It’s hard to believe, dear reader, but there was once a time before Not That Kind of Marathon. It was a dark and lonely time most try to forget. Below is the original conversation between the three siblings, in which they make their first brave attempt at naming our fair website.
Okay so we’re definitely doing this.
Awesome! Okay, first step – any ideas for a name?
“Alan Smithee’s Screen Test”
Oh my god genius
“DON’T SHOOT THE PUPPY”
That’s a fun direction but I don’t love that specific example
That’s just a taster of a something I said while watching GoT
If we were all proudly fat we could call it “Telly Tubbies”
I like it
I think we do that and just pretend that we’re all fat
“RHINOCEROUS KISSES” would be a fun and silly name
Probably too far off-topic though
Don’t Shoot the Rhino
Combining the other two suggestions
I’m just going to spitball keywords for a while
Thoughts about TV
Alan Smithee’s Screen Test
Live-meating, because of our propensity towards being carnivores
We Grew Up Together And Now We Watch A Lot Of TV
And That’s What You Missed On…
We Watch So You Don’t Have To
(so is “Mark Watches“)
(also none of us are called Mark)
Two guys and a girl and a bunch of TV shows
What to Watch When You’re Related
Bi, A, and Poly
This Show Rocks
Show Me Your Rocks
Gimme Your Lunch Money
At The Movies With Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert
Xander you’re hitting them out of the park today
Straight From Our Brain to Your Screen
(Just to get a bit o’ Jane Austen in there)
First Impressions is good!
But I don’t want to limit it to first-time watching
Haha, that’s what Jane Austen wanted to call Pride and Prejudice
Oh that’s fun
That’s not as good
Okay we are CLOSE to something great!
We just need to steal more ideas!
Elizabeth, get to work!
First Impressions and a Pizza Place
First Impressions Firefly
Doctor Horrible’s Singalong First Impressions
we just need to channel Nathan Fillion
First Castle Impressions
And we only watch things with castles!!!
And comment on the castles!
The Bronze Screen
See a Show About A Dog
Weight and See
We’re still not fat…
Man this would be so much easier if we were fat
Get on it right away team!
Not That Kind of Marathon
Oh my god
I said that out loud right before you typed it
That was weird
Couch Potato is too overused
But we could definitely play with it
I kind of like Couch Tomatoes
Because of our flaming ginger hair
Damn it guys
We need to be fat and ginger
DAMNIT WHY AREN’T WE FAT GINGERS
We typed that at the same time!
Name more fruits/vegetables!
Couch Charlie Brown and Friends
The premise could be “we were always really close and bonded over TV but now we live in different cities so we’ve come up with a new way to bond over TV”
…we need a premise for our lives?
Nah I’ve just been learning heaps about marketing lately and having a strong “story” that you can attach to the website is really useful
Is there anything we can draw from that “premise”?
Long-distance watching or something like that
Sharing TV from afara
That’s a good title!
1001 Arabian Fights. Because of all our persian bar fights
First result on the “idiom” website that stuck out to me
“Far and Wide”
GUYS WE NEED TO BE FAT
Okay, new plan, everyone go off and eat as much as possible and we will revisit when we are fat?
Can we do something with that?
*can we do something with fat?
haha you’re a knob
As We See It
New Shows Old Faces
I’m not sure
Keep Your Opinions To Yourself
Don’t Pick Your Nose!
Watermelon Rind Tastes Like Crunchies
Feels Like Home
Couch Watermelons (cos of how fat we are)
A New Way to Watch
I like that angle
god naming stuff is hard
Long Distance Couch Potatoes
Home is Where the TV Is
Haha that’s fun
I’d ideally like something 2-4 words long
Family Means TV
TV Means Family
Can we do something to work TV into that and also remove the bondage connotations?
Siblings Tied to Televisions (gagging optional)
A Watched Sibling Never Boils
Siblings Who Rarely Have Sex But Watch A Lot Of TV
It’s Not Incest If the TV is On
Watch My Lips
As They Rhinocerous Kiss My Siblings
TV is love
Oh my god
The obvious is just
I suppose so
How did we miss that?
Really Fat and Ginger TV Family
It feels a bit generic, though, don’t you think?
A little bit
If only we had a cute story about tomatoes then we could use Couch Tomatoes
TV Family is too generic to be available anywhere
But I think it’s our strongest starting point
Gen Y TV family
Fat Ginger TV Family
(I know Xander already made that joke but I wanted to make it too because it’s funny)
I’m looking up family tropes on TV tropes
See if there’s gold there
Oh awesome idea
TV Dinner and A Movie
Like we’re on a date!
TV Family Reviews
TV Family Thoughts
“Incest is Relative”
Hmm, Runs in the Family, that feels like a thing
That’s a phrase
I really liked Not That Kind of Marathon btw
I liked that one too
It leaves us room to get fat!
Okay current top-runner is “Not That Kind of Marathon”
“The Ultimate TV Family”?
TUTVF for short
Best. Family. Ever.
Best. Siblings. Ever.
Best. Elizabeth. Ever.
What are the TV ratings? Like G, PG, etc
Anything to do with family there?
Nah they differ from country to country
“Rated F for Family”
Something about streaming?
Not That Kind of Pirates
Subject/Verb Disagreement, Yo Ho and a Bottle of Rum
….not who kind of pirates?
Not Those Kind of Pirates or Not That Kind of Pirate
My vote is Not That Kind of Marathon
You know what I’m really sold on Not That Kind of Marathon
It’s really catchy
Clever and fun
I LIKE IT TOO
I LIKE IT THE BEST
It means we lose the family angle/premise, but that’s okay
I think we’ll pretty quickly attract others who want to get involved.
Gavin, for example, will probs want in.
Oh! If Gavin gets involved then we have our fat ginger hook
(HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND)
Well now we can never let Gavin see this conversation
(NB: At the advice of Messr Gavin Core’s attorneys, we have included a photo of him to confirm that he is neither rotund nor red-headed, but is a herculean figure with dark locks of luscious hair.
Ladies, please stop trying to have sex with your screen.)