Dear GOOGLE GODS,
We fall on our knees and plead to you (visualize Lively /plead animation here) for our impudence of writing to the President of the United States not realizing your omnipotence and might.
In an attempt to avoid your wrath and make peace, we commit to full disclosure of our communication with President Bush (forwarded below), the outgoing President of the United States.
What we fail to understand is why you would decide to destroy a world within 4 months of releasing a beta when you spent 2.5 years building it. We empathize deeply with all the wonderful elves and fairies (a.k.a your developers, testers and contractors) who created Lively one virtual brick at a time to give us this wonderful 3D world.
In all seriousness, we, the citizens of Lively, truly hope and pray that Google will reconsider its decision.
We support your product… Do you? Keep Lively Alive!
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FILE CODE: RED | CLASSIFIED URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
A PLEA TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
To George W Bush The President of the United States
Dear Mr. President,
Our homeland security has information that our ruler, Google, has a weapon of mass deconstruction and intends to use it on December 31st 2008. Google will ruthlessly pull the plug on Lively.com, the home of our living, breathing and exciting community.
We are the citizens of Lively (Livelyzens) -– the on-line 3D community created by Google, Inc. We are stunned and saddened by this recent Google decision to shut down Lively. Our situation looks grim indeed.
We are appealing to you for your merciful interjection on our behalf. Knowing how dyspathetic you are to the thought of weapons of mass deconstruction, we appeal to you to interfere yet again, but this time for a real threat to our world. In return we can guarantee you that you can trust our intelligence service and surely your approval ratings will go sky high in the online virtual communities for your valiant war against destroyers of our world.
For that reason we are appealing to you for help in our dauntless struggle. We entreat you to consider these three potential life saving acts:
1. It is well known that one of your final acts as President will be to grant pardons (Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution) to those parties you see fit. Perhaps a pardon for Lively from its unwanted and unsought fate would be in order.
2. Inclusion of our plight in the proposed financial bailout that you and your successor President-elect Barack Obama are currently working on would also spare us from an untimely and unseemly departure from this world.
3. If the foregoing is not a possibility, a peace keeping force would be cheerfully and heartily accepted within the confines of Lively by all Livelyzens. We have plenty of rooms available to house your troops and you will find us to be wonderful and polite hosts. And in addition don’t worry about the Third Amendment, we’re happy to quarter troops!
In summary our world is at risk of total and utter annihilation. Without the intervention and help of fine countries like yours, our fate will be set to a cruel and ultimate demise.
We beseech your help.
THE CITIZENS OF LIVELY