Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Monday, December 7, 2009

WTF Monday - Now with More Random!

My son has been working diligently on his writing, which of course thrills me to no end. Last night, he sat down with pencil and paper to write a bunch of random words. He's at that stage where the words go down randomly on the page and without any spacing whatsoever, so you end up with lines like:
The dog is fat lip, Batmatman!

and
Carnut, go love! Ha, that hug!

I want to write a comic strip, just so I can create superheroes named Batmatman and Carnut, and put those lines in there. If only I could draw.

I've been thinking a lot about this Zombocalypse name thing. If you missed it, we were talking a while ago about needing a Zombocalypse name. In the movie Zombieland, they used names of cities, which I find kind of boring. And then the lovely KC suggested using the name of your favorite cartoon character followed by an action verb. I adore her for coming up with something workable, except that my Zombocalypse name would then be Tick Snarf. I'm not sure I can deal with that, but I like the formula. So I think there's going to be an option. You can either use KC's Fabulousness, or you can use your favorite nursery rhyme character combined with something violent.

Hence, mine is Little Bunny Kung Fu. Kiersten gets props for suggesting it.

PROP PROP PROP.

So then, of course, I started thinking about all those silly name formulas. Like, if I was a gangsta (Yo!), I'd be Peanut Butter and Chocolate Heels (favorite ice cream, favorite shoe). If I was in Star Wars, my name would be Harcao (first three letters of last name, first two letters of first name, add O). If I was a hippie, my name would be Total Maple (what you ate for breakfast, favorite tree).

But the best one?

There are a few formulae for the adult film star name, but I like using the name of your first pet plus your mother's maiden name.

Mine? Superstar Rug.

8 comments:

Marybeth Poppins said...

I love those little formula's. I tend to have pretty interesting names!

CKHB said...

I thought the porn name was supposed to be middle name + childhood street name? I've always thought that Kei Madison had a nice ring to it...

(Got the book in the mail yesterday! AWESOME story. For reals.)

Come wish me a happy birthday on my blog if you have time...

Natalie Whipple said...

Little Bunny Kung Fu is my favorite. I keep picturing this rocking picture book...

Andrea Cremer said...

Oooooh, oooh

I am now officially to be known as:

Over the Moon Eye Gouge

Yes sir, that is me.

Aaron Polson said...

Adult star name: Happy Allen.

'nuff said.

Kelly said...

So I'm
Polke (May the force be with you)
Mother Puncher (Mother Goose + violent act)
Pop Tart Maple (which the last name is my favorite tree and my real maiden name!)

storyqueen said...

Adult star name (pet name+childhood street name= Clarence Chelwood.

Seriously, nobody would see a film with Clarence Chelwood.

Shelley

Carolyn V. said...

I love the Little Bunny Kung Fu! It has a certain ring about it. =)

 


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