Asia may be cornering the market on disturbing love stories (see previous blog post on man marrying his dead girlfriend). Today’s story comes from Japan where a guy has fallen in love with a 2 dimensional, virtual character. Here’s my favorite quote: “the man fell in love with one of the virtual girls named Nene Anegasaki and decided to marry her and take her on a honeymoon to Guam. Since the girl doesn’t really exist, that meant he took his Nintendo DS to Guam.” Link
Awesome. This was a good reminder to me to not take Jenni’s actual existence for granted. I don’t know whether to punch this guy in the face or weep for his unmet desire for relationship.
This seems to me to be a bigger part of a disturbing trend of no contact with people. We see it in online churches which I find to be dangerous. Can online community truly be community? Perhaps, but it seems more to be just another avenue to put off relationships and live behind the screen.
I will be embarking on my first cruise tomorrow on which I’ll probably sing “I’m On A Boat” about 200 times. Pray for Jenni and Kristen as they will undoubtedly be sick of that about 5 minutes in.