I have a few questions for you because I’m writing my own memoir right now, but I wonder if there is another source I should read for all of the “legal” rules and such so I don’t miss anything. Do you have a source you would recommend? Here are a few of my questions though, if you don’t mind helping…
-Would I need to get legal permission if I just use someone’s real first name only, omitting the last name?
-If I mention a real person in my story but don’t make them a “character” (like when I told the story of my first celebrity crush as a young person), would I need to change their name for that?
-How do you know if you’re giving too many details about a person? If I’m telling a story about a certain high school friend, and I change his name, but our mutual high school friends (and only them) would know who I’m talking about, would that matter?
As explained by the Über-Morlock (in terms of the 2002 movie ), the Morlocks originated from humans that sought shelter underground, after an attempt at constructing a lunar colony on the Moon sent fragments of the Moon crashing to Earth . They remained underground for so long that they developed bodies with very little melanin in their skin and very sensitive eyes that could not tolerate sunlight for long. As a result of the past catastrophe and the resulting strain on resources, the proto-Morlocks divided themselves into several castes , two of which (the 'Hunters' and the 'Spies') could survive in the daylight. They inbred within each caste until the Morlock race became composed of genetically fine-tuned sub-races designed for specific tasks.