How weird is that? I have given up my alter-ego Marie Astra to become my real blogging self, Pat S. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I looked at myself on the Stage Door queue for The Crucible and realized that Marie was weird, but Pat, as myself, an admitted Richard Armitage fan, was not weird, was, in fact, a person who was an admirer of Richard Armitage, but a person INCLUSIVE OF that identity.
Therefore I have decided to delete MarieAstra and take back myself. A REAL person who is an admirer of Richard Armitage for sure, but who has also been obsessive about LOTS of other things, not just RA!! And, who, hopefully, will continue to be obsessed by things other than RA!
My anger at another blogger who took a position and then secretly went back against that position was a fabulous catapult to this decision. I realized that I cannot be two people – fan and real self. I have to be me. So, thank you, Servetus!!
And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all my friends who have followed me on this journey!! I love you all, truly!