Saturday, June 2, 2007

Gorean

A few days ago I was proposed to visit the land of the Gor. I saw some avie's, who came out of their role play, and got interested in their lives.

It was a slave who suddenly, without knowing her, IM'd me, saying that she had to wait for me.

We agreed to meet the next day, and then she would take me into "her" land. Not knowing much about their way of living, I was asked to be careful, as it could be very dangerous in that sim. But finally, after being tagged as an observer, I could accompany the woman to the land of the Gor. It was a very short visit, but enough for me to take some snapshots, and hoping to visiting this sim very soon again, as the characters seemed to be very interesting.

But before getting me into trouble I thought it would be very wise, first to look up, what this whole role play is all about. And what does Gorean really mean. So I looked in the Wikipedia and found this:

In the most general use of the word, Gorean means anything characteristic of the Gor science fiction novels by John Norman. In these novels, the word "Gorean" is used to refer to the fictional counter-earth, to its inhabitants and social customs, and to the particular language which is the most widely-spoken lingua franca in the known inhabited regions of Gor (though other languages are also spoken on the planet).

As applied to non-fictional individuals, the word Gorean means an adherent of the philosophies espoused in Norman's writings, especially someone who lives a lifestyle based on this philosophy. Some of this philosophy is concerned with "natural order" and the relations between men and women, which may or may not take the form of a master-and-slave dynamic.

So my only concern for the moment is to find out the level in SL, at which those adherents follow the books. Ans as I understood from this white silk in training, who accompanied me into this world, Gorean is not necessarily about either sex or slavery, but about the general Gorean philosophy.

1 comment:

vint said...

If you ever need to borrow some silks... :d