I'm Also in the Library and It's Raining: WINTER 2018/2019 GAY THREAD

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Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 January 2019 16:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

raining in my heart.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Saturday, 26 January 2019 16:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Totally raining in my heart. Also guys that sounds like a beautiful day.

surm, Saturday, 26 January 2019 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It is very frozen where I am recently and it's been a pleasure to take the dog for a walk out on the ice, watching her scrabble around like she's got wheels-for-paws.

Today I am starting on a score for a documentary about climate change

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hi gays!

Freezing here too—there have been three days in the last week where I deemed it unsafe to take the dogs for a walk. The one is really pissed at me and has been sulking around the house like she’’s suffering from melancholia.

Currently reading some Butler and Sedgwick in order to flesh out my in-progress dissertation chapter on queering the school story. Fun! (No, really.)

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Love the winter so much
Everyone seems to have such a terrific day ahead, digging the creative vibes
I aim to get started on a new ambient project this weekend, trying to learn a new program though which is a pain and a half

surm, Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm at work. my shoulders are tired and sore. i need to dig out some good stuff from the collection of a "ufologist" today. going to be not-frozen but overrun by book people next week in pasadena at a book fair.

macropuente (map), Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that sounded grumpier than i meant it to. rooting for yalls creative momentum.

macropuente (map), Saturday, 26 January 2019 18:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

:-) wtf is a ufologist? O u mean like ufos?

surm, Saturday, 26 January 2019 20:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha yeah. an eccentric amateur ufo enthusiast / investigator who wrote a bunch of books like this:

https://www.mysticlink.com/assets/images/product/039911_5fd33fb2217974980d812843de04896c.jpg

macropuente (map), Saturday, 26 January 2019 20:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Whoa, these things still exist?

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes, many books last for decades or longer.

macropuente (map), Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(I meant the gay threads.)

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

We're trying again, like Janet Jackson in 2015.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Today I am starting on a score for a documentary about climate change

Anglin' for that Oscar again, I see.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

An extremely nutty gay acquaintance messaged me this week that he had dinner in a NY coffee shop in the '70s with Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He said RWF smelled bad.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you're surprised

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

between movies, plays, writing, and venereal disease, you think he bought Speed Stick?

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was not surprised, but took it as proof that he wasn't fantasizing.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I just watched the first thirteen minutes of "Before Sunrise" (never seen it or the sequels) and why are all his films like this
Every one of his movies is an endless conversation I would excuse myself from irl

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 27 January 2019 05:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

not ALL of them, just those Befores and a couple others.

The homoerotic college baseball movie is different.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 January 2019 05:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Good morning! I am waking up with Enya this morning. I have a pretty crazy thing to say: at this stage of my life, I enjoy Enya more than I do Kate Bush. !!!

surm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hi Eric!!! I hope all is well in your world.

surm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Update, essay finished. Bought myself a completely unrelated book to celebrate.

plax (ico), Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that's awesome! sounds like you feel good about it. congratsixo :-) what book did you buy?

surm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm also in the library!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that was supposed to be congrats(ico) lol
this hangover is not doing me any favors!

surm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol, i bought a book by susan howe about chris marker. the essay was only okay but I hit send because i couldn't stick it any longer. I should mention that the library I was writing in, the SOAS library, is possibly the best library in London to work in:

https://bluesyemre.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/soas-library.jpg

plax (ico), Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Omg that's very cool

surm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lauren Berlant is a talking head in the doc I am scoring and her interviews are so fascinating that I took a break to read some snippets of "Cruel Optimism"

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 27 January 2019 21:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Berlant is cool; I’m pretty sure I read a chapter of Cruel Optimism for a class once. Her (older) essay on the Lisa goes to Washington episode of The Simpsons is great.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 27 January 2019 23:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hi surm! I still wish I could rock lip gloss b/c of you

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Monday, 28 January 2019 02:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

:-) it's been so long since i've worn lipstuffs! but i have been wanting to get back into some fun face paints.

surm, Monday, 28 January 2019 03:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

morning fellas! what's up today

surm, Monday, 28 January 2019 15:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This evening I'm probably going to ... oh wait, there's a separate thread for TMI stuff.

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Monday, 28 January 2019 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Finish the sentence with "see Cold War."

forrest drumpf (Eric H.), Monday, 28 January 2019 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ohhh a TMI Monday!!! Now that's ballsy.

surm, Monday, 28 January 2019 16:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm like ready to "get out there again" after a winter's worth of not being out there. I feel like Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give.

surm, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

omg of all the D Keaton films I... forgot almost immediately

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol i love that movie, Amanda Peet is a genius

surm, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow hi everyone

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

stevie!!!! how are you pup?

surm, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

life updates:

I have been working IT at a university for the past 3 years
I am dating someone in Boston who is basically a made-up queercore Wuvable Oaf fantasy come to life
I'm gay, still

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

surm I still think about you on a fairly regular basis, like something every couple of months reminds me of your unbridled effervescence and joie de vivre

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also plax I am considering visiting London in the next year if you still live there?

