Monday, March 31, 2003

And thus endth the month of daily updates. Boyoboyoboy, I don't know about you guys, but I'm bloody knackered. It was fun and good looking for stuff to post, but what I'd really like to know is was it good for you too? :) Anyway, tomorrow is the start of a new month, and the site will be returning to its regularly unregular and unscheduled schedule.

New stories: Worker by copsucker_99 and Sweet Revenge: Jason by sunfiregod.

Stories I'm reading: to Soap Hunks

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Our muscle fantasies brought to life by FanTCMan

Josh Gracin--This American Idol finalist may soon be singing his way to Iraq. If he ever receives his orders to deploy, the show has guaranteed the 22-year-old Marine a spot in the next round's Top 10.

Extreme Athlete--Survival of the "fit"-test indeed. :)

Saturday, March 29, 2003

New stories: Early Morning Madness by zulator and Vampire Mark by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading: Sleepy Saturdays continue...

Weiss seeks an edge in hypnotherapy--"U.S. skating champ says it'll help win world title."

The Land of Nod--A sleep fetish site

Friday, March 28, 2003

Stories I'm reading:

The Bulge Report--"The most important web site on Earth... if you're a man."

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Stories by Don

E.T. Phone Homme--That's "Eloquent Tormentor Calls Man," which more or less summarizes this I-wouldn't-call-it-exactly-thrilling-but-it-certainly-had-it-moments movie. Kudos to Colin Farrell for playing a sympathetic jerk (no wonder Hollywood loves ya, baby), Kiefer Sutherland for his outstanding vocal performance (although I was half-expecting him to suddenly blurt out, "Hello Clarisse..."), writer Larry Cohen for coming up with an intense, dramatic and original story (now I'm afraid to use phone booths in open spaces), and especially to director Joel Schumacher, whose movies I swore I'd never watch again after the horrible, terrible, damnable, contemptible and downright despicable Batman and Robin, for bringing all of it together. (Damn you Schumacher for making me eat my words!)

They Both Reached for the Gun--"For history's sake, the press conference scene in 'Chicago' should be paired on the DVD with George W. Bush's press conference of March 6, 2003." NYT

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

New stories: Jailhouse Ruck by chester and The Voodoo That You Do Part 2 by magister.

Stories I'm reading: Classic MGS

Is the CIA spamming Iraqi generals?--"It's the latest in high-tech psychological warfare: E-mail and voice-mail invitations to surrender. But so far there are few signs that the strategy is working." Salon

Monday, March 24, 2003

New stories: More Than a Mouthful by copsucker_99 and Ladies' Man by sunfiregod.

Stories I'm reading:

The Windy City is Mighty Pretty--Congratulations to Chicago for winning best picture and to Catherine Zeta-Jones for winning as best supporting actress in this year's Academy Awards! The movie was truly a magical experience, and I enjoyed every minute of it thanks to director Rob Marshall's brilliant melding of theater and cinema (oh, that choreography!) and Bill Condon's screenplay adaptation of the musical that captured its essence and style beautifully. Granted they didn't win, and neither did Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and John C. Reilly for their respective roles (and I do have to mention Richard Gere here too), I'm very gratified to see the Academy recognize the film as a whole for the masterpiece that it is.

Scott Bairstow--The world's a Harsh Realm indeed when we are deprived of seeing this young hunk in (and out) of his army uniform.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Stories I'm reading: YahooGroup

Once upon a time...--Fairies live among us... wait... let me start again... Fairy tale creatures live among us. Where you may ask? New York City, in a community called Fabletown. (Not unlike the Village, or so I hear.) Ever since they were evicted from their lands by the Adversary, our childhood storybook heroes have been stuck there trying to make the most of a bad situation, that is, until one of their own is murdered. Written by Bill Willingham, Fables combines the irreverence of Shrek and the contemporaneousness of The Charmings, but lest you forget, this is a Vertigo title through and through. As Pinocchio says, "I'm over three centuries old and I still haven't gone through puberty. I want to grow up, I want my balls to drop, and I want to get LAID." Definitely not for kids. ;)

Why blockbuster flicks suck--"A new documentary on the Trio cable network sums up 30 years of big budgets, blitzkrieg marketing, bad scripts and Kevin Costner." Salon

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Friday, March 21, 2003

Stories I'm reading:

Jon Tenney--Seeing his nice, trim, tight, toned, wet, slightly hairy, half-naked body in that shower scene in Twilight of the Golds had me picking up my jaw from the floor.

