by Annie Nomous
From Vanguard Party 2.1 (October 2002)

When it comes down to it, there are two possibilities: One, the author is dead; the work stands alone, free from the hand that typed it. -Or- Two, the author is that person whom we must hold accountable for the creation of a work; their viability and trustworthiness dictates how we should interpret the piece.

In the case of the former, it is only logical to leave your name off entirely and thus write anonymously. In the case of the latter, it is only sensical to carefully craft a pen-name that accurately portrays the type of image you wish for your piece to convey, and typifies your work’s point of view.

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