April 8th, 2012, 2:22 pm

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085-The old days

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daviddoesntgetit April 7th, 2012, 11:30 am

Some notes on the comic:

My dad is one of seven kids. The age difference between the oldest and the youngest is 12 years which should give you an idea of the birth rate.
It wasn’t until college I found out my step-grandma was my mom’s aunt. As a result I have some odd relations in the family that are related to me through both my father and mother’s side. Maybe it’s because my father’s side is Catholic?
Those are absolutely the size of some houses in Vietnam.

I don’t understand love. It’s one of those things where you just kinda have to know it to know it. I often go back to those memories of when I was six and had that crush. Still it doesn’t tell me what it’s like to be in a relationship.

I understood that feelings just kinda happen, you don’t have control over them, you can control how much you show it or let it affect you. That’s why I hate it when people tell others to keep their emotions in check, people can’t make themselves stop feeling things. That’s something I had to learn from being asexual when I talk to other people, I don’t understand their feelings but I had to learn to accept that for them it exists.

In a sense I don’t understand possessiveness.

And nearly all my family seem to have suffered from their possessiveness of another person, my stepmother, my father, his girlfriend, my grandmother. I don’t understand betrayal.

That’s why when I watch movies with cheating couples I don’t really feel anything, especially since media glorifies it so much today or downplays it as some very light-hearted shenanigan I don’t really understand how it hurts people.

But I had to learn that it does. And I had to learn how strong emotions can be to make a person turn on their partner like that.

When I hear stories about infidelity I end up sympathizing with both parties.

What about for you guys? What’s your opinion on a story like this? Was my grandfather and step-grandmother right to get together or was it wrong?


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Sir April 10th, 2012, 3:31 am

For me, it's hard to say what's right and what's wrong in those situations. I just think of what is or what was. The choices people make or don't. Some people consider it shameful while others don't. It tends to be 'complicated'.

In my own opinion, it's because people feel hurt that they were a.)Lied to. b.)That, perhaps, they feel that the relationship they did have up to that point was a lie. c.)They realize they are not enough for the person they love. d.)Publicly shamed/embarrassed, perhaps?

As to possessiveness: It's like someone stealing something from you that was promised to be 'yours' forever. And betrayal: The person who lied about giving something to you. And the person who did the taking.

I'm a bit bad at explaining things. (And maybe too young?) This is the best I think I can do for now.


daviddoesntgetit April 11th, 2012, 9:49 am

@Sir: Haha, no such thing as too young. If you're smarter than me, you're smarter than me. Especially in terms of relationship.

For one I am a virgin and will stay that way. Younger people are smarter than me in terms of sex, they will be the ones to watch a porno with me and go, "Jesus. What unrealistic sex." Haha.

In any case, makes sense. These are things I easily forget so it's always good to be reminded of it.


jonasfx April 16th, 2012, 8:32 am

I see no boundaries for love, but I do think that in all fairness, you should be open to those that you are in a relationship with. going behind someone's back isn't ok I think. (like how that nguyen guy I met in the military, none of his girlfriends knew about the others)
I've been in a poly relationship and it worked fine. but nowadays, it feels like just having one relationship is enough. I want to pour as much of my time into that what I have now<3


daviddoesntgetit April 20th, 2012, 3:46 am

@jonasfx: I see, that's really interesting. Good luck in your romantic life.