- From : Sarah Jaymes
We are about to close off the very first year here at World of Nephilim! During this first year, we all got to get to know new people, made some new friends even, got to attend some classes, and broaden our horizon!
What better way to close off the first year than to have a little talk with Consul and Inquisitor here, and ask them about starting the website, and the thing they’re proud of!
How did you get the idea of starting a World of site dedicated to Shadowhunters?
Celaena: I had been playing with the idea for a long time. When World of Walkers and World of Thrones launched the urge just became stronger so, after a while I decided to step back from all the WoP sites, and began doing a thing. Averie (HM on WoP UK) was the first one I showed the doc. We continued with it together and started getting our team together. I have been a fan of she Shadowhunter community, or rather Cassandra Clare Community, for a few years now. Addiction started when I read City of Bones. It is one of my favorite book series and so it seemed like the most logical option to start a site off especially now that the tv show is so popular as well.
Vienna: Well, quite the funny story actually. This website wasn’t 100% made by me haha. I was first recruited as Mentor, quickly became Backstory Leader and eventually became Inquisitor! This all happened before we launched, but I wasn’t the one who came up with the idea. But nevertheless, I LOVE Shadowhunters and when I heard of the idea I immediately said yes!
Did you two know each other before?
Celaena: I’ve seen V around every now and then on WoT but we never really spoke. When she became a mentor Averie or Mateo were the ones most in contact with her but everything changed after a few very interesting conversations in our Spam group on Skype and a random late night Skype call and look at us now. I couldn’t have gotten a better partner in crime. We discuss everything together before making a decision, it’s the best kind of teamwork and Vienna has become an incredible friend <3
Vienna: Nope! Well.. Maybe a little bit? I think we had heard of each other but never spoke with each other haha. But Cel and I are very similar yet very different in character. But now that we have been working together for a few months, we have become very good friends. And things are going so smoothly, I couldn’t have asked for a better Consul and friend.
When did you realize you loved Shadowhunters?
Celaena: Like I said before, after I read the first Book of The Mortal Instruments serie a few years ago. I think only the first 3 books were out when I started reading them. Have been addicted to them ever since. The show was a bit of a let down for me but it is still entertaining enough and I still love the shadow world more than anything.
Vienna: I read the books, watched the movie and binge-watched the show! And just fell in love with the fandom, how can you not haha?
How did the process of starting up the site go?
Celaena:It was..hard and stressful. There is so much you have to consider, think of and get ready before your site launches. Not only do you have to keep in mind you have to pay for the site, you also need to get a team together which is about 27 people. Translating everything, the illustrations were a real pain but we’ve had some people who helped with that and those people are heroes <3. Thinking of names, getting the clubs ready, getting on your teams cases. The pressure is really on and it’s a lot of planning and also pretty time consuming so you have to really dedicate yourself to it but in the end it’s all worth it.
Vienna: It was a long and hard road. But the result is definitely worth it. The team has become closer, friendships have formed and honestly everything is going so well now. All the late nights struggling with the illustrations and behind the scenes work.. Everything combined has paid off so much. I am incredibly grateful and happy to be here!
Are you content about the result?
Celaena: I’m incredibly content. Proud actually. The site turned out great and yes we’ve had our ups and downs but in the end we’ve got an incredible strong supportive team and the site looks amazing with a bunch of amazing people who signed on.
Vienna: I am super happy with the result! The site is doing great, we have an amazing team, incredible students.. What else could someone actually wish for?
What’s the one thing you’ve achieved since launching the site that you’re most proud of?
Celaena: Pff I’m proud of everything but if I have to pick one thing I’d say my team. Most of them have been with me from the beginning, they helped build the site and even the new ones within our team have shown amazing dedication and love for the site, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s an achievement though just something I’m most proud of. I achieved better communication skills (ask Vienna xD) and Leadership skills. Or at least that’s what I like to think. I’m sure the team will let me know if I mess up x’D
Vienna: Hmm.. I am proud of so many things, it’s insane hahahaha. When pinpointing one thing.. I think that would be my planning. I don’t think that I have ever been this organized in my life. The site has taught me to delegate my time and to organize my life hahaha! But when looking at the site in general, I am most proud of the entire staff. All my little leafs, reds, teals and golden ones. And of course the big green on top! ;) Without them, this.. Wouldn’t have been possible. And I love each and every one of them so much.. ❤️
Aren’t they lovely?
I’d like to thank the both of them, and the rest of the team, for putting this site together. You have all done an amazing job, and you should be proud of yourselves! Let’s make the next year another great one!
The SoMe Team is looking for team members! We get to update the blog, but also social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even Instagram! You get to be as creative as you want to be, whether you’d like to edit pictures, create posts/blogs, or think of competitions, you get to do it all!
If you’re interested in joining, please send a Fire Message to me, Sarah Jaymes!
Become a part of the most amazing online Shadowhunters universe and meet a lot of nice and kind people, that share the same interests as you. We bid you welcome with open arms!Enroll here