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Changing Your Name

Posted by Stark , in Life, Looking Back, BZPower Nov 21 2016 · 134 views

3 (almost 4) years ago I posted some sort of rant about changing your display name on BZPower while browsing through the old times of my blog (and maybe we can discuss my urges to delete all of 2011/2012 later).

Figured I'd do a little write up on the topic again, since my opinion has clearly changed, and did so quite awhile ago.

Back then I used to hate it when people called me anything other than ibrow (which is, somewhat ironically, something I actively dislike being called these days), even if my display name was different. The rant in that old entry wasn't huge, but it is kinda silly.

I suppose back then I found it difficult to adjust to having a new display name, but that's certainly not the case anymore. If I had to pinpoint when that changed, it was probably later on in 2013, when I finally dropped "ibrow" completely and became "Voltex" instead. A change in identity, as it were, would have made it an easier adjustment, though until very late in 2014, most of my names were still modifications of the same name (though it was "Voltex" now, rather than "ibrow").

I mentioned being bothered by people referring to me by the new display name, which is quite silly in retrospect. Not that it's a huge issue nowadays; I've been around long enough and active in enough places (plus, y'know, the shrinking memberbase) that most members I interact with refer to me as Voltex or Tex out of habit - though my aggressive responses towards being called "ibrow" in the past as I tried to remove myself from the name may have helped as well.

Of course, I spent about a year and a half with the display name "Lucina", directly going against both of these. When I was referred to as Lucina by other members it never bothered me, though it was a somewhat rare occurrence, and of course, adjusting to a different name is a non-issue. After a brief stint as "Tex" for familiarity's sake, I am now "Stark", though how long I'll remain so is anyone's guess.

I guess, like most things on BZP and elsewhere these days, my general attitude towards name changes is almost a resounding "meh". I'm not going to be particularly excited with it, though I do make an effort to stick to names that won't embarrass me when I look back at them (I think the name changes I've had in the past that I actively dislike should be quite obvious).

I am operating under a new challenge for any future name changes right now: keep it to one word.
(It's not very exciting).

So that's that, I suppose. Yet another rambling entry on the topic of name changes, which are a frequent enough subject on this blog that I could probably give them their own category (but I won't). In a way, this entry is a comparison of myself now and then, but examining how people work (and how I work/have worked) has always been fascinating to me, so in that sense, rambling on about it isn't very surprising at all.

But in the end, I do have better and more important things to do with my time, so that's all for now.


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another question

Posted by Stark , in Life Nov 16 2016 · 105 views

if you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

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i think that i would want to be iron man, just to fly around in that armor


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a question

Posted by Stark , in Life Nov 14 2016 · 115 views

if you could be someone else for a day, who would you be (and why)?

(real people only, we can have fun with characters later)


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Vote

Posted by Stark , in Life, Collection Nov 08 2016 · 83 views

Vote Voltex for President today

He might be Canadian
He might have no last name
He might have no credentials beyond "amateur writer"
He might send the USA's debt deeper than ever before by spending every cent of the budget on amiibo
He might use you to conquer Canada

but you know what

that's okay


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my avatar

Posted by Stark , in Life, BZPower Sep 11 2016 · 294 views

so i've had a few people ask me about this
which means a few more of you are probably wondering and haven't figured it out yet
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yes, that is a photo of me
click it for the semi-full version if you wish

#facereveal2016


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hello again

Posted by Stark , in Life Sep 06 2016 · 86 views

i've been largely MIA the past few weeks. summer got pretty busy and my life is rather upside down at the moment (just spent today helping my aunt & uncle hunt down their missing kid when they weren't on the bus and everybody started panicking, for an example)

(yes we did find the kid, little cousin is safe and sound and someone at the transportation board will probably be starting up a job hunt)

anyway, hopefully i will be able to return to a somewhat higher level of activity soon. i promise, that next chapter for Lore & Histories is coming (any ideas can be submitted via PM if you'd like the chance to add to BZPGOT canon)

bye for now


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20

Posted by Stark , in Life Aug 11 2016 · 189 views

tomorrow i turn 20

gross


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brick fair

Posted by Stark , in Life Aug 03 2016 · 118 views

i'm not going


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sleep

Posted by Stark , in Life Jul 06 2016 · 28 views

I got home at 530pm yesterday

I went to sleep

I woke up at 6am today

what is happening to me


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keyboard

Posted by Stark , in Life Jul 04 2016 · 24 views

For the last several years I've been eyeing the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard, because I like to pretend that I am an elite PC gaming snob

finally bought it this weekend after the spacebar on my last keyboard borked

and am now remembering how awful it is whenever you have to adapt to a new keyboard, just ugh

I could listen to the sound of the keys clicking for the rest of my life tho






watch, listen, remember

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