As many of us look at the prospect of missing our friends at least in person for a while, I want to share a post about lasting friendship.

The photo with this post says a thousand words on its own. This past February, my friend Eric and I recreated a photo his mom took of us over 30 years ago.

Eric and I shared a love for technology and experienced the evolution of personal computing together, both being lucky enough to have parents that encouraged our interest. We were very ahead of our time 😉

Our strong friendship, though centered around our common hobbies, also had a lot to do with our shared temperament. We spent countless hours learning about computers and creating things with them, not just playing games. Because of that shared time, I have the career I have now.

We had so much in common it was uncanny, except for one very big difference that would become obvious many years later.

While I considered Eric to be like a same aged brother from another mother, it would not be until many years later that he learned I was actually his sister from another mother.

Though we’ve lived in separate states for many years now, he was the first person I fully came out to as transgender. His response was exactly what I would have expected. A response filled with care, acceptance, and offers of support.

In many ways telling him was the first step to me being able to be the open and honest person I am today with the world at large.

Be there for your friends, with real support and emotion, and don’t be afraid to be your true self with your friends. It makes a huge difference in their lives no matter their location on this planet. Let’s all draw closer together during this time and let people know we care.

Thank you Eric! Love you buddy! Your sister, Ariana 🙂

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originally posted 3/12.. I didn’t do enough development today.. time to work on my Minecraft Android App and maybe some website work later. I’m going to stream it on Twitch so stop by if you want to watch me squash some bugs 👱‍♀️twitch.tv/maidenariana
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originally posted 3/12/20.. I kind of get the feeling that with Covid-19 cases doubling every several days, this may be the last true post for a while, assuming my company begins having me work from home everyday instead of only part of the week like I have been privileged to do for several years now. I could always still dress for work in my home office though 😊
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Keep your chins up folks. We can all get through this by caring about ourselves and each other as much as we should always care for our fellow skin suits.
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Don’t be selfish, don’t be rude, don’t be a hoarder, but prepare for several weeks of bizarre times ahead. Drive more carefully, take care of your health in general (you should always do this!) to avoid having to go to hospitals when they may be overrun soon.
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To my LGBTQ+ friends be a little more on guard because as the heat turns up on anything that scares people they may be looking to lash out. .
Love you all. Individual pics to be posted to my story tonight. Also, last nights Patreon post had to be postponed to tonight. .
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