Member Rara Avis
the ass-end of space
er..thanks(?) and pbllllllt kacy lol
i always thought i was more berkeley breathed inspired than anime
but for a few rare slips, i'm notoriously guarded and incredibly self conscious so personally, i only consider a handful internet friendships 'real.' there are others that i'm slowly working on, and others i've abandoned for better or worse.
it seems distance, and the comfort of being behind a wall(screen), allows some people to open up more than they normally would, or could. which is both the beauty and danger of the internet friendships.
provided you get past the obvious dangers of trusting anyone on the net, these are what i've found to the basic elements of internet friendships:
the beauty of the comforts i mentioned, are that they allow some of us to be ourselves, rather than the caricatures we consciously or unconsciously create in the 'real' world(or on poetry boards ). because of this, you can get to the core or essence of a person much quicker
the danger is, once things go bad or things get shaky, those comforts i spoke of become a means of retreat or withdrawal from responsibilities that come with relationships
but determining a great friend from a bad one is not much different from the real world really, it just happens faster