The world of The Side Ways is meant to be shared.
How can you do that? I'll explain it first in English, then with the official licenses.
I like being the game master for pen-and-paper role-playing games like D&D or GURPS. More than half the fun is seeing what players do with the world stuff I initially create. I feel like that about The Side Ways, too. If you want to write a story, paint a picture, make a cartoon, t-shirt or movie with stuff you read here, that's great. If you want to contribute to the forums, that's great, too. Just keep in mind that other people will have the same rights to spin-off your ideas as you have to spin off mine. And that if I like something you put in the forum, I may put it in future work of my own.
Please note: content in the forums is meant to be appropriate for a YA (young adult) audience. Language and situations that are not appropriate for a PG-13 movie will be removed without warning.
As long as you send some credit back this way, you can do what you want with this content, both for free (non-commercial) or to make money (commercial). You don't have to ask; just include a link back to this site that says something like, "Based on The Side Ways, by Andy Havens."
The exceptions to this are my main character Kendra White and her friends Vannia "Parrot Girl" Tacitus, Wallace Bradstreet and Tess Corva. If you want to use those characters in a non-commercial work (fan fic, etc.), that's cool; same deal as above. If you want to make money off them, though, you need to contact me first. I'm a bit more protective of those four.
Make sense? If you have a question or concern, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll work something out.
So now the official license stuff.
All content on this site and in the forums, with the exception of the characters of Kendra White, Vannia "Parrot Girl" Tacitus, Wallace Bradstreet and Tess Corva, is covered under the following license. If you add content to the forums, you agree that it is also subject to this license:
The use of the characters of Kendra White, Vannia Tacitus, Wallace Bradstreet and Tess Corva, is covered under the following license.
Attribution should include a link back to or text such as, "Based on The Side Ways, by Andy Havens."