>"Like I told you earlier, Anon, it's my intent to conduct a research on the magic of friendship as manifested in other dimensions.
>"So, I'd like to ask you a few questions.
>"Tell me, how many friends do you have back in your world?"
>"Aha-hahahahaha! That's very funny, Anon.
>"Good way of relaxing during an in-depth interview, too. Starting with a joke.
>"But seriously, how many friends do you really have back in your dimension? And, on a scale from 7 to 10, how much would you say you care for them?
>"...oh, I start with a seven because, frankly, no pony in Equestria ever answers with a six, let alone a five or *snort* a three.
>"I mean, gee, what sorrowful, abominable creature would not only have zero friends but also feel no empathy toward their kin, right?"
I'm having people over today - family of mine, which includes my cousin and her 1yo daughter - and reading these posts reminds me that in a few minutes I'll have to get off 4chan and pony for perhaps the rest of the whole day to go and spend time with them, being interrogated about my non-existant private life, job and all that. Pretend for hours that I care for their problems while I smile and smile and smile and smile and listen them while the noise of their voices fill my otherwise quiet residence.
Which brings to my mind, do people normally enjoy these things? Dropping everything you're doing to surround yourself by friends and/or family members for so long just to be barraged with questions and talk about stuff you never needed to know in the first place? Do people really enjoy that?
>Pretend for hours that I care for their problems while I smile and smile and smile
would it make you feel more if i told you that is actually true.
>mwf i think about my social life
One and we're almost like family to each other.
Miles better than dozens of good for nothing "friends" i had in high school.
I hate pretty much everyone in my class, and they hate me. For no reason other than being the new guy who doesn't talk to anyone, sits in the front row, and doesn't interrupt the lessons in any retarded way.
I get along with people at work and even my boss, but I wouldn't go as far as genuinely call "my friends".
I still live with my family and I share my room with my younger-by-a-year sister, so there isn't a way to not get along. There are arguments of course, but none of them has any lasting consequences, for better or for worse.
I used to have like 4 really good pals before I transferred to the school I'm attending now. That's all gone now. I haven't seen them for almost a year now. And I haven't seen my even older friends from my first school for half a decade. And I still lov--well, have an obsession with a short girl with long hair and nice tits that I haven't seen in almost six years now.
And due to my lack of friends, I don't have any outdoors or indoors activities and I spend every single day behind my computer desk. What's even sadder is that my DL speeds are shit, UL speeds aren't even worth talking about, my computer is slow, laggy, and unresponsive at times and my right hand hurts from all the sitting I'm doing. I fear I might have a carpat tunnel syndrome soon, but I'm too fucking lazy to go to the doctor.
I'm as close to finding new friends or a girlfriend as I'm to finding a portal to Equestria.
Life sucks and then you die. I’m still alive, so you better believe it’s gonna keep sucking.
>guy who doesn't talk to anyone, sits in the front row, and doesn't interrupt the lessons in any retarded way.
me all my life, tell me am i at the rock bottom? what is the reason to live.
>I'm as close to finding new friends or a girlfriend as I'm to finding a portal to Equestria.
i don't even know where would i go if i even wanted to make friends, fucking clubbing? that's crack den not place for making friends. Via internet? pls stop. Also friendship and love are dead in our world. everything is benefit driven
What bothers me is that in english culture and cultures related to it people tend to call their friends any person outside their family they spend time with and shake hands. In my culture there is equivalent to "friend" but it is used so rarely that is almost unheard, because, I mean you could call a friend your husband or wife but by the time you are married or just together you just call him or her your husband or wife in the first place, so there is no need to mention he/she is your friend unless you are doing some statement. It's more common here to call dog a friend rather than human, because of their superior loyalty unlike other people who like you as long as you are giving them profit and you are not in need yourself. When bad times come you can count on it to be left alone expect for your dog and lover (if you have one). I guess I could say during my life I used to socialise with many people but it would be just wrong and foolish of me to call any of them my friend. I could say I've had buddies, comrades, pals but I have never had a true friend. Not to mention, even acquiring a buddy is hard and not worth the time for me, because people simple hate me or at best don't care for me simply because I'm too calm for them.
That's also what I would tell her.
>inb4 no replys
Yep! I've got tons of friends, and a few really close ones. Usually I'm a pessimistic bitch about all of it and think just because we can't know what the other one is thinking without using words means we aren't friends,
Anything else Twilight?
You're all whiny bitches.
>conduct a research
I'll tell you when you learn to speak properly
I think it's still better than actively poisonous environment. I remember end of middle school, everyone fucking hated each other. All fine and dandy on the surface but underneath every single student was ridiculed by the rest, as if we took turns. There was no safe group, as soon as you stop talking with one they would smear you behind your back and i did this as well, like everyone.
