Monday, December 30, 2002

Stories I'm reading:

Going Greek--As I've already mentioned, I'm not Greek but it was a bit disconcerting how certain aspects of the Portokalos family were frighteningly similiar to my own (sans the Windex). Although a bit formulaic and predictable, I laud the "risky" decision to keep writer Nia Vardalos as the lead and not to replace her with some big-name star who admittedly might have looked prettier on-screen but probably would not have brought the same kind of down-to-earth appeal Vardalos did. (And I'm ever so thankful that they cast Sex and the City cutie John Corbett.) Nevertheless, while I found My Big Fat Greek Wedding to be a delightful film, as far as mix-raced marriage movies go, I still prefer Fools Rush In starring Chandler... er... Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. Salon online daters! Are you really who you say you are? Didn't think so... ;) Salon

"Official US websites altered to appease conservative crackpots" NYT

Saturday, December 28, 2002

New stories: Bill's Dilemma by zulator and The Tale of Doriah Zahn by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading: From Peirced Skin's site

Equilibrium--Unlike most films I watch these days where I've read a review or two about them before heading off to the theaters, I based my decision to watch this movie purely on knowing who the stars were: Christian Bale (American Psycho) and Taye Diggs (Ally McBeal). I literally had no idea what it was about or what to expect and it turned out to be a very nice surprise. Fine it's derivative ("Matrix rip-off"); sure it's a bit slow in the beginning; yes, blah blah blah--I don't care. It was frickin' cool! Just remember this word: Gun-Kata.

Celebrity photographer Herb Ritts dies

Raelian group claims birth of first human clone--I'm taking a wait and see attitude but if you ask me their spokesperson Brigitte Boisselier looks a little... spaced-out. (Doesn't diminish the claim though.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Happy Pantheistic Winter Solstice! Er... that didn't come out too nicely did it? Oh, fuck political correctness--Merry Christmas! And since you've been both naughty and nice (you wouldn't be reading this right now if you weren't ;)), I made sure to get these stories posted today.

New stories:

Stories I'm reading: Re-reading actually. Here's some ho-ho-holiday-themed muscle stories for your enjoyment.

"Two" down, One to Go--I knew what I was getting into when I went to watch the premiere last Saturday night. It was more or less the same feeling I got a year ago after watching The Fellowship of the Ring--that I have something great to wait for and knowing that all those months of heightened anticipation will be rewarded by an experience so wonderful, so worthwhile. I totally agree with the New York Times review: "The most incredible accomplishment of 'Towers' is that at its heart it is a transition film that lasts nearly three hours and holds the viewer's attention." Well, that's going to be another twelve months before the conclusion comes into theaters. At least, I'll have my LOTR Fellowship DVD to keep me company. (And yes, just in case you were wondering, I did get the bookends! :D) Salon

JRR Tolkien -- enemy of progress

The Two Towers Protest--Puh-leeeze. :P

The Two Towers Protest Protest--Now that's much better. :D

How can I not link to this? The Two Towers is Homo Slang For Erect Hobbit Penises

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

New stories: I am very pleased and proud to announce that this website will host the Chester/Magister Archive with much thanks to Chester's invaluable assistance since this wouldn't have been possible without his backups! For Internet fuddie-duddies such as myself, it's a chance to relive the memories of the time when great gay hypnosis stories were few and far between and each one counted. Here are a couple of new stories to get it all started (again).

Also as part of this month's anniversary package, I added a few more links. If you know of a good site worth mentioning, please let me know.

On a related note, I did some research on the number 17 to find out if there was more to this number aside from being the name of the magazine and I discovered that "seventeen denotes a combination of spirit and order (10+7)" and today in particular marks the first day of The Feast of Saturnalia, one of the pagan rituals that Christmas absorbed/usurped. (There might be some of you out there interested in a do-it-yourself ritual. Remember, it's BYOB, bring your own banqueting robes. :))

Personally, aside from launching this site on the 17th of July ("Site uploaded to Geocities"), I learned recently that I opened my Yahoo account last year on a 17th as well. (Freaky!) Let's see if I can't come up with something special on the seventeenth month anniversary of this website which incidentally falls on 17 Dec 2003, exactly a year from now. (How's that for looking ahead?) But as 17-strangeness goes, I'm practically half-baked; this guy takes the cake .

Gay Survivor Journal: Week 11 - Family Thais

Saturday, December 14, 2002

New stories: Becoming Mark by zulator and How to Make a Cowboy Cry by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading:

Someday, your prince will come--An oldie but goodie. Totally freaked me out the first time I saw it. Be afraid, be very afraid. :O

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Stories I'm reading:

The Fluffer--To be honest, without Scott Gurney's amazingly hard body, this movie would have been a big piece of fluff. Salon

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Stories I'm reading: Simply stimle-lating. :)

JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice--Yes... I know, I know. I spend waaaay too much time and money on comic books, but take it from me, this one is a great investment! David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns and Carlos Pacheco pull out all the stops and deliver the best JLA/JSA crossover story in years. The threats are credible (No pussy lame-ass second-class villains here), the characterizations are on-the-mark ("Hey, watch the hands."), and the art is gorgeous and bee-yoo-tiful. If you're a DC fanboy, you owe it to yourself to have this waiting for you under your tree.

Ride 'em cowboy! Yee-ha!

Monday, December 09, 2002

Stories I'm reading:

Almost Famous--I can't believe I haven't watched this movie sooner! What the hell was I thinking? Oh well, at least I've made up for it by buying the DVD and savoring every extra minute delivered by the Untitled Cut. Penny Lane was just so precious. Salon

Saturday, December 07, 2002

New stories: The Abduction by zulator and Jeff and Trent by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading:

'Flexion deformity of the first metatarsal' ... 'Oh yes!'--Sure it's a foot fetish but this is ridiculous.

Thursday, December 05, 2002

New stories: Win One Minute author Majash has very so kindly allowed to have his very hot straight seduction story posted on this site. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Also, for those who may have missed it the first time, ouijim's Hunter's Desk is also available here.

Stories I'm reading:

Hot Snatch--I admit it. I only bought this movie because of Jason Statham. So sue me. :P

A "Fellowship" for Fanatics

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Stories I'm reading:

Think Metric--Or maybe not. Give me inches, feet and picas anyday. (God, I'm such a geek. I actually bought this book a few weeks ago--in hardcover.)

Monday, December 02, 2002

Stories I'm reading: More stuff from stimle. The man is on a roll!

Cool as Ice--Sorry Vin (again), but Pierce Brosnan proves that he is still the secret agent man with Die Another Day. Fast-paced, frenetic and funny at all the right places, the film features excellent effects, cool gadgets and great villains with Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) and Zao (Rick Yune). Gotta love that down and dirty swordfight and that bitchin' car scene. My biggest complaint is the name of the uberweapon. Although I do get the familial reference, calling anything "Icarus" is just plain asking for trouble.