Tell us the origin story of your best friend. How did you become friends? What is it that keeps your friendship rockin’ after all these years?
I met Tarek in late 2003 on a MMO for furries called Furcadia. Of course, at the time I didn’t have a clue what a furry was but I enjoying playing with a a cat-like avatar. when I first joined Furcadia, it wasn’t as “fleshed out” as it is today, so I didn’t spend much time on it. As time went on though, I started dream-hopping [Dreams are private places within Furcadia where you can hang out with others.] and roleplay or just socialize.
In the beginning of our acquaintanceship, I always though Tarek was this annoying, whiny little shit because of teenage angst. Time passed and he started growing out of that angsty cloud, and was this amazing person I am proud to call my friend.
in June of 2009, I had the chance to be able to meet Tarek in person and while some people might have that nervousness of “OH MY GOD, I’M MEETING SOMEONE FROM THE INTERNET. THEY’RE AN AXE MURDERER”. For us it was like he was gone for a really long time and just came back and this was the first time EVER we were meeting in person.
We had a great time together while he was here, and eventually he’ll come visit again.
Thank you for 11 years of friendship, here’s to 11 years more! :DD