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Well, It has been sometime since I’ve just written something that is just about what’s going on in my life. It’s been sometime…

So… Life is interesting now. It’s not Chinese curse interesting, for once. I feel like I’m riding this wave of good things… and I know it’s going to get bigger. I finally feel prepared to ride it all out. I’m secure about this thing that I do almost as naturally as breathing. I feel completely secure in my writing. I’m starting to carve a niche for myself that makes me happy.

So, what all is happening?

Where to start… My life finally feels wonderfully full. I feel like all the pieces of my life are starting to fit together. I feel ridiculously happy for a few reasons. I’m still feeling this incredible, overwhelming wonderful feeling. The feeling that I know I’ve written about before. This feeling that almost feels like a panic attack. Instead of being partnered with worry and fears, it’s followed by positive thoughts. That might be because my fingers are just brushing my dream. That it’s within my reach.

What does that mean in real terms?

Well… Not sure where to start. I’m at the point where I will be giving my 2 weeks in just over a month (or so). I negotiate my salary and will be working full-time in August. I will be writing full-time. This is just the beginning of what I really want to do with my life. I am so excited about being able to do this all the time and get paid.

I also have a third partner in my life. Oddly enough, the scheduling should actually work. I can’t put into words the exuberance I am feeling now. I might have to sit down and just write about it to put it in to words.

This whole situation is… amazing. It’s beyond anything that I could ever put in words. Not surprisingly, I want to put it all out there.
I’ve also decided that I need to take the time to be able to write. I need that time for me. I haven’t done it in some time. I’m going to start doing it now. I will write more of my stories (and I will start busting my ass to get them up so you can read them as well). I feel like I’ve been missing that in my life. I have to feed that need inside me. I also have a Fanime wrap-up to write. I will get that out next week.

So, here we are.

I’ll post a list of all my writing that I’ve done since my last post so you too can see them.

Until then!

Sorry for the Absence

It’s been a while, I know. Life has been increasingly hectic. In many ways it finally feels like life is getting interesting, and not in the Chinese curse way. So, what have I been up to lately?

My internship ended last Friday. As much as I loved it, it was an internship and I knew that was going to happen. It was what happened next that I expected less.

I’m still writing for the same publication. I now have a job with them. I’m now getting to do something that I’ve always wanted to do, and am completely capable to do it. I also have exciting things happening in my life personally. I feel like this time, I need to learn a lesson about patience. As much as I want things to happen yesterday, I need to learn that we can’t always get instant gratification, even if it’s something we desire. So, I’m trying to take things in stride. There’s a lot of happy things coming, it’s just a matter of learning to be patient.

Otherwise, I can’t complain. There’s a lot of exciting things happening. I’m just holding on and I’m going to wait and see. This ride has just begun.

The last 2-ish weeks have been incredibly busy. I feel even more rushed off my feet than I normally do. It also feels like this is just the beginning.

The reason why I missed last week’s post was because I’ve worked the San Francisco Film Festival. I have seen at least one movie every day since the festival began. So, needless to say I’ve seen a lot of movies.

If I were to choose the best movie I’ve seen of the festival… I couldn’t pick one. I really enjoyed… well, a lot of them. Hell, I’d say pretty much everyone I’ve seen. I’ll pick a few that I really enjoyed: What Happened, Miss Simone?, 54: Director’s Cut, Devil’s Backbone, Advantageous and Theory of Obscurity. There are so many more that I also adored, but I don’t want to roll out the list of virtually everything I’ve seen.

This 2 weeks is also the longest I have been “on”. As an introvert, constantly having to be social is very draining in all ways on me. I’m not going to lie, I feel both emotionally and physically drained. I need a good week of just taking some me time. I think that getting back to my normal schedule will help. It’s not that I crave normalcy (because what about me screams normal), but getting back to a routine will give me the time to come back to reality.

Friday is the first day where I can start to get back to normal. That also means getting back to a somewhat normal writing schedule.

