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LIVE, DAMMIT.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I miss this community being active. In an effort to procrastinate finishing a paper I have due in 12 hours, I was perusing back-logged entries and I had an idea.

How many of you would be interested in doing a community-wide read of one of the VC books? We could set a number of chapters to have read by a certain time and then just do a general (or specific!) discussion about what went on. I know that it's been a very long time for me since I last re-read any of the VC books, and given what a crucial part of my life it has been...that saddens me.

So, hands up, folks! How many of you would participate in this? I just want to get a general idea and then we can work out the rest when I figure out how many of you are still hanging around LJ.

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pointedulac
Feb. 13th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
I think perhaps instead of rereads, maybe just regular posts of some sort? Like discussion posts or weekly topical posts (Like "What Are The Vampires Doing For Mardi Gras? DISCUSS."
secret_savior
Feb. 13th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
That would also be totally okay. I was just trying to think of something to pull more people in, because I know that I am not exactly a barrel full of topic ideas.
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secret_savior
Feb. 13th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Unacceptable, read Harry Potter.
robynjessica
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
I love the idea of a re-read & discussion, particularly if we start with one of the first two novels.
porcelain_song
Feb. 14th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I would love this idea! I've been meaning to get around to re-reading Interview, especially.
meganinhiding
Feb. 14th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
I'm interested.
ex_seraphim
Feb. 15th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you could collaborate with the Mods over at vc_media as they are currently running re-reads. Many of the members here are also members in that comm.
cloudsinvenice
Feb. 20th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, a re-read might just split the existing audience for that, since it's already happening on vc_media, but I'd love to have more discussion topics. It might be worth posting some topics that we had in the past again, since the place has been going for six years and now there's new people who haven't weighed in yet.

Or it might be really cool to have theme weeks around specific characters - like, one day a big discussion thread kicked off with various questions on how we see that character, another day a casting call where people can post their pictures (and those are always worth re-doing however many times, since new actors arise, or people age to a point where they'd work as a specific character), another day for something fanworky at sanguingenuity - maybe canon-based what-ifs for people to write fic around? I always wonder why we don't see more AU in the fandom - I mean, we have lots of writers who base their work on a personal canon where nothing after QotD/TVA/BaG ever happened, but very few true AUs that take a pivotal moment from the series and change it. What if Marius had taken back and attempted to de-program Armand? What if Lestat had managed to speak to Louis at the Theatre? What if Santino isn't really dead?

Anyway, sorry for not replying sooner - had a weird week, but I'm really into the idea of getting this place going again.
adam_adonai
Feb. 25th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
I vote that Bob the Camel chairs the reading committee.

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