Eebee blog of the month, and ship naming competition

16th May 2012 – 9.16 pm

Marc Scaurus of Malefactor announced the creation of the Eebees, a 'monthly award that seeks to recognize the valiant pursuits of the Eve Blogging community'. Two awards are given each month, one for the best blog, and one for the best individual post over the course of the month. Naturally, I've been awarded the inaugural EVE Online Blog of the Month award.

Hello to all my new readers! Sadly, the award can only be won by the same blog once in any six-month period, so it will only be downhill from here. I've just been given free rein to relax my standards until November. You really should have been here last month. It was awesome. I know, I got an award for it.

But I'll give you a reason to pay attention for a little longer. I've bought myself a new Loki strategic cruiser, which I will be using for scouting and shooting naive industrialists, and as usual I have no idea what to call my new ship. As it normally takes me a week to think of a name, and then I just randomly choose an obscure cartoon reference, I am giving you the opportunity to name my new Loki for me.

Yeah, that's not much reason to keep reading, I know. However, I have—quite coincidentally—come in to the possession of a PLEX which, as long as I can get the PLEX out of Jita in my Kestrel, gives me some spare ISK. As such, I am willing to offer a 100 million ISK prize for naming my Loki. Reply with your suggestions as a comment to this post, and if you come up with the best name you'll win the ISK.

I could put some rules here, like three entries maximum per person, preferably in the same comment, but you probably wouldn't listen anyway. But it must be a comment. E-mails, EVE mails, or threatening phone calls in the early hours won't count. And please put your character name in your comment entry, or if you win I'll just get lots of spam from everyone claiming to be Spartacus and I won't know the difference.

The competition will be open until midnight (BST) Friday 25th May, with the cut-off determined by the timestamp generated by my journal. After that date I'll go through the entries, pick my favourite, and announce the winner.

EDIT: The first entry includes a prudent reminder that the length of ship names is limited. Thanks, Ty! Please keep names to twenty characters and below, or we'll all be disappointed.

  1. 42 Responses to “Eebee blog of the month, and ship naming competition”

  2. It's Not You, It's Me

    Terrible Misunderstanding

    Can't Make this Short Eno

    By Ty Delaney on May 16, 2012

  3. Silent Victory

    SP Loss inbound

    Wish I Was Thor

    Also congrats on the award! (That's not a ship name entry)

    By tgl3 on May 16, 2012

  4. Morbid Limousine

    Steamy Neutron

    Sienna Sledgehammer

    By Dragunov on May 16, 2012

  5. Gratz on the Blog of the month award. I knew if anyone could win it that you were going to get the award day it was announced. So not surprised. It speaks to your hard work at quality daily and consistent writing.

    By Ardent Defender on May 16, 2012

  6. Oscar
    Pwny Express

    Congrats on the award!

    By BugBot on May 16, 2012

  7. Slain by Elf

    By Cyndre on May 16, 2012

  8. Damn that character limit, it rules out both Starry Dynamo in the Machinery of Night and McMagic’s Candied Ham of Pebbles Run. Not that I could do much with ISK anyway...

    By Zoso on May 16, 2012

  9. Congratulations on the award, please moderate the celebatory cat nip for now :)

    Shere Khan

    Not for the Star Trek villian but the Tiger character out of Jungle Book. Fits nicely with your blog name without being over the top.

    By Darth Normski on May 16, 2012

  10. Congrats on the award! It's well earned.

    Names? How about...

    Wabbit Waster


    Ambush Annie


    Loot Lizard

    I kinda like two part names for ships. Can you tell? Keep up the good work!

    By Mabrick on May 17, 2012

  11. Names.. I haz em.

    Loki There!
    Wannabe Avenger
    Orphaned God

    By Orakkus on May 17, 2012

  12. First: Well done and well deserved!

    1: Farbaute's Son (Loki's father according to Norse mythology)

    2: Fenris (the wolf Loki fathered that will eat Odin)

    Yeah, a theme here. But for the third, not so.

    3: Suddenly Loki

    By Akely on May 17, 2012

  13. Well Hungarian

    By JamesT on May 17, 2012

  14. 1 Pompoen Soep
    2 Grimbulous
    3 Maccy MacLoki

    By Arionos on May 17, 2012

  15. iPod

    By alt on May 17, 2012

  16. Surely the only possible option is a celebration of recent success. I propose:

    MCFC Champs 2011-12

    By Rob on May 17, 2012

  17. Congratulations and well deserved.

    Snidely Whiplash


    Bonaroo Bunny

    I need the isk, so fingers crossed. :)

    By Rixx Javix on May 17, 2012

  18. congrats for your award !
    (u might be glad to hear that I've actually moved to WH space since taking up reading ur blog back in December)

    Loki Luciano

    By Rieth Mhide on May 17, 2012

  19. Я не знаю, что я делаю (Russian for 'I don't know what I'm doing')

    Just as a little joke. But grats on the award, you've always been one of the best blogs out there.

    By Jhared Skyfire on May 17, 2012

  20. Congratulations! Very well deserved.

    Name: Loki Me

    Just keep up the great blog. - o7

    By LingWai II on May 17, 2012

  21. Congrats, PJ! Absolutely love your blog and your writing. Consistently engaging and exciting!

    New Ship Name...?

    -Golem Fund

    By Firstly on May 17, 2012

  22. Congrats. The only Eve blog that keeps me coming back, but please, stop it with the tips and tricks - I like all the uninformed idiots in wh-space. :)

    Anyway on to my winning entries.......

    but still dangerous
    Shall we tango

    By Spudzeebee on May 17, 2012

  23. I'm choosing a punk theme. If EvE were real (wot!?!? it ain't real?), I imagine that's the kind of music that would be playing in my Pod. So here goes:

    "Minor Threat"

    "The Buzzcock"

    "Blitzkrieg Bop"

    You rock.

