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Today for the Snowflake challenge we're supposed to somehow make contact with people we haven't communicated with in the past: review a story, leave a comment on a blog post, etc. I was going to ask people for suggestions to folks I should reach out to that I don't already know (and if anyone has suggestions for people in the Sherlock, Swordspoint, Doctor Who, etc. fandom or even people who are new to the Tolkienverse that I should be familiar with, I'm more than eager to meet new people), but it turned out to be a non-issue. I stumbled across a Sherlock piece on AO3 by a new author, I think a tolkien_weekly drabble by someone I haven't talked with before (at least not regularly), and a Sherlock fan stopped by my blog and left a lovely comment there as well. SO mischief managed on that count.

On another note I've been seriously thinking about a blog rebranding. Fidesquaerens was the first half of a Latin slogan from Augustine and Anselm, so it made some kind of emotional sense when I was in grad school. It's not really who I want to be any more, and I think it only ever confused people who weren't into philosophy. In my heart I'm just Marta and kind of want to be known by that name. The thing holding me back, aside from the commitment I have to online handles in fandom being steady (I think it leads to more respectful behavior all around, even if we don't use our offline names) is I've just dipped my toes into the Sherlock fandom and don't want to confuse people by throwing a new name at them. So... I don't know. I'm not crazy about the old name, particularly with how well the initials FQ describe my current thoughts toward academia when you say the letters out loud (just a little too unintentionally telling), but I'm also not sure if changing names would just throw a monkey-wrench at people.


Jan. 4th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
I actually did think about just_marta but didn't want to copy you're clever style. You wouldn't mind? I've also played with marta_bee, my childhood pet name. (Middle name = Elizabeth, so Beth.) I'm still turning it over in my head, trying to decide what I want to do.

I don't blame you for not getting the spelling right or even working out what it means. Not only was that name geeky in the extreme, it was geeky in a way that the people interacting with the names weren't that familiar with either. I'm weird like that.
Jan. 5th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind at all! marta_bee is cute, too, or even fannish_marta. I changed my name years ago and it really is pretty seamless.



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