the thief lord in venice!
the thief lord in venice!
7/? Favourite Supernatural Tumblr Posts
Best exit in the history of ever.
but what about
there should be a dramatic-exit contest between Myrtle and Malloy
petition for this to be a new starkid challenge
Yesterday, flutish wrote a fabulous treatise on transmedia web series projects and why the web series component is the most compelling piece. I wrote a reblog response explaining my thoughts on transmedia and multi-platform storytelling, whether Kissing in the Rain is truly a transmedia storytelling project, and how transmedia is like an ice cream sundae (or one of those pay by the pound fro yo places) which tumblr decided was super yummy and wanted to devour (I guess that’s what I get for using a dessert metaphor). I expound and try to recapture that deliciousness below.
This entire post and the posts it references are fascinating and I love you guys for starting this conversation. As we’re entering our final stretch of the first chapter of Kissing in the Rain and its accompanying fan-canon experiment, I’ve been especially interested in fan responses to the series and what we’ve tried to do with our transmedia experiment so far. Since I’ve been stewing over these very topics for the past five weeks, I hope you guys won’t mind me adding my thoughts to the meta. I’m not going to go into my thoughts on the success of the experiment since it still isn’t done (though I am honestly fascinated by your thoughts at this midpoint, so please keep contributing if you have more to add), but I do want to explore the definition of transmedia and its relationship with our particular fandom.
When I was reading, this paragraph from spinstermoderne's response particularly stuck out:
I am going to go out on a limb and say that Kissing in the Rain isn’t a true transmedia storytelling project but more of a collaborative, crowd-sourced storytelling project because it isn’t really using tumblr as a storytelling platform but as a way to solicit pieces of the story. Fanfiction, fan art, playlists, etc are not platforms but components. Of course, transmedia is such a nebulous term that it can really encompass anything, but the “accepted” definition of is storytelling that takes place across multiple platforms or on “second screens.” KitR doesn’t really fit the second screen approach, it isn’t an ice cream sundae, but the Food Network program that had viewers submit ideas for new Hagen Dääz flavors. Three viewers were chosen to create their flavors there were taste tests and audience votes, but ultimately the judging panel chose the flavor. I see KitR the same way, fans can submit their fanworks, others can like and reblog, but ultimately yulinkuang makes the decisions on what becomes canon. You can watch the videos on their own and enjoy them because they are meant to stand on their own, but you can submit a fanwork, like a fanwork, follow the fan-canonization, or not. I never bought that sticky toffee pudding ice cream flavor that won the competition, it wasn’t my thing, but I appreciated the opportunity to submit and vote for flavors if I had wanted to do so.
Over the past five weeks we’ve been running this experiment, I’ve been finding myself stumbling over my words whenever I try to explain the KITR Fan-Canon experiment. The one-sentence logline I finally landed on was, “We invite our fans to help us expand our story universe by submitting their fanfiction, fanart, fanmixes, headcanons, etc., and if we reblog it to our official tumblr, it becomes part of the series canon.” There isn’t really an existing word for this experiment, and it doesn’t fit perfectly under the same umbrella (ha! sorry) as other work labeled as “transmedia storytelling”. But I still often tag the series posts under “transmedia”.
And here is my thought. There has to be more than one way to transmedia. (Putting the rest below the cut, because this got long).
so my dash did a thing and its glorious
This is how I picture the staff when the site’s having a problem.
This is so great
Disney gender swaps by Sakimi Chan
And most importantly, whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends are there to see it.
Mama Fury on waking up the Avengers.
LOKI IS FUCKGN DUCT TAPED TO THE BED I SIMPLY CANNOT
I don’t think there will ever come a time when I won’t reblog this.