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  • River Acheron Question For Imagine 7/17 -- Comicality, 13:40:07 07/17/20 Fri
    Sex In Stories

    This is somewhat more of a broad topic, in that there are many questions that I ask myself. Even in stories about love and romance, are sex scenes needed to flesh out the characters and/or advance the plot? Does sex undermine the story? At which point does the sex scenes turn the story into eroticism/pornography? Do the ages of the characters matter? Should authors be offended if fans and readers skip the sex scenes?

    Let me begin by saying I am far from a prude...I have a Pornhub account like many red-blooded Americans, and when I feel like being titillated, I check out "slash" fanfics on various story sites. However, (and this is just me personally), when I read a story for the plot, I usually skip through the sex scenes, or at the very least skim though them very fast. This is less of an issue with movies, because, despite what the MPAA would have you believe, there are actually very few non-"porn" movies with GRAPHIC ~real~ sex scenes in them (Caligula, Nymphomaniac, A Serbian Film, Short Bus, Salo, Crusing, Kids, are really the only ones that come to mind right now..I'm not talking about 3 second simulated fake sex scenes in say, the Friday the 13th movies). This may sound a bit weird, but the more I read a favorite story series, and the more I grow to really like and care about the characters, the less I want to read about them in graphic sex scenes. In the same way, I personally do not write sex within my stories. It's almost as if I do not want to see my characters in that way. It's not their age, because I tend to write a bit older, around 17 to 22-ish. It also has to do with the fact that I'd rather imply than show. (Kind of akin to horror in which what you don't see, is infinitely more scary than all the blood and gore that can be thrown at you.) In my HOMETOWN series, of course I know Donnie and Andrew had tons of kinky, fetish-filled sex in the brief 9 months that they were together. Donnie has a dominating alpha personality and Andrew was punk rock all the way. However, I do not want to write those scenes out. First, because I don't want to see my characters like that, and second I truly believe that the reader can imagine those scenes far better and steamier than I can write them. I guess I am wondering is, where is the line between art and pornography? I love both within their own realms, but I often wonder where one begins and the other ends. You can have a straight up hardcore porn scene with zero plot. You can have a plot/set-up for hardcore porn (The "cable guy" coming to the bored housewife's home), sometimes the plot goes a bit deeper (If any of you are familiar with Twinklight, a gay parody of the Twilight series, and further towards the art category, you have a movie like Caligula, with graphic real sex in it, yet it's a high budget "porn"/"real" movie staring Malcolm McDowell and Peter O'Toole!

    For my fellow writers out there: I am curious from both vantage points. Those of you who do not write erotic scenes within your stories, why not? For the same reasons I listed above, or do you have your own reasons for not including them? For those that do include sex peppered throughout your stories....again, why? Does it make your characters romantic interludes more realistic? Does it help advance your plot in some way? Are you trying to steam-up the story and titillate your readers? There's absolutely nothing wrong with any of this, by the way. We all have our writing styles and our reasons for including or omitting sex scenes within our tales. Every single reason is valid! Our stories are very personal to us.

    For me, I just do not prefer my genres mixed, I suppose. Kind of like I don't much care for horror/comedy. Also, As stated, when reading or watching a romantic coming-of-age story, I like to leave it to my imagination. Just like I prefer an absence of gore in horror when I want to truly be frightened/horrified. The imagination can do so much more! Think of a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (The original 1974 one.) To this DAY, fans swear it was the goriest movie they ever saw. The truth is though, there is hardly even any blood in it! Toby Hooper filmed it in such a way that the mind actually puts the graphic scenes in there. The atmosphere, the camera angels, the implication, the EXTREMELY disturbing set, the bat-shit insane characters, the way it's almost shot like a snuff-film documentary. So...when viewers think back to that movie, they thought it was a lot gorier than it really was! I feel the same way about sex in romance stories. That said, when I want to be turned on, I will watch or read porn of course. When I am in the mood for blood and gore, sure, I will turn on a movie like Susperia, Cannibal Holocaust, or Tokyo Gore Police. I love gore (in movies!), but it's not SCARY. I love graphic descriptive sex, but it's not ROMANTIC in and of itself.

    To finalize, I guess what I am saying is...when it comes to graphic sex in what I watch or read, it depends on my mood. When I am caught up in a sci-fi plot in a story, I'm usually not in the mood to be turned-in. That's not to say that there have not been times where I read a sex scene or two that was absolutely vital to advance the story in some meaningful way. However, if a sex scene comes out of nowhere and goes on for multiple paragraphs, I do tend to skip those. (MOST of the time. I'm still human after all!)

    I would love your thoughts on this

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  • Ok, sooooo....my aunt was 'forced' back to work on Monday... -- Comicality, 19:26:02 07/17/20 Fri


    It's now Friday, and...guess what...?

