sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
So, the yesterday I was talking to Firestone and I made a joke about the homoerotic undertones in The Fountainhead. He was fairly surprised to hear about this, until I linked him to the Facebook group. There's a small but convincing list of quotes there, which inspired me to acquire an e-book and see what I could find.

After randomly turning to a page revealed a slashy exchange between Roark and Cameron, I was kind of inspired to reread the whole thing. But I ignored all the monologues and masturbatory posturing and focused, you know, the Objvectivist equivalent of the dirty bits. I have to say, I have a much better understanding at the age of twenty than I did when I was 15 of what Dominique meant she wanted Howard to conquer and overpower her and, you know, take her now!

So! For your amusement, a rather ridiculously long list of slashy quotes I found in The Fountainhead.

(What? At one point, Gail and Roark go on a cruise, pointedly leaving behind Gail's beautiful wife, and lounge around yacht naked admiring each other's bodies and professing their love. I am not making this shit up)

Roark/Cameron )

Roark/Keating )

Keating/Francon )

Keating/Toohey )

Roark/Mallory )

Roark/Heller )

Roark/Wynand )
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
As promised, screencaps from The History Boys. WINWINWIN.
Some of the quotes are gacked from IMDB, so that's what all the linky nonsense is about.

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This is Irwin. He's a history teacher hired to help the boys get into Oxford and Cambridge. He's young, edgy and also pretty hot.
He makes me sad that none of my young, attractive teachers were morally ambiguous.Um, thirty-ish more under the cut? )

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Remember what I was talking about just a few days ago? [ profile] katranna just linked to video, as did Neil Gaiman's web elf.

sinclair_furie: (good omens)
If anybody finds pictures of this, tell me or suffer a painful death. From Neil Gaiman's blog:
Finally the mad gleam in Jonathan's eye focussed on me, and he announced that we would now celebrate the Eisners and comics... by re-enacting Madonna and Britney Spears' famous kiss at the MTV music awards...

So yesterday night, on that stage, in front of thousands of comics fans and professionals, I got an Eisner, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian award and was snogged by Jonathan Ross.

Maddy thought it was funny. She said I turned lots of interesting colours.
SQUEE. Possibly I will look for pictures after lunch.

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sinclair_furie: (mac <3 pc)
Speaking of things made of awesome, I would like to direct everybody's attention to the most wonderful thing I found today. Which is the community [ profile] mac_hearts_pc . In case you can't guess, it's a community dedicated to slashing the anthropomorphic Mac and PC of Apple's famed "Get a Mac" ads.
Seriously. The ads are so adorable. I recommend you watch "Counselor", "Flashback" and "Goodwill." Justin Long (Mac) is pretty hot in the blue collared shirt. :)
Some adorable/awesome things I have found: (all of these are by [ profile] dysmorph )
They're more or less safe for work, some more suggestive than others.

Oh, and cute icons!
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So, I've been reading a bunch of books, but failing to finish them.
I don't know what's wrong with me, I've never had this problem before.
But anyway, currently I am somewhere in the middle of:
Everything is Illuminated  bv Jonathan Safran Foer
I'm not sure why I can't finish it, other than the fact that it is a rather taxing read. I mean, it's wonderful, and objectively I can appreciate why people go into spasms of delight over it and want to write their EE's on it and fall in love with Brod's many sadnesses... but I can't read very much of it at a time. And it's the kind of book where you only need to read about half of it to get the general gist. A journey not destination kind of novel, though of course I may be missing some wonderful epiphany at the ending.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
It's the second book in the series, and I quite enjoyed the first one, more than I usually actively enjoy fantasy. But when you're reading an epic story and every chapter changes point of view, pretty soon you get really pissed because there are too many characters and a chapter with your favorite character isn't coming for another 100 pages. And ugh. I can't really bring myself to finish it right now.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Ok, I really have no idea why I can't finish this. It is a brilliant book. Wonderful. Beautiful. Talented, epic, interesting and wacky. [ profile] cheecheechee lent it to me, so thank you Tess dearest. I think it's just a little overwhelming. I'll get back to it in a few days or something.
Unfortunately, it's the kind of book that is so brilliantly written that it totally puts you off writing anything, because no matter how hard you try you will never, ever be anything close to that good.

