Mar. 2nd, 2009

elyse: (nana: hachi - flowery)
What's the story behind your username?

Ah yes, I had wanted to write the background story of Lisette, but never got around to do it till I saw this question. Thank you, Writer's Block! :D

I have used the nickname Lisette for a long, long time. I think I started using it since more than 10 years ago, when I was in my senior year of high school (1996-1997), I used it for my IRC handle/nickname.

The story behind it goes like this:
I was an avid historical romance novels reader during high school, blame it to a few friends who got me to liking 'em. But thanks to them, my English improved a lot, because the vocabularies were oh so difficult! ^^
So one day I read Linda Lael Miller's vampire series novels: Forever and the Night (1993), For All Eternity (1994), Time Without End (1995), Tonight and Always (1996). Lisette is a character (the queen of vampires) in Forever and the Night and For All Eternity. Albeit she's an antagonist character, I fell in love with the name ^^; So I started using the name for my pseudonym from then on! xD

At first, most people I met online (through IRC, ICQ, and my then-website; before the LJ era) knew me by the nickname Lisette. Only a few knew my real name.

Since about 6 years ago, though, I came up with another nickname. Because Lisette is a common Western female name, I found that many times the username Lisette was already taken. So I searched the Kabalarians for a French female name and liked Flavenne. It's a rather unique name, and I can always sign up with that name (it's never taken!), hence I tend to use Flavenne more than Lisette.

Nowadays, I mostly use either Elyse or Flavenne for my username. I kinda neglect Lisette, actually >_< But I never stop liking Lisette, and sometimes still use it as pseudonym whenever I want to conceal my real name.


"There are those relationships that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous..."
~ Carrie Bradshaw (from Sex and the City)

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