Sunday, January 26, 2014
Gay Print Media Is Not Dead
Washington Blade and Metro Weekly!!! (This DC MidCity is new to me. But, looks cute.) Oh, how I miss those days. Everything is so digital now. Yes, I sound old. (Yes, I download my comics, BUT --- I buy the paper graphic novels when they eventually come out.) Anyway, those were the good old days that these "new, young gays" know nothing about. But, you know what? I love print media and I still love books. I support the Kindle and other electronic media because technology should constantly advance. But, I still love the feel of a book. I still love marking a book with a paperclip or folding the corner of a page or using an actual BOOKMARK. And, let's face it --- every now and then I need to see how far I've gotten into a book. Or how far I have to go. Or what paper smells like. (Yes, people, I will sniff a book. It's a smell I've always loved.) And, even though I haven't read those gay publications yet --- I'm glad I have them. Oh, the memories. I miss those days of clubbing and then coming out half cocktailed and sweaty from dancing, then finding out what had been going on in the world and what we needed to change for the better. For everyone.