August 30th, 2005

Sailor Steeler

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Sometimes I wonder about people drifting apart on-line. One of the things that draws them together in the first place is a common interest. Since after all the first way we get to know each other is through text, people judge each other on what they can produce not their looks. At first I thought this was more fair than in real life. Only much later have I realized it's not just as bad, it's worse.

Still, there's something to be said about to unifying nature of a mutual favorite product. But what happens when you friends don't like the same things. What if they all seem to be going in different directions? To new things that you neither know about nor like? What does that leave you with? Nothing but fading memories of the way it used to be, memories that are replaced by the every growing sense of loneliness. And the worst part about it is that you can't make new friends to replace the old ones who move on, because the new people are into their own obsessions that are as alien to yours as you are to them.

I suppose it's only a matter of time before I fade away completely.