Not too long ago, I had a lot of friends who I met online. Maybe roughly about a decade ago it was pretty typical to have more online friends than “real life” friends-who-you-now-only-talk-to-through-Facebook. By online friends I mean people who I strictly met on the internet, mostly on Livejournal or whatnot before I actually met them in person. Honestly, I still have friends on Livejournal who I have never met in person!
You are probably thinking: What? You still have your Livejournal? Or for those who were born in 1998, you’re asking: What the fuck is a Livejournal? Or a Xanga or a Myspace for that matter.
The point is I have met amazing people through Livejournal alone and that is why I still keep my account somewhat active. One of those people is Gin.
I don’t have the best memory but I know I started interacting with Gin online during the early 2000 and we met in person in 2004.