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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008 edited
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    I don't know how to make meatspace-based friends anymore either-- it's only happened once or twice since I was about 25. without the structure of school or work to throw me into contact with people, I have no means of finding like-minded souls other than the internet.

    and the funny thing is, I look at my parents and the other parents of my generation, and a lot of the adults I knew, up until about 1995. and they didn't, in general, make new friends. they withdrew into their own families, maintained relationships with one or two close friends at most, and kept in Christmas-card touch with the rest. the internet really has changed everything.
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    For the past two (and steadily increasing) years, I've had the pleasure of semi-drunkenly cavorting with the maddest bunch of people I've ever met. Off the internet. It all started with a magazine, which I had read since I was but a wee teenager. I then discovered that there was a forum associated with the zine, and went on to, explore shall we say. The first meet I went to was amazing and funny and a thousand crazy things besides. I now have lots of net friends, and we all meet up regularly to drink and buy geeky stuff. Needless to say I don't go out much.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
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    without the structure of school or work to throw me into contact with people, I have no means of finding like-minded souls other than the internet.

    oh, thank god it's not just me.
    and, really, i never had anything in common with the friends i had then. the one that i did, i've been dating for over a year now.

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