Jan. 12th, 2017

marlowe1: (Teddy Bear)
Millionaire real estate tycoon Domald Tromp was born into wealth and, because of this, he’s grown thirsty for something more from life; something a little darker, a little weirder, a little more taboo. To satiate these cravings of the forbidden, Domald has embarked on one of his usual trips to Russian. Little does he know that this particular vacation will change his life forever.
Followed around by a camera crew from the Buttz Carlton Hotel, Domald turns Moscow upside down; sampling some illegal unicorn horn cuisine and hiring a handsome gay T-Rex prostitute. But when Domald suggests the handsome dinosaur pee on his butt, a political scandal begins to unfold unlike anything in the history of hardcore anal pounding!
This erotic tale is 4,300 words of sizzling human on gay Russian dinosaur prostitute action, including anal, blowjobs, cream pies, rough sex, facials, watersports and corrupt political figure love.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/11/chuck-tingle-has-already-written-a-novel-about-trumps-golden-shower-6375887/#ixzz4VWNbPEPe

I really wanted to start writing Trump erotica but I just don't have the dedication of Chuck Tingle. Besides I don't ever want to compete with Chuck.
marlowe1: (Serenity)
I have seen many posts about Trump on Facebook and even posts that talk about the importance of opposing his nominations and his entire program. These are great posts but they are useless posts unless the people posting are inspired to CALL THEIR SENATORS! Or write to them. Either way, this is the way things need to go.

Too many people are doing cutesy shit like sending one post card a week to a senator that says IMPEACH or organizing a "Turn Off Your Television January 20" or replying to Trump's twitter feed. These will not work. Yes, Trump can only be mocked and ridiculed. He is a fucking narcissist and he is only out for himself. He will never give a shit about anyone else unless they say things about him that he doesn't like and then he will be a petulant child. But none of that works, really.

I also am still annoyed by writers who made a big show about NOT VOTING and then after the election started talking about the election and politics like they have any fucking right. Brian Keene, whom I really like and consider a friend (and half-way hope he never sees this) wrote an essay that said that horror writers now have an opportunity to latch onto the fears of society just like Stephen King did in the Nixon years. That would be a great and comforting thing to say in the wake of the worst election possible if he didn't also write about how he was not voting. Like thanks dude, I might lose my health insurance and die of diabetes because you didn't vote but I can WRITE SCARY STORIES about it while my foot is getting amputated! Awesome! And while I still sometimes read [livejournal.com profile] nihilistic_kid his bi-annual declaration of not voting because no one meets his high leftist standards is one big ego stroke that he should really just stop. Mamats might not vote. I don't care, but he doesn't have to be proud about it, especially when people like him just helped Trump get in office.

The two main objections I see to writing to your senators to make sure that they oppose Trump and all his ways (amen) is that they either agree with you or they don't agree with you. Since I am a New Yorker with a lot of Minnesota friends I see that first dynamic. My senators are both Democrats and Chuck Schumer is making headlines by opposing Trump. In MN, they got Amy Kloubachar and Al Franken. Al Franken has been grilling Sessions.

In the second case, yeah, what good does it do to tell Lindsey Graham or Mitch McConnell that you want to keep all the benefits you got under Obamacare? If you live in Alabama Jeff Sessions is your senator. Are you going to write to him to oppose his own nomination? Or the other senator who is probably bff with Sessions?

And in both cases - people are wrong. And politicians only care about the people who show up and actually write to them. If you aren't writing, they assume that you are cool with them and they can count on your vote the next time their job is up for grabs. But more accurately, Democrats and Republicans don't vote in blocks if their constituents are telling them to go against their party. Why the fuck do you think that gun control laws never get passed or that the Dickey Amendment is still with us (that's the one that says that we can't even research gun fatalities with government funds)? Because the fucking NRA gets mobilized every single time there's a vote.

Your Democratic senator might agree with your stance but they might also be getting a shitload of letters and calls telling them to go against it and just get along. Hell, Paul Wellstone was the most liberal senator in the 90s and he still voted for DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) because those were the calls he was getting.

And if you have a Republican senator, you REALLY need to write letters. It doesn't matter if that Republican is the reddest of the red, you still need to tell him that you do not approve. ANd it's probably more important because with the Republicans in the majority we are all fucked if they vote together. Marc Rubio was grilling Rex Tillerson about his Russian ties yesterday. Will he still vote to put Tillerson into the Secretary of State position? Maybe, but not if he gets a thousand calls saying that he cannot get Tillerson into it. And do you think Rubio grew a spine? Fuck no. Rubio is already feeling the pressure from a Florida voting block that is freaking out over Putin.

So there ends a livejournal post that is just a longer version of what I wanted to do on FB.
marlowe1: (high school reunion)
Of course, I had to wonder about what Orson Scott Card thought about recent events. After all, Obama never got all the street gangs to come together and make him emperor for life. Also Mormons are the religious group less inclined to give Trump a pass for his shitty behavior. I did not find any recent thoughts on Trump but I did see that Brigham Young University has hired OSC to script a 10 episode show based on aliens trying to preserve humanity after they wiped most of them out.

It sounds like an interesting show.

Only the main point of the article was that Homophobic BYU is hiring Homophobic OSC for BYUTV (LOL - sorry). Most of the article talked about OSC's past transgressions. Oddly enough I don't fall on the same side of the debate that I did when Card was leveraging his fame into attacks on GLBT rights and that really racist "thought experiment". I boycotted Ender's Game and I was marginally happy that he lost his job with Superman. I really didn't like Card at that point.

Now I think it's a little unfair to focus on Card's personal beliefs when he's being hired to write a science fiction show. The author vs. work problem is always going to be with us. A few years ago when he was writing his bullshit, I was much more focused on the author. Like how much shit can you spew at us, Card? Now that Card has either mellowed, changed his mind or shut up, I want to focus on the work.

I am interested in seeing a 10 episode science fiction show by Orson Scott Card because Card is a damn good writer (hell if he wasn't a good writer that Obama becomes Emperor "thought experiment" wouldn't have pissed me off) and rarely does his political philosophy enter into his work - or it doesn't enter into it on a 1=1 way. It's there but it's mutated and strange. He's got a moralist streak that I actually respect, particularly in Fat Farm where the man who thinks that he can lose weight by just exchanging bodies discovers that it's not that simple (and yeah weight loss is not so simple) and then the gay thing is deliciously full of homoerotic subtext.

I guess I would not have made this argument when he was getting fired from Superman, but right now, Card is going to be writing a science fiction television show and he's a known asset. He's not being hired to talk about his views on homosexuality. If the show becomes homophobic then I will have a problem with it. But he seems like a good fit for the netweork.


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