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A Stupid Boy question

Varl

Hi, Im really interested in Stupid Boy by G Younger. I've really liked some of the sports stories here on SOL, and Stupid Boy is a long story aswell which I like. My question before I start reading this is, are there any female... "betrayals", in lack of a better word (english is not my first language). The most recent sport story here I started reading (I won't name the title, because spoilers) was great until the MCs girlfriend dumped him for someone else. While alot of people like such drama, I dislike it, and I still get in a foul mood because I couldnt really force myself to continue with it even though I loved the sports parts. So before I start with Stupid Boy I wonder if there is any uptrading or cheating. Unless the girl that does it is unlikable from the start, I find that easier to deal with. I realize that this might not be a romantic soul mates fall in love at sight kind of story, and I don't mind if MC just have a bunch of casual relationships, has less hurting break ups, if he's screwing a donkey, or if he is the one doing the cheating. Before you go all moralistic on me about that, know that I do NOT think it's ok for men to cheat, it's just that when I read about that I can easily just think to myself what an asshole MC is and laugh at him when it welldeservedly bites him in the ass, whereas I can relate to cheating spouses on a personal level, and reading that can ruin my day.
Thanks for reading and sorry for any errors in the text, I'm writing on a phone and english isn't my language!

Ernest Bywater

I wouldn't call them betrayals so much as misunderstandings of what is what by both sides. Personally I find a lot of the male / female interactions a distraction from the story, but I enjoy the series enough to buy the epubs to be ahead of where it is on SoL.

jimh67

I'm in a minority but I don't like the David's "soul mate" Tami one little bit. David is a poor excuse for a boyfriend but Tami is manipulative, self centered and treats David poorly. Don't want to give any more away

JohnBobMead

@Varl

Diligently searching, I think I found... four errors. One missing apostrophe, one missing space/hyphen, and English should be capitalized (two appearances).

Considering what my posts look like when I'm using a phone, you have nothing to concern yourself about.

You have a very good grasp of written English. Have you considered writing stories?

samuelmichaels

@Varl

My question before I start reading this is, are there any female... "betrayals"


Short answer -- yes.

Replies:   Zom
Ernest Bywater

A lot will depend on how you define the terms commitment and betrayal. I wish to try to avoid important spoilers, but there are a number of cases of misunderstandings that take place due to the lack of proper commitment by either party or the parties defining the terms differently. Mind you the main character, David, is frequently called Stupid Boy and Male Slut, and both fit him very well.

Replies:   sunseeker
sunseeker

@Ernest Bywater

So Tracy screwing him over at the auction was a "misunderstanding?" rofl

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Zom

@samuelmichaels

Short answer -- yes.

But keep reading. All is not as it first seems.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Zom

But keep reading. All is not as it first seems.


What? 3 times screwing him over was some kind of Master Plan or what?

Stupid Boy is no Love story.
He is a slut with commitment issues. Also there are some instances where he is seriously betrayed, mostly his expectations get betrayed. Also, he drops a girl with no regrets faster than you can say betrayal.

Replies:   REP
Ernest Bywater

@sunseeker

So Tracy screwing him over at the auction was a "misunderstanding?" rofl


I had been trying to avoid any spoilers - but yes, it comes out they had a misunderstanding about the level of their relationship and the reports etc.

Replies:   sunseeker
REP

@sunkuwan

He is a slut with commitment issues.


Sounds like a typical teenage boy to me. Teenagers, boys and girls, generally do not understand what is required in a long-term relationship. We adults seem to have the same problem.

Like most stories, the MC is presented with an excessive amount of the characteristics the story relates to. Greg does a good job of creating characters and scenarios that accentuate the story's plot.

sunseeker

@Ernest Bywater

your definition is a lot different than mine. They were dating and she even promised to bid on him, then publicly humiliated him at the auction,,,and didn't she screw the guy she did bid on? No matter her excuse later that still rates as a betrayal in my books.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
sunkuwan

The sobstory later to "explain" the betrayal fell flat for me. I already shoved the girl into the unimportant pile at that point. There are so many girls at that point in the story and the girl wasn't in the spotlight for so long, that it didn't matter at that point anymore.

richardshagrin

Banadin's hero is clearly morally superior to Stupid Boy. They both go to Hollywood but Banadin has John Wayne as a character. The only star in his movies set in Texas, because Texas is the Lone Star State.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Ernest Bywater
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@sunseeker


your definition is a lot different than mine.


First off, he read a lot more into their relationship than she intended. He was caught out by the events due to her issue with what was printed in the paper, if he'd seen the paper he would've talked to her, and she should've talked to him - but it wasn't the normal school relationship type betrayal - - she panicked about the paper report and reacted without talking to him.

edit to add - - what she did was bad, no issue there, but it was made a lot worse by his wanting a deeper relationship and expecting that when it wasn't there.

