"Wet Dream Of The Week" Leo Howard - Now on the WDotW list for the 2nd time, this young actor, singer, martial artist, has grown into quite the late teen hottie! We knew he'd be cute, but sometimes, they exceed expectations! The fact that he can give you a serious beat down any time he wants to is just a sexy bonus! :P
May I have your attention please for this important post! -- Wolfie, 09:56:55 03/07/14 Fri
Here are some useless facts that you will probably never need to know, unless you should become a contestant in a quiz show. If you do, and if you win something because you read this post, I want a cut!
- Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
- The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
- Itís against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
- Coca-Cola would be green if colouring werenít added to it.
- What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
- If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
- The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
If I'd have been around in 1964 -- Johnny, 06:27:16 03/07/14 Fri
This is the reason I would have more a Stones fan than Beatles. At that time The Beatles were doing their Please Please Me type songs while the Stones were rocking it like this. Things changed though in 1965 when Rubber Soul hit the world followed by Revolver and Sgt.Pepper. Those 3 albums were brilliant and I would have been a firm Beatle fan.
Okay, so I only had to work for a little bit this morning, but spent a lot of the afternoon catching up on my couch potato duties. (I have those, you know...) And this is the best week EVER! XD
(SPOILERS ARE EVERYWHERE!!! So don't read this if you're behind on anything!)
"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." was AWEOME this week!!!!! One of the BEST episodes for big comic book geeks like moi! And it may just tie in to the newest Captain America movie, probably a trilogy from the looks of it! Introduces Lorelei from the comic books (Foul temptress rom Asgard who's got a love triangle thing going with Thor and Loki!) AND Deathlok is coming! AND...GH-325! Which is evil shapeshifting Red Skull Chitauri alien/Nazi stuff from the old Cap era! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!
"Helix"? One of the main characters totally pulled a Darth Vader on somebody else! And the killer virus infected plague has chosen an alpha! Also killer!!!
AND..."Captain America" releases the first few minutes of the new movie (Only WEEKS away!!!)! With an amazing Cap (Better than he was as the Human Torch! :P), and Scarlet Johansen kicking ass as Black Widow! And kudos for introducing Avenger, Black Falcon! (Just 'Falcon' now. The 60's and 70's...not so PC...) That's in the reply below!
AND...FINALLY!!!!!! It was years and years and YEARS ago that they were going to make "Sin City 2"!!! Then Angelina Jolie got preggers and..well....that kid is like SEVEN now, right? A year and a half, maybe. But that's a hell of a delay! ANYWAY...FINALLY, the first trailer is upon us!!!
"Walking Dead" has been...weird. But almost like an "Avengers" thing in itself. Everybody is separated! Lost! Confused! And I know that they'll all get back together at some point and kick ass! Amazing character development all around though! The likes that we've never seen in this series before!
Ok...I'm spent! I'll stop now. Still have to catch up on "Bitten", but I'll save that for the weekend.
Whew...how many geek orgasms can one man HAVE in one day??? :P
Hmm, looks like spring is here -- Wolfie, 07:28:40 03/06/14 Thu
Blue skies, sunny weather, rising temperatures, it sure feels like spring.
But I don't trust it yet. We didn't have a real winter this year, no snow at all, only lots of rain. I fear that winter is trying to blind-side us this year, with freezing temps and snow when we least expect it.
Well, I guess we can all look forward to a White Easter :)
Answering more emails tonight! It's late, but I have Thursday off! Woo hoo!!!
Anyway...NO! No FaceBook! Folks keep asking me to make a FaceBook! No! The SHACK is my FaceBook! Sometimes, it's WORSE than FaceBook! So no! Unless you guys want to lower the average life expectancy to 25 years of age through stress related traumas and diseases...you will STOP this now! :P
Why doesn't Comsie 'FaceBook'? THIS is why Comsie doesn't 'FaceBook'! People yell at me enough already. Hehehe!
Just to counter all of Wolfie's awful, blatant Anglophobic attacks on the Brits here this last few days. :P -- Mike84, 16:33:17 03/05/14 Wed
... I thought I'd post this to 'educate' him on the finer points of being British.
Only kidding bud, this video just reminded me of it, so I thought I'd share. xD
I'm not exactly sure how much time has passed since "Transformers 3"...but...um...didn't we win that one? I mean, yeah, Chicago pretty much got leveled from the ground up...but what the heck happened to Optimus??? :O
(You know...I never really understood the Dinobot thing. They were cool when I was like 11, but...wasn't the whole purpose of being a Transformer to HIDE your identity as a Transformer? "No, no, no...that's not a killer robot. That's CLEARLY a giant prehistoric T-Rex. Pay it no mind...")
Ok, I'm not going to make fun of the British today :) -- Wolfie, 04:40:47 03/05/14 Wed
So today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. From this day on we are supposed to fast until Easter. Apparently many people actually try to do that. Well, they don't necessarily fast, but they abstain from things they normally do or use a lot, like alcohol or sex or smoking or the internet.
Does anybody here try something like that?
I won't. Hell, I can't even abstain from making jokes about the British for one post :P
Q: Why do the English make better lovers than the Germans?
A: Because English are the only one's who can stay on top for 45 minutes and still come second.
Cody Simpson is going on Dancing With The Stars... -- PeteIM, 11:42:54 03/04/14 Tue NeNe Leakes, Cody Simpson and Drew Carey are the biggest names joining the new season of Dancing With the Stars for the ABC reality series' 18th season, premiering March 24 on ABC.
You gotta love those silly Brits :) -- Wolfie, 05:59:00 03/04/14 Tue
So today people all over the UK are running through the streets, carrying pans and flipping pancakes. And they've been doing it for over 500 years. Amazing :)
Isn't it weird how many strange traditions they have?
In Gloucester, they're running down a steep hill after a wheel of cheese, something they've been doing for more than half a century too.
Then they have shin-kicking contests, also known as English martial arts. They play soccer in a swamp. They wrestle in gravy. And they carry sacks of coal from pub to pub.
This is just plain hilarious! Has it been THAT long? I mean...all of these kids were born AFTER the 9/11 attacks! God forbid if someone showed them a tape recorder, laserdisc player, or...dear God...an ATARI! LOL!
"No TEXTING??? But...but if you wanted to talk to your friends, how did you....??? OHHHHHHH....you CALLED them!"
(Funny...I didn't realize that was a giant stretch in logic for people these days. I mean...you're ALREADY on the phone. Why not? Even with abbreviations it takes three times as long to text a single sentence than it would to just say it out loud. This world is strange and scary to me. ::Goes Back To Man Cave::)
This week's 3M asks just how far you'll go to be filthy rich!
"13: Game Of Death"
This is a bizarre little movie that makes an awesome popcorn movie for those folks who claim to have already seen EVERYTHING! :P I liked it a lot, it's suspenseful, and keeps you guessing until the very end.
Chad is a 30-Something nice guy who is down on his luck. Lost his car, bills are behind, gets fired from work...how can he possibly make ends meet? It is then that a strange voice calls him on his personal cell phone...telling him that he has been 'chosen' to be the contestant on an underground game show. There are 13 tasks that Chad has to complete, each one increasing in difficulty, each one with a bigger reward. If anyone finds out about the game, he loses everything. If he stops playing the game, he loses everything. He MUST continue on to the very end. And every task brings him closer and closer to the grand finale, and the hardest challenge of them all. Who is running the game? Why did they choose Chad? And what's with the nature of the challenges themselves? Check it out! Good action, good intrigue, some dark comedy as well!
The original version of this movie is in Thai with English subtitles, but there is an English dub of the movie too! So look for it! And enjoy!
Day 7, I'm exhausted! -- Wolfie, 06:38:15 03/03/14 Mon
Coming up with something to say every day is hard! How do politicians do it? Well, I guess they just talk a lot without saying anything.
I think I'll sit in the corner now and wait for someone to give me a massage :)
It's Sunday, the day of the Lord -- Wolfie, 04:33:25 03/02/14 Sun
Not sure which Lord though. Lord Voldemort? Lord Vader? Little Lord Fauntleroy? Or maybe the Lord of the Flies?
