Aug 17, 2015
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Asexual Dom
@9- It's not that scary, no, but if you believe in the idea that all kink is 50 Shades of Grey and the PVC, Mistress of Pain and Lord DomdeDom of Ravenclaw complete with a binary map of what you like, it can be hard to believe that under all the hype you're dealing with quirky, flawed people who all over every spectrum from people who Live The Lifestyle to folks who like to break out the bondage gear on the weekends. I've been there and even after my time in the scene, there are days and ways where it can be hard to break from the "script".
Jun 22, 2015
commented on Dear Seattle, Why Do You Hate EMP?
I feel like I like the building more than I care about anything inside it, really. It's pretty and photogenic and once a year or so I wander around it enjoying the colors. It's fun for photo shoots.
But the inside is, as @23 said, tomblike and doesn't change enough to warrant multiple visits and is focused on the least interesting aspects of either music or science fiction. It's neat to see the tchotchkes and the ephemera but that doesn't hold a candle to watching the films, reading the books or, best of all, seeing the bands themselves. The three times I've actually experienced music there were for seeing They Might Be Giants perform there, seeing one of the last Iron Composers (with Jello Biafra!) and one time when I played a corporate gig with a samba drumming troupe. The rest of the time, it's just looking at stuff.
Apr 6, 2015
commented on High School Principal to Lesbian Student: You MUST Wear a Dress at Prom
@8 : " it's still just a high school dance where the kids are served a meal then get photographed wearing tacky outfits they will be embarrassed by in 10 years."
Eh, it matters to people who care about it. As a non-sports fan, I watched the city lose its collective shit over the Super Bowl this year and I felt the same way: "It's just another football game where two teams butt heads together and for a year it matters but..."
Mar 27, 2015
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: He Wants What She Can't Stand
@7 - Eh, I think it can be part of the human condition, especially if you're of the opinion that you will find that One And Only Twu Wuv and all the emotional baggage that goes with it.
That said, I did date a girl who saw my every interaction with other women to be a sign that I didn't love her. When she heard that a female friend of mine was coming out to Seattle to visit me (and a whole bunch of other friends out here), she flipped: "Well if you like her so much, why don't you MARRY her?!?!" Never mind that I wasn't attracted to her and she was more of a big sister in my life. Mind you, she had a lot of issues and that ultimately made me get out once I realized how abusive the relationship was.
Mar 12, 2015
commented on Meet the New Cinderella, Same as the Old Cinderella
"Cinderella, in the cellar,
Didn't have to much as far as I can tell.
Her godmother was two-thirds fairy.
Suddenly her life was a lot less scary,
But what if you haven't got a fairy to fix it?
Sometimes you have to make a little bit of mischief."
--"Naughty" from the musical Matilda by Tim Minchin
Tim sums it all up so nicely, doesn't he?