Luna Lunaria is a writer as well as a creator of virtual worlds in Second Life and Opensim , employing a variety of artistic media in their creation.
“I have always been fascinated with the creation of worlds in all their glorious detail, then patient enough to allow those worlds to tell their own stories in their own time. Their lives are so much richer when they tell them.”
“I have never ceased to be lost in wonder at the universe and the soul, believing them both to be one and the same. As Einstein once said: ‘The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. Those to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.'”
“My inspiration has always been the great stories of the classics, science fiction, and fantasy. The works that were the most seminal in the formation of my own creativity were Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, who taught me to create characters with depth and compassion; Dune by Frank Herbert, who taught me how to balance multiple characters and narratives within a large universe; The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, who taught me to create worlds rich with history and pathos; and The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, who taught me the distilled essence of a true love story.”
“My goal and my hope is the world of Eos and its characters will capture your imagination and resonate within you on a deep level – that you will feel their lives as if they truly lived, for I have always felt their presence and heard their voice.”
“For those of you who are also creators of worlds, I leave you with a favorite quote of mine by Neil Gaiman: ‘The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.'”