    Two of the people she works with were tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. :(

    God-fucking-DAMMITT!!!!!!!!!

    So now my aunt is under quarantine, and she got tested, but won't find out the results until next week. It takes a week or two to show any symptoms, so we're all keeping our fingers crossed. I just found out about this, like, ten minutes ago, so...

    Please, God...let her be ok. Please?

    This whole thing is so fucking frustrating to me!!!

    My little cousins can't stay with their grandmother while she's under quarantine now, so I'll be babysitting tomorrow and Sunday. Just...everybody I love is in danger, and I can't do anything to stop it. I just feel helpless, you know? :(

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  • HUGE Thanks, you guys!!! :) -- Comicality, 16:16:28 07/17/20 Fri


    Imagine Magazine just broke a new record for page visits today! Nearly 1500 views in two days, and it's just the middle of the day right now!

    Thanks to all of you for making it a success and giving your support! Love you all! MWAH!!!

    https://imagine-magazine.org/

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  • Hehehehe....ummm....well... -- Comicality, 08:48:20 07/16/20 Thu


    ...You can't say that it's not the BEST song about cow farts that you've ever heard! LOL! I dare you to name a better one!

    The creepy thing, though...is it's made by Burger King. And they're talking about a 'solution'. Ummmm...and we all know what Burger King's 'solution' is when it comes to cows. So yeah...farting, belching, cows, and kids, and country music...made by a franchise that slaughters cows and feeds it to the kids. ::Shrugs:: Ok.


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  • Mmmm...take out! :P -- Comicality, 15:04:24 07/15/20 Wed


    My mom and I are getting some awesome take out from a great Mexican restaurant about twenty minutes away from here tonight. And we're gonna watch a movie or two and spend some quality time together. Should be fun. :)

    Just relaxing and enjoying life for a bit. Feels good. Plus I've got some apple turnovers in the freezers right now! Oooh, and some vanilla ice cream! I just remembered that!

    I'm gonna have that for desert! YES!!! Life is awesome! XD

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  • Imagine Magazine #62 Is Up! :) -- Comicality, 21:16:11 07/15/20 Wed




    https://imagine-magazine.org/


    A quick note to let you guys know that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine went up tonight! New chapters and stories from your favorite new authors are available! More articles! More cute boys! More community questions! It's all waiting for you at Imagine Magazine!

    Enjoy! And be sure to hit that 'like' vote button at the bottom of every article and story to show some love to everybody who cae out and worked hard to help us make another successful issue! Thanks to all of you! I love you! MWAH!!!

    Seezya soon!

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 18:32:53 07/13/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Drive By Smooching' Kiss


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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 18:48:53 07/13/20 Mon


    Our 3M this week will leave you with a flurry of 'feel good' vibes for days to come!



    "Sing Street"



    SUCH an enjoyable movie! And a pleasant surprise on top of it! I really am glad that I didn't let this one pass me by!

    The story takes place back in 1985, in a town outside of Dublin, Ireland. Conor is a teen boy who is switching schools due to money troubles at home, where he lives with his older brother and constantly bickering parents! And going to a new school can be rough on any kid in a new place. Isolation, bullies, unfair teachers, no friends...but it's the charms of a girl that makes it all worth while.

    Taking a chance, he approaches her for the first time, and ends up convincing her that he needs a model to be in a music video for his new band. There's just one problem...ummm...WHAT band? Hehehe! Well, he'd better make some friends and put one together pretty fast if he wants to make this work. Gathering up some other boys from his school and neighborhood, they begin working towards making the best band that they can...all while wooing the girl of his dreams.

    This movie has a little bit of everything. Some drama, some comedy, some coming-of-age warm fuzzies, some heartbreak, some 80's nostalgia, and an amazing soundtrack! And the big brother is awesome in this too! Everybody is! So check it out! It'll make you smile! Enjoy!

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  • Hahaha! Me, learning how to cook stuff! :P -- Comicality, 12:49:47 07/11/20 Sat


    Hehehe, it's so cute that he's unable to reach stuff! LOL!


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  • Going to be adding the finishing touches soon.... -- Comicality, 09:09:59 07/11/20 Sat


    Almost done with the newest "Daydreams & Lullabyes" collection! An anthology of short stories, some of them sweet and innocent...hehehe, some of them with a bit more naughtiness involved! But all meant to capture that nostalgic time in our lives, growing into our sexuality and figuring things out for the very first time!

    It'll be ready for release in August! So be sure to grab yourselves a copy of Volume Three when it gets released! :)





    ALSO...you can pick up Volumes 1 and 2 right now in the Comicality Ebook Section (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) if you missed 'em! I think this will bring the total of Daydream short stories to...hmmm...24! Sweet!

