Hi....i'm a time traveler. And I can explain that. What I mean is that I dream constantly about being a time traveler. I've had several dreams where I would travel through time and watch historic events unfold or watch a writer be inspired. Even to watching two people fall in love. In my dreams I retain all the knowledge that I have when I am awake but sometimes my mind completely reinvents what it thinks it knows. My questions being, would you like to hear how I watched you and A fall in love?
You have been chosen as representative of Earth to speak to aliens that wish to destroy us. You have one chance to speak with them before they decide to blow us up. What do you say to convince them to let us live our tiny yet occasionally amusing lives?
"We’ll give you David Bowie back if you leave peacefully."
1. Who says we want to “reproduce”? That’s probably the farthest thing either of us want right now, or ever.
2. Science is pretty neat. Scientists are even developing ways for two non-sperm-havers to produce offspring and most think that the technology will be readily available within our lifetimes. Couple that with advances in cloning, and… Wow. Pretty neat stuff.
3. Adoption is pretty neat. Even if 1 was somehow on the table and 2 was totally viable, we’d probably both go for 3. There are a lot of amazing kids/teens out there who need loving homes.
Dear K, I was wondering if I could ask your advice. I'm pansexual and not very romantically experienced. I recently just ended my first relationship (with a guy) and I'd really like to be with another woman, but I'm kind of worried about coming across as a "fake" pansexual. I'm very positive I'm attracted to women (I used to fantasize about eating out one of my best friends in high school), but I'm worried my lack of experience might make the other girl feel like a straight girl's "experiment."
I’m not going to lie: Some women might feel that way.
They’re not worth your time or your effort. Even if they feel that way because you eventually break up with them, realize that it’s their hang-up and not yours. It’s okay to explore your sexuality, as long as you and your partner(s) are consenting and comfortable with every new situation. People will judge you in a million different ways, but you’re the only one who knows yourself deep-down and you don’t need to prove anything.
Also, there are plenty of women who will be more than eager and willing to teach, “experiment” and explore that aspect of your sexuality with you. Your experience or lack thereof is definitely not a deal-breaker. Sex and/or relationships will be different with any new person you date, no matter their gender. You’re always going to have to start from scratch to learn what each other likes, dislikes and the general vibe is. Don’t sweat it, just roll with it and have fun!
Hey Stiffler! I know you and K met online, so I was wondering if you recommend any website/program to meet people online?? Maybe some sort of chat room (I don't even know if people still use those)? Sorry for the weird question!
That’s not to be rude or anything, it’s just that we met online back in the late ’90s, so needless to say, the internet has changed a lot since then and those sorts of chats just don’t exist anymore.
Instead, I’ll offer you advice: the best way to find someone is to not look for them. No, really.
In an era with matchmaking sites and apps like OKCupid, Tinder, and god knows what else, it seems like people are trying to make finding their perfect mate as simple as finding the right algorithm. That’s not how K and I found each other at all. I’ll give you the dirty truth:
We roleplayed together. A lot. Like, hundreds of hours of deep, dark nerdy stuff before we even got to know each other personally. We played lots of different characters off each other and happened to enjoy our chemistry together enough to eventually start chatting on a personal basis. That led to hours of chatting about everything under the sun and only after years of that, we got romantic, and the rest is officially history.
The moral to that story is that, sometimes, the right person takes a lot of time. It can help to think outside of the usual Dating Box; instead of meeting someone with the intention of a relationship and sussing out all of the detailed personal stuff and interests after the fact, try the whole thing backwards. Go to communities, chatrooms, and group activities that suit your interests, develop a rapport between those people, and make bonds. You could be surprised.*
*(I mean, hell, at the time we met, I swore I would never date anyone in my life, and I was lying about my age and sex online. Neither K or I expected to fall for each other at first, but that’s what happens when you don’t try. A parting piece of trivia for your thoughts.)
SO MANY TIMES. Tony Burgess is an amazing writer. I honestly wish it had been adapted into a series, just so I could experience Pontypool for days on end.
We love Pontypool in this house, we even watched Torment earlier because it had a brief cameo by Stephen McHattie, who has the only voice I’d ever sell my theoretical or physical soul for. What a brilliant casting choice. Everyone should see Pontypool!
Coming up next in our series of interviews with Burning Man 2014 Honorarium Art Projects comes Shing Yin Khor, a creature creator, storyteller, and all around amazing artist. Her project, The Last Outpost was placed on the very edge of the playa. Only the dedicated Burning Man attendees made it out this isolated destination, but in doing so they were rewarded with a mysterious interactive art installation. The Last Outpost presented a space for visitors to act in their own individual stories. Upon entering this detail oriented structure, visitors were invited to interpret the strange scribbled notes, warped surveillance camera footage and the rusty cages filled with dolls heads however they chose to. One thing remained clear however, there was some kind of underlying story within this outpost which would spark almost anyone’s curiosity.
Shing Yin Khor is an established artist who has been recognized by her quirky sculptures of fantastical bugs and funny creatures. The Last Outpost was a beautiful example of what her magical mind could create on a larger scale. In this interview we were able to dive deeper into that magical mind and learn all about the creation process.
I did a pretty long interview about The Last Outpost, if you want to hear me ramble on about my amazing crew, and why I felt compelled to drag a 26’ foot truck full of lumber out to the desert for two weeks.
Hey, a super long time ago I sent an ask that was basically me venting about how the people I knew were overly concerned with my sexuality (whowasntthere(.)tumblr(.)com/post/56219165987/so-its-12-18-in-the-morning-and-im-irrationally) and a year later, at 15, I wanted to say a huge thank you. Your answer helped me realize I was too fucking rad to be concerned with the thundercunts. I'm happy with myself. Also, I wouldn't let myself to consider it last year, but girls are hella hot aren't they?
You are rad, thank you for the update! I’m glad my little words helped you, even a little bit.
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