My concern is the opposite of your experience. I've been asked to go to conventions and store demos to be their "Rabbit" (not even "Mad Lab Rabbit", just "Rabbit") running LL games. We, the members of the LL demo team, are known and identified as Rabbits, in my experience.|
I've never been asked if I'm affiliated with the company that does Killer Rabbits or any other company for that matter. We are known and seen as Rabbits.
That said, I do not expect LL to turn around and keep the Rabbits name. At this point, they seem committed to the idea of dropping their recognized name and image for their demo team members. If we had a say in keeping that name for us, I'm sure they would have asked us well before this announcement and let us decide.
I plan to keep on identifying myself as a Rabbit in some form (as my Lab Coat is monogrammed with "GnTar, the Evil Teddy Bear Rabbit"), but the official name will be whatever it turns out to be.
"Lab Assistant" doesn't really work for me. It's dry, dull, and doesn't have the light-hearted whimsy that comes across when i run and demo LL games. I'd rather be a "Mad Lab TA" or a "Mad Lab Techie" to be honest. Or a "Time Repair Agent" or "Mad Man at Large." Maybe even a "Mad Fluxxinator."
But that's just me.
aka GnTar, the Evil Teddy Bear (Something)
> From: iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 16:01:42 -0400
> To: rabbits@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Rabbits] Rabbits Digest, Vol 60, Issue 6
> You know, the whole thing, to me, is all not that big of a deal. I
> pretty much never go by "Rabbit" or anything else, particularly. At
> the big conventions, I'm simply "one of the Looney labs people" and at
> the small conventions I'm simply "that weirdo with the giant
> The only thing I ever really need to clarify is that I am a volunteer,
> not an actual Looney employee. I was in a conversation once with a
> guy a year ago, and about 5 minutes in I realized he thought I was
> Andy, himself! I was momentarily fFlattered, and quickly clarified
> the matter.
> I'm usually much more fFocused on branding the games, rather than
> worrying too much about my title. Lots of people recognize the games,
> even if they have never played them, and I think most people
> understand that gaming companies have a volunteer battalion of
> promoters. What we call ourselves is not especially important to most
> fFolks out there. I would say pick something cool and don't worry to
> much about it.
> A pizza with the radius 'z' and thickness 'a'
> has the volume pi*z*z*a.
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