Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh where did the week go? Boys playing princess & girls playing president

Sorry I didn’t blog the last few days. I like to blog 3 times a week but between mid day on Wednesday until now I simply was passed out, gone, overheated, heart unstable, unable to generate body heat, in pain, and other not so pleasant things.

I think anytime you WANT to die and don’t, and are genuinely unhappy about that, you are not in a very good physical and mental place.

Now that I am up again, and sore and realizing all the things that I had ‘planned’ to do, it seems a bit overwhelming. But I think if I just do what I do, and then do what comes next, it won’t be that bad.

I want to do a post about ‘sweet boys’ and the allure of being a princess (hint, satin and velvet not only is shiny and pretty, they also feel softer and more enjoyable than say….those jeans and overalls boys are usually stuck in (Quote from 'men in dresses')"The first time I became aware of female clothing and of its appeal, was a small child when I was out to bed as a toddler in Ladies Knickers, because I had run out of night wear, having a fever with German Measles, all my clothes had become damp and were in the wash. I can remember even now how I wished I could wear the same clothes the next night... without any idea why! But I can remember after all these years the yearning that a small child felt to wear silk knickers. This could hardly be a sexual need or kick, not as a little toddler!" – babies head for the shiny objects, then some to most guy babies try to use object to bash another object, sibling, parent or passer-by – while others just like the shiny objects) (boy by the way).
As for girls, well, those who want to dress like guys usually can the rest of the year, so usually halloween is about ‘dressing UP’ –aka, experimenting with sexuality (if you are bombarded with ‘you ARE sex appeal’ 40+ times a day in society, then what better time to experiment with that than halloween).

I guess the whole idea of having the persona of a career, a fantasy, a curiosity without having to do the actual work is interesting – maybe that explains the YMCA gay guys? But these days, how many careers are so specialized to be visibly identified?

I think If I was to be able to dress up, I would go as Abe Lincoln (early career, without gigantic wart)who seemed to grasp both human nature and the internet age 150 years before it arrived: "I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him." Then going as A. Lincoln, I would memorize a whole host of sayings,"I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered", since Abe used to have a knack of insulting people without getting beaten up (maybe being over 6 foot helped) "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." by getting people to laugh at him or themselves or at least take long in figuring out what he is saying, (on a written idea) "..as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death."
The one quote I remember most about Lincoln is from his Presidency, when accused of graft (one of the greatest political bribers until Bush), he said that of course he was, as he so many enemies (in government) and had to simply trust his friends. This idea showed above all else a genuis who holds himself and his friends to morals, and those craven to greed, in order for a better future (or in this case a future country at all)

Plus, I just saw the Criteron Collection film of Young Abraham Lincoln doing a court case by John Ford and I’ve always liked that he was a president which had to make difficult decisions, but was carried by an earnest desire for unity and to do what was good for all. I wonder how many girls end up going to costume parties as US presidents? Probably more than I imagine.

7 comments:

Linda McClung said...

I am glad you are feeling well enough to get out of bed and sit in front of the computer and write. You are in better shape than yesterday.

You know, there seems to be a family resemblence between Lincoln and the genes on your paternal side.

I'd be one of those people that if Lincoln had insulted me, he'd be half way down the block before I realized it. I had to read that quote about the pigeon soup a couple times before I understood it.

Is the quote about 'keeping friends close and your enemies even closer' something that came from Lincoln, too? Kind of goes with his response to the bribery acusation.

Women's clothing definitely is softer, smoother and feels better against the skin. When microfibre came out I loved touching it when you wore it.

Thanks for writing your blog.

Neil said...

In the 1970s, I found a book on bicycles and equipment that suggested guys should wear women's underwear for cycling, because it didn't have the thundering great seams that men's underwear had (and still has). The author did mention that it might be difficult for guys to get used to the silky feel of the female undies...

You should dress as the second female Prime Minister for Halloween!

Love and zen hugs,
Neil

Lorna, Bob and Liam said...

Liam's Halloween costume includes a red silk tie. When I told him it was silk, he rubbed it against his cheek and exclaimed "THIS is the stuff a lot of women's clothes are made of? NO WONDER!"

*sigh* Men's or women's clothes, I think we just created a "natural fibres" monster.

Sorry your past few days have been the shits... glad you feel well enough to blog... you'd make a great Abe Lincoln. Not so keen on the assassination part of it, though. :-)

Hugs and cheers,

Lorna, Bob and Liam

Noisyworld said...

I'm not sure how red hair goes with Abe but I'm sure you'd make it work!
Glad to hear you're having a better day, hope the next one's an improvement on this :)
I'm actually not all that big on silk, I think mostly because I know what happens to the pupating moth larvea :(

cheryl g said...

I think I will adopt your plan... Do what I can do and then do the next thing. I think that would help me too.

Hmmm, you've given me some things to think about. I prefer men's boxers or even briefs to women's underwear because I find the thinner elastic to be irritating and uncomfortable. I do like silk but in silk boxers. my family think I wear boxers to make a statement about my sexuality but the truth is I wear what is comfortable to me.

I love Halloween because I can be anyone or anything I want without fear of ridicule. I've never been a president but I have done Benjamin Franklin a time or two.

I am glad you felt strong enought o be up and write a blog. I hope this next week is a better one for you.

Tina Russell said...

That boy is fucking adorable! I’d want to hire him as my maid, if I could afford maids and if it weren’t for, you know, child-labor laws. Still!

Elizabeth McClung said...

Linda: mee too. Yeah, maybe, paternal? My nan was 5 foot nothing? I liked Lincoln use of imagery in language. Yeah, the one on soup took me two reads to 'get'. I like the microfibre and velvet, some fun velvet corsets.

Neil: I think that is also why they make women's gel seats for the female pelvis and seams. I love SickMomma's history of her life through underwear (the boy briefs she shows are very cool, looks like almost invisable seams) - she also comments on panties NOT to be crossdressed, like thongs and g-strings.

Lorna: I am still figuring out the 'No Wonder!' - does that mean soft=good or soft=bad? Thanks, can't control much, but I can write.

Noisyworld: I am mostly a fan of 'fuzzy' but not overthetop fuzzy like furry bikini's and such, more like microfibre, or velvet, or velvet with tenser stays. Also embrodery with velvet in corsets is good. Flannel this time of year, and tops with spandex, just a hint for flex - all good. I wonder why guys don't have spandex in jeans and tops?

Cheryl: I had bad made panties, as the elastic can cause sores and such before I feel them - so that's annoying, as is the 'grrrr, I can't move that seam in public' feeling. I have seen boyshorts recently that look good, lots of let, very close fit, spandex, stripes - but it is whatever is good and gets the job done.

Tina: well, I have about 30+ pics of guys like that for the crossdress one I am trying to get well enough to do - I hoped to do it before Halloween but since they are all collected (the pictures), I should still strive to do the post. He is cute and probably at least 15 I think, maybe 16 or 17 - I have a visual key band I like where the lead singer (male genetically and well dunno) has a huge following due to the rococo image amoung males, even though they know it is a male in the 20's. Maybe they will come to Sakura-con (versailles is the group).