Slinker wrote:I usally say "hi".
It's thing that comes with practise. Just do it. If you are friendly most people will forgive you inexperiance. If they are not, well screw those guys then. Point to you for trying.
I think my first big mistake was throwing that party.
Let me back up:
I'm around 6 years old, and every Saturday morning I wake up and watch the DIC saturday morning block.
What's my favorite show? Sailor Moon. It had girls, that's why.
I'm having trouble making friends in school, since I'm trying to model myself after freaking Doug (it was my other fave show at that time) and was trying to fit the people around me into archetypes.
So what does young Sada do? He gets himself imaginary friends.
Specifically, the Sailor Scouts.
So this continues, for about 5 years or so. I move 2 more times due to Dad's work, and am still having trouble making friends.
One night, I'm feeling really lonely. So I decided to expand my group of imaginary friends from 5+ to EVERYONE.
It was like every animated character I ever liked was in my room, chatting and rubbing elbows.
It was so great, that it never stopped.
Now I had imaginary friends in every room (except the bathroom), everywhere I went, and always talking and doing whatever it is they would normally do.
Even on road trips, they followed me in a huge imaginary bus.
I never thought it was real, but it was so much nicer than being alone.
When nobody's in the house, I pretend to talk to them at a normal voice.
Over the years I've boiled it down to only characters from a few series.
Resident Evil, Hellsing, DC Universe, and Serenity Rose to be specific.
And so far it's been just lovely having V in the house.
She may be imaginary, but she's a good influence.
Sometimes, it worries me, but I know none of it's real so I don't think it's going to hurt my head.
But sometimes when I get really sad or discouraged, the fact that I still have them makes it feel worse.
Because sometimes I feel like, at times in my life, I've been maybe only a few steps away from being like that Chris Chan guy. Which both scares and disgusts me.
So, answering the title of this thread, that is what I think is wrong with me.