And now for a bit of brief caustic levity.
I’ve been reading blogs again, and thanks to the Massive Multiplayer Crossover the Core Theory is providing, there’s a fairly large base of commenters that help on each blog. Now, I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s still bugging me. It’s starting to drive me just a little bit crazy. I have to ask again: What the hell is up with all the weird blogger names?
I mean, you’ve got your basic names, like Danny and Shannon and Zeke and Robert. These are normal names, and there’s absolutely no problem with that. And then there are names that might be real names but are just really unique, like Maduin or Genevieve. I don’t have a problem with that either.
It’s everything else that’s bugging me. First of all, there’s the single-letter names. Seriously. There’s a lot of them. I’ve seen an A, B, J (And there are an abundance of Jeffs, Jays, and Js. Usually two of them at the same time), M, and X. That’s not nearly all the letters of the alphabet, but it’s still a lot.
And then you have your all the rest. These are everything from “poetic” (Eyes Open, Suspended Gates, The Lexiconal) to “cool” (Zero, Battery Resistance, Reach, TheArsonist) to “symbolic” (Possibly Zero and Reach again, Omega, EyesOpen again, greenlight (why couldn’t you just stick with “Robert Sage?”)).
Seriously, what is up with this? I hear that people are complaining that the Core Theory is creating too many Mary Sues. Well no shit, considering that you sound like you belong in a paperback bargain-bin fantasy novel alongside characters like “Raven Starklocke” or “Ebony Snow.” Seriously, it’s cheesy. We’re attempting to create a legend here, not a fanfiction.
Come on, guys. I know you’re trying to be unique. But if you get too many snowflakes, it’s a blizzard. And those things kinda suck. Take it from a country boy. They kill your power and make feeding the animals even less pleasant.
I know I’m making a mountain out of a molehill here. In all honesty, this post is an embellishment. An exaggeration. I’m mostly teasing. But there’s some truth here. I’m not telling you to change your names or anything. I’m just reminding you that a speshul name doesn’t necessarily make you speshul. I’d much rather prefer “James” to “Bane” when it comes to vanquishing this guy.