Kelly (teagues_veil) wrote,

30 Days of Blogging - The Blog (LJ) Name

Day 11: Meaning behind your blog name.

When I first created this particular journal back in middle school (I think), I fancied myself quite a poet. All I was creating at the time was fanfic and angst-fueled poetry. Due to the stigmatization surrounding writing fanfic, I was only ever really proud of the poems. They weren’t actually that impressive, looking back, but at the time I felt very passionately about poetry as an art form and means of expression. When I was a teenager, I felt vastly misunderstood, and poetry helped me put words to the emotions I didn’t know how to actually voice.

I also was obsessed with ancient UK history & the Gaelic language, specifically the Britons & Picts. In my teenage years, I identified quite strongly with my heritage (England/Sctoland/Ireland/Wales versus my country of birth, the US) and spent countless hours engrossed in folklore, language, history, and all-around research. I taught myself Gaelic curses, sucked up all the Arthurian legend I could find, and daydreamed about Celtic faerie tales. To this day, I’ve only ever met one other person who actually enjoyed reading The Once and Future King in school.

“Teague” means “poet” in Irish Gaelic, at least as a baby name (which is probably how I stumbled across it). “Veil” implies mystery and that there’s more to things than what’s right in front of your eyes.

Poet’s veil. Teague’s veil. teagues_veil

The real question is, will I ever rename this account? xD

Tags: 30 days of blogging, angst, celtic, gifs, nerd, poetry, writing
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