    Yeah, in case you didn't notice...I tend to write a *LOT* more than you think I do!!! :P Enjoy!




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  • LMAO!!! So true... -- Comicality, 09:38:10 07/11/20 Sat


    You know, I wish that it was acceptable to be an openly gay kid in the 80's! Because I was madly in love with BOTH of them at the time! Awww...my poor little kiddie preteen heart! Hahaha!

    Team Atreyu! No...no wait...Team Bastion! No...no wait! I want BOTH of them! DANGIT!!! I can't decide! :P

    Ahhhh, memories!


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  • Looking at some of my stories and stuff... -- Comicality, 04:33:23 07/08/20 Wed


    I made some mistakes that are like...what the?

    I'm working to clean them up though. This is why self editing is important. Hehehe! Sometimes, passion and ambition take me over, and I run rampant and type a million letters per minute...but then I go back and have to fix things up. But that can be a part of the fun stuff too.

    I try to read stuff as though I was someone else reading it for the first time. Then I try to adjust to make sure that it makes sense. I'm working on it though. It makes me happy to smooth out the edges and have it look more polished though. It's like...'professional'. :P

    Anyway, hope you guys are doing well! Imagine Magazine is getting put together as you read this, and then....our Summer celebration can get started again. Mwah!

    Love you all!

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  • :-o Comsie, AND Turtleboy, you're slipping! :-p -- bwctwriter (), 06:49:36 07/06/20 Mon
    I beat you to a trailer to a brand new movie featuring Gabriel Bateman! HA! :-p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m29ameanZVQ


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  • I have soooo much hair!!! :O -- Comicality, 07:36:34 07/09/20 Thu


    Hehehe, seriously...I can't take this hair anymore! Ugh!

    Luckily, one of my aunts is dating somebody who cuts hair for a living, and I'm going to make an an appointment to get this mop of madness off of my head soon! LOL! I met him for the first time on the 4th when I had the family over to the house, and he seems pretty cool. Plus he's been very safe and careful about reopening during the pandemic, so that's a bonus.

    Finally...freedom from my own hair! LOL! God, I can't wait!

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  • ::Snickers:: Oops! -- Comicality, 02:17:33 07/09/20 Thu


    Do You Boys Wanna Kiss Each Other?


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  • Hehehe, I am SO going to hell for laughing my ass off at part 2! -- Comicality, 17:15:12 07/08/20 Wed


    Omigod! Forgive me, Lord! But that shit was FUNNY!!! LOL! Who's coming with me?

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  • Hehehe, I can't tell if this is really creepy or absolutely hilarious! :P -- Comicality, 06:13:09 07/03/20 Fri


    Or maybe a little bit of both? :)



    Anyway, sorry for being a bit absent lately. MY house guest will be leaving some time on Sunday after the 4th, and then we can get back to business! K?

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  • Freckles -- fox prime, 21:44:43 07/06/20 Mon
    Jack Gore had to have freckles.



    Just saying...

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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 22:22:30 07/06/20 Mon


    This week's 3M takes a fun poke at the zombie genre, and brings in an Oscar winner on top of it! Hehehe!



    "Little Monsters"





    Definitely, hands down, one of the FUNNIEST zombie movies that you will EVER see! LOL! There is too much to even really go into, but it kept me cracking up pretty much the whole way through.

    Both Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad are friggin' hilarious! And it's so different from anything that you'd ever expect them to be involved with. Basically, a school teacher is taking a class field trip with her group of kids to meet their children's network hero at camp for the weekend. And...what do you know? Zombie outbreak! So now the main character and the teacher have to run from the deadly threat, keep the kids calm by making them think it's all a game, and deal with one of the most heartless and cowardly kid's show heroes ever put on film! LOL!

    You'll definitely get some gore, and some vularities too. So a kid's movie, this is not. But if you're looking for some laughs and a good times, definitely give "Little Monsters" a look! Enjoy! :)

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  • Hahaha! Now that I think about it... -- Comicality, 16:15:02 07/07/20 Tue


    ...That is an odd idea for a game.


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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 22:12:30 07/06/20 Mon





    This Week:

    The 'Vertically Challenged' Kiss


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  • So this is why you go to bed at sensible times. -- TurtleBoy, 04:21:51 07/01/20 Wed
    Because when you stay up all night, you fall down the YouTube Rabbit Hole and wind up finding things so terribly messed up you start to question those brownies you had earlier.


    https://youtu.be/pvuN_WvF1to

    Seriously. Just... what? I mean... What? Just watch. Listen to the beautiful lyrics. Wait, what? Yes.

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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 06:52:30 06/29/20 Mon


    This week's 3M selection keeps you guessing until the very end!



