web series: the lizzie bennet diaries

Are you a fan of podcasts or web series? Then your help is needed.


This series is called The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye and is from the he brilliant minds of @tincanbros but it is in need of funding on @kickstarter

Wayward Guide is an amazing web series with an action packed plot and interesting characters. Artemis, a pod cast host, is looking for an escape from the fluff pieces the APN always give her to cover but soon her and her twin brother/producer/co-host are thrown into a story revolving around an old mining town. But not all is as it seems as they soon discover the town is run by werewolves. There is a promise of twists, decite, Badass Ladies and of course mystery because you never know who could be the werewolf and who could be innocent.

This series has 10 episodes and is accompanied by a series of 10 podcast episodes. So if you enjoy web series’ or if you love podcasts there is something for you. Plus the rewards are great, whether its a postcard, poster, tshirt or being in the cast there is something you can get to keep with you forever just through funding.

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And that’s not all there’s a brilliant soundtrack from Chuck Criss (Computer Games) and an amazing cast of people. The series Stars Mary Kate Wiles as Artemis (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Poe Party) and Steve Zaragoza as Paul (Mostly Harmless).

Starring along side them are 2/3 of The Tin Can Brothers themselves, Joey Richter and Brian Rosenthal who you probably know from Team Starkid Productions such as AVPM. A number of other Starkids such as Dylan Saunders, Nick Lang and Corey Dorris are also joining the cast. As well as that some of the other Poe Party crew are starring such as Sinead Persaud, Sean Persaud, Ashley Clements, Clayton Snyder and Tara Perry. Jon Cozart (Paint), Titus Makin (glee), Gabe Greenspan (Solve it Squad returns) and Joanna Sotomura (video game highschool) also add their magic to the cast.

Oh and there’s Sean Astin playing the head of the APN who’s in this thing you may or may not know, Lord of the Rings ????

But most importantly we really need to get this funded otherwise the series won’t be made and we will miss out on this amazing plot and cast and the great idea of an accompanying podcast series. So please even if it’s just $1 donate so we can finally get this project funded. 🐺🌕

Please Back Wayward Guide Now and help make this project become a reality.

Literary Inspired Web Series Survey!

Hello there! Do you watch literary-inspired web series? Please consider filling out this survey all about LIWs! A few fellow creators and I want to better understand the community. It’s anonymous, and we won’t be collecting your email. 

Thank you thank you! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfi-LvyoyVOsgLE6LVn93YFLX1zLevLFcH6BxgQD1hl_hgtFA/viewform

Inky and Kat's Sortings: A Masterpost Update

Since Inky and Kat themselves have evidently gone on hiatus, I have taken it upon myself to update the masterpost that links to all their Sortings. Their version simply isn’t current. This post will only include their Sortings. It does not include their FAQ, which hasn’t been updated, or Sortings by fans who use this system. (I may make another compilation post of those someday, though, because they’re just as interesting.)


Sortings by Inky and/or Kat

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Agents of SHIELD
——More on Melinda May, Jemma Simmons

The Avengers
——Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury, Agent Coulson
——Natasha Romanoff, Maria Hill, Jane Foster, Sharon Carter, Pepper, Sif, Darcy
——Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff, Vision, Ultron
——Steve Rogers
——Bucky Barnes
——Loki

Daredevil

Guardians of the Galaxy
——Peter Quill

DC Universe

DC Women
——Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Barbara Gordon

Inky’s novels

The Alliance Trilogy

Leagues and Legends
——Part Two
——Part Three (Spoilers)

TV series

BBC Sherlock

Firefly

Friends
——Phoebe

Game of Thrones

Gilmore Girls
——Rory, Lorelai, Richard, Emily, Luke, Dean, Jess, Sookie, Jackson, Paris

