This post is to kick around some ideas for a new community and garner feedback, gauge interest, etc - so please don't hold back with thoughts, ideas, etc.
(I'm also going to make a point of plugging this to the torchwood_three
mods, as I'm sure I've dropped off their radar)
Over the course of the past weekend, myself and a couple of Torchwood-mad acquaintances kicked around the idea of a community for ideas sharing, meta-chat and (possibly) occasional RP for Torchwood creative projects and, to a lesser degree, of the show itself. It would be a place to share plot-bunnies, kick around thoughts for character motivations (help for that fic that's driving you up the wall!), compare interpretations of characters (hence the mention of possible RP), use-'em-if-you-want-'em fic prompts, even ask for betas for works in progress, perhaps. Y'know that sort of thing. Some discussion of the show's episodes would, I think, be inevitable, but it would not be the focus of the community, as it seems to be in torchwood_meta
which is a lovely community, btw, but not quite filling the niche that's being suggested, here.
What it wouldn't
be is a place to mindlessly squee. There's lots
of places for us to go squee
about Torchwood already and, boyohboy, do we take advantage of them, already. Well, most of us do, I'm sure. There's a time and a place for squee, but this proposed community wouldn't be it - says the woman who oversees the 'ship-free fic archive...
There's also a question of how to determine membership. I've heard suggestions from "open membership, we'll risk the avalanche of squeeful fans who can't read a community profile" to "invite only" to "prospective members share a bit of their previous fic or meta (ideally the latter) with the mods and the mods decide" to "prospective members share a bit of their previous fic or meta (ideally the latter) with the members
and the members decide".
I have my own thoughts on all of these options, but I'd like to hear from potential members - assuming there are any, of course.EZ Questionnaire For LJers On The Go!
So, speak up. Would you want to join - and, more to the point participate
in such a community?
What about the community would draw you to it?
What sort of things would you like to see in the community?
What would you not
want to see in such a community?
What do you think you would contribute to it, and what would you want out of it?