Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day Six : Rabbit Rabbit

(As part of the Hackforge Summer Games Challenge, I'm trying to design a game with the theme of light and darkness by August 31st. This day five of the fourteen day challenge).

Hopefully, I will find some time to sketch out some design mechanics and investigate html5 game engines tonight. Before I do so, though, I thought I write down some more moon-related ideas so I can get my self-imposed daily game design blogging challenge over with...


In the West, we sometimes make mention of a Man in the Moon, but really it's just something that people say and doesn't carry much resonance. Same thing with the whole idea of 'the moon is made of cheese.'  Other than being a comical premise in kids cartoon shows, again, it's not something that carries much cultural weight.

In Japan, Korea and China, it's understood that there's a rabbit in the moon instead. I have no idea to what extent this story has sway over Asian cultures, but I do know that this why Sailor Moon has a cat companion named Luna and has a nickname of Bunny

At the beginning of the month, I like to say 'rabbit rabbit' but evidently this has nothing to do with the rabbit in the moon. 


According to the Farmer's Almanac, the native peoples of North America generally named the full moons of the year as follows:

January : Wolf Moon
February : Snow Moon
March : Worm Moon
April : Pink Moon
May : Flower Moon
June : Strawberry Moon
July : Buck Moon 
August : Sturgeon Moon
September : Harvest Moon
October: Hunter's Moon
November : Beaver Moon
December : Cold Moon

And at one time, I meant to make my own moon names, but I never got beyond March, which I renamed, Pothole Moon.

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