Welcome to the OASIS

If you haven't read the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I highly recommend it. The domain name of this site is a slight misspelling of the main character's avatar, Parzival, that exists in the OASIS, an MMORPG. The book has found a loyal following and consequently, the name has become popular with online games. I've found that my spelling of the name is less common and usually available when creating accounts.

The name of the main character in Ready Player One is Owen Watts. According to the story, he selected his avatar's name from a medieval poem written by Wolfram von Eschenback that portrays Parzival as an Arthurian knight who dedicates his life to the quest for the holy grail. For my purposes, this creates a link both to Ready Player One and to one of my favorite (and quotable) movies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Hence the use of the name for this site and the grail symbol in the logo at the top of the page.

A film adaption directed by Seven Speilberg of Ready Player One will hit theaters in 2018. You can keep up with cast selection via IMDB here.


The photos on this page were taken with a DJI Phantom at locations in Tennessee and Georgia.