Are you the kind of person who would take a trip to Forks, Washington, just to be in the same place as the fictional Bella and Edward? Or perhaps when you’ve been in London you’ve taken a trip to 221B Baker Street, in hopes of running into Sherlock?
You’re not alone. A new site called Small Demons, currently in beta, is gathering and collecting details from books:
Suppose someone took every meaningful detail from all the books you love. Every song mentioned, every person, every food or place or movie title. And what if they did that for all the books everyone else loves, too. The ones you’ve never heard of. Suddenly you’ve got a whole world of seemingly random people, places and things, all gathered in one place.
Together they create something vast, wonderful and entirely new. A Storyverse. A place where details touch, overlap and lead you further. To new music to listen to. New movies to watch. Places to visit. People to know. And of course, new books to read. Getting started is simple. Just choose a book. See where it takes you.
And similarly, a group of Movieline reviewers just followed the Walk of Shame, visiting all the places Michael Fassbender does in Shame. Not to mention all the people who’ve taken trips to Cheers, or suffered abuse from the Soup Nazi.
Have you ever discovered something because of a piece of fiction? Read another author because of a character in a book? Listened to music because a character mentioned it? Eaten something—say Turkish delight from the Narnia books—because a character did?