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A meme! A meme! Also telly.

So, a mixed weekend in vintage tellyland. Remington Steele gave me an episode written by Brian Clemens, which was nice, and also an episode guest-starring Judy from Lost In Space, and that was nice too. It also had Murray from Riptide in it, and he was a million miles away from being a highly punchable irritant. That was especially nice. Then Dempsey & Makepeace let the side down by flashing Eamonn Walker at me, and then killing him off before the opening credits. I had to glare at them all most fiercely.

Anyway, just to prove once again that I can do it occasionally, I shall now proceed to talk about something that isn't television, in the form of a meme that I ganked off alec_towser:

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 swordznsorcery, because it has been for years. Back in 1997, when I first had a webpage, I did it through Geocities, and for that you needed a username. I had always been Xenon online, but I think there was an eight letter minimum. Even if I'm remembering that wrong, somebody else was sure to have already used Xenon. It was a huge, huge community, and I spent ages desperately trying to think of something that hadn't already been used by somebody else! And then eventually came up with this.

2. My journal is titled Xenon's Seventh Circle because, around about the time I joined LJ, there was a meme going around where you answered a bunch of questions to find out which of Dante's circles of hell you belonged in. I belong in the seventh circle, apparently. That's nearly all the way in! Yay me!

3. My subtitle is Light Years Away From The Morning because why not really, I suppose. It's a line from a song I wrote about nine million years ago, and it just kind of goes with... stuff. I don't know, it was probably five o'clock in the morning.

4. My friends page is called Whispers Of An Elsewhere, because I was being highly melodramatic when I named it. It's a line from a song I wrote years ago, and again, it seemed reasonably appropriate. Ish. I was probably in a mood at the time.

5. My default userpic is an icon that, again, stems from my website. It's an alien surrounded by various stars, and I guess represents Xenon. There's also a red ribbon on there of course. It's my logo, of sorts, and has been since, if not quite the nineties, then not far off.

There you go. Several paragraphs, television free! Be impressed. :)


( 17 fierce growls — Growl fiercely )
Feb. 24th, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
I had a Geocities website but it was just there, not connected to any groups. I had a light side and a dark side because i was being very goth!!
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
Is that goth? I think of it as a Queen sort of thing, as their "Queen II" album had a white side and a black side. I have no real idea what constitutes goth.
Feb. 27th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, it is a bit like Queen II.

I think goths are seen as witchy and vampiry and dark, but we're not really!!
Feb. 24th, 2015 01:40 am (UTC)
I have always wondered what your subtitle meant! That's cool. :D
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Since writing that, I've realised that I've got titles and subtitles mixed up, and need to change my answers accordingly. I'm a complete idiot, and apparently don't even know what my own LJ is called. :D
Feb. 24th, 2015 07:57 am (UTC)
That's pretty cool - I had no idea what your icon had meant before. It's odd how much significance things like a journal title and a 1" square image mean to people.

Also, I don't mind your entries about television - they're rather amusing to read, even the ones that are about shows I've never seen.
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:21 am (UTC)
It's remarkable how much individuality can be expressed in LJ icons, certainly. Some people are spectacularly artistic with them as well.
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:34 am (UTC)
Oh, absolutely. I'm just an icon mooch, though - I borrow (and credit) other people's art. Can't make icons to save my life.
Feb. 25th, 2015 12:12 am (UTC)
Ha. Yes, I'm no iconning genius either! I always make my own, but in the process generally wind up with a splitting headache, and eyes that want to run away from home. How these prolific icon masters do it, I have no idea!
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:10 am (UTC)
Interesting meme ... but I couldn't even say why my LJ has the title or subtitle it has ... *lol*
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:22 am (UTC)
Your titles suit you perfectly, with the pictures that you post of your tastes in clothing and music.
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's actually a quote from "Interview with the Vampire"! ;-)
Feb. 25th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Well it certainly suits you!
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
Aha! Now I know what Xenon's Seventh Circle is about. I thought it was the title of a sci-fi book, your subtitle sounds sci-fi-y too. And I thought your icon represented a secret science formula, with an alien. Funny what the mind comes up with!
Feb. 25th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
Secret science formulas would probably be more exciting!
Feb. 25th, 2015 09:47 am (UTC)
I really like 'whispers of an elsewhere'.
Feb. 25th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
It is a bit "writing angsty songs in your bedroom when you're a teenager". But I must still like it, or I wouldn't have chosen it!

The full lyric is something like "Whispers of an elsewhere that I have no place in".
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