The Bored Zombie.
(Susan's daughter's costume this year--so cute. And check out this post--the house on her bag lights up!)How did you choose the name for your blog?
Some time ago I was learning Flash development to build websites and casual games. I love B-roll horror flicks and I love casual web games (think diner dash). I thought I loved web development too. I had grand plans marrying the three and creating a flash web site www.theboredzombie.com. The site featured a zombie that attempted to entertain himself by visiting old haunts from his human days and terrorizing the living. I had a vision of a cartoony zombie world full of goofy mayhem and competitive high scores. I then wrote lots of design docs, back stories for the characters, and thought hard about what my zombie’s world would be. I really came to love the little guy and his cast of characters even though I never gave him a name! Life happens. I got a job, found myself crazy busy then less and less interested in my bored zombie.
When I started my blog, it didn’t have a custom URL. I used my nickname Suedre (pronounced sue-DRAY) and called it suedrescreations.blogspot. I didn’t love it right from the start, but I was still feeling out the blogosphere and trying to find my voice. It wasn’t too long and I was hooked. I love creating, I love writing, I love sharing, and I love this community. I decided to go ahead and switch to a custom URL and tinkered with a big long list of them.
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?I tinkered with a ton of other names. I won’t even list them because I don’t remember most of them and you wouldn't have either! TheBoredZombie just kept calling to me so I jotted down why I shouldn't use it. Every single reason came back to fear of what people might think. I want to be part of this community and don’t want to turn people off because of a name they don’t understand.
Yes! I’m completely happy with it and absolutely would not change it. I have already received a sweet, well intentioned email suggesting I should change it to something more appropriate. I ask you – what is more appropriate for a total nerd girl that loves independent horror flicks, art in all mediums, television, video games, 80’s pop culture, sci-fi cons, and technology? Come on by the blog and see from time to time. I promise you'll get a taste of all my passions and I hope, discover some new things along the way!
Please stop by and say hi to Susan. You won't be bored, I promise.