Thursday, June 25, 2009

In the News: Mascots



It has come to our attention that the College of William and Mary is looking for a new mascot and ideas include asparagus. One person even suggested asparagus with cheese.


Skeptical? Read about it here: Home of the Fighting Asparagus!






Would you cheer for the Fighting Asparagus? Why or why not?

Characters, who or what would you choose as a mascot for you or your group/team/business/army? If you don't have a mascot, do you have a logo or symbol that's important to you?

Authors, do you have your own vision of who or what might symbolize your characters, their teams and their struggles?

25 comments:

Vic said...

I think a bat would be a good mascot.

Nevin said...

I disagree, Vic. I think asparagus is a perfectly lovely mascot, and so good for you! I would skip the cheese, though.

FLOWER said...

Tawny owl - twit times two!

Anonymous said...

Cool idea! For my gang mascot we'd have a real tough alleycat with an evil smirk and a torn ear. Big fangs and mean yellow eyes. Oh, yeah, he'd be black too.

Gabby said...

Hmmm That was me, Gabby, not any old mouse!

Ricky said...

I double majored in Music and Marketing at Penn State. Our mascot was the Nittany Lion.

Kalila said...

Ricky, isn't there a university whose mascot is a tarp?

Ricky said...

I believe you're thinking of the Terps, Kalila. That's short for terrapins, or turtles. University of Maryland.

Kalila said...

Oh. That's a silly mascot, but not as silly as tarps. Or asparagus.

DESTINY said...

I would't mind a slogan. Something like: Follow your Destiny, or you shall ever regret it because your life will then become a series of meaningless incidents and you'll feel completely unfulfilled.

How's that? I can see it on a t-shirt.

It is it's Destiny.

Kalila said...

I told my author to make a logo for us and put it on a t-shirt. She did as I instructed and wears the t-shirt to the grocery store. No one ever asks her about it, though. Stupid author.

shy said...

'In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV.'

~Erma Bombeck

Anonymous said...

Hi

I guess mine would be a shadow.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Hi

Or maybe a racing car. That would be cool.

Shadow

Goran Njiric said...

I thought there already was a team mascot that was the Fighting Asparagus...

... maybe I just heard that somewhere else.

The FGSS just has the Eight Orbits, Eight Planets emblem. Fitting for the system police. The PR mascots we often use tend to e our ships. Technically I'm not allowed to say this, but let's face it, everyone knows: Our ships use tech that's considered to be quite illegal through the system. Meaning, they have brains of their own. So we generally get someone to dress up as the persona from the ship, in an acceptably exaggerated way, and they dance, dance, dance on the sidelines.

All in good fun, of course.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind seeing some asparagus ducking it out.

Fun!

Aidan said...

Fire, I guess, or really the Celtic Knot.

Shadow, do you actually cast a shadow? Just wondering how that all fits with the no mirror gig.

Candy said...

A black paintbrush with a teardrop of red paint falling from it. I wear only dark colors but when I paint I like everything bright. When i was six my grandfather died and at the funeral my great Aunt wore a startling red dress when everyone else wore black. I painted a picture of the mourners, she standing out like a flame, and sent it to her. When I came to the US last month I was thrilled to see it hanging on her wall. From all that time ago- can you imagine!!

Kalila said...

Aidan, you would like our logo. It's like a hurricane made of fire.

I think any sort of windstorm is a good mascot or logo. I suppose if it were up to Ricky, we'd use tarps.

Ricky said...

Terps, Kalila. Not tarps.

And I wouldn't recommend terrapins either, just so you know.

Actually, I like the logo our author created for us. I just haven't had time to market it properly.

Nevin said...

I thought this conversation was going to be about asparagus. I'm so disappointed.

I'm going to go have lunch. Maybe I can find a place that serves asparagus.

Gabe said...

Angels are often represented by those "cute" little cherubs, and frankly, it makes me sick! I do not wear a diaper, I don't carry a bow with little heart-shaped arrows, and if you piss me off, I can and will run my flaming sword up your holy-

Let's just say that I don't approve of the traditional "mascots" for angels like myself.

Gabe, On Common Ground

Anonymous said...

I think my personal logo would be a writer tearing his hair out.

Lazaro said...

Can a brain be a mascot? If not, that's okay. I'll eat it.

Kaelin said...

A bloody hand.