May 15th, 2007

LJ Addict

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Strange mood this let's do something odd. Been a couple years since I tried this, it's about time to do it again.

What does your lj-name mean? Where did it come from? If you are reading this, please answer. Don't let us all down.

In the spirit of participation, I'm happy to begin: archmage was the easiest and shortest version I could get of the main online handle I was using when I started my LJ, which was "Archmage Chaos Blackflame" (there were others, depending on the site or circumstance, but this was the primary one). The wizardly moniker came from the fact that I had been interested in Tarot cards for years and years, and identified with The Magician (he who uses the forces of the world for the betterment of all)...and being a life-long D&D player probably didn't hurt. "Chaos" came out of the fact that the only force I find myself able to believe in is that of Primal Chaos. "Blackflame" came from the "the black fire", the rabbinic way of teaching the Torah in the written tradition, and as I was writing a lot at the time, I liked the way that fit me...though, admittedly, mostly I just thought it sounded cool. ;)

In the end, I came out with an LJ-name that was short and distinctive, plus easy to remember and tell others without having to give them strange spellings or symbols or underscores, etc.

So, tell us about yours.
Rock - Devil

Jerry Falwell, Dead

I feel a great relief in The Force, as if millions of people cheered when one bigot was silenced.

Jerry Falwell, dead at 73

Yep, he's gone. Boo fuckin' hoo. Call me cold, or mean, or whatever you like, but this was the same man who blamed the 9/11 attacks on gays and liberals and whatnot. A man who used his position in a religion supposedly dedicated to love to sow hatred. A man who lived in fear and anger that somewhere, someone might be having a good time.

Well, enough of that crapola. Now, hopefully people like Fred Phelps and the rest of the televangelist lunatics will follow in the near future, and we can take one more step towards calming down and getting along.

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For the last couple days, I've had the hearing on my left side fading out...finally, today, decided it might be time to clean my ears (I have some serious wax build-up, sometimes, like I need some damn "Pledge" for them or something). Anyway, that seems to have helped, because now everything is REALLY FUCKING LOUD. :P