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Aug 1, 2012 wittyrepartee commented on Youth Pastor Watch, O They Will Know We Are Christians, There Is No Morality Without Religion, Etc..
Working with kids probably isn't the way to go if one has fantasies such as this.
Apr 24, 2012 wittyrepartee commented on Savage Love.
@12 I've been there before- many women have (it's waaay more common than you'd think. It makes you feel deeply unattractive and unwanted. I'd really suggest breaking up. Life's too short to spend praying for what someone deigns to give. Just wanted to tell you that I've been there, left there, and I'm so glad that I did.
Mar 27, 2012 wittyrepartee commented on I Walked Out of The Hunger Games After 45 Minutes.
@47 WHOOO!!! I'm guilty of describing it to people as "similar to Battle Royale", but to anyone who has the same literary background as me I tell them it's Roman Gladiatiorial Battle, crossed with "The Lottery" crossed with "Most Dangerous Game"
Sep 20, 2011 wittyrepartee commented on Savage Love.
@2 I understand what you're saying, and it makes sense if you look at the situation kind of myopically, but the reason that courts don't usually allow men to not pay child support because they didn't want the child to be born is because there's a child involved. While it may not be fair to the parents, it's perhaps less fair to have a kid grow up without getting the financial support that he needs. Maybe the mom's despicable for having a kid the dad didn't want, but that's not really her child's fault right?
Aug 15, 2011 wittyrepartee commented on I, Anonymous.
Just so you know, often when people laugh they're trying to make you feel more comfortable. It's all about context, which seems to be something you have trouble with. Just keep it in mind- most people know what it's like to be awkward and don't want to make you feel moreso.
May 1, 2011 wittyrepartee commented on Speaking of How Much Money Microsoft is Spending to Market Bing....
@41 Actually- Google conclusively established that Bing was using Google to produce their results... So- not only is it laughable that anyone would actually be using Bing, but even Bing uses Google.
Nov 20, 2010 wittyrepartee commented on SL Letter of the Day: Twelve Questions.
I've had a relationship with a really bad dynamic like this in my college years. Maybe this is her first serious relationship, in which case- I say "everyone's allowed one really stupid relationship". It's how you work these things out. It sounds to me like her boyfriend was feeding into the harmful dynamic, if not being a major cause of it. However, if this is a pattern in her friendships and relationships- that's called Borderline Personality Disorder, and she should get herself to a shrink as fast as possible. There's therapy for that, but it takes years... if you want to be functional before you're 60, pledge yourself to working it out on the therapist's couch as fast as possible.
Sep 28, 2010 wittyrepartee commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Best Man....
Everyone here has a really depressing view on this. My friend was in a pretty bad relationship with her ex, and by talking to her- not an intervention, but by talking to her about things that were bothering her, and admitting that although I didn't like her boyfriend, it was more important that she liked him and was happy in the relationship, she was able to come to the realization that she shouldn't be in the relationship anymore. You can talk people out of relationships, but only if you're willing to talk to them, and approach the subject in a way that doesn't make them feel defensive. Don't tell them "Your s.o. is a cuntfaced dickhead." tell them "You and your s.o. seem to have really bad communication problems- what do you feel about that?" then, when they tell you it's not a big deal say something along the lines of "but communication is important in relationships..." then, explain why. Conversations like that have the ability to allow people to change their minds about relationships. You can't force someone to break up, but you can help them understand why the relationship is bad for them and help them work out what they should do about that.
Sep 22, 2010 wittyrepartee commented on Where Are You Reading Slog?.
Happy Moon Festival!
Sep 21, 2010 wittyrepartee commented on SL Letter of the Day: He Gets His Kicks Below the Waistline, Sunshine.
Ha, my first reaction to this letter was- he's really into Asian chicks, and now he's going to be able to have 3somes including them.