From my first Gawker screenname, which has to do with my past profession.
Inspired by shetoldmesomemore’s post
The Kanamits is the name of an alien race that comes down to Earth “to serve man” on the classic Twilight Zone Season 3 episode of the same name.
“The Way of the World - A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism” is the name of a book by Ron Suskind that I was reading at the time that greatly moved me. A heroic book of how America lost its way and relinguished its moral leadership during the post 9/11 Bush years as a result of the false premise underlying the Iraq war, Guantanamo, detention, rendition and torture, etc., etc. It’s a bold portrait of America told through the narrative of individuals testing America’s values. The truth and hope come from those people who are willing to stand up to authority (at often great cost) when that authority is morally wrong, regardless of what the law states.
That and I couldn’t think of anything else at the time. I always figured some better name would eventually present itself, but this grew on me and stuck around.
That is interesting! I am very intrigued by how people choose their usernames. I am currently writing an essay on embodiment, so I am thinking, “Why this username? What does it represent about the person”
“Nighthawks” is one of my favourite songs by the band Two Hours Traffic (whom I’ve talked incessantly about in my Tumblr). Whenever I need a screenname, I generally turn to song titles as a good source for inspiration. There is nothing better than someone recognizing a musical reference you’ve made; it is like making a connection with a kindrid spirit. I am very defined by the music I listen to, but unfortunately the most I can do in my general interactions with people is to wear a band shirt and hope that someone notices. “Nighthawks” was short, simple, and showed my love for one of my favourite bands.
Mine is after the Sleater-Kinney song, “Buy Her Candy”.
if i buy her candy / will she know who i am?
It’s an old Heart song and I am bebe le strange, especially on tumblr.
‘Mogadon’ is an old old nickname (‘Moggy’ for short) that a few people I know still call me.
It derives from the sleeping pill of the same name.
A light-hearted exaggeration of my perceived ‘laid-back demeanour’ that people always used to remark upon.
“He’s so laid back he’s outrageous” was a line that a friend of mine always used to trot out to people when introducing me. *yawn*
By the way, bebe
I’ve been racking my brains trying to remember what you were called BEFORE bebelestrange
No matter, you most definitely ARE bebelestrange now! :-)