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Hi. I'm Mabry. Not Mabs. Not Mabe. MABRY.

I'm too young but not old enough.

I'm currently squatting/residing/renting in New Orleans.

Hm. A few hours ago I watched The Nightmare Before Christmas just for the hell of it and because I hadn't watched it in a while. The characters are a lot more bland than I remembered.

Abortion should be legal. I'm pro-choice- women should decide for themselves whether or not they want to go through the whole ordeal.

My favorite disease is not truly a disease, but more like a.... mental illness. I guess it could qualify. I don't know. Multiple personality disorder. The voices!

I think a good movie is Maurice...but it's not something everyone will like.

When I was young(er) I watched Fight Club and I loved it to bits. It has a strong homosexual and anarchist's message and is quite scientific. Still one of my favorite movies.

I think I live on Waycest.

1. I have chronic insomnia.
2. I love to write, read, and act.
3. I WILL call/comment/email you at ungodly times in the AM to tell you random, meaningless things.
4. Erm. It's not about myself, but My Chemical Romance is playing on SNL tomorrow.
5. I like to play music very loud and because of this I sometimes have no control over the PITCH OF MY VOICE. (And anyone who got that, I love you.)
6. I've been called a freak 19 times in my life, a monster 8 times, and a bimbo once.
7. I like to fight, whether it be through verbally or physically.
8. However, I do not start fights.
9. I sing aloud 50% of the time, dance 20% of the time, and use the rest of the time looking up new songs to sing and dance to.
10. I'm an egotistical megalomaniac. No, actually, I'm not.
11. And for the 11th fact, I love gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered films, books, clips, etc. Just keep the suggestions coming.

I need some gay books to read. Please, suggestions.

From: maude_templeton
2006-10-24 12:06 pm (UTC)
I need some gay books to read. Please, suggestions.

What are you looking for? Classics, nonfiction, young adult, contemporary...? I am the book pimp.
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[User Picture]From: mabry
2006-10-24 11:35 pm (UTC)
Shweet. I like pimps. :)

I'm looking for urban fantasy and historical. Maybe some realistic fiction, but no sugarsweet teenage trash. I'm also key for any kinks you have.
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[User Picture]From: blake_fraina
2006-10-25 12:19 pm (UTC)


For an unusual urban fantasy (although there isn't a lot of sex in it), try Richard Bowes's MINIONS OF THE MOON. Also, THE FIRST VERSE by Barry McCrea is also sort of fantastical and very literary. This is really one of my favourite books of the past couple of years. Again, not a lot of sex though, if that's primarily what you're looking for. TROLL by Johanna Sinisalo is a good one, too.

All three of these novels fall into the category of books with gay protagonists, but not necessarily "gay" books. And all are dark urban fantasies.

As for historical, AS MEAT LOVES SALT has absolutely NO parallel. I read this one last year and loved it! I can't recommend it highly enough. EDWARD, EDWARD by Lolah Burford (which is out of print) is a very peculiar historical novel (set during the Napoleonic Wars in Europe) about a Duke who carries on an affair with his illegitimate son that starts when the boy is about twelve. Weird thing about this one is that it was sold as a mainstream gothic romance novel in the 1970's. It's well written and a bit challenging because there's a lot of [frankly, boring] political stuff, but worth seeking out (IMHO) because it's so out there. Very kinky, in a way, with lots of emotional abuse and heavy angst. Lastly, THE GOD IN FLIGHT by Laura Argiri (sp?). I own two copies of this one but haven't read it yet. I think it's about an artist and his model. Some people say the prose is too flowery, others like it. I don't know, but you might want to check it out.

I've read dozens of LGBT fiction so, let me know if you're looking for more recs.
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From: maude_templeton
2006-10-26 01:14 am (UTC)
Hmm, historical, eh? Well...
  • fiction: You must read E.M. Forster's Maurice, of course.
  • fiction: Two Friends and Other Nineteenth-Century Lesbian Stories by American Women Writers, ed. Susan Koppelman--basically, the editors went through a bunch of Victorian-era short stories and went, "Ooh, slashy!"
  • fiction: I haven't read it myself, but I've heard universally good things about At Swim, Two Boys, by Jamie O'Neill.
  • nonfiction: Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siècle, by Elaine Showalter. Compares gender & sexuality at the turn of the 20th century with the turn of the 21st.

I don't know if it's a kink per se, but I have a soft spot for bisexual polyamory. I've read so far two novels that deal with it in a pleasantly lighthearted way: The Friendly Young Ladies, by Mary Renault, and Aspects of Love (which sounds sappy but is really not), by David Garnett. Both are set in the 1930s/40s.
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From: troll_lady
2007-08-29 07:46 am (UTC)
Just passing through, thought I'd like to mention you've made a royal tart of yourself. Either you're overwhelmingly stupid or you're a 14-year-old-know-it-all who will see in a few years time what a fucking loser they are and profusely delete this journal and evidence of it. I lol @ u.
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[User Picture]From: mabry
2007-08-30 01:21 am (UTC)
Oh, I'd forgotten I'd made this post. You're entitled to your own opinion, however insulting it is, and I respect that. I won't get very angry, anyway. I'm not too keen on insulting the people who work on my electronics. :)

Thanks for your comment, though.
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