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Daria-Mom In cyberspace, you can be male or female, young or old, left-handed, right handed, or ambidextrous. (But be prepared for people getting the wrong idea about ambidextrous.) Freed from mundane physical reality, your virtual self can soar like an eagle through distant universes (or, if you still have dial-up, limp like a three-legged dog to the middle of the block).

Fueled by curiosity and free trial memberships, I left behind my mundane incarnation as a bespectacled suburban teenager to enter a digital miasma of ever-shifting identity where one can take on the role of wise druid, alien life form, or crabby old man ranting about the New World Order.

I was intrigued by the possibilities. For about five minutes. Then I realized that I had entered a world where people waste thousands of hours trading imaginary gold pieces and finding new ways to make faces out of punctuation marks.

What else did I discover? That people are willing to discuss their most intimate feelings with strangers they would cross the street to avoid in real life, and that an awful lot of guys choose to believe that a comely vixen's first choice in Saturday night entertainment is typing on a keyboard in hopes of meeting someone who can see past their looks.

Conclusion? Roleplayers are in danger of shutting out the real world entirely and retreating into a warped, subjective mental landscape. Cyberspace anonymity encourages antisocial, antagonistic behavior without the deterring fear of getting your ass whipped for real if you offend someone.

So maybe it's a good thing after all. -Daria

Did you know...
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.
A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop-- even your heart!
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2 -6 years old.
40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
Among the music catalogs of which Michael Jackson owns the rights is the South Carolina State anthem.
Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.
[ditto with the President and Vice President]
Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth.
If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola it would be green.
Compliments The Strange

This is a recent email that I recieved from a religious fanatic. What did I ask for? Evidently, this:

I've never had anyone ask this before, but since you did, here goes. In the name of Jesus, I DELIVER you to the devil.

Ok, that was just scary. I guess I'd better get myself a pitchfork and those battery-operated horns that light up.

Visit this person's site Be very very afraid.

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