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Re-Poll: Mythmaking Made Difficult

We ran this poll for a little while but came up with no definitive and overwhelming leader. You can check the results of the first run here.

As you can see, “Mythicals” is the winner with an impressive 4 votes. But “None of the Above – Keep Trying!” has a very close 3 votes. That doesn’t give me much of a comfort level. So the garden gnomes are demanding a re-vote. Unless our previous polls, this one has a deadline. Voting ends at midnight on March 31, 2014.

To keep the process streamlined, we’re keeping the two front runners of the previous election and adding two more candidates. As you can see, I’m a bit of a Lord Dunsany fan. So your other two options are “Lord Dunsany’s Castle” and “Gods of Pegāna.”

Just in case you’re wondering, here’s a little explanation of these two references:

Lord Dunsany is a bit of a forerunner of the modern fantasy genre. Since he was a bit of a nobleman in Ireland during his lifetime, he lived in a castle. But not just any castle. The castle itself has a reputation that is as historic and noteworthy as the family who resided in it. Which makes it a fitting title for an imprint focused on mythmaking, I think.

Going deeper into the Dunsanian canon, “Gods of Pegāna” is the first book published by the great Edward Plunkett, which was a great influence upon the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, and others.

Now that you have a little backstory, which do you think would make a better title for an imprint that explores mythmaking in an all new light?

For Retelling Old Myths and Creating New Ones, GGP Should Name Its New Imprint

  • Mythicals (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Gods of Pegāna (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Lord Dunsany's Castle (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of the Above (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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