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16 October 2003 @ 02:09 pm
opinions I have today  
I am tired of people trying to sell me generic Viagra--who buys *generic*? Brian Kinney knows it's all about the package...ing, the big label queen. I am going to start complaining to these people who push their cut-rate Viagra on me through my inbox. My penis knows the difference, I'm telling you! ...oh wait.

Every meeting should be attended by a cat. There was one at today's usability meeting and he made some excellent contributions that no human would have dared to voice--and I really respected how comfortable he was expressing his boredom at the Excel chart by playing with the window blinds. In a large corporation like this one, that's refreshing.

Also, I'm going to come out in favor of eunuchs. Yes, I have a little eunuch kink. I read "The Persian Boy" and I believe it deeply informed my tender preadolescent psyche in ways you've probably seen expressed in such stories of mine as "Love's Tender Orchid" and "The Final Cut." I feel that this heretofore secret kink of mine is legitimized for at least 24 hours by a post that came across one of my mailing lists, quoting a lengthy book review of "Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond" (London: Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002). Oh, and the other day someone posted about this religious cult or sect over in India, I think--brain and google both fail me--whose members castrate themselves ("orchidectomy"), and I have to admit, I'm fascinated. And yes it's probably all Freudian and full of crypto-whatever meaning, and I don't care! So there.

However, I refuse to detail my eunuchy thoughts further than that because I would scare you. More.

And, because I'm feeling really daring, I'm going to take a stand and say: lunch is good. I will now go eat some.
Wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey...stuffcasapazzo on October 16th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
man, I wish I'd had a cat at my staff meeting today. Definitely could've used the amusement and cute factor.

::keels over from boredom::
Josselin Kohljosselin on October 16th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love "The Persian Boy." For some reason after I read it, I was looking at eunuch sites online, and one of them had a poll--I assume this had to be a humorous thing, but who knows--asking members what their favorite method of castration was. And then they listed like ten different choices. I found that very disturbing, somehow.
all right, so you're nonchalantrunpunkrun on October 16th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
The library I work at has a cat. It's somewhat staggering to me to observe my coworkers, otherwise mostly rational human beings, crumble into a decadent coo of baby talk every time they encounter the cat. He does not attend staff meetings, though.
Tuesday Has No Phones: confusedthebratqueen on October 16th, 2003 02:35 pm (UTC)
Why you gotta be mean to breakfast? What'd breakfast ever do to you? Lunch-loving freak.

And much though it pains me to do this but - Cry to Heaven does not necessarily suck, if you'd like to channel that eunuch kink through some castrati.
Lisby: lisbylisby on October 17th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
Cry to Heaven was my first introduction to eunichs. It was... intriguing. Kinda stoopid book, but the eunichy bits were fab.
Tuesday Has No Phones: glassesthebratqueen on October 17th, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
Yeah for castrati porn it's not bad. The ending's a little weak admittedly. Plus I dunno if I'd call it a primer on gay culture as Anne Rice seems to think it is ;) But if someone is in the mood for castratis having sex, you can't say it doesn't deliver.
Fandom: karass or granfalloon. Discuss.sherrold on October 16th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)
It's just barely possible...
that I share that kink. (Sandy briefly considered starting over and posting anonymously. heh.) And yes, Persian Boy has a lot to answer for.

Hmm. I think in reaction to too many stories taking two strong guys and making one of them into a teensy teensy man...that actually wanting to write/read about a relationship based on inequality is not spoken about as much.

Sorry, gotta go so I can google "Love's Tender Orchid".

Angelvalarltd on October 16th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC)
I turned a character into a eunuh and now I have no clue what to do with him. He's not one of the slash pair, he's just the bodyguard and his best friend is the pleasure slave for the young prince.

Suggestions? Other than the obvious escape plotting?
Anna S.eliade on October 17th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
A tall, heavily-muscled soldier should become besotted with him and help him escape, and the pretty eunuch at first uses him and then returns his love. They live happily ever after! :)
Jack Pridejack_pride on October 16th, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)
'Hijra' is the word you're looking for. They essentially make a third gender, which is rather cool. Plus, lots of anal sex. ;)
twi: Alessandratwistingflame on October 16th, 2003 07:10 pm (UTC)
I love livejournal today. People always look at me funny when I mention Mary Renault. I've never come across another author quite like her.
The Larch: cartoonythe_larch on October 16th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
Also, I'm going to come out in favor of eunuchs. Yes, I have a little eunuch kink.

Uh, yeah, you rock my world. You make my world a happy place.

That is all.
Anna S.eliade on October 17th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, baby! :)