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komos
komos
The Spitball of Buddha
When I first got my lj account, I explained my username in my bio section. I did this not because I thought I needed to, but because I couldn’t think of anything better different to put there. Paul asked me why I chose the name and then proceeded to laugh at me for being hopelessly obscure when I told him where it came from*. In my defense, I did try several other usernames that struck me and found that they were all in use. Since I was more interested in starting to write again rather than putting a clever username out into netspace, I dug as far as was necessary into the odd factoids stuck in my brain to come up with something not in use and somewhat relevant. Komos I became.

‘Course, Now that I’m thinking about it, zencrossword would have been fun.




* For those of you don’t know, komos is a reference to Greek tragedy, being the part of the play wherein the protagonist and the chorus exchange laments. It seemed appropriate given the nature of the lj community…

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From: couplingchaos Date: October 15th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
so would the answer to the crossword be "I"?
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2002 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

"Good morning, Sensei"

That all depends. When you think of "I," do you see yourself, or do you recognize that the ideas of "I" and "self" are merely illusions? ;)

'Course, the beauty of it is that illusion is not exactly "nothing," either. I like to think of the puzzle as a koan. In the end, there really is no correct answer except that which brings you closer to a greater understanding. You could leave the box blank, black it in, or somehow inscribe a novel in the space, and it would all work.

I love Piraro's work. Did you notice the piece of pie just to the right of the monk?
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2002 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Your other right

Sorry. "...just to the left of the monk."
riverbank From: riverbank Date: October 15th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's no surprise that i had the same problem with my username. all the obviously me ones were taken. and since i change my name often, it makes no sense at all now.
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2002 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

What did it originally signify, or was it just a "pull a name/phrase out of the air" sort of moment?
riverbank From: riverbank Date: October 15th, 2002 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

ain't it nicen' rusty
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2002 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

I grew up in a state where every town had at least one VW Beetle on blocks in someone's yard. That itself was a kind of sculpture.

And remember, the Superbeetle floats.
riverbank From: riverbank Date: October 15th, 2002 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

floats? the mystery,
komos From: komos Date: October 16th, 2002 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

There was a great ad that ran in the late 70's that showed a Superbeetle screaming down a gravel road. There was a voice-over that spoke of performance, options, mpg, etc.

There is a pan, after which the Bug drives onto and then off of a dock, splashing into the lake. As it launches, the voice-over says, "And best of all, the Volkswagen Superbeetle is the only car [launch. splash] ...that floats."
riverbank From: riverbank Date: October 16th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: At least you have a superbeetle, rampant for an icon

i do have this thought when i travel over bridges...
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: October 15th, 2002 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
An online user name is like being defined by one thing you've done or said. You want to try to pick something that you think truly defines you, but how can you do that in one or two words?
komos From: komos Date: October 15th, 2002 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think some folks at least are clever enough to come up with something that works for a time. I usually feel like I'm always thinking of the right thing to say about two days too late.

But you're right. The outer face we present can only be a gloss. All of the information on the userinfo page does not do me justice, but I don't think it ever really can. Read me and you get an idea of what I'm about... just an idea, though.
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