Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Two Marriages In The News Today



"Mr. Vollmann is 54, heterosexual and married with a daughter in high school. He began cross-dressing seriously about five years ago…. He said his wife, who is an oncologist, is not thrilled with his outré experiments and keeps her distance. 'Probably when the book comes out, it’ll be the first she’s heard of it,' he said. 'I always try to keep my wife and child out of what I do. I don’t want to cause them any embarrassment.' He asked that his wife not be interviewed for this article."


"We come from very mixed backgrounds. Kitten was raised Christian but is now Pagan. Doll is also a Pagan, and Brynn is Agnostic. One huge challenge was creating a ceremony that included all the beliefs of each bride. Kitten is very traditional because of how she was raised. She wanted her father there and a white wedding dress. Doll, not a huge believer in legal marriages, leaned more towards handfasting and bonding. Brynn, married before, had little interest in weddings at all. We also had to work with in the legalities of the state. As being married to more than one person is not yet legal, we had to combine handfasting, legally binding documents, and legal marriage to come to a configuration we all felt equal in."

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jolie (#16)

Wait. How is "Would you rather?" even a question? Unless I've stumbled onto a Bizarro Awl, which is of course entirely possible, OBVIOUSLY we'd all choose the Pagan/Agnostic polyamorous lesbian wedding.

jolie (#16)

Also I thought this was going to be about the Denton/Blodget union and now I'm :(

Patrick M (#404)

@jolie I was leaning toward the Vollmann marriage until I got to the part about how mascara is hard.

jolie (#16)

@Patrick M The "writing bunker" almost got me, I'll admit.

@jolie I feel really cheated that I settled for one traditional marriage when I could have had a TRIUMVIRATE.

jolie (#16)

@Choire Sicha@facebook I'm pissed that I missed the chance to get in on some handfasting action. (I actually wanted to jump the broom because HA HA CLEAN PERSON HUMOR but that would have been tremendously culturally insensitive and also I figured our priest might frown on it.)

jolie (#16)

@Choire Sicha@facebook (Also you could solve your TRIUMVIRATE problem by selling The Awl (and Balk along with it, ha!!) to Denton and Blodget!?! OH GOD PLEASE DO THAT IT WOULD BE AMAZING.)

KarenUhOh (#19)

A REAL kitten marrying a REAL doll, now that's news.

William Vollmann eloping with his feminine side[s], I'm afraid won't sell many papers.

City_Dater (#2,500)


I was extremely disappointed that the third bride wasn't called "Puppy" or "Pony."

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

@City_Dater I would have been satisfied with Triscuit.

ejcsanfran (#489)

Look, I try to be open-minded (hahaha, not really) – but any time I meet a guy who introduces himself as being part of a thruple, I have a really difficult time keeping my lip from curling. Though I remain unsure whether it's the practice that bugs me or just that terrible word.

@ejcsanfran : Couple:"thruple"::smoking:"vaping".

How come people in triploid marriages always think it is the most interesting thing about themselves? Oh, right, because it always is.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@My Number Is My Address I was going to up-thumb this but I figured three is the perfect number for it.

I imagine being married to William T. Vollmann involves keeping a LOT of distance.

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

I'm always pleased to see that polyamory, which according to what Richard Cohen would doubtless call "conventional views" is unpossible, continues to exist.

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