    Mac McCrankey :)

    By Mac McCrankey on May 17, 2012

  24. 1) "..A Daemon operative"
    "Loki Stormbringer" is a cunning, and seriously feared character in the *must read* book Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Seemed fitting for a Loki of yours.

    2) "Cheetara"
    Because we all know you are a fan of cats and that this is one of the awesomest cat heroines ever.

    3) "Penny's Sandwich"
    According to what I've read this is what Penny eats.

    By Petra Grubel on May 17, 2012

  25. "Tigress" , for obvious reasons :)

    By Druur Monakh on May 18, 2012

  26. 0.45 kiLo of Flesh (it's a pound, get it?)

    By Watchadoin on May 18, 2012

  27. 1. Poki Loki

    2. Pointy thing

    3. Pengu's Revenge


    By Faedes on May 18, 2012

  28. 1. Wit Amidst Folly
    2. Hidden Income
    3. Rubric of Ruin
    4. Wisdom like Silence
    5. Lucid Nonsense
    6. You'll Thank Me Later
    7. Bad for Business
    8. Not Invented Here
    9. Zero Gravitas
    10.Quietly Confidant

    yeah....I love Iain M Banks!

    Congrats on the award, only played eve for a few months, but your blog led me to leave k-space and find a home in a c5 corp. Best move ever.


    By Euthen Arran on May 18, 2012

  29. 1. tokidoki loki
    2. cloaky: low-key
    3. strategic snoozer
    Came for the wormhole colors post, stayed for the rest of the content. Keep it up.

    By kyonkun denwa on May 19, 2012

  30. "Star of Skarkon"

    Get it?

    By Tarunik on May 20, 2012

  31. The Naming of Ships

    The Naming of Ships is a difficult matter,
    It isn't just one of your holiday games;
    You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
    When I tell you, a ship must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

    First of all, there's the name that the pilot uses daily,
    Such as Rifter, Incursus, Tornado or Crane,
    Such as Vexor or Manticore, Tengu or Harpy
    All of them sensible everyday names.

    There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
    Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
    Such as Primae, Lachesis, Echelon, Cheetah -
    But all of them sensible everyday names.

    But I tell you, a ship needs a name that's particular,
    A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
    Else how can it keep traversal perpendicular,
    Or spread out its scan probes, or in nullsec reside?

    Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
    Such as Monkeytrap, Rustbarge, or Used To Be Hip,
    Such as Bomb Ballerina, or else Lethality Spectrum -
    Names that never belong to more than one ship.

    But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
    And that is the name that you never will guess;
    The name that no human research can discover -
    But CCP KNOWS, and will never confess.

    When you notice a ship spun in hangar rotation
    The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
    Its pilot is engaged in a rapt contemplation
    Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of its name:
    Its ineffable effable
    Effin' ineffable
    Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

    - With apologies to T.S. Eliot
    (from "Old Possum's Book of Practical Spaceships")

    By Rowan Madeus on May 22, 2012

  32. ...oh, and as the above was fun to rewrite but not actually very helpful when it comes to choosing a name, some random picks from my hangar include: Awakened Iron, The Abyss Gazes Also, Aces and Eights, Reason's Shadow, and Bushranger.

    By Rowan Madeus on May 22, 2012

  33. Excellent pastiche, Rowan, but do you mean Monkeytrap, Rustbarge, and Used To Be Hip are not your suggestions? Because that would be awesome, letting me have them for free!

    By pjharvey on May 22, 2012

  34. If Zoso can give you 'McMagic’s Candied Ham of Pebbles Run', a name that practically demands someone duct-tape two ships together so they can get the name box long enough, who am I to do less?

    Besides, I hear the Eliot estate are a bit slack in ganking wormhole dwellers these days, so you're pretty safe if you decide to liberate them.

    By Rowan Madeus on May 22, 2012

  35. Wasn't really going to participate in this at first, but somehow my mind kept working on it without my consent. So these the ones I came up with while my brain was subconsciously at work today at work on this and taking into account the mischief you like to create:


    "Malicious Intent"


    Unqualified Bonus because who said EVE was a fair game: "Mischief Maker"

    By Ardent Defender on May 22, 2012

  36. Lonely Hunter - which I think reflects your adventures in W-space quite well.

    Comes with accompanying theme song:

    By MicroNova on May 23, 2012

  37. Fine. Have it your way. As if I'm any good at naming ships. *pout*

    "Sensei Crane"
    "Spirit of Q"
    "Hello there!"

    By Druur Monakh on May 23, 2012

  38. "Lodur" - Lokis Second Name

    By PuppetmasterX on May 23, 2012

  39. Hi Penny - big fan of ur blog!

    My suggestion is 'Clean Air Turbulence' reference to Consider Phlebus my fave Iain Banks novel

    By Darth Tufty on May 23, 2012

  40. Grats on award.

    "A penny for your...."
    "Not here to salvage"
    "Where is HS?"

    By Erele on May 23, 2012

  41. Long time reader. 1st time commenter. Grats on award.

    Sugar Minott (I like to name ships after reggae artist)


    By Rahmiro on May 23, 2012

  42. "Rusty Sword"
    "Nosepick "

    By Layckhaie Kaele on May 25, 2012

  43. The competition is now closed!

    Thank you for all the entries. I'll pick my favourite name and announce the winner in a future post.

    By pjharvey on May 26, 2012

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