Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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M-O-O-N, that spells "Noob" (Say hello to "Potato Moon"!)

I've thrown my hat in. See, a writer who doesn't know what she's talking about re: copyright claimed that her unofficial Twilight sequel Russet Noon deserves to be published -- for (anticipated) profit for her and not for Stephenie Meyer -- because all characters ever invented are merely manifestations of thoughts from the Universal Hive Mind that we all share and thus copyright is completely and utterly meaningless. So Peter David, Writer of Stuff (and a writer I've been a fan of since 1991) had a plan so cunning that you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel:
Now the first thing that occurred to me is that there is simply no way that I’m taking any part of the rap for Jar Jar Binks. And then I thought, Y’know what? There is, in fact, a universal mind. A hive mind, if you will. It’s called the Internet.

So let’s unleash the hive on the concept of a sequel to the “Twilight” series.

This is going to be entirely satirical, and thus legitimately protected by copyright. In honor of the woman who has inspired this, the title will be “Potato Moon” (since when I hear russet I tend to think of spuds rather than the color.) The first chapter will be written by my daughter, “Twilight” fan Ariel David (with a slightly snarky polish by me.) Just as its inspiration is supposed to be, it will be a sequel to “Twilight” written from the point of view of the werewolf character (at least to start out). The cover (created by Glenn) will be posted on line on Wednesday to whet your appetite and the first chapter will go live Friday at 9 AM. And everyone and anyone is invited to participate in the ensuing round robin.
Rules are at the link.

As one person added to the post, "If the Universal Mind helped her write Russet Moon, and I am part of the Universal Mind, then where do I go for my cut of the profits?"

And, yep, I've signed up. I hope I get to add to the madness.

*salutes PAD*
Tags: books, language
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