Tuesday, July 31, 2012

YouTube Treasures: Fotoshop by Adobé

"Fotoshop by Adobé" is perhaps one of the most (if not the most) brilliant faux commercials I have ever seen put together yet!

Youtube Treasures: Awkward Kristin

Poor, little "Awkward Kristin". I have to confess it though, this one just doesn't ever seem to get old for me. Probably, because she kind of reminds me of my friend, Gail. LOL.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Journey Closes...

My mother is dying. I've been slowly making my peace with that statement for some time now. After all, the destination for all of us is the same. We all eventually end up as ash and someone's memory. It's no secret to those who know me personally, that my mother and I rarely ever saw eye to eye on things. The few times we did, however, were pretty nice. Unfortunately though, most of the time we were worlds apart in our thinking. I think it would be an injustice to both of us to say it was just due to me being gay. Though that was, of course, definitely a factor. We were in so many ways, polar reflections of each other. So very different... and yet so very much alike. I find myself lately often wondering how different her life, my sister's, and my own would have been if her eyes had just been capable of looking at the world a little gentler.

This morning she was taken to the hospital from her nursing home as "unresponsive". Her breathing is very labored. I'm not sure if I will ever hear her voice again. Probably not. Even after having all the olive branches I ever extended burnt (and burning a few of hers), I will still miss her very much. I honestly hope that she soon finds the peace that so sadly eluded her in this life.

The Lady Navarre

It's hard for me to be unbiased when talking about Narcisse Navarre and her work. After all, we've been best friends for just over two decades now. (Did I just really admit my true age out loud?) It goes without saying that I have always admired her talents, but it's the unshakable strength of her character and that damned Aries' determination to never be outdone that truly make her a creative force to be reckoned with. To be completely frank, I have very often wished I had the ability to captivate a room or a conversation the way she seems to so effortlessly be able to do. Her grace and charm can be quite lethal to the heart of an unwary man... Gentlemen, you've been warned.

I have always considered myself a "vampire-purist". Bloodsuckers should not sparkle. Ever. "An Endless Hunger" by Narcisse Navarre harkens back to the time when the literary genre of vampires was indeed about the monster within and not what they wore. "An Endless Hunger" is, unquestionably, the bloodthirsty tale of a monster, a predator, and the madness that has consumed him for a blur of innumerable nights. 

Narcisse Navarre's controversial erotic novel, "The Olive Grove" weaves a seductive dreamworld that few authors are bold enough to give their readers. Narcisse takes you on a sensual journey full of satyrs, sex and forbidden desires, as Gia, the unwary protagonist, surrenders herself to the pleasures of one juicy taboo after another. Pick up "The Olive Grove", and get ready to toss aside whatever fragile inhibitions you may have possessed. After all, you're going to lose them all anyway...

(On a side note, I honestly never knew there were so many words that meant "vagina". Reading "The Olive Grove" pretty much answered all the questions this gay man ever had about heterosexual sex.)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


So, am I the only True Blood fan who did not know that Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) had an in-character vlog? Fucking Fangtastic...

If I was straight or a lesbian, I'd so be Pam's bitch. Just sayin'...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LEGO: Vampire Bride

I used to adore LEGO when I was a kid. Honestly, who didn't? Their "fun-factor" was irresistible, even for the most stubborn and malcontent little brat. I'll even confess to still having a few scattered LEGO minifigures decorating one or two of the nooks in my office. Though I must say, my inner girl scout shrieked with delight when I saw this...

Vampire Bride
The Vampire Bride is available in LEGO Set# 10228 Monster Fighters Haunted House.

I should mention, however, that Firestar Toys is among one of the best places online to shop for official and custom LEGO minifigures, as well as enough random pieces and bits to bit and piece together a little LEGO version of pretty much anyone you know.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Horoscopes: 07.23.12

Aries: March 21 - April 20
When the road ahead of you is finally clear and you find yourself moving up and onward, be sure to pause and reflect with gratitude on all that has propelled you forward.

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
Being stubborn isn’t always a bad trait... when you’re right. Be open to the perspectives of other people, however, because sometimes... they’re right too!

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
You’re used to being in a chaotic environment. So much so, that when things inevitably slow down, you’re often at a loss for how to react to that. Enjoy the silence.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Being there for a friend in need, and being their doormat are two completely different roles. One serves both of you, the other serves neither.

Leo: July 23 - August 22
You possess instinctive leader skills that those around you have always been naturally drawn to. You just need to cultivate your confidence.

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
One will often find that if they stop struggling against the wind, they will be able to fly. Not everything that crosses your path is an adversary. Somethings are teachers.

Libra: September 23 - October 23
Tipping the scale in your favor every so often, doesn’t hurt the balance of things. It might actually be restoring it. Put yourself first once in awhile. The Universe will forgive you.

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
A Scorpio’s first instinct is too lash out at something that annoys it. That may not always be the best solution. After all, you’re not the only one in nature with a stinger.

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
Dreams are magnificent healers for the soul. Taking the steps that would make them your reality can be frightening at times, but oh... what sweet magic you can make.

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a quiet evening at home. The humble comforts of a familiar sanctuary can do wonders for rejuvenating a tired heart. Curl up with yourself.

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
Your ability to find the positive in almost any situation is a skill that, sadly, not enough people possess. Share it, and spread some of the happiness that seems to come so naturally to you.

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
Truth is one half perception, and one half practice. Don’t just believe you are a beautiful and worthy soul, act like you are.


I officially retired my Bravenet.com blog on July 6th of this year (2012) with the entry, "Where Have All The Good Men Gone...". Though I had tried once before to start another blog here at Blogspot, I don't think I ever actually gave it as much of an effort as I truly could or should have. Or perhaps I did, and life's little random bits of chaos just got in the way... again. Regardless, I have begun to miss the occasional arrogant spewing of my tendrils into the blogverse (that sounded a little dirty).
Although I have, as of yet, no true goal or direction set in stone for this new little blogling, I can promise that there will be horoscopes (on occasion), book, movie and app reviews (on occasion), my usual crude level of sarcasm (fairly often), and a lot of shameless self-promotion, to be sure.

In fact...

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