Just thought I would give you all an update about what’s going on.

Here we are again… another weekly round-up.

Life is getting busier now. I got me a press pass for the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now it’s about setting up interviews with people. This is both exciting and scary. I feel like things are actually starting to move forward for me. This is an incredibly scary thought. It’s continuing in to the unknown. If I want it bad enough, I’ll keep going. I really would like to write and not being in an office job.

More importantly, I’ve got plenty of writing that I’ve done over the last week. I will get some more writing up on Thursday.

Enjoy!

There are somethings that politicians say that make me think WTF.
Square Enix takes some sexy away.
Who can forget Torchwood?
This is a reassuring story.
Remember the “what gender is Sheik” question?
More politician WTF.
Business world scandals can be equally be interesting too.
If you hadn’t heard, Hillary Clinton is running.

That’s it for this week’s round-up. I hope you enjoy the articles. I’m pretty proud of all of them.

‘Til Thursday!

Here we are, once again. It’s time for our weekly round-up.

LIfe is still pretty busy. I’m working out how best to make some time for some personal writing. I have a feeling I’m going to need to be better at it. One thing I’m really hoping to get more work on is my screenplay. I also want to work on a new story as well as continuing to work on the old one that I posted a new part for here. I’m hoping to he able to post again on Friday.

So, what did I write last week, that wasn’t here…
An article about Fred Phelps’ granddaughter who left the WBC
The backlash of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” bill
Arkansas makes their “Religious Freedom” bill better
This op-ed piece that I’m *really* quite proud of. Seriously, reaxd it.
A study about sex and the modern Millennial
Some stuff happening at the San Francisco International Film Festival
Conventions are safe spaces for the genderfluid

So, there you have it. I hope you enjoy reading them Especially read the op-ed piece. I’m very proud of it. I think I did a good job.

I hope you enjoy it!

Until then!

Are you curious about this story? Not sure how it began? Want to go back and re-read earlier installments?
Well, you can do that here.

As always, everything here is copyright Emily Rush. All rights reserved. Yada yada yada. Now go and read the story.
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“A little.”, he whispers into the boys ear.

He nips the boy’s ear.

The boy bites his lip.

“Lets go back into the room to do this. Otherwise, I’m just going to want to stay here…”, the boy says a little weakly.

He nods and starts to walk away. The boy refuses to let his hand go. He looks at the boy, down at their hands and back at the boy. The boy still keeps a hold of his hand.

“Are we going back?”, he asks.

“Oh, yeah. Sorry.”, the boy says, letting go of his hand.

He walks back to the boy and gently caresses his face.

“There will be more than this once we get back to our boyfriend.”, he says as he gently kisses the boy.

The boy nods. The boy is enjoying the tenderness that he receives from him.

“Lets go then.”, he says as he walks back towards the bathroom.

The boy takes a moment. He’s never seen him act with such gentleness before. It was pretty shocking to him. He’s always acted a bit more stoic. It’s possible that the fear he had from being in the closet might have forced him to be more introverted. There’s something about him that certainly seemed freer than it was before.

The boy shrugs it off and follows behind him.

He walks back into the room and plops down on the bed next to his boyfriend. His hands sits right on top of his. He looks down at their hands and then back into the eyes of his boyfriend. His hand moves to gently caress his boyfriend’s face.

Out of the corner of his eye he can see the boy re-enter the room.
“Here goes nothing…”, he thinks, “At least this will give me some idea…”

He sighs as the boy sits down behind him.

“Or this could backfire… Well, nothing ventured.”, he thinks.

The boys arms wrap around his body. He can feel the heat of the boy’s body from behind him. He leans back on to the boy’s chest while maintaining eye contact with his boyfriend. This was certainly more than he ever thought he would do. He never thought he would experience anything like this in his life… and here he is.

Life certainly likes to keep me on my toes. This is a very good thing.

I’m still doing my internship. I’m going to be covering the San Francisco International Film Festival. This is huge and incredibly exciting for me. I’m hoping to be able to get an interview with some of the people. This is exciting on so many levels.

