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Prompted by someone clearly not realizing that Shadesong = Shira 
31st-Aug-2010 09:23 pm

I think of you as...

some other name entirely, that I'll mention in comments
1st-Sep-2010 01:26 am (UTC)
'song, but also Shira 'cause that's the name on the poetry.
1st-Sep-2010 01:47 am (UTC)
This. When I'm telling someone something cool you said on a post, or in the vague "well, 'song said something about that I agreed with" way, you're 'song.

But whenever I'm talking about your poetry, you're Shira.
1st-Sep-2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I need these to be ticky boxes! It's fluid.
1st-Sep-2010 01:30 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 01:31 am (UTC)
Like gender and sexual preference!

...I'm sorry, I can't turn that part of my brain off anymore. Carry on.
1st-Sep-2010 01:32 am (UTC)
At least you didn't go to the dirty place I expected you to when I brought up fluids.
1st-Sep-2010 01:34 am (UTC)
See, I didn't have to. You went there for me.
1st-Sep-2010 01:34 am (UTC)
You and me baby, we know.
1st-Sep-2010 01:40 am (UTC)
'Song sez
See, I didn't have to. You went there for me.

And this is why I like this place. One of the "this"es.
1st-Sep-2010 01:42 am (UTC)
P.S. to 'Song: I still remember a couple years ago when I mentioned you to a friend of mine while we were in a loud bar and he thought I'd said your name was "Chainsaw." I thought Chainsaw should meet Machete!
7th-Sep-2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Oh man, that's hilarious, because when I first mentioned shadesong in front of my 29 year old sister, she thought I was saying Chainsaw, too!
1st-Sep-2010 01:46 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 02:40 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 02:56 am (UTC)
I too require the ticky boxes because it is Shadesong or 'song...only Shira if I want to think of 'song as the Princess of Power. /runs and hides
1st-Sep-2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Additional ticky box vote!

Although I voted 'song!
1st-Sep-2010 01:29 am (UTC)
I think of you as all of them.
1st-Sep-2010 01:35 am (UTC)
I default to 'song in my head, but the other two get used too!
1st-Sep-2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Shira when I mention you to others.

My own name for you when we communicate.
1st-Sep-2010 01:41 am (UTC)
I wish there were an option to say A, B, and C, because I associate all three names with you. But A is what I think of first.
1st-Sep-2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Can't help but think of you as Shadesong, since that's how we knew you as Bordertownies. :)

Of course, things are fluid, as you point out.. just as I wasn't Sabrina when we first met. But still..

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1st-Sep-2010 02:06 am (UTC)
all three!
1st-Sep-2010 02:31 am (UTC)
The concept of "your name" in my head is verbal "'song", with fingerpush <lj user="shadesong">, annotated "Shira* Gojirowitz (Lipkin) - *by preference & legally changed so", with a visual patternmap that your userpics fit in, and the color light blue with dark blue text.

... Yes, my names have footnotes.
1st-Sep-2010 02:34 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 02:42 am (UTC)
All of the above and very occasionally your pre-Shira name *chuckle*
1st-Sep-2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Shadesong, because the only way I know is from LJ.
1st-Sep-2010 03:27 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 02:58 am (UTC)
The name you told me was yours. I agreed not to try to pronounce it, but that doesn't mean I can't think it. ;)
1st-Sep-2010 03:01 am (UTC)
I use the whole 'Shadesong' more of the time, so that's what I voted.
To a certain extent it depends on what sphere of influence of yours that I'm speaking of. Stuff you're doing OL I refer to you as Shadesong. Poetry/writing/most BARCC stuff you are Shira. If I'm speaking of you to someone who knows you via LJ/OL then I'll say "'song". But it's definitely fluid.
1st-Sep-2010 03:17 am (UTC)
I think of you as shadesong, but I recognize the other names as meaning you when someone else uses them (as long as I have sufficient context, like knowing they know you.)
1st-Sep-2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Sometimes Shadesong - mostly when referring to this blog. Sometimes 'song. Also sometimes Shira, when we're doing Official Stuff.
1st-Sep-2010 04:03 am (UTC)
In conversation I refer to you as 'song mostly, but also Shira, because it's on your return address labels... but also also because Shira means song... You're the same in all languages! :)
1st-Sep-2010 04:06 am (UTC)
When I'm thinking of you myself, it's 'song. If I'm telling someone else about your prose and poetry, it's Shira, unless I'm specifically referring someone to your LJ. Confused yet? :)
1st-Sep-2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Shira is also my junior high and beyond BFF's baby daughter's name.
1st-Sep-2010 04:33 am (UTC)
I think of you as mercurial, effervescent, a giant in a pixie's voicebox, and as one of the most endearing parts of LJ. I think of you... and smile. The name's just a label for a personality that can't stay in a box ~ even if the box is custom designed for the "S" person of the moment. The label's flexible... I guess the answer to your fundamental question is I think of you whenever I want to smile.
1st-Sep-2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Any of the above, really.
1st-Sep-2010 09:51 am (UTC)
close second, Shadesong
1st-Sep-2010 10:07 am (UTC)
'song when I'm thinking in shorthand..but really, it's a gestalt/mind-map of everything about you that I know of etc. The mental equivalent of pointing a finger and saying "This one".

I'm not very good with just names...

Edited at 2010-09-01 10:09 am (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 11:47 am (UTC)
I think of you as 'song or Shadesong (mostly the former) because that's how I knew you for years and years before I even knew your Real Name.

So there.
1st-Sep-2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
All three at different times.
1st-Sep-2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
All three. Mostly 'song, but they are interchangable to me.

You contain multitudes. ;-)
1st-Sep-2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I default to Shadesong in my inner brain, because that is how I was first introduced to you.

However, my outer brain, the one that handles spoken communication and e-mails, refers to you as Shira.

Yeah, I'm a freakin' onion. Or an ogre. Or something.
1st-Sep-2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Or a parfait?
1st-Sep-2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
All of the above as it depends on what I'm saying and who I'm saying it to.
1st-Sep-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Shadesong in my head (because I am a text-based life form) and upon first conversational mention, 'song on subsequent mentions, much as you'd introduce someone by full name but call them by a shortened form in everyday usage.
1st-Sep-2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Like most of the commenters here, I need checkboxes, not radio buttons. I think of you as 'song, refer to you as Shadesong when talking about you to others, and would probably call you Shira in person (once I was sure I'd been pronouncing it properly).

Edited at 2010-09-01 05:27 pm (UTC)
1st-Sep-2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I think of you as both "Shadesong" and "'song". I think "Shadesong" more often but I type "'song" the most. I recognize you as Shira, but that seems more an assumed moniker than 'song. 'Song just fits. *Shrug*.
2nd-Sep-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
As a general rule, I use LJ handles on LJ and real-world names face to face, unless there's a reason not to. I think I know which of my friends want to keep their true identities secret and which ones just use a handle for fun, but I don't want to out someone by mistake. Until recently, I don't think I knew there were people who called you 'Song off of LJ.
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