Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stay Sass-y by Thong Nguyen

I love collecting these shorts of post, because they inspire me to think about all sorts of questions, such as:
-What does it mean to be sassy?
-How does San Jose, as an epicenter of tech and males play into gay fantasy?
-What does it mean or matter for gay asian men to self-identify as sassy? If the gay asian male is "supposed" to be "quiet and passive", how does sass subvert our expectations of asian males? And how does it challenge our perspectives of gay asian males? And further, how does sass disrupt our expectations for masculinity?
-How does sass add and trouble the discursive gay identity or schema?
-Can sass be danced? How? Can this dance be materialized? Could this photograph be an artifact of sassy choreography?
-Is sass gendered? Can sass exist outside of gender? Can sass be a gender itself?
-How can, and how is, sass deployed as a strategy for survival in the heteronormative hegemonic society?

Stay Sass-y 
by Thong Nguyen 
Source: facebook 

Friday, December 11, 2015

The adventure of Devin and Sid:

The adventure of Devin and Sid:
Sid: Look, yeah, I'll ask steve if he got any 420
Dev: that right that right, wait yo, who iz steve?
Sid: Steven, homie i told you about him
Dev: Boii, I can't keep up with all the delicious man mean after chinito!
Sid: well, really steven and jaime
Dev: I can't, you and your latin meat yo.
Sid: so spicy
Dev: you racist
Sid: yeah well they don't talk to me anymore
Dev: wait when you getting the stuff tho, impo'tant matters, keep focused!

Antonio discovers Twax:

Antonio discovers Twax:

A: hey so this is where you live?
T: yeah, I live with my parents...I used to live alone, on my own, when i moved out when I was 17. But you know, it got me here.
A: oh, yea... Tina?
T: yea, so you gonna fuck me?
A: yeah...I you got poppers?
T: yeah, you party? oh shit no, yea you don't
A: yeah I think Im allergic or something
T: k... kk... I don't suck dick man... I have a boy you know?
A: yea I get you. k, you got lube bro?
T: yeah yeah. aw shit no, lotion okay?
A: sure...
T: K... let's go, Let me just set up one thing first.

//They start taking off their own clothes. Twax sets up the TV, and plays porn. There isn't any sound, and then some R&B/HIP HOP comes on overlaying the porn. Lights fade.//
//lights up, the two start putting on clothes//

Twax: you like that shit?
Antonio: yeah? what's that called?
T: its a popper trainer, its on Xtube all over the..... place...yea...tells you when to huff and when to take that shit.
A: cool i'll look that up.
T: k. let me clean up okay? I need to finish some things over here, can you please wait in the car?
A: yeah I will.
T: don't leave me okay? please don't leave me? please? wait, i'll be 5 there in 5 min.
A: right due. oh btw you need to make me a CD of the music, it was dope!
T: yea lot of dudes say that, they like my music. but that's my life, I love music. I'd love to get into that, you know, I have, tho, but music is my life, a lot of people say that. k don't leave me k?
A: right.

//antonio gets into the car and waits, listens to NPR talk about racism in the supreme courts//
//Twax enters with 2 sprite cans of soda//

Twax: sorry dude, I didn't have coffee
Antonio: all good, I don't drink that but that's cool.
T: thanks for driving me to work, it's just a right, then all the way down.
A: yeah I don't know Hayward that well, so just keep directing me.
T: cool.
A: so you have a man?
T: yeah, he cheats on me a lot but I love him.
A: what's going on? I mean you just fucked me?
T: Yeah, I mean.... he fucks other dudes, and I fuck other dudes, and its hard you know. But I love him and he loves me. like yeah. but we are exclusive. I've asked him to have an open relationship, but he don't want me with other guys like that?
A: yeah you should just have an open relationship. fuck other dudes, and date each other.
T: yeah but its hard with Tina. like it's gotten rid of all my friends. not like I need them anyways. It's ruined my life. but I still have a house and live with my parents. so I'm cool. I just have him, even if when I leave him he's looking for another dude to get high with, I know he say he's not fucking anyone else, but the moment he closes the door, he's looking for his next hook-up to pick up. our addiction is killing, us, we need rehab before it kills both of us.
A: yea...
T: yo you can leave me off here, this my work
A: okay... bye.
T: yeah keep the soda. thanks for the ride.
//Twax leaves the car//
Antonio: he's not going to work...I bet there is a pick up here....I wonder if Devin knows this dude...


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Las Vegas Reflections

He told me, even in his drunk state, that he liked me because my eyes were caring.
Even when I was silly, warm, cold or critical, my eyes cared--I was not empty.
Did he see my glitter?
All that glitters is not gold.

World AIDS Day

On ‪#‎worldaidsday‬ I am thankful to be on ‪#‎prep‬ and have worked with ‪#‎crush‬clinic ‪#‎research‬. I am staying ‪#‎HIV‬ negative, and loving my HIV positive friends. As we people of the world evolve, so should our ‪#‎sexual‬ ‪#‎health‬practices. I am ‪#‎thankful‬ for the many ‪#‎freedoms‬ to ‪#‎love‬ I have enjoyed, and I look forward to the end of this ‪#‎disease‬ on ‪#‎humanity‬.

Boo Kawaii Professionals

The Adventures of Desun Oka and Cuauhtii:
D: So boo you working on papers?
C: No, not yet, I am mostly in rehearsals, getting ready for final showings, and reading a lot... I need to finish the physical stuff before I write.
D: I see I see, cool... Like OMG boo! You're doing it! And soon, you're gonna be a professor!
C: Yup at Harvard, that's the goal, create a new kind of dance program there.
D: That's so cool! Dr. Cuauhtii, Professor Peranda.
C: Yes, that, or Professor Okanda -- I like that one better.
D: Hehe oh yeah?
C: Yup! Then we can be professors together!
D: And be super cute?
C: We'll be hella kawaii!!!

Hunky Boo Dangerous

Adventures of Desun and Cuauhtii :
C: see? He's a hunky boo huh?
D: mmmmm Latino muscle boo.
C: what?! You like him?!
D: yup colonthree emoticon
C: I knew it! You're gonna leave me for him! T.T
D: hehe woops I slipped and fell on his face.
C: T.T
D: hehe colonthree emoticon
C: that's it! No more hunky Latino boos for you!
D: but... But...
C: haha! >:D
D: whatever boo