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(Salon)   "I took my 13-year-old boy across the country to meet a girl he knew from Minecraft, and it was totally worth it." And no, they didn't get Catfished   (salon.com) divider line 21
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2014-02-03 08:41:05 PM
Catfished? Are there catfish in Minecraft now?
 
2014-02-03 08:56:00 PM
He had to attend a poetry reading in order to meet his online lesbian girlfriend. That's just wrong on so many levels.
 
2014-02-03 08:59:47 PM

EvilEgg: He had to attend a poetry reading in order to meet his online lesbian girlfriend. That's just wrong on so many levels.


Epic fail if you ask me.
/if I ain't getting any, then I ain't travelin'
 
2014-02-03 09:07:10 PM
Well, that was long and pointless.
 
2014-02-03 09:08:27 PM
Can we just ban mommy bloggers from the internet?
 
2014-02-03 09:09:35 PM
Get some real friends, kid.
 
2014-02-03 09:09:56 PM
Hey inmy experience if that Russian chick you met on the internet turns out to be a bot then that is far far from the worst possible outcome
 
2014-02-03 09:47:21 PM

Animatronik: Hey inmy experience if that Russian chick you met on the internet turns out to be a bot then that is far far from the worst possible outcome


Surprise buttsecks?
 
2014-02-03 09:52:16 PM
Jesus that whole article was like a phone call with a family member where you just want to go, but they keep talking.
 
2014-02-03 10:50:51 PM

Lady Indica: Jesus that whole article was like a phone call with a family member where you just want to go, but they keep talking.


jesus that made me laugh.
 
2014-02-03 10:51:45 PM

Lady Indica: Jesus that whole article was like a phone call with a family member where you just want to go, but they keep talking.


"...and that's when Bob and I -- you remember Bob, right? He used to work at the pet store over by the lake where you scraped your knee when you were five. So anyway we..."
 
2014-02-03 11:06:12 PM
But did he do some noodling?
 
2014-02-03 11:42:36 PM
Honestly, I've had an extremely positive experience every time I've met someone I've known online. The biggest regret I have is usually that I don't get to spend as much real-life time with those people when I do get to see them.
 
2014-02-04 01:06:43 AM

whosits_112: Animatronik: Hey inmy experience if that Russian chick you met on the internet turns out to be a bot then that is far far from the worst possible outcome

Surprise buttsecks?


No, surprise botsecks.
 
2014-02-04 01:11:42 AM
Welcome to 2014, where people sometimes make friends on the Internet.
 
2014-02-04 01:30:50 AM
I thought this was a sweet story, but I do have to admit some concern for the home-schooled fundamentalist conservative lesbian. I think her (well meaning) parents are sheltering her a little bit too much from what is likely their own families deeply held beliefs. Even at 16 she should be at least a little aware that her lesbianism is going to cause some serious alienation amongst what she is assuming is her, for lack of a better term, "social tribe". Either this is going to make for some seriously screwed up family dynamics in the future, or she's going to be yet another self hating homo from the south. Not like we've seen enough of those I guess.
 
2014-02-04 02:40:33 PM
I hate to say it, but I think this home-schooled sixteen year old lesbian whose politics lean right and whose beliefs lean Christian is in for one hell of a shock when she finally gets out of the home. Most folks whose politics lean right and whose beliefs lean Christian do not lean towards tolerance when it comes to homosexuality. I'm surprised her mom's okay with it. Maybe she thinks it's just a phase.
 
2014-02-04 04:11:04 PM
"Most folks whose politics lean right and whose beliefs lean Christian do not lean towards tolerance when it comes to homosexuality" (onmobile, can't quote or linebreak) -- I'm not convinced it's just the noisy ones. average crusade-less ones like this mom I don't like to lump in with the noise-machines.
 
2014-02-04 04:41:56 PM

geek_mars: I hate to say it, but I think this home-schooled sixteen year old lesbian whose politics lean right and whose beliefs lean Christian is in for one hell of a shock when she finally gets out of the home. Most folks whose politics lean right and whose beliefs lean Christian do not lean towards tolerance when it comes to homosexuality. I'm surprised her mom's okay with it. Maybe she thinks it's just a phase.


Worse, there is evidence that many won't approve of her being right wing either, so nobody will love her. So perhaps she will grow up like this guy:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/51526837.html
 
2014-02-05 07:57:23 AM

Fano: Worse, there is evidence that many won't approve of her being right wing either, so nobody will love her.


I can deal with Saying Grace, and going to church.

I cannot deal with trickledown economics.

/Love is give and take.
 
2014-02-05 07:59:30 AM

Delta1212: Welcome to 2014, where people sometimes make friends on the Internet.


So much this.

It was hard enough in the 90s to make friends when you live in suburbia and mom  or dad had to drive you to all your friends.   These days your friends can be 3000 miles away.  Kudos to mom for letting them meet up.
 
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