Anyway, I'm not a religious person. Technically I'm still a Protestant, but only because I'm too lazy to go to city hall and fill out the paperwork to leave the church. I've never been a believer. I only went through with my confirmation as a teenager because I knew it would pay well in the end, with all the gifts from family and neighbors.
But yeah, I am an atheist, and I think I'm not the only one here. I was wondering, do we have any active church goers among us? If we do, I hope your services don't start too early on Sunday mornings ;)
Ummm...for a few reasons, one being the my head hurts. :P I'm draining the old 'dream factory' dry with all the writing I've been doing lately (2/3rds which haven't even been posted yet). But my friend's band is playing tonight, and I haven't been since the last time I saw them, which was months ago. So I'm gonna be a part of the cheering section tonight. I could use some cheering up anyway. It's been a 'muddy' past few days. I need some fun in my life.
But I'm still doing emails and stuff! And look for "Never Again" to appear on the Kindle soon! And things will be back to normal come Wednesday! So happy March and stuff! ::Grins::
OH, and congrats to you guys if you kept up with the 7 day challenge of posting on the board! Awesome! Now...just repeat that for another 15 and a half years, and you'll be legendary in your dedication! Woo hoo! ::Nods::
Gotta run! I'm jumping in the shower to get all clean and sexy and naked now! And I'll be using my Axe 'Cool Metal' body wash tonight! Aw yeah! (Gotta keep two or three different fragrances around for different occasions! This is a 'CM' occasion, I'm thinking!) Go to your local store, pick up Axe 'Cool Metal' body wash, and give it a whiff! If you're in Chicago tonight, and you catch that sweet scent on the sexy boy walking past you...then buy me a drink! We'll talk! Hehehe!
Saturday afternoon ... -- Wolfie, 08:57:12 03/01/14 Sat
... I'm lying on the couch, listening to football on the radio. The real football, what some barbarians call soccer ;)
I'm a fan of Bayern Munich, the team that won the Triple last season (national championship, national cup and European Champions League). And they have a good chance to repeat it this year. Sorry British football fans, your teams just aren't good enough, even with all the German legionnaires :p
Bayern Munich is actually a lot like the NY Yankees in baseball - you either love them or you hate them with a passion :)
"Partners In Crime" (Aka - Duets II)! Not too hard this week! We've done this before, so if you played last time, try not to use the same duet twice! Nor anything that anyone else used! This week, Jimmy wants you to give us your duos, trios, band jam sessions, whatever! Two or more major artists collaborating on an original song together! It can be from any era, any artists, any genre of music! But they have to be well known on their OWN! (So, naturally...you can't post Simon and Garfunkle. Because while that is technically a duet, they're a team. It has to be two separate artists, k?) Give us at least TWO! No more than FOUR! Happy hunting! :)
(Please put all music video selections in the 'reply' section below and not on the main board! It helps to prevent slow down)
Friday (day four of Com's week long challenge) -- Mike84, 14:18:35 02/28/14 Fri
Nothing much to report. I've been listening to a band I've just re-discovered (First heard them in the early 00s), called Stone Sour, thanks in part to Pete, who posted a video by another band that the vocalist is also in.
I forgot what a powerful vocal range frontman Corey Taylor has.
Oh yeah, saw some awesome northern light displays last night outside. We get the occasional aurora here in Scotland, but nothing like last night. The first time I've seen them so spectacularly light up the sky.
It's Carnival -- Wolfie, 07:58:53 02/28/14 Fri
So this weekend is the height of the carnival season in Germany. If you don't know it by that name, maybe you've heard of Mardi Gras or Shrovetide (is that what the Brits call it?).
There will be parades in many cities until the season ends on Ash Wednesday. I've never gotten into it. Sure, as a kid I've dressed up as a cowboy too, standing on the street, watching the parade, picking up the thrown candy. But I'm not outgoing enough to actually participate.
I actually enjoyed Mardi Gras in Arizona best. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday (which is actually the day before Ash Wednesday, when the Catholics are supposed to start fasting until Easter), and we always went to the bar chain called Fat Tuesday to have some delicious frozen daiquiris :)
I'll have a Screaming Coyote, followed by a Pirate's Pleasure!
Oh Dear I wonder who's seen my pics. :) -- Johnny, 18:35:57 02/27/14 Thu
This is just what I said to Mike a few days ago, he's actually been snapped. Ok we all knew it was happening but to see it like this, scarey. It only mentions Yahoo but you can bet other setups are involved, Skype for certain and really you don't have to be on cam chat for them to get you. Oh well just as well I grew out of that phase a few years ago but even so there was a few years run up to that. :) It's not as if you get paid a lot of money for porn but GCHQ must owe me something. :) Keep talking Snowden, we love you.
Post-a-day challenge -- Thursday -- Vincent, 10:00:20 02/27/14 Thu
Well, I started this post yesterday, but then I went to my parents' place and had no more access to it, so I had to cancel it, and now I'm using it for Thursday, so I guess that means I've failed the challenge :( on the plus side, I guess I made Comsie's point for him :)
I've been very unproductive in the last week or so. Can't seem to do much reading, other types of studying, writing... it's a bit frustrating. I think maybe I need to go outside at some point and just spend some time outdoors. Maybe I'll be able to read, then. Unfortunately, the weather is getting a bit worse again, so I don't know if I'll be able to very soon. I have a test tomorrow -- hope it'll go alright even with the limited amount of preparation I've managed to put in.
Survivor is back! -- Wolfie, 09:01:48 02/27/14 Thu
Woohoo, the new season of Survivor has started. Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty, it's going to be interested.
Funny story, it was actually the parents of a Shacker who got me hooked on the show. We were having dinner at their place and at 7pm, the mom said "Leave all the dishes for later, it's time for Survivor!". I had never seen the show before, but after watching for an hour, I just wanted to know what would happen next. I haven't missed an episode since :)
Wednesday Post? -- zomgZACH, 19:33:02 02/26/14 Wed
Apologies if there's already a post made for all the Wednesday posts. Couldn't really find one? ANYWAY
So there's this girl in my section who's kinda creeping me out. I think she's like... obsessed with me or something. She like. Keeps trying to hug me every time she sees me, I swear to god she would totally REAL LIFE glomp me if given the chance, and if I didn't move away from her every time she comes in for a hug. It's not 2008 or the internet! She keeps asking me weird things like "can I draw out your outline for you?" (fuck no don't touch my work) and keeps sitting next to me in class. What's weirder is that she started doing all these things when she heard I was 18 so I really don't know what's going on. At least it's better than being called 'shota boy' multiple times while on a tinychat that your boyfriend is in too.
Also, I kinda want to puke because trans issues are coming up in the conversation around me right now and I don't want to talk about this shit.
And they just keep on coming. -- Mike84, 14:47:09 02/26/14 Wed
Four major red states in the US have had their state bans on equal marriage ruled 'unconstitutional' in the past two months alone.
First it was Utah in late December.
Then it was Oklahoma in January.
Then a federal judge in Kentucky ruled that same-sex marriages of its citizens performed in other states had to be recognized by the Kentucky, and would have gone further had the case for same-sex marriages inside KY being up for a ruling.
Early February in Virginia, a federal judge struck down its state same-sex marriage ban.
And then today in Texas, perhaps the biggest one yet, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the state's ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional, too. Texas story
Although it's worth pointing out that all these court rulings have been 'stayed' until there's a ruling on their appeals. But with so many judges ruling in similar fashion, the rulings must be on firm ground.
Meanwhile, Arizona is very close to passing legislation at legalizing homophobic discrimination. Its governor just needs to sign the bill into law, but faces a lot of opposition, even from three of the very Republicans who voted in favour of the bill just last week.
Today's post is a little story from the past -- Wolfie, 07:04:28 02/26/14 Wed
20 years ago, I was doing my mandatory year in the army. One evening, my buddy and I came back from the pub and decided to play a little practical joke on one of our room mates (only the two of us slept in the barracks, the other four lived close by and went home every night); so we removed the filter from his gas mask and poured some ground pepper into it. Now we only had to wait until we had to use the masks again in some training exercise for the fun to begin. As it turned out, we had to wait several months, and by that time we had pretty much forgotten about it. Which of course made it even more fun because it was unexpected.
