Sep. 26th, 2010

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Is anyone on my f-list watching Rizzoli & Isles? Because I'm here drawing some challenge stuff and getting increasingly annoyed at episode 6. You don't usually hear me criticize much, but really now. I'm 13 minutes in and there are already two things that are making me frown. First, the episode is called "I kissed a girl" presumably because the murdered woman was married to a woman. Secondly, there's a male character who's OMG a nurse, recommends using biodegradable doggie poo bags (the one he's holding is also pink, but I'm not sure if it's his), wants to be a "stay-at-home daddy" and is fairly obviously being played for laughs.

Speaking off I Kissed A Girl, I have a song for you: Ihmisten edessä by Jenni Vartiainen (m4a file. sorry guys, I'll get an mp3 for next time).
I sort of think of it as the opposite of the first song. Yes, both songs are sung by beautiful straight women, both are fairly pop-y and got a lot of radio play, but the thing that makes them different is the way they present a similar subject matter*. Vartiainen and Teemu Brunila (the writer of the song) were even awarded by Seta**("Sexual equality", the main LGBT rights organisation in Finland) for the song, which was described as an "apposite evocation of the courage needed from LGBT people to e.g. publicly hold hands". Google will probably provide you with translated lyrics if you want them.

In other news, Torchwood art on Tuesday!


*I'm using the word "similar" loosely here. Song about kissing a random girl vs. song about a non-normative/lesbian relationship.
**Fun fact: Tarja Halonen, the president of Finland, was the chairwoman '80-'81.

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