When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, GWJ, the strongest castle in all of
For anyone who doesn't read the Post a Picture of Your Silly Purchase of the Month thread, I bought a castle.
Yes, an actual castle.
Yes, I'm likely certifiably insane.
We haven't closed yet, so technically there's the possibility of this falling through, but we've got a legally binding purchase agreement and have passed most of the primary hurdles already.
Anyway, the castle is actually a working inn, and we'll be continuing it's operations as such. There will be a standing invitation for all GWJers, including room discount and first round in the pub on me. I'll have more details on that once I'm in full control about a month from now. (Read that as full control of the castle, or my faculties. Either is applicable at this point.)
Yes, there will be an S&T, in fact a full-fledged shut-the-castle-down-to-all-but-Goodjers con is on the planning board.
For now though, we're in the process of tackling all of the business oriented tasks that we can start on during the transition. One of those is to design new marketing materials, starting with a new logo, etc. I'm putting up a LogoMyWay contest, and will let them have first crack at the graphics design. I've got a feeler out to a GWJer for web assistance. In the meantime, I thought I'd open up the creation of the Tag Line/Slogan to the Goodjer Collective, and tap into all the zany creativity floating around this place. We had a brainstorming session this afternoon and came up with several possibilities, including:
- Leave the Hassle, Come Stay In Our Castle
- New Realms of Relaxation
- The Tranquility of Yesterday, The Getaway of Today
- A Renaissance in Enjoyment
The first is our favorite so far. What say you all? Any comments on these, or completely new suggestions?
Your input, as always, is greatly appreciated.