Taking An Alternate Path

Thanks to the random noise generator known as twitter I recently came  across an interesting piece of information.  To  wit: “Ailurophilia,” the love of cats, comes from Herodotus who called the cats he found in Egypt “ailuroi” – tail wavers.  With cat-like grace I leapt at this and decided Ailuros, the nominative singular for ailuroi (much gratitude to Kate Nicholas for pointing this out), would be an excellent name for a new alternative persona, especially if said persona were of a feline nature.   Alternate personas are a convenient way to explore aspects of the multiverse without disrupting, or carrying forward,  the connections of an established one. 

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Published in: on 30 April, 2010 at 11:05 AM  Leave a Comment