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This is my first post and I only came across this site, and Trace's wonderful Fallen Away story, because someone posted a message on the usenet group comp.sys.sinclair suggesting that the names Wulf and Miner that appear in the Tron: Legacy gaming arena might be sly references to the classic ZX Spectrum computer games, Sabre Wulf and Manic Miner.
A Google search to see if this had been mentioned anywhere else brought me here and now I'm confused.
If the name Wulf appeared in isolation I would be in no doubt that Trace's story is the origin. The name is unusual and is almost certainly a reference to something. And I consider it much more likely that a team of mainly American creatives, working on a mainly American project, and who may well be quite young, would have been aware of or stumbled upon this fan-fic and created a reference to it rather than to an 8-bit game from the halycon days of British computing.
However, since the name appears in combination with the name Miner I'm not too sure. ...do you think it's best left ambiguous so as not to spoil anyone's interpretation?
That is a total possibility! While it would naturally grab my attention like a lightning strike, Wulf's name up there could totally be in reference to those video games, especially as you say, they were kind of paired up in video game history. It doesn't bother me.
I knew it could also be a total coincidence...but the possibility tickles me nonetheless.
|Personally I'm just glad the trail led here because I've now read Fallen Away, which I might never have done otherwise, and I loved it. For some reason it managed to take the one aspect of Tron: Legacy that I was never truly comfortable with -- the notion of programs somehow being manifest in the Real World -- and make it acceptable. Not understandable, not scientifically explicable (which of course it could never truly be). Just acceptable. I can't explain it, the concept just worked better for me in this story than it did in Legacy.
And kudos to Trace for creating the light jets before Disney did. I bet you nearly had a heart attack when you saw the first full trailer.
I avoided trailers completely so the first time I saw the light jets was when I went to the movie. I gasped out loud, especially when Quorra said, "Light jets!" Also because the way Clu and his Minions leap out of the tower and activate the jets was almost exactly as described when Retribution and the Users leap out of the Rover cruiser and do the same thing. Still, I'm pretty sure principle shooting on Legacy was complete a few months before I wrote of Retri and the light jets. So as much as I would like to claim them as my sole creation, I think this was a case of like-minded writers coming up with the same concept.
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