Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Titles again

I was thinking about titles, because I am two discs into watching Last Exile from out of the alecaustin-box, and I still don't know why it's called that, and I was wondering how much that would bother people. Discussion of differences in how much it bothers you for TV series vs. book series vs. etc. welcome in comments.

Poll #1638546 Titles again

When do you want/need to understand a series title?

By the middle of the first episode
1(1.5%)
By the end of the first episode
2(3.0%)
By the end of the first episode, I should have some idea.
21(31.3%)
A few episodes in.
4(6.0%)
A few episodes in, I should have some idea.
11(16.4%)
By the end of the first season, plot arc, or other natural grouping.
8(11.9%)
I don't pay much attention to series titles, just individual titles.
3(4.5%)
I don't pay much attention to titles.
6(9.0%)
Eh, understanding is overrated anyway.
4(6.0%)
Something else I will say in comments.
4(6.0%)
If I don't get the title from looking at the ad copy, I probably won't read/watch the series.
2(3.0%)
Explain now! NOW!
1(1.5%)

How do you feel about made-up words as individual book/story titles?

Hate 'em. All of 'em.
1(1.4%)
I theoretically hate 'em, but there are individual books I love with made-up word titles.
12(17.4%)
I love them. They intrigue me, especially if the sound is good.
3(4.3%)
I don't really care one way or the other.
16(23.2%)
I'm a tough sell on them with a new author or series, but later in the series when I know what's going on it's easier.
11(15.9%)
As long as it looks pronounceable, we're good.
15(21.7%)
As long as I don't feel too stupid saying it, we're good.
9(13.0%)
As long as I can get in a good argument about how to pronounce it, we're good.
2(2.9%)

Would you like it if I posted the snippet about Carter taking Tam and Janet's daughter Jessica trick-or-treating when she's 7?

Yes, please. I would enjoy seeing that.
59(93.7%)
No, thank you. I'm fine without it.
1(1.6%)
Where is my rude answer? This question is too Minnesotan.
3(4.8%)
Tags: carter hall, full of theories, random questions
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