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Pseudonyms for Algernon: Robert Weaver

In äkta, Interview on September 11, 2010 at 11:55 am

Gina Moccio September 9 at 10:30pm

sounds like lyrics to me! [His “I feel so…” submission] thank you, RJ. What is the name you’d like to be printed as? And is it okay if your city is Orlando? Let me knowww

Robert Weaver September 10 at 9:16am

you can just put it under Robert Weaver from Orlando, FL. I was only going to use the pseudonym so if you chose my poem to use then it wouldn’t be just because I wrote it. but then i realized id have to make an email with a fake name and all that and i remembered how lazy i am. haha.

Gina Moccio September 10 at 8:33pm

lol You are silly. I thought you meant you wanted it under another name.. but that’s a good reason.

Robert Weaver September 10 at 9:13pm

If it helps it make sense, its about the effect Stefan’s death had on me and our circle of friends. I dunno, I havent written anything in a long time.

Gina Moccio September 10 at 9:49pm

When I say I know- obviously I’ll never truly know- but from what I can see- it cut you all deeply- but it’s good that you have each other- it reaffirmed it, right?

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:01pm

Yeah, it did. We’re closer now, for sure.

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:01pm

I’m just nervous because I’ve never written anything under my own name too.

Gina Moccio September 10 at 10:04pm

what about writing under your name makes you feel that way?

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:08pm

If people dont like it I can always run to another name, or just not do it anymore and have it not come back to haunt me. I’m pretty embarassed about some bands I’ve been in and I still have people bring it up and I just want to get away from it. Its weird..

Gina Moccio September 10 at 10:10pm

I think you have a neat history. That’s why I love your back tattoo. And probably the same reason you don’t.

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:12pm

Haha, true. I think I understand what you’re saying.

Gina Moccio September 10 at 10:14pm

Does what other people think of your writing, etc. override what you think about it? What happens if they think it’s crap but you love it?

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:17pm

I’m almost never proud of anything I’ve ever done artistically. All I ever try to do is capture a moment or emotion in as much detail as I can. Some times it’s more appropriate if you do it right away, so you dont forget exactly how you felt. But with the poem I had to wait because I wasn’t done going through a process of emotions. I’m still probably not, but I’m far enough to capture what I wrote about (hopefully).

I’m harder on myself than anyone else ever could be, unfortunately I don’t become happier with things as they go on. Haha.

Gina Moccio September 10 at 10:20pm

So if they don’t like it, it only confirms what you already thought…

Robert Weaver September 10 at 10:28pm

Pretty much, I’m always wondering in the back of my head if I’m even satisfied with it. Then to hear someone else not like it makes me think harder about it.

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