Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Tainted By A Typo
Earlier this week on Wednesday, I wrote an article concerning Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s direction and whether it was perhaps straying too far away from its roots.
In that article I confessed something. I confessed that when writing it (before publication), I accidentally made a typo. I typed the game’s name as: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Fag.
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Seriously. Black Fag. And I’ve been haunted by it ever since.
I can no longer look at the game’s name with a straight face or without a guilty conscious. The “L” in “Flag” magically disappears on me when thinking about or reading the name. I have a split second’s hesitation whenever I type the name now, to make sure the Flag is Flag and not Fag. I avoid saying the full name, and simply refer to it as “AC4” to avoid the possibility of saying the fag part.
Such is the power of the terrible typo.
Has the name of something ever been tainted for you? By a simple typo, or mispronunciation, or brain fumble. In an instant, it changes everything right? Suddenly, Mass Effect has become Mass Defect. Kane & Lynch is Kanye & Lynch. Batman is Barman. Left 4 Dead is Left 4 Dad. What about Halo: Beach? Or Fallout: New Vegan. Pants VS Zombies. What if BioShock was BioSock to you? Would you be okay with Cattefield 3? Bordersands isn’t right. What if you were haunted by Cunter Strike?
You know what the scary part is? If you’re reading this, these names may get tainted for you too.
In some way doesn’t that make me evil? Maybe. So why am I doing this? Well apparently I’m evil. Or as they say: some people just want to watch the world burn.