queer voyeur

queer boi in the big city. writer, misanthrope, analog photography enthusiast. holga cfn 120 (sweeney), diana f+ (billie), kodak instamatic 104 (bernadette), brownie target six-20 (norwood), canon tx (betty), polaroid 600 (andy).
Getting women to embrace their nerdiness
For my campus newspaper which I’m currently working as a reporter for, I wrote a piece covering a really awesome event tomorrow about women making careers in fandom and nerd culture.
For an accompanying image I decided to draw my own superhero, and her name is Fandom. I’ve actually never inked and coloured a sketch on a computer before, so this was a really exciting little undertaking, even though I ended up having to colour and do the shading with a mouse (I only had a borrowed school tablet for a limited time), though I’m still super happy with the final. As I was working on her my mind wandered, as it invariably does, and so I came up with a backstory for my superhero…
FANDOM:
Name: Amy Chan
Age: 26
Identifies: queer-pan gender performative cisgender Chinese-Canadian woman (she/her/hers pronouns)
Favourite astronomical object: Halley’s Comet
First cosplay: Genderswap Welcome To Night Vale radio host, Cecily Baldwin
By day, a mild mannered graduate astrophysicist at MSU (Mary Sue University), by night a feminist crime-fighting detective with super powers. On top of being skilled with jujutsu, she has super-strength and an eidetic memory.
Fandom has always been a nerd of almost every stripe, hence her name, but within nerd culture she’s come up against many different bullies and villains, and so she’s devoted her superpowers to fighting oppression and protecting the marginalized in any way she can.

Getting women to embrace their nerdiness

For my campus newspaper which I’m currently working as a reporter for, I wrote a piece covering a really awesome event tomorrow about women making careers in fandom and nerd culture.

For an accompanying image I decided to draw my own superhero, and her name is Fandom. I’ve actually never inked and coloured a sketch on a computer before, so this was a really exciting little undertaking, even though I ended up having to colour and do the shading with a mouse (I only had a borrowed school tablet for a limited time), though I’m still super happy with the final. As I was working on her my mind wandered, as it invariably does, and so I came up with a backstory for my superhero…

FANDOM:

Name: Amy Chan

Age: 26

Identifies: queer-pan gender performative cisgender Chinese-Canadian woman (she/her/hers pronouns)

Favourite astronomical object: Halley’s Comet

First cosplay: Genderswap Welcome To Night Vale radio host, Cecily Baldwin

By day, a mild mannered graduate astrophysicist at MSU (Mary Sue University), by night a feminist crime-fighting detective with super powers. On top of being skilled with jujutsu, she has super-strength and an eidetic memory.

Fandom has always been a nerd of almost every stripe, hence her name, but within nerd culture she’s come up against many different bullies and villains, and so she’s devoted her superpowers to fighting oppression and protecting the marginalized in any way she can.

Sneerin' queers | Daily Xtra

iwishiwaspattismith:

Michael wrote a super rad article about me and my stickers. Check it out y’all. What is even happening right now, I am so flabbergasted by how much recognition these are receiving. 

I suppose I should locate myself in history.

—Gore Vidal, “Interview with Gore Vidal for ‘The Great Depression’”

The Evil Lesbian of Tresyllian Castle: Video Gaming’s First Gay Character

aphelion-guild:

I love a good bad guy.

Especially a complicated, charismatic or deliciously psychotic villain.

One of my all time favourite villains is Sander Cohen from the video game masterpiece BioShock. I replay BioShock just to spend an evening with Sander Cohen, because he is so wonderfully unhinged, so indulgently amoral, and just so fun as the foppish tyrant of Rapture’s Fort Frolic. Cohen has a number of disciples who, it’s strongly hinted, he had various carnal relationships with, and is disappointed that he followed Andrew Ryan to Rapture, referring to him as “the man I once loved.”

I adore gay villains, especially if they’re done well, if they have that complexity, and if their evil is based on something more than sexual deviance. That’s why I find it interesting that the first gay character in a video game is a villain in the text-based mystery Moonmist.

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Below the cut will be major spoilers for the game Moonmist. I played a free emulator of Moonmist on 4webgames, which worked fairly well (except for the text being aligned to the extreme left of the screen). Even though it can be a bit trial and error (I guess that’s interactive fiction for you), and navigating the game map can be a little bit difficult to get used to, it was really fun, and I ended up really wanting to solve the mystery! Some supplementary material and maps certainly didn’t hurt.

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A blog post I wrote about the very first gay character in a video game!

That thought has seemed to justify my love to you - for I myself believe that love is only right and pure and true when it becomes the inspiring energy of some work which has to be done.

—Edward Carpenter’s correspondence to Walt Whitman

oops, missed this one with roll 16.
eric and ryan

oops, missed this one with roll 16.

eric and ryan

m’self and m’colleague

m’self and m’colleague

m’colleague

m’colleague

don valley

don valley