Fortunately, I got over my fear of “internet people are ax murderers” long ago (I kinda married one), so when guildies are in town, HELL YES I want to see them.
And then there’s that weird dance. Like, I don’t care if they plop down a tent in my living room for a week, I got nothin better to do. But they don’t want to impose and be an ass (which I get) and I don’t want to be needy like OMG I NEED COMPANY /CLAWSCRABBLE… but once we got over the initial awkwardness, it all worked out ok.
So, this week Takk (a rogue in our guild) is in town, and Twig has decided he’s her new BFF. She cried when he left last night. CRIED. And asked about him this morning. I think she might have a fit when he leaves town on Friday.
Also, it’s pretty damn cool to meet your guildies in person… I mean OBVIOUSLY you have the same interests and know each other. You’ve talked for HOURS. It’s much more fun than awkward coworker conversations.
And in general they’re normal. They’re usually not Francis-like supernerd. In fact, none of my online friends that I met IRL has turned out to be a total weirdo. Normal. Srs. OK, well normal if I consider myself normal if slightly socially awkward… so we’re all ending up on the same end of the normal spectrum, mostly.
But I’m babbling. Maybe it’s because Twig woke me up at 5am and THEN asked me where her new friend was. Hrm.
Back to guildies. Alas, our fearsome GM (ominous music here) will be here at the end of the month and it will be FUNSIES. I even made sure to schedule Mama Murloc to visit during that time so I have a babysitter (this is a very clever ploy, no?).
I’m gonna try really hard not to food poison any of them with my cooking. In the meantime, your homework is to meet a guildie IRL.