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Out of the Mouths of the Butt Pirates: Angelia Sparrow

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

I love writing sequels, which is why I’ve already got a second episode of the Spacehunters series in mind. However, one thing I hadn’t considered that fellow author Angelia Sparrow did was the serial. What an absolutely perfect idea for an anthology like Butt Pirates in Space, which is meant to encompass a throwback to the science fiction days of yore with a camp sensibility! And who better to tell you about her latest, Pride of the Rangers, and what she wants it to bring to the Butt Pirates universe?

Out of the Mouths of the Butt Pirates: Shae Connor

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Happy Monday to you! Kage here and VERY much looking forward to an exciting week. Why? Because not only is my bum still completely flawless and a sight to behold…and, you know, actually hold, but the Butt Pirates in Space anthology was released! I am one of five authors contained in this classic, gay, campy romp through the Science Fiction universe and I thought it might be fun to ask the contributors if they’d like to offer up a little behind-the-scenes scoop on how their story came to be. First up, the lovely, adorably Heavenly Shae Connor about her story, “What to Expect When Your Boyfriend Is Expecting.”

Classic Blog Post: The Direction $hit Rolls

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 2, 2009

This blogging thing is seriously feast or famine with me. Either nothing comes to mind (in which case people start calling me McLeod) or it all comes flooding out. I do want to preface this one by saying that I’m feeling bluntly honest about quite a bit today, so consider yourself warned. The bad words are going to fly.

What We Leave Behind II: The Postcards

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I couldn’t resist. I thought about it and thought about it after Monday’s blog post and I finally decided to throw caution to the wind, borrow the postcards from my father-in-law’s nightstand for a few hours and type them up. They meant something to him for him to have kept them in such good condition all these years, so I figure they deserve to be preserved in this way, too.

What We Leave Behind

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time at my father-in-law’s house cleaning, sorting, rearranging, playing Tetris with the furniture and generally making myself useful. That’s pretty easy to do since if I wasn’t doing it, it wouldn’t get done. I consider it my full-time job once dad leaves for the day. Fortunately, the hubby is coming for a few days this week and he’ll have his work cut out for him. The funny thing is if I thought he putzed doing things around our flat, he does even more so at the house since that’s where he grew up and that’s where all his memories are. And truth be told, I’ve been rather intrigued with what I’ve come across.

The Face of Gay 31 (Sharita Lira)

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

There are certain people I’ve met who I’d never want to be in a dark alley with if I’d just ticked them off. And then there are people I’d simply never want to be in a dark alley with under any circumstance. Now, there are people I know who voice their opinion quite loudly that they don’t understand how women can be writing m/m romance novels. These same people aren’t afraid to say these things while in the company of those aforementioned female authors. Allow me to now say that I’d rather be in a dark alley with someone I don’t want to be in a dark alley with instead of in that well-lit room with the person who said what he did about those female authors who happen to be in attendance.

Still, it does lead to some interesting discussions, doesn’t it? Welcome to Sharita Lira’s Face of Gay.

Walkabout: Manhattan

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

So when we last left our self-professed stressed hero, I…er…he was trying to figure out where to go in order to step away for a bit and relieve the stress. He…er…I did finally settle on such a place; Manhattan. Of all the places I haven’t been, why choose some place I’d visited four times already? I honestly wanted chicken at Bon Chon, a Lobster Burger from Rare and some feelings of security knowing my general surroundings. And, okay, what better place to lose oneself than surrounded by so many other people? The easiest way to make oneself invisible is to put on a pair of earphones. People respect that you don’t want to be bothered then, not that they were going to bother you in the first place. I wasn’t even going to tell anybody where I was going (with the exception of the hubby and my parents). It didn’t quite work out that way.

Dear Self, Let’s Talk About the Last Couple of Months, Shall We?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Dear Self,

Can we talk? No, put the Johnny Sokko DVD case back on the shelf. We can watch it together later. And don’t you dare pick up the Ultraman DVD set instead. Put them all back…right next to Firefly. For now, you and I need to have a conversation that’s been coming on for about three weeks. What do you mean ‘what do you mean?’ Can we please not treat each other like we’re stupid? There’s some crap going on with us lately and I know you’ve noticed that it’s not getting any better. It’s getting worse and neither of us has figured out a way to put a cap on it. So let’s see if we can figure a bit of this out.

CBP: Cheers, Fears and the New Sedaris-Fearing-Gay-Writing Mafia

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Blog, they said, and people will read you.

Blog frequently, they said, or people will not read you…and instead read someone who actually does blog frequently because those are the rules we just made up since they sound wise and sage-like.

Kinda makes you want to wear an old pair of shoes and put your foot up a sage’s ass, doesn’t it?

Men, Tetris and Living Life By the 4 ‘H’s

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Men are pretty simple creatures, right? And yet I enjoy being one. We didn’t start out this way, though, but then puberty hit and we’ve been living our lives by the 4 ‘h’s ever since; hairy, hungry, horny and huffy. It’s entirely possible that women are the same way. They shave their legs, I’ve seen them eat, they obviously consent to have sex with specific males to procreate, and—you gotta give me this one—have you ever met a woman who wasn’t just a tiny bit psychotic? So yeah, huffy. We live our lives in these four states, sometimes all of them occurring at the same time. I bring this up because I’ve just spent the last week and a half going back and forth from our flat to the house my husband inherited from his father. We’re trying to make a home in a place that’s already a home. And in combining two households, I’ve been experiencing all four states of being while combining the aforementioned households like a frickin’ game of Tetris.