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Launa

The Basics

Name

Launa

About Me

Website/Blog/Tumblr

http://www.launasorensen.com

Twitter

LaunaSorensen

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet, Business Contacts

What I Like

Favorite Queer Books

"At the Edge," "Roses and Thorns," "Ash," "Kissing the Witch"

Favorite TV Shows

Buffy the vampire slayer, 30 Rock, Ghost in the Shell, Dr. Who, The Office, Skins (UK), Firefly, Dark Angel, Phineas and Ferb, X Files, Futurama… and way too many more to list.

Webshows: Ghost Sniffers, My Drunk Kitchen, The Guild

Favorite Music

Pretty much everything except hard rap, twangy country and anything with overly misogynistic or masculine-aggressive vibes.

Favorite Sandwich

Reuben

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

A beautiful woman, of course.

Favorite Quotes

"A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society. If not, as Yeats warned, '…the centre can not hold.' " — Robert McKee

"You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick? Then there's other people, when you meet them you think, "Not bad. They're okay." And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality's written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful." — Amy Pond

"(Painting the female form) feels natural to me. Something I can’t get tired of. All my pieces, all my girls, are a portrayal of his one particular being. They are all portraits of her. maybe physically different, but ultimately its she who i am conveying. I am addicted to her, she haunts me. She is my obsession. My love. My drive. My muse. My curse. My unattainable.

When I paint/draw, it’s like a desperate search for her. Painting is like digging. Sometimes I find her. Sometimes not. Though even if I do capture a glimpse of her, she’ll often immediately fade away. Never is she forever captured in my paintings, and that what makes it so interesting to me. It’s the hunt, the chase, that makes it so thrilling." — Audrey Kawasaki

"…kids are living stories every day that we wouldn't let them read."–Josh Westbrook

"Terease-You need special help! Like one of those white jackets that ties in the back!
Daniel-You know, I never could find shoes to match those."
–"At the Edge" by Jennifer DiMarco

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." — Albert Einstein

"I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role."

"I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall."

"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."

"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

–all by Eleanor Roosevelt

"God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it – only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can." — Osho

“Think you can't pray in VR? Try again. Christ in everything – in rain, in wind, in kisses and sighs, in harp music and children's gazes – means in pixels too. Catch up, baby. It's the post-modern, post-high tech revolution. Forget milk. Got quad processors?”

" Teens. Twentysomethings. They're so wary of the authority figures that this culture shoves down their throats. Plus so many aren't blessed with great parents in the first place. I mean, Christ really bucked the system, didn't He? Just like every teenager boarding in the no loiter zones. Bet they never think much about how Christ would have sat down on the edge of the half-pipe with them and talked about what to do the next time their dad got drunk and starting busting heads. Bet Christ would talk about survival and addiction and places to go for help."

–all by EJ Angel

“When your world seems the darkest, that is when the Divine places an angel in your life." — Poulon Angel

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

I love the whole site! I had no idea it existed. It filled a void in my virtual world :) Not enough quality lesbian sites out there.