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    It's not a fake life online, but one that doesn't reveal personal information. At least that's my case. In joining discussion forums, I don't use my real name (obviously the case here...it's the title of a Nick Drake album) or my real picture (I'm not really Aaron Rodgers in a throwback Packers uniform). People understand that, generally, no one uses their real names or photos on a message board. While registration is required, this is still a pretty public place since registration isn't really restricted--other sites might be invitation-only, for example, or require administrator approval before an account is active. I don't take withholding personal information to be deceptive but rather, understandably, keeping your guard up because we are all pretty much strangers until people get to know each other better.

    Using real names and photos via IM or e-mail comes later and there, at least, it seems that if your sole motive is to make friends then there really isn't much to be gained by lying. That's how I behave, anyway.
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    nope...nothing fake about me on or offline. That does not mean, however, that I reveal everything about myself.

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    Yeah, I'm really the guy in the picture. Back ladies, way back now.
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    The only time I retreat into a fake life online is when I play one of my World of Warcraft characters..

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    Thank you for the chat x - Elvensong Welcome back x - Elvensong Wishing all the best with your d's and g babies *hugs* - Elvensong Some drink to help you sleep for more than 5 hours, and with sweet dreams too x - Elvensong Sending you loads of love and respect for all you do xxx - Elvensong 
    Be safe on your trip ... and have fun ! x - Elvensong Merry Christmas and happy new year - Sthomp27 Merry Christmas!! - SpecialK A lite beer to relax and think of the Love Shack :-) - Elvensong It's a bottle of Edradour Malt really, the most soothing of pure malts I would know x - Elvensong 
    For being such a good girl :-) - Elvensong Merry Christmas!!! - SpecialK Get really well again soon x - Elvensong Welcome back home xxx - Elvensong For my dear friend to cheer her up and remind her of the big heart she has x - Elvensong 
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    The only time I retreat into a fake life online is when I play one of my World of Warcraft characters..
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    For cerebration-sharing :) and providing a wonderfully renewed perspective! - LeananSidhe To start our lunch . . . I'll bring it to you! - LeananSidhe Every day, and in every way. Thank you. - LeananSidhe Merry Christmas - Georgiagirl Merry Christmas to you - Sthomp27 
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    Merry Christmas to you too my friend! - Layla Merry Christmas my sweet friend! - Candi 
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    what is that ?

    ummm..... MMORPG... over 40 million players... keeps my mind occupied..

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    I am certainly not my avatar. Who would have such a ridiculously large heart pillow on their bed. Unless it is a sex thing but that is a post for another thread.

    Yes, this is me, typing, thinking and responding to the best of my abilities. I am this witty, sarcastic, naughty and fantastic in real life as well. Does this online arena offer me more chances to voice what I am thinking and feeling? Abso - f*ck!ng - lutely!! And why not! Do I follow the rules and guidelines so as not to ruin others fun? Yes, because that is me too. Do I have an absolutely awful temper? Yes, but why unleash it on people that just came around to have a good time.

    So the answer is a resounding no, no fake online life for me. The next av most likely won't be me either. Have to keep some mystery to it all!
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    Fake, to me ... when there is a world of reality sitting in my lap and within my day-to-day structure ... for what purpose?

    At 43, if I have to be fake, then I've doomed myself and my children by teaching them facades are better, a life of plastic and unattainable is healthy, and that sort of lesson isn't one I'd ever pass along.

    Escapism is one thing ... even in a capacity of quiet and let down time, the harm enters when betray what's at your core to impress, deceive, wool-pull. Unless your core is furkied up anyway, why fake it.

    Life is short. What the next bend holds is unknowable, and when you step foot into that whole miasma of screw with people's heads, you've lost and are irreparably lost anyway.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

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    I was being sarcastically funny. I hope you didn't think that I meant because fake avatars, people here are fake. Everyone seems very real. There is no way, I would put my real picture as my avatar but I am real. My feelings are real but like most people here, I want to be sexy.
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    I am certainly not my avatar. Who would have such a ridiculously large heart pillow on their bed. Unless it is a sex thing but that is a post for another thread.Yes, this is me, typing, thinking and responding to the best of my abilities. I am this witty, sarcastic, naughty and fantastic in real life as well. Does this online arena offer me more chances to voice what I am thinking and feeling? Abso - f*ck!ng - lutely!! And why not! Do I follow the rules and guidelines so as not to ruin others fun? Yes, because that is me too. Do I have an absolutely awful temper? Yes, but why unleash it on people that just came around to have a good time.So the answer is a resounding no, no fake online life for me. The next av most likely won't be me either. Have to keep some mystery to it all!

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