The internet is both a daydream and a nightmare, a place to connect and a place to dissociate, a place where you can meet the most incredible people, and also a space rife with predators and liars.
Anyone who has spent their time scrolling chat rooms, social media, and all of the offerings of the web is likely to have encountered some weird moments. But some people have stories that fill a whole movie plot, with all of the drama and twists and disappointments of a Lifetime movie gone URL.
I have been on the web since '96 when I got into the chatroom/IRC scene in a HUGE way. I became (and still am) fascinated by how intimate and intense relationships can become when they are text only. I had and have many friends from those times, we were all experimenting with a new and fantastical media for communicating across the world. One friend called herself Cathy and we became very close over a number of months. I'm a Brit, she's a Yank so there was never any likelihood (or need) for meeting. Our conversations were wide and varied and I enjoyed her intelligence and wit.