Discussion Board

Topic: Second Life

From: Howard Miller
Location: Augusta, GA
Date: 06/23/2007

I've been spending some time in the online world, 'Second Life', and it occurred to me that it would be fun to set up an online world in 'Second Life' based on 'Songs of Earth and Power'. I suspect, however, that acquiring the proper legalities to do that would be both complex and expensive. I was wondering if you could shed some light on what would be needed to have permission for such a project?

Re: Second Life

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/26/2007

Well, you'd have to do it with very little help from me, and give me credit for the original inspiration! No copyright or trademark notices allowed, however, and no cash revenue without further negotiations and a contract. Let me know what you're thinking of.

Re: Second Life

From: Howard Miller
Location: Augusta, GA
Date: 07/05/2007

I've set up a Group in Second Life called 'The Pact Lands'. For all you 'Songs Of Earth and Power' fans who are also Second Lifers, please join. Help me figure out how I'm going to pull this off. There is no cost to join.

Re: Second Life

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/05/2007

Thanks, Howard! Now, all we need is timeshare rentals in the human camps, run by elves...

Re: Second Life

From: Howard E. Miller
Location: Augusta GA
Date: 07/05/2007

Personally I intend to have a house in Euterpe and chase women in Halftown.

I'd like to reserve Alyons and his coursers for administration, and security. They'll roam around the Pact Lands catching griefers and throwing them in the Children's Pit.

I also want to reserve the Crane Women for some special role, but I don't know what yet. Of course, whoever plays these roles will have to be an actual female. Not necessarily human, but female.

Someone asked me why I want to do the Blasted Plain instead of the forests and mountains, so I had to give it some thought. It seems to me that the plains, where Michael first arrives in the Sidhe universe, represents the state of affairs between the Sidhe and the humans. Everything is desolate, has been for a long time, and looks to continue that way. Everyone is scratching to stay alive, and hope is a very scarce commodity. It's the sparseness of this scene that attracts me. I intend to liven things up a bit ... Sidhe and humans have come to a less confrontational relationship, and people are beginning to have a good time.

I don't intend to explain how the Pact Lands survived the collapse of the Faer universe; it happens in soap operas and scifi shows all the time, so we can take it for granted.

Respond to this discussion

May we post your correspondence on this site?
Yes
No
IMPORTANT: For form verification, type the following number in the box below: 75




See Also...

Archives: [Oct-Dec 2004] [Jan-June 2005] [July-Dec 2005] [Jan-June 2006] [July 2006] [Aug-Dec 2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014] [Current] [Search Blog Archives]