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Yikes! Is this the way your Valentines Day is going?
I'm sorry, it's all my fault. This week's episode where the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen discuss the best & worst romances from all of our favorite comic books/ TV shows/movies and throw out some helpful advice should've been last week where it might've done you some good.
Instead we'll turn this week's show over to our resident Dr. Nerdlove who'll give you an autopsy report on what you did wrong and answer all the questions of all you owners of lonely hearts. Step right up, don't be shy. No question is too intimate or embarrassing. If you don't want your name read on the air you can always ask the doctor directly here.
This ought to be a fun one and I guarantee that by the end of this episode you'll be as blissful as this happy couple.
Dear King Casanova Harris and the League of Extremely Romantic Gentlemen.
With video games creating bigger and grander stories and worlds each year (specifically in RPG's such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age) so dose the need for the players feel more attached to characters to point of having interactive romantic subplots in every game to help players feel more attached to a specific characters. My question is for Harris and for the league if they want to chime in, Do you feel that these any of these virtual romances are successful in immersing players into their world and engaging love stories, or are just a means to a players virtual rocks off and write creepy fan fictions. Also, please share some of your favorite video game romances if you have any.
Love the show, and I hope all of the League gets laid.
Hey Doctor Nerdlove,
Mine is kind of a first-world problem but something I'm really struggling with:
My last serious girlfriend was polyamorous. She was okay with bringing other women into our love life, sometimes even asking me "I like her, can we bring her home?" when we'd meet someone new at a club. I never felt threatened because I trusted her and she continually made it clear that I was always her #1.
Here's where the problem comes in - I was with this girl for 2 years before our relationship fizzled (amicably). Since then I've been dating other women, even trying to get serious, but I constantly get stronger than average urges towards other women.
I don't want to cheat on anyone and I doubt I ever could (my unique history not withstanding) but the state of mind doesn't help anything. I know they sometimes catch me looking a little too hard and it makes people I try to get close to uncomfortable. I suspect I've been spoiled by my prior relationship and it's effecting my attempts to make a connection. I'm really trying, but any advice you may have to help break out of this Pavlovian mindset would be a BIG help.
I had this bit of a nitpick when reading fiction, I'll see two or more people in a romantic relationship sooner or later, but the personality between them are seem to be on the fringe: either they are almost so alike or they are opposites that some how attract and there is no real balance like I would see in a IRL relationship. I don't know about you, but I get annoyed because it doesn't make logically sense and I have to wonder if the author wrote those relationships because it is easier to plan out in the story than a mixed, complicated relationship.
What are you all's thoughts on this?
Happy belated Valentines Day LEOG,
Are there any characters from comics, television, etc, that never got together but you think they'd make a really good couple?
Valentines Day is a notorious wallet buster, many a man has blown an entire paycheck on last minute chocolate & flowers (both marked way up for the occasion) or on some dinner they can scarcely afford to eat at. How do you properly temper your partner's expectations to avoid going broke without hurting their feelings/making them feel cheap? Valentines Day isn't the day to be an absolute skinflint, but sometimes a guy's got have that money to keep his electricity on.
PS: I by no means intend to suggest that this question/position is something that doesn't apply to the fairer sex, but in my limited experience this is a more male centric problem.
This is a bit tenuous but worth a try...
Do you think that geek culture contributes positively or negatively to the way women are potrayed in various mediums?
Areas of focus would be comic books and video games. Rarely do we see a strong female character who doesn't possess an ample chest for all to see, feel the need to fall in love or wear something that wouldn't be out of place at the type of establishments which Rubio frequents with a gimp at his side.
Hope you all had a nice Valentines Day or Tuesday as I call it.
Duke Of Havoc
Dear LEOG, and Dr. Nerdlove. I recently was dumped in October and I immediately looked to Dr. Nerdlove's advise on the matter. A wardrobe change and 30 pounds lighter later, on Valentine's Day night, me and a new female friend of mine were spending the night, cooking personal pan pizzas, and...watching Twilight *shutter* That night I realized that I still miss the girl who dumped me. The new girl is kind of clingy, pretty, but not as attractive as the last girl. Just, very overly affectionate. Or maybe I just wasn't into it?
"Trinity" the one who dumped me, we had great chemistry, looked like my favorite porn star, was GREAT in bed, but mean, lied a lot, and was still married to her husband when she told me that they were divorced. She texted me that she had met someone else. I like an idiot, called her crying and begging for her to change her mind, only to realize she had me on speaker phone and apparently someone else in the car with her.
The new girl, "Catheryn" is sweet, fun to be around, but just a little too clingy. Also, she is kind of sensitive. And I keep thinking about "Trinity". Am I not ready to move on, and how do I tell "Catheryn" to scale it back a bit without coming off like an asshole like "Trinity", or should I just break it off completely?
Dear League of Lustful Gentlemen,
What ways do you/have you feign(ed) off misery of being single on valentines day and what is the most memorable Valentines day you've had so far. Thanks and may the league continue to be the lubricant that makes it easier to endure the work day.
P.S. Inside question:- Do any of you know when the narwal bacons?
Thanks and Long live the League!!!!
This is my first time getting my thoughts fuc... wait, sorry that's the other podcast.
There are tons of romantic comedies that come out every year. but very few that appeal to the male audience. Other than some of John Cusack's films and 500 Days of Summer, what are some other romantic comedies that are aimed at guys/ guys could enjoy?