Let me first clear something up because when I initially chose my online handle, I thought I was being pretty clever with a play on words. I didn’t think far enough ahead and it never even entered my head that people might think that I’m a Star Wars fan. Because I’m not. At all. I hate Star Wars. There’s only one “Return” and it ain’t of the Jedi, it’s of the King. I disagree Randall Graves.
Right, so my name is Kate (obviously) and I’m an uber Final Fantasy geek. In Final Fantasy 7 there’s a character (a little cat dude who rides a giant plushie Moogle) who is called Cait Sith. I disagree with the people in the world who pronounce his name “Cat” – because evidently they have trouble spelling the word “cat” which doesn’t have an “i” in it. I believe the spelling “Cait” (a variant of the usual spelling “Kate”) has an Irish heritage behind it. Anyway, I digress. I thought, since I love Final Fantasy 7 so much and Cait Sith is such an awesome character that I’d steal his name for myself and mix it up a bit by playing on the words and using my own spelling of the name “Kate”. Hence “Kate Sith”.
|This little dude is now the bane of my life.|
What I didn’t think about after setting it all up was that people might read the word “Sith”, have never played FF7 and automatically (and reasonably) assume that the Sith is a Star Wars reference.
So to clear that up – it’s not a Star Wars reference. It’s a Final Fantasy reference to an awesome little cat dude who rides a Moogle.