I am currently writing a short story that involves a large monster tearing up a city. Having read that sentence, the first thing that has probably popped into your head is “Godzilla.” As it is a furry story, instead of being a giant dinosaur, the antagonist is a giant dog. I have been referring to it as ‘Dogzilla’ for now, but I severely doubt that ‘Dogzilla’ will be the final name of the character.
It’s just too obvious. Being ‘too obvious’ is something that I try to avoid in my stories. It may be because I am afraid of dating them with pop culture references, but more than likely, I try to avoid the easy way out because I like to think that I’m clever enough to come up with something new and witty without figuratively elbowing my reader and going: “See what I did there?” Of course, as is often the case, I may be overthinking it and end up run the risk of being too clever for my own good. That’s a post for another time, though.
“King Dog?” Bleh. I guess ‘Dogzilla’ he will stay until something better comes along.