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Susie
06-08-2009, 05:34 AM
I like being here much better. What about you?


Please discuss. :)

KTC
06-08-2009, 05:35 AM
Um....real life. It's a bliss.

som1luvsmi
06-08-2009, 05:38 AM
Since the better parts of my day are spent with people under the age of ten and who are constantly asking for something, I'm going to have to say here.

I love it here. :D

Writer2011
06-08-2009, 05:50 AM
I love it here too!!! :)

CaroGirl
06-08-2009, 06:08 AM
I love it here. You don't got to put your coat on to go to the bathroom. And your house is always parked in the same place.

Sweetleaf
06-08-2009, 06:36 AM
Definitely here.

It's quieter, and if I don't want to talk to someone they're not in my face saying 'Mummy! Mummy stop typing! Mummy talk to me!'

Clair Dickson
06-08-2009, 06:43 AM
Most of the time, I prefer being here. I can participate in conversations when or if I want to. And I can take time to compose my thoughts, editing what I say if necessary.

Button
06-08-2009, 06:43 AM
This isn't real? *eyeballs everyone suspiciously*

KTC
06-08-2009, 06:45 AM
I love it here. You don't got to put your coat on to go to the bathroom. And your house is always parked in the same place.

you don't got. let us pull up the trailer park and get comfy, shall we.

alleycat
06-08-2009, 06:47 AM
Well, real life includes such things as work, driving in rush hour traffic, having to shop for groceries, filing out tax returns, cleaning the gutters, washing the car, and taking women out to very expensive restaurants . . . but it does have a couple of good points as well.

Button
06-08-2009, 06:51 AM
taking women out to very expensive restaurants . . .

This is why I now need to lose 10 pounds.

Rule of thumb: Dating someone means you'll get fat. Goes for guys and girls.

alleycat
06-08-2009, 06:54 AM
This is why I now need to lose 10 pounds.

Rule of thumb: Dating someone means you'll get fat. Goes for guys and girls.
Or you could fall head-over-heels in love. I find that's the best diet drug in the world . . . although it does have quite a few side effects, such as doing stupid things, writing bad poetry, and buying roses.

Matera the Mad
06-08-2009, 07:06 AM
Some days one, some days t'other. In RL there is fresh baked bread. That has a lot to do with it.

dclary
06-08-2009, 07:10 AM
I like being here a lot, but I gotta be honest: sex just isn't the same without a partner in the same room.

Cassiopeia
06-08-2009, 07:13 AM
I like being here a lot, but I gotta be honest: sex just isn't the same without a partner in the same room.NO NONONO...TMI...T...M...I!

wannawrite
06-08-2009, 07:16 AM
sex just isn't the same without a partner in the same room.[/quote]


Uh....

Chumplet
06-08-2009, 07:16 AM
I thought RL was some other writing forum. Real Life? It's okay when the sun is shining and the boids are singin'.

Here? It's a nice little alternate world I like to visit, but real life has the edge most days. Okay, some days.

DL Hegel
06-08-2009, 07:29 AM
I wish I had the whole lot of you crazy people in my life...I think AW folk are the best.

Jersey Chick
06-08-2009, 07:30 AM
It's here - no one whines as me (for the most part), I get to talk to other writers who understand just how insane writers really are, and there's lots of cyber chocolate. What's not to love???


And here, I can talk about my characters like they're real people and no one goes looking for the butterfly nets. I talk about my characters in RL, and I tend to get some strange looks from outsiders. Seriously - talk about a swordfight scene you've written, when people don't know you're talking about your own characters... it's fun.


But I like RL, too - just in small doses

aadams73
06-08-2009, 01:13 PM
I'll be diplomatic and say that both have their charms.

Here I get to hang with people who share a common interest, while "out there" I get to experience things that refill the well.

Case in point, the three cops who inhabit the Starbucks I visit on Sunday mornings. Officers Donut, Taco, and Shaft amuse me to no end with their antics. Recently Taco came in toting some kind of assault rifle. This past Sunday they were all arguing over which was the best video card. It's a mixed bag with that lot and I love the energy they bring to the place. Eventually some of their quirks will worm their way into my work.

Susie
06-08-2009, 08:38 PM
I guess most of us like it here way better. I'm in that group. RL does have its moments, on occasion. :)

aadams73
06-08-2009, 08:44 PM
RL does have its moments, on occasion. :)

RL has chocolate. AW only has the promise of chocolate.

vrabinec
06-08-2009, 08:55 PM
Depends on what I'm doing. When the wife and I are having wild monkey sex, then RL beats the shit out of this place. When I've got a pissed off customer on the phone, AW is the place to be. Everything else falls somewhere in between.

I do find that the writing common denominator I share with the people on here makes most of you far more interesting than most of the RL people I interact with on a daily basis.

CaroGirl
06-08-2009, 08:58 PM
RL has chocolate. AW only has the promise of chocolate.
Are you saying you're promising me chocolate?

Ken
06-08-2009, 09:02 PM
I prefer RL: a good book or a movie ;-)

aadams73
06-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Are you saying you're promising me chocolate?

That I am. But I can't deliver. :D

dclary
06-08-2009, 09:36 PM
NO NONONO...TMI...T...M...I!

Whu.......?

^_^

IT ISN'T!!!

scarletpeaches
06-08-2009, 09:43 PM
RL sucks donkey cock.

Here, I have something in common with other members. In real life, I'm constantly forced to mix with a bunch of wankers I neither like nor respect, by virtue of their physical proximity.

