Tuesday, March 27, 2012
AnthonyLAND: Blogger Anthony Romero
A reader passed me a link to this blogger and I wanted to mention him in a quick post. Before I get into his blog, I'd like to state that this is not for the faint of heart (smile.) The blog contains explicit adult content, so if you're only interested in schmaltzy m/m romance (which I do love at times), this might not be the web site for you. Or, if you feel superior and you like to turn gay men into toy poodles and call the "boys," as I know some do, stick with the fake gay stuff that's out there.
But if you are interested in all things gay male oriented, from literary novels published by fine companies like Cleis Press to the wonderful m/m romances you might find at 1placeforromance.com or Allromanceebooks.com, and you are open to all aspects of gay male culture without passing judgment or feeling superior and quasi literary (had to get that shot in, and only because I see so much bullshit about these quasi "literary" types who don't even have clue :) then by all means check out AnthonyLAND. You will not be disappointed.
This blog, as I remember it in the beginning, is what blogging is really supposed to be about. It was created by Anthony Romero, and this is what his profile says:
"Model, performer, lovable jackass. Anything I say can and will be used against you."
His posts range from his own erotic videos to a few great personal posts about his life. He writes about his diet and his work outs. One post in particular I read recently was about how disappointed he was with a recent dog boarding experience. I have two dogs, and his post resonated with me because it is the exact reason why I NEVER board my dogs or trust anyone with them.
I'd also like to add that the reader who sent me his link also sent me an attachment of a short erotic story Anthony wrote. It was absolutely excellent. His fiction is what gay fiction is, and should be, all about. Not only is the natural writing talent there, with room to be nurtured, the voice and tone of his material surpassed anything erotic I've read in a long time. I hope he continues to write and pursue getting his fiction published. I think we need more guys like him writing gay fiction to keep the genre both alive and authentic, and I'd be willing to bet most of my serious readers would agree with me.
Here's an excerpt from one post about his diet and workout routine, and the photo above is the example he's talking about.
Some of the things I say come from my own experience and research, but by no means are the only right way. I take no responsibility for anyone hurting him or herself. Take everything you read here and anywhere with a grain of salt; however, while I may not be a professional, I do have a bit of knowledge (here’s proof ;)