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Formerly Known as Solo Boarding

Ava Jarvis
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Bainbridge Island
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So there were a couple of things that prompted the name change from Solo Boarding to A Gaming Hobbit.

The first was that the original intro music was too load and brash, which can trigger migraines or make them worse. Migraines are something so horrible I would not wish them on my worst enemy, so that had to go.

At the same time it was also privately pointed out to me that "Solo Boarding", while probably a fine name, brought to mind other things that involve boarding, which range from the mild to the horrific. And like things that you can't unsee, I couldn't unsee/unhear it. I meant to riff off the sport of snow boarding, but, yeah.

So I decided to switch over to a better pun, "A Gaming Hobbit". I've also created a new intro, new logo, and scraped up new music and channel art. (I had some stock music/footage and photo accounts from when I was employed and they still had credits to use, so whew!)

I really kind of like the stuff I created from public domain OpenClipArt.org, free fonts, and so on.

From gallery of BilboAtBagEnd


And learning to use clipping planes in InkScape, and just InkScape in general, has helped me so much with gaming and logo related tasks.

Edit: Fixed tiltedness of logo

From gallery of BilboAtBagEnd


I'm thinking I can probably make shirts and mugs now, since I'm not using a font that prohibits me from doing so.

All in all, I like the change, but I'm curious how many subscribers I'll lose.
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