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Today, I'm going to talk about stories from print, in the context of a site dedicated to television crossovers.
This site is indeed centered around TV crossovers, but we do not exclude other valid crosses into other mediums, such as film, video games, comics, and books.
I tend to only mention literature when there is a cross with television or film involved. Other writers in the crew tend to focus more on literature, and their blogs are pretty popular, so what do I know, right?
The first blog I covered was in fact about a literary character. I discussed Tarzan's role in the Television Crossover Universe, but because of my focus on television and film, it was probably one of my worst blogs I've written. Which is sad, because Tarzan is awesome. But his television and film TVCU appearances are very limited. There's the crossover between the 70s cartoon and the Star Trek cartoon, and then a bunch of minor references occasionally thrown into TV shows and films that are mostly iffy.
However, there is much more to Tarzan in the TVCU.
But there's a few reasons I don't write about literary characters. First, it's been done, and I don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel. Second, you write what you know, and honestly, TV crossovers is my area. I'm not as well read as I wish I were, and have no desire to write about subjects of which I am ignorant.
So yes indeed, literary characters do indeed exist in the TVCU, even if they don't get mentioned as often. But they do get mentioned. I suggest if you're curious about reading about your favorite literary character in the TVCU, enter the character or book in the search box and see what comes up.
Over in the TVCU forum, we do discuss literary characters in the TVCU. Please join in.
Toby O'Brien discusses the Literary Universe here.
TV Tropes and Wikipedia of Literary Crossovers:
TVCU CREW REVIEW
Here are some of the more recent posts regarding books in the TVCU discussion forum.
Recently in Supernatural, a revised version of Wizard of Oz was crossed in, that contradicts any previous incarnation. Fortunately, it's been established that there may be more than one Oz, and more than one girl who later got called Dorothy by writers.
The third episode of ONCE UPON A TIME: WONDERLAND has the Red Queen looking through a book of horrors to threaten Alice with. One of these horrors is the Sarlacc, which she states would take thousands of years to digest her. This places the world of STAR WARS into the same multiverse as ONCE UPON A TIME.