Orphan Black
——The Clones, Felix
——Rachel
——Beth
——Gracie

Sense8

Supernatural
——Dean Winchester

Teen Wolf
——Jackson, Malia, Isaac

Veronica Mars

White Collar

Books

The Chronicles of Narnia
——The Pevensies
——Addressing their popular Sortings

Diana Wynne Jones
——Charmed Life
——Conrad’s Fate

Harry Potter
——The Golden Trio, the Silver Trio, Dumbledore, Draco
——More on Hermione’s Secondary
——More on Harry’s Secondary
——Yet more on Harry’s Secondary
——Bellatrix Lestrange
——The Marauders, Lily Evans, Severus Snape

The Hunger Games

The Lord of the Rings
——The Hobbits

Outlaws of Sherwood

The Tortall Universe
——The Heroines
——The Men

Web series and Web comics and Podcasts

Check, Please!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Welcome to Night Vale

Movies

Star Wars
——The Force Awakens

Disney Princesses
——Tiana
——Mulan
——Moana

Animated series

Avatar: The Last Airbender

——Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Toph, Azula

The Legend of Korra

——Korra, Bolin, Opal, Mako, Asami, Tenzin, Jinora

Musicals and Music Albums

Hadestown

Hamilton

Legally Blonde

Les Misérables

——Javert

Wicked

——Elphaba, Galinda

Web series are their own thing

Developing my own web series has made me more aware of how people, even within the industry, simply do not get it. They see web series as TV episodes, but only shorter. 

THAT IS WRONG.

Web series are there own medium, different from TV and film. I think the web series that fail are the ones that don’t understand this. If web series were like TV, then I’d just watch TV. 

Web series are experimental. They have the ability to try different narrative and shooting styles that wouldn’t be accepted on TV or film. That’s what makes them unique. The best web series are the ones that could ONLY work as a web series (e.g The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

Some see web series as a stepping stone to turning their idea into a TV show or film, but I think this is wrong. Web series should be recognised as their own separate format.

7 Web Series for the Literary Lover

It'a National Book Lover’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a few literary web series? While there are a ton of amazing web series out there both literary and non-literary, we’ve selected some fan favorites and some you may not have heard of!

1. All For One - If the original musketeers were queer and female, All For One is what you’d get. Set in modern day unversity, this adaptation of The Three Musketeers features a fierce cast and mind blowing story to tell.


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2. Carmilla - Perhaps the original Le Fanu novella is less well known but the web series sure as hell isn’t! Carmilla features a broody lesbian vampire, a non-binary character (LaFhooray!), lots of mysteries to solve, a determined detective far too curious for her own good and more!


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3. In Earnest - Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest comes to life in this modern day web series featuring a similar storytelling style that Wilde often used. The series takes old Victorian values and fits them into today’s modern culture. It features themes of romance, friendships and all that good stuff.


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4. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - Quite possibly the catalyst in the literary web series space, this modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice really took the internet by storm earning them global recognition and becoming the first digital series to win an Emmy!


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5. The March Family Letters - Louisa May Alcott’s classic book Little Women comes to life in this modern day web series following the March sisters as they capture their days via video to send to their beloved Marmie who’s away on deployment. There’s lots of laughs and cries to be had with the series that you won’t want to miss.


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6. The Misselthwaite Archives - This modern adaptation of The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox who moves to her uncle’s large and lonely estate after the death of her parents. She hates everything about her new home but after discovering the hidden glade where her aunt passed away years ago things start to get interesting!


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7. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy - With season three of this epic web series, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy is perfect for any lost boy (or girl!) who loved Peter Pan as a child. We get to follow pretty immature Peter as he sets off to finally becoming an adult and dealing with all the drama that comes with it, including getting his best friend Wendy to fall in love with him.


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Have other literary web series to share with us? Sends us a tweet @netTVnow and share some of your favorites with us!

And as an added bonus…The Slutty Book Club! Check out their no-filter reviews on books in an array of literary sections from fiction to Kim Kardashian’s selfie book you’ll give yourself all the laughs!

