From here on out…Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew information will be distributed when I’m out and about.
Most everyone likes a good story even if it’s pure fantasy. I can create a believable story using day to day interactions and my knowledge of life experiences and understanding of the human element.
1. We have the name 2. A name needs to be seen to attract interest 3. It’s the only name in the entire world (googled it) 4. It’s name is attached to a gmail account 5. It’s address will be at one of the addresses I’ve lived at. 6. It’s phone number will draw upon numbers I like. 7. It’s a combo of Dutch and German ancestry. 8. One side of family made shoes and the other made pastries. 9. If I must assume an in-person reflection of Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew then the COVID19 face mask will help conceal me from my professional life. 10. As a freelancer, I can go undetected in both personal, professional and fictional world. 11. Guilty by association; “Benjamin” will “accidentally” leak esoteric philosophy website throughout wandering eyes (premise of Reminisce movie starring Hugh Jackman) 12. Bumper sticker “Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew for President; he’s busy behind the curtain.” 13. The next time you’re out to dinner and they ask for a name give ‘em : Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew. I promise the memorization of the name gets easier and most restaurant staff just end up writing Benjamin S.
My friends will reference me by Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew in public but immediately when we are alone Benjamin will have zero value.
The art of a good story is drawing upon an element of fantasy that can’t be proven but reflects personal experiences so that the story’s character fosters like-ability and compassion with the outside world. The outside world then believes in a name more than whether the person exists. The fictional character can drop clues along the way to give the appearance that everything is connected. Eventually, when the real person behind the fictional person ceases to exist others might have already created their own cult following and began imitating Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew so that Benjamin can appear to continue to exist and a long time down the road (in the future) there will be a digital Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew.
I’m going to have fun with this.