I’m still enjoying writing a lot. It still doesn’t feel like work. I wasn’t really sure if I would be OK with writing in volume. I wasn’t sure if it was going to feel like work. It doesn’t. This is a lot of fun. It’s something that I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy. Now I know this is something I love doing. It’s something that I would love to keep doing. Here’s to hoping.

It’s also that time. It’s time to go over my writing for the last week… so, here we go. Feel free to go and read my pieces I have written in the last week.

Talking about the LGBT points of “Empire”.
Rand Paul’s Moral Crisis (I just love that title).
A recap of the winners from the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
Tokyo is trying to make itself LGBT-inclusive by the 2020 Olympics.
A snarky look at the bill called the “Sodomite Suppression Act”.
Mika’s latest single
Gencon makes decides to stand by their LGBT attendees.
Looking is canceled after 2 seasons.

Feel free to go, read and enjoy! I’m still pretty proud about these pieces.

I may or may not be able to get another piece up here this week. I’m going to try to see if I can’t manage to make that happen. I would like to write about other things. So, I’m going to see if I can make that happen.

Until then!

Here we are, back again with the daily round-up. This week has been busy, busy,busy. I’m taking a day to do things like get tax papers together, set-up auto-payments on my health care and  the laundry. I live large on my days off.

Does that mean that I haven’t been doing anything?

Of course not. I have a whole slew of articles that came out in the last week.
Chipotle’s environmental conscience is grounds for discrimination?
Barney Frank is quite outspoken when it comes to Aaron Schock
Bi-sexual Make-Up Tutorial
An interview that I really enjoyed with an interesting person

There is one more article that I could add, but it seems to not be working currently. I hope to be able to add it soon, but I have to wait in the mean time. What’s more… I think I’m going to try to get in another article this week (what?!?). I’ll see if I can squeeze that in there for you… and a “short story” post. At some point, I think I’m going to have to change that designation as I think that I’m stretching the meaning beyond… well… reason.

So, things to look forward to this week. Huzzah!

Until then!

Here we are again, time for the round-up of other writing stuff I have done. This time it’s 2 weeks. This is longer than what I was planning. I’m still recovering from a respiratory virus. I apparently got worse than a cold, but better than bronchitis. On the plus side, I am on the mend. I still get moments of feeling pretty draggy and tired. Thankfully, I have today off. I can sleep and rest and relax. That is the plan.

So, what have I done in that time… I have a lot of stuff for you to read. I seem to be quite prolific. So, here we are.

A review of the memoir “My Avant-Garde Education”
Dr. Ben Carson Op-Ed
The embracing skeleton video
Skeleton Twins movie review
St. Patrick’s Day and the LGBT community
Elton John vs. Dolce & Gabbana
Planet Fitness really is a Judgment-Free Zone
LGBT offerings at Tribeca Film Festival
Another Op-Ed, this time about the staffer who sexually assualted 17 children
TBT: Ellen
Terry Pratchett’s death
Frank Underwood’s sexuality in “House of Cards”
Moar the Wicked + the Divine
LGBT characters represent on TV

I know, it’s a lot. It’s been a couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy reading more of my stuff. It’s been fun getting to write like this. I hope that I get to keep doing this. I wake-up every morning excited to go to work.

Huzzah to that!

Here we are once again… another week under my belt. Here is a listing of posts I made over at my other new job.
Enjoy!

Alan Turing’s family petitions British government to pardon 49,000 other men convicted for being gay.
Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars
Poly in the tech industry. I’m not gonna lie, I love this post.
TBT, Will and Grace
Tegan and Sara, the duo of the moment
Transphobia and violence
Community, a show I love

I hope you enjoy and read these. I’m pretty proud that I’m getting published. I do hate that I’m still sick this week. I’m hoping to be up and running again by Thursday. I need to write more.

I’ll try to get more writing up here this week… possibly even tomorrow.

Until then!

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