Fanfic.

I, a 24 year old, love fanfiction.

There’s something about the crude details and the even cruder sentence structures that lures me back to fanfiction.

I have a couple of specifications that a piece of fanfiction must adhere to however:

  • It must be filthy. I don’t want to read a five chapter piece about a vanilla friendship. I want graphic descriptions of outlandish sex acts.
  • It has to be set on this planet. I haven’t got the mental capacity to imagine that it takes place on Mars. I can’t relate to Mars.
  • It has to be similar to the actual tv series/film. I don’t want it to be about two people that vaguely resemble their tv namesakes.

    Basically, I crave an x-rated version of events and I can happily say that the internet provides!

    I’ve tried writing fanfiction myself but my fiction is appalling and seems to revolve around unrealistic relationship expectations. 

    I went through a stage when I read fanfiction at least once a day and recently I’ve been looking at it at least once a week.

    Tell me this is acceptable.

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    Hello folks!

    Hey guys how are you all doing? I’ve been pretty busy, thanks for asking. 😉 No but seriously my life is crazy at the moment but I’ll resume regular posting soon.

    In the meantime could you all be absolute darlings and take a look at my friend’s questionnaire for her dissertation? It’s all about LGBTQ representation in relation to television. It’s short and straightforward and it would be awesome if you could fill it out! 😀 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JVXZ9GW

    Enough of a plug, I’ll be back soon! 🙂

    This week has been a very “out” week.

    Happy national coming out day everyone!

    I’ve never really done anything to celebrate this day and I don’t think today will be any different.

    I find it interesting that we go through so many “main” or “big” comings out: the first coming out, the one to family, to work etc… But, when you think about it, we never stop coming out. Whether someone new joins my department at work or I’m introduced to a friend’s boyfriend, I am always coming out.

    I find, as I get more comfortable, I am discovering new ways to come out. Sometimes I simply chuck in a few female pronouns into conversation or sometimes I challenge people on what they said. Just recently, I was saying to someone at work about a sexual dream that I’d had and someone else interrupted by saying “Heterosexual or homosexual?” and I responded “Homosexual, like they always are. Why do you ask?”. Turns out, she’d been working with me for nearly a year and had no idea I was gay, where has she been?

    There’s increasing pressure from society and organisations for “celebrities” to come out, whether they be actors and actresses, football players or politicians. And there’s also mass coverage of companies “supporting” and “encouraging” these people to come out. Unfortunately, it isn’t always received well and some people have damped the mood by asking why people need to come out and why it needs to be such a big deal.

    I can see both side of this argument. I mean, yes, it’d be lovely to live in a world where people don’t have to come out because it’s not assumed that they’re straight but, unfortunately, this isn’t the case. And no, it shouldn’t be such a big deal but by ascribing a subject a taboo label it becomes a big deal and, let’s not forget, for some people it is a huge deal. After years of hiding or being in denial, coming out is a huge relief and is worth talking about. As well as this, “celebrities” coming out could give the courage for others to. I, for one, seek comfort in the fact that I’m not the only person who’s been through some of this tough stuff and if it takes a celebrity for some kid to be comfortable enough to come out then ahem to that!

    (I touched upon this subject before in a post you can read here: https://waggcomedy.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/jason-collins/ )

    Basically, whether or not you’re coming out today, I hope you have a good day and relaxing weekend!

    POBOL Y CWM – A REVIEW.

    What on earth is “Pobol Y Cwm?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a Welsh soap that I first started watching when I holidayed in Wales when I was about 12.

    One of the shows prominent characters is Gwyneth who is portrayed to be a lesbian.

    She’s had a couple of long term relationships (including one with a man whom she had a child with, and a woman who she married but later separated from) and has been through a lot of tough stuff (she had cancer a few years ago – what is it about lesbians on tv getting cancer?)

    I’ve always thought her storylines to be really raw, truthful and moving. Yes, it was a bit of a surprise when she hooked up with Gary but surprises happen and I don’t think it affected her character’s identity as a woman who likes women all that much.

