(*Above: Don’t trust the little bastards… One of these critters could be a ruthless killer…)
In a perfect example of what happens when you don’t get out enough, a woman in the far east has been jailed for ‘virtual murder’ after killing her virtual exh-husband who had just got a virtual divorce from her in a virtual reality game called Maplestory.
The whole sorry – and let’s face it, bloody bizarre, story is here…
Though, surely, rather than jailing her in the real world the most reasonable and appropriate (and nerdy) thing to do would be put her Maplestory character in a virtual jail….?
Photograph: © Matthew Sowerby
I’ve finally put RIVERCITY online.
It’s a dark novel – basically a smart read involving some grim murders, conspiracies, the supernatural, a bunch of history and philosophy and a film-noir styling.
I actually wrote it years ago – 1997 – which feels like another life now! But it’s had a number of drafts and I also reworked it into a film treatment.
Having said that I’ve not really done enough with it and it’s spent the last few years languishing on the Mac and remaining unread.
I figured that, in the absence of any deal for it, I might as well just put it out there in its entirety and for free.
If you want to go and read it then click here…
It’ll be interesting to see if revisiting it and tidying it up for putting online will re-ignite work on some other unfinished writing projects…