Monday, September 22, 2014
So, I've come to the decision that the unenlightened who don't think that "internet" friends are "real" friends can go fuck themselves and here's why. It is fucking EASY to be "offline" friends. If you are physically with someone, you have the advantages of not only verbal but visual aids in determining intent and meaning. You can hear their tone of voice, pick up sarcasm, see their facial expression. If a friendship can survive the land-mine that is text on a screen, where intent and sarcasm can be so easily lost or misread, that's a real achievement. Most of the people that I love are in other locations and therefore, we have either not yet met or have met only once. However, this does not make our friendships "less than" or mean that if we were in close physical proximity that we wouldn't see each other often. I'm so sick of being judged for my online life. Yes, people are entitled to their opinions (however wrong they may be) but they don't get to tell me to find some "real" friends because my friends couldn't be more real. And trust me, they could verbally out spar other people's friends any day.