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Why the bisexuality in Island Fever by JeremyDCP?

Sonjer
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Luckily I have downloaded Island Fever before it was removed from SOL, but I haven't gotten around to it until now. I don't know if it's allowed to discuss stories that have been removed from SOL here, but since this is where I got it from, I don't know where else I could write about it.

I'm still in the beginning and this might be explained later, but I thought that it was really weird that any girls coming to the protags island had to be bisexual. The whole point of inviting the girls was to find his soul-mate, someone he would marry and settle down with. Why does she HAS to be bisexual to even be considered as a candidate?

When the story started I didn't think that sounded like a good idea at all, and sure enough, one of the girls is head over heels in love with one of the other girls, his best friend seem to have crush on one of the girls which is kind of answered but not as strongly as she likes the protag. Of the last 3 girls, one seems to have formed a bond with the nymphomaniac whom she prefer having sex with (she said that the nymph gave her the best orgasms atleast). And the last girl is rude, doesnt seem to like the protag at all, and busies herself with having sex with the women. Instead of having 6 potential wife candidates, there is not a single woman that is interested in him alone.

So to me it feels like the protagonist shot himself in the foot when he made sure any potential wife would be bisexual. Would it not be more productive to make sure any candidates were straight, since he wouldn't have any competition then? Instead, all 6 of them are highly compatitable with each other assured by his matchmaking software, they are all extremely beautiful and attracted to women. That sounds like a disaster for someone looking for a wife.

One would think that this protagonist would take extra care to exclude any bisexuals instead, considering the fact that he's spent 17 years in isolation because his fiancee left him for a woman. Yet the one quality that his potential bride MUST have is bisexuality. It just doesn't make sense to me. Does he want his new wife to leave him for a woman aswell, is that it? Surely, there must be a really good reason for the bisexuality requirement coming up later, because until it's explained it just strikes me as flat out stupid.

I'd understand if he had invited them there for 6 weeks of debauchery and fun, but he's looking for a soul-mate to marry..

What is the real reason why he made bisexuality a requirement, if it's explained at all? Because as I see it, it's nothing but counterproductive in his pursuit of a wife.

Replies:   helmut_meukel
helmut_meukel

@Sonjer

To begin with I never read this story so I can't answer your questions.

But to me you sound quite peeved with the story so far and you now want to know:

What is the real reason why he made bisexuality a requirement, if it's explained at all?

It seems to me you are asking for a spoiler so you can quit reading the story without a nagging suspicion you missed something.

HM.

Replies:   Sonjer
Sonjer
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@helmut_meukel


It seems to me you are asking for a spoiler so you can quit reading the story without a nagging suspicion you missed something.


That's not it at all, I have no intention of not finishing this story. I really like the story so far. In fact, I don't need to know the reason of the bisexuality, just if it's explained in a good way in the future. If it is, then great, I'll look forward to it, if it isn't explained, I can let it go and stop trying to understand the reasoning because there is none.

The whole concept of making sure that the women that he hopes to find a wife amongst are bisexual when he's suffered 20 years of depression and 17 years of isolation because his fiancee was bisexual and left him for a woman just seem so bizarre to me. Like I said, if the reason is just because the author wanted it that way, then fine, I won't try to make sense of it. If there's a real reason behind it revealed in the future, then great, I won't try to make sense of it because I know it's coming up.

As it is right now, there is this super bizarre situation and the author hasn't touched this issue in 23 chapters. It just really takes away some of my enjoyment of the story when it's nagging in the back of my mind and knowing either that there is good reasoning behind it or not will help me let it go and fully enjoy the story, instead of this middleground where I keep wondering if it's something the author missed, if the protagonist is just utterly stupid or if the protagonist have a legit reasoning behind it.

Vlad_Inhaler

That story gets reposted - and then removed again - every couple of years. If you wait for the next reposting you can ask the author.

docholladay

Heck if I remember correctly the MC didn't plan on just having one woman as his final mate. If that was true then the bisexuality of the women was an obvious factor to reduce jealousy. At least from a story aspect.

Replies:   Sonjer
Sonjer
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@docholladay


Heck if I remember correctly the MC didn't plan on just having one woman as his final mate. If that was true then the bisexuality of the women was an obvious factor to reduce jealousy. At least from a story aspect.


No that's not it. If that was it, it would've made sense. I've read the entire first Island Fever now, and am reading the second, but so far, I have no idea why he wanted them to be bisexual. I can quote from Island Fever 2, chapter 4:

"Look at me, dear. I did not invite six ladies to the island earlier this year with the eventual goal of marrying each and every single one of them. I just wanted one wife. That was all."

And he's said similar things at other times aswell. That's why it's so bizarre to me, I can really see no reason why he wanted them to be bisexual from the outset.

Inconsistencies like this really drag down stories in the pooper since I keep thinking about them in the back of my head while reading. Writing them down does help me get it out of my system and I usually just do it in a text dokument and delete it afterwards. I made this thread because the fact that the girls are all bisexual is such a fundamental part of the story yet there are no real reason for them to be that from the start, so I was genuinely curious if there was a real reason behind the protagonist only accepting bisexuals to his island or if it was one of those inconsistencies that occur when you don't have an editor.

Not_a_ID

I think it was an author fiat thing, he needed it to be so in order for the story to work, so having them screen for bisexuality before arriving on the island "makes it work."

Although you could go the voyeur route as well, IIRC. Homosexual women wouldn't benefit his objective. Hetero women would be unlikely to do anything particularly sexual to/with each other for his cameras to record, which meant bi was the way to go.

Replies:   Sonjer
Sonjer

@Not_a_ID

I did consider the voyeurism, but I find that motivation kind of weak considering his insecureties (he considered himself below average, so how could he think that he could compete against the 6 superhot women that were really compitable to each other thanks to the matchmaking software for their attention?) and his past trauma that had him depressed for 20 years when his fiancee left him for a woman.

I'd buy the voyeurism argument if his purpose was just to get his rocks off. But his past combined with the fact that he wanted to find his soul mate makes that argument really weak. Straight off the bat 2 of them wasn't interested in him since one was borderline lesbian and the other fell in love with one girl at first sight. Things like that doesn't help him find his soul mate, and wouldn't happen if he didn't want them all to be bisexual.

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Sonjer

But his past combined with the fact that he wanted to find his soul mate makes that argument really weak. Straight off the bat 2 of them wasn't interested in him since one was borderline lesbian and the other fell in love with one girl at first sight. Things like that doesn't help him find his soul mate, and wouldn't happen if he didn't want them all to be bisexual.


OTOH, it could have been part of the objective, in theory, that would have disqualified the two girls from the onset. As they were immediately "lured away" by their fellow contestants. Surely demonstrating they would likely prove to be a bad match. (At least, in a monogamous pairing)

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