So, my webcomic, Twisted Mirrors
, is winding down soon. Not like, tomorrow or anything, but we've got about a chapter and a half remaining. Now, I do have a sequel
in planning stages, but I've got an important question to ask about it.
...what the heck do I call it?
I'm keeping the "Twisted Mirrors" part of the title - believe it or not, it still totally fits - but I keep going back and forth between just calling it "Twisted Mirrors 2" or "Twisted Mirrors: subtitle-to-be-named".
I don't really think there's anything wrong with numbered sequels like that, but I'm hesitant to do it in this instance just because a numbered sequel sounds a lot more like a direct sequel, and since this will be so far removed from anything in the original story (the world will be the same - the characters, time period, and story will not) it feels a little misleading to go that route. It's the problem Halloween III had.
On the other hand if I go with a subtitle then I actually have to think of one and I am total crap at coming up with titles...the only thing I've been able to come up with so far is WAY too on the nose, and it's annoyingly sticking in my brain every time I try to brainstorm this. Numbered titles are just easier.
...so what do you guys think? Would a numbered title be too boring/off-putting or would it be straight to the point? Would a subtitle be distracting nonsense or would it be a way to flavor a unique story? I'm split on it, but if I'm going to do a subtitle, I need to decide soon so that I can wrack my brains to come up with one before it starts posting. Even though I'm planning a brief hiatus following TM's end, this new one will be coming up quick.
Now, I need to put on my TM2 playlist and get back to actually naming the characters.