Friday, October 31, 2008

My first experience with internet dating

The following took place in another time, in another world…a little under a decade ago.

We met in a chat room and got on very well right away. The next few months were spent chatting on instant messenger, writing each other long emails and eventually talking on the phone. I really liked her, but I was not looking for a relationship.

In fact, the whole notion of finding love via the internet seemed a little silly to me. We joked about that a lot, about those weird folks hooking up in the chat room we met. How people could fall in love without ever having met seemed a complete mystery.

As time went by and we continued to spend a lot of time talking to each other I started to get a little curious about what it would be like to meet. We discussed meeting up and wondered if what we would do and how it would be, however, we did not actually make plans to have a real life meeting.

That is, until summer came around and she mentioned that her parents were going on holiday. It would be the perfect opportunity for me to come visit and stay at her house.

I thought about it for a while, wondering if I should really get on a plane to go visit a girl I had never met before. I then decided that I had come to know her well enough to trust her. Moreover, because we had spend so much time talking to each other I really wanted to see if we would get on in real life just as well.

So I agreed to go visit her. I still did not think we would get romantically involved, it was just going to be a friendly visit. Or so I thought.

From the minute we met, we got on splendidly. We talked non-stop about anything and everything. We also laughed a lot. She had the most amazing smile, that lid up her entire face. All day we hung out, we had a great time.

At night we relaxed, and had a few drinks. I suddenly realized I really liked her. A lot. As it turned out, she felt the same way about me. I ended up staying the entire week at her house. We had an amazing time. By the time I had to go home again I was totally in love with her.

In the end we were together for only a few months, but while we were together it was amazing. I never thought anything like that would happen to me. It sure changed my opinion about internet romances.

Sometimes I think about her still, wondering what she is doing with her life and whether she might be thinking of me too.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

YouTube Thursday: Favourite Ellen moments

I heart Ellen.

I used to watch her comedy series way back when, long before I even knew she was a lesbian. I can’t say I regularly catch her talk show, but I do catch up on You Tube or on her website now and then.

I love the way she acts, her sense of humour and the way she interacts with guests. I so do not care about talk shows, but if I were forced to watch one, I would surely pick the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Here are some of my favourite guests and moments from the show…

Ellen vs Allison Janney…


Lauren Graham…
I heart her and she and Ellen have great chemistry


Tina Fey….because it’s Tina Fey…


Ellen’s monologue: Stuff she likes


Kate Walsh…

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is there anything not on Wikipedia?

Do you ever wonder what life would look like without the internet? Sometimes I find it hard to believe that a little over a decade ago, I had never surfed the net and I had not even written an email.

In fact, when I started college, computers scared me and all I could do was type simple text on a blue screen (Wasn’t DOS and Word Perfect fun?) that I would then print with a crappy matrix printer and stable together. Oh those were the days.

These days, anything you could possibly want to know (as so so much more) you can find on the internet. The greatest source of information is probably Wikipedia. No, I’m not saying the best or the most original…but they do seem to have info on just about anything.

I was bored the other day (or truthfully, I did not feel like working) so I decided to find out just what you can and cannot find on Wikipedia.

Apparently, the English version of Wikipedia has entries on both my country, the town I live in, the nature nearby, as well as all the dirty industry. You can find the place I work, the neighbourhood I am moving to, the party I vote for and even all of my favourite websites.

I can’t say all the stuff I found on there was accurate, but it was close enough. For example, if you are unfamiliar wit the city of Amsterdam, this will give you a pretty good idea. However, if I shared with you my excitement over one of our traditional dishes stamppot, Wikipedia might not be the place to look for it.

I tried so hard to find things that are not on Wikipedia, but I wasn’t very successful. Ok so I found a few things that should have entries on there, like eurOut (which I am sure they will have very soon), but basically anything you can think of is there.

Is more always better? Clearly not….but still. I am a big Wikipedia fan. Sure, it has its flaws but I love how it’s all just there, waiting for someone to look for it…

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Movies I’ve seen too many times: Pretty Woman

Let me start by saying this is definitely NOT one of my favourite movies. In fact, I do not really care much about it at all. However, I have probably seen it at least 20 times.

Why? You might ask. Well, let me tell you. Pretty woman has probably been shown on TV at least 10 times, but more importantly, one of my friends used to be obsessed with it. She loved this movie so much that when she bought it on DVD she watched it over and over and over again. Unfortunately, I was often around when she did.