Anyway, we had been doing a joint exercise with some American GIs, and the final part was a run through the obstacle course. I was sitting behind some trees next to the course, with an Uzi and 5 full magazines, waiting to play to enemy. The GIs didn't have any blank rounds to fire at me, so they actually just yelled 'bang bang' at me. One guy even shouted 'whoosh, grenade, boom'. A few groups had gone over the wall and under the wire and through the wooden barriers when our lieutenant threw a red smoke grenade and yelled 'ABC ALARM!'. As luck would have it, our friend with the peppered filter was on the course at that time, and like a good little soldier he put on his mask right away. About 2 seconds later he ripped it off again, face bright red, tears in his eyes, sneezing and cursing at the same time. After a moment of confusion, there was a lot of laughter. The officers and sergeants were laughing as hard as the rest of us, and the poor pranked guy joined in as well.
Of course we bought him a beer later that night to make up for it :)
Still here! -- Dom, 04:23:55 02/26/14 Wed
Sup all? Sorry not been around much, had some family issues going on right now and also not been near computers that much.
Hope everyone is well. Will try and be about more soon.
Iíve mentioned a few times about my not being able to concentrate for long regards movies and reading anymore, well I finished a twenty chapter story. It took about two weeks but I made it, go me. :)
A couple weeks ago, I think his name was Jordan, asked about a story that was online. Obviously Mike had read it :) so knew the story Jordan was talking about. Jake got interested but was pissed off with some of the contents, oh yeh, the story was Touch by Rob Hawkes. At the time I checked out half the first chapter to see what they were talking about and got sort of hooked with the fact that Sam was invisible to everybody except his bf Jesse so I picked the story up again.
I loved the relationship between Jesse and Sam, I loved it when Jesse hooked up with his little gang and I loved it when Sam turned Cole on the first time, so funny, which led to several threesomes. The times the gang were all together were brilliant, great fun and Sam giving Jesse a blowjob during maths class was hilarious.
What I didnít like and didnít think was necessary was the rape and violence, it was totally overdone. The rape was actually dumb, part of the rape was four of the kids raping Jesse were only 12-13yo, Jesse was 16, ridiculous. The violence was way OTT. I realise the bullying and violence brought Sam and Jesse together in the first place and is important to the story but it could easily have been just general bullying with the gang coming to the rescue. Yeh that may be a bit overdone but itís better than stuff that happened in this story. I was devastated when Sam got killed Iíd fallen in love with the little ghost. Yeh there was a happy ending sort of but not what I really wanted. So the story gets five out of ten from me. The five is for the regular fun stuff that Jesse, Sam and the gang got up to.
On another note we have a cleaner she started this morning. :) Yeh well only Monday mornings and itís not as flash as it sounds weíre not loaded. She charges £30 for 4 hours and believe me sheís worth it. She does all the cleaning throughout the house including laundry and the place is left immaculate. Thereís four of us here sort of permanent, my bro and his girlfriend, Rob and myself so thatís only £7.50 each, less than the price of a couple drinks out. She comes in dressed as if sheís going out for the night which was quite amusing, I thought she came this morning to see what needed to done when she turned up this morning. I emptied the Ďsextoyí drawer and chucked it all in the car before she came in case she tidied drawers. :)
Do you know how many trips they have to take to the orthodontist to pry those braces apart whenever they make out??? ::Giggles::
I don't know why, but braces are so cute to me! Weird. They didn't seem so sexy when *I* had to wear them! ::Shivers::
These boys need a story of their own. Seriously. They are absolutely beautiful. It's not even fair to put them both on the screen at the same time, because I don't know who to stare at. Hehehe, but it would make a neat story. How awful would it be to be outed by having to untangle your braces from kissing another boy? :P
Very cute! Good on you, Netherlands! :P
Back off, TurtleBoy! MINE!!!
Ok, this was creepy moment of the day. Now, I'm cooking dinner, watching Kevin Bacon shoot some cult members in the face, reading your challenge posts (AWESOME!), and then I'll see about that new "Class" chapter getting posted! :P
Today is the exception to my request. So for my post I have a short film recommendation... -- Jake, 18:37:11 02/24/14 Mon
This short film is one I hadn't seen before and it might be one of the best ones I've seen. I say that because the acting was simply phenomenal and that lead to some really well developed characters I feel. This could have been adapted into a feature length film I feel. There are plenty of loose ends to be fleshed out in a film as well.
Why are they in prison? They all appear young, so are they in juvenile detention or whatever? I didn't quite catch the details about the prison or their crimes, I don't even think it was mentioned. Which I think is purposeful. If we don't know what they did to wind up there, how can we judge them for it? We as the viewer judge the characters based off their own actions rather than their previous crimes.
I'll be honest and admit that as a viewer I still judged the characters for winding up in prison. However over the course of the short time we're allowed to get to know these characters (like how I worded that? ;P) I really grew to like them a whole bunch. The good guys of course, not the evil bullies who did something super awful to Ty. Anyway I'd say a theme is sacrifice, what he gave up to protect the love of his life. Enjoy! (hopefully)
What do you all think about the film? Talk freely, spoil away. Let's discuss. :)
So if you ever get a project where you have to pick an interesting looking object from nature to do something on, don't pick a lotus seed pod. Googling it and researching it will make you want to cry. My skin feels really itchy just from looking at the pictures that come up ugh. It'll be really interesting to sculpt (haha I'll probably end up complaining tomorrow when I actually have to sculpt it) but I don't know if it's really worth it. Should've chosen something else damnit.
I also saw The Laramie Project last night, performed by my school's theatre group. It was the last performance before they took it down, but it was awesome to get to see it. I will admit that I teared up during parts of it, even if I'm not really a big crying person. It was absolutely wonderful. The only thing that sorta irritated me was that one of the actors is an absolute prick in real life, and he kinda overacted some things, but hey. I might just be biased because he keeps trying to speak in a British accent randomly to try 'confuse' people, and it's not even a good accent.
In other news, it's my birthday on Saturday! Unfortunately my boyfriend has a comedy show on the same day and can't come and visit. Oh well. Gonna spend the day sleeping in and eating out with friends and stuff because I have two groups of friends that can't mix because these two girls from either group were dating and then they broke up and now one of them can't be in the same room as the other. Wonderful, really.
Don't know why, but my YouTube 'reccomendations' just brought this video up out of nowhere! Hehehe! But I still 'heart' you, Johnny!
For those of you who were around some years back, the Shack tested everyone's 'gaydar' by watching certain boys' YouTube vids for clues, and trying to figure out whether they were gay or straight. Whether they were just super cute, and we were lost in some wishful thinking...or whether we were missing what was right in front of our eyes! Johnny was one of our contestants to guess on! And he is....::Drumroll:: STRAIGHT! Or...so he says. So we have to take his word on that. :P
Anyway, it was that very speak week gaydar contest that led to he creation of the "Jesse-101: Online Celebrity" story on this site! And Johnny was one of the MAJOR influences for 'Artie's' character! Because he made a lot of lip sync videos, but at 'chipmunk' speed. So the idea was to have Artie be really self conscious about his voice on film. And to make him an outgoing, nearly shameless, person in real life, but shy on camera. A direct opposite from Jesse, who is more comfortable on camera than in real life.
Anyway, just brought back some fun memories. God bless you Johnny! I miss ya! Hehehe! He was so cute! :)
Nothing much to report, Cap'n (Comicality's weekly challenge) -- Mike84, 07:12:22 02/24/14 Mon
Slept in today. Got up at 11 am this morning. Slept late the night before - like 4 AM.
Got up, had breakfast (Meusli fruit&nuts w/ milk) Walked my dog. Had to go to the post office to pick up some items.
Got my new gym equipment delivered but can't use any of it at the moment because I banged my coccyx a couple of days ago and it's now bruised up pretty bad.
Nothing much planned for this afternoon. Will probably watch the flick that Cosmie recommended (The Hole), looks good.
Got a Dr's appointment tomorrow AM, then when they get here, I'm taking my mother, brother and sister out for a meal somewhere. Not sure where to take them. There's a few nice local places to eat. Probably Harry Ramsdens. We'll see. :)
I got approved -- Wolfie, 04:41:52 02/24/14 Mon
For what, you ask?
