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#1 Karen

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Do you present your authentic self on the interwebz?   I think I do.   What I convey is pretty much who I am IRL.    Furthermore, I think what I show to the world IRL is actually who I am.   I am realizing lately that It gets easier to be my authentic self the older I get.   

 


What about you?



#2 TEO

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

Being that several folks have indicated that what they see on the interwebz is the same as what they see IRL, I am inclined to answer yes.



#3 sarah b.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

aging rocks! smarter, less self-conscious, all sorts of groovy things.



#4 Jwheelz

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

I try my best to represent the real me online as well as in real life, there are of course a few differences just because the medium of the Internet allows me to oftentimes be slightly more adventurous in what I'm willing to say than I normally would in most social settings...



#5 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

I feel during my time on the board I have become less of an internet character and more of the real me.  Though I always tend to exagerate about things on the internet and in real life.  Why tell a boring normal story when you can tell an exciting sketchy one.  :pimp:



#6 TEO

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Karen, was I what you expected IRL?



#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Totally the same. Loud and inappropriate but sensitive and knowledgeable. Never had a reason to hide behind a computer to show the real me. I am who am I here or in real life.  



#8 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Apparently JP  thought I would sound like Darth Vader :rolling:



#9 August West

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

What about you?

 

i dont know.

 

what about JP?



#10 Karen

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Karen, was I what you expected IRL?

 

Actually, no.  You are even sweeter IRL.   Really! 



#11 Karen

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

I feel during my time on the board I have become less of an internet character and more of the real me.  .

 

I totally agree with this!    



#12 Karen

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

i dont know.

 

what about JP?

 

I can only speak for what I see on these boards....and JP is definitely the same way IRL as he is on the interwebz.    



#13 TEO

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

:eek:

 

 

BTW, I agree you are as you present yourself.  :heart:



#14 u.s.blues

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

i'm not really sure what is like to see me in real life or to read me on the internet, but i would tend to think that i am fairly true to life on the internet.



#15 TEO

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

:rotf:



#16 Royal

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Do you present your authentic self on the interwebz?   I think I do.   What I convey is pretty much who I am IRL.    Furthermore, I think what I show to the world IRL is actually who I am.   I am realizing lately that It gets easier to be my authentic self the older I get.   
 

What about you?

your rack is much nicer IRL.

#17 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

I can only speak for what I see on these boards....and JP is definitely the same way IRL as he is on the interwebz.    

 

more gassy in real life.



#18 TEO

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

A lambscaper extraordinaire!



#19 TheDHJ

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hanging out with JP and Karen is hard. I'm myself to a tee with JP...but try to tone it down out of respect for Karen. It's a conundrum!

#20 moed_over

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

I think I mostly act the same on the internet as I do in real life.



#21 Royal

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

I am much more loud, combative, and arguementtive in person than I am on the internet.



#22 Jersey Thug

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

for better or for worse...yes.   i am what i am and that's all that i am.  

 

it has been pointed out that i have two very distinct and separate personalities, which exist both IRL and online.  i'm a Gemini so i guess it goes with the territory.  :)



#23 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

I am much more loud, combative, and arguementtive in person than I am on the internet.

 

sure :rolling:



#24 Mama Kel

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

I think I'm pretty close. I might be louder & am DEFINITELY more chatty in person! :lol:



#25 In A Silent Way

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

I'm more chatty online, and socially awkward IRL.

#26 Tabbooma

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

Nope



#27 sums

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

way more cursing IRL :)



#28 roo

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:37 AM

I am Roo. I dont know how to be anyone else ;) unfortunately my reputation precedes me but i sure do live up to it hehehe

#29 Karen

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

I'm more chatty online, and socially awkward IRL.

 

 

I would not say you are awkward IRL....just more shy than you are on the interwebz :) 



#30 Karen

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

Hanging out with JP and Karen is hard. I'm myself to a tee with JP...but try to tone it down out of respect for Karen. It's a conundrum!

 

 

:lol:

 

You don't have to tone it down for me silly!  I am not the Queen Regent....  Oh wait.  Yes I am!  ;) 



#31 Julius

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

Yes. No. Maybe so.



#32 Tim the Beek

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

Other than being way better looking on the trons, I pretty much do, yup.



#33 tyedyedee

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I'm more chatty online, and socially awkward IRL.

<<<< yup



#34 Spidergawd

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

I'm actually an insufferable, unfunny, arrogant douchebag. Karen's just being nice.

#35 china cat

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

I had a steak last night, so no.



#36 Karen

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

I had a steak last night, so no.

 

 

:rolling: 



#37 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

I'm more chatty online, and socially awkward IRL.

 

I'd say this about me. It's basically the same. Actually, Im probably a lot less abrasive in real life. I know lots of you folks prolly think ( and rightfully so) that Im a raging doucher. But really Im just a clown, who blows it at every crucial moment.



#38 Mama Kel

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

way more cursing IRL :)

 

 

:rotf: :clapping:

 

I had a steak last night, so no.

 

:titiping:



#39 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

I'm more chatty online, and socially awkward IRL.

 

I think this describes me, too. 

 

I don't try to be someone different online than who I am, its pretty much what you see is what you get.  I'm not always good IRL in large social situations, so I might come across as aloof but its mostly because I'm more comfortable in smaller groups or one-on-one.



#40 Ginger Snap

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

Yeah sure, but it's only part of the story and folly to think that's all there is. This is a place I come to have fun and and be silly and brash, which is a good deal of my personality, but I'm vulnerable, and serious too. 



#41 Ginger Snap

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

I had a steak last night, so no.

 

:lol: poser



#42 Ginger Snap

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

I feel during my time on the board I have become less of an internet character and more of the real me.  Though I always tend to exagerate about things on the internet and in real life.  Why tell a boring normal story when you can tell an exciting sketchy one.   :gregoir:

 

You're a judgmental prick on the interwebs, but I know you to be exactly the same in real life, sans the prick part. Well, except for that one time. 



#43 Ginger Snap

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

Hanging out with JP and Karen is hard. I'm myself to a tee with JP...but try to tone it down out of respect for Karen. It's a conundrum!

 

I respectfully disagree. Karen's a good little woman and withstood me knocking her up and putting an egg on the back of her noggin all in the same summer. She's got endurance. I have a lot of respect....well, my brand of respect of course. :lol:



#44 china cat

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

I'm eating veal right now



#45 china cat

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

on to the foie gras...



#46 Ginger Snap

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

dirty kitty



#47 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

Im eating paint chips.



#48 Ginger Snap

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

chinacat is a total poser. she does a lot more listening in real like than her tldr post suggest. (hee hee sweetie, don't read into that all week, I'm just playin. :wink:



#49 Ginger Snap

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

Im eating paint chips.

 

kale chips not doing it for you anymore?



#50 insolent cur

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:47 AM

yup.