I suppose it isn’t such a crap movie, I just don’t like the way it glamorizes prostitution. Moreover, I never could quite understand why anyone would fall head over heals with Richard Gere.

Anyways, there are probably not a lot of people who have never heard of Pretty Woman. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last two decades: Pretty Woman is the hugely successful 1990 romantic comedy about a prostitute named Vivian (played by Julia Roberts), who is hired by a wealthy businessman named Edward (played by Richard Gere), and against all odds the two of them end up falling madly in love with each other.

The movie begins with Edward stopping to ask for directions on Hollywood Boulevard. Vivian thinks he is trying to find a date and walks over to him. She then decides to jump into his car and offers to personally show him where he needs to go. Edward in turn offers to hire her for an hour, which after an awkward conversation turns into a whole night at his luxurious hotel suite.

The next day Edward's lawyer calls him to tell him he has an important meeting that evening and he should bring a date. Edward decides it might be convenient to keep Vivian around for a while longer and he hires her to spend the week with him.

Vivian and Edward’s business relationship quickly develops into friendship. They go on several dates and spend their evenings having deep and meaningful conversations with each other. Despite her experience as a prostitute, Vivian finds herself falling in love with Edward.

This is of course the least realistic part of the movie, because in the harsh real world hookers would not be very likely to fall in love with their Johns, even if they do happen to look like Richard Gere.

Pretty woman is definitely not my favourite movie, but it is kinda fun to watch. However, as I already mentioned, it is also a very unrealistic story and I hate how this movie glamorizes prostitution. Prostitutes working Hollywood Boulevard do not usually end up living happily ever after with rich businessmen.

Do you actually love this movie? Please tell me WHY, because I think I’m missing the point.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Whatever happened to…Alex Parks?

In 2003, I was watching a fun little show called Fame Academy on BBC. Fame Academy was like a cross between Pop idol, X Factor and Big Brother, where a group of hopefuls learned how to be great singers and songwriters while all living in a house together and being filmed 24/7. Unlike most of the contestants of talent shows these days, these guys actually had some talent.

One of the contestants was Alex Parks, who was supposed to go to clown school (yes, seriously), but her dad entered her into Fame Academy instead. Alex stood out from the start, not only because of her unique style and outspoken demeanour, but also because of her amazing voice. Week after week she received both the jury’s praise as well as the audience’s vote.

Read the entire article here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Song of the week: D12-How come

Unusual choice?
Well, I don't want you guys to think I am only into alternative rock.
Besides, it's a great song about friendships that go sour (Oi! Don't roll your eyes at me!)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

There once was a land called Callica…

There once was a land called Callica, where two smart, hot and funny women on one of my fave TV show made said TV show even more awesome by falling for each other.

Remember this?



At least, that is what they had us thinking for months. They would notice each other, like what they saw and they would have a little romance….or a little sex…or perhaps even both.

I did not expect much more. Hell, in this soap opera like drama show like Grey’s Anatomy, you take what you can get. It is all about the drama, and thus, there is nothing more boring and drama free than a happy relationship.

BUT. I did expect them to at least have a nice little cute fling. Especially, since the writers have been going on for months and months how they wanted to portray this relationship realistically and respectfully.

Or something like that. They even talked to GLAAD and “real lesbians” to find out just how it all works. Why did they even bother?

Wonder what the hell I am going on about? Well, you probably haven’t seen this week’s episode. This episode should have been called TOTAL BS.

Think I am overreacting? Watch this next clip.



Yep, that’s right. Callie is so infatuated with Erica that having sex with her was so disappointing and awkward, she needs to go to Sloan to get some advice on how to give good oral. This would be bad enough, had he (former sex buddy and very creepy manwhore) just given her some friendly advice. But no, he actually has to give her a life demonstration.

WTF???

Even if you were in need of some sex tips, would you really ask a guy how to have sex with a woman? And even if you would, would you actually let the guy show you by having sex with him?

Apparently, Callica is not really a land where Sapphic dreams are made….but instead a land where straight men can get off on two straight women’s 5 minute gay fling.

This is really pissing me off. And no, not because I’m a serious humourless lesbian. Just that I was promised a nice honest romance and instead I get this BS.

Let me warn you, there’s more BS to come next week….