I did read Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, though, which is a totally awesome part of the whole Sandman series. It's a series of stories about each of the Endless (Death, Desire, Dream, Destruction, Delirium, Destiny, Despair) done by a series of artists. And wow. The one about Desire is awesome in a rather evil way (I love Desire. He/she is the cooles), the one about Dream made me want to kill that h00r, and Death, of course, was as sexy as ever.
Also, after I talked to Crystal about my reading issues, I decided to fuck it and reread Good Omens. Which, mind you, I had no problems finishing, because it is possibly the best book ever. Seriously.
Also, having read it already, it was easier to make sense of what was going on, and also notice the alarming frequency with which people thought Aziraphale was gay.
Seriously. He's giving me a reason to finally use the phrase "non-practicing homosexual,"* because if it is possible to be flamingly gay and asexual at the same time, Aziraphale is doing just that.
And of course, I squeed excessively about his banter with Crowley and their lunches! At the Ritz! And the DUCKS!
*squees some more*
Ok, good note to end this entry on.
Go read Good Omens if you haven't already. If you have, reread it. :)
*The phrase, by the way, is courtesy of John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany, which is a sometimes cool and sometimes really annoying book.
sinclair_furie: (libs)
From truly awesome Jeff ([ profile] qmoog ), I have the following link:
Naked stage role for Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe has starred in four Potter films and is now making a fifth. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to appear on the London stage next year, playing a stable boy who has an erotic relationship with his horses. Richard Griffiths will co-star in the revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus, to open in the capital in March.
Fans of Lionel Shriver and the Amazing Kevin will remember that Kevin's drama teacher taught them Equus before her downfall at the hands of the one Kevin Katchadourian.
sinclair_furie: (libs)
Ok, I know that my immediate reaction to Lance Bass coming out shouldn't be hysterical laughter, but. But. (1) He's in 'Nsync, I was never going to take him seriously anyway, and (2) if this isn't validating popslashers everywhere, I don't know what will. Perhaps the universe has some cosmic sense of justice, or just humor.
Also, his boyfriend is pretty hot, in a traditional, well-muscled kind of way. Very all-American.
sinclair_furie: (libs)
There are times when my love for Crystal is just... overwhelming, because she is just such a cool person. So of course, I had one of these moments today when she decided to inform me that the Economist had chosen to "blatantly slash Bush and Koizumi."
The article is called "Don't leave me now" and it's about Koizumi retiring. It also comes with this picture, captioned "Koizumi and Bush in happier times."

It also begins:
With the only world leader to have serenaded him with the Elvis Presley song “I want you, I need you, I love you” retiring in a couple of months, President George Bush may soon feel a bit lonesome. For his friendship with Junichiro Koizumi was based on more than just tender words.
Go read her entry for the full article
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[ profile] nhw pointed this out, and it's pretty cool and rather funny. Not realising the microphone is on, Bush and Blair have a conversation...
I found these two quotes incredibly amusing:
Bush: You’re leaving?
Blair: No, no, no not yet. On this trade thingy...
Bush: You see, the... thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.
I find it amusing to be reminded that politicians are people. With a penchant for stating the obvious. Edit, again: Here's another version from BBC suggesting that Blair is knitting Bush sweaters.
Also! I watched the first episode of Stargate: Atlantis season three today!
For those of you who watch the show, let me just say how much I love Michael. He's the most awesome ever, and I truly believe that he and Teyla have this epic, star-crossed, angst-filled love ahead of them.
But you know, in light of the last episode, John and Michael might have something going, too. Just saying. And [ profile] volari wrote this rather awesome piece which is just a bit slashy about it.
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
So, I know I said I'd write about Australia and whatnot, but I'm failing to be inspired.
My cousins are visiting, though. Very soon there will be twelve people living in my house, plus the maids. You know the bit where I don't like crowds? Yeah. Not fun.
Ok, I will begin by showing this incredibly funny video Fahad showed me. Behold the Flying Car.
Choice exerpts:
"It's times like these that it occurs to me that we were lied to by The Jetsons. According to that show we were supposed to be pooling around in flying cars by now."
"See? You're what's wrong with this country! Hell, what's wrong with the world! You're always thinking about your own comfort level, never thinking about the rest of us."
Ok, now on to the arts and entertainment section.
First, books.
Ok, Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Tess gave it to me as part of the Tess Thomspon Award... It's sort of the retold story of Snow White. I have a thing for retelling fairy tales... I really enjoyed Francesca Lea Block's The Rose and the Beast. And Mirror Mirror did not disappoint. It's fascinating, just the right combination of creepiness, mundane grossness and fairy tale atmosphere. And the way the history is weaved in is fascinating. A good read.
And then, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Recommended by Mr. Bellew... and WOW. It's an amazing book. It's about the upbringing of one Kevin Katchadourian, a 16 year old boy who kills nine of his classmates. It's told from the point of view of his mother, Eva, in the form of letters to her estranged husband.
Honestly, it may upset you and it's sort of a psychological drama, but even when I began reading it I couldn't stop myself from putting it down and thinking, "Wow, she's got it exactly right." It deals with a lot of issues- parenthood, American (lack of) culture, the Big Question, motherhood and working and really, it's become my Bible. And then ending will kill you.
I'll confess, I have this weird fascination with sociopaths, so that may have contributed to my incredible love for the book, but really, it's amazing. Go read.
Ok, now TV.
Right, I've been watching Stargate: Atlantis after wading through former Smallville fandom giants' journals. I started by reading fannish stuff, and then decided that the show sounded cool, and watched a few episodes... and the rest is history. I'm now about halfway through second season, and it's loads of fun.
And also, this is kind of embarassing, but after the obsessions of [personal profile] dangermousie I decided to try out Veronica Mars, and um. It's loads of fun and I really like it.
So, I've lost my right to be snobby about teenage drama to a certain extent, but to its credit, Veronica Mars is far more complex and realistic than your average teenage drama show. And anyway it's more of a detective mystery show anyway.
And Veronica is really, really hot. Like. Hot.
Ok, I was going to talk about music too, but um. This entry is long enough. Maybe later.
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
James Blunt singing with conviction in his not-quite-falsetto, "I won't be your concubine- I'm a puppet, not a whore."
This is from the song Out of My Mind, uploaded for your listening pleasure with lyrics also provided. )
Despite all this, he is apparently not only straight, but also dating a Victoria's Secret model. Some people have all the luck.