    "Defending Jacob"



    This mini-series was really intriguing from the first episode until the last. I think there's only ten episodes in total, but it really does make you question your judgement for most of it's run time.

    The story involves the murder of a young boy from school, and the evidence seems to be pointing towards the teenage son of the local district attorney. And, I have to say...there were times where I was like, "No way! He's being set up. He didn't do it." And other times where something would be revealed, and I was like, "Oh shit! That doesn't look good at all! Omigod...did he do it?" And every time you're on one side or the other, something else pops up to make you switch sides again. Arrrghhh!!!

    A very cool series, and an extremely well acted drama by everyone involved! So check it out, and see these two parents try to protect their son while fighting off the possible doubt of whether he's innocent or guilty. Awesome! Enjoy!

    By the way, hehehe...the father is played by Chris Evans. And there are a few times when he says the words "Whatever it takes"...and all I can think of is "Avengers: Endgame"! LOL! Which isn't fair...but I can't help it. ::Giggles::

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 06:38:43 06/29/20 Mon





    This Week:

    The 'Smooch Of My Dreams' Kiss


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  • I think that might be my favorite from Stefan... -- Comicality, 16:43:15 06/27/20 Sat


    I wish it was longer, though. (Hehehe, that's what she said!) Seriously though, I think only HIS voice would be able to pull this off. And I believe his voice has already gone through most of the change, so that's impressive. I like it. It's so light and sweet.

    Watch your back, Ruel! Hehehe, Stefan Benz is catching up to you, dude! Hehehe!



    Also, I don't know if it's a South African thing or what, but he's known for wearing these really long T-shirts in a lot of his videos. So...new fashion? Really long shirt tails...and a Corona mask! :P

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  • Hehehe, I figured you would like this one, Mike :) -- Comicality, 15:27:36 06/26/20 Fri


    I did, finally watch the other video! Hilarious!

    I've actually had one of those ramen noodle packets before, with the sauce and all, and I expected it to be really spicy...but holy FUCK! I was DONE after two bites! If you guys have never tasted it, it's like...APOCALYPTIC!!! It actually takes time to recover. I'd never be able to finish a whole packet. And I like hot and spicy foods, but that was waaaaay over the top. My lips were red and burning for over an hour.

    Hehehe, Salem did pretty good, though. Better than I ever could. He made it until about 5:45 before he started to crack! LOL! He was a trooper! :P


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  • Imagine Question For 6/20 -- Comicality, 00:07:37 06/21/20 Sun




    It can be a scary thing sometimes...trying to share one of the most private parts of yourself with the people closest to you. Especially when you're not exactly sure how they're going to react to the news. While sex is a perfectly normal and natural part of life, it can be difficult to speak openly about it without blushes, giggles, and a touch of discomfort. And for some...even 'shame'. Which is a shame in itself.

    But when it comes to being LGBTQ+...sex is directly linked to anything that you can possibly say about it. And when you're young, that takes time, courage, and patience. However...there are many cases when you're not given the chance to come out on your own. Sad, but true. Whispers, rumors, gossip...it happens. And for this discussion I'd like to talk about experiences with gay youth who might have been 'outed' before their time. Have you ever had someone tell your secret without your consent? Or maybe you did it to someone else? Was it a mistake? Was it on purpose? Maybe you approached the wrong person in a romantic way and they ran around telling everybody what happened? Or maybe a parent, friend, or sibling, happened to 'catch you in the act', and hiding it was no longer an option? Did someone find your search history on your computer? Whatever your story is, or maybe the story of someone you know...feel free to share it with us.

    And, is it EVER right to 'out' somebody to someone else? I know that sounds like an easy question to answer...but what if they're depressed (maybe even suicidal) and need help dealing with it? Maybe then? Who knows?

    Anyway, give us your thoughts on this when you get a chance. I would love to hear from you! And, as always, anonymous replies are welcome here, or you can send them to me at Comicality@shackoutback.net if you like! Cool?

    Let's get those brain boxes working! :)

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  • Welcome back Jesse! :) -- Comicality, 18:32:22 06/20/20 Sat


    I'm sure a bunch of you guys are too young to remember the group Dream Street, but my heart never forgot. Hehehe! And it's always good to hear new music from Jesse McCartney...cause he was always my favorite. Yep! I was alllllll about Jesse! Hehehe!

    Jesse McCartney is to Dream Street...what Justin Timberlake was to N'Sync...



    Has it been that long? Now that I look back, they all look sooooo little! LOL! Geez! D'awwww...adorable!

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    Also...my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of band member, Christopher Trousdale, who unfortunately passed away a few weeks ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. :( The band, recently, did an online tribute to his memory from their individual homes.


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  • Sometimes...it's hard... -- Comicality, 07:16:40 06/23/20 Tue

    :(

    You know those moments in Star Wars where you feel Anakin turning to the dark side? It feels like that sometimes.

