I was chatting to a close mate the other day about how i have been watching my Voyager DVDs as I have been without television since the start of December. I am a great fan of Voyager, so I get quite enthusiastic when I talk about it. I could see his face changing, as if to say, “David, don’t start boring me with sci-fi stuff.” It may have something to do with the amount of sci-fi he has been subjected to over the years, as his partner is a much bigger fan than anyone I know.But the conversation led onto why gay men enjoy sci-fi dramas so much. It is true, as the majority of gay men I know like one thing or another under the sci-fi genre. I suppose some have an element of camp, other’s have the leading female character, which gay men love- a domineering, powerful, intelligent female role model. Some also have the good looking male characters. (Personally I don’t think Chakoty is as sexy as people think.) Or maybe it is because we generally have the freedom to watch what we want. We generally do not have children to look after, and have partners with similar interests, or with interests of their own. And if you’re single, there is nobody to object to what you watch.Can anyone else think of a reason why we are all sci-fi freaks?

Social Activism

January 27, 2008

After I wrote my blogs this weekend, I read this at Annie’s website, under the Blog hyperlink. Check it out at annielennox.com… 

IAmAnActivist.Org

January 26, 2008

In addition to what I was saying earlier about Annie Lennox’s efforts, I should have mentioned something about the above website. This website was set up in memory of Anita Roddick, who sadly passed away last year. Her family set this webiste up in her memory. Annie & Anita were very close friends, and shared similar ideals about the world and society. I was at the concert at the Royal Albert Hall last year, celebrating the Peace One Day campaign. Annie lifted the whole place up with her hits, and dedicated a fabulous version of Sweet Dreams to Anita, showing a large portrait of her in the backgound. Therefore, if you sometimes feel that you want to make a difference to what is going on around us and elsewhere in the world, a good place to start is at IamAnActivist.Org…. Do it!

Annie’s Blogs

January 26, 2008

I was reading Annie Lennox’s recent blog entry.  She is requesting feedback on her idea of publishing her blogs from the previous year. I thought it was a good idea at first, as I have really enjoyed keeping up with her life through them. One thing I was very impressed by her blogs was how personal she has become, not afraid ever to say how she feels, or even show her outrage sometimes if something unpleasant has been done or said. Being a big fan, this is obviously of interest to me. But these days, annie is not just about music, but someone who is also an activist, humanitarian, campaigner, public speaker… to name a few of the roles she has taken on. I know one message she conveys strongly throughout a lot of her blogs, and when she is interviewed sometimes, is that we, as a society, are becoming more and more silent and unreactive at issues and policies and politics that run and control our everyday lives. We are living in a democracy that is becoming more and more undemocratic. What do you think? 

My first blog…

January 17, 2008

Well.. I found this site, wordpress.com, through a friend I met today on a social network site, called Eurowoof.com. It is a site I use regularly, especially to keep in touch with my friends, old and new, and to do a bit of online flirting. I also receive many comments, or flirts, from people I don’t know. But because it is Eurowoof, you know you are ok when it comes to feeling confident about sending or receiving messages, compliments or flirts, because we are all there for similar reasons.We are gay men who like men that are big, hairy, chubby, stocky, fat, hirsute, chunky etc. etc. We are bears, cubs and their admirers who are looking for online chat, make new friends or even meet up to have sex. I suppose it is more intimate than other social network sites, as you see a lot of people on it that you have met before, had one night stand with before, gone out with before or just chatted with online before. I have been on the website for many years, and found it comforting as I can keep in touch with people I know. I have never really used it as a means to meet up with someone, but as I move into a new chapter in my life, I’m thinking why not? I have nothing to lose. It doesn’t have to be for sex. It can also be to make new mates, or arrange a proper date! So here’s to Eurowoof.. and its comforting ways.