Luka vs Eric
I made a previous post insisting we call you Luka. You chose the name, not only as an online persona, but legally as well. I personally love the way the name Luka sounds; it has a nice ring to it, it flows so nicely off the tongue. It’s also fairly uncommon and the androgynous nature of the name Luka suits your image so well.
But that’s just it, isn’t it? It really is just an image, the way you wanted the world to see you. The way you wanted to see yourself even. It is this image that so many of us became attracted to and fascinated by in the first place, just like you always wanted.
Only there’s more to the story than Luka the jet-setting model and porn star. The more digging we do into your vast online presence, the more we discover about your past. A picture emerges of a damaged little boy who got lost along the way to what could have been great things. That boy is Eric, not Luka. Eric Clinton Newman, the eldest child, born to teen parents, bounced around, never really belonging. Eric who became troubled, displaying signs of mental illness at a young age and who was medicated as a result. Eric who was bullied in school. Eric who was kicked out on his own at 16. This is the boy we have all come to sympathize with, Eric, not Luka.
While I still don’t like when people call you Eric out of spite, I’m beginning to understand those who do it because they want to know the real you.