The Final Zone

The ramblings of a nerdy bisexual twentysomething socialist wannabe-author.

You'll find a lot of talk about Doctor Who, bisexuality and then a mix of general fandom stuff here. (Warning: May contain some ranting.)

I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful girlfriend/soulmate, Caitlin, who makes my life far richer. Once she described as "like a very sensual monkey." I'm strangely proud of this.

And Grace Holloway thinks I'm pretty.




a-little-bi-furious:

cameoamalthea:

a-little-bi-furious:

insect-ligaments:

bemusedlybespectacled:

fdelopera:

markkruffalo:

you know who is extremely underrated???

Alan fucking Cumming

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this motherfucker

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best known as Floop in Spy Kids

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and Nightcrawler

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and Glitch if you ever watched the AMAZING mini-series Tin-Manimage

is an omnisexual,

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and Tony award winning actor

he deserves more recognition than he gets 

If you love Alan Cumming, watch his episode of Who Do You Think You Are. You will probably cry.

One correction: he is bisexual. This is not Captain Jack Harkness, this is an actual person.

While it’s good they corrected what sexuality he is, omnisexuals are real people too so I’m not so sure what they meant by that. 

They meant Alan Cumming is a real person who has been the face of bisexual visability campaigns for a long time and it is rude to erase that and put another label on him so that people can dance around saying the b word.

It happens with Captain Jack Harkness (who does canonically identify as omnisexual once), which leaves people open to call him pansexual or any other number of multisexual labels as omnisexual is often used as a synonym for these labels.

And that is fine because that’s a character from a tv show and it’s open to interpretation, but real people’s identity labels and lives are not. Calling a famous bisexual and bi activist “omnisexual” or anything other label than bisexual without their consent is bi erasure, pure and simple.

I think what people miss about Jack Harkness being “omnisexual” is he’s not referring just to gender but species. In Jack’s time, relationships between humans and non-humans is a thing, including aliens and cat people (we’ve seen human/catkind marriage on Dr. Who). Jack’s peer, Captain John Hart, checks out a poodle, because in their time/culture romantic and sexual attraction is not limited to humans sense other sentient life forms exist (the joke about the poodle is that John doesn’t know what life forms are sentient, and is equally willing to check out man, woman, and dog because where he’s from sexy people come in all genders and species).

Jack Harkness is bisexual in terms of being attracted to more than one gender, and omnisexual in terms being attracted to all partners regardless of species. 

Well that’s an entirely new definition of omnisexual, I can’t remember the episode but I don’t think Harkness explained it like that either, plus it really puts calling Alan Cumming omnisexual in a new light.

Actual quote from John Barrowman on Jack’s omnisexuality: “[He]’s bisexual, but in the realm of the show, we call him omnisexual, because on the show, [the characters] also have sex with aliens”. (Which I’ve just realised today is interesting given that nobody feels the need to change Jenny’s orientation to ‘omni’ anything to show that she’s in a relationship with a non human character.)

And to keep things on topic, Alan Cumming should always be appreciated for the delight he is, his sexual identity included. :P

(Source: chvndlrbing)




teatime-brutality:

finalowen:

I avoided Borderlands for a good while after reading an interview with one of the developers where he said it was a better game than Fallout because it had less story. But if you think it’s worth a go (and canon bisexuality is always something that’ll make me consider a game) I’ll try and pick it up at some point!

It’s hard to estimate how many bisexual characters it has since there’s two varieties; those written unambiguously and purposefully as bisexual, and those who express attraction to the player character regardless of thier gender so it makes sense to read as bisexual. But however you count it, the answer is “lots” and the net effect is a settling where bisexuality appears the presumed norm. 

'Storyness' is an interesting question. Borderlands 2 is definitely a story-rich game, but not at all a story-driven one. There’s bags of world-building, characterisation, texture and feels - it’s a very authored experience - but there’re no real narrative choices for you to make. You’re not telling a story as a player, you’re being told one while you shoot a load of people.

Maybe the Tales from the Borderlands game that Telltale are doing would be the best place for you to dip in?

(Oh… if I’m recommending it then I should also warn that the franchise has got a big, cartoony, irrealist approach to mental illness that could be a deal breaker for lots of people.)   

I do generally love Telltale’s stuff, so that does sound like a good place to gauge how I feel about it! Ta for the advice!




Have you considered Borderlands 2? It has outer space shooting and near universal bisexuality.

I avoided Borderlands for a good while after reading an interview with one of the developers where he said it was a better game than Fallout because it had less story. But if you think it’s worth a go (and canon bisexuality is always something that’ll make me consider a game) I’ll try and pick it up at some point!




I don’t know why I find it so hard to get into fantasy games compared to sci-fi ones, even when they share developers. I’ve spent hundreds of hours on Fallout and Mass Effect, but when I try and get into Elder Scrolls/Dragon Age, I just play for a bit then drop them. It’s not even that I’m not interested in the setting, Dragon Age in particular fascinates me, and the whole concept of the Fade is right up my alley. It’s weird.




afixwithsontarans:

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bazookoidben replied to your post: the hair game is stong today

Your hair needs a teeny tiny bird head at the front…just for reasons…

can somone pls make this happen






Anonymous Asked:
Has there been any talk of how Scotland's going to economically support itself should it separate aside from oil? The oil thing makes me kind of uneasy as I'm pretty solidly anti-drilling, and I'm curious what alternatives have been offered.

My answer:

shabogangraffiti:

Nations have the right of self-determination.  That’s a commonplace nowadays in theory if not always in practice (after Woodrow Wilson nicked it from the Bolsheviks and promoted it as his idea). 

They get their self-determination, then we have the conversation about what they do with it.

Unless every other country in the world wants to instantly and unilaterally stop drilling for oil right this instant, nobody has the right to suggest to Scotland that they shouldn’t drill for oil too.

Believe me, I’d like to see oil drilling end, just as I’d like to see the end of nation states.  But we ain’t there yet.



bidyke:

hobbiesforbiphobes:

Today’s hobby is: Marbles
Marbles is a game non-bi people can play instead of posting in the bi tags.

LOL. This might just be my favorite new blog?

bidyke:

hobbiesforbiphobes:

Today’s hobby is: Marbles

Marbles is a game non-bi people can play instead of posting in the bi tags.

LOL. This might just be my favorite new blog?

(via goshdarnbisexuals)