Are you still watching?

Friday, October 24, 2008

That’s a very feminine handbag

I heart my straight female friends, I really do. The only problem is that most of them are so damn girly. There is nothing wrong with that of course, if only they could just accept the fact that I am not like that.

Most of them I have known since college, so you would think by now they would know that I do not enjoy: dressing up, make up, facials, glitters, shiny things, bright colours, slumber parties, chick flicks, dancing, boys, Johnny Depp (that’s one they truly refuse to believe), shopping, hand bags, skirts, dresses, pantyhose, high heels, decorative anything, plants, flowers, wellness weekends (or any other place where complete strangers either have to see you naked or touch you and not in a sexy way), chocolate (yes, really), perfume, nail polish or any combination of these things.

(I’m pretty sure there’s even more that I have forgotten about).


Not pretty

My sister isn’t much better. Not only does she refuse to accept that I do not like any of the above, she also keeps trying to convince me to purchase stuff from the above list. I think it freaks her out a little that my taste in most things is exactly the same as her boyfriend.

I’m not sure I get why this freaks her out. I know she does not like it when I want things that are not girly or feminine, especially if she deems them ugly. But what is the problem, really? I mean, it never bothers me the way she keeps buying all this horrible bright and shiny girly crap.

Pretty


The other day we were in a shoe shop where I really liked almost every shoe they had and she managed to point to the only pair that I hated. It was a black sneaker with a bright shiny white/silver stripe on the side. Seriously?

At least she was making an effort by dragging me into that shop with “guys’ shoes”. That is more than I can say about a friend of mine who recently proclaimed in all seriousness and surprise: “That’s a very feminine handbag!” Meaning, what the hell happened to you? Is there hope yet?

*Shakes head*

Thursday, October 23, 2008

YouTube Thursday: Favourite good bad movies

Here are some of my favourite good bad movies. With that I mean the kind of movies that you know are bad, but in a really good way. I love watching good bad movies and I hope I can get you excited about some of them as well.

I’m a big fan of the so-called “attack of the killer..” series. Ok they are not really a series, but there’s lots of them around…killer bees, killer snakes etc. My all time favourite though is Attack of the killer tomatoes:

Who doesn’t like to watch people get attacked by killer tomatoes? And yes, this movie is ten times weirder than the trailer makes you think.

Nowhere (1997):
It’s bad, it’s weird, it’s over the top: It has dumb high school bimbos (played by no other than Shannon Doherty and Rose McGowen), aliens and no plot.


Tankgirl:
Again, this movie is bad, weird and over the top but in totally different ways than Nowhere. Also, this movie rocks because I think Tankgirl herself is kinda hot.


Finally, I know I have already plugged it a lot, but this list just isn’t complete without my favourite Evil clown movie,Clownhouse:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to make fake blood

Now that Halloween is coming up again, I thought I’d share with you some tips and suggestions on how to make fake blood.

Oh c’mon, just admit you have always wanted to make fake blood! If not, maybe you do after you’ve read how easy it is (in case you do actually follow my suggestions and attempt to make fake blood, do let me know how it turned out. I’d especially love to hear if you ended up with a big stinky mess).

Whether you are preparing for Halloween, playing a vampire in a local stage production or are about to attend a horror dress up party, you might look a lot scarier if you add some fake blood to our outfit. You can buy fake blood at most party supply stores, but it is just as easy to make it by yourself.



Here are a few recipes for fake blood, divided into fake blood you can eat made mainly out of food and so-called movie set blood made out of inedible chemicals. I would suggest you keep the inedible stuff away from kids or drunken adults.

Do keep in mind that regardless of the type of fake blood you use it is bound to get a little messy. In addition, remember that you might have to experiment a little bit with the exact amounts of all the ingredients in order to get your mixture to actually look like real blood.

Edible fake blood

In a bowl mix one part of water with three parts of corn syrup. Then add red food colouring by stirring it through the mixture. Add as much as needed to make it look like real blood. It also helps to add a little blue food colouring to give it a more realistic shade.

Now your mixture needs to be thickened, which you can do by adding some chocolate syrup or flour. Let it sit for about ten minutes in order for it to thicken some more.

If you really want to be able to eat and enjoy the fake blood you are putting on yourself, you can also make peanut butter or jelly variants. You can easily add some peanut butter to the above mixture and leave out the flour instead.

