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May. 18th, 2010 | 06:59 pm
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Poll #1566181 maypoll

I have *stuff*, what should I post first?

research on new ways to deal with student loan debt
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catch up on the lotrips listing*
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evidence (not much) about women's lives in pre-Islamic Arabia
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picspam from the Two Towers-era promo shots from "karin-woywod" (with permission)
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the next chapter of that Dom/Billy/Rachel happy kinky threesome**
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picspam of Dom's character in FF lounging around with a nearly-naked woman
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the beginnings of an Eijah/Sean Bean commentfic
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something completely different (explain below)
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ticky box!
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ticky ticky bang, bang!
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happy ticky in my pants!
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something completely different:



 *lotrips LotR RPS fanfic listing which I am way behind on.

 **push_pull_push our ongoing AU
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fairywriter

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from: slashfairy
date: May. 19th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
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i'm kinda dyin' under my $45k student loan debt- it'd be nice to figure out how to pay it off (quicker) it's nearly half interest at this point) without its costing me $1k a month, but i can't even figure out at this point if i can rewrite it, consolidate at lower interest, or what. any info/insight/links to clear info you have truly appreciated.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 19th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
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See this: http://msilverstar.livejournal.com/472761.html

I hope most of them are not private loans...

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girl with curious hair

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from: kiltsandlollies
date: May. 19th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
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My thought is POST ALL OF IT! \o/

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nerdy secret bondage pixie

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from: impasto
date: May. 19th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
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way to pay off your student debt #562:

get hit by a car three days after graduating, remain un- or under-employed for five years and permanently gimpified, and then finally settle with the insurance company to avoid going to trial, and then forking half the money over to your lawyer, and voila!

(note: this method is not recommended by professionals.)

(note note: i am really not as bitter as i sound. at long last, i got my settlement cheque and will be able to pay off my loans, but mostly i'm just glad it's all over.)

(note note note: hi, lovely! i miss you. ♥)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 19th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
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that might be a way, but it's a really BAD way

hi there, you!

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: May. 19th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
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Tell me what to say to my students who do not believe true romantic love (just ignore all the problems with that phrase and go with it for a minute) can exist with a threesome. They say that TRL can only exist between two. Never more than two.

What would you say to them?

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Gramina

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from: gramina
date: May. 19th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
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I suppose

"Congratulations on having defined your understanding of interpersonal dynamics so absolutely; let me know how that works out for you"

would be considered pointedly catty?

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: May. 19th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
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Yeah, maybe just a bit. Remember I am teaching them and wanting them to think things through with my guidance, not just shut them down.

That's the hard part of teaching. It is not effective to just slap them up side the head and call them a moron, however satisfying it might be at the moment.

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Gramina

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from: gramina
date: May. 19th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
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Yeah; if this is germane to your subject, it's probably better to start out with questions and definitions of terms.

"How do you understand 'true romantic love'?"

"What characteristics of 'true romantic love' require a dyad, as opposed to some other structure?"

"What does the history of various cultures suggest about the nature of human relationships that might be relevant to these questions?"

"When did 'true romantic love' first show up culturally? Or is it an inherent human trait? If so, how was it expressed in cultures in which people did not choose their own social/sexual relationships?"

"Is it possible to have more than one 'true romantic love' in a lifetime? If not, how do you explain second marriages for widows or widowers? If so, what aspect(s) of 'true romantic love' are available in multiple relationships separated by time that are not available in multiple relationships not separated by time?"

Mostly, I think it'll be important to get them to define "true romantic love" very clearly in terms of exactly what it means in the relationship. Is it an increased level of commitment? (And if so, does that apply to other relationships -- are one-to-one relationships all potentially stronger than one-to-many relationships? What would that imply about families/family structures in which one parent may relate to multiple children, or one child to two (or more) parents?) Is it an increased level of confidence in the importance of the relationship? What does that imply about our self-awareness, since so many people end up acting in ways that suggest that their marriages are not the most important things in their lives? Does it have to do with an instinctive level of mutual understanding, so that "love means never having to say you're sorry"? (If so, no one has ever loved me, including my parents, my sibling, any of my partners.... Personally, I find that particular model even more toxic than I do most "true love" models. Communication does not happen by accident.)

But basically, this is a situation that just cries out for the Socratic method.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 19th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm not an expert, but what I have heard is reasonably positive. I know several current polyamorous relationships through fandom, and one menage a trois that's been together since 1976!

As a plot and character device, I find bisexuality and polyamory extremely convenient...

Big Love on TV?

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tweedle_

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from: tweedle_
date: May. 19th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
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I just started trying to catch up with FF because of little glimpses I've had of Dom looking hot. :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
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His character doesn't show up until halfway through, and the character is all over the place, but he does get to show his range.

I was very happy to see him showing more respect for scientists: in a second round of interviews, he admitted that he couldn't make it through much of A Brief History of Time.

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Issi

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from: ismenin
date: May. 19th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
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Post the threesome first: that'll put you in a good mood to post the rest of it! :D

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
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ack, I have to format it. Maybe after the pre-Islamic women.

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silentdescant

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from: silentdescant
date: May. 19th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
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oooooh, ALL OF THAT. :D?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
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eventually!

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