>"I don't... but you like paper and I like Kindle, so let’s get together, Twi, and start a fire."
Everyone dislikes me because I can always find a way to bring down the mood.
>"O-oh, o-okay then, Anon..."
>"I'm... Uh... I think I need to re-organize some of those books over there."
>"N-no, it's not that! It's just... That... Those, er books.. Need to be... Stacked?
I don't know, guys. But according to >>21361992, you could be my "true friends", even though I don't fucking know nor have I ever seen any of you.
Maybe, once another ~con is happening somewhere near my backwater squashed-between-bigger-brothers republic with a president whose face looks like it's fucking melting all the time, I'll pack my shit and hop on a train to get there, so I can at least chat with someone there face to face. Granted, if anyone from /mlp/ actually goes to these Yuropoor ~cons.
You speak of english culture. Unless you mean English as in the territory of England, then I gotta ask, what country were you from that people can act like that. Should've asked what country were you from, but the word 'english' threw me off.
Anyway, be lucky that friendship is given such a clear and limited concept. Because where I come from, being a bad friend is worse than not obeying the law; that's why crime rates and corruption are on the rise over here, too. Too much nepotism.
I had Anglo-Saxons and their past colonies on my mind to be exact. (USA, Canada, Great Britian, Australia etc) I'm not judging other cultures here like Germanic or French because I know very little about them. Also I'm not telling you where I am from because I consider it a great shame. What do you think is the reason here that we (as nation, but it pains my heart to say the word "we") are rarely becoming friends with others?
>Anyway, be lucky that friendship is given such a clear and limited concept. Because where I come from, being a bad friend is worse than not obeying the law; that's why crime rates and corruption are on the rise over here, too. Too much nepotism.
Let me guess, Mexico or some other Latin sh- country?
Wow. I honestly thought I'm rare species with all that nationalism and pride rising everywhere recently. What pains me is my country could be a cool place really, but people are doing literally everything in their power to not let it happen despite given various "tools" and potential. This is also why I felt huge kind of irony mixed with sorrow when I saw ending to the Sweet and Elite Episode.
I am not known for my subtlety if I'm allowed to talk in environment I feel good in. So, most of the time I'm really not allowed to be myself.
"So let me get this straight. You can transport me between dimensions and you do this to ask creatures you encounter about their platonic relationships,"
>she tilts her head a little to the side, looking up pensively for a second
>"I guess so,"
>you furrow your brow, looking at her, contemplating how to best reply
>the question is simple, but being teleported in a pink flash while you were cleaning up tends to make easy questions difficult to answer
>she blinks, looking around a little nervously as seconds tick by
>you wonder what to do with the armful of laundry you're still holding
>"So your friends, Anon, can you tell me about them?"
>oh right, her question
"At least I won't be wasting much of your time, since I don't have any. Can you send me back now? The drying cycle is almost over,"
>"Hahaha, that's a good one, Anon,"
"I wasn't kidding about the drying cycle, I need to put these in or someone else in the bloc will start his laundry,"
>Twilight's face becomes blank
>"Anon, I mean the joke about you don't having friends,"
"Oh! I wasn't joking. So this is Equestria, right? Cool beans. I've always wondered what scale you guys were, looks like the fandom was pretty close,"
>she incredulously, nervously chuckles
>it's a quiet chuckle
>"You can't be serious, you must have at least one or two friends,"
"I think there was some dude that offered me a cigarette at a bus stop once,"
>her reply is more like a high pitched, low volume, stressed "meep"
>"Anon, please tell me you have a friend,"
"Just send me back to my apartment,"
>"Why? Y-you... Aren't you alone there? Wouldn't you want to stay for a bit? Maybe you can make a friend, maybe we can try to-
"Send me back. The night is cold, and I'm alone. I don't want to know what might be, because it would make what I don't have overwhelming,"
"A core group of maybe seven people I hang out with a lot. Of those, three I hang out with more than the others, but I talk to a fourth a lot. He just has severe social anxiety and doesn't like to leave his house often."
"Other than that, I have a few dozen acquaintances"
2 from elementary school who still come over regularly, we spent new years eve drinking and playing vidya, fun times.
The Highschool friend group on the other hand slowly fell apart in the 3 years since graduation because we're all faggots and bicker over stupid shit all the time.
i can't even treat any pone as my waifu cause always when i do idea pops into my mind that she would be repulsed/turned away by my looks/personality.
anons tell me how much of a faggot i am