Ok, Now I'm Not Going
Pajiba seems like it attracts intelligent and often attractive people. We have an active Facebook community and that tends to form close friendships, or maybe more? I’ll admit that I’ve met up with someone in real life after only knowing them through Pajiba’s Facebook Group. It was completely cool and lots of fun.
And I’ll admit that I might be driving quite a ways to meet up with another Pajiban in a little while. And I was excited about it and not at all worried that anything could happen until I saw this trailer for Catfish. It starts a little slower but takes a quick turn for the “WHAT?”.
Right. So my trip is canceled now.
“Catfish” claims to be a documentary about the nature of identity in social media. Clearly we can see the girl was not what she claimed to be. The trailer spooked me enough to do a little more research into the film. It was supposed to be a documentary about this guy meeting a girl solely through Facebook. The girl’s younger sister was a painter and she contacted the guy to paint one of his photographs. It progressed, he started talking to the young girl’s older sister and they agree to meet in Michigan (And I will vouch for the abundance of creepy farms in Michigan). Things were not how they seemed.
So tell me, fair commentators, have you met up with people you previously only knew through a website? If so, are you currently writing this from the basement of a country farmhouse? Do those shackles chafe a bit?
Please try to reassure me that things will be fine.