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Old 02-01-2012, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by MeeraReed View Post
I can't believe no one mentioned Casablanca or Gone with the Wind.

But, yeah, when the conflict of the plot is a love triangle (or quadrangle in GwtW), resolving it with a happy poly situation destroys the story.

I'm a fiction writer. Story = conflict.

If Anna Karenina's husband could just accept a co-husband, there wouldn't be much of a story...
You don't sound very original in your storytelling then...
Originally Posted by Tonberry View Post
Come on, anyone in a poly relationship knows that poly doesn't mean "no conflict" :P
The conflict and struggles could be different ones. Plus, the conflict could still be the same (who do I choose?) with only the answer being different (both!)
My thoughts exactly.
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