Its just as well that I know much of my readership here emanates from the MC Garden, because in all honesty, anyone visiting this who isnt a member there isnt going to know what I’m talking about!
Almost a year ago, the Garden came under attack from some bots, or whatever, the end result of which was some attempted password cracking to try and gain entry. In the end, the Garden won, I’m pleased to say. The thing was, I amongst a small number of people was one of those whose password they were trying to crack. Ended up having to change my name from the traditional one of Robotunit8, and thats how Stevie Nicks came into existence, a play on my own name, with dry comments relating to the far more famous pop star of that name. I didnt change the famous robot style avatar though, that at least survived, even if the name no longer truly matched it.
And yes, Kris did come up with a new avatar image for me shortly after, still with a degree of robot relation, but more fitting into the new me. And now, it might finally get used, well assuming I dont like the current one too much that is! Which, well…its growing on me already.
No, I havent finally (after nearly 54 years of life) totally outgrown the whole robotisation thing, though its fair to say that for a few years now, its been much less of a priority in my life. Still fancy doing a major transformation scene, still holds some appeal, but its not as big a thing as it used to be.
Some may have noticed in recent months a new, interesting development. Blame Fembotheather and her avatars, blame a certain OMD video, or a combination of both, but a certain amazing lady from the 20’s has began to play more of a role in my life. Hey, despite unofficially being retired from story writing, ‘she’ convinced me to write one indirectly about her! It seems to have been recieved quite well, despite some gaps between chapters, because of, you guessed it, getting time to write! If anyone hasnt worked out who that is (and I’m not sure how if you havent!), her name is Mary Louise Brooks, though many just know her as Louise, and probably only know about her because of OMD, and the Pandoras Box video. Alright, if it wasnt for Heather, and Andy McCluskey, I wouldnt know much about her either, I suspect.
So anyway, getting to the point. We had another “minor hiccup” at the Garden a few days back, and 1 or 2 decided to go into “alternate universe” mode, as some did a year ago, when name changes were more critical. I wasnt going to join in, but then, the idea of paying tribute to Louise for a short while, combined with the overdue change of an avatar, well I joined in!
So now at the Garden, for a while at least, I’m known as Merry Brooks, a neat alliteration you have to admit? And a new avvie, a lovely picture of her. To be honest, it suits perfectly, though my fringe isnt as strong as hers, and my hair is blonde, but minor points… Apart from that, it fits me so well that I’m tempted to stick with the pic (sorry Kris) even after I change the name back at some point soon.
The Forum still knows me as Robotunit8 lol, name changes arent so easily done over there. If it wasnt that I liked the avvie there still, I’d be tempted to use Kris’s there, and might yet. But that avvie there is more like a download than anything else, and that might be Louise being downloaded into my mind, I should be so lucky!
Alright, I’ll bring this marathon post to an end in the usual way, a music video. I would love to have found the original New Seekers version of this, but it wasnt to be, mainly I suspect because it was only a B side, and album track for them, and it was 40 years ago! But I found this, so…