14Oct/100

Things That Make You Go “Huh?”

RECOVERED

First, welcome to the blog section of my website! I’ve been blogging on MySpace, Facebook and AuthorsDen for a while now, but just never had a blog added to my own site. So, now I do (duh!) and I’ll be adding new blogs to it on an irregular basis, plus adding older blogs that folks have liked over time to cover my smooth, shapely ass during those irregular basis moments. See how this works?

What have I been up to? It’s October, so lots of relaxation watching horror movies while Pookie is overseas visiting his grandmother. Speaking of her wickedness, I was looking for something to watch last night, came across a disc called “The Evil,” thought it was a documentary on her that might contain some dirt and…well, it wasn’t. It was an old Richard Crenna movie, but it was still pretty good!

I’m also looking forward to meeting some folks in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago at book signings over the next two weeks who I’ve been chatting with online for a couple of years now. This is the fun part of promoting a book and I’m hoping it gives me a kick in the bum since I’m two months behind turning in the next one. My bad.

Beyond all that, a friend of mine joked the other day and called me an activist. Huh? My first thought was hell to the no! I’m not an activist and if I am, I’m a lazy activist. But I don’t think I am. An activist that is. Yes, I speak my mind and I have fairly definite ideas about certain things these days, but activist? Naa.

If there’s something to be an activist about these days, though, it would most likely have to do with string of suicides from bullying. Personally, bullying regardless of one’s sexual orientation needs to be dealt with. That aside, I was rather shocked to see Family Research Council President Tony Perkins blame the gay community for the gay suicides because “Some homosexuals may recognize intuitively that their same-sex attractions are abnormal — yet they have been told by the homosexual movement, and their allies in the media and the educational establishment, that they are ‘born gay’ and can never change,” he wrote. “This — and not society’s disapproval — may create a sense of despair that can lead to suicide.”

That’s almost a WTF as opposed to a huh.

Paging Tony Perkins. The proctologist called. They found your head!

Celebrities started a YouTube campaign to get the word out about the bullying issue and other organizations have stepped up to the plate as well. The strangest addition is an iPhone application that MTV introduced that allows folks to write in and share stories about how they’re being bullied. Wait…how does that help a potentially suicidal teen exactly? How does that help solve the problem? It’s a little unclear to me, so if you happen to know, please drop me a comment or e-mail and let me know. It’s also a little unclear to me what MTV does these days. Didn’t they used to play music videos?

Huh.

So that’s the latest and greatest. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation is still in the Top 5 on Fictionwise, but Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell seems to have dropped way off. Not quite sure why other than it’s listed under two genres, so maybe their site is acting a little funky. Either way, I’ve had enough folks inquire about a sequel to convince me to go ahead and start one as soon as I’m done writing the third Andy book.

Until next week!

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Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the novella Falling Awake (also to be re-published under his real name), and the upcoming Falling Awake II: Revenant.

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