Some of these people want me to return to Discord servers that I’ve left.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do like some of them… but there was a reason that I walked away from all of the drama, all of the negativity, and made it extremely difficult to find me for twelve years. As I’ve said in previous posts, I’m too old for this shit (some of the shit that gets pulled in these servers), and I don’t want to participate in the drama or be drug into it. When COVID-19 finally becomes endemic and the pandemic as we know it is over, I’m going to be chatting in Discord a lot less anyway… I’m going to be doing more gaming and streaming, and I’m going to be busier in real life. I’m a bit conflicted when it comes to all of this, though.
I’m still sold on not meeting the majority of people that I talk to on the Internet in person unless it’s at something like TwitchCon, VidCon… you get the picture. Decades ago, I did meet someone who I had been in a long-distance relationship with, and I ended up having to turn his mother in for felony-level food stamp fraud and him in for narcotics theft. Prior to this, no one that I knew had any idea that these skeletons were in his (and his family members’) closet, and almost everyone I knew actually liked him, which was surprising.