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Turn and face the strange changes...

So.

Uh.

I guess this is as good a platform to lay out the thing that changed two days ago as any. Because it's probably a good idea to record it for myself, and explain what's going on so I can point people who need an explanation here.

Two days ago I changed my "main" Discord nick from SPark, the name I've used since I signed up there, and the name I've used everywhere on the internet in some form (bladespark when plain spark was taken) for the last 23 years. I changed it to Aidan. It is, in a certain sense, a very tiny change. SPark is not "gone", Aidan is not any more "here" than he's been. But it is a *huge* change in one specific way, because while it changes nothing about the reality, it is already changing how people react to me.

Somebody, without prompting, apologized and corrected "she" to "he" when talking about me yesterday.

That's never happened before, outside of one specific space that's been Aidan's personal refuge. It felt fucking amazing.

But let's back up a little.
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This entry was originally posted at https://bladespark.dreamwidth.org/1517643.html.