If the two people you’re dating are also dating each other, that’s one more relationship that could fail, and when you get into foursomes and fivesomes, I’m pretty sure laws of mathematics play a much bigger role than jealousy in the likelihood of breakup.
Actually, I suspect that polygamous relationships are less likely to end over jealousy than monogamous relationships are, because the people entering into them are already not the jealous type.
There’s a new weekly post on my blog at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Portrayal of sexual violence in one of my short stories (Trigger warning!)
Hans in this strip is based on my mother. Decades before the current “fake geek” controversy, I grew up being constantly and subtly fake-geek-shamed for liking all the things that define geekdom today. My mom was the last geek on earth who was a geek for ACTUAL SCIENCE.
(Also classical music, and literature from a hundred years ago. I had high standards to live up to.)
But then, I was also raised to think of “nerd” and “geek” as true synonyms, so this may have caused some confusion as well. By modern definitions, I guess Abby is a “real geek” and Hans is a “real nerd.”
The most frustrating thing about people texting “kk” instead of “ok” is that you can never be sure: sometimes it really is a repeated abbreviation similar to “bye-bye,” and sometimes it’s just a typo for “ok.”
Are there any science-fiction shows that focus primarily on traveling between alternate universes? Every show I can think of is mainly about regular space travel and/or time travel, and alternate universes show up only in occasional episodes. But come on, there’s so much potential for interesting stories there!