Sunday, May 18, 2008

Random Generations

You may perchance have run into the Cyborg Name Decoder, a program on the Internet that will transform your name into an acronym for a cyborg. Mine, for example, is S.N.U.F.F.L.E.S.: Synthetic Network Unit Fabricated for Forbidden Learning and Efficient Sabotage. I can't get the Deej to try this program out because it involves acronyms.

Anyway, I was thinking the other day that someone needs to create a random name generator for translated anime titles. A proper anime title, of course, is a lengthy string of nouns with no obvious relationship, though it is permissable for the first one or two words to be adjectives instead of nouns, preferably meaningless adjectives like super. The last word in the string should be a name, an obscure word, a made-up word, or a word untranslated from Japanese. The generator should be capable of producing gems like Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Armored Trooper Votoms, and Super Dimension Century Orguss. Alternatively, the title can either be or contain an inappropriately compounded word, as in Trigun, Spaceketeers, or Psychoarmor Gobarian. Following this general structure, of course, is how I came up with Team Celibate Vocation Battlesmoke Googlion. I think more titles should look like this.

So, if my name were the acronym for an anime title, I would want it to be Super Null Universe Flower Fighter Lightranger Excalibur Sarcetron, or something similar.

Synthetic Networked Unit Fabricated for Forbidden Learning and Efficient Sabotage

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