"Queer characters DO NOT and SHOULD NOT have to “make straight people see how normal we are”. I have no interest in characters in literature who look like me but are not for me. Queer characters should first and foremost be for queer people. If straight people get anything out it, then that is a neat perk. I reject the idea of cloaking characters in respectability politics because queer characters are not to blame for queer oppression.

I do not want characters that are written to teach straight people that we are “good people” because the logical extension is to blame queer characters (and queer people) for not being good enough."

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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Dear “Weird Al,” we’re really glad you never became an architect

Although I bet his parody of the Sydney Opera House would have been hilarious.

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More photos from the Buffalo Transportation Museum.  Original post HERE.

Fiction: Erato

Erato, the muse of lyric poetry, looked down from on high and furrowed her brow. Something was not right. She plucked at her kithara in agitation. She was dissatisfied. No, more than that, she was BORED. Pentameter was past its prime. Haiku were humdrum. Villanelles were so vaudeville. Limericks were completely lame. It was time for something new, something different. But what? With supernatural sight she peered from her perch on Mount Helicon and searched. Somewhere out there was the next big thing. It had to be challenging, and it had to be short. Drabbles? Now there was an idea.

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Cannot be stressed enough.

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Japanese posters for Akira Kurosawa’s Ran.

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The Way of The Buffalo: Fiction: "Night in the Forest of Loneliness" by David G. Blake (Explicit)

The latest fiction offering from The Way of the Buffalo podcast!

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