On Naming: IWBTGAI


Let me just be clear. If you think Guy-den is a good name, you are of the lowest class of taste and should be dragged out back and shot. That is such hacky bullshit that degrades a classy reference. Oh my god, it’s so bad. It hurts me to see.

But okay, some people say, how about “I Wanna be the Gaiden”. That’s actually pretty classy right? Yeah, actually it is. So why not? Well the reason is because “I Wanna be the (Insert Name)” names are reserved for fangames. For real, one of the only rules about naming fangames that I put down is you shouldn’t call it “I Wanna be the Guy”. So due to all the various IWBTwhatever games, I Wanna be the Gaiden would look comparatively illegitimate. Also it has the same overlapping acroymn that, while not irreconcilable (Dark Souls/Demon’s Souls, for example! DaS, DeS?), is really annoying.

So for all of you asking, this is why it’s not called I Wanna be the Gaiden. Guy-den fans, please, kill your selves.

Oh as for the Logo and Japan-land speak on it, that’s courtesy of this wonderful Pixiv Artist. I asked for permission to use it years ago and was basically told “I don’t mind, but it’s a Touhou reference”. Thankfully, a Touhou reference is perfectly fine. As you can see in the picture, they make the sounds WANAGAI or “Wanna guy”, which I thought was cute. I’ve seen a few people mistranslate it (Some kid on 4chan with probably first year Japanese said I made shit up! Dooo hoo hoo), but either way, I wanna make sure credit goes where credit is due. I almost forgot about this since it happened so long ago.