I’ve been thinking a lot about writing this post, and I’m not really sure exactly what direction to take it, because I have a handful of things I want to talk about. I think first, I want to talk about labelling and names being slightly more formal labels, and second, I want to talk about the power of names and about True Names (the way I understand them). I’ll try and keep it to those two subjects.
This may not make a whole lot of sense to anyone but me. But if you’re curious about my views, read on.
You are such a damn Scorpio.
(I kid because I loev.)
It’s actually nice that you put this down, because I was starting to wonder what the hell you wanted to be called. I guess it doesn’t matter too much, then?
Names are odd things. They seem to change the self, or at least the expression of the self, depending on what they are. The way my online name is different from my offline name, my online self is different from my offline self. They’re both me—just different versions of me.
Lots of interesting thoughts, though.
I admit, I partially did this for your (and my other offline friends’) benefit. Because PM brought it up the other day when we were talking about eir name, and the fact that ey didn’t know what the hell name I was going by anymore, and I commented back that I don’t know either. And I’ve been thinking about it for a while—I’m definitely more okay with that. It’s nice finally putting it down in a solid way where I can review it and go “yes, this is what I meant, this is the nebulous thing that’s been haunting me”.
This could also contribute to the fact that I’d rather have truly indefinite pronouns—“this one” or “that one” as opposed to anything concrete. (It also makes it increasingly difficult for people to discuss me when I’m not present, if they don’t know what to call me and don’t have the proper pronouns to refer to me when I’m not in the immediate vicinity, which is a nice side effect, I confess.) It’s funny, in a way, how the more I know about myself, the more vague I want the way people refer to me to become.
Also, yes, I am the quintessential Scorpio, the end. XD
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