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Old 02-17-2013, 09:41 PM
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Default The Voyages of Starship Enigmatic

What is this shit I keep seeing? Someone please try to explain it to me so I can understand. Every message board I have joined or lurked on seems to get this, so it isn't peculiar to this site.

Forum about polyamory: "I probably don't belong here. I am into recreational sex/swinging/cheating and my partners don't know about each other and don't tell their other partners about me."

Forum about being child-free: "I probably don't belong here. I don't have any kids now, but as soon as I find a person willing to inseminate my ovum, I plan to have at least one child. But I really like being child-free!"

Forum about vegan cooking: "I probably don't belong here. I'm usually vegan, but sometimes I eat chicken and fish. Anybody got any good vegan recipes with chicken or fish in them?"


Why do people do this, then get bent out of shape when folks try to explain to them that they made an error in their understanding of "vegan", "childfree", or "polyamorous"? Why do other people get bent at the people who try to explain it to them? Why do people go on forums ASKING for rejection, then get all boo-hoo-sniff-you're-judging-me-and-you-don't-even-KNOW-me when they get what they ask for?

These are the voyages of the Starship Enigmatic... It's continuing mission: to explore strange new words; to seek out new paths toward alienation; to boldly go where no one has ever heard of Wikipedia before.

DUN, dun-dun-DUN, dun-Dun-DUN! Da-da-da-DUN-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-DUN....

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:15 PM
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Ok I just got a big ol' honkin giggle out of this post so THANK YOU! And I concur by the way.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:21 AM
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Its good for the health of a community to have a few "non-demographic" members.
I am as direct as a T-Rex with 'roid rage and about as subtle. It isn't intended to cause upset, I just prefer to talk plain. There are plenty of other people here who do the nice, polite thing much better than I can. I'm what you'd call a "problem dinner guest."
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:20 PM
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Perhaps these people are on secret missions to test us? They want to find out how we handle an addition that makes no sense.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:16 AM
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There's no 'you must be this tall' sign for admittance to the interwebz. :P
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
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Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who now lives in a house far away-with stairs I can't climb)
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:55 AM
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Bg wasnt taking issues with the odd person joining.
It was with that lerson getting their panties in a wad when they couldnt get advice that went contradictive to said board.

Non-vegan joins vegan board=great.
Non-vegan gets pissy they cant get nonvegan recipes on vegan site=stupid.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by NovemberRain View Post
There's no 'you must be this tall' sign for admittance to the interwebz. :P
no, but there should be a 'you must be this smart to log on' sign on it
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