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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2006, 09:24:32 AM »
or y'know, you could just have fun dancing, without following a style. Maybe it's your excessive demands that make you annoyed.

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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2006, 12:27:15 PM »
Oh please. I don't have "excessive demands." I just happen to be a dancer who enjoys actually dancing.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2006, 12:34:58 PM »
I guess what frustrates me about that is that I *can't* dance. Yet I used to enjoy dancing. Formalizing it ruined it for me. As well as people thinking I wasn't worth the time because I don't fit their mold of dancing.

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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2006, 03:00:03 PM »
Hey, I enjoy just getting out and bopping around as much as the next person. It's not that. It's just that I also get bored with the move-around-in-a-circle mode of dancing. There's just so much more that you can do. And it's all about having fun. So I'm saying *add* the partner dancing and all that.

It's the old soul in me, I suppose. There were plenty of people in our parents' and grandparents' generations who just learned how to dance to a rhythm as a matter of course. I don't think formalizing it should ruin it anymore than literary criticism should ruin reading.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2006, 03:18:05 PM »
I don't think that the literary criticism to formalized dancing is a valid comparison.

the "circle" dancing is to allow social interaction. I can't talk to you if I'm spinning you around.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2006, 04:10:03 PM »
I dunno about that. Mal and Inara didn't have any trouble conversing whilst they danced at that fancy shindig.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2006, 04:44:41 PM »
That's because they were following what we in the business like to refer to as a "script"

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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2006, 05:20:57 PM »
meh. Since when were *you* in the "business," SE?
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2006, 05:50:04 PM »
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2006, 03:48:36 AM »
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the "circle" dancing is to allow social interaction. I can't talk to you if I'm spinning you around.



I'm going to have to agree with E on this one; its a lot harder to to talk to your partner when your not circle dancing.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2006, 02:19:14 PM »
I've never had trouble with it. *shrug*
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2006, 05:25:17 PM »
I guess men simply have a harder time multi-tasking.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2006, 11:19:31 AM »
And women have a harder time compartmentalizing.  ;)
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2006, 11:35:09 PM »
But women are pretty (particularly my wife).
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2006, 12:24:35 AM »
Heh.

I must say, no matter how confusing guys can be, they're very nice, too. But I won't tell you which one in particular. :)
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