The Mother of All Gambles--"Looking to figure out whether Saddam is alive or dead? Go online and check the betting line." Salon

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Stories I'm reading:

Get behind the M.U.L.E.--The story of pioneering game programmer Dani Bunten, formerly Dan Bunten, who was way ahead of her time. Some letters.

Farewell to a Phenomenon--I bid you not adieu dear Farscape, but au revoir--till we meet again. :( Also, read an interview with Ben Browder.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

New stories: Spellmaster by chester and The Voodoo That You Do Part 1 by magister.

Stories I'm reading:

Maid in Manhattan--The only thing more artificial than the pairing of Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes in this film is the amateurish acting of Tyler Posey, who plays JLo's precocious (more like atrocious) 10-year-old kid. What's strange though is that I ended up not totally hating the movie anyway, and I've come up with several ideas for a dick flick (as opposed to chick flick) with that special m4m twist. ; Coming soon to a theater near you:

  • Chauffeur in Chicago--A hot, horny, hung driver takes his young executive boss out for a ride they'll never forget.
  • Houseboy in Houston--A desparate and almost destitute Danish immigrant finds work in a cowboy's raunch... er... ranch.
  • Butler in Boston--Not quite Niles and Maxwell, but you get the idea.
  • Nanny in Nantucket--Where the hell is Nantucket? Oh well, I'm sure there are nannies there.
  • Manservant in Minneapolis--I just love the way that word sounds. Say it with me: manservant.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Rough stuff

The QPSAT (Quick Political Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Monday, March 17, 2003

As an experiment, I've done daily updates for the past two weeks, and I don't think I can keep up the pace for long, maybe up to the end of the month tops. Didn't realize how exhausting it can be looking for and writing about stuff worth posting, and that's in addition to the other stuff I'm working on now. If this month's anniversary update is anemic (aside for a couple of links I put in), that's mainly the reason why. The good news is that I've made considerable progress on my stories and morphs, and so just be on the lookout for them--for you know not the day nor the hour. (Talk about getting a Messianic complex. >:))

New stories: This is the beginning of a collaboration that started late last year, but it's been difficult to find the time to continue it, much less finish it. Read Daze of Our Lives (nosex celeb slash hypno) and let us know if we should sally forth. I guess what we're looking for is a swift kick in the bee-hind to get us moving again. As an added enticement, here are the guys we're talking about: Eric Winter as Rex Doe and Jason Cook as Shawn Douglas Brady. Just say the word, guys. :)

Also available today:

Stories I'm reading: Hyp me baby one more time

Dial "H" for H.E.R.O.--What would you do if you suddenly gained superpowers with a twist of a dial? Would you use them for good or for evil? For the greater good or for your personal gain? Writer Will Pfeifer and artist Kano tackle what being a superhero is all about by exploring the serious side of a Silver Age concept, and it looks like it's going to be one blitz of a series. While they fumbled the first issue (I didn't know what the hell was going on, and I almost didn't consider recommending the title.), they were able to recover the story with their second pass at it. In fact, DC is re-releasing the first two issues as a double feature, and I hope they score a big touchdown with readers who are looking for something new.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Muscleman-ia

Brit-Think, Ameri-Think--Not so much as a survival guide but rather a collection of amusing and shrewd observations about the vital and not-so-vital differences between the Land of the British Isle Just Leave Things The Way They Are and the country of Ameri-Can Have Everything I Goddamn Want. Salon

Can "Farscape" fans reinvent TV?--"When the Sci Fi Channel canceled Farscape, angry fans launched the usual protest movement. Now they're dreaming of a rebellion that could overthrow TV empires." Salon

Saturday, March 15, 2003

New stories: What's the Frequency by zulator and Crystal Doom 2: Too Much Off the Mark by fucil99

Stories I'm reading: Time to sleep... YahooGroup

Out of the Closet and On to Fraternity Row--"Gay college kids are making their brotherhood official on U.S. campuses"

Friday, March 14, 2003

Stories I'm reading: School's "out"

Richard Burgi--The bald and the beautiful. Seeing The Sentinel play an emotionless alien in I Married a Monster was such a turn on.

