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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birthday Imagery :)



So, Friday was my birthday, and while the mail guy was delivering my Amazon order,(Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the Dead Tossed Waves, and a new hardcover of The Road) and while I was eating sushi with my irl friends, I got these pictures from my online friends. My musers.

Anyway, we'll see what these pictures say about me...have any ideas?








I think what these say about me is that I have awesome online friends. And not everybody understands that. So, do you know people online who know you as well, or sometimes better than the people who you know irl? I wonder if that's going to be something we see in YA literature in the future? From years ago I remember (not a YA) Tad Williams' Otherworld series, and that some of the characters only knew each other online (and the rest met each other online since they were all trapped there). Anyway...I'm still bursting with birthday happiness, but I'll be back to the world of teens with some great essays on Teen stereotypes written by teens. A few of them might surprise you!


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4 Comments:

Blogger Catherine said...

You've made me hungry for cake now...

April 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger bethany said...

you know, I don't even like cake that much, so virtual cake is fine with me. Send me the real sushi!

April 18, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I think it's great the level of trust that goes into online friendships. In some ways more so than IRL friendships, because you're entrusting pieces of yourself to a person whose eyes you cannot see.

In short--I love my musers too.

April 18, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I love my online friends, just as if they were real people. ;)

Seriously, friends are the people you like hanging out with, who you care for, the people who you're happy for when they are happy, and sad when they're sad. So what if we don't share that in meatspace. So we meet up in a forum instead of a pub - does that make the friendships any less valid? I don't think so.

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY. mmmmmmmcake

April 18, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

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