- Hi Everyone,
Have you seen the Easter Bunny yet ??
(You have to "believe" you know)
>[JC]Allan has entered the debate over the name ofa) Allan who ?
>the hobby. (Sigh!) He feels the title "The
>Postal Hobby", though I suspect he means "The
>Postal Games Hobby" is prosaic and stuffy and
>lacks dynamism. "To today's yoof (who surely
>must be the target), hobbies relate to
>basket-weaving, flower-arranging, and the like.
b) Yoof ? Yoof ?!
Actually I agree. Add to "hobby", "postal games"
and you've successfully evoked an image of nerdy
Trouble is try thinking of a fun & dynamic name
that says in cool words "PBM". Tricky. The best I
could come up with was "Postal Warriors".
>[JC]Allan then goes on to suggest that "....theWhy does something have to be "dumbed down" to be
>Think Tank needs to make up its mind as to the
>style of approach. Is it to be dignified (as though
>assuming to be talking to intelligentsia)?, or
>hard-selling with more universal appeal (in other
>words dumbing-down!)? If the latter, there
>might well be a case for making the publicity
>material more graphic than reams of words --- even
>to the extent of producing almost a Superhero-type
>comic telling the story of what the subject is all
>about and what the newcomer can expect".
brightened up ? Is there some universal media
equilibrium formulae we have to satisfy ??? Make it
graphic and intelligent. Then it will reflect,
accurately the hobby.
>[JC]...comic strip style.Come to think of it, thisThis sounds brilliant. A lot of fun & very effective.
>could work really well if instead of one hero,
>we had two. Grunge Yoof and Old Gadjee his uncle.
>Naturally Old Gadjee would be able to use his
>worldly wise experience to show the young
>whippersnapper who was boss! This could well be
>worth looking into as we can cover all ages.
However, it is to my mind a great idea for a yr 2000
Where are we at now ?? In so far as I can make out
we're targeting student assoc's (presumably a trial
selection ?) With a poster or flyer ? Are we ? Has
work started ? Further, we're planning an ad campaign.
Have we decided on a format ? Also how close are we
to completing this novice package ? I was to circulate
a targetting questionairre, but the response was so
muted to even the idea of the thing it hardly seemed
worthwhile. Is it ? Editors, would you carry it in your
next issue - would players return them to you with
their orders, would you return them to me, would it be
worth it ??? Rant rant Rant !!!!
I don't mean to hassle anyone, but we seem to have
lost our way ???
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