You guys are the ones I choose to spend time with.

mscelina
06-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Depends on where my family is. If they're at my house, I'm here. If they're in another state, I might unlock the study door.

Elementary, really. :D

Susie
06-08-2009, 10:18 PM
RL has chocolate. AW only has the promise of chocolate.

Oh, AW DOES have chocolate, it's just virtual chocolate. Yummy & no calories. :D

spamwarrior
06-08-2009, 10:20 PM
This is not real life?

Actually... it depends. Sometimes I prefer being here. Sometimes I prefer walking around yelling at people.

aadams73
06-08-2009, 10:21 PM
Oh, AW DOES have chocolate, it's just virtual chocolate. Yummy & no calories. :D

Yes, but my dog looks at me funny when I lick the screen. :D

Susie
06-08-2009, 10:59 PM
:ROFL: Too funny, aadams. He's just jealous. :D

Ken
06-08-2009, 11:02 PM
Yes, but my dog looks at me funny when I lick the screen. :D

:-D
But if you pulled up a bone or Purina biscuit on your comp screen I bet yer dog would be doing some licking of its own ;-)

Ken, who hasn't yet licked his screen, but who does pat it when spotting cute pics of animals like raccoons and polar bears ^..^

WendyNYC
06-08-2009, 11:07 PM
I'm pretty happy with RL, so, even though I like y'all and everything, I'm going to have to go with that.

spamwarrior
06-08-2009, 11:10 PM
Or one of those bacon things.

brainstorm77
06-09-2009, 03:18 AM
I enjoy AW but I prefer real life :)

som1luvsmi
06-09-2009, 03:32 AM
Yes, but in real life I can't give this to Susie
http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/wp-content/photos/chocolate_drizzle.jpg

or this to SP
http://ml.berkeleyblogs.com/archives/jonathanrhysmeyersbrown.jpg

or this to OT
http://ramblingmoo.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/bora-bora.jpg

or this to bettielee
http://www.thundersquee.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/gerard_butler_04.jpg

yeah, here is much better. :D

scarletpeaches
06-09-2009, 03:34 AM
Oh ding dong, sum1luvsmi. Ding dong, I say. :e2brows:

thethinker42
06-09-2009, 03:53 AM
Hmm...

RL = live on a subtropical island...no day job...two cats instead of kids...my husband and all the dirty things we do...and chocolate.

AW = People who understand writing and all its insanity...ample opportunity to be a smartass on a regular basis...the possible opportunity to throw someone into a swimming pool full of spiders...and the Writing Erotica forum.

And either way, my in-laws aren't around and I have scarletpeaches nagging at me to write in between demanding that I scour the intertubes for hot pictures of an elite group of Insanely Hot Men(tm).

Gonna have to call it a draw, though RL has a slight edge because of the "dirty things we do" bit relating to my husband.

bettielee
06-09-2009, 04:24 AM
This isn't real? *eyeballs everyone suspiciously*

whether it's real or not depends: did you take the blue pill or the red pill?

I am ashamed to say I like it here better. But even before the internet I was not a fan of the real world, and lived in my dreams anyway. Here, it's like we're all dreaming together.

bettielee
06-09-2009, 04:26 AM
I'm pretty happy with RL, so, even though I like y'all and everything, I'm going to have to go with that.

yes... but this comes from a woman who eats bon bons all day...?

shouldn't she recuse yourself? ;)

WendyNYC
06-09-2009, 04:49 AM
yes... but this comes from a woman who eats bon bons all day...?

shouldn't she recuse yourself? ;)

Perhaps so, but I do have to add this: you all are often more *fun* than my fellow RL bon bon eaters.

And here I am. Again. So...

Ken
06-09-2009, 05:01 AM
... finding it difficult to believe that Wendy eats bon bons all day. She's too svelte ;-)

bettielee
06-09-2009, 05:05 AM
Perhaps so, but I do have to add this: you all are often more *fun* than my fellow RL bon bon eaters.

And here I am. Again. So...

Good one Wendy! ;)

(and that jab at you was meant to be ever so gentle)

WendyNYC
06-09-2009, 05:13 AM
... finding it difficult to believe that Wendy eats bon bons all day. She's too svelte ;-)

Ah, see, but in Wendy's Perfect World, bon bons have no calories.



(Confession: I'm not even really sure what a bon bon is.)

Angie
06-09-2009, 05:15 AM
I wish I had the whole lot of you crazy people in my life...I think AW folk are the best.

You said just what I was going to say. ;)

Ken
06-09-2009, 03:32 PM
(Confession: I'm not even really sure what a bon bon is.)

Shirley Temple mentions 'em in her song:

On the good ship
lollipop
its a sweet trip
to the candy shop
where bon-bon's play,
on the sunny beach
of peppermint bay.

Well, you asked ;-)

Angie
06-09-2009, 04:59 PM
(Confession: I'm not even really sure what a bon bon is.)

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/mymotherwasahamster/bonbons.jpg

WendyNYC
06-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Is it a cold, ice cream thingy, like a trussed-up Dibs? Or more like a truffle?

Alan Yee
06-11-2009, 02:15 AM
Since my real life mostly involves school, homework, school, doctor's visits, homework, school, health/personal issues, homework, and school, I definitely like being here better.

Susie
06-11-2009, 04:09 AM
Well, after having to deal with RL for several weeks, I have to agree, as always, that here is way, way better! Hope your doc's visits are aok, Alan.