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10 Horrible Titles pt. 1   Leave a comment

What’s in a name? It turns out that quite a bit is in a name. Whether it’s for a character or project, names should be carefully thought out. A character can become memorable with a good name. The name could be used to help describe him/her, or help set the tone of the movie. For example, if you see a female character named “Bunny” it is doubtful that you are expecting her to be a genius lawyer. If your project is named something bad, it can lead to even more drastic consequences: not getting bought by consumers. Often the title and cover of a book is a leading factor in if it is purchased and that means it is a leading factor in if you get paid.

Now while I am by no means an expert on naming projects or characters, I can pick out a bad title as well as anyone. For your education and amusement I have selected some of the worst titles ever from books, movies, cds, etc. Have fun!

 

  • When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You’ll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You Know That You’re Right
  • Frankenhooker (wow… just wow)
  • The incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed up zombies
  • Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (???)
  • Can Heironymus Merkin ever forget Mercy Humppe and find true happiness?
  • Cooking with pooh (hint: not the bear)
  • The best dad is a good lover (creeeeeepy)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (apparently a great movie, I think a horribly confusing name.)
  • C.H.U.D (It stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)
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Disappearance at the Flannan Isles Lighthouse   1 comment

This strange occurrence has already been the subject of a famous poem entitled “Flannan Isle” by Wilfred Wilson Gibson, and the Doctor Who episode “Horror of Fang Rock”. Several others have been inspired by this story. There has been a novel, songs, and an opera made featuring the events of this tale.

When a relief team came (late) to Flannan Isle, they noticed that the light was not on in the light house. The flagstaff did not have its flag, no provision boxes had been left on the landing stage, and none of the three-man team was there to greet the ship. No sign was found of the men either in the lighthouse or on the island. Most speculate that the severe weather and/or waves caused by it was the reason for the disappearance, but stranger theories abide and the remote location of the occurrence makes it practically impossible to not imagine a more sinister reason.

Strange Facts About the Case:

  • The entrance gate to the compound and the main door were both closed.
  • The beds were unmade and the clock had stopped.
  • The lamps had been cleaned and refilled.
  • The only sign of something wrong was an overturned chair by the kitchen table.

Posted June 30, 2012 by Elizabeth Huff in Inspiration

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The Lost Colony   9 comments

The Lost Colony of Roanoke is another strange occurrence to be used as writing fodder.  Again, this is only a brief summary and I encourage you to look up the full details if you are interested.

The Roanoke Colony was an attempt to establish a permanent English settlement in the late 16th-century. The group disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War, when upheaval made it impossible for the group to receive supplies from England for about 3 years. Their fate has never been determined. During the colony’s brief existence there was much hostilities between the colonists and the natives, and alot of political unrest. Supplies dwindled and their was little to know support from England. Many speculate that most of the settlers were absorbed into the surrounding tribes of Native Americans.

Strange Facts About The Case:

  • There was no sign of struggle or battle at the settlement.
  • The word “croatoan” was carved into a post of the fort.
  • The word “Cro” was carved into a nearby tree.
  • Their departure had not been hurried They had dismantled all the houses and fortifications.

Posted June 28, 2012 by Elizabeth Huff in Inspiration

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