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Cinematic Wisdom


Hi folks! DC Juris here. I’ll be your guest host for today. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a transgender fella who writes GLBTQ and heterosexual romance, but mostly m/m.


I wanted to share some of my favorite movie quotes with you, and explain why I like them.


“Only the penitent man shall pass.” This is from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I’m not a religious man, but this quote has always stuck with me. I recall it from time to time, when I feel like I’m losing control. For me, the quote means be humble in all things. Stuck up, conceited assholes might get what they want but it doesn’t mean anything if no ones there to love them.


“Whenever someone dies, I always feel like it’s such a waste that I didn’t know them any better.” This one is from Lake Placid. I always feel this way when someone dies. That I, and everyone else, should’ve known this person—we should be able to bear witness to who they were, and help their legacy live on. I feel like this especially when a homeless person dies. Who knows what wealth of knowledge they took with them?

“Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb.” This comes from the original Batman with Adam West. To me, this means “crap happens.” Some day, nothing you do makes life any better. I’m talking about those days when everything you touch brakes, you can’t please anyone, and you can’t find the right words for any occasion. Those are the days when you just can’t get rid of the blah bomb. And that’s okay. These things will happen—that’s just the way life is.


“Then we will fight in the shade.” This little gem hails from the movie 300. I love this quote. One of the Persians says, “A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!” And Stelios replies, “Then we will fight in the shade.” To me, it’s the ultimate show of “never give up.” No matter the odds, no matter how dark it seems, how slim your chances—keep fighting. Fight with everything you’ve got, because even if you don’t win—and sometimes you won’t—half the battle is measured in effort.


“Just keep swimming.” Who doesn’t remember this from Finding Nemo? I say this to myself. A lot. I whisper it. I snark it sarcastically. I chant it in my head. I even have a Dory fish on my writing desk. It means so many things—stay on target and keep focused, keep your mouth shut and stay out of petty arguments. It means bide your time and wait for the right moment to seize what you want. But mostly it means never give up. Even if your odds are insurmountable—just keep swimming. Eventually you’ll get where you’re going. Just remember to bring a towel.

Relearning the Ropes by DC Juris



Marcus will have to set aside his old theories about BDSM and relearn the ropes to be the Dom Charlie needs.

When his good friend Julius dies unexpectedly, Marcus finds himself saddled with a new submissive–Charlie. But Charlie comes with a history, and more pain and need than Marcus has ever encountered. Marcus knows he loves Charlie, and Charlie loves him, but Marcus must set aside his old theories about BDSM and relearn the ropes if he wants to be the Dom—and the lover—they both need.


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