Heh, know anyone, no way... If anyone at my highschool used this site, it's their guilty secret. I don't think anyone knew about this website, especially since most of them didn't watch anime, and were "teh kool kids" and would make fun of this kind of thing because it's just SO much different then facebook. rolleyes I only knew one person on here, and we don't talk anymore. The one person EVER that I saw buying cash cards at walmart was a weirdo black guy. He looked very socially inept... Whenever I try to show anyone this site to get them to join they just look at it, give me a neutral face and ask why I'm not on facebook.
I don't know any of you people and that's how I like my internet. Anonymous.
Except for a few of my friends and my sisters I haven't met anyone who's also on Gaia. It would be cool if I find out one of my officemates is into Gaia. I'd be asking for items or some artwork. biggrin
I have a family member who is on Gaia -- I catch her now and then on this site -- but she is not quite the fanciful fan as I am.
I was able to meet with a friend of mine, here on Gaia, IRL, and this was an absolute blast!
Two co-workers of mine went to a science-fiction/anime convention in Toronto, and Gaia was represented there. They got to meet with DJ Helsing and party with him, and brought me back an autographed card with DJ Helsing's signature on it, and a Gaia convention grab bag. xD
I've got two good friends on Facebook who enjoy Gaia, too.
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I don't think that there is a recognizable separation of Gaia with my Real Life -- it's just not that "guy/girl next door" kinda thing that's happening. xD mxy
My first semester of college I met someone who was in my Algebra class. She commented on my shoes reminded her of the anklets on here or something like that, as they had wings on them. We didn't exchange any sort of username details, though...
No, I wish I did or hope I do.
Although a lot of people I know on this website are much older than I am. Or they're into anime, which I'm not a huge fan of. I doubt I'll ever meet a Gaian in real life. cry
I don't have any Gaia merchandise or any Gaia-related items made by myself to wear, but I have seen a few people walk around with OMG hats and a Kiki shirt. I never go up to them, just silently admire.
Half of my high school has had a Gaia account but have either abandoned them or rarely ever sign on because Gaia is boring or lame. So, I never talk about Gaia with anyone.
I knew one person who went to my high school that was on Gaia. She was a friend of some of my friends, but I didn't talk to her that often. I also had a friend in middle school who introduced me to the site, but I didn't stick around much at that time. It wasn't until a few years later that I really became active on the site, and by that time I had lost contact with that friend.
My first time meeting a random Gaian in real life was not good. emotion_donotwant
So many moons ago when I was attending college I logged on Gaia during class, done with my project but still had to wait of course. wink
Next thing I knew this really smelly guy in my class, who sat in the back and wore a Naurto headband came up to me and said "OH I GO ON GAIA TOO!" I honestly was so happy to meet a person who knew about the site! ... despite the BO (my most vivid memory of the whole situation was how bad he sunk, lol.)
But that happines soon left my body. He went on to brag how rich he was, how he was very popular on the site, and blah blah blah. So he showed me his account.
.... I'll just say it was a stereotypical noob account, poorly designed, nothing to brag about item, and his past post went something like this "lol" "Bump" "hi". I was not impressed but being the polite person I am I did not say anything.
He then saw my avatar/inventory and was hinting HARD for donations. Particularly my Golden Laurels and horns. xd Even after I said, no I love these items he went with the "well if you ever to let me borrow them I'll give back!".
So my first and only experience with a Gaia RL stranger was not a pleasant one at all. sweatdrop