Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day is over but something lingers ...


Chai tea might not be your thing, but even if you don't drink it you might still enjoy it with this ad on the Mother's Day theme from Starbucks.

If you are into the theme of lesbian parenting do look over at the Listmania page for pointers to stories where you'll find children as part of the equation.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

An Awesome Foursome - it classic but not Xena!

I know that this might not be quite what you are looking for but take a look all the same ... it's an Awesome Foursome!


In case you wonder ..... this is a German Quartet "Salut Salon" performing "Wettestreit zu Viert" or perhaps just an awesome display of teamwork ?

And perhaps closer to our neck of the woods Sara Bareilles helps two couples to "pop the question" to the tunes of "I Choose You" ... Love looks much the same no matter the gender!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

In the closet or Out .... You decide whats best for YOU!

Coming OUT or staying IN ? As in telling your family and friends that you prefer the loving arms of a woman or not telling the people that matters in your life that to you love is found in the heart of another woman ? 

It is all up to you to decide how to live your life - you are after all the one to live it today, tomorrow and all the days to come. To some the thought of coming out is scary but still a road that they chose to travel. Some do it alone, some have a hand to hold when they take that first step out of the closet.

All Women who love Women have their own story to tell on the pro and cons of their closet - maybe it's a small and dark one, maybe it's shared with a few close friends or family members, maybe it's just one used for work or school and maybe it's just a place to stay for a little while getting comfortable with a new way of life. Whatever closet we are talking about it's yours to cherish or to pull down.

This is how it felt to A Lesbian Swimmer from The University of Arizona to come out to family, friends and team mates and with the www she is not just OUT of her closet in her everyday life but exposed to all the world - that must take a special kind of courage!

I hope that you will find this story as uplifting as I did!
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Going Viral... with a kiss!

Going Viral with a kiss - what a way to go!

It started not with a kiss but a hole bunch of kisses between strangers - not by chance but cleverly arranged by an American clothing company Wren promoting it's Fall '14 collection. Next the kissing of strangers went viral and if you visit Youtub you can find a number of videos on just this theme - this is the one I like the best


Produced by Project Q, a website dedicated to the lives of queer women in New York and apparently  launching this spring.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Thinking about a revamp of F/F Fan Fiction Readers Corner

 

From behind this writing desk it seems that The F/F Fan Fiction Readers Corner is outdated !

Not that The Corner was ever a hip place, but with Tumblr, Pinterest and the like it seems literally antiquated  !

On the other hand it's not all about LOOKS is it? The hot brown stuff called coffee can look delicious with a soft brown foamy topping right off the espresso machine but taste like s..., the crispy shiny apple can be just that but tasteless all the same.... I could go on, but I think you rather take it from here, we all like and dislike different things. 

The "taste" or the feeling that a fic leaves behind that's what The Corner is all about. No shiny covers, romantic pictures or crisp paper can make up for a boring story or bad writing, and while all the physical elements of a book is not present in our online reading, a story can be just as catchy in html. or any other digital format, as in a physical form.

So perhaps I should just let The Corner be ... why mess with what's working just fine - You keep coming around no matter how outdated the site looks!

... that was easy work - revamping done ! Now back to my reading or rather rereading of what I like the best ... this time it's Campus ... again ! Join me if you have the time it's by far my longest favourite f/f fic.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

An ad with an Attitude

London-based, Savile Row-trained tailor Sir Tom Baker carries a reputation in the world of suits .. mens I take it ? 
 
 
 
But hey one might wonder just who carries off dressing in his suits the best !

Sunday, March 16, 2014

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to finde something"

There is looking for the meaning of life, looking for love, looking for trouble - hopefully the "good kind" ! We can make each other look good or ridiculous for that matter. We can look each other up or look away when we happen to meet on the street. We can keep looking or we can stop ... there is a hell of a lot of ways to look, but really not so many not to...

So I say it's ok to look. It's impractical or almost impossible not to! Maybe its ok to look even if you are not looking to find ?

You might ask where I'm going with all this looking around .... are we looking for new good reads in the world of f/f fic? I guess that's something to look for but at the moment not something I seem to find at the usual hunting grounds on "Atheneum", "The Academy" or with the" Uber ect." Why might that be ? Has every good pen turned to selfpublishing to make a dollar. Is the ebook business taking our free reads ? I don't mind paying to feed my reading habit or the mouths that feed the pens I'm addicted to but I guess that there is the reads that I'll pay for with my "reading time" and the quality reads that I'll spend money on.... ok this was really not the road I wanted to go down with this post.

