Get in the car!
Get in the car!
Changeling: Posted January 9th, 2019 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “01/09/2019”

  1. Frostglare Says:

    Yyyyyyyyeah, I’ve been almost exactly in that spot. It is not a fun spot to be in. You got the strong feelings for someone, but they’re with someone else and that person’s not a terrible person. Can’t say I’ve been in a poly before but that can’t help the tumult he’s feeling. The only thing you can do is prove to yourself you can live with it, then do just that.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 4:02 am
  2. John Belrose Says:

    Ouch my friend… seeing the two women you have hard feelings for with other guys. I am sorry man.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 5:07 am
  3. Aita Says:

    Jealously is pretty ugly on ya, Mark…

    I’m *really* happy my gaming group is also my polycule and I’ll never know this awkwardness…

    We have heaps and loads of awkward, but it’s a very different brand…

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 7:24 am
  4. Grondiouse Says:

    I feel bad that Mark has chosen this path to follow. It’s a difficult one, if all jealousy hasn’t left him. And it may never leave him completely. And he and Sarah just missed each other by a thread. I totally agree with Frostglare’s sentiment, if not the advice. I’m not sure how long, time-wise, that Mark has been seeing “Pretty Poly”, but if he’s still this spun up about it, he may need to pull back and change tracks. My $.02.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 8:10 am
  5. HeavyP Says:

    Mark literally has no one to blame for his issues but himself – he could have started dating Sarah at *any* time after he became single, she was *all* about boarding the Mark train. And now he’s figuring out that “hot girl being interested in you” isn’t quite the same when you have to share her, at least from his perspective. Ah well, that’s why I come back to read this every day, because the character interactions actually feel real.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 8:28 am
  6. Angelic Dragoon Says:

    I think after a certain age we all get in that point where the Galloping Awkwards with Past and Current relationships. The Question is can you handle it with maturity and grace or… well make an awkward situation even more awkward.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 10:04 am
  7. jeffepp Says:

    So, he’s going to be all alone with Abby. Just the two of them. Mhm…

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 12:23 pm
  8. Stumpy the Paladin Says:

    Time to see how well Mark has gotten along with compartmentalizing his feelings.

    Hopefully he is better now at determining the difference between the role he is playing vs real life than he was in this story’s first chapter.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 12:42 pm
  9. Vox Says:

    All that drama in game. It is almost like someone was writing it that way ;P

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 3:48 pm
  10. Grampybone Says:

    Yeah, Mark is seriously gonna need to take some time and examine his feelings. Or else this can get really ugly fast.
    First and foremost; He is gonna need to accept that Sarah is now with Hadeed. Because he does seem like a really great guy and Sarah is happy.

    Also he has to step up and take a deep look into how he feels about being in the Poly relationship with Ravenia and her other paramours.
    If he is not happy, or he is uncomfortable with it, then he should bow out gracefully so he doesn’t make any waves. But whatever is going on;
    he has to communicate that to Ravenia and work it out. Otherwise it WILL come out eventually. And if it comes out in the manner of a big blow up it can,
    and will, not only Hurt Ravenia (and everyone else involved); It can end up hurting his friendship with Dustin and the Changeling and gaming group as a whole.

    Wow! Things just got real. 😉

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 4:06 pm
  11. TheDarkTyger Says:

    God some of y’all are judgmental jerks. Try to remember that Mark comes from a pretty vanilla life and has only recently been exposed to things like Polyamory and relationship drama. Yeah, he’s mishandled things, but it’s out of naivety. Don’t go throwing him into the flames so eagerly, eh? Give him a chance to learn.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 9:17 pm
  12. DarknessShallFall Says:

    Hang on, this angst party that’s coming needs my super sized trash bag full of popcorn, like waste dumpsters full of popcorn.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 9:28 pm
  13. Peya Luna Says:

    yeah, this is going to be one big clusterfu#, between seeing rav with her other dudes and sarah happy with her new guy, puppy will be stressed to the max!
    to be honest, i´m not sure mark is the type for a poly relationship – granted, he´s been dating rav while technically knowing that she´s also dating dustin, but knowing and seeing are two different things! i doubt he´d ever be comfortable kissing her in front of dustin, for example.
    then of course there´s the big question of sarahs feelings – yes, hadith is a sweet guy and they seem happy, but she´s been crushing on mark for so long, something like that doesn´t go away overnight….
    ….and as the icing, lets not forget that a jealous jess is lurking in the background somewhere!

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 11:24 pm
  14. Kaunisnekeli Says:

    Oh… tonight’s game will go ever so swimingly… D:

    Posted January 11th, 2019 at 2:13 am
  15. Kat Says:

    I agree that this will be a huge Charlie Foxtrot. Mark is in the unfortunate situation of being interested in someone Poly, but doesn’t actually seem to be Poly himself. No offense to poly people, but that sounds like a bag of nope. It seems like a lifestyle you’re either in or out of. Trying to do it if you are not wired that way sounds like the bullet train to heartbreak.

