My plans with the sailor fell through. We both have jobs that don’t allow for a lot of flexibility in scheduling, and he lives far. I’m willing to give it a shot, but I suspect that is a false start. I reactived my online dating account, and within 3 hours had the standard “you’re a bitch ’cause you don’t want to fuck me message. I’m trying to focus on just engaging in the activities I enjoy, and hope to meet someone that way. Sadly, there’re a lot of great guys, but not a lot of great poly guys. Somehow my being married is an issue even for self-identified poly men.
I’ve tried to avoid fucking with men on dating sites. I generally respond as politely as I can, even when I’m rejecting them.
Today, I gave in. I woke up to a message of “sup” – seriously, that was it. Normally, I’d ignore the sender and wait for the inevitable “you’re a bitch or whatever” reply. Today, as I looked at “sup” – my mind instantly went to Dracula. So I replied: “You will I trust, excuse me that I do not join you, but I have dined already, and I do not sup.” – He hasn’t replied, but he has looked at my profile 3 more times.
Film versions of Dracula changed the line from supping to drinking wine (or in the case of Dracula, not drinking wine). The word play makes a better joke (and Stoker wasn’t known for his jokes). Also, I suspect that contemporary audiences wouldn’t understand the use of sup as a verb.
I genuinely try not to troll anyone. My understanding of “trolling” is to purposefully incite another person to anger. To me, that isn’t discourse. I’ve seen this behavior used to derail far to many conversations in real life and online. In the online dating world, most of the time I think trolling fails to address the actual problem (in my experience the actual problem being the sheer number of horribly misogynistic messages I receive). However, today I went for it.
I am sadden, that armed with what is considered the last of the gothic novels, I did not get a chance to respond with other choice passages… However, it may be an option in the future.
I was happy to see that the entire novel is listed on Sacred Texts. Com