Sorry to disappoint - this email isn't from Watson but from his humble temporary secretary. I didn’t intend to send out any emails until next year when this project kicks off, but there are a few points of business I thought I’d flag up.
Firstly, it’s been highlighted to me that some people would appreciate content warnings for the stories.
Critically engaging with literature from the past can be a rewarding experience (and a lot of fun, too). Sometimes, however, it’s easier to engage with content you find difficult and challenging when you are prepared and informed. Perhaps especially when that content is going straight into your inbox!
With that in mind I’ve been putting together a Content Warnings Google Doc that will let people know what’s coming and make informed decisions.
It’s a big job and I think it would be brilliant if it contains more perspectives than just mine. So:
If you’re familiar with the stories, please feel free to add content warnings to the doc.
If there is a particular topic or subject you’d appreciate a warning for, you can send me a message on tumblr or let me know over on the community discord
Any contributions would be greatly appreciated!
One of my aims for this project is to focus on building a community and providing lots of opportunities to chat with other people about the stories, if you would like to!
I’d planned to roll out a chatroom using Discord much later but since it may help with the content warnings project I thought I’d release it now. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you!
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Thank you, everyone!
I think the only thing left to say is thank you so much for everyone who has signed up for this list and shared this project. When I set this up I hoped I’d get one or two people interested, and right now there are over three thousand of you!
Feel free continue spreading the word, and I’ll see you in January (if not before!)