Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Shipping and the Johnlock files

February 27, 2015

From the NYT Magazine on Sunday (the 22nd), “My Dear, Dear, Dear Watson” by Jenna Wortham, beginning:

Part of the Internet’s beauty is the space it affords people to take an idea and run with it . . . and run with it and run with it, until they end up miles away from where they started. Among a subset of online superfans of the BBC show “Sherlock,” solving mysteries is mere window dressing for the real story: one about unrequited love between Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman).


(Sherlock (Cumberbatch) and John (Freeman) in situ in Sherlock.)


Annals of slash: dan mai

January 11, 2015

In the most recent (December/January) issue of the Advocate (the lgbt news magazine), a story “Where Slash Fiction Makes for Dangerous Words: Slash fiction arrives and thrives in China, despite the constant threat of government crackdowns” by Yuan Ren, beginning:

Earlier this year, during a nationwide clampdown on online pornography, some 20 writers, allegedly under contract with “illegal erotic novel Web sites,” were arrested in Henan province, China, and numerous Web sites with explicit written and visual content were shut down. Most of these writers were young women, many of whom, according to footage from Phoenix TV, a Hong Kong broadcaster, were in their 20s, oblivious to the fact that they were breaking the law. The incident followed a similar spate of arrests in 2011 — again of young female writers.

The women were all writers of gay fiction, known as dan mei, which over the past two decades has gained a vast and dedicated following in China, a country where homosexuality is still heavily stigmatized.


Baseball days

July 21, 2013

(Not much language in this one.)

The San Francisco Giants have been playing a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks; I watched the beginnings of the games Friday night and last night — both Giants wins, 2-0 and 4-3 — at Three Seasons (while consuming sushi). These games moved me to add Hunter Pence to my list of favorite Giants players — favorite as players and as wonderful men to look at. (Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum were already on the list.) After my adventures with shirtless actors and tennis players, I thought to check for shirtless Hunter Pence, and bingo.

It also occurred to me that Hunter Pence wouldn’t be a bad name for a pornstar. It doesn’t seem to have been taken, but a search did pull up a rich vein of steamy RPF (real people fiction) involving Giants players, in particular Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt (another good potential porn name) as lovers and Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner as lovers. Oh my.


Rosenberg’s Laws of Robotics

June 10, 2013

Today’s Scenes From a Multiverse:

A tribute to Isaac Asimov.


More Sundance fiction

April 5, 2011

… on my X blog, here (“San Soní”). This one has binary oppositions ‘n’ stuff in it.

And now “i am an angel when i fly”, here.


More Sundance

April 4, 2011

One more Sundance and Butch episode, about names and about language learning, on my X blog, here. Warning: high carnality fiction.


Sundance stories

March 15, 2011

On my X blog, three pieces of Sundance fiction:

from before South America: “Tumbling”

in South America: “Sundance stays in to hunt” [man-man sex alert]

in California: “The interview”

These added to the California story “Vergissmeinnicht”.



July 5, 2010

[I’m taking a break from constructing playlists, writing about portmanteaus and puns, and all that good stuff, to post a bit of fiction about Sundance and Butch. This is Not About Language. And there are moments of hot-hot man-man sex in plain language, so if that would distress you, go elsewhere. Otherwise, I reserve metacommentary for another posting.]