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Love is when you look into someone’s eyes, then knowing that you’re home. Because you see everything you want, you need, and you miss there.” – Anonymous

😂 from an unexpected character too. Mainly, I hate Lydia from the book and from the 2 adaptations (1995/2005 especially the Lydia from 1995) that i’ve watched but this web series makes me love Lydia. She isn’t just an annoying character anymore she has a personality that a lot people especially young people can be related to (well not me bc I’m not really a rebellion ). And Mary Kate is awesome in it. I may not be a rebellion but I adore every rebellious character that I know.

(Literary) Web Series Tropes

I made up way more of these than I expected so most of them are under a read more. Most of these only apply to vlog-style series.

  • Exposition Episode: Usually the first episode of the series. The Main Character(s) (MC) decide to make a vlog but don’t know what to talk about so they list out all of their friends and family, along with details about where they live and (usually) their school. Notable examples: literally every show.
  • Whose Vlog Is This Anyway: The MC is supposed to be vlogging solo but their best friend and/or significant other is in almost every episode, occasionally even without the MC. Notable examples: Mac and Beth, TAJWASH.
  • Let’s All Vlog: Several characters who don’t know each other all decide to start vlogging at the same time. Notable examples: Like, As It Is, In Earnest. Subtrope: Let’s All Tweet: When all the characters get Twitter accounts at the same time.

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The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye needs your help.

So as you may or not know (dependant if you follow me or are just on tags) there is currently a @kickstarter running by the name of The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye and it looks super awesome.

There are amazing rewards such as signed post cards, posters, tshirts, Set visits and chances to be in the show to be claimed. And great video rewards to be viewed on @tincanbros YouTube channel such as This game of Werewolf feat. BrizzyVoices and This lip sync challenge feat. Jon Cozart.

It follows the story of a tenacious podcast host who is sent into a mining town with her twin brother to investigate political corruption. But they get more than they bargained for when they discover that the town is over run by a society of Werewolves. The plot promises twists,mystery, betrayal and severed ties mixed in with comedy, interesting characters and a vast cast of badass ladies. But that’s not all… this is not a simple web series rather both a web series and a podcast series intertwined. Where you may discover more about the characters and plot by listening to the podcasts run by the APN and the main character, Artemis, herself.

It promises to be an amazing story with an array of highly talented actors such as Sean Astin (Goonies, Lord of the rings),Darren Criss (glee,Broadway), Carlos Valdes (The Flash). And many actors from the world of YouTube such as Mary Kate Wiles starring as Artemis and many others from Team Starkid, Poe Party, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Broadway and much more. Oh and of course the beautiful Diane as the doggy Mayor.

Now comes the time for the plea, at the time of writing this there is only 4 days to go until the Kickstarter is finished and $15,000 still needs to be raised. Yes that seems a lot but considering $85,000 has been funded in just 25 days it isn’t too long a way to go. But if we don’t make that extra $15K the show will not be made which would be terrible considering on how brilliant the idea is and how hard everyone has worked on the show so far. So please even if it’s just a dollar or even if it’s just spreading the news do something to help this kickstarter because I really want to see these god damn werewolves.

Back now before it’s too late 🐺

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These modern vlog-style web series adaptations of classic novels will be the death of me!

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How Web Series Became My Thing

When I was a kid, I forced my friend Maddie to make with me what I referred to as a television show. We filmed a mostly-improv “comedy” about two puppets with my family’s camera more often used for home movies. In a sense, this was my first web series, though no one saw it outside of my parents.

I say “when I was a kid”, but most people would probably say I still am. I’m 18-years-old, and just about to graduate from high school. My whole life, I’ve been driven by a basic desire; when I consume media I enjoy, I want to create something like it. Reading a good book? I have a sudden desire to become an author. Watching a musical? I’m plotting out my own during the intermission. This way of thinking had never amounted to much. My brain tends to move from one thing to another far too quickly. When I found something that stuck, I knew I’d stumbled upon something really important; what I wanted to do with my life.

