Jun. 8th, 2010

usullusa: Matt from Deathnote (Default)
I was out at a restaurant with a bunch of my new friends here in California and I was suddenly struck by how awesome they all are. We literally made a list of queer movies to watch next weekend and then proceeded to come up with a "Gay Agenda" for the lulz.
I love that we sit around in the living room, watching a show, and point out when there is gay subtext. Just. I can talk about queer stuff and not feel like I am a Character. I am not trying to imply that any of my wonderful, amazing friends back home are homophobic, or offensive, or in any way not supportive. I love all of them profoundly and they are family to me. I've just never had a group of friends where I felt that I didn't have to tone down the rampant queerness of my conversations. Again, this is not because anybody in particular is intolerant. It's that it made me the eccentric one, or The One Who Always Talks About Gay. It was a quirk.

It feels really awesome not being eccentric anymore. Not that I don't freely admit that I am eccentric as hell. But I don't want to be eccentric about this.


Please don't comment defending yourself. I am not accusing anybody of anything. It's just a difference in interests and perspectives.
usullusa: Matt from Deathnote (book nerd)
I'm a few days behind on this, but I just found this now. Realms of Fantasy Magazine is having financial troubles again and needs our help if they are to remain in print. I know there has been wank about RoF, but they are a pretty fantastic speculative fiction magazine and they fill a very particular niche in the literary magazine world. If you're already a fan or previously subscribed, please do so again. If you're not, click around, read the sample fiction, and if you like what you see, help save RoF.

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