June 10, 2002
11:38 PM   Subscribe

I'm curious whether other mefi bloggers have the same luck with the opposite sex (or same sex, if that's your thing) as this man. Is it just me, or is Dobbs the luckiest blogger on the block?
posted by Badmichelle (16 comments total)

I for one do not have such luck (if you can call it that).
posted by jaden at 11:53 PM on June 10, 2002

I certainly feel lucky to live far from toronto, yew! (so what happen?)
posted by kush at 12:10 AM on June 11, 2002

hmm. the blogger who connived his way into my heart, bed and home was much more subtle than that.
posted by patricking at 1:49 AM on June 11, 2002

Definitely not the only blogger with that sort of luck.
posted by swerdloff at 4:20 AM on June 11, 2002

I wouldn't believe that letter was genuine in a million years.
posted by bingo at 4:29 AM on June 11, 2002

They're going to take him out to eat and then steal his pancakes. Just watch. They're all sisters, man.
posted by Hankins at 5:24 AM on June 11, 2002

I got a girl... beautiful, smart, sweet, she has everthing I've ever wanted in a girlfriend and I want to marry her someday. I'm young but she's worth it and... to have found true love is something that some people will live their entire lives and not find. If this man has a void in his life that he can only fulfill by having sex.... I pity him. But don't think for a second that he is lucky, they denied him the group sex anyway.
posted by banished at 5:37 AM on June 11, 2002

Being able to "pick up" women, or men, is not luck. Not the most important thing to be good at, but not a lot of luck involved except if you're unluckily, exceptionally bad-looking.
posted by engelr at 5:54 AM on June 11, 2002

"That man hath a tongue, I say, is no man, if with his tongue he cannot win a woman."

Two Gentlemen of Verona (III.I)
posted by stbalbach at 5:54 AM on June 11, 2002

the last time i was involved with group sex, the girls seemed more interested in each other than in me. i finally sat alone on a chair and watched a ball game. the cubs lost that game, by the way, 3-1. and no one ever paid me back for the beers.
posted by moz at 8:27 AM on June 11, 2002

Oh my good... *has athsma attack*

Damn, I wish I was that lucky. By the way, what were the results? I'm at work and I can't let a URL like that show up too many times in my logs. ;)
posted by SpecialK at 8:33 AM on June 11, 2002

okay, so starting early a.m. last night i start to get a few more subscriptions than usual. then i find this thread, which is obviously responsible.

patricking: i've never connived my way into any one's heart, home, or bed, thankfully. and as for subtlety... you do realize that i didn't write the letter that's linked to, right? it was sent to me. had you read some of my own writing, i don't think you'd be calling me for a lack of subtlety. (like spontaneity, i think it has its time and place). maybe you would, though, i dunno. i have difficulty judging my own writing. i've never been taken to task for a lack of tact, however.

banished: congrats on getting a girl you're nuts about. however, implying (yeah, i saw the "if") that i've never known true love or that i have a void i need filling... well, again, i think you're judging me based on someone else's letter to me. i have zero doubt that anyone that's been subscribed to the Shag for any amount of time knows that neither is the case.

in fact, it's having known true love that keeps me going and is the reason i even bother to date at all. i don't believe lightning only strikes once.

gotta admit though, your "they denied him the group sex anyway" line made me laugh out loud as it seemingly contradicts the rest of your post. and hell, had you read Thel's letter closer you'd have noticed that it's me that's been denying them sex, not the other way around.

finally, banished, your post suggests that you have difficulty telling the difference between sex and love. i don't have that problem. so i'll call your pity and raise you 3 sympathies.

to the folks asking "what happened?", i don't plan on posting my letters to the thread. you're welcome to sign up and find out.

what i'd be curious about, for the rest of this thread (assuming my post doesn't kill it) is why people think that readers get so "involved" with the people they read. being a charles bukowski fan, this question has always intrigued me.

in other words, what are some of your experiences with writing to people whose words you admire? where has your "fan-ness" taken you?
posted by dobbs at 9:18 AM on June 11, 2002 [1 favorite]

in other words, what are some of your experiences with writing to people whose words you admire? where has your "fan-ness" taken you?

mostly to be ignored. the offers for sex are few and far between, but appreciated when they pop up. (they have never popped up.)
posted by moz at 11:03 AM on June 11, 2002

dobbs, chill out. of course i realized you didn't write that. i was saying the chickadees who did write the thing were being unsubtle. not un-cute, just unsubtle.
posted by patricking at 12:52 PM on June 11, 2002

put sex in your fiction and everybody think you've done it, put extreme violence/murder and you're a clean-shaven good writer, put sex and violence...
posted by kush at 1:44 PM on June 11, 2002

Sorry Dobbs, I didn’t mean to judge you based on someone else’s letter to you. I was judging you purely based on the name of your web site, Victory Shag. I mean hell, at least I had an if in what I was implying. Maybe you should change the site name to, “If in Love, Shag.” Victory Shag simply implies to me either you are shagging a girl because you won some sort of event, match or game beforehand, or that the shagging in and of itself is a victory. To judge you based on your site is wrong too, I will at least admit, because I haven’t read your letters (except the one that was posted) and know nothing of your intentions, motives, or anything about your personality. Maybe your site is a joke, maybe it is a parody, maybe Victory Shag does not mean what I have mistaken it to mean.

The last line I wrote does contradict my post, it was just a joke, obviously, but I guess you didn’t have to realize that conclusively for it to have its intended effect :-). Now, the only way I see that you could of mistaken something I said for not being able to tell the difference between sex and love is if you took my joke about groupsex literally. It was just a joke. I guess by suggesting that I have difficulty telling the difference between sex and love is implying that I have had sex, is it not? Well, that’s a pretty big assumption! In any event Dobbs, I think we can both learn to be less judgmental, not be so quick to imply things without first understanding their implications, and maybe not be so quick to draw from our assumptions next time. Good luck finding true love.
posted by banished at 6:16 PM on June 11, 2002

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