(Incidentally, the exploration of James Blunt's music, ordinarily too mainstream pop for me, was inspired by an old friend declaring that "James Blunt is gay!!" on his msn screenname. Well, at least he didn't say "James Blunt is a cock-sucking faggot!")
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
Remember the whole Lex Luthor and Clark Kent are so doing it thing? Well, here's a piece of fiction that takes another look at the situation. Only, it's not about Clark and Lex getting it on, but rather... um, Clark thinks he's pregnant. Lex knows that Clark is prettier than he is smart, but aren't delusions of male pregnancy overdoing it? So, I give you Adaptability by Pru. Go read it.
It's a mind-killing kind of funny.
In this excerpt, Clark and Lex are discussing how they've just moved in together. And then...
When Clark didn't answer, Lex said easily, "It's a big change, I know. If you'd like, you could have your own bedroom and we could slowly work up to--"

"I think I'm pregnant!" Clark blurted out.

" -- sharing a bed every what the fuck are you talking about, Clark?" Lex demanded.

Clark stared at his hands and looked terrified. "Pregnant," he said morosely.

Lex rubbed the bridge of his nose. "Clark," he started haltingly. "I -- I know your human health and reproduction teacher was a little preoccupied with seducing me and then plotting to have me killed, but I hope you're peripherally aware men cannot actually gestate."

Glaring at him in vehemently, Clark said, "Lex, I'm not joking."

"I'm not either," Lex insisted, deadly serious. He made a mental note to begin petitioning for public office, as it seemed apparent that the sex education curriculum in Kansas was abhorrent and the only way he'd be able to do anything about it was to strong-arm his way onto the local government
Alas. The internet is such a cool place sometimes.
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
[ profile] amanuensis1 has an insight about Harry Potter fandom. As she puts it:
"Hello, and welcome to the HP fandom, where one can request:

Sex in classrooms
Sex with dead people
Traveling through time to get sex
Parseltongue sex

But still add "NO KINK" at the end of the list. ^_^"
Much like the "My fandom warns for het" icon she has. :D
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[ profile] nhw  points out that [ profile] daegaer has some good stuff! about the Gospel of Judas.
From the National Geographic article:

As told in the New Testament Gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus for "30 pieces of silver," identifying him with a kiss in front of Roman soldiers. Later the guilt-ridden Judas returns the bribe and commits suicide, according to the Bible.
What the Gospel of Judas says )

But my favorite part? "Scholars say the text not only offers an alternative view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas but also illustrates the diversity of opinion in the early Christian church."
Seriously, betray somebody with a kiss and the slash just writes itself. It is a good thing I'm going to hell anyway. Anyway, Matthew 26:49 amakes me happy:
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
Oddly enough, the Skeptic's Annotated Bible is the easiest to browse through. It doesn't have search, but the links are very user friendly.
sinclair_furie: (cm in drag)
So, first we have fake gay news. Because real gay news is too depressing. Which is really, the most hilarious stuff ever. Some quotes for you:

Christian Meteorologists Declare War on Rainbows
Because rainbows are composed of curved spectrums of light that become visibile only when the sun’s light passes through prism-like raindrops during a rain shower, Climatologists for Christ are focusing their efforts on ending all forms of rain. When reporters questioned how the earth would survive without rainfall, Banger fired back, “The love of God will keep us moist!”

