"We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."

joey

I like to look at sexy pictures on the internet. Self portraits especially, because there's a confidence in the best of them that I find really inspiring. Like this one of Katie West. Or this, of Malloreigh. I think I understand images that capture the subject, that catch an expression or a bit of body language that expresses something about that subject. But I don't know if I understand the body language itself. That sounds so lame to say, because of course I understand it to see it, but the way I move my own body is different I think. I move like I don't think anyone can see me, because I can't see myself. So everything is just either efficient or lazy.

When I set up a camera to try to take pictures of myself (not necessarily sexy pictures, though of course that's what got me started on this, so let's be honest and talk about those) I don't know what to do. I look at the camera and what? I just try to think sexy thoughts. Which of course leaves me with these pictures where I'm staring at the camera with my mouth half open to say something. Because I'm used to "sexy" being words and I'm used to "sexy" being actions. Ideas that you either say or do that bring you closer to someone else, so that you're both part of the same dirty story for a little bit. I don't know how to tell those dirty stories with the way I look.

But I want to.

So, here's a request. Can you go here and post links to sexy pictures of boys? I'm not really looking for pornography, here. I guess I'm trying to figure out things that make for compelling images of men. Post really masculine pictures, or androgynous, or whatever you think is sexy. Also, if you feel up to it, talk about what you like about the image?

 emily

Because I am a crazy person who is crazy, I've been keeping track of the movies I watch and the books I read for the past couple of years. Every July and January I do up a list on the ol' Livejournal. Here's the movies and books for the first half of 2009! The book list took me forever to put together this year, who knows why? Mini attention span, most likely.

Now it's time to have ice cream for breakfast!