Apologies for it taking me a while to sort this out [the logistics were harder than I thought and I got a bit swept away with uni]. But I’m thinking, after seeking some wise counsel, that doing trivia once every few weeks, using the live chat that we use for the rewatch, is going to be the best?
So, here’s the plan:
There will be five rounds of trivia. Round one, will be trivia for season one. Round two for season two… so on and so forth. The scores will be accumulative, but there will be a small prize for each weekly winner [in case they can’t attend all of the rounds]. After round five, the ‘champion’ will be announced, and there will also be prizes for second and third place.
PRIZES: Very kindly, some brilliant fandom artists have offered to do custom, colour drawings and calligraphy of your favourite characters and quotes for the top prizes. There will also be custom fan-fics based on prompts of your choosing. Also, Fern Riddell’s book: The Victorian Guide to Sex: Desire and Deviance in the 19th Century in the prize pot.
When: Round #1 is going to be this week. How does just after the re-watch work for people? Usually, Trivia will be on a Thursday night [if that works for folks], but because this week is a long weekend, and most people can sleep in this Monday, how about we start the first round straight after? Estimating it will take about half an hour or so. So, starting at 11pm BST on Sunday 16th.
I have so many recommendations, tbh 😭 Autumn/Halloween/creepy books are my forte!
-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (probably my favorite book of all time; super creepy vibes/very mysterious)
-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (I just feel like this is just a reading staple for Halloween-time/autumn)
-The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (mystery/paranormal; involves Jack the Ripper & ghosts)
-The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie (definite creepy vibes; centers around a haunting & includes demons & ghosts)
-Die for Me by Amy Plum (just has an autumn type of vibe to me; involves ghosts, or ‘Revenants’ in this case; takes place in Paris)
-A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (definite autumn vibe; centers around a witch who happens to be a historian; also includes vampires and other creatures; takes place in England)
-The Hollow by Jessica Verday (autumn vibe; takes place in Sleepy Hollow; includes ghosts & a murder mystery)
-The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden (mystery; takes place in New Orleans; has a haunting vibe; involves vampires & witches; has historical elements to it)
-How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (takes place in Salem, Massachusetts; centers around the Salem Witch Trials; involves ghosts & witchcraft; takes place in autumn; reminds me of Hocus Pocus)
-In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (historical fiction- takes place during WWI; has definite creepy vibes; involves ghosts; very original)
-Cuckoo Song by Francis Hardinge (creepy; super interesting/original story)
-A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby (mystery/historical fiction; involves ghosts & Jack the Ripper)
-Night Film by Marisha Pessl (mystery/thriller; super interesting and original story)
-Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell (horror story; centers around haunted dolls, murders, & a mystery)
-The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (mystery; kind of creepy, but has more of autumn vibe than anything else)
-Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (mystery/thriller; takes place in the 1880’s during the Jack the Ripper murders)
-Anything Edgar Allan Poe