    100 people were shot on Father's Day in Chicago. 100...

    If you don't think that's a lot of people...then go get yourself a shovel and personally dig the graves needed to bury those that died from this. Attend the funerals with their family and friends. Some of them as young as 15 years old. It is not just a number on TV or a random statistic. The world is so sick. And there's nothing that I can do about it. And that hurts.

    I wish that there was something that I could say...but there isn't. I'm using all the energy I have to keep love in my heart right now. I feel like I'm going to need it...if I ever want to be a part of the effort the world is making to put a stop to this.

    Just STOP! Please...just stop! :(

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  • For the DW fans on here, you might not have seen this... -- Mike, 16:30:59 06/24/20 Wed


    Three Doctors in a conversation. I love it whenever they manage to get the Doctors together.

    Jodie's looking amazing.

    And my geeky side is still crushing on Matt Smith.

    I'm not sure what's going on with Tennant's hair, but it's still awesome to see him too. :D



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  • Already? :O -- Comicality, 02:24:38 06/24/20 Wed


    A new song, AND a new video are coming??? Wow, ok! I'm in! Setting my timer! Hehehe!

    MWAH! Awww, so dreamy...


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  • There's nothing like a bit of a competition between father and son -- Mike, 09:02:33 06/24/20 Wed

    The pie eating contests are hilarious. This one's a spicy noodle challenge.

    I think they're from your neck of the woods, Com. Illinois.

    The dad has a travel blog thing he does for YouTube that I follow, after I found his Scottish Highland videos a year or so ago.

    He did a vlog really close to where I live, and somehow I found it on YouTube.

    Their facial expressions while they're trying to chow down the spicy noodles is hilarious. XD



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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 05:19:55 06/22/20 Mon


    This week...the nature of our very humanity itself gets put on display! And it doesn't look good!

    "Circle"





    "Circle" is one of those science fiction flicks that just stays with you, long after it's over. And despite a very simple premise...it keeps things very tense and you're locked in from beginning to end. So applause to this movie for surprising me with that.

    Basically, the opening credits roll...and then you have people who are all standing in a circle. They don't reember how they got there, have NO idea what's going on, and are completely helpless to get out of the situation! In fact, if you move...you're dead. Period. End of story.

    Now, here is what makes this movie so compelling...every ninety seconds (We start with forty people in the room, so it's pretty much in real time!) a machine rises up out of the middle of the floor and MURDERS somebody in the circle! One shot, and you're gone. But, while the others think this is a random act at first, they realize that they all are actually 'voting' on who is the next to die. They do so with a wave of their hand. And since human nature dictates a will to survive at any cost...these decisions become increasingly difficult as the crowd thins out.

    Depending on how you vote...you might be directly responsible for the deaths of the people around you. So...you've got 90 seconds to figure out what your next move is going to be. Will it be the old man? The army veteran? The little 12 year old girl? The husband or his wife? The pregnant mother? The handicapped guy with a level head? Who do you choose, when you know that only one of you is getting out of there alive?

    Throughout the movie, deep conversations are had, some extremely difficult decisions are tackled, sacrifices are made, alliances are formed...it's a really tense movie if you're into that sort of thing. And by the time it's all over, you're going to find yourself exhausted from everything that happened! Hehehe! I LOVED it!

    Check it out! I hope you enjoy it! It's one of those movies that makes you think..."What would I do in this situation?" You know?

    Have fun! :)

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 04:09:46 06/22/20 Mon





    This Week:

    The 'Windbreaker/Leather Jacket Clash' Kiss


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  • River Acheron Article For Imagine Magazine July -- Comicality, 23:33:51 06/20/20 Sat
    Where Does Inspiration Come From?

    People often ask me, "Where do you draw inspiration from?" And I've been thinking a lot about that question. I am always tempted to answer "life", and while that's certainly true to some degree, a more apt response would be, "human nature". Since middle school, I found solace, happiness, and comfort in music, visual art-work, poetry, novels, short stories, documentaries, ancient history: the entire tapestry of humanity, from our triumphs and from our suffering. These outlets allowed me to tap into other people's minds...their very souls if we have such things. Think about it like this; how amazing are we as a species that we could get inside the mind of not only some unknown Sumerian man but an ENTIRE CULTURE'S mindset by reading The Epic of Gilgamesh that was told 4,000 years ago!!? How spellbinding is it that we can suffer along with Van Gogh when looking out the sanitarium's window along with him when viewing Starry Night? How beautiful is it that we can not only hear but also feel the brooding, haunting passion of Chopin when listening to his Nocturnes? Is that not only a form of time travel, but also a kind of telepathy as well? Shakespeare certainly understood this. Hamlet was derived from the 13th-century legend of Amleth. Macbeth was based off an account that was chronicled in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587). To say nothing of his directly historical dramas. In fact, some say that Shakespeare understood the human heart in all it's incredible facets more than anyone!

