The Crusade Fandom Community
Dec. 17th, 2007
06:58 pm - Unfilmed scripts
I'm rewatching Crusade, which is always a bitter-sweet thing to do. On the one hand, Crusade rules - on the other hand I get depressed it got cancelled.
And in re-watching, I'm going around re-reading stuff, which is also a bitter-sweet experience. Because while I've just tracked down and ordered the technomage trilogy via Abebooks.com, there is one thing I can't get a hold of. And that's the unfilmed scripts.
Now... I'm a librarian. Which means that lost information (that is: information that is inaccessible to the general public) bugs me. In a massive way. And that's what's happened to those scripts. They were accessible for a brief time on-line - and good for the ones who noticed that and had access to the internet at that time - but that's it. They are no longer available on-line. They were never published (at least, not that I know of), and JMS has expressed his wishes they aren't spread around. Which, you know, essentially means that those of us who are late to the party have absolutely no chance.
I'd buy them, if I could. I'd borrow them, if I could. But I can't. I can just sit here and wonder what all the fuss is about.
Did I mention that that bugs me?
Feb. 12th, 2007
Jul. 24th, 2006
03:18 pm - Colour Bars!
Jul. 1st, 2006
11:45 am - "Well of Forever" ramblings
Hi, I just found this community, and since I've been rewatching Crusade and wanting to chat about it, I figured I'd post. If you don't mind a fake cut, here's a link ramblings sparked by rewatching "The Well of Forever".
Mar. 19th, 2006
03:05 pm - name-analysis
All right. Cerberus. Guards the gates of Hell.
( likely to reference spoilers from unfilmed scriptsCollapse )
Mar. 11th, 2006
05:36 pm - Crusade colour bar!
In commemoration of this new community, I made this colour bar.
( click for bar )
If you go to our userinfo right now, you'll notice things are a bit scanty there at the moment. Fortunately, as with every single other post I've made so far, you can help.
Interests:Please, when you respond, note which bit of this you're responding to, if you can--just to make it easier for me to keep track of.
Anything and everything you think this community could/should list as an interest. As you can see from what's already there, a wide variety of submissions will be acceptable.
I'd really like to put together a couple posts full of links to various on-and-off LJ communities and websites that might be of some use to members of the fandom. You can submit anything you think relates, but please, when you do, take a few minutes to tell me what all the link in question has, so I can properly categorize it. (Plenty of sites will probably be listed more than once--jumpnow.de under both fanfic and images, for example.)
And So On:
For whatever wasn't covered above. Is there anything else you can think of that ought to be in that userinfo? Any modifications you think should be made? This would be the place and time to suggest it.
05:25 am - First Things First: Content Poll
One of the things that came up when I was setting up the community guidelines for content was the issue of actor news--information about the actors who were in Crusade that otherwise doesn't necessarily relate to the series. Being a bit undecided on the issue personally, I decided I should let the will of the majority decide to start with, and see how things go from there. So please take a minute to fill out the following poll, and feel free to discuss the issue further in comments.
Should the community allow posts of actor news?
At the moment, things are pretty sparse around here, so I'm looking for user contributions on two things:
Layout: Doesn't have to be fancy; even a simple modification of a basic style would be fine. Try and keep it pretty clean and readable.You'll recieve full credit (and gratitude, naturally) for anything we use. As I have no idea what kind of potential pool of graphically and coding talented community members we have, I also have no idea what, if anything, we'll end up with. If we're lucky enough to get sufficient submissions for either category to warrant it, we'll do a poll and then alternate between the most popular choices.
Icons: Should ideally be general to the series.
Mar. 9th, 2006
Though whether or not it lives remains to be seen.
At the moment, things are pretty basic around here--a few initial rules to start, a place to hold things in. Posts about further content, both asking for user contributions and for feedback on what users would like to see, will be forthcoming. I'm very much interested in what other people would like to see here, but please do familiarize yourself with the already established content guidelines, because while I can easily see adding to them, I don't think any of the ones currently there will be taken away. Pay particular attention to the 'bashing' clause under "Interactions"--a major reason I started this community was that I became wholeheartedly sick of the way every time someone brought up Crusade on the main Babylon 5 community, there would always be at least one person complaining about the series and how much they disliked it. Again, I don't expect wholehearted adoration--I think all of us can agree the series wasn't what it might have been--I will screen or ban anyone who comes here only to complain.
Onto more positive notes, you are encouraged to pimp this community to anyone you know liked the series (or elements of the series) and would like a place to share their interest or learn more. And I am hoping to learn more, or share what I've learned--another major reason for my creation of the comm was that any sense of the future of the show has to be gleaned from a number of difficult-to-find sources: unproduced scripts, interviews, passing mentions in the novels.... I'm hoping this community will help provide a central place to locate and access these things, as well as discuss them and speculate further.
Look for more opening posts shortly, and remember: when a fandom is as small and inactive as this, converting your friends is simply good karma.