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The Tale Of His Facebook Journey

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by tamilazhagi, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. tamilazhagi

    tamilazhagi Bronze IL'ite

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    The Tale of his FACEBOOK Journey


    Our Hero was in his late twenties when he opened an account on facebook. He had a congenital inferiority complex ,given his most undistinguished facial and bodily features(atleast as he thinks so).

    All he noticed on FB was a clearcut phenomenon of self projection. A portrayal of (pseudo)intelligence, beauty ,and materialism. Everything in a daily routine life was captured and posted as a photograph. ’My son at first day in school’ read a post. my daughter performing in a fancy dress competition read another. A photograph of a sedan with a footnote’ a small gift to my wife ‘ was another. climbing a mountain ,bathing in a river, dining at a restaurant, waiting in an airport, shopping in a mall etc etc were making a beeline .Even toilets and bedroom snaps were not spared. Even as a patient ,waiting for surgery, people were posting photos on FB. All profile photos were displayed with a gild of attraction. Thanks to photoshop app. A majority of FB users swam with the Tide. One serving as an inspiration to another. Lies, falsehood, exaggerations were making ends meet.

    Another small percentage were trying to make intelligent sociopolitical ,religious and cultural discussions over the platform. Thought insertions, thought blockade, thought provocations were deliberately attempted. magnanimity ,pseudosecularism and anti chavunism were cleverly handled to project onself in goodlight. Even murder & rape victim photos were displayed with volumes of condenmnation,willfully jettisoning the modesty of the Individual concerned.

    Our hero was quick to understand that people(atleast the educated masses) visualized the society and the world through FB and he certainly believed that he had a potential space here and it is an ideal place to shed his Inferiority complex. Our hero wanted to choose the second group in FB. His DP was graphically designed with a revolutionary’s image in the background. His comments were sharp ,fiery and provocative. Like many others now he started reading a lot to share on FB. science ,arts, culture, politics, dialetics, metaphysics made up his posts.

    Seemingly attracted , a young female sent him a friend request. with a pretence of showing little interest he accepted the request after a weeks time. Every post of him received compliments from her. Every comment had a counter comment ,which he cherished and every festival was awaited for wishes to be exchanged. The relation progressed apparently healthy. personalised messaged started pouring in on either side. admirations, commendations, applauses, tributes ,laurels rewards, were burgeoning A sample reads thus ‘beauty and brain rolled in a sheaf’- this was his. ‘Intelligence and elegance coiled as a human’-this was hers.

    As months rolled on they decided to meet each other in person and a posh restaurant was fixed as the the venue for these nature’s special creations. Everything from linen to lipgloss, from hairdye to aftershave were carefully chosen, yet something was grossly missing. The mirror couldn’t modify the virtual image like photoshop.

    The meeting happened as per schedule with all artificialness .There was deep disappointment on both sides. A sense of betrayal enriched the environ and the conversation couldn’t proceed long over dinner ,as the cut & paste option was unavailable any further and intellectual sublimation was quick to take over.

    That was the first and last meet to take place and the relationship withered over the next few months with a formal hello and Hai.

    Our hero didn’t lose hope. He narrated the whole story with the same cut paste techniques and with a new DP where he was sporting a beard(that was neatly trimmed)he was now opening a new discussion on the thin line demarcating friendship and love .

    Expectedly the story again continues from para 5,and Iam too waiting for the excerpts from our hero’s( FB) journey tales.

     
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  2. MNR

    MNR Gold IL'ite

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    Nice narration, true to great extent. there are people who take FB so seriously that, they don't appreciate what they have, lose interest and go to the depression also.
    There are also people who compare likes.
     
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  3. SCSusila

    SCSusila Gold IL'ite

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    Social media , is mostly a false world .
    People are not what they project themselves to be .
    Particularly, young people should always be on guard and never expect too much if they are meeting a FB contact in real life .
     
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