Do make sure you use creamy instead of chunky peanut butter or it will get really gross. For jelly blood mix some glycerine with a cube of strawberry jelly and a packet of gelatine. Add some red food colouring, stir and let it sit. This will not give you such realistic looking blood as the other recipe, but it might be a lot nicer to eat for little kids.

Movie blood

In a bowl mix one part of water based motor or radiator lubricant with three parts of water based hair gel. Now add half as much red food colouring as there is liquid in the bowl. Also add a little bit of chocolate syrup in order to achieve the right colour of blood. If your mixture is not drippy enough you can add a little hand sanitizer.

Unlike edible fake blood, this stuff is not sticky nor is it enjoyable to ingest so be careful. If you are planning on actually filming your movie blood make sure it is slightly darker than real blood otherwise it will end up looking very fake.

Have fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TV shows you should own on DVD: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I am currently in the midst of watching Seasons 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for what I think is probably the 4th or 5th time. At least. It’s one of my favourite shows and I never ever get tired of watching it.

Buffy was the first TV show I bought on DVD. In fact, I bought all six seasons at once (Season 7 hadn’t come out yet) and most people laughed at me when I told them. In turn, I told them they did not know what they were missing.


If you are like my silly friends, please read on and I hope I can persuade you to check out the series. For all of you who already know how awesome BTVS is: Do you own all seasons on DVD yet?

If not, why not? Go buy them now! I promise you won’t regret it.

Here’s part of a review I wrote about Buffy a while back for Helium:

Buffy the vampire slayer is the greatest TV show of all time, or at least it is my all-time favourite show. It is an American cult television series created by Joss Whedon, who is also responsible for other great TV series like Angel and Firefly.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was based on the 1992 movie of the same name and aired from 1997 until 2003, lasting an impressive seven seasons. During those seven seasons, we followed the life and adventures of Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), a vampire slayer who is chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons and the forces of darkness.


She battles the demons and vampires with the aid of her Watcher Rupert Giles (played by the awesome Anthony Steward Head), who trains and guides her, and her friends, who are also known as the Scooby gang.


The Scooby gang consists of Buffy’s best friends Xander and Willow. Xander is a funny guy, and also a bit of a loser. Willow is a big but lovely geek, who over the course of the seasons turns into a very powerful lesbian Witch.

In the first few seasons, the Scooby gang also includes Cordelia, one of those superficial popular girls, and Oz, Willow’s boyfriend, who also happens to be a werewolf. In later seasons, these characters are replaced by Anya, a former Vengeance demon and Xander’s girlfriend, and Tara, Willow’s girlfriend and also a powerful Witch.

Other recurring characters in the show include Faith, a second vampire slayer who was brought forth when vampire slayer Kendra was killed. Faith quickly turns into a bad slayer, goes rogue and ends up in jail.

Even though Buffy is supposed to kill all the vampires, she also has a thing for them. Over the course of the series, she first falls for Angel, a tortured vampire with a soul, who is trying to make up for all the bad things he has done.

A few seasons later, she becomes strangely attached to Spike, a not so nice vampire, who eventually also gets his soul back in order to prove to Buffy how much he loves her.

The series’ stories revolve around Buffy and her friends and their struggle against supernatural evil. More so than about fighting evil, however, the show focuses on all the characters and their complicated social lives.


Over the course of seven seasons, everyone goes through quite a few crushes, some happy times, but especially a lot of misery. Characters get their hearts broken, discover that the world is not a happy place after all, and some people even die.

The first three seasons are all about high school, starting of with a very clear high school is hell concept in the first season. Quickly the focus moves away from the Beastie of the week, to all the emotional ties and developments between the lead characters.

The remainder of high school is spend on an emotional rollercoaster, with the occasional dooming apocalypse. The following four seasons focus on the college years, where things start to change a little bit, and our main characters slowly learn how to live as grown ups in the adult world.

Like I said, I love Buffy and it is definitely my favourite show. I am not alone in this, as Buffy was a very popular show, and still remains so to this day, with fans all over the world, and many websites, merchandise, comic books and so forth.

The show is not for everyone, but if you enjoy sci-fi, mystery or just good stories with well-written characters, you are going to love Buffy the vampire slayer.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lesbians on your TV this week...

Have you been paying attention to your TV lately?

