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Old 03-05-2011, 10:26 PM
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Pretty much any decent science fiction will have a dose of poly in it. Much of it more than a dose. My personal favorites are, of course, the Heinlein books--- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress should be required reading for all newcomers to poly.

I'm also a big fan of Farscape, and Season 3 when Aeryn has to choose between two clones of Creighton really rings the poly-agony bells. More recently, Caprica depicted a poly family as being the most normal thing in the world and didn't even bat a critical eye. They just introduced the character, and her husband, her other husband, her third husband, and all their wives, as if it was all perfectly normal, which in their society, it apparently was.

There's a lot of crossover between poly and SF. Want to find a poly couple to date? Go to an SF con.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:30 AM
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Default Polyamory on Bones

Or more precisely, polygyny?

I'm sure it is probably an old episode to those who watch the show regularly, but I just saw it earlier today. One part REALLY annoyed me. Right near to the end. Agent Booth said something along the lines of "you always love one person the most."

I had this terrible feeling in my stomach, like I really had to shout at the TV. I probably would have if my mother wasn't watching it with me. She knows not of my poly ways, as of yet [if ever].

Also, not really related to Bones, but certainly to TV as a whole. Since the whole Charlie Sheen stuff, there seems to be a lot more on polyamory about. Even though half of it is people who call themselves comedians taking the piss out of polyamory, just because he enjoys having sex with 2 different women at the moment. [I've never liked that sex and love have to always be linked directly either.]

Rant over I suppose. I try not to do it too often. =P
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:53 PM
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Wife watches that show a lot. I saw that episode about a month ago and the whole time was thinking "please don't be the wives, please don't be the wives"... I did like the bickering and jealousy issues, as I would think that's a normal part of the life. From Booth's limited point of view, that makes them possible suspects, but from Bones' point of view, its all just normal and fascinating (as usual).

I was a little disappointed when he said the part about loving one more, because a lot of the episode was Booth coming to grips with what seemed weird to him at first - it almost seemed to put it in a "this isn't common, but still perfectly acceptable" light, and then they kept dropping the ball on it. I'm guessing they were pandering to mass audiences with the jibes. It's like watching CSI and thinking they can do half of what they do on the show in real life. It'd be nice if there was a disclaimer to keep the dimmer bulbs out there from reinforcing bad stereotypes.
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I do love that Bones gets this fascination with everything. But even when he said that line, she seemed to agree with what he said. I mean it's cool if Booth had have said HE feels he could only ever love one person the most. But he made it such a general statement, as if nobody could love a whole group of people a great amount.
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There is a sort of an independent type of series called, Family. It focuses on a polyamorous family. You can watch it on Youtube.
As for music about polyamory, there is a song by Type O Negative called, My Girlfriend's Girlfriend. It's a good song, at least I think so.
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There is a sort of an independent type of series called, Family. It focuses on a polyamorous family. You can watch it on Youtube.
As for music about polyamory, there is a song by Type O Negative called, My Girlfriend's Girlfriend. It's a good song, at least I think so.
Can you give more specific instructions for finding Family on YouTube? Maybe post a link?
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I can no longer watch it because I don't have a computer anymore, and my Nook doesn't play videos, but I looked up the link.
http://www.youtube.com/user/3dogpictures
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Thanks for sharing. The documentary was interesting and well put together, but the quad family didn't really suit well with me. It seemed more like traditional Mormon Polygamy than Polyamory. I'm bisexual and can't imagine being in a relationship that restricts me from having sex with men. That's just craziness. On a side note, I like the first couple more. They seem so much more open and honest. It's the kind of relationship I strive for.
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Default Margaret Cho discusses her open marriage on The Talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Cnl...ature=youtu.be

And I love Sharon Osborne also....
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I love Margaret Cho! She's funny and sweet on Drop Dead Diva, I hope her role is bigger this coming season. Premieres this Sunday!!! One of my fave shows, been watching since the first ep.
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An excellent blog post on hierarchy in polyamory:
solopoly.net/2014/10/31/why-im-not-a-secondary-partner-the-short-version/
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