Well, here's my first list of tasks that I'm going to throw out there for any brave souls who want to contribute to this project. Check out my ideas, see what you think, and let me know. If you're interested in trying your hand at anything, I love and applaud you, and ask that you leave a comment below telling me what you want to do. In Depth character bios on the main characters
– It would be great if someone wanted to take their favorite characters (it could be any character, but it’s a bit easier if they appear frequently in the books) and write a detailed description of their role in the books, their family relationships, their histories, and any kind of character analysis they could come up with. (It might be a good idea to follow the guidelines at idol_reflection
, because they may be able to post whatever they write over there, and thereby pimp our fandom even more ;) They guidelines for the community are found here
, and if you’d like more info on the community, you can read about it here
********Just a quick note: this task is for in depth character commentary only. I’m already in the middle of a compilation of all the characters in the books, and some basic info about them. In depth commentary is different...'cause it's more in depth. :) Timelines
– Anything you want to make a timeline about, I’m all for it. I think if would be great to have one master timeline for the series as a whole. It can be divided into parts for people to work on as they choose, or one person can attempt the daunting task of working out the chronology alone. (I’d advise the former!) I’m going to be pretty harsh with moderating and writing the timelines and having them accurate, unless the books prove too erratic to actually map out correctly. Still, I think it’s important to be as exact as we can here, so this section will probably be one of the more challenging. (If your wondering what kind of standard I'm setting, check out the timelines at the Harry Potter Lexicon
for reference; they're amazing.) Gods and Goddesses
– Since there are many gods and goddesses mentioned throughout the books, it would be nice to round them all up in their own tidy section. This way, when we want an effective curse word for our characters, we know exactly where to look. I would suggest for this section that each god or goddess be labeled as Attolia/Sounisian (they share a pantheon, right?) or Eddisian. Also, any associations that are made in the books can be noted in this section as well. (i.e. Eugenides being the half-son of the Earth, sister of Hephestia, brother of Lyopidus, ect) Perhaps a family tree for the deities? That would be fun.Geography
– This one, I’m guessing, will prove to be quite difficult. I think it would be awesome if someone wanted to put together what information we are given in the books about setting, and extrapolate some kind of visual representation. This could mean drawing maps, art that depicts the scenery of a particular area, or anything. Ideas for maps could include: Attolia, Sounis, Eddis (or any combination of the three), the lands surrounding these countries, the palace of Attolia, the prison in Sounis, the palace of Eddis, political boundaries, resource maps (elementary school!), or physical landforms. All of these would be great references to include in our archives, and we could add write-ups to go with each picture. Character profiling
made the wonderful suggestion
of adding artwork to the archives. If any talented people would like to try their hand at doing character portraits we could include the artwork among the written compilations, and also add it to our art archive that mycenaeth
has begun to put together. Of course, art of any character would be accepted and appreciated, so go wild!
Thank you all so much for being here and supporting. I love knowing that people are interested in this idea, so keep the feedback (postive, and negative) coming my way. I'm happy to change things for the better, so if you've got ideas don't hold back.
Thank you again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.