Hawt Sommer wrote:I did a poll on another forum: Blue Pill/ Red Pill - Fantasy / Reality
Most everyone here is for fantasy, The rest are looking for something real or at least open to it.
You do polls on OTHER FORUMS????
I feel so betrayed...
To answer the OP, I think I've always come at this from a different view. To give some background info I work during the summer months at the Renaissance Festival. I have a character that I play (think FW with a serious drinking problem and a bad attitude) and lots of people that I interact with. I've had great romances and dramas that left my head spinning and we do it all off the cuff. At one time I had a husband, he's since left me due to my extramarital affairs, but never in a million years would I feel "confused" and start thinking that the role I play with him is somehow real. I understand that actors do fall into this trap from time to time but for me personally there's a line that is pretty hard for me to rationally cross.
Now then, that's not to say I don't have feelings for the people online because frankly I chat far more than I rp. If I'm talking to someone in IM that's me. It's not Bree, or me as Bree, or Bree as me on Gor or some other such nonsense. And if I develope friendships with these people they are and always have been just as real as the people that I live close to. To me that's honestly the only difference... physical distance. Well I have a lot of friends that live down in New Orleans, family in Philadelphia, other family on his side in Arizona. So they're not real? Of course they are and so are the people here.
So with that, I cannot have an "online relationship" at least not in the sense that it's the same as my RL one but just online. Like Oor, I just don't get that. Luckily I still get to... have fun...
"Everything is true. God's an Astronaut. Oz is Over the Rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters live." - Peloquin