I think I am about equally happy in real life as online. Sure, if I find a website disturbing or horrific and it makes me sad, I can leave the site. Since my life is relatively pleasant, if I have disturbing thoughts, I can simply “click away from them” mentally, too. I have my melancholy moments in real life and on the internet. I’d say that my Xanga weblog sitself actually makes me look slightly less happy than I usually am because when I feel melancholy I feel more like writing.