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mygif

Geez, as if conservatism needed more bad publicity. I swear, guys like this just make us all look bad.

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I have a similar dilemma.

On the one hand, I’m proud of -everything- that I do. The writings, the comic book bashing, and the game mods I’ve made.

Unfortunately, those same game mods are a problem because I want to work in the game industry… and a lot of folks would frown upon what I do. Including -the- company I almost landed a job with a year ago (they don’t like the kind of stuff I do).

I’ve been struggling with this for years. Do I reveal my real name and face? Or do I try to keep everything under wraps? My name is out there, and it’s relatively easy to find, but still…

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mygif

If it makes you feel better, there’s a burlesque dancer who uses my name as a stage name, in a different city that’s named the same as the one I live in.

Also: This is going to matter less and less as time goes on. Once everybody has embarrassing skeletons floating around on their online front porch, nobody will give a shit–it’ll be like pink hair, tattoos or piercings.

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mygif

I have the best of both worlds; nobody suspects that this is my real name!

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invisiblemoose said on June 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I love Whelan’s follow-up post, in which he essentially says “I didn’t HAVE to keep his identity a secret and therefore it wasn’t wrong of me to do so.”

What an ass.

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mygif

Also, you may wish to do a find & replace “psuedo” with “pseudo”.

Just sayin’.

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mygif

I decided to be public about who I am because I think it keeps me honest; a lot of people seem to think that they have license to be cruel and/or over the top simply because they think they’ll never be called to account for what they say. Being open about my identity means that hopefully, I think a bit more about what I say before I say it. And if I still say something stupid, it means I actually need to do the right thing and make amends, which has to build character, right?

I do have a few places where I keep a slight fig leaf of anonymity, but even there, it’s not hard to figure out who I am. And if that fig leaf disappears, then oh well. I’m not ashamed of what I write, I just don’t think anyone else really wants to know. :)

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mygif

‘I love Whelan’s follow-up post, in which he essentially says “I didn’t HAVE to keep his identity a secret and therefore it wasn’t wrong of me to do so.” ‘

Kind of hideous, isn’t it? The assumption that you don’t have to feel bad for screwing someone over if you can’t find a specific moral imperative for not doing so.

Of course, that isn’t really the point. The real point is that publius didn’t HAVE to attach his full name to every comment he made. Except he fucking does, now.

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Fred Davis said on June 8th, 2009 at 8:17 am

Bitch was asking for it?

Of course Z highlights the real trick to keeping yourself googleproof – share a real name with the stage name of a pornstar, which ensures that no matter how big name a blogger becomes google will never link your real with your nom de blog because of all the pron chaff.

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mygif

I’d hire you! Too bad I got no money, and the only prospect of health insurance benefits and pension I could offer would be through marriage. I bet if you blogged abotu kittens more, people would be THROWING jobs at you instead, though.

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mygif

Interesting post Chris.
(P.S. I now have access to your blog at work – and the YouTube videos embedded. That’s ’cause I’m special. W00T!)

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