Classic literature vlog adaptations (spreadsheet)

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Classic literature vlog adaptations (spreadsheet):

I’ve made some updates to my LBD episodes spreadsheet in the last few days. I broke it out onto separate tabs to make it easier to find things, and added a bunch of video links I’d been accumulating. It now features the following tabs:

  • LBD show (160 videos): All the in-world videos from LBD and spinoffs.
  • LBD event (38 videos): Out-of-world videos, interviews, Q&As, etc. featuring the LBD cast and creators.
  • LBD fanvid (48 videos): Fan edits, parodies, etc.
  • AoJE (9 videos): The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. Kind of my favorite thing these days for combatting post-LBD withdrawal.
  • Sanditon (5 videos): The main in-universe Sanditon episodes.
  • Sanditon Extras (2 videos): Peripheral and out-of-universe Sanditon-related videos. I plan to add the RP videos from Sanditon citizens, but for now it’s just the Q&A that Alexandra, Jay, and Margaret did; along with Sarah’s cool “Tumblr User’s Guide to Reddit”. But I’ll get this fleshed out soon.

I’d like to add additional tabs for other vlog-style adaptations of classic lit; I know there was an Emma, and possibly there are others floating around? Please drop me an ask if you know of one that I could add.


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i’d swim the ocean for you.: To all of the people defending the pace of Welcome to Sanditon:

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

i’d swim the ocean for you.: To all of the people defending the pace of Welcome to Sanditon::


Yeah, no.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was a one-year, 100-episode series. Episodes 1 through 3 were a combination of exposition and a bit of plot, and episodes 4 and onward were purely plot.

In contrast, you have Welcome to Sanditon, which is supposed to last what, two months? Three? And four…

Speaking only for myself, I think it’s interesting to see them trying out new things like all the RP and integrating fan vids into the story. I’m not obsessing over WTS the way I did over LBD, but that’s unsurprising; P&P was already something I was kind of obsessed with, and following all the twists of how they were updating things is what kept me interested until the story and acting kicked in and I was hooked. WTS doesn’t have that going for it.

I look on WTS as an interesting experiment. I’m just letting it unfold at its own pace (whatever that turns out to be). I hope there will actually be story, rather than just giving us Austen’s setup and using it as a framework for the expanded fan interaction. But even if that’s all it is, and whatever it becomes is more a diffuse exploration by a few hundred RPers than any sort of unified story, I still think that’s a worthwhile thing for them to have tried.

This whole thing is really new, and new is interesting. That these channels exist whereby fans can interact with the story in a real way is something that storytellers are still learning how to use. That some of the things they’re trying don’t work and prompt meta-discussion about how it might be done better is actually pretty cool. That the approach they’re using explicitly exposes levers a motivated fan could use to not only criticize, but go beyond that to actually try to influence the story’s direction in a positive way, is potentially pretty awesome.

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AMA with mayoral assistant Ed Denham, May 21 1pm PST

Monday, May 20th, 2013

AMA with mayoral assistant Ed Denham, May 21 1pm PST:

Ooh, interesting. I don’t know that we ever got in-character interaction like this during LBD (outside the Q&A videos, which were a little different). That could be fun.

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Lights, Camera …

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


… Sanditon. 

#I have a very full apartment today

It. Is. Happening. :-)

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