Yep I changed my name, as mine has never been very useful as a username, having three first names all jumbled together, easily mixed up, too many syllables, and a hyphen in my real name which isn't even on my driver's license because they don't use that character in the making of the card!
Naming oneself can be a very renewing experience. It's one of the many choices in life that we have no say in, so to rethink it after being alive for several years and forming an identity separate from ones parents and their motivations, feels liberating. Even though it's just a username, and all my "real life" documentation is in my given name. It's short, sweet and easy to remember. Just like me! Hahaha jk
Having said that reminds me of other name games we like to play. Naming pets, imagining what we'll name children. It can easily become misguided when you start naming human children "Bear" or "London" or "North". These aren't cute little extensions of your personality. They aren't opportunities for you to excercise what little creativity you may possess. They are future adult humans. Give them names that mean something in and of themselves, and are actual NAMES. Or write a book and fill it with characters that have silly names. Or adopt some cats. Or give yourself a new name! And a new life! Don't make babies just because you don't think you can't make anything else interesting.
I'll step off my soapbox now.
Someone made the offhand remark that I should make a graphic novel. You know how people find out you can draw so they throw endless ideas at you of things you should be drawing, instead of what you're already drawing? As if you didn't have enough to do already!?
I laughed it off. Pfft. Me, write a comic book. I don't even like comic books. What even would it be about? Ha. Hmmmm...
and all of a sudden all these goddamn ideas started scratching around in my head like mice in an attic. They won't leave me alone! This is not what I had in mind. Which makes me think I ought to pursue it. But the amount of work might kill me. I think I'll start with page one. And if you all don't hate it, I may continue. Because I haven't the faintest clue how to write anything, but I've read hundreds of books, so hopefully I've learned something from osmosis. Anyway it feels like I'm channeling something, but it's only coming in chunks. Hopefully they'll send me the middle bit soon.
Aaaand im on Patreon now! So send me one dollar a month as my tip jar! Once I get a page of this infernal story done I'll put that up there and shake my can for more $ www.patreon.com/Noxfae
Listening to: Leslie Fish