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Where the (Censored) Is My Happy Ending?

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Imagine how we’d have felt if we never found out whether Han Solo got rescued after being encased in carbonite. And how about if it was left up in the air whether Marty McFly ever rescued Doc from past? If Jack Sparrow ever escaped his fate? If Neo ever stopped the sentinels from reaching Zion? Or who was responsible for the Reavers in Firefly? Does Bella ever bangs the werewolf instead of the sparkly vampire? I totally would! And just whatever did happen to Johnny Rico after Starship Troopers? Er…skip that last one. The point is that we have this inherent want, need and desire to see a story through. If there’s a cliffhanger, then we want the sequel. We want a beginning, middle and end. I do.

Remembering the Childhood Magic of What Once Was as It Appears Again

Monday, May 28th, 2012

“Remember when you were a kid…” Ah, nostalgia. Faygo pop (or soda as some of you freaky people call it) was never as good as the regular soft drinks, but it did come in a huge variety of flavors. So did Town Club if I recall. And, really, it was the colors you were buying, wasn’t it? People often tend to buy food based on its color and if they think it ‘looks’ good, it might therefore taste good. God only knows the damage I did to my poor kidneys back then with all that food coloring, only who ever thought about that? It was the magic of childhood. We lose it at some point and while many of us attempt to keep in touch with our inner child, many don’t and then they die. You know…years later, but they do die. I find this peculiar only because I’ve been watching Alzheimer’s revert my father back to a child and I see some of that magic returning.

This isn’t going where you thought it was, huh? It might for a little bit. Stick with me here.

Classic Blog Post: Into The Lair of the Grandmonster (Day 1)

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Original Publication Date: 1/26/09
Commence Recording

Kage’s Vacation Log Date 1/24/09

After a long week playing host to the former Honorable United Hong Kong Ambassador of Goodwill & International Relations (aka my mother-in-law), I admit to looking forward to my upcoming travels and the peace and quiet. Mostly the quiet. The former ambassador is used to having to communicate a great deal of information in a very short period of time. This includes accessing a given situation, analyzing potential outcomes, determining variables and arriving at a conclusion amenable to all parties. Her communication since she retired simply consists of speaking. Lots and lots of speaking. Oh, God…the speaking!

MotorCity Comicon Weekend 2012: A Shirtless Jason Statham Is a Good Jason Statham (Part 2)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Honorable husband called me verbose once. Just once. It only took one time, then I managed to get my hands on some incriminating evidence. He won’t be calling me that again anytime soon. Well, at least not for another 16 months, then he’ll be free and clear to call me that once again. You people have NO idea what it’s like to be married to a half Asian. Not only does he understand ancient Chinese secrets that poor gweilos like me don’t, he also understands gweilo psychology because he’s half gweilo himself and overcome it. Yes, he’s suppressed those genes and understands my own. It’s scary. I thought he just wanted in my jeans. I was apparently wrong. Anyway, where were we? Oh, yes. Day two of our weekend that includes a shirtless Jason Statham and some highly harrowing laser tag battles.

Right. Shall we get to it then? (more…)

MotorCity Comicon Weekend 2012: Fondling My Twin Peaks (Part 1)

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Just how much can you pack into a weekend? You’d be surprised. Between my husband and my friends, I don’t think I’ve had a short vacation where I’d come away feeling refreshed and rested in fifteen years. And no, I’m not whining and crying. I’m just pointing out the obvious. It’s also only fair to say the tradeoff from not getting any rest is the sheer amount of fun we have! Take the past four days with my best friend from college and his girlfriend. We had phenomenal homemade food, delightful food prepared for us at exceptional restaurants, rubbed elbows with a few celebrities, shopped, watched a couple of movies and kicked a little ass playing laser tag. And don’t think for a second we weren’t completely and utterly exhausted at the end of each evening.

Now you can feel sorry for us.

Classic Blog Post: Happy Holiday Double Entendre

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Original Publication Date: 11/24/08

Happy pre-holidays!

Or as they say in Sweden, “Gersh gurndy morn-dee burn-dee, burn-dee!” Quite literally, that translates into English as “Gersh gurndy morn-dee-dee burn, burn-dee”.  I know.  I used an online translation site.

And being that it’s the holidays, I must confess that I’m overtaken with the urge to give.  “Tis’ better to give than to receive.”  Of course, in my community, that’s what we call a double entendre.

Ever Wonder What’s Up With Male Celebrities and Boobage?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Stop me if you’ve had this happen to you before. You’re somewhere with other people and you’re being absolutely delightfully social. Your friends are overjoyed that you’re not acting like your typical prickish self, you haven’t pissed anybody off, people are laughing and not at your expense and the hours are passing phenomenally. Naturally, that’s when it happens. A male celebrity walks in, usually one you’re not interested in accompanying back to his room…because you know that would happen if you winked…and the folks around you take notice. You remember you have something important you wanted to discuss with him regardless of whether or not you’ve met him before, and since security isn’t around, you wait for the opportunity to present itself. It does. You walk up. You open your mouth. You speak. It’s brilliant. And he responds with, “Wow! Those are huge!”

No, he’s not referring to your balls. He’s referring to the hooters on the girl closest to you.

Some Boys Just Want To Be Butt Pirates In Space

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Anyone notice it’s gotten a little serious around here lately? Sorry about that. Between a friend passing away and my thoughts on President Obama’s announcement on gay marriage, things have been acting stereotypically drama drama drama. Let’s step away from that for a moment. Uh…so many things I could start with here…so maybe I should pick a juicy one. Anybody up for some chat about butt pirates? Er…maybe I should qualify that question. Really, it’s not what you think. Or is it?

Classic Blog Post: The Quickie

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Greetings and salutations!

Just a quick update and I say quick because I’m on cold medication, packing, cooking and trying to finish an episode of CSI.  Pookie and I are off to Palm Springs tomorrow for their Pride Fest.  It’s a 2-day book signing and I’ll be in the company of Christopher Rice (I’ve even read “The Snow Garden”), Leslie Jordan (from Will & Grace) and many others.  It’s the first time I’ve heard of so many gay authors being in one place for a Pride Fest, so I’m really looking forward to this.  Am also looking forward to spending a few quality days with Pookie in a hotel waiting on him hand and foot. Then, of course, there was this…

An Endorsement For Gay Marriage To Keep You Awake At Night

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I’ve been having a little trouble lately coming with what I think are quality ideas for blog posts. It’s a tiny bit of a struggle after writing a certain amount on a regular basis, but then OutlantaCon gave me a few nuggets I could see working with and expanding on. I had the perfect one for today! And then President Obama announced his support for same sex marriage. Well, shit. What I thought about writing is going to have to wait because I had a pretty emotional response to the announcement. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little scared.