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(io9)   So...io9 has a dating service, which means you might be able to find someone who shares an unhealthy love of Joss Whedon with you   (io9.com) divider line 38
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2010-07-04 12:35:13 PM  
hmm...that headline seems a bit sloppy. How about "io9 has a dating service, which means you might find someone who shares your unhealthy love of Joss Wheadon'.
 
2010-07-04 01:16:36 PM  
blah blah Fark personals blah
 
2010-07-04 01:22:49 PM  
Weaver95: hmm...that headline seems a bit sloppy. How about "io9 has a dating service, which means you might find someone who shares your unhealthy love of Joss Wheadon'.

You'd never suspect that Subby claims to be something of a language expert.
 
2010-07-04 01:25:48 PM  
abandon all hope?
 
2010-07-04 01:27:08 PM  
Obnox: Weaver95: hmm...that headline seems a bit sloppy. How about "io9 has a dating service, which means you might find someone who shares your unhealthy love of Joss Wheadon'.

You'd never suspect that Subby claims to be something of a language expert.


Honestly, man, if you were submitting thirty stories an hour you'd make some typographical and style errors, too.
 
2010-07-04 01:28:34 PM  
I'm looking for a semi-literate transgendered nerd who writes for a watered down science fiction websi- oh, they have that!
 
2010-07-04 02:32:46 PM  
Obnox:You'd never suspect that Subby claims to be something of a language expert.

I didn't know that Rincewind was a contributor.
 
2010-07-04 02:37:45 PM  
So...io9 has a dating service, which means you might be able to find someone who shares an unhealthy love of Joss Whedon with you new reason for you to keep your doors locked and windows bolted at all times of the day and night
 
2010-07-04 03:05:40 PM  
Someone with whom to do the weird stuff!
 
2010-07-04 03:30:41 PM  
Denial_of_Death: Someone with whom to do the weird stuff!

You mean like discuss MST3K while watching a NASCAR race?
 
2010-07-04 03:45:52 PM  
as would be expected, the ratio of males to alleged females is about 234875609:1.
 
2010-07-04 03:57:50 PM  
FirstNationalBastard: Denial_of_Death: Someone with whom to do the weird stuff!

You mean like discuss MST3K while watching a NASCAR race?


Marry me.
 
2010-07-04 04:03:26 PM  
Denial_of_Death: Someone with whom to do the weird stuff!

/leans in frame
"We do the weird stuff!"
/leans out of frame
 
2010-07-04 05:18:23 PM  
I have an unhealthy love of Joss Whedon! I'm perfect for myself! This explains all the masturbation!
 
2010-07-04 05:42:08 PM  
Rubber Biscuit: I'm looking for a semi-literate transgendered nerd who writes for a watered down science fiction websi- oh, they have that!

You've been to The Onion's personals site too, eh?
 
2010-07-04 07:20:47 PM  
We should not be encouraging these people to breed.
 
2010-07-04 07:26:20 PM  
Do they have butteredasian?

/fark personals
 
2010-07-04 07:37:05 PM  
so it's adult friend finder for geeks... does anybody actually meet anyone on these sites?
 
2010-07-04 08:58:31 PM  
just passing through: so it's adult friend finder for geeks... does anybody actually meet anyone on these sites?

If you're in the top 10% of guys on these sites who aren't obese you can pull a lot of medicore to slightly above average tail with these things.

Personally I think eHarmony is way better - the ratio on there of men to women is like a retarded 1 to 3.

Seriously, all you have to do is this:

Get a picture of yourself doing some sort of activity. Doesn't matter really what it is, but outside activities work well. Make sure you are not looking directly at the camera. If you can work a dog into the picture, then you're golden.

I have no idea, but women eat this shiat up like chocolate covered popcorn. It's scary.
 
2010-07-04 09:06:19 PM  
Denial_of_Death: Someone with whom to do the weird stuff!

We like the weird stuff!

/There's hope for me yet
 
2010-07-04 09:20:09 PM  
TwistedFark: Get a picture of yourself doing some sort of activity. Doesn't matter really what it is, but outside activities work well. Make sure you are not looking directly at the camera.

Check

sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

Hmm, maybe this would work better if I didn't have a trainer strapped to my back.
 
2010-07-04 09:30:49 PM  
lordargent: TwistedFark: Get a picture of yourself doing some sort of activity. Doesn't matter really what it is, but outside activities work well. Make sure you are not looking directly at the camera.

Check



Hmm, maybe this would work better if I didn't have a trainer strapped to my back.


Photoshop in a dog and then put an activity in your profile that says,

"Favorite activities: Parachute jumping with my dog Rex."

This will be 100% gold for you sir.
 
2010-07-04 09:31:00 PM  
lordargent: Check

Hmm, maybe this would work better if I didn't have a trainer strapped to my back.


That depends if you're looking for men or women.
 
2010-07-04 10:07:06 PM  
TwistedFark: "Favorite activities: Parachute jumping with my dog Rex."

I am not a dog person, that's a long story that begins with spending my youth in a place where small packs of feral dogs roamed the streets. And ends with me not wanting to pick up warm poop.

Raw_fishFood : That depends if you're looking for men or women.

If I could jump out of a plane with a woman strapped to my back, believe me, I would.

/if I could jump out of a plane with a naked woman strapped to my back, even better.
 
2010-07-04 10:15:15 PM  
Is Louis on it?
 
2010-07-04 11:12:41 PM  
lordargent: TwistedFark: "Favorite activities: Parachute jumping with my dog Rex."

I am not a dog person, that's a long story that begins with spending my youth in a place where small packs of feral dogs roamed the streets. And ends with me not wanting to pick up warm poop.