    From these things and countless others, I know that's where I get my inspiration from. I'm not bragging here, but being an intellectual is almost like being an on-the-sight reporter for all of human history. I tap into the world around me, and what I see, hear, and feel moves me and gives me inspiration, motivation, and even confidence. (To say nothing of the knowledge I gain, and the emotions that springs to the surface). I suppose I have always tapped more into the macrocosm of the universe as opposed to the microcosm of the self. That of course does not mean I don't draw inspiration from my life, I do! I tend to look at my life, however, through the lens of humanity at large. When I write characters, I not only put myself into who they are, but I also allow them to speak to ME. This is where meditation before writing has helped me on more than one occasion.

    Two points of conclusion:

    1. To all new artists (whatever your medium is): PICK UP A BOOK! GO TO GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC AND JUST EXPLORE! TAKE A TRIP TO YOUR LOCAL MUSEUM! TAKE CLASSES THAT PIQUE YOUR INTEREST! GO TO A SYMPHONY! TRAVEL! Get yourself cultured, become worldly, and don't pigeon-hole yourself to one genre lest you wish to view the world through blinders. Hell, spend a night watching movies from the 1920's and 1930's, or listen to Tuvan throat singing from Mongolia. Go beyond your comfort zone and expand your mind. In time, you'll see that you'll create whatever artistic desire you have with ease and self-assurance, because you will have so much inspiration to tap into. And, you also may discover that you love things you never even heard of before as an added bonus :)

    2. This is a big thank you to all of those who have created works of visual art, music, poetry, stories, etc. I literally mean that I am thanking EVERYONE from that unknown author who wrote The Epic of Gilgamesh to Stephen King!! From Beethoven to Metallica!! From Van Eyck to Jackson Pollack!! From Fritz Lang to Michael Bay!! From Comicality to that aspiring seventeen year old lurker who is unsure of himself yet desperately wants to try writing a story. (Do it!) And EVERYONE before and after. If it were humanly possible, I would write each of you individually a big thank you note. :) Remember this: the student film you are currently making in college, the words you are now typing out on your keyboard, whatever the medium...what you create NOW can and will have an emotional resonance with someone who will not be born for another thousand years. The moment you create anything...you are a time traveler. You shall all go down in the annals of history and you are appreciated!

    May your flames burn forevermore

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  • "Give It To Me Straight" (Chapter Six) Is Up! :) -- Comicality, 21:09:45 06/19/20 Fri




    I was trying to wait for the ebook release for this story before posting, but it's taking a bit longer than I thought to publish. So here is chapter 6! Enjoy! The story is finished now, and if you want to skip ahead and read the completed story to its end, you can grab the ebook either tonight or early tomorrow morning in the ebook section...

    https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/

    This will include all 8 chapters! So you can grab them right away! But, of course, you can also read the following chapters in the July and August issues of Imagine Magazine (https://imagine-magazine.org/) and on the site and nifty about a week later! Cool? :)

    Enjoy! And be sure to leave a reply or a comment to let me know what you think! ((Hugz))

    Love always! Seezya soon! :D

    And, if you're brand new to this series, you can go back and start from the beginning at the link below!

    https://gayauthors.org/story/comicality/give-it-to-me-straight/

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  • Happy Birthday Shack! -- PeteIM, 02:38:51 06/19/20 Fri

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  • "Walker Road" now available as an ebook! -- Comicality, 01:52:55 06/19/20 Fri



    I'm releasing all of the completed versions of the "Shelter" prequels as ebooks now, one every month! And that is starting today! So if you're a fan of "Shelter" (The zombie apocalypse love story between two boys, hehehe!), then pick up your cop today! And look for "Rotting Apples" to be released on July 19th! Cool?

    Enjoy! You can grab the ebook at the link below, and some time later in the Comicality Ebook Section on Imagine Magazine! :)

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BFRBKHV

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  • I'm awake super early this morning! ::Giggles:: -- Comicality, 09:44:57 06/18/20 Thu


    But I'm going to use this time to answer emails today! So I hope to talk to you guys within the next few hours! Should be fun! As it always is! Tomorrow is the Shack's anniversary! So I'll be sure to see you then as well!

    I'm still around, even when I disappear for a day or two! Cool?

    Thanks soooo much for the emails! And I'll be getting back to you soon! Mwah!

    Love you lots!

