Friday, June 15, 2012


superheroes batman superman - PUNISHED

So I was wandering the internet when I came across this picture - which, for non-superhero fans, features Deadpool and the Punisher (whoever the hell that is). I clicked on the article.

Half the comments: arguing that Deadpool would win in a fight. Other half of the comments: arguing the Punisher would win. .01% of the comments: "Wow, that's hot." (My new hobby: creeping out straight guys on the internet.)

Look at this other one. OMG.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Different Categorizations of Guy-on-Guy: What Do They Mean?

Today I'm gonna be talking about a few different terms that are often, but not always, synonymous.

On this blog, I talk about a variety of things related to gay men, from webcomics to art to books (and, in the future, yaoi). While you're likely familiar with some of these, you might not know them all!

Sites That Sell M/M Romance, Part II

The second part of my "Site That Sell M/M Fiction" post.

An independent press dedicated to publishing science-fiction and fantasy stories with gay and lesbian protagonists. I love this press! Here you'll find books length 70,000 to 150,000 (300-600 pages), which, in true fantasy style, are longer than romance novels. 

A publisher of various genres with LGBT, straight, and menage stories available.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gay webcomic: Artifice

(I read a shit-ton of webcomics. So many.)

Today's thing is Artifice, written by Alex Woolfson and drawn by Winona Nelson! The sci-fi love story (isn't that just great? I love sci-fi) of a killer cyborg and a human renegade. You've probably already heard of this one, given its popularity.

I didn't love this story, and I'm not sure why. I should have, but I just didn't. But in terms of production values, this is a really well-made webcomic, which is something I really appreciate. Gorgeous art, full color, a regular update schedule, a story that makes sense, no shitastic rape scenes... this is serious business. So it's fair to say I liked it. I liked it a lot.

The sex scene (despite not being graphic) was just beautiful. Their motivations, their fears - it all shines through during the sex scene. That pic up there is my favorite panel in the whole comic. Look at that "oh shit" expression. Isn't that wonderful?

Complete at 88 pages, it's not the longest gay webcomic in the world, but it is a fulfilling story by someone who obviously understands narrative structure.

First page here. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Feminism Friday: Girls Who Hate Girls (or, "An Appeal to Slash Fans")

I have noticed a disappointing trend recently, and I feel something needs to be said.

It seems every time I step into the world of a slash fanfic, I'm confronted with a reality in which females (a) no longer exist, or (b) are now bitches, cheaters, and rapists. I'm not sure which is worse.

Recall that, in slash fanfiction, the author takes two characters – often with female love interests – and makes them gay together. For example, let's take Harry Potter fanfiction. In the books, Harry and Ginny are together. When writing a slash fic, the slash fan handles this in one of three ways:

(1) Harry's relationship with Ginny is ignored.
(2) Harry's relationship with Ginny isn't “real” - they aren't really in love, they just think they are.
(3) Ginny is an evil, whorish bitch.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sites That Sell M/M Romance Fiction

A fan of m/m romance novels, but don't know where to get started? An author looking for a home for your new manuscript? Here's a short list of publishers and sites that sell m/m!

A well-known publisher of anything from pure BDSM erotica to sugary-sweet romance. They sell only m/m; no straight or lesbian fiction. They market towards straight women, and the majority of their authors are straight women. 

A publisher of LBGT romance. They have a wide selection, focusing mainly on m/m. Lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and menage stories are available as well.