The Reason Behind My Blog’s Name

This is Day 7 of the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge.

When I decided I wanted to make a blog I knew it would take me a month to come up with a name for it on my own. It takes me hours just to make a character name, and I knew naming a blog would be even worse. So I emailed my guildmates and asked them for idea, wanting them to keep in mind that I planned to write about both druids and hunters. I got some interesting suggestions:

  • The Curative Bovine – Jasyla has always been an elf…maybe I should have been offended by this suggestion.
  • Ameliorative Measures from an Elven Perspective – This was the suggestion I got after I pointed out that I was an elf. Since I had to look up ‘ameliorative’ I didn’t think it was the name for me.
  • Hunter and Hunted – Sort of works, but I didn’t like the thought of druids being hunted.
  • Toby and Me  – Toby is the name of hunter Jasyla’s favorite pet. One guildmate suggested I use this name and write half my posts from Toby’s perspective.
  • A Tree by the Brook – This is one I thought of. I like the lyrical reference but since I always hated tree form, I wanted something else.

Finally one of my guildmates came up with Cannot be Tamed. I liked it right away. I thought it fit the druid/hunter angle really well and was cute in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. I no longer play my hunter so the name has lost a bit of its meaning, but I still really like it and can see new meanings in it. I am completely stubborn and always refusing to toe the druid party line on things like tree form and the state of resto, so I think it still fits.

5 responses to “The Reason Behind My Blog’s Name

  1. I am completely stubborn and always refusing to toe the druid party line on things like tree form

    That’s okay. We still love you. And you will be assimilated…eventually. TREES 4 EVER.

    A Happy Little Tree
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  2. Until I started reading this blog, I thought I was the only druid who hated treeform!

    Also, I wanted to thank you for providing such an excellent resource for learning druids. Whenever there’s something I can’t quite puzzle out myself- or something I’ve puzzled out and want to check- this is the first place I come for answers. Keep up the good work 😀

  3. Love your blog and the name, would love to know how you get the gear pic to pop up when you mouse over the gear item. I am currently working on my blog and would love some pointers. Mine is geared to stuff about WoW and hunters even though I am not much into all the numbers just what happens to be on my mind regarding the game.