to give something a name is to give it power.
sometimes, a name is what matters most.
names are what were most often first introduced to.
names are what we remember things by.
names are very important.
at the moment one of my projects is a love letter engine, the classic boardgame with a million rethemes.
i thought itd be a good chance to develop architecture that i could then go on to use for the 1998 Neon Genesis Evangelion Trading Card Game (admittedly not the best name ever).
for that one, im planning on calling it EVAC, for, obviously, the EVAngelion Card game
this love letter game is going to be lain themed (lets all love lain!) so i spent a while and came up with:
drum roll please
which i like for a couple of reasons
- it looks neat with the triple caps
- it sounds similar to love letter
- im vain and like to put tA into my project names
and this time tA fits in there perfectly
this game, so far, would probably make more sense themed to Fantasy Flight Games Android ip, an ip i really like.
..but then the name would be fuarked up.
Le AndroidLettA? what the hell is a Le AndroidLettA?
and so, because the name gives this project power, its staying lain themed.
what about us?
names can have many powers.
set in stone usernames give us our everlasting power, tA has been recognised from irc rooms from years back, it gives me an underlying digital identity, its important
display names that can be changed at will give us our current power, they show people our current state of mind, our current mood, in a way that isn’t important per se, but oh so important.
theres a theory in rationality about type 1 and type 2 brain functions.
type 1 is our rational, think over all the options thinking.
type 2 is our spur of the moment, “fuark it that’ll be cool” thinking
[user|display ]names exemplify both of these functions, respectively.
nani tf are you trying to say?
if i knew this blog would be better and this post would be longer.
names are powerful, dont neglect them, take pride in them, but feel free to take them for the importance they have, whether large or smol, because thats the real, meta importance.
stay shiny kids