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Memey Thing

1. My username is _____ because ____.

My username is wonderbink because it's the name I've been using on the Duranie scene for more years than I care to contemplate. It's taken from a weird cut-and-paste thing the Nick Rhodes did in the 1993 tourbook. (It's on the front page of my dusty little website, if you'd like to have a look.) From what I can discern when I was Googling myself (oh, come on, we all do it) the phrase was probably clipped from a newspaper article about the fact that companies that sell tropical fish often capture them by dumping cyanide in the water, scooping up the stunned ones and disposing of the dead ones.

2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.

"The Day-to-Day Doings of Cyanide Fish" because, well, that's what it's supposed to be. Though, granted, I'm not always the best about daily updates.

3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.

"or, the Confessions of a Grad School Dropout" because it's that, too. I did indeed go to grad school for a short period of time, but then dropped out because (a) I was grappling with clinical depression and (b) I landed a job that paid a hell of a lot more starting out than a teaching job with an MFA would actually get me. I lost the job, but never made it back to grad school. Instead, I got a paralegal certificate and am quite happily employed in a job that pays my bills and still leaves me time to do all the fun arty stuff on the side.

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.

"Other People's Issues" because LiveJournal seems to be the place where we work out our respective capital-I Issues.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

Pretty much the same one I've had from when I started this journal. It's Nick Rhodes' eye, from a picture of him in a tourbook (can't remember which one--relatively recent, though.) I tweaked it a bit in Photoshop to get rid of a white line that goes through the original, and I'm pretty proud of the result.

Proper entry will follow soon. Honest.