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Analysis of Michael and Brian included in recap... [May. 28th, 2005|05:17 pm]
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[mood |accomplished]
[music |Songs in the Key of A Minor]

Kinetic Presents: BABYLON!
Michael comes in and finds Brian wandering around aimlessly, as usual. He tells Mikey that he’s sorry about his baby. Mikey thinks he means JR, but Brian was talking about Rage. Mikey says he has more important things to worry about and why did Brian leave him the urgent message?
Brian says he wants Michael to leave MeLins alone and let them work things out on their own. Michael asks what business of Brian’s is it and who the fuck does he think he is. “I’m Gus’s father, that’s who the fuck I am.” Okay then. Not to be outdone, Michael counters with, “You had to lose a ball before you knew he was alive!” And like, dude, harsh. But warranted. I actually think it was the best line of Mikey’s life. It’s so ballsy and open and Brian can’t even respond. The look on his face is one of wonderment, and a little fear, like when did he start being able to talk to me like this? Usually I’m the one who talks shit. Mike apologizes, but the damage is already done. I started to wonder about Brian’s motivations here. We assume that he’s doing this for Lindsey, but we know Brian, and we know that Mikey is Brian’s best friend. So why is he doing this. The following is my theory; come along won’t you?...

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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2005|06:13 am]
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[mood |touched, but by whom?]
[music |Let's Get It On]

... Justin returns and cristens his return by showing Brian some LA,NZ moves. This scene prompts the very first QAF recaps Harlequinn moment. It's hott y'all, but you'll see in the recap....
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Not an Essay Necessarily [May. 24th, 2005|05:39 pm]
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[mood |artistic]
[music |Techno Jams]

I working on Episode recaps so I guess it falls under the "rant category" I guess I do it with love though!


Queer As Folk Season 5 Recaps

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Summary #3: April 9 to May 7 2005 [May. 7th, 2005|04:53 pm]
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[mood |busy]
[music |Soldier - Destiny's Child]

Essays posted to qaf_essays from April 9 to May 7.

pluvial_poetry on why the Queer as Folk fandom is so Wanktastic (part 1) [link]

msjudi posted on the symbolism of communication between Brian and Justin [link]

pluvial_poetry continues to explore why the Queer as Folk fandom is so Wanktastic (part 1.5) [link]


- Another monthly recap out of the way, albeit a small one. *cough*writemoreessays*cough*

- And welcome to the new membership, feel free to jump right in - writing essays, commenting on essays. (All essays are listed categorically in the memories section of the community, in case you want to catch up.)



P.S. Sorry for being an absentee mod./essayist lately. School has eaten my life. Hopefully summer will bring a wave of creativity...
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archiving essays [Apr. 25th, 2005|02:15 am]
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Hi everyone. *waves* This is mainly a message to the B/M fans here, but is also directed to anyone whose essays may relate back to Brian & Michael, or to QaF itself in general. I'd like to start archiving some of the essays on http://michaelandbrian.net. A couple of you have gotten posts from me asking about particular essays, but if you haven't heard from me and think something you wrote would be perfect on the B/M website, let me know please. I may have missed it - so many great essays here!

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Continuation: Why the Queer as Folk fandom is so Wanktastic [Apr. 22nd, 2005|05:56 pm]
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[mood |happyhappy]
[music |From the Inside - Gioia Bruno]

This essay was a hard one for me to write just because I needed to do some exposition up front before I could broach my actual point. I didn't do this in the first part but now it's become necessary. I hope you'll stay with me here...

Oh, and you might want to read Part 1 if you haven't already. ;)

And of course, this is a generalization/oversimplification of a lot of issues that the QAF fandom has. Now to the essay!!

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So again, if you have questions, agreements, disagreements - leave me a comment! I love to hear from you!

~ Roxie

P.S. Parts 2 and 3 are still in the works...

ETA: I've edited the essay a bit from it's original version to include some of the clarifications I gave to readers in the comments section.
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Symobilsm In Communication [Apr. 20th, 2005|12:37 am]
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I dunno if this is appropriate for this group or not- I hope it is. It's a piece I wrote about the B/J dynamic sometime in the middle of season 4 called...

Symobilsm In Communication
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A qaf_essays Commercial [Apr. 19th, 2005|01:51 pm]
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[mood |dorky]
[music |Breaking My Heart]

Well since I'm going to have to push back my essay of the week until a more productive, less bitter period in my life (probably this weekend) I thought I'd post a friendly little administrative reminder:

You too can write your own QaF essay in 3 easy steps!!!

Step 1. Pick a topic.

Step 2. Write over 150 words on your chosen subject matter.

Step 3. Post it and receive much love and admiration from me. That's all there is to it! It's simple and fun!

So get writing! ;)

~ Roxie

PostScript: If you have questions or comments, if you need inspiration or support; feel free to email me - RoxieAnn71022@aol.com

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A Short QAF Essay this week [Apr. 12th, 2005|04:05 pm]
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[mood |hungryhungry]
[music |I'm A Hustler]

So this piece was inspired by fandom_wank. In particular - B/J versus B/M on fandom_wank. (And B/J versus B/M AGAIN on f_w *.) It lead me to wonder:

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Thanks for reading. Comments, questions welcomed as always.

- Roxie
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Summary #2: March 12 to April 9 2005 [Apr. 10th, 2005|02:29 am]
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[mood |surprisedsurprised]
[music |Inseparable - Natalie Cole]

Essays posted to qaf_essays from March 12 to April 9.

ms_malversation discusses the weaknesses of Queer as Folk [link]

mikeyface talks about the happy ending she wanted and why it no longer seems possible [link]

pluvial_poetry on her decision to be spoiled. *no actual spoilers in the essay* [link]

bluerosefairy with her Brian/Michael Ship Manifesto [link]

pluvial_poetry looks at Michael's comment about Justin in 301 and why he might have said it [link]

mirrorskippy tackles Brian's character and the flaws that define him [link]


- I'll be doing these recaps once a month to catch everyone up, in case you missed an essay.

- And make sure to keep pimping out the community. Membership is up, and the more the merrier!


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