March 5th, 2003


Gay Man Comes Out To Cat

I'm not sure why I find this small bite of lunacy so fucking hysterical, because at this point the Onion is stamping out their articles with cookie cutters, but sometimes it still works for me. And on a sadder note--sad as in pathetic--Salon tells me more about Michael Jackson I didn't want to know.

I need Spanderness today. I had this whole fantasy line going about Spike's torture at the hands of rogue Initiative agents, after which I was going to send him off to convalesce in a male brothel, but somehow this tale rerouted itself into a Spike/Xander lovefest of breathtaking sweetness, and now I'm all shmoopy. I don't even know quite what I want, but I know I want it--there needs to be more Spander in my LJ world, because the lucky-charm to cereal ratio is disappointing. On my own mind is this image (courtesy of some bizarre reinterpretation of An Officer and a Gentleman, I suspect, because hey, influential) where Xander is sort of leaning back against the headboard of a bed, and Spike is sitting lazily astride his hips, and they're both wearing blue jeans, with the top button undone, but no shirts. And mussed hair. Mussed hair is important. With that breathless, sleepy-lidded, just-after-sex look. In rumpled sheets.


pay it forward

I've been in love with this meme cultural phenomenon for probably about ten years or more. I remember the first time I heard about it, in the guise of "Random Acts of Kindness." The movie sucks, but the idea is cool. Karmic in the purest sense, perhaps, where you're not trying to score points with the universe so that it'll treat you nice, but merely trying to create a ripple effect of goodness, sort of like in that Volkswagen commercial "Chain Reaction." (Because you should always look to pop-cultural vehicles for your analogies.)

So, zyre has come up with this great idea, which is to pick a free LJ user and set up a paid account for them. (Or yourself, but I like the other gesture better. ;) If I recall, just $5 buys someone 2 months.

Thanks to mpoetess for passing this on. Now I'm off to toss a little bit of money at the world. Er, using this handy link! Yes...