[personal profile] fabfemmeboy's "When Straight Teens Write Slash" rant over at [community profile] fanficrants, in which he lets loose on the sort of misconceptions that abound in the world of slash and yaoi about, you know, real people who happen to also be gay. Rarely do I laugh so much at posts on FFR, but this one got me, as most of it is stuff I have read many, many times over. Although he should probably be aware that it isn't, in fact, confined to teens.

You can read the whole rant here (it's not particularly explicit, but maybe not entirely safe for work)

Meanwhile, here's two or three gems for those who want to click later:

1) Some guys cry. Some guys don't. It has nothing to do with who does what in bed.

14) The dynamic between gay and straight couples is different. It's also different from the dynamic in lesbian pairings. The way two people interact, how they touch each other in private or in public, any number of little things that you don't really notice until couples are put side-by-side to compare. Gay couples aren't the same as straight couples - we don't have a man and a woman and the dynamic associated with that. We're both guys. That means something, no matter how effeminate we may be.

15) If a previously-"straight acting" (or overall masculine) guy sleeps with a gay guy, he won't turn into a flaming queen. We don't recruit quite that much. He might feel slightly more secure in his masculinity over time, enough to where he can admit he doesn't entirely hate techno music, but he's not going to sudden wake up and squeal "Oh GOD, girl! Get OUT with that Michael Kors top! SOOO fabulous!"

23) Not all gay couples feel the instant need to settle down, adopt a child or two, and have a fabulously-decorated house. Some of us feel no need to get married as soon as it were to be legalized. Some of us don't even feel the intense desire to create a child using one partner's sperm and the eggs from that partner's best friend (gasp! I know!). 



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kingmobuk: (Edgeworth. iFrill)
( Jan. 30th, 2008 04:25 pm)

Presently relevant to my writing, I think XD

"Michelangelo worked from within. He described not the excitements of touching or seeing a man but the excitement of being Man." - Quentin Crisp


kingmobuk: (Supernatural Hell and Blood)
( Jan. 11th, 2008 05:06 pm)

Too much seriousness in my journal today, I note!

Have some comedy to make up for it, courtesy of BILL BAILEY:

"There’s this one celebrity, Rosie O’Donnell, a talk show host, and she said this: 

“I don’t know anything about Afghanistan, but I know it’s full of terrorists, speaking as a mother.” 

So what is this "speaking as a mother" then? Is it a euphemism for "talking out of my arse"? "Suspending rational thought for a moment"? 

As a rational human being, Al-Qaeda are a loose association of fundamentalist zealots who could be rounded up with a sustained police investigation. But speaking as a parent, they’re all eight foot tall, they’ve got lasers under their moustaches, a huge eye in their foreheads and the only way to kill them is to NUKE every country that hasn’t sent us a Christmas card in the the last 20 years!! Speaking as a mother.  

I SHOULD ADD THAT HIS WEBSITE IS WELL WORTH A VISIT FOR BOTH THE CONTENT AND THE ENTERTAINMENT VALUE OF THE DESIGN.

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kingmobuk: (Edgeworth. Swear)
( Jan. 7th, 2008 02:43 am)
I'll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody.

~ M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, "Ceasefire," 1973
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kingmobuk: (Edgeworth. Close Up Pink)
( Jan. 4th, 2008 01:49 pm)
Been playing catch-up on LJ as I wasn't reading it much over New year and of all the stuff I have skimmed back through, this post by [personal profile] anw   in which he ponders on the need for a writer to have a pen name and if so, what his should be, has given me the most laughs word for word. The comments after the post making suggestions for his nom de plume are the icing on the cake.

I adore Andrew's writing, and as I have said many times on here and elsewhere, his is often the voice in my head I hear when writing Edgeworth, which makes me giggle. I can hear him swearing at me right now through the magic of the Internerd.

Anyway, read the post, if you want a good damn laugh. Here's an excerpt:

"If you knew a Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, wouldn't you want to invite him for dinner, even if you couldn't guess from his name that he's extraordinarily rich? If mail was misdelivered to your door for one Henry Theophilus Finck, wouldn't you take it round in person so you could meet him?"

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Given that it was my birthday yesterday this quote appealed to me a lot:

From Lindsay ([livejournal.com profile] tintintin), speaking on The V about how we've all grown older, but not at heart:

"I'm basically a 9-year-old with added sexual urges, alcohol dependency and crushing social responsibility."

Oh yeah.

XD
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My favourite quote seen today while doing some Internet browsing during a period of desperation with life:

From [personal profile] anw albeit on an entirely different forum than LJ: 

 "Did they feed you the famous Ben Crouch 'seven spice' undercooked fries? I think the seven spices are salt, pepper, potato, grease, dust, ennui and despair. "

I think these kind of fries are ubiquitous in city centre pubs.
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