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December 18th, 2001

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03:15 pm - Friends Friends and more Friends.
For a guy who proffesses to be lonely so much i have a lot of friends.

And now for the who is who.

My friends can be split up into 3 major groups.

Old Time RL, Newer RL, Online

***Begin Group 1: Old timers ***

Old Time friends are the smallest bunch mostly named Jim.
Theese are mostly people i used to live with or currently live with and have kept in touch with.
Most noticible are the two jims i've lived with and will most certainly be reading this.
I've known them both for over 7 years. one was my few remaining friends from High school. the other my freshman roomate in college.

I still hang out with them and play D&D with them and will continue to do so for as far as i can see.
Barring them or me leaving the state.

Another part of the older time friends are the people i know through my involvement with the akron animation association that i was president of for a while.

Then there is 492 Poopstreet crowd. I've lived with them for about a year and a half now. except for my brother who i've known his entire life. I was really resistant at moving in with them after seeing the environment. (When i went to move some of my stuff into my empty room i found an empty beer keg) But i've pretty much grown comfortable living with them though the parties still unnerve me at times. and have met some cool people.

**** End Group 1 *****
*** Begin Group 2: The Pit

Then the newer friends. Theese are the people who i've met through the university gaming society and university medival society.
My last year in undergrad at college i got it into my mind to make an effort to meet people and found "The pit" Basically it is the basement of the student center where there are tables and people play cards, magic, and other rping type stuff. When I look back i sorta have the Jane Goodall type thing going. I hung out there at the edge of the group and eventually got pulled in.

Course this lead to pollitical intrigue as people came in and out of "Good Standing" in the group. In other words someone gets pissy at someone else. i just sorta keep my head down low and i'm fine.
I do more and more in recent times with the Newer friends. Theese are the people i am in 2 d&d games with and with whom i fight the foam weapons with.

**** End Group 2 *****

****Begin Group 3: The Wired****

This is by far the largest group but it is also the most volitile.

This origanally started as a group of people on irc on undernet
then grew to include people i mudded with on Abysmal Realms.
Then as undernet fadded i moved over to dalnet.

then as abysmal realm faded in interest for me i wandered around FurryMuck and Tapestries.

And Furcadia was thrown in there somewhere. but i spent alot and i do me ALOT of time online.

For a while it was really bad with FurryMuck and Tapestries for thoose who had been there you probably can figure out why.

but i drew away from them because of a few things that turned rather awkward.

Then some time passed and i found my two current groups that i am involved with.

Online comics and Livejournal. Theese groups are largely meshed since most of the people i talk to about comics have lj and vice versa.

******End Goup 3*******

Now the funny thing i find is when the groups cross and merge.

Between Group 1 and 2 there is practically no interaction. Which is extremely funny in that one of the Jims from group one who happens to be the DM in our games sat next to the DM of my games for group 2 in one of thier classes. In a college of 27K thats a funny coincidence.

As i remember besides that the only other real crossover between the two groups is that friends in group 2 had a problem with a former roomate.

From group 1 & 2 there are ummmm 7 or so people that know about my journal or have of thier own. And none of them are really involved with the comics.

Though i've had about as much the other way. I've met 7 people from online in the past few months that have LiveJournals.

Of course there are a bunch of people that don't fit square in one group or another.

But anyway i probably dwell on this too much anyway.

I'm gonna stop babbling now and get back to work.
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: Happy Hardcore Techno - Time After Time 2

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Date:December 18th, 2001 12:25 pm (UTC)
Dude, you Furc???
I've been thinking about getting back into it.

Oh, and since I'm going to be on break now till the end of January, and have the time to waste - what's Tapestries???
[User Picture]
Date:December 18th, 2001 12:36 pm (UTC)
I had for a couple of months close to when it first started up. Was a bit too little for me to do since i didn't like building my own and people thought it rude if i just walked up with a pillow and sat down. So never got that many friends on there and i lost the password in a computer crash and never bothered to re-install.

Tapestries is an 18+ furry muck. Made a few friends on there and would wander from area to area but didn't really stick in one place long enough.
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Date:December 18th, 2001 06:31 pm (UTC)
Heh I noticed you added me *grins*

Me, well I have really few friends IRL, always did till I got online with the furry community, namely alt.fan.dragons. I tend to stick with the AFD crowd as I have had fewer problems with them than the larger furry community. There seems to be, for whatever reason, more mature people in AFD (though you can find some people just as bad as what you can run into on furry mucks). I can't believe how many friends I have now either :) Great thing about the internet is it can bring people with a lot in common together more easily. Last year I went to the AFD gather in Denver, we stayed in a cabin in the mountains. It was fabulous! This year I went to the AFD gather in the UK, that too was awesome ^_^ there were 20+ people at each week long event. It was a blaaast *grins*

So yeah, you can meet some really awesome people online :)
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Date:December 18th, 2001 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah but more it brings people together the more it seperates them. :)

Alot of the people i'd like to meet are cross the country and in australia and europe and the such but will only get to see them possibly once a year. and thats if everything works out in my trip to the sandiego comic con. But even then i work literally two minutes from someone online andi've met him.... once or twice.

Cause i don't think i meshed well. don't know how to put it.

Which is also why i've never really put an effort into going to OFML events and such. *shrug*

oh well. heh
Date:December 21st, 2001 02:18 pm (UTC)

We're #1!

Group #1 kicks arse! No other groups can compare!

We'll take on all other challengers from those other pathetic looking groups and stand victorious!

Unless of course you send those wierdo Vampire and Furry people. Then we'll have to run away. We might get their cooties and start thirsting for blood and drawing animal pornography (we're arteests now).

And those Foamy Fighters. We'll be laughing too hard to fight back.

You can send those pit guys though. We'll assimilate them and grow twice as strong. You know, resistence is futile.

WoooooOOOOOOOoooooo WWWoooooooOOOOOOoooooo

You'll have to forgive me. I ate some old veggies this morning and they fried me better than crack. Hope they wear off soon. I'm getting tired of cackling.

Date:December 21st, 2001 02:24 pm (UTC)

Re: We're #1!

What do you hope to accomplish by alienating a vast majority of Dave's friends? You certainly gain nothing by demonstrating your close-minding ingnorance to those of the internet community. Are you too not part of a misunderstand sub-culture? In the 1980s people accused you of worshipping the devil for role-playing and being twisted and perverted for watching anime in the early 90s. I know how much anger was caused by the 'naughty tenticle japanimation' comments. Shame on you. Be more open-minded.
Date:December 21st, 2001 02:25 pm (UTC)

Bite Me.

Bite Me.
Date:December 21st, 2001 02:28 pm (UTC)

Re: We're #1!

Heh, where'd you go to school? Akron? I can tell by your poor-ass grammer. Even given the time to type and error check you still look like a mormon.
Date:December 21st, 2001 02:29 pm (UTC)

Re: We're #1!

Did I not tell you in another live journal to be silent you cur! This is all your fault! You should have never eaten one moth old vegetables!

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