the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe) wrote,
the girl with violets in her lap

I wasn't going to do this meme, but then everyone else on my friends list did it, and somehow that changed my mind about it. Just call me Mrs. Lemming.

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-pixel-submission version of the cover of this 1960s lesbian pulp novel*. Or, excuse me, this carefully researched, entirely objective, not-at-all-sensationalized trailblazing academic work on the psychodynamic characteristics of lesbian sexuality. A seminal (har) work, I'm sure you'll agree. Female Perversions, man. I has them. Anyway, it's my default userpic because I got tired of being a Zoloft blob, and because I am a perverted female.

*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.
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