Originally, this account was for my writing, and since the journal that I first joined LJ with was called senatorsfan, senatorsfan_ink seemed a natural progression of my primary account. The "ink" part played up the writing thing, and the "senatorsfan" allowed me to keep the connection to the other username.
However, as many of you will know, this past December I transitioned fully to using this journal as both a personal and a fandom journal, because I'd started to post all my writing to jedionpaper. The "ink" suddenly seemed a little strange tacked on to the end, especially as its original purpose no longer applied. So I started to think at that point about a rename, and began batting around various ideas in my head.
The other part of this story is, of course, that I need a change. For various reasons related to my personal life I've begun to jettison certain things that were unpleasant reminders of the past, such as many/most of my icons involving children and babies. The special gift icon made for me by jedisakora and featuring a pregnant, ROTS Padmé is one that I will continue to treasure and always keep, but I knew when I looked at it that the time had come for both it and my username to go.
Therefore, I am now amidala_thrace. To those of you who know me, this username will be an absolute no-brainer, hehe. ;D I played around with various names I'd been considering, such as creative_jedi, caprican_jedi, karapadme, jedi_thrace, and jedifromdelphi. At one point I even considered caprican_nubian. But in the end, I knew - in both BSG and Star Wars fandoms, it has always been first and foremost about my Girlfriends, and I needed to reflect that. karapadme is okay, but not exactly what I wanted, and I like amidala_thrace better. More melodious. And so much more representative of me, of both my fandoms, and of the women that I will always adore and admire.
Otherwise, I'm still the exact same slightly insane Liz that you have all (hopefully!) grown to know and love. ;) I'm keeping all of you on my f-list, I still mod all of my communities, and nothing has changed with regards to the fandom newsletters. My username icons, plus one of my banners, are now out-of-date, so maybe - maybe? - someone will consent to make me some new ones at some point. ;)
One thing I can say for sure is that this one's here to stay. :D