Writing vs. talking
Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sometimes I forget that emotions don't come across very well in writing. There's been a few times on here where people have actually thought I was upset when I was merely commenting on something or joking around. I guess I'm so used to talking to people online that have known me for a long time.

Now, it's nice to know that these people are nice and caring enough to try to cheer me up, but I really think that I need to work on getting my point across. It's a tad bit less messy that way. Maybe a better use of emoticons are in order.

I think that it's more of a problem with me being socially inept than anything else though. I truly don't know how to relate to other people, especially face to face. Online I can let out the real me, mostly because I know that if there's anyone out there judging me, that they'll never actually be able to figure out who I am. That and that I feel comfortable with my pals here...kinda nice to actually belong.


Thursday, February 23, 2006 6:57 AM


Hehe, I think I just figured it out: it's your River avatar! :) Makes the men all protective around you!

Seriously, though, I never thought you were made of glass. When it comes down to it, I probably bruise more easily than you, even. And people generally also think I'm made of glass (but that's really because I'm so darn transparent, lol).

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:14 AM


Asarian, it's not just you...and I really do need to get my point across better. I don't want to give people the impression that I'm made of glass and will break if the wrong thing is said. However, I will accept the notion that it's not all my fault. It does take more than one person to have a conversation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:49 AM


Hey; like the song, I'm so vain, I probably think this blog is about me; lol. :) Seriously, though, sounds like I actually HAVE done that a few times to you. And I'm sorry for that. But it ere makes ME socially inept than anything else. I just do not like to hurt people; especially when I like them. And then I get all worried that I did anyway. I just mean to say, please consider that others may just be projecting their own insecurities on you (you can safely mark this as "Exhibit A"), and that half the time when you think it's you, it's probably really just the other. And if what I wrote here made sense half the time, too, then at least I got my point across properly. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:39 PM


I find puns are easier in verbal speech...then again, my father uses puns all the time, so I learnt that from him

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:37 PM


Yeah, I prefer writing/typing too. It's just more fun, and I don't have to worry about slurring or mumbling (apparently a problem I have in real life. Or possibly everyone around me is deaf and/or stupid. Both are equally possible). Also, writing lets me drop into accents and expressions that I can't wrap my tongue around. And I can use puns.

You ever tried to use puns in verbal speech? It's not easy.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 12:12 PM


I totally prefer writing to talking. When I talk to someone face to face I never seem to be able to say what I mean. Writing it down gives me time to think about what I'm really trying to say.

Plus the people here are so nice I like to come and rant occasionally. Gets it out of my system and stops me having to physically kill people in the real world! (Sarcasm!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:37 AM


I totally understand. I can get really sarcastic but sarcasim doesn't translate well without tone to clarified.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:21 AM


I hear ya, typing is easier (and I think I type faster than I talk LOL!)

So - I can be abrasive, and sure I walk that fine line of sarcasm, but I haven't had anyone here flame me. It's just a happy place. Of course, it never hurts to use blatant markers like

<- that was a joke



just to be sure people know.

Anyway, glad you're having fun here! I've never hung out on a web site before, but this has been a good time for me too!



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