in introspective look at my personal “experience” and how they overlay with archetypes
1. the one that got away: he was older and i was just young. we stayed up late talking on the phone for hours and if i was working on some massive project for school he’d stay up with me until i finished. it felt like we were on the brink of a relationship, but alas, after months of almost getting there, it just never did. he was the bad boy that was insanely cute and funny that was sweet on you so it made you feel special. he also said i had slave feet once.
2. the bad boy: same as the first one. i see the lure, especially since they always seem to be deeper with a hidden intellectual side. i like the man-of-few-words type. in hindsight, it’s best that it didn’t work out since we’re both in different places in our lives.
3. the dodged bullet: on and off feelings and bad timing. granted, we were really young, but there always seemed to be some supernatural gravitational pull. i think it was the chase. he was also somewhat of a womanizer. he came back into my life a couple years ago after ages of not talking and it was good to get ‘closure’ and be friends again. obviously i have not learned much cause he ended up drunk skyping me and insulting me in every way imaginable.
4. the best friend: basically the dude version of you. perhaps you contemplated dating because, obviously, why wouldn’t you want to date yourself? but you know each other too well and having him there is better than all the ups and downs of a relationship. plus, he’ll call you out when no one else will when you’re being a douche.
5. the one that’s too good: he is perfect. same sense of humor, have a lot in common, can have tons of intellectual (and immature) conversations with— which is like the biggest bonus in the world. the guy you totally bring home to your parents and total serious relationship material. but god wants to smite me and life is too much and the timing was wrong.
6. the one you did not see coming: like, am i a pedophile?
7. the guy everyone thinks you have a thing with: ew, no, he’s like my brother AND he might be gay (no offense, jim).
8. the online boything: always hits you up on chat or text or any form of communication as long as it’s not in person. you think it might mean something because it’s easy to carry on a conversation when it’s behind a screen, but you’re really just kind of a digital booty call until you realize you’re just a backup safety net. you get a reality check and catch the next wave outta there.
9. the craigslist missed connection: i will seriously never forget or forgive myself for this one. the super cute and adorable guy who wanders into a museum by himself, nothing in hand but a tattered and yellowed paper back book. Stays until closing, leaves, and comes back in two seconds asking to get coffee. you get flustered and say you have plans, then realize you are a fucking idiot as he walks away without your number. i hate myself.
10. the i-just-want-a-boyfriend, also summer “fling”: i’m not proud of this one, but i really did dig him. totally had a schoolgirl crush on him the summer i met him, then actually really liked him the summer after. like butterflies in your stomach type thing. unfortunate timing, was going abroad, but when i came back i thought maybe we could pick it back up. later i realized i just wanted to be in a relationship so i picked whoever was convenient. also realized that it was no longer summer. it’s okay though, we’re friends now.
*i wrote this at least a year ago and didn’t finish the last couple until tonight on a whim. i didn’t want to publish this back then cause it’s like a fuckin taylor swift album and people are gonna connect the dots, but now i just don’t give a fuck ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I dont care what gender you are. I dont care what sexual preference you have. I dont care what country you live in. I dont care if this isn’t your “blog theme”. If you dont reblog this, I will judge you. Forever.
Such a powerful movement, it’s sick how people make a mockery of rape and engage in it!
"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
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