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Debate and Discourse: AWESOME POST in "Crazy Girlfriend/Boyfriend Stories", by cloudeagle

PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User
edited August 2009 in [2008-2012] Awesome Posts?
PeregrineFalcon has reported a post.

Reason:
This isn't awesome. Like, at all. It's fucking tragic.

But jesus, you don't just like something like this fade away without it being read.

My heart goes out to this man.
Forum: Debate and Discourse
Post: Crazy Girlfriend/Boyfriend Stories
Posted by: cloudeagle


Original Content:
This isn't about a crazy girlfriend (she was far from it) but a crazy situation. And it can certainly be argued that I was pretty damn crazy in this situation.

Right before my senior year of high school, I'm working at a training retreat for a positive peer pressure group in high school. Think Up With People only with 1.67% less cheese. Though somehow the membership of most of the more highly regarded cliques makes it a cool thing to be in. At any rate, it's there that I meet Jamie. She's a sophomore at the same school, very cute, utterly vivacious and almost always smiling. Fantastic girl. We hit it off pretty much immediately.

I'm elated. She's loads of fun and likes spending time with me! Silly me thought I was undatable! She seems really into me, and I'm really into her! Life is grand! But. (Of course there's a but.) She's very close to her parents, who are friendly but make it obvious that their daughter is their life. Not to mention the three of them are pretty active in a small Methodist church out in the country, filled with people who are also friendly but also seem quite protective of her. I quickly get the impression that if I step just one toe out of line I will immediately get drawn and quartered.

Add in the facts that I was inexperienced, I was fairly non-assertive and terrified to make the first move and I was horrible at reading signals, and the end result was that I barely touched her during the six months we dated. Did I want to? Hell yes. She was cute, I was hormonal and I was developing feelings for her. But I didn't. Sure, I hugged her, and I held her hand a few times, but in the entire six months we dated I didn't even kiss her. I was just too scared.

At the end of the six months she broke up with me, saying she didn't think things were working out. I was hurt, but I got over it soon enough and we stayed on good terms. Heck, we kept talking regularly.

Cut to the end of the school year. I'm on the newspaper staff, and the staff had just selected the current sophomores who would be on the staff next year and help out with the production of the last paper to get training from us. She's one of them. So we wind up working on the paper together after school hours one night. I have no idea what came over me, but suddenly I'm Mr. Suave. I'm flirty, I rubbed her shoulders, and at one point I picked her up and carried her down the hall. We both had a great time.

That night, she wrote me a note where she finally opens up to me about why we broke up. Namely, because I never touched her. She wanted me to touch her... badly, in fact. The fact that I didn't drove her crazy and made her think that I wasn't interested, and she was the type to expect the guy to make the first move. But that night, I had touched her more than I did in months of dating. She realized I was into her and capable of being physically affectionate, and she floated the idea of getting back together.

But I didn't get that note for awhile.
Spoiler:

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User
    edited August 2009
    And as a follow-up a bit later, so that we don't despair too deeply ...
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    But things worked out for me, since I'm about to get married to a wonderful woman who does big and small things to make me feel fantastic.

    Looking for a DX:HR OnLive code for my kid brother.
    Can trade TF2 items or whatever else you're interested in. PM me.
  • CmdPromptCmdPrompt Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That is the saddest thing.

    Spoiler:
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    fuck dude fuck

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well I was sort of happy today

    Thanks for ruining that for me

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    this sounds exactly like 'a walk to remember'.....

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    this sounds exactly like 'a walk to remember'.....

    or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pqiqrnZE44

    I guess a lot of people fall in love with terminally ill women

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 I believe they disproved that on Mythbusters... Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    <img class=" title=":cry:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> Christ, that's the saddest thing I've read in a long time.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2009
    Five stars, each one cold and dead, their brilliant fires long since extinguished, their warmth leeched into the vacuum of an uncaring universe.

    [While watching popcorn in the microwave]
    Maddie: "Look Riley, the bag's as big as your head now!"
    Riley: "Hahaha, yeah!"
    Maddie: "Look, now it's as big as your butt!"
    Riley: "Omigosh, it looks just like my butt!"
  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Five stars and five hugs and five :(s

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Damn.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Certainly I was D:, but bless her heart, it sounds like she got what she could out of her time. That's more than you can say for some who live 50 years longer. Also glad to hear you've made it.

  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    you got to touch her in the end and you had good fun, that is what you should think about man

    gave her what she wanted in the end

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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Pata wrote: »
    That is the saddest thing.

    Agreed.

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  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wow.

