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How did you choose your LiveJournal username? Is there an interesting story behind it?


Not really. I didn't actually chose it for lj, but for some message-board. I think. Memories are a bit fuzzy after almost eight years... Essentially, I needed a username, wanted something that wasn't either NIN related or the username I'd mostly gone by before, started browsing through my bookshelves for inspiration, ended up with Elizabeth von Arnim's The Solitary Summer, and stuck with that ever since. It's vague enough not to signal any fanish allegiances, has a bit of a melancholy air without being depressing, but actually isn't even that, because Elizabeth enjoyed her summer, even if it wasn't quite as solitary as she wanted it to be, and for me solitude is about feeling safe and being myself, and essentially something positive. If I had to pick one word to describe myself, it'd probably be 'solitary', so it really fits.

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