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Jul 21 MythicFox commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Different Day, Different Couple, Same Issues, Same Advice.
he has said he enjoys being verbally mean to people (but never with his boyfriend, he says)

So even aside from the classic "If someone is nice to you but rude to the waiter, they are not a nice person." chestnut, there's the fact that elsewhere in your letter you pretty clearly describe this guy being deliberately rude to you.

The sex isn't worth it. Get out.
Jun 28 MythicFox commented on Savage Love.
I meant to glance back at this thread much sooner and wow it's huge.

So, belatedly replying to CMDwannabe @25: You'd have to talk to LW1's co-worker to see how far their identity goes. The co-worker could simply be into puppy play, have a nickname associated with it, etc. (like the example given by BiDanFan @14) I'm just speculating that the 'Spike' could also be a furry fan, meaning that he's a fan of anthropomorphic art, literature, and so forth. Many people who interact with the furry fandom/community have a nickname or handle, often representing a character or persona they take on. And some furries -- not many, but some -- will use that name as a nickname with friends and co-workers who aren't associated with the fandom because it's just how they like being known, or perhaps friends met them first online and are used to calling them that, or what have you.

If he is a furry fan, it's not necessarily inherently linked to the puppy play (though if you're looking for partners, the furry fandom is a good place to start). Simply being a furry isn't any more of a fetish than being a Star Trek fan (and yet the 'Trekkies' documentary spends a lot of time talking about its subjects' sex lives). But it's possible that Spike is into puppy play and a furry, his co-workers know more about the former than the latter (or they know about both and can't tell the difference), and he's just asking them to use his furry nickname in conversation. If that is the case, it's simply the furry equivalent of the Trekkie who wears a communicator badge pin to work.
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Jun 21 MythicFox commented on Savage Love.
Also a note for DOGGONE. While not everyone into puppy play is a furry fan, your co-worker might be. Is it possible that his 'pup' name is also his furry handle, and he just likes going by that nickname (plenty of furs do)? He might be more comfortable expressing the nickname in the context of his fetish because for a lot of people that's oddly easier to grasp than being a furry fan, so he hasn't brought it up. (Or he has and everyone just assumed it was part of the 'puppy play' thing)

(Full disclaimer: Furry fan for just short of 20 years, in case anyone thinks I'm entirely talking out my ass on this.)
May 11 MythicFox commented on Ella Dawson's TEDx Talk on STI Stigma.
It's worth remembering that the herpes stigma was invented by people who developed medication for it and found out that not enough people cared to build a market base. So they manufactured shame and stigma so people would buy their drugs.

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Mar 22 MythicFox commented on .
Holy shit. Run. Run now. Run yesterday.
Mar 19 MythicFox commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Longest Read.
I completely checked out after getting to the bit about the offer of parking pass and gas, and... ugh, I'm dozing off thinking about it now.

Regardless of what the rest of the letter says, sometimes people who enjoy spending time together are just incompatible relationship-wise. Forcing that relationship to work anyways just causes misery for both people involved. End of story.
Feb 20 MythicFox commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Awkward Boy.
@12, In case you ever see this (as it is months later but I was just sometimes going back over old posts of mine, as I do sometimes): It's a handful of things: Her obsessions with particular pop culture figures she wouldn't shut up about, a creepy fascination with the Jonas Brothers despite being in her late 30's, going out of her way to talk about people we knew a decade ago and wanting to know if I knew how they were doing despite my repeatedly telling her I'd stopped talking to them years prior. I think the final straw was the conversation we had about a friend of hers who claims to be fey-blooded and can do magic, and she believes it fully and sincerely despite the lack of any evidence outside of her own head.
Feb 20 MythicFox commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Career Counselor Is In.
How much you want to bet this kid has an online boyfriend out in California who put the porn bug in his ear? One who'll pick him up at the bus station and sell him to the nearest sleazeball and move to the next the moment he gets out there?
Feb 2 MythicFox commented on Iowa Caucus Results.
Hillary's campaign has been declaring victory and paying off the media to do it on her behalf since this whole thing started. I'd be willing to vote for her over pretty much anyone the GOP will let get in front of a camera (I'd be willing to vote for a blind, three-legged dog over anyone the GOP will let get in front of a camera), but she's been running this with the same gusto as the GOP even if the message is less inflammatory.
Jan 30 MythicFox commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Debt and the Maiden.
I think some folks here are underestimating just how much arcane bullshit colleges and the student loan system pull to spring more debt on you, make sure you're financially enslaved for life, and all that. If you dig into it, you'll find a lot of financial supervillainy beneath the surface.

It's all too easy for someone to look at how heavily they've been hit, figure "Fuck it, I'm never going to do anything more than tread water until I die, this will never be paid off" and just stop counting. That's how you lose track of $90k in debt.