
What Little Grayson had not considered is thait Xanthus was correct, and Grayson really did not deserve the gifts he presumed to be just beyond his bedroom door. He had not considered at all that his bad behavior might result in punishment rather than reward. He only considered this as the door opened.
In the sliver of moonlight that came through his bedroom window, he could see in the doorway a beast of magnificent proportions. With long horns and cloven hoofs, it was monstrously beautiful and fiercely savage.
Although Little Grayson wished to scream, he found his throat was dry and his voice had been stolen by his fear. Little more than a gasp came out as the creature took a few short strides from the door to his bed and pulled a sack from over its shoulder. Grayson’s eyes widened with fear as the sack came down over him, and he could not help but be intrigued and disturbed that the beast’s face resembled that of a person. But at the same time had the viciousness of a monster.
The creature turned and strode from the room, back down the stairs and out of the house with the silent petrified Grayson slung over its shoulder. Xanthus stood watching them leave, no fear apparent for he had no reason to be scared of the same fate.
As they left the house Xanthus whispered after them “Merry Christmas Grayson!”.
In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.
Krampus himself historically comes around the night of December 25th, tagging along with St. Nicholas. He visits houses all night with his saintly pal. While St. Nick is on hand to put candy in the shoes of good kids and birch twigs in the shoes of the bad, Krampus’ particular specialty is punishing naughty children. Legend has it that throughout the Christmas season, misbehaved kids are beaten with birch branches or can disappear, stuffed into Krampus’ sack and hauled off to his lair to be tortured or eaten.
Krampus’ roots have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they date back to pre-Germanic paganism in the region. His name originates with the German krampen, which means “claw,” and tradition has it that he is the son of the Norse god of the underworld, Hel. During the 12th century, the Catholic Church attempted to banish Krampus celebrations because of his resemblance to the devil. More eradication attempts followed in 1934 at the hands of Austria’s conservative Christian Social Party. But none of it held, and Krampus emerged as a much-feared and beloved holiday force.
So, you better watch out. You better not pout. Or krampus will take you to a place where no one can hear you shout. Best of luck and wishes during this holiday season.

Written and edited by Victor Fonseca

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Radio lollipop

Pictures for a moment, where the smallest gesture of caring could change a bleak situation into a solitary moment of happiness. Where a genuine smile aimed in the right direction, can be returned in the most intensely gratifying way. The most elating sensation one can feel is that of a child’s smile, influenced by an individual whose goal was to bring it forth. How good does it feel to know that that smile may just have been the one to turn everything around? Radio Lolipop are those smiles incased in the warmth of another’s spirit; waiting to be spilled forth and infect the small bodied recipients.

Early this year, one of the BV305 brothers came forward with an idea that became; what may possibly be the most surreal experience they had experienced to date. The idea was simple, and one that was so obvious to them; be there for the kids. But to what extent? Radio Lolipop is an in-house radio station, fully equipped with a studio, mics, a great music selection, and a plethora of enthusiastic folks with the simple purpose of bringing joy to children whose current situation were unfortunate. That is the point where BV305 fit perfectly, and they were able to bring out their goofy fun personalities, for the benefit of the sweet little ones before them.

Their task was a simple one, walk in to a room, smile and introduce themselves to the children and parents, then start the fun. Each group brought with them a small cart with an assortment of supplies for a fun, arts and crafts design challenge for the kids to enjoy for the slightest bit of time, while they jammed to whatever Radio Lolipop played on the air. Better yet, the kids were able to dial in and make their own music requests, making their interaction all the better for them, and those participating. Once the assignment was explained, the volunteers took off to other rooms where more children awaited, leaving them with promises to return to check out their masterpieces. At the end, winners were chosen and announced on air. This was the moment of pride for them, as all knew who they were, and better yet, the elation of knowing their prize was on the way.

The smallest gesture, the slightest token, or a minimal show of caring can bring forth a gratitude like no other. To these children, whose circumstances brought them to a place they don’t quite understand, brings them a very long way. The Bearded Villains were pleased to be a part of something so much greater than themselves. As they mentioned many times in the past, the future lies with these small people, and being the generation responsible for what is left to them, they have made it a point to show kindness whenever possible, so when they do get better, and grow as everyone does, they become the best versions of themselves they can be, and later do onto others, as was done to them. The simple purpose shared by Radio Lolipop and BV305, is kindness.

Written by Javi Vasallo

Instagram : _Pride55