Friday, April 4, 2008

!Lion


Last year, more further back, it's hard to remember, I was toying with branding my work under 'Light A Match Productions'. Like an idiot, I didn't pounce on it right away, and like a further idiot I didn't Google search the name before I stuck it on all my banners this year. What do you know? It's been used since sometime last year.

This is a good thing, it forces me to rethink it. Does 'LAMP' really describe what I do or who I am? Well, sort of. Bursts of inspiration leading into imaginative takes on old technologies. Sparks. In fact, one of the first things I did when hardware lighting became available on the Second Life grid, was rescript a free gas lamp to emit hardware light when the sun goes down.

But, Light A Match is taken.

On the train today I was reading more of Connect!, and barely into chapter eight I had a mini brainquake. I'm a scriptor (hammer and anvil style currently), I specialise in animation gadgets, and, ridiculous as it sounds, I'm not a lion, per se. I came up with !Lion.

Not Lion. !Lion.
Pros:
  • Short and to the point.
  • It does describe me.
  • The programming NOT symbol says a bit of what I do.
  • The exclamation point jazzes it up a bit.
Cons:
  • Corny, almost precious.
  • May have trouble using it in any non-string element, including URLs.
  • Not, denotes negativity?
  • Punctuation starters not allowed in SL Classifieds system. (It did get abused badly.)
Bottom line: Have I had any better ideas in the last two years? No. Run With It. (And make allowances where necessary.)

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Might be my age and background, but I read "!Lion" as 'bang lion' before I reparsed as 'not lion'.

YMMV. :-)