Raw_fishFood : That depends if you're looking for men or women.

If I could jump out of a plane with a woman strapped to my back, believe me, I would.

/if I could jump out of a plane with a naked woman strapped to my back, even better.


I'm just saying that's how you get the poon man. If they ask about the dog, just claim your ex-girlfriend robbed you and sold him for meth and that it "hurts too much to talk about it."
 
2010-07-04 11:13:58 PM  
The fact that I am wearing a replica tshirt from Serenity has nothing to do with anything.
 
2010-07-04 11:19:52 PM  
Blind_Io: The fact that I am wearing a replica tshirt from Serenity has nothing to do with anything.

What the fark is a "replica" t-shirt? Is it like a t-shirt, but made out of plastic? A dress shirt that only looks like a t-shirt?

Seriously, I don't get it!
 
2010-07-04 11:30:11 PM  
I really like io9s content, but I HATE(all caps for a reason) their dick-riding of Joss Whedon. It's a problem I find on many sites, Fark included. Firefly got canceled for a REASON. It wasn't that good. The characters were cookie-cutter. Let it go.

I still go to io9. But when they had a poll for best sci-fi character, and River Tam(the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues) was up against James T. Kirk... I knew something was rotten in Denmark.
 
2010-07-04 11:33:05 PM  
Mr. Topherson: I really like io9s content, but I HATE(all caps for a reason) their dick-riding of Joss Whedon. It's a problem I find on many sites, Fark included. Firefly got canceled for a REASON. It wasn't that good. The characters were cookie-cutter. Let it go.

You are totally NOT shiny.
 
2010-07-04 11:33:10 PM  
TwistedFark [TotalFark] 2010-07-04 08:58:31 PM
If you're in the top 10% of guys on these sites who aren't obese you can pull a lot of medicore to slightly above average tail with these things.


It figures women would choose a dating website based on promises of getting hitched.
 
2010-07-04 11:40:30 PM  
Mr. Topherson Quote 2010-07-04 11:30:11 PM
I still go to io9. But when they had a poll for best sci-fi character, and River Tam (the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues) was up against James T. Kirk ... I knew something was rotten in Denmark.


Two one-dimensional caricatures pitted against each other? Makes perfect sense to me.

Firefly got canceled for a REASON. It wasn't that good.

And the original Star Trek crew was fleshed out in your eyes?

The characters were cookie-cutter. Let it go.

The characters may have been, but the dialogue was not. It's the chaotic inventiveness of Whedon's dialogue that makes me watch. I really don't care about the plot.
 
2010-07-05 12:24:58 AM  
I loved Firefly. The writing was great to me. So I rented Doll House and WTF? No humor. No wit. It was as it wasn't the same writer.
 
2010-07-05 12:42:32 AM  
aammaazzoonn: Mr. Topherson Quote 2010-07-04 11:30:11 PM
I still go to io9. But when they had a poll for best sci-fi character, and River Tam (the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues) was up against James T. Kirk ... I knew something was rotten in Denmark.

Two one-dimensional caricatures pitted against each other? Makes perfect sense to me.

Firefly got canceled for a REASON. It wasn't that good.

And the original Star Trek crew was fleshed out in your eyes?

The characters were cookie-cutter. Let it go.

The characters may have been, but the dialogue was not. It's the chaotic inventiveness of Whedon's dialogue that makes me watch. I really don't care about the plot.


Just to clear the record, I'm actually not that big a fan of Star Trek TOS. I'm a much bigger fan of Star Trek TNG, but even then I'm far from a trekkie. My beef, was that somehow River Tam had gotten through many rounds of voting to even be put up against Kirk. I'm not saying Kirk is the end-all-be-all of sci-fi, but to even have Tam up against him was a testament to how biased io9 and their audience is. Kirk is an infinitely more influential and recognized character. They're barely in the same sport, let alone the same league.

As for Firefly itself, I'm not a fan of Whedon's snarky dialouge. Never was, and never will be. And to have it come out of extremely stock characters just made the whole thing seem boring.

If Firefly drifted off into obscurity, I probably wouldn't care as much. But to have the fans biatch and moan about it's cancellation at every turn is what annoys me. It's like they refuse to acknowledge that it had any faults, and then act like it's cancellation was an attack designed to spite them personally. I have no problem with people liking it. But, LET IT GO.
 
2010-07-05 01:13:28 PM  
Seriously, the way my lovelife is going, I'll watch all of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse if it gets me with a geek chick that knows how to communicate, enjoys sex, and isn't crazy.

Anyone here who knows my stance on Whedon knows that this is saying something. I may even grow to love Whedon's stuff if I have someone with whom to enjoy it.

Oh, yeah, and she has to either not give a damn about money or she should wealthy enough that money's not an issue, because I'm sick of arguing over finances, and I refuse to do it anymore. Life's too short to keep fighting each other over stupid shiat.

A fantasy creation, to be sure. I doubt this person exists.
 
2010-07-05 08:49:23 PM  
ZeroCorpse: How you doin?
 
2010-07-05 10:26:09 PM  
ZeroCorpse: A fantasy creation, to be sure. I doubt this person exists.

Aside from being married and in New Jersey, I exist. At least I like to think I do.
 
2010-07-06 12:48:58 AM  
ljf02f: ZeroCorpse: How you doin?

Pretty crappy, actually. But I'll survive. I always do.


Six_By_Nine: ZeroCorpse: A fantasy creation, to be sure. I doubt this person exists.

Aside from being married and in New Jersey, I exist. At least I like to think I do.


OK. I'll amend it with "...And isn't happily married."

If she's unhappily married, however, that's OK.
 
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