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Online Friendship: Hey, quit poking!

Updated on February 26, 2015
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I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. - Mark Twain

How do you define a virtual friend? Useful? Supportive? A Mischief Creeper? Artificial? Charming? Autonomous? Neutral? Humourous? Instigating? Pleasing? You can go on and on for that someone is like any one of the characters in Disney’s Lion King. You can easily relate someone to Pumbaa, Timon, Simba, Zazu, Nala, Scar, the Hyenas, or Rafiki. It is okay to leave Mufasa and Sarabi alone, they have the greatest spirit.

What comfort it is to have virtual friends! I truly have faith that you and I can produce a remarkable friendship using only two senses. I do not deny fantasizing a friendly bond into the magical world with the unseen or the enchanted. Who does not want to have a gnome, a fairy, a dragon or a friendly ghost as a friend? Okay, that’s entrancing and at the same time frightful. Now, this is making me almost see other things. Where did you go? Are you still with me?

Going back to the first paragraph, the Lion King’s characters ARE more delightful to begin with. The inclusion of the characters in this topic is guessing that no one would like to be trapped in a serious seriousness mood. You would look for a bump to tumble over and grin especially from other Bloggers, the Facebookers and the Twitters. But that is not always the case, is it? Okay seriously, a beautiful and real friendship does not always have to be physical. It cannot always be in one place and be around so often, but comes back to you either in time of longing, unannounced or just available around the bend and clearly this definitely is occurring virtually as well. You will receive honest criticisms, happy praises and helpful opinions. They may blend in with your ideas and feelings.

Pumbaa: I feel kinda bad. Maybe we should have left him a note. Timon: Oh yeah, something like: "Dear annoying bunny. Ya nearly drove me bonkers. Love and kiss


In virtual dependence on friendship, you know the consequences of its functions, merits, disbeliefs, activeness and silence. You resent the negativity of things, responses, nastiness, bitterness, rumours, back-stabbing, dishonesty and so on. There will be no more of a virtual likeness of Scar because if you cannot accept the way they have become and behave in your friends’ list, it is convenient to easily terminate those names or you turn into the Hyenas yourself and chase that person away. Remember that there are different types of critiques and these types are embedded in each tentacle of a critic. The critic is the only one who knows when and which tentacle to use at you. So in the end, whatever you hear, see or absorb from a critic’s tentacles’ soft or suck-it-up touch, it is solely up to how you take it either you are aggravated and hurt, appreciative and thankful, graceful and pleased, or even unmindful and unmotivated. Okay, I think the ‘tentacles’ look like another Disney character invading my write up. I know who you have in mind. Ursula? You would not want her tentacles, would you?

There is so much imagination right now and I am seeing stars in the indigo sky above the Pride Lands (the bright side of Internet). I have promised myself to post a short topic but it is not helping. Now, you wish that you will get hold of Rafiki’s staff and share wisdom to others and be equally silly to your virtual friends to be laughing-out-loud. In the virtual world, which Lion King character do you recognize yourself? Where would you rather be? Who should you rather communicate and share information? How should you take it? How should you maintain friendship? How would you categorize your friends (Customized? Restricted? Off Limits? Blocked? Unfriend? Unapproved? Trash? Accepted? Liked? Close friends? Pumbaa? Timon? Nala? Shenzi? Banzai? Or Ed?) What is the harmonious thing to do? What are you thinking?

If you choose the Pride Land over a mound of bones, you will produce harmony in your e-pages and a harmonious aura from the many virtually NEW friends in the same phase with you. You would wish to have more virtual friendship the likes of Timon and Pumbaa to forget about the tiniest worries or perhaps someone like Zazu who is a mix of personalities. As Pumbaa and Timon shared a line in their song- “It’s our problem-free philosophy, hakuna matata!” Their philosophy should apply to Virtual Friendship.


A beautiful song...


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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahahaha! Poking tickles, that's why, laptopfinger! Thank you for enjoying this hub. It's one of my first hubs here. Cheers to you.

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      Christiano Odhiambo 

      6 years ago from Nairobi

      I find this hub as funny, and like the Timon & Pumbaa illustraton.


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