This is easy, since I explained it in my About page. Otherworldly comes from the lyrics of Incubus’ song Warning, that’ goes like this:
Bat your eyes girl, be otherworldly.. count your blessings, seduce a stranger.
What’s so wrong with being happy? Kudos to those who see through sickness, yeah.
I decided to make it my blog name because I wanted it to have a significance to my favorite band, as well as something that’s not too me or too predictable. I also patterned it with a hyphen to match my Incu-sisters’—Anna, who owns so-stellar.org and Keng (my host!) who owns turb0-geek.org—domain names that also have something to do with our favorite band.
I’m going to be honest and say that other-worldly.org was really thought-out back in the day but what I made sure of was that even though down the line I would lose all my sense of attachment to Incubus, this would still be a domain name that I would like regardless of its initial conception. Fast forward a few years later, I still love both Incubus (in spite of my current shift in interests, genres, etc) and this domain name, so looks like it’s staying for a bit longer.