Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pardon the re-introduction

Don't worry, I know the phrase is "pardon the interruption," but I decided to turn it on its head for this post because, well, in this post I'm going to be turning a few other things on their heads, too.

Specifically, I'm using this post to let folks know I'm renaming a few of the "columns" that are semi-regularly published here.

The column names in question--"Five Favorites," "Let's Play: Which Box Art is Better?" and "Shall We Do It?"--have been bugging me for a while now, so I decided a couple of weeks ago to try to come up with new ones.

Here are the possibilities I'm toying with at the moment:

The rather boringly titled "Five Favorites" will be dropped in favor of "The Fab Five." Or "Five Fabulous Favorites." Or maybe even "Five Fab Faves." I don't know.

On the other hand, "Let's Play: Which Box Art is Better?" will, without question, be replaced by the far more colorful (and silly) "Nice Package!"--with related headlines that will look something like this: "Nice Package! (Tomodachi Life, 3DS)."

Finally, "Shall We Do It?" is going to become "Let's Do It"--as in, "Let's Do It: Etrian Odyssey IV and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS)." I think.

By the way, I actually quite like "Shall We Do It?" as a column name. That question mark really messes things up, though, which is why I want to change it. That said, maybe there's a way I can tweak it to make it work--like, "Shall We Do It? (THE "DENPA" MEN 3 and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call)."

As I'm sure you can tell, I'm not completely sure about any of the above--except, I mean, for "Nice Package!" That one's being used for sure.

What do you think? If you have any thoughts--especially about "The Fab Five" et al--please share them in the comments section below.

Oh, and as for the other columns I tend to publish here--the "Great Gaymathon" reviews, my "Somewhat Gay" reviews and "Manual Stimulation"--their names are staying put.


Steve Pixel said...

"Nice Package" is good. "Let's Do It" is OK. Maybe "Let's Get it On"? Or how about "Let's F*ck"? Just kidding! I'm not a fan of "The Fab Five", because I instantly think of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I guess it's hard coming up with innuendo for a top five list. The only thing I can think of is "Five Knuckle Shuffle", but that wouldn't really make sense. said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Steve! Maybe I'll continue to think about Five Favorites/The Fab Five. Thankfully, I'm not planning to publish another one of those columns anytime soon, so I've got time. I was hoping to publish a new Shall We Do It?/Let's Do It tomorrow, though, so I guess I'll have to make up my mind in that regard quickly! Who knows, maybe I'll just find a way to make Shall We Do It? work...

2D2Will said...

Honestly, I'm not a fan of the name "Nice Package!" simply because it's a name I've seen for other packaging columns/videos many times before. Since you compare box art, how about calling it something like "Package Examination", "Package Comparison", or "Which Measures up?" said...

First of all, thanks for the comment, Will. I had a feeling "Nice Package!" wasn't an entirely unique idea in this area. That doesn't bother me too much, though, I have to say. I mean, anything is more interesting than what was used previously--plus "Nice Package!" fits nicely with "Manual Stimulation," I think. Anyway, i appreciate your input all the same.

Oh, and one reason I wanted to change the name/title of that particular column is that I want to expand its reach a bit. So, sometimes it will still be about comparing box art, but other times it'll just be about current box art that's caught my attention, etc. said...

Oh, sure, Justin! You're literally the only person who likes "Fab Five." The may just be enough for me, though, as you are the person who's been visiting this blog for the longest :)

As for Shall We Do It?/Let's Do It: I hear ya. They've never totally worked for me, either. Believe me, I've tried to come up with an alternative that's funny/silly/witty *and* aptly describes the content of the columns (impressions of games I'm currently playing), but I'm stumped!

If you have any ideas that you think would fit, please feel free to share them!