So, after reading a few of Mercedes Lackey's recent e-books, ones that sound and look suspiciously like characters on the Triumph server back when CoH was still running, I got it into my head to TRY and write a book about my bootylicious and buxom superheroine.
But, because of certain copyrights and trademarks, I can't call her Soul Train anymore, not if I want to sell the book or even publish it.
So, I'm going to rename her.
The trick is coming up with a name that:
A) Hasn't already been used and trademarked
B) isn't completely cheesy or x-rated
C) showcases both her laws-of-physics-breaking energy-boosting powers (which I'll also have to re-imagine a little, I should suspect) and her 70's blaxploitation diva attitude and style.
The background will be the same as it is now - young scientist on the cusp of discovery, instead gets caught up in her own experiment and is irrevocably altered in ways no one understands.
SO! I'm putting this out to my watchers! Give me some suggestions for a new heroine name for Soul. If you like a suggestion, reply to that comment, so I can tab up the hits for each.
(And no, the name does NOT need to include the word "Soul" if you can't make it fit. "Disco Diva" and "Dynamo Diva" were two I thought about and then discarded.)
The top ten will get put into a poll, which will then determine the Top Three after being up for 2 weeks.
What's in it for you?
If your name makes the top ten poll, I'll give you 100 dA Points and a shout-out in the book's Acknowledgements.
Third place on the poll gets an additional 500 dA Points and a shout-out to an OC of yours* in the book itself.
Second place = 1000 more dA Points and you get to pick one OC for a walk-on role* in the book (not integral to the plot, but as a supporting character in a few scenes, fitting for the OC).
First place will not only get 2500 extra dA points, BUT, I'll put your name into the Acknowledgements as a significant contributor AND one of your OC's gets written into the story* (either as an adversary or an associate character depending on alignment, but integral to the plot). I'll use the name you submitted to rename my OC, of course!
NAMES SUBMITTED SO FAR:
Disco Diva, Dynamo Diva (Dynamo Humm is of course (c) Estate of Frank Zappa)
Soul Power (name of a band, can't use it)
Soul Sista(h) (Song by BILAL, might be able to use it)
Sistah Soul, Souldier (brand of guitar straps)
Foxy Hustle (via email)
Foxy Soul, Disco Doll (a variant of Barbie Dolls sold in the 80's, also "Disco Dollies" are the girls being "lured to a life of vice" in the song "Sex Dwarf" by Soft Cell)
Sweet Sista, Soul Fine, Soul Diva, Lady Soul
Ankhara (now defunct Spanish heavy-metal band), Ankharess, Solstice/Soulstice (latter is the name of a band, so can't use), Boogie Knight/Lady Boogie, Shining Star (already used by another heroine on dA) Brick House
Supersoul, Mama Jamma, Quantum Queen, Queen Kinesis, Vacuum Vixen, Foxy Force, Motion Maiden
* Since I don't expect to make any money off of this book, I don't expect there to be any monetary rewards from book sales. However, all OC's submitted will remain property of their respective creators, and used with written permission - I don't want to steal your ideas! if you'd rather not deal with the legal hassle of having someone else use your OC in their work without being paid for it, then we can discuss alternative forms of reward for your efforts.