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April 5th, 2007
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Gay Parenting 101: Don't Children Need Opposite Sex Role Models?

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From:mofic
Date:April 22nd, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
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This was all really interesting to read! I'm fascinated by how reading/writing fanfic interacts with our day-to-day lives in all areas. Sex is a particularly interesting one :-). Taking advantage of lj anonymity and frankness: has it affected your sexual behavior at all? Do you find yourself not only learning about new sex acts but trying them as well?

An area where I find fanfic has really changed my life is in reading. I never wrote fiction before fanfic, and I find that I *read* fiction differently now that I write slash. I think more about how the book is structured, about plotting and character development and foreshadowing. It's not like I didn't think about those things before - I've certainly taken plenty of literature classes and I think I've always had a fairly sophisticated approach to reading and understanding literature. But I feel it differently now that I do it - I identify with the author making those decisions in ways I never did before. It really enhances the experience for me.

Oh, and speaking of reading, I've started an online book club. [Bad username: ]kestrelsparhawk] thought you might be interested. We read a book a month, taking turns choosing it, and then discuss it in email. I got the idea because a number of my friends on my working mothers list were lamenting not having time to go to a real book club. Would you like to know more? Send me an email, if so, and I'll send you the charter.
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From:realpestilence
Date:May 22nd, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Regarding my sexual experimentation, I'd have to say that involvement in fandom has affected me a little. I was going to say not at all, but I *have* since purchased a vibrator, and that's a direct result of discussion with my on-line friend jennagc; she's a former mod at my HP groups and a good mentor-sisterly influence on me. She's very good at the frank sex talk without making me feel embarassed about either my ignorance or my curiosity. That's a real gift. But otherwise, no...I'm a virgin and inclined to stay that way. Yeah, it's by choice, which is hard for some people to accept.



The book club sounds fun. I'm interested, but I can't say that I'd be able to participate very much. I work 2 jobs and between my fandom activities and my reading for 50bookchallenge, I don't know if I can pack another book a month in there. Hmm. Unless I count it towards the 50...*smacks forehead*

Yes, go ahead and send me the info, please. I'd like to look at it. That's great that you started one for yourselves-really shows you one of the best uses of lj and the on-line community. Not just for porn, hard as it is to believe! *is amazed*



I'm going to be visiting Kestrelsparhawk for about a week. We're going to Wiscon together, with some of her friends. I'll be leaving tomorrow and it's so funny-we send each other emails all day, simultaneously freaking out about housecleaning and grocery shopping and reassuring each other that it'll be all right *sobs*

I'm very nervous, about the flight and everything. *bites nails* We've been talking about this trip for a good 6 months or so, it's hard to believe it's finally here!




Pesti
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From:realpestilence
Date:May 22nd, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
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My email address is realpestilence@yahoo.com or realpestilence@gmail.com . I don't know how soon I'll be able to get back to you on this but I will.

Thanks,
Pesti
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From:mofic
Date:May 22nd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
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How cool that you and kestrelsparhawk are going to Wiscon together! I know she had fun at it last year.

I just saw her Saturday night, but it was a big dinner table and we didn't get much chance to talk.

I'll email you about the book club.
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