This is why I heart Grey's Anatomy:


Thirteen's awesome hot make out session on House:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Moving and awesome new apartments

As I mentioned earlier in the week I have been rather busy moving. Well, actually I am still far away from the actual moving. So far I have mainly spent organising everything for my new apartment and decorating it.

And when I say decorating, I mainly mean wallpaper stripping and painting. Have I mentioned how clumsy I am? Not only that, but I seem to be incapable of doing most jobs around the house no matter how simple.

Still, I am very happy to say that so far I haven’t managed to do anything that bad. Sure, I am covered in bruises and band aids and my muscles are so sore I can hardly walk, but my apartment is still in one peace.

What makes everything so stressful (or at least time consuming) is the fact that my new apartment is on the other side of the country than where I am currently living. Good thing the Netherlands is a rather small country. But still. It’s a pain in the ass.

It is all worth it though, because my new apartment is awesome. Or at least it will be once I’m finished with it. It’s nice and big and most importantly; it’s all mine! I’ve enjoyed living with my roommate for the last 9 months or so, but I can’t wait to have everything all to myself again.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Good bad or just bad horror movies: Venom

I generally enjoy a good thriller or horror movie, good being the operative word here. The 2005 horror movie Venom isn’t one of those. It is not even a movie of the good bad variety, but instead it is just a really bad movie.

I liked the premise of the movie: Dead guy coming back to kill random people because of some voodoo stuff gone wrong. Little did I know that that was also the entire plot of the movie. I am not exaggerating, in the first ten minutes of the movie some guy dies and then comes back and starts killing random people for no apparent reason.


It is not even explained why this is all happening until more than half way through the film. Even then, all we are told is that it has to do with voodoo and that the dead guy apparently is now filled with the evil of tens or hundreds of bad men who once lived.

C’mon, I need a little more than that. Well, actually sometimes I do not need much more than that as long as the movie is scary or suspenseful. Unfortunately, Venom is neither. Everything is unbelievably predictable, and all the scenes where people are killed are so very boring that even the grossness of it all couldn’t amuse me.

Moreover, the constant hysterical screaming of the girls who were chased by the evil dead guy were more annoying than justified. That brings me to an important question: Why is it that faced with imminent danger and possible death, every girl’s reaction in a movie is to scream their guts out?

How is that possibly going to help them? Are they trying to irritate the bad guy to death? It is not as if it is a necessary response. Look at all the guys, they aren’t screaming! They are trying their best to get the F away from the danger.

To sum it up: If you are looking for a fun thriller to watch, Venom isn’t it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

YouTube Thursday: No on Proposition 8 ads

Here are some of the latest ads to make sure everyone in California votes NO on proposition 8 this coming November.


In case you have been living under a rock, this is the proposition to ban gay marriage forever. Or in other words, to take away again the right for homosexuals to marry in California.



I think it is a very crazy and scary idea that enough people could actually vote in favour of it.

Moreover, I think it is totally idiotic people get to vote on it. Marrying someone you love should be a given right, not something everyone else gets to have a say in.



Please vote NO if you are in California or go here to donate your time and money.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fucking Amal: A GOOD lesbian movie

I often hear people complain about the quality of lesbian movies and to be honest, I too have been guilty of moaning about this myself. The problem with lesbian movies is that often the movie does not so much revolve around a great plot, but about the fact that it involves lesbians.

Even though I love to see some gay content in my movies, this itself is not always enough to make a movie enjoyable let alone memorable. I expect more from my movies than the fact that it involves lesbians.

Luckily there are some great queer movies out there which do actually meet those expectations, you just have to know where to find them. One of those movies is Fucking Amal (also known as “Show Me Love” in some parts of the world), a Swedish film from 1998 about two seemingly different teenage girls who go to the same school in a little town called Amal and end up falling in love with each other.

Read my entire review on eurOut.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Moving hell


I'm crazy busy right now with both moving to a new apartment and work, but I promise I'll be back to "entertain" you guys again real soon...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Because you’re hot: Sarah Bettens


I heart Sarah Bettens…and I also think she’s really hot.

These pictures speak for themselves (Also, I’m too busy to write a decent blogpost right now. I’m in the middle of moving hell).










