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    Oh, quick thing - if you could all start tossing around ideas for the title for year 5, that would be good.

    So far, the main contenders are:

    Matou Shinji and the Lie of Peace

    Matou Shinji and the Civil War

    Matou Shinji and the Price of Victory

    I am, however, open to suggestions.
    "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A.A. Milne

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    Matou Shinji and the Twisted Paths. //More of a generalized name, without commitment to any course of action.

    Matou Shinji and the Shattered Order
    . //Both a nod towards the Civil War and to the scattered remains of Order of Phoenix which probably will make some appearance. Also, a possibility for Assassins.

    Matou Shinji and the Burning Crusade. //The army of Dark Lord on the path to vengeance, yes, but also possible Templair involvement. No, no Church agenda at all here, surely.

    Matou Shinji and the Enemy Within
    . //Shinji's new draconic problems, Civil war, hidden opponents behind the curtains, etc. Another non-commitment name.

    Well, those are my interpretations of possibilities. You can pick one and go much further with it though.
    Last edited by Malorius; March 12th, 2019 at 05:42 AM.

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    Matou Shinji and the Price of Victory sound good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfheimwanderer View Post
    Matou Shinji and the Price of Victory
    I like this one.

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    Price of Victory sounds too self-centered to me. Feels too much like like patting ourselves on the back, honestly. Like, is it intended to crown our past achievements, the result of our current fight or the Civil War? Whatever the case, it doesn't produce the feeling of tension it probably should by straight up telling us that there is victory decided already. ...But maybe that's just me.

    Anyway, if I had to choose from the presented options, I would have definitely gone after Matou Shinji and the Lie of Peace since I like the theme it represents. Shinji has passed the point of no return. He has proven himself beyond the shadow of doubt, and from now on his actions will be watched and evaluated anywhere he goes. A prodigy, a warrior, a figure of fear and renown in Wizarding World, enough to be noticed by open-minded members of Moonlit World as well. He has fulfilled his previous goal of becoming someone special - and that means that the strife in his life will grow without end.

    Good thing that "Shinji Matou" is ready, right?
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    Hmm I wanted to do a large refection of the past year but I have been distracted as well as just the monster size of rereading the entire book.. Oh well. I will get this done sometime hopefully before the next book starts.

    Anyways, the only title suggestion I dislike heavily is the Civil War one. It certainly fits the next year but it is just a boring title. One that feels to be fairly generic. Not that all titles need to be exciting but it just feels like it is up there to Blah Blah: the Revolution or any of the overused words in video games. Hmmm book name of Matou Shinji: Revolution...oh god it hurts so much!

    Enemy within title name is almost as overused generic sounding but almost acceptable to me. Shatter Order almost works for me cause the word Shatter needs to be used more often I think. Thought I think I would prefer Matou Shinji and the Shattered Peace. Or maybe Shattered Serenity, for the alliteration as well as I get to sneak in another sci-fi series reference. I like this version of the title for the double meaning with the lost of peacetime as war breaks out yet also referring to the difficulties of Dragon Shinji passionate nature that causing outbursts.

    Price of Victory also scores high with me. I can understand why Malorius might dislike it but I think that is more us having a different viewpoint in the title meaning. I do not read that title name as victory being a sure thing with Shinji, afterall the title is not saying just WHO the victor is here. Someone is going to win and they will pay a deep price. You might win the battle but cause yourself to lose the war. There is such a thing as a hollow victory that costs more to win then its worth.

    And there certainly a harsh price in victory that Shinji has found out. Sure he did well in PC but at what cost? His relationship with Luna has been damaged (but not broken). His humanity has been damaged beyond repair. An entire nation/order will be out for his blood (Russians/Templars) now. But that more thinking of the title for what it would have mean for this last year.

    PoV title name is more a warning to everyone not just Shinji to that there is a heavy toll to pay for Victory. People WILL die. Relationships will break. Homes will be destroyed. George has paid his own price for power. And frankly given the plans for future books, I think Harry will have to ponder the price of what he is will to pay when his side loses and he has to go messing with Time itself in search for his victory.

    Heck, even Fred is currently pondering what price he is willing to pay for him to have any usefulness left to help make this victory possible. Ponder this, Mischa, just like past Shinji did and now Fred, was faced with the shame of not having magic and did a very dangerous deal to regain his magic. Would not Fred do the same at this point?

    There is a very hard price for the mere chance of Victory and I think it is a fitting title for more than just Shinji. I already know what Shinji is willing to pay in the name of Sokaris...but it is time for them all to consider what they are willing to pay for their own victories.

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    I like Matou Shinji and the Lie of Peace and Matou Shinji and the Shattered Order. Both names just stand out to me.

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    Price of Victory is a good sounding title, it also fits the book's theme perfectly, since the stakes are higher than ever for a lot of people on all sides, both on a factional and personal level.

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    Price of Victory as its very premise requires a Victory, with a serious emphasis. I don't feel that our showing at PC should be hailed as such. And I'd like to think that Civil War deserves more attention than an arrogant assumption that we will win, whatever. Basically, it would be a fitting name for the 6th Book if it was intended to deal with the fallout of a war (especially if it escalated to the Europe to worsen its impact on all our activities until the end of the 7th Book or actually held much more personal stakes for Shinji himself). As of now, I just can't feel anything but bemusement from this title.

    Shattered Serenity gets my vote thanks to the alliteration though. Good thinking, SL. It sounds better than Lie of Peace while following the same theme.
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    Interesting. I'm currently in GDC recovery mode, so expect my self-imposed break to last for another week or so. In the meantime:

    1) Any characters you want to see more of next year?

    2) Any things you don't want to see more of next year?

    As a reminder, due to previous votes, Shinji (should he survive) will be getting a most interesting squad of misfits to manage. I'm sure he'll perform admirably dealing with Tohsaka being under him.

    I will also be online in a few hours if anyone wants to chat on IRC.

    Or I could set up a discord server, I suppose, since that seems popular: https://discord.gg/Hg9F3DW
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    I'm sure he'll perform admirably dealing with Tohsaka being under him.
    This can't possibly end badly.

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