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Post the explanation of where your username came from. Then tag 10 users whose explanations you'd like to hear. If you are tagged, post the explanation to your page.


After much needling by shiny4love(???), I finally joined LJ and couldn't go with my 'Shack username anymore as LoVe had died a slow festering demise for me.  I had a whole list (me, list, really?!) of names, but she helped me decide on this one.

A Lama is a title for a Tibetan religious teacher.  A Llama is a Sth American pack animal, and relative of the alpaca (yup, it brings me back to Logan Echolls, of course! Attack-alpacas bwahahaha).

My god-dad is a fairly devout Buddhist (his sons even went into a monastery for their requisite year during their teens)and it's always so interesting talking with him.  And a close friend is a Dalai Lama groupie - so cute!

I'd like to spend more time exploring it.  If I ever chose any religion, it would be Buddhism.  I'm completely irreligious, but as I see it as more of a philosophy and a self-contained way of life than an organised, ritualistic religion, it calls to me the most.

I'm not sure what the connection I was making with the username.  Something about self-awareness/enlightenment against ignorance?  (ie. mixing the two up) ... Or maybe it's nothing deep and meaningful and I just liked the symmetry!  Plus it was a lot shorter than the other weird ones I drummed up.

I think tagging 10 would pretty much take up my whole flist, so I'll go with 5: jynehla, diamondrocker, neek_love, passing_girl, and sunnyringo - GO!  Anyone else, feel free!


Ooh, if anyone is interested in graphic novels AND Buddhism, Alejandro Jodorowski's The White Lama duology is a really cool read. 

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passing_girl
Sep. 27th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
it brings me back to Logan Echolls
Ah, ah. Always.
What is your username on the Love Shack?

Just so you know, my explanation is going to be pretty lame compared to yours :o)
lama_not_llama
Sep. 27th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
I miss snarky!Logan!

What is your username on the Love Shack?
It was coreLoVe! I'm still using it at A-Dohring Crowd as I've been too lazy to create a new login on ezboard.

my explanation is going to be pretty lame compared to yours
Mine was just rambly and long-winded!
jynehla
Sep. 28th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Hah. Uh oh, does this mean I actually have to post something?! Lol. My explanation will be so... I don't even know it. It's going to be long and random. That's all I can say! Hee O well, I'll get to posting something.
lama_not_llama
Sep. 28th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Yay! This is your first post on my lj right? *celebrates*

You totally need to get more busy! PS I love your header on your lj! I should so get someone to do mine up for me (as I'm incompetent AND lazy).
jynehla
Sep. 28th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yess! It's the first...now 2nd!
I know!! I need to post something!
Thanks! I need someone to make me a nice layout! And header! I think mines a lil boring! Lol. It was what I could come up with without ever having made one...oh well, it's BLUEish at least.
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