My niece has come out! (And not the niece I thought, huh.) She's written a wonderful, and funny (well, she is my niece) post about being bisexual.
I especially like this part.
How Not to Piss Off a Bisexual Person
- We don’t automatically want to sleep with you. Or your girlfriend.
- No, you can’t take pictures.
- The women you see in dance clubs who make out with their girlfriends to attract men’s attention? Probably not us.
- If I leave you for another woman, that woman will be me. Or your mom.
It also has a number of useful links at the bottom.
Go, read. Comment. Friend.
I'm so proud.
In SHIFT HAPPENS, there's a scene where a character tosses a rock at an electrified fend to make sure it's been turned off.
"Nuh-uh" says super-beta angela_fiddler. "Doesn't work that way." (How the heck does she know this stuff?)
So back to the research mines. I recalled having heard some apocryphal tale of people peeing on electrified fences and thought that would fit great with the tone of the story. (What? What?) So off I go to google and... Ewwww! There should be a warning before you click on a link that takes you to a close up picture of a charred and blackened penis! Yes, flist. That is what happens if you pee on an electrified fence. Remember that next time you're mad at your boyfriend and wandering around a military enclosure or some such. "Hey, honey. Let's see what happens if..."
I ended up finding info about touching a plastic-handled knife blade to two different bits of the metal fencing to get an arc, writing the whole scene, liking it, and then cutting it completely. I mean, why have them climb the fence you can blow the whole thing flat with a grenade. What was I thinking?
But still, there's a lesson to be learned here about googling penises. Or something.
In writing news: Synopsis 1, Stormy 0.