Ain’t she a cutie?
Thanks to everyone who submitted names for Sparksy’s cuddly new bundle of carbon-alloy joy! Some of them were particularly witty, some great puns (FerrousWheel lol), some great references (a Black Hole reference!), some that captured DDO lore (Toven’s Little Secret) and all of them were very much appreciated.
One of the things I realized while working through this is that Sparksy probably made a little steel girl. Female. Or as female as is possible with an androgynous android. She’s not pink, but (not that there is anything wrong with pink) Sparksy is not the kind that believes it must be pink to be feminine. Girls are strong! Girls wear gleaming black armor if they want! Or in this case, gleaming steel skin.
And so the list was narrowed. Bye Mr. Roboto. Bye MetalMan. Bye to all of the obviously or seemingly masculine names. Also bye to Twiki, although your name is properly androgynous, your helmet makes you look like a little walking penis. That will never do.*
* Also, Twiki is a Buck Rogers reference and Buck Rogers was a horrible, trying-too-hard, awful show that represents the very worst of 80’s television. I watched every episode anyway (I had a huge crush on Colonel Wilma Deering) but I hated myself for it. Terrible TV is terrible.
Combing through the remainders, one stood out. Clever, but not too much so, easy on the tongue, and very appropriate for a little steel girl:
And so it shall be. Steel Magnolia, Sparksy’s lifelong companion and confidant, useless in every possibly way except for screenshots but still, completely worthwhile.
Clank! of tiny feet
Great big eye, tiny fingers
Forum user Tscheuss is the one who submitted Magnolia, and therefore has the (painful) opportunity of suggesting a DDO-related blog topic and watching me butcher it. So go ahead Tscheuss, hit me with your best shot. Don’t expect anything like quality. But there will be words, probably many of them, and all about the topic of your personal choice.
And thank you, everyone, for contributing such awesome steel golem names!
🙂 😀 🙂