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I've just requested that my LJ username be changed from fringefaan to randy_byers. All my Friends links should be automatically updated, from what they say. Do not be alarmed. I gotta be me. I don't know how long it will take for the change to be effected.

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gerisullivan
Feb. 14th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
Seems to be coming through right now.

You showed up on my friends page with your new user name. Hiya, Randy.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Betcha didn't know who fringefaan was, did ya?
kate_schaefer
Feb. 14th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
I congratulate you on your new transparency.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
I try to emulate the best.
don_fitch
Feb. 14th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
I kinda liked "fringefan" because it suggested that you didn't take yourself the least bit too seriously, but I think "randy_byers" is probably a bit better. For _The Best_, however, I might suggest that something like "Byers,_Randy" might be called-for, because it helps put things in alphebetical order, and yes, I've been known to be accused of being Excessively Pickey.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
Okay, fitch_don, you go first!

The idea behind "fringefaan" (with the double A) when I first came up with it 20-odd years ago was that I was a science fiction fan who hung out with faanish types, just as a fringefan (with a single A) was a non-SF-reader who hung out with SF fans. These days that joke no longer seems quite so appropriate, as I'm afraid I've been fully assimilated and am hardly fringy to the faanish types anymore. Hell, I've even won FAAn Awards! But specifically regarding LiveJournal I came to feel that hiding behind a pseudonym (even if most people who mattered knew who lurked behind it) was no longer what I really wanted to do. On the other hand, I'm probably stuck with my fringefaan@yahoo.com email address for the foreseeable future, so the old joke lingers on.

Edited at 2014-02-14 09:58 pm (UTC)
del_c
Feb. 14th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that worked.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
It was actually remarkably easy and almost instantaneous.
del_c
Feb. 14th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
I just noticed, I am currently the least orthonymous person in these comments.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
It's true! How long can it last?
bohemiancoast
Feb. 14th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Not long.
randy_byers
Feb. 14th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
I figured it wouldn't be.
holyoutlaw
Feb. 15th, 2014 07:05 am (UTC)
Sorry, I was busy.
magscanner
Feb. 15th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Did someone call me?
randy_byers
Feb. 15th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
And by your real name, too!
grytpype_thynne
Feb. 15th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
You should have gone for the total truth and listed as EB Frohvert.
randy_byers
Feb. 15th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
You are a devil, Mr. Thynne. (If that really *is* your name.)
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