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teh-gandu
15 May 2008 @ 10:18 pm
Pimping the fourth round of lantis_lims You know you want to :)



Even Sharon Stone is bribing telling you to sign up, look at the pretty flower she's offering ;)

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teh-gandu
8th January 2008 12.48


Actor Stephen Fry has said he is not impressed with straight actors who play gay characters.

In a Radio Times interview, the QI host expressed frustration at how straight actors was seen as 'brave' for taking on a gay role.

He said a gay man would never be considered 'brave' if he played an intimate scene with a woman.

Fry's latest role on the small screen is that of solicitor Peter
Kingdom, in the ITV series Kingdom who is single and straight.

"I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen.

"Straight actors can play gay people and they're rather congratulated on it. People say 'Ooh, how brave of you'," said Fry.

He said that no one says to a gay man who plays a straight role, 'How brave of you to kiss that woman, that must have been very difficult for you.'


Fry added: "It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like. And why should it be difficult for a man to kiss another man?

"It's difficult to ride bareback backwards while unicycling, but to kiss someone isn't difficult."

Many straight actors have received praise for playing a gay role, such as Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote and Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.

Fry came out at quite a young age and has continually campaigned for gay equality.

"If you... have had the experiences I have had, not to share them where they can be useful is just mean," he said.

"The obvious case is coming out as a gay man, which I did when it was quite a rare thing to do.

"You think of the average person in the playground who's terrified of being beaten up, or the people who are not in a job like mine, where it doesn't really matter.

"These people need to be reassured that they're not alone and they're not freaks."

I love this man, I really, really do. Stephen Fry, speaks the truth, there is no denying that, and those who beg to differ, are well, frankly idiotic.

How is a straight person portraying a gay character brave?! And, yes, why aren't gay actors praised to the same level as straight actors when they play a straight character?! Are straight actors praised because they are being 'brave' for portraying the wrong?! For portraying someone who is seen as diseased?! For kissing, having sex scenes with a person of the same sex?!

Oh, PLEASE
They are not brave. Brave are those fighting wars, brave are those who come out in spite of the consequences, brave is people who came out back in the 40s-70s, brave are those who come out in countries such as India, and, yes, in this country. Brave are those who stand up against their domestic partners, brave are the ones who report a rape, that they were molested....

Straight actors playing queers is far from brave, for the love of Jesus and all things queers, they are just acting! It is part of their Goddamn job, what is so brave?!

ETA: Switched to public, because I would like to know others views and see whether or not they agree.
 
 
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teh-gandu
22 September 2007 @ 05:01 pm
Pimping lantis_lims-A Last Icon Maker Standing for Stargate: Atlantis. So guys and gals, join and get creative, whilst gushing over the prettiness that is Weir, Ronon and co, as you iconize them.


Now, I am off to burn the England vs US match, so I gush over the pretty women iconize the world's #1 game, that is soccer (along side the opening game of the NFL, two weeks back---Cowboys vs Gaints).



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teh-gandu
28 February 2007 @ 09:15 pm
Over the past few days, in the UK (around 10-10:30 am) on channel four-which is not a cable channel-they've dealt with issues surrounding gays, coming out, being the "only gay in the village" gay promos.....

Like I told my mom, they should air this at eight-nine pm, when people can actually watch it-she agreed.

At the moment we have two soaps-the only soaps I watch-dealing with gays. ITV1's Emmerdale, which was the first soap to have a gay character (15-20...or something like that years, ago). Anyhow, at the moment we have Paul a wonderful gay man, wonderful drag queen, and then we have Grayson, who is closeted to the outside world, the exception being his wife, his mother and Diane (who found out through no fault of her own).

The second soap: Hollyoaks, where we are introduced to John-Paul, who tried to change himself by dating/sleeping with this one girl who was crazy about him. Only for her, to out him and his straight friend, whom he kissed. As a result, JP's life is thrown upside down, he wasn't ready to come out, bullying at school, being beaten up for been queer.

He takes his sister's boyfriend to a gay bar, for support, only, to have his mother and two/three (I can't recall) of his sisters (he has five sisters) to show up and make things worse, especially his homophobic sister, Mercedes. Who believes that her brother wants to turn her boyfriend queer.

John-Paul's family are supportive, towards the end of the episode we see Mercedes and John-Paul argue, only for Mercedes, to throw a Dolly Parton CD, to show her support, before storming upstairs. It ends with the two of them and JP tell her, how he doesn't want certain cds .

We are also introduced to Chris, a lovable, friendly, crossdresser, bisexual man, who time and time again, gets all this shit thrown in his direction, simply, because of the way he dresses, but, he doesn't take it lying down. He continues to fights.


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Britain has always dealt with issues surrounding the gay world.

Heck, 10 years ago (thereabout), when EastEnders dealt with a straight man falling for a gay man, there was a massive out cry, but the producers and writers went full steam with the storyline.

They also dealt with AIDS/HIV, in the early-mid 90s, and it brought to light all these issues surrounding AIDS/HIV. How straight people can get AIDS, how peoples' bigotry and ignorance, got the better of them. How you can't catch AIDS from touching the same things, etc, etc.

In Hollyoaks, they just dealt with that issue.

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Anyhow, my question.... to all you Yanks, Canadians, Aussies, and anyone who isn't British.

Has a soap or drama in your country, ever dealt with these kind of issues Excluding the gay cable channel-US- and gay dramas, because, that does not count.

I want to know whether or not a straight show-be it drama or soap-has actually dealt with gays, aids, etc, etc.


ETA: I've decided to make this post public, because I'd love to get people's views.
 