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My boyf and I have been dating for 8 months or so and I still cannot believe how hot and smart and cool he is and that someone as awesome as him also finds me hot and awesome??? It's like two people who feel out of each others leagues. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of house and disco, a huge Gengoroh Tagame tattoo on his thigh, 4 cats, and a position as executive director of Boston's lgbt film festival, who IS this person???

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a made-up queercore Wuvable Oaf fantasy

I have no idea what this reference is, but I want you to explain it to me in person.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

stevieeee that all sounds fantastic and honey, i think about you too. i've actually been following your romance on the Facebook and it just seems so lovely. i'm glad you found him.

surm, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this my boyfriend http://www.fantagraphics.com/wuvable-oaf/

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

omg that IS your boyfriend
hi stevie!

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dinner with friends, writing, cleaning the kitchen cabinets.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 February 2019 17:50 (one week ago) Permalink

oh i'm reorganizing my kitchen drawers! lol.

surm, Thursday, 7 February 2019 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

(that sounds nice)

surm, Thursday, 7 February 2019 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Not this weekend, but next weekend, I'm taking an enforced two week vacation with no computer no phone. Two weeks at home just reading, cooking, swimming, lifting, boyfriend, dog, shrooms, friends, practicing music. I'm looking forward to it extremely

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink

omg. heaven!

surm, Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

last weekend I was in Boston, this weekend is Part 2 of rearranging my apartment that I started 2 weeks ago. Closet has already been reorganized, and an unwanted ottoman placed in the closet. Next up is a desk moving to where the ottoman was, a nightstand moving to where the desk was, a new TV unit being assembled, all my DVDs moving onto the new TV unit, and then the dozens and dozens of books lying around my apartment going onto the old DVD shelf.

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

awesome.

surm, Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel that I like everyone who posts in these threads and who has posted in them over the years. It has improved my life in a small but significant way. I know conversations started happening elsewhere because they started taking place on facebook so these threads died a little but it has been very meaningful at times to connect with you all.

I dunno what inspired that but it's worth saying.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Thursday, 7 February 2019 23:33 (one week ago) Permalink

that's a really nice way of putting it and i very much agree

macropuente (map), Friday, 8 February 2019 00:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm not on Facebook, so these threads are my only lifeline to the gays of ILX.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 8 February 2019 00:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I wish I has said it more eloquently. As I recall, I've met three people from these threads, boxedjoy is a good friend of mine that I'd never have met were it not for them. There are others I consider to be friends, even though we have never met.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 8 February 2019 02:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I will be watching old movies on a big screen, bcz it is a weekend

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 February 2019 04:17 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know what I'm going to do, but a lot of it will be spent in bed.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 13:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a mild cold, my first since December 2017. Nevertheless, I'm going to work out in a minute and watch the new Soderbergh.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 February 2019 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

<3 jed. i very much agree. communities, of all forms, are important.

i have a friend's bday this weekend and other than that i am relaxing the fuck out. gonna write some music, do some shopping, ya know, eat stuff. maybe line up a date?

surm, Friday, 8 February 2019 14:50 (one week ago) Permalink

This thread's resurgence, I trust, means Facebook is really and truly coming to an end.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

i mean, seriously. it's some bullshit. like stop talking about yourself and your opinions cuz honestly, i can't take it anymore.

surm, Friday, 8 February 2019 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

My boyfriend and I have found an apartment and we’re moving in together

He really is the greatest

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 8 February 2019 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

That’s wonderful! Congrats!

My weekend (and the foreseeable future) is going to be more dissertation work. I also have The Rider and Support the Girls out from the library, but kind of feel like watching Annie (RIP Albert Finney) for the first time since I was eight or so instead.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 8 February 2019 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

why was I being so sentimental last night? o_O

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m feeling kind because I’m in the throes of a depressive state right now, and if it feels like there’s not a ton of kindness coming my way, at least I can try to send it out

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m happy for you, fgti! I remember what a thrill it was to move in with mine. Didn’t hurt that it also let me sell my old place after years thinking I could never

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

i need to be rescued from my apartment. however,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ml-yCLSNh4

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 February 2019 23:32 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm working today and tomorrow. not hard work really, just listing books. i'm trying to find some equilibrium because i realize i'm at a time and a place where i can recuperate a little bit, financially and emotionally, for which i'm grateful, and i need to take advantage of that and try to keep my path from meandering too much.