    Just wow.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wait, I'm sorry to be the guy that asks the questions at the end of something so sad. But why did her parents keep the note away from him?

  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    they were very protective

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    ... oh dear god D:

  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Schattenjägers Gon' SchattenjägeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I assumed they found it or something after she died? The way the post is written, I'm not too sure when these events occurred relative to each other.

    Also, I thought this was going to be another cult story like that one guy who attacked some cultists at a trap meeting like it was a zombie flick.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User
    edited August 2009
    It suddenly feels appropriate that I was listening to Barber's Adagio for Strings while reading this...

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  • SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Prox: Exceedingly appropriate. :(

    <@frellnik>; and suddenly, Snickers
  • TL DRTL DR Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    this sounds exactly like 'a walk to remember'.....

    or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pqiqrnZE44

    I guess a lot of people fall in love with terminally ill women

    Exactly what came to my mind. Followed shortly by soul-enveloping depression.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Holy..

    cloud, dude.. that's just heartbreaking.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2009
    you got to touch her in the end and you had good fun, that is what you should think about man

    I'm pretty sure he specifically implied that he never grabbed her ass.

    [While watching popcorn in the microwave]
    Maddie: "Look Riley, the bag's as big as your head now!"
    Riley: "Hahaha, yeah!"
    Maddie: "Look, now it's as big as your butt!"
    Riley: "Omigosh, it looks just like my butt!"
  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I... I was not prepared for that twist.

    5 heartstring tugging stars.

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  • Weapon XWeapon X Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Gaah... I can't even... D:

    5 Stars?

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    As a shy person, I can empathize. I've had numerous women that I used to go to school with, tell me that they were interested in me, but were waiting for me to make a move. They're all married.

    This story...is rather sobering...in that it shows others a very good reason to just seize the fucking day. The worst that happens is that you get BETTER at it.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2009
    Thawmus wrote: »
    As a shy person, I can empathize. I've had numerous women that I used to go to school with, tell me that they were interested in me, but were waiting for me to make a move. They're all married.

    This story...is rather sobering...in that it shows others a very good reason to just seize the fucking day. The worst that happens is that you get BETTER at it.

    Well, the worst that happens is you wind up in a relationship with a dangerous sociopath who becomes jealously and violently obsessed with you, murders your loved ones, and chains you in her basement with the rotting corpses of her past lovers for the rest of your short and pitiable life.

    But yours is also a viable possibility.

    [While watching popcorn in the microwave]
    Maddie: "Look Riley, the bag's as big as your head now!"
    Riley: "Hahaha, yeah!"
    Maddie: "Look, now it's as big as your butt!"
    Riley: "Omigosh, it looks just like my butt!"
  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    As a shy person, I can empathize. I've had numerous women that I used to go to school with, tell me that they were interested in me, but were waiting for me to make a move. They're all married.

    This story...is rather sobering...in that it shows others a very good reason to just seize the fucking day. The worst that happens is that you get BETTER at it.

    Well, the worst that happens is you wind up in a relationship with a dangerous sociopath who becomes jealously and violently obsessed with you, murders your loved ones, and chains you in her basement with the rotting corpses of her past lovers for the rest of your short and pitiable life.

    But yours is also a viable possibility.

    I....I'm going to stay shy.... D:

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fuck this thread, it doesn't deserve 5 stars. It is so sad. :(
    Spoiler:

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  • CyvrosCyvros Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm with Thawmus... and ElJeffe. But that's really the kind of thing you'd post as a 'don't do this' post in H/A.

    Five emotionally gutted stars.

  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    5 tragedy-ridden stars goes to this thread, because God damn.

  • Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I'm not even sure what to say....

    But 5 stars.

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  • mal330mal330 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    proXimity wrote: »
    It suddenly feels appropriate that I was listening to Barber's Adagio for Strings while reading this...

    that is the only possible way to make the OP sadder

    especially if it's the one from the homeworld soundtrack

  • TaranisTaranis Must be the feeling, it brings to you That makes you do what you doRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Shit man.

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  • RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy I'm da BEST! Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    A reflective and somber datass.jpg to think and grow from this shared experience.

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  • NiklasNiklas Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Dude... D: D: D:

    Five.

  • ShrieveShrieve Game Designer CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Just... Wow. Every once in awhile we get one of these posts that makes me want to shut off my computer and actually do something.

    5*

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  • darunia106darunia106 Pirate Burger in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just learned a valuable lesson today.

    Five stars.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    god I was expecting you to end up getting caught with you and her on the altar of the family church or something.........

    tragic..

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