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There is a woman writer from India who also uses the moniker "Scepticalscribe," on Twitter and other places, and for a while I thought you were she!
I never knew that.
On Twitter, I use my own name, but that also severely limits what I can write.
In fact, I was working in Kabul when a Dutch colleague persuaded me to open a Twitter account - he argued (correctly) that it was an excellent way of keeping abreast of local (informal) political thinking, and that is its main function for me, even now.
However, I deliberately put a lock on my own account while I was in Kabul so that I couldn't tweet - after all, I was there in a diplomatic capacity - and I was terrified that I would write something stupid - or, unwise , or intemperate - while in an uninhibited and relaxed and unguarded state having consumed a few glasses of beer or wine some evening.
I didn't unlock it until my deployment ended.
(Yes, it could be argued that there are some who have held office more recently who could - perhaps - have taken a similar approach and used Twitter with restraint).
When I joined MR, and tested a few possible user names, all of the original ones I had thought of were already taken.
Anyway, when I eventually came up with Scepticalscribe, I liked the look of it on paper, and I also like the alliteration of the word. Above all, I like how - as with your own user-name - it echoes my life, my preferences, temperament, character, and my profession - as writing analytical (or descriptive) reports has been a key part of my job since I started working in an international environment, whereas, prior to that, as an academic, I also wrote a lot, and am the author of a (published) history book.