Well, I got approved by ESTA, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, the online check thingy to determine if you are eligible to travel to the US. That means that for the next 2 years, I could theoretically board a plane and come visit.
Unfortunately ticket prices are too high for me to just do it right now :(
Post-a-day challenge -- Monday -- Vincent, 03:36:12 02/24/14 Mon
I don't know if you were serious about that challenge, Comsie, but I figured it couldn't hurt even if you weren't. By the way, though I haven't been reading your stories much recently, I still remember how cool they were and I'm still amazed by how much of them you publish, so as far as I'm concerned, you're doing fantastic.
It's a bit unfair of me, because I happen to be not very busy this week.* I only have a single lecture on Tuesday, and a test on Friday. I guess I also follow an extracurricular lecture (linguistics-related, even though I'm a biology student now) on Wednesday and am travelling back and forth to my parents' place on that day and on Thursday, but all in all, not a very busy week.
So I've mostly been working on studying for that test, although yesterday was not as good a day as I would have liked. The test is on Toxicology and I have quite a few chapters yet to read for it, and since the chapters are quite short I had hoped to do one chapter a day, but yesterday I guess I hadn't slept well and I couldn't quite focus. Hopefully today I'll be able to catch up a little.
Aside from that, I've been studying my kanji, and organic chemistry on Khan Academy. (Hey, is there anyone else on here who uses Khan Academy? We could be each other's coach, just for fun.) I've realized that I haven't been remembering as much as I would like about the various molecules and types of molecules out there, that I'm hearing about on the KA videos, so I decided to go through some of those videos again and do the reactions myself on paper, making sure to remember them this time. Especially since a lot of them come up in Toxicology. It just seems like something very useful to know more about. Unfortunately, that does mean it'll be longer until I'm done with organic chemistry and can move on to astronomy/cosmology.
I'll talk about one more specific thing that I've been doing recently, something that might be more interesting to the good people on this forum: writing a story. I'm still working on the story I started for 2013's NaNoWriMo (which I failed at dramatically), and I now have a little under 22K words (nothing for someone the likes of Comsie, but for me, it's quite a bit -- probably more than I ever wrote for a single story), where I only had 14.5K when I stopped in November. So, clearly, it's been going more slowly than it did in the month of November itself, but I'm still happy that it's still progressing at least somewhat, this far in.
That's it for today. Hope you all have a wonderful week! Until tomorrow, hopefully (would be a bit shameful if I failed after one day, already)!
(*) - I almost kind of want to fail this challenge, because it would almost seem as though I'm arguing against your rant by succeeding at it, which would be particularly silly given how open a week I have and how short these posts will probably be. But I'll try for it anyway. So given that, just keep in mind what I wrote in the first paragraph.
This week's 3M makes you speculate as to what actually IS under your basement floor! :P
The question is...IS this a horror movie? Hmmm...yeah. Technically, it classifies as a horror movie. But more of a really dark fantasy flick. So it's something that grown ups can enjoy as much as the youngsters! Of course...this movie has enough creepy visuals and all to recommend that you NOT go taking this to show the kids you happen to be babysitting for! Hehehe! But for older kids as well as adults, if you're looking for a creepy movie to watch in the dark with some popcorn, "The Hole" is an awesome choice! It's far from being Nickelodean's "Goosebumps", but you won't have to deal with the blood and gore of today's horror flicks either! Cool story too! And with Chris Massoglia (From "The Vampire's Assistant") and Nathan Gamble ("The Mist"), how can ya go wrong? :)
I think I get more comments about how long it takes me to put out new chapters when I'm actually putting out a bunch of new chapters then when I'm not posting anything at all. I just don't get it. What part of "This is **NOT** an easy thing to do!" are people not understanding? I went out of my way to make a table to keep track of what I was doing on the Library. Because the way people kept going on and on, I thought I was missing something and wanted to keep an eye on things myself. But I'm NOT slacking here! Look at this...
Latest Story Offerings
New Kid In School 50 (1/29)
Kiss Of An Angel 13 (2/4)
Billy Chase 360 (2/8)
Waiting Outside The Lines 8 (2/10)
Billy Chase 361 (2/14)
Jesse-101 Chapter 14 (2/18)
Billy Chase 362 (2/20)
Days Since Previous Offering
Has anyone else posted this much in the past month? Anybody? I'm like the James Brown of gay teen fiction right now! Hehehe! :P And every time I write ONE story, they tell me I'm neglecting THREE more! I give them those three, and I'm neglecting FIVE more! Arrrrgh!!! I mean...WHAT, already??? Thank God I don't sell METH! I don't think I have what it takes to deal with my clientele!
If I could just get people to wait just a LITTLE bit longer before asking for something else! Just a LITTLE bit! Just give me a chance! Have some faith! I'm posting faster than humanly possible. And when I finally do get to pour my heart and emotions into a brand new chapter, I can't even get a decent compliment without ten complaints showing up about how terribly long it's been since the last posting. It just feels like a waste of time, you know? Worst inspirational cheerleaders EVER!!! LOL! So much for MY encouragement for the week.
Anyway, just felt the need to vent. I haven't had anybody being rude or mean about it (yet), and I guess it's flattering in a bunch of ways. Because they've actually been really polite this time around, and I respect that. It's just...ugh! I have a life too, ya know? I have bad days and exhausting days and heartbreak and the need to unplug every now and then just like everybody else. And even then, I'd like to think I've been pretty dedicated to these stories over the last 15+ years. It would be nice to get back to hearing about the chapters I just wrote instead of what's lacking and when I'll be posting 'next'. Can I catch my breath first? You JUST read a new story three MINUTES ago! Geez! >:O
Anyway, I've been finishing up the "Never Again" eBook for the Kindle, and I have been answering a ton of emails this weekend, but they're all in my saved folder, so I haven't sent them out yet. If you were looking to hear from me, I might have replied, you just didn't get it yet. I'll send those out en masse tomorrow. I was concentrating on that more than anything else instead of my Saturday posting, but "A Class By Himself" will get a new chapter Monday night! K?
PLEASE don't ask me for anything else! Please??? One story at a time, k? I wish you could see the look on my face! I'm TIRED, ok??? I'm seriously wearing out the keys on my keyboard at this point! It's a LOT harder for me to write every chapter than it is to get people to comment on every chapter. It's HARD for either one of us to do that. I get it, believe me. I don't expect every last one of you to have something to say about everything I post, just know that it's equally hard for me to come up with this stuff sometimes. Harder, even.
EVERYTHING is coming! "But, Comsie...what about...?" YES! The answer is YES! Even for the ones that you THINK the answer is no...the answer is YES! Trust me on this. But I need you guys to hang in there with me. K?
"Comsie, did you completely abandon "My Only Escape"?
Really, guys? C'mon, man! NO! Hehehe! It just takes time. Sometimes a long time, but time. Do you want a 2 minute McDonald's burger, or do you want a juicy Chef Ramsey steak? It takes extra time.
Don't believe me? Let's have a challenge this week.
To as many of you as can manage it, and want to give it a shot...try to make a post on this forum EVERY DAY...for ONE week. Monday to Sunday. It doesn't have to be a big story or anything lengthy. And it can be about anything you want. Movies, music, your life, your love, a recipe for boiled kitty...anything. Just open up and let us get a piece of your life this week. One post, every day, from Monday until Sunday. Try it out.
It sounds easy, but the last time we did this, you'd be surprised how many people TOTALLY gave up by WEDNESDAY! :O
"I'm tired. I'm busy. I'm not in the mood. I forgot. I'm lazy. I don't have anything to say."
YEAH!!!! Freakin' TELL me about it! Hehehe!
One week! Starting today! Get a taste of Comsie work! :P
:p It goes too fast for me to understand a lot of the text but one segment that I do get that is pretty funny is when he goes up to the youngish kid and asks how old he is. Then 'why are you laughing' that's funny.