Friday, October 10, 2008

Don’t see it: Drive thru

I heart the idea of Drive Thru. A horror movie that makes fun of Fast Food and Fast Food Clowns is almost a guaranteed good time. Almost. I mean, I heart horror, clowns and when movies make fun of stuff, so I thought watching Drive Thru as part of my Clown Night was a great idea.

Oh how wrong I was.

If I had to compare Drive Thru to another movie, I would say it is the same kind of horror movie like Scream, only instead of a scream mask the serial killer is wearing a clowns mask. Unlike the Scream series (which I really enjoyed at the time they came out), however, this movie doesn’t actually have a very good or original plot.

In fact, I would go as far as to say there is nothing very original about Drive Thru. Worse even, it is not even all that scary. The least you should be able to expect from a horror movie is that it is scary or suspenseful. Well, I wasn’t impressed (or scared for that matter).

What did I like about this movie? I enjoyed the first five minutes during which a few unbelievably dumb white gangster wannabees get slaughtered when trying to order something at the evil drive through. Serves them right for being so pathetic.

The second thing I liked about Drive Thru is that the clown is called Horny. There is one particular scene where the evil clown is chasing some dumb defenceless high school girls through the school screaming all kinds of stuff at them, including I’m Horny. That was both very funny and disturbing.

Apart from those two highlights I cannot really say I was all that impressed or amused by this movie. To sum it up: Drive Thru has a bad (or at least very unoriginal) plot, mediocre acting at best, and no really scary bits.

I honestly don’t understand why so many people love this movie. Am I missing something here?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

YouTube Thursday: Cool Dutch Artists

This week I want to share with you some of my fave songs by Dutch artists….Enjoy!

Anouk-Nobody’s wife


Bettie Serveert-Palomine


Within Temptation-Mother earth


Van Dik Hout & Acda en de Munnik-Stil in Mij


Racoon-Love you more

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

This week in gay news…

Have you ever noticed how much LGBT news there has been lately? At least, it seems to me that everyone is talking about lesbians these days…or maybe I am just looking for it more? You tell me.

Anyways, while looking through some of the gay and lesbian related news headlines today I came across a few items that I thought I’d share with you guys. Some because they are funny or cool and some because they are very very stupid and infuriating.

First up a funny one. Salma Hayek was recently interviewed on an Irish talk show, where the host misunderstood her declaration that she was half-Lebanese as her coming out as a lesbian. Of course, Hayek being the cool lady that she is thought the mistake was very funny.
Too bad though, because let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want Salma Hayek on their team?

This weeks How-retarded-can-you-be? news item comes from the UK, where some clergyman has declared that homosexuals should be branded with a warning label just like they do on cigarette packs.

I’m not making this stuff up. The guy actually believes that being gay is just as bad for your health as smoking…or as he put it: "clearly unnatural, a perversion and corruption of natural instincts and affections, and because it is a cause of fatal disease".

Charming, isn’t it?

More positive news comes from recent research that has shown that since legalisation over 11,000 same-sex weddings have been performed in California.

Let’s all make sure those 11,000 happy couples stay happy by supporting the campaign to vote no on Proposition 8. In case you missed it, Californians will be able to vote whether or not “gay marriage” should be banned forever in November.

For more lesbian news, check out the Lesbian News Snatch on eurOut.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Battlestar Galactica Rocks

I just got the third season of Battlestar Galactica in the mail the other day and I am so excited about it. As those of you who have been reading my blog for a while already know, I heart Battlestar Galactica.

Not only because Katee Sackhoff is the hottest woman I have ever seen. And when I say Katee Sackhoff, I really mean Starbuck. Hot hot hot.

BUT I truly also love this show for many other reasons that do not involve hot women. I will not repeat all my reasons (but if you really want to know, you can read some of them here), suffice to say I think BSG rocks and I am so happy to have the third season on DVD.

I wish I did not have to work or had other things to do and I could just watch all the episodes back to back. Seriously, if I had not just started a new job and found myself a new apartment (Yay for me!) I would do just that. I’m not ashamed to admit it, DVD marathons are awesome.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Whatever happened to…: Transvision Vamp

During the late eighties and early nineties there was this British band called Transvision Vamp. I guess they were supposed to be a punk band, although much more punk pop than punk rock. I loved them. I loved them because there was just something about them.
I am not sure what it was though. I know it wasn’t their brilliant song writing or original tunes. Well, come to think of it there songs were pretty original. And pretty bad. But in a fun way. Even today, songs like I want your love and Baby I don’t care are very enjoyable.

