8.13.2008

Titter-worthy Titling Automaton

Hey, All! DocTurtle here, spotting for Maughta on this cool and quiet eve. We're getting ready to head to the beach tomorrow for a much-deserved (and long-delayed) three-and-a-half-day weekend. But we couldn't leave you without one more post to tide you over until Monday. (If you're nice, maybe Maughta'll post again tomorrow, too!)

I'll make my contribution now.

I've posted twice before (here and here) about the utter inanity that is the romance novel title. They're really formulaic: if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. I decided to crack the code and create my own Random Romance Novel Title Generator™, available for your use free of charge on my own website, located here.

I hope it's good for a few chuckles and the odd guffaw. I encourage you to provide your feedback (favorites? any words you think we missed?) in the comments section.

Happy hunting!

20 comments:

manz said...

This was great! I had quite a chuckle clicking and clicking. I kind of liked the sound of "The Albanian Knight's Quiet Duchess;" I might even read that book if it weren't a romance novel.
I was quite amused that the Scottish Sultan's virgin was reluctant, while the Mayan Outlaw's virgin was merely bemused.

Also hilarious:
The Assyrian Rogue's Feminist Captive
The Aztec Billionaire's Wily Marquess

Alia said...

My favourite is certainly "The Viking History Professor's Bashful Marquess"

Alex Grigg said...

"The Strongbadian Paper Company Sales Representative's Virgin Love-Slave"

I didn't even know Strongbadia produced paper.

Maughta said...

I didn't know Strongbadia had virgin love-slaves...unless you could Strong Sad.

Susanna said...

"The Indian Outlaw's Gold-Digging Virgin" has some possibilities. Subtitle: She was panning for gold, he was pining for her.

Kaethe said...

"The Nordic Dragon Emperor's Bluestockinged Personal Trainer"

He learned not a judge a reader by her cover.

Anonymous said...

The Italian Tycoon's Virgin Secretary - I'd read that!

Anonymous said...

Loved it... makes for a great stress reliever! You can't help but laugh.

Cobwebs said...

I'm getting "The Mesopotamian Cowboy's Sleep-Deprived Love-Slave" put on my business cards.

Mary B said...

OMG! Hours of happy enjoyment. I love romance novels, but the titles and covers make me cringe in shame.

Mary B said...

"The Indian President's Depraved Lady"

I would totally buy that!

:hangs head:

JamiSings said...

You know, there's actresses, but no singers mentioned. And there's so many different types of singers. There's wedding singers, opera singers, nightclub singers, etc.

CC-C said...

This is wonderfully funny. Just had to share the title I got:

The Pacific Islander Communications Major's Virgin Personal Trainer

Anonymous said...

What about other feminine but low-paying jobs such as employed by the beauty industry (waxers, pedicurist, stylists, etc)? I should like to hear about a tycoon falling in love with a sassy beautician while having his highlights done.

JamiSings said...

Hey, if we're going to do underpaid women, how about a part time library clerk/singer. To shorten it you can call her Jami. LOL

Anonymous said...

Doc, how do you do that? Maugtamom

Lorraine said...

"The Peorian Paper Company Sales Representative's Unctuous Queen"

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

The Nordic NASCAR Driver's Tasty Model

GAH!

Mike K said...

The most surreal thing I got out of this was "The Aztec Duke's Depraved Girl Friday". I think that this and The Viking History Professor's Bashful Marquess could spearhead the new literary sub-genre: The Alternate History Romance Novel.

Mercutio of Verona said...

5 favorites:
--The Turkish President's Tasty Feminist
--The Aztec Baby Daddy's Wily Actress
--The Jovian Vampire's Captive Dragon Lady
--The Chinese NASCAR Driver's Supine Virgin
and finally:
--The Samoan Deputy Undersecretary for Homeland Security's Captive Fishmongeress