Standardizing Titles and Fallout 4 Terminal Entries
I was looking for a way to standardize the titles for my posts on my gaming blog. My aim is to end up with a shorter, cleaner URL without having to always come up with a title every time I write a new post. I also want to avoid write.as' default way of using the title or the first sentence as the basis for the URL. Reason being that you could end up with some pretty absurd and long URL.
I thought that I could get a way with using a date as the title. And it kinda works. If you create a post with the title “May 30, 2019”, the resulting URL will be “write.as/username/may-30-2019”, which is nice and clean. Unfortunately write.as has this issue with time zones and on the read.write.as feed, it also displays the date under your post's title. So you end up with a post with double dates. Not to mention the possibility of the dates not matching because of the time zone issue. So not exactly the solution I was looking for.
Anyway I remembered that during my time playing Fallout 4, I would frequently run into journals or logs in the various computer terminals in the game. I wondered how they created the titles for the various journal/log entries in the game. So I started looking them up. This list of terminal entries is pretty awesome. It did help me come up with a way to standardize titles for my gaming blog. However, what took me by surprise is how much journals/logs they included in the game. Imagine having to write fictional journal/log entries for a game. As the writer, you would have to put yourself in the shoes of a post apocalyptic survivor and write about your day in the game. It sounds challenging but fun. It also reads like posts in the read.write.as feed, except the year is between 2077 – 2287 and the world is essentially a nuclear wasteland.