I Am Clever


A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...

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Saturday, Week 7 - OFic/ONarrative/Other
It's late/early, I just had to do a cat-feeding run on a cadet weekend, and I've been on the go all day. Have a meme!

1. My username is ____ because ____.
2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.
4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.


1. My username is alec_towser because I was getting really into the Who for the first time when I made this journal and I wanted a band-related name (I figured you can't go wrong with something related to classic rock). Alec is bassist John Entwistle's middle name, and Towser is one of guitarist Pete Townshend's nicknames. I actually tried out a bunch of different name combinations before settling on this one; none of the rest had the same ring to them.

2. My journal is titled "A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation" because it's a line from a Paul McCartney song that I love, and sometimes when I start writing, it's hard to tell where one stops and the other begins.

3. My subtitle is "Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy..." because it's a line from a Beatles song that struck me when I was 15, and still does today. I don't think a lot of people appreciate the effort that goes into writing stuff that's visible to the public eye, especially when it's on a schedule.

4. My friends page is called "Instant Party" because it's always a party when you're surrounded by friends. :D (And also because of the Who.)

5. My default userpic is the Second Doctor saying "Well yes, I am rather clever" because Two is a troll and he's my favourite Doctor.

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That's very interesting! I wonder if you'll ever regret the choice of name. Perhaps not, since you've had it some time now. I've known a few people who started their LJs as teenagers, and then cringe at their usernames a few years later! You did choose a very good band to style yourself after though. 8)

I used to have a The Who icon. I wonder what happened to it.

I think that was why I chose it; so that it would be a name that I wouldn't regret in the future. I had a few other screen names I was using at the time, but I felt they were just a bit iffy and didn't want those to be my journal name. These days my internet accounts are pretty evenly split between using "Alec Towser" in some format (with or without underscores and hyphens) and "SmittyJaws", which is based off of two nicknames one of my brothers has given me. Only difference is; SmittyJaws is clearly a screen name only, whereas I tend to think of Alec Towser as my nom de plume, as it were. So I don't think it's going away anytime soon. :)

Also, I used to have more The Who icons (I had a different one of Pete as my default for a couple of years when I first made this journal, actually), but I don't know where they all went. This is the only one I have at the moment; I should really find some more again. (Pete disapproves of the fact that I have so few TW icons, too. :P)

Edited at 2015-02-23 08:38 am (UTC)

Oh, Pete's disapproval is okay. It's when you get Roger's disapproval that you need to duck and run! ;)

(Actually I think he's mellowed with age. But still).

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