"My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."--WTF R U saying?

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Family matters

Jonathan Ben-Artzi--The pacifist nephew of Benjamin Netanyahu gets in trouble for refusing to enlist in the Israeli army. (

House cafeterias change names for 'french' fries and 'french' toast--Your frelling tax dollars at work. Next up, legislation to rename "french" kisses to "freedom" kisses. >:)

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

New stories: The Amazing Andrew by chester and Invertuality by magister.

Stories I'm reading: Fantasies and fantasms"A sickening repository of tasteless and self-congratulatory garbage, produced by a detestable clique of New York City losers, who toil needlessly in abject poverty and well-deserved obscurity."

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Male bonding

Senate Leader scraps website war poll, blaming hackers

Monday, March 10, 2003

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Stories I'm reading:

Johnathon Schaech--He makes one hunky Harry Houdini. Mmmm... bondage.

Splendor--Two guys, a girl, and lots of sex. Aspiring actress Veronica (a surprisingly nimble performance by Kathleen Robertson) falls for mild-mannered writer Abel (Johnathon Schaech) and wild child drummist Zed (Matt Keeslar) and can't choose between them. The solution? Sleep with both of them. :D Things are peachy for this batch of Three's Company until safe and steady director Ernest (Eric Mabius) enters the picture.

Saturday, March 08, 2003

New stories: Plumbing Change by zulator and Crystal Doom by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading: Sleep, yes, sleep now... YahooGroup

Huh, who knew Archie Andrews was bi?

Friday, March 07, 2003

Stories I'm reading: More CYOC male AP tales

The March of Time--"An extended time-frame family portrait"

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Stories I'm reading: Transformation tales from the website of Animus

Matt Keeslar--He epitomizes the young, dumb, and hung jock. I'd love to condition his mind the same way he's conditioned his body. :)

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

New stories: Roommates by Trance by chester and Roommates by magister.

Stories I'm reading: Tales by Toby

Media Whores Online--"The site that set out to bring the media to their knees, but found they were already there."

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Stories I'm reading: D.B. Reed

"Thrashing toward self-destruction"--A career diplomat resigns (NYT) in protest over the US's "fervent pursuit of war."

Monday, March 03, 2003

New stories: I Didn't Pay the Ferry-Man! by copsucker_99 and Sweet Revenge: Tim Part 1 by sunfiregod.

Stories I'm reading: Still more stories from CYOC

Eric Mabius--I couldn't tear my eyes off his tank top exposed biceps in Resident Evil. Something I hope to more of in the upcoming sequel.

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Stories I'm reading:

The Recruit--Too many plots twists leaves this movie all tangled up. And if everything is a test, then it barely even passes. (Bonus points for just having Colin Farrell around though.) Salon

Nick Spano--Plays Donnie, the older jock brother in Even Stevens. I just knew he had a great bod underneath those clothes that only gave tantalizing hints of his pumped-up physique.

Saturday, March 01, 2003

New stories: Mis-TAKEN Identity by zulator and Fat Times at Ridgemont High by fucil99.

Stories I'm reading: Sleepy time

The Ashmore Twins--While I was watching The Skulls 2 (one of those lonely nights again), a familiar face showed up, and I thought, Hey, isn't that the Ice Man dude from X-Men? Hmmm... he seems a bit bigger and bulkier now. Must have been working out. I read through the credits and came across an unknown name--Aaron Ashmore. I thought his name was Shawn? I did some scrounging around and found out that Aaron was Shawn's twin. So waitaminute--there are two of them? My gosh... ;)

Timberlake to Go Gay