justira ([personal profile] justira) wrote2011-12-21 03:53 pm

Make Me Smile Files: Two Men Tango; A Sailor Kisses Her Girlfriend

Two things I ran across on tumblr in quick succession that I feel go nicely together and made a better day for me. This is not the post I wanted to make — there's important other stuff I wanted to post about — but I have been mega sick and basically I just want something feelgood.


Item A: Two Men Tango; Follower in High Heels

I basically don't have words for how hot and awesome this is. I love dancing; I love ballroom dancing; I love gender fuckery and subversion; I freaking love how hot tango is. Anyone have more awesome tango videos to share?

(on tumblr, with source and talk from source)

Item B: First Sailor off the Ship Kisses Her Girlfriend

It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings — one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.

The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.

As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.

Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.

They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.

By Corinne Reilly
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 21, 2011

(on tumblr with source, etc.)

Speaking of tumblr, anyone know any themes that display things as... tiles, I guess, rather than in a long vertical column? The theme I have now ( http://justira.tumblr.com/ ) used to do that, but then got an "upgrade" so now it's all broken and only has two columns. [personal profile] seventhe has something close ( http://sevdrag.tumblr.com/ ), but I like how on my layout things are different dimensions and text stuff is actually there, not just a preview (or it should be; layout is borked...). Any help? =\
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[personal profile] hl 2011-12-21 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Heeh, I had never realized how many of the woman's moves in tango were to show her legs. It's pretty noticeable when you can't see the legs of the one doing the moves.

There's a movie (documentary), apparently! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7095AnTYcqk&feature=related (In Argentinian Spanish, it seems, I'm afraid, at least in youtube) I'll research it more, it sounds interesting!
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[personal profile] chaosraven 2011-12-22 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
You might want to check out "The Man of Tango" which is a yaoi manga. There is some dubious consent -- a sex scene where the "straight" guy is drunk and taken advantage of -- but I like it overall and it has a couple of pretty butch dudes dancing. Let me know if it sounds like a thing you'd want to read and I can get you the chapters.
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[personal profile] juniperphoenix 2011-12-22 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
The story about the sailors made me really happy — and what a classic photo! Thanks for sharing.
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[personal profile] stealth_noodle 2011-12-23 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
The sailors' story and photo completely delight me! I'm having one of those moments when I feel really good and optimistic about the world. :D
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[personal profile] novel_machinist 2011-12-23 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
I reblogged this from tumblr, but I wanted to comment here. I LOVE these things. Tango is amazing, I have always wanted to learn.