This is a remake of an old journal I made, but it seems like it's happening a lot around here again, so I'll be reiterating and adding more things to it here! Feel free to link anyone to this journal if they need a little nudge in the right direction.
What Not To Do
Have you ever been asked by someone on deviantART randomly, "Can we be friends?" ? Or maybe someone simply acts as if you are their best friend, even when you don't know them--they may comment to others talking about you a lot, or call you by a nickname that only your friends use, write journals about you/tagging you, send tons of notes or comments to you acting as if you're already best buddies, "mention" you all the time, jump into your conversations with someone else.... if so, these people aren't taking friendship forming seriously, and need to take a step back and evaluate themselves and their approach.
Friendship is not automatically made by asking for it.
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