Oct. 19th, 2009

babel: (beatles - india robert)
So... how do you write a story about someone whose voice you do not know at all? I mean, not even textual quotes, just completely second hand stuff. Is it even possible? I am very dialogue-heavy so, I'm at a loss.

Speaking of which, I have found... at least two sources who describe Robert Fraser (the shirtless young man in my icon) as a "promiscuous" homosexual, and it's taken me a while to figure out why that was really bugging me. And I realized, ah!, with all the research I've done on the Beatles, I don't think that I've ever heard one of them described as promiscuous (much less a promiscuous heterosexual, as if that term would ever be used). I think Paul was playfully called "a bull about town" in reference to his knocking up women and paying them off (!!!) in one of the sources, but not promiscuous. No, I only hear that word about women and gays. Straight men are just being ~manly~ when they fuck around, right?

I feel like there is also some slut shaming language--is that the appropriate term concerning men?--toward Brian Epstein (also gay, for those of you who are new here) in a lot of the sources, and it's always kind of bugged me, considering... well it's in stark contrast to the language used in reference to the Beatles themselves and their exploits.

I don't know. I am feeling the urge to do some more in depth research into this to put together a cohesive argument. Just something to think about.

Other stuff is going well and badly, depending on which stuff. Classes are in the bad section, but I'm muddling my way through.


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