Friday, October 8, 2010

Under Construction: The Arkham Cafe

I read an excellent post today on the Sticky Notes Stories blog. The author takes a new character and plunks them down into a 'cafe' with her established characters, regardless of whether they're from the same story or even the same story world.

I love this idea! Has anyone else tried it? I've never allowed characters from different stories to hang out in a cafe and chat (or fight or debate or argue or flirt or . . . well, you get the idea.)

In honor of this brilliant notion, I'm going to open the Arkham Cafe on this blog, hopefully by Sunday. (Yeah, even if I opened up a cafe in real life I'd name it after the Arkham Asylum.) I'll allow characters from different stories to hang out and interact, and hopefully I'll get to know all of them better in the process.


  1. I love the name of your Cafe! It really can become a bit of an asylum when you have all those different characters from different worlds together :)

    I can't wait to read all about your characters and your Cafe!

  2. Thank you so much--I'm so glad you posted about this. I think it's a brilliant idea.

    My first little experiment with the cafe is up--here's a link to the individual post:

    Thanks again for sharing this idea!

  3. I saw the first post and "liked" it on your blog :)

    If you have an LJ I have a Character Cafe community over there where you can interact with other people's characters. It hasn't been used in a couple years, but we could certainly resurrect it :)

  4. Oooh . . . I do have an LJ account under JRosemary. I'd be honored to help you resurrect that community! (I'll take a peek tomorrow . . .)