    TIL polycule is a word. ^.^ And that sounds like a super awkward and a half. Still, you do you.

    Posted January 11th, 2019 at 6:20 am
  16. Bakuiel Says:

    When did Ravinia join the changeling game, I only remember her in the Vampire game?

    Posted January 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  17. Qeshen Says:

    Oof. I have a feeling something’s going to happen that’s going to change the dynamic just a bit. I have a feeling it’ll be something in game, and Mark’s gonna need to have a heart to heart with someone.

    …Bonus points if its Abby. As friends or as a couple, I just ship those two so hard. They’re always awesome when they’re together.

    Posted January 12th, 2019 at 2:49 pm
  18. DocMcConvoy Says:

    Poor Mark… is what I would say on first glance, but considering some things, I think he doesnt have it too hard. And I think I see a chance arising. But lets put things in order:

    As far as i see it, he had no chance to date with Sarah after his breakup with Jess. At least not as his next partner. Jess suspected him of cheating on her with Sarah. If they came together short afterwards, this would have given Jess reason to do some really nasty things. And I believe her capable of using some really underhanded methods of revenge. As a point to prove my theory take her call to Sarah after she followed Rav to the bus station.

    Why Mark doen’t like seeing Sarah with Hadeed, well you can’t choose who you love/like. He has to bear it. Being in a poly relationship would offer the option for him to also date Sarah, but as far as I see it, I dont believe, Sarah and Hadeed would also jump into the poly-system. Well, Sarah maybe, thinking of two man duelling for her or something, but Hadeed seems quite shy to me in those things, the idea of poly might freak him out totaly. And with Mark in his current state of understanding poly, that also wouldnt work.

    And there we go on to the arising chance: A third man comes into the game, a new person aside Dustin. I may be wrong, but I think, Mark and Dustin didnt talk too much about that. Maybe because they have been friends before that. This new guy might be the best person to give Mark a chance to speak about his problems. I would hope so, otherwise this will not work out. And for now, I dont see a way for Mark to stay in the story, when he screws this up badly.

    I can understand, that it is not simple to be really open and honest about everything you normally hide from the world. Mark could make good use of a trip to germany. We are said to be quite more blunt and direct about things. That would help him a great deal. *grin*

    Posted January 12th, 2019 at 4:25 pm

It’s Changeling time!!

News: Posted January 9th, 2019 by Alina

^ 7 Comments to “Get in the car!”

  1. Geekpride Says:

    Oh dear. This isn’t going to end well.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 5:46 am
  2. Ubuntu4ever Says:

    Delicious plot threads long buried rise when least expected!

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 2:05 pm
  3. Eva Says:

    Wow… even more than yesterday the comments are way down on Mark. I can see why, but jeez folks, it’s perfectly normal to struggle with this stuff. As long as he’s not being horrible to the people around him all he’s failing at right now is communication (and some of this is fraught stuff… it’s not surprising he might have some trouble talking about it).

    I feel like half of you are suggesting that the solution to all this is that Mark should stop having feelings, and that’s a pretty toxic solution. I definitely agree that things are going to get messy, but the poor guy needs to be able to work through how he feels about this stuff. Turning feelings “off” because they’re inconvenient is a fast track to everything going totally to hell.

    Posted January 10th, 2019 at 6:14 pm
  4. RNN Says:

    What I reallt appreciate here is the portrayal. Mark has feelings. He wants to act on all the feelings, *and* he wants to refrain from acting on all his feelings. These are real struggles, very well captured!
    Attraction to his girlfriend, attraction to Sarah. Fear of his own potential jealousy, knowing that in some sense he doesn’t have the “right” to feel how he does and yet feeling it…
    Yes, very well captured indeed!

    Posted January 11th, 2019 at 5:23 am
  5. Kobold Says:

    Oh yes, that moment when gaming and real life relationship-issues overlap… always awkward

    Posted January 11th, 2019 at 7:08 am
  6. Ozzi Says:

    I shall repeat. This is Marks first polycule. Also he still has feelings for someone else outside it. Is this a perfect situation? No. Is Mark working through some new feelings? Yes. Is he venting it all at anyone who will listen? No.

    Then he is working through it in his own mind. He isn’t entirely happy with everything but that’s allowed. He’s got shaky fists and is hoping it will all be fine.

    Posted January 12th, 2019 at 1:29 am
  7. Lacynth40 Says:

    If Mark is feeling that way, then he may want to take a couple steps back. Poly life isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be. If it’s making Mark uncomfortable, he needs to find out why, and accept that. As far as Sarah goes, waiting in the wings for her to be done with her dude is disrespectful to everyone involved. Romance isn’t easy if you want to have a meaningful and respectful relationship. Best thing to do is for Mark to talk to someone calmly, and try to better understand himself and his feelings. He can either accept those feelings, or try to change them, but something needs to be done.

    Posted January 16th, 2019 at 9:41 am