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Moriash Moreau: My Second Life
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Lights, Camera, Comics
For those of you who aren't subscribed to the Second Opinion newsletter, Torley has posted another installment of video tips and tricks. This one emphasizes live action video effects (as opposed to still image tricks highlighted in the November installment). And, like the last one, it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch, even if you are SL's answer to Stephen Spielberg.

But, unlike last time, I'm posting this one with an ulterior motive. As you may have noticed (if you're following the Messenger- and you should), Plywood's syndication run is now officially in reruns. Or, as Phoenix Psaltery styles it, "Classic Plywood." The world desperately needs another regular Second Life webcomic. Tateru Nino is doing some quite good ones over at Dwell On It, but she's made it clear that her work is on an as-the-mood-strikes schedule. Someone do me a favor: go stand at the edge of Tateru's chat range and tell amusing SL anecdotes for a few hours, huh? Or whatever else it takes to get her in the webcomic mood. She's been frittering away her time writing insightful and entertaining articles over at the Insider, and neglecting the important things.

But, in the meantime, someone out there needs to pick up the baton and run with it. Frankly, as many hours as I've spent narcissistically re-reading my own work, I am tired of Plywood! Second Life is ready for another voice in the genre. Heck, there are 2 million plus members now. (Or not... Hey, there's a topic for a comic!) Surely someone has something to say! Webcomics can be a lot of work, sure, but they can also be a lot of fun. Just learn from my mistakes, and put your Second Life pseudonym on the comic, instead of or in addition to your RL name. I can tell you first hand that it's quite frustrating to work on a project for over a year, win a good bit of public acclaim, and still be completely unknown to your audience.

Ah, well, enough of that. Here are some tips and tricks of my own for budding SL webcomic creators. Go make an SL webcomic, already!
I'm highly motivated by bags of cash, I just might point out. I think they look lovely next to the mantelpiece.

Not having to figure out if you can afford to shop for your next meal is wonderfully empowering, I can tell you!

Actually, there's one comic half shot now, and another one in the late scripting stage. Look for them soon.
Well, heck, if there were bags o' cash involved, I'd still be in the fray!

Looking forward to the next one!


How I miss thee....
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