    Recently, she kissed a (female) friend who is going through a break up. Whilst it was an interesting twist it was a bit predictable and I wonder how much further it will go. The woman that she kissed said she hadn’t been kissed like that for a long time before leaving the village with her son.

    Later, Gwyneth was at the café with her ex and it was hinted that Gwyneth knew more about why the woman left and that her departure may have been more than a bit upsetting for her.

    It always baffles me in soaps how people carry on living alongside their exes in a tiny village with little or no consequences – it’s as if it never happened sometimes!

    Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next with Gwyneth and this lass but in the mean time I’ll have to just stick to watching Skins (and reviewing Frankie’s character which will be up soon!).

    Orange is the new what?

    What is it about lesbians and the colour orange?

    So all I’ve heard about recently is “Orange is the new black”, but I’m yet to watch it.

    This is for a couple of reasons: 1, I don’t have a Netflix account and, 2, I don’t want to allow myself to like it.

    So before I get a Netflix account and decide to spend hours of my life watching it, I want to know your opinion. Have you watched it? Is it worth watching? Should I review it? Let me know!
    UPDATE: I’ve just got a free month trial on Netflix and what is one of the programmes it suggests? Orange is the new black. My obsession starts here I am sure.

    Back to reality.

    So I’m back from Scotland! Below is a picture of me looking elated/terrified on a boat on the Loch Ness. (More pictures to follow soon.)

    Now to talk about a few changes. I’ve been thinking about ways to make this blog better and post more regularly and so here’s what I propose!

    Toosday Revoosday shall still be happening every Tuesday (they’ll be a small post on Orange is the new black up later). This means that every week I’ll be posting a review on an LGBTQ book/film/TV programme. In the coming weeks/months I aim to finish my Skins reviews and start getting through some books as well.

    Song of the week shall be permanently posted on a Wednesday as it’s a nice small mid-week post.

    Skinny Wagg shall now be happening every other week as I’m finding it hard to keep up with it every week.

    A new addition will be “This week is a very ——— week” where I shall fill the blank with an LGBTQ related topic from the news and talk about it. I’ll have a go at posting this on a Friday and see how it fits in.

    Of course I’ll still be posting pictures and random dream posts and everything else that you’ve enjoyed reading in the past year or so.

    I hope you find these changes positive and I look forward to posting more regularly!

    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – A REVIEW.

    The kids might be, but the film isn’t…

    I had high expectations for this film and quite rightly so. It has all the makings of a good film; good actors, and a unique selling point. Sadly these things just weren’t enough.

    Essentially, this film is about two teenagers breaking free of their secure, naïve lives and finding their dad (their mum’s sperm donor). It should be a sensitive film about the different types of family and maturity and identity but, in reality, it’s little more than a cheap rom-com (apart from the fact that it’s not romantic and not comedy based).

    The beginning is dubious and, minutes in, I question the lead roles characterisations and depth of portrayal of actual lesbians when the two women watch gay male porn… Hmmm, last time I checked lesbians like women, not men. And whilst this is (poorly) explained later, I can’t help but feel that it started the film off in a bad way.

    To cut a long story short, the kids meet their dad, discover he’s a bit of a rebel and introduce him to their mums. It’s a shaky first introduction but the women grow fonder of him. One even grows so fond that she sleeps with him. Multiple times.

    Yup. That happened.

    This frustrated me so much. Why on earth did she sleep with him? From what I can see there is little, if any, motivation to cheat yet she does and with a man! No, things weren’t great in her relationship but is sleeping with a man going to help?

    Of course, her wife finds out and is, understandably, angry. This leads to a whole lot of door slamming, shouting and crying in the house from everyone. But, without much reasoning and explanation, it all seems to boil down and return to normal. (A few things go on that allows this to happen but not a great deal…)

    This film is disappointing and doesn’t show lesbian relationships and their families in a good light. Its characters are flimsy and under-researched and its storylines are unrealistic and actually quite insulting. Not a fan.