Humour me: Revenant, Rousseau and Saint Augustine - in that order
- Posted Feb. 11, 2010 by Stefan Fletcher Viewed 5564 times
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The whole username and profile picture thing here has been bugging me, surrounded as I am by cats, sunflowers, wasps, poodles, swans and dolphins and other totemic thingies.
Admit that there’s something odd in our wish to conceal ourselves, isn’t there?
OK, is anyone here not endowed with superhuman powers and doesn’t need to protect a mild-mannered alter-ego?
And then there’s the profile picture. Mine hasn’t changed this year whilst my real self, in full Dorian Grey mode, ages and withers…
I hasten to add that I am not a 50 year-old Polish trucker posing as a teenage brunette, although it would probably be more interesting if I were.
My ID name just means ‘coming back’ in French, because that’s exactly what I did in Photoblog after a previous reincarnation as “SJASF” (click here [photoblog.com] to see why), although it wasn’t exactly original because those are some of my initials.
Now, in a spirit fully in keeping with Saint Augustine’s and Rousseau’s confessions (but with bit more honesty), I scoured my hard disks to find any portraits of me I could post. It was a painful experience. The whole point of being behind the camera is that you don't have to be in front.
You tell me which one best conveys the modest, unassuming and humane Revenant you’ve all come to know and… well, know.
While you’re at it, why did you choose a ID name that differs from your given one?
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