After 4 and a half years of online friendship, I’ve finally flown to Holland to meet Joachim. We met on tumblr back in 2012- we were both 15- when we were both in the Avengers fandom. We’ve both grown, and he doesn’t even use tumblr anymore, but our friendship has stayed so strong regardless. Today we got matching tattoos in Amsterdam- a Dutch phrase that translates to “The whole world is your fatherland”. Mine is in his handwriting, and his is in mine. I know that online friendships are hard, I know that it sometimes feel like you’ll never actually meet each other, but if you wait, things will fall into place.