Friday, October 30, 2009

A few words about my title and chosen name.

My Own Little Corner - In Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella, C sings a song called "My Own Little Corner" and it's all about her playing pretend and being whatever she wants to be, safe from the persecution of her stepmother and stepsisters. I always loved the song as a kid because I spent most of my time playing pretend, and I find it has even more meaning now when I'm an adult who picked a career for the sake of making money and not for following my dreams. So until I can actually get out there and pursue my passion, this is my place to "be whatever I want to be."

Syrin - In high school I used to play MajorMUD. I started off as a thief named Rogue, but after reading the Drizzt Do'Urden novels I decided I wanted to be a ranger. For whatever reason I've never had the patience for learning proper stats, so I let my boyfriend do the actual rerolling for me. I told him I wanted my name to be Siryn, after the character from the X-force/X-men comics. In MajorMUD you only have that one chance to change your first name. You can change your last name as often as you'd like, but it takes a Sysop to edit your first name and depending on how nice your Sysop is, you may not have that choice at all. So he and I are talking online (in the 90s talking on the phone and being online were not an option, remember) and he says "Ok, so your name will be Syrin." "NO, Siryn." He goes in on my account, does the rerolling... and suddenly "Syrin has entered the realm." Sigh. So that was my name. It's supposed to be pronounced like the word siren, but lots of people started referring to me as see-rin after that, so I suppose you can choose whatever pronunciation you would like. No one pronounces my real first name properly either, so it's nothing new to me.

I think both of these explanations provide some insight into my personality and who I am. I hope to update this page on a weekly basis, but we all know in internet terms that is a death knell. So I'll see you when I see you.

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