We are Team EL: light_spectre (aka Lumiére) and callita (aka Calli). We are fanfic writers, with a particular interest in the Wicked fandom. You can find examples of independent writing from both of us on gelphie_lovers, thewitches3 and chenzel_elite. We are currently working on Emerald Limelight, an entirely new insight into the world of Wicked. Wicked is a novel by Gregory Maguire, telling the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by Frank L. Baum). It was later adapted into a Broadway hit musical, starring Idina Menzel as Elphaba (the Witch) and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda. This fic deals with life both in Maguire’s Oz, and in Broadway.
There’re two of you? So who writes the fic?
We both do. This is a team project, a chance for us to fully embrace the love that is the Wicked fandom. We co-write EL, every last word. We’ve worked together a lot, and though our individual styles are very different, have managed to merge and create an entirely new style of writing for this project. But feel free to try to guess who wrote what.
Why is this a community, and not just a regular journal?
We wanted somewhere where both of us had posting and moderating access, and a place where we can keep the whole fic together, and not have to worry about hunting through each other’s journals.
So why is membership closed?
We thought long and hard about this, we really did. We love you guys, and it warms our cold, caffeinated hearts that you want to join emerald_lime. However, this community exists solely for one fic, and since it's just the two of us writing (though all suggestions are very welcome), we figured it was best to just keep things simple, like Elphie's fashion sense. So please, read and enjoy, and if you too would like to embrace your creativity, and the love that is Gelphie and/or Chenzel, we hope to see you on our sister communities. We also hugely love and appreciate your comments, so of course, you don’t have to be a member to leave them.
What are Gelphie and Chenzel?
These are the names of pairings. Gelphie = Glinda/Elphaba (Elphie) Chenzel = (Kristin) Chenoweth/(Idina) Menzel. These are common pairing terms in the Wicked fandom, though we may also be using a few more…unconventional ones.
What’s Emerald Limelight actually about, and how did you come up with it?
The idea for Emerald Limelight was first conceived during a late night/early morning musing, about just how well the glamorous, confident Broadway star, Idina Menzel, would cope with being the most hated, unpopular girl in university. Oh, and green. And so Emerald Limelight was born. But to know more you’ll have to read it. ;)
How much of this story is based on real life?
Obviously (but sadly), neither of us have ever met Idina or Kristin personally. We cannot claim to know them in any way, shape, or form, and anything referring to whatever relationship they might have had is pure fiction on our parts. However, many of the names, places, and technical details you will read here are facts, which you may of course check out if you think we are wrong. Actually, let us know if we are. We’ve tried our best to do our research, and make this as close to the truth as possible.
As for Oz, well, again we cannot claim to know them. We have, however, tried to stick as closely to Maguire’s work as is at all possible. They are still his characters, completely and utterly, and we’re just honoured to be working with them.
So if it’s between Elphaba and Glinda…whoa, is this femmeslash?
Femmeslash is a term referring to fanfiction about the relationship between two female characters. While our story is more about plot and characters than just sex, it does contain scenes and relationships of a sexual nature, and yes, between two women. We will of course put ratings above each instalment, but if femmeslash really isn’t your thing, this may not be the right fic for you. We wish you luck on your way, and give you a small pack of (green) chocolate-chip cookies for the road.
Why Emerald Limelight? And if that’s the title, why is the community called emerald_lime?
We liked how it sounded. We also like green. And emerald_limelight wouldn’t fit as the username – closest we could get was emerald_limelig, and really, who wants that?
Can we use quotes from the fic and/or the artwork for our own journals? Who did the graphics for this anyway?
Yes, of course you may, and we are honoured that you would like to. All Emerald Limelight graphics are made by us. We ask only that you credit us. Oh, and send over all your friends. We love you all.
I have a question and it hasn’t been answered in this FAQ! What do I do???
Talk to us! We would love to hear from you – comments, suggestions, or even if you just want to chat. Our e-mail addresses are: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can just leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you.
Emerald Limelight is an entirely non-profit work of fiction. We do not claim ownership of the world or any of the characters we write about. They are either real people, or are fictional characters belonging to Gregory Maguire and the copyright holders of the Wicked musical.
Related communities for you to join:
gelphie_lovers - for all that Glinda/Elphaba loving. chenzel_elite - for all that Kristin/Idina loving. thewitches3 - for all fanfic involving any actress ever to play Elphaba, Glinda or Nessarose. feden_love - for fanfic involving Michelle Federer (original Nessarose) and Eden Espinosa (original Elphaba standby) greengirl_shood - for any news to do with any actress ever to play Elphaba. wickedart - for the fanart you know you want to see.