C’mon, admit it, you liked listening to those songs, didn’t you?

Anyways, the band split up in the early nineties after which lead singer Wendy James attempted a solo career that wasn’t very successful. I did buy her album entitled Now ain’t the time for your tears and I have to say, it was really quite good.

That probably also had something to do with the fact that Elvis Costello wrote and produced the entire album. Have I mentioned before how much I heart Elvis Costello?

A long time has passed since the early nineties, so I was curious whatever happened to Transvision Vamp and what they are up to these days.

Well, what do you know? Apparently, Wendy James has been in the band Racine for the last few years. Or she is still solo, but she calls herself Racine? I wasn’t totally clear about that part. It doesn’t really matter, because all you need to know that her new stuff sucks. Don’t believe me? Check out her my space page.

No idea what happened to the rest of Transvision Vamp. Couldn’t find out anything about them (and ok I also did not search that hard). I guess they are all back to working their day jobs. If I’m wrong, do let me know. I would love to know if they’re up to anything interesting.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

One of my favourite books reviewed

Over at eurOut-the coolest new lesbian website around-they have just posted my latest blogpost. It’s a book review on one of the greatest books I have read lately called Stay by one of my favourite authors Nicola Griffith.
Not too long ago I told you all about my love for Nicola Griffith, and especially about how much I enjoy her crime novels featuring Aud Torvingen, a hot and dangerous queer Norwegian private investigator. I only talked about the first novel in the series called the Blue Place, but luckily Griffith has written three novels about the sexy PI to date, of which the second one called Stay is definitely my favourite.

Read the entire review here.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

YouTube Thursday: We’re getting nowhere tribute

Last week saw the final episode of We’re getting nowhere, one of my favourite Vlogs on AfterEllen. I’ve had such fun watching these Vlogs week after week for the last year or so.



I was still living in Germany when the WGN vlogs started and back then I had lots of time on my hands, not to mention I was living in a totally non-queer environment, so it was a wonderful way to get weekly dose of gayness.



My life has changed a lot over the last year, but I still found the time to laugh at the antics of the WGN ladies every week. It’s a shame there won’t be any more episodes, but you know what they say, all good things must come to an end.

WGN does the L word


Thanks Karman, Dara and Jill for the laughs.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

You should see it: Clownhouse

As I mentioned last week, I had a Clown night recently. During that night many wonderful (bad) clown horror movies were watched, including my all time favourite Clownhouse.

Clownhouse is the eighties horror movie about a boy named Casey with an extreme fear of clowns. His two older brothers tease him about this a lot, and even decide it is a good idea to take Casey to the circus.

Of course, the clowns totally freak him out. Not only that, but they are mean. Even though he is obviously terrified, one of the circus clowns wants him to join in the act, which makes him run off. Poor Casey.

Things only get worse from there on. You see, the nice older brother tries to convince Casey there really is nothing to be scared of and he is just imagining things. There are no clowns out to get him.

Little do they know that three psychopathic serial killers have just escaped from the local mental institution. For no reason I could figure out (apart from maybe that they are psychopathic serial killers) they decided to kill the circus clowns and then dress up just like them.

That wasn’t fun enough for them yet and now they have decided to break into the house of Casey and his brothers. Why are the psychotic serial killer clowns interested in little boys? Can they smell Casey has clown phobia or is it all a terrible coincidence? Where are the parents to protect this little boy?

These are some of the many questions Clownhouse raises, but unfortunately never answers. This does not change anything about the awesomeness of this movie. Why is it so awesome? You might wonder.

Well, let me tell you. Not that you really need any more reasons than that it is a movie about evil psychotic serial killing clowns, proving my clowns are evil theory. Besides that, I heart how everyone seems to think Casey is silly for being such a clown phobic, even though is should be obvious that clowns are evil.

Not only that, but the chances of three psychotic serial killing clowns coming to break into the house and attempt to kill the one boy with extreme clown phobia is just such an awesome coincidence.

A final thing I love about this movie is that one of the evil psychotic serial killing clowns looks so, well evil…and creepy. At the same time he looks so dumb and innocent, making him even more evil and creepy.

Ok ok I admit, I just heart this movie because I heart evil clown movies. Well, most evil clown movies anyway. Soon I will let you know everything that is wrong with Drive Thru.