Ok, I'm not mad. I'm amused! When it's easy to separate good-natured ribbing from straight sardonicism, I'm on board. Last page or so was a helluva lot more fun than some of the other stuff.
Yes, the fan club is real. HA!
All 27 members are friends. When you're nice to everybody you meet, and uphold yourself as a good guy, and when you're too social for your own good, and when you take on 15-20 copy-editing jobs a semester for people who need their term papers edited, you become popular for the right reasons and that group was not at all sarcastic or mean. I forgot about it until now, actually, as I don't use Facebook anymore (too many ads...).
I love walking around my college campus. Bam! High-five from the basketball team. Wham! Knuckles with the theater kids. It's fun being me in real life, where naiveté and crushing optimism come off as endearing and trust-inspiring.
I get ribbed all the time for stuff similar to the stuff in this forum... but in real life it's easy to tell when someone's smiling with me.
I GUESS I'll stick around... this doesn't seem like a big deal. Thanks for the PM's, people.
P.S. I use my real name on here for a reason. I have a Google Plus, and I also have a profile page for my writing over at Demand Studios. My life, and my experience hiking and biking, is no secret. You can go through it if you really want to...
Dig deep. When I was 16, I made a Myspace page because a girl told me to.