thivaia's profile


Name: Alison
Joined: November 21, 2004


What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

Thivai is a protagonist in the late Kathy Acker's "Empire of the Senseless," a book I very much admired in my freshman year of college. The "a" was a typo made when I registered a screen name. It stuck.