"Mistaken Identity"! Hehehe, what? You didn't think that Jimmy was going to keep these easy, did ya? It's a challenge! And they get harder! :P This week, Jimmy wants you guys to find songs on your playlist that have titles that are completely unrelated to the song lyrics! Something that most people mistake the song title for something else. They have to describe it as, "You know..that song with da da da da da...something something." Hehehe! Don't worry, I'll add examples in my picks below! Just give us ONE! (It's a hard one, I know) No more than four! Cool? Again...it's a song title that is different from the what the song lyrics would suggest the song is called! Good luck! And I'll seezya soon! ((Hugz))
(Please put all music video selections in the 'reply' section below and not on the main board! It helps to prevent slow down)
I don't like Google+...I don't think ANYBODY like Google+! But they've been trying to RAPE me with it for almost a YEAR now, and I? keep saying 'No'! NO! No! NO! HELL No! FUCKING...NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, Google always gets its way. So I woke up this morning to find that hundreds, and I mean HUNDREDS, of my YouTube favorites...are gone. Just...gone. YEARS of collecting them for the site, nearly up to one THOUSAND videos...900 of them are gone. Apparently 'moved' (Without my consent or even so much as a warning or an email as to where to find them) to a Google+ account...that I can't even get into, because THEY say 'Comicality' isn't my REAL name!
They must have brought Sherlock Holmes and Jack Bauer in on this one, folks! They found me out! :O Nope...'Comicality' is NOT my REAL name! I'm so exposed! :P
Sooooo, I will do what I can to figure out how to get my stuff back. IF I can get it back, that is! But losing 900 videos overnight because of some stupid internet business that has NOTHING to do with me is just...sighhh...heartbreaking. :(
Ugh! FUCK THE WORLD!!! I just wanna be left ALONE when it comes to this shit! JESUS!!!!
Thursday Reprise, The Mighty Green Day -- Johnny, 18:05:56 02/20/14 Thu
I posted an edited version of this set at Reading last year, this is the full gig. We didn't manage to get tickets for Glastonbury this year with the main ticket release last October, they go so fast even without a lineup, sold out in less than 90 mins. There is a chance for us in April with the re sells, people that were lucky enough to get tickets but can't go now, that's how we got them last year. If we don't get tickets we'll go to Reading in August. The only major acts announced so far are Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182, not sure if Blink are still major lol but they were good, schoolday memories. Anyhow it's bound to finish up a good lineup. The rumour mill is in full swing for Glastonbury headliners, Prince, Bowie, Arcade Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Daft Punk, Oasis now the Gallahers are talking again, Led Zep, again. :) They come up every year.
Yay Canada's women hocky team for winning the gold and a great come back?? So very proud of the ladies!! congrat's to the USA womens for the silver medal... a great game played my both teams!! Well played Canada!!!! -- PhoenixFire, 15:16:16 02/20/14 Thu
Im a proud Canadian!!
What an idiot -- Johnny, 03:30:17 02/20/14 Thu
I never liked James Corden and this proves why. Here he is trying to get cheap laughs at the expense of Bieber. I said a couple weeks ago that though I'm not a Bieber fan it's sick the way he's being hounded. Corden bringing up Bieber like he does here was totally out of order, he was supposed to be interviewing the 1D boys. They're mates with Bieber and Corden totally put them on the spot. I wish the guys had said something about it though instead of just looking embarrassed.
Yeah, if you watched "Avengers" and wondered who the big scary guy was after the end credits...he's gonna be their problem! And a rather nasty one, at that. (Not that Ultron isn't going to do a great deal of damage too, but..back to space...) This'll be a weird one...
And now for the latest news from Micro$oft! :D -- TurtleBoy, 23:26:13 02/19/14 Wed
In case you haven't yet heard, Microsoft's SkyDrive is getting a new name, as well as some apparent "upgrades". :::queues dreaded "DUN DUN DUN DUNNNN" sound effect::: This has come to be not by choice, but after losing a legal dispute in regards to its name (SkyDrive, duh!), brought about by the UK's Sky Broadcasting... Wait a minute! Microsoft lost?! Hehehe, that's funny. Anyway, why this is just happening now is beyond me, as SkyDrive has been around for years. Of course, it could have been in the courts for years... but meh. I don't care that much.
Now, the point being that SkyDrive is no more and OneDrive (Wonderfully creative name, right? *vomits*) is the appointed successor. According to Microsoft, the name change isn't just that. They're implementing all sorts of new goodies for us to smash our heads against he walls with. The most notable changes will be better performance on their apps for Android and other non-Microsoft products... Which is kind of funny since SkyDrive never worked on my tablet, so it's got to be fairly easy to improve on that - or so you'd think! The thing is, the email I received told me to go to visit the website to see what OneDrive can do, and was supposed to inform me of all its new features. There was no mention of anything new! OneDrive will look and behave just like SkyDrive did, including -but not limited to- uploading all of your private files, photos and videos without your permission. And no, you can't disable it! :P
Check out OneDrive, it's awesome! https://onedrive.live.com/ And in case you didn't know, I'm sooooo sick of that website design already. Everyone's using it. It's not cool anymore!
And now for some other news concerning you weirdos still using Windows XP: Time for a new Operating System!
Yes, you heard right! Support for Windows XP is ending this April, which means no more security updates, no more support, no notta, nothing, zilch! If you're not getting ready to upgrade or move to something else, now's your last chance!
Unfortunately, if you're planning on moving to Windows 7, it's getting awfully hard to find a copy these days, so there's a fairly good chance you're going to have to move to Windows 8.1. Sadly, that means you'll probably need an all new computer for that...
If you're more adventurous and don't depend on programs designed for Windows or Mac (like PhotoShop, iTunes, Microsoft Office and even viewing Netflix in your browser...), then you could try out some open source stuff:
Ubuntu: Popular, lots of support, but kind of ugly. Of course, if you're coming from XP it might be a visual upgrade :P http://www.ubuntu.com/
There's also Kubuntu and, well, a zillion others. If you're on a Linux distribution or have experience with some others, leave a reply with some links and perhaps a review of your favourite ones. It could really help some people out.
Yeh this article is about sex but itís me, I love sex so what. :) Anyhow you gotta feel for the kids of Virginia if this does become law. Looks at calendar, nope itís not 1st April. I have to go with the French view here, a blowjob is important to sex, people that disagree probably think a blowjob is just a head bopping up and down on a dick. Itís a work of sensuous art giving a blowjob and is an amazing experience receiving a proper blowjob. I know a rent boy that if he doesnít really feel turned on with a client he can make that guy cum in less than a minute by working his mouth on the guys dick. Job done, gimme the cash. :) And they come back to him for more. :)
Anyhow for the sake of the kids in Virginia I hope this doesnít become law. Ok this article is a womanís point of view But I really think that the reason straight boys love giving head goes back to them feeding on Mumís boobs and sucking their thumbs. :)
Don't think I've shared this on here before -- Mike84, 17:49:56 02/18/14 Tue
Every time I see it it makes me laugh. It popped up earlier again in my YT recommendations.
It's a clip from a play based on the movie: Billy Elliot.
These kids are great actors, pretty funny, and so is the song too. Especially the kid playing the role of Michael. Great little actor.
Saw this the other day ... -- Ted, 15:54:44 02/18/14 Tue
"The Nature of Nicholas". It's an odd story about a 12 y/o boy who has a crush on his best friend and well ... it gets kind of creepy after that. Just to let you know the IMDB description pretty much gives away the whole plot! It's pretty high on the 'Indie' scale and the quality isn't that great but something about this film has just stayed with me. Click on the picture to check it out:)
Ugh, life is so unfair! -- TurtleBoy, 10:00:41 02/18/14 Tue
It's beautiful outside! The sun is shining, it's only -4C and melty out, looking out the window, everyone's happy and laughing and having fun in the snow for the first time since snow appeared back in October... And I get sick! Sick!
I found a new show by accident that you might like! :)))
My friend Nathan turned me onto it! I had never heard of it before! But it's called, "Bitten", and it's on he SyFy Channel (If you get that over there, which...I'm sure you do!)
But it's a new werewolf series! I know you like "Teen Wolf" with Colton Haynes and all...but I actually think I like this series even better! And there are more hunks for you to drool over. And nakey too! Well...as Nakey as SyFy will allow. but they push the envelope! I'm actually really diggin' the whole mythology behind it too. You might like it! ::Nods::
Just a heads up! I just found it yesterday and watched four hour long episodes in a row! :O Wasteful! I never should have mentioned "Savage Moon"! LOL! that'll be a week behind now.
