Just a few items of “business” before I head out to wade my way through the sea of fellow procrastinators today. First, I will shortly (later today) upload a new chapter in my superheroes homoerotic wrestling fiction series over at Sidelineland.
The first chapter introduced Hank and Brett, to young hunks auditioning to achieve their lifelong dreams to become superhero crime fighters. The seconds chapter focused specifically on Brett’s introduction to the training program of the Legion of Superheroes, and his slow realization that not only are the other recruits more remarkable then they first appeared, but he too is brining more to the wrestling mat than just his stunning body, championship skills, and fierce determination.
Chapter 3 will follow Brett’s brother, Hank, as he has a somewhat harder landing into the training program. Hank’s team of recruits is lorded over by a particular nasty sadist heel by the name of Sting.
It’s a little Lord of the Flies, I freely admit, as Sting and his two henchmen, Buck and Vapor, turn teammate-bashing into a science. Hank quickly finds himself a target of Sting’s machinations, and only the team coach, Barry, holds any hope of intervening on Hank’s behalf. In the end, Hank is forced to make a difficult decision regarding who he wants at his back within this team of backstabbers. The enemy he knows, in Sting and his boys, or the unknown quantity of his coach, Barry.
I’ll also be uploading a new reader contribution by Bearhugs, who’s challenged me to write a Part 2 to his excellent Part 1.
Finally, everyone’s weighing in on the relative merits (or demerits) of Tron. So apropos of nothing, I’d just like to say that I enjoyed it, but wouldn’t exactly pull for it to win any Oscars. And Zuse was “supposed” to be gay?! Perhaps there’s a critique there to be made of gender and gender stereotypes, but honestly, I did not see him as a “gay” character in the least, much less someone posing a cautionary morality tale about sexuality of any sort. Much ado about nothing, as far as I’m concerned. Enjoyed the movie. Think Michael Sheen is a genius of an artist. Will likely own it and happily watch it repeatedly to make myself feel more hopeful about things like net neutrality and Wikileaks (fight the power!).