Replies:   sunseeker
sunseeker

@Ernest Bywater

your take on her actions are a lot different than mine,,,I'll leave it at that.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@sunseeker

your take on her actions are a lot different than mine,,,I'll leave it at that.


could be our past interactions with the females of the race are very different.

Replies:   sunseeker
sunseeker

@Ernest Bywater

could be.I'm still friends with most of my ex girlfriends. But then none did what Tracy did.

Ernest Bywater

@sunseeker

could be.I'm still friends with most of my ex girlfriends. But then none did what Tracy did.


You're lucky. I look at betrayal as being like what happened to me with my first fiancee and a couple of girlfriends who slept around while still maintaining the relationship with me and denied seeing others until present with proof. Sure what Tracy did was bad, but it was how she broke up with him, not betraying him to be with another while maintaining their relationship.

Harold Wilson

@Varl

are there any female... "betrayals",


Dude, it's a relatively accurate story about teenage kids. There are female betrayals, male betrayals, general teenage hormonal craziness, adult betrayals, dog betrayals, and even a fickle cat.

If you can't handle people being people, don't read this story. Go re-read DualWriter's Vacation or something.

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

I think it makes more sense to interpret Dawson as an anti-hero and unreliable narrator.

AJ

REP

Personally, I thing Greg is on target.

People begin romantic relationships with others for a variety of reasons. However, there is one thing I've noticed. Adults meet someone and find them of interest if they meet their selection criteria. Teenagers consider their selection criteria and select a person who meets their criteria.

I will also say that most of us have Appearance as one of our selection criteria. Teenagers usually rate Appearance very high and typically one of the main criteria. Adults rate Appearance high, but for many of us it is not one of the main criteria.

Once a romantic relationship forms sex becomes a major factor. Adults usually handle sex in a more appropriate manner than children, but that doesn't mean the adult always does a good job of it. Teenagers think they are in Love, but usually they are in Lust.

KinkyWinks

I quit reading it because the boy is such a jerk when dealing with the other characters in the story.

sejintenej

@sunseeker

But then none did what Tracy did.

Nut case but now we know why However, her father whom he employed also shat on him by encouraging her daughter to.........

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@sejintenej

However, her father whom he employed also shat on him


Actually, it was her father, but the bosses of the company he worked for. He actually helped when the crap landed.

odave44

I guess the simple answer to your question is yes, although others may not agree. I'm still reading the story, but I do wonder why sometimes. It's another one of those stories where everything a young high school kid touches is golden. Not realistic at all. He has the morals of an alley cat. He screws anything that moves but gets angry when his woman of the hour screws anyone else. No parent on earth would put up with his actions.

Replies:   Centaur
Centaur

@odave44

It's another one of those stories where everything a young high school kid touches is golden.

Not true, he has his life endangered twice, that i can think of. every relationship he's tried to have as a steady long term turns him down. i don't know how far you are but he looses things he would have rather kept.

Not realistic at all.

would you ready it if it was Joe Average?

He has the morals of an alley cat. He screws anything that moves but gets angry when his woman of the hour screws anyone else.


No he has better morals. his number one rule is, He will now screw sleep with and woman that is in a relationship. i know plenty of guys that would say, She's offering I'm taking it. That is what every girl/woman he slept with has done. she offered, he took it, he wanted more, she moved on.

No parent on earth would put up with his actions.


Hum he makes more money then both parents and his brother make a year in a few days for one or two photo shoots. with his money he paid for medical expenses of a family member, wouldn't you? I know I would. David has a child physiologist as a uncle. who David moderately listens to.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Centaur

Oh, the poor, poor, rich boy who only has fuckbuddies in his teenage years.

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LonelyDad

@sunkuwan


@Centaur

Oh, the poor, poor, rich boy who only has fuckbuddies in his teenage years.

I would have traded any number of fuck bunnies for one serious relationship. I thought I found one after college, but at least the kids were grown before she decided she couldn't stand me any more.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
REP

@sunkuwan

one


I think most of us wish our teenage years were like Davids.

Replies:   richardshagrin
Ernest Bywater

@LonelyDad

I thought I found one after college, but at least the kids were grown before she decided she couldn't stand me any more.


Mine didn't wait that long before she went back to being a fuck bunny for anyone else.

richardshagrin

@REP

I think most of us wish our teenage years were like Davids

I didn't want to be an athlete. Some of the bruises and injuries are painful. Which is better, maybe winning or not being injured? All that running and other exercise doesn't look that good to me, either. And 60 minutes of Hell every day?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater  REP
Ernest Bywater

@richardshagrin

And 60 minutes of Hell every day?


For most people that was on their schedule as Math Class.

Replies:   REP
REP

@richardshagrin

I didn't want to be an athlete.


We would have to be very selective as to which portions to include. :)

REP

@Ernest Bywater

or English

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