Married to the Sea. This comic in particular:
The genderfuckery in the “Alejandro” video. I’ll be honest, “Alejandro” is not my new favorite video; the Teutonic imagery makes me feel super uncomfortable. But I totally dig Gaga’s role reversal of the heterosexist power structure — not just the obvious bend-over boyfriend scenes, but even the initial dance sequence, when Gaga watches over the all-male dancers as if she’s an overlord (overlady? overLady?). Plus, A;ex’s screencap of Gaga’s lightsaber breasts on Autostraddle is pretty much the best graphic ever.
I got a new phone yesterday, guys! And as someone who spent weeks telling her parents she didn’t need a new phone, she could just recharge her old one three times a day, I really like this newfangled contraption. I can check my Gmail on it! I have “Telephone” as a default ringtone! It syncs the people I follow on Twitter with my contacts, so that when I find Rachel in my phonebook it lists her most recent tweet! And it jingles when I have a notification, which is how I found out that someone hacked into my Facebook account today. (A halfhearted hacker, though: s/he changed my status to “Dickkkkkkk” and then gave up.)
Marc Acito’s website (slash Marc Acito). After I missed the train to visit Rachel today and we made a plan to meet up tonight, I decided to read some Writer’s Yearbook 2010 in an effort to be productive/learn how to be a real writer/adult. 25 pages later and one “build your platform!!” article later, I looked up Marc Acito’s site, it being suggested as an example of Good Platform-Building, and damn if it isn’t. Not only is Acito savvy, but he is funny and charming, and now I want to read his books. Is this what I should do? Dare I pay X dollars a month for my own domain name, like a certain guy I went to high school with who got an office job two months before he graduated college? Do I need a URL consisting of my full name in order to be professional? Can I afford my own website? What would I put on it? Maybe I will just sign up as a contributor to PopMatters or True/Slant instead.