He turned me on to "Helix" too! Same channel! Also a cool show to get into! People are turning me into a couch potato! ::Pouts::
Again...it's amazing how quickly TV shows and movies are growing up when it comes to the gay community. It's far from being 'normal' in the eyes of a lot of people, but it's a start. At least it's enough to start a dialogue, you know?
This week, John Cusack plays a writer...um...again! Hehehe! :)
Seriously though, I really do have a deep appreciation for this movie, and I wanted to share because I thought some of you might too! The movie stars John Cusack as a science fiction writer who is looking to adopt a child in the wake of his wife's death. It was something that they both wanted to do together, and he decides to follow through with it.
Enter a peculiar young boy, who has been abandoned by his parents, has bounced around from one foster home to another, and is dealing with some identity issues...as he is convinced that he is actually an alien boy from the planet Mars.
What goes on from there ends up being a really sweet and endearing movie. I truly enjoyed it. Bobby Coleman as the adopted boy is utterly adorable! And you have your funny moments as well as your sad moments, as you try to figure out whether 'Dennis' is an orphan with problems who is trying to deal with them through this fantasy of his...or if there's more to his claims than meets the eye.
So check it out! Besides, the whole John and Joan Cusack duo formula has been nearly FLAWLESS since "Sixteen Candles" in the 80's! Hehehe! Enjoy! :)
Another Sunday Chill Time -- Johnny, 06:28:38 02/16/14 Sun
Blame Ted for this, he mentioned Billy Holliday below. I swear I was gonna put this movie on Sunday Chill but finished up with Nick Drake. Lady Sings The Blues is a good movie about Billie, a bit dramatised maybe but good. Unfortunately it's not a brilliant copy but worth sticking with. I thought Lady Ross was excellent playing the part.
Ok, that's a first in my 10 yr hotel experience - almost naked 22ish 6ft PYT locked out of the room !! :) -- Rickgayaz (drooliing), 00:52:06 02/16/14 Sun
OK, girl says locked her key in the room, no ID on her, no phone number in our system, so have no way to verify she is supposed to have the key. Ask if she has ID in room "yes, but girlfriend is outside door only in underwear" mmmmm, very interesting.
Well, i tell her i can walk her up and she can go in room to show me ID. she wants me to hang back so she can tell 'girlfriend' to hide or something so she won't be embarrased. I say nope, so i know where everyone is for my safety. Turns out 'girlfriend' is about 6ft3in tall, slim, nice body, and a HE, only in gray boxer briefs leaning against the door. SHE actually goes past the door LOOKING for the right room, sorta ignoring him. And of course, me being security conscious, i don't let him go in the door while she goes in for the DL ......i'm so bad :)...so he has to wait with me.
AHA! -- TurtleBoy, 17:23:15 02/15/14 Sat
Two Russian gold medallists kiss on the podium in protest of their own country's anti-gay bullshit :D Sadly they're women, so it wasn't as hot as I thought it would be. And, for some reason, seeing two fit, blonde ladies making out is more socially acceptable than two men... but that's beside the point! This is still pretty awesome!
Some close college friends and I (some of them, former roommates) are getting together in Mid April in Van Nuys, California to party for about a week or so! :)
I'm thinking that we're all going to need rehab when this trip is over, considering that the last time we all got together, they opened up a trunk of ice and beer at the damn AIRPORT when we landed! (Have you ever had beer and pancakes at 9 AM??? Not as bad as you might think!) Anyway, we're all a bit older now. Hehehe, and yet we're all immature as hell. So let's hope that somehow cancels things out in the long run. :P
Just letting folks know! I'll be away for a week or two in mid April! BUT, I'll be back for my birthday, and the beginning of the Shack Summer! Cool? (UGH!!! My best friend, Mike, and I have our birthdays 10 days apart! MORE partying! I think I'm gonna take the Mike84 route when this trip is all over and detox right away! :P)
I did see Nathan tonight, but we didn't go see "Robocop" as planned. Maybe later. But we DID watch "Gravity" though! HOLY SHIT!!! That movie is freakin' AWESOME!!! Thank God, I didn't see that at the IMAX 3D! I was duckig and dodging just watching it on a regular screen! AWESOME movie!!! Also, I saw "12 Years A Slave" (Which is heartbreaking!) earlier this week! So...yeah, those two movies blew my mind! WATCH 'EM!!! Consider it Shack Homework! :P
Gotta run! Coming up next..."Jesse-101"! And check out the mega, uber, super, "Billy Chase" chapter that I posted a few hours ago too!
Seezya soon! Muahahahaha!
I hope Cali doesn't decide to have the big one while I'm out there. It would suck to be a second rate Atlantis! :P
"Let Me Count he Ways"! How many ways are there to tell someone you love them? When you just have to get it out, when you have to express it out loud...when you really want your dream date to know that you love them, care about them, and will ALWAYS be there for them...what do you say? Give us your love songs today! Let's hear some sweet lyrics. Some romantic confessions. Some 'down on one knee' intimate moments of true love! Whatever ya got! Give us at least TWO, no more than FOUR! Happy Valentine's Day! And happy hunting!
(Please put all music video selections in the 'reply' section below and not on the main board! It helps to prevent slow down)
...Due to the fact they started so young. But Hanson is still awesome! Seriously, they never had to change their style or anything, and their music is still fun and fresh and relevant. They've outlasted all the others from their era (Save, Justin Timberlake). I'd still go check them out live. :)
I hope that it's a great day for you guys and all your loved ones! Go out and share some love with your lovers, love your friends, love your families, love yourself! Make it a good day, no matter what! :)
I've got 'Comsie Presents' for ya later on tonight! So be sure to stop back by the Library after dinner! ::Nods::
Or just jump on the mailing list (Link is up at the top of the board)! And you guys'll be the first to know!
Gotta run! But have fun! Go grab your Tommy guns, run up in that flower shop, and gun down some GANGSTERS!!!
Oh wait...no...that's a Chicago, Al Capone era, thing. Very sad. Scratch that last one!
Have some cake! Yes...cake! That sounds about right! :P
So, today is Valentine's Day ... -- Wolfie, 10:04:13 02/14/14 Fri
I've never celebrated Valentine's Day. Of course I've never had anyone to spend the day with anyway, so I never had to think about it.
How about you? Do you make it a special day with flowers and chocolate and stuffed teddy bears and a special candlelight dinner?
And if you do, have you always done it this way or only since it's become more commercialized? Though maybe that's just my impression, maybe it has always been big and I just never noticed.
Haha, this is a brilliant rant from this past week on homophobia in the NFL after Michael Sam coming out. -- Mike84, 06:52:44 02/14/14 Fri
'The same people who want the government out of our lives, want the government in our bedrooms...'
Just goes to show what we can do when we put our minds to it. -- Mike84, 16:44:27 02/13/14 Thu
A little over a year ago, I was in terrible shape. I'd piled on weight, smoked 30-40 smokes a day and drank on average about four cans a night. I wasn't an heavy drinker, but a regular one. And on the odd occasion that I hadn't had a drink, I'd find it hard to sleep at night.
Anyway, last December/January I had this bad chest infection (pleurisy), and was given some strong meds to deal with it.
The infection gone, so had my desire to drink alcohol... Gone completely! I ended up throwing out like £40 ($60) booze I had stored away, lol!)
Anyway, inspired by that, in May 2013 I gave up smoking. Haven't smoked since. Which if you knew me, was almost miraculous. I virtually always had a ciggie in my mouth.
If you'd have told me just fourteen months ago that by now I wouldn't be smoking OR drinking, I'd have laughed at you.
By Christmas I was so enthused by the success of kicking the cigs and the booze, I decided to shake off the excess pounds too. I've lost about 25 1bs since the new year, about half way to where I want to be. I'm hoping to lose the rest by summer, or at least by my big 30 in October.
