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Arrived at work to my team mates wearing purple yesterday. A conversation went something like this:

Them: Oy, Gin. Why are you in black?

Still. It was really sweet of them to care, I guess. Anyway, it did say on GLAAD's website to wear purple through October 20, not just on. *waves to [livejournal.com profile] ryogrande as well* XD

Have gone back to living with my grandparents again because I am a impoverished little bastard with no capacity to pay rent without killing myself from hunger (um, and I suppose the tendency to splurge on books and clothes has something to do with that, too--except it doesn't, because I can't even get myself a copy of the latest ASoIF book...s after GoT, l-lol. I AM A STARVING ARTIST (except I'm not really), HOW DOES MY KIND EVEN STILL EXIST. erm.)

Also, the commute from the condo we were renting was hella exhausting. One and half hours when traffic was being a bitch. Which was every fucking day, basically.

The only thing I hate about this new arrangement is that I don't get to live with [livejournal.com profile] dadomz anymore. No more crazed midnight sexcapades, boo.

Watched No. 6 following [livejournal.com profile] copperiisulfate's recommendation, and it was lovely. There were a couple things that left me scratching my head in confusion, but overall I enjoyed its wonderful mixture of shounen anime themes and, well, shounen ai.

It's something that I constantly long to see in most shows I follow, getting to watch the (gay/bi) subtext unfold into the actual "text" of the story (if you're friends with [livejournal.com profile] saramir, head on over to her very sound rant on the subject here), and having that special connection between two male characters progress from something that is only being hinted at into something that actually is.

They've done it in comic books (hello Wiccan and Hulkling, Rictor and Shatterstar, Scandal Savage and Knockout, Obsidian), and we do have Captain Jack Harkness on British television, and Glee's Brittany and Santana on American TV (not including Kurt and Blaine because we already knew they were gay from the start, so there wasn't exactly any progression from subtext and they didn't even have to be "outed"), but we need even more stories, especially popular shows with a vast reach, that play that way. Something to throw non-LGBTQ supporters back, and experience finding out about and dealing with their beloved character's sexuality.

Which is why I'm inviting you all to participate in [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija's Permanent Floating YA Diversity Book Clubs project. I know, I know I said popular shows, but this project deals with Young Adult novels, which I believe is a good enough venue to start as well.

People always treat LGBTQ themes in media as if they're vessels of the devil or someshit, I am widely aware of that. (The regulatory board in the Philippines still censors television scenes that show girls kissing other girls or boys kissing other boys on the cheek. I had to download episodes online back when I still liked Glee, even though they featured match airings here, because intimate scenes between Santana and Brittany would be cut out.) It was a bit surprising for me, though, to find out that the same is widespread in the literary world as well. Hopefully if more people talk about the importance of having good LGBTQ examples in books, especially young adult fiction, we can change that and give a better access for the youth (who, especially in these times, need it very much) so LGBTQ teens hopefully won't feel so alone and, along with everyone else, become more educated in the understanding of LGBTQ people.

Lol, rambly today. I'm not sorry. :P HERE, have [livejournal.com profile] hermette's Merlin Fandom Primer! :D My fellow Merlin aficionados, help us pimp out our shiny to the world (if you haven't already)! My JE homies, Inception buddies, HP fen and other non-Merlin-crazy friends: hop on over and be converted! 8DDDDb

you know you want to tap that sir dat ass


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