I have a boyfriend.
Okay, so he’s married. And has two adorable little girls. Oh, and he lives about a gazillion miles away, and we’ve never met in person. But that doesn’t stop us from e-flirting. Now before you label me as a cyber-slut, I feel I should explain a bit about my e-love.
Back a few years ago, my boyfriend introduced me to this insidious PC game called, “Halo“. Since we each had our own computer, we were able to play online games together, and met some very interesting people on the server during our many, many hours of play. During one rather amusing game, someone with the handle of “Cab00seLvR” mentioned this awesome web series called “Red vs Blue“. We downloaded a few of the episodes, and were immediately hooked.
For those of you not familiar with this FPS (first person shooter) game, I’ll try to explain in twenty five words or less. The part of the game that the web series is based on involves two different teams – the Red and the Blue. They each have their own base, complete with a team flag, and the object is to get the other team’s flag and return to your base without getting shot, sniped, blown up, or run over. The demi-gods at Rooster Teeth Productions got the brilliant idea of putting characters and voices to the generic grunt figures, and created a number of three to five minute long episodes based on what these people would do or say if they were real.
The series spawned a website, which in turn spawned a community – similar in many ways to the LiveJournal crowd since each member has their own profile and “blog”, but different in so many, wonderful, geeky ways. I have people on my FL (Friends List) between the ages of 16 and 60, and in just the past year we’ve shared milestones such as the impending birth of a child, death of a parent, marriage, divorce (luckily not the same friends), death of a child, catastrophic illness, and now the community has pulled together once again to help with hurricane relief in ways too numerous to mention.
Being the RL (real life) flirt that I am, I began e-flirting with some of the people on my FL. Harmless stuff, and it’s never crossed the line into, “U r so hawt, show me ur b00bs, wanna cyber s3x?”, so it didn’t negatively effect any of our RL relationships. In fact, my ex used to get a kick out of how many e-boyfriends I had on the site (he’s a member too, but needless to say he’s no longer on my FL).
Oops, my e-boyfriend just logged back in and is PMing (Private Message) me. BRB (be right back)! *grin*
(Comments from original posting on BlogTheCoast.com)
Kudos! Another great blog!
Posted by: Jo on September 9, 2005 02:40 PM
Keep up the good work.
Posted by: debaser on September 9, 2005 05:41 PM
hee, awesome:) a fantastic first entry!
Posted by: ashlan on September 9, 2005 09:27 PM
Posted by: athens on September 10, 2005 04:51 AM