Discovering The Chris Gethard Show in the summer of 2013, lonely, depressed, 14-year-old Jules absolutely fell in love. TCGS was a variety television show on public access TV in New York City, but most of the fans found it through the internet, watching the livestream when it aired. The show was full of absurd comedy that felt like it truly came from people happy to be there with each other. I dreamt of getting involved in the community, maybe even interning for the show, but though I attended multiple tapings of the show and joined a chat room dedicated to it, I never really felt like I belonged.

We’re getting to web series, don’t worry.

As my interest turned towards video content, my desire became to make a television show or movie. My parents, seeing this and desperately trying to find a way for me to socialize, signed me up for a one-week film class in the summer of 2014. I didn’t get much out of it from the teachers, but I made one very good friend, Simona, who told me about a web series airing at the time that she was absolutely obsessed with, the web series Nothing Much To Do.

I caught up on NMTD in a night, and continued to watch until the end. I’d watched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries during my Vlogbrothers phase, but it didn’t really stick with me as something I could potentially do myself, mostly due to how professional it seemed. NMTD was of the same type of show as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - a vlog-style web series inspired by a work of literature - but it was made by teens just like me! Older teens, sure, but teens! Once again, my brain returned to that desire; I wanted to make something like it.

I bought a $200 camcorder and made a post on Tumblr asking if anybody wanted to help with a NMTD-esque adaptation of As You Like It, my favorite Shakespeare play. I got two responses, fellow NMTD fans Sarah and Julia, and together we wrote the 50 episode series Like, As It Is though a Google Doc. Then, I stretched my resources as far as I could to find a cast, mostly through old friends or casting websites, and from January to August of 2015 I filmed the entirety of Like, As It Is.

Looking back at 16-year-old Jules running an entire production by herself, I think I must be insane. Like, As It Is was truly a test of my ability to keep my brain in check and not back down, which was ridiculous because I was just leaving the worst mental health period of my life. I could barely interact with my classmates in high school, but there I was, managing a cast. Actors dropped out, or worse, turned out to be way older than they said they were in their acting bios, creating many uncomfortable situations where I had to tell someone they just couldn’t play a 16-year-old. I filmed almost the entire series in my family home. Everything was difficult, and nothing worked out.

But there I was, at the end of August of 2015, with an entire series filmed and edited. I posted it online to a much smaller audience than I’d hope for, but I’d done it. Immediately, I wanted to do it again.

I got a better camera for Christmas, wrote another script, this time an adaptation of Twelfth Night written entirely by myself, and that December my next production began. I was addicted. This new series, Twelfth Grade (or Whatever), had as rough, if not more difficult, a production process as Like, As It Is. But Twelfth Grade looked and felt better than the series I’d filmed before, and the internet must have thought so as well. The first episode of Twelfth Grade is approaching 5,000 views on YouTube, with most of the episodes approaching 2,000. I am so incredibly proud of the work the actors and myself did on Twelfth Grade, and the relative success of the series did nothing to stave off my addiction to making web series.

I’ve worked on two more web series since then; The Uncanny Upshurs, a continent-spanning original series, and The Emma Agenda, a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. This fall I’m going to college, and I’m likely to study film. Discovering the world of web series has absolutely changed my life. I’ve found something I love to do, and I’ve got the means to do it. I’m still socially awkward, sure, but I’m finally part of a community.

And if I’m a little bit obsessed, who cares? My obsession is with making stuff, and that is what I’m doing. In the end, I think that’s all that matters.

Meet the Author
Jules Pigott is a student filmmaker and writer from New York City. She has written, directed, and edited for numerous web series, including
Twelfth Grade (or Whatever), The Uncanny Upshurs and The Emma Agenda. Jules co-founded the group Quip Modest Productions, which is dedicated to telling stories through an online platform. One time, she did stand up comedy dressed as a reindeer.