"Geeks can only get laid at Dragon Con, in the movies/on tv, or at Pennsic."
I've heard this phrase off and on in various forms over the past few years. And every single time I've heard it, it has given me a weird feeling. Especially since it is usually delivered by someone I've been crushing on.
I get this weird mixture of insult, anger and disbelief (both at the person saying it and at society). Like I am some how odd for finding these people attractive, and how rare women like me there must be since it seems like I'm one of the few paying them attention. I usually respond by saying they just haven't found the right person(s) yet.
Am I the only person that feels this way? How do y'all respond to phrases like this?
Cross-posted to bipolypagangeek
Just thought I'd introduce myself. See my profile page for more details. I've been in and out of the SCA for about 7 years. My fiancé and I have just decided to open our relationship up after a lot of time talking and thinking about it.
Mostly here for learning, support, and discussion.
At this point my main concerns are:
1. Finding singles and couples interesting enough that we can be friends without being involved romantically (we're more polysexual than polyamorous).
2. He's a bit shy when it comes to hitting on women and I don't want him to always feel left out but I also don't want to feel like I'm doing his work for him [once she's interested he's fine :) ]
I just wrote this stuff for a local list, in response to a post regarding resources for under-25 polys. I thought some folks here might be interested, since it touches on poly and SCA. Enjoy.
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I have a couple of things to announce related to Loving More® Non-profit
1) Loving More® needs YOUR opinions! What do you like about Loving More®: the magazine, the retreats, 1-day conferences, something else? What would you like to see done differently? Express your opinions in the survey
on the top of the main Loving More® page: http://www.lovemore.com/
2) In other news, I was wrong about the cutoff for "regular" registration for the Loving More® West Coast conference
. Turns out that late registration doesn't start till after July 1st, so you still have a few days before the next price increase. There are also payment plans, partial scholarships, and partial work-trade arrangements, to help you with the cost. It's a great conference, and Akien and I have gone every year for quite some time now. Check out more information below, including how to register.
Thanks, and I hope to see some of you in Willits!dawnd( Read more...Collapse )
Thu, Jun. 5th, 2008, 10:41 pm
Heya! Anyone going to GNE next month?
Akien and I will once again be presenting at the Loving More West Coast Polyamory Retreat, July 25-27, 2008. Discounted registration ends Sunday June 1, so if you know you want to join us, register now!
aka Mistress Eveline of Shoreham, OL, West Kingdom (inactive)
[Please forward to interested people and/or lists!]Last chance for discounted registration, June 1, 2008, is fast approaching!
Loving More® (http://www.lovemore.com/
), the creator of the longest running polyamory-focused conferences, is pleased to announce the 22nd consecutive year of Loving More Conference Retreats, July 25th, through July 27th, 2008
Since 1986 it has been the Loving More® mission to support and educate people about polyamory. This year the Loving More 2008 West Coast Polyamory Conference Retreat will again be hosted at the beautiful Brooktrails Lodge in Willits, California
(about 2 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area). Three years ago we relocated the West Coast conference from our former facility at Harbin in order to better meet our attendees’ needs. This wonderful facility in the California redwoods has been chosen for its privacy and comfortable hotel-style accommodations. Reserved for conference attendees only, lodge facilities include hiking trails, hot tubs and many comfortable, cozy places to sit and connect with others. Meals and hotel-style lodging are included in the price. ( Read more...Collapse )
So this is going to be interesting. I am going to be taking my OSO (to put it in poly-ese) and his 3 children to Northern Region War Camp this July 4th.
Interesting. Now the people I camp with know the what about our relationship and most casual aquaitneces know I have non-scadian housemates with children.
I am hoping this is going to be a lot of fun. Because more than the poly aspect, I am taking 3 kids who have never
been camping and 2 out of 3 haven't been to an event before. Their ages are 10, 6 and almost 8. Plus my toddler.
I don't have any real questions in regards to all of this, but I thought it would interest this community. So discuss away!
Any any recommendations for taking a bunch of kids camping (whom never have before) are welcome!
Posted with the author's consent, I announce to you The Polyamory Handbook; A User's Guide
by Peter J. Benson. It's worth checking out.
- cross posting to other communities-
Anyone going? It's the weekend after next in the Shire of Lyndhaven (New Brunswick, Canada). I'll be there as it's not that far away from where I live in the Barony of Ruantallan.
I've spent the day looking for groups and places to meet some open minded Scadians. Anyone have any recommendations?