Dear The Other,
I have been thinking about it a lot lately, and I think I would like us to build a world together. A fictional mythical world sure, but nonetheless, by creating it, I think that we may be able to do something good in the real world. You up for it?
Don’t you roll your eyes at me. I’m serious. Look, we have had this supreme being gig going on for a long time now and have done nothing with it. So, let’s do something with it for God’s sake. And by the Combined Mothers and the Fathers, let’s make it do something good. So, are you in or what?
Yeah, I can explain what I have in mind. Got a bit of time?
Good. Well, of course, you do. Being supreme beings we both got nothing but time eternal, if know what I mean.
OK, so here is the idea.
You guessed it – us – The One and The Other. Now the world will have a long and detailed history and be full of stories that we will call The Legends of Mernac. Now many of these we will write, but eventually there will be many many writers who will contribute to writing and creating this world based on what we start.
Now writers are just the first part. We will eventually have artists illustrate it, musicians provide music for a soundtrack, voice actors will perform the parts, game developers create games using the world as a basis, 3D creators make assets for art and games … and eventually an open source software where aspiring directors and movie makers can make movies based on it. Not even to mentio, graphic artists can make designs for it, marketers can use their creativity to promote it, SEO guys can … well, the list goes on and on and on. Eventually we will touch almost all creative types.
But here is the thing. We structure the whole thing so that not only can these creative people use Mernac as a base for their creativity and passion, but we do it so they can also earn a nice income from their work. Ahh-huh, I thought that part would get your attention.
The way I see it, Mernac be: A fun and exciting and a new form of a collaborative art form, It will be designed to be highly entertaining, It will be designed to be many things actually. But the one thing it is not intended to be is … a non-profit venture.
Nope, Mernac will be designed to be profitable and the most of that profit should be channeled back the the various creatives who had a hand in creating it. Some profit will also be used for operating costs, but lastly, and probably most importantly, some profit should be used to do something good in our real world. Something that actually has a positive impact on the world.
So that is the idea in a nutshell. I expect you may have questions. Go ahead, shoot. I’ll answer them and then get into the nitty-gritty and The Long Version of how I think we can do all this.