Sunday, July 27, 2014

Just as an aside, I am slightly pissed off about the upcoming Mad Max movie

The character posters and trailer look great, but goddammit, why did they have to name Charlize Theron's character "Imperator"? It's true that I didn't invent the word, but I was counting on it to sound cool and unusual in my new story. Now readers are just going to think I stole it from a movie.


Anonymous said...

I should be interested to see a venn diagram of people who learned the word 'Imperator' from Ms. Theron's latest cinematic endeavour, those who came across it for the first time in something anyone in the past, say, 50 years wrote and those who know the word from another source. My general sense is that the third group would be the largest.

thrall said...

True, and as an added bonus, the new Mad Max movie still isn't out; and my book has been on the market for several months. Problem solved! :-)