Friday, October 22, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Hi, folks.

Last weekend I asked you to help me name the evil drug company in the book I'm currently writing. I posted on Gather, MurderBy4.blogspot.com, and I sent out a quick bulletin by email to those who have signed up for the LeGarde Newsletter.

I'd chosen a name as a place holder (Med Corp), but soon discovered it was used by multiple companies. I didn't want to defame or insult any of these folks, by any means. So the search began.

You came up with a slew of names! Some sounded evil, some were cleverly related to dastardly doings, and others sounded more like a real drug company name. The latter was actually what I was subconsciously looking for, because I wanted the company to seem authentic, and truly scary.

Here's the list. If I missed anybody's entry, I apologize! The emails were coming in so fast I could barely keep up with them. But rest assured, I did read and consider every entry.

The hardest part was choosing. There were so many great ideas! (and some really cracked me up, very clever and funny.)


Evil Drug Company Names – Entries

Pillskillzall Pharmaceuticals                               Renda (MB4)
Slabrnot Pharmaceuticals (slab or not)
Deathrnot (death or not)
Rotrnot (rot or not)

NarcoTex                                                            C. N. Nevets (MB4)
HippocraPharm
Pharmacil
ResurreChem
Daphne Darnel
Vitil
Biomole
Butterfly Hawk
JuBaRitLoMed
FubaRx

Medic Pharm                                                    Joylene (MB4)
MedCor
CurMed Pharm or Corp

Elixitech International                                     Brandi (MB4)
Elixicorp Inc.
TheraCorp

Memphimed                                                    Kim S. (MB4)
Medimis
Organimed
Prescriptimed

Nutralizer Corp.                                             Jeff K. (Gather)

E. Neuman

Noximed                                                       Katrina H. (Gather)

Killyaquick Korp.                                        Claire M. (Gather)

Nuracorp                                                      Sonia M. (Gather)

Norevil                                                         Angela A (Gather)

Dietech                                                         Ann M. (Gather)

Mohican Herbals                                          Bob C. (Gather)

Mohican Pharmaceuticals

Medixco                                                       Colleen B (Gather)

Relcon                                                          Richard F. (Gather)
Lucimed
Vreinol
Malaban

PharmCorp                                                   Pete P. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pharmasys

Acufinity

Burns & Smithers

Bourne & Dye

Amerimed

Gemini

Drugs-R-Us

Synergy

Supercalifragilisticexpedeladocious Med

Medicyntec

Medisyn

Metasyntec

Medicate U

Aaron & Pete’s Hometowne Elixirs (LOL)

WellCure                                                       Anna S. (LeGarde Bulletin)

PharmaBux                                                   Doug B. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pharma Bux

Lazare Pharmaceuticals                                Dr. Ni. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pharmacyde                                                  Patti B. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pharmakiel

Gravilmal                                                     Dave K. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Superbiacare                                                Sara P. (LeGarde Bulletin)

SuperbiaRx

Venenumcare

Venenumcorps

Remediumbra

Mortuum Drug Company                               Jim B. (LeGarde Bulletin)

WeFleeceUm

Pharmatech

Prescripto Drugs

Cure All Drugs

Humane Drug Co

BioCures

Hypakros Pharmaceuticals                            Kathy N. (LeGarde Bulletin)

MedicuRx                                                     Thomas F. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Medicurex

MediTake

Med4Life

Noramori Pharmaceutical? (NMP LTD)     John Sage (LeGarde Bulletin)

Scriptmor                                                    Ann R. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Scriptcor

Scriptall

Mazicure Laboratories                                  Ravi B (LeGarde Bulletin)
AdironChem
LeGardeChem
Adiron Drug Corp
Mazic Drugs

Medcorenorth                                             Patricia C. (LeGarde Bulletin)

SouthLake Medicinal Corp                         Jane S. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Wahetka Corp.                                            Cliff C. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Medipathic Corp (or Industries)                 Cindy A. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Mediapathic Corp

ApotheCeutical

Brobdingnagian Corporation                       Phil S. (LeGarde Bulletin)

SciMedics                                                    Marie P. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pharmedics

Scipharmedics

U.B Well                                                      Barry E. (LeGarde Bulletin)

ToxiCure                                                      Martha S. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Copperhead Medical Group                      Don H. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Magnifastcure                                             Dale S. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Pathonex                                                     Peggy A. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Hippocorp

Patonex

Roth-Lazar                                                  Lorraine B. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Roth-Brazener

Rega–Glastun                                            Cyndy G. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Malviaje Drug Co                                     John L. (LeGarde Bulletin)

Farmaceutica                                            Kathy D. (LeGarde Bulletin)
Pharmaglomerate/Farmaglomerate
MegaPharm
Mediceutica

The names in bold were the finalists. These names seemed close enough to a real drug company type name and had a certain ring to them.

As hard as it was to choose, here's my winner:

TheraCor Pharmaceuticals.

Congratulations to Brandi, who commented on the Murderby4.blogspot.com blog last week.

My wife says I should offer some kind of consolation prize to everyone who worked so hard to come up with the names. I can't give everyone a free book (wish I could!), but she suggested that I give a discount on Healey's Cave.

I almost didn't do it, because I don't want this to seem like some kind of ploy to get you to buy the book. It isn't. I really wanted your ideas for the evil drug company.

But, I do get a good deal on my books when I buy them direct from my publisher. So for this week only, I'm offering a deal. I'll personally autograph your copy, and send you Healey's Cave for fourteen dollars, tax and shipping included. That's over a twenty dollar value, if you figured out shipping and tax from Amazon. Just email me at the address below if you want one.

Thanks again to everyone who thought so hard about their entries! I truly appreciate all the time you put into this, and hope you have a glorious weekend! Remember to take pleasure in the little things, and if you like to write - write like the wind!






Aaron Paul Lazar

(aaron dot lazar at yahoo dot com)

www.legardemysteries.com

www.mooremysteries.com

P.S. I could NOT get my tabs to transfer into the body of this text - sorry the names are in such a freakishly messy column!

8 comments:

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Brandi - Blogger won't let me contact you 'cause your profile is blocked. Please contact me so I can send you your book!

C. N. Nevets said...

Great choice, Aaron. What a list!

Congratulations, Brandi!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Thanks, C.N.! I appreciate you joining in!

Brandi said...

Thank you C.N. and thank you even more, Aaron...as I said in my email, that little practice helped break through a nasty bout of writer's block.

There were some seriously awesome names and I have to agree, some of them had me almost blowing coffee through my sinuses.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hi, Brandi! Got your email and will be sending out your book soon!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

P.S. So glad this little exercise helped break your block1!!

Sheila Deeth said...

I missed the contest - last few weeks have been crazy. But it was great fun reading all those entries. What a neat competition.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hi, Sheila. Totally understand crazy days... I may have a new contest coming up soon - need some fresh ideas!