New video! In which I confess to some of my embarrassing old usernames and encourage others to do so as well.
This is fun! I tried digging though old stuff, because I’m sure I’m missing some, but here is what I remember:
Tiggykat13- My first user name. We had just gotten aim. This is obvious, I was 13, my name is Cati, and I liked tigers.
midnightshadow89- I don’t remember when this one came about, but I’m thinking it was some time after I need to get away from tigers. Part ‘oh yeah look how edgy i am’ with my birth year.
theotherplane- the name of my old aol blog, which was like the thing before xanga with my friends. I liked to pretend to like really dark music, and gave my friends really weird nicknames when I talked about them.
sprstarinfrance- Some time in high school I tired livejournal. This is a reference to a song by a slightly obscure band called East River Pipe. Cause I’m super cool like that.
fadedmaggots- some user name for some blog or something. This had to be from high school because I thought that being dark and depressed made me cool, but it really made me seem like a idiot in the future.
hidingfromemotions- a ‘secret’ xanga i had with one of my friends for awhile. the name made sense, ‘cause we were hiding and all.
desmondaswrath- is the one i mostly used for all of high school and most of college until i realized i should probably just staring using a less complicated email for professional things. It would be cool if it had something to do with Shakespeare, but it doesn’t. It’s a character from a shitty vampire novella i spent three years writing, that apparently had a bad temper. Sometimes I shortened to dwrath cause I’d forget how to spell it when they’d ask for you email when you sign up for stuff (which is my tumblr username).
I now just use my actual name as my email/username because it a little more professional if someone tries to email about work or other things.
It was well into the audition process for 12 Years a Slave when Steve McQueen began to despair. He’d seen over a thousand actors for the role of the long-suffering Patsey, and no one quite had the “majestic grace” he thought the part required. By the time he watched the tape sent in by an unknown Kenyan actress named Lupita Nyong’o, he’d started to question his own judgment—“I just kind of rubbed my eyes in disbelief and needed someone else to confirm what I was seeing.” McQueen showed the audition to his 14-year-old daughter.