Johnny’s Closet has a Backdoor

And he’s thankful for it

I opened a blog last month with the intention to unload and express the old fashioned way, like cursive on a journal and ink on a sketchpad but a lot less messy. I got to read a few other blogs and felt a quiet kinship; it's been a pleasant surprise, this blogosphere thing. It's like finding out that my closet has a backdoor that leads to a free city that is part Secret Garden, part Narnia, and unapologetically gay. I could hop out of this backdoor to stretch my legs from time to time.

I have blogged under my real name at some point. However, I felt like I had so much to write about but couldn’t. I was going through funny or hot or interesting experiences but had no faerie friends to share them with. I wanted to write about that time I slept with this Sprite TVC dude who consistently stole my underwear after every tryst, how I wore my crummy beaten up bacon underwear which he stole anyway, and how that led to my realization of the liberating breeze of occasionally going commando. I couldn’t blog about it then. My friends and classmates and relatives had access to my previous blogs where I wrote as a straight guy. How fucked-up boring those blogs were. I’ve been living mostly as a straight guy and straight people can be absofuckinlutely boring most of the time. I could almost concede to the fact that their sole purpose on this planet is procreation and taxes.

I’ve met several bloggers already, but mostly before I even knew they wrote blogs. Days after being partnered, I found out that my sidekick carried a blog that shows his insightfulness and fascinating wit, giving him 5-digit pogi points that I had to factor into the pogi point matrix (painstaking but worth it). I’ve been good friends for a couple of years now with J, the person who introduced us, and it turned out he blogs too. I’ve hung out with J’s tropa a few times and I enjoyed their company before finding out that the entire group had some sort of blog. I met sidekick’s faerie friends and instantly liked them. They blog, turns out. Jessica Zafra’s Twisted series has been my staple lavatory literature even before I found out about her blog. Jessica Zafra regulates my bowels better than fiber and curdled milk, God bless her.

The pink blogosphere’s gravity is throwing the Earth out of orbit. Or maybe it’s just me that has unconsciously gravitated towards it. Why not? It is a free city that is part Secret Garden, part Narnia, and unapologetically gay.

18 coumouents:

engel said...

We have the same reason of putting up our blogs. My straight blog, as telling and honest as it was, there still are alot of things I was unable tell.

rudeboy said...

My straight blog's just made up of stupid pictures.

paci said...

i just bought jessica zafra's twisted 8 1/2. i agree with teddy boy locsin, her command of the language is superb.

dabo said...

that's the hardest part of living, "i apologize for being me"

Johnny Cursive said...

engel: i know, right! haha.
rudeboy: let's put them stupid pictures in your gay blog then. Hehe
paci: u kidding? she commands the language like a slave-driving dominatrix. I heart her!
dabo: no apologies and no regrets :)

Johnny Cursive said...

yo paci, i like your profile pic! ako i'd be gatekeeper of malakir - 2/2 vampire with a cruel edict effect :D

Boying Opaw said...

it’s just you that has unconsciously gravitated towards it... hehe. peace!

"i apologize for being me..." minsan, people spend so much time searching for themselves when pwede naman sanang i-create nila ang mga sarili nila. tapos magdadahilan na wala silang choice. meron naman sanang choice, hindi lang nagcho-choose.

just to say something,
Boying

Padsiefoot said...

"Or maybe it’s just me that has unconsciously gravitated towards it. Why not? It is a free city that is part Secret Garden, part Narnia, and unapologetically gay."

I guess it's just but natural for us to seek our own kind. Pag feeling mo condemned ka, napapahanap ka talaga ng kakampi. Hehe.

paci said...

..and i am just a plain honor guard! haha! i was thinking of mons's goblin raiders or merfolk of the pearl trident. =)
i changed it now.

paci said...

well jessica is who she is.
no one could better plan world domination..hark hark.

ENTONGALON said...

jessicarulestheuniverse. pun intended.

Darc Diarist said...

an unapologetically gay Narnia. hmmm? lol

iurico said...

True - I used to have another blog where I blogged for almost 6 years but have to close it. kasi kahit sobrang dami na ng sinulat ko dun, I never really got to express how I feel kasi siyempre kunwari straight ako dun sa blog na yun. Good luck pag nag tantrum ako dun worthy of an Oscar nomination (as per Tristan)!

BTW - I heart this: I could almost concede to the fact that their sole purpose on this planet is procreation and taxes.

Herbs D. said...

we all love going to this secret place. besides, its alot more fun than planetromeo, lifeout, downelink and all them other sites combined :)

perfect, with how you describe it- " a free city that is part Secret Garden, part Narnia, and unapologetically gay."

Maxwell Flux said...

me too, i used to maintain a straight blog before with my real name on it.

good thing i jumped into the pink blogging bandwagon. it's so liberating and empowering at the same time.

and also, thank god for anonymity.

citybuoy said...

"their sole purpose on this planet is procreation and taxes."

bwahahaha

this part of the world is part-strange part-home. i'll never fully understand how i came to feel this way.

lee said...

"It is a free city that is part Secret Garden, part Narnia, and unapologetically gay."

perfect words to describe this side of the blogosphere =) it's like a whole new world.

Manech said...

My first reaction was disbelief; I didn't know there were a lot of bloggers with a similar orientation. At one point, I was even overwhelmed by the number.

But probably it just takes some getting used to. I mean, it's always comforting to have someone, quoting Jessica Zafra, who can understand your need to put a Keanu Reeves poster on your room. :)