Blogs allow us to feel the tremors of approaching cultural events long before their vibrations are recorded on any seismograph

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com, or follow me on Twitter.

This is stated as a joke about how this woman tracks LGBQT culture, but it is in fact a great statement about the way blogs work for all cultural trends.

Blogs offer us a unique sensitivity to tremors in the culture

Shortly after Frozen 2 came out but before I saw it, a friend asked me if I thought they had given Elsa a female love interest, as it has been rumored they might. “No,” I said with complete confidence. “If they did, I’d have heard about it.” Then I had to explain that I’ve curated my tumblr experience into a great river of homosexuality, fed by many tributaries, that I watch carefully and seive like a prospector. That by my connection to this deep lesbian current I am brought inklings of gay uprisings even in far distant lands. That I know every gay scene in every show I have never watched. That like a cow in a field — very stupid but with senses more ancient than language and more attuned than those of men — I feel the tremors of approaching gay cultural events long before their vibrations are recorded on any seismograph.

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