Yes, another chapter has been posted. Enjoy!
So, as usual, I have a few things to blather on about.
The first one is that someone recently contacted me about selling my stuff in a game called Second Life. I thought it was nice that he asked my permission, even though he seemed a bit put off when I didn’t give it. He was still very polite and very nice, but erroneously assumed that I don’t understand Second Life. Well… maybe I don’t, but since I have enough trouble with my current life, I don’t want to get involved with a Second one. Or any online game which requires a big time commitment. Including EverCrack, and WoW. Especially not WoW. It’s not that I don’t like WarCraft. I do. It’s a really cool game. But I have an objection to paying a lot of money for a video game, then continuing to pay to play it.
Yes, I know Second Life can be played as a free game.
Anyway, I gave him two reasons why I didn’t want to grant permission, both of which I thought were quite reasonable. Of course, they were my reasons, so naturally I’d think they were reasonable.
I do not allow my free stories to be posted on a pay site. He wanted to charge for the stories.
(Not to be a dick about it, and not that it would have made a difference, but um… if yer gonna sell someone’s stories, you might want to offer them a cut, even if the cash is virtual.)
(And this one’s more important, and I suspect that he might not have entirely understood why I said it) My stories, the free ones, depict acts that might be described as controversial. Done by people who many prudes would consider inappropriate people. Of course, they’re not people, they’re characters, but prudes and self righteous assholes of all kinds wouldn’t agree.
Second Life is currently getting a lot of attention about Child Porn (the congressional battle cry for legislation: It’s for the children!). Some people feel that an online avatar, or a picture, which might look like a child, is the same thing as child porn. I think that this is really, really fucking stupid and does not border on, but steps clearly over, the line into Thought Police Territory. And I think it detracts from the effort to fight something actually important: real child abuse.
I do not intend to debate my thoughts on child porn, and I’m warning you right now, if you start an argument in the comments, I’ll delete your comment. There is nothing you can say that will make me change my mind on this. Real child abuse should be punished, but a drawing of a child is NOT the same thing.
On to other stuff. Chanta’s Bitches is still a cool site, you should check it out and no they aren’t paying me to say that 🙂 Actually, if you like porn, I think you should take advantage of these types of sites before the Talibush has them shut down.
Oh, and speaking of thought crime, please turn your attention to the latest bills that the whores in congress are trying to pass for their pimps: http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9719339-7.html?part=dht&tag=nl.e703
Oh, and remember that whole “Spying on Americans” thing? Here’s a little info on that: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070504-bush-administration-proposes-retroactive-immunity-for-phone-companies.html
Honestly folks, it just takes a short time to pick up the phone or write an email to your rep and explain to them why these bills are a bad idea. And if you don’t think they are, well… perhaps a free country isn’t where you want to live. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is sitting back and laughing their asses off at us.
Okay, back to info about writing. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. I have just submitted my first erotic story to a publication, but it’ll be months before I hear back from them, so I have to sit tight. I have another good, short story and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that one, and, in addition to Avatar, I’m working on two erotic novels and a SciFi novel and a Fantasy novel. So… I am spending time writing, which is good, just not a huge amount of Avatar writing, which, I guess from certain folks point of view isn’t so good.
I’ve been considering posting just one of my low-sex-content stories, but we’ll see. In the mean time, thanks to all the folks that are still stickin’ with me.