when you make friends online, you first think of them by their username, and then as you get to know them you move on to thinking of them by their actual name. USUALLY. but there are some people i’ve known for ten years that i still think of as “silvercat” or even [icon of Alan Tudyk]. like there’s one person i see on Twitter posting under her real name and i still think “who is that? …ah yes, it’s [icon of Alan Tudyk]. she’s so cool.“