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  • Hehehe, well now THAT'S just not fair! :O -- Comicality, 06:38:57 06/18/20 Thu


    Slightly older, taller, Stefan Benz is back once again! I have to hand it to him, he said he was going to make a new song and video every single month this year, and he's been keeping up with it. Pandemic and all! That's a real warrior's heart right there! :)

    But...seriously? NOW you're gonna wear a tight white T-shirt, and tight white pants...and then you're gonna get soaking, sopping, WET so they're all super clingy and see-through??? Jesus! What are you DOING to me, dude? LOL!

    Sighhhh...


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  • D'awww! I thought this was cute! :) -- Comicality, 13:18:13 06/16/20 Tue




    TURN IT AROUND (gay short) from Niels Bourgonje on Vimeo.



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  • 22 Years...wow... -- Comicality, 02:22:25 06/15/20 Mon


    It has been a long LONG journey, you guys! For all of us! Good times, bad times, in between times...but I don't regret a single moment of it. I put in the hard work and the long hours because you reward me with your friendship and your love. Many of you have literally 'grown up' being a part of this site since you were kids! Hehehe, and congrats! You turned out to be great human beings! Mwah! Thank you sooooo much for sticking with me and for giving me the strength and support that it took to get this far.

    I know that I get busy, and sometimes I just get lazy, hehehe! But please don't ever mistake that for me getting complacent, or not appreciating everything that you guys have done for me over the years. I don't ever want to take you for granted. So, this is me, speaking up and telling you right here and now that I love you, and I'm grateful, and you will always be my family! Always!

    Thank you for 22 YEARS of us accomplishing the impossible! And just wait until you see what comes next!

    (New Chapters Coming, Starting June 19th! Stay Tuned!)


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  • Good News From SCOTUS! -- Binneyan, 12:27:08 06/15/20 Mon
    Today the US Supreme Court decreed that the Civil Rights Act of 1965 INCLUDES LGBTQ+! This means that the states that have laws on the books allowing this practice will have to go back to the drawing board to figure out a new way to mess with us.

    Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court pick, and John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the four liberal justices for a 6 - 3 decision.

    Read more here:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/us/gay-transgender-workers-supreme-court.html

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 13:41:57 06/15/20 Mon





    This Week:

    The 'Corona Cautious' Kiss


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  • Imagine Magazine #61 Is Live!!! -- Comicality, 14:17:24 06/15/20 Mon




    The newest issue of Imagine is now up and running, and it's one of the BIGGEST issues that we've ever had! So big thanks to everybody who contributed something to make this a massive success! Love you lots!

    New chapters from your favorite authors are all present! MrM, Sean E, Julian Taylor, Lindon Weztser, The Story Lover, JeffsFort, Juju, Talo Segura, AC Fan, and Myke D! Tycho Cleuch is our featured author this month, bringing our very first 'Star Wars' themed story to the magazine! So check that out, as well as our one on one interview to follow it. Also, the final chapter of MrM's "Souvenir" story! And a few additions from me, including a sincere thank you to all of you guys for giving me sooooo much ove and support over the years, and a sneak peak of the ebooks that I've been diligently working on over the past few months! There are big surprises coming your way! So stick around! And expect more goodies to come your way soon!

    This Friday, June 19th, is the 22nd anniversary of the Shack! I plan to make it a fun time for you guys, just as it's gonna be a fun time for me. :)

    Take care! Enjoy the new issue! And I'll seezya soon!

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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 13:57:22 06/15/20 Mon


    This week's 3M selection is an action movie that it just *SO* much fun that it's ridiculous! LOL!



    "6 Underground"





    You know, I have had my issues with the "Transformer" movies past the first one. Michael Bay can be...a bit much sometimes. LOL! BUT..."The Rock" is still one of my favorite movies of all time! And every now and then, Michael Bay shows a touch of action movie genius that can't be denied! And I think "6 Underground" is one of those times!

    With Ryan Reynolds in the lead, with his damn near PERFECT comedic 'Deadpool' flavored timing...this movie is entertaining from beginning to end. I dare any one of you to watch the high impact action scene in the first fifteen minutes of this movie and not be completely locked in to see what happens next! Trust me...you'll get your adrenaline pumping and keep watching. That, I can pretty much guarantee! XD

    The story is simple. These are agents who are supposed to be dead, but are working to take down the worst of the worst abroad. There you go. Do I need to say more? no! Watch the movie, dammit! ::Giggles::

    But it really is a lot of fun! LOTS of action! Funny as hell! And with a few dramatic moments thrown in for good measure. I would actually say that this is the best movie that Michael Bay has made since "The Rock" with Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage. A fun time, from beginning to end!

    I hope you enjoy it too! Seriously...watch the first fifteen minutes! Hehehe, you'll be invested right away! Promise! :P

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  • Everything is awesome! LOL! :P -- Comicality, 11:22:46 06/14/20 Sun


    I know that I usually hate sleep...but DAMN, little kids get up early as hell in the morning! How do you wake up and just decide you want to start 'playing'? It takes me a good 45 minutes before I can even focus properly! Hehehe!

