links

Here’s some interesting links from this week.  I have some stuff to say about the manga/porn case (in sum: a fair chunk of some manga is porn, and that’s completely OK), but that will have to wait until I’ve got some more time. From Boing boing: Apple gets into the book banning business Apple’s refused…

Mariko Tamaki’s case for erotica

The amazing Mariko Tamaki (who is a finalist for this year’s Governor General award for Children’s literature*) wrote a nice piece for Xtra ripping apart the misconception that erotica = bad writing. She points out that some of Canada’s top queer female fiction writers, are also skilled at writing a fine dirty story: The assertion…

Queerotica review

Last night I went to Roundhouse to hear Queerotica, a erotica/porn reading, that was part of Pride in Art.  I thought the reading was going to take place in the theater, but instead it took place in the open space outside the theater where the art exhibition was located.  I was surprised at how packed…

Queerotica

This looks like it’s going to be hot, literarcy and smut-tastic. Hear local authors read queer erotica and the Little Sister’s staff reading smut that was stopped at the Boarder. Queerotica is part of the Pride in Art Festival. WHEN: 7:30pm | Wednesday, July 30, 2008 WHERE: The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (181…

Big fucking deal

The cover article in this week’s Georgia Straight is about this film. The review says it’s mostly about 4 couples and one threesome and their relationships. Young people fucking was mentioned a lot earlier this year because of it’s title, and because of the controversy around Bill C-10. Bill C-10 is a long, omnibus Bill…

Chasing Maturity: Video Games and Sex

I found this 9-ish minute video lecture by Daniel Floyd, a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, to be funny and interesting. Floyd looks at the history of sex in video games. He states “for as long as sex has existed in games it has been exploitive at worst and superficial at best.”…