Hey there! We’ve been getting quite a few messages about this recently, so I thought I’d try to clear a few things up:
Texts from Courfeyrac is the original Texts From blog and also the only one that Lauren and I run and/or contribute to.
If you want to make your own Texts From blog, we have absolutely no intention of trying to stop or stifle you! However, we also probably will not interact with you on a roleplay level for a variety of reasons, the main one being that we have clear ideas of every character in our own AU and also we have watched too many sci fi shows to not be afraid of the consequences of crossing timelines.
IF YOU DO MAKE YOUR OWN TEXTS FROM BLOG we strongly encourage you NOT to try to follow our AU canon, but instead to make your own. We spend and have spent HOURS setting up this AU and creating it together (we text and skype pretty much every day about it right now to make sure we’re on the same page with everything), and it is, essentially, our own world and our own interpretation of the characters and we know a LOT more about this world and these characters than we’ve yet been able to show you through the texts yet. If other people start trying to follow our canon, not only does that limit us some, it also limits you! Courf may be our center character, but we know what’s happening with everyone at all times (which is one of the reasons Courf is great here because he knows most of what’s going on with everyone else too), so we have basically created our own canon, and if you tried to follow ours it would almost be like fanfiction of fanfiction which gets a bit messy and I can’t imagine will be fun for you!
So sure, set up a Texts From blog if you want (and if you felt like crediting us as your inspiration, we would not mind at all ;] ), but try to do it independent of us and make up your own canon for it. Maybe yours is a high school AU instead of college. Or maybe they run an independent newspaper or something. Get creative and I think you’ll have a lot more fun with it.
Hopefully that’ll clear up some of the things we’ve been getting messages about lately. We’re so so pleased so many people are enjoying these texts and very glad that we’ve inspired some of you! We hope you’ll take your own ideas and run with them. :]