That's just doing a U turn down the same driveway for me. >So you like X?>ask some basic questions about X>they reply>quickly exhaust all reasonably close questions regarding X
Its just really one sided for me. I know a few things, but finding the things people want to talk about is like a needle in a haystack>person says she likes fantasy novels like LoTR >I think of some reasonable lines of conversation like talking about characters, Tolkein's distaste for allegory despite the many allegories readers drew between it and war, the neat sounding food etc>decide to pick the last one>conversation quickly fizzles as she says elvish bread does sound tasty
If I'm being a little bit more bitter I resent how people don't know how to write their thoughts, especially on places like discord where one liners are the norm. But more practically I think I need to work on sounding excited or something. From other people's chats I see there's very little content, the emotional delivery (I think?) is what carries the conversation.