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      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
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  1. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Poetry

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 08/17/2021 (Updated: 12/07/2022)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of verse by other people to show we've always dared to speak our love's name.

    See here for the Great Mirror's companion collection of prose

    • 82 Chapters
    • 40,790 Words
    • 40,262 Views
    • 272 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 12/06/2022)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love
    • depression

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

    • 39 Chapters
    • 15,164 Words
    • 39,680 Views
    • 301 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  3. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Prose

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/04/2021 (Updated: 11/27/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of prose pieces by others exploring the love that has always dared to speak its name.

    See here for the Great Mirror's companion collection of poetry

    • 76 Chapters
    • 179,286 Words
    • 42,968 Views
    • 222 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  4. WL's Mainstream Gay Book Reviews

    By W_L, in Non-Fiction. 07/06/2021 (Updated: 09/30/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • review
    • faq
    • journal

    Just a collection of mainstream Gay books reviews, mostly Romance novels with a few Mystery, Fantasy, and an occasional Science Fiction story

    • 74 Chapters
    • 106,446 Words
    • 38,991 Views
    • 149 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Temporary Hold
  5. WL's Gay Manga and Anime Review

    By W_L, in Non-Fiction. 07/09/2022 (Updated: 09/04/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • gay
    • review
    • faq

    Another experimental review concept, I've been a fan of Anime and Manga for years now and I know there's a giant collection of BL Manga ranging from excellent narratives to scary rape fantasies. I'll gauge with my first review if there's an interest from others in my views on the subject. Again, my interests range across the genre from romance, contemporary, historical, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and everything in-between.

    • 10 Chapters
    • 17,385 Words
    • 1,567 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  6. The World of Pern 6. Ninth Pass Pern

    By Mawgrim, in Dragonriders of Pern. 10/07/2020 (Updated: 04/05/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, World Building
    Sub-genres: Reference, Fantasy World Building
    • alternate earth
    • faq

    You may already be familiar with the world of Pern, as created by Anne McCaffrey, but if you need a quick refresher, here it is.

    • 8 Chapters
    • 9,218 Words
    • 10,148 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  7. Mainstream Book Review: The End of October by Lawrence Wright

    By W_L, in Non-Fiction. 08/29/2021 (Updated: 08/29/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • medical
    • review

    I don't know if people will like me reviewing mainstream fiction books. However, I do feel like trying out my hand at reviewing a popular Medical Global-thriller from 2020 from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. If folks don't like it, I'll just focus on gay fiction only. The End of October is a dark mirror into the current COVID Pandemic, it didn't get everything right, but it is quite scary.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,157 Words
    • 1,331 Views
    • 1 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  8. Lorca's "Ode to Walt Whitman" 20. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/25/2021 (Updated: 06/25/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Comedy, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Fantasy, Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse, Epic Poetry, Translation, Coming of Age, Tall Tale, Alternate, Contemporary Literary
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • politics
    A great panoply of Pride, Federico García Lorca's Oda a Walt Whitman has never been properly translated into English. Here for the first time is the work in the spirit in which this tremendous Gay artist created it – a reclaiming of turf; a pronouncement that we have always been here, and are not going away; a celebration of our diversity. Coming from a man who was to be killed for his orientation 9 years after this poem's publication, nothing could be more impactful for the LGBT+ Community today.
    This poem celebrates Us through the auspices of not one great Gay poet, but two!
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    • 2 Chapters
    • 1,687 Words
    • 1,060 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  9. Lorca’s "Love from the Darkness Sonnets" 21. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/05/2021 (Updated: 06/18/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Reference, Sonnet, Translation, Letter, Contemporary Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    written for Juan Ramírez de Lucas

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    • 6 Chapters
    • 3,070 Words
    • 2,876 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  10. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Reference, Action Fiction, Nautical , Industrial Revolution, Historical Literary, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • gay
    • death-defying
    • military
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • death

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 37,580 Words
    • 8,334 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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