First off...What the f*ck is wrong with my journal's "post a comment" function!?
Comments disappear after they are posted, only to reappear later and disappear again. Random comments and replies do not get email notifications, leaving me totally out of the loop until tonight about things that needed my attention. *grr* Why is it that this stuff never happened when I had a free account? Is it because I ponied up for that permanent account that they now figure there's no need to provide quality service anymore? Is that it!?
*coughs* Okay, no more angsting for today. Let's have a bit of fun with the meme that missmollyetc
tagged me for...and try not to embarrass myself in the process. >_<Name five fictional characters you'd have sex with.*sighs* I don't think I'd have sex with *anybody* on a whim, but just for the sake of argument, people that I admire and/or don't seem too weird.
In no particular order:
1) Night from Absolute Boyfriend
- Might as well use him for his intended purpose, and he was almost unbearably cute besides. :P
2) Dana Scully from The X-Files
- Totally loved her character. She could have me any day of the week.
3) Major Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Loved her character, too. I must have a thing for strong women. ^^;
4) Shigure from Fruits Basket
- If we could just figure out the whole hugging bit...I know what you're thinking. I like dogs, but not in *that* way. ^_~
5) Uh-oh...my mind's totally blanking out...
I won't tag anyone since I figure I'm, like, the last person on earth to do this; if you want to, be my guest.
And lastly, the latest book devoured:Man about Town
by Mark Merlis
You'll be excused if you think this is going to be senator/Congressional advisor slash. (Politician slash. Wonder how many people are cringing while reading this right now?) The cover and the first dozen pages or so definitely point in that decidedly unsavory direction. The novel is actually about the middle-aged Joel, who, after being dumped by his significant other of fifteen years, decides to go find himself, or rather, the man in a picture that he obsessed over at the age of fourteen. In the process, we get plenty of great detail of Washington D.C. and politics, as well as a heart-sinking bill (hopefully not real) to deny those infected with HIV Medicare. Everything is render in stark terms, from Joel's passion for unhealthy food and corresponding paunch, to unflinching discussion of racism. Yet there were times that I was laughing aloud. I was more impressed with this book than I was with the earlier An Arrow's Flight
; the entire work is more mature, and not because the hero is older than the wet-behind-the-ears Pyrrhus. Merlis works better in totally real locales; his descriptions of New Jersey and its corporate drug giants were right on, not surprising as he lives in nearby New Hope, PA. (Me: "The author of this book I just finished lives in New Hope!" Mom: "Is he gay?" Me: "Umm...yeah." Mom: "Figures.") His depiction of affluent gay life in middle age is unflinching as well, the accompanying pyschology both sad and sympathetic. Though I'm not quite certain where exactly the author wants Joel to be by the end, the journey was very worth it.
Hopefully, my order of manga will come by the end of this week and rescue me from all of these deep, literary thoughts... :P