TMI Pondering: Thoughts on Gay Porn and RL People
So I was talking to my friends (females and one’s boyfriend), and the subject trotted along to porn - whether soft or hard or whatever.
(god knows how, now I can’t even remember.)
Now these ladies and gent are fairly normal in that they just use the internet for checking up on tehir favourite bands, and facebook. That’s pretty much it. the internet isn’t a lifestyle thing they love like I do. So that was my first mistake, assuming they weren’t like the vast majority of wonderful people here. it’s like there’s two brands of normal - normal RL and normal internet.
(because so many people on the ‘net are all like ‘i’m so weird and unconventional’ and they’re really quite normal When grouped with everyone else on the ‘net. but in real life society…not so much. I forget this sometimes)
ANYWAY. So I said something casually like:
Me: Yeah but they never really make porn specifically for girls, do they? Like they have porn where a girl’s getting rammed by a guy, but no girl actually wants to see that - what’s the appeal? that’s for guys. For girls there’s only really gay porn.
Friends: *look of utter disbelief* What? of course people like normal porn.
Me: Yeah, but gay porn’s better for girls isn’t it? I mean it’s hotter.
Friends: *still staring at me like I have two heads* Eww…why? what?
Me: *growing increaisngly meeker* ‘cos…you know. There’s two guys. You watch porn for the guys. So…So there’s two so it’s better. No girl watches the girls in straight porn.
Friends: But….gay porn? Seriously?
Me: well..yeah…because guys love lesbian porn. What’s the difference? With gay-guy porn you get to see two hot men enjoy each other with no distraction of a woman you don’t want to look at if you’re a straight girl.
Friends: *still staring at me*
Me: …I just…how can you not?…I..you know, theoretically speaking of course…. *wants earth to swallow me up*
Is this just an internet thing? Because Tumblr’s full of straight girls who think that guy on guy action is hot as hell.
IT MAKES SENSE. I want to see two gorgeous guys enjoy each other in lots of ways and just generally be beautiful. There’ snot enough romance romance in proper porn, which i suppose is what fanfics and whatnot are for. I don’t want a bloody va-gay-gay putting me off, nor do I find some porn actress getting nailed by some guy all that appealing.
There’s exceptions to the rule, and I even don’t mind girl on girl if it has a burlesque/fetish feel to it, but still, i just don’t understand how they could utterly not even have it enter their minds.
What do you think?
- Current Mood: contemplative
Pull up a chair, ladies and gents, and lemme tell you about this graphic novel.
First and foremost I love graphic novels. Since I did my history degree i had to do so much reading that I've found it really hard to get back to reading novels for pleasure, which is a tradgedy because I adore them. But i already liked graphic novels and, especially when i started working in a comic book/pop-culture store (though it's sadly closed down) my love just blossomed.
To begin, this is a graphic novel i picked up in our own store's closing down sale. (so at least there's something positive to that bit of sadness).
I didn't realise that virgin even produced comics, but they apparently do,and one of the lines/themes is an Indian mythology theme. there's a couple of graphic novel series in the range, and all are fascinating and well done, but i picked up volume 1 of 'Devi', which draws from hindu mytholgy about an ultimate goddess created in human form sent out to defeat Bali (the devil). talk about godmoding in the best possible way - she makes a great heroine.
It's put into a modern setting in India (which to me as a english gal who's never been, is fascinating in itself).
The art is just beautiful (as you can see) and the story has enough action, humor and interest to keep you reading. the characters are all new and need to develop, but it's got great potential. i'll be checking out volume 2 if i come across it.I very much recommend it as something a little different and a great showcase for comic book art.
I used to collect pokemon cards when I was in primary school. Me and my sister got quite a collection, and they now sit in a pile that is rubber banded together in her wardrobe.
We had real ones and we had fake ones but it didn’t matter because all we cared about was the beautiful art on them. We tried battling them properly but it was boring and we never really understood all the rules anyway.
Our greatest achievement was when my sister traded and got a movie-promotional card of a Mewtwo. It was probably also fake, but it was beautiful.
Now, a decade or so later, the comic book shop I worked in was having a closing down sale and i was going to lose my job. There were two lonely pokemon card packs left. I bought them - one for me and one for my little sister.
When i got home I opened up my pack and when a shiny raichu card was staring back at me my heart leapt with the same pure joy that it did all those years ago. And the pokemon cards hadn’t changed one bit, although we moved on from the original 150.
My little sister is at university now. So I got her an envelope and I put the pokemon cards in it. I gave the envelope two stamps to make sure that it got to her, and told her to let me know what she got in her packet.
After all those years we’re both still big kids, getting excited over drawings on pieces of card. But it’s wonderful.
- Current Mood: loved
Sherlock gets a cold, Doctor Watson needs to fix him up. Kink it up if you please :D
.....yep. well you wanted kinky and it got explicit as heck. i hope you enjoy! XD
Title: Playing Doctor
Series: BBC Sherlock
Rating: NC 17
Warnings: Slash and smut as per requested ;) lol
Blurb: Sherlock get's a cold and it's up to John to take care of him.
