Inspired by the LJ Writer’s Block question which goes something like ‘Do you behave the same way online as you do in real life?’
My answer is… No.
I spend as much time, if not more, living a virtual life as I do coping with reality. And I love my virtual life.
Calling it ‘virtual life’ seems a bit strange because a virtual life is another life for me you know, which kinda makes it un-virtual. You probably don’t need to guess which life I love more!
Whenever reality strikes, I can always find comfort in the virtual world, where everything seems to be more certain, friendly and approachable; and also less cruel, scrutinizing and open. I can choose to conceal what I want, and expose the side that the world probably prefers to see. When real life sources of comfort desert me, I can always rely on my virtual friends. I can just laugh and joke around and forget about all my problems. I can lower my guard and just love them for their effervescent and carefree personality. I don’t need to worry if they’re gonna attack. I love my virtual friends BECAUSE MY VIRTUAL FRIENDS ARE BLOODY AWESOME THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
I’ve come to the point that going online to play is almost a daily necessity; life feels incomplete without that. Virtual life is the life!
If only real life is as uncomplicated to deal with. Mannnn.
So… Do you behave the same way online as you do in real life???
And woohoo to Nadal.