Friday, August 9, 2013

A small insight regarding names

Nightcliff: [Night + Cliff] = [Dark + Landscape]
Blackfield: [Black + Field] = [Dark + Landscape]

Dark Landscape = Dire Earth

The things you realize in hindsight! These connections were not on purpose, in fact they just occurred to me this morning.

Incidentally, I actually named Russell Blackfield after a music group of the same name.

Nightcliff is a real part of Australia's Northern Territory, on Darwin's northern edge. I picked it for the elevator's base simply because I thought the name was cool.

Dire Earth? My editor suggested that for the series name when all the names I suggested were no good.

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