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- Current Mood: mischievous
Type: Doctor Who Fanfic (Season 5+)
Rating: PG - Subtle slash and shipping
Blurb: The Doctor and his companions notice a mysterious drain of power from the TARDIS. When further coma patients start exhibiting strange symptoms, the Doctor realises that a facet from his past has come back to haunt him and make him fulfil his promise.
This is a serial fic. You can read it all as one on fanfiction.net here or you can read it in parts on deviantart:
Part 7 - (final chapter)
To whet your appetite, here's part 1...
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- Current Mood:accomplished
1. What curse word do you use the most?
Frack. Not really a curseword since it's off battlestar galactica, but I don't like curisng much. Aside from stuff like bloody, ruddy, balls,dickhead, twat etc
2. Do you own an iPod?
I do. I swear it's attached to me by an umbilical chord.
3. What person on your flist do you talk to the most?
4. What time is your alarm clock set to?
It varies. Right now it's for 8.50 and my phone's set for 9.10 :p
5. Do you still remember the first person you kissed?
It was this year, so yeah ><
6. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01?
bah. I dunno.
7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
take it if it's all arty and nice. But I must admit i quite like being in pictures, cos i like looking back at myself growing up, as egotistical as that sounds. maybe i've just a;ways been so self concious about how gawky i am ><
8. What was the last movie you watched?
ooh um...i think it was half of 'catch me if you can'. i rarely wtach 'em all teh way through if i've seen them before.
9. Do any of your friends have children?
None of my close ones.
10. Has anyone ever called you lazy?
11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?
Nope. if i sleep i sleep if i don't i don;t.
12. What cd is currently in your cd player?
Cds? BAH! that's what my ipod;'s for :p the most recent cd i bought was the new MCR one though.
13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
14. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
15. When was the last time you had Starbucks?
when i was volunteering at a museum this year. it's crap. lol
16. Can you whistle?
mouth yes. but not through my fingers
17. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Clothes, eyes, smile, hair. They all show a lot about a person, i think.
18. What are you looking forward to?
New dr who and sherlock, new job, and doing my master's course in september.
19. Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Hell yeah. I still like 'em
20. Do you own any band t-shirts?
Quite a few, and i always have to get one when i go to a gig.
21. What will you be doing in one hour?
22. Is anyone in love with you?
Yes. I think so. But it didn't work out, so I feel really really bad. >< Never wanted to be that person, y'know? 'cos he's so lovely :(
23. What was the last song you heard?
the tempest by pendulum
24. Last time you cried?
possibly when i was drunk XD
25. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?
my very much loved laptop.
26. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
I'd love to get a couple of tattoos, but i'm a big indecisive wimp. i'd probably get a modern seal fo rassilon tattoo and a buddhist wheel of dharma with some wings.
27. What’s the weather like?
very very windy.
28. Would you ever date a girl/guy covered in tattoos?
29. What did you do before this?
30. When is the last time you slept on the floor?
31. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
about 6 hours. though 7 works best.
32. Do you eat breakfast daily?
yep. if i have to get up anytime before 11 I need breakfast to function
33. Are your days fast-paced?
meh. i dunno really.
34. What did you do last night?
Work training, rped, wrote, wtached a bit of TV, stayed up too late. that's about it.
35. Do you use sarcasm?
36. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
22 :p I feel very old. mentally I think i'm still about 10 XD At any rate I think I hit 19 and stopped ageing in my eyes :p
37. Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
considering how horrible i am at typoes i have no right to be :p
38. Have you ever been to six flags?
39. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex?
Same sex, probably in real life. But really i get on with anyone.
40. Do you like mustard?
41. Do you sleep on your side?
yep. i have to keep flipping in the night though, and if i have a nightmare the first thing i have to do is turn on to the other side. lol
42. Do you watch the news?
only if my mum and dad have the breakfast news on in the morning.
43. How did you get one of your scars?
TB Injection from school. (whoo exciting) Hurt like a bitch though cos it went into my muscle.
44. Who was the last person to make you mad?
My dad, usually. Bless 'im he means well, but we're both opinionated sods.
45. Do you like anybody?
46. What is the last thing you purchased?
anti burn cream. because i serve coffee in my new job and promptly pour scalding water all over myself ona regular basis. lol
47. What side of the heart do you draw first?
48. Can you dive without plugging your nose?
I hold my nose usually.
49. What colour is your razor?
umm..i think it's one of thsoe pink disposable things.
50. What is your blood-type?
No idea. when i went to donate blood apparently my veins are so thin they coudln't take a proper donation sample O_o
51. Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?
Nobody. i think i get tired of everyone after an hour or two. :p
52. What is a rumour someone has spread about you?
hmm, no idea. just general bitching, probably.
53. How do you feel about carrots?
carrots are awesome, and best eaten as carrot sticks
54. How many chairs at the dining room table?
we dont really eat at the 'dining room table', but we have a able in our kitchen with 4 chairs that we rarely use.
55. Which is the best Spice Girl?
sporty, cos mel (b?) was cool once she left the spice girls, and has the best voice. and is prettiest once she's not 'sporty'
56. Do you know what time it is?
past 2am ><
57. Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince Theme Song?
58. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?
hope i get help after a bit.
59. What’s your favourite kind of gum?
60. T or F: All’s fair in love and war?
61. Do you have a crush on anyone?
62. Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning?
I do i think. lol
63. Do you like to sleep?
i find sleep boring but satisfying lol
64. Do you know which US states don’t use Daylight Savings Time?
65. Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart?
Turn aroudn briiiiight eyes....
66. Do you want a bright yellow ‘06 mustang?
why the hell not? just need to pass my test first
67. What’s something you’ve always wanted?
a lot fo things i guess. just to be happy in life and get a book published would do me just fine
68. Do you have hairy LEGS?
when i'm too lazy to shave 'em :p
69. Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?
i'd get eaten by something, but the ocean would be nicer. i love the sea.
70. Do you wear a lot of black?
I used to. now not so much.
71. Describe your hair:
thick, curly long and brown.
72. Do you have Entomophobia?
73. Are you an adult?
'universally recognised as a mature and responsible adult'
74. Where is/are your best friend(s)?
i've come back form a pizza and wine 'party' with em, so they'll all be home now.
75. Do you have a tan?
not reallly. we only holiday in britain and you can guess that we don't have a lot fo sun. lol
76. Are you a television addict?
I used to be, now i barely wtach it but for Judge Judy and Bargain hunt, or tunring up for occasional good shows like doctro who sherlock, teh big bang theory and armstrong and miller etc
77. Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
I love it.
78. Are you a sugar freak?
79. Do you like orange juice?
only cordial (that stuff you dilute in water)
80. What sign are you?
There's something incredibly sexy about Rory as a Roman. And they cut his hair or something because it changed and I approve :)
It makes me think of this thing I read in 'how not to write a novel', where it goes on about if you have a male love interest, not to make him too homey or normal. (in the book's case they used having Santa as a love interest as an example). He can be as much like that as you like, but before the audience take him seriously as a love interest that the heroine ends up with (especially when there's a more unusual and exotic/exciting potential rival : ie the Doctor) they need to go through an re-masculation process that makes them more interesting and gives the heroine and the audience that 'eureka' moment where he becomes desirable and a serious and worthy love interest. And when i was watching the series I SO saw how this happened in the Roman-auton thing.
Rory was always lovely and adorable and dependanble, but when you contrast him with the Doctor he was always a little wet, because he never had much of a chance to shine. He's normal. Sure he did briefly in the dream world and also briefly in the Sulurian(?) plot, but one always got the impression he was taking on the Damsel in distress role and Amy was taking on the more traditionally masculine role of adventurer and protector and even more promiscuous, headstrong adventurer. (which I love, by the way. Yay for modern writing)
BUT gender stereotypes are always there in the backs of our mind. So, Rory had to take on some more patriarchal/traditional hero roles in order to be taken seriously and for us to actually root for Amy to be with him more. And for us to consider him worthy of Amy's strong character and affection.
SO. He became a roman soldier. A Soldier is immediately an incredibly masculine persona (plus his armor was just 'unf!' :D). he's been seperate from Amy for a bit and built up an identity and he's more capable. again having a weapon makes him more masculine. Not only that, but he tries to protect her. And he actually gets some good lines of him being emotionally strong as he deals with not being human. PLUS he stands up to the Doctor (his masculine rival/Alpha male) and gives him a good punch in defence of his love, which instantly makes him more manly and makes the audience pay attention to him as he's no longer the underdog. This allows him to be vulnerable (like when he kills Amy) but still strong. Finally, he waits for her and protects her for 2,000 years. While waiting for someone forever loyally and quietly is traditionally a feminine trait (yet again yay for the rebalance), the determined loyalty and the role of protector is very masculine.
So when Amy wakes up Rory is a fully fledged masculine hero that can finally compete with the Doctor, and the audience deem him worthy of Amy's love and devotion completely. They deserve one another.
I might be over-thinking this from doing too much gender history at uni, but i find it fascinating.
- Current Mood: thoughtful
I am SO happy right now.
It’s 11’s screwdriver. But smaller. And a pen.
AND it writes in BOTH black and green.
Anyway. In other news, I lost my job :( The comic book shop I worked at is going out of business as of next week. D:
Which sucks because I adore it there, both as a place in of itself and as a job. I love the work, the environment, the customers, and I even felt proud for running it and putting my own little stamps on the place....fookin' sucks to loose it.
But, I DID manage to find another job, though it's half the amount of hours, it's enough to keep me going over uni and hopefully (if I turn into Scrooge for a few months) it'll let me finish saving for my Master's course and will let me pay for a driving test.
It's in the same shopping centre, even in the same area. Literally 5 shops down, and is a tiny tiny coffee booth/shop/thing.
I'm clumsy as hell and the notion of me making coffee and hot chocolate for anyone is laughable. But they literally snapped me up the day i applied because I can work weekends, so I'm following the massively good luck and going for it!
I've gotta train for it this Thursday and Friday. That should be interesting.
- Current Mood: optimistic