June 29th, 2010

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early Tuesday morning

Gays of Our Lives went up at around 12:30 a.m.  http://www.afterelton.com/TV/gayslives/06-29-10?page=0%2C0  Yes, I was impatient again.  Still no interview from Dennis and Igor.  I asked last week and got no answer.  I suppose it will be up or not sooner or later.  I'd love to hear more from the guys, but who knows what the problem is with posting the interview if Anthony isn't talking.

The spoilers for the next week or so of Christian and Olli on Verbotene Liebe sounded interesting.  (*Yes, spoilers*) 

"Forbidden Love – Christian and Olli are back from their vacation in New York, happier and more in love than ever. When Robert sees that he is losing Olli, he makes an outrageous attempt to win him over. But Olli has had enough of Robert’s antics and throws him out of NoLimits, ending their partnership. Robert vows revenge and hides drugs all over the bar and notifies the police.

Rebecca is able to get the drugs before the police can find them. Determined to prove herself to her friends and make up for the trouble she’s caused, Rebecca sets a trap for Robert with his own stash. But when the plan backfires, it could cost Rebecca her life." -- Anthony Langford, Gays of Our Lives, AfterElton.

I wondered why Rebecca getting killed off would be a bad thing.  Perhaps we'll have another appearance from the actor who played Bulle on Alles Was Zahlt.  He plays criminals very well.  Most Christian and Olli fans are not fans of Rebecca.  Apparently quite a few think that the wrong woman was buried in concrete, and that it should have been Rebecca.  I guess Rebecca still has her chance.  My only concern is whether the guys get injured trying to rescue her, because they probably would try to rescue her.  Oh, and I'd like to see Rob either go to jail for a long time or get killed off.  I'm okay with him just going to jail.

At least there's one happy couple on the soap operas I'm watching.  They'll cheer me up.
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my day and soap opera

I got to the secondhand bookstore about an hour and a half before closing time, and stayed until the store closed.  There had been a huge number of book donations during the day, apparently, and there were still quite a number of boxes and bags there.  I put away a box and two or three grocery bags worth of paperbacks, and a few trade paperbacks.  There was a grocery bag full of mostly category romances in the back near the romance section, so I put them away in the appropriate box.  The romance shelves were fairly full, and not in bad order.  I saw a few historical romances in with the contemporary ones, and put them in the proper places.  I'd taken a few stacks of romances off the donation table, and gotten them to the right boxes.

Not too much else going on today.  I'm supposed to meet with the new president of the garden club Wednesday afternoon.  If I remember, I said something about doing typing or editing, and the ladies had some interest in me doing that for the book that has the year's programs and all the members' addresses.

Soap opera: (*spoilers*)  Alles was zahlt: Roman finally seems to actually be feeling bad about ruining his relationship with Deniz.  Florian saw Roman crying and gave him an awkward hug.  The little Wild is so cute.  The brothers really look similar in facial structure.  Roman talked to Annette, and ran into Marc.  Roman said to Marc that he needed time to sort through things, but Deniz saw him with Marc.  Deniz was picturing Roman having sex with Marc in their bed, which was not one of the places it happened.  It would have been more accurate for him to picture Roman having sex with Marc in the men's locker room shower, and just generally in the locker room.  Still, Roman and Deniz were both feeling really bad that night, and still the next day.

Tomorrow is supposed to have Reid and Luke on As the World Turns, and, if soccer doesn't interfere, Christian and Olli back home on Verbotene Liebe.  I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with both shows.

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interesting discussion about bisexuality

It's at Teddypig's place, The Naughty Bits: http://www.teddypig.com.  I think Teddypig and I are actually agreeing on all the points of the "men are pigs" part of the discussion.  We're agreeing on a number of other points as well, as far as I can tell.  We tend to believe that women who say they're bisexual really are -- well, I definitely believe that.  Because really, who's going to say that if she doesn't want to have sex with a woman?  Lots of women who've been with men fall in love with women and from then on identify as lesbians or bisexual.  Some just don't want labels and say they happen to be in love with the person.  I've said that about the falling in love before.

As I said on The Naughty Bits, I think a lot of men, straight, gay, or bi, are just looking for quick hookups and that some of those pretty much straight guys don't care if it's a man or a woman.  So they're open-minded in their piggy way, but most of those straight guys would have sex with a woman, given the choice.  I would guess there are a few who just want it a little different, or a little rougher, on occasion, then they'd have with a wife or girlfriend.  The closeted gay guys out looking for sex aren't really able to have a serious emotional connection with a man at that point.  Maybe after they come out of the closet and then after the experimenting with the variety of men stage, they'd be ready.  Or likely some will just want to keep up with the quick hookups, because that's what they're used to.

Do I think it's likely for an openly bisexual man to have a primary emotional relationship with a man?  I think it would be fairly uncommon.  I think it would be much more likely for even an openly bisexual man to have a girlfriend and have quick hookups with men.  There's still a lot of social pressure.  Do I believe a bisexual man could be in a serious relationship with a woman and be monogamous?  Again, I would think it rare, but possible.

But I've mentioned before that in a romance, which I am aware is fiction, I much prefer a man to be bisexual to start with rather than turn from straight to gay.  Whether it's a m/m romance or a m/m/f menage, I want the guys to be at least bi, and have a clue about manlove.  In a romance, I'm happy with a bi man forming a monogamous relationship with another man, as unlikely as that would be on a couple of levels in real life.  It's more likely to me than someone changing orientations completely for that one special guy.