So for Kissing In The Rain, is a coincidence that the redhead girl and the glasses wearing, brunette guy are named Lily and James? Or are there some Harry Potter shipster fans among the creators?
And if so, is it possible there’s going to be a Severus-like character involved? i.e. boy who is friends with but also secretly completely in love with Lily? And also is at odds with James and his friends? No? Yes? Maybe?
And if they’re called Lily and James, while they don’t really like each other right now, are they destined to fall in love
and create a chosen baby named Harry?
We shall see! I can’t wait for this series, and plan to participate in the transmedia experiment part :3
Btw I lovelovelove mary kate wiles
Yulin Kuang, the creator and director of Kissing in the Rain, is a massive Harry Potter fan and Lily/James shipper/former fanfic writer. She named the characters in Chapter I of Kissing in the Rain after Lily and James as a not-so-subtle homage to her fanfic writing roots. Our Lily and James are not the Lily and James from Harry Potter (for copyright reasons
otherwise Yulin would totally and absolutely just go ahead and shoot a MWPP prequel movie tomorrow), but there may be some similarities and nods along the way later on in the series.
Regarding other characters, the format of this series is set up so that each episode begins with a sweeping, cinematic scene in the rain, followed by a glimpse into what happens on set between our two lead actors in the moments following that scene. No other characters are pictured on screen, though the voice of an off-screen director and other members of crew may be heard.
Thanks for the questions and your thoughts!
Kissing in the Rain: Lily & James is one chapter of an upcoming two chapter historical comedy webseries from shipwreckedcomedy. It follows actors Lily and James, who keep finding themselves kissing in the rain, despite not being particularly fond of each other.
Shipwrecked has announced a Kissing in the Rain Tumblr Transmedia Experiment surrounding this series.
How it Works
- For each episode of Lily & James in Kissing in the Rain, there will be a canonical companion character drabble written by the series creator, Yulin Kuang.
- Shipwrecked Comedy will continue to read posts under the official tracked tags for the series, “kitr”, “shipsters ftw”, and “shipwrecked comedy”.
- Anything reblogged to the main Shipwrecked Comedy tumblr following the release of Episode 1 will become canonical. That means fanfiction, fanmixes, one-line headcanon, fanart of imagined scenes, and anything else our Shipsters can think of.
- All curated canonical posts will be reblogged and archived onto the official Lily and James KitR blog for reader convenience. Once the series has concluded we will make a hyperlinked master-post within a series fictional timeline.
The goal of this transmedia experiment is to use Tumblr to create one long curated, community-written canonical companion work to the first chapter of Shipwrecked Comedy’s new series, Kissing in the Rain: Lily & James.
We are testing a theory that the audience for this series is just crazy, talented, and engaged enough to make this experiment in transmedia work, particularly for two characters named Lily and James.
For more about the KitR Tumblr Transmedia Experiment, read this post by creator Yulin Kuang.
In case you missed it, our Kissing in the Rain fan-canon transmedia experiment begins on Monday, March 10th along with the premiere of the series. Will you be participating? Reblog and let us know!
lies asked: I forget: Is there another IDWT going up today? Or are those done for now? (I'm thinking it was "done for now" after the Prufrock one, to allow time for getting KiTR up and running. Is that right?)
There was indeed supposed to be another I Didn’t Write This episode up today. I got a little swamped this week juggling two more projects than usual, so blergh, I fell a few days behind on the edit. Another thing is that this week’s episode features footage of an IRL couple, so I also need to send the episode cut to them to proof before posting it online. Sorry for the delays!
In the meantime, here are some pictures from a shipwreckedcomedy musical microproject I’ve been prepping this week with sineadpersaud and onthewallnow. Wardrobe hunting, track recording, and location scouting all documented below. iPhone pictures by me, actually well-composed shots by Zack.
We’re keeping the details of this musical microproject somewhat under wraps for now, but we happily invite speculation! Expected release is during a one-week hiatus between Chapters I and II of Kissing in the Rain.
Thanks for staying tuned and watching all the things! Can’t wait to share them all with you!
Shipwrecked director yulinkuang gives some hints at an upcoming Shipwrecked musical microproject with sineadpersaud, to be released during a one week hiatus between Chapters I & II of Kissing in the Rain! We’re keeping details on the project under wraps for now, but we happily invite speculation!
… for the KitR Tumblr transmedia experiment project, and it occurs to me that I have barely written prose since I started focusing on filmmaking in college, and I also never really got into the swing of fiction writing as much as I did when I was writing Harry Potter fanfiction (reason #19237938479485 why I need to direct the Fangirl movie if it ever happens, but that’s a whole post for another day).
I’m a little rusty with my non-screenwriting writing, but the fact that the characters are named Lily and James does help. The way I used to tackle drabbles/ficlets back in the day was to invite one-word prompts in the comments, because that’s how LiveJournal worked
and God do I feel old typing that. So yeah.
Respond with your one-word prompts, if you feel so inclined. I need the muscle memory to kick in.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch this and read this. And hey, while we’re at it, here’s my old Fanfiction.net profile just for the nostalgic lulz. Don’t judge me too hard, I was a young grasshopper.