I’m back from my meetup with @sinesalvatorem! I am neither kidnapped nor dead in a ditch! (Can’t make any promises about mind-controlled: it could just be really subtle.)
I had a good time, and I think she did too. There was the occasional awkward cultural issue, but I suppose it’s to be expected. We talked a bunch and ate Chinese food and talked some more.
A lot of the conversation was about differences in Canada vs America vs [Redacted], and that was interesting, but it was very neat the way we also had shared cultural referents from being in the same Internet social group. I’m used to having to either explain a bunch of backstory or be very vague when talking offline about stuff I read on the Internet, but with her I could just say “You know Ozy’s blog post, the one that starts with them talking about how they took the Wizard’s Oath as a kid” and yes, she knows. (For those of you I know from other Internet social groups who are wondering what I’m referring to, here’s a link to satisfy your curiosity.) It was nice to experience that.
#oh look an original post #I might go back to that Chinese place later #I’d never been there before but the fried rice was very tasty