Typos. Typos are one of my favourite things. Because they can make a conversation utterly hilarious. I was inspired to write this after my friend Charlotte was telling me she liked my last blog post (which is very kind so thanks Charlotte) and she wanted to tell me she had “shed a tear” while reading it, which is very kind of her, however, she had made a typo, it wasn’t like she’d written “she a tear” or “shed a year” she had written… “Shed a twat”. Yes. You read that correctly. “Shed a twat”. It is as funny as it sounds. Typos are always hilarious when someone else makes them, however if it’s you and if your friendship group is anything like mine the typos are never forgotten, at any opportunity they will drop it in the conversation like a comedy bomb. For example, if Charlotte said something like “where’s my pizza” (as she did recently waiting for her pizza to be delivered) we could have responded with “aw try not to shed a twat” or “don’t shed a twat” and much hilarity would ensue. It’s not just my friends that make typos, I myself am a victim of typos. I’ve said a range of things such as “custatd” instead of “custard” to which my friends replied with “what’s custatd?” and “I don’t know what that is” and I’ve also said “yo” instead of “to” to which my friend asked me if I had become a gangster…
Comment down below of any typos you’ve read/made, and we can all laugh at, I mean, with, each other
We all grow up being told the same things about the internet, “don’t talk to strangers online” and “don’t give out your personal details” and “always remain anonymous”, and yes I know these rules are here for a reason, they’re designed to keep you safe, but, if I’m being honest, I’ve ignored all these rules, and the friends I’ve made because of it have made me happier than I thought any stranger could.
The reason I’ve made friends on the internet is because we all have common interests, and in my case, it’s the “fandoms” I belong in (yes I am one of those fangirls, but it’s what makes me happy). Over the last 3 years of being on the internet I’ve made friends with girls from all across the country, from Manchester, to London, from Plymouth, to Essex and they are truly great people. After talking for a while we noticed we had more and more things in common, we became closer and closer, we exchanged phone numbers, Skype names, even addresses and now we call each other best friend.
The only difference in internet friends and “real life” ones is distance. However due to our fandoms we have been able to get closer and closer and I’ve even met up with some of them, like my friends Victoria and Hannah while seeing Russell Howard in London.
I don’t know about you but usually the idea of meeting someone new makes me nervous, I’m socially awkward and socially anxious, yet, when meeting internet people, these worries go away, I feel like I’ve met them before and that I’ve known them for years. Honestly I feel more comfortable around them than I do some of my own family.
Over the next year or so I’m planning on meeting up with people I’m friends with in the Michael McIntyre fandom, and going to the O2 arena to see him live. These girls (Isis, Jade, Emma, Charlotte and Jodie) are all amazing people and this weekend we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of becoming friends. I’m actually excited to meet them, whereas meeting someone new usually makes me panic.
I’m aware I’ve just rambled and I’m very sorry if I’ve wasted your afternoon but, basically, what I wanted to say was, not all internet people are 60 year old men, you can find some truly great friends. (as long as you get to know the person and you are careful, don’t give your number to one of those egg accounts on Twitter, they are probably murderers).
Until next week, stay safe online kids,
Long time no speak, I hope you didn’t miss me too much… you didn’t? Oh…
On a serious note, I thought I would update you on my life. I, am off to uni. Yeah I can’t believe it either seeing as most of my grades weren’t what I wanted/needed and I’m sure I don’t meet the UCAS requirements to actually get on my course, but I find myself organising my life for uni. I’m going to Bournemouth uni to study Communication and Media which was my first choice and I am very excited to carry on from where I left off at A level Communication and Culture, which was my favourite subject.
I thought I would re-start this blog again because it will pass any free time, and by free time I mean a time where I’m not working/learning/on the internet. My blog, as most of you will know, was started to provide a place to put my AS Creative Writing, but now I’ve finished that, this blog will mainly consist of what’s going on in my life, whether that’s me telling you about my embarrassing life or telling you about what I’ve learnt at uni, however if I do find myself inspired to write a poem or short story then that shall be posted on here too, oh I do spoil you.
Anyway, I hope you are all doing well.
Speak soon (probably)