I’ve had some further communications on the subject. Nothing serious or earth shattering by any means (wow…talk about reeling in the readers, eh?), but a few items I feel I can pass on.
First, I’ve been assured there is no animosity even though I’ve been asking a few, how shall we say, uncomfortable, questions. That is a relief, and I’m not being sarcastic about that. One thing I did not want to do was make people upset; I’m just looking for some answers…and a hard copy of the new movie.
Second, I’m afraid we’re not going to get many answers because it is clear by both the complaint and the emails that this is really going to be a lawyers’ battle. Nobody wants to make any claims or say anything because now IT MATTERS.
Third, I’m not adding anything to the completion of either movie. And while that stings a bit, it is true. I’m just an onlooker and the distraction keeps the point of all of this from getting done. This is not to say we can’t or shouldn’t continue to ask questions; however, given point two – that this is now a bona fide legal fight – it’s unlikely we’ll get much but platitudes and obfuscations.
It appears this thing got some more legs soon after I wrote the first blog post – again “coincidences” heh. First, there was this article in the examiner. Now the inestimable Tenkar’s Tavern has posted about it.
On top of that, one of the folks I’ve known for years online has apparently decided to throw his support behind The Great Kingdom – and looks like he’s been prepped to talk about it.
Now comes the part where this fight that started between three people making a documentary about D&D breaks bad all over the Internet.