I've spent a lot of nights hungry and exhausted from all the working out, but I'm getting there. I feel so much more energetic, and my lungs feel clear (no coughing up crap all the time)
So for all you guys (and gals) who think it can't be done, believe me it can. You just have to tell yourself that you can. That you *will*. That you *must*. There was no 'trying' about it. I was determined to. I think that's the mind-frame you need to be in to do it. And that goes for whatever goal you're wanting to achieve.
Diabetes and heart disease runs in my family, the way I was going I'd probably be having a lot of health problems of my own in a decade or two. Maybe I still will to some degree, being that it's not solely environmental, but genetics that predispose you to certain health problems too.
But being healthier certainly can't hurt. I still drink on my birthday and at Christmas, but that's about it. I'm determined to never be dependent on it again. When I first started drinking and smoking, I was young about thirteen or fourteen and was going through a pretty rough time, and quickly became dependent on them as a release.
As for cigs, I'll never touch another.
I don't often open up myself like this, but I just wanted to say that it can be done (whatever it is) as long as you're determined. If I can, then anyone can.
*AHEM!* Important Health Bulletin. -- TurtleBoy, 15:58:10 02/12/14 Wed
This morning, for the first time since I was like 11 years old, I woke up without an erection. It scared me to death. I thought I was going impotent. My whole life flashed before my eyes, of all the boys I wanted to sleep with, of all the porn I fell asleep with, of all the magazines and newspaper-advert clippings I cut up and reassembled into my own collage of sexy boys...
And then I realized I had woken up too early, so I went back to bed for an hour and a half. When I woke up to my alarm, I rolled over, looked down at myself and it was like "I AM SPARTA!!!"
The moral of the story? If you do not wake up with a boner, you're obviously up far too early. Go back to bed.
In short, Anton Gafarov (From Russia) broke his ski and the Canadian's coach, Justin Wadsworth (who is actually American), ran out and gave Anton a replacement ski so that he could finish the race :D
And THAT'S what the Olympics is about. Not politics. And also, don't tell my boss I shared an article from a different news group. We were cheap and didn't provide a video... Then again, Global might just block outside countries so I betrayed myself for nothing :o
Another Monday Movie -- Johnny, 16:55:25 02/10/14 Mon
I didn't know Troye's Movie 'Spud' had been posted on Youtube until now. It's a lush Monday night film to watch. Maybe some of you guys have seen it but those that haven't it's worth checking out. It's not Oscar material, just warm, cuddly and sweet. Besides Troye there is the legend that is John Cleese in it. Give it a go, you'll laugh, have a few tears but overall end up feeling good. Well done Troye.
I had a phone call from little Brianís boyfriend lunchtime, he wanted to take Brian out for Valentines dinner Friday But Brian was a bit worried they might look a bit obvious in a restaurant lol. So he goes on to say that they knew Robbie and me were going out so apparently Brian said maybe they could tag along us and share a table, itís not like we were gonna be talking coochie coo alnite. :) So I said yes but hereís the deal. I book a table for him and Brian but Brian mustnít know or he may panic, I told Peter to kid Brian along that they were sharing a table with us. Iíd make sure they had a table beside us so that we could push them together if necessary. So Peter got on to Brian then back to me and yep thatís the plan, Iíve booked their table. I also told Peter they could stay here Friday night if Brianís parents Okíd it, there shouldnít be a problem because his folks were OK with him staying here that night he was upset about Jasonís death, Iíll know later tonight.
Iím so happy with all this seeing it was me who had the plan of introducing them to each other hoping they may hit it of. Donít ya just love it when a plan goes right. :)
I love my kitties (just sayin!) -- FireSprite, 06:57:00 02/10/14 Mon
I have 2 kitties, 2yo brothers named (of course) Marco and Polo. Polo want to be cradled in my arms, but only when HE wants to be petted... the rest of the time he just wants to be left alone, but (like his brother) he almost always has to be in the same room as me, day and night. Marco, on the other hand, LOVES to be petted... he's "like pet me all day" But he hates being picked up, and will tolerate it only for very short periods (less than a minute!) Polo's favorite thing is to curl up in the crook of my elbow and get his neck and tummy scritched gently.
Well this morning, Marco shocked me... he left up in my lap as I sat down at the computer. And then, he curls up and starts purring. He's got this really loud purr you can hear from across the room. Anyways, he curls up, and when I start petting him, he ratcheted up that purr another notch :D and he wouldn't get down until I put him down AFTER 30 MINUTES!!! heehee I love my kitties!
So, for the rest of the Shackers... what kind of pets do you have, and what adorable things do they do to make smile?
This week's 3M asks the question..."What else do you have to do where you can't see Justin Timberlake naked?" Psh! Really!
"Friends With Benefits"
How can I not have a decent 'Rom-Com' for Valentine's Day week? Hehehe! But even though a lot of romantic comedies come off as cheesy and weird, this one kind of pokes fun at that...and then falls into the same formula. I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have amazing chemistry, the story is cool, there are a ton of funny moments...it 'works'!
Justin Timberlake plays an internet mogul that is getting a lot of attention because of his creative genius. Mila kunis plays a head hunter recruited to bring him out to New York to work for her company. And after they've both been dumped from their previous relationships, they decide to come up with a 'friends with benefits' deal! Sex...without emotion.
Hehehe, does that ever work? What do YOU think? :P
Anyway, a fun time! Warm up some microwave popcorn on the weekend, and share a few giggles this week! I was pleasantly surprised! :)
BEWARE "Walking Dead" fans, as this post may contain spoilers! :P
I just finished watching the premier for the second half of season 4! Awesome, as expected! But GEEZ!!! They'd better not kill off my Chandler! Grrrr! They tried like THREE times tonight! I was like, "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!"
He better not get bit! Never! Unh unh! He's like...the John Connor of the zombie apocalypse! He has to survive until the bitter end. Yes! So...be warned "Walking Dead" writers! I will revolt and burn Hollywood down if you keep messing with my favorite boy like that! I'm WATCHING you!
Ok, that said, I've got to look over and edit and stuff (I'll try to be quick), but there's a new "Waiting Outside The Lines" being posted tonight! (Or...tomorrow, technically. But tonight by insomniac standards!)
So I'll seezya soon! Check the Library for it soon! Or...hop on the mailing list. Cool?
"RUN, CHANDLER!!! RUN!!!! OMG! Don't open that door! Ahhhh!!! Get away! Yeah...let him keep the shoe! Just get your booty out of there!"
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Comsie, you reminded me! -- TurtleBoy, 18:47:28 02/09/14 Sun
That guy... er, those guys... Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the guys behind the "Same Love" song that you posted! I've been meaning to share this one from him :D
The first time I listened to it, I thought it was about his love for Nike shoes. But then it still sounded awesome, so I replayed it, and then :o It has a secret message when you listen. It was like discovering a whole new world.
I love songs with messages. And this guy, THIS GUY, is just getting cooler.
Fifty years ago today I was 16 years, 3 months and 10 days old... -- PeteIM, 17:45:38 02/09/14 Sun
Why do I remember? Because fifty years ago tonight, the Beatles performed on stage on the Ed Sullivan program from New York City.
