• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.
beyondthepen gave me:
1. What's the story behind your user name?
I'm afraid this isn't a very interesting story. When we first got the internet in my house when I was 13, we didn't know that everyone could have their own email account. So we just had the one for a few months until the light bulbs went off. My dad came up with it - his middle name is Wayne, and as a kid one of his mom's nicknames for him had been Who-Who. (I have no idea.) So the account was waynewho. I would distinguish emails sent from me after my signature with some description of how I felt. So there'd be Happy!WayneWho, or Excited!WayneWho, or IDon'tWantToDoHomework!WayneWho. One day I wrote KungFu!WayneWho. And...I don't know, it stuck for some reason. And when I made my first email account for myself, that's what I went with, and it's been my online user name for just about everything ever since.
2. What is your all-time favorite TV series?
I always want to knee-jerk this with The X-Files, which was the most important show of my childhood and adolescence bar none. But, to be totally honest, it's been ten years at least since I've been super-fannish about the show, since I've done a lot of rewatching, etc. I still love it, and it's still really important, but I can't really say it's my all-time favorite anymore. I'll have to go with Battlestar Galactica. A flawed show, yes, but when it was good it was better than anything else on TV. And I'm also one of the few weirdos who loved how it ended. I still pop in an episode on nights when I need to just love something.
3. What "awkward childhood/teenage" faze do you regret the most? Or, it not regret, laugh about the most?
In elementary school, I wasn't particularly popular but didn't know it. In sixth grade, I realized that my friends were only my friends during softball practice or on the weekends, never at school; I became super self-conscious about it. That isn't the faze I regret - it's the next two years of middle school, when I really changed who I was in an attempt to fit in more. I lied about my test scores, blew off homework, talked about things I had no interest in - for those two years it was like I was playing a part when I went to school, playing some better, cooler version of myself. Thankfully I never actually did anything dumb, and I got over it by the time I went to high school.
4. Would you rather live in a urban or rural setting? Why?
Definitely rural, though not so rural I don't have access to, like, stores and movie theaters. I'd like to be a little more rural than I am now. I just like open spaces, and not being crowded, and not having lights and noise at night; I like nature. I spent four years living in LA and I hated it, and the lack of anything that grew on its own was one big reason why.
5. Name 3 things that are within arm's reach of you right now.
I'm at work, so this will be super-boring. A packet of instant oatmeal, a Tron bookmark, and a tape dispenser.