 
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teh-gandu
17 July 2006 @ 05:53 pm
Poll #771783 What kind of queer are you?

What kind of queer are you?





I’m thinking of making this public-maybe in a few days I’ll unlock this post, but for now, it’ll remain f-locked. Why? Because, its one of those posts that makes me feel stupider. And yet, I don’t know I feel the need to type this out, in spite of my embarrassment.

This should’ve been added to Saturday’s post, but unfortunately I’d forgotten.

Again, this fits into the stereotypes. Sort of. Actually, this is more to do with the whole: ‘what kind of fag you are’.

What if you’re like me-highly unlikely-and you don’t fit into any type? Seriously, I do not fit into *any* type. Sure, I could try the typical butch look, but, seeing as how I don’t want to go into the whole cardiac arrest, I’d rather not take that risk ;)

And I’ve read-can’t recall where-that if you don’t specifically identity yourself whether you’re butch, Twinkie, er, Lipstick Lesbian…any kind of queer basically, that the gay community will reject you, is that actually true? And, lets face it the whole Indian community will reject me once I’ve officially come out…which won’t be for a long time. The community will shun my family and that’s what worries me, y’know? Believe me, Indians are the ultimate in the whole bitchy and back-stabbing category.

So, I was just wondering do any of you guys know anyone who is in the same situation?

And why do we have to identity ourselves? I mean sure, it makes life easier…I’m guessing, but other than that…is there a real need? Why can’t it just be: ‘I’m just gay, pure and simple.’ Yes, there are people who *like* to identify themselves and show the rest of the world their true colours, I guess. But, again, what about those of us who a) don’t know which category we fit in, b) fail to fit into any of the categories, c) just really don’t give a damn.
 
 
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teh-gandu
15 July 2006 @ 12:37 am
The reason why I’ve decided to make this post public is simple: I would like to know whether or not you fit the stereotype of being gay or more specifically looking gay.

Stereotypes can at times affect us all and at times it can be annoying. Whether the stereotype is due to your ethic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation…. It does have some kind of effect on a person. And in spite of times changing there are those who still hold rather stereotypical views. And yes, that does include whether or not a person looks gay enough to be allowed into gay clubs/bars, etc.

I will raise my hands and say that I look far from gay. Hell, I know for a fact that I look straight and the fact that I dress too hetro, certainly doesn’t help matters. Neither doesn’t being Indian. Why? Because for some reason people have this idea that it is impossible for a person to be gay if you’re Indian. Why?

I will say this: there are times when I wear my rainbow top, necklace, wristband or belt and people do look at me like I’m some kinda freak. Maybe I am a freak *shrugs* Who knows and who cares. Then again, maybe they just think I’m some kind of wannabe. Yes, that must be it. Guess my mom was right...I'm not gay at all. No, I just think I am and I want to be queer because it's fashionable.

I have read/heard that numerous people get turned away from gay clubs simply because they do not look and/or dress gay enough. Why hasn’t society noticed that there are gay men and women who may not appear to be queer but are in fact queer as fuck? It puzzles me, how a GLB person can get turned away from a club for not looking/dressing gay and yet, straight people can get into the club no problems whatsoever. What am I missing?

Why do we all have to look and dress in a certain way just to prove that we are in fact gay? Why does the community/society-gay or straight-fail to notice that we may not want to dress and/or look gay to prove our sexuality.

How many people out there feel this way? Or have had this problem? And how does it make you feel?

And on a final note: am I the only person who does not have ‘the gaydar?’ Seriously, there are times when I gawk look at a woman-straight or gay-and immediately ‘detect’ whether or not she is straight or gay. But then there are times-and this more so-when I look at a woman and find myself at a complete loss as to whether she is indeed queer or straight. And for those who do have the ‘gaydar’ any ‘tips’ on to improve my rather dead gaydar. Yes, I’m aware of the whole: ask a stupid question get a stupid answer. But not all of us are fortunate to have one.
 
 
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teh-gandu
11 July 2006 @ 03:10 pm
Weir ficathon:

username:
email:
request one: this can include a scenario, pharse or four/five prompts. AUs and crossovers-with any fandom-are allowed two max.
request two: see above
request three: see above
request four: see above
what you will not write:
what you do not want in your fic:
Back up writer:

Rules:

1) No character bashing
2) Please do not request the same pairing for all four requests. One request must be gen and/or have another pairing. This way the person receiving your request has something they can work with.
3) Your fic must be beta read.
4) 1000 words minimum.

Example:

username: teh_gandu
email: angelic_mand@livejournal.com
request one: Weir/Teyla post The Gift.
request two: A typical poker night. Gen.
request three: Friendship fic: Weir, McKay, Sheppard and Radek reminiscing about their childhood/college years.
request four: The Long Goodbye. What if McKay hadn't overridden the controls in time? What would be the repercussions? Gen or Weir/Teyla or Weir/Heightmeyer.
what you will not write: Sheppard/Weir, Sheppard/Weir/McKay, fluff, non-con or bashing of character.
what you do not want in your fic: see above.
Back up writer: yes


sign-ups: 11-25th July.
assignments handed out by: 8/1/06
deadline: 26th September.

You'll have eight weeks in which to finish your fic.

It should be noted that you will only have to write one of the requests. However, if you want to write all four requests feel free to do so.

Thank you claudiasharon for your help. And thank you for saying that you'll help me wiith the handing out of assignments. You're a doll.

Comments will be screened. And feel free to pimp around.
 
 
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teh-gandu
16 May 2006 @ 08:57 pm
Feel free to ignore...I just need this for me and I am going to drag my cousins to at least one gay bar...

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