So I’ve been using ‘areyoshi’ more and more as time goes on, I’m thinking about phasing ‘alexyoshida’ out. I started using it when I was 13, so almost ten years ago! I remember why, too; I needed a name for a character, my first name is Alexandra, and there was a copy of TMM next to me and I saw Reiko Yoshida’s name on the front, haha. Thus Alex Yoshida (and subsequently alexyoshida) was born. But it’s a relic from my weeaboo days, I always get embarrassed when I have to tell other professionals what my pen name is. Areyoshi is silly, but I think it’s a better fit for my professional pursuits.
*Unfortunately you cannot claim a deactivated name or account for name change even if you're the owner of both, so because I made an "areyoshi" account here a while ago, I can't change the name on this account to that. 9_9