on the other hand, it's so fucking boring in moab! i've been dreaming all day about clubbing, lol. i want to do a big gaycation in a few months, maybe dore alley. lazy bear weekend looks like a lot of fun. but i need to make it to california sooner than that too, maybe l.a. for a few days in march. i had a surprisingly fun, hot and romantic one-night thing with an ex-dancer there last week that maybe stirred me up a bit too much. *sigh* lol sorry this is a little princess-diary but this is the gay thread after all, and i'm VERY glad surm started a new one.

macropuente (map), Saturday, 9 February 2019 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Don't ever apologize for being too princess diary!!! I also need to get back on the club tip. I'm finally in decent shape again and like, if I don't push myself soon I never will. Love me a dancer!

Fgti that's so exciting! What's the place you're moving into?

Eric hope you're hangin' in xxxx

surm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I've triumphed over a mild hangover, the result of mixing a Sazerac, scotch, and, at a friend's new apartment, rosé. I have professional writing and a Saul Bellow bio to finish this afternoon.

Good morning!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Omg that is a like sending a embossed personal invite to a hangover I'm impressed

surm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 14:59 (one week ago) Permalink

My DVD player broke so I was stuck with On Demand and Netflix this weekend. Ended up watching a documentary on Rachel Dolezal.

Back to writing this afternoon.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Very good joke surm

Last night I was with Kyrell and Kate and Kyrell said “Kate, your dad is SO HOT” and I said “wait, is your dad Polish or Korean?” and Kate said “Neither! He’s Czech!” and Kyrell said “we’ll I’m certainly Czeching him out!” and I said “Kyrell that joke was terrible, waiter? Czech please” and Kate walked away and Kyrell said “I think she missed our funny jokes” and I said “ya she czeched out”

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 10 February 2019 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

lol you're good

surm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

okay 'tis the week when i decide how to start going out again. alone? make a plan with someone? i'm going to be out and about on Wednesday anyway so it seems like that's my night. i haven't held a conversation with a handsome stranger in a MINUTE. it's going to be supremely freaky.

surm, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I need some time off ffs

One more week until my non-vacation vacation

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:58 (one week ago) Permalink

so exciting! if i get sick from my boo, i might have to take an unintentional vacation. i'm beginning to realize this getting people sick at work thing is real.

surm, Monday, 11 February 2019 22:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel, and appear to be, dumpy, both in the feelings and in the mirror, and I am excited to be at the gym/pool for two-hours-a-day on my ""vacation"".

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:26 (six days ago) Permalink

you can do it! dumpy only takes a few days to address IME.

surm, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:00 (six days ago) Permalink

I turn 40 this year idk
The dumps are harder and harder to scrub off with every passing year

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:46 (six days ago) Permalink

hmmm ive seen some recent images, not dumpy imo

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:53 (six days ago) Permalink

but i havent been to a gym in decades, and yet still draw interest (of a kind)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:54 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm sipping a Negroni and grading papers for my film class. #hardtimes

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:03 (six days ago) Permalink

I turn 40 this year idk
The dumps are harder and harder to scrub off with every passing year

This is entirely true. Five years ago, I could've slimmed my way out of dumpy in a matter of weeks. Now I am planning to get them gone by my birthday in summer.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:55 (five days ago) Permalink

Which will be my 40th which means they'll still be there.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:55 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah, sometime in the past five years I passed a threshold where it's like "you can work as hard as you can, but you cannot achieve what you desire". I'm planning on upping my daily activity to 2 hours a day as of this weekend and seeing what comes first, fitness or injury

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:58 (five days ago) Permalink

Having to give up running was a shitty thing but my fitness-forward aunt and uncle were like "oh yeah, once you turn 35 or so you have to stop running and start swimming, no biggie". No biggie? ugh. I'm glad to know meniscal pain is just a normal thing that happens though

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:59 (five days ago) Permalink

Glad to know I have to start parading my mostly nude body in public just when the wheels are starting to really fall off.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:03 (five days ago) Permalink

Swimming is awesome. A disciplined week or so in, I start to feel like a catamaran skimming across the surface and I feel like I could easily swim to Cuba

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:45 (five days ago) Permalink

I LOVE SWIMMING
i can go for hours
ok not hours but like an hour
never ran lol

surm, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:57 (five days ago) Permalink

just when the wheels are starting to really fall off.

you'll have the tires, though.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:07 (four days ago) Permalink

let's make lots of money

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:08 (four days ago) Permalink

Embrace your dumpiness and enjoy the attentions of daddy-loving 23-year-olds.

Alfred, let's compare your film syllabus to KJB's and figure out the ratio of planned absenteeism.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:09 (four days ago) Permalink


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