Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday Wierdness

1. What is the one sexual act you would never do?

The asphyxiation know the stuff that killed the lead singer of INXS. No climax is worth dying for

2. Is there anyone you know, that if they turned out to be a serial killer you would not be surprised?

A weekend or so ago, I travelled to the frozen north (against my better judgment) for a friend's birthday party. There was a guy there that DH and I knew back during our college/grad school days. He cornered a friend and gave her a run down on plushies/furries and the convention that he attended with them. Talking with my friend later, we decided plushie guy makes our top 5 creepy people list..not because he likes to have sex dressed up like an animal...but the *other* parts of his conversations that were even stranger.

3. What is the most annoying thing about the holiday season for you?

My "Greed is Good" BIL and SIL. Last year they sent a demand letter for cash....DH wanted to send coal instead

4. If you saw a video of your celebrity crush picking their nose, would that change your opinion of their hotness?

Only if he ate the pickings....and then, if was Ron Livingston, I'd make an exception there too

5. What is the one non-sexual thing you would be embarrassed to be caught doing?

Gazing at online photos of Edward Cullen

6. A favorite blogger friend wrote a column about the one word that really turns her on. Do you have a word or phrase that does the same for you? What is it?
I don't think I do right now....nothing is turning me on at the moment due to a very congested head.

7. As someone who ran a virtual cookie exchange, I have to ask what your favorite cookie is?

Chocolate Chip...I make great ones!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

BDSM, Twilight, and Manly Men

A little late to the party, I've been reading the Twilight book series and much of the attending feminist criticism of it.

I won't rehash in detail the numerous feminist issues, just a quick list.

Bella just sits and waits to be rescued over and over
Edward decides the relationship
Issues of domestic violence, especially in book 3
Promotion of a radical pro life agenda in book 4
Getting married and having a baby right away at 18
Bella wails, faints and has dizzy spells more than any 19th century literary heroine

You get the point....

I'm reminded of a conversation I had with a male friend of mine about why women are interested in BDSM. His hypothosis is that women want MEN. Not the sweet, share your feelings type...but guys that are protective, chivelrous, strong, and decisive.

I get that. I think he has a point. And that's why Edward the vampire is such a hit. We are biologically programmed to fall for a protector. Even if he is also an individual capable of killing us.....deep down, its hot that he *can* but doesn't because we're so alluring.