So for those of you keeping score at home, I have in fact been single for pretty close to three months now. I haven’t spoken much about it since it happened for two reasons:
All things considered it was probably the least dramatic breakup of my life and Jen and I are still on very good terms
You guys are out of your god damn minds and were sending her horrible messages based on pure speculation and I could only really imagine what you’d do with actual proof. Be nice to Jen, she’s cool n’ stuff
We don’t really know where the future will take us but we’ve come to the agreement that even if it were only for us to end up as friends, the two of us didn’t meet by accident.
Also, I think I may have gotten her way too emotionally invested in Doctor Who to just walk away without providing any closure.
On that note I was thinking about how this was probably the first relationship I’d been in where our interests were really similar in a positive and non-competitive way. That’s why hanging out was so much fun and happened so frequently - because we never really argued about what to do and there wasn’t any resulting passive-aggression.
I guess I never really considered the ramifications of dating someone you actually like being around, because now I can’t watch Community or Flight of the Conchords or even listen to Meshuggah without the experience being just the slightest bittersweet.
But I took some positive stuff from this beyond establishing a connection with someone who I hope to have in my life for a very long time, namely, a better understanding of what relationships really are - either a journey, or an establishment. You either grow together, or become who you already are together. And sometimes those movements or lack thereof grow out of sync, and it can be an unpleasant experience sometimes, but as long as you’re willing to better yourself or recognize your own strengths, there are no reasons to truly regret anything.
“There is no such thing as a pure extravert or a pure introvert. Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum. They are only terms to designate a certain penchant, a certain tendency…the tendency to be more influenced by environmental factors, or more influenced by the subjective factor, that’s all. There are people who are fairly well balanced and are just as much influenced from within as from without, or just as little.”—Jung on intro/extra- version and possible ambiversion, in C. G. Jung Speaking. Felt inclined to post this to counter the tendency on tumblr and elsewhere on the internet, to make [stereo]typologies out of the preference combinations. (via theory-to-praxis)
A family of three - a father, a mother, and their daughter - sits in the den, watching television. The emotional stakes of the program in question are particularly high, and as they reach their zenith, the act break occurs and the show cuts to a commercial.
It is at this point that the daughter exclaims “#THIS. THIS. I CAN’T CONTAIN MY FEELS. #ALL OF MY CREYS. #SOMEBODY GET THE ACTORS ON THIS SHOW EVERY AWARD. ALL OF THE AWARDS. #DYING. #I CAN’T.
^^OH MY GOD THOSE TAGS. PERFECTION”
The mother looks at her daughter, dissolves into tears and runs to pour herself another glass of wine. The father, stony-faced, gets up, walks over to the mantle where their daughter’s senior portrait is displayed, and places the photograph face down.
We literally just now decided this, but we’ll be continuing DOS-O-RAMA tonight with a live let’s play of one of my favorite “first person shooters” Ken’s Labyrinth! Released in 1993, it’s unsurprisingly about a guy named Ken going through a labyrinth looking for his dog. However, since it was programmed and designed by a 17 year old, it also has some of the most hilarious graphics, music, and sound effects of any game from that time period.
We’re announcing this really late, I know, so we’re pushing the starting time back one hour to compensate. So it’ll all be going down at 8pm CST / 6pm PST / 2am GMT over on the ustream channel. BE THERE IT WILL BE KIND OF OKAY MAYBE