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Love shows up in your life most often...
as an emotional sensation
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
in philosophical discussions about ideals
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
as a pursuit you are actively engaged in
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
as a intangible nebulous idea you hear about in passing
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
as a tennis score.
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 7

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tahruh
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Wil, as this strange British kid I once knew used to say, I canne be arsed!

Also, 'good talk', Gundamit.
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Sprocket
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Wanting what's best for your partner or

"Love seeketh not Itself to please,
"Nor for itself hath any care,
"But for another gives its ease,
"And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."

So sang little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle's feet
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

"Love seeketh only Self to please,
"To bind another to Its delight,
"Joys in another's loss of ease,
"And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite."

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Saellys
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^ I'm not ashamed to say I first heard that poem in the form of a Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin song. (It's on their new collection of B-sides and rarities. Plug plug.)
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cynlovescandy
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Favorite stage: the afterglow
Function: to have babies and feel good
How to make it last: pace yourself

Wait, this isn't about sex? Shoot.
Jk.

I have many thoughts on love. I'll let you know when the book hot the shelves. In summary: love is a choice/action, not a feeling/thing.

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wilsmith
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The choice/ action view I can agree with.

gundamit wrote:
wilsmith wrote:
Who's game to generate the Polls for the sweetest confection, the most powerful mind altering substance, the strongest drug there is???
Yeesh. You make love (the romantic kind?) seem like a vice. Its more like a major food category or nutrient. You'll probably get sick without it. Maybe a scurvy like condition on your soul.


Yeah, the romantic kind can be a vice. People get addicted to infatuation and hellbent on the perks of courtship, at least in the scenarios I've seen play out for the worse. Now bare in mind I am super jaded on romance, and have been since my parents got divorced and there was never EVER hope for reconciliation. That's why I suggested 3 polls, to cover the topics that relate to love, but aren't quite the same thing.


Honestly, the thread is sort of a meta joke:

A.) When Golly Sandra! pointed out that sex would be the next thread, I shot it down, but wanted to challenge myself to find an Classy Eisley-level way of talking about romance and intimacy. I got lazy and just came with Sweets instead.

B.) Given my attitude, and me being a Dude, I figured it would be funny to suggest/ imply Love, but then bail, sidestep, and not deliver.

it's not a funny meta joke, but there you go, inside my goofy ticker.

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wilsmith
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tahruh wrote:
Wil, as this strange British kid I once knew used to say, I canne be arsed!




now you can be arsed Razz

take that Steve Jobs! Emachines rule!

PS: David Garza - Let Me, not on Youtube but still http://video.klru.tv/video/1621959217/

The album version is just a cold blooded killer of a tune, but this acoustic rendering does it justice. Lubbock and TX outta be proud of this talented fellow right here, believe you me.
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The_Paronomasial_Mattoid
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Love is a false dart driven into the heart...
(I'm surprised nobody else has said that yet...)
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gundamit
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To justify its existence this thread would need nothing more than than the gum chewing, David Alan Grier looking, wink and smile at the top of the Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further video. Never mind that it looks as though they spent more money on the tuxedo rental than the video production, its video gold. I desperately need the first 8 seconds as a gif file.

I can't top that but here is another an angst free love song. Mel Torme - Quiet Nights.

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freakinalex
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So long as we're on the subject of love songs...

http://songs.jonathancoulton.com/free/mp3/I'm_Your_Moon.mp3

One of my favorites. It was written shortly after Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet. It's basically a love song to Pluto from the point of view of its moon, Charon. Pretty creative, I think, and works as a nice metaphor.

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cynlovescandy
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freakinalex wrote:
So long as we're on the subject of love songs...

http://songs.jonathancoulton.com/free/mp3/I'm_Your_Moon.mp3

One of my favorites. It was written shortly after Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet. It's basically a love song to Pluto from the point of view of its moon, Charon. Pretty creative, I think, and works as a nice metaphor.


I saw that on your tumblr and I like it, but forgot to "like" it.

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cynlovescandy
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"Better to sit at the waters' birth,
Than a seas of waves to win;
To live in the love that floweth forth,
Than the love that cometh in.

Be thy heart a well of love, my child,
Flowing, and free, and sure;
For a cistern of love, though undefiled,
Keeps not the spirit pure."

-George MacDonald

This poem is from the fairy tale Phantastes. It really challenged my concept of love a few years back. I tend to overextend myself, seeking love from others, when I should be creating love, and showing that love to others.

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^ Your signature pretty much says it all.

You've gotta treat love like it was your child.

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inorbit
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wil, re. 90's r&b love songs:
If I'm gonna listen to lovelorn old R&B tracks, its at least gotta be a bit more danceable, and for that you have to go back another decade.

I submit
Xena(aka lisa fischer)
Shannon
Aleem
etc.
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Don't get me started on that... I was leery of humoring Tahruh cause it's opening the door to a "session" as we used to call em' when my and my friend would just trade songs back and forth and kill a good 10 hours playing music with no aim but sharing the goodness.

So yeah, good stuff. I broke my 90s rule anyways and dipped well into the 80s. I won't get into the club tracks, but here there are some great 80s synth based R & B jams that have one foot in the New Romantic stuff.

First, here's one a little closer to what you're getting at, but more on the R & B Side. I'll Be Good, Rene & Angela

Another Playlist of 80s R & B Love Jams

And now there's a topical poll.

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tahruh
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wilsmith wrote:
tahruh wrote:
Wil, as this strange British kid I once knew used to say, I canne be arsed!




now you can be arsed Razz

take that Steve Jobs! Emachines rule!

PS: David Garza - Let Me, not on Youtube but still http://video.klru.tv/video/1621959217/

The album version is just a cold blooded killer of a tune, but this acoustic rendering does it justice. Lubbock and TX outta be proud of this talented fellow right here, believe you me.
I was almost going to say that I'm too lazy even for this, but you made it a playlist! BBL...

Also, died a little at "tennis score." Much too close to home.
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