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The confluence of Kissing in the Rain’s fan-canon debut this week and Lizzie Bennet Diaries’s twitterfiction anniversary revival has made me realize some things about collaborative fictional world creation.
By spreading content across these platforms, Su and Bushman are giving fans a massive amount of content to interact with. The deep rabbit holes turn the series’ super fans into active participants in the show’s world, a concept Bushman introduced in the spin-off series Welcome to Sanditon. When the character of Harriet Smith posts sheet music for a song she has performed, it inspires fans to create covers, which in turn makes the Emma Approved rabbit holes go even deeper.
I was not prepared for these emotions…
so maybe i’m going to live-tweet the pemberley digital talk today at sxsw? follow me on twitter @saravgord if you wanna hear all about it :)
[spread the word]
Please do! I’m really sad I can’t actually be there in person to heckle Jay from the front row.
Jane Fairfax! And the Dixons!
The team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will be presenting a week long story campaign bringing Lizzie Bennet back online, almost one year to the day when she started dating Mr. William Darcy.