Have you ever reconnected with long-lost friends over the Internet? Overall, have the relationships you've rekindled been more meaningful or superficial? Are there any people you wish you hadn't run into again online?
I met Hannah (leia_black) over the internet. It's a great story. I was looking over some old websites that I had hosted over on Piczo (dude, I used to be obsessed with that place... does anyone even use it? Does it even exist ? Oh my goodness!) , and I ran into this club that some of us had made when I was in, like, grade 3. It was dedicated to Harry Potter, and basically all we did was sit around being fangirls and eating junkfood and playing a board game or two, I think. I don't believe it lasted all that long.
Anyway, I ran into a new website that she was hosting, and I was like "OH MY GOD! LUNA!" because that's what I thought of her as, 'cause she used to look just like Luna Lovegood... now she acts like Luna, looks like a Weasley... how twisted.. hahaha, anyway! I digress!
I sent her this message, and quickly found out that she still lived in my town, but at the moment she was on a transfer to Wales. It was hilarious, 'cause it was like "I haven't talked to you in years, and now you're in Wales... random?"
We had some issues, but now we're pretty much all fixed, and I really love her lots! She's one of my best friends. I think it's hilarious that I found her while she was still in Wales. God, that seems like such a long time ago, now... In fact, I think that she even contacted me through an e-mail ages after we had a spat and stopped talking, another time...
Wow, that was really poorly written.
Anyway, I do think that the relationship is way more meaningful, and it's been really cool to know her. I miss not having her in town, but I know that we're gonna stay friends for a long time. :)
There are definitely a lot of people I wish I hadn't run into online, but I think my worst experience was when I was pretty young (grade 5/6, something like that) and I had just started to get comfy with the internet. I was Runescape, and I started a "relationship" with someone, and I ended up getting really close with them... like, I thought I was really in love with them. In the end, it turned out that it was a girl pretending to be a guy and totally leading me on, and I had made a total fool of myself with all of my friends and stuff. It was a bad experience, but whatever. It was a learning experience, all right! To this day, I am wary of online relationships because I get so emotionally attached. Even in character roleplays!
Love you all!