Caught up with H. when I was done at the bookstore. She has a Transgender Remembrance ceremony she's leading in the main square of [local university] tomorrow. She and S.H. are very interested in transgender issues, and work hard to bring awareness of them and work for change on campus. After that, we're going to interview a Women's Studies professor on how she's worked with the GLBT organization, and perhaps get something on her take about lesbian feminism.
I think I posted something on finding more glow sticks at the Dollar Store. I brought them in today. One glow sword -- I could only find one -- and a couple of fairy wands. H. took the sword. D.S. and J.S. were there, and did not seem to particularly appreciate me bringing in fairy wands. Of anyone, that pair would look quite appropriate wielding them if they were in drag. I was amazed at last year's drag show how hot J.S. looks as a woman. There are another couple of the students I've met who are very in touch with their feminine sides. D.M. has won first place at the drag show two years in a row, and H. says if anyone deserves to wear a tiara, it's him. I don't see it so much in the way he moves, though he projects quite the feminine image when he's dressed up.
D.S., J.S., and J.-whose-last-name-I-don't-know all move in a very graceful way. Somewhere along the line in the Adrien English mysteries, Jake Riordan describes Adrien as "too graceful," which gave me a very vivid mental picture. Will quote more directly when I find the lines. Edited to add: In The Hell You Say, Adrien thinks: "I've had gay friends who felt I acted too straight, and straight friends who've told me they knew I was gay the minute they met me.
I'd asked Jake once if in his, admittedly warped, opinion there was anything particularly gay in my appearance or demeanor.
He'd replied, 'You're...too graceful.'
Too graceful? What did that mean?"
Even if it puzzled Adrien, I knew what Jake meant.
Soap opera has had very little of Roman and Deniz in the last couple episodes. Lena was kidnapped yesterday, but I don't find myself really caring that much. As long as Deniz keeps Roman safe from physical harm, and Roman keeps Deniz safe from acting too stupid, I am most concerned with them. I like some of the other characters, but they're just not a supercouple like that.