Webheads works tirelessly to keep you up on the best in literary web series. But where do we feed our addiction? Meet the LBD Care Center. We talked to the resident director about its beginnings, and how it has come to be an indispensable resource for new literary web series.
BookTrib: So, what is LBD Care Center?
LBDCC: During its run, fans of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries started tweeting that they were addicted to it. I originally created the LBD Care Center as a role play on Twitter. It was an imaginary center for LBD addiction, where people could gather, be taken care of, and continue the LBD adventure. (The center has even opened branches in Sanditon and in Neverland.) I tried to bring some fun and light to the residents’ days, especially after the end of the LBD, with such things as tweet parties and a post-series poll.
BT: And now, you’ve gone from a role play for Lizzie Bennet fans to the go-to source for literary web series.
LBDCC: I never dreamed when I started the account that it would be where it is today. Over the past years as our amazing residents discovered and have shared new series, it has developed into a community based on literary web series. We added a Tumblr feed, and eventually the Twitter name was condensed to LBDCC. We conduct post-series polls for other series. Creators share with the account their upcoming web series/podcasts/blogs, which shows that the LBDCC is recognized in the world of web series. It is a joy to have a part in it.
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For The Writing Majors, a snow day at Prospero University brings out the tea and game boards, and proves that you should never play Scrabble with Oscar Wilde.