I am the sole editor of this website.
TL;DR - Archivist and documentation fanatic. Non-journalist reviewer.
About the name ∞
spiralofhope is all one word, all lowercase.
It is based on a phrase once written by a now-dead philosopher. I don't use the full phrase, making it something people misinterpret, which I'm fine with.
It has no particular meaning. I merely chose it for its uniqueness, impact and memorability.
About the logo ∞
About the person ∞
Nosce te ipsum, in English "know thyself", is something I've lived by for some time now. But that doesn't mean I need to share anything. I think there's little value in doing so.
I suppose I could give a sort of curriculum vitae to establish my background and supposed-expertise. But who I am doesn't add to any argument; that's probably some sort of argument from authority. The very act of describing myself is an act of arrogance anyway. I'm using a pseudonym because a name not only doesn't matter but it detracts and distracts from one's work.
So instead, what I've accomplished will speak for my abilities. Maybe.
In short, I'm nobody.
On pseudonyms, privacy and secrecy ∞
Using a pen name is to detach from the words, not for secrecy from the reader.
I don't generally care about people knowing who I am, and some do know me.
There are people who think that attacking the person is attacking the argument, and that "outing" a pseudonym has any meaning. Such bullying, outrage bandwagon culture and cry-bullying are tools of horrible homilies.. of people who know they're wrong.
Stop wondering and get on with your life.
I am bitter and sarcastic.
For example, when reviewing movies, I will say things wrong .. like "big strong man will save me" as a way of pointing out just how stupid or trope that moment is.
People who think they can comment negatively on one line I wrote on one post are fucking idiots. This is the sort of driveby-outrage the internet has been reduced to. Although I've written on this topic here and there in the past, Message in a bottle was specific to this topic.