“R you a boy or girl?” (yes, I’ve been asked that MANY times…not in person though) ;)

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!

2 year old ID...yuuup. 🙂

If you can’t make out the words and want to be able to read them…CLICK ON THE PICTURE 😀

(btw, the quote in the title was actually said by someone…this morning! *gloom*)


4 thoughts on ““R you a boy or girl?” (yes, I’ve been asked that MANY times…not in person though) ;)

  1. Haha, neopets. Isn’t that for really little kids though? Like 7 or so… I don’t think kids need a forum…or need to “hit” on other kids. That’s funny though, I could be talking to a girl when I think I’m talking to a guy and vice versa… Sounds like an interesting experience though. Why not just say that you’re a girl though?

  2. This hasn’t happened to me before . . . I think
    Although it does bring up a point. I mean, I’ve gone and posed as many different things online.
    My email account’s not my real name, I have various aliases at various sites . . .
    How much do we expect others’ to be truthful if we ourselves are lying about ourselves all the time?
    It does make us question, at least a little, what’s really out there on the internet all the time . . .
    It’s a fair point~

  3. I remember that happened to me on an RPG I played… random person came by, and asked me out O.o same as there, Shihan had to intervene, thankfully Shihan was a scary high-level fighter with an epic flaming sword 🙂

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