1. My username is _____ because ____.
slammerkinbabe, because I couldn't think of anything better when I went to make an LJ username. I didn't know that I'd be using the site much when I first started this journal (ha) and I was really into Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin, so there you go. There was absolutely no reason for the "babe", and it made what would have been a catchy username, albeit one that owed its catchiness entirely to someone else's wit, into an unwieldy horror. I kind of hate it (the username "slammerkinbabe") now. But I've had a hard time changing it. We've been together so long.
2. My name is _____ because ______.
Kylie S., because I say so. Actually that is not my real name at all, though the Kylie bears a passing resemblance to my real first name. I made it up after a rather disturbing incident involving a quasi-stalker and some pornographic Barbie dolls, which I would rather not talk about on a public filter, but which made it clear to me that it was time to get my real name off my blog.
3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
"the girl with violets in her lap", because it's a quotation from Anne Carson's translation of Sappho. (The actual line in the Carson translation is "the one with violets in her lap", but I misremembered it when I made my journal title, and then decided that when it came to my journal I liked "girl" better. Of course this is no longer true and I recognize the presumptuousness of messing with Anne Carson's translation, but, well.)
4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
"Friends," because I have never bothered to change it. I should have changed it to "the page that never syndicates my friends' entries properly" a long time ago.
5. My default userpic is ____ because _____.
My default userpic is a painfully-Photoshopped-into-100x100-pixe
*Looking at that, I see that I accidentally left out the frame for "The Homosexual Fear of Normal Sex" when I was making my icon. Damn! Because the fact of the matter is, I am SO AFRAID. Albert Reissner, he knows my soul.