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Pretzels 06-02-2012 12:59 AM

Shirt Woot! takes on Polyamory by Mistake?
 
So, I think the premise of this Shirt Woot Derby was a little flawed...Three's a Crowd? Boo!


But, I think the winning shirt overcame that (especially when you look at some of the other contenders), and, yeah, I ordered.


http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net...e390b6e976.png

JaneQSmythe 06-02-2012 01:59 AM

Ha! Hubs showed me this a few days ago and asked if I wanted one. :D

(regretfully declined, don't need to give the neighbors any clues :eek:)

Pretzels 06-02-2012 03:17 AM

See...you need to move next to stranger neighbors than you seemingly have. We unwittingly did that and there can be no finger pointing from their side of the road to ours. ;)

Tonberry 06-02-2012 11:05 AM

I agree with one of the comments: it would be even better with Daisy on the other side. But I do like it a lot. Might buy it.

km34 06-02-2012 08:58 PM

I don't see this supporting poly at all.

I see Mario turning a blind eye and dismissing the possibility of something going on. I see Luigi and the Princess sneaking and hiding their relationship from Mario.

Tonberry 06-02-2012 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by km34 (Post 138210)
I don't see this supporting poly at all.

I see Mario turning a blind eye and dismissing the possibility of something going on. I see Luigi and the Princess sneaking and hiding their relationship from Mario.

While I'm pretty sure that's what's implied, this way of holding hands seems poly to me. They're holding hands around Mario's waist, there is no way he's unaware of it. Practically, that is.

Yes, with the theme, the title, the description, etc, it's obvious the design is meant to be able Luigi and Peach going behind Mario's back, figuratively as well as literally. But I can see interpreting it in a different way too.

Pretzels 06-02-2012 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by km34 (Post 138210)
I don't see this supporting poly at all.

I see Mario turning a blind eye and dismissing the possibility of something going on. I see Luigi and the Princess sneaking and hiding their relationship from Mario.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tonberry (Post 138224)
While I'm pretty sure that's what's implied, this way of holding hands seems poly to me. They're holding hands around Mario's waist, there is no way he's unaware of it. Practically, that is.

Without going too deep into Woot! Shirt psychology here, a good number of the other designs had the idea of actively pushing away a third person/entity/wookie/etc. I liked that this shirt won because it was inclusive and actually showed a gesture that I've done before with T and E. And, yes, T knows my arm is behind his back to hold E's hand.

km34 06-03-2012 07:11 AM

I'll agree to disagree. It doesn't seem poly to me at all, because if I were in the situation, I would put myself in the middle so that I could have more equal contact with both people. Leaning into one and just barely holding hands with the other wouldn't seem as fulfilling to me. The large space between Mario and Luigi also doesn't seem inclusive; it seems like a barrier.

Tonberry 06-03-2012 11:01 AM

Well, I think it can also be interpreted differently. Secret relationship. Secret from whom?
If you think of it as Mario, Luigi and Peach facing the kingdom, and having to hide that they're a vee, the way they're standing and the way Luigi and Peach are holding hands make sense. Hidden, not from Mario, but with Mario's help, from everyone else's judging eyes.

I think that's something a lot of poly people can relate with.

Pretzels 06-05-2012 12:37 AM

^^^That's more or less how I saw it. Consensual, hidden with a side of smirk on the side.

Then again, it's only a T-shirt.


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