someguy wrote:at least iambic paid for his own flight
it's an interesting issue. To be submitted for consideration by the Journal of Board Theory
while we justly celebrate every consummated homosocial or homosexual board relationship (mites and jeremy, Gherig and DWB; McWop and the guy with the tinman avatar; edgeev and mcphee; lb and morbo), hetero-romances are most appreciated in flirtatious potentia
(roy and frank; weasel and johnk). Out-and-proud Board couples are usually met with irritation (girldish and jugdish; lonely tree and collinsworth; mags and aubrey and--i would venture, when pushing it too far--iambic and sordid) or cheered on in their dissolute liasons (walrus and papermina and jbrooks; pinksnake and awesomeslut).
The one exception is SVC and Merciel, who i think just manage to keep it together by their considerable--and notably a-romantic--charisma. That is, they succeed as a couple precisely by perfomatively negating the joussiance of relationships itself. In the middle of the spectrum, Sordid and Iambic are sexualized but, like Someguy pointed out, discrete in relation to the board, so they usually work. There is also a subclass of known but infrequent board couples who do not really call attention to themselves or board as a unit (Catallus and Bob; port and hektor; suspension bridge and the dancing frat bro av guy; 9.5 and abs). Toof and Autastic, in contrast to all of this, are literally asking the board to help them fuck. It would've been a much better thread if they had already fucked and needed us to raise money to get autastic a plane ticket home.
I theorize this pattern comes from the board's polygynous structure, where the girl/guy boarder ratio must be like 1/100. A hetero-couple effectively takes the woman out of the flirtatious board circulation, provoking jealousy and resentment. The particular incarnation of this structural predicament is, of course, Beyerstein.
Man I am gonna have hella senders remorse after pressing submit.