My parents while reading the paper had found out about the kottu section. The read the posts. Hummed agreeably to some posts, laughed at others and sighed at the remaining. But then they saw their sons comment on a post that was now in the paper.
They were quite alarmed (no humming involved) to see my name on the paper. It was because of the subject content. My parents are fine with me blogging. But they always were uneasy since I use my real name and blog. And this comment was posted on a post that thekillromeoproject had written about Sarath Fonseka. My comment was pretty neutral (I guess) and the facts were fictional so there might be some downside to it.
With my name on it my mother thinks that the STF are going to knock on my door and take me away. Dad gave me a bit speech about safety and being careful about blogging. Its never been a problem before but now that kottu is in print we have to think twice about posting.
People have aliases that range from a personality (DramaQueen) to a fantasy (Messiah of Madness). I on the other hand prefer to write using my own name. It doesn’t make me braver or anything. It just shows I have nothing to hide.