[B5JMS] Why is it J. Michael Straczynski

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Wed Jun 25 04:24:10 EDT 2003

From: janmschroeder at aol.com (Jan)
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 21:54:01 +0000 (UTC)
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Horrid Goblin asked:

>...not Joe M. Straczynski
>My parents both go by their middle names so I'd understand if that was the
>reason, but everyone seems to call him Joe so I'm a little confused. Is it
>just cos J Michael sounds cooler?

Actually, it's mainly to sneak up to the startling Straczynski part gradually. 
And because it doesn't scare the cat. ;-)  

No, really.  I can't find the post right now but that's how JMS answered that
question once before.

Also, it's an easy way for him to separate friend from stranger.  If somebody
approaches him as "Michael" he can be pretty sure they don't know much about


From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 00:58:29 +0000 (UTC)
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>Actually, it's mainly to sneak up to the startling Straczynski part
>And because it doesn't scare the cat. ;-)  

That's actually more or less correct.

BTW, for those who've been asking about Rising Stars, if you go over to 


you'll get a pretty good answer.


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