What I did want to do was to look ... not to find just to look... and maybe you want that too ... if not just look away!

"Clair Underwood" or Robin Wright is a classy act with a minimalistic wardrobe! But I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of the devious master plan she and Frank orchestrates in "House of Cards". As for love I don't know ... this marriage is surely a devoted one, but I do get the impression that the devotion is more of a business plan than one of LOVE ... but who am I to judge ... LOVE comes in many colours, shapes and forms ... and I say it's up to you to look for the kind that suits you!


“Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?” - Claire
Now who is up next ? How about something with a little less self restraint, a more emotional act but still a woman with a mission .... MacKenzie McHale graduate from Cambridge, executive producer of NewsNight and the voice in the ear of TV-anchor Will McAvoy. 

MacKenzie McHale in Newsroom
You might chose to believe that Mac spend a few years in Peshawar on the Afgani-Pakistani border reporting as a self imposed penance for cheating on Will ... and telling him, but I do find it hard to "see" her live in action shooting footage with bearded men with loaded guns... but that's the storyline we are feed. On the other hand it really doesn't matter much what you believe as long as Mac believes in her project to move Will and NewsNight to a new level on the US-news scene..... and in her ability to win Will back!

So this is The News in the American way - and love as in a reversed fairy tale - the princess fights her way through a countless number of tests and punishments ... it's almost SM-like to see what Will - her cuckold lover - throws at her. Unfortunately Will is not the only one with an axe to grind with Mackenzie. The HBO producer / writer Alan Sorkin do give her an almost unbelievable dumb dialogue to perform at times ... but hey we are looking not listening!

I'm sorry to say that I've found no subtext at all in "House of Cards" or "Newsroom" so if you want to take a look at the women mentioned above don't go looking for a "close" female friend ! But when it comes to the act of looking it really doesn't matter much what team you play for ... it's just looking ... you know!

If team play matters to you, you might take a look at the Swedish film "Kyss Mig" - don't look for the surreal beauty of the US-female protagonists, but this is the "real thing" as in falling in love and coming out with your ..... soon to be stepsister ... ok that might sound a little over the top for you but it's really all right. We are talking stepsisters as in parents remarrying late in life.  
 
In the not too long line of lesbian themed films this is a class act and what's more it "feels" mainstream ... as in playing for an All American team.... I'm not going to mention that the women are not just "holding hand" ....

Look around even if you are just looking and not Looking to find!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Money doesn't smell"

The waste resources of the internet informs me that when the Roman Emperor Vespasian ordered a tax on public bathrooms way back when, he explained this to his son with the words "Money doesn't smell". Apparently this was his way of saying

“If you see an opportunity to make money – use it!

It has taken quiet a while for lesbians to be included in mainstream commercial advertising but we are getting there.

This might not be fan fiction but it's fiction all the same !

If you are wondering about the product ... follow the dress closely !

And along the same lines ... follow the girl, look out for the car...



 The Clio is not the only car with a Lesbian behind the wheel ... it you prefer Toyota try this


One might ask if a Toyota is really sexy ... ok I'm not going to question your taste in cars but lets move back to the fun of buttons ... as in Levis 501...



...... now don't get ideas ... keep those jeans on it's not time for bed just yet ... lets just surf on for a bit to calm the nerves...



Lets end this in our own world .... an ad for same sex marriages !


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sport is for every one ... no mater what team you play for!

Sochi ... Sochi ... who, what, where ... ? No one would know anything about Sochi if it wasn't for the Winter Games 2014! How was the games ? Where the snow white ? The athletes better than ever ? I don't know. I'm not into winter sports except perhaps for Short Track Speed Skating ... I can't do it but it sure is fun to watch!

So why spend time on Sochi ... I won't but I'll let you have this video from XXL a Norwegian outerwear company the title is "Airport Love". It's a commercial with a message... sport is for everyone, no matter what team you play for! I can sympathise with that message.


"Another Story" by The Head and The Heart

Not every story ends on a good note. Especially not lesbian themed stories from way back when .... but times has changed and today we may experience happy endings not just in every day life but also on screen, in novels with lesbian protagonists and of course in our online LesFic reading be it Fan Fiction or not. 

And even if I'm all for enjoying the happy ending and even seek to promote just that kind of lesfic  reading I found the music video for "Another Story" worth watching not just for the tune but for the storyline too. So if you don't mind a trip back in time and can appreciate a journey from good times through tragedy and into the future. Then take out 5 minutes of your busy reading schedule for this.


If you find a familiar face in this video I'm told that Troian Bellisario who plays Spencer Hatsings on "Pretty Little Liars"features prominently.