Conservatives Up in Arms Over "Bi-Curious George"

“Due to the heterosexist framing of thought present in most modern media throughout the past,” he continues, “the entendre laden, symbiotic nature of the tacit ‘companionship’ agreement between George and his unmarried, tightly-clad keeper in a cowboy hat has largely been able to fly under the radar."
Gay Couple Forced to Return Adopted Ethiopian Child – Didn’t Go With Drapes
"Walter and I have a lot of love to share and we really want to do that with a child of color. Just not this exact color. As you can see, Zahaddox’s complexion, though gorgeous, is ‘bisque’ or in some lights, ‘burnt umber.’ That just wasn’t going to work with our home’s color scheme.”
There's more. Lots more. Like why dinosaurs died out.

And then there is this piece of fanfiction from the Smallville Universe by some Lady Angel. The Fetish Drabbles. Which, thought they sound  pornographic, are anything but. However, I believe they are sort of parodies of two pieces that are of rather questionable content, i.e. Easy Tonight and Fetish by a certain Jenn.
A wondrous example:
Luthors need to control their base instincts. Maybe he can take his mother's maiden name.
Luthors don't beg. What was his mom's maiden name again?
-- Lex in "Fetish" by Jenn

"Lex, what in the hell is this?"
Lex glanced at the paper lazily. His smile grew. "A change of name form."
"And why the hell," Lionel asked . . . too calmly. "Would you even want to change your name?"
Lex smirked. "Well, Dad, you know how Luthors don't beg or plead? How they control their baser instincts?"
"Yes." The word was bitten off. "So what?"
Smug, smug, completely satiated smile. "Clark turned eighteen last night."
"Yeah. Well, several times actually."
Ah, love.

Ah, a third amusing thing. Would be another Smallville story by a certain [ profile] privatetentacle called The Stuff of Legend. Hugely amusing. Clark finds the truth in an eighties movie about unicorns and true love and... Tom Cruise's leather clad groin. Not at all expicit, just really really funny.
A little goblin with a knight’s visor buried his head in one of the farmwife’s mixing bowls and came up, face dripping with egg.
“Hmm, the world has been covered by a blanket of ice, a chill so intense it has frozen people where they stand; time itself,” Lex intoned, “is frozen. Yet the muffin batter is still a little too runny …”
“Muffin baking is an art, Lex,” Clark offered playfully. “Mine always turn out lumpy.”
“Always? You’re big into the muffin baking?”
sinclair_furie: (libs)
I got into Princeton. And some other colleges (namely Penn and Cornell), uselessly, but they suck becuase they won't give me money. Also, Stanford waitlisted me, but I hate them for the same reason Penn and Cornell suck ass. Also, they rejected so many of my friends, so they can stuff a combat knife up their collective asses.
But! Princeton! I think I've set a record for unhappiest to hear from their second choice school because I nearly cried when my mom walked in to the room and showed me the package.
They're giving me lots of MONEY. And MIT FinAid, bless its heart, is taking fucking FOREVER. :(
Seriously, the 95% chance to go to MIT was based on getting into MIT and probably not getting into Princeton.
I don't know what the likelihood of going to MIT is given Princeton admission. Conditional probability is another candidate for bend over, grab your knees, and who the fuck needs lube anyway?
Anyhow, I am conflicted. My soul, if I had one, would be in AGONY.

Edit: To make it worse, Lex Luthor went to Princeton. Lex. Luthor. My very favorite ambiguously sexual, purple-wearing, farmboy-obsessed bald CEO. You can claim he's fictional all you want. He's real to me, and that's all that matters.
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So, [ profile] stellabelle has the funniest H/D poem. Ron discovers Harry with Draco. And then. ahahahaha. A quote:
	"He's a coward, a cheat, and ugly to boot. 
	"He looks like a hideous premature newt." 
	"Yeah," said Harry, "but he's great in the sack." 
	Ron wheezed, "I think I'm having an asthma attack! 
	"Are you desperate? Crazy? Stupid? All three?" 
	Said Harry: "Probably, to a degree." 
Some people are too brilliant for words.
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So, remember how I'm convinced that Lex Luthor is Clark Kent's love slave? And very very gay, or probably bi with all those purple shirts and obsessive gazes at Clark...
I just read the funniest bit of fan-fiction by [ profile] evangelene . It does get slashy towards the middle, but anybody who's watched even a single episode of Smallville... read it now. It is possibly the most Out of Character fic in existence.
Here's how [ profile] tamalinn   described it:

It's an AU. Martha's a drunk and Jonathan's her battered husband. Lionel is a loving father who never got over Lillian's death, and wishes he could just bring poor, shy Lex out of his shell. Lana... Lana... *bursts out laughing* I can't spoil it. You have to read Lana. Chloe's a cheerleader who has a tendency to contract VD. Pete and Whitney are twinks who are so, so in love.

A quote for you. Go read it. Now. )


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