This seems to me to be something I’m thinking about because I am used to segregating my mind for LRP: giving characters their own space to live and breathe. Because what I’ve been thinking about is the differences between what the other Facebook account is part of and does and what I’m part of and do.

It makes me wonder whether one of these is a role, a mask, a face, an act that’s been put on for a wider audience because I didn’t know how to be myself. It makes me wonder if this self is the fallacy, a mask I’m using to try and make sense of who I am.

“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”

André Berthiaume

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”

Patrick Rothfuss

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

William Shakespeare

Is Eligos the true identity or another mask? Does it matter? What happens when one mask is broken to reveal the other? Should it be broken at all?Originally posted on Facebook