Soooo….there has been many a time when people online would either assume I was a guy, or not know which gender I am, despite obvious clues I give (of course I would NOT simply greet people online by saying: “Hey everybody!!! I’m a GIRL! :D” I don’t blame them for having trouble figuring it out…isn’t that a popular case anyway on the web in general? :] I find it funny though, as I HAVE posed as a guy in the internet world…ON PURPOSE. :O “*GASP* Isn’t that LYING?” Well, when you are on role-playing sites….aren’t you playing someone else anyway? Under a fake name…sometimes with magical abilities and what not. You make up the character. It’s part of the creativity. Also, it’s best if “strangers” knew less about the real you, because you never know what could happen *nodnod*.
Okay, to make this a little more personal for me, take neopets.com as an example. Yes, I once was addicted to that site…many years ago….XD. Well, I made an account posing as a guy (for fun), and ran into a few troubles along the way…especially in the forums >.< There was this girl “hitting on me” in a roleplay thread and I seriously didn’t know what to do…so I had my sister log herself in and intervene. (Actually, I think I was in Hong Kong at that time…o.o and she didn’t go with me.) The girl then practically yelled at her “You ruined the moment!” I dont exactly remember what happened after that, but it was not a pretty sight haha. My apologies for that girl. (unless she was a boy posing as a girl….but who would want to do that?!?) My sister saved me. I am eternally grateful for that kind deed lol~ But yes, after that incident, I was more wary in the neopets forums. To make myself clear, that was totally an UNINTENTIONAL incidence. FYI, if you are getting any twisted ideas about me, rest assured, I am completely straight. (lol) I unknowingly set myself up for that…and I regret it muchly. Eventually, I lost all interest in neopets and never signed back in haha.
A more iffy situation is my deviantart account. I didn’t specify my gender, firstly. I went under the alias Rikuto, my favorite Japanese name at the time. Thus, other da members would sometimes just “assume” I was a guy. The pictures I drew and posted, however, proved otherwise. Some of those submissions were SO cutesy to the point that people should’ve definitely known that I am a girl. *shrug* But then again, guys can draw cute things too…just many of them would rather not haha~
Overall, I say I’ve had an interesting experience, somewhat, being in the other gender’s shoes. I can’t say it was a good one, but it was a learning experience I will never forget. Since then , I’ve not made any other male charries for myself on any other sites. Go me!
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(btw, the quote in the title was actually said by someone…this morning! *gloom*)