    Anyway, me and the family had a BLAST last night! Music and food and laughing and just...love. You know? There's nothing greater than unconditional love. There really isn't.

    Almost everybody slept over, so there are pillows and blankets all over the place, but my mom is making a shit load of pancakes and hashbrowns right now for everybody, and two of my cousins are playing Fruit Ninja and trying not to punch each other in the face! LOL! They CANNOT stand still! Jesus! I'll leave the room to avoid injury. Just...don't punch my TV screen! Please? Ugh!

    Anyway, I needed the break from my usual Comsie work yesterday. It felt good! Imagine Magazine is launching on Monday! And then I've got a string of goodies coming for the Shack's 22nd birthday on June 19th! That's this coming Friday, and I'm preparing for it to be something special! So be sure to drop by, as I've got a surprising rollout waiting for you all!

    Love you lots! Thanks for being so supportive! And I'll seezya soon! Mwah!


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  • Hahaha, ok then... :P -- Comicality, 17:19:12 06/11/20 Thu


    So...apparently, some of my younger cousins are having some 'restless' issues with staying at home these days. And, I get it. Kids aren't really built to understand a global pandemic. But my aunt, like...broke my heart today! LOL! She said that they were almost crying because they wanted to come visit! (A 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl) And I'm like, "PLEASE! Bring them by! I'd love to see them!" Because I'm a big ol' manchild who craves having other kids to play with! LOL! But my aunt is telling me that they want to stay, and play, and maybe spend the night or the whole weekend over here. But that's AWESOME for me! We've got an extra room for them to sleep in, and it'll be a blast!

    My cousins are all 15 and younger, and most of them had never played VR games before coming over here. So my house is like a crazy theme park to them. :P

    So, I'm like, "Bring me my cousins, dammit!!!" Don't make them cry! :( And the word quickly got out that they were coming over this weekend...and ummm...the rest of my family decided they wanted to come over too. And more teen and tween cousins got all excited. And talk of a family function got tossed around...

    Long story short...I now have SEVENTEEN kids coming over on Saturday, with their parents and some of their friends, and NOW we need extra food and snacks and stuff for the barbecue grill, and soda, and...WTF??? Some of them are driving two and a half hours to come by this weekend. Like...I didn't mean for this to be a giant PARTY! I was just trying to help two of my little cousins beat the boredom for a while. Now I've gotta clean up the whole house and get the place ready for a party. Dammit! LMAO!!!

    Ah well...I might be a bit absent this weekend, but I'll be having fun. Believe me! I think the family was just itching for a reason to get together, that's all. My mom's baking a cake! LOL! Anyway, I'll be sure to drop you guys a line or two to say hello when I can! Promise! :)

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  • Awwwwwwwwwwwww....God Bless 'em! :P -- Comicality, 06:45:44 06/11/20 Thu


    They're trying their best! ::Giggles::

    I'm sure that, one day, you'll be scary and terrifying. But for now? Awwwwwww!!! LOL!

    ::Melts::


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  • I'm just gonna leave this here. -- TurtleBoy, 00:02:12 06/09/20 Tue
    This is made by a crazy scary program but in a good way. I mean... Who hasn't wanted to see what Tom Holland looked like in a dress?



    https://youtu.be/R43dwcplFO4

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  • Ok, this technology is just getting downright CREEPY now! LOL! XD -- Comicality, 09:52:01 06/07/20 Sun


    Awwww, but still....doesn't Tom Holland look pretty? ::Snickers::


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  • ::Snickers:: -- Comicality, 15:11:19 06/09/20 Tue


    What a total BITCH! :P


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  • Okay...Yeah. I'm down for this. :D -- Mike, 11:06:15 06/09/20 Tue




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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 12:57:34 06/08/20 Mon


    One letter brings this week's 3M selection to a very dark place! >:)



    "Z"





    I kinda liked this movie for it's slight twists and turns and its overall creepy vibe. Definitely worth a look if you're one of those thriller/horror fans who have seen it all!

    It involves a young boy who has suddenly become obsessed with his new imaginary friend, 'Z'...but the real question is...just how imaginary is he? And there we have the premise for our creepy ass movie! Hehehe!

    I can't say much without giving anything away, but it's a good time if you're up for it. So enjoy! And let me know what you think when you...

    Aww, who am I kidding. You guys are too friggin scared to talk to the rest of us anymore. Just, watch it in private and enjoy your antisocial haven for a bit longer. LOL!

    Love you lots! Seezya later...

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 12:19:12 06/08/20 Mon





    This Week:

    The 'Jack Of Hearts' Kiss


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