Forced to be Super-Gay pt2

Lipstick Lesbians & Tight Leather Outfits

Caity Lotz plays White Canary, smoking hot lesbian

Caity Lotz plays White Canary, a smoking hot lesbian

If Greg Berlanti wants to use his TV shows to promote an over-the-top gay rights agenda (hey, they are HIS shows after all!), cool. I have the choice to NOT watch them if I feel the writing insults our intelligence.  But let’s get real, for real. Not all lesbians wear tight leather battlesuits with super-model figures, styled hair, perfect makeup, and are smoking hot. I guess in the Berlanti-verse they are. But doesn’t that insult the Body Positive crowd? In the real world, gay people come in all shapes and sizes. (See Modern Family) On these shows, they only come in size 2. On Arrow, the White Canary was gay (“bi”? she did do Oliver Queen for a while) until they moved her over to Legends of Tomorrow, because one sixth of every Berlanti super hero team MUST be gay. Greg then replaced her with a handsome (gay) black man on Arrow. As a matter of fact, every character in these “dramas” are required to be pretty (yes, I’m talking to you, Stephen Amell!). I guess an agenda is fine as long as it sells soap. Reality be damned! Continue reading

Forced to be Super Gay?

super-symbolLet’s start off by stating: I am NOT homophobic. I AM agenda-phobic, stereotypically-adverse, and anti-populist (No, I didn’t watch Seinfeld and never will, just because everyone said I HAD to). My rant is not even about the fact that EVERY TV show feels it must portray at least one major character as LGBTQ. But … can’t we just use being a superhero as a metaphor or do these producers think the American public is so stupid that we must be literally hit in the face with it?

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Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 3

1400fYou just received your fifth rejection letter for a book you submitted. You’re in good company. A few other writer’s received their fair share of rejection before “doing okay” with the whole writing thing.

LitRejections & Online College

From http://www.litrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/ and http://www.onlinecollege.org/2010/05/17/50-iconic-writers-who-were-repeatedly-rejected/ Continue reading

Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 4

1406Rejection slips getting you down, Bunky? Well, stand back, because a few the best have gotten some of the most.  Keep submitting, keep writing. Keep editing and re-writing. Check out http://www.right-writing.com/rejection.html.

  • An endless nightmare. I think the verdict would be ‘Oh don’t read that horrid book.” Publisher rejects The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells. It is soon published in 1898, and has been in print ever since.
  • Our united opinion is entirely against the book. It is very long, and rather old-fashioned.” Publisher rejects Moby Dick by Herman Melville. It is later published by Harper & Brothers, who release a first print run of 3000 copies. Only 50 of these sell during the author’s lifetime. Continue reading

Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 2

1400bYou know what’s worse than being rejected by an agent or publisher? Being the agent or publisher that rejected Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, or Dr. Seuss. These come from a site called LitRejections.com. Have faith, fledgling author, maybe your book is like one of these greats… or not. Sometimes a dog is just a dog. Make sure you are telling a good story. There is no excuse for bad punctuation, formatting, typos, or word mis-usage. Yes, you can break a few rules, but be prepared for rejections. We all get them. Wear yours like a badge of honor. Perseverance is part of the business.

LitRejections

From http://www.litrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/:

  • 5 years of continual rejection – After 5 years of continual rejection, the writer finally lands a publishing deal: Agatha Christie. Her book sales are now in excess of $2 billion. Only William Shakespeare has sold more. Continue reading

Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 1

1400dYou are a writer wannabe. You  are banging away on that Great American Novel. It’s finally finished. You submit to various agents and publishers to get a few rejections letters. You are despondent. The bath tub and some razors are calling your name. Buck up, Bunky. You are not the first to ever get a rejection letter. Some of those authors actually did okay for themselves. Check out: OnlineCollege.org Continue reading

RV Glossary

RV, recreational vehicle, motorhome, reviewA list of common RV terms to make you sound more like an experienced RVer. We will add to this list very often. Stay tuned.

  • Dinghy – a car, boat, jet skis, or trailer for motorcycles that is trailered behind an RV. Like a yacht’s dinghy, to use for local transportation.
  • Fulltimers – people who live in their RVs all the time. No fixed home.
  • Part Timers – people who use an RV for just vacations but don’t live in year round.
  • Rig – what real RVers call their motorhomes, or RVs. This term has been around for a LONG time.

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RV Mythbusters

RV, recreational vehicle, motorhome, reviewHere are just a few misconceptions people have about transitioning to a full time RV lifestyle (becoming “fulltimers”).

Myth: Life on the open road will bring you, your spouse, and family closer together. Full time life in an RV will bring you daily delights, treasures, and adventures.
Busted: The close quarters will force you to start coming up with new ways to dismember a body that even CSI can’t figure out. The maximum legal square footage for a motorhome is 450 sq. ft. of living space. Most motorhomes are 300-400 sq.ft. Compare that to the square footage of the house you now live in. Divide by the number of people that will be living there. Plus pets. The potential for homicide is high. Continue reading

Videos: Daytona Beach Bike Week

Videos from Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016, 75th Anniversary.

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Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016

DB_BikeWeek_4682Wanted to give Melinda the whole Daytona experience. See the pictures below…

  • Riding on the beach – CHECK
  • Rode by my old apartment on Highland Avenue – CHECK
  • Boot Hill Saloon – CHECK bought her a Boot Hill 75th Anniversary shirt
  • Showed her my old apartment behind Boot Hill Saloon – CHECK
  • Speedway – BRP demos & owners’ tent – CHECK  She opted not to ride around the track
    • Vendor area at Raceway
  • Rode the Loop in Tomoko State Park – CHECK
  • Lunch at the Ocean Deck – CHECK

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