Tuesday, May 06, 2008

On colons

It's finally reached the point where I need to say something about colons.

Sadly, these aren't the ones at the butt of so many jokes. These are the grammatical dividers between chaos and order, the essential part of emoticon evolution, and sadly the biggest crutch in the literary world for Titles.

"Condemned 2: Bloodshot" would sound better as just "Condemned 2."

"Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" would sound better as just "Drake's Fortune."

"Viking: Battle for Asgard" is just stupid. Fighting for Asgard is WHAT VIKINGS DO! Seriously. How about, "Viking: Raid and Pillage!" as a sequel?

This practice needs to stop. It's amateurish and people should be fired on the spot for suggesting Titles with colons in them.

"The Shawshank Redemption" did not end with ": Breakout."
"Citizen Kane" was not followed by ": The story of Xanadu."
"Reservoir Dogs" was not leashed to ": the slaughter."

Remember, kids. Colons are shitty!


  1. Kitten3:15 AM

    I particularly like the Shawshank Redemption one x3

  2. Laylah10:49 PM

    I agree with this post.