So, use a random name generator, choose two names from different countries, find a picture, and tell the story of the people in the picture…
I wanted two countries who had sharing borders as soon as I saw this picture. Hungary and Romania were the two best that would suit my scenario – as I wanted to have a conflict type border sharing scenario (although I don’t even know what the historical or current relationships between the two are). I struggled with this because I have good friends who are Hungarian and although we jokingly rib our mutual nationalities, I really didn’t know if this would be a declaration of war, a prequel to the Hungarian Spring (although I kinda suspected that it wouldn’t). But I had actually read an incredibly good and thought provoking blog post about being careful of what you put out in the social arena, so better safe than sorry.
I just so happened to be chatting to one of my Hungarian friends on FB during the creation, so I passed it by her humorously… and Hungary, she has approved the post on your behalf as one of your countrymen – take it up with her!
That said, this was also a good step in the creative process as I learned that the name I had selected was actually a girls name (so I put that piece of info to use), also, and this was just sugar on top of it all:
Did you know the Budapest Zoo is actually an exporter of hippos? It’s because the hippo pool is fed by an underground spring that is very good for fertility problems… So the hippos are rather fertile….
This is actually a thing!!! #HornyHungaryHippos
So now I think I may be psychic! This could actually be a true story! I wonder where next my powers will take me!
Oh! And about that blog post I read earlier today… Definitely worth a read, check it out! at http://theblogtag.co.za/2016/05/31/your-online-persona/