This evening, at the same venue (now called The Ed Sullivan Theater) CBS will present ďThe Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY SaluteĒ featuring, Alicia Keys, John Legend, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Eurythmics and, of course, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
The person who posted the video on YouTube put the year down as 1965 rather than 1964, but his notes had the correct year. From the notes of the poster:
The Beatles appeared on three consecutive Sundays in February 1964 to great anticipation and fanfare as "I Want to Hold Your Hand" had swiftly risen to No. 1 in the charts. Their first appearance on February 9 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television. The Beatles followed Ed's show opening intro, performing "All My Loving"; "Till There Was You" (which featured the names of the group members superimposed on close-up shots, including the famous "Sorry girls, he's married" caption on John Lennon) and "She Loves You". The act that followed Beatles in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than having someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred in the studio after the Beatles performed their first songs. The group returned later in the program to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
The following week's show was broadcast from Miami Beach where Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) was in training for his first title bout with Sonny Liston. The occasion was used by both camps for publicity. On the evening of the television show (February 16) a crush of people nearly prevented the band from making it onstage. A wedge of policemen were needed and the band began playing "She Loves You" only seconds after reaching their instruments. They continued with "This Boy" and "All My Loving" and returned later to close the show with "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me to You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
They were shown on tape February 23 (this appearance had been taped earlier in the day on February 9 before their first live appearance). They followed Ed's intro with "Twist and Shout" and "Please, Please Me" and closed the show once again with "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
This maybe a bit up for chill but itís still chill, itís the first single I ever bought with my own money and itís been on my mind again recently. When we were in France last week one of the boyís parents in Antibes had us around for dinner one night as they did the last time we went. While we were eating this track came on their iPod playlist, it sort of jolted me and I told them all how it was the first single I bought and how me and my friends used to drive my Mum crazy playing it on repeat non stop, dancing about and whistling badly. :) I had it recorded on tape as well, obvious reasons but hey I was about 12 then. :) As I said Friday my parents are here for the weekend and yesterday friends of theirs popped in and while talking about Sean and me when we were younger my Mum told them exactly the same story lol, weird. Talking about my parents it appears theyíre going to be staying in Dorset for at least another 12 months so we have the house to ourselves for another 12 months. Itís set my travel plans up a bit but itís cool, Iím happy as I am and it gives me time to save more money. Iím more happy for them, my Dad took a big knock due to the recession back in 2008/9 but he fought back and while heís not in exactly the same position he was then heís not far off, heíll get there I know it.
They went out with my boss and his wife last night, theyíve been friends for years and obviously my bro and me were invited but declined, I didnít want to be there with my boss telling stories about me and my parents doing the same, embarrassing. :) Iíve gotta say my ears were burning though, I knew they would be. Weíre taking them out for Sunday Lunch today so looking forward to that. At least they came home last night, last time they were here they went out to some friends house for a small dinns and party type thing and stayed the night. It was a Sunday night and Iíd offered to pick them up but about midnight I got a phone call saying they would be staying there overnight the stopouts. Theyíll both be 40 this year. Parents, what do you do with them. :)
Oh itís chill Sunday, no whistling. :) The original vid didnít have the football stuff and the lion in it, apparently that was added for world cup 2006.
So I watched Beautiful Thing tonight. Anyone else seen it? -- Jake, 02:16:46 02/09/14 Sun
Surely you have. Let's chat about it! I'll be vagueish as always. So I liked the movie, I especially liked it as kind of a look into the past. It was released in 1996, that's eighteen years ago! Just in case you couldn't do that math.
I love how the kid had to be stealthy in the convenience store or where he was at and steal the magazine which is something that was just killed by the internet. I'm sure you old timers can tell us all about it. ;p
Now something else interesting is the mother character. She is one moment a good mother and the next a horrible one. I find her character has a lot of depth and might be the strongest developed in the show. Because you look at the other characters and their isn't much to them I don't think. Well anyway she's weird. I'm going to speak about a scene in the show now, I suppose due to what the show is about it's a given that a scene like this would happen. I'm sorry you all but I want to talk about this movie and I can't do that without spoilers. Try to avert your eyes and I won't spoil more than necessary to talk about it.
Okay so during the coming out scene right? When the mother finds out her son is gay and she stays up half the night worried about him waiting for him to get home from his date with Ste. Well again she's weird. She doesn't understand that much is apparent. She lets her son sob for a minute before she decides to hug him and offer any comfort. She says something to the effect of 'I won't throw you out like a used bottle.'
But after that she storms off upset. And then later when Ste finds out she knows and starts crying she offers her comfort but she's really bad at it. She says that Ste is a good kid and that she won't tell his abusive father. And that one day he'll find a place where people won't hate him. He doesn't believe her and then she makes a joke. But then she says something like 'shut up and stop crying' and it's just very insensitive.
But then in the end she seems okay with her son and Ste being a couple. I don't understand her. She's supportive and nice one second and the next very insensitive.
Story Time -- SpyroRyder, 01:34:26 02/09/14 Sun
So I think it's time we have a "share a story or two" thread. Why? Well there was recently a recomended story called Touch that evoked lots of discussion about whether it was a good and fulfilling story. I don't think there was any disagreement to whether it was well written BUT it's ending certainly had some people wound up. So I put the question to all of you, what story would you recomend and why?
To make this a little less broad lets lay down some rules for posting.
1) It can't be any of Comsies stories. It's a bummer but we're already here because we found and liked his stories.
2) The story must be already be completed. Lets be honest, we all hate it when we get to chapter 35 and realise that the story isn't complete and the author hasn't posted anything in 4 years. (Ryan Keith's Kayden I am looking at you)
3) It has to be accessable for free. No links to actual books or kindle books.
4) No pure erotica. Sex can enhance a story and make it a fun read (like New Kid In School) but to have 20 chapters of nothing BUT sexy-times starts to grind a little.
Apart from those though go for your life. Original fiction or fan fiction, ALL are welcome.
PS-Note: If this gets a good turn out we can do another one next week on "In Progress" stories.
but you know...I NEVER cease to being amazed by this song. When I was a teen, I NEVER thought I would hear a song like this. Not ever. It's sooo special to me. I think it's going to remain one of my favorites forever. The COURAGE it takes to even makes this...you know?
If you haven't seen or heard it...here it is. I hope iot means as much to you as it meant to me....
Sorry if it's a repeat. But some things just need to be a regular voice, you know?
It works well enough for my tastes, anyway! You'd thinking something as simple as creating an online poll with multiple response abilities would be easy! Geez! What are they being so 'secure' about? We're not electing a new form of government or anything! Just give people the option to turn it off. Ugh!
Anyway, just click on the "VOTE TODAY" link down below, and it'll take you to the poll, where you can check your three favorites for 2014 all at once and hit send! Voila! Enjoy!
I've been looking for an easy free program where I can set up voting polls and post them on the site for "Teen Pop Nostrodamus", but apparently, being able to set something up for multiple votes is a 'difficult' thing for a lot of places to pull off! >:O
Unless I pay for it, that is. And...erm...I'm not doing that.
Isn't there just a really quick voting poll creator that can do this without it being such a problem? They used to be EVERYWHERE, and now everybody's gotten all greedy. :P
"Four Words Forward"! Football season is over, and that means Jimmy can rush right back in and play with us again! So get your fave music lists ready! This week, Jimmy wants music with four words in the title! A four word title! No more, no less! Any genre of music, from any era! Give us at LEAST two songs! No more than four! Welcome home, Jimmy! We missed you! :)
(Please put all music video selections in the 'reply' section below and not on the main board! It helps to prevent slow down)
The cowards strike again! I can't wait for them to catch these losers. I mean we were just talking about these guys guys and now more information has come out about the intimidation they are doing, I mean I find it hard to believe this is a separate incident but I suppose it could be unconnected.
To be honest this one is scarier. They know where he lives and vandalized outside of his home. That's terrorizing someone. Your home is supposed to be safe. If you don't believe you're safe in your own home...there is just something extremely disturbing about that.
These vile cowards.
Also did you catch that last part about the talk around the school? They think it's made up and aren't even willing to acknowledge the possibility of a real threat. That...that's just urg!!! Unfair.
As for the religious angle to the whole thing that we discussed yesterday...the Christians who preach hate...man just shame on them.
So what goes ionto making a successful young pop artist? What do you look for? Does he have the 'look'. Does he have the voice? Does he have the charisma, or that unique angle on what he does? Can he write his own songs/music? Can he play any instruments? Can he dance? Can he perform in front of a LARGE audience? Is he versatile enough to make a catchy radio single AND a meaningful love ballad?
Teen Pop Nostrodamus is all about seeing that hidden spark, that amazing potential, and finding those who you think will appeal to the widest audience possible to make it to the big leagues someday! So take a look a this year's contestants! Hear their music! And tell us who YOU think will be the big names in teen pop by the end of the year! :)
Imagine that you had to invest every last penny of your life savings in one of these boys making a big splash on the pop idol charts! Who would you bet YOUR money on?
Choose THREE from the list below! And good luck boys! We're all rooting for you, big time!
(And...of course, if you don't like pop music...we know. You've probably said it before. No need to say it again. Just...cute boys! Right? So...whatever. Vote, don't vote, just please don't bore us with the details. You guys will get the chance to show you music off too, come this weekend! K?)