Monday, August 13, 2007

The Difference Between Me and Me

Lately I've been thinking about the difference between my blog persona (Eve) and the "real" me. I've been wondering how much of a difference there is between these two characters, if you will. Everything I write, even the fiction, comes from the "real" me. What you're reading is written in my voice. I haven't made anything up or adopted any characteristics that might be attributed to Eve, but not to me.

But, there is a temptation.

It's appealing, the idea of creating a different character for myself. Acting on-line. Concoting someone with an entirely different life. Other experiences, new parents and family, fictional accounts of all kinds of sexual adventures that are not my own. It's an enticing thought, but it's not me, not here.

I haven't revealed much about myself here but what you do know is fact. The intimate and detailed experiences and fantasies recorded here are more than any person in my true life know about me. Except, perhaps, for a few lovers who I've let in on the secret and led them to this blog. They are the only ones (and, as I give it any thought, it is only one man) who can put a face and a body to the gyrations on the page. So, perhaps, there is only one person that sees the woman and the pseudonym as one.

So, I've been wondering if the blog persona and the non-blog persona, are different. And, I realize, they are not. What you read is the composite me, in so much as we are all composites of our experiences. Traveling through our lives like comets, picking up debris, both good and bad, and adding it to our selves. Amalgams of the worlds we inhabit.

A Me by any other name...

’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

O! be some other name -

be Eve.


HSWLOVER said...

and you are fascinating, and arousing, honest and open, and I love reading your adventures, because it is you.

Eve in Chains said...

Thanks, E. I'm glad to have you as a reader and a friend.


ATLLG said...

that is really interesting...I can't tell you how many times I've thought the same thing... I hold a good bit back but I also give so much more than I ever thought that I would.......

Eve in Chains said...

It's funny how much I think I'm revealing about my life. It feels like I'm giving away a lot. I write as a release, an outlet. But, it's also a great, big conversation. With lovely people like you.



Pixiepie said...

I have had these thoughts too...I read my blog and see so much of the 'real me' that I wonder how far apart the two are.

I think it just the different faces we show the world...different parts of the same 'me'.

Thought provoking post Eve...thanks

Anonymous said...

I just had a conversation about this with someone the other day. It started off as a joke lol. I would provide the lyrical content and he would provide the thousands